"They were lucky. Safe in their small world, they couldn't hear every sound."
Dovepaw to herself about Bumblestripe and Blossomfall in Night Whispers, page 98
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Chapter Number: 9 (of 25)
Page Numbers: 88-98

Chapter description

Dovepaw awakens, shivering, noting how cold the den is without Bumblestripe or Blossomfall in it. She hears Ivypaw whimpering in her sleep, and jabs her awake. Their mother, Whitewing, pokes her head in to ask if they are okay, and Dovepaw replies saying that her sister was only having a bad dream. Finally managing to get Ivypaw awake, Dovepaw exclaims that her eye is injured. Ivypaw shrugs it off, but Dovepaw accuses her of being in the Dark Forest again. Ivypaw tells her to keep her whiskers out of her business, and exits to join the others as Brambleclaw, the ThunderClan deputy, organized the dawn patrol.
Dovepaw follows, but sees that her sister had disappeared. She notices Lionblaze talking with fellow Clan members about paw prints that came from a fox. He tells Dovepaw to join Brackenfur's patrol, and Dovepaw obeys, scurrying along to join the senior warrior. The patrol separates for better results, and Dovepaw announces that she'll head towards the stream. She leaves, heading towards the stream alone.
Sensing prey, Dovepaw scans the branches above her. She hears a rustle, distracting her, followed by ShadowClan smell. After a second rustle, Tigerheart emerges. Dovepaw defensively asks why he's on ThunderClan territory, but Tigerheart retaliates by asking her why she's on ShadowClan territory. Dovepaw sniffs around, seeing that the border is actually behind Tigerheart. The ShadowClan warrior realizes he is the one who crossed the border, not Dovepaw, then goes on to say that the cold has killed every scent. Dovepaw understandably agrees, and the two begin to tease each other playfully.
Dovepaw senses a patrol coming, and alerts Tigerheart to go back on his side. Before returning, he tells her he wants to see her again that night, and Dovepaw agrees to do so. She runs back, bumping into Lionblaze, Spiderleg, and Squirrelflight. Dovepaw explains that she was hunting upon questioning. Lionblaze says that hunting alone won't do any good due to scarcity of prey, and advises that she just head back to camp and patch up the warriors' den. Lionblaze reassures that he will tell Brackenfur that she is leaving, and goes on to track the fox that they had discussed earlier. They ask Dovepaw if she had smelled it, but she says she was tracking prey and not a fox.
Dovepaw walks in on Jayfeather and Millie in a heated debate. Millie accuses Jayfeather of pushing Briarlight too hard in her training routines, but Jayfeather responds saying that it's better than her just lying in her nest. Millie exclaims that she just wants her daughter to be healthy, and to know the joys of being a warrior. Jayfeather solemnly says that's not going to happen, and she should take joy in Briarlight being alive. Leafpool runs from the warriors' den, defending Jayfeather by saying that Briarlight isn't in any pain, but Jayfeather hotly responds, saying he can deal with this himself. Millie gets upset due to the fact that her kit struggles to do everyday tasks, but is cut off when Briarlight emerges from the medicine cats' den, telling her mother that she's getting better. The chapter ends with Dovepaw guiltily reminding herself that she is going to see Tigerheart that night.





Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Revealed in Night Whispers, page 88
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Revealed in Night Whispers, page 89
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Revealed in Night Whispers, page 90
  4. Revealed in Night Whispers, page 91
  5. Revealed in Night Whispers, page 93
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 Revealed in Night Whispers, page 96
  7. 7.0 7.1 Revealed in Night Whispers, page 97
  8. Revealed in Night Whispers, page 98

Night Whispers chapters
PrologueChapter 1Chapter 2Chapter 3Chapter 4Chapter 5Chapter 6Chapter 7Chapter 8Chapter 9Chapter 10Chapter 11Chapter 12Chapter 13Chapter 14Chapter 15Chapter 16Chapter 17Chapter 18Chapter 19Chapter 20Chapter 21Chapter 22Chapter 23Chapter 24Chapter 25
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The Prophecies Begin Into the WildFire and IceForest of SecretsRising StormA Dangerous PathThe Darkest Hour
The New Prophecy MidnightMoonriseDawnStarlightTwilightSunset
Power of Three The SightDark RiverOutcastEclipseLong ShadowsSunrise
Omen of the Stars The Fourth ApprenticeFading EchoesNight WhispersSign of the MoonThe Forgotten WarriorThe Last Hope
A Vision of Shadows The Apprentice's QuestThunder and ShadowShattered SkyDarkest NightRiver of FireThe Raging Storm
The Broken Code Lost StarsThe Silent ThawVeil of ShadowsDarkness Within
Dawn of the Clans The Sun TrailThunder RisingThe First BattleThe Blazing StarA Forest DividedPath of Stars
Super Editions Firestar's QuestBluestar's ProphecySkyClan's DestinyCrookedstar's PromiseYellowfang's SecretTallstar's RevengeBramblestar's StormMoth Flight's VisionHawkwing's JourneyTigerheart's ShadowCrowfeather's TrialSquirrelflight's HopeGraystripe's Vow
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Tigerstar and Sasha Into the WoodsEscape from the ForestReturn to the Clans
Ravenpaw's Path Shattered PeaceA Clan in NeedThe Heart of a Warrior
SkyClan and the Stranger The RescueBeyond the CodeAfter the Flood
Short Stories and Plays After Sunset: We Need to TalkAfter Sunset: The Right Choice?Brightspirit's MercySpottedleaf's Honest AnswerThe Clans DecideThe Elders' Concern
Novellas Hollyleaf's StoryMistystar's OmenCloudstar's JourneyTigerclaw's FuryLeafpool's WishDovewing's SilenceMapleshade's VengeanceGoosefeather's CurseRavenpaw's FarewellSpottedleaf's HeartPinestar's ChoiceThunderstar's EchoRedtail's DebtTawnypelt's ClanShadowstar's LifePebbleshine's KitsTree's RootsMothwing's Secret
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