"There was no reason for him to avoid Tigerstar. The dark tabby couldn't be ambitious now. He was dead; there was nothing left to plan for."
Lionpaw's thoughts on Tigerstar in Outcast, page 29
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Chapter Number: 2 (of 29)
Page Numbers: 22-29

Chapter description

Lionpaw emerges from a patch of wet long grass, shivering as the moisture soaks his fur. Clouds lay low along the forest floor, a glowing brightness showing where the sun is rising. He is on the dawn patrol with Ashfur and Berrynose ahead of him, heading towards WindClan territory. The two warriors walk slightly ahead of Lionpaw, discussing something quietly. Berrynose turns and loudly warns the golden-brown tabby tom to keep up and avoid traps. Lionpaw mutters for the warrior to do so himself, annoyed that Berrynose is acting like a mentor after being a warrior only three days. The apprentice thinks that he won't do as he says, dropping even further behind the patrol.
Lionpaw spots the entrance to the tunnels, where he used to meet Heatherpaw, memories painfully pricking his heart. He enters it for a moment before Berrynose calls him out. The warrior asks him what he thinks he's doing, to which Lionpaw snaps that he can't order him around. An argument ensues for a moment as cream tom accuses him of acting like a kit. Lionpaw pushes back, saying that Berrynose's scent has barely faded out of the apprentice's den. Ashfur steps in, saying that he will handle mentoring the apprentice. The gray tom then meows that Lionpaw should be more careful where he walks, as well. The two feuding cats then follow Ashfur to continue the patrol. Lionpaw feels a pang of regret when he walks away, but knows that having Heatherpaw as a friend probably isn't the best thing.
Lionpaw is battle training with Poppypaw, landing a blow on her haunch before leaping away unscathed. He flashes a glance to the edge of the clearing, and upon seeing Tigerstar, the apprentice silently thanks him. Poppypaw leaps at Lionpaw again, but the tom flips her on her back as she rolls over. Ashfur congratulates him, though he doesn't seem to be very happy about it. Lionpaw wonders what he is doing wrong, not understanding the lack of warmth in his mentor's eyes. The apprentice recognizes why Ashfur had been cross with him when he was meeting Heatherpaw and therefore constantly tired, but thinks he is doing better now. Thornclaw walks up to Lionpaw, asking where he learned the move he used to beat Poppypaw. The apprentice lies that he made it up, but recalls that he had actually learned the move in a meeting with Tigerstar and Hawkfrost. Poppypaw asks him to teach the technique to her, and he does.
Lionpaw is helping to repair the elders' den, maneuvering bramble tendrils through the entrance tunnel to camp. Foxkit and Icekit leap onto the other end of the bramble he is dragging, squealing that ShadowClan is invading. When Whitewing and Cloudtail are alarmed, Lionpaw mews that they are bothering everyone. The two kits ask to help him, and he accepts, as long as they're careful. However, when they near the den, Foxkit and Icekit rush over to Mousefur and Longtail, begging to hear a story. Mousefur tells Longtail to do it, as she wants to sleep. The elder then tells the kits about Tigerstar, how the dark brown tabby tom had once been a great warrior. Longtail goes on to recall how the former ShadowClan leader had killed Redtail, even though if he had just waited, power would have come to him. Lionpaw listens to the story, and believes Tigerstar to no longer be ambitious now as he is dead. After deciding that Tigerstar only wants to help him become a better warrior, he leaves camp to get more brambles.





Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 Revealed in Outcast, page 22
  2. Revealed in Outcast, page 24
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Revealed in Outcast, page 25
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Revealed in Outcast, page 26
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Revealed in Outcast, page 27
  6. Revealed in Outcast, page 23
  7. Revealed in Outcast, page 28

Outcast 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 25Chapter 26Chapter 27Chapter 28Chapter 29
Warriors cliffnotes
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
Field Guides Secrets of the ClansCats of the ClansCode of the ClansBattles of the ClansThe Ultimate Guide
Graystripe's Adventure The Lost WarriorWarrior's RefugeWarrior's Return
Stand-alone Manga The Rise of Scourge
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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