"Put your claws away, Sandstorm! Can't you see that I'm doing the best I can? Instead of criticizing me, go and organize the apprentices to bury Yellowfang."
Fireheart and Sandstorm arguing in Rising Storm, page 296
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Chapter Number: 28 (of 30)
Page Numbers: 284-296

Chapter description

With a tender lick, Fireheart closes Yellowfang’s eyes for the last time. Spottedleaf comes and mews that she will be safe with StarClan, and he is comforted. Graystripe meows from outside the den that he has buried Halftail, and comes in to stand by the entrance. Fireheart replies that Yellowfang is dead, but was alive when he found her. The gray warrior asks if she said anything, and he answers the she-cat was grateful for being able to live with ThunderClan. Graystripe bends his head to touch Yellowfang’s, and then questions if they should bury her. Fireheart meows a firm no, saying that the she-cat will have a vigil because she was both a warrior and a medicine cat. Graystripe reminds his friend that they need to return to RiverClan, so the deputy comments that he’ll come back tonight to sit with her.
Both cats trek back to where ThunderClan is, and report that Yellowfang and Halftail are dead. Cinderpelt seems devastated by the news and sways unsteadily on her paws. Bluestar spits that Spottedleaf told her fire would save the Clan, but instead it has destroyed them. Sandstorm rushes over to Cinderpelt and supports the grieving medicine cat. Fireheart then tries to comfort his leader, but the tom's heart sinks at her stony expression. Bluestar decides ThunderClan will return to their territory tonight. Graystripe protests, but the blue-gray she cat spits that they are strangers here, and must go back. The gray warrior then offers himself as an escort, and says he could perhaps stay and help a bit. Bluestar snarls that he chose to be loyal to his kits, not ThunderClan. She refuses to let him come with them, and the gray warrior flinches. Bluestar calls to her Clanmates, saying they need to be ready to return soon.
Fireheart is disappointed, but then sees the leader looking at Mistyfoot and Stonefur. With a flash of insight, the deputy realizes that she may have turned Graystripe away to make sure he didn’t make the same mistake as her. Bluestar then approaches Crookedstar and formally thanks him for their help. Fireheart goes over to Graystripe and apologizes that he couldn’t come home. He says that Bluestar is suffering at the moment, but once she recovers, he may be able to return. The gray warrior is comforted by this, and Fireheart hurries after his Clan. ThunderClan crosses the river, and Bluestar confidently leads the way.
Fireheart pads up to Cloudpaw and asks how the elders are doing. The white apprentice replies that they are grieving for their lost denmates, but he made them eat some fresh-kill earlier today. Fireheart thanks him, and then follows Bluestar down into camp. Every cat stares the blackened clearing that had once been their home. The ThunderClan leader orders Fireheart to take her to Yellowfang’s body. He leads the she-cat there, but when she comes out, Bluestar declares that StarClan is at war with them. She vows never to visit the Moonstone again, and Fireheart is horrified. Cinderpelt gives the she-cat poppy seeds and quickly leads her away.
Fireheart goes and grabs Yellowfang’s body, bringing it into the clearing. He sits vigil with her, and Cinderpelt joins him when she finishes treating Bluestar. The deputy gets up and asks Whitestorm how the Clan is, and he replies that most of them slept a little. Fireheart meows they should send out a dawn patrol and decides to hold a Clan meeting. Whitestorm questions if they should disturb Bluestar, but the ginger warrior says no. He bounds onto Highrock and summons ThunderClan, and some cats are surprised to see him instead of their leader. Fireheart begins, meowing that they need to rebuild the camp first. Darkstripe challenges why Bluestar isn’t announcing this, but the deputy replies she is resting. Brindleface worries about how they’ll find prey, but Fireheart reassures it will come back. He assigns Longtail, Mousefur, Thornpaw, and Dustpelt to the dawn patrol and then tells Whitestorm to supervise the camp’s rebuilding.
Fireheart jumps down from Highrock and is met by Sandstorm and Cloudpdaw. Both protest that he didn’t mention the deaths of Halftail and Yellowfang to the Clan. The deputy tells them it is Bluestar’s job to honor the pair with proper words, and that ThunderClan knows they’re dead anyway. He notes the leader will do it when she’s well, but Sandstorm questions if she-cat will ever get better. Fireheart murmurs that he wouldn’t know what to do, and the she-cat snaps that he’s supposed to. The ginger warrior spits at Sandstorm to put her claws away, and orders her and Cloudpaw to go bury Yellowfang. Fireheart turns from the startled cats, and questions what he’d actually do if Bluestar never recovered.





Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Revealed in Rising Storm, page 284
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Revealed in Rising Storm, page 285
  3. Revealed in Rising Storm, page 286
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Revealed in Rising Storm, page 287
  5. 5.0 5.1 Revealed in Rising Storm, page 288
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Revealed in Rising Storm, page 289
  7. 7.0 7.1 Revealed in Rising Storm, page 290
  8. 8.0 8.1 Revealed in Rising Storm, page 293
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 Revealed in Rising Storm, page 294
  10. Revealed in Rising Storm, page 295

Rising Storm 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 29Chapter 30
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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