"Fireheart felt the blood pound in his ears. If Cloudpaw hadn't come to hunt garden birds, what was he doing here? Then he froze in horror as he watched Cloudpaw sit outside the Twoleg nest and let out a shrill, pitiful wail."
Fireheart watching Cloudpaw in Rising Storm, page 110
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Chapter Number: 9 (of 30)
Page Numbers: 100-110

Chapter description

Fireheart and Sandstorm investigate the mysterious tunnel that the ShadowClan warriors slipped into. Fireheart suggests that it was how ShadowClan journeyed to Fourtrees every Gathering, and Sandstorm agrees, saying it is easier than crossing the Thunderpath. He comments that the reason Littlecloud wanted to cross alone must be to keep this secret for themselves. They race back to camp to tell Bluestar of their discovery.
Fireheart bursts into his leader's den, and breathlessly tells her of the ShadowClan tunnel beneath the Thunderpath. Bluestar harshly asks if he followed it, and Fireheart, taken aback by her tone, mews that they hadn't. She goes on to tell him it was way too much of a risk entering ShadowClan territory and possibly provoking them. He tells her his doubts about the other Clan's strength, and reports that the two warriors had left. She sends him away, and warns Fireheart not to tell any of the others about the tunnel.
Fireheart leaves her den and Sandstorm rushes over, demanding to know what Bluestar said. Fireheart wearily tells the she-cat to keep the tunnel a secret, and that he doesn't know why Bluestar would keep it from the Clan. She then worriedly asks him if he is alright, and Fireheart realizes he had been showing anxiety about his leader. Changing the subject, he tells Sandstorm that he had to take Cloudpaw out hunting that afternoon. She offers to join them and comments that he needs the exercise, comparing the white apprentice to Willowpelt. Fireheart declines her offer, saying he has been neglecting his nephew as of late. He offers to hunt with her another time, and she agrees.
Fireheart pads up to Cloudpaw and asks if he had been out of camp that day. When the apprentice replies that he hasn't, Fireheart suggests they go hunting, and says that Cloudpaw must be hungry. Cloudpaw tells his mentor he isn't actually that hungry, so Fireheart says that they'll practice fighting instead. The pair run to the training hollow, and train for a short while, with Cloudpaw's battle skills displeasing Fireheart greatly. Cloudpaw soon loses interest, and asks if they can go hunting, commenting he was hungry now. Fireheart, slightly irritated, agrees, and they run into the forest.
At the bottom of the ravine Cloudpaw scents a rabbit, and attempts to catch it. He misses the catch, much to Fireheart's annoyance. Fireheart notes that the apprentice's hunting skills had worsened greatly, and he is suddenly relieved that Sandstorm hadn't come with them. He mews angrily at his apprentice, and Cloudpaw, for once, doesn't argue. He instead asks if he could hunt by himself, saying that he hunts better alone. Fireheart agrees, but secretly plans to track his apprentice to see how he hunts when left to himself.
Cloudpaw sets off, and Fireheart follows him closely. The white tom passes through Tallpines, passing up the rich offerings of small birds, which confuses and worries Fireheart. He continues to track his apprentice to the fence that separated Twoleg gardens from the forest. Fireheart wonders if Cloudpaw is visiting his mother, but instead continues past Princess' fence to another Twoleg garden. He climbs into the garden, and Fireheart, with a sinking felling in his stomach, hauls himself up into a birch tree to watch. Cloudpaw then, to his uncle's horror, wails pitifully at the door to the Twoleg nest.





Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Revealed in Rising Storm, page 100
  2. 2.0 2.1 Revealed in Rising Storm, page 101
  3. 3.0 3.1 Revealed in Rising Storm, page 103
  4. Revealed in Rising Storm, page 106
  5. Revealed in Rising Storm, page 108
  6. Revealed in Rising Storm, page 109

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 Life
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