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==Chapter Summary==
==Chapter Summary==

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Below contains in-depth information for chapter eight of The Forgotten Warrior. If you are looking for a shorter summary of the entire book, please check the main article.
Chapter Number: 8 (of 25)
Page Numbers: 97-112

Chapter Summary

Dovewing's POV

Dovewing returns from a hunting patrol with Hazeltail and Thornclaw. On the way into the camp, she bumps into Brambleclaw. Inside the camp, there's a well-fed looking cat sitting in the middle of the clearing. She asks Brambleclaw who it is, and he explains that it's Sol. Dovewing shows recognition. Mousefur had told her stories about him before. Despite most cats being excited to see Sol, Dovewing senses that not everyone is grateful to have him back. Purdy greets Sol with enthusiasm, while Mousefur hisses and threatens him. Ivypool asks Dovewing if she saw anything on the ShadowClan border.
Firestar sends out extra hunting patrols, and the Clan gets to have a nice meal that night. While eating, Dovewing sees Sol telling stories to the apprentices. His stories are so outrageous and entertaining that the apprentices continue to listen to him long after their bedtimes. While watching Sol, Dovewing attempts to use her powers to hear beyond ThunderClan territory. Cinderheart sees her looking sad, and they share a conversation with each other until Bumblestripe invites Dovewing to a walk in the forest. She declines, and Cinderheart tells Dovewing how much Bumblestripe likes her. Dovewing decides to follow Bumblestripe. She wanders around the forest for a while, until she finds Bumblestripe by the lake. They decide to go on a walk in the forest. After talking about Sol for a while, they decide to race each other to a tree stump. While racing, Dovewing begins to hear what's going on across the lake. She hears RiverClan cats fishing and ShadowClan cats practicing their night hunting. Dovewing's senses are sometimes blurry and sometimes with clarity, as if they are surging in and out.
She suddenly realizes with joy and relief that Lionblaze was right; her senses were overwhelmed by the mountains and needed time to recover. Dovewing, due to her lack of concentration on the race, trips over some ivy and is flung onto the pebbles. Bumblestripe sprints past her, and she realizes that she tripped over ivy. Bumblestripe catches his breath and asks Dovewing if she is alright. Dovewing is battered and is struggling to catch her breath, though she doesn't care, as her senses are back and she is okay. Bumblestripe tells Dovewing that she would have won if she hadn't tripped. Bumblestripe suddenly acts shy and lovestruck and asks Dovewing if she wants to see something. Dovewing, half-listening, responds yes without thinking, since she is using her senses and is focused on a WindClan queen scolding her kits for putting a beetle in her nest.
Dovewing snaps out of it and follows Bumblestripe to a tiny clearing with beautiful jasmine. Dovewing is awed by the place, and personally enjoys the scent of the flowers and the warmth of Bumblestripe at her side. Bumblestripe tells her it is even better in greenleaf, when all of the flowers are out. Dovewing suddenly discovers that Bumblestripe is afraid that she will make fun of him. Dovewing assures him that it is lovely. Bumblestripe suddenly looks upward, and Dovewing follows his gaze to a gap between the tree branches from which they could see the stars. Bumblestripe says that he likes staring at his ancestors, and even wonders which ones are his.
He even adds that he thinks that Dovewing's ancestors would shine very brightly. Dovewing says that she doubts that, and that her ancestors would probably hiding behind a cloud because they were always getting into trouble. Bumblestripe purrs and points to a star that looks like it is stuck in the branches; he jokes it is one of his ancestors. Dovewing muses if they are watching their every move from up there. Bumblestripe agrees and says they glare down at everything they do wrong. He bets that the one he pointed to knows about when he put fire ants in Blossomfall's nest once. Dovewing hardly believes he did that once. Bumblestripe says that she got her revenge by pushing him into the stream when he wasn't looking.
Dovewing points to another star and remarks that that one is glaring down at Blossomfall, then. She also adds that another one is annoyed with her since she forgot to change the elders' bedding once. Bumblestripe comments that Mousefur must have told her off. Dovewing winces and agrees, saying that they must have heard her in RiverClan. Bumblestripe lapses into silence and Dovewing is content under the jasmine with Bumblestripe. But she also admits that it wasn't the same as the nights she spent with Tigerheart, for one, her heart wasn't thumping so hard it wasn't just about ready to burst out of her chest, or her paws weren't tingling as they had when they were racing through forbidden territory. But she could think of no place she'd rather be than right there, together with Bumblestripe.
The next day, she is practicing skills with Ivypool, Cinderheart, and her former mentor, Lionblaze. Cinderheart watches Ivypool's hunting crouch. She tells Ivypool to tuck her tail in a tad more, and to see if she could spring to a primrose under a tree a distance away. Ivypool explodes into an enormous spring and lands flatly on the flower, flattening it to the ground. Lionblaze praises her and tells Dovewing to do the same. As she flattens down, Dovewing thinks to herself that she would usually resent reviews like this, but today, she was too happy to resent anything. She had slept well the night before after her and Bumblestripe's walk, and today her senses were even clearer.
She feels a bit of fear, knowing how fragile her senses were. She quickly shrugs off the feeling and spreads out her senses as Lionblaze checks her position. She notes that WindClan had a new litter of kits and that RiverClan's new warriors were ecstatic on their first patrol as warriors, and in ShadowClan Tigerheart was teaching some apprentices how to stalk and catch a squirrel. Lionblaze comments that she is in a good mood, and Dovewing snaps back into where she is. Cinderheart agrees and says that she had a very nice walk the night before. Lionblaze is confused and Cinderheart purrs that she couldn't possibly tell him. Lionblaze gives Dovewing a final piece of advice and tells her to try and leap on that primrose. Dovewing mutters that Ivypool had already demolished it. Dovewing leaps and shreds what is left of the pale yellow flower.
Lionblaze praises her. Ivypool asks Dovewing about her walk and says that she came into the den very late. Dovewing states that she went down to the lake with Bumblestripe. Ivypool is happy and asks if they are going to be mates. Dovewing is agitated but says that is the last thing on her mind. Ivypool teases her by saying that they'd have the cutest kits together. To distract herself from her sister's teasing, Dovewing spreads out her senses. Almost immediately she senses a cat making its way towards the WindClan border and she realizes it is Sol. She suggests that they go hunting. Lionblaze is impressed that she still has energy after the training session.
Dovewing purrs that she feels that she could run all the way around the lake. She suddenly sees Cinderheart blinking with pleasure, and realizes with dismay that she thinks it is because of Bumblestripe. Lionblaze agrees that they should hunt, but also says that they should have a contest; they had to start from where they were and the first cat to make a catch wins. Ivypool pricks her ears and asks what the winner actually wins. Cinderheart suggests that the winner gets the first pick of the fresh-kill pile. The rest of the cats agree, and the cats start their contest. Dovewing picks up the scent of a moorhen with her senses.
Cinderheart and Ivypool set off, though Lionblaze still watches Dovewing. Dovewing sprints towards the lake, catches the moorhen with an impressive high jump, and goes back to the clearing. Dovewing ends up being the last one back, noting that the lake is very far from there. Ivypool sympathetically mews that she had bad luck. She has a plump mouse, Cinderheart has a squirrel, and Lionblaze has a blackbird. Cinderheart announces that Ivypool was the first back, so she wins. Dovewing tells her sister that she did well and they set off back to camp.





References and Citations

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Revealed in The Forgotten Warrior, page 97
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 Revealed in The Forgotten Warrior, page 98
  3. 3.0 3.1 Revealed in The Forgotten Warrior, page 99
  4. Revealed in The Forgotten Warrior, page 102
  5. 5.0 5.1 Revealed in The Forgotten Warrior, page 101
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Revealed in The Forgotten Warrior, page 100
  7. 7.0 7.1 Revealed in The Forgotten Warrior, page 108
  8. Revealed in The Forgotten Warrior, page 104

The Forgotten Warrior 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
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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