"I will send an Omen. An Omen of the Stars."
Yellowfang to her companions in The Fourth Apprentice, prologue
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Chapter Number: Prologue (of 26)
Page Numbers: 1-5

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Yellowfang's PoV

The sun is setting, and water tumbles down, making a foamy pool. Yellowfang, Lionheart and Spottedleaf sit at the edge, and Bluestar stalks towards them. The blue-gray she-cat asks why in StarClan they chose to meet somewhere so wet and loud. Yellowfang replies that she selected this spot just because of that, as there's things that she doesn't want others to overhear. Lionheart beckons Bluestar over with his tail, saying that there's a dry spot beside him. She sits beside him, but still complains that it's wet. Then, the she-cat turns and asks Yellowfang why she brought them here.
Yellowfang tells them that the prophecy had not yet been fulfilled. She tells them that two of the three have come together, but they might not recognize the third. Bluestar asks sharply if they've got the right Three this time, but Spottedleaf insists that it's right. The petite medicine cat dips her head, saying that they all had the same dream when the One was born. Bluestar flicks her tail, acknowledging that while she might be right, it's hard to trust anything after so much has gone wrong. Yellowfang meows that Jayfeather and Lionblaze may not recognize the third, and wants to send them a sign. Bluestar protests and rises to her paws, insisting that this isn't their prophecy, and they should leave it alone. The she-cat asks if it's a good idea to have cats that have the power of the stars in their paws and be more powerful than their ancestors. Lionheart reasons that Lionblaze and Jayfeather are loyal cats, but she counters that they thought that about Hollyleaf. Yellowfang mews that StarClan won't be wrong again, and that they need to trust the cats beside the lake.
Spottedleaf is about to say something, but turns sharply and sees Feathertail racing towards the group. Bluestar asks what she's doing here, and questions if she is spying. Feathertail reminds her that they're all Clanmates now, and guessed why they were meeting. Yellowfang points out that this is ThunderClan business, but the silver she-cat says that it involves Crowfeather's sons, whom she cares about. Spottedleaf tells the others to let her stay, but Yellowfang simply shrugs, saying that they aren't her sons, and cats will do what they may. She continues StarClan can only guide them, but Bluestar points out that all sons and daughters do that. Yellowfang's expression darkens, so Lionheart asks what they should do. Bluestar says that she thinks the StarClan cats shouldn't get involved, but Feathertail insists that these young cats need help. Lionheart agrees with the RiverClan she-cat, commenting that Hollyleaf might not have been lost if they meddled more. Bluestar shakes her head, noting that the black she-cat made her own choices. Spottedleaf agrees that StarClan should send a sign, and so Yellowfang announces she will send an omen of the stars.





Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Revealed in The Fourth Apprentice, page 1
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Revealed in The Fourth Apprentice, page 2
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Revealed in The Fourth Apprentice, page 3

The Fourth Apprentice 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 26
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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