"Is that all you caught? [...] It's not leaf-bare yet!"
Bumblestripe appalled at the efforts of the hunting patrol in The Last Hope, page 40
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Chapter Number: 4 (of 27)
Page Numbers: 34-47

Chapter description

Lionblaze is eating a mouse when Hollyleaf comes over and joins him. Cinderheart approaches the two siblings, saying that Brambleclaw wants them to take a hunting patrol to the lake, however, Hollyleaf doesn't come because she must lead another patrol, so the two choose Blossomfall and Thornclaw to accompany them instead. As Lionblaze watches them play catch-the-squirrel with each other, he guesses that in a season or two, Blossomfall will be nursing Thornclaw's kits, but he comes to the shocking conclusion that these cats aren't mates - they're training with each other in their dreams.
Blossomfall twists her foreleg in a bramble, but Cinderheart tends to her, using her knowledge of medicine from her past life, Cinderpelt, whom was a medicine cat and the cats continue to go on with the hunting. In the end, there is little fresh-kill, and as they bring it back to camp, Bumblestripe comments that it isn't leaf-bare yet. Back at camp, Hollyleaf invites Lionblaze for a walk. They discuss Cinderpelt and Cinderheart, and Hollyleaf concludes their discussion with the fact that no matter what Cinderheart is, she's still both of their friends.
Lionblaze challenges Hollyleaf to a race, and comments that it's like Hollyleaf never went away, but Hollyleaf wishes that were true, and Jayfeather and Dovewing then appear. Jayfeather sends Hollyleaf away, and Jayfeather reveals to the Three that there is a fourth cat, and that the Tribe of Endless Hunting told him this when he was in the mountains. The cats are shocked, believing that they weren't good enough, and that they couldn't manage by themselves. Dovewing thinks that they did something wrong. Jayfeather shrugs and declares that they need to find the fourth cat, and Dovewing declares that it must be Ivypool. Jayfeather turns to face her, and reminds her that Ivypool was recruited from the Dark Forest, and has no special powers. He adds that it could be a cat from another Clan.
A thought strikes Lionblaze, and he realizes that it must be Hollyleaf - and that's why she came back. Jayfeather says that it could be Mothwing, and Lionblaze asks him what special power Mothwing possesses, but Jayfeather answers him with another question: what special power Hollyleaf has. Dovewing insists that Ivypool can dream her way into the Dark Forest, but Jayfeather tells her that a lot of cats can do that, and that it was pointless arguing, and he leaves. Dovewing suggests that StarClan would send a sign, and Lionblaze's belly feels hollow as he wonders if StarClan knew what was happening. Lionblaze asks himself how he could trust them with the faith of the Clans.





Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Revealed in The Last Hope, page 34
  2. Revealed in The Last Hope, page 35
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Revealed in The Last Hope, page 36
  4. Revealed in The Last Hope, page 37
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 Revealed in The Last Hope, page 40
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 Revealed in The Last Hope, page 41
  7. Revealed in The Last Hope, page 42
  8. 8.0 8.1 Revealed in The Last Hope, page 46

The Last Hope 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 27
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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