"It's tough hunting out there. But we're a Clan. We protect each other and take care of each other. And we're the best hunters of any Clan in the forest...If we don't give up, we can feed every cat!"
Lightning Tail to ThunderClan in Thunderstar's Echo, chapter 2
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Chapter Number: 2 (of 10)
Page Numbers: N/A

Chapter description

Violet Dawn and Milkweed sit in the nursery, making idle conversation while the rain pours down. They talk about being hungry before kitting, as a she-cat's body prepares to make kits grow strong. The she-cats watch Patch Pelt and Beech Tail play, wrestling on the nursery floor. Milkweed gently stops them, as they're kicking up mud. Thunderstar reflects that it's been raining so much that it's been hard to catch prey in the past few days. He glances at Violet Dawn's swelling flank, feeling anxious.
A hunting patrol consisting of Owl Eyes, Leaf, and Clover and returns with a meager catch. They're soaked and grumpy, and Thunderstar asks if that's all they got. Leaf drops his prey, replying that the rain has washed all the scent trails away. Clover asks Cloud Spots to take a look at her leg, as she sprained it when stepping in some mud. The medicine cat agrees to, and beckons her and Shivering Rose to follow him back to the medicine den.
The prey that the patrol is quickly given to the two queens and their kits. Violet Dawn insists that she share something with Milkweed, and that she doesn't need her own piece. Thunderstar feels that it is his responsibility to feed the Clan, and decides to take out another hunting party. Owl Eyes and Leaf protest, saying that the weather is terrible and all the prey is holed up in their dens. The ginger leader growls at them, and then insists that Thistle, Apple Blossom, and Gooseberry will come with him. They dismally start to gather together, unpleased to have been chosen. Lightning Tail gives a quick uplifting message of encouragement, insisting that they are a Clan, and every cat can be fed with some effort. The patrol's cats brighten up, starting to feel proud.
During the hunt, Apple Blossom finds a nest full of mice, and Thunderstar thinks that'll go a long way in the Clan. The leader catches a fat pigeon from under a bush, helped by his Clanmates. He is satisfied with what they have caught, especially in this weather. As the shadows grow darker, the patrol returns to camp .The cats of ThunderClan welcome them back, and each come forward to take their share. Thunderstar meows that everyone will have to share, but that each cat gets something. Milkweed walks closer to fetch her prey, but freezes mid-step upon scenting something. She asks Thunderstar if he smells it too, but before any cat can move, the sound of barking erupts outside camp.




Notes and references

Thunderstar's Echo chapters
Chapter 1Chapter 2Chapter 3Chapter 4Chapter 5Chapter 6Chapter 7Chapter 8Chapter 9Chapter 10
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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