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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2013

    Warriors: After the War

    Warriors - Cry to the Stars
    Book One: After the War

    Hollyspark's fur bristled along her spine, and she didn't notice as Fatepaw padded over to her. The black shecat suddenly blinked, seeing her brother's lithe tabby form suddenly stand before her eyes. The gray tom with ginger paws' sharp eyes were narrowed as he peered at her.
    "How's Blossomfall doing?" Hollyspark asked quickly, flattening her fur.
    "One tom, so far," Fatepaw replied, but it sounded as though his mind was on something else. Causually, he continued, "Grasspelt and Blossomfall must be really proud. You know, lots of cats thought that he'd never settle into ThunderClan, but it seems Grasspelt's settled right in. He must love Blossomfall a lot to give up his home for her."
    Hollyspark felt the farmiliar ache in her heart, and she didn't try to stop her tail from lashing back and forth in aggitation. Why did Grasspelt have to be RiverClan? Did his past heritage really matter?
    "Be careful, Hollyspark," Fatepaw meowed suddenly, his voice sounding dark now. "Do you remember the stories that Graystripe used to tell? How he fell in love with a RiverClan shecat? And the same thing happened to Leafpool. And even Lionblaze, once," the gray tabby added.
    "What does that have to do with Grasspelt?" Hollyspark snapped, her claws digging into the ground. "He's a ThunderClan warrior now!"
    "I know," Fatepaw replied evenly, dismissing her harsh tone. "Just be careful where your feelings lie."
    The dark gray tabby turned around, his ginger paws flying lightly over the ground. As Hollyspark watched him go, she thought she saw a few misty shapes following her brother. One, she took note, was a beautiful silvery gray tabby with blue eyes. The other was a small black shecat with piercing green eyes. Hollyspark's eyes locked with the starry warrior's for a moment, and the ThunderClan warrior was surprised to see disapointment. Hollyspark hissed to herself, turning away as the black warrior vanished.
    "Four kits!" she heard Fatepaw's cheerful voice mew. "Two shecats and two toms!"
    "They're beautiful," Grasspelt breathed, and Hollyspark flinched as he rasped his tounge over Blossomfall's ear.
    "What will you name them?" Seedflower asked.
    "How about Oakkit for this one?" Blossomfall meowed, resting her tail-tip on a light brown tabby with white paws.
    "I like that," Grasspelt purred. "And how about Owlkit for this one, and Sparkkit for the torrtoiseshell?" He gestured towards a light brown tom and a tortoiseshell shekit with white patches.
    "And Acornkit for this last one," Blossomfall finished, looking at the final shekit, who's fur was the color of chestnuts.
    "Those are beautiful names," Seedflower purred, while Jayfeather nodded gruffly in agreement.
    "Oakkit, Owlkit, Sparkkit, and Acornkit," Grasspelt purred warmly, his grass green eyes shining. "Welcome to ThunderClan, my little ones."
    Hollyspark felt her heart snapping in two as he said that. How was there any chance for her to have a future with Grasspelt, when he had kits and a mate? Why would he even care? It was impossible. Utterly impossible.
    Feeling anger and sadness surge through her paws, Hollyspark bounded away into the forest, dashing past a confused Cherryfrost. Branches and brambles tore at her black fur, and tears pelted down her cheeks, but she didn't care. Right now, she just wanted to be alone.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2013



    Foxleap stared in utter astonishment, his amber eyes widening as he tried to process Spiderstar's words. Me? Why would he pick me?
    The elderly black tom beckoned with his tail to the russet-furred tom, and Foxleap gulped. His paws shaking, the red tabby slowly padded over towards the High Ledge. Paws shaking, Foxleap scrambled up the High Ledge in a few quick and easy bounds to stand beside Spiderstar.
    "Err, thank you," Foxleap mewed, his voice shaking as he turned to glance at Spiderstar. "I never expected this."
    The black tom smiled, and rested his tail over Foxleap's shoulders. Not only did he see happiness in Spiderstar's eyes, the young deputy realized, but he could also sense worry in their amber depths.
    Trying to put it out of his mind, Foxleap glanced back towards his Clanmates, and saw their faces staring back at him. Surprise in most of their eyes, and happiness in a few.
    "Foxleap!! Foxleap!!" Wolfpaw started to cheer, and the reddish tabby tom glanced down fondly at his apprentice.
    Instantly, the other ThunderClan cats began to cheer. Rosepetal and Toadstep, Foxleap noticed as he glanced down at his friends, cheered loudest of all.
    When the cheering had died down, both Foxleap and Spiderstar descended down the High Ledge. The russet tabby weaved among his Clanmates, his red fur prickling along his spine as they welcomed him with purrs and good wishes.
    "Ha!" he heard Wolfpaw meowing to Bravepaw. "My mentor's the Clan deputy!"
    Foxleap blinked as Rosepetal padded over to him, happiness shining in her blue eyes. "Congratulations!" the dark cream shecat purred, reaching out her muzzle to touch his. Foxleap froze up at her touch, staring into Rosepetal's eyes and she took a step away, vanishing among the cats.
    Toadstep padded over to replace his sister, flicking a tail-tip over Foxleap's ear and purring, "Awesome! You'll make a great deputy, Foxleap."
    "I hope," the russet tabby mewed in reply, glancing at Birchfall, who was talking with Leafpool and Cloudtail.
    "You'll need to be," a gruff voice said, and Jayfeather pushed his way through the crowd to stand beside Toadstep. The medicine cat's blind blue gaze rested on Foxleap, filling the young deputy with dread.
    Toadstep glanced at Jayfeather, his black and white fur bristling as the gray tabby continued, "Dark times are ahead, and ThunderClan's fate will rest in the paws of it's strongest warriors. Follow your path well, Foxleap." The medicine cat turned, dipping his head slightly, before turning and padding away into the crowd.
    "What does he mean by that?" Toadstep hissed, his ears flattening. "I'd ignore him if I were you," the black and white tom advised. "He probally means nothing."
    Foxleap wasn't so sure. What if Jayfeather was right, and trouble WAS coming? They hadn't defeated the Dark Forest, true, but what if evil still lurked within the Clans? Or another deadly disaster, like the previous Greencough episode, lay in store for ThunderClan?
    Suddenly, Foxleap felt more unsure than ever about his new duties for ThunderClan. How could he, of all cats, guide ThunderClan when the danger, if it was real, struck?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 22, 2007

    Scotland: 'O who would wish to be thy king?'

    James Stewart, James V of Scotland (1512 - 1542), became king when 17 months old. He died unwounded after losing a battle to the English when barely 30 years old. He left an infant daughter as heir: Mary Queen of Scots. His mother was Margaret Tudor, sister of England's King Henry VIII. King James's widowed mother remarried, Archibald Douglas, 6th Earl of Angus in 1525. For three years James's stepfather kept him a virtual prisoner till he escaped in 1528 and began to act as king in his own name. His hatred for the mighty Douglas earl extended to all major figures of the Douglas clan. *** Walter Scott's THE LADY OF THE LAKE is a narrative poem of 1810 in six cantos. It sketches six days in the young king's life and relates it to a fictitious brother of the Earl of Angus, James Douglas, and his beautiful young daughter Ellen. The King hates the very name of Douglas and has banished the entire clan leadership from Scotland, including Ellen's father. The two have taken refuge on an island in Loch Katrine in the Trossachs highlands with Black Roderick (Roderick Dhu) head of the rebellious Clan Alpine, which included its most numerous branch, the MacGregors. *** The king, who loves to wander among his people anonymously, loses his way while hunting a stag, is given hospitality as 'James Fitz-James, Knight of Snowdoun,', develops a crush on Ellen and returns to Stirling Castle. *** Meanwhile Lord James Douglas and Helen's preferred suitor, Malcolm Graeme, come to Roderick's castle. Word arrives that King James is about to invade Clan Alpine land. James and Ellen Douglas therefore seek shelter elsewhere to spare the Clan. Roderick gathers his followers for battle, after a pagan ritual and the sending of his messenger, Malise, to rally every able-bodied man by means of the burning cross. Later the King mortally wounds Roderick, is reconciled to James Douglas and approves Ellen's marrying young Malcolm Graeme. *** I love, and hope that you will as well, the color and music of Scott's verses and will complete this review by sharing two passages with you without comment. There are many other verses as good or better. *** --Canto Three, Stanza XII. Roderick Dhu despatches his man Malise to carry the burning cross summoning the clansmen to battle. Stanza after stanza Malise courses over river and up mountain. Speed is the motif. The Brian mentioned is the half-crazed hermit who has blooded and burnt the sticks of yew and formed them into a cross. Doom befall any follower of Roderick who did not instantly leave plow, bride or other duty to race toward Lanrick mead. *** 'Then Roderick with impatient look From Brian¿s hand the symbol took: *** `Speed, Malise, speed¿ he said, and gave The crosslet to his henchman brave. ¿The muster-place be Lanrick mead¿­ Instant the time¿¿­speed, Malise, speed!¿ *** Like heath-bird, when the hawks pursue, A barge across Loch Katrine flew: High stood the henchman on the prow So rapidly the barge-men row, The bubbles, where they launched the boat, Were all unbroken and afloat, Dancing in foam and ripple still, When it had neared the mainland hill *** And from the silver beach¿s side Still was the prow three fathom wide, When lightly bounded to the land The messenger of blood and brand.' *** --Canto Five, Stanza xxx King James, angered by the fickle mob's rising resentment at his arresting Lord James Douglas, after the latter had come to make peace with Clan Alpine, rides haughtily back into Stirling Castle. Earlier the same subjects had cheered their king. How fickle is their loyalty. He speaks aside to his trusted aide, Lord Lennox, like some latter- day Coriolanus: *** The offended Monarch rode apart, With bitter thought and swelling heart, And would not now vouchsafe again Through Stirling streets to lead his train. *** ¿O

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 20, 2013


    Okay, thank you. XD anyway, nice story! -Jaysoar

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    Posted May 17, 2013



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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 14, 2013


    Oh. I thought Rosepetal and Toadstep would be jealous because his father, Spiderstar, have picked Foxleap instead of his own kits. -Jaysoar ((keep writing!!!))

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    Posted March 22, 2011

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