Darkstripe and Krestelheart just stared at the she-cat. The intruder rose. "Who goes there?" it said, not directing her words to anything in particular.
Krestelheart gulped and the two Grassclan cats stepped out from the long grass into the clearing in the shade of a tree where the cat was waiting.
"Ah..." the she-cat hissed. "Clan cats." she spat. "I could tell you'd be out looking for me soon."
"Who are you?" hissed Darkstripe, flattening his ears.
"Your worst nightmare." replied the ginger cat. "I am Daisy." then she narrowed her eyes. "I used to belong to a Clan. My mother used to be a kittypet, so called me Daisy instead of a proper kit name. I had two sisters. They had proper names, Dewkit and Gingerkit. Dewkit died soon after. Everyone wanted me to be called Daisykit, especially when my mother died. But by then I was old enough to say no. Soon I was kicked out. Cos I had no respect for the warrior code or StarClan. And I still don't." she hissed.
"What Clan?" asked Krestelheart nervously.
"Rainclan." said Daisy with complete disgust.
"Why have you been killing our cats?" hissed Darkstripe full of hatred.
"Because." she snapped. "My ex-Clan have the territory next to your's. I need to wipe out your entire Clan. One at a time. And maybe fate's been kind to me. I might be able to get two lives now." she smirked.
"Not on my watch." Darkstripe hissed back.
Back at camp, Brackenfoot and Flowerpaw had just taken Rosepaw's body back. Tigerstripe stood over it with Waterlily. "I'm sorry." he muttered.
"It's not your fault." replied Waterlily.
"We need help." Brackenfoot stepped in. Darkstripe and Krestelheart...they need help."
Tigerstripe nodded. "Vinepelt, Brownfur, Poolfur and Nightripple. You go." he said plainly and the four cats he had named left. Brackenfoot looked at Tigerstripe who nodded.
"Thanks." he nodded his appreciation, and he left to.
As the five Grassclan cats burst into the clearing with Brackenfoot leading them, they met the devastated clearing. Blood and fur everywhere. A single body...Krestelheart. Brackenfoot moved slowly up to the cat. "She's alive!" he announced. The body was still, but it wasn't over yet for the she-cat. "Krestelheart. Where's Darkstripe?" asked Brackenfoot. How could he have left his Clan mates like that?
"I don't know." she admitted. "We found who's been killing our cats. A she-cat. An ex-RainClan member...Daisy. Darkstripe's fighting her now."
Vinepelt and Poolfur bounded away and Brownfur followed close behind.
"Brownfur!" Brackenfoot called after the tom. He looked back. "You and Nightripple can help Krestelheart back to camp. She needs to see Waterlily." then Brackenfoot followed Vinepelt and Poolfur into the bushes.
He was shocked with what he saw...more blood and fur, he was shocked to see if anyone had any left. Darkstripe was panting on the ground and he was cowering under a huge ginger she-cat: he guessed it was Daisy. She still hadn't seen them.
Vinepelt jumped on Daisy, knocking her off Darkstripe, and Poolfur started to fight by Vinepelt's side. Brackenfoot watched, shocked. What was this cat doing to their Clan? Brackenfoot headed over to Darkstripe. "Are you okay?" he asked.
"I'm a bit tired...and sore." admitted Darkstripe, his words coming out in gasps. "She put up a hard fight."
"You'd better get back to camp." said Brackenfoot, trying to get Darkstripe to head back. But he shook his head.
"I won't rest till this THING is killed." he hissed and threw himself into the tussle. Brackenfoot had to admire the tom's determination.
Just then, Tigerstripe and Leopardbreeze came into the area.
"What's going on?" asked Tigerstripe.
"They're killing the culprit." Brackenfoot hissed.
Tigerstripe and Leopardbreeze both stepped forward and pulled their warriors off.
"What's the deal?" hissed Darkstripe.
"Crowstar's orders." replied Tigerstripe. "We must bring it back as a prisoner."
Later, the Grassclan cats returned to camp with Daisy. As soon as the cats entered camp, Crowstar jumped up to top of the Fallen Oak. "All cats of Grassclan gather beneath the Fallen Oak for a Clan meeting!" she called. When the cats were gathered, she began to speak. "We have captured the culprit. This is Daisy." she flicked her tail towards the prisoner. "She is responsible for the deaths of Mousefur, Skyfern and Rosepaw and the severe injuries of Krestelheart. We will keep her here as a prisoner. She will sleep in Waterlily's den, and be guarded by two warriors. It will only be for a few days, before we found out HOW to kill her. Not IF, HOW!"
Catch Part Three: Coming Soon.