"Darksoul! Hey, Darksoul!" Sandcloud ran across the clearing over to a big brown tabby tom, and looked into his bright reddish eyes. "What? What is it now? Don't you see I'm trying to eat?" Darksoul hissed, but after he looked in her soft light amber eyes, his voice softened. "Um, sorry. I didn't eat this sunrise. I had to go patroling." "Well, when you're done, Mousestar wishes to see you. But," She picked up a rabbit from the fresh kill pile and sat down. "If you're going to be that grumpy, mabey you shouldn't go speek to her until you cool down!
"What did she say," Asked Sandcloud. "Can't tell you!" Teased Darksoul. "Yeah-huh!" "Nuh-uh!" "Yes!" "No!" "Yes!" "No!" It went back and forth until Sandcloud pounced playfully on Darksoul's back. Darksoul ripped her off of him and said, "Okay, okay. I'm getting an apprentice!"
"Let all cats old enough to catch their own prey come beneath the high tree for a clan meeting!" Mousestar's voice rang into all the dens; warriors, apprentices, elders, and the nersery. Darksoul and Sandcloud were the first ones out, chatting noisely. Soon enough, all the cats came and Mousestar hopped on the lowest branch of the high tree. A small kit was standing next to her, shivering exitedly. "Stonekit, you have reached your sixth moon. It is time you to be apprenticed. From this day until you get your warrior name, you shall be called Stonepaw. And your mentor shall be Darksoul. "Stonepaw! Stonepaw! Stonepaw!" The apprentices started the chant while the warriors joined. Sandcloud rested her head onto Darksoul's. "Congradulations" She murmured.
"Rise and shine, sleepyhead." Sandcloud awoke with a startled jump as she heard Darksoul's deep voice. Lately, they have been getting closer together. Mabey, just mabey he might love Sandcloud! She shook her head. She really wanted to join Darksoul to show Stonepaw around. But she pushed that thought away and went to hunt.
She came with two voles and a mouse dangling from her jaws. Her stomach growled; she didn't eat this morning. Just then Darksoul and Stonepaw walked in, so she decided to wait to eat. "Hey!" Stonepaw's big, clumsy feet approching her. "Hi! Darksoul told me a lot about you. Is it true that you really chased two foxes away???" "Um, yeah. Then, she was a new warrior; and they were only fox cubs. But she decided, "What the heck. Why not say it was a giant 8 legged beast?" "It was huge!" She lied. "The biggest fox I've ever seen! It had 8 legs and powerful jaws! But yours truly scared it away! I bit right on his tail, and scratched him up so bad, he ran home whimpering!" Stonepaw's eyes were huge. " Your like.. A LEGEND! Wait until I tell the other apprentices!!!!!!!!"
Darksoul approched her and flicked his tail for her to follow her. His eyes were soft, and he sat down by a cliff, watching the sunset. Sandcloud sat next to him, belts brushing together; dark brown and white with ginger patches. Darksoul took a deep breath, faced Sandcloud, and said, "I love you." Sandcloud couldn't believe it. Darksoul... Loved her! She was too stunned to talk and her eys were huge. She finally recovered and whispered, "I... Love you too."
"Have you seen Sandcloud's kits? They're adorable!" Cats were chatting all about Sandcloud's kits- Thunderkit and Grasskit- the day they were born. Mousestar stood up and yowled,"Sandcloud has brought us new kits. May they live for mant moons, and many moons to come!"