Duskbreak walked through the camp, it was an early dawn-breaking morning. Shadows peirced through the trees and the dark blue sky fadded into a milkey yellow. Duskbreak watched the sunrise, his tail twitching as he glared towards the firey sky.
Duskbreak twitched his right ear as he heard the pitter-patter of paw steps by the warriors den. He lifted his nose to the air and took and deep breath, breathing in the scent of the coming cat and realized it was not one, but two cats. Duskbreak nodded for them to come over, and waited as they approached.
One was a small gray tabby with blue eyes, the color of the sea, his muzzel was finley curved and his half-fluffy tail was dragged against the ground, while the other was a large dark brown tom, with many past but now recovered, battle scars and his size and huge mussles rippling with experience beyong his years.
The large dark brown tom spoke first, "have you heard, Lichenpaw is dead." He growled.
"Yea, so theres really no n-need for the plan to continue, with Lichenpaw gone why should we-"
"Silence, nave!" Duskbreak hissed the the gray tabby. "The plan WILL proceed!" Duskbreak hissed coldly.
Both, the gray and brown tabbys exchanged a confused glance, and if reading there minds Duskbreak growled. "We will attack, today! At mid-day!"
The gray tom gasped in shock, "b-but who will be our victom, now? With Lichenpaw gone theres really no need-"
"Silence!" Duskbreak turned to face them, his golden eyes blazing fire. "Lichenpaw was just the bait, those rumors spread about her, 'she was plotting treason' and 'she was born a rouge' and all the others were just to lure the TRUE cat!" he glared up at the sky, and hissed, "she will die, at sunset!"
* * *
As the day passed, Duskbreak sneaked out of camp and caught up with Birchkit and Darkkit, who had also snuck out of camp that day. Duskbreak had sneered at them to head back to the nursery, but he came face to face, with his mate, Sparrowbeak. He knew that this cat was willing to die protecting her kits.
He spoke to Sparrowbeak in private, "What was that all about?" Sparrowbeak hissed. "Your Darkkits father, for StarClans sake! You used to be so much more caring around your kits, now you act like you hate them!"
"Darkkits no kit of mine" Duskbreak sneered. "My kit would have obeyed the warrior code better!"
"There just kits!"
"There not JUST KITS there OUR kits!"
Duskbreak snorted, but remained silent as Sparrowbeak sighed.
"No matter how hard I try, I cant find the perfect mate, first Oaksprout, now YOU? Why am I destined to suffer!" Sparrowbeak shrieked.
Then she turned her blazing blue eyes on Duskbreak, "Fine! If your not going to act like a good father for my kits then theres no future for us! There never truley was, Duskbreak! I supported everything you did cause Im your mate! And I cared about you! I even remained silent when you tried to kill Lichenpaw!" Sparrowbeak snorted, "but no more! If your not going to change your ways then, then STAY AWAY FROM MY KITS!"
Sparrowbeak leaped out of the bushes and the last Duskbreak saw of her was her beautiful tabby tail dissapearing in the nursery.
* * *
As Dusk hit, Duskbreak walked through the dark forest, Prickelspots was beide him. Duskbreaks ears were flopped against his head, which was as low as his whole body, from head to tail, as he rolled his eyes in annoyance. Prickelspots kept, going on and on and on about how they could be friends, and work together, it made Duskbreak sick.
Finally, Prickelspots stop talking long enough to realize they were walking farther and farther away from StormClans camp.
"Uh-Duskbreak. Shouldnt we stop to hunt? Where are we going, anyway?" Prickelspots asked curiously.
Duskbreak didnt answer, just kept walking. Prickelspots sighed and sniffed the air for prey, then her eyes widened and fur bristled as she turned to Duskbreak.
"Duskbreak" she whispered. "I think theres rouge cats around!" she warned. Duskbreak turned to her, his eyes cold and unreadable, as at least ten shadows of rouges apppeared and circled them.
Out of the shadows also appeared some of StormClans cats, Oaksprout, whos amber eyes were blazing with hunger for blood, and Jayshiver and Bluepelt, there tails twitching and there expressions unreadable, also appeared many other cats, they all seemed to be from different clans and there were at least four more from StormClan, but they stayed in the shadows, so she would reconize them.
Duskbreak leaped forward and faced Prickelspots, "today you will die!" he hissed.
Duskbreak jumped forward and pinned Prickelspots down, he kept biting for her throat but she kept swishing her head out of the way in time.
Suddenly Bluepelt could stay still no longer, her blue eyes blazed and she launched herself on top of Duskbreak, pushing him off Prickelspots.
Duskbreak turned on her, "traitor!" he hissed, "you always were clever Bluepelt but now its over! Your surrounded and Prickelspots is going to die!"
Bluepelt stood over Pricklespots, "If you want to kill Prickelspots your going to have to kill me first!" Bluepelt memory flashed back to Stormstars words, "Bluepelt, watch Jayshivers, hes been acting very scared and timid latley, I have a feeling its involving Duskbreak. I think hes forcing him to do somthing, I just cant figure out what. Protect your clanmate with your life!"
Now, Bluepelt glared at Duskbreak and repeated Stormstars words, "Protect your clanmate with your life!" Bluepelt launched herself at Duskbreak, and both cats wrestled on the ground. All around cats began attacking cats. Prickelspots made a dash for saftey but Jayshivers blocked her path.
Then suddenly, he moved out of the way, his head bowed in defeat and his eyes closed. "Run" he told her, as he opened his blue eyes. "But why-" Prickelspots asked.
"I was forced to join forces with Duskbreak, and Bluepelt came to protect me. You have to run, they were planning to kill Lichenpaw but now there target is you! Run and never stop! Dont look back! Just keep running!" He told her.
Prickelspots ran a few steps away, then couldnt help glancing back. "But-"
"Go!" He hissed, "well be okay! Bluepelt will take care of Duskbreak and be there to back her up! And whatever happened, whatever you hear, dont look back!"
Jayshivers put his tail on her shoulder, his blue eyes were sad and filled with despair. "If you dont run soon they'll see your getting away. It will be okay, well be here, and Lichenpaws spirit will fight beside us! We'll be back at moonhigh, I promise."
Prickelspots nodded and ran off, hearing Jayshivers yowl behind her. "whatever happens dont look back! dont turn around! dont look back!"
* * *
As Stormstar noticed Prickelspots return, she sent out a patrol imediatly, but as they arrived all the cats had vanished. Blood and fur was splattered everywhere and remenants of a battle were left, like signs of struggles in the dirt and claw marks on trees but no bodies of cats remained and Bluepelt and Jayshivers, never returned at moonhigh like he had promised. Oaksprout, Duskbreak, Jayshivers, and Bluepelt, hadnt been seen since..........
Duskbreak turned against Prickelspots