Scoop and Patches froze. "W-Whose there?" She whimpered. A light grey tom padded out, fur bristling. He was followed by a white and black tom, and a small brown tabby she-cat. "The question is, who are you?" the white and black tom asked. "I'm Scoop." Scoop said, trying not to look scared. "And, uh, i'm Patches..." She said. "Stoneheart." The grey tom said. "Badgerclaw." The white and black tom said. "I'm Pinepaw!" the little cat mewed. "I'm afraid you can't go back to your Twolegs until we talk to our leader. " Stoneheart said. "Come with us." The two toms walked away. "Get going!" Pinepaw said from behind them. They followed the toms. Soon, they reached a heavily fortified spot in the land. Bushes and brambles made it so that you couldn't see inside. Scoop gulped nervously. This was where they were going? They passed a she-cat who was guarding the camp. "Dappleshine." Stonehearts stony demeanor softened. "Shouldn't you be in the nursery?" He purred. "I wanted to get out for a bit." Dappleshine smiled. Scoop coughed slightly. Stoneheart glared back at the kittypet, and whisked into camp. "Cloudystar." He addressed a grey and white cat. "We found these kittypets on our territory." The she-cat nodded. "Well done. Now tell me kittypets, what are your names?" Scoop met Cloudystar's eyes. "My name is Scoop." "P-Patches..." Patches said. "Scoop, come into my den." Scoop nervously followed Cloudystar. "Tell me, kittypet, how would you like to join our Clan?"