Swiftkit glanced at his soft white paws, as shafts of cold morning sun flittered into the den. Frosty morning dew hung off the the nursery walls, leaving the small kit to shiver in his pelt. Swiftkit flicked up his ears, his heart pounding, suddenly alert. Footsteps, their getting close! Just as swiftkit shot up, ready to escape from the unspeakable horror in which the foot steps came from, a friendly white face stuck their head into the den. Swiftit felt his muscles relax, and he let out a small sigh. “good morning” he chocked, still recovering. “Good morning!” Cried the new comer, leaping into the den and nearly bowling over swiftkit. The she-kit was a pale white when a ringed orange tail, and orange markings. “oh brother!” he mewed. “I am so exited! when do you think it will happen?” Swiftkit blinked. what will happen? oh no… have i forgotten something important? “Er…..” There was a long pause. “you stupid furball!” the she-kit finally huffed. “have you really forgotten our apprentice ceremony?” oh thats right! Great star cats! how could I be so forgetful? “It must have slipped my mind…” swiftpaw mewed staring Once more at his paws. Mothkit is angry with me I can tell But to his surprise, his sister just sighed. “when will you ever learn brother?” she giggled, half angry, half hysterical. Swiftpaw couldn’t help but grin. “you two ready?” Said a stern voice. “I was born ready mama!” boasted mothkit. “now, don’t you be smart with me, missy!” the voice hissed. A silver grey tabby walked into the den, and took hold of swiftkit’s sister with one paw, and pulled her closer. “you better not behave like that as an apprentice, or I’ll show you who was born ready…” whispered the sliver tabby into her kit’s ear, just loud enough for swiftkit to pick it up. he saw mothkit's eyes widen in horror. Scarredrain, their mother was always whispering threatening comments into their ears. she made swifttpaw shiver with fear when she talked with a blood-curling voice, she had never been a good mother, everything about her was just wrong. even her name is wrong! Scarredran? rain can’t be scared!
“All cats who catch their own prey, gather here at the high rock for a clan meeting!” the booming words of RookClan’s leader sothernstar sounded through the clearing. Swiftkit feel as if his every bone, every more were laced with dread, and fear. I-I can’t do this! Being an apprentice is such a big change! I’ll miss my nest! Mothkit, on the other paw was nearly exploding with excitement. she must have picked up on her brothers fear. “I’ll tell you what you won’t miss, Scarredrain” she whispered. thats true. “Go on now, you pair of rotten fleabags!” Their mother hissed, at that very moment, shoving the kits towards their leader with such force, that they nearly fell flat faced on the ground. “Today two lively kits will be made apprentices, Mothkit, Swiftkit, please step forward.” this is it. Swiftkit was shaking. “Untill you two receive your warrior names, you shall be known as swiftpaw, and Mothpaw. the torched noses with each kit in turn. hickorysky, you shall take Mothpaw has your new apprentice, and Humbletuft you shall be trusted with Swiftkit be-be trusted?
“yes, dear leader” both mentors said in unison. Swiftpaw felt as if he were going to faint, as his heavy pawed, mentor trotted towards him. “I am honoured young one” he huffed, before touching noses, voice shaky with old age. Swiftpaw gaged at the sour sent of his breath. Bless the star cats! this warrior should be an elder!
Hello! this is my first warriors original story so I hope u like it! :3 leave your advice/thoughts in the comments if you want more!
Swiftkit/paw- Tuxedo cat
Mothkit/paw- Turkish van
HickorySky- Mildly fluffy white, light and bark brown tabby patterns.
Humbletuft- Golden tabby, plump, shaggy
Sothernstar- Strong/bold and white and grey pelt