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A gray tabby tom crouched over a young gray she-cat, her flank rising up and down as she panted painfully.

The toms sighless eyes narrowed as he looked down at her. "Dovewing, Ive seen other queens give birth, and believe me, your making it harder then it is."

Dovewing glared at the Medicine Cat. "For Starclans sake, Jayfeather!" she snapped between breaths. "Your not a she-cat. How would you know?"

Jayfeather flicked his ears and Dovewing rolled her eyes. "Oh, yes, you would know." She snorted. Jayfeather had the power of the stars in his paws. He could enter dreams, and read minds, even feel a cats pain.

It had been only two moons ago when the great battle had happened. The Dark Foret made an attack, planning to destroy the clans. But Dovewings sister, Ivypool, had spied there, risking her life every night, and was able to warn the clans of the Dark warriors arrival.
The Clans had won the battle, but it had cost them Ferncloud, Hollyleaf,Mousefur, and Thunderclans beloved leader, Firestar.

Dovewing gasped, then let out a cry as a strange painful shudder rippled down her flank. Jayfeather immediately leaned closer, resting a paw on her belly.

"Dovewing!"

Dovewing saw her mate, Bumblestripe race into the den, haulting beside Jayfeather. "Is she okay?" He demanded, looking at Jayfeather. "Is it time?"

Jayfeather nodded to the young striped tom. "Yes, now give me space." He gave Bumblestripe a shove.

Dovewing flicked her tail in annoyance, only to let out another cry. Her stomach rippled, and from the corner of her eye she spotted a silver shape tumble out of her.

Jayfeather hurried over to the kit, Bumblestripe at his heels. "Nip the sack." Jayfeather ordered. Bumblestripe hesitated, slowly bending down.  

Jayfeather let out a snort. "If your going to take forever, ill do it." He quickly nipped the sack open, allowing the kit to gulp its first breath. "Its a she-cat." He announced to Dovewing.

Dovewing felt a wave of happiness spread through her from ears to tail tip. But suddenly her stomach rippled again, and soon a tiny golden brown bundle rolled out. Dovewing let out a small gasp. "Oh no..."

Jayfeather glanced at Dovewing while Bumblestripe nipped the sack and began to lick him. "Its a tom." Bumblestripe meowed.   Jayfeather blinked. "Whats wrong?"

Dovewing blinked uneasily. "I err, I thought he wasnt breathing."

Jayfeather blinked. "He's fine."

Bumblestripe picked up the first kit and placed it beside Dovewings belly before bringing the tom over. He nuzzled Dovewings head lovingly. "I love them." He whispered.

Dovewing purred uneasily. "I know. So do i."

Bumblestripe looked at the suckling kits. "What should we name them?"

Dovewing looked down affectionately at the two kits. She pointed with her tail at the gray she-cat. "That one... Hollykit." She decided.

Bumblestripe nodded slowly. "After Hollyleaf?"

Dovewing nodded. "Its the least i can do. She was a fine cat. And she saved Ivypool."

Bumblestripe purred softly, eyes flicking slowly over the golden brown tabby kit. "And him?"

Dovewing hesitated before meowing. "Oakkit."

Bumblestripe nodded, smiling. "Hollykit and Oakkit."

Dovewing purred, licking Oakkits head. "They are beautiful."



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"Oh, come on Jayfeather. Ill be fine!"

Dovewing was arguing with the Medicine cat. She needed to go to this gathering!

"Your nursing two young kits!" Jayfeather snapped, pacing around the den. "Your not leaving."

"Cinderheart and Squirrelflight can watch Oakkit and Hollykit." Protested Dovewing. Cinderheart had given birth to Lionblazes kits a few moons before her, and Squirrelflight gave birth to Bramblestars.

"We'll watch them." Put in Squirrelflight, blinking with confusion at Dovewing. "But why do you want to go so bad?" She meowed while her two kits, Redkit and Adderkit bounced around.

Dovewing blinked. "Because... Blackstars been wanting that strip of territory lately. I want to see what happens." She lied.

Cinderheart blinked. "Thornclaw or Bumblestripe could tell you."

Dovewing flexed her claws with frustration. "I want to see for myself." She turned to Jayfeather, who had managed to sit quietly. "Please, Jayfeather." She pleaded.

Jayfeather sighed. "I suppose saying no wont do any good." He turned, padding away.

"Dovewing!" Squeaked Oakkit, bouncing around Dovewings paws. "Can we go too?"

"No." Dovewing meowed gently, eyes glowing with affection. "You need to be an apprentice before you go to gatherings."

Hollykit trotted over to Oakkit, standing on her hind paws and meowing clearly. "I name you Oakpaw!"  

Oakkit turned to Dovewing. "There, im an apprentice!"

Dovewing let out a purr of amusement.

"Im afraid its not that easy." Purred Bramblestar, padding into the den.

"Bramblestar!" Yowled Redkit, the dark ginger tom leaping onto his fathers shoulders happily.

Squirrelflight purred, getting to her paws and nuzzling her mate. "Are you sure i shouldnt go?" She fretted. "If all the other Deputies are there..."

"It'll be fine." Bramblestar promised, licking her ear. "Remember, Lionblaze is filling in until Redkit and Adderkit are apprentices." He gently let Redkit down from his shoulders and flicked his tail. "Lets go. Onestar might be in a bad mood tonight. We should be on time before we ruffle his fur."

Dovewing padded after him. "Ill be back later! You'd better be asleep then." She called back to her kits.

"We will!" Oakkit and Holltkit purred.

Dovewing sighed. Thank Starclan she could go. At this gathering, there was something she had to do. Something that couldnt wait. Because she knew her mentors mother had made a mistake, and it would have made a huge difference if she had told Crowfeather.
Hopefully you get whats going on. :) if not, keep guessing XD



Also, if anyone wants to make a preview image for it, please do! :)

And If you want to submit it to a Warrior group or fanfiction group, feel free!
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:iconcinderstar16:
Cinderstar16 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014
Tigerheart! Let's hope they get together again!!!
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Godovewing Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014
Have u made chapter 2 yet
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xXDaisyForeverXx Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013
Please don't tell me she had Tigerhearts kits?! Dx
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:icondovewing10112:
Dovewing10112 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
More plz
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:icondovewinglover123:
Dovewinglover123 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013
I like dovexbumble a whole lot better!! ;
:( 
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ivypool4ever101 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
omsc, write chap 2!!!
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splatteredberry Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Student Writer
Omsc i'm righting a story and Squirrelflight is Bramblestar and Cinderheart is Lionblaze and Dovewing is Bumblestripe's i found that kinda funny
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raphsgirl97 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
wait there tigerhearts 0.0
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:iconfizzeh-fry:
Fizzeh-Fry Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Are you making a Chapter 2? :D
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:iconstaranddark:
STARandDARK Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Student General Artist
Wait...did you make this up?
P.S. this was Bandit from Deserve's Army, and Lightning from ECC
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:icontealheart429:
Tealheart429 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh great. What did Leafpool do THIS TIME?! XD
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:iconemaperatriz:
Emaperatriz Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012   General Artist
And now, Ashfur is jealous of Bramblestar ;)
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:iconcardinalpaw:
Cardinalpaw Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012
Ashfurs dead...
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:iconemaperatriz:
Emaperatriz Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012   General Artist
He is in Starclan....
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tallstar12 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I would think he is in the dark forest... Ashfur was evil..
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"I believe in donuts, not freedom"-ME!
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TheWinterGenerations Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Student Filmographer
-.- Aghh
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:iconcardinalpaw:
Cardinalpaw Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012
Yeah, true... :3 maybe i should put that he's jealous in the story somewhere...
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:iconemaperatriz:
Emaperatriz Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012   General Artist
Oh my! this is what I really wanted to happen after it. Yeah! and who was Dovewing's mentor? And I like Dove and tiger better than dove and bumble. bumblestrip's too annoying.
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:iconcardinalpaw:
Cardinalpaw Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012
Lionblaze. :) and thanks
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:iconemaperatriz:
Emaperatriz Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012   General Artist
Oh, really? and Yeah, keep writing, 'cause you are good!:D
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:iconcardinalpaw:
Cardinalpaw Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012
thanks!
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:iconxxepicbeckyxx:
xXEpicBeckyXx Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Grr...DIE, TIGERHEART!!!
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:iconcardinalpaw:
Cardinalpaw Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
Tigerheart is awesome. ;)
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:iconxxepicbeckyxx:
xXEpicBeckyXx Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Pfft
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:iconask--dovewing:
Ask--Dovewing Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
Uh oh.
Did you pair me with some other cat? :icondeathglareplz:
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:iconcardinalpaw:
Cardinalpaw Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
Dovewing? Yeah, XD
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:iconask--dovewing:
Ask--Dovewing Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012
WHY.
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:iconcardinalpaw:
Cardinalpaw Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
Cause. ;)
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:iconmourningamber:
Mourningamber Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I love it!
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:iconcardinalpaw:
Cardinalpaw Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
thanks :3
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silvergabetha834 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
I don't know what's going on, but the writing is really nice. Lots of names I'm not familiar with but I was still interested and engaged in the story telling. Good job.

Like to read? Check out my novel-in-progress for a limited time! [link]
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:iconcardinalpaw:
Cardinalpaw Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
thanks. :3

All of the kits i created, but the rest are all main characters in the books.
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:iconblueblaze14:
blueblaze14 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012   Artist
This is a awesome story,Don't stop making stories!! :)
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:iconcardinalpaw:
Cardinalpaw Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
thanks! :D
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blueblaze14 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012   Artist
No problem! :3
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:iconwarriorcatslol:
Warriorcatslol Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Didn't Mousefur and SpottedLeaf die to?
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:iconcardinalpaw:
Cardinalpaw Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
yes, i forgot to add Mousefur, and Spottedleaf was already dead.
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:iconwarriorcatslol:
Warriorcatslol Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Yea but Spottedled disappeared after protecting firestar so that pretty much means she died...
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Yolo-Warrior Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
D'aw, Bramblestar and Squirrelflight get kits :D I like it so far!
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:iconcardinalpaw:
Cardinalpaw Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
thanks
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:iconunknowngemini:
unknowngemini Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is really good! :D
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:iconcardinalpaw:
Cardinalpaw Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
thanks :)
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:iconacacion:
Acacion Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
Omgggg, I love it! MOAR! :la:
Keep up the great work! :meow:
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:iconcardinalpaw:
Cardinalpaw Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
thanks! i will. :)
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BluElixir Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This has to be the best fan-fic for after the Last Hope ever. Serious.

Oo! I know what's happening! :D *Zips lips*

[Although, if you don't mind me saying, there were a few errors. :) I am only pointing them out to help you out. Please don't take offense.

When you were naming the cats that died, you said it had cost ThunderClan Hollyleaf, Ferncloud and Firestar, but you forgot Mousefur. :)

And when Dovewing wanted to go to the Gathering, you had Ferncloud [Who died] say, "Thornclaw or Bumblestripe could tell you. :)

And when Dovewing said, "Ill be back later! You'd better be asleep then," Squirrelflight's kits answered back. :)

Hope I helped!]
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:iconcardinalpaw:
Cardinalpaw Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
thanks. -smacks head- ill edit that. XD
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:iconbluelixir:
BluElixir Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome!
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:iconmeepalso:
Meepalso Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
..Oh no.
I have a feeling I know what's going on but I won't spoil anything. eue
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:iconcardinalpaw:
Cardinalpaw Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
XD yeah. I was going to keep it hidden for a while, but...
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:iconxxsoaringheartxx:
XxSoaringHeartxX Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Student General Artist
wit what? Leafpool made a mistake? what is Bumbletripe somehow leafpool's son, cofused
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