Adderclaw couldn't remember if he'd ever seen Rabbitpaw this excited. The apprentice was bouncing up and down so hard it was a wonder his head didn't fall off.
"Really? I really get to go to the Gathering?"
"Yes. Like I said the last few times you asked. We'll be going soon, so eat something before we go."
"Sorry. I just can't stop thinking about it. Is it scary?" "A little, at first. If you get nervous, just stay with me or your mother."
The small brown cat nodded. "Thank you for getting Lizardstar to take me."
"It wasn't me. You caught a pheasant. It fed all the elders, plus Oakleaf and Tallstalk. And you know how much they eat. It must be the kits."
He then saw a familiar black pelt slide into the camp. "That's Nightshade. I need to talk to him."
Honestly, he was a bit worried about Nightshade. He'd been quieter lately, which didn't fit with the happy-go-lucky cat Adderclaw knew.
And he'd been spending a lot of time alone. The official excuse was hunting, but judging by the amount o