Stormclan Lichenpaw's Tragedy

Edwin3 posted on Jul 22, 2010 at 02:53AM
Swiftbreeze padded quietly outside the camp, intent on a hunt and hoping to run into Lichenpaw. She hadn't seen her daughter all day, not since Shrewclaw had spoken to Sandpaw and her earlier. They had all three left camp together, but only Sandpaw and Shrewclaw had returned.

"She says she's fine and wants to hunt," Shrewclaw had said. But Swiftbreeze was having trouble believing that. Her daughter hadn't been herself lately, and she was worried. More worried than ever. Sandpaw seemed genuinely lifted from the father-daughter chit-chat and had been in a good mood for days, but Lichenpaw had seemed more sullen and had, afterward, simply vanished.

Stormstar was less than pleased. She had ranted and raved for a day, then afterward had muttered about how Lichenpaw would never get her name. But Swiftbreeze was convinced that something else was going on. Mother intuition, she guessed.

Intuition or not, she had to know for sure.

Walking out of the camp, she smelled something interesting. Lichenpaw. And blood.

Panic overwhelmed her instantly and she wondered in that moment why no one had smelled that before. Fernsniffer had gone out looking for her a short while ago, but said there was nothing there.

Running full speed, she came to the gorge and stared in shock. There, lying on the ground, was Lichenpaw.

Lichenpaw was dead.


...


They could hear her wail back at camp. Everyone could. There was no denying the instant that Daisyflower heard it that Swiftbreeze had found Lichenpaw. She knew the moment it reached her sensitive ears that something had gone wrong.

Everyone seemed to freeze. So did time.

"What was that?" asked Sandpaw, who had been pacing worriedly. Shrewclaw rose to his feet, no doubt in panic for his mate and lost kit.

"I don't know," Stormstar said thoughtfully. "But I don't like it. Tanglescar, take a patrol out NOW and find Swiftbreeze."

The third in command wasted no time. "Fireheart, Duskbreak and Pricklespots, Shrewclaw, and Lionpaw, come with me away!"

And off the cats went.


...


Swiftbreeze circled her kit despairingly. "Lichenpaw!" She screeched. "Come back! Come back!" Grief was something that couldn't be reached. Nothing could. She was numb of everything but panic. Make this work! Make this work! She remembered her mentor screaming it at her one day in training. You're gonna get dirty sometimes, but you have to make it work!

So that's what she'd do. Throwing herself on the ground, she scrambled to get to her kit's lifeline. Whatever that was.

She wasn't aware of anything. She didn't realize the warriors were behind her until she felt Shrewclaw brush her fur. "Swiftbreeze. Swiftbreeze. Swiftbreeze." He repeated and repeated it until he saw Lichenpaw.


...


Daisyflower remembered once when she was little, just a newborn, and Spruceleaf was out hunting to stretch her legs. She had paniced and kicked out at everything.

"It's okay, Daisykit," Bluefire had said. "Spruceleaf's just out for some air."

But when Spruceleaf returned, noticing her kit's panic, time had slowed down. Not really, but for Daisykit it had. She could remember looking up, opening her eyes for the first time and seeing her mother's shape in the entranceway, rushing toward her in slow motion before leaning down and licking her head.

"It's okay," she had said sweetly. "Mommy's back." But it had all been slowed down to near standstill. Now, even blind, Daisyflower could still see the look on Spruceleaf's face as a crying Daisykit had curled up to sleep with her. It was the one memory she kept closest and told no one.

That was how it felt when Lichenpaw was carried into camp. Body stiff as a board, but relaxing as rigor left. The stench of decaying rot filled the camp and the elder's den.

Everything was slow as Swiftbreeze came running in, screaming loudly for her dead daughter.

"Lichenpaw!" But it was deep and slow. Daisyflower put her head to her chest, remember the task Lichenpaw had set to do when Daisyflower had heard her last. "Let me clean that for you, Daisyflower. You'll get greencough and I don't want that." Surely with a cheery smile to go with it.

Sighing deeply, Daisyflower listened for Lichenpaw's voice, but heard nothing.

...


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一年多以前 Edwin3 said…
crying
No! Lichenpaw! Lichenpaw! Lichenpaw! *endless repeat* ~Swiftbreeze
一年多以前 flowergirl19 said…
surprise
stares in shock* who dd ths!? dappleberry
一年多以前 ferretandsilt said…
angry
*runs into camp and leaps onto Fernsniffer* You did this! You saw us talking in to woods the other day! I know about your treacherous behavior! TELL THEM! *bats at her and claws at her, tearing out clumps of fur and leaving long scars* ~Shrewclaw
一年多以前 Moonshine321 said…
crying
Shrewclaw! Stop! We don't know for sure wo exactly did this! And I know that we can all agree that losing Lichenpaw is a tradgedy to the Clan, but we can't blame someone unless we are completely sure of it.
--Pricklespots
一年多以前 Pennypatch321 said…
crying
L-Lichenpaw? Please, this isn't funny! Get up! You have to! *buries face in Lichenpaw's cold fur*
~Sandpaw
一年多以前 ferretandsilt said…
angry
*bares teeth at Pricklespots* You're a traitor for believing her lies! ~Shrewclaw
一年多以前 tanglebelly said…
*jumps on Shrewclaw and pins him the floor* Shrewclaw! you need to relax we'll get this strighten out! *lets him got * and what are you talking about exactly?
-Tanglescar-
一年多以前 Edwin3 said…
angry
*stands shakily* Who knows! He's psychologically damaged because he was a BAD FATHER! ~Fernsniffer
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一年多以前 ferretandsilt said…
angry
*struggles* I'll kill you you fox-dung! You killed Lichenpaw because she caught you in the act and you didn't want her to tell! You've been acting weird lately and WE ALL KNOW IT! ~Shrewclaw
一年多以前 tanglebelly said…
*stares at Fernsniffer* Pricklespots! you Watch Fernsniffer and make sure she doesnt leave this camp!
-Tanglescar-
一年多以前 Edwin3 said…
angry
*spits* Yeah right! I'VE been different! What about LICHENPAW!? She's been glooming around like the world owes her something! For all we know, she's a stuck up, snotty kid who killed herself for attention! ~Fernsniffer

*watches breakout and glares at Dogtail* Fernsniffer didn't do it! DOGTAIL DID! He raped her and didn't want her to tell, so he killed her to cover! I found his fur in her nest! ~Swiftbreeze

*looks at Swiftbreeze in shock* Well there! Dogtail killed her, you have a murderer! ~Fernsniffer
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一年多以前 tanglebelly said…
*looks at Shrewclaw with a questioning gaze* what act would this be Shrewclaw?
-Tanglescar-

*walks out of the medicine den and over to Sandpaw* why isnt Lichenpaw moving?
-Birchkit-
一年多以前 Moonshine321 said…
blush
*nods to Tanglescar, then turns to Swiftbreeze* How do you know this to be sure? We'll have to find some evidence at where you found Lichenpaw. We don't know what the true story is! We don't know if Dogtail raped her or not, we don't know if Lichenpaw caught Fernsniffer in the act or not. We can't say these things unless we are positive!
--Pricklespots
一年多以前 ferretandsilt said…
crying
I don't know! She ran off before she would tell me! But she said, exact words, "There is this one thing that Fernsniffer did. I caught her doing it. But she made me promise not to tell on my life." *glares triumphantly at Fernsniffer* There's no coincidence that Lichenpaw tells me this then ends up--freezes as situation finally takes a toll on him and breaks into tears* ~Shrewclaw
一年多以前 ferretandsilt said…
angry
*looks at Pricklespots* I am positive! ~Shrewclaw
一年多以前 TalaLeisu said…
angry
*blinks in shock* Wha? I did no such thing! ~Dogtail~
一年多以前 Edwin3 said…
angry
*growls* Covering for his act! Why would I kill a Clanmate? I was BORN here! Raised here! Loved and lived here! What REASON would I have to kill her? The only real motive that you have is that Fireheart dumped me! and in that case I WOULD KILL FIREHEART, NOT LICHENPAW! ~Fernsniffer
一年多以前 Edwin3 said…
angry
*glares and bares teeth in agreement* ~Swiftbreeze
一年多以前 tanglebelly said…
*nods to Shrewclaw and lays his tail on his shoulders* least we are getting some where... *walks over to Swiftbreeze* Shrewclaw could really use your comfort right now...
-Tanglescar-

*laysdown next to Sandpaw* its ok Sandpaw..
-Birchkit-
一年多以前 TalaLeisu said…
angry
*growls at Swiftbreeze* You heard him, get to your husband. ~Dogtail~
一年多以前 Moonshine321 said…
hmmm
Well, maybe Fernsniffer did do it. I've had my wonders on her. On how she glared at Lichenpaw for no reason... She left the camp in search for Lichenpaw moments before Swiftbreeze left to go hunting, but Fernsniffer told everyone that she didn't find anything, but Swiftbreeze finds Lichenpaw dead, murdered. *looks at Swiftbreeze* Was the blood you smelled first, fresh?
--Pricklespots

*rolls eyes* more drama! xD
--Moonshine
一年多以前 tanglebelly said…
*looks at Fernsniffer* why would you kill the one you loved and not the one who stole answer me that?
-Tanglescar-
一年多以前 Edwin3 said…
angry
I wouldn't! And Lichenpaw had nothing to do with that anyway! I was OVER HIM! I wasn't going to kill anybody! ~Fernsniffer
一年多以前 Moonshine321 said…
So then, answer this question. Why did you randomly glare at Lichenpaw, and claim that you found nothing of her, only for Swiftbreeze to find Lichenpaw dead?
一年多以前 tanglebelly said…
then why did you say you would kill Fireheart then? *says expressionless*
-Tanglescar-
一年多以前 lovejr08 said…
angry
Enough!Fernsniffer did not kill anyone!
-nightfright
一年多以前 Moonshine321 said…
hmmm
*looks at Stormstar* Stormstar, if I may, Can I talk to both Fernsniffer and Dogtail? Both at different times, and in private. I'll ask them both the same questions, and tell you about their answers. They are the only two suspects here, and I'm sure that we would all like to know who killed Lichenpaw...
--Pricklespots
一年多以前 tanglebelly said…
thats true and you might want to do it before any more cats get hurt...
-Tanglescar-
一年多以前 SoyalaLeisu said…
sad
*stares blindly* I don't know what to think, right now. ~Daisyflower~
一年多以前 Moonshine321 said…
Oh! And if it's okay, I may bring in some more cats. So be aware people! And no sharing what the questions are! This may allow someone to think of a cover-up story!
--Pricklespots
一年多以前 SoyalaLeisu said…
*flicks ears* Yes, because I definitely snuck out of camp while no one was looking--which I checked with my own eyes first!--then killed my other self(my other character) then snuck back in again--checking with my eyes you see to make sure no one was looking my way--cleaned myself up and took a nap. It makes perfect sense! Just kidding. ~Soyala
一年多以前 Moonshine321 said…
laugh
I was talking about whoever are suspects, and/or get brought into questioning!
--Moonshine
一年多以前 SoyalaLeisu said…
laugh
I know. Why am I laughing? I'm dead!
一年多以前 StichxAngel4eva said…
it must b ur spirit whos talking & laughing then.
一年多以前 Pennypatch321 said…
laugh
lol yeah, must be!
一年多以前 salamence42 said…
Lolz.
一年多以前 TalaLeisu said…
angry
Why is everyone laughing? An apprentice was killed! Do you find this funny? *glares at Fernsniffer* by one of our own. ~Dogtail~
一年多以前 Edwin3 said…
angry
*growls* yeah, Do you know who? ~Fernsniffer
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一年多以前 SoyalaLeisu said…
cloudy
*flash of light appears and Lichenpaw twitches* ohh *moans and grunts* ~Lichenpaw~
一年多以前 Moonshine321 said…
surprise
*glances at Lichenpaw* Wha- Lichenpaw?! How... How is this possible?? *runs up to Lichenpaw*
--Pricklespots
一年多以前 SoyalaLeisu said…
angelic
*twitches but falls down again, struggling to breathe* ~Lichenpaw~
一年多以前 Pennypatch321 said…
crying
*looks out from the elder's den hearing Pricklespots scream* Pricklespots, Lichenpaw's dea- *notices Lichenpaw twitching* Lichenpaw! *runs up to Lichenpaw* You're alive!! Now we can go hunting together, and it will all be how it was before!
~Sandpaw
一年多以前 SoyalaLeisu said…
angelic
*twitches and moans* *falls still again*
一年多以前 Pennypatch321 said…
crying
*notices Lichenpaw fall still* Lichenpaw? Lichenpaw! No! Don't leave me again!
~Sandpaw
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一年多以前 SoyalaLeisu said…
surprise
*runs over to them* She's alive?! But she isn't alive! ~Daisyflower~
一年多以前 Pennypatch321 said…
crying
Bu-but she was just moving! And moaning! We need to take her to Pinegrowth! She'll know what to do!
~Sandpaw
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一年多以前 SoyalaLeisu said…
surprise
*flicks ears* Don't be fooled! This isn't Lichenpaw! ~Daisyflower~
一年多以前 Pennypatch321 said…
crying
Who is it then?! It has to be Lichenpaw!
~Sandpaw
一年多以前 SoyalaLeisu said…
surprise
*twitches and screams* ~Lichenpaw~

NO! No it isn't! RUN!! Get away from her body! ~Daisyflower~
一年多以前 Pennypatch321 said…
angry
*glares at Daisyflower* No! It IS Lichenpaw! She wouldn't hurt me! I'm staying right here!
~Sandpaw