Leafpool Speaks: Breaking the Code
I always wanted to be a medicine cat. When I was a kit, I watched
Cinderpelt taking care of the others, I wanted to be that kind and caring, that
I grew up and became a medicine cat. I knew medicine
cat can't have Mates, but I didn't know why, and no one ever stopped to
Then, that night on a battle, I was hanging on feebly onto
the edge of the cliff. I yowled and yowled, and a black face appeared.
Crowfeather! I recognized him. His eyes met mine. He saved my life.
knew medicine cats can't fall in love. But it was hard to not love him. He was
This is a forbidden love; I am a forbidden lover. I
would get into trouble.
Whatever it takes, we would get out of this
One day we ran away from the lake. He promised to take care of
me- I knew he would.
Then we met Midnight the badger. She informed us
the badgers were going to attack the camp.
We went back- we must. But
I was too late, no, we were too late. The battle was over and I watched in
horror as Cinderpelt died saving Sorreltail's kits.
I was no longer able to meet Crowfeather. He was now mates with Nightcloud.
Then my kits came... Well, that's another story. But I believe Jaypaw, Hollypaw and
Lionpaw will grow up into fine cats under my sister Squirrelflight's care.
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