|Heart of the Leader
Author: Sandtail PM
"No, no! Jayfeather this is bad! That's six warriors." Bramblestar groaned. "Mille, Sandstorm, Blossomfall, Ivypool, Lionblaze and now Birchfall are all…diseased." Jayfeather growled. "You think I'm not trying, I've never seen these symptoms before! Blossomfall was just coughing up blood today, more blood than was spilled during the badger attack!"Rated: Fiction T - English - Mystery - BrambleStar - Chapters: 3 - Words: 3,916 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 01-08-13 - Published: 12-09-12 - id: 8781219
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This is in spirit of the Christmas season. Happy Holidays everyone! I'll try to get this done before 2013. So that's right Update every day.
Heavy winds blew into the leader's den as a light blue tabby tom walked in shaking cold snow off his pelt. "Bramblestar another cat has the sickness."
A large tabby tom widened his amber eyes in shock. "What who?" He stood up and lay down in front of the medicine cat.
"No, no! Jayfeather this is bad! That's six warriors." Bramblestar groaned. "Mille, Sandstorm, Blossomfall, Ivypool, Lionblaze and now Birchfall are all…diseased."
Jayfeather growled. "You think I'm not trying, I've never seen these symptoms before! Blossomfall was just coughing up blood today, more blood than was spilt during the badger attack!"
"It must be just Blackcough." Bramblestar voice was barley above a whisper. "What if the other clans attack us? We'll lose badly."
Jayfeather shook his head. "I talked to the other medicine cats, they have the same problem. There're calling it a plague."
"A wide spread disease. No cat has died yet but we can't take any chances." Jayfeather bowed his head down. "Lionblaze is so skinny and pale I-I can't believe he's part of the three or my brother."
Bramblestar's eyes flashed with sadness. Even if Lionblaze wasn't his son, he still meant something to him. "Maybe it's…"
Jayfeather raised up his head in anger. "Don't even suggest it Bramblestar, you are a great leader! Starclan would not punish a whole-."
"Jayfeather something's wrong with Icecloud, Her ears are bleeding and she's coughing." A high pitched voice interrupted the two. Amberpaw was standing outside of Bramblestar's den panting heavily.
"Try to dream with Starclan." Jayfeather hissed. He whipped around and dashed towards the fallen white she-cat stumbling sometimes.
Bramblestar closed his eyes in grief. What's to stop the sickness from hitting his sweet mate? Squirrelflight was on a patrol at the moment with Dovewing and Toadstep.
"Starclan don't abandon us now." He lay down and sighed. Closing his eyes he was slowly drawn into a deep dark sleep.
"Bramblestar." Bramblestar opened his eyes in shock.
" Firestar?" he asked questionably. There was a orange ginger tom with a serious gaze sitting with his tail wrapped around his paws.
"The journey to find the lake wasn't your last Bramblestar." The former leader whispered.
"What do you mean?" Bramblestar's eyes were filled with happiness and curiosity.
"The clans are dying." Bramblestar flattened his ears I know that
"This sickness is known as the Dark Cough. It's rare but seems to have come in contact with the clans. It leaves the victims in eternal pain until you decide to end it yourself or if the body can no longer handle it."
"H-how do we stop it." Bramblestar silently cursed himself fro stammering. "There must be a way."
"The last time this sickness occurred was during the time of the founders themselves; apparently the leader's nine lives protected them from the sickness. Therefore they could only make the journey themselves." Firestar paused as if hiding something.
Bramblestar blinked his eyes in confusion. "What?"
"Did you ever wonder how the Great War started, the one that killed Shadow." He asked.
Bramblestar nodded. "Shadow wanted more territory and started it."
Firestar sighed. "During the Journey the leaders formed friendships so when they returned to their respected clans to much trust was established. During the journey Thunder promised Shadow territory but when they came home that promise was lost during the harsh Leafbare. Shadow attacked out of grief for a lost friend and sadly Thunder had to end his good friend. Wind and River had their own unsolved problems, Wind had a mate and River fell in love with her. Wind's mate attacked River and lied about who attacked first. They all lost something."
Bramblestar widened his eyes in shock. "I never knew that."
"You must not tell anyone of this story Bramblestar, I only tell you this because you will be traveling with the other leader."
Bramblestar almost smirked. " I don't see myself becoming fast friends with Blackstar."
Firestar smiled. " I know Bramblestar but there's more to the other leaders than you know, Just be aware."
A person told me to pray on the day before the end of the world. This was our convo
Me- Why do think the world is gonna end?
Lady- the Mayan calendar, haven't you seen the signs.
Me- You don't know a Mayan, their dead and they can't see the future. They made a calendar dear (she was younger than me I just think lady is fast to type)
Lady- Walks away