Firestar 4 Firepaw bounded towards Four Stones beside his clan. 4 rocks surrounded the large rock in the middle, which was called, ironically, Great Rock. The other clans were already there, but the leaders didn't start the gathering right away. Firepaw wandered over to the elders. They were sharing stories with whoever was listening. "Firestar, at that time called Fireheart, thought up a plan to get rid of the dogs. He had a group of volunteer cats. They would help lead the dogs to the gorge. When Fireheart ran, the dogs followed, hot on his trail. He was almost there." The young cats around the elders leaned forward. "Clouds covered the sky, Fireheart was willing to jump over the edge himself if that's what it would take to save his clan." The cats turned to the apprentice that was now speaking. He looked to be about 7 or so moons, yet he stood with the confidence of a clan leader, and the way he told the story, you'd think this young cat WAS Firestar. "The gorge was close. He emerged from the trees and ran, focused on the cliff. He cast a quick glance over his shoulder. Fireheart slowed, knowing that if he outran the dogs, his plan would fail." Firepaw retold his memory. He stood taller, remembering every detail. "Fireheart's heart raced as he ran. The pack behind him, barking, "pack, pack! Kill, kill!" "The words slashed Fireheart like teeth." Firepaw's eyes blazed and his audience held their breath, subconsciously leaning forward. Firepaw raised his paw dramatically. "Almost there, almost to the cliff..." Firepaw slammed his paw down and all the cats jumped. "Something barreled into him. Fireheart fought to get up as a paw pinned him to the the ground. A growl sounded in his ear. 'Going somewhere, Fireheart?' It was Tigerstar." The audience gasped, and stared at him with wide eyes, eager for him to continue his story and tell them what happened next. "Fireheart struggled to free himself. 'Greet Starclan for me.' Tigerstar told him. 'Only after you!' Fireheart gasped. Then Tigerstar released him!" Firepaw's eyes blazed and his fur fluffed up as if reliving a horrible memory. "Tigerstar ran up the nearest tree. Before he could understand what was going on, Fireheart heard a savage howl. He turned around to see the lead dog standing over him, fangs gleaming, eyes blazing, saliva falling from it's open mouth. There was no escape. He closed his eyes and prepared to meet Starclan. Pain like very sharp rocks filled his body as the beast shook him to and fro. He twisted and fought, but could not break free." Firepaw trembled, then continued. "Suddenly a yowl sounded, and the dog dropped Fireheart as Bluestar rammed into it's side. The force of the impact sent the dog stumbling over the edge of the gorge. As it fell, it grabbed onto Bluestar. They both fell over. Dogs who couldn't stop in time followed, but the rest ran away. Fireheart searched and searched, and then, seeing a glimpse of Bluestar in the current, he jumped into the gorge." "If you are done running your mouth." A she-cat growled from the top of the Great Rock. "Fireheart couldn't save her, cause she died, and he became clan leader." Firepaw said quickly. He shifted his attention to the leaders. "Thank you." The black she-cat growled. "Well, you were so excited to speak, Shadestar." Dawnstar meowed. Shadestar glowered for a moment, then smoothed her fur. "Well, due to Darkflower's death," she glared at the Windclan cats. "Nightshadow has become the new Shadowclan deputy." Shadestar said proudly. A dark-furred Persian tom stepped forward from his new place among the deputies, then stepped back. Cats of all clans yowled their approval. 'Must be popular.' Firepaw thought. Shadestar held up a paw for silence. "Shadowclan is thriving, and well." She finished. "My medicine cat, Troutfall, has taken Swellowpaw has her apprentice." A brown tom spoke. "What is a swellow?" An apprentice asked. The cat was silenced before he could get an answer. (Swellow is a pokemon, but they wouldn't know that, would they?) Ahead, a greenish she-cat sat proudly next to her apprentice, a bluish she-cat with a red underbelly. "Continue, Oakstar, unless you have more to say." A dark brown tom growled. The Riverclan leader dug his claws into the rock as the Windclan leader glared at him. "I am finished, Badgerstar." Oakstar growled. "Any thing Thunderclan has to say?" "We have three new apprentices, Firepaw, Snowpaw, and Swiftpaw. We are doing fine." Dawnstar mewed calmly. Firepaw felt all eyes staring at him before every cat turned back to the leaders. "Now," Badgerstar began. All attention turned to him. "My patrols have spotted a fox, it seems to have left, but I wish to warn you all." Badgerstar glared at Dawnstar. "Windclan is flourishing and strong." Firepaw's fur bristled. That last sentence seemed like a threat. "Now, I do believe this gathering is over." The clans separated and went their separate ways. Firepaw saw a white she-cat with light blue swirls staring at him, before heading away. Firepaw blinked in confusion, then followed Thunderclan out of the clearing. (Next chapter... WINDCLAN! Midnight- and that's supposed to be exciting... why? me- because...