The last reviewer ... is CODY THE PIKACHU! I would give you so many virtual hugs and kisses right now ... :3 Thank you so much for your review, it meant a lot(:
I'd just like to include a small authors note at the end.(:
I'd like to thank every single person who followed, favorited, and/or reviewed this story. It's because of you Mapleshade's Revenge is now what it is. 25 chapters and 146 reviews ... wow. Just wow. It's a dream come true to find that about 4,000 people read this and I got 100+ reviews. It means so much and no doubt I'll continue writing fanfiction in the future.(;
I'm sure that all of you that reviewed got a chapter dedicated to you, if not more than one. If you find that I've made a mistake and forgotten/mispelled you username, please contact me immediately through PM, or just review again. I know it sounds quite queer to review a story even when it's over, but I'm hoping that you all will give me some feedback on the whole story.
So at the end of the Epilogue, Pinestar meets Jake and a dying Whitetail. What about Mapleshade? Your answer: She visits Whitetail in StarClan and the two mend broken ties, but at the same time, she also visits Pinestar in his dreams to remind him of his loyalty to ThunderClan ... a little too harshly. And thus, Pinestar starts secretly getting food from Twolegs and meeting up with Jake (He's not gay, just in need of a friend).
Yes, Leopardfoot is his mate and yes, Tigerkit is born. But Pinestar feels as if he cannot share his fears of dying to his family, even though he has an exceptional amount of lives left. Mapleshade watches over him from the Dark Forest, and Pinestar's scheme reminds her too much of Whitetail. So she visits Pinestar one last time before he makes the decision to step down as leader of ThunderClan.
That night in the Twoleg nest (he now lives with Jake) Mapleshade visits him in his dreams and disowns him, exactly what Poppyfrost did to her when she was visiting StarClan for the first time since she died. Mapleshade realizes that her quest for revenge is not over yet, and sadly, it will never be over. In Crookedstar's Promise, it states that Mapleshade is still hungry for revenge, and this trait will never leave her.
I tried to keep most of the things in this fanfiction as close to the real series as possible, and I know that the SkyClan part was kind of off-track, but it was important to include the long-lost Clan. I feel the need not to repeat the reason why, because if you read the entire thing (yes, the entire scary thing) you will find out why.
You must have realized that in the middle of the story I suddenly threw out Sagepaw, RiverClan's old medicine cat apprentice and exchanged her for Bramblepaw to keep the story as close to the original series as possible. I also switched ideas if you might have noticed, but that's because in the middle of the night I'd jump up and realize I haven't included something, or I've forgotten to add something, and then I would also use the ideas from reviewers.
Authors are not perfect, and we forget a lot of things. It's deeply appreciated to the reader to raise questions and suggestions, because that keeps new surprises int he story(:
Last of all, (because to you that are actually reading this A/N, I'm picturing you about to doze off) I hope that your view on Mapleshade has changed. I've always thought she was written by the Hunters in a cruel way, and they didn't really express the true part of her. I'll admit that I took about two days to brainstorm everything and write down every single event, but I feel that it was worth it. Mapleshade is a powerful character and she teaches us so much about love, loss, and family.
Just remember to try not to kill some other people in the middle of the night because that would lead to your death in the middle of the night by a fox. (; Just kidding.:P
I hope you keep reading and following and reviewing my other fanfictions, because I've got some more Warrior ideas. Also, if you want to be a moderator in my form 'Warriors Got Talent', PM me because I am desperately in need of one or two or more. I can't keep up!
Also, I'll gladly write a story with you any time. I think that writing a story with someone else would benefit us all.(: If you want some story ideas, PM me.
Questions, comments, hopeful concerns, emotional breakdowns all at my inbox.
Thanks so much for reading, guys! More cookies for all that read the A/N!