Warriors: The Last Saga
Beginning of Leafbare
Disclaimer ~ I do not, nor ever will, own Warriors.
A/N ~ Hello everyone! Welcome to my first story, The Last Saga. This story will focus around Dovewing and her perspective of life, but will also include other POV's as well. I've decided that I wanted to take this story down the path of Dovewing and Tigerheart, instead of Foxleap as it originally was. For those of you who have read this story within the first year of it being published, now here is a edited version with Dove X Tiger instead of Fox. I hope to gain more readers with a more popular couple, and one of my close friends has convinced me. ;) Eventually, I will probably end up writing a one-shot with Dove X Fox, but until then you can enjoy Dove X Tiger! Please review, I would love to hear what my readers think! Enjoy! ~ SnowArabian
Here's the basic story; Lionblaze, Jayfeather, and Dovewing have found the fourth cat but she has refused to help them. This story will take place after the 4th actual warriors book in 'Omen of the Stars'. There's a small gap in between, but I might eventually go back and fix that. The Dark Forest has caused the Clans to distrust each other and fight against one another.
8/19 – I'm right now going back and editing things for a second time! Only small changes in the prologue for right now! My plan is to edit/add to 4 chapters, then write a new chapter.
1/2 - My plans are to have all the editing done by 1/13, when TLS one year anniversary is! And I will post the awaited new chapter!
Wind brushed the grass in the empty clearing, sending long shadows sprawling across the ground. The sun had not yet set while two cats gathered there huddled, one gray and one golden. Whispering softly to each other, they spoke of great danger. The last prophecy had gone horribly wrong and the worst thing is that they hadn't been able to do anything about it. They decided that they needed to send a prophecy, which would guarantee the safe future of the clans. But, with such a prosperous future, there has to be a price.
"You know, Lionheart for things to be turned around now, especially when things have become so bad, it might cause the battle of all battles. And I'm not sure we can risk that right now," the gray she-cat spoke sadly. Her deep blue eyes were haunted by the past battles and her coat was matted. The gray she-cat looked aged, the stress and pain caused from the recent events had depleted her of energy and will.
"I know Bluestar. But if things continue, the clans might not survive at all, which would be the greatest price to pay. We have to do something quick, or the clans will be destroyed forever. We can't just leave them alone, Bluestar. We need to fight against the eternal darkness. This is a battle we cannot lose," Lionheart stressed, his amber eyes filled with pain. His eyes too, were empty orbs, lost in the past.
"Maybe… it's time for the clans to give up… Ever since the Dark Forest has been recruiting from inside the clans, things have been chaotic. We've done most everything we have. It's not up to us to fight their battles. Even the power of the four wasn't enough! Why did the fourth cat have to be one who wishes nothing to do with the prophecy! How can we expect to defeat the eternal darkness with only three?" Bluestar yowled, frustrated.
"It will never be time for the clans to give up. We have to fight forever!" Lionheart said firmly, leaping up suddenly as he pricked his ears.
The wind howled, scattering leaves everywhere. Bluestar watched Lionheart's focused eyes, and traced his gaze to behind her. Bluestar caught glimpse of a dappled tortoiseshell running off to hide.
Confusion and annoyance swept through Bluestar's body as she called out,"Spottedleaf!" The tortoiseshell quickly skid to a stop at the sound of her name, and hid her eyes as she turned back to face Bluestar.
"Were you spying on us, Spottedleaf?" Bluestar demanded.
Spottedleaf ducked her head in apology. "There's nothing to do around here! It's the beginning of leafbare and none of the herbs are ready. Cats are always holding meetings without me! I thought I might learn some of the news! I'm a ThunderClan cat too, you know," Spottedleaf protested, her amber eyes flashing.
Bluestar settled down and wrapped her tail around her leg. She took a deep breath and closed her eyes. "Next time, approach us. Don't hide in the trees or bushes, or anywhere!"
Spottedleaf nodded in agreement. "I think I have a prophecy that will fix the coming problems. It may cause trouble throughout the clans, but we have to take our chances," the dappled cat said. "I've recently been having strange dreams, they're from an unknown source, but I can tell they are important.."
"And what is this prophecy, Spottedleaf?" Bluestar asked. Lionheart shifted his paws but stayed silent. Spottedleaf's eyes glazed over and overtook a foreign glare. Both Bluestar and Lionheart had seen many medicine cats take this "prophecy" form, but even seeing it over and over never made it less creepy.
"At the morning of dawn, one cat will rise and save the clans from eternal darknes,"she rasped, her voice sounding like it hadn't been used in several moons.
"What does the prophecy mean?" Lionheart asked as soon as Spottedleaf was shaken from her trance.
"I'm not sure… This prophecy has come to me from one of my strange dreams. I feel we have another ancient prophecy, that it has come from the same ancestors as the last," Spottedleaf replied.
"Well, let's hope the clan cats can figure it out better than we can," Bluestar replied dryly.
Bluestar called the meeting to an end and the three cats padded away, all going in separate directions. Shadows silhouetted over the open clearing; a cold leafbare breeze smoothed the grass. Everywhere the wind whispered "It's time."