This story takes place directly after the events of "A Dangerous Path" but with minor alterations to the original story. Think of this FanFiction as a paralleled universe to the original arc. Like, if certain events didn't transpire, or if they had, this could be a possible result.

Alterations to note:

Tigerstar is NOT the leader of ShadowClan, however, he is exiled

Nightstar and Cinderfur did NOT die of the unknown deadly disease

Bramblepaw and Tawnypaw are still KITS by the time that Bluestar dies

Graystripe has not left his kits yet, so he still resides in RiverClan

This story contains BOTH cannon cats as well as original characters

okay so maybe those are a lot of alterations… oops.

"Well I'll be Doggone" Allegiances:

[Italicized characters play somewhat of a big role in the story]

[Bolded and italicized characters are VERY important in the story]

THUNDERCLAN

LEADER

FIRESTAR- ginger tom with a flame-colored pelt

APPRENTINCE, BRAMBLEPAW

MATE, SANDSTORM

DEPUTY

WHITESTORM- Big white tom

MEDICINE CAT

CINDERPELT- dark gray she-cat with a sprawled hind leg

WARRIORS (toms, and she-cats without kits)

DARKSTRIPE- Sleek black and gray tabby tom

LONGTAIL- Pale tabby tom with dark black stripes

EAGLECLAW- Big white and blue-gray tabby tom with blue eyes; right eye scarred

OFFSPRING, FUZZPAW, PETALPAW, SKYPAW

MOUSEFUR- Small dusky brown she-cat

GOLDENFLOWER- pale ginger she-cat

OFFSPRING, BRAMBLEPAW, TAWNYPAW

WILDWIND- Red, white, black, and brown mixed tom with yellow eyes

APPRENTINCE, TAWNYPAW

MATE- HAZELSHINE

OFFSPRING- RUSHKIT, SHADEKIT, BLAZEKIT

BRIGHTHEART- White she-cat with ginger splotches; left side of the face heavily scarred

MATE, CLOUDTAIL

BRACKENFUR- Golden brown tabby tom with green eyes

PUDDLESTEP- Blue-gray tabby she-cat with white paws and green eyes

MATE, BRANCHFOOT

OFFSPRING, HONEYPAW

DUSTPELT- Dark brown, tabby tom

MATE, FERNCLOUD

SANDSTORM- Pale ginger she-cat

MATE, FIRESTAR

ROSETAIL- White she-cat with a red tail and green eyes (Redtail's sister)

OFFSPRING, FUZZPAW, PETALPAW, SKYPAW

CLOUDTAIL- Long haired white tom

MATE, BRIGHTHEART

THORNCLAW- Golden brown tom

BRANCHFOOT- Brown tom with darker brown spots around feet; amber eyes

MATE, PUDDLESTEP

OFFSPRING, HONEYLEAF

ASHFUR – Gray tom [with darker flecks] with blue eyes

FERNCLOUD- Pale gray [with darker flecks] she-cat

MATE, DUSTPELT

APPRENTINCES (More than six moons old; in training to become a warrior)

HONEYPAW- Pale brown she-cat with brown eyes

SKYPAW- Gray-blue tabby tom with blue eyes

PETALPAW- White she-cat with pale red ears, paws and tail tip; has green eyes

FUZZPAW- Pale red tom with untamed fur and green eyes

BRAMBLEPAW- Dark brown tabby tom with amber eyes

TAWNYPAW- Tortoiseshell she-cat with green eyes

QUEENS (She-cats expecting or nursing kits)

HAZELSHINE- Black she-cat with hazel eyes

MATE, WILDWIND

OFFSPRING, RUSHKIT, SHADEKIT, BLAZEKIT

ELDERS (Retired warriors and queens)

ONE-EYE- Pale gray she-cat, the oldest she-cat in ThunderClan; virtually blind and deaf

CLOUDSTREAM- Gray tabby tom with white streaks

OFFSPRING, EAGLECLAW, PUDDLESTEP

SMALLEAR- Gray tom with very small ears; the oldest tom in ThunderClan

SPECKLETAIL- Pale tabby she-cat

KITS (Under 6 moons; being nursed to become apprentices)

PEBBLEKIT- Black and white tom with yellow eyes

SHADEKIT- Small black she-cat with amber eyes

BLAZEKIT- Red tabby she-cat with hazel eyes

SHADOWCLAN

LEADER

NIGHTSTAR- Old black tom

DEPUTY

CINDERFUR- Thin gray tom

MEDICINE CAT

RUNNINGNOSE- small gray and white tom

APPRENTINCE, LITTLECLOUD- very small tabby tom

WARRIORS (toms, and she-cats without kits)

OAKFUR- Small brown tom

BLACKFOOT- Large black tom with huge jet-black paws

DARKFLOWER- Black she-cat

STUMPYTAIL- Brown tabby tom

WETFOOT- Gray tabby tom

ASHWING- Pale gray she-cat

SHREWLEG- Tortoiseshell she-cat with short legs

FROZENFANG- White tabby tom with a crooked jaw and broken teeth; gray eyes

APPRENTINCE, ICEPAW

JAGGEDTOOTH- Huge tabby tom

RUSSETFUR- Pale red she-cat

SILVERSPLASH- Silver tabby tom

STRIPEDFUR- Ginger tabby she-cat with darker stripes

FEATHERFLIGHT- Gray she-cat with white ears and paws

OFFSPRING, ICEPAW

LIONCLAW- Golden tabby tom

APPRENTINCES (More than six moons old; in training to become a warrior)

ARTICPAW- Small white she-cat with blue eyes

GRASSPAW- Tabby tom with green eyes

QUEENS (She-cats expecting or nursing kits)

MOSSLEAF- Ginger she-cat with green eyes

TALLPOPPY- Long-legged light brown tabby she-cat

WHITESTEP- Black she cat with white paws and tail

ELDERS (Retired warriors and queens)

SMOKEWHISPER- Dark gray tabby tom

KITS (Under 6 moons old; being nursed to become apprentices)

AMBERKIT- Small golden tom

CLOUDKIT- Black tom with white splotches

DUSKKIT- Pale brown tom

PATCHKIT- Tortoiseshell she-cat

WINDCLAN

LEADER

TALLSTAR- Black and white tom with a very long tail

DEPUTY

DEADFOOT- Black tom with a twisted foot

MEDICINE CAT

BARKFACE- Short-tailed brown tom

WARRIORS (toms, and she-cats without kits)

MUDCLAW- Mottled dark brown tom

QUIETSTEP- Small tabby she-cat

WEBFOOT- Dark gray tabby tom

BURNINGWHISKER- Red tabby tom

TORNEAR- Tabby tom

CLAYTOOTH- Big gray-brown tom

TAWNYFUR- Golden brown she-cat

FROZENLEAF- Pale ginger she-cat with blue eyes

PANTHERSPOTS- White tom with black specks

ONEWHISKER- brown tabby tom

APPRENTICE, GORSEPAW

RUNNINGBROOK- light gray she-cat

SNAKEBITE- Heavily scarred black tom

TWIGPELT- Dark brown tom

APPRENTINCES (More than six moons old; in training to become a warrior)

GORSEPAW- Small brown tom

MENTOR, ONEWHISKER

QUEENS (She-cats expecting or nursing kits)

ASHFOOT- gray she-cat

MORNINGFLOWER- tortoiseshell she-cat

WHITETAIL- small white she-cat

RAINFALL- Blue gray she-cat

ELDERS (Retired warriors and queens)

NONE

KITS (Under 6 moons old; being nursed to become apprentices)

FOXKIT- Russet colored tom

GINGERKIT- Pale ginger she-cat

BRIGHTKIT- White she-cat

SNOWKIT- White she-cat

BERRYKIT- Red tom

RIVERCLAN

LEADER

CROOKEDSTAR- Huge light-brown tabby tom with a twisted jaw

DEPUTY

LEOPARDFUR- Unusually spotted golden tabby she-cat

MEDICINE CAT

MUDFUR- Long-haired light brown tom

WARRIORS (toms, and she-cats without kits)

BLACKCLAW- Smoky black tom

SUNSlASH- Golden she-cat

APPRENTINCE, BREEZEPAW

IVYCLAW- tabby tom with green eyes

SLEEKFUR- Black long-haired tom

APPRENTINCE, LILYPAW

HEAVYSTEP- Thickset tabby tom

APPRENTICE, DAWNPAW

STONEFUR- Gray tom with battle-scarred ears

MISTYFOOT- Gray she-cat with blue eyes

SOOTFALL- Tabby tom with black paws

SHADEPELT- Very dark gray she-cat

LOUDBELLY- Dark brown tom

GRAYSTRIPE- Long-haired gray tom, formerly to Thunderclan

SWEETFACE- Small ginger she-cat

APPRENTINCE, RIPPLEPAW

SAGEFUR- Big red tabby tom

APPRENTINCE, DAWNPAW

APPRENTINCES (More than six moons old; in training to become a warrior)

RIPPLEPAW- Gray tom

BREEZEPAW- White she-cat with long whiskers

GOLDENPAW- Golden brown she-cat

LILYPAW- small tabby she-cat with green eyes

DAWNPAW- Very pale brown she-cat

QUEENS (She-cats expecting or nursing kits)

ECHOWIND- Pale gray she-cat

ELDERS (Retired warriors and queens)

MOUSETAIL- Small brown tom with a very long tail

EMBERSLASH- Black Tom with very pale red stripes

LONGEARS- Gray she-cat with unusually long ears

KITS (Under 6 moons old; being nursed to become apprentices)

MINNOWKIT- Brown tom

ANIMALS OUTSIDE CLANS

BARLEY- Black and white tom that lives on a farm close to the forest

RAVENPAW- Sleek black cat who lives on the farm with Barley; formerly of Thunderclan

CLAYKIT- Small brown, black and white dog with hazel eyes who lives between the borders of Thunderclan and Riverclan; formerly of Thunderclan

TIGERCLAW- Dark brown tabby tom with unusually long claws; formerly of Thunderclan

PRINCESS- Light brown tabby she-cat with a distinctive white chest and paws; a kittypet

SMUDGE- plump black and white kittypet who lives in a house at the edge of the forest