New chapter, with a side of drama, angst, and guilt! I own nothing.

Hollyleaf said nothing. She just continued to stand there with her lips drawn back in a snarl.

"Hollyleaf, it's me!" Squirrelflight said desperately.

"I know exactly who you are!" the deranged she-cat hissed. "You're the one who lied to me to cover for that no good liar!" Squirrelflight didn't know what to say.

"We thought you were dead," she whispered. Hollyleaf looked startled at that, but recovered quickly.

"It doesn't matter. I'm going to kill you anyway. And your mate isn't here to save you!" Squirrelflight flinched.

"He's not my mate anymore." she said dejectedly. Hollyleafs eyes narrowed.

"Why are you here?" Hollyleaf asked as Squirrelflight looked up with a determined look in her eyes.

"I'm going to SkyClan."

Brambleclaw stumbled out of the den. Him? She left simply because of the way he'd been treating her? Would she be here if he'd just forgiven her? He shook away those thoughts. What did he care? She'd lied to him! She wasn't his mate anymore. Graystripe padded up and sat next to him.

"You should have forgiven her." he said sternly. Brambleclaw looked at him, surprised.


"But nothing!" Graystripe interrupted. "This is your mistake. You have to fix it."

"How?" Brambleclaw said, confused. Then his eyes widened in realization. "I can't! I have duties!" Graystripe had anticipated this.

"I can keep things in order while you're gone," he offered. "Think about it."

And Brambleclaw did just that.

Sorry it's so short, but oh well!