Warriors: The Forbidden Fruit - Prologue
Okay, yes! I do have another fanfic entitled "The Forbidden Fruit" and it is a Twilight fanfic. Okay, I know totally ripping off my other story. However, I would like to point out that I DID NOT THINK OF THE TITLE!
Yes, I am writing this story for a friend of mine on another website. She made up the title and gave me the plot of Jayfeather and Briarlight forbidden romance. I'm just creating the rest of the plot and writing it all down. I'm only doing it because she's a great friend and fan of my other Warriors fics, and I do like Jayfeather. So, this was born.
Okay, okay, disclaimers... Can't live with them, can't live without them. I do not own any of the characters and settings in this story created by Erin Hunter. The characters that I have created belong to me.
Now that the formalities are out of the way, I present you with the Allegiances! Don't worry, the prologue is further down. Just keep scrolling. :)
Leader: Bramblestar – dark brown tabby tom with amber eyes
Deputy: Squirrelflight – dark ginger she-cat with green eyes
Medicine Cat: Jayfeather – gray tabby tom with blind, blue eyes
Brackenfur – golden brown tabby tomcat
Sorreltail – tortoiseshell-and-white she-cat with amber eyes
Cloudtail – longhaired white tom with blue eyes
Thornclaw – golden brown tabby tom
Brightheart – white she-cat with ginger patches
Leafpool – light brown tabby she-cat with amber eyes, former medicine cat
Apprentice; Amberpaw (ginger she-cat)
Spiderleg – long-limbed black tom with brown underbelly and amber eyes
Birchfall – light brown tabby tom
Whitewing – white she-cat with green eyes
Berrynose – cream-colored tom
Hazeltail – small gray-and-white she-cat
Mousewhisker – gray-and-white tom
Lionblaze – golden tabby tom with amber eyes
Cinderheart – gray tabby she-cat
Foxleap – reddish tabby tom
Icecloud – white she-cat
Apprentice; Snowpaw (white tom)
Toadstep – black-and-white tom
Briarlight – dark brown she-cat
Blossomfall – tortoiseshell-and-white she-cat
Bumblestripe – very pale gray tom with black stripes
Dovewing – pale gray she-cat with blue eyes
Ivypool – silver-and-white she-cat with dark blue eyes
Moleclaw – brown-and-cream tom
Seedfall – very pale ginger she-cat
Lilyheart – dark tabby she-cat with white patches
Poppyfrost – tortoiseshell she-cat; mother of Berrynose's kits: Graykit (gray tom), and Tigerkit (dark brown tom)
Cherrystripe – ginger she-cat with blue eyes; mother of Foxleap's kits
Dustpelt – dark brown tabby tom
Millie – striped gray tabby she-cat with blue eyes
Graystripe – longhaired gray tom with pale yellow eyes
Leader: Blackstar- very old large white tom with jet-black paws
Deputy: Rowanclaw – ginger tom
Medicine Cat: Lilystem – pale ginger she-cat with green eyes
Apprentice; Fogpaw (white tomcat)
Applefur – mottled brown she-cat
Kinkfur – tabby she-cat with long fur that sticks out at all angles
Crowfrost – black-and-white tom
Apprentice; Falconpaw (gray tom)
Snowbird – pure white she-cat
Ivytail – black, white, and tortoiseshell she-cat
Tawnypelt – tortoiseshell she-cat
Apprentice; Gingerpaw (ginger she-cat)
Owlclaw – light brown tabby tom
Shrewfoot – gray she-cat with black feet
Apprentice; Fernpaw (light brown tabby she-cat)
Scorchfur – dark gray tom
Tigerheart – dark brown tabby tom
Pinenose – black she-cat
Ferretclaw – cream-and-gray tom
Starlingwing – ginger tom
Apprentice; Runepaw (ginger tom)
Tansyfoot – tortoiseshell tom
Snakefang – black tom with green eyes
Talonfur – ginger tom with white underbelly
Yewpelt – golden tom
Dawnpelt – cream-furred she-cat; mother of Ferretclaw's kits: Juniperkit (gray she-cat), Whitekit (white tom), and Deerkit (brown tabby tom)
Oakfur – small, brown tom
Smokefoot – black tom
Toadfoot – dark brown tom
Leader: Onestar – brown tabby tom
Deputy: Crowfeather – dark gray tom
Medicine Cat: Kestrelflight – mottled gray tom
Whitetail – small, white she-cat
Swallowtail – dark gray she-cat;
Gorsetail – very pale gray-and-white tom with blue eyes
Weaselfur – ginger tom with white paws
Leaftail – dark tabby tom with amber eyes
Apprentice; Rabbitpaw (brown tom)
Emberfoot – gray tom with two dark paws
Apprentice; Badgerpaw (large gray tom with white underbelly)
Sunstrike – tortoiseshell she-cat with a large white mark on her forehead
Whiskernose – light brown tom
Furzepelt – gray-and-white she-cat
Boulderfur – large pale gray tom
Moonfur – white she-cat
Lakestorm – black tomcat
Sedgewhisker – light brown tabby she-cat; mother of Bouldefur's kits: Lichenkit (brown tom) and Brackenkit (ginger tom)
Nightcloud – black she-cat; mother of Crowfeather's kits: Leafkit (brown tabby she-cat), Dawnkit (cream-colored she-cat), and Ashkit (gray tom)
Webfoot – dark gray tabby tom
Tornear – tabby tom
Leader: Mistystar- gray she-cat with blue eyes
Deputy: Mintfur – light gray tabby tom
Medicine Cat: Willowshine – gray tabby she-cat
Graymist – pale gray tabby she-cat
Icewing – white she-cat with blue eyes
Minnowtail – dark gray she-cat
Pebblefoot – mottled gray tom
Mallownose – light brown tabby tom
Robinwing – tortoiseshell-and-white tom
Grasspelt – light brown tom
Hollowflight – dark brown tabby tom
Troutstream – pale gray tabby she-cat
Mossyfoot – brown-and-white she-cat
Rushtail – light brown tabby tom
Duskfur – brown tabby she-cat
Mosspelt – tortoiseshell she-cat
Duckfeather – tortoiseshell-brown-and-white she-cat
Dapplenose – mottled gray she-cat
Pouncetail – ginger-and-white tom
Animals Outside the Clans
Smoky – muscular gray-and-white tom that lives in a barn at the horseplace
Floss – small gray-and-white she-cat who lives at the horseplace
Midnight – a star-gazing badger that lives by the sea
Wren – dusky brown tom with amber eyes that lives near the sea
Sol – brown-and-tortoiseshell long-haired tom with pale yellow eyes
Stormfur – dark gray tom with amber eyes, formerly of RiverClan, currently of the Tribe of Rushing Water
Brook Where Small Fish Swim (Brook) – brown tabby she-cat, currently of the Tribe of Rushing Water
"You will be the death of me
You will be the death of me
I won't let you bury it
I won't let you smother it
I won't let you murder it"
-"Time Is Running Out" by Muse
Wind swooshed through the branches overhead as a gray tabby tomcat proceeded on his journey. Slowly, he ascended the rocky path that led to the pool of stars. Even though his blue eyes were blind, he knew the path after so many moons of trudging along it that he did not need sight to tell his way. While a normal cat would have been wary and uncertain the darkness, this tom walked along with sure footing. Sometimes he would wonder about the world and how beautiful it truly was. He would wonder about the lake and how vast it appeared. He would wonder about his den, his camp, his clan-mates, and his friends. Only in his dreams could he see, and that was all the more reason to be in a hurry.
It didn't take him too long to reach the pool. Darkness was an everyday thing for him, but even in the daylight, he was wary coming here. He would never forget the one time he was assaulted on his way to share tongues with StarClan. His lips curled back in a snarl as he remembered the insolent brute who dared to attack him on sacred ground. The cat's lineage only further infuriated him, however he knew that the culprit only resented their relation.
The tom tried to push the thoughts of attack away from his mind. This was not the place for hard feelings and anger to be felt; this was a place for answers, and it was answers he needed.
Earlier that day, he had been sitting in his den, going over his herb storage. Even though the season of greenleaf had only just begun, he wanted to make sure that he could harvest as many herbs as possible before they had a cold front. He was just trying to calculate how much marigold he would need to gather during the warm weather when his brother, Lionblaze, entered the den. Lionblaze told him that he had been out on a patrol and found it. He thought that it might be some sign from StarClan… and he was right. Lionblaze had brought him a briar that had a jay's feather tangled within it. However, the feather was almost entirely destroyed, bent, and broken.
The first thing that the tom thought of was his patient, Briarlight. Moons ago, Briarlight had been trying to save and elder during a storm when a beech tree was struck by lightning and fell into the camp. The tree killed the elder and snapped Briarlight's spine just above her hips. Ever since that fateful day, the poor she-cat had been crippled and could only resort to dragging herself around by her forepaws. Now, Briarlight was spending all of her time in the medicine cat den, helping the tom with his duties. She had proved herself to be a reliable asset rather than the liability and burden they all thought she would become.
If the jay's feather was tangled amongst the briar and completely destroyed, was than an omen saying that Briarlight would try to kill him? The tom shook his head. He refused to believe that the innocent, unfortunate she-cat would hold enough malice inside her to want to hurt him. Besides, what would she even be accomplishing by doing so? That was out of the question, but the tom had no idea what else it could mean.
As he reached the pool that reflected the stars, he let out a sigh. Less than a moon ago, he had been here with the other Clan medicine cats during the half-moon to speak with their warrior ancestors. The tom supposed that he could have waited until the next half-moon, but he was too confused and too eager to learn the meaning of the sign.
He plodded forward until he reached the water's edge and inhaled deeply. The hollow around him smelled of stars—they had a unique, very pure and fresh smell that the tom could never describe. He bent down and lapped up some of the water before lying beside the pool and closing his eyes.
With the speed that it all happened in, the tom could have been blinking, for when he opened his eyes, he was in a misty forest with stars caught in the leaves of the trees above his head. "Greetings, Jayfeather," a familiar voice greeted.
Jayfeather turned to see a flat-faced, scarred gray she-cat with orange eyes. In the waking world, Jayfeather was blind, but in his dreams, he could see. He gazed at the former ThunderClan medicine cat fondly. "Greetings, Yellowfang," he returned the pleasantry.
"You're early," Yellowfang observed, sitting down and curling her fluffy tail around her paws.
Jayfeather dipped his head. "Yes. The other day, Lionblaze found a sign that I think might have a double meaning. I wanted to know whether or not StarClan sent it."
Yellowfang's whiskers twitched but not in amusement. "What was the sign of?"
"There was a cluster of briars, and then there was a jay's feather tangled within, but the feather was mangled and almost totally destroyed… Do you have any idea what it could mean?" Jayfeather inquired carefully.
The former medicine cat's face darkened. She let out an irritated sigh. "Most StarClan warriors will not appreciate me telling you this," she murmured. "But I feel that since it does concern you, that I should tell you. The briars symbolize Briarlight and the jay's feather symbolizes you… Something will happen between the two of you that will destroy the only life you know."
Jayfeather's eyes widened. "But what could Briarlight possibly do that would hurt me?"
"It will be a bittersweet pain… one that I have known," Yellowfang answered, avoiding his question.
"Yellowfang!" Jayfeather hissed in annoyance. "Tell me! Tell me what she'll do!" Yellowfang's image began to fade before Jayfeather had even finished his sentence. He let out a yowl of fury as he woke in the stone hollow of the pool, most of his questions left unanswered.
A/N: Okay, yes a very original idea I know. Yes, that was sarcasm my friends. But the thing is is that my good friend on another website asked me to write this for her, so I agreed to do it. This isn't going to be my normal kind of fanfic, and this might even have a horrifying ending, but that was just to let you know.
Chapter One is already written and will be posted right after this one, so look forward to it! :D