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. :)


Allegiances

ThunderClan

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

Warriors:

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

Queens:

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

Elders:

Dustpelt – dark brown tabby tom

Millie – striped gray tabby she-cat with blue eyes

Graystripe – longhaired gray tom with pale yellow eyes


ShadowClan

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)

Warriors:

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

Queens:

Dawnpelt – cream-furred she-cat; mother of Ferretclaw's kits: Juniperkit (gray she-cat), Whitekit (white tom), and Deerkit (brown tabby tom)

Elders:

Oakfur – small, brown tom

Smokefoot – black tom

Toadfoot – dark brown tom


WindClan

Leader: Onestar – brown tabby tom

Deputy: Crowfeather – dark gray tom

Medicine Cat: Kestrelflight – mottled gray tom

Warriors:

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

Queens:

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)

Elders:

Webfoot – dark gray tabby tom

Tornear – tabby tom


RiverClan

Leader: Mistystar- gray she-cat with blue eyes

Deputy: Mintfur – light gray tabby tom

Medicine Cat: Willowshine – gray tabby she-cat

Warriors:

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

Queens:

Duskfur – brown tabby she-cat

Mosspelt – tortoiseshell she-cat

Duckfeather – tortoiseshell-brown-and-white she-cat

Elders:

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


Prologue


"You will be the death of me

You will be the death of me

Bury it

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