Hawkfrost's Path (Prologue)

Hawkpaw followed his mother along with his sister, Mothpaw into the forest. "I... I have to tell you something and.. it's not going to be easy." Sasha meowed gently "We can't stay in RiverClan. We have to leave, and go back to the woods. It's not safe here anymore." "No! No! I don't want to leave! I want to stay, and become a warrior! Mama- Mama don't make me leave!" Hawkpaw protested. I can't leave and after all I made it this far! Mothpaw talked to our mother, Sasha and told her she wouldn't leave me. "I- we won't mention Tigerstar's name! Ever!" Hawkpaw thought there might be a chance they could stay after all. "We won't ever!" Mothpaw agreed. "And, if we don't tell... How else would any cat find out who our father is?" Hawkpaw questioned. Sasha turned and walked away.

(A few moments later) "I have to go now, my sweet kits. I'll miss you both more than I can say… but I know you'll grow up to be great warriors" Sasha mewed as she groomed Mothpaw's forehead. "I'll make you proud mama, you'll see!" Hawkpaw glanced up at his mother one last time. Sasha looked down at Hawkpaw "I know you will, Hawkpaw." I don't ant her too go! Our pelts won't be complete! We need cream along with gray tabby and golden tabby! I'll miss you too much, Mama! "I wish you wouldn't have to go, Mama. I love you! "Mothpaw whispered. Blackclaw beckoned me and my sister over and I trudged after him. With one sad glance at his mother, Hawkpaw left. This is where our friend's story begins…