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Keisharall
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The bulk of ThunderClan's territory.

August 10, 2012 at 9:26 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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Jaggedstar ran out into the territory with Hawkshadow and the two apprentices.


Thornpaw ran besides Sparrowpaw as he followed the others. 

August 13, 2012 at 1:53 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Keisharall
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Sparropaw ran beside Thornpaw at an easy, steady pace as they entered the Forest. 


Hawkshadow followed after Jaggedstar, coming to a slow with the rest of the patrol. Raising his muzzle, he breathed in the scents of the territory, searching for any signs of prey.

August 13, 2012 at 3:44 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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Thornpaw was falling slightly behind Sparrowpaw. He stopped when the others did, and he scented the air. "Mouse." he meowed and flicked his ear in the direction.


Jaggedstar nodded and went the oppsite way to let someone else catch it. He scented the air and continued running before he slowed and crouched down behind a tree. He rushed out and leapt, catching a bird between his claws. 

August 14, 2012 at 1:44 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Sparrowpaw looked at Thornpaw and nudged him gently. "Good luck." she meowed softly in encouragement. She crouched down and followed Jaggedstar, staying light and silent on her paws as she navigating the forest terrain. Spotting the leader in front of her, she paused, just trying to stay silent when he suddenly leaped. It was then that she realized, that in her crouch and being so silent, it looked as if she was stalking him, especially since she'd come up from behind. She rose to her paws quickly, seeing a bird in his own. "Nice catch..." she said, her voice soft in the morning stillness. Then she flushed with embarrassment, as she'd congratulated her mentor and leader; like she should be praising him! Sparrowpaw wished Thornpaw were here now. He was so much better with people... For a moment, she debated walking away, but decided against that, so instead, she stood awkwardly.


Hawkshadow looked at his apprentice with an expectant grin and motioned for him to go get the mouse. He'd found it, so he had the right to be the one to hunt it.

August 14, 2012 at 8:29 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Jaggedstar looked a t Sparrowpaw and twitched his ear. "It's expected of me to be able to catch food for the clan." he grunted then scented the air again.


Thornpaw looked reluctantly at his mentor, then back towards the mouse. He sighed and headed off towards it. He crouched down in a lopsided hunter's crouch and he crept forward towards it. A twig snapped under his paws when he neared it, and he growled in frustration as it bolted towards a bush. He lunged forward and barely managed to step on its tail before it escaped. He quickly killed it then shook his head, disappointed at himself. 

August 15, 2012 at 12:36 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Hawkshadow frowned slightly as he watched Thornpaw go into his hunter's crouch. Twitching his whiskers, he watched the, well, sloppy kill. He walked over to Thornpaw and crouched down beside him. "Here, Thornpaw, when you go into your hunter's crouch, try to keep her paws evenly spaced and comfortable." he mewed, demonstrating. "Try to keep them in line with your shoulders. Too close together, you won't have balance; too far apart, you'll be heavy and noisy." he told him. "And try to look over the path you'll be taking towards your prey before you actually walk it. That way, you'll know of any obsticals in your way."


Sparrowpaw gave a small nod. "Of course." she murmured, and seeing him scent the air, she took that moment to escape. She backed away until she couldn't see him anymore, giving a small sigh of relief as her tension faded. Padding forward, she raised her head. A bird. She slipped into her hunter's crouch, light on her paws as she moved forward fluidly. Her eyes narrowed as she spotted her prey, a thrush, and she took a deep silent breath, relaxing slightly. Then, her muscles coiled and she leaped, unsheathed paws outstretched. The bird fluttered frantically, but then her paws smashed down on it, cutting off it's cry of distress before it could alert anything else. Biting down hard, she made a quick, efficient kill. Picking up the thrush, she walked over towards a smaller tree with ferns all around the base. She quickly scraped dirt over it to start a small cache before trotting off in another direction in search of more.

August 15, 2012 at 4:22 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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Thornpaw nodded slowly. "I see...." he meowed and then tried the crouch again. He improved with his posture, but he was leaning slightly to the right. "Is this better?" he asked Hawkshadow.


Jaggedstar saw Sparrowpaw go off from the corner of his eye, and he quietly took off after her and he watched her catch the bird. After she had caught it, he emerged from his hiding place. "A clean catch." he commented.

August 17, 2012 at 1:00 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Sparrowpaw jumped slightly at the sound of Jaggedstar's voice, and she turned around, wide-eyed. "O-oh!" she stammered out. "Thank you..." she mewed finding her tongue. She hadn't realized he'd followed her....


Hawkshadow gave a small nod. "Yes...it is... but try not leaning to the right... Try to stay nice and level." he mewed, slipping into the crouch again to show him, staying patient.

August 17, 2012 at 1:13 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Thornpaw attempted again, and succesfully was in the hunter's crouch. "Now the challenging part of actually catching something while using this correct position." he meowed with a grin.


Jaggedstar flicked his ear in acknowledgement, then he continued on his own hunting. He heard a quiet rustling, so he crouched down and walked silently forward. A snake slithered out from the bush and he growled in annoyance. "No sense leaving that around to bite someone." he muttered then leapt forward at it. He was surprised at how fast it was as it tried to flee. He quickly stopped it by placing his paw on its head, then he gave it a quick nip, killing it. 

August 17, 2012 at 1:31 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Sparrowpaw watched him dispatch the snake, but this time stayed silent. The leader wasn't hunting for praise or admiration, so he probably wouldn't appreicated it, especiall coming from an apprentice. Instead, she went her own way, only to pause shortly hearing chittering. Flicking her ears, she quickly pinpointed it to a squirrell up in the trees. Moving stealthily, she quickly went around to the other side of the tree and silently began to climb up it. Slipping onto a branch, she looked around ,hearing the chattering again, only louder. Freezing, she spotted the squirrell, now looking around, alerted to her presence, but not knowing where she was. She narrowed her eyes at the branch, irked at it's thinness. It was right near the ground, so it wasn't dangerous, but if it cracked, it'd scare prey for miles, ruining the hunt probably for everyone. Formulating a plan, she gave a mental nod, zeroing in onto her prey. Then, she leaped. The squirrel jumped in fright as she suddenly rushed towards it. Her jaws closed around it's back and throat, killing it quickly. The minute she felt her paws touch the branch, she jumped off, so only half her weight it at anytime. The fact that she was light helped as well, and the whole thing took a matter of seconds. Her paws thumped heavily on the floor, and she had to take a couple hasty steps forward, but she kept her balance and pride shot through her at the catch of the squirrel. She flicked up her head and gave a small squeal of shock, jumping up and dropping her mouse. It was only now that she had realized she just jumped down right in front of Jaggedstorm. She stared wide eyes, her mouth hanging open in surprise, hoping she hadn't ruined his own hunt.


Hawkshadow shared his aprentice's grin. "We'll just take it slow. Move forward, one pawstep at a time, and just focus on keeping the hunter's crouch light and balanced." he ordered, stepping back to watch how Thornpaw would do.

August 17, 2012 at 8:16 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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Jaggedstar raised his eyes at Sparrowpaw. "Maybe you should be a little more careful about where you're hunting. Had I been stalking something, it would have been long gone. Not only that, but it was reckless and you could have injured yourself. That means that one of the warriors would have to drag your broken body home." he snorted and shook his head. "Be more careful next time." he was being so gruff about it because that was his personality as well as because he cared for her safety. 


Thornpaw nodded and crouched down and moved forward. He did it correctly, but he didn't do it gracefully at all, and it was obvious that he was only thinking about his posture. He wouldn't have been thinking about the prey. 

August 18, 2012 at 12:47 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Sparrowpaw's pride deflated instantly at the rebuke and she gave a small nod, averting her gaze. She took a small step forward, but only to pick up her squirrel. She had thought through her jump, and had done it in the safest way possible! But maybe it had been a little reckless... The young she-cat kept her gaze on the ground as she backed away from the large, grey tom. "Sorry, Jaggedstar..." she said, her voice quiet, even for her. She felt embarrassed and ashamed that she'd been so  careless to not even notice Jaggedstar there. That coupled with the fact that she was shy and getting a stern scolding had rendered her almost mute... Giving another small nod to acknowledge her leader, she turned and quickly left that area. Carrying her squirrell, she quickly bound back to her cache under the vine tree. Digging down, she went to set her squirrell down, feeling sullen. The large piece of prey she'd been so proud of now didn't seem so great... She picked up her both of them and decided she'd go find Thornpaw and see how he was doing. Besides, she worried about getting in Jaggedstorm's way again; StarClan knows she didn't want to get in trouble again...


Hawkshadow watched Thornpaw and gave a small nod. He was still stiff and it wasn't too fluid, but it was an improvement. "Good...You're staying balanced and you're staying fairly light." he told Thornpaw. "Just keep practicing and you should get more used to it." he mewed. Hawkshadow made a mental note to take Thornpaw out on extra hunting training....

August 18, 2012 at 3:29 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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Jaggedstar watched Sparrowpaw go off, and he sighed slightly. He didn't enjoy making apprentices deflate, but he knew that sometimes they needed to hear it. He picked up his prey.


Thornpaw nodded to his mentor, pleased that he had at least improved. He spotted Sparrowpaw and a wide smile crossed his face. "Nice catch, Sparrowpaw!" he meowed to her, admiration clear in his eyes. He suddenly noticed her solemn expression and he could tell by her body motions that she was disappointed. He trotted over to her. "Are you alright?" he asked quietly. 

August 18, 2012 at 6:30 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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Sparropaw flicked her tail in response to his praise, but didn't meet her brother's eyes. "Fine...fine..." she replied. Just being near Thornpaw made her feel a little better and she raised her head slightly, straightening her shoulders a little. "I'm fine." she repeated, her voice strengthening a little. 


Hawkshadow glanced away from Thornpaw's crouch as his apprentice spoke. Then, his apprentice' was up and gone and his ears flattened ever so slightly in annoyance. But taking one look at the care and worry on his face, it evaporated. He flicked his tail before stretching, leaving the siblings alone. Sitting down, he began a light grooming of his fur, waiting for Jaggedstar to returned.

August 18, 2012 at 10:20 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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Thornpaw hesitated then shrugged. "Ok..." he meowed then looked back at Hawkshadow. "Are we staying out longer?" he asked him.


Jaggedstar returned from his hunt carrying a bird and a mouse. He set them down and looked at Hawkshadow. "Do you need more time out here?" he asked his warrior. 

August 19, 2012 at 11:12 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Hawkshadow hesitated, thinking it over. "No." he finally replied. "We're ready when you are." he added, then looked at Thornpaw. "Keep working on it, and don't be afraid to ask from help from people." he mewed, looking up at Sparrowpaw for a moment. She'd managed to catch a squirrell and a mouse, so maybe she'd help Thornpaw out a bit... He'd let Thornpaw practice by himself for a bit before trying again.


Sparrowpaw glanced up at Jaggedstar as he emerged, but he didn't seem annoyed anymore, or at least didn't really seem to notice her. She was glad. She hated being center of attention, let alone being in trouble and center of attention. Then again, it wasn't that big of a deal... It still bothered her though.

August 19, 2012 at 6:31 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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Jaggedstar flicked his tail in acknowledgement then he picked up his prey once again. He turned and headed back towards camp. 


Thornpaw fell in step besides Sparrowpaw. "Do you want me to carry to mouse for you?" he asked since she had the squirrel to carry too. 

August 20, 2012 at 12:16 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Sparrowpaw looked over at her brother and thankfully gave him the mouse. "Thanks." she mewed quietly to him before setting out after the rest of the patrol, heading back to camp. 


Hawkshadow followed after Jaggedstar and the apprentice's trailing behind and  bringing up the rear of the patrol.

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