(bracken has been a backstory npc for twistedtail for a long time, so with the afterlife thread being a thing now i figured i'd finally bring him here)
The old tom padded through, starlight swirling around his paws as the tuxedo made his way to the water. He had been here for so long, so many moons.. it was amazing to see all that could change in such time, and all that stayed constant. But he had wandered, just as he had done in life, but again he found himself right back here, a little saddened by the new, young faces he found here now. Far too many young cats found their way to StarClan too soon. Some apprentices, some even kits, and some who never had the chance to see the world.
But then, he couldn't change it if he tried, not that he wanted to. It was unwise to mess with the flow of life, as cruel and unfair as it may be. So Bracken would stand idly by, and watch, and wait, and welcome.