➤➣➤ The young cream tabby kitten had a big task on his hands, gifted to him by Otterspirit earlier that day. He was completely oblivious to the fact that kittens probably weren't supposed to ask for weekly tasks, but he had been bored and wanted to contribute, so Otterspirit's creativity had landed Owlkit here. He'd spent all morning gathering leaves, vines, and twigs just outside the nursery, begging help from apprentices and warriors who could leave camp unsupervised. He sorted them carefully, lovingly, into neat piles so that they would be ready for others to rifle through when Owlkit announced the start of the competition. He was so excited, and only hoped that enough of his Clanmates would be interested in participating. If nothing else, spending time near the river would be a welcome respite from the intense heat of early greenleaf.
Finally, everything was ready. The kitten cleared his throat, trying to stand up tall and proud in the center of camp so that everyone would take him seriously. "Cats of RiverClan," he yowled, high-pitched kitten voice barely cutting through the mundane noises of the camp's activities as he tried to emulate the calm authority of Gladestar or Tempestwing. "If anybody wants to compete in a leaf boat race this afternoon, come over to the nursery to hear about the rules and the special prize!" He probably could've done that more eloquently, but he was a kitten after all. Eager to see who would assemble themselves, the fluffy kitten nervously shifted his weight from one paw to the other, quickly double-checking all of his stacks of materials one last time as he waited for his Clanmates.
// ty |otterspirit| for the best wt prompt of all time!!!