he knew it was wrong, and that starclan was already terribly disappointed in him, but the medicine cat could not, nor would he ever really hide his feelings. after all, he was very blunt and abrasive. rude, even. and why? because he was never one to shy away from how he was feeling unless he felt weak, or sad. those were feelings that he never spoke on. never talked about. but this was different. he didn't feel sad.. or angry or even guilty at the moment. he felt content. happy. calm. and why? well, he had asked hickory to explore the territory with him, and the tom had agreed. he couldn't really understand why he felt so excited about it, but had starclan knew his feelings, they surely would be rather upset. after all, wasn't it one of the rules that medicine cats could not take mates? had spidervenom knew that he would of liked hickoryroot so much, he would of never agreed to hang out with him. unfortunately, he couldn't help it. he wanted nothing more than to be around hickoryroot. and that was his weakness. "you ready to go, sleepyhead, or do I gotta drag you by your lazy tail already?" the medicine cat seemed to be playful, and was actually teasing the warrior. who knew he could be so kind?