Tawnypaw had really never expected to be doing this.
She let out a sigh, her nose twitching as she tried to pick up the fresh scent of a DarkClan patrol. Beside her stood Spindle, though she supposed she was Spindlepaw now. Alongside her younger peer, the two were now the newest medicine cat apprentices of ShadowClan, training under Icefeather. Though Spindlepaw seemed to be a natural, even from just a few days training, Tawnypaw was... struggling. She had always been better at physical work, if her macular physique didn't give that away already. Though she knew a few herbs from watching her siblings get treated in their youth, she really didn't have a knack for the job, despite her determination to help both her siblings and her clanmates. Either way though, she was going to try her best. If Tansystar and Icefeather thought she could do it, then she would prove them right, one way or another.
The last time she had talked to any DarkClan cats was on a patrol, but now she was here to talk to them for a completely different reason. It had been Tawnypaw's idea to introduce both herself and Spindlepaw to DarkClan as the new medicine cat apprentices. Though she was rather... icy towards the other clans, she was smart enough to understand that medicine cats worked together. They traded herbs, shared advice and knowledge. Though she was apprehensive about the whole thing--why waste time on other clans when ShadowClan should be her priority?--she was going to try her best to prove that she was cut out for this position, and this seemed like a step in the right direction.
Still slightly injured from the fight with the wolves, Tawnypaw hadn't felt well enough to make this trek until today. Though scabs still covered her low back and moving in the wrong way resulted in a less-than-pleasant sensation, she wanted to get this done as soon as possible, though she supposed part of her just wanted an excuse to get out of camp. She had been stuck there for days, allowed once or twice to leave just to gather herbs, which was less-than-thrilling for the girl who liked to keep her days productive, especially with her herb knowledge extending to marigold, thyme, and what mint smelled like. Yes, this felt good, even though her face looked serious and cold. At the very least, she could protect Spindlepaw if anything went wrong. That was something she felt confident in, even with her injuries.
"Someone should be here soon." she mewed, her golden eyes still on the other side of the border. Though part of her wanted to just go and find them herself--she was a medicine cat now; she had that right--it felt wrong. Plus, she had no clue where she was going if she tried. She didn't like the rocky look of their territory either. Even the thought of it made her paw pads ache. "Remember, we're just here to introduce ourselves, maybe see Spidervenom, and leave."
apologies for the wait on this :pensive: finally got the time!
hope this is enough for everyone to work with!
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