✧ // but i made it with you next to me
They arrived at the stream to the cadence of Tansyface's babbling in time with the stream's. Icefeather set down her marigold and merely observed her friend's anxious demeanor, indigo eyes flicking down to Tansyface's mud coated belly and well...the mud certainly did a good job of masking the tell tale signs of pregnancy, but it was hardly necessary at this stage because only experienced queens and medicine cats familiar with pregnancy would be able to tell. She wasn't quite showing, but there were other signs. And it made sense now, all the things Icefeather had noted as being just off with her friend lately.
"I'm not here to judge you, Tansyface. I think you're perfectly capable of making your own rational decisions. And you're correct, you'll have ShadowClan to support you, but you'll also have me in your corner. Tansyface, you're my best friend, and however this turns out, I'll be by your side the whole time." Stepping forward, Icefeather nudged her nose against Tansyface's muddy shoulder in a warm gesture before flicking her ears in the direction of the stream.
"Now, as I said before, don't catch a sickness. You don't know what was living in that mud puddle before you, so wash yourself off and then we can talk more on the way back."