The journey to the moonstone had been a quiet one, neither mother nor son wanting to talk much. In truth, Heronswoop doubted that even without the lingering air of grief around there would have been much talk anyways. She felt so nervous it was as though her tongue was tied up. When they reached the entrance to the moonstone, Heronswoop held back, afraid to step any further. She didn't feel as though she was ready, as though she was an impostor and shouldn't have been here. All her life she had spoken of doing everything she could for her clan; it had never mattered to her whether that was through her duties as a warrior or as something more. When she had been named deputy, it had been a surprise, but it readied her for her impending duties as future leader. She had hoped she might have had longer in the role, but StarClan had other ideas. With a steadying breath, she looked towards her son Charcoalpaw, who waited in front of her. She gave him a a small nod to show she was okay. This was her destiny now. Her fate was to lead SkyClan, to follow in the pawsteps of the leaders before her, and guide her clanmates to a bright future.
Again, she was silent as the pair made their way through the tunnels, ever mindful of where she was walking. When the large cavern that housed the moonstone appeared before them, Heronswoop exhaled softly in awe. This was sight she wanted to remember. If you were lucky, you only came to the moonstone once in your life, so this was a sight and moment she did not want to forget in a hurry. The sereneness of the cavern put her at ease slightly, and relieved some of the nerves she held in her body. It also helped she was not alone in this venture. Although this was his first experience as well, she was glad to have Charcoalpaw by her side, finding his presence comforting among the silence. "It's time," She mewed, looking at her son briefly, before returning her attention to the moonstone. "I pray this goes well."
The lilac calico lowered herself to the floor, tucking her paws underneath her before leaning forward to touch her nose to the cool stone. There was a a sudden sharp sensation rushing through her body, before the room became dark and her breath slowed.
When she awoke, she found herself in a starlit meadow and not within the cavern. So, this was StarClan. She was in awe of how it looked, and how it felt to be stood here. Although she had felt calm as she had leaned against the moonstone, she felt her nerves returning to her now, her stomach churning with anxiety. She was all alone here, and although she felt safe, she didn't now what to expect next. Her tail curled around her paws as she waited nervously for something to happen, or for someone to appear.