hey guys i’m on vacation until tuesday so i don’t think i’ll be able to post .. hopefully i don’t get too far behind
even though there r already like 12 unread posts
the carnage was hard to avoid. metallic tang of blood stained the air, dirtied his palate, as the patrol returned to camp. they returned half as whole as they left, heavy with the weight of death. rootpaw could not mask the darkness of grief in his eyes, but he wouldn't let it break the entirety of his facade.
he found his father at once, surrounded by other cats who wouldn't even let the leader a moment to grieve. a rush of heat found him, just like the fire that ignited the heart of the clan, and he was quick to snap at the intruders -- "can't you give him a minute? can't you see he doesn't want to talk right now?" spitting embers, lashing tail.
as soon as the patrol arrived, smudgepaw was quick on her paws for one familiar face. "stormpelt! a--are you okay?" apprentice rushed to the side of her foster mother, carefully lying next to the warrior, pressing her side to the woman's as the older one wept. the young girl went to grooming stormpelt's fur in an attempt to comfort her though the entire situation only wrought anxiety in her heart. she had been terrified the entire time the patrol was gone, terrified that there would be no survivors, terrified that stormpelt would-
she had been so relived that she could cry when she saw stormpelt among the living, but smudgepaw's heart ached for the grieving woman. she felt entirely useless, washed away by the weight of stormpelt's tears, and she found herself looking to the equally upset foxpounce to please, please, please make stormpelt better.
young beauty in her own right, self-marred by the tragic state of apathy she usually took upon her visage. her face had twisted in something akin to fear as she pushed through the patrol in search of her mate. her wolfleap. left her kits back in the den where they wouldn't have to see the gore of it all though her boys were near apprentice age. this could be their fate soon enough. it pained her to think about... but this is what wolfleap would have wanted for them. strong warriors. unafraid to die. unafraid of anything. her heart ached for the day.
she returned to them; padded into the nursery with the relief of their father's life fresh on her breath. she greeted them both with a touch to their heads, settling down in the nest that barely fit the three of them now. the mother would look up when her daughter came into the den, spoke tenderly to yellowshade's sons. before she could even formulate a comment for the apprentice, quailpaw had left. yellowshade sighed, flicked her tail in annoyance at her daughter's indecisiveness. "boulderkit, lionkit, come. your father fought very bravely today. don't you want to be like him? big, brave warriors?" she smiled at them, moved to groom boulderkit, smooth the fur he got out of place. "nothing will ever be able to stop you from doing what is right. always protecting the clan. just like him."
Scarletfox lmao i just saw that soaringfoot is mentoring smudgepaw... i can only imagine smudge being soo scared of him because he's hot headed, and she'd be absolutely terrified of him yelling at her
so that's smudge being scared of two of your characters
and storm mentors rootpaw ? so he's going to get on every single one of her nerves for sure
mine are yellowshade, rootpaw, and smudgepaw......... i clearly have no idea what plots they are in currently, so i guess i'll go back and find out kdsjfk
IS IT ?! wow u can tell i didnt go back and read anything lmfao
sorry i’ve been busy with work so i haven’t had tons of time to read everything here ,, but feel free to @ me if u need me !!
i'll see how i manage three characters (+ my trad babies),, if i can manage another, i will definitely join the club >:^)
rabbitfoot is such a cute name
ohh goodness,,, smudge is always kind of nervous around storm because she doesn't know which version she'll get. at the same time, she misses her mother and is readily accepting of a maternal figure ..
i foresee abandonment issues
also cobrapaw is so fun ,, what a babe.. you guys are making me want to be a part of this litter.........
Scarletfox YES ,, i love storm... maybe she didn't like smudge at first because she's not clanborn, but then she develops a soft spot for her when her mother abandons her.. maybe storm could have some conflict about wanting to treat smudge as her own but also remembering that smudge is an outsider.
Paleflame hmm... i think yellowshade would never be the bigger person and apologize (much less acknowledge) how she treated quailpaw. she's not an emotional person, so quailpaw trying to explain her emotions would be like sentimental nonsense.
commander. im so down for this! yelllowshade probably wouldn't notice/pay a lot of attention to someone vying for her attention unless elk made it super obvious
ohhh they'd be so cute together..!! smudge would absolutely never have the nerve to confess, but i could totally see her having the phattest crush on ironpaw
i just got home from work but !! yellowshade, smudgepw, and rootpaw are all open to plots !! 👀👀
i saw a couple crushes that i’d like to talk about :3c
current name: rootpaw
name meaning: root: the part of a plant which attaches it to the ground or to a support; named for brown fur
paw: name given to denote apprenticeship
past names: rootkit
age: 7 moons
gender: cisgender male
desired rank: leader, like his father
short appearance description: a honey-brown spotted tabby tom with golden green eyes.
personality: being the son of flintclan's leader has given rootpaw a tremendous amount of confidence over the moons - most might even call it arrogance. rootpaw's ego reaches the tops of even the tallest mountains; his pride and loyalty stretch just as high. he believes himself to be more than capable of anything and often takes offense to correction or punishment.
all of this is a great act put on by rootpaw in order to hide a deep rooted insecurity: failing his parents. more specifically his dad. rootpaw looks up greatly to his father and is terrified of disappointing him or somehow tarnishing his legacy. rootpaw takes it upon himself to be the greatest as a way of honoring cariboustar.
history: rootpaw was born to cariboustar and alpinewhisker along with his brother windykit. the two had a pretty normal childhood, raised by two cats who loved them dearly. as the brothers neared apprenticeship, rootkit began to feel a great deal of pressure to live up to his name as the son of the leader. rootkit began to notice that all eyes were on him, and he could not even place a paw out of line without what seemed like the entire clan noticing. rootkit, now rootpaw, was quick to hide his anxiety by acting confident, capable, strong, unyielding: his idea of the perfect warrior and the perfect guise.
love interest: none at the moment
other kin: cariboustar (father); alphinewhisker (mother); windypaw (brother); frostrunner, snowshine (aunts); elkstomp (uncle)
best friend(s): [open]
friends: windypaw, hawkpaw, ironpaw, quailpaw
other: maybe the mom could be the one putting so much pressure on root and windy to be good sons and good warriors as to not make their dad look bad???
current name: smudgepaw
name meaning: smudge: a blurred or smeared mark on the surface of something; named after white "smudge" on chest
paw: name given to denote apprenticeship
past names: smudgekit
age: 10 moons
gender: cisgender female
desired rank: ??
short appearance description: a lithe brown/gray tabby molly with a white underbelly and paws.
personality: anxious is not a strong enough word to describe this young girl. paranoid, fearful, and shy only attempt to capture the absolute worry that embodies smudgepaw at any given moment. doubtful, unconfident, hesitate, she's only ever one loud sound away from running for her life. it is a wonder how she hasn't died of a heart attack by now.
despite this, smudgepaw also has a terrible case of curiosity. she's natural inquisitive, often sneaking out of the comforts of safety to satiate an urge to explore and understand. fortunately for her, she's always high-tailing it back to camp before she runs into any real trouble.
history: smudge was born to a single mother, a loner, on the border of flintclan. the two were found quickly by a patrol who helped them back to camp. they were cared for, feed, and taken care of unconditionally for several moons until smudge's mother fled: either guilty that she'd never be able to pay back the debt she believed she owed or fearful of the possibility of being trapped in clanlife. smudgekit was then adopted by [npc?] who cared for her until she left the nursery to become an apprentice. smudge's anxiety was something that she fought her entire life, but the disappearance of her mother only worked to make it worse.
after her apprenticeship, she grew close to stormpelt who began to act as a foster mother to her, but smudgepaw was met with the hot-and-cold nature of the woman for reasons she did not disclose. though she loves stormpelt and is reliant on her maternal care, smudgepaw finds her confusing and another source of anxiety.
love interest: small crush on ironpaw
other kin: ivy (mother; status unknown); stormpelt (foster mother)
best friend(s): [open]
friends: hawkpaw and ironpaw
current name: yellowshade
name meaning: yellow: the color between orange and green on the spectrum of visible light; named after the yellow-y patches on her fur
shade: comparative darkness and coolness caused by shelter from direct sunlight; given for exceptional stealth
past names: yellowpaw, yellowkit
age: 34 moons
gender: cisgender female
desired rank: --
short appearance description: a calico tabby with a white underbelly and paws.
personality: yellowshade is not the warmest of cats. in fact, most times she is stoic and cold, nearly impenetrable and unreadable. this extends to even her own children and mate. yellowshade finds emotional vulnerability to be difficult, so she attempts to show her love for her family and clan physically - whether it be hunting extra, gentle touches, or providing protection.
history: yellowkit was the only survivor of her kitting -- her birth coming with so many complications that it took the lives of her two siblings and their mother. stricken by grief, ashbelly was cold, sometimes even hostile, to his only remaining family member as he blamed her for the death of his mate. in order to shoulder the weight of the burden placed upon her, yellowpaw grew cold and removed. she pushed away anyone who tried to grow close to her, fearful of being unable to handle the emotional weight others could bring.
her apprenticeship and early days of her warriorhood were lonely - especially after the death of her father. yellowshade pretended to prefer it this way. she threw herself into her duties, nearly working herself to death in order to forget the reality of everything around her. despite her initial lack of interest in him, clearly thinking of him as more of a nuisance than anything, wolfleap managed to weasel his way into her life. the two were inseparable... until their first litter. a girl. wolfleap had been so excited for boys, for strong warriors, for young men who would go on and tackle the world, but yellowshade had a girl.
wolfleap drew from the two, and terrified of losing him, yellowshade followed him. she treated her own daughter with coldness and disinterest, returning to her warrior duties as soon as quailpaw had weaned. their second litter promised to be what the couple truly wanted, and so yellowshade felt as though she had permission to love her two sons.
love interest: wolfleap (mate)
kits: quailpaw, lionkit, boulderkit
other kin: nightbounce (mother; deceased); ashbelly (father; deceased)
best friend(s): wolfleap
friends: she's not sure if she has friends.
other: Paleflame let me know if there is anything i should change about yellowshade !! i hope she works with your plot :,)
edit: finished !!
THANKS !! we will consider all of the applicants and have an announcement up for you all soon !!
+ bump -- this isn't closed yet !!
there are more than i thought :0c .. interesting
dreampaw can be moved to warriors
and out of inactive hopefully
yupp it's finally that time......... lmk if ur charrie is interested in the mca position ..!!!
my boy dream can take on an apprentice .. i’m not super active with him though ..