Duskstar - large orange tom with red stripes
Cherrydust - brown and gray she-cat with smooth fur
Apprentice - Applepaw Apprentices
Applepaw - large red and beige tom with long fangs Kits
Butterflykit - large dark red and beige tom with long fangs (son of Cherrydust and Duskstar)
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"please please please please PLEAAASE?!?! can we PLEASE have just one more kit??" - Duskstar, abridged
"FINE BUT YOU HAVE TO CLEAN UP AFTER THEM" - Cherrydust, abridged
Cherrydust becomes pregnant for the final time. Duskstar leads his oldest son to the berry bush, since his mom/mentor is busy having babies.
Cherrydust gives birth to Sunnykit, a she-kit. Butterflykit becomes an apprentice, and is assigned to Duskstar himself.
This nicheling is skeptical. They love socialization. Their life wish is to dig up roots.
However, Duskstar realizes he and his friend-with-benefits (benefits = children) do not have much time left in this world. He teaches his sons all he knows about being a leader and raising children (they'll have to raise Sunnykit themselves). He tells them that they've got to find mates or the Clan will fail. He expects Applepaw to become the leader, since he's older, and Butterflypaw to be the deputy. Applepaw, feeling confined by all of these rules and expectations, asks his father if it'd be okay if Butterflypaw could be the leader instead. Duskstar agrees, saying they can do whatever they want, as long as they keep the Clan alive. (Butterflypaw was his favorite anyways, so score! Butterflypaw also agreed to this arrangement.)
Cherrydust, tired and old, informs her Clan that her time is up and she's gonna go and die alone thank you very much. Her children and friend-with-benefits, though they were not her family relationship wise, are sad to see her go. However, as they watch her, a tom pops out of the Unknown!
This nicheling is pessimistic. Their life wish is to becomes mates with an important nicheling.
Cherrydust does not see the male before she disappears, so Applepaw runs up to him. "Hi! What's your name?!"
"Would you like to join our Clan? It's AWESOME! My dad's our leader but he's gonna die soon....but my brother's gonna be leader so that's still awesome!!"
"Er...do I have to?" Applepaw gives him the kit eyes. "Fine, if you insist, young cat."