The next day started slowly, peacefully, and Riverfall found herself hoping that the peace would continue for another few days.
Echolight and she managed to sneak away after their morning patrol, quickly making their way through the trees to Bird. The shy, three-legged she-cat touched noses with Echolight and nodded to Riverfall.
Sitting in the hidden clearing, the three talked quietly, sharing casual stories before Riverfall finally asked if Bird was willing to meet the clan. Bird didn’t seem surprised by the suggestion, but that didn’t stop her paws from shaking.
“Echolight knows that I want to meet the clan at some point…she’s told me how kind they can be…” Her blue eye was soft as she smiled at Echolight, “I do really want to meet your family.”
Riverfall felt her heart sink as the small she-cat added,
“But I ca