Stonefall: WillowClan Camp
Stonefall felt anxiety coursing through him, because these cats weren’t answering his questions and it was really starting to stress him out. And while Spidernose’s plan made sense, he also didn’t want anyone leaving right now.
They were stronger together.
Besides, at the thought of Spidernose going out on her own, of Spidernose being alone where there was potential danger did...something to his insides he didn’t have time to think about. Something twisty and panicky.
”No, we’re all going to stay here,” he meowed softly to Spidernose, gently touching her side with his tail-tip, trying to reassure her in this small way. And he kenw Duskwing was trying to help, and he hadn’t been deputy for very long, but her advice and thoughts made him feel a little inadequate -- which was something he’d been struggling with for awhile anyhow -- and he tried hard not to visibly bristle.
She was just trying to help.
”No WillowClan Warriors are leaving until these strangers start answering my questions,” he called out a little louder, bracing his paws a little wider, standing up to his tallest height. He was strong, and his pale green eyes were fierce and protective right now, unwilling to let his Clan suffer.
Fernstar had trusted him.
He wouldn’t let her down.
”So I need you to start answering my questions,” he meowed to the stranger cats, his voice a little darker, a little more savage. ”Where did you come from? Where were the raccoons? If we know that, we can make a plan,” he finished, his body unmoving, his eyes focused.