Sunfur folded his paws under his belly and settled down near Fernstar by the entrance tunnel. Fernstar and Blackpelt were eating their traveling herbs while he and Stormheart waited patiently for Redleap to join their patrol. Where is Redleap? We can't just sit here and stare at our paws all day! Sunfur admittedly was more worried it seemed than most of his Clanmates because he had known Maplestream the longest. They had decided to stay together after meeting in the woods so many moons ago, before either of them had even met Fernstar. They had grown very close during that time and he had almost begun to look at her as a sister. Although he did find it strange that Maplestream would just take off without telling her Clanmates where she was going; it was unlike her, and he wasn't sure whether or not she had a reason. Although he knew she was a warrior and could fend for herself, no cat had ventured beyond a certain point in WillowClan's territory so no cat was sure what dangers could be present outside the Clan's borders. But he knew one thing, the rapids were the territory's biggest threat. The water was colder than anything Sunfur had ever felt, violent and angry. Large rocks sharper than claws jutted out of the surface of the water along with other debris such as large branches that the forceful winds may have broken off of the large trees that hung over the banks. He shuddered as he imagined what any cat could do to save themselves if they were to fall in. He questioned whether praying to StarClan for your life would do much good in that amount of danger. . .
Shaking his head, he decided to try and focus on the conversation going on between the Clan's new apprentice Honeypaw and Stormheart. Honeypaw was eager but anxious, as most apprentices are when they begin their training, and Stormheart was reassuring her. Partially through gloating and partially through recounting his training when he had first come to WillowClan. He flicked his tail in amusement at Honeypaw's wide eyed reactions to his stories; they seemed to be helping. Part of him had hoped that Fernstar would have chosen him to mentor Honeypaw but he would not challenge his leader's choice to appoint Spidernose as her mentor. Spidernose will mentor Honeypaw well, I'm sure of it.