Tumblepaw bounded through the camp happily, purring loudly. He was hyped up after the ceremony and the emergence of the sun and just wanted to soak in the warmth of the day! He nearly ran into his brother, who was setting herbs out to dry, "Sorry Dream!" he squeaked.
Dreampaw sighed softly, but there was a warm smile on his maw, "Be more careful you big clutz~"
Smallpaw licked a paw and glided it over her ear to smooth the fur, seeing Tumblepaw she giggled and walked over to them, Sitting infront of Tumblepaw smiling. "Hey guys, Watcha doin?" She peeked over Dreampaw's shoulder a bit.
"Sorting herbs, they need to dry before they can be stored," Dreampaw said in his soft, gentle purr. Tumblepaw yawned dramatically, "Boring stuff~I'M going to go hunting! Cursedstar wants all of us to bring back prey! And now that the sun is out it's really nice~"
She blinked but smiled at Tumblepaw and nudged him with her paw "Come on, Herbs aren't that boring," She purred and nodded to him "It is nice weather for once, I'll go since i have nothing better to do than groom myself."
"Grooming yourself is very important~" he teased, bumping shoulders with her amiably, "But I would be very happy to have you along on the hunt!" his tail whisked to and fro as his pelt prickled with eagerness to be out expending energy for his clan.
She chuckled with a soft purr "You're hyper, Did Dreampaw let you in the Catnip?" she smiled at both of them warmly "Dreampaw do you wanna come too?"
"I...don't really hunt," he mumbled softly. Tumblepaw nuzzled his brother's flank, "Smallpaw and I'll bring you something special then~"
She smiled at Dreampaw "Thats alright! I'll try to find some herb's if i can." She licked his ear warmly and went back to sit by Tumblepaw
"We're pretty well-stocked on herbs, so just focus on catching some fat prey for the kits~" he purred happily.
She nodded smiling and turned to Tumblepaw "Alright, You ready to go Tumblepaw?"
Tumblepaw beamed, "Ready as I'll ever be! Hey, race you out of the camp!" he chuckled and darted off.
She blinked but giggled and followed after him, "Hey you started before me!"
"Here," he slowed down so she could catch up, then began running again, "Now it's fair!"
She rolled her eye's playfully and sped up so she was at his hip "So what are we going to hunt first?"
"Do you want to fish or are you not up for it?" he asked gently, looking at her like the protective brother he said he'd be for her.
She smiled and nodded "Sure, That sounds fine, Should be more meat for kits."
"If you're sure," he mewed, concerned. He remembered himself and Dreampaw helping save her from the water before and didn't want her in any danger.
She nodded and smiled running ahead of him, "Don't worry, I at least know how to swim enough to get me to shore."
"All right!" he mewed, eyes still troubled. She really was like a little sister to him, and he couldn't bear the thought of losing her...He padded after her quickly, keeping a close eye on her.
She giggled slowing down to meet Tumblepaw's pace "So how are you and Spottedpaw?" She smirked a bit silently chuckling.
"Getting along well~" he purred, "She's a great friend~Do you know her?"
She shook her head "I know her mentor but not her fully, Who'd you meet at the gathering?"
Tumblepaw shrugged, "Only been to one...didn't really get to talk to anyone, Mintstreak kept me pretty close."
"Hm, I met a few cats, Hawkpaw,Tigerpaw Hazepaw were friends now." She smiled "Excited about you're ceremony?"
"That's nice~" he purred, "I'm glad you're making friends~" he sniffed the air then turned back to answer her question, "Yeah! I'm super excited~" his chest fluffed up eagerly.
She smiled and chuckled "I'm glad you and Dreampaw are getting you're ceremony," She huffed and puffed her cheeks in a pout way "Sadly I need to wait a few more moons."
He chuckled and licked her ear softly, "You'll be there in no time, and I'll be there cheering for you~"
She smiled and giggled turning to him "Promise?"
"I promise on my warrior's honor~" he meowed solemnly, smiling at her.
She smirked and raised a brow "And will Dreampaw be there also?"
"Of course! We're always there to support our friends!"
She smiled brightly "And ill do the same to you guys! Although i hope Dreampaw will be safe when traveling to the Moon tree."
Tumblepaw purred, "He'll have Three-Eye, I'm sure he'll be fine~" he paused, glancing at her, "You really care for him, huh?"
She stopped a moment turning to Tumblepaw "Hehe, Of course.... As a friend!" She laughed nervously rubbing her ear.
Tumblepaw glanced at her, eyes sweeping over her thoughtfully, "It'll be nice to be friends with the medicine cat as a warrior, you'll know you'll always be taken care of."
She smiled and nodded "And as you're brother Tumblepaw," She put her tail on his shoulder "So how are you doing? Anything happen lately?"
He shook his head, "Not really, everything's been pretty normal~"
She smiled brightly and pranced a bit"I saw Mintstreak's kit's, There so cute!"
"They're growing up fast~" he agreed, smiling warmly.
She nodded and smiled "Can i call you and you're brother by you're first names? Like Tumble and Dream?"
Tumblepaw looked a bit awkward at that, "I mean...it's sorta something we've just done with each other, since we were kits..."
She nodded and smiled again "That's fine! I understand,"
He smiled, relieved, "Thanks~you're so sweet~" He led her to the river, always glancing behind him to be sure she was keeping up okay. Tumblepaw and Smallpaw hunted together beautifully, prey was plentiful near the river. Tumblepaw proudly showed off a mouse he'd captured by the bank.
She laughed lightly at him but smiled "Nice catch!" Catching a patch of creamy white she crouched down, shaking her hind leg's a bit she pounced onto the rabbit and bit into the neck which snapped the bone and instantly killed it.
"Should we take these back to camp?" he purred, eyes sparkling at her impressive catch. He had a swell of brotherly pride for how much she had grown.
She smiled and nodded "Swure!" She mumbled from the rabbit's neck, walking on the path she waited for Tumblepaw.
He followed her, carrying his small prey in his jaws.
She grinned at him and started walking on the path, she started humming a small tune while walking.
He followed her back to camp, where he set his prey on the freshkill pile, turning to look for his brother.
Dreampaw had just finished checking up on the kits, and emerged from the nursery.
She dropped her creamy rabbit in the fresh kill and stretched a bit, turning back to Tumblepaw she followed him.
"We're back Dream~" he purred to his brother. "Ah, welcome home~" the medicine cat apprentice mewed, smiling at them both warmly.
She laughed "It sound's like were a family that just got home from work." She smiled back though and a small purr rumbled from her chest.
Tumblepaw grinned, "Well we are a family, aren't we? You're both my little siblings~" he headbutted her softly, then batted at Dreampaw, who laughed with him.
She smiled and sat down, grooming her ear a bit "Clan life's starting to get boring aren't they?"
Tumblepaw looked surprised, "Every day is an adventure, Smallpaw!" he meowed.
She looked over at him and nodded "Yeah i know, But it feel's like we haven't really done anything yet." She tapped her paw on her chin a bit as if thinking.
"We went hunting and made sure there was no danger while we were out there~"
She laughed lightly "Well, we did i guess." She swished her tail over her paw's "So, How are you guy's doing?"
Tumblepaw laughed, "I'm fine, but you knew that, we just spent like a while together~"
Dreampaw smiled, "I'm doing all right~Lots of kits, and more on the way. Pebbleclan truly is the clan of lovers~"
She giggled a bit and nodded "So many mate's a stuff, but kit's are cute to." she mad her lip's look like a fish a bit and wiggled her paw's by her face.
Tumblepaw huffed, "I don't see why everyone's so hung up on the love stuff. Yeah the older couples are cute but seriously that seems to be all everyone thinks about!!!"
Smallpaw smiled and laughed lightly "Yeah i guess so, I think we should be called Loveclan instead." She pawed at his shoulder playfully.
"Ew gross!" he spat, fur fluffed up. Dreampaw laughed softly, "Love is part of life, sometimes there would be no life without it~"
She laughed and nodded "True, Hey tumblepaw I think someone like's you!~" She laid down while crossing her paw's.
"Lots of people like me! I do my duties, I'm a great apprentice!" he puffed up his chest.
She rolled her eye's and playfully pushed him "Not that kind of like silly! I meant crush like."
"Oh..." he looked mildly amused.
She laughed and smiled "You'll see when you two are a warrior~" She cooed, she scratched her ear "Did any kit's bother you dreampaw?" She giggled a bit just imagining kit's asking question's and didn't understand.
"No," he mewed, "They're all lovely~"
"What do you mean I'll see when I'm a warrior?" Tumblepaw huffed
Smallpaw giggled at his attitude "She may tell you once you're a warrior, Though you can tell when you're an apprentice." She pondered but smiled "Kit's are cute and lovely, I wonder who you're apprentice will be once you're the medicine cat Dreampaw."
Tumblepaw sniffed disdainfully, "I don't WANT to have a crusher on me yet! I want to be a good warrior and train an apprentice and not get distracted. Besides, there's enough love in Pebbleclan already!"
Dreampaw shrugged softly, suddenly looking a bit more reserved, "I do not know, but I won't be taking an apprentice anytime soon."
She laughed but nodded "True, it would keep you're mind busy if you were training. Even if it did i'm sure you'd be a great warrior!" Turning to Dreampaw she swept her tail by his "Well you guy's are almost warrior's, It's not to long from now."
"You mean almost a warrior and a medicine cat~" Tumblepaw purred, puffing out his chest. Dreampaw just shrugged softly, "I suppose we are, but Medicine Cat promotions work differently. Just because I age doesn't mean I'll become a full-fledged healer yet. That's up to Three-Eye."
Smallpaw blinked and tilted her head "Yea, Dreampaw you're already so advanced. Atleast to me." She chuckled a bit "Three-Eye probably thinks so to."
Dreampaw shrugged, "Three-Eye is kind."
Tumblepaw noticed the slowly declining levels of joy and tackled Smallpaw, "I am the fearsome Tumblestar! I have come to defeat my enemy Smallstar!"
She squeaked but smiled and paw's his nose and forehead "Oh no it's my worst enemy!" she acted and put a paw on her forehead and tried to look fearful.
"Darn straight! You better start praying to StarClan~" he purred, nipping at her toes playfully as he kept her pinned on her back.
She giggled and and swayed her tail "Oh i'm surely praying." She stuck her tongue out playfully.