the cries of battle have finally subdued. thunderclan return to their rightful territory as riverclan retreat to their own, accepting defeat. windclan savour their small victory while shadowclan tries to comprehend the gains and losses they have been given. all four clans lick their wounds and collect their thoughts as they adjust to the new normal. yet, overhead starclan continue to whisper, and make a final decision: it is time for skyclan to rejoin the forest.
Pebblepaw was born near the beginning of leaf-fall to Hailstorm, a queen of RiverClan. The only she-cat in a litter of three; her two brothers are Murkpaw and Sedgepaw.
The condition she was born in was critical - the runt of the litter, and with a twisted hind leg. Hailstorm had a complicated pregnancy, and had difficulty producing milk at first.
With the odds stacked against the young she-cat in her very first days, it was a fight for survival right from the beginning. She required constant care and monitoring, with the odds of her pulling through not in her favor.
Miraculously, the she-kit survived. After a couple moons, her condition was improving, and she was becoming as strong as her brothers. Hailstorm equally loved and was affectionate to all of her kits, though she frequently lost sleep, and had her waking hours consumed by fretting over her daughter in her early moons.
In almost any situation there can be found silver linings. As for Pebblepaw, her early stages of life ignited within her what would become her passion, and path in life. The aroma of herbs, and their unique healing capabilities captivated the attention of the young kit. It was an interest that never died.
Much to her surprise, at 6 moons of age she was approached to become the clan's medicine cat apprentice. StarClan had willed this hand of fate in a series of omens that could not be denied. Pebblepaw willfully accepted, things were seemingly going right for once.
As the clan's medicine cat apprentice she finds herself eager to learn, craving knowledge that will help her serve in her role to the best of her abilities. When she is not training she can often be found watching the sunrise, taking strolls by the river collecting any beautiful stone that catches her eye, gathering herbs, or trying to make new friends.
Hailstorm → Mother: "I'm not sure where I'd be without you. You taught me to love with all of my heart." - Pebblepaw has a positive and caring relationship with her mother. Hailstorm had been a doting mother to all of her kits, and continues to play a role in their lives.
MURKPAW ♡ → Brother: "I appreciate you more that you're aware. I wish we could spend more time together, but I understand how busy we both are." - Admittedly, she's currently the closest with Murkpaw. The two siblings share a mutual respect and sense of pride for each other. Pebblepaw misses the company of both her brothers now that she's mca.
Sedgepaw → Brother: "I smile when I see how happy you and Murkpaw are as warrior apprentices. Sometimes, I wish I could have joined you, but life had other plans for me." - Pebblepaw equally loves all of her brothers the same, though she hopes to develop a closer bond with Sedgepaw one day.
nettleheart → Mentor: "You brought me back from the brink of death, and then you gave my life a purpose. I hope I never let you down." - Pebblepaw absolutely adores her mentor, and has an unrealistically high opinion of him. His presence is embedded into the fabric of her earliest memories, as he nurtured her to back to life as a kit. Since becoming his apprentice, her opinion of him is only further elevated. Pebblepaw is unable to see him in a negative light, absolutely blind to any of his character flaws, or the striking contrast of their personality differences.
nightblaze → Acquaintance: "I was worried sick about you at first. I'm happy to see you recover. I'm going to find the perfect stone that reminds me of you." - Neutral, positive relationship so far. She is, however, very curious about the clan's new deputy and hopes to spend more time with him in the near future. Her new current mission will be finding a stone to give him as a departing gift once his shoulder heals and he can start his duties as deputy.
@ashblaze → Acquaintane: "I'm not sure what to think about you.. but you look lonely, maybe you need a friend?" - Pebblepaw doesn't know much about this mysterious cat, but she is rather curious of him. He seemed to have liked the stone she had found, however.
sparrowpaw → Acquaintance: "You've been grumpy, but I'm sure you're just in pain and I can't blame you. I want to be your friend. In my position I don't get to interact much with apprentices my age.. maybe we can be friends?" - Although Sparrowpaw hasn't been in the best of moods, Pebblepaw hopes they can bond eventually. She took the initiative to teach him how to walk again in an attempt to break the ice between them.