The Interview (Tagged, Training) Sept 3, 2017 23:25:39 GMT
Post by Airabelle on Sept 3, 2017 23:25:39 GMT
Goldenstorm led her new Apprentice into the Scarred Clearing, her tail swaying lazily behind her. The sun had only barely poked out from behind the horizon, and big white snowflakes fell at a gentle pace around them. The golden tabby she-cat had woken Heatherpaw up well before dawn, only telling her to get something to eat and meet her at the Camp's entrance. From there, she had been silent, observing her new Apprentice without speaking, trying to get a feel for the way she acted when she wasn't being spoken to. Would she try to initiate conversation? Walk in silence next to her mentor? Perhaps talk to herself?
She knew that many of the Apprentices in ScorchClan were a bit nervous around her. Why wouldn't they be? They had heard stories of the damage she had done on the battlefield, as well as the tales of her traumatic, death-filled past. They knew she lost her temper when she or her family was insulted, and they were well aware that if it came down to it, she would die protecting them as well as her Clan. Still, she was seen as a "grumpy she-cat" who "didn't know how to have fun", and any cat who got her as a mentor would be "as good as crow-food". She hoped to put out this rumor like a dying flame by training Heatherpaw.
It was only when she came to a slow halt in the clearing that she finally turned to Heatherpaw and spoke again. "What do you want to learn?" she asked. It was a broad question- almost too broad, and for a good reason. The way Heatherpaw answered it would determine how Goldenstorm trained the young cat.
Sorry if it seems scattered; I'm doing a bunch of things at once!)