"Let all cats old enough to catch their own prey gather here under the highledge for a clan meeting."
Ivypool sat up slightly upon hearing Bramblestar's familiar call and padded out into the hollow.
Cats had already started gathering and the young she-cat saw two excited kits peering out of the nursery.
Cinderheart swept her thick grey tail over one of the kits and whispered a few words of encouragement.
Toadstep padded out of the warriors den, his black-and-white pelt groomed immaculately.
Dovewing stepped out of the Nursery, her blue eyes still filled with grief for Bumblestripe.
The young warrior had died just under a moon and his mate, Dovewing, was still grieving. She settled under the highledge, her belly swollen with her unborn kits.
Once all the clan had gathered, Bramblestar began to speak, "We are gathered today to name a new warrior. Lilypaw, please step forward," he beckoned the apprentice to step forward.
Lilypaw edged forwards, her amber eyes glowing in excitement.
"I, Bramblestar, leader of ThunderClan, call upon my ancestors to look down on this apprentice," he gazed down at the apprentice, "She has trained hard to understand the way of your noble code and I commend her to you as a warrior in her turn."
The apprentice looked like she could barely contain her excitement, her paws were trembling.
"Lilypaw, do you promise to uphold the warrior code and to protect and defend your clan, even at the cost of your life?"
Lilypaw's eyes shined with pride, "I do," she squeaked.
"Then by the powers of StarClan, I give you your warrior name. Lilypaw, from this moment you will be known as Lilycloud. StarClan honours your enthusiasm and determination and we welcome you as a full warrior of ThunderClan."
Another new warrior, Ivypool thought, ThunderClan is thriving.
Ivypool joined in with the clan's cheering. Cherrybreeze, Lilycloud's friend, and Seedpaw looked particularly happy.
"Also," Bramblestar continued, "Mothkit and Pebblekit have reached their sixth moon. It is time for them to become apprentices."
Two trembling kits emerged from Cinderheart's side, their eyes filled with excitement.
"Come forward, you two."
The first kit, a golden brown tabby tom, stepped forward, his sister following more slowly.
Bramblestar gazed down at the clan, his amber eyes wide with pride, "Pebblekit, from this day on, until you earn your warrior name, you will be known as Pebblepaw."
Pebblepaw's leaf-green eyes lit up, his whiskers twitched in excitement.
"Toadstep, Cloudtail was your mentor. He taught you well and I hope you can pass on these skills to Pebblepaw."
Toadstep looked completely surprise, his amber eyes shocked, "Me, A mentor?"
A ripple of amusement spread through the clan.
Bramblestar nodded, "Ivypool, you are a loyal and courageous young warrior, you will be Mothkit's mentor, I expect you to pass on all you know to her."
Ivypool looked up, surprised. Dovewing glanced over at her; her blue eyes swelling with pride. It was the happiest Ivypool had seen her since Bumblestripe's death.
"Mothkit, from this day on, until you earn your warrior name, you will be known as Mothpaw.
"Pebblepaw! Mothpaw! Pebblepaw! Mothpaw!"
Ivypool's heart swelled, My own apprentice! She thought, I'm a mentor!