As the silvery white she-cat exited the camp, her mind was still racing. It still hadn't completely hit Rushsnow that she would be finally able to fully help her Clanmates. Every hunt meaning everything in the world to them, just to fill their bellies long enough to hunt again, maybe stop this famine. She told herself not to worry about that yet. For now she just needed to get to the Standing Stones to be accepted.
When she was walking, she could swear that there was a cat following her. She heard their pawsteps, a cat that was younger than her from the sound of it. At least that was what she was thinking. She was a bit heavyset for a she-cat her size and for a cat who was beginning to grow increasingly hungry by the day, so quite a few cats would sound lighter or smaller than herself. Or it may have been because her own paws were crunching on the dead foliage that may have been on the trail. Whichever it was, she wondered whether or not a cat could follow her or not. Or if she should turn them around back to camp.
Looking over her shoulder, her glowing red eyes caught a glimpse of a black-pelted cat, somewhat smaller than she was height-wise and definately a bit thinner in terms of bulk. He appeared to be an apprentice from the looks over him. Shrugging she walked forward.
"You can come out of hiding now. I am pretty sure I have seen you," Rushsnow meowed, loud enough for the other cat to hear her but quiet enough not to alert any patrols that may be around.
The slender black tom made his way along the side of the trail, snake-ing his way through prickled brambles as his emerald eyes lay trained on the new warrior, Rushsnow. The current situation seemed odd, the younger apprentice following this she-cat through the forest, but it held potential. If he wasn't caught by the she-cat or any future patrols, he could catch his first glimpse of the Standing Stones. Serpentpaw had to admit, there wasn't much point in going there, besides exploring different territories and curbing his own, slightly selfish desire of seeing the Standing Stones for himself. It wouldn't matter anyway, nobody would take the time to search for him. In a sense, he was just finding a way to stay out of trouble. He was quite selfless, yes.
As his thoughts trailed on, a voice jolted him awake from the chatter within his mind. The she-cat had spotted him. He had the urge to dart away, but that would only lead to a chase, which would lead to the apprentice getting in serious trouble. He had enough trouble dealing with his clan mates as it was.
After a second of hesitation, the young tom sighed, slinking out of the shadows, his tail low. He scolded himself for being so loud, obviously he had been too reckless in walking so close. That, doubled with the fact that he had been swimming in his thoughts had made him rather careless as he stalked through to forest. He would be sure to correct these impurities within his skills in the future.
"My apologies," he laughed as he swallowed his despairs, quickly regaining composure as he continued to speak in a calm, rather sophisticated tone. Of course, he remained polite. "I just wished to see the Standing Stones, that is all. I watched your Warrior coronation, therefore I knew your destination was in fact the Standing Stones, so I simply began following you. I meant no harm. "
The she-cat visibly relaxed when she realized it was one of her Clanmates. The excitement of becoming a warrior was causing her to act much more mature than she normally would. Had the tom been older, he would have most likely been the subject of flirting. Though, knowing herself, Rushsnow smiled inwardly and wouldn't doubt that it would happen anyhow, once she calmed down a bit. But she was a warrior now, and slightly more than twice the cat's age.
"If you promise to be quiet about it, I could take you with me. Company would be nice, since I was the only warrior made today." Rushsnow spoke with her normal smirk, her mind ignoring the possible consequences for this. He would have to see it and go at some point. Why not? She was a warrior now, she was sure that StarClan wouldn't mind it as long as she upholds their oath of silence when she reaches the Standing Stones.
OOC: I apologize for the brief and late reply >.< I am currently on vacation haha
Serpentpaw sighed inwardly, grateful that he had narrowly escaped trouble for once, and was actually welcome to tag along now. Luck seemed to be on his side today. To be honest, he didn't exactly trust this she-cat, especially with the smirks that continued to creep along her face. Then again, who was he to judge, considering the fact that he had been following her for some time now... "Of course, this stays between us," Serpentpaw responded with the slight dip of his head. It would be foolish to think otherwise. Tail now leisurely flicking, the tom moved closer, still lagging behind. After a short moment of silence, Serpentpaw spoke up once again. "I seem to have forgotten my manners. My name is Serpentpaw," he meowed with another nod.
ooc: That's fine! I'm just concerned because I'll be on vacation in a week, and I don't know if I'll even have access to wifi. :">