Fateful Encounters -- Open! Jul 11, 2011 18:27:30 GMT -5
Post by ink on Jul 11, 2011 18:27:30 GMT -5
[/font]x - - RIPPLESTAR
The lean tom had resigned to his little bedding of moss, content at the deft crunches and rustles as he gently sat down, pawing the ground for some comfort. Eyes betrayed a slight worry, anxiety. Quite frankly, Ripplestar was slightly torn. He liked welcoming new people, however, it felt that it would be a price to pay if his clan didn't agree with it like he wanted to. Of course, there were many questions as to how Ashcloud came upon the she-cat but he would have to ask later; this matter was much more important.
A foreign voice echoed through his ears and he bolted up slightly, startled that he had been spacing off. It was the she-cat.
"Oh...I'm so sorry, I must have...must have been thinking," he murmured absentmindedly. The EastClan leader cleared his throat. "I don't believe I've gotten your name yet." He smiled slightly.
"I hope the meal was satisfying in the least for you. And of course, you're very welcome to stay the night." The seal-point tabby shifted slightly. "From what I'm guessing, you seemed to have come a long way." He paused for a heartbeat and exhaled deeply, deep blue eyes watching the newcomer intently yet with kindness.
"I must admit that this is putting me in a difficult position. I'm not sure how much you know about the clans, but it's not exactly common to have outsiders join. Some clans tolerate it better and others...well, I can't speak on their behalf. What I decide represents the decisions of EastClan. I don't wish for you to be mistreated here." He slowly rose to his feet and paced a couple steps around.
"To be honest, my father was a loner as well, but I was raised in this clan ever since I was a kit. My morals and judgments are based on what I grew up with." Ripplestar grinned slightly. "And seeing as a I have some blood of an outsider, I was never objected to the idea of others joining our clan," he whispered the last bit like it was a secret before straightening up.
"But as I have said, this is a matter that I have to decide based on the benefit of my clan." He dipped his head slightly. "Please, stay for the night and I will give my reply tomorrow at dawn." Ripplestar turned back to his bed when he realized something and he quickly turned round.
"Oh! I completely rambled on without knowing your name." He rolled his eyes. "Oh StarClan, what kind of a leader am I without knowing the most important part of a cat?" he mumbled to himself.[/blockquote][/blockquote][/size]