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Birchwing had been stumbling after the others, exhausted and barely continuing on. She glanced up, her vision blurry, trying to see how far ahead the Clan was. Unable, her legs turned to jelly and she collapsed. She lay there, her breath fast and shallow.
Birchwing was barely conscious as she wheezed, her eyes closing, she opened her mouth to let out a wail, but nothing came out. She quickly drifted into unconsciousness, the wind gently ruffled her fur as she grew cold.
//Father?// she asked as the forest around her disappeared. Two starry cats came into focus as they stepped forward. //And sister... Am I dying?//
"Don't be afraid Birchwing. Your time has come to join StarClan." one of the starry cats mewed.
"Hawkstar..." she mewed quietly.
"Don't be afraid." the other cat repeated.
"Sparrowflight..." she mewed.
Birchwing took a deep breath and nodded.
"I'm ready. I lived a long life, had kits, been a grandmother, a mentor, and even an elder." she mewed confidently
Her CatalystAs she walks through the maelstrom, the words trace upon the tips of her fingers and press into the stone. Every brick, every crack in the concrete, every crossed and angular stroke in reds and blacks and oranges. The drips of the gasoline pool around the base of her boots, slosh as she steps over the burst pipes and the rubble.
So much rubble. So little outcry. The silence of the city grates on her eardrums and the mantras she'd been forced to memorize. The Seers demanded they observe thirteen years of recitation before they attempt to weave their first World together.
But who other than the Seers can claim the incantations that knot the skeins they twist and pull on like reins hold fast? When have any of the Sisters recorded the visions they traced upon space-time and recited them, left them open for critique and discussion and debate?
Which is why she walks through the chalky soot of the smashed city around her. This all
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