JayfeatherBB paced in a circle and growled under his breath. There was a rustle in the bushes and a red tom slid out.
"Why did you call me here?" Flameclaw's mew was no more than a whisper.
JayfeatherBB bared his teeth. "Stay quiet," he glanced around. "If my Clan catches me here, I'm no more alive than roadkill." He paused, eyeing Flameclaw's shiny claws glinting in the little sun. "Sharp claws you've got there."
Flameclaw sheathed his claws with a growl. "Fine." He swept his tail across the sandy clearing and sat down. "What is it you wanted me for?"
JayfeatherBB stood up, slashing his tail in the air. "Don't you dare talk to me like that," he threatened, eyes glowing menacingly, "I am your elder and your mate's father."
Flameclaw's eyes dropped and he mumbled something inaudible.
JayfeatherBB sighed and dropped into a sit. "How is Anisetoe?" He felt anger bubble inside of him. "Has she had her kits yet?"
Flameclaw looked to the side and stayed silent.
JayfeatherBB resisted the urge to claw his ears. He repeated, clearer this time; "How is Anisetoe?"
Flameclaw got onto all fours. "I don't know, okay?" He cried.
JayfeatherBB stuck his chin out. "What?"
Flameclaw shifted his paws. "Okay, okay!" He spat. "Anisetoe kitted a while ago, and her kits are fine with everybody to play with them, but.." he trailed off, hurt lingering in his hesitant eyes.
JayfeatherBB recoiled. Flameclaw, sad? What was wrong with him? But more than that, he wanted to figure out what Anisetoe had done... or where she had gone. He leaned forward. "It's not like I'm going to shout your answer out to my entire Clan." He sniffed. "That would be a good way to start a war between our Clans."
Flameclaw opened his mouth then closed it again. "She-"
Before he could finish, JayfeatherBB pricked his ears and heard a shout.
He couldn't even think before a silver body slammed into his and he was knocked onto the ground. There was a triumphant cry and a flash of red fur as Flameclaw fled.
JayfeatherBB blinked, black starting to creep into his vision. Right when the darkness started to overtake him, he saw Silverpaw's grim face bearing down at him.