"Hello little one," Hollywhisker's kind words shake me out of my trance.
"Uhhh…" I stutter. "Hi?" Hollywhisker laughs.
"I haven't had an apprentice before!" She purrs warmly. "This will be fun, you'll see."
But I don't see! I don't WANT to be a stinky medicine cat! Emberpaw looks at me and mewls excitedly, "I bet we're gonna hunt and patrol and--" I cut him off with a sharp look.
Emberpaw knows how much I wanted to be a warrior.
I let Hollyshisker lead me into her den. Well, the medicine cat den.
"No playing…" I whisper.
"So… would you like to know how to sort the herbs from one another?" I say fine and she shows me.
"I didn't like doing it when I was an apprentice either. So I made a game!" she taught me her game, and it actually worked!
"You are awesome at making games!" I say. Hollywhisker laughs.
"I've had a lot of practice."
I look at her inquiringly. "I played these games because I knew that I had to be a medicine cat." I look at her, wide-eyed.
"You are sooo cool."