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All three apprentices stared wide-eyed as a black tom stepped out of the shadows. He had a white spot on his back and gleaming green eyes. Leopardpaw recognized the tom at once.

"It's you!" Leopardpaw yowled. "You were the one who attacked Quailpaw and me a moon ago!"

The black tom bent back his ears. "Yeah, I'm really sorry about that. I didn't mean to. I was ordered to attack any cats that I would meet."

Leopardpaw let out a low growl. "'Sorry' catches no prey!" she snapped and bunched up her muscles to attack the strange cat. But before she could, Pinepaw laid his striped tail on her shoulder.

"Wait, Leopardpaw!" Pinepaw meowed. "We need to know more about this cat before you could shred him."

His littermate let out a snort. "Fine," she growled and sat down.

Pinepaw twitched his ears. "Okay, first off, who are you?"

"My name is Full Moon," he meowed and flicked his tail to the white spot on his back. "Hence the name."

"Okay…" Pinepaw meowed. "I'm Pinepaw, and this is my sister, Leopardpaw." He pointed to his sister, who was still glaring at the strange tom. "And my brother, Ashpaw." He then pointed to his brother, who was staring at the rogue with curiosity in his eyes.

Full Moon dipped his head in response.

"So…you can help us find our father?" Ashpaw asked.

"Yes," Full Moon meowed. "My Clan, SavageClan, roams around the territories and sees and hears everything. There isn't a secret that we don't know of. I could ask some of my Clanmates if they've heard a cat named Honeywhisker with someone else."

"How did you know our mother was Honeywhisker?" Pinepaw asked.

"I heard you earlier," Full Moon meowed. "I was sent here by my leader, Smoke Claw, to spy on CreekClan."

"So…wait a second," Leopardpaw meowed. "If Smoke Claw sent you here to spy on us, why are you helping us?"

The black and white tom shifted his paws uneasily. "Well, the truth is…I don't like SavageClan. I want to join the Clans and not live by Smoke Claw's harsh rules."

"What kind of rules?" Ashpaw asked.

"He demands absolute loyalty and anyone who steals prey for themselves or tries to leave the Clan gets killed. He also made up a punishment called the 'Savage Bite'." Full Moon lifted up his hind leg and bite marks could be visibly seen on his black fur. "See those marks? That's from a Savage Bite I got from Blood Stain, our deputy. I'm one of the lucky ones, because most cats don't survive the Savage Bite."

"That's horrible!" Pinepaw declared. "No cat should be treated that way!"

"And you can't leave because Smoke Claw will kill you if you do," Ashpaw meowed and Full Moon nodded.

"I guess we can trust you," Pinepaw meowed. "Or he wouldn't be telling us this information."

Leopardpaw let out a snort of disbelief. "Well I don't trust him, and I never will! He tried to kill Quailpaw and me!"

Full Moon opened his mouth to object, but Leopardpaw had spun around and stalked back to camp. It was worse enough that Blackfrost wasn't her father, now her siblings wanted help from the cat who tried to take her life?



Cold surged through Leopardpaw's bones as she woke up the next morning. The leaf-bare breeze blew into the apprentices' den, making every cat shiver.

"Great StarClan, I hate leaf-bare!" Moonpaw growled and flexed his claws. He let out a huge yawn and sat up.

Blackfrost poked his head in the den as fresh cold air blew in. "Pinepaw, Leopardpaw and Ashpaw, time for training."

"But it's early!" Pinepaw moaned.

The deputy's ears drew back. "You're almost warriors, so start acting like ones! Besides, we're having your assessments today."

Pinepaw shot straight up. "Well, why did you say so? Come on, let's go!" He nudged his sister and brother up and literally dragged them outside. "Come on! The sooner we pass our assessments, the sooner we become warriors!"

Leopardpaw moaned and stumbled to her paws. She hated getting up so early, especially for patrols. Besides Leopardpaw, her brother, Ashpaw, let out a huge yawn and his amber eyes sagged.

"Alright," Blackfrost meowed. He had Stripedwhisker and Flyingcloud with him. "You three will be hunting alone in the territory. Your goal is to catch at least one fish, one squirrel and one lizard before sun-high."

"When do we start?" Pinepaw asked.

The Clan deputy flicked his tail. "Now."



A swift paw lashed out on the prattling creek. A fish leapt out from the creek and a swift paw quickly pawed and killed it.

One fish and one lizard down…only a squirrel to go!

As Leopardpaw placed her prey away for safe keeping, she thought about her brothers and how they were doing on their assessments.

I hope they haven't failed. It would be miserable if they weren't made warriors today. I wonder if they've finished yet. Ugh, I better hurry up and catch this squirrel!

She silently padded further into the forest, hoping to catch scent of a nearby squirrel, but instead caught a flash of dark fur.

Pinepaw? What's he doing here?

Leopardpaw slowly padded forward, but kept her ears pricked for danger.

"Pinepaw?" she slowly asked as she padded closer.

A sudden stench hit the back of her throat and her worst fear came to reality.

The fern branches shifted away to reveal a russet-colored fox with a squirrel in its jaws. Blood stained its muzzle and it bore its teeth into a snarl.

"Fox!" Leopardpaw yowled and turned tail and ran.

Please leave me alone! Please go away!, she tried to think, but she could hear the fox's panting behind her legs.

"Honeywhisker, help me!" Leopardpaw yowled, hoping her mother in StarClan would save her. She could hear the fox getting closer…and closer…

Is this how it will end? (Me: NEVER!!! Quick, Vec, come up with an excuse!)

"Mrrow!" a cat yowled and a brown tom suddenly tackled the fox into a tree. The tom stood in front of the russet-colored fox with his shoulder fur pricked and his teeth bored into a snarl. (Me: Phew!)

"Pinepaw!" Leopardpaw yowled. "What are you doing here?"

"I heard you yowl and I came to help!" Pinepaw meowed as the fox struggled to get up. Another yowl was heard and a dark gray tom slammed into the fox before it could get to its paws.

"Ashpaw, where did you come from?" Leopardpaw asked. (Me: Why not add the whole gang? XD)

The gray tom leapt off the fox and quickly dashed toward them. "I heard yowling and came to investigate what was going on."

"Well, we're glad you came!" Pinepaw purred. "He's getting up again!" The fox scrambled to its paws and let out a fierce, low growl.

"We can take that minnow-brained fox!" Leopardpaw meowed. "Only if we do it—"

"Together!" all three siblings meowed on cue.

The fox snarled and quickly leapt at the three siblings. Pinepaw hissed and briskly clawed the fox on the amber eye. The fox yelped and instantly fell back a step and shook its head like it was shaking off water. Leopardpaw hurriedly nipped at the fox's skinny hind legs while Ashpaw scraped its ear. Pinepaw slashed the fox's narrow muzzle as it tried to bit Ashpaw on the neck. Leopardpaw rammed into its side while Ashpaw snapped at its fluffy tail. The fox managed to claw Ashpaw on the shoulder and bite Leopardpaw's ear. Pinepaw drew his ears back and tried to claw the fox's face, but the sneaky enemy dodged to the right and snap at Pinepaw's shoulder. The apprentice let out a shriek of pain as the fox slowly rounded the three apprentices.

"StarClan save us!" Ashpaw yowled. Just as it seemed the fox would leap at them, a yowl was heard and three cats swiftly leapt out from the trees. It was Blackfrost, Flyingcloud and Stripedwhisker! (Me: Yay! :squee:)

The three warriors slowly crept up to russet animal and all cats bore their teeth into snarls.

"Leave now so we shall spare you," Blackfrost meowed and dug his claws into the ground.

The fox quickly glanced from the Clan deputy to the apprentices and back again. He let out a low snarl and hastily disappeared into the shadows.

The tension in the area decreased as Blackfrost padded up to the three apprentices. "Did you three fight off the fox by yourselves?"

"Yup!" Pinepaw meowed and puffed out his chest. His littermates nodded in agreement.

Blackfrost blinked in surprise. "Well done!" he purred and gave each of the apprentices a quick lick on the ear.

Flyingcloud waved his striped tail happily. "Thank StarClan we heard yowling, or the fox might've made a meal out of you!"

Stripedwhisker nodded in agreement. "Yes, very well done. We better take back your prey and report back to Redstar."



Leopardpaw quickly ate her fish as Pinepaw came out of the apprentices' den.

"How are your wounds?" Ashpaw asked as he looked up from his vole.

"Fine," Pinepaw meowed and flicked his tail to the cobwebs plastered on his right shoulder. "Do you think they'll make us warriors?" He nodded toward the tall tree where Redstar was meeting with Blackfrost, Stripedwhisker and Flyingcloud.

"They have to!" Ashpaw insisted. "We fought off a fox!"

"But we didn't finish our assessment," Leopardpaw pointed out. "We each only caught two pieces of prey, not three, like we were instructed to."

Pinepaw let out a snort. "Frog-dung to that! We proved that we can be strong warriors!"

"I just hope we proved enough," Leopardpaw muttered as she looked at the sky. The sun was slowly setting down above the tree tops.

Suddenly, Redstar appeared from his den among the roots of the tree and leapt on Hanging Branch. Blackfrost sat under the branch while Stripedwhisker and Flyingcloud sat not far from the Clan deputy.

"Let all cats old enough to catch their own prey, join here beneath Hanging Branch for a Clan meeting!" the Clan leader yowled. Leopardpaw and her brothers immediately joined the rest of the Clan under Hanging Branch, but she noticed that two cats were not there. "Today, three apprentices did their assessment, but all three cats failed to complete it. That is because a fox interrupted Leopardpaw's assessment, but with the help of her brothers, they managed to keep the fox at bay until their mentors arrived to scare the fox away. Their mentors, Blackfrost and I have all agreed that they should be made warriors today because of the courage all three cats have shown."
Murmurs of approval rippled through the Clan as Redstar leapt down from Hanging Branch.

"I, Redstar, leader of CreekClan, call upon my warrior ancestors to look down upon these apprentices," Redstar requested. "They have trained hard to follow your noble code and I ask you to make them warriors in return. Pinepaw, Leopardpaw and Ashpaw, do you promise to defend and protect your Clan and uphold the warrior code, even with the cost of your life?"

"I do," Pinepaw meowed, his voice unusually strong.

"I do," Leopardpaw promised, knowing that she would risk her life for her Clanmates anytime.

"I do," Ashpaw agreed, his amber eyes burning fiercely.

"Then by the powers of StarClan, I give you your warrior names!" Redstar meowed. "Pinepaw, from this moment on, you shall be known as Pineheart! CreekClan honors your honesty and patience and we welcome you as a full warrior of CreekClan."

Redstar touched his muzzle to the brown tom. Pineheart licked his leader's shoulder in return.

"Leopardpaw," Redstar went on. Leopardpaw could barely keep still as Redstar called her new name. "From this moment on, you shall be known as Leopardnose! CreekClan honors your courage and loyalty and we welcome you as a full warrior of CreekClan."

Redstar touched his muzzle to the young she-cat. She licked his shoulder in return.

"Ashpaw," Redstar meowed. "From this moment on, you shall be known as Ashwhisker! CreekClan honors your intelligence and kindness and we welcome you as a full warrior of CreekClan and we also mourn for a certain cat that cannot be here with us."

He named Ashwhisker after our mother…

The dark red tom touched his muzzle to the dark gray tom. The newly named warrior licked his leader's shoulder in return.

"Pineheart! Leopardnose! Ashwhisker! Pineheart! Leopardnose! Ashwhisker!" the Clan yowled, including Blackfrost who yowled to the darkening sky.

I can't believe it…we are finally warriors!

Just when it seemed like nothing could go wrong…it did. Just like her apprentice ceremony, a cat rushed through the camp with wounds on his back and fear coming off his pelt.

It was Quailpaw.
Sorry, again, for the long wait! ^^; I had a huge essay that was due on Tuesday and I had to finish it during the weekend! :ashamed: Homework apparently comes before stories...

Cliffhanger...again! :shocked:

Just an FYI, Leopardnose is my warrior name that I got from the Warriors website. :P But since they updated it, I'm now "Leopardhead"....:hmm: Personally, I like "Leopardnose" better. :D

The cat I put for the picture is always the cat who I think owned the chapter. This chapter is the fox who attacked Leopardpaw, Pinepaw and Ashpaw.
Please comment! :iconcatlaplz:

Enjoy! :D

Warriors belongs to Erin Hunter

CreekClan, PineClan, BrambleClan, SavageClan and cats belong to me

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:iconfrostfur77:
Frostfur77 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I like lleopordclaw better...... but yeah. I totally go wit leopard nose instead if head
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VectorSigma101 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Leopardnose's warrior name was based off my warrior name on the warriors website (before they updated it). "Leopardnose" was the name that I was given and so that's why I used it. (Since they updated the site, my name would now be "Leopardhead", so I just stuck with Leopardnose! XD)
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Frostfur77 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I would too.... :-)
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VectorSigma101 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Yup! XD
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xRedTnt Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
Quailpaw needs his name. He was twelve moons when Leopardpaw was six.
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:iconvectorsigma101:
VectorSigma101 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Yes, yes he does. He'll get it soon. ^^
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thewalrusgod Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
what if when a during a warrior ceremony, a cat said no?
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:iconvectorsigma101:
VectorSigma101 Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
That would be so cool. XD
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Painmistress Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Leopardhead? I`d take Leopardnose.
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:iconvectorsigma101:
VectorSigma101 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I totally agree with you. XD
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FluffyKitten1313 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ashwhisker is so boss ^.^ (mua favorite character)
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:iconvectorsigma101:
VectorSigma101 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks! :D
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WarriorWolfManiac Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know. It sucks. HW also comes before friggen dA too. (Don't tell anyone I'm here!)
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:iconvectorsigma101:
VectorSigma101 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I'm just glad it's over with.
(Okay! Thanks for the comment!)
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WarriorWolfManiac Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
(No prob)
I'm working on a huge prject for english. A book report thingie that I should have done on a Warriors book.
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VectorSigma101 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Nice. I remember I did a book report last year and that's when Crookedstar's Promise came out a few weeks before so I did it on that. I had a bunch of choice for what I should do, but the easiest was turning the book into a short play. Well...it's a 500 page book and I managed to turn it into a 20 page play. My classmates were amazed on how big it was until I told them about the book. I thought turning a huge book into 20 pages isn't that bad. :D
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WarriorWolfManiac Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
XD yeah I'm doing mine on Blade of Fire by Stuart Hill.
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:iconvectorsigma101:
VectorSigma101 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
What's it about?
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:iconwarriorwolfmaniac:
WarriorWolfManiac Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's the sequel to The Cry of the Icemark, ad it's about a prince in a family of warriors who can't be a warrior because he was crippled when he was young. It's really good.
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VectorSigma101 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Sounds good. :D Maybe I'll read it someday. :D
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JadeyBug1 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
:catdummy:
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Leapingriver Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It won't come out like you would prob want :/
But you do it like this --> :icon cat dummy plz: just without the spaces and you get --> :iconcatdummyplz:

This is what Sig made --> :icon cat la plz: without
spaces you get --> :iconcatlaplz: tada :D

Ok bye :iconfatlaplz:
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JadeyBug1 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
Oops :iconcatlaplz:
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Leapingriver Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's ok :)
But nicely executed with the cat la :iconmeowlaplz::icondummylaplz:
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:iconvectorsigma101:
VectorSigma101 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
? :hmm:
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Leapingriver Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Next chapter :D can't wait :D

And amazing job as usual :) I am so in love with this story :iconlainloveplz:
And it was just so well written as well :), very good structure and no errors :D great job

And that's cool :) so is like Leopardnose your fursana? And since u are Leopardnose is this 'your' history or is it just a story with her name and you have a different backstory for yourself as Leopardnose?

But that's cool :) as you can prob tell, Leapingriver is my fursana :) but her story is slightly based on true events :P or to be more acurate: how awesome I would've liked my life to turn out XD

Again, great job I can't wait for the next chapter :iconexcitedlaplz:
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VectorSigma101 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
No errors! Yeah!

Uh...Leopardnose and I have NOTHING in common...well...expect that fact that we have a brother and we kind of have the same personality. :P

XD So true!
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Leapingriver Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wahoo! :icondummywooplz:

hmmm, really? well, thats important :) and having the same personality is good enough for me XD
i mean, Leapingriver is a kind (im kind dont worrry lol XD) and gentle, patient (so not me XD lol) cat. but i think we both share the hunger for knowledge and the yearning to teach others, but we both know when punishment is called for and can be quite harsh, but thats just cuz we're so caught up in our emotions that we're harsher than we should be. like when her kits wandered into the forrest (as kits!) and came back like after hours she completely lost it! she scared them, she was just so panicked, but of course she had to hide it since they couldn't find out tehy were her kits. she like scolded them and threatened to postpone their apprenticeship by 6 moons! of course she really didn't but, a mothers love can be quite strong and she was just really worried. but yeah :P she looks more like me, except i have brown eyes XD. idk why she has white paws and a tai tip though. hmmm, peace maybe? i'll figure it out lol XD

and yeah, lol no matter how many times you wish, you cant me a warrior cat :(
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VectorSigma101 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Primus, that was long. O.o
:D

That's cool. :D

BUT I WANT TO BE A WARRIOR CAT!! JK
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Leapingriver Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hahaha yeah i got a tad carried away ^^;

but yeah :) i have to write her story, but i just don't know how. since she is technically me. (i roleplay in my head) so its in this wierd point of view. because the way i tell it, its in the form that someone else is telling it to someone else. you know what i mean? its like someone reading a story to someone else. its in the words of the story teller.
so i'd be like in my head: ok so lets see, hmmm, i know i'll tell the story of how Leapingriver got her warrior name (btw this is how i go to sleep at night. i decide what i want to tell myself then i usually tell it to myself. her stories are kinda hard since i dont have a stuffed animal to physically work with. yes i sleep with stuffed animals, its not a crime -_-') the day was warm even though clouds covered most of the sky. *skip a bunch of boring scenery description stuff* gah this is so annoying. i dont tell myself in words i just realized! it plays in my head like a movie.

i know me too!! lol XD
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VectorSigma101 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Nice. LOL

YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAY!! :iconpashedmotatoplz:
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Leapingriver Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hahaha yeaaaah. maybe i should upload them like that :iconthinkingplz: i could start it off by having an elder telling young kits about the past leader or something :)
yeah that could work :D
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VectorSigma101 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
True. That sounds good.
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VectorSigma101 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I meant 'except' not expect! XD
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kingofthe3lves Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
It was good!
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VectorSigma101 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks!
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hi7807 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
dang i cant wait for the next chapter!
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VectorSigma101 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Great! Thanks for reading! :D
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KaoriSilverMoon Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Chapter twelve at long last!
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:iconvectorsigma101:
VectorSigma101 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Yippee! :D
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KaoriSilverMoon Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
It made me very happy.
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VectorSigma101 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah! :D
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Stormsurge98 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:iconlegaspplz: Quailpaw!
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VectorSigma101 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
What will happen to him? You'll find out soon! :evileye: Sorry for the long wait! Stupid essay is FINISHED!! :phew:
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Stormsurge98 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Well that's good to hear! :D
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:iconvectorsigma101:
VectorSigma101 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah! It took me forever to do!
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Stormsurge98 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Im so sorry about that. So how was today?
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VectorSigma101 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
It was okay. I should be doing homework right now! ^^;
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Stormsurge98 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
lol well you might wanna do it now.
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VectorSigma101 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah, you're right. I hate history homework...
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