Pain rippled through her belly and Sandflower's eyes suddenly opened wide. The tortoiseshell suddenly let out a loud cry as she failed to pull herself to her feet. The kits were coming! She squeezed her eyes shut and let out another whimper as the birth proceeded. It was rather easy. She bore three kits, to which she named Phoenixkit, Cometkit, and Cricketkit. She curled her body around them and licked her kits gently.
foxwind was padding to the nursery with a rabbit in his mouth for Sandflower. He heard her howl and raced over to see what was wrong. He dropped the rabbit and began to purr at the sight of his family. Oh Sandflower, He purred loudly, curling himself around her and the kits, purring still.
Sandflower let out a happy mew and nuzzled her mate. "You'll be the best father in MistClan, and Hyacinthstar will be so proud of us," she said softly, her voice nearly drowned out by the loud suckling and mewling of the kits. She nestled against the four of them, purring.
The little She opened her eyes for the first time, taking in the world of Mistclan in her eyes. She looked up at Sandflower, and opened her jaws in a hungry wail. Cricketkit scrambled to her mother's stmach, wanting food.
Crimsonpaw raised his head from his guard spot, ears pricked at the cry of a kit. Mistclan is recovering! He felt something hit his head. He looked up and saw white drops fall from the sky. It was as if clous were coming to pieces and falling to the dry earth. Crimsonpaw felt the north breeze hit him. Winter was coming. He couldn't help but be happy, even though the hardships that will come soon, because it felt as though they were safe from Secretclan. He did not know, though, that Revenge was out in the bushes watching hisbrother.'You will not be safe from the wrath of Secretclan for as long as we are a clan. I'm sorry.' He murmured, then walked away. Crimsonpaw turned his ears to the sound in the bushes, then thought it might have been a mouse. He turned his head upwards, looking at the sky. It was as though Starclan welcomed the kits. I should visit them after sunhigh. He shifted himself, being more comfortable, then sat staring at the entrance for any sign of intruders.