It had been a few weeks since Sage had joined them and gotten her apprentice name, Sagepaw. She had at first been given a mentor to make her a Warrior but after a nest of snakes was uncovered in a bush near the camp, she was given to Dapplespots as his apprentice. One morning, she was in the elder's den doing her usual morning tasks such as fetching water on large cup shaped oak leaves that fell every morning due it being autumn. "Morning, Beetail." she greets an elder who is already up and grooming silently. "Oh goodness, Sagepaw. Is it that time already?" the black furred female turned towards the sound of her voice. "Yes, it is. How's Viperleaf doing? Any change overnight?" she dipped her head in respect to the elder as she approached even though she knew Beetail couldn't see the gesture as she had lost her sight in her first two years of being a Warrior. "His coughing seems to have subsided, but he still sounds congested when he breaths. Sure as heck doesn't stop him from snoring, the furball." Beetail looks lovingly at her older brother, his fluffy brown-ish red fur hidden behind his bushy tail. "I see. I'll check if we have anything for the congestion after I replace your water and make you all new beds. The night patrol found a huge nest full of bird feathers. Enough for the whole clan. We had to make sure there weren't any bugs hidden overnight though." Sagepaw shudders at the thought of bugs that normally would feed on birds getting on one of her clanmates. "Goodness. That sounds delightful. But are you sure you don't want to sleep a little more? The sun's barely up and the fog's still heavily hanging about." Beetail's half tail taps against the side of her nest as the apprentice shakes her head. "No rest. Dapplespots needs help in the den after I take care of your needs. We're running low on some healing supplies so he's making me look through each pile and take note of anything that's present or not." Sagepaw picks up the leaf and trots out of the den, bumping into Oakpaw as he's following after his mentor, Fawnleap and splashing water on him. "Ah. Shorry." she mumbles through the leaf, the bridge of her nose is slightly wet as well. "I needed a wash anyway." Oakpaw jokes and shakes the water off his fur. "You're up before me again, Sagepaw. One of these days, I'll be up before you." he nudges her a little, which makes her drop the leaf. "You silly furball. The way you snore, you're out before everyone and sleep in later than a kit." she purrs as he keeps walking. "Not for much longer, Sagey." he smirks at her over his shoulder and trots to catch up to his mentor. "I swear...that cat." she shakes her head, smiling to herself as she picks up the leaf and tosses it outside the camp where rotting leaves are being absorbed back into the soil.
She turns back from dropping the leaf and nearly bumps noses with Frostpaw. "Oh! Goodness, Frostpaw. You-" "Save it. You may have the rest of my clanmates fooled, but I don't trust you. And I won't trust you until you prove that you're not trying to lead us into a trap, Sagepaw." Frostpaw hisses, his ears pinned back. "W-well...h-how would I do that? I've already-" "Made friends with everyone in the clan? Convinced them you're just an innocent kit that lost its mother? That doesn't prove anything. We still know nothing about you and where you really came from. My brother's only nice to you because he feels sorry for you after becoming an orphan so just keep that in mind next time you try to flirt with him." Frostpaw stops and turns to look at Nightfeather, who nods his head to come over so they can go with the next patrol. "Well; duty calls. I have to go make sure DesertClan and MountainClan haven't crossed into our borders. Have fun taking care of the meek and sick, Singepaw." he smirks and turns away; slapping her in the face with his tail as he walks proudly toward his mentor, leaving Sagepaw in shock. "Sagepaw!" Dapplespots calling her snaps her out of it and her ears droop as he steps out of the medicine den and walks toward her. "Have you finished with the elders yet?" Dapplespots looks at her with narrowed eyes. "N-no, Dapplespots. I'll be done shortly!" she spots a clean leaf and goes to the pure pond in the center of camp by the tree stump, gently dipping the leaf in the water. Her getting back to work must have been a good enough response as she didn't see her mentor as she was taking the water to the elders, nor when she went to get some mouse bile when she found a large tick on Viperleaf's spine. After finishing her morning tasks, she went down to the medicine den, breathing in the calming scent of the herbs a few times before starting to sort the stored supplies and making her forget about her confrontation with Frostpaw.