Mist batted against Bluefish's pelt.He thought,Tonight is not a good night for vigil.His closest friend and Clanmate had her life taken by a dog pack from Twolegplace.He couldn't help remembering Leaffang.Lostpelt had foretold the Clan deputy not to go to the pond.A pack of dogs attacked.Yewfellow had fled the patrol at the edge of camp.So did Rolltail and Losthiss.

It was nearly moonhigh when Rainstar spoke."Let all cats old enough to gather around high hill for a Clan meeting.To follow the warrior code,I must appoint the new deputy before moonhigh.Bluefish,step forwards."A surge of exitment rushed through Bluefish.After he was made deputy nothing would be the same again.