RIVERCLAN / DEPUTY / GRAY TABBY
The newly named deputy watched as the last life drained from their leader's eyes. The tuxedo feline's green eyes were once vibrant, replaced with a duller version of the tom's friendly orbs. The blood matted his lips, the sign of his struggle to breath. The marred deputy stood over his body, their heart breaking as they saw their final choice being made for them. They had to step up as leader. After all, the deputy always took their place as leader when the leader resigned or died. This was their role now. Dogsnarl padded up to the High Ledge for their meeting. "RiverClan, gather beneath the High Ledge for a clan meeting!" Their voice was mournful, the stormy tabby felt their heart in their throat. "Porcupinestar is dead. As the deputy of RiverClan, it is my duty to take over as leader. Those that were close with our beloved leader will sit vigil and share tongues with him one last time. Then tomorrow, I shall be going to Moonstone to receive my nine lives as your leader."
The marred feline looked down at their clan, the one they were expected to lead. This was their time, wasn't it? The shiver down their spine made them fear that it wasn't the case. Dogsnarl would become Dogstar, StarClan permitting. Dogsnarl continued. "When I come back, I will not be naming a deputy. At least, not yet. I shall name a deputy when I find the one I trust within the clan. This will be unprecedented as leaders normally chose their deputies after they return, but I won't be like the leaders that came before me. I hope you join me in striving for a better tomorrow. One that RiverClan will prosper from. Now, the meeting is dismissed. Those that want to join me in sharing tongues with Porcupinestar one last time as we hold a vigil for him, please do so." With that, the mangled tabby jumped down and found themselves drifting towards the leader's body. Standing over him, they began their leader night as deputy and their first day as standing leader.
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