The ginger and white she-cat stood silently, gazing across the clearing with her one good eye. "Are you sure you want to do this?" murmured the smoky gray she-cat to her right, looking at her with great concern. "If you stay here, I'll protect you. I am a medicine cat."
The ginger and white cat turned to the cat and murmured, "Thank you, but this is a fight I must face alone."
Her ears swiveled towards the sound of pawsteps coming towards her from the outer edges of the forest. She turned to the gray she-cat beside her and hissed, "Go back, now, before they hurt you too!" The dark gray cat hesitated once, casting one last concerned look to the ginger and white warrior, then she turned around and fled back into the forest.
A hiss escaped from the shadows, deep and menacing. The she-cat's claws slid out as she turned to the source of the noise, and her eyes fell upon her attacker - a large, dark tabby with powerful shoulders and amber eyes glinting with hatred and malice. "Who are you and what do you want from me?" sputtered the she-cat, fluffing up her fur and preparing to defend herself. There was a steely look in her eye as she remembered the attack that had ended her brother's life and torn up one of her eyes. She wasn't going to be killed by another animal, even another cat.
The dark tabby didn't say a word. Instead, he launched himself at Brightheart, sending her tumbling to the ground. She let out a screech as her claws desperately tried to find a hold, but the dark cat's teeth sank into her neck and it was too late.
It is now Day 5. This phase will end August 8th @ 7 PM EST.