"Dunepaw," Kindlestar called out, the clan having already quieted while she concentrated on her surroundings, and she waited for the bald she cat to step forward. "You have trained under Darktail, and despite your mentor's gentle nature, you seem to have the heated mentality that makes most FireClan cats belong wholeheartedly in our clan. You have had much to endure, your differences sometimes seeming more open to those around you than you might like. This has made you stubborn, self conscious, and defensive, raising walls even to those who try to befriend you. However, you show this same drive when caring for your clan, showing more dedication than most apprentices your age would ever show. Much like the dunes you were named after, you resist even the harshest of winds, creating barriers that protect you... but perhaps if you were to see yourself shining in the same light those who care for you do, you will see the beauty they see in you," Kindlestar mewed gently to the bald apprentice as Dunepaw looked up at her, her lips slightly parted at the speech the leader had just done for her. "From this moment on," the petite she cat continued, "you will be known as Dunelight. StarClan honors your dedication, and we welcome you as a full warrior of FireClan."
"Dunelight! Dunelight!" the warriors of FireClan cried out, this time with a bit more force, Dawncloud's voice carrying out over the others, and even a timid Desertrose poking her head out from the nursery's den to look down at the bald kit she had cared for so many moons ago.
Unknown- resembles a Sphynx or similar, but mother was coated.
Barely average in height, long ears and legs, thin, average length tail.
Dunepaw now sports a collection of scars from a fight with the DawnClan apprentice, Lilypaw, the most notable being across the bridge of her muzzle, on either shoulder and a long scar across her rear.
Dunepaw is in actuality a sweet young she-cat with an enormous heart, but she hides that behind an icy, defensive wall. Desperate and determined to prove herself, she seemsdefensive and harsh at the outset, afraid to be emotionally hurt. She's very self conscious of her lack of fur, but tries to act like she doesn't care and is immune to what other cats think. This is entirely false, however. She takes training very seriously, but loves every moment of it and sees boundless wonder and opportunity in the world. Fiercely loyal and at times sharp tongued. Tries to keep up a 'tough, could care less' image but is actually extremely sensitive. Once she opens up she's playful and competitive, and mostly just wants to be accepted for who she is-by herself as well.Strengths:
- Eager to learn
- Swift and nimble
- Tough exterior; relatively tolerant of pain
- Fiercely loyal
- Hairless, sensitive to the sun
- Pawpads and skin easily burn
- Self Conscious
- Relatively low self esteem
- Can be sharp tongued and hotheaded
Dunekit was born as a single kit to a very pompous, vain queen named Lilyose, who rejected her only daughter at birth and refused to take care her or even bestow upon the little one a name, seeing her as a shame and disappointment.
She was not unloved, however. The tiny newborn kitten was immediately taken in by an adoptive queen who nursed her, raised her, and was fiercely overprotective of the little one she named "Dunekit". RELATIONSHIPS
Acquaintance / Like
Kindlestar She's our leader. She is pretty great.
Twopelt Our deputy.
Emberstripe The medicine cat of FireClan.
Darktail M...my mentor. I hope I can be good enough in his eyes. *ducks head*
Ivorybird She...she's nice.
Adderpaw He...he's different. N-no, I don't like him, I'm not that mousebrained! A FireClanner could never be with a MoonClanner...n-not that I'd want to be, or-or anything. He's just a furball. StarClan, why? He's so...he's sweet. F-for a furball. *flattens ears and glances away* Mousedung. We met by the border. H-he's...he's everything to me. Never before have I been able to be myself around a cat, to truly have...a friend. I...I l-love you Adderpaw. You're the best friend any cat could ask for. So...thank you.PebbleClanDawnClan
Lilypaw That DawnClan cat...all I did was tell her she smelled...but just wait, when I'm a warrior, she'll never be able to beat me again!