Rainkit yawned and stretched in the warn, cozy nursery, under her mother’s watchful eye. Her two siblings, Foxpaw and Oceanpaw, were sleeping cozily in a pile. Rainkit, however, was wide awake. She couldn’t sleep, and she was amazed that her siblings could. Tomorrow was their apprentice ceremony! Their friends Cottonpaw and Amberpaw has just had theirs a moon ago, and they would be there to cheer them on and to welcome them into their cozy, new nests in the apprentice’s den after their tiring all-night vigil. Rainkit, being a kit, did eventually fall asleep. She felt herself slipping out of consciousness, and when she awoke, she was in the middle of a bright, beautiful forest. That’s not right, it’s the middle of leaf-bare!