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Ed glanced around the big clearing with wide eyes. There were so many cats! So many different colors, too! Jayfeather led him around, pointing out different dens for different ranks of the Clan. The Leader, the Deputy, the Senior Warriors, the Warriors, the Apprentices, the Elders, and the mothers with kits, which they called 'Queens'. Ed knew what was coming next. He was going to be introduced to the cats around the clearing and they were going to accuse him of being small or tiny!
Ed made a face at his thoughts and Jayfeather looked over at him with a face that said 'I knew you were weird.' The dark brown tabby that was with Firestar when he came to meet him walked over and nodded his head to Jayfeather before looking at Ed.
"I'm sorry if I didn't introduce myself properly. I'm Brambleclaw."
"It's nice to meet you, Brambleclaw." He tried to smile in his cat-body but it turned out to look like a snarl. Brableclaw's fur bristled. "No no! I wasn't trying to start a fight…. I ummm… had something on my nose." Brambleclaw relaxed a bit.
"Jayfeather, why don't you go check on Briarlight. I'll introduce Ed to the Clan." Brambleclaw flicked his tail and that obviously signaled something because Jayfeather nodded and walked back to the den Ed woke up in.
Ed followed Brambleclaw as he was introduced to Squirrelflight, Leafpool, Berrynose, Lionblaze, Mousefur, and many other cats. He really couldn't remember all of the names, but he sure knew they were weird. Like Berrynose. That sounded like something you would call your wife…. Then it suddenly hit him. What if Firestar decided to let Ed join the clan, and they called him Shortlegs!
Ed dug his claws into the earth to keep from bursting out in anger, but Brambleclaw notices and glared in his direction. "Why don't you head back to Jayfeather's den. Grab some fresh-kill on your way." Ed nodded and sheathed his claws, padding over to the big pile of dead creatures.
He hesitantly picked up a plump crow and slowly made his way back into Jayfeather's den to settle into his bed of moss. "Ed, don't settle in just yet. I need you and Briarlight to stretch your muscles. Throw some moss back and forth." Ed clenched his jaw but obeyed with an annoyed look on his face.
"So you're Ed then?" the cat he assumed was Briarlight spoke up. Ed nodded and stared at Briarlight's back legs. They were bent at an odd angle that looked like it hurt, so Ed decided to speak up.
"Um, Briarlight… What's wrong with your legs?" Briarlight's expression changed almost immediately.
"There was a terrible storm one day in the camp, and a tree fell on me and Longtail, Breaking by back and crippling me for life, while killing Longtail." Ed's face twisted with pain and understanding.
"You know, if I didn't have these fake limbs, I would be in the same situation. But you know what I say?" Ed sat down and licked his flesh paw before looking back up to Briarlight. "You have two good legs. Get up and use them."
Admiration filled Briarlight's eyes before she pushed herself up onto her front two legs. "And maybe," Ed said with what he thought was a good idea. "I could get you a good pair of fake limbs" Briarlight's eyes widened.
"Like," her voice lowered to a whisper. "From twolegs?" Ed nodded, thinking of Winry. "Bu-"
"Do you want to be able to walk again or not?" Ed interrupted in a whisper.
Briarlight hesitated before nodding. Ed nodded right after and grabbed Briarlight's scruff. He dragged her up the Cliffside with some struggle before hauling her over the edge, just to see a pitch black cat with long fur and dark gray (almost onyx) eyes. The black tom hissed before lauching himself at Ed.
"No! What are you doing?" Ed gasped. Briarlight hissed and lashed one paw out at the black tom, claws unsheathed. The tom stared at Ed's automail legs and gasped.
"Fullmetal?" the tom murmured. Ed recognized that voice at once.
"Mustang?" Ed gasped. "What are you doing here?"
"I could ask you the same question." Mustang sneered. "But I can see you're busy. Need any help?" Mustang sat down and yawned, jaws gaping, before looking back to Ed.
"I need you to help me find Winry."
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