Flametail padded from his pango and walked outside. Gingertail's kits had been born that day. Littlecloud had also retired to the elders' den. He had been the oldest medicine cat for a while now, and Flametail was fairly certain he was ready for medicine cat duties to be his own responsibility.
He had dreamed last night. In his dream, he had seen Runningnose and Raggedstar.
Raggedstar's eyes followed Flametail's every move. "Things are changing, my young medicine cat. wewe have great responsibility to take off of the shoulders of someone wewe care about."