Rosethorn wakes up and gets ready for her day. She is excited about finally becoming a warrior and her sister's expected kits.
Her sister, Lilyleap, gives birth to two kits, Fernkit and Twigkit. There is much excitement at camp since the birth of new kits.
Because of all the recent rain, the river has gotten dangerously high and, now apprentices, Fernpaw and Twigpaw are forced to stay in camp where they will be safe. Fernpaw is not happy and is becoming restless.
Fernpaw sneaks out of camp to hunt because she hates being stuck in camp. Rockstar, the leader who is on his last life, goes out after here and they are both swept away by the flood as Rosethorn watches.
Everyone morns Rockstar and Fernpaw's death, especially Rosethorn who feels as though she could have done something to save them. The deputy, Rainspring, does not think she can be the leader Rockstar was.
Though they are still mourning, everyone has come to terms with the recent deaths and Rainspring, Rockstar's deputy, finally feels she is ready to lead her clan, apointing Rosethorn as her deputy.