Fireheart takes Cinderpaw on a tour of the territory. They meet a kittypet, who they chase away. Fireheart later learns that the kittypet is his sister Princess.
Look, Fireheart, a kittypet! Let's chase her out!
She looks familiar...
Fireheart goes to visit his sister a few times. On his third visit, she gives him her eldest son, Cloudkit to raise in the Clan.
Make him a hero, like you Fireheart!
I'll do my best Princess!
Cloudkit was met with hostility and denial at first, but Bluestar insisted the kit had a right to stay. She also hinted to Fireheart that Cloudkit would be his new apprentice since Cinderpaw's leg had been crushed by a car.
It'll have greencough by sunrise!
I know you all don't like it, but I say Cloudkit should stay! After all, he shares Fireheart's blood! And Fireheart will make a fine mentor for him!
Soon, snow falls and the river freezes over. While on an outing with Brackenpaw, Cinderpaw, and Fireheart, Graystripe spots a water vole on the ice and tries to catch it, but falls in.
Graystripe, come back!
I'll catch it, just wait!
A RiverClan warrior named Silverstream rescues him from drowning, and Graystripe is unharmed. She scolds them, but there is amusement in her eyes as well.
You idiot! What are you doing in my territory?
Well, drown yourself in your own territory!
I'm sorry..... Do what you want with me, but please let the kits stay!
Fireheart finds out that Graystripe has been sneaking off for moons to see Silverstream. One day, Silverstream dies, and Graystripe comes back with her kits. The Clan is not happy, but Bluestar took pity on them and let them stay.