You've shown great courage, my warriors will be here tomorrow to take you to the clan.
Rusty tells his childhood friend, Smudge, he wishes to explore the forest but Smudge is concerned about the wild cats who live in the forest.
The next day...
Greetings young one, I am whitestorm.
Graypaw, a Thunderclan apprentice defends his territory, tackling into Rusty. They fight for a while.
Bluestar and Lionheart appear, breaking up the two cats who just started chattering. Bluestar, the leader of Thunderclan explains the harsh reality of the forest and admires rusty's courage. She invites him to join the clan.
Rusty meets lionheart and another cat, whitestorm, who guide him to Thunderclan camp. Rusty is baffled by their way of life.
Rusty has a difficult battle with a warrior, Longtail, that doesn't accept him as he was a house cat. His collar breaks and he earns his apprentice name, Firepaw.