Sorry I've kinda been slacking on these, have been going through writers' block, so fun for me! not. Anyways, here is chapter 20!
Riverglade sighed. "You want to know why I do it? I do it out of guilt. it's my fault Lightbreeze and I are in here, my fault that we can't fly. Sablestone and Hawkwing had a bounty over our heads, and I led us right to them. I was a stupid weanling who liked getting into mischief. I was supposed to go spy on Sablestone alone. Lightbreeze tagged along because she's my best friend and considered it her job to keep me from doing anything too stupid."
Starsky bristled when Riverglade said Lightbreeze was her best friend.
"I'm sorry," Riverglade said much more softly. "I guess I needed to get that off of my chest for a whi....le." She pinned her ears at the three colts she saw walking towards them. They were the ones who always came to bully Starsky.
"Erm... hey, Riverglade. Starsky." Said the "leader" of the three, Redoak. The chestnut colt scratched behind his ear with a forest green wing, looking sheepish.
Riverglade raised a hind hoof, warning them that she would kick them if she had to. "What do you want, Redoak?" She demanded.
"We,..I... uh, wanted to apologize for being so mean to you... and Starsky." He added as an afterthought.
Starsky pawed the ground, clearly uncomfortable with the whole situation. She stared at the ground, avoiding everyone's eyes. "It's ok," She mumbled.
Riverglade pricked her ears forwards, surprised by her friends' easy forgiveness. She, herself, wasn't convinced. "Why do you it?" She asked Redoak. "Why do you bully Starsky, and anyone who isn't as big or strong as you, or who doesn't quite fit in? I'm leaving with the walkers tomorrow, so you can't put this off like do the other times I've asked you this exact same question. I need an answer and I need it now." She then sat, with her haunches on the ground, looking completely ridiculous, but not caring. She wasn't going anywhere.
Redoak looked extremely uncomfortable. Finally, he took a deep breath, and said "Because I'm mad. Mad at Hawkwing, Cloudfire, everyone. It's my only way to vent."
She was finally getting an answer! But a very unclear one. "Why do you need a vent?" She asked.
"Because Hawkwing banished my brother from the herd. His name is Sablestone."