Amberfall wearily pads over to the small river, her tongue dry. She bent down, lapping up the cool water greedily. The water flickers, but she doesn't seem to notice. Then, out of the river, a large pinkish-blue fish leaps out of the water, sending Amberfall stumbling back in surprise. She feels the smooth pebbles below her pads start to slip, and she finds herself in the rushing river. She desperately gasps for air, flowing downstream at a rapid pace. Starclan help me! she thought, panicking.
Amberfall thrashed wildly, feeling her paws go numb at the frosty water. Her lungs screamed for air, eyes shut tightly. She hit against a hard stone sticking out of the river floor. Amberfall let out a squeak, her cry muffled by the water in her jaws, feeling her flesh open from a cut on her shoulder. She felt all the air in her lungs float to the surface of the river, slowly sinking into the freezing stream.
Amberfall had always imagined death, was this how it would catch her? In a freezing river, alone where no cat could help? She felt helpless. Her eyes only dared to flicker open when she felt a tug on her scruff, no longer feeling herself being swept downstream. Silverpaw stood up above her, teeth embedded in her fur, desperately pulling her up and out of the water. Amberfall quickly pulled herself up, not wanting to give up, since she still had a chance. Silverpaw dragged her onto the riverbank, his paws wet from stepping in the cold stream.
Amberfall choked up water, gasping for air. Her paws were still numb, and she knew she wouldn't be able to walk with paws she couldn't feel, and a small gash on her shoulder. She looked up at Silverpaw, who panted heavily. "T-thank you.." she muttered. "You're welcome." she heard a meow back. Pain suddenly stung her shoulder, and she flinched, but she didn't have enough energy to turn around and see the apprentice touch her shoulder with his tail. he yanked it back as she flinched, and stared down at her a moment, laying on the riverbank, pelt soaking wet. a few drops of blood trickled from her wound, but Silverpaw let her rest a while before leaning against her to help her up. Amberfall didn't make a sound, only hobbling against silverpaw, exhaustion in her gaze. "Let's get you back to camp." he meowed weakly.