Shadow gasped in surprise as he felt the claws hit his back. He turned, angry that a prisoner dared attack an Elite, especially a Higher Guard. Claws still unsheathed, he slashed at the cat's ear and hissed quietly "Perhaps you want your claws ripped out too, Willow!" he knew he would have the stronger hit, these cats were half starved and didn't have the training he had.
Spottedlight quietly gasped in relief and blinked in gratitude at Willow, but he wasn't sure she had seen, Shadow had turned and whispered something to her as he slashed her ear, but all Spottedlight had caught was "Claws ripped out-". He shuddered, hoping Shadow didn't punish Willow for sticking up for him. He turned to Flame and whispered, You okay?" but he couldn't see her and hissed to Silverstreak, "Can you see if Flame's alright?"
ooc: where is Smokefeather?