Vertigo continued to watch, every muscle in his body charged. Mountaindew's interruption set the cream tabby on edge, but he could fully understand where the tom was coming from; he didn't want his brother harmed, and was firm in that. Vertigo could understand the sentiment, although still felt that Colouredstar -- Colouredvision -- was bringing it down on himself. Worse still, he was beginning to turn Mountaindew against Sabrestar, and the bitter taste it left in his mouth made Vertigo's lips curl. That's exactly what he would want.
Unfortunately, before the cream tabby could step in and attempt to diffuse the situation, his father rebuked Mountaindew and chose to throw him out along with his brother and ex-leader. Even moreso, Vertigo felt the tension strangling him. Now what? They didn't even have Mountaindew's support, something that had once comforted the young tabby; at least, with one of the two leaders on Sabrestar's side, the Clan would be easier to reunite again. More cats would be against his father for imprisoning both of the former leaders, and it took everything in the young cream tabby not to protest. It wasn't that he disagreed with his father's return to power... no, it wasn't that at all. He felt Sabrestar was right to reclaim it. But he was equally afraid to lose his home, or to watch his father and the rest of his family lose it as well. Worse than that, at this rate, there would be no more home left to save.
Vertigo had already chosen his side. He was still prepared to defend his father if at all necessary. But more than ever, he felt a horrible inner conflict that made his stomach churn. His eyes went to Mountaindew, and he mentally pleaded that the tom would revoke what he said. For the love of SunClan and it's innocent young, who, as things stood, might have to grow up in a world of war and conflict, he hoped that the tom would step down and accept the deputy position he had been offered. If even just for now... the Clan desperately needed that stability.