Leopardfur is very angry at Graystripe after this, and she never truly forgives him for killing her apprentice.
She remains distrustful of him even once he’s joined RiverClan. Which is probably wise. Because he’s not a very loyal RiverClan cat.
I’d love to hear in the comments section down below what you would do if you were in Leopardfur’s place. You ran out to defend your territory from trespassers and it’s Fireheart and Graystripe. You know – the ones who think they have free reign on the territory of all four Clan, because they’re sooo helpful and nice, always doing super secret missions. Then your apprentice falls over the gorge! Rude! Whiteclaw was a cool dude, probably – I mean, we only get to know him for the second before he dies. Why’d they kill a character nobody even knew and then make a big deal about it for like all of the rest of the first series? Why not kill a cat that we’ve met at gatherings and become more attached to? I don’t know. Do you know?