he smirked at the other apprentices as he waited for each of them to file through. he felt his heart swell with excitement. kitten crushes, attractions everything. he watched fishpaw slip through the thicket, followed by dawnpaw and then snappaw. he almost made a comment to go on, but he waited patiently for the final tom to join them. a roll of his eyes was seen as the black apprentice stood, and nodded to dawnpaw, giving the other tom a chance to lead them into the wilderness. "i'm not leading you from here, and if we get caught you're all on your own." he meowed, a smirk fluttering on his face as he turned to fishpaw and snap-paw. "expect you ladies, i'll just tell them the drypaws here dragged you out of camp, and you came across me looking for herbs." his tone was velvet-like, a smirk playing on his maw as he stood strong and ready to follow the next cat to lead the way.