Imagine this: You are Hazel, and you are leading Blackberry, Bigwig, Dandelion, and Pipkin. It is dark out, you are in the woods, and there is a stream you must cross.
You know that at any moment, you may be attacked by the rabbits who live in the nearby warren, and aren't friendly. At any moment, an elil might see you.
Fiver, Silver, and Acorn were with you, but you got separated in the dark
Wait for the other rabbits to find you!
Cross the stream and hope they catch up!