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Thats right, time for more of my Warriors Abridged stuff!
Today Im covering Twilight
, or as I like to call it the LeafxCrow Bible, as it focuses so heavily on my OTP of OTPs.
In the prologue, we are introduced to an unidentified cat... Well, weve all read the book here, so I might as well come out and say its Cinderpelt. We see Cinderpelt being told by StarClan that she is going to die soon. Apparently, Vicky wrote this bit after she was diagnosed with a terminal disease, making it some kind of combination of writing and method acting. Of course, unlike Cinderpelt, Vicky didnt actually die.
Leafpool and Squirrelflight, the protagonists of this particular book, are faced with difficult choices. Leafpool, now a full medicine cat, has to cope with her newfound feelings for Crowfeather
, and Squirrelflight has to decide whether or not she should try to preserve her relationship with Brambleclaw, even if he is so interested in his half-brother.
You know, when I first started reading through this book, I was thinking: Oh, goodie. We get Squirrelflights POV. Maybe now her fight with Brambleclaw wont seem so one-sided, but then, a few chapters later, I was thinking: No... Shes still being a total bitch...
Thats right. Squirrelflight is still arguing with Brambleclaw over literally everything
. At this point, I dont really blame Brambleclaw for wanting to spend time with Hawkfrost. Brothershipping is actually my favourite slash pairing, so for me, the more unnecessary amounts of attention Brambleclaw gives Hawkfrost instead of his failing heterosexual relationship, the better.
Meanwhile, Ashfur is taking this opportunity to get closer to Squirrelflight. This makes him the third senior warrior to want to get in her pants, making one wonder only cats that are at least a year older than her find her attractive.
As for Leafpool, she continues to try to control her feelings for Crowfeather, but fails miserably, including what can best be described as an erotic dream about him. Its just one of those scenes in this book that I read as much as I can.
I cant really talk much about the LeafxCrow scenes without going into a rant about why I love this pairing so much, or possibly even an analysis of their relationship, so Ill try and keep them out of this summary.
Well, it seems despite the whole attempted coup thing in the previous book, Onestar seems to be doing a fine job as leader of WindClan. And now for some reason, hes a total prick.
I guess this is trying to assert WindClans independence, but he does kind of push it a bit. I may be getting ahead of myself, but he was also a colossal asshole in Eclipse
. Yeah, he kinda crossed the line where his actions could be considered asserting his independence about five miles back in that book.
While helping Mothwing deal with the ramifications of a chemical spill in RiverClan territory, Leafpool also gets a glimpse of Hawkfrost spreading around anti-Mistyfoot sentiments, part of his incredibly slow and, as-of-yet, perfectly legal plan to seize power
(its okay, you can boss me around, Hawkeh.)
We also see him hanging out with Blackclaw. Now, I know Blackclaw is just a very minor character, so he doesnt get any opportunities to be as blatantly gay as Darkstripe, but he is pretty much Hawkfrosts Darkstripe. Theyre totally canon. Why this isnt a pairing yet, Ill never know.
In another little subplot, Squirrelflight goes off to help ShadowClan deal with some troublesome kittypets.
A patrol from both ShadowClan and ThunderClan manage to convince the kittypets to stop bothering them. Squirrelflight was hoping the experience would help her and Brambleclaw to become close again, but it doesnt really work.
Still struggling with her feelings for Crowfeather, Leafpool is sent to the Dark Forest in a dream, where she sees Brambleclaw and Hawkfrost talking to Tigerstar. Scared out of her wits, and wishing she was in that really suggestive dream about Crowfeather instead, Leafpool flees, and comes out of the dream somewhat suspicious of Brambleclaw.
Now, its the night of the Gathering, and Onestar decides to call RiverClan and ShadowClan out on getting help from ThunderClan, also using it as an opportunity to pretty much say Hey guys, Ive decided to be a total dick now.
While no one is looking, Leafpool and Crowfeather sneak off into the bushes to make out, and Crowfeather proposes that they meet the next night at the stream on the border between their Clans territories. Leafpool once again has an internal dispute between her Clan loyalties and Crowfeather, and, as usual, Crowfeather wins, no contest.
Some days pass, and Leafpool has been making out with Crowfeather almost every night, until Cinderpelt catches them. Of course, she doesnt come out of her hiding place until Leafpool hears her make a noise, which makes me wonder if she was going to stay hidden and just watch them
Leafpool then confronts Cinderpelt about how she doesnt know how she feels and has never been in love, causing Cinderpelt to snap. This scene is almost hilariously ironic because, as most people well versed in Word-of-God-related canon can tell you, Cinderpelt has always been in love with Firestar. Ouch.
Of course, Cinderpelt doesnt actually mention it, probably to spare Leafpool the awkwardness of knowing her mentor wants to get into her fathers pants.
Easily outrunning Cinderpelt (seriously, what made Cinderpelt think she could actually chase someone?), Leafpool eventually meets up with Crowfeather again. They decide to run away together, so they wont have to deal with Clan boundaries keeping them apart.
After some chapters of WindClan and ThunderClan running around like chickens with their heads cut off trying to find them, as well as a bit of Brambleclaw and Squirrelflights relationship gradually improving, we come back to Leafpool and Crowfeather somewhere on the hills outside of WindClan territory.
We are informed that they have been travelling all day, even though neither of them got any sleep the previous night. It makes one wonder what they were doing that night that caused them to lose so much sleep. I can think of only three possibilities: Mating, sex, or fornication. Take your pick. (
They eventually bump into Midnight the badger, despite the fact that they were heading in the exact opposite direction from where she lives, and she informs them that a horde of badgers are going to attack ThunderClan.
They decide to let the Clans deal with this problem themselves, as they are too busy consummating their relationship to help them. However, in the middle of the night, Leafpool has a nightmare of Cinderpelt crying out for help, and they both decide to go back and help their Clanmates.
Of course, theyre too late, and the attack is well underway when they get there. Leafpool was also too late to save Cinderpelt.
With her two-page long dying breath, Cinderpelt tells Leafpool about how she knew all along that she was going to die, but that she couldnt stop Leafpool from running away. After Leafpool asks why, Cinderpelt tells her that she couldnt have forced her to do anything, and that one shouldnt try to change their destiny, but have to courage to live with it.
That may seem like a bad lesson, but in the context of this series, it kinda makes sense. Its best to just not rock the boat, since the more involved in the plot you are, the higher your chances of repeatedly being struck by tragedy.
Now with Cinderpelt dead, Leafpool is the only medicine cat in ThunderClan, and pretty much their only hope of survival considering theyre getting torn apart by badgers, so she cant run away with Crowfeather.
They decide that they should go their separate ways, and I die a little inside. At least this scene contains enough raw emotion to warrant being read over and over again.
Now what I dont get is that apparently Crowfeather somehow interprets this as Leafpool betraying him, which is really weird considering it was, yknow, mostly his idea.
He could be thinking about her saying they can never see each other again in the next book, but in that scene its very explicitly stated that he didnt protest. Oh well.
ThunderClan manages to drive to badgers out with WindClans help, and Onestar has a few lines about how WindClan was returning a favour, and that it was the right thing for them to help ThunderClan, which is weird, because hes not any less of a dick after this.
Also, thanks to the battle, Brambleclaw and Squirrelflight have finally remembered how much they care for each other. Its amazing what a life-or-death situation can do for a relationship. Of course, Brambleclaw still spends time with Hawkfrost after this, so nothing has really changed.
So basically, Squirrelflights life has gotten better in almost all the same areas Leafpools is failing in. Really, Leafpools situation in general is just really depressing.
Well, at least Leafpool is not dead. She probably wishes
she was, but she isnt.
Thats pretty much the way Warriors
works: Well, our lives have officially been ruined in almost every way imaginable, but at least were not dead. Lets just try to make the best of what little we have left.Warriors
: You dont win. You break even. At best.
Inspired by YuGiOh the Abridged Series
by LittleKuriboh (CardGamesFTW)
I DO NOT OWN THESE CHARACTERS!
All characters are from WARRIORS by Erin Hunter
WARRIORS is © Harper Collins