Sky considers who is the worst mate in the love triangle between Graystripe, Silverstream and Millie.
Who Was the Bad Mate?
I’m here to tackle the most famous love triangle.
Who was the better mate: Millie or Silverstream?
Now, the majority of you know that I LOVE SILVERXGRAY AND HATE MILLIEXGRAY. And I always will. But…… I’ve been thinking a bit. One of Prowlclaw’s comments inspired this article, really. Prowlclaw and I share almost the exact same ideas XD.
After a lot of thought, I’ve come to the conclusion that……
GRAYSTRIPE is the BAD MATE.
Think about it.
First, he hangs up with a RiverClan she-cat and then they have kits. After she dies, he moves to her Clan before moving out again.
At first, he seems like a loyal mate who loves his mate and simply knew that he wasn’t needed in RiverClan anymore.
After two series, he gets captured by twolegs. He meets a kittypet named Millie, and they become friends. Millie decides to help him get back to the Clans. It just so happens that this Millie cat looks exactly like Silverstream.
Isn’t that a bit fishy? Doesn’t it seem like Graystripe just wanted a Silverstream reminder? And don’t you think that it hurt Silverstream to see him with some other cat?
Next, they arrive at the Clans, and a few books later, Millie gives birth to three of Graystripe’s kits – Bumblekit, Blossomkit, and Briarkit. Graystripe seems to be totally happy with his family, he loves them a lot, yakka yakka yakka, greencoungh, yadda yadda.
His kits grow up, and he seems to be more distanced from them, even when Briarlight breaks her leg.
Now, recall how much he fawned over his kits with Silverstream.
Also, this is just a note from me that I’ve never been able to quite picture Briarlight, Blossomfall, and Bumblestripe as Graystripe’s relatives. Whenever I read about these three cats and think of their family, I think, “Wrongly geneticed(yeah that’s not a word, grammarly don’t kill me) kits of Millie.” I simply don’t include Graystripe, for some reason. It’s just my brain, I guess, but I don’t picture Blossom, Briar, and Bumble in Graystripe’s little fam.
Anyways, we’re off topic.
It seems like, overall, Graystipe saw Millie as a clone mate. He was unfair to her and her kits, while he fawned over Feathertail and Stormfur. I will say that Millie was a bad parent, so I think that’s why he distanced himself from her. But when Blossomfall most needed a caring parent, he didn’t step in. He hardly helped Bumblestripe with his love problems and didn’t step in against Millie when she attacked Blossomfall. This is partially because he doesn’t want to lose a mate again, AKA he doesn’t want to lose Silverstream clone again.
I feel like Silverstream, watching from above, was actually sympathetic towards Millie, which is why she wanted Millie to survive during the greencough epidemic.
So, overall, I feel like Graystripe was the worst mate. Millie was totally clueless to the fact that he merely saw her as a clone, and I’m sure she was hurt when he didn’t support her – not that I’d want him to join in on her attacking Blossomfall.
But I also think Graystripe was unfair to Silverstream. He basically forced her to push aside her feelings and feel guilty so that he could be happy.
He was also a bad father to Millie’s kits.
Don’t you think Blossomfall’s story would have changed if Graystripe had stood up to Millie? I know that Millie would be really hurt, but it’d be the right thing to do.
Seriously, in the big scene where Millie yells at Blossomfall, it’s mostly Whitewing and Brackenfur reacting a lot. Graystripe was just slinking around in the background.
So I think that Graystripe was the worst mate and father, with Millie standing second and Silverstream last.
I’ll try to respond to all of your comments! Please express your opinions, I won’t get hurt at all.