Petalnose x Rainfur: The Most Underrated Ship Ever by Sparktooth

Sparktooth takes a look at a less-known relationship in the series.

Art by Ivyleaf1408

Hello there, bloggers! Sparktooth is here once again! 😉 . So I was looking at a part in Firestar’s Quest because I wanted to write an article about one of the most underrated couples ever in Warriors. While looking through it, I found the perfect couple: Petalnose and Rainfur!

For those of you who haven’t read Firestar’s Quest, here’s a little information about the two cats:

Petalnose is a very pale gray she-cat with blue eyes. She was originally a kittypet known as Petal, but when Firestar and Sandstorm came to the gorge to recruit new members for the newly rebuilt SkyClan, she decided to join. Petalnose is also the mother of Mintfur and Sagewhisker.

Rainfur is a gray cat with darker flecks and blue eyes. He lived as a loner in a woods near the gorge and his exploring one day lead to him meeting Petal(nose). He is the father of Mintfur and Sagewhisker too (obviously XD).

So I’m basically going to be telling this couple’s story of how they met, fell in love, etc. This is supposed to bring more attention and possibly shippers for this couple. So read their story, and see how think of them based on what I’ve told you. Their entire story is from Firestar’s Quest so I’m just going to be summing it all up from that book. Let’s get into it!

When Petalnose lived as a kittypet, the twoleg that was supposed to care for her was a cruel old male who terrorized her. Petal would sneak out of her nest at times and that was how she met Rainfur. Rainfur realized how the twoleg was treating her and brought her extra fresh-kill every time they met due to she was never given a proper meal by the twoleg. After moons of meeting together they fell in love. When Petal realized she was expecting kits she was unable to leave the nest, so Rainfur had to visit her only when the twoleg wasn’t around.

When Firestar came to the gorge, both Rainfur and Petal were uninterested in joining at first. Then one day when Rainfur went to visit her, he suddenly realized that she and her kits were not in good health…they were dying! He runs to the SkyClan cats and begs for their help to get Petalnose and the two kits out of the twoleg’s nest. They agree and come up with a plan to distract the twoleg and sneak her out. When they arrive at the camp in the gorge Petal stays in the nursery with her kits while she recovers. Rainfur always made sure the check in and catch more fresh-kill so she and the kits would get stronger. When the rats began to start attacking them, Rainfur was concerned about if Petal and the kits would be attacked if they were ambushed in the gorge.
After a while of being in SkyClan, Petal and Rainfur realize and honor of being in a Clan and decide to become warriors! Then Petal receives her name: Petalnose.

In the battle of the rats, Petalnose stays behind to guard her kits in case the rats decide to lead a second attack on the camp while they’re gone. Rainfur is one of the cats who goes into battle alongside his Clanmates. He gallantly died like a true warrior, trapped under a massive amount of rats. His death was really sad, not to mention Firestar lost one of his lives in an attempt to save him. Poor Petalnose was devastated at the news when they returned. Rainfur still watched over her, though. When Firestar went with Leafdapple(star) for her to receive her nine lives, Rainfur is one of the cats who gives her a life. When he is finished, he then asked Firestar if Petalnose and kits were happy. This shows he still wants her to be okay, and will be waiting for when she joins. THE FEELS!

I personally find these two to be really sweet, and also one of my major reasons why this ship needs more attention. Even if you haven’t read Firestar’s Quest, what is your opinion on them based on what you read? Are these two now one of your new favorite couples, or do you like them more now? Thank you all so much for reading, and I hope to see you next time!

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  20 Replies to “Petalnose x Rainfur: The Most Underrated Ship Ever by Sparktooth”

  1. "Adopt An Orphan Fox" (Foxie)
    January 14, 2018 at 12:05 am

    Whoops just spoiled myself for Firestar’s Quest! I’ve only gotten to the part where he’s gathering everyone! But despite being given a spoiler, this was a very well done and sweet article. Nice job, Spark! 😀😊

    Wakanda Forever ⚔️

    • Spark Whose Tooth is Cold from the Snow (Sparktooth :P)
      January 14, 2018 at 4:29 pm

      Thx! Oops, I should’ve put a spoiler warning for this one! 😛

  2. Sundance
    January 14, 2018 at 12:25 am

    I liked Rainfur x Petalnose too! They were sooooo cute! 😀

    Rain 2.0

  3. January 14, 2018 at 1:49 am

    Okay this is so true. I barely thought about PetalXRain before *hides* but I think it’s a great ship 😛

    Sorzi (爱猫者)
    Not coincidence

  4. Sky
    January 14, 2018 at 1:58 am

    I agree with Sunny, and this ship really is super overrated!!!

    • Spark Whose Tooth is Cold from the Snow (Sparktooth :P)
      January 14, 2018 at 4:43 pm

      Ty! And do you mean underrated? 😉 😛

      • Sky
        January 15, 2018 at 1:32 am

        Yes, lol

  5. Cheetahpaw
    January 14, 2018 at 4:24 am


  6. Cheetahpaw
    January 14, 2018 at 4:24 am

    I really need to reread Firestar’s Quest… I barely remember a thing from that book.

  7. Ebonypaw (Ebonygaze)
    January 14, 2018 at 6:07 am

    Rainfur was one of my favorite minor characters and Petal X Rain definitely is a good ship IMO! Great article!

  8. Amberstorm233
    January 14, 2018 at 6:43 am

    Oh my gosh, thank you! Seriously these two are awesome and lovely. They honestly deserve more love from the fans. Nice article by the way.

  9. January 14, 2018 at 9:29 am

    Yay! Go PetalxRain 😀 Maybe you should do a whole series of underrated ships Sparktooth?

    Be you, everyone else is taken

    • Spark Whose Tooth is Cold from the Snow (Sparktooth :P)
      January 14, 2018 at 11:50 pm

      Tysm! That sounds like a great idea! Maybe when I have more time I can start working on that. 😀

  10. January 14, 2018 at 5:41 pm

    I just read this now, because I couldn’t remember the names of those cats, so I didn’t want it to be a spoiler, then I clicked on it and was like “OH! I REMEMBER THEM!!” But yeah.


    ReginaXRobin Forever

    • Sparktooth
      January 14, 2018 at 11:52 pm

      XD glad to hear it! I can see where at first glance you wouldn’t remember them. Rainfur was only in Firestar’s Quest and Petalnose is only in books about SkyClan when they lived in the gorge.


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