Son of Fire: A “What If” Theory by Sunwhisper

Sunwhisper imagines a Warriors universe in which Firestar had a son. 

Artwork by Snowylynxx

What if Firestar and Sandstorm had a second litter of kits? This has been a question on the minds of Warriors readers for as long as I can recall. After all plenty of characters have had multiple litters such as Tigerstar having two litters and Greystripe having two as well. Those cats certainly aren’t the only ones but the first “main” characters to come to mind.

While Firestar and Sandstorm definitely won’t be having any more kits now I figure it would be interesting to take a look at “what if” they did. This is also partially inspired by the “Missing Kits” series that occasionally is posted on Victoria Holmes’ facebook!

After reading many iterations of theories on how their second litter would be like i’ve come to notice a general consensus on some things regarding this litter. Most people seem to agree this would be a litter of one and that the single kit would be a tom. This tom would also bear a striking resemblance to his mother, Sandstorm. He would be a pale ginger tom with leaf green eyes. Prefix ideas vary from Sun, Rye, Yarrow, Clay, and Tansy. There are probably more but these are the most prominent that I’ve seen. (I think Ryekit sounds the most fitting! What is your favorite?)

Theories vary on when he would have been born. Some think around the time Leafpaw and Squirrelpaw first become apprentices while others think much later would be more appropriate so he could be around the same age as Graystripe and Millie’s litter. Personally I quite like the idea of him being born around the time of his older siblings’ apprenticeship. He would probably follow them around and pester them endlessly!

If he became an apprentice I think his mentor would be Cloudtail and that the two would have similar/compatible personalities. I feel he’d probably be a laid back cat. He’d also probably train to become a great hunter like his mother.

As for a warrior name possible suffixes i’ve seen are tuft, pounce, frost, and whisper. (Personally I like tuft the best. Thus making his name Ryetuft. Which suffix would you choose for him?) As he grew older I could see him becoming close with Brambleclaw, his siblings and Graystripe’s kits. He’d also probably be a cool uncle to his nephews and nieces. (I could see his laid back personality irking Jayfeather.)

If his existence were to be compatible with the novels I could, unfortunately, see him as one of the many kits that died young in the nursery or was stillborn. Perhaps something like this could have happened to have prevented Firestar and Sandstorm from wanting any further litters?

This is all just a theory of course! Let me know what you think about this what if idea of Firestar and Sandstorm’s second litter! What do you think Firestar and Sandstorm’s litter would have been like had they had one?

  22 Replies to “Son of Fire: A “What If” Theory by Sunwhisper”

  1. June 20, 2017 at 1:10 pm

    Wow. Great article!

    I can totally picture how you imagine Ryetuft!

    Sorzi (爱猫者)
    Not coincidence

  2. Sky
    June 20, 2017 at 1:44 pm

    As long as he’s not a major character and doesn’t interfere with the books, he’d be pretty cool!

    It’s be nice to have a kit of Firestar and Sandstorm that has the genes of Sandstorm. Squirrelflight is like Firestar while Leafpool is the splitting image of Princess.

    I like the name Ryetuft! I feel like he’s be exaxtly like Sandstorm except for ginger markings. I feel like he could be the cool uncle without a mate or kits or that cool uncle witha mate but without kits. I think that he could be mates with Briarlight.

    • Lily That Shines Like Dawn
      June 21, 2017 at 4:08 am

      If he was born during Squirrels and Leafs apprenticeship, he’d be significantly older than Briarlight, but that’s actually a good idea, based on her situation. 🙂

      • Sky
        June 21, 2017 at 10:00 am

        But just look at SorrelXBracken(Sorreltail wasn’t even born when Brackenfur was made a warrior!),

        • Lily That Shines Like Dawn
          June 22, 2017 at 1:06 am

          True 😛

          • Sky
            June 22, 2017 at 1:08 pm

            Ha! But I still love that couple…

  3. Bluepaw (Blueheart)
    June 20, 2017 at 2:51 pm

    Wow!! I never thought of that!! I think he would have been a hilarious character in the series!!

    • Honeypaw (Honeyflight)
      July 5, 2017 at 5:31 pm

      I love ur name echopaw 😛

      Also can someone tell me how to change my profile pic?

  4. Willowpaw/Rainlady
    June 20, 2017 at 8:03 pm


    • Mistlehear
      June 21, 2017 at 1:11 pm

      You are Rainlady, and I can be Mistleboo.

  5. June 20, 2017 at 9:47 pm

    Very interesting!

    A wild Sapphie has appeared

  6. Mosspaw (Mossfluff)
    June 20, 2017 at 10:30 pm

    Great article Sunwhisper! 😀

    For names, I’d go with either Ryetuft, Ryefrost, Suntuft, or Sunfrost.

    new here🙂

  7. Nightwing585
    June 20, 2017 at 10:57 pm

    Always felt Bramblestar/claw was the closet thing to a son Firestar had.

  8. June 21, 2017 at 5:59 pm

    Sounds like a great theory to me!

  9. Brightstorm (Bright Flash in Storm Cloud)
    June 21, 2017 at 8:09 pm

    Nice article!

    I’d personally have liked to see FireXSand’s second litter be around the same time as Millie’s, that way maybe he could have been a love interest for Rosepetal or Briarlight? It would have been a good way to intensify the greencough situation that takes up a lot of the last half of the Power of Three arc if maybe he’d had a littermate who’d died (sad to think about though).

    I imagine Ryetuft as being a thick-furred pale ginger tom with darker flecks across his pelt and pale leaf green eyes. Maybe his littermate could have been Patchkit, a splotchy dark ginger and white tabby tom or she-cat with amber eyes.

    Can't rain all the time.

    • Sky
      June 21, 2017 at 8:25 pm

      I imagine him as a single tom, exactly like Sandstorm but ginger flecks.

      I ship BumbleXRose, so I like the idea of RyeXBriar

  10. Stormberry
    January 17, 2018 at 12:51 am

    I say Ryefrost

  11. Amanda
    September 1, 2018 at 7:36 pm

    I say Tansyheart

  12. Dewfeather
    February 7, 2020 at 10:59 pm

    Love the article now i want it to happen

    I own a book company

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