Did Firestar love Spottedleaf more than Sandstorm? by Sparktooth

Sparktooth questions Firestar’s true feelings. 

Artwork by Marquarida

Hey once again, bloggers! Sparktooth is here! I was rereading a few of the older Warriors books, and began to think something I never considered first reading it. I began to wonder if Firestar cared for Spottedleaf a little more than Sandstorm. FireXSand is one of my favorite ships. So I would find it pretty upsetting if that was the case. But Firestar is one of my favorite characters, so chances are that feeling would go pretty quickly XD.

“The tortoiseshell she-cat padded toward the cave entrance and paused for a heartbeat, her pelt brushing his[Firestar]. Too soft for Sandstorm to hear, she murmured ‘Sometimes, I’d give anything for things to be different.’” -Firestar’s Quest, pg. 402.
This scene caused me to question Firestar’s feelings toward Sandstorm. Sandstorm was very hot-headed in this scene, and I don’t blame her. Firestar was acting very nice to Spottedleaf, a lot more than was necessary, I think. What I mean is it almost seemed like they were flirting or something. Sandstorm was his mate! I’m not saying Firestar doesn’t love Sandstorm because he certainly does. But Firestar lost someone who he fell in love with before: Spottedleaf. Even though he loves Sandstorm, that doesn’t mean he’ll stop loving Spottedleaf. It’s exactly like with Graystripe with Silverstream and Millie. He still loves Millie, but won’t stop loving Silverstream. But I still can’ get over how much Firestar mentions Spottedleaf. And I mean, he mentions her a LOT. Don’t believe me? Here:

“‘I think they’re wonderful names,’ Firestar replied. The dark ginger Squirrelkit for her fluffy tail, of course, and Leafkit in memory of Leafstar-and perhaps of Spottedleaf too.” -Firestar’s Quest, pgs. 509-510.
“Firestar stared at his daughter as though he were seeing her for the first time. ‘I wish you could’ve known Spottedleaf,’ he murmured. ‘You remind me of her.’” -Dawn, pg. 141.

There is plenty more than just two if you pay attention to the books. But those are the two I decided to include in this article. Moving on, ever notice how when Firestar smells Spottedleaf when he’s dreaming, he describes it as ‘Spottedleaf’s sweet scent.’ I don’t remember him describing Sandstorm’s scent that way. And in The Darkest Hour, Firestar wanders by the river sometime before the battle with BloodClan. He sits there and begs for Spottedleaf to help him, or send him some kind of sign. Why didn’t he go find Sandstorm?

After reading this, you’re probably like, “Firestar hates Sandstorm! Why is he pretending to love her when he obviously loves Spottedleaf!?” But…is that really true?
“‘I love you, Sandstorm,” Firestar put in. ‘You’ll never be second-best for me. My love for you belongs here and now, in the life that we share-and it will last for all the moons to come, I promise.’” -Firestar’s Quest, pgs. 401-402.
So maybe it’s just me. Maybe Firestar loves both of them equally. But do you remember the first quote from Firestar’s Quest I used? That happened right after the last quote I used.

Well, there’s my thoughts for you. Now that I read this over, I made Firestar sound a little more like the antagonist. Comment below if you think I should write a part two!

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  • Firestar & Sandstorm made kits and mated with each other forever. But he was always thinking about spottedleaf when sandstorm was gone he was always in love with spottedleaf even if she died. No one randomly respects her!? She helped firestar get mates from a bully. She was the reason firestar had a big family. Spottedleaf should’ve got some more chances like the other cats. Like silverstream. This is the same to Greystripe He had Millie but he will never forget silverstream. Firestar did the same. He had sandstorm for like forever. But he had spottedleaf for infinity and beyond like he will to sandstorm. He will have them forever he will never go like. “ I prefer sandstorm”. He prefers both. Everyone keeps thinking “ Oh sandxfire is better “ or “ Oh everyone likes like sandxfire more!!” He loves both and to the others who keep saying that he prefers sandstorm are wrong. Cause he would never prefer someone else other than both. Spottedleaf and sandstorm make firestars day. He loved both and he will forever even if he even dies forever he will remember the awesome girls he lived with. And that he was proud of preferring both. He loved both he loved both forever and he will never say no to his decision. He says in the books also he says that he will never ever prefer someone else other than them…The light to firestars day. Spottedleaf and sandstorm his forever loyal infinity and beyond mates. Erin might’ve said that sandxfire was confirmed but she also made firestar really loyal to his two bright girls that will never be his dark…

  • I’m pretty sure that like in the first book or something Spottedleaf died. Idk I could be wrong but like she did die pretty early, so if Firestar were to like Spottedleaf- which he certainly does- then he would’ve had to establish a crush or something towards her when she was dead. I think that he probably likes Sandstorm better.

  • I think they were equal in love after all! Firestar states he loves both of them in one of the books! Because firestar is a kind feline who would never let anyone down…( except smudge and his family ),He loves everyone equally so it sounds like
    he loves both of them cause he’s loyal! And most of all spottedleaf might’ve faded and sandstorm might’ve been the true mate of firestar…Bur it doesn’t mean that he would pick one of them letting on of his ladies down…So they’re equal and you gotta know it cause if firestar is the best charecter than what made him? Mating sandstorm?? No! Being loyal!!….So umm loving both is a good idea,And you should be proud of his decision!? Right?? Cause firestar would never have lived without spottedleaf and plus he finally got a love in his clan because of sandstorm!! Spottedleaf and Sandstorm gave him something,Something he deserves…And also you and me! Gotta be proud he loves both of his precious cats
    A mate
    A crush
    Are you kidding that’s lucky!? If Vic didn’t make spottedleaf he wouldn’t find love in the first place
    if Vic didn’t make sandstorm he would not have kits,So ummm yea 🙂

  • I think he liked both its so clear! So umm how is firestar the greatest?
    No!: Mating Sandstorm
    Yesh!!: Being Loyal
    He is nice and kind that’s the key to being a good person
    Firestar and Sandstorm are adorable together
    So is Firestar and Spottedleaf! I mean I ship em both,There really cute and I just wanna say firestar is a deserving charecter cause he is very elegant and loving. He deserved 3 girls( maybe just 2) because of his element of love and kindness
    Who would hate firestar? No one ( ofc )
    But if everyone did it was because he was mean ( sorta like scourge )
    And he is also shipped with a lot others like greystripe
    cause of the friendships he’s made! And he got friends because of his kindness
    He got a wife and senpai because of his kindness he got luck everywhere because of his KINDNESS!!! So he liked both and if you don’t agree it’s alright!

  • I think that Firestar definitely loves Sandstorm more! Think about it; sure he loved Spottedleaf at some point, but it stated multiple times that “They never got to show their true feelings”. Also, he was young, and when he mated with Sandstorm, don’t forget; he asked Sandstorm to come with his on his quest to SkyClan. They had Squirrelflight and Leafpool together “For StarClan’s sake!” :p. Anyways, yes I think that FIrestar loved SPottedleaf at some point, but I think Sandstorm is his true love! 😀

    • Thank you yes Sandstorm is his true love because when he is getting his lives it says: Spottedleaf gave Firestar one of his nine lives, the gift of love. She said to use it well, especially for Sandstorm. And hinting of her approval Firestar’s love to sandstorm

  • I hate Spottedleaf! I just hate her!
    She stole Firestar away from Sandstorm, and also she is just way too old for him! She’s like 49 moons old when Firepaw was 6. And if you love a cat that is way too old for you, you can not just wait until you’re old enough to have a mate.
    Also, she’s a medicine cat. It is her own fault that she made him join ThunderClan because if she hadn’t interpreted the sign from StarClan saying that “Fire will save the Clan,” he wouldn’t have been the fire and the prophecy wouldn’t have been fulfilled. And if he hadn’t joined the Clan, he would’ve never seen Spottedleaf and they would’ve never been together. Please comment and say if you agree.

  • I think that Firestar is loyal to Sandstorm because in the book a dangerous path Spottedleaf says with this life i give you love use it especially for sandstorm and they are so happy when they are reunited in starclan

  • This was a really great article! I am a huge shipper of SpottedxFireheart but I do think that their relationship is a little strange because most of the time Fireheart is flirting with the ghost of his former love.

  • I think firestar definitely loved spottedleaf more.
    in the last hope,when spottedleaf dies again,he’s like you said u would wait for me in starclan!even though Sandstorm was right there.Thats a sign he lovped spottedleaf a lot.abut then again,Firestar loved Sandstorm after forming a deep bond

    Maybe firestars true love was Cinderpelt?

  • imo Firestar loved Spottedleaf more in the begging of his relationship w Sandstorm, but rather it was infatuation with his first ever crush. I think he still loved her more in Firestars Quest, but bit his tongue because he understood he hurt Sandstorm and thats when he started to really love her. Eventually he grew out of his creepy infatuation with Spottedleaf.