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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PineappleKit rises for more lemons
December 20, 2020 1:57 am

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…

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Real cat
January 13, 2021 6:40 pm


January 19, 2021 11:54 pm

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.

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