Ebonypaw shares their opinion on Fernsong and Ivypool’s relationship.
I’ve seen a lot of hate on the FernXIvy (FernsongXIvypool) ship. I personally don’t mind it at all. IMO, it’s probably my favorite out of all Ivypool ships. In this article, I will defend this ship.
I don’t see this as a problem. While incest is not okay with humans, it is normal with cats because they don’t care. The whole Clan is pretty much related, so issues like becoming mates with a cousin isn’t a big issue in this series (Even so, sibling pairings should still be avoided. Looking at you, Willowpelt and Patchpelt). Even so, Fernsong and Ivypool are third cousins, which is farther away from being related than most couples in this series. Tigerstar 4 and Dovewing are second cousins, Bramblestar and Squirrelflight are also second cousins, Lilyheart and Snowbush are cousins, etc.
There’s A Whole Prophecy About Them Being Related
Like I said before, cats don’t really care if their mate is related to them. I also don’t see any hate for the popular HollyXIvy ship even though there’s also a prophecy about them being related.
There’s only a two year age difference. There are more cats with a larger age gap. Spottedleaf and Firestar had a three year age difference, Thornclaw and Blossomfall have about a five and a half year age difference, and Pinestar is older than Leopardfoot’s parents. No cat in this series really has a problem with it, because like being related, they don’t care.
Ivypool Is Independent!
Personally, Ivypool always struck me as a dependent person/cat mostly because of her (s) annoying (/s) behavior in the first three books in OOTS. She always wanted attention, and while she definitely matured, I’m sure her whole personality didn’t flip just because she was found out that the Dark Forest was evil.
I’m Fine With Ivypool Being A Single Mom, Just Kill Off Fernsong
After all Ivypool went through? She was forced to spy and risk her life on the Dark Forest, risked fighting the Dark Forest, found out her dad with also training with the Dark Forest (For some reason), dealt with the rogues, her apprentice almost died, and her sister ran off only to come back and live in another Clan. If Ivypool is happy with Fernsong, then Fernsong should be kept alive.