Sky shares their opinion of Blossomfall.
Hi! I’m back with another article, this time about a less-discussed topic that I find easier to write about as so little people talk about it. I’ve gotten tired of repeating my points on the big, controversial topics that are often seen around here – Graystripe ships, Mapleshade, Ivypool and Dovewing, Hollyleaf, etc.
I think that Blossomfall’s actions were, in all consideration, justiciable. There’s nothing that can be said in defense of her joining the DF trainees, but she was pushed towards that choice.
Firstly, as daughters, I’ve always seen Blossomfall and Briarlight being closer. They’re accustomed to getting equal love, so Blossomfall was really thrown off balance when Millie began doting on Briarlight. Graystripe never paid attention to his second litter, so he never helped.
When Blossomfall gets sick, Millie brushes past her. Hazeltail tells Millie that Blossomfall was sick, and Millie replies without a glance, just a mutter and an “Okay,” before heading off to give Briarlight prey.
It’s understandable that Millie is concerned for Briarlight, but she went to the point in which I began to seriously dislike her. She pushed, and pushed, and pushed, before stepping across the line. Briarlight didn’t even WANT all that attention! What do you think would have made her feel more like a regular warrior – being doted on and coddled on by Millie at the expense of your siblings, or being treated like any other warrior – able to get your own prey?
Speaking from personal experience, I can tell you that it’s not fun to get hurt and see your friend being doted on by her mom, only for your mom to yell at you to stop being a stupid idiot. That’s kinda what happens to me, so I feel a natural empathy towards Blossomfall.
Millie was wrong in yelling at Blossomfall. I get that she was stressed, but did she seriously have to embarrass and degrade Blossomfall in front of the whole Clan? And Graystripe was no help either – he just stood there instead of sticking up for Blossomfall.
Also, Blossomfall had something very similar to self-harming thoughts. She thought that she deserved the DF because she hated her sister’s injury and that made her feel guilty. This may be hard to understand, but she felt so guilty and angry at herself for hating Briarlight for her injuries – NOT HATING BRIARLIGHT, JUST HATING BRIARLIGHT FOR HER INJURIES – that she wanted to be treated horribly. She thought that she was evil, and there just wasn’t enough emotional fight left in her for her to change.
Also, she’s not nearly as bad as DF warriors like Redwillow and Breezepelt. Her reasons were juster, and she never killed nor did she want to.
In conclusion, Blossomfall seriously deserves a bit more sympathy. She was the ignored kid – sort of like Via from Wonder, except treated much worse and with a much more different personality.