Mudpaw clears the air about Squirrelflight’s kits.
So for a while something’s been bothering me. Every time I talk to someone about Squirrelflight and Leafpool’s Wish, they always make a statement on how Squirrelflight is barren. And it really frustrates me, because she is NOT barren and never was. And yet everyone says that she’s barren. So what is the truth? What is correct and what is wrong? I want to clear this up once and for all: Is/Was Squirrelflight barren?
Look at Leafpool’s Wish, go to page 55, at the very top of the page:
“The old she-cat sighed. “I wish that the stars had not sent this message to me to pass on. But it is my duty. Squirrelflight, you will never have kits of your own.”
Yellowfang says that Squirrelflight WILL NEVER have kits of her own. Not that she COULD NEVER! Yellowfang still lied, but it wasn’t as bad as fans make it out to be. No one ever said that Squirrelflight was barren or incapable of having kits. It was simply misinterpreted this way. This is also the only place we ever see anything about this. In Bramblestar’s Storm, Yellowfang doesn’t directly say anything about Squirrelflight’s apparent incapability to have kits. She sort of suggests it, and Squirrelflight gets the message. Unfortunately, this leaves us with only a small bit of evidence to support that Squirrelflight was never barren, and it’s still a technical issue. But still, it’s there. It’s still evidence that proves that Squirrelflight was never barren and never has been. It also proves that we were wrong. This instance teaches us to consider the words in the book carefully and follow canon law, instead of just making up whatever head canons we want and calling them canon. This also teaches us that not everything that is said is necessarily true, and that we should be careful and do our research before making a statement. Otherwise you could be proven wrong and end up embarrassing yourself!
I think we can all learn from this and make ourselves better human beings.
So what do you think? Do you have any counter-arguments? Let me know your opinions!