Which tom would have been the best mate for Squirrelflight by Springbreeze

Springbreeze lists cats who would’ve been a good mate for Squirrelflight.

Artwork by toboe5tails

Hello everybody, here is Springbreeze with her second article. Today I’ll find out who would have been the best pair for Squirrelflight. Of course, Bramblestar won this competition in books and even has Squirrelflight kits. Still, I will try to find out if there is another tom horse for it.

We will start by choosing all the toms closest to her age and who did not have a mate in the TNP.

Thornclaw
Brambleclaw
Ashfur
Sootfur
Rainwisker
Spiderleg
Shrewpaw
Birchfall

After the first round we will only have 5 competitors. After that there will be 3, then 2 and finally the winner.

Round 1

Squirrelflight and Shrewpaw could not have reached a mate because he died while they were just apprentices. I think their relationship was just one of friendship. Still, she did not keep watch when he died but left Whitepaw alone, so we can not even call they best friends. Squirrelpaw preferred to spend her time in Brambleclaw’s company because they took the long trip to Midnight together.
I do not think she could have formed a couple with Shrewpaw’s brother, Spiderleg. While he was an apprentice, he seemed lonely and was not too close to anyone. He did not seem at all close to Squirrelflight. Of course, both seem so temperamental and sure of what they are doing. I think if he had kits with Squirrelflight, Spiderleg would not have dismissed her as he did with Daisy because she was born in the Clan.
Also, Ashfur would not have been her mate because she told her very clearly she did not love him. Still, I liked the relationship between them in Twilight. He would have done one for the other. Ashfur takes Squirrelflight’s defense and vice versa.

Round 2

Good! We remained with:

Thornclaw
Brambleclaw
Sootfur
Rainwisker
Birchfall

I do not think it could have been with Birchfall. He and Whitewing were close to being apprentices, so there would be no place for Squirrelflight anywhere.
Neither Thornclaw would have been a good mate for her. He was forever focused on the needs of the Clan. He always went to the patrols and never thought of his personal life. Only when he became an senior warrior he began to realize he needed time for him, and then Squirrelflight was already Brambleclaw’s mate.

Round 3

There are only three left:

Brambleclaw
Sootfur
Rainwisker

I think Squirrelflight was closer to Sootfur than Rainwisker. She was always with Ashfur and one of them. Still, she seemed very affected by Sootfur’s death and wanted to remove the badgers that attacked they in the camp to avenge his death.

Round 4

Brambleclaw
Sootfur

The relationship between Squirrelflight and Brambleclaw was not a stable one. She lost confidence in him because he spends his time with Hawkfrost. He did so, saying she accuses him only because he is the son of Tigerstar.
Of course, they started to come back later and became a beautiful couple, but we will only limit ourselves to TNP.

So the big winner is Sootfur.

Just think. If they two were a mate, maybe Ashfur would have given up trying to get Squirrelflight’s love. Sootfur died very early, during the badgers attack, so SquirrelXBramble would still be possible. Later, Ashfur would have had no problem with the two, so he would not have tried to kill Lionblaze, Hollyleaf, and Jayfeather. Who knows, maybe he still lived, maybe he had a mate and kits, and the three still thought they were Squirrelflight and Brambleclaw’s kits.

So a relationship between Squirrelflight and Sootfur would only bring benefits to both of her admirers. What do you think? Who would have been the best mate for Squirrelflight?

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αмвιxιε sнαℓт үεεт нεя ωαү тняσυgн cσяσηα ~sριяιткιт/sкү ~
αмвιxιε sнαℓт үεεт нεя ωαү тняσυgн cσяσηα ~sριяιткιт/sкү ~
January 12, 2020 8:03 am

I LOVED YOUR SOOTXSQUIRREL!!
I ship mostly forbidden relationships like BRAIRXJAYJAY


~ σк вσσмєя σк вσσмєя ~

Copperkit
Copperkit
March 16, 2020 3:14 am

Nice article!!! I personally agree that SootXSquirrel should have been.

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