Rainfall shares a skit with the three siblings, Jayfeather, Hollyleaf, and Lionblaze.
“Greetings, fellow Clanmates. I’ve come to share tongues and talk about the very famous Three…Jayfeather, Hollyleaf, and Lionblaze.”
The guest star is…drumroll please…Leafpool!
Leafpool: Er, hello!
Me: Are you up for this, Leaf? After all, they’re your kits. Would you be able to be honest?
Me: Stop saying “er!”
Me: N-oh okay. Heh. Let’s get started!
I know all you guys love Hollyleaf, but to me she has a low personality. She’s just a cat who worships the warrior code. I don’t dislike her, exactly, but I don’t…well…like her. She’s too uptight and boring for me, sorry Hollyleaf-lovers.
Leafpool: Hey! That’s my kit you’re talking about!
Me: Leafpool, you promised me you would be honest!
Leafpool: Okay, alright! I won’t do it!
Now, Hollyleaf I feel like is a waste of time. She ends up dying, and last I remembered, she doesn’t have a special power. She’s just…there. And she never has a love interest, besides a dead cat. Same with Jayfeather. I feel like they both need to lighten up and spend time with a REAL, LIVING, er, THERE cat! Maybe not Jayfeather, since he is a medicine cat, but by now every medicine cat has broken the code in some way with a crush or a mate. So maybe Jayfeather will be the one to mend the code.
Hollyleaf is indeed a strange character, who dies a tragical death and kills the cat who wanted to hurt her “mother.”
Leafpool: Ashfur? But he didn’t try to kill me, he tried to-
Me: LEAFPOOL! NO SPOILERS!
Leafpool: Oh, right. Sorry. But really-
Me: I was talking about SQUIRRELFLIGHT, her “mother!” QUOTE UNQUOTE!
Me: RIP. Alrighty, back to the discussion.
Jayfeather is quite the contrary. Having a blind dream-walker cat is quite entertaining, and I love that he’s prickly and snappish. He has quite a character. He’s got to be my personal favorite of the Three. The Erins did a great job making him blind, it adds a twist to the story and gives us a whole new perspective. Yet the Erins did not cease to leave out color or light to the story, even told in a blind cat’s POV. We can still imagine the surroundings, even though Jayfeather himself is blind. That must have been hard. Well done, Erin Hunter (s) !!
Me: Leafpool, got nothing to say?
Leafpool: I can’t add anything more except that Jayfeather’s path of life was hard. He never wanted to be a medicine cat, yet he found happiness even so. EVEN if he doesn’t show it very often.
Me: Yes, true. Jayfeather’s life WAS extremely hard. He wanted so badly to be a warrior and protect and defend his Clan, but StarClan had something else in mind for him. Something he didn’t quite like. But he got past it. Jayfeather is stronger than most cats (or us) see.
Now…Lionblaze. He’s strong and loyal, and has an air of humor. He’s my second favorite. He did wrong, meeting with Heathertail when they were apprentices, but he didn’t see harm in it. He WAS wrong. But he never looked back as he grew up. He’s a loving mate and an affectionate father. He’s a fierce opponent in battle, especially when he had his power. He’s still formidable, but he needs to learn that he CAN get hurt. He must be the one that was hurt the most when his power got taken away. (Other than poor Dovewing, who we will sadly not be discussing in this article.) Think about it. If you lived all your life never being able to get hurt, and then suddenly, a thorn in your paw feels like your world is being ripped apart? He had a hard path. Of course, he is VERY strong. He got over it. And I could not agree more with his mate choice! (I love Cinderheart!!) They fit together like the sun fits the sky.
Leafpool: I couldn’t agree more with everything you just said. (Or meowed.)
Me: Well, guys, that’ll be all! Farewell, my Clanmates! <3 <3