Crowfeather, opinions and what-ifs on Feathertail and Leafpool by Shellsplash

Shellsplash shares their opinion on Crowfeather’s relationships.

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I’m a Crow x Feather shipper mainly because when Crowfeather saved Leaf(Overdramatic)pool all he saw was Feathertail, Crow and Feather spent meaningful time together on the quest, Crow was a sharp tongued grouchy cat but when Feathertail spent time with him he softened a little and the character development was slow and steady, like it should be with romances, and it wasn’t too dramatic other than her death, which was a good plot twist that you can accept as reasonable thanks to the tribe’s prophecy “The silver cat will come” Feathertail’s death was completely necessary, because if Feathertail had gone to the lake, she might have moved to WindClan or Crow move to RiverClan which would have meant the Breezepelt Fiasco wouldn’t have happened and the Dark Forest wouldn’t nearly have had as much power in OOTS. However, the whole super overdramatic Leafpool drama was completely unnecessary, Lionblaze, Jayfeather and Hollyleaf could have happened in three ways
1. CrowxFeather went to their seperate Clans and met at the island, so sorta like Bluestar and Oakheart, Because Squirrelflight went on the journey with them and Tawnypelt was expecting by then. They knew it would be too obvious if they stayed in RiverClan, or Windclan Thanks to the kit’s colouring. Leafpool does develop a Poppyfrost like crush on Crowfeather but eventually moves on.
Pros: Explains Jayfeather’s mystery colour gene.
Hollyleaf is even more disgraced at her not even having ThunderClan blood.
Their swimming abilities in Dark River.
Cons: the obvious Kin problem with Firestar no one knows where the prophecy came from, certainly before the Clans, So
Crowfeather is a direct descendant of Windstar, Jake had a love for the moors and open spaces, so could maybe one of the
missing generations between Windstar and Ashfoot could have done the same as Ashfoot’s brother Onestar giving us,
eventually Crystal and Jake and and Firestar. This would further contradict LeafxCrow as they would be distantly related to
each other. Another answer to that is that they never meant literal blood kin, each cat on the quest to Sun-Drown developed a
family like bond, and they were ALL heartbroken when Feathertail sacrificed her life to save Crowfeather.
The cons can be easily justified here. So point to theory 1

2: They were Squirrelflight’s kits and she DID have milk. I have to say I like this theory, because of how they could have emotionally crushed Hollyleaf (Poor thing) She would watch Dovewing get a power instead of her and realise she isn’t one of the three, she’d be devastated and it’d be a great plot twist possibly slipping it out to Ivypool who becomes more jealous, as for Ashfur, he has jealousy on Squirrelflight instead of the three being trapped by flames, it’s Leafpool, in a desperate attempt to save her, she says that she hates Leafpool becuase it’s her fault Cinderpelt died, not a badger’s (Part of an alternate ending)
Pros: Hollyleaf, Jayfeather and Lionblaze are all direct kin of Firestar.
Cons: No reason for Hollyleaf to be out of the picture, to make way for Dovewing, as well as the obvious lack of Half-Clan
drama, the Leaf-Crow tragedy stops at TNP
the three have no reason to hate Squirrelflight but I GUESS Firestar just might, because he was really close to her.

Now let’s get to LeafxCrow, an absolute train wreck of a ship, Crowfeather only saves Leafpool because all he can see is Feathertail, after that they meet only five times and all of a sudden they’re in deep love, it feels really rushed compared to CrowxFeather which spanned slowly over 2 books while LeafxCrow started and ended halfway through Twilight, way too rushed for my taste, the problem is that the whole next two arcs is about this rushed romance, which was more of a first love for Leafpool and a Rebound for Crowfeather unlike the true love he had for Feathertail ended up producing two prophecy cats and a cat obsessed with the warrior code.
Quick summary of their relationship
Leafpool: Save me I’m falling!
Crowfeather: Feathertail I’ll help you!
Leafpool: I love you!
Crowfeather: I dream of you my love!
Leafpool: Let’s break two codes, become mates and run away together!”
Crowfeather: I just met you but I love you with all my heart!
Leafpool: Oh no my Clan in danger! We have to break up!
Crowfeather: What. I hate you.
And then she has magical kits… Of course.
I’m sorry but this is just my opinion, I feel that it wasn’t true love between them and just never really liked them together you know?

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