Tinykit shares their opinion on Pinestar. Spoilers for Pinestar’s Choice!
(Spoilers for Pinestar’s Choice)
When I started to call myself a dedicated Warriors fan, I use to hear “rumors” about Tigerstar being evil because he had a father who abandoned Clan life because he wanted to live a life of a “soft” kittypet. I sort of get why Tigerstar was an evil cat after that. But we are not talking about Tigerstar, we are talking about his father, Pinestar.
So I didn’t like him at first, as you can see. Until I read Pinestar’s Choice. That’s when I completely changed my thoughts on Pinestar. He wasn’t just a soft cat. In fact, he remained strong and loyal even after becoming a kittypet.
When Pinestar was an apprentice, he was saved by a kittypet. Yes, a kittypet. From a few vicious foxes. He didn’t know who she was then, but only impressed by her, as then all Clan cats rejected kittypets.
He saved her too, and her litter of kits. That’s when he realized that not all kittypets are soft and weak, that they are courageous just like Clan warriors.
He was deputy, then leader of ThunderClan after Doestar. He made kittypet friends. I liked the fact that he felt like he could share anything with them. His troubles being the leader, good things and bad things. He had two kittypet friends – Jake, and Shanty. Whom he’d fell in love with.
Most of all, he didn’t just become a kittypet because he was tired of patrol after patrol and battle after battle. He did it because he wanted to do something good for his beloved. Shanty. She died on the Thunderpath, which also took away him – Pinestar – ‘s second life. Leaving him with only one. He knew how her housefolks would feel. He’s caring, and sympathetic. Her housefolks took him in, as a result, and he decided to call himself Pine, just Pine.
Too bad that ThunderClan never found out the truth, too bad that ThunderClan never realized kittypets have loyalty and pride as well as any cat. Pinestar left with their scorn and pity. But I admire him, Pinestar’s choice was not just to become a kittypet, but to let his son, Tigerkit live. Even though he had been foretold that the only tom of Leopardfoot and his litter was going to bring disaster to the forest.
As long as one believes one has made a good choice, it is the right one.