Wolfpaw wonders if Briarlight should be reincarnated.
Wolfpaw here with my second article. I was rereading the books where Cinderheart finds out she is a reincarnation of Cinderpelt and I started to think. Does Briarlight deserve to be reborn or not?
I’ll talk about whether in my opinion Briarlight should be reborn or not. I’ll first talk about the backstory of why Cinderpelt got reincarnated and then how the story of Briarlight is pretty much the same except of a few differences.
Cinderpelt became a warrior apprentice at first, her mentor was Fireheart. She was a lively apprentice and didn’t usually take no as an answer. When Tigerclaw tries to kill Bluestar by telling her to meet him by the thunderpath, but instead of Bluestar, Cinderpaw is the one who goes, even after Fireheart forbids her from going there. A monster (or as we call it a car) hits her and she just barely survives. Yellowfang cares for her, helping her recover from her injury. Her leg is crippled forever so she has to give up her dream of becoming a warrior. She later becomes the apprentice of Yellowfang and then a full medicine cat. (later training Leafpool, and saving Sorreltail from a badger while the queen is giving birth)
She got a second chance from Starclan because she didn’t get to live the life she wanted, and she couldn’t get a mate or kits.
Briarlight’s story is quite the same. She first starts of as a the lively apprentice of Thornclaw. This is all changed when, while the tree is falling into the camp, Briarpaw follows Longtail into the camp to stop the elder, who went in to get a mouse for Mousefur. But neither of them come back in time before the tree falls. Longtail dies, but Briarlight survives, but her backbone is broken, and her hind legs are paralyzed. While Cinderpelt becomes a Medicine cat, all Briarlight can do is sit in the medicine cat den because Jayfeather doesn’t want to make her his apprentice. Just like Cinderpelt Briarlight couldn’t live her dream of becoming a warrior, and all she could do was wait in the medicine cat den, but she is still cheerful and optimistic.
This is why I think that from all cats Briarlight deserves to be reborn. Maybe even more than Cinderpelt deserved because Cinderpelt got to be useful to the clan while Briarlight couldn’t do anything, other then sometimes sort herbs and play with kits. So this is why I think that Briarlight deserves to get a second chance from Starclan.