Honeykit shares their opinion on Tallstar’s mother, Palebird.
Hi!!! This is my second article, and I’m writing it about Tallstar’s mother, Palebird. I drew out the pros and cons of the character, and my overall opinion. So don’t judge if you don’t agree!
In the beginning of Tallstar’s Revenge, I didn’t like her. But I guess I can’t judge her too harshly because she lost her daughter Finchkit at birth. But then again, she is distant to Tallstar as a kit and just mopes around in the nursery, depressed. I know I’m being unfair, but I just didn’t like it when she did that. She shouldn’t let one of her kit’s death affect her actions towards another!
Tallpaw becomes an apprentice. Sandgorse is upset because he’s a moor runner and is acting unfairly to him. She doesn’t try much to defend him. But I guess she is upset, too. Sandgorse dies! She magically gets un-depressed (I know! That’s not a word!) and starts falling in love with a tunneler called Woollytail! She has his kits, Rabbitkit, Wrenkit, Bristlekit, and Flykit. I started disliking her more strongly then. She didn’t really care about Tallstar’s feelings. I know that she has the right to mate again, but it just seems wrong. But Woollytail must have been good for her, because she started being active again. Then she dies. I don’t remember from what, does anyone know? If so, please, please tell me!
The end of the life of Palebird. (In real life, not StarClan)
The last I remember seeing of her was when she gave Tallstar his life for a mother’s love. There, I started liking her as a character, but not a mother.
I think Palebird could be more open towards her kits. She stayed in the nursery for months (moons)! She took a mate after Sandgorse dies, making Tallstar uncertain of her affection. When she has his kits, Tallstar is not sure that she loves him as much as her second litter. When he tries to keep one of the kits warm, she is upset with him! But I was okay with her when she gave Tallstar his life. So I think Palebird did the best she could, though she could’ve done more.
Byyeeeeeeee!!! This is Honeykit(cloud) signing off!