Dawnpaw argues why medicine cats should be allowed to have mates.
Ah, forbidden love. It’s one of the cliches of warrior cats. And it’s honestly not a bad thing. But after 40 books, it gets boring, and sometimes you think “Seriously? Just have some kits already – no one will care.”
So in this article, I’ll be focusing on medicine cat forbidden love, and not warrior forbidden love.
The first thing I want to point out is that every ThunderClan medicine cat after Featherwhisker, starting with Spottedleaf, has fallen in love.
Spottedleaf – Firestar
Yellowfang – Raggedstar
Cinderpelt – Firestar
Leafpool – Crowfeather (And Mothwing if you’re into that)
Jayfeather – Half Moon
Alderheart – Velvet
Yeah. It seems pointless to keep this rule when it keeps getting broken.
And it really is a stupid rule. I mean, sure, kits might be distracting to a medicine cat, but doesn’t every cat get distracted by their kits?
Moth Flight, I love you. You’re a great cat. But your rule is a little bit overboard. Just because you freaked out whenever one of your kits was hurt doesn’t mean Acorn Fur will. Or any of those ThunderClan medicine cats.
So I’m going to suggest a way to solve this problem. The idea was originally suggested by Summertail on YouTube. And I think it’s a great idea.
The idea is that in order to have kits, you must have an apprentice. Then you’ll can assess your apprentice while you’re nursing your kits.
If the apprentice does a good job, then you’ll know if they are ready to earn their medicine cat name. If not, then…they need more training.
If you are a she-cat, you’d obviously be a queen in the nursery during this time period. If you are a tom…I’m not sure. Maybe you guys can help me figure out what a male medicine cat would be doing during this time.
In all, i like forbidden love. It’s interesting and adds drama. But maybe it could be incorporated a bit differently, and not with medicine cats. Maybe even having mates with cats from different Clans. Remember Cloudberry and Ryewhisker? No?
They were a pair of mates in Code of the Clans. Ryewhisker ended up dying to save Cloudberry’s life.
I personally think they’re a cute pairing that’s never talked about. And Cloudberry’s leader, Emberstar, actually tolerated this! But this was before the warrior code.
I wish there was still pairings like that.
Thank you for reading my first article! Dawnpaw out. 😉
(Embix edit: The image link broke 🙁 I had to use another image. Sorry, Dawnpaw!)