Creekkit takes a look at the story surrounding Ashfur, Brambleclaw, and Squirrelflight.
People/cats seem to only remember Ashfur by his revenge these days. Yes, what he did was wrong but how Brambleclaw acted in the second half of the New Prophecy was also wrong.
Brambleclaw is stupid in the second half of the New Prophecy (no offense, Brambleclaw lovers), especially Twilight. Him and Squirrelflight argue about Hawkfrost and it turns out Squirrelflight was right all along. Brambleclaw acts like she is still an apprentice, is repeatedly rude to her and literally makes her scared of what he would do to become leader.
However, Ashfur, supports her against Brambleclaw, makes her feel better, calms her down and is kind to her, throughout the book showing endless patience for her.
Brambleclaw keeps on being rude to her. Here are some quotes:
“Seeing Brambleclaw now, looking at Birchpaw as if he was a particularly juicy piece of prey.”
“Stop behaving like lazy apprentices”
“He was treating them as if they were wet-eared apprentices”
In Rising Storm, Firestar admits to Sandstorm that he loves her. The bit most similar to this, in my opinion is:
“Leafpaw/leafpool didn’t need Starclan to see that her sister was falling in love with Brambleclaw.”
There isn’t a bit like this for Ashfur but in Twilight, Squirrelflight wonders why her and Brambleclaw can’t just be friends. Friends, not mates and they weren’t even friends, more… enemies, how can a cat go from that to mates in a short amount of time?
Squirrelflight never confirmed that she loved Ashfur, but she did seem to prefer him to Brambleclaw at this point.
After all Ashfur has done for her, she chooses Brambleclaw.She forgets about him and then everything with her and Brambleclaw is fine and they all live happily ever after…
Nope. That isn’t Warrior Cats. Ash gets his revenge, or tries to get his revenge and Brambleclaw, now Bramblestar is still mean to her at times. Like in Squirrelflight’s Hope, when, once again, he doesn’t listen to her. Last time that happened, it was with Hawkfrost and ended up almost getting him killed.
I think that’s all I have to say.