Fidgetypaw shares their opinion about Blossomfall.
Hello good people of BlogClan!
I saw that my Ashfur article was up and got a lot of good feedback, so I decided to make another one! This time about one of my favorite characters, Blossomfall! (Note: I do talk about how Millie’s actions could’ve affected Briarlight and Bumblestripe as well, but the article is mostly about Millie and Blossomfall’s relationship)
Now, fair warning, I talk about depression and ableism in this article. Please click off if you are not comfortable with this subject and please stay safe!
With that said, lets jump into the article!
Now, if you don’t know who Blossomfall is, she is the daughter of Graystripe and Millie and sister of Bumblestripe and Briarlight.
Now, when Briarlight got her injury, Millie dotted on her CONSTANTLY. She basically never gave her daughter room to breathe and even told Jayfeather how to do his own job despite him learning how to do it for, what I estimate, a year or so. Briarlight must’ve felt overwhelmed by all the unneeded attention Millie was giving her. Unfortunately, Millie didn’t listen and continued to pester Briarlight. Now people would say “Millie used to be a kittypet, so she wasn’t used to seeing things like this.” and while I understand that, Millie had been living there long enough to know:
1. That Jayfeather was capable at his job.
2. This is how things work sometimes in the wild.
3. Her daughter needed time to learn how to navigate herself
4. She had two other children that might need her help as well.
It was almost like Millie didn’t believe in Briarlight enough to let her learn how to walk again.
Moving on to Bumblestripe, this one should be quick. Millie was so wrapped up in worrying about Briarlight, I feel Bumblestripe was feeling lonely, like Blossomfall. But instead of acting like Blossomfall did, he coped by chasing after Dovewing. At least, that’s what it seemed like to me, because before Briarlight’s injury, he didn’t seem very interested in the she-cat.
And now, to Blossomfall.
Blossomfall felt lonely. Her only friend was Ivypool. Her brother was chasing after a cat who didn’t even like him back. Her sister was paralyzed. Her father was never really concerned about any of this. And her mother was flat out rude towards her.
People take one sentence she said in the books out of context (The sentence being “I hate my sister’s injury” or something along the lines of that) and say that Blossomfall hates Briarlight for her injury, which is not the case. It was supposed to mean she hates that Briarlight is injured. Blossomfall felt as if she deserved the Dark Forest for that and that is why she was training there.
Then, when she and Ivypool traveled down into the tunnels, she said “I wonder if Millie would miss me if I died down here/got trapped in here” which is.. HUH? She’s asking if her own mother would miss her if she died? Blossomfa