ashfur, brambleclaw and squirrelflight- a defense article for brambleclaw by Creekkit

Creekkit defends Brambleclaw.

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Creekkit here. This was always gonna be a series but it got delayed so here is part 2 of Squirrelflight, Brambleclaw and ashfur. I have done a part 1, so check that out, tooThis time it will be a defense article for brambleclaw.

His relationship with Squilf is much more developed, as the whent on a whole massive quest together. Yes, I know that they argue a lot , but that just makes things all the more realistic. This is not my fav ship, but neither is Ashfur X squilf. Every argument was just brambleclaw trying to protect her, and I mean, surely you would be annoyed if your wife lied to you about your kits, which are now adults and have spent their whole life believing you were their dad.

Here are some quotes:

“Brambleclaw turned to Squirrelflight first. “Will you fight beside me?”
Their eyes met for a long moment. “Always,” she meowed.”

“Will you be my deputy, Squirrelflight? There is no cat I trust more. Everything you do is for the best of reasons. I understand that now.”

They are not perfect together, I admit, but at least they make up.

Squirrelflight: “Look, Ashfur. I really care about you as a friend, but I don’t want any more than that.”
Ashfur: “But I love you! We’d be great together, Squirrelflight, I know we would.”
Squirrelflight: “I’m sorry. I never meant to hurt you, but Brambleclaw—well, I think StarClan has destined us to be together.”
Ashfur: “I don’t know how you can say that! You said yourself that it’s impossible to trust a cat with Brambleclaw’s heritage. He’s a great cat, I know, but he is still Tigerstar’s son.”
Squirrelflight: “I’ll judge Brambleclaw by his own actions not by something that other cats did long before I was born.”
Ashfur: “I’m only thinking of you, Squirrelflight. I can remember Tigerstar. His paws were red with the blood of innocent cats. You know that he murdered my mother to lure a pack of dogs to our camp?”

Ashfur also treats Squilf like an object and disrespects her as she is part kittypet.
He then blocks Starclan, tries to kill Shadowsight, Brambleclaw, Sparkpelt, Lionblaze and he takes over the DF, and captures spirits. He tries to kill Hollyleaf, Jayfeather and Lionblaze, as well just because Squirrelflight only wants to be his friend.

Well, that Is all for now. Hope you enjoyed, there will be another defense article for Ashfur, another for brambleclaw and a conclusion as well.

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  • First comment?

    Brambleclaw I feel like is a mostly good cat pre-SH, but he’s a bit too boring for me. Post SH he just kind of sucks. I do think both he and Squilf are better off without each other- they argue too much and are just too stubborn. Also it’s kind of annoying reading about yet another endless argument over something entirely stupid.

    • I’d actually like to elaborate here, even though this is a topic I feel is worn into the ground.
      Admittedly, I used to like Brambleclaw and Squirrelflight at least pre-SH, but now I see that it’s a very unhealthy relationship. Bramblestar and Squirrelflight:
      – frequently argue, sometimes to the point of physical violence
      – belittle each other
      – shame and talk down to each other
      – lie to each other
      – frequently disregard each other’s wants

      A solid 90% of the blame here falls on Bramblestar, but Squirrelflight isn’t entirely innocent either. No matter what, this is a relationship I feel is not healthy and needs to end.

  • Great article! You did an awesome job, but I think I still disagree.
    In Squirrelflight’s Hope, Brambleclaw is a toxic mate to Squirrelflight, and he isn’t the best leader either, not really listening to most cats. This is just my opinion, though! 🙂

    • I loved the article! I disagree, though. Brambleclaw was abusive and toxic, and Ashfur was obsessive and over-sensitive. I think Shrewpaw would’ve been a good mate for Squirrelflight, but he died too early. I guess Squirrel will most likely choose a new mate in StarClan.

  • Bramblestar is a toxic abuser in SH and always showed signs of being controlling. I hope he DIES dies in the 8th arc

  • Nice article, but I half disagree,
    Ashfur is a horrible choice and the worst of her love interest, theres no denying that, but Bramblestar and Squirrelflight just don’t seem to work with each other as mates. In Bramblestars storm he respects her as a deputy (when they are not mates) yet in Squirrelflights hope when they are mates he no longer trust her to make decisions. Their relationship is not a healthy one, with them either lying to each other or belittling each other. In the end they both work well together as friends rather than mates.

  • I honestly think that Squirelflight should have chosen Ashfur but thats just my opinion, great article btw

  • Good job! I think Squirrelflight might have been happiest if she’d just stayed single.

  • Great article! I never liked Ashfur, and have always thought Squirrelflight and Brambleclaw are good together. I like your point about their arguments being realistic. I mean, is there really any human couple who hasn’t argued at times throughout their relationship? Also, they are both really stubborn cats, so it makes sense that they might fight more than other couples. Just my thoughts. Again, great article!

  • This was a good article, but honestly no defense can make Squirrelflight and Brambleclaw/star’s relationship ok. Squirrel is better off by herself. Bramble is just not a good mate, he doesn’t consider her opinions or feelings and treats her like a kit half the time. Squirrelflight is a good enough character by herself, she doesn’t need some forced romance to make her interesting.

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