Shiningfrost wonders who treated Crowfeather better.
Hello! My name is Shiningfrost the ThunderClan warrior. Inspired by the Sandstorm v.s Spottedleaf war, I decided that I wanted to make a Feathertail v.s Leafpool war. It’ll be hard to choose between the two – they are both just such good mates to him, understanding his overflowing arrogance when no one else can. So, I have to narrow it down to each tiny little detail to see who was kinder, gentler, more understanding, and generally better. Let’s get started!
Feathertail and Leafpool are two of Crowfeather’s three mates. They are both gentle, kind, and loving, but who is the better?
Feathertail is the only one Crowpaw responded to without arrogance. She was sympathetic and understanding, not annoyed by his aggravation at all. Instead, she acted gentle to him and brightened his journey. They planned to run from the Clans to be mates together. He truly loved her, naming himself after her. She sacrificed herself to save Crowpaw.
It may be a sign that Leafpool is a better mate that Crowfeather recovers from his heartbreak thanks to their mating. Crowfeather saved Leafpool’s life. But unlike Feathertail, it was not ‘love at first sight’. Crowfeather still acted arrogant to Leafpool when they first met, and only throughout the course of that book did they fall in love. And even after breaking two codes in mating with Crowfeather, Leafpool still preferred going back to the Clan she’d betrayed over staying with him. They broke up and Crowfeather quickly found a new mate, Nightcloud, to replace Leafpool. Leafpool had Crowfeather’s kits after they broke up, and they didn’t even know their real father.
Overall, Feathertail is a better mate, because Crowpaw fell in love with her at once, and Feathertail sacrificed her own life to save her. He became Crowfeather in honor of her, proving the extent of their relationship. They were willing to leave their Clans if that’s what it meant to live together where their love was respected, whereas Leafpool turned away. Feathertail still contacted Crowfeather from StarClan, but Leafpool barely ever spoke to him again after their break-up. Even in death, Crowfeather and Feathertail were mates. But Leafpool left him shortly after they fell in love. Feathertail was much more loyal to Crowfeather and she chose him over her Clan. Therefore, she was the better mate for Crowfeather!