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Briarlight: should she get another chance? by Ivywish

Ivywish recounts Briarlight’s life and wonders if she deserved a second chance at life.

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Hello! It is, Wish back with another article. Today I will be taking a look into Brairlight’s past and seeing if she deserves a second chance in life. I mean Cinderpelt got a second chance in life why can Brairlight not?
Let’s jump right in!
So if you start out at the beginning of Brairlight’s life when she was a kit she and her mother, Millie got sick with whitechough which turned to greencough very quickly. They were moved to the abandoned twoleg den with the other sick cats. When Millie and Brairkit return back to camp Briarkit almost gets bit by an adder but Honeyfern jumps in and dies from the bite.
Later when Brairkit gets apprenticed to Thornclaw. She has an amazing apprenticeship and passed her Warrior assessment with her brother and sister, Bumblepaw (Bumblestripe), Blossompaw (Blossomfall). But before she could become a warrior, Thunderclan camp is destroyed by a storm and Briarpaw breaks her spine trying to save Longtail from a falling tree.
Even with her being confined to the medicine cat den Brairpaw is granted the Warrior name Brairlight. Briarlight’s lower body was paralyzed from the tree falling on her spine, so Jayfeather helps her with things like moving around and stretching her lower back slowly. Briarlight admits about feeling useless and feels guilty about not being any help to the clan but a burden. Jayfeather see’s that Briarlight wants to help so he lets her help with medicine cat duties sometimes and just help around the medicine cat den. Jayfeather and Briarlight form a close bond together and Briarlight comforts him when he gets accused of killing flametail.
Briarlight continues to be Jayfeather and Aderpaw’s assistant and helps Twigkit by keeping her warm after she falls in the lake. Not so long after a sickness spreads across camp Briarlight dies.
Briarlight was not only disabled and cut off from being a warrior but Briarlight found out a way to be helpful. If Cinderpelt got a second chance for her back leg being injured, how come Briarlight never got a second chance when her back was broken? I shall leave you to ponder. Until next time.

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  • Great article!
    Honestly! I do think maybe! I mean not if it ended up like the whole Cinderpelt / Cinderheart issue then yeah, StarClan is biased, if Cinderpelt got a second chance cuz she had to become a med cat and she could actually do stuff and had a good life what about Briarlight??????!!!!!!!!!!!
    F I R S T !!!!!!!!!!

  • 🍵🪬🔮 Olivepaw/shard 🍵🪬🔮 || Olive, Ollie, Olls || She/her || Shard of Olive Peridot 🍵🪬🔮 says:

    Great article! Briarlight DEFINITELY deserves another chance at life. I created this whole theory for why StarClan doesn’t do reincarnations anymore, and I made an article on it that will be coming out in a few months. Nice article, though!

  • I think she does deserve a second chance but all things considered I think she had an okay life despite her inability to use her back legs.

  • shroompaw/pool!! | looking for a mentor! | she/her / shroom that grows in mountain's crack | " Will you go fish blasting music with Klee?” ARSON TIME | Spooky Edition Shroompaw is coming soon! says:

    great article! if i remember correctly, cinderpelt was given another chance at life because her life was MEANT to be a warrior, but tigerstar interfered. aaand she loved firestar (feels kinda illegal but i guess it’s because firestar was made a warrior early). i think that briarlight didn’t love anyone (though jay x briar is a super cute ship) so she wasn’t given a second chance, or maybe starclan meant for briarlight’s destiny to be like that because why not? cinderpelt was shown to have more difficulty understanding omens and visions because her path was meant to be a warriors. (if i remember correctly)

  • Brackentuft the friendly ghost cat 👻 🐈‍⬛ | Brackie/Bracken/Tufty | Spooky season is upon us!!! 🎃💀 | I REALLY want to jump in a pile of leaves!!!!!! 🍂 | Mentor the totally radical Rowanpaw!!! She/Her says:

    Great article! Briarlight totally deserved a second life!!!

  • ❄️Shadowspirit🌺 (Forest the bunny) Northwind (Proud BloodClan leader) Echoes of a Winter Night (Tribe) says:

    OMSC YES!!!!!!!!! I am reading your next article! Briarlight should have been reincarnated, probably with a gorgeous name… not saying her name isn’t gorgeous. My headcanon is that Bristlefrost is Briarlight, and Bristlekit is Bristlefrost. No idea where that came from 😛

    • That’s a good one. I agree. I think that Bristlefrost is Briarlight’s reincarnation. Spotfur’s kit, Bristlekit, is probably Bristlefrost after she died. Good point Shadowspirit!

  • I liked your article! 🙂

    This was a great look at Briarlight’s life!

    I always disliked, personally, the role that Cinderpelt played later on after being “reincarnated”.

    I felt that Cinderpelt should’ve just faded and *become* Cinderkit instead of like, following Cinderheart around from Starclan for half of her life.

    So, if Briarlight were to live again, I think it’d be nice if she *actually* got to have a second chance at life, and not just- watching someone else’s life from afar. XD

  • I personally think she should becuse for cinderpelt starclan is like « omg off we’ll magically heal you blah blah blah » while cinderpelts injury wasn’t as bad. While starclan healed cinderpelt, starclan didn’t Lift a finger with briar light. Am I right?

  • I agree completely. Briarlight should be given another chance. She would’ve been a great warrior, but it seems that that’s not going to happen. If it were up to me, I’d give her another life. (I honestly hope she gets named Briarshine! It would also be AMAZING if she were Twigbranch and Finleap’s kit!)

  • Great article! I so think Briarlight deserves a second chance. It isn’t Cinderpelt’s or Briarlight’s fault they were injured. So why did only Cinderpelt get another chance? I have always wondered about that and it is very unfair that Briarlight didn’t get another life.

  • Yes so much why did only Cinderpelt get another chance? Briarlight deserves it; she worked hard even though she never walked again Briarlight should have had another life.

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