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