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OMG o.o... I'm really sorry, I wanted to upload this on friday ( as I always do) but I'm stuck with loads of work at the moment -_-' I hate that.
But now to the pic: Some of you know, that I never read more than the first series of the Warriors books. But now I really feel like giving the following series a second chance. I got a little curious about Ashfur, 'cause dA is full of pictures of this scene from "Long Shadows". So here's my illustration of the scene, when he steps between Squirrelflight and her, or better Leafpool's kits, to kill them in the fire and let Squirrelflight suffer as much as he did. Most pics on dA show him with an evil grin on his face, I don't know if he really did smile in the books, but I believe, that it wasn't satisfying for him to tell his love about his feelings and how his love finally turned into a torture for him, because she never loved him back the way he loved her. What finally turned his love to hate, and what let him decide to kill somebody close to Squirrelflight. I think it was quite hard for him, too :/ Eventhough it's quite psychopathic to be like "Okay, you don't love me and it hurts me so much, that I'll kill someone close to you, so you'll feel as bad as I do."... It's like an eye for an eye :(

Anyways, I hope you like it :) I think I'll do some more Ashfur fanart in the future... just because I loved the quote "His only fault was to love too much." :3
Oh and I felt really inspired for this pic by the song "Your Love Will Kill Me" by Daniel Lavoie. Take a look at it on Youtube ;) Here are some lines from the songlyrics:

I feel a wave of passion
Move through my heart with such pain
I have no time to reason
So I just let passion reign

I let go so easily
On a night as warm as sin
Midnight swimmer, midnight sea
I will not come back again

(Chorus)
Your love will kill me
Your love will kill me
And you will bear my curse
As long as my life will be

Your love will kill me
Your love will kill me
And I saw it would be
When I looked at you
When you looked at me

Your love will kill me
Your love will kill me
Your love will kill me

My sin and my obession
Crazy desire you bring
I know there's no salvation
I see our bodies burning

Your gypsy dreams all haunt me
I live to see your dances
Please raise your eyes and want me
Please give me all the chances

(Chorus)

You brought the spring time to fill
My heart in its winter chill
I lost my strength and my will
And now my tears start to spill

I never knew such desire
Just looking into your eyes
And now the soul in me cries
And now the night is on fire

(Chorus)

Your love will kill me...

- "Your Love Will Kill Me" by Daniel Lavoie


Characters and story (c) by Erin Hunter
Illustration (c) by :iconmizu-no-akira: ...ME! :3
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:iconask-jayfeatherx:
Ask-JayfeatherX Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015
Oh yeah, I remember this.
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shadowmist674 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Let us compare ash fur to thrush pelt now them children. Thrushpelt new blue fur loved somebody else and he went on with his life and cared for blue furs kits as if it were his own loving her and them till the end. Now ash fur had to go and mourn for himself and almost going insane when squirrel love another guy. Still love this picture tho :)
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qwerty9air Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Exactly my feelings! XD
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Scourgeismymate Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014
AWESOME!!!!! but how do you get so much time to do this?
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Mizu-no-Akira Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh I was in school when I started drawing those scenes.^^ Now that I have a job and all it's quite hard to find enough time, but still... It's a hobby of mine and I draw as often as possible.^^
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hawkwing22 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
That's so pretty! I love the fire light.
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CookieTwizzler Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the way you gave them a bright orange outline and showed embers in the air to emphsize the fire! Nicely done!
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WindWing101 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014
Even if I didn't like Ashfur, your art never ceases to amaze me! ^^ It looks awesome!
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Cleverpelt Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Fave quote ^^
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ExecutionReaper Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Student General Artist
At first I really was angry with Ashfur for his actions. But as the books went along I started to hate squirrelflight rather then him. Most people think he went crazy because she wouldn't love him and he wanted her to. I love how you corrected it and said it was because of how painful his heart break was.
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HersheyRainBow25 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014
Not trying to be rude but thats exactly why Ashfur lost her to Bramblestar. She only wanted to be his friend for the time being but he pushed too hard so when Bramblestar got of of his bad attitude she choose him. She also had more of a relationship with him, having gone on the journey with him too.
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ExecutionReaper Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Student General Artist
I'm not trying to say that squirrelflight loved him or anything like that. What I'm trying to say is that he didn't try to kill her and the kits because she wouldn't love him. He did it out of pain. Yes I know that it wasn't squirrelflights fault and yes I know she choose brambleclaw because of she diid love him and everything. Also ashfur was a bit too protective of her which she didn't like because she preferred freedom. All I was saying is that people aren't correct when they say that ashfur attacked her because she wouldn't love him.
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HersheyRainBow25 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014
Oh im sorry i didnt mean to make it sound like that
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ExecutionReaper Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Student General Artist
No it's okay! I'm glad we understand each other. I'm not saying what ashfur did was okay either. All I was saying was he did it for a different reason then most people claim. That's all. Tbh there are only a small amount of characters in the warrior series I don't like simply because if I talk about a character enough I like them. That happened with Ashfur. 
Anyway I'm sorry if I also sounded rude in response!
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HersheyRainBow25 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014
You didnt sound rude ^^ plus it better than most people only liking one cat because of like acertain thing that happened and not for the real character. FOr example (i like jayfeather cause hes like me in the morning x3) People only liking Jayfeather because he's blind.
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ExecutionReaper Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Student General Artist
I like him because he doesn't expect people to pity him. He doesn't want attention because of his condition, he's able to WALK IN DREAMS and he has a comeback for everything. I don't really like Millie though. 
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HersheyRainBow25 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014
I dun like millie either. Why did she forget about Bumblestripe and Blossomfall. It like Birarlight is Jayfeather but polieter. She doesnt want everyone to pity her she wants them to be friendly
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Limpetleaf Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014
Ich finde deine Bilder echt mega schön :)
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Mizu-no-Akira Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Danke! :D
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samanthaJM Featured By Owner May 8, 2014
Poor Ashyfurry
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xBloodpelt Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Student Artist
His eyes!! It's cool cool cool wow!:D -dies-
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ZiggieZigg Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Omg I love Ashfur :3
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MittensMasters Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I love the way ashfurs eyes seems to glow
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Tamayako Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Oh, gosh. Ashfur's eyes...
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mapleheartchained Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013
ashy, such a good line you had there!
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Whispersong22 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ashyfur!
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Zelarhie Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist

Looks like Ashfur is bending the tree :D

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Kwazy400 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the fire is awesome
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katdrawings Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013
Just because he tried to kill a bunch of cats, doesn't make him evil! Hollyleaf, killing him was pointless.
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:iconwillowbreezeliontail:
finally, someone who agrees with me.
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warriorcatsforeverx Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013
u know usually some ppl see ashfur as a badcat because of how he acted in the series but the truth is no one saw his point of view.Squrirrelflight really broke his heart and like he said it was like a cut wound beeling on a rock evryday. poor ashfur :,c
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Firestarawesome Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
"Oh, you tried to kill four cats because the cat who you thought was your girlfriend when you gave no sign of liking her mated with the cat she loved? Oh, you're just so misunderstood!"
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albrant123 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013
I've always worked on art like this, but I can never get it right.. I always try to make it as good as yours. Anyways, I love your work!
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Lost-Our-Dreams Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
;^; Poor Ashfur D;
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WispyPlasma69 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I would have liked it much better if Squirrelflight and Ashfur stayed together, I don't really like Brambleclaw a lot...
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animechick344034 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013
Well like Erin Hunter said:
Squirrelflight was like a fire. She needed a mate who could match her strength and determination, not contain it. That cat was Bramblclaw....Though at first I thought she woul hook up with Stormfur
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WispyPlasma69 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah... I thought that too, Stomrfur would be great for her... But, I see what she meant... They HAD to get together. I just think that if Squirrelflight had stayed with Ashfur, that a lot off bad stuff wouldn't have happened... (Hollyleaf ACCIDENTALLY killing Ashfur and running away, Brambleclaw and Crowfeather hating their mates, ect...)
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Crackerz333 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013   General Artist
my favorite quote of all time...
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MysteriousJayfeather Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013
Oh Askfur... if only I could tell you how much I saw...
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The-Elvenqueen Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AMG I just love your style of drawing cats and I'm so excited to see somebody portray Ashfur as looking rather sad in this scene.

I really loved Ashfur and I absolutely hated what the Erins did to him. It was so unlike his character and they made him sound like a petty child the way they wrote about him in the 3rd series.

I don't believe he would have been grinning evilly in this scene I honestly believe that he did what he did because he was REALLY hurting and he wanted Squirrel to feel how he felt and he felt that the only way he could make her understand that was to kill someone close to her, so I believe he was always quite sad that it was his only choice because there was no other way that she would understand how much pain he was in.
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Silky-Cotton Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i agree!
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The-Elvenqueen Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:highfive:! :meow:
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krusherthehedgehog22 Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I sent an angel to watch over you last night but it came back.
I asked, “Why?” The angel said, “Angels don't watch over angels.”
Twenty angels are IN your world. Ten of them are sleeping, nine are playing, one is reading this message.
Send this to ten friends including me. I guess if I don't get it back I'm not one of them. As soon as you get five replies, someone you love will quietly surprise you.
Please read, not joking. God has seen you struggling with something. God says its over. A blessing is coming your way.
If you believe in God send this message on. Please don't ignore it. You are being tested. God is going to fix two things BIG tonight in your favor. DROP Everything and pass it on. Tomorrow will be the best day of your life. Don't break this chain.
Send to 14 friends in 10 minutes. It's not that hard.
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Silverheart2 Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I sent an angel to watch over you last night but it came back.
I asked, “Why?” The angel said, “Angels don't watch over angels.”
Twenty angels are IN your world. Ten of them are sleeping, nine are playing, one is reading this message.
Send this to ten friends including me. I guess if I don't get it back I'm not one of them. As soon as you get five replies, someone you love will quietly surprise you.
Please read, not joking. God has seen you struggling with something. God says its over. A blessing is coming your way.
If you believe in God send this message on. Please don't ignore it. You are being tested. God is going to fix two things BIG tonight in your favor. DROP Everything and pass it on. Tomorrow will be the best day of your life. Don't break this chain.
Send to 14 friends in 10 minutes. It's not that hard.
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alvringer Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's nice that he ends up in Starclan :) I always hated that storyline because it was so unlike him and his liking of Squirrelfight kind of came out of no-where.. :/
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dragonsrule2020 Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Yea, first of all sorry for all the comments, ill stop now cuz they are all so awesome, but...I woud like to say that I agree with the grin part, sure if evil and mean, but he loved her, so I don't see why he would grin.
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Pikaninjachu Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
You are the best cat artist ive seen!
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kingif Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
:iconthankyouplz: for being awesomee
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Mizu-no-Akira Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D :iconthanksplz: for calling me awesome
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xXRainFeatherXx Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Student General Artist
God, How do you draw SOOOO good? .O.
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