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Never To Keep... by Mizu-no-Akira Never To Keep... by Mizu-no-Akira

'Cause love comes slow and it goes so fast

Well you see her when you fall asleep
But never to touch and never to keep

- "Let Her Go" by Passenger


Fifth picture for my "Let Her Go"-picture-series. I know I wanted to do a Sandstorm pic... but I just finnished reading "Moonrise" and this scene wouldn't go out of my head until I finally drew it. :)
So as you can see: It's one of Feathertail's last moments, when the Tribe of rushing water was attacked by Sharptooth (I hope he/she looks just a little like a cougar x_x), Crowpaw was trapped and she decided to sacrifice herself in order to rescue her beloved one and to free the Tribe from Sharptooth... Another tragic love-story that ended too soon :( That's why I chose this part from the lyrics for that scene. Because Feathertail and Crowpaw developed their love towards eachother over the whole journey they made in order to safe their clans and well... as soon as they confessed their love, Feathertail died. I really liked her, because she was so calm and friendly... seems like every character I like dies sooner or later... :(
Anyways I hope you like it. And this doesn't has to do anything with this pic but now that I think about it... doesn't Crowpaw/feather has the same problem like Firestar had with Sandstorm and Spottedleaf (before the Erins decided to let Spottedleaf die a second time)? I mean, as far as I know there's Feathertail waiting for him in StarClan... and he also loved Leafpool... and he had a son with Nightcloud. So... how the hell do they solve this when he dies and goes to StarClan, too? D:

Characters and Story (c) by Erin Hunter
Illustration (c) by :iconmizu-no-akira: ...ME! :3
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:iconrosethefoxfnaf:
RoseTheFoxFnaf Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015
Great StarClan, I just finished reading that. I cried D:
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Enkue Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I swear I thought it was a Sabertooth, becuase it's name is "Sharptooth" and it's a "lion with no mane" :stare:
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:icontherealnightmaremoon:
Sharptooth: Well sh*t
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SchwarzeWolf12 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015
Lol
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UniverseDragon Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Perhaps a bit chubby for a cougar XD but it definitely looks like one!
While I love all cats and was sad that this could only be solved with the death of the cougar, I was horrified to read about a cat killing and eating other cats... seems unnatural to me. I've never even heard of dogs eating other dogs, and they eat everything haha!

Perhaps one of the saddest deaths in the second arc. I love how you did this, especially the perspective :3
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DarkShatteredSouls Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Its chubby cuz its been feedings off kitties.
Lel
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UniverseDragon Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha true XD
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SunnyStar454567 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I like how the mountain lion is like what the fox dung? XD great art (This scene is sad even though I never read it..... I don't even have all the books and I know everything XD and yay for warrior words!)
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Kitty8448 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*crys*
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Glowember Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You should make an animated movie. :happybounce: 
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Arsevere Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the colors and dynamic action in this one :)
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Warriorlover66410 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
everything sad has to happen in slow mo :C
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Dark-Star-The-Cat Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Feathertail - proof that cats don't always land on their feet.
great job though!
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:icontigergirl0132thearti:
she fell on the rock causing her paws to get twisted and she slipped and she fell nearly face first on the ground
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JessthePokemonMaster Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
;-; so beautiful.... but sad.... those feels....
*cries in corner*
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Enkue Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014  Student Digital Artist
"She was just like Silverstream..." Really, Graystoop? You only care about her PELT? I feel sorry for you, bro, you shouldn't love someone for their looks, it's who they are, Graystoop.. Your name should be Graystoop and not Graystipe. Hehhehheh
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jadozz123 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014
He said that because Feathertail was his only living memory of Silverstream because he could see Silverstream in her
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:iconenkue:
Enkue Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014  Student Digital Artist
That's just my opinion... 
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:iconzepiyn:
zepIyn Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014  Student Digital Artist
He said that because Feathertail was Silverstream's daughter uwu
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:iconenkue:
Enkue Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I know.
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NightcoreandPewds Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014
Feathertail was Silver's DAUGHTER. THAT'S WHY.
he said she looked just like her mother, is what he was trying to say
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Enkue Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  Student Digital Artist
We'll, I'm sorry. That's just my opinion.
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Lara12anos Featured By Owner Edited Sep 11, 2014  Student General Artist
Me: *Saw Feathertail falling* Uh-oh! *I ran and get Feathertail before she hits the ground and the rock that she take off the ceiling falls on Sharptooth, killing him*
Stormfur: Woah!
Tamnypelt: Oh, my!
Brambleclaw: Where that girl came from?
Squirrelpaw: Hey, it's Lara!
Brambleclaw: Oops! I almost forgot about her!
*Crowpaw makes a sight of relief*
Me: I got you Feathertail!
Feathertail: What the... hey!
*Feathertail jumps off my arms*
Feathertail: Get out of this place!
Me: Wait, Feathertail, no needs to be annoyed! I saved you!
Feathertail: Oh, two things, one, thanks for save me, and two, Lara, is that you?
Crowpaw: Yes, it is her.
Feathertail: Oh, i'm sorry dear, i get annoyed for nothing!
Me: Nonono! No apologies are needed!
Feathertail: ... *Looks at the entrance*
Me: Feathertail.
Feathertail: ...
Me: Feathertail?
*I said as i snapped my finger*
Feathertail: Oh, sorry! I wasn't listening you!
Me: Where are you looking at?
Feathertail: Oh, nothing! I just wanna know how is my mother Silverstream.
Me: Oh, don't worry, she's fine, she'll be watching over you, your father and your brother.
Feathertail: I hope so. :)
Me: ... Hey!
Crowpaw and Feathertail: What is it?
Me: Maybe you guys can have kits together.
Feathertail: Uhh...
Crowpaw: Hehehe... oops! Sweating a little...
Me: So...
Feathertail: So, i think you're right my dear. Because, me and Crowpaw were made for each other.
Crowpaw: But how can we have kits? I'm just an apprentice.
Me: Calm down, kid, 'cause you have to wait 'till you're older, so Feathertail can turn into your mate and a queen.
Feathertail: But that's the problem!
Me: What is the problem?
Feathertail: Because i'm from Riverclan, and Crowpaw is from Windclan.
Crowpaw: Yeah!
Me: Don't worry, when the leaders combined to have a Gathering, i'll tell to your leaders that you guys are made for each other, and want to have kits.
Crowpaw: Oh, okay.
Feathertail: Thanks, Lara.
Me: :)
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coco-rock Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014
:( the passage that made me cry the most
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:iconlookingglass99:
lookingglass99 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I cried ;-;
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XxKareemxX Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014
Idk I Felt Like The CrowXleaf Thing Came To Quickly. He Saved Her, They Saw Eachother And They Ran Off.. 

And I Like CrowXFeather Beacuse She Actually Saw Past His Grumpy Additude, And Stuff Like That I Actually Never Saw Leafpool Say Anything Like That.:| (Blank Stare) 
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Tigerloverme Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
OH! I JUST REALIZED SHARPTOOTH IS A COUGAR!!!! THANKS A TON!!! I HAD TROUBLE PICTURING SHARPTOOTH!!
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ZombiBikini Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Lol No offense, But "~Looks like a lion without its mane," And cougars live in the mountains ^-^
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JellyHorsie Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Female lions have no manes xD
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Tigerloverme Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I know it just wasn't clicking even though big cats have been my favorite animals seince I was 4 lol
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ZombiBikini Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Lol
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forestmammal Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Student General Artist
Annd I just finished reading that right now X3 
Wait what?! Spottedleaf dies TWICE??!!
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lmgirls Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yup :( Mapleshade kills her during the Great Battle in The Last Hope.
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forestmammal Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Student General Artist
Ohh... I need to read that xD
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EvilSnail1 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Poor Feathertail. She was so brave and deserved so much more... :( If you ask me, Feathertail should've been the one granted a second life not Cinderpelt.
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Smallspotsandgraytai Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
DONT HATE ON CINDER CINDER IS AWESOME
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EvilSnail1 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I am not hating Cinderpelt. I'm just saying that Feathertail should've been the one granted another life. Conderheart didn't become the awesome cat everyone thought she'd be. Feathertail, in my opinion, would've been more serious about her becoming reincarnated and wouldn't complain about it like a baby.
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Smallspotsandgraytai Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
true but her "second life cat" left her without she wanting.
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EvilSnail1 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Which brings up a whole new subject. I'm pretty sure that with reincarnation, you ARE that thing that died before you. Your old spirit cannot leave you. When you die, there'll be two of you.
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Smallspotsandgraytai Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
oh yeah but feathertail will not get a reincarnation i spoken to victoria holmes so i know
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EvilSnail1 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I know. I'm just saying how she should've been reincarnated. 
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Smallspotsandgraytai Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
okiedokie
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EvilSnail1 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Also LOVE THE PUMA!
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Smallspotsandgraytai Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
it is a mountain lion :P
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EvilSnail1 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes. A puma is the actual name of the cougar or to the common tongue, mountain lion.
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Smallspotsandgraytai Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
oh k
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EvilSnail1 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
;P

Pumas have multiple names for no given reason. It's almost like the word "poop".
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Smallspotsandgraytai Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
lol XD
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EvilSnail1 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
X3
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Valkeri-Spirit Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:faint: I mish her a lot :tears:
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