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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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JessthePokemonMaster Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
;-; so beautiful.... but sad.... those feels....
*cries in corner*
Enkue Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014  New member 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
zepIyn Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014  Student Digital Artist
He said that because Feathertail was Silverstream's daughter uwu
Enkue Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  New member Student Digital Artist
I know.
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
Enkue Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  New member Student Digital Artist
We'll, I'm sorry. That's just my opinion.
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: :)
coco-rock Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014
:( the passage that made me cry the most
lookingglass99 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I cried ;-;
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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