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One Day You'll Understand Why... by Mizu-no-Akira One Day You'll Understand Why... by Mizu-no-Akira

You see her when you close your eyes
Maybe one day you'll understand why
Everything you touch surely dies

But you only need the light when it's burning low

- "Let Her Go" by Passenger


4th picture for the "Let Her Go"-picture-series. :) I think the lyrics will double somehow, 'cause there are so many scenes that fit certain parts :D Like this one...
I really enjoyed drawing this piece. Firestar/Fireheart was one of my favourite-characters in the first series (I guess in the following arcs the authors didn't care that much about him anymore) and it was almost heartbreaking when Yellowfang told him that she wished he was her son instead of Brokenstar. It wasn't shown this clearly in the books that she had those motherly feelings towards him...but well, it kinda makes sense. He found her when he was an apprentice, cared for her well-being and stood up for her... everything children do for their parents. So he kinda became everything Yellowfang wished Brokenstar would have been. I think this was a really special and deep bond they shared. And that's why I felt like interpreting this scene a little different than it is described in the book. Because in the book Fireheart just sat infront of Yellowfang and kinda watched her die. This felt a little too cold and distanced... so I drew him cuddled up to Yellowfang to be there when she leaves.

I hope you like it...oh and by the way: If you wondered what those black flakes are ... they're ash-flakes.^^

Characters and story (c) by Erin Hunter
Illustration (c) by :iconmizu-no-akira: ...ME! :3
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:iconask-greystripe-576:
Ask-Greystripe-576 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  New member
Do you have an Instagram?
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Yellowfangloves Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  New member
OMG so feels, I cried a lot
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EagleNinja1 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This broke my heart... ;v;
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PHIZBENANDPOKEMONRUL Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Don't cry... Don't cry... Don't cry.... FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU
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NightSkyxX Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Da feelz tho -sobs-
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KodiakAussieArt Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yellowfang has always been one of my favorite cats in the series Love 
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:iconthedragongirl66:
thedragongirl66 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014
da feelz
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:iconcreepywarriorpony:
CreepyWarriorPony Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014
I cried when Yellowfang died... 
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CreamyCat5 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Feels. Yellowfang was such a great and lovable character.
Fantastic drawing style by the way!
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XxWooflesxX Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014  New member
How dare Erin Hunter. YELLOWFANG DESERVED TO LIVE!!!!!!!!!!!!! Fireheart cared for her so much =C
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:iconsushibooty:
SushiBooty Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Student General Artist
*Grabs heart* Right in my feels
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:iconsalanace:
Salanace Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014
My second most saddest cat death :( (Sad). Cool pic.
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:iconsparklestarsarts:
SparkleStarsarts Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Wow! It`s amazing! Clap 
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:iconjosegoncalo:
josegoncalo Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think it's born.
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:iconlaqqingyourl0v3:
laqqingyourl0v3 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Professional Artist
She did Say borne In the book.
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:iconjosegoncalo:
josegoncalo Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My bad didn't knew what meant borne.
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ShadowsSilent224 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this gives me the feelz, well done Mizu ;-;
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Itraka Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014
Out of the first four medicine cats(Yellowfang,Spottedleaf,Leafpool,and Cinderpelt) I'd have to say that Yellowfang's my favourite.
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:iconsmallspotsandgraytai:
Smallspotsandgraytai Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Why ifre fire heart smilng?
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:iconfading-secret:
Fading-Secret Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Because he's glad she wished he was her son ;-;
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TheSilversouled-wolf Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
te feelz...... its sooooooo sad that YellowGang died. she was my fav character at the time! :(
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EvilSnail1 Featured By Owner Edited Jul 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Poor Yellowfang. I loved her when she was alive in the books and even now that she's dead. She was like one of those grumpy old people that you see in movies all the time that turn out to be very kind and have a soft core that's layered with the grumpiness caused by pain of loss and old age.
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BeaverOverlord Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This was one of the safest scenes for me ;-;
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JessieLi Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014
I really don't like how Erin Hunter makes her characters act in different scenes, such as this (How he originally just sits next to her)
Amazing drawing by the way!
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Pawsprincess Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Student General Artist
Yellowwfaaannngggg
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:iconamber-scratch-17:
Amber-Scratch-17 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I actually cried while reading this part. Gah it was so depressing... :/
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:iconforestmammal:
forestmammal Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Student General Artist
so did I, gah I know right..
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DarkShatteredSouls Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yay for small fonts.
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xTanglestarx Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Why so many pictures of Yellowfang :_: Waaaah!  Why Yellowfang, why did you have to die Waaaah! 
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EbonyWolf097 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yellowfang is one of the most bad ... of all medicine cats, I mean come on, her only living kid exiled her! And she Freakin' Awesome. Seriously. Llama Emoji 27 (Awesome) [V2] 
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Fading-Secret Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
And she wasn't allowed to raise him ;-;

and he never knew she was his mother (Until she killed him with death berries...)

AND her two daughters died at/not long after birth

And her son killed the cat she loved (HIS OWN FATHER ;-;)

That is why shes my #1st (Actually XD Her and Mapleshade are my Number #1's, since I can NEVER decide between them)
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Ferncloud22 Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Student General Artist
Kudryavka Noumi (Crying) [V3] whaaaaaa...
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Anime-four-Life Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awwww! soooooooooooo cute^^
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phoebe-la-cat Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yellowfang Spottedleaf and Cinderpelt are best medicine cats
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Anime-four-Life Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yellowfang was ok...but, spottedleaf, cinderpelt and leafpool where the best ones
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phoebe-la-cat Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're right
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Anime-four-Life Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hehe^^
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Spottednose13 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Everytime I read that scene, everytime...it makes me cry. And i'm not trying to be dramatic or anything-it really does break the flood gates.
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Ferncloud22 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Student General Artist
Same here. Yellowfang was one of my favorites, and then she's killed so painfully, do you know how it feels to choke? Not fun, I  know.
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Spottednose13 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It hurts, yeah.
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Ferncloud22 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Student General Artist
I've chocked twice in the last few years and I was freakin out. Now I have a fear of  boats while in the water... long story
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hallyboo123 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww, I cried when Yellowfang died! She is a sourpuss, but you gotta love her!
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PlatinumPaw Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Hobbyist
I love this picture! its so beautiful! Yellowfang T.T *cry*
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catsandcookies73 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Student Artist
Yellowfang is one of my favorites I cried at a lot of these deaths because they're nice cats, and I really like these two and their bond.
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LilyUnicorn Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I nearly cried at her death, and also this is one of those rare times when Yellowfang isn't grouchy (who WOULD want to be grouchy at their death? Not me.)
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KittyCharmer Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I miss her so much...
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mapleheartchained Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014
*crai*
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superfrog001 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Student General Artist
Yellowfang's death was horrible D: I missed it completely the first time though because I accidentaly started reading (and finished) the book after it. I had to go back and look for the scene although I knew it'd rip my heart out. Amazing picture though! I just love your pictures:D
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Meew3 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
Going to cry again
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