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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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:iconserenityg89:
SerenityG89 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
I get the feels every time I look at a picture with Yellowfang in it. R.I.P Yellowfang, you shall be remembered :(
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:iconcookiestarisakitty:
Cookiestarisakitty Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2015  Professional Filmographer
i miss Yellowfang she was grumpy yet she seemed really kind :) but my friend said that Yellowfang was the worst character in book 1 to 4! 
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:icongallifreyan2poin0:
Gallifreyan2Poin0 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Yellowfang... Llama Emoji-08 (Crying) [V1] 
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:iconfirered1227:
Firered1227 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
nooo yellowfang Waaaah! Waaaah! Waaaah! Waaaah! Waaaah! 
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:icongwennhea:
Gwennhea Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
R.I.P Yellowfang ...
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:icondarkeclipsewolf:
DarkEclipseWolf Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I could very well tell that Yellowfang cared for Firepaw (at the time that was his name) like a son.. They both had a very special bond and I loved these two together.. Yellowfang was one of my favorite cats and her death Chipped up my heart ;w;
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:iconhomestuckkittycats:
HomestuckKittycats Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
everything about this picture is just so beautiful and sad 
Sad Pony 
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:iconbsgenius22:
bsgenius22 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I cried so much when she diedd
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:iconamethystdraqon:
amethystdraqon Featured By Owner May 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Cry forever 
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:iconsobaesaj:
SoBaEsaj Featured By Owner May 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconmosspawofskyclan22:
OMG NUUUU D'X I finished this book a couple ofweeks ago, and I litterally had to go back to the page about three times, because every time I picked it up and started reading, I'd start crying
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:iconaskrpconnecticut:
AskRPConnecticut Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015
Yellowfang, because of her I always wanted the position of Medicine Cat, you know if we were all cats...and I couldn't help but like her she was my favorite.

Rest in peace Yellowfang
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:iconmintyicetehkitty:
MintyIceTehKitty Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
rip. Frozen - Elsa Crying Icon 
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:iconstarlightbeat:
Starlightbeat Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
R.i.p Yellowfang!crying 
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:iconxxnalathelionessxx:
xXNalaTheLionessXx Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This combined with sad music, makes me cry. ;~;
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:icongemwhisker:
GemWhisker Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That was the saddest moment! :/ XD
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:iconask-greystripe-576:
Ask-Greystripe-576 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015
Do you have an Instagram?
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:iconyellowfangloves:
Yellowfangloves Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015
OMG so feels, I cried a lot
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:iconeagle-ninja:
Eagle-Ninja Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This broke my heart... ;v;
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:iconphizbenandpokemonrul:
PHIZBENANDPOKEMONRUL Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Don't cry... Don't cry... Don't cry.... FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU
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:iconnightskyxx:
NightSkyxX Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Da feelz tho -sobs-
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:iconkodiakaussieart:
KodiakAussieArt Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014  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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:iconcreamycat5:
CreamyCat5 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Feels. Yellowfang was such a great and lovable character.
Fantastic drawing style by the way!
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:iconxxwooflesxx:
XxWooflesxX Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014
How dare Erin Hunter. YELLOWFANG DESERVED TO LIVE!!!!!!!!!!!!! Fireheart cared for her so much =C
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:iconzaajona:
Zaajona Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Student Traditional 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  Hobbyist Traditional 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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:iconshadowssilent224:
ShadowsSilent224 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this gives me the feelz, well done Mizu ;-;
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:iconitraka:
Itraka Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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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:iconthesilversouled-wolf:
TheSilversouled-wolf Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Student Digital Artist
te feelz...... its sooooooo sad that YellowGang died. she was my fav character at the time! :(
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:iconevilsnail1:
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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:iconbeaveroverlord:
BeaverOverlord Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This was one of the safest scenes for me ;-;
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:iconjessieli:
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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:iconpawsprincess:
Pawsprincess Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yellowwfaaannngggg
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:iconalex-scratch-17:
Alex-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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:icondarkshatteredsouls:
DarkShatteredSouls Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yay for small fonts.
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:iconxtanglestarx:
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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:iconebonywolf097:
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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:iconfading-secret:
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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:iconferncloud22:
Ferncloud22 Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Student General Artist
Kudryavka Noumi (Crying) [V3] whaaaaaa...
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:iconthetsundereotaku:
TheTsundereOtaku Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awwww! soooooooooooo cute^^
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