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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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Spottednose13 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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hallyboo123 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 Mar 29, 2014  Hobbyist
I love this picture! its so beautiful! Yellowfang T.T *cry*
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catsandcookies73 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 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 Feb 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I miss her so much...
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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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Going to cry again
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:icongarra123456:
I love yellowfang! D': she's my fav cat! I cried when she died ;.;
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