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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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:iconpurdyrosebraindump:
PurdyRoseBrainDump Featured By Owner Edited 3 days ago  New Deviant
YAYYYYYYY!
I f-ing love how Senpai Yellowfang loved Firstar as a son, and screw all those people who ship them.
Seriously. I saw a YellowXFire art the other day I almost barfed up my cheerios.
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Kittycatwild9 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  New Deviant
For the warrior cat movie they should use this art! Its out standing!
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:iconmapleshadeforlife:
mapleshadeforlife Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2016  New Deviant
can you do drawing of longtails death with mousefur remebering it
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:iconslushieiscool360:
Slushieiscool360 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2016  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
YELLOWFANG LAUNGUAGE
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:iconpugzdraw123:
Pugzdraw123 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2016  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fireheart: i miss you yewofang

Yellowfang: im still alive for the next few pages BIATCH
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AriaSnow Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I always wondered what would have happened if Fireheart had been born to Yellowfang and Raggedstar or found by her as an extremely young kit that was abandoned by twolegs. The story would have most certianly turned out differently.
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Hazelswoop Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2016  New Deviant
Firestar basically was her adopted son. She pretty much looked after him, and he did the same in return. Her death was so sad, choosing between her and Bramblekit/claw, so unfair. Firestar/Heart was so broken and sad D: Such beautiful artwork!!
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:iconrejectssoul:
RejectsSoul Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Awwwwww! Yellowfang's death is sooo sad. (Cries) :( :( :(
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:icondarkcat84:
Darkcat84 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I loved Yellowfang, she was so great...
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:icondragonslayer832:
DragonSlayer832 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Poor Yellowfang. One of my favorite medicine cats
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:iconfrilly-senpai:
Frilly-Senpai Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yellowfang is my favorite character, EVER. I am very emotional towards her backstory, and cried an ocean when she died. ;O
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silvermistfeather Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2016  Student Digital Artist
i wish firestar was her son
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:iconclassydraws:
Classydraws Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Actually, it's more emotional that he was LIKE a son to her, i guess it leaves more regrets.... if Yellowfang was his mother, he'd probably pick her over Bramblekit I suppose....
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DarknessMP323 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
#yellowfangisgirlconfirmed

i didnt freakin knew OMFG
kev why are ya so stupid
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:iconxpumpkintailx:
XPumpkintailX Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, how much I loved this death. I loathe Yellowfang.
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:iconhallu7:
Hallu7 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
In my opinion, Yellowfang's death was the saddest death in all the series.
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:iconfrilly-senpai:
Frilly-Senpai Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Agreed. ;O
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:icontrvst:
trvst Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2016
i agree, i cried my eyes out literally ):
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Riverflight197 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2016
OMG!!! I love ur art!!!!:D (Big Grin) :D (Big Grin) :D (Big Grin) :D (Big Grin) :D (Big Grin) :D (Big Grin) :D (Big Grin) :D (Big Grin) :D (Big Grin) 
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3rdMiddleMist Featured By Owner May 15, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OPDMWPMAWPDMAWD MAWOD MWAOM OAW I LUV IT
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Growlie26 Featured By Owner May 12, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why haven't I favorite this, I've come across it many times. And after finishing Yellowfang's Secret, I wanted to find this again and fave it. 
Yellowfang was grumpy cat, before grumpy cat was a....thing. I love her and I'm going to color a cat in my coloring book who, I think, looks like Yellowfang and upload the picture in my gallery. 
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Shrimptacosaj Featured By Owner May 8, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Most depressing part in rising storm...
R.I.P YellowFang
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BirchFang Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2016  Student General Artist
yes!!
I cried when she died, because I had read Yellowfang's secret before reading rising storm, so I knew her backstory and everything, And she is my favorite cat ever in the Warriors seiries.
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Shrimptacosaj Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2016  Student Digital Artist
IKR
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Hariyuma Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2016
Yellowfang is my favourite cat... This scene always makes me so sad :(
I like how you made Fireheart cuddle with Yellowfang instead of just sitting there, too. Nice touch!
Oh no... Now I'm sad again D:
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Kukicat1 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2016  Student Photographer
Tires are going down now
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:iconkawaiipuppy44:
kawaiipuppy44 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
He is your son....spiritually!!!!!!
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TehSweggifier Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2016
Aw...
hated this scene
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:iconkiim27:
Kiim27 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Please make warrior videos that would be more fun and awesome!
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:iconindiepaws:
Indiepaws Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can't get over how amazing your art is. I happen to love (and I mean it when I say love) the Warriors Series and these are amazing drawings! Just seeing them inspired me to get better at digital art. Nice job on all of them!
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TheGodOfCats91 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2016
You captured the emotions of the characters really well! And the song fits perfectly!

DA FEELS!!!
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:iconxofrostfireox:
xoFrostfireox Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The feels!! :*(
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Eispfote-Icepaw Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2015
Heyy!
Love ur pics <3 i
I'm from Germany :*
Can you please draw a picture of Fallen Leaves?
I think he is very important in the storys
Yours Eispfote/Icepaw
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Arcticwolf39905 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yellowfang was grumpy, but she was very loyal. And it's heartbreaking to watch a cat die, especially Yellowfang's death. But tbh, it warms my heart when she says this to Fireheart/star...
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WolfishGrynn Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Your art is so beautiful and stunning. *o*
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Spinnenpfote6 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AWESOME picture!, but I don´t really get the glowing in the background. (There was no fire anymore when Fireheart found Yellowfang.

It´s a cute and loveable scene, but the line of Yellowfang kinda makes me sad. I think if she kept Brokenstar as a kit, he had never become such an evil monster... (Sorry for my english, I´m german)

Love the effects on the eyes by the way<3
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CCswaggerangel33149 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2015  Student Artist
Yellowfang is an awesome badass cat! ):D
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:iconfaust-getsu:
faust-getsu Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
I cried so hard my wife got worried.
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Silverdream1 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
YELLOWWFFAANNNNGGG DDDDDDDDDDDX
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:icontiggers23:
tiggers23 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Why'd you have to die?!!!
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:iconwarriorcatsrock5:
Warriorcatsrock5 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yellowfang: I wished you'd been my son, but i could not have borne a cat like you...
Brokenstar/tail: HURTFUL 
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warroirsdovewing Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2015  Student Digital Artist
THE FEELZ!!!!!
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:iconbarkmist:
Barkmist Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I will forever love Yellowfang and forever remember her terribly sad death...
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:iconphenomponygirl:
PhenomPonyGirl Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Yellowfang was the original Grumpy Cat. In all seriousness though, I was really sad when she died!:( (Sad) 
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Warriorcatsrock5 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
same ^ 
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:iconserenityg89:
SerenityG89 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2015  Hobbyist General 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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Cookiestarisakitty Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
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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ThisCatIsOnFire Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
nooo yellowfang Waaaah! Waaaah! Waaaah! Waaaah! Waaaah! 
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Gwennhea Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
R.I.P Yellowfang ...
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