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When We Start Killing... by Mizu-no-Akira When We Start Killing... by Mizu-no-Akira
Here we have some Hollyleaf- and Ashfur-fanart. :) Again: I never read the book in which this scene takes place. So please excuse me if there are some mistakes. I wasn't sure if this scene was at night or not, for example.
Anyways, I like how it came out :) I didn't want Hollyleaf to look like she enjoyed what she did... there are some pics on dA that show her with an insane smile or something like that. But I don't think this would fit her, as far as I could gather information about her character.
I believe when Hollyleaf killed Ashfur, she was just mad at him and full of fear and frustration. His murder seems to be an act of pure desperation.
I hope you like it. :) Mature-Filter isn't nessecary I guess, right? Again the title is inspired by a song I listened to, whilst drawing. You should totally listen to it on youtube or something. Here are some parts from the lyrics:



We've been searching all night long but there's no trace to be found
It's like they all have just vanished but I know they're around
I feel they're getting closer
Their howls are sending chills down my spine
And time is running out now
They're coming down the hills from behind

When we start killing
It's all coming down right now
From the nightmare we've created
I want to be awakened somehow

When we start killing it all will be falling down
From the Hell that we're in
All we are is fading away
When we start killing...
When we start killing...

I feel they're getting closer
Their howls are sending chills down my spine
And time is running out now
They're coming down the hills from behind

The sun is rising
The screams have gone
Too many have fallen
Few still stand tall
Is this the ending of what we've begun?
Will we remember what we've done wrong?

When we start killing
It's all coming down right now
From the nightmare we've created
I want to be awakened somehow

When we start killing it all will be falling down

-"The Howling", Within Temptation

On youtube: [link]


Characters and story (c) by Erin Hunter
Illustration (c) by :iconmizu-no-akira: ...ME! :3
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:iconbellazarte:
Bellazarte Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2015
IT WAS A ACCIDENT!

She wanted to just attack him to warn him not to tell the truth! She struck, he slipped and her claw cut his neck. She was terrified with herself! 


Exuse my ranting XD
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AutummsFox Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2016  Student Digital Artist
I agreed.. I mean,

I saw a Picture of Hollyleaf not smiling when She killed Ashfur. The creator of the picture said on a comment: ''She wasn't very proud''.
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Bellazarte Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2016
Yeah
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DrownblazeRCW Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Brambleclaw might have been lying to protect Hollyleaf. If he had known all along what had happened, why didn't he tell anyone? Why did he risk everyone's lives chasing after Sol when he knew that it was Hollyleaf and she had done it in self-defense?
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Bellazarte Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2015
Maybe he didn't want to hurt her. She was his daughter (I know I know, not really but he still raised her) after all.
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HummingKitten Featured By Owner Edited Oct 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You've done a really good job! Especially for someone who hasn't even read the book, I'm impressed.
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LeoAndRaphForever Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2015
Hollyleaf kills Ashfur so he couldn't blurt out the truth....
Then a bit after she kills him, Hollyleaf blurts out the truth at a GATHERING.
Really, Holly?
I know you were under pressure but still...
I still wuv u Holly :3
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xxJellyOwlxx Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015
RIP ashfur screw u hollyf***
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Vixenopolis Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2015
 In "The Forgotten Warrior" Brambleclaw says he say Ashfur and Hollyleaf by the stream. Hollyleaf was taking a drink, and Ashfur wanted to get back at Squirrelflight for turning him down. Ashfur attacked Hollyleaf, and Hollyleaf defended herself, he slipped, her claws struck his neck, and he fell into the stream. He was still alive when he went under. So stop hatin' on Holly.frustrated 
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xxJellyOwlxx Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2015
i cant f***ing have an opinion can i? bramble only said so hollyleaf can come back into the clan. _._
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Vixenopolis Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2015
1st. wow, your REALY nice! 2nd. You distrust Bramble?
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xxJellyOwlxx Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2015
I didn't mean to sound rude but im fed up with people telling me im dumb because i dont like holly (it happened on a another picture by a different artist) and giving me reasons i SHOULD like her and im also depressed and stressed due to another issue (look at my journal about my ex friend) so sorry
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Vixenopolis Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2015
Im sorry, too. I didn't mean to snap. I just really like Holly, and I kinda go rage when other people don't. I know other people dont have the same feeling towards her, but she is one of my fave characters, so I defend her. I understand that ur stressed, and ur NOT dumb, not matter wut ppl say, and I hope ur situation gets better with ur ex friend G-Bemote base smile 
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LightningDraco Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2015
Ever forgot what Ashfur did?
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xxJellyOwlxx Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015
yea but i still love him and nothing is gonna change that 
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LightningDraco Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015
At least he was likable, sort of, at first. Not sure how you hate Hollyleaf...? Because she killed Ashfur?
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xxJellyOwlxx Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2015
no actually she got on my nerves greatly and because she was an obssevive freak that was like YOU DONT LIKE STARCLAN OMG YOU MUST DIE and then she killed somebody dumbest cat ever
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AlphawolfRKN Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She killed to protect her brothers and the clan. And I think it was good to have a cat that actually *listened* to the warrior code. Sometimes killing is necissary.
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xxJellyOwlxx Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2015
well this my opinion she was nosey as heck thought everything had to be her buisness and after she killed ashfur she just went and told everybody and ruined a lot of lives andd she also tried to kill her mom
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Bellazarte Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2015
Well, maybe Ash should have...you know...MOVED ON.
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Duskythylacine Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015
Agreed :D
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SkyFire33 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015  Student General Artist
Much better without making Hollyleaf look crazy. She's not evil or anything, nor crazy.
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SkyFire33 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015  Student General Artist
I'm not so certain about that. I don't know how far you've read so stop reading this if you haven't finished omen of the stars, but I think that's when this scene happens.






If she is truly evil, why does she come back to fight against the dark forest cats and eventually ends up dying there? I haven't read this part yet so forgive me if I'm missing an important detail or got something wrong. I wouldn't mind a polite correction either. So ya I only know about this thanks to spoilers on the Internet.
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a78929 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2015  Student
Don't worry it's true except that she saves Ivypool and jumps in front of Hawkfrosts swipe.
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SkyFire33 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2015  Student General Artist
So, ya, in conclusion you can really say a cat or person, is evil just because they made a mistake during a time they were confused and scared. I always leave room for forgiveness. Thanks for clearing that up. I know I'm gonna cry when I read that part.
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IrishNosey Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015  Student Digital Artist
she is evil, but not crazy
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wolvesforhope Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2015  Student Interface Designer
SHE'S NOT FUCKING EVIL!!!! MY FUCKING HELL PEOPLE 
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IrishNosey Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2015  Student Digital Artist
She is. If not she is pretty god damn close, 
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wolvesforhope Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2015  Student Interface Designer
Wtf 
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SkyFire33 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015  Student General Artist
I don't think she is. She had a fair reason to kill Ashfur(He did sort of threaten to ruin her life, but that backfired when she confessed it herself because of all the guilt.), and I guess if you can feel ashamed for killing, you aren't really evil. And I'm not sure how far in the books you've read so unless you want a massive spoiler, I'm not saying anything else.
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IrishNosey Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Ashfur felt ashamed for what he did, thats why he was allowed into starclan.

((ash threatened hollys life as a kit, then during the same scene, let her live and honestly they left on a good note - both upset at squirrel.)

hollys reason to kill ash was so ash wont "tell anyone anything" she tried to protect the secret - then, what does she do? Reveals the secret.

though a complete ass, ashfurs death was meaningless and should not have happened in such a violent and sudden way.

nothing can excuse what holly did, to ash, leaf and most of her family.
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SkyFire33 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015  Student General Artist
She reveals it because of guilt. If Ahsfur can feel ashamed and so not be bad then why can't Hollyleaf? After revealing it too, her guilt and fear drive her to run away and so she dives into the tunnels where she "dies". It may have been meaningless and inexcusable, but everyone does things they regret and you can't deny that Hollyleaf regrets her choice.
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IrishNosey Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015  Student Digital Artist
when she ran into the tunnels she was kinda just saying to lion and jay "lol your on your own suckers"

there is really no excuse for the level she went to
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SkyFire33 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015  Student General Artist
I might have to reread that part but personally I didn't interpret it that way. I saw it as her being unable to live in the clan with her guilt any longer.  
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toskurra Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOW
Your skill with perspective and composition is stunning!!
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EndertheFoxy Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Student Artisan Crafter
I love Ashfur and Hollyleaf. :D
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WolfyGal101010 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
in the book, ashpaw and cloudpaw were kind of friends right? it was sad when cloudpaw was captured because ashpaw got sad :( poor ashy i liked him for some reason. Ashfur and Hollyleaf are insane and i like that XD
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ArodoteTheFox Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
mizu, can you give me an idea, i want to draw something owo
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topnotch0060 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015
If the black cat's Hollyleaf, I hate her anyways, if it's Darkstripe, I also hate him anyways.
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hollyleafiscool Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015
:slap: revamp :slap: revamp :slapfight: :dontpoke: 
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topnotch0060 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015
I . I

Still proves I hate Hollyleaf....
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hollyleafiscool Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015
o-o *throws pie at* you.....never.....saw.....me......*disappers*
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topnotch0060 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015
[soon she finds Hollyleafiscool, and stuffs a huge bomb into her NO MISS, NO NONE, NO DODGE, NO REDEEM, NO HEAL (and u get the idea)]
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hollyleafiscool Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015
o-o "Baymax bring the weapon!"
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topnotch0060 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015
ME: =,= Oh, great StarClan
BAYMAX: [shoots lasers at me]
ME: Ahh!!!
BAYMAX: [suddenly shuts down]
ME: That's how u deal with a robot freak, baby!
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hollyleafiscool Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015
Takes baymax away and uses topnotch vs. topnotch XD
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XxWooflesxX Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014  Student General Artist
Okay, i think Ashfur deserved to die. Reasons are: I really never liked him, and he was normally ShadowClan. But he went to ThunderClan for reasons..
forgot it. And Hollyleaf was a bit uh..
OK IMMA STOP BEFORE I START ARGUEMENTS AGAIN.
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Mizu-no-Akira Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ashfur... Shadowclan? O.o Huh? Did I miss anything? I always thought he was Fernclouds brother and they both were Brindleface's kits. That's why he hated Brambleclaw so much after he and Squirrelflight became mates. He always accused him of being just like his father, who killed his mother for his plan to allure the dogs. o____o' That'd make Ashfur Thunderclan.
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