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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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woundikins Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014  Student General Artist
this is the best warrior fanart evah!!! seriously, it may be the perspective that's getting me. I LOOOOOVE IT!! keep playing around with perspective it really adds to pictures and makes everything more dynamic!!!! GAH I LOVE THIS SOOO MUCH!!!
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Hoperocks101226 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  New member Hobbyist Filmographer
Ashfur caused his own death. When Squirrelflight broke up with him, he got all crazy. I liked Ashpaw better! Anyways, back to my point! Squirrelflight turned him down blah blah blah, he could had looked for someone else, but NO, he HAD to be mates with Squirrelflight! So he stays there, moping around, feeling sorry for himself, and hating Squirrel even more until he decides to kill her "kits." So, really he caused his own death. If he hadn't tried to kill Hollyleaf,Jayfeather,& Lionblaze, then the secret would still be safe!

Personally, I think Squirrelflight should've gone to her "kits" afterwards, and tell them that she had only said that to save them and they really were her kits. PROBLEM SOLVED!
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Cleverpelt Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
For a moment I thought it was Breezepelt and Jayfeather, but then.... dfdfggvvdeftuj I LOVE THIS PICTURE-IT'S BOOTIFUL.
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HersheyRainBow25 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  New member
It said in the ultimate guide that Hollyleaf didn't mean to kil him. She only wanted to hurt him to keep him quiet not kill him but then he slipped and then he was dead. I think it makes sense because e was hurt and now he goes underwater and gets the breath knocked out of him
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KalahariMeerkatfan Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014
I like the way you do Hollyleaf, you give her some of that fluffiness that some books says she has but also gives her some lithe to her figure. To me I view her more as a medium-furred cat, her coat is neither long nor short (I think Lionblaze was said to have thick fur) and I imagine she and Jayfeather have some of their father's WindClan build.

Hollyleaf, I feel is misunderstood. Truly, I don't think Hollyleaf is to blame for what happened. The true problem I feel started with Ashfur, but he is also not to blame. The Erins were cruel to him and that cruelness ended up destroying a good cat but also led to a bunch of other problems. Ashfur should had been able to find somebody else (I still ship Ashfur and Whitewing and believe Ivy and Dove are their daughters with Birchfall filling in since Ash was too distant) and then perhaps his pain could had been kept to a low amount.
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HersheyRainBow25 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  New member
I believe most of this except the ash being dove and ivys dad. But he is relatedto them because ferncloud is birchfalls mom and ashfur is her brother. That also explains their pelt because ferncloud being their grandma and hey being gray makes sense that maybe her bloodlines carried and thats why dove and ivy are gray.
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KalahariMeerkatfan Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014
I don't care, Ashfur deserved the move on and this goes with my favorite pairing. Birchfall with Applefur, the Erins were cruel to mention her but then forget they ever made her and the two truly cared for each other.
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HersheyRainBow25 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  New member
Well to me,the Erins weren't cruel to him. He got an apprentice,he got his spot light and it was a good plot. Plus i think it's weird because everyone says that hes a loyal warriors and that he applefur, and her brothers (forgot there name D:) were friends when they were kits. And if Ashfur deserved to move on, the kits were born before he was killed and (I dont think I havent read that book in a month) he never visited them. (Sorry if im wrong.)
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KalahariMeerkatfan Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014
they were born after Ashfur died, Whitewing was pregnant and gave birth towards the end of Sunrise.
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HersheyRainBow25 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  New member
Oh okay thanks for clearing that up for me ^^; but still im a birch X white fan
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