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I'm Ready Now... by Mizu-no-Akira I'm Ready Now... by Mizu-no-Akira

I had a dream
That I could fly
From the highest tree.
I had a dream.

Now I'm old and feeling grey.
I don't know what's left to say
About this life I'm willing to leave.
I lived it full and I lived it well,
There's many tales I've lived to tell.
I'm ready now,
I'm ready now,
I'm ready now
To fly from the highest wing.

- "Dream" by Priscilla Ahn

:iconfunnywolf2001: sent me a note if I could do a warriors-scene for Priscilla Ahn's song "Dream"... And that's what happened. :D Some more Hollyleaf-fanart. I didn't read The Last Hope, yet, so please forgive me if there are some mistakes with the setting or something.
I think I'm going to cry when I read this scene :( I liked Hollyleaf, despite her obsession with the Warrior Code and all the wrong decisions she made. She was a good cat after all and she was one of many cats that didn't deserve to die. By the way... did you notice, that she died the same way she killed Ashfur?? I wonder if it's a coincidence or not.

Anyway, I hope you like it... I don't know what to say about this pic, or this scene other than Hollyleaf should've lived after all she's been through. :( And I really feel sorry for Leafpool at that point. At least the last words her daughter spoke were meant to make things right. She knew her daughter accepted her as a mother eventhough Leafpool couldn't be there for them..... Right in the feels... :iconthefeelsplz:

Neyt upload will be some Star Trek Fanart... and a new comicpage!! Whooot!!^^

Characters and story (c) by Erin Hunter
Illustration (c) by :iconmizu-no-akira: ...ME! :3
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Emovalintine2047 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Hollyleaf is my second favorite :'|
I crieedd 
The only 3 times I ever cried in warriors was when silverstream died, both the times when hollyleaf left/then died, and when Firestar died. I only started crying after he touched noses with sandstorm then I couldn't stop X'''|
Nebula-The-Dark-Hero Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I remember this scene...this many deaths....Crying Crying Crying 
KekoaSakaraMoonArts Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2018
Holly! Nooo! My  second favorite cat! SHE DIED SO HEROICALLY!
Sparlor Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2018
This scene killed me inside, i had no emotions left by the end of the chapter.
Iceclaw929 Featured By Owner May 4, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
P,g I came up with a story of when crowfeather finds out his daughter is ded!
after the great battle between the apprentices quest at a gathering after bramble star get his loves he announces hollyleaf died. Crowfeather stared shock pulsing through him. "H h hollyleaf I is ded?" He stammered.  "Why do you care?" Nightcloud hissed The windclan leader stared calmly. He knew what crowfeather had done. Sympathy shone in his eyes. Crowfeather stared at leafpool his eyes glazed with grief. "I I I cound't save her there was just too much blood" she mowed her voice a whisper. Her sister Squirrelflight pressed against her to support her sister.  Crowfeather turned to his leader. "May I stay in thunder clan for a while "he mewed his voice trembling. "Leafpool" he murmured "this is my fault" his voice breaking. "No it's mine I should have explained that I was having your kits sooner so that you were prepared."  Crowfeather stared "no you should never have tried to run away with me in the first place I should have kept you in thunderclan." Leafpool padded to him. She pressed her pelt against his. she licked the side of his cheek. "I wanted to." She murmured. Mightcloud hissed "get away from him he's mine I took him when you refused!" She snarled. "You're right... I chose my clan. But I still loved him. While hollyleaf was training she reminded me so much of you crowfeather except her eyes. She sighed one day she would see her daughter again when it was her time and when all of them dies they would be a family like crowfeather originally wanted.
there you guys go my little thing in bewtween vision of shadows!' 
StarryCotttheGamer Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Grammar, ewww.
Grofflin Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice story!
Girl-of-Creation Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2017
This scene just about ruined me.
AutumnTomBoy Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Plllzzzzz do Swiftpaw X Brightpaw 
littlemandarinfox Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2017
I didn't even read the description. This is from the Last Hope where Hollyleaf jumps between Hawkfrost and Ivypool. Ivypool noticed, after she drove off the other Dark Forest warriors, that Hollyleaf's neck was cut open. Ivypool carried Hollyleaf back to the camp. Then that's where this scene comes in. And to those of you who said Hollyleaf deserved it, well, no, she didn't. She was trying to protect Jayfeather and Lionblaze from that stupid hairball Ashfur who had a thought like, "Oh, Brambleclaw is their father so they should die just because they weren't mine." Well, even so, that was NOT the case. All that drama, when Leafpool and Crowfeather were actually their parents. JESUS I know. I went on a rant but seriously. To sum it up, HOLLYLEAF DID NOT DESERVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!! DX DX DX
Mewisadorable Featured By Owner May 23, 2017  Hobbyist
Agreed! Holly is kind of bitchy at times, but she's my cutsie lil rule-kitty! Always follow the warrior code, u guys!
SilverWolfMyght Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Totally should have NOT been reancarnated
Uki-U Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
she got what she deserved , i love your works so amazing 
ShipwreckOfShips Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
quinnyquailegg Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist

Why did she have to die?
Zundel Featured By Owner Edited Jan 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why.... It could be Lionblaze. I would be really happy if it would be Lionblaze instead of Hollyleaf.
I'm strating to think Erins don't like strong female characters. Everytime there is one either she has to gone mad (Blustar) or have completly destroyed life ( Squirrelflight and again Blustar), be moved to the backround (Sandstorm), became bad (Mapleshde), kill someone (Ivypool and Mapleshade) or get killed (Hollyleaf).
In fact the only not annoyingly sweet female characters who got quite a lot of screentime and didn't get their lives tottaly messed up are... no the're not such she cats in this series.
FairyPrincess666 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2017
I've noticed a lot of sexism in the warriors series. For example, compare how many female mates died to male mates. Also females don't seem to have much of a personality. They can be nice or sharp tongued. 
Zundel Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yup that annoyed me a lot. I don't have anything against male characters but I really like reading about female characters with depth. And here it was like they were only to make babies, have tragic plot, being annoying or be Mapleshade. And coming to this why we've got only one true female villan. Like come on, girls can be badass too. Of course they were some good and intersing she cat characters but they usually died before we could really get to know them. Or they've turned mad.
FairyPrincess666 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2017
There are many flaws in the warrior series. Sexism is one of them. All the females are the same. Eg. Yellowfang, Sandstorm, Squrrielflight and Mousefur all have the same personality, sarcastic and sharp tongued. Cinderpelt, Feathertail, Leafpool and Ferncloud are nice and loving.
hawkthespork Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2017  Student General Artist
I sorta agree, but you make them seem one-faced. All the cats you've mentioned (except for Mousefur and Ferncloud, I guess, but they were side characters) have shown more personality than just "sarcastic" or "loving". Feathertail spat uncharacteristically at Purdy in Midnight, Leafpool and Cinderpelt spat at each other at Twilight, Cinderpelt even leaped at Leafpool claws outstretched; Leafpool was described by Jayfeather to act irritable and angrily. In Yellowfang's Secret, it really showed her character development, from her somewhat-innocent self to the sarcastic cat she is now. Squirrelflight and Sandstorm have both been shown as gentle on several characters. They are not flat characters. 
Mewisadorable Featured By Owner May 22, 2017  Hobbyist
Haha, I would have commented the same thing, but you beat me to it! XD
hawkthespork Featured By Owner May 22, 2017  Student General Artist
Mewisadorable Featured By Owner Edited May 22, 2017  Hobbyist
BTW, love your pic, corgis are awesome!
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FairyPrincess666 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2017
the thing is that those are actually main characters. they need character development so the books don't end up boring. sometimes they might unnaturally go out of character (cause the erins ran out of ideas) but half the time the she cats are set into 3 categories (sweet and nice, sarcastic or calm). The only she cats i've seen with different personalties are bluestar (her depressive character), mapleshade (evil af) and Hollyleaf (she obvs has a mental thing wrong with her)  
Zundel Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yup I agree. The second problem I find a bit annoying is the lack of basic knowledge about cats. I do understand it's fantasy but some things were just annoying to me. Like all tortoiseshell males are sterile. Red tail wasn't. Two ginger cats (no matter light ginger or "orange" ) have to have ginger kits. The trait of ginger fur is recesive and there is just no other way around. And look at Leafpool. Like they couldn't make her look like Sandstorm. It wouldn't have much influence on the plot really.
Mewisadorable Featured By Owner May 22, 2017  Hobbyist
Maybe Leafpool got her brown tabby fur from Firestar's mother, Nutmeg? I THINK the wikia said she was a brown and white tabby.... IDK though, just a guess.
Zundel Featured By Owner May 22, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think writes thought it would work like this. Sadly it do not. Gene thet determines ginger fur is placed on the X chromosome so it's heirdom is conected to gender. If the she cat has both chromosome X with ginger fur gene, she's going to be ginger. If she has only one ginger chromosome X she's going to be tortoiseshell. Toms normally have only one gene X so they can be only ginger or not (if the tom is tortoiseshell that means he has cat Klinefelter syndrome (double chromosome X) which means he is sterile). Firestar was ginger. That means he had only ginger chromosome X. Sandstorm was ginger. That means she had two "ginger" chromosomes. There was no way for their daughter to not be ginger.
I know it's a fantasy book. But I just love when authors hide some little accurate facts in fantasy books and really missed that in warriors.
Mellowix Featured By Owner Edited Apr 17, 2018  Student
I really don't want to sound petty, but why do people fuse so much about the warrior series not having accurate genetics? It seem like an unnecessary hassle on the authors' part. They're already got enough character to keep track of, with literally 100s of background characters by this point. The last thing they should be fusing over if genetics, when they're already lacking in something like basic unique personalities traits.  Also, no one complains about, say for example, the Lion King, which has a Lion with dark brown fur, which utterly impossible. 
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Mewisadorable Featured By Owner May 22, 2017  Hobbyist

...okay. I stand corrected.

Lol, I suck at science...
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FairyPrincess666 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2017
Yes you are right but it is a fantasy so a lot of things are not true in the story. 
Zundel Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know, I know but I just think it wouldn't hurt to make some things just more suitable for normal cats. I pretty much enjoyed a series as whole, but I find it a bit sad that some characters didn't got a good development and where only made to create tragedy. Like for example Feathertail. I really belive she could get better development. I think that if some cats can survive falling from a building she could survive her fall.
FairyPrincess666 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2017
I miss Feathertail. She was awesome. When she was around I actually liked Crowpaw. After she died I was quite mad and Crowfeather became an idiot. 
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CrazedKittey Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
really hoping you make a comic or youtube series for your drawings or animations or some shit. Your so good at it and i think you could do amazing things if you did <3
Just a suggestion.

Yours Truly,
-A crying Reader
pepperdance Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
i just finish reading Last Hope why Hollyleaf!!!!!!!!Hollyleaf pixel Icon  Really Sad 
Paige44 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2016
    Hollyleaf! My precious little biscuit! Why did you have to die?
DragonLucario Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist

Gonna cry now maybe

Hollyleaf used to be one of my fav cats(not so much now), and I hated the fact that she died. I thought she was dead when the tunnels collapsed, but Erin Hunter literally brought her back to be killed 'again'.
Farensius Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
tbh, I never felt sorry at all that she died. there is literally no sympathy for her, mostly because she was just horrible to everyone who tried to care for her. I mean, take a look at ashfur. At least Hollyleaf had parents who were there for her the whole time! Ashfur's parents both died, and he had to live through Brindleface being murdered. But he turned out just fine! even his own sister didn't care about him or any kind of pain he went through! Did anyone notice how  non existent ferncloud was in his life? it was almost like he wasn't related to her at all! Hollyleaf had literally everything Ashfur didn't and she took it all for granted! She was selfish, self-centered, and just awful to everyone around her! She tried to kill one of the cats who cared about her so much, and she already killed ashfur for trying to show everyone how wrong she, her mother, and squirrel flight were! Her life could have been great if just got over it. I mean it didn't really make a difference about who her parents were as long as they loved her and her siblings. and yet... see, hollyleaf killed ashfur to prevent him from revealing the secret. but then does exactly what he was going to do for the EXACT. SAME. REASON: To get back at squirrelflight.
xXxLeafpoolxXx Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2016  Hobbyist Filmographer
aww Hollyleaf has had a hard life :-(
Neonstar4 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am crying I love Hollyleaf so much!
This part made me cry so much...! I'm tearing up again just thinking about it...
StarTheWolfPuppy Featured By Owner May 24, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
....grrrrrmmmmMMM OKAY it was a really sad scene and the song choice breaks my heart but that doesn't mean I like her!....much....
WipingWillow Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2016  Student Digital Artist
I Love Hollyleaf and this is a very lovely shot of her and her mother together in forgiveness keep up the great work
SpaceWolfcake Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2016  Student Artist
Fuck you Erins..... Killing such a badass awesome cat....
PurpleTheKittiCat Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I swear this scene made me cryyyy
VennyMArtsy Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2016
She died in the tunnels in fury because she couldn't figure out her powers.
It ruined the book for me ):
But then I read the next one and I'm back to loving it again. xD :)
Flashlighte Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hollyleaf didn't die in the tunnels...
xGoldenskyx Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She was saved by Fallen Leaves
Alter-Frost-Storm Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2015
Wait explain this to me!!! I read it but I don't remember her death because I started to cry so badly when Warriors started to die. All the words were blurred so I'm not exactly sure whAt happened!!! Someone explain the scene!!! I think that one cat is Fallen leaves but I'm not sure....
Tawneeleaf Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Hollyleaf saved Ivypool from Hawkfrost and died in the process. The cat beside her is Leafpool, and I think the other one is JAyfeather. 
Alter-Frost-Storm Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2016
Oh... Thank you telling me.
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