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"I love living in the mountains, in spite of the cold and hunger. I always imagined I'd raise my kits here... but then, I always imagined their father would be Clear Sky."
— Bright Stream confessing that she loves Clear Sky to Gray Wing in The Sun Trail, page 21

Bright Stream is a lean[6] pale[6] brown-and-white tabby she-cat[3] with green eyes.[7]

Bright Stream was a member of the ancient Tribe, and was the first mate of Skystar. She left the mountains on the journey to the forest territories, but was carried off by an eagle before the birth of her kits. Her death was a recurring source of grief for Skystar and his brother Gray Wing, who blamed themselves for letting the young queen die.

History

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Dawn of the Clans

"... [Gray Wing] felt a stab of envy that she had the courage to put aside her own hopes and dreams to travel into the unknown with Clear Sky—and that her bond with his brother was so strong."
—Gray Wing admiring Bright Stream The Sun Trail, page 21
When Stoneteller announces that Shaded Moss will lead a patrol of cats out of the mountains in search of better hunting when a bitter cold season leaves the mountain cats starving, Bright Stream is hesitant towards the idea. She confides in Gray Wing when his brother, Clear Sky, pressures her to come with him on the journey. Though Bright Stream doesn't want to lose her home, she also does not want to lose Clear Sky, deciding to follow him. As the journey begins, Bright Stream reveals that she is expecting Clear Sky's kits. However, when eagles trap the traveling cats, Bright Stream is attacked and carried away, and Gray Wing blames himself for her death. Moons later, Bright Stream appears as an apparition after the First Battle, and again with her unborn kits when Gray Wing dies.

Trivia

Interesting facts

  • There is a short story titled The Death of Bright Stream, which explains what happened to Bright Stream after she had been taken by the eagle.[8]

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Appearances


Quotes

Clear Sky: "Bright Stream, you have to come with me. It'll be great, exploring new places together."
Bright Stream: "I don't know...This is my home, and we've survived so far."
Clear Sky: "Don't you want to do more than just surviving? I want to go, but it wouldn't be the same without you."
Bright Stream: "I've still got a few days to decide."
—Clear Sky trying to persuade Bright Stream The Sun Trail, pages 19-20


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"As she finished speaking she turned her head away, giving her shoulder a couple of embarrassed licks. Gray Wing was surprised that she had confessed so much to him; she was always perfectly confident and self-contained. He felt a stab of envy that she had the courage to put aside her own hopes and dreams to travel into the unknown with Clear Sky—and that her bond with his brother was so strong."
—Gray Wing admiring Bright Stream's courage The Sun Trail, page 21


"I don't want any cat to know yet. I don't want the others to think I'm going to slow them down."
—Bright Stream about having Clear Sky's kits The Sun Trail, page 97


"Yes, the Blazing Star. To survive, you must grow and spread like the Blazing Star."
—Bright Stream to the early settlers The Blazing Star, page 35


"The past is the past. The future is fresh. You must forget all you have known, no matter how much you loved it, and choose paths that will carry you to a new dawn."
—Bright Stream A Forest Divided, page 315

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Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 Revealed in The First Battle, page 278
  2. 2.0 2.1 Revealed in The Sun Trail, page 147
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Revealed in The Sun Trail, allegiances
  4. Revealed in The Ultimate Guide, page 165
  5. Revealed in The Sun Trail, page 97
  6. 6.0 6.1 Revealed in The Sun Trail, page 107
  7. Revealed in The Sun Trail, page 22
  8. Revealed on Silverpelt.co.uk
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