"[Ashfur] didn't drown, he was murdered!"
Leafpool after finding a gash on Ashfur's neck in Long Shadows, page 312
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Chapter Number: 28 (of 28)
Page Numbers: 311-316

Chapter description

Jayfeather and Leafpool head back to the camp, and the gray tabby notices the grief for Ashfur the ThunderClan cats feel. Jayfeather and his mother join Lionblaze, Birchfall, Whitewing, and Thornclaw by Ashfur's dead body, and Leafpool licks the flecked gray tom. Jayfeather feels the heavy sorrow coming from the grieving medicine cat and wonders in horror if Leafpool was in love with Ashfur. The cats surrounding their dead clanmate leaves, and Jayfeather falls asleep licking the gray warrior. The tabby tom wakes up after Leafpool realizes in terror a gash on Ashfur's neck. She tells Jayfeather to check it out, and he too feels the claw mark. Leafpool runs off to tell her father, Firestar, that Ashfur was murdered.
Firestar comes over with his daughter to the body and asks in bewilderment who would do such a thing. Leafpool suggests that WindClan did it, but Firestar and Jayfeather quickly disagree. The ginger leader comes to realization that a ThunderClan warrior murdered the tom. Leafpool doesn't want to believe that that was the case. Firestar hesitates but says to let the elders bury Ashfur. Mousefur and Longtail take Ashfur's body to bury it and the Clan says farewell to the warrior. Brambleclaw suggests taking out a patrol to find out more about the death, but Firestar stops him. Both the deputy and Lionblaze wonder what is happening. Jayfeather tells his brother he will know soon and Hollyleaf states that she feels like something terrible will happen. Together the three siblings wait for the elders to return.
Mousefur and Longtail enter the camp and Firestar calls a Clan meeting. The cats who weren't already in the clearing come out and gather around in the camp. The ginger tom tells his Clan the news about Ashfur's murder, and the ThunderClan cats can't comprehend the news. Jayfeather feels the horror coming from his siblings and foster mother. Dustpelt and Squirrelflight come up with ways Ashfur could've died, but Firestar unwillingly dismisses them. Thornclaw jumps to the conclusion that it was a WindClan cat. Firestar tells him that there was no evidence. Brackenfur wonders out loud if the leader is saying it was one of his clanmates. Firestar asks who might want Ashfur dead and why. Jayfeather, Lionblaze, Hollyleaf, and Squirrelflight start shaking and hold their breaths. Jayfeather knows that the secret of Squirrelflight not being he and his siblings' true mother must not be uncovered, and that the secret was why Ashfur was murdered.





Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Revealed in Long Shadows, page 311
  2. Revealed in Long Shadows, page 313
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Revealed in Long Shadows, page 314
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 Revealed in Long Shadows, page 315

Long Shadows chapters
PrologueChapter 1Chapter 2Chapter 3Chapter 4Chapter 5Chapter 6Chapter 7Chapter 8Chapter 9Chapter 10Chapter 11Chapter 12Chapter 13Chapter 14Chapter 15Chapter 16Chapter 17Chapter 18Chapter 19Chapter 20Chapter 21Chapter 22Chapter 23Chapter 24Chapter 25Chapter 26Chapter 27Chapter 28
Warriors cliffnotes
The Prophecies Begin Into the WildFire and IceForest of SecretsRising StormA Dangerous PathThe Darkest Hour
The New Prophecy MidnightMoonriseDawnStarlightTwilightSunset
Power of Three The SightDark RiverOutcastEclipseLong ShadowsSunrise
Omen of the Stars The Fourth ApprenticeFading EchoesNight WhispersSign of the MoonThe Forgotten WarriorThe Last Hope
A Vision of Shadows The Apprentice's QuestThunder and ShadowShattered SkyDarkest NightRiver of FireThe Raging Storm
The Broken Code Lost StarsThe Silent ThawVeil of ShadowsDarkness Within
Dawn of the Clans The Sun TrailThunder RisingThe First BattleThe Blazing StarA Forest DividedPath of Stars
Super Editions Firestar's QuestBluestar's ProphecySkyClan's DestinyCrookedstar's PromiseYellowfang's SecretTallstar's RevengeBramblestar's StormMoth Flight's VisionHawkwing's JourneyTigerheart's ShadowCrowfeather's TrialSquirrelflight's HopeGraystripe's Vow
Field Guides Secrets of the ClansCats of the ClansCode of the ClansBattles of the ClansThe Ultimate Guide
Graystripe's Adventure The Lost WarriorWarrior's RefugeWarrior's Return
Stand-alone Manga The Rise of Scourge
Tigerstar and Sasha Into the WoodsEscape from the ForestReturn to the Clans
Ravenpaw's Path Shattered PeaceA Clan in NeedThe Heart of a Warrior
SkyClan and the Stranger The RescueBeyond the CodeAfter the Flood
Short Stories and Plays After Sunset: We Need to TalkAfter Sunset: The Right Choice?Brightspirit's MercySpottedleaf's Honest AnswerThe Clans DecideThe Elders' Concern
Novellas Hollyleaf's StoryMistystar's OmenCloudstar's JourneyTigerclaw's FuryLeafpool's WishDovewing's SilenceMapleshade's VengeanceGoosefeather's CurseRavenpaw's FarewellSpottedleaf's HeartPinestar's ChoiceThunderstar's EchoRedtail's DebtTawnypelt's ClanShadowstar's Life
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