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"You can rely on my loyalty until the day I join StarClan, and you must believe that I will live and die to protect ThunderClan. But I don't want to change my name. I have always been Millie, and I see no shame in it."
— Millie to Firestar in Dark River, page 86

Millie is a short-furred light gray tabby she-cat[11] with blue eyes.[12] She is nearly deaf.[13]

Millie is a former kittypet who met Graystripe when he was captured by Twolegs. She joins him on his journey to find the Clans, and he teaches her how to be a warrior. After finding the Clans, they are welcomed in by ThunderClan. Millie refuses a warrior name, and despite some protests, she proves herself a loyal and capable member of the Clan. She gives birth to Graystripe's kits, Bumblestripe, Blossomfall, and Briarlight. Briarpaw breaks her spine, and Millie spends a majority of her time fretting over her daughter and ignoring her other kits. She retires to the elders den and spends the rest of her life with Graystripe.

History

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Power of Three

"Millie is right. It doesn't matter what she's called. It only matters how she acts, and I know that she will always put her Clan first."
—Graystripe defending Millie Dark River, page 86
Millie and Graystripe arrive in the lake territories during a Gathering, and they join ThunderClan. She proves herself not a typical kittypet capable of fighting and hunting. Millie denies receiving a warrior name and insists on keeping her name. She gives birth to Graystripe's kits, Bumblekit, Blossomkit, and Briarkit. However, she and Briarkit fall victim to greencough. She and her kit recovers, but Brairkit almost gets bitten by an adder and is rescued by Honeyfern who dies in the process. Millie frets over what will be done about the adders.

Omen of the Stars

Millie: "If your warrior ancestors are so powerful, why don't they cure her? If this had happened in my old home, my housefolk would have fixed her."
Graystripe: "Millie? Is that what you really think?"
Millie: "I don't know what to think. I only see my kit, broken and helpless, struggling through each day, with death stalking her like a fox...."
—Millie's distress over Briarlight Night Whispers, page 97
Her kits have become apprentices. She is protective of Blossompaw when Squirrelflight scolds her to climb off the Great Oak. When Briarpaw's spine is broken by a fallen tree, Millie becomes hysterical about her daughter's condition particularly when Jayfeather discovers a cat with the same condition died prior. She focuses a majority of her time caring for Briarlight, to the point where Blossomfall seeks attention in the Dark Forest. She participates in the battle against the Dark Forest.

A Vision of Shadows

Millie is now an elder with Graystripe. She and Graystripe are still close, as they go on walks together and Graystripe fetches comfrey for her aching joints. The two also become grandparents to Thornclaw and Blossomfall's kits, Stemkit, Shellkit, Plumkit, and Eaglekit. As Briarlight dies, Millie wails and comforts her kit during her last moments.

Graystripe's Adventure

"No. My home is with you now, Graystripe. Wherever that may be."
—Millie to Graystripe Warrior's Refuge, page 76
She is a kittypet who befriends Graystripe, a warrior from ThunderClan who was captured. She becomes curious about Clan life, and Graystripe teaches her to hunt and fight. She demonstrates her fighting skills by beating Duke, the neighborhood bully kittypet. When Graystripe decides to leave to find the Clans, he asks Millie to accompany him, but she wishes to stay with her Twolegs. She changes her mind a few days later, and helps Graystripe recover.
Millie and Graystripe stay with a family of loners as Millie heals her wound she received from running in a corn field. She is capable of speaking dog, and teaches the other loners. Back on their journey, they discover Graystripe's old home destroyed. She encourages him the Clans must've survived, and Ravenpaw and Barley confirm the Clans left moons ago.
Graystripe grows frustrated with Millie's old kittypet tendencies of eating kittypet food and trusting Twolegs. When Graystripe is hit by a car, they rest at Diesel's place and he and Millie form a bond. Diesel suggests taking a monster to the sun-drown-place, and Millie cajole's Graystripe into agreeing. From the sun-drown-place, the two head towards the lake where they are reunited with the Clans and Graystripe asks Millie to be his mate.

Detailed description

Millie is a small,[14] short-furred light gray tabby she-cat[11] with blue eyes[12] and a torn ear.[15]

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Quotes

"Right off the bat, Millie's awesome. That cat is one fast learner!"
—Graystripe's thoughts about Millie when they fight Duke and his friends The Lost Warrior, page 69


"It just sounds like such an adventure, every day, you don't know what to expect! Not like my life here at all. No...no, it's not like here. Not one bit."
—Millie about Clan life The Lost Warrior, page 66


"That's part of why I tracked you down. I wanted to be as loyal to you as you are to your Clan. I know I can't exactly miss a life I've never known, Graystripe, but...I think sharing your life and your path...is the best journey I could possibly imagine."
—Millie to Graystripe when she explains why she followed him The Lost Warrior, page 92


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"You know, Graystripe, I never knew life could be this way. All this space... All this freedom. I could keep traveling with you like this forever."
—Millie to Graystripe Warrior's Refuge, page 19


Graystripe: "I've been trying to figure out how to say this...or when to say this...for days now. Millie, I...I know I've been hard to deal with. And I know this life can be hard. But I couldn't have made it here without you. You saved my life, but...more than that...you saved my soul. You found me when I was lost, and you brought me back to who I really was. I've already said I want you to join ThunderClan with me, but I need you to know how I feel...And I hope you'll feel the same way. Millie...I want you to stand by my side...as my mate."
Millie: "Graystripe...to be with you...that's what I've wanted since I first laid eyes on you."
—Millie and Graystripe confessing their love Warrior's Return, page 87


Ravenpaw: "Those are ThunderClan hunting techniques, aren't they?"
Graystripe: "She learned quickly."
Barley: "I'm impressed. She'll fit in with your Clan well, won't she?"
Graystripe: "If we can find them...yes, I expect she will."
—Ravenpaw, Barley, and Graystripe observing Millie's hunting skills Warrior's Return, page 28


"I have trained Millie as a warrior! A kittypet would never have survived such a long journey."
—Graystripe defending Millie The Sight, page 148


Graystripe: "Do you still think you made the right decision, coming with me to the Clan?"
Millie: "Wherever you are is the right place for me to be."
—Graystripe asking Millie if she thinks she made the right decision The Sight, page 330


Millie: "If your warrior ancestors are so powerful, why don't they cure her? If this had happened in my old home, my housefolk would have fixed her."
Graystripe: "Millie? Is that what you really think?"
Millie: "I don't know what to think. I only see my kit, broken and helpless, struggling through each day, with death stalking her like a fox...."
Graystripe: "But she's alive. She's here with us."
Millie: "She has to watch her littermates living the lives of warriors, while she just yowls and coughs and drags herself to and from the fresh-kill pile!"
—Millie's distress over Briarlight Night Whispers, page 97


"I wouldn't change a thing. Except that I wish my daughter Briarlight hadn't been injured. I'll never leave ThunderClan, but I'll never forget that there's another way to live, either."
—Millie when telling Minty she used to be a kittypet Bramblestar's Storm, page 109


"Leafpool cared for Briarlight than any cat. She made sure her life was long and comfortable despite her broken spine. She would sit up all night when Briarlight was in pain, talking to her and sharing stories to keep her spirits up. She thought up new exercises and games that would keep Briarlight healthy, and, at the end, Leafpool never left her side. I hope they will hunt together in StarClan."
—Millie during Leafpool's vigil Squirrelflight's Hope, page chapter 28

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 Revealed in The Lost Warrior, page 49
  2. 2.0 2.1 Revealed in The Lost Warrior, page 96
  3. Revealed in Dark River, page 86
  4. Revealed in Dovewing's Silence, chapter 2
  5. Revealed in Outcast, page 86
  6. Revealed in Outcast, page 13
  7. Revealed in The Apprentice's Quest, allegiances
  8. Revealed in The Lost Warrior, page 61
  9. Revealed in Dark River, page 85
  10. Revealed in The Raging Storm, allegiances
  11. 11.0 11.1 Revealed in The Sight, page 143
  12. 12.0 12.1 Revealed in Dark River, allegiances
  13. Revealed in Squirrelflight's Hope, chapter 2
  14. Revealed in The Sight, allegiances
  15. Revealed in The Last Hope, page 268
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