"You know exactly why Velvet did what she did. Red may have her mother's pride and stubbornness, but she gets that from her father as well! You've always been proud that your daughter knows her own mind."
Shorty to Stick about Red in SkyClan's Destiny, page 298

Red is a slender,[4] sleek,[5] flame-colored,[3] dark ginger she-cat[6] with green eyes.[5]


In the Super Editions

SkyClan's Destiny

Red is a rogue living near SkyClan territory. Stick asks where Red is several times, and Coal assures Stick that she has started to hunt by herself. When this doesn't seem to calm Stick at all, Coal also adds that she's full grown, although he offers to help look for Red if she doesn't return on her own by sunhigh.
Red is seen sitting in the shadow of a wall. When Stick asks where she's been, her neck fur fluffs up and she only says that she has been around. Stick comments that Red should stay close by in the future, which causes Red to challenge him, saying that she can look after herself. Growling, Stick proclaims that there are dangerous cats around. Finishing her act, Red affectionately purrs and pushes her forehead against her father's shoulder. She jokingly comments that there aren't cats more dangerous than Stick, trying to quickly compromise the issue with her father.
When Stick wakes from his nightmare of killing a Twoleg rabbit, he finds Red, Cora, Percy, and Shorty are around him. When they hear a faint noise around the corner of the alley, Red trots off, mewing that she'll investigate it. Stick offers to come with her, but Red snarls that he should allow her to do things on her own, since she isn't a kit anymore. The rogue becomes speechless, and out of frustration, he growls that everything would be easier if Red's mother, Velvet, were still here. Red is furious about this and runs off, and he is about to follow when the Twolegs invade the mouth of the alley. After some hesitation, he runs after Red instead of staying to help his friends escape the oncoming Twolegs. He comes upon Red and Harley, one of Dodge's cats. Red stops Harley from attacking her father, and she accuses Stick of not trusting her. Stick claims that he thought that Red was in danger, and Harley vows that he will never let a harm come to her. The brown tom still thinks that Harley is leading her into a trap because of the danger of the Twolegs, but Red quickly denies that, saying that Harley knew that the Twolegs were coming. This explanation makes Stick even more furious, accusing her of just leaving the others to the danger of the Twolegs. Red defends herself, saying that they wouldn't believe a warning from someone who was part of Dodge's group.
After Stick returns to the others, Coal questions where Red is. Stick growls that she is fine and got away, then quickly continues to avoid answering the oncoming questions. When the cats split up to to search for Dodge's camp, Stick stops Snowy from going in the direction that Red had gone, saying he'll take care of it himself. It is mentioned that he is ashamed when he retraces his steps to the place he had seen Red and Harley, and that he couldn't tell the others his daughter had betrayed them by telling Harley where they sleep, though when he finds Shorty following him, he admits his thoughts to him. Shorty protests that Red would never do that, to which Stick replies that maybe she would.
After getting information about Dodge's camp from Onion, Shorty asks if he'll fight Dodge, even if it means fighting Red as well. He mentions that Velvet may be the only chance to save Red. At Dodge's camp, Red is seen carrying a squirrel with Harley padding beside her. Stick remembers when he taught her to catch squirrels near the alley. Stick and Shorty watch as Red speaks to Dodge before they leave.
Right before the attack on Dodge's camp by the SkyClan and Twolegplace cats, Red is seen with her mate, Harley, and the two of them stroll away. Stick wants to launch the attack when Red isn't in the den and so he gives the signal to attack once Red is gone. In the midst of the battle, they appear from behind a scrubby patch of bramble. After asking what is going on, Red is told the cats are rescuing her, and she insists that she's not a prisoner. Stick claims that Dodge and his cats have stolen their prey, dens, and even her. Harley growls that no cat stole Red, and that she came of her own accord. Red says that she came because she loves him. Angrily, Stick springs at Harley, but Red throws herself in his way. Stick tries to pull away at the last moment, but he ends up killing her. Leafstar, who is nearby, frantically asks her warriors to get some cobwebs, but Red's blood keeps pouring out. Harley crouches by the dying Red and desperately reminds her about the life they planned to have, and how they were going to have tough little ginger she-cats like her. Red dies with her loving eyes upon Harley, and the brown-and-gray tabby buries his nose into her fur.

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Harley:[7] Living (As of SkyClan's Destiny)


Stick:[8] Living (As of SkyClan's Destiny)


Velvet:[9] Living (As of SkyClan's Destiny)


Stick ♂Velvet ♀
Red ♀Harley ♂

    = Male

    = Female

    = Gender Unknown



Stick: "Where's Red?"
Coal: "I have no clue. She started hunting with us, but then she went off on her own."
Stick: "How could you let her out of your sight?"
Coal: "You can't stop Red that easily."
Stick: "I'm going to look for her."
Cora: "Red's full grown now. She can take care of herself."
—Stick wondering where Red is SkyClan's Destiny, page 112

Stick: "Where have you been?"
Red: "Around."
Stick: "Well, stay close by in future."
Red: "Why? I can look after myself."
Stick: "There are some dangerous cats around."
Red: "More dangerous than you? Surely not!"
—Red joking around with her father SkyClan's Destiny, pages 152-153

Red: "Don't you trust me? I'm not a kit anymore! Don't you think I can look after myself?"
Stick: "Wait! I didn't mean..."
Red: "I know exactly what you mean."
Stick: "No, you don't! I'm trying to help you."
Red: "I don't need help. I'm not stupid; I know how to stay away from Dodge. And if I do run into him or his cats, I can fight as well as the rest of you. Won't you see that?"
Stick: "I do see it, but...Everything would be easier if Velvet was still here."
Red: "Don't you dare blame my mother! I know what's wrong. You wish I'd never been born! I'm obviously too much of a burden for you."
—Red arguing with her father SkyClan's Destiny, pages 245-246

"Red- stay with me. Remember the kits we were going to have...tough little ginger she-cats, just like you? Remember how we planned our life?"
—Harley as Red is dying SkyClan's Destiny, pages 455-456

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 Revealed in SkyClan's Destiny, page 152
  2. Revealed in SkyClan's Destiny, page 457
  3. 3.0 3.1 Revealed in SkyClan's Destiny, page 153
  4. Revealed in SkyClan's Destiny, page 439
  5. 5.0 5.1 Revealed in SkyClan's Destiny, page 245
  6. Revealed in SkyClan's Destiny, allegiances
  7. Revealed in SkyClan's Destiny, page 239
  8. Revealed in SkyClan's Destiny, page 247
  9. Revealed in SkyClan's Destiny, page 246
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