"I'm sorry, you asked an honest question and it's only fair I should give you an honest answer without clawing your fur off. The truth is, I love Firestar now as much as I ever did, and I'll watch over him forever, knowing that he can never be mine. He belongs to Sandstorm and to ThunderClan. But my heart is his, and always will be."
Spottedleaf in Spottedleaf's Honest Answer

Spottedleaf's Honest Answer is a short story that is narrated by Spottedleaf. She explains how she feels about Firestar and Sandstorm, and their relationship.


Spottedleaf welcomes the reader to StarClan, saying that Whitestorm had said that the reader was looking for her, but assures them that it is not the time for them to stay. She tells the reader to sit down on a patch of moss beneath a willow tree, and starts talking.
The former medicine cat starts with explaining about Firestar's history, but then breaks off when she realizes that the reader already knows all that. She says that she loves Firestar as much as she ever did, and will watch over him forever, knowing that he will never belong to her, but will belong to Sandstorm and ThunderClan. Spottedleaf explains that it wasn't love at first sight. She hadn't noticed him until he asked to care for Yellowfang and saw past the fact that she had been born in ShadowClan.
She says that, after her death, she lay in her den for one moon, hoping that Firepaw would join her. Spottedleaf said that, had she lived, and been cut off from him as a medicine cat, she would have walked with him, as he became a warrior, deputy, and then leader. Instead, she had to watch from far away, and sometimes she was cut off from seeing him. Spottedleaf also said that she wanted to wail like an abandoned kit when he told her that he couldn't be in love with a memory anymore. However, she realizes how special Sandstorm is to him, and watches protectively over his kits Squirrelflight and Leafpool, as if they were her own. Spottedleaf promises that she would not relive one heartbeat of her life differently if it meant losing Firestar's friendship.
The story ends with Spottedleaf saying that the shadows are lengthening, and that it is time for the reader to go, asking Cherrypaw to show the reader to the border.

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Warriors books
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
Dawn of the Clans The Sun TrailThunder RisingThe First BattleThe Blazing StarA Forest DividedPath of Stars
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 WithinThe Place of No StarsA Light in the Mist
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 VowLeopardstar's Honor
Field Guides Secrets of the ClansCats of the ClansCode of the ClansBattles of the ClansEnter the ClansThe Ultimate GuideThe Warriors Guide
Graystripe's Adventure The Lost WarriorWarrior's RefugeWarrior's ReturnGraystripe's Adventure
Stand-alone graphic novels The Rise of ScourgeA Shadow in RiverClanWinds of Change
Tigerstar and Sasha Into the WoodsEscape from the ForestReturn to the Clans
Ravenpaw's Path Shattered PeaceA Clan in NeedThe Heart of a WarriorRavenpaw's Path
SkyClan and the Stranger The RescueBeyond the CodeAfter the FloodSkyClan and the Stranger
Short stories and plays After Sunset: We Need to TalkAfter Sunset: The Right Choice?Beyond the Code: Brightspirit's MercyThe Elders' ConcernSpottedleaf's Honest AnswerThe Clans Decide
Novellas The Untold Stories (Hollyleaf's StoryMistystar's OmenCloudstar's Journey)Tales from the Clans (Tigerclaw's FuryLeafpool's WishDovewing's Silence)Shadows of the Clans (Mapleshade's VengeanceGoosefeather's CurseRavenpaw's Farewell)Legends of the Clans (Spottedleaf's HeartPinestar's ChoiceThunderstar's Echo)Path of a Warrior (Redtail's DebtTawnypelt's ClanShadowstar's Life)A Warrior's Spirit (Pebbleshine's KitsTree's RootsMothwing's Secret)A Warrior's Choice (Daisy's KinBlackfoot's ReckoningSpotfur's Rebellion)

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 Revealed on Silverpelt
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