CATS INVOLVED (thankstoanswers.com)
>>Ashfur - pale gray (with darker flecks) tom, dark blue eyes.
Mentor: Dustpelt
Apprentices: Birchfall, Lionpaw
Kin: Brindleface (mother), Ferncloud (sister), Spiderleg, Shrewpaw, Birchfall, Larchkit, Hollykit, Foxkit, icekit (nieces and nephews)
Formerly Known As: Ashpaw (name changed between The Darkest Hour and Firestar's Quest)

>>Whitewing - white she cat with green eyes
Apprentices: None
Kin: Brightheart (mother), Cloudtail (father), Firestar (great uncle), Brackenfur, Thornclaw (uncles), Cinderpelt (aunt), Princess, Frostfur (grandmothers), Squirrelflight, Leafpool, Molepaw, Honeypaw, Poppypaw, Cinderpaw, Jaypaw, Hollypaw, Lionpaw (cousins)
Formerly Known As: Whitekit (name changed in Midnight),Whitepaw (name changed between Sunset and The Sight)


"Ashfur and Whitewing were sharing tongues nearby. Ashfur's whiskers twitched with amusement as he overheard the apprentices talking. 'You'd be wiser splitting up!' he called over. 'On your own, you might just manage to surprise your prey, but the three of you clumping through the forest will scare everything from here to sun-drown-place!'
Whitewing poked him with her snowy paw. 'Don't tease them, Ashfur!' she scolded. 'You were an apprentice once. You must remember how tense you were about your first assessment.'"
-The Sight, pg69

So. Ashfur and Whitewing are sharing tongues, huh? In most circumstances in the world of Warriors, sharing tongues involves affection of some kind, mostly strong. Also, Whitewing's admonishment of Ashfur's comment isn't, of course, really angry - you can almost hear the affection in her voice as she recalls the past.


Several fans approve of this shipping because they believe Ashfur needs to move on from Squirrelflight. They believe that Whitewing's spunky personality mirrors Squirrelflight's, while she is also sweeter and more suited to a gentle warrior - namely Ashfur. Others don't approve because they prefer the AshxSquirrel pairing over the BramblexSquirrel pairing.


WARRIORS WISH - Hover over "Warriors" in the menu. Click "Characters". Find Ashfur, and Blizz has compiled lots of useful information.
ASHFUR FANS - An in-depth Ashfur shrine.


WARRIORS WISH - Hover over "Warriors" in the menu. Click "Characters". Find Whitewing, and Blizz has compiled lots of useful information.
FALLEN SNOW - A ginormous Whitewing shrine. The reason I figured it would be useless if I made one.