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"Do you want to live like this, always fighting and killing? There's enough prey in this Twolegplace for every cat. We should stay on our side of the border and let Stick and his cats stay on theirs."
— Harley to the rogues in Hawkwing's Journey, chapter 23
Harley
Harley.leader
Affiliations
Current: Rogue[1]
Names
Rogue:
Leader:
Harley[1]
Harley[2]
Kin
Mate: Red
Book Appearances
Living: SkyClan's Destiny, Hawkwing's Journey

Harley is a gray-and-brown tabby tom[3] with green eyes.[1]

History

In the Super Edition Arc

SkyClan's Destiny

Stick notices Harley in the alley with Stick's daughter, Red, when Stick is following her because he is suspicious of her whereabouts. When the Twolegs attack Stick's group of cats, Stick is worried about Red's safety. He finds her and Harley together in an old, abandoned Twoleg nest. Stick attacks Harley, but Red stops the fight. Harley had warned her of the coming attack and it is revealed that the two love each other, although they come from rival groups. Stick is so enraged at this that he tries to attack Red, but Harley stops him.
Harley is then seen coming back into the rogues' camp with Red, after she had caught a squirrel. Skipper and Misha ask if they can trust her and Harley replies that they can. Stick later tells Leafstar that Harley had probably threatened or deceived Red, as he thought that Red would never deceive him. Harley is then seen with Red, heading out of the rogues' camp with their tails entwined.
When they come back in the midst of the battle, Harley and Red have an argument with Stick. He tries to tell his daughter that Harley is just tricking her, but Red refuses to believe him. Harley tries to convince Stick that he will never hurt Red, but Stick ignores Harley and, thinking Harley is trying to steal his daughter away, lunges at him. Red blocks him and Stick ends up striking her instead, leaving a fatal wound on her neck that sends her to her almost immediate death.
As she is dying, Harley mournfully begs her to stay with him and reminds the dying she-cat of the kits they had planned to have, strong ginger she-cats, like her. Stick says that it would never have happened, and Dodge tells Stick that if he harms Harley, he will have to answer to him. Harley is shown to be extremely sorrowful when his mate dies, letting out a groan and burying his head in Red's fur.

Hawkwing's Journey

While SkyClan, Stick, and his rogues are planning how to get Curlypaw back from Dodge's rogues, Harley appears from the same alleyway Bellaleaf had appeared from just before. Stick snarls at him, telling him he isn't welcome, even though Hawkwing thinks he doesn't look any happier being there than Stick does. Harley goes on to say that he has a message from Dodge for Leafstar, not for Stick. Leafstar asks what message he has for her, and Harley replies that Dodge has Curlypaw, and to talk about the situation. He adds that Dodge wants to meet with the entire Clan.
Stick comments that they would be flea-brained to just walk into Dodge's territory like that, but Harley ignores him. With a dip of his head to Leafstar, he informs her that she has his word that no SkyClan cat will be harmed until the meeting is finished. Stick asks him what his word is worth, but Harley responds that it is not an offer being extended to him and there will be trouble if Stick or his cats set paw on Dodge's territory. Leafstat agrees to his proposition, as she cannot abandon Curlypaw, and asks him to show them the way to Dodge. Harley leads the way back down the alley with SkyClan on his paws, leading them further into the Twolegplace, until he stops at a decrepit Twoleg nest.
There, Dodge explains how if SkyClan helps him drive out Stick and his cats, he would give them back Curlypaw unharmed. SkyClan refuse to agree to this, and Dodge's rogues start to surround them, ready to attack, until Harley springs onto a pile of tumbled stones near the edge of the pit. He protests to his leader that it is wrong, as he promised the SkyClan cats that they would be unharmed until the meeting was over. Dodge growls back that it is over.
However, Hawkwing makes a deal with Dodge where they would fight; if the former won, Curlypaw would be returned safe, but if the rogue leader won, SkyClan would fight Stick's cats. In the end, Hawkwing kills Dodge and wins, but some of Dodge's cats bound toward the SkyClan cats to attack. From the top of the pile of stones, Harley yowls at them to stop, and the attacking cats halt. Harley continues that Dodge made a bargain and lost, so they must honor it. A ginger-and-white tom questions if they would let the Clan leave like that, but Harley retorts to Skipper that the rogues will do just that. He raises his head to address all the cats, and asks if they want to live a life of constant fighting and killing. The tabby points out that there is enough prey in the Twolegplace for every cat, and he suggests staying on their side of the border. The rogues let out yowls of agreement, and although some look unhappy about Harley's words, none argue any farther. Sparrowpelt tells Hawkwing that he hopes Harley can establish himself as a leader, and notes that the rogue would certainly do better than Dodge.
Harley orders to bring up the prisoner, and once Curlypaw is reunited with her Clan, Leafstar thanks Harley and requests that a cat show them the way out of there. Shorty appears behind the ruined wall and offers to do that, but Harley challenges what he is doing there. The brown tom replies that he is following his friends to know what is going on, and demands if Harley wouldn't do the same. A glimmer of amusement appears in the latter's eyes, and he admits that he would, then orders them all to get out of his territory.

Trivia

  • He has been mistakenly called gray-brown[4] and gray-black.[5]

Character Pixels

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Kin

Members

Mate:

Red:[6] Deceased, Residence Unknown

Tree

Stick
 
 
 
Velvet
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Red
 
 
 
Harley
 
 
 
 
 
 


    = Male

    = Female

    = Gender Unknown


Quotes

"I'd never let anything happen to her."
—Harley to Stick about Red SkyClan's Destiny, page 248


"Harley. His name is Harley. And he must have tricked Red, or threatened her, if she's still with him. He needs to be taught a lesson!"
—Stick to SkyClan SkyClan's Destiny, page 435


Harley: "No cat stole Red. Do you think so little of her? She came of her own accord."
Red: "No, I came because of you-because I love you. No cat can make me leave."
—Harley and Red to Stick SkyClan's Destiny, pages 454-455


"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 to Red as she is dying SkyClan's Destiny, page 456


"Dodge, this is wrong. I gave these cats my word that they would be unharmed until the meeting was over."
—Harley opposing Dodge Hawkwing's Journey, page chapter 22


Harley: "Stop! Dodge made a bargain, and he lost. Now we must honor it. SkyClan must be allowed to leave, unharmed."
Skipper: "Just like that?"
Harvey: "Exactly like that, Skipper. Do you want to live like this, always fighting and killing? There's enough prey in this Twolegplace for every cat. We should stay on our side of the border and let Stick and his cats stay on theirs."
—Harley and Skipper Hawkwing's Journey, page chapter 23


"I hope Harley can establish himself as leader. He would do a better job of it than Dodge, that’s for sure."
—Sparrowpelt to Hawkwing about Harley Hawkwing's Journey, page chapter 23


References and Citations

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Revealed in SkyClan's Destiny, page 248
  2. Revealed in Hawkwing's Journey, chapter 23
  3. Revealed in SkyClan's Destiny, allegiances
  4. Revealed in SkyClan's Destiny, page 396
  5. Revealed in SkyClan's Destiny, page 454
  6. Revealed in SkyClan's Destiny, page 439

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