Sparrow had been contentedly cuddling with Peregrine, wrapped around him as tightly as she could manage. Her thoughts had been falling dark since his birth, secrets she’d never be able to share with Ink. Secrets that would drive her into the ground but she had to focus on the one life she’d managed to keep. He was so small, so light in comparison to his male counterparts. He was hers, wholly.
But she’d needed to stretch, to get some water, and she’d left the den for a time, heading toward the lake, still quite frozen in some parts, to lap up what water she could manage. Only today’s atmosphere quite mirrored her thoughts more than she’d intended.
It took her a while to shake the haze of the den and her thoughts to recognize that it was actually day, that the sky was dark for some unnatural or quite natural reason that she’d never experienced. Her first thought was fire, and she glanced off but the sky was too consumed for that.
Whatever had caused it had been large, but they were far from the source, skies merely darkened for it. And so she’d headed back to the den quietly, a bit fearful of it all despite her usual confidence. It wasn’t just herself she was looking out for right now.
Dec 16, 2017 02:06 AM
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