Fly- Ch. 8Chapter EightCrowe balanced himself on Raine's back. The she-cat wearily began pumping her wings up and down, up and down, still tired from the last attempt. Sand and dust began to rise into the air, and the black tom had to squint his eyes to see.Raine jumped. Even before she had her hind paws off the ground, she began to force her wings to the ground. They were thrown high into the air, and Crowe silently prayed that they wouldn't fall.And suddenly, they were flying.Crowe opened his eyes wide. The water reflected the soft gray dusk, prickled by pink and scarlet and violet stars. Everything was sky. Crowe looked at Raine. She had a weird look on her face, her eyes distant, and yet, calm, and trance-like. She hardly had to work to keep them both on the air; they rose on the warm currents that rolled from the sea.The black tom didn't know how she was flying without paying attention until he tipped his head back and breathed in the warm air blowing into his face.Then he knew.Raine
Fly- Ch. 7Chapter Seven'Hawk's Place' turned out to be a small stone building at the end of an alley. It seemed to be somewhat lopsided, like a soggy cardboard box after a rain. The rusty owner of the house had a bit of a hard time pushing the door open, but finally achieved it.The inside was kept lit by many candles scattered about the main room. They had no holder and were allowed to melt and drip all over the table, windowsill, and wherever else they were. There were shelves on the walls with food placed clumsily over them, as if Rust had better things to do and couldn't bother with such petty things as food placement. There was some comfortable looking furniture, and a ladder leading into the ceiling."Welcome to my home." the rusty tom meowed as he swept his paw before himself. "It's not much, but it's something. Make yourself comfortable, there's blankets in the loft."The two young cats scrabbled up the ladder to the loft. It was pretty empty except for a chest, and had a bit of a porch
MineGold glitterSilverPlatinumPearls?Maybe.Ruby lips;ebony lashes.Sapphire eyes;no, amethystbut who could tell?Diamond nailscut pointedsilver-plated.Long, flowing onyxdown arching backs.Breeze-clad;wings on feetand fleeting tongue.Music;what color?Passionate redmellow orangejoyous yellowyoung greensad blueor violet on its own;No.Not a color.A blankness;crystal claritymade for starry ears.
Fly- Ch. 6Chapter Six"This is as far as I can take ya'." Kerp meowed, pulling the horses to a halt. Raine and Crowe quickly hopped out of the wagon and turned around to the old tom."Thanks for the ride." Raine said, nodding. Kerp nodded back and drove his wagon down one of the wide streets deeper into the city.As soon as the wagon was out of sight, Crowe looked around at his surroundings. Oceattle was nothing like Liur- the buildings were high and the streets wide, with cats surging up and down like the tide the city was built on."What now?" Raine asked, looking around at the bustle around them. The black tom shrugged. "How long do you think we'll be safe here?" "A week at the most." the she-cat answered. "We could probably get a boat out of Reshetrew and travel to another country.""We can't just move away!" Crowe meowed. "Our country's in trouble- not to mention our lives- and running isn't going to fix anything. We need-,""I know, we need to find the Angeli." Raine turned to the tom. "Bu
Fly- Ch. 5Chapter FiveIt was sunset.Crowe and Raine were standing with the other cats in the crowd, watching as the sun set after the longest day of the year. They waited in silence as the bright orb dipped below the black silhouette horizon.Only a sliver of honey-gold light was left over the skyline. The whole crowd was totally silent as they watched. The instant the sun had finally disappeared, the whole crowd erupted in shouts and firecrackers. This time, the noise didn't seem to bother Crowe; then he realized it was because he was cheering with them. He didn't know why, but he was excited, and happy. His mind buzzed with the joyous sounds of the crowds, but he didn't care.The lanterns began to glow with candles as the darkness set in. Everything was happy and friendly.So this is how a town works, Crowe realized in wonder. Brought together by celebrations and friendship.The black tom jumped and covered his ears as loud bangs pierced the air like thunder. He felt someone nudg