The Mocking Jay #2
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She walked through the woods. Alone wasn't abnormal for her; she was accustomed to the silence of her footsteps and the quietness of her breathing. The sound of the birds, she thought, is company enough. She sighed. "However, it would be nice to have a friend in this life." Suddenly she heard a voice from above. "Squak-nice to have a friend-waukkk!" The sound was raspy, as if the creature honing that sound was thirsty. It made her jump in her boots, until she looked up and saw a mocking jay, sitting proudly in the tree hanging above her head.
The english verbadge had a questioning inflection to it, and this made her laugh out loud. "Oh my goodness what a fright you gave me, little thing!" She giggled some more. "I guess I was not expecting to see you so close to me, making fun of my loneliness, ha ha. Do you desire a friend, as I do?" The bird stared into her eyes. Its gaze was unblinking, unwavering in its hold. A cold chill began to crawl up the girls spine. The jay cocked it's head to the side, staring straight through her pupils into the very essence of her being...seeing all her secrets and thoughts, shames and guilts.
She girl shuddered. "Mr. Bird, you seem...strange today." "No," he hacked out, "you seem strange today, girl." "Huh...?" Again the bird spat out at her, "No, you seem strange today, girl!" but instead of the voice being that of an aged jay, the crisp and light sound of her mother came bubbling from it's throat.
The girl's eyes opened wide. "How do you know my..." she began. "You are a strange one, like your father. Always off on your own...typica-SQUAK!" Read the rest at the link in my bio 💟
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