2002-2018 Kim Stewart
Published on stormrise.com on January 24, 2002
loved you, Goldstar. And You know that.**
Those words had
echoed in her mind. The image of his back as he walked away
burned into her mind. He had been so quick to leave her
alone. She was too full of strong emotions to go after him
and ask more. She was shocked, confused, embarrassed and
to stare at the spot where Hawkeye had disappeared into
the Hurst. After a long moment MudSpatter whuffled and nudged
her elbow. The cold nose brought her around to real world.
She tried to clear her head with a small shake, but those
words clung to the edges of her mind. She buried her fingers
into the wolf's ruff and gave him a loving scratch. The
speckled wolf tilted his head to let her know he was enjoying
The shriek of
hawk's crying drew her green eyes to the sky above. The
morning star was just starting to touch the sky and a pair
of proud hawks had taken to the skies to greet her. However,
they didn't only greet her they danced for her as well.
It didn't take Goldstar long to realize there was a courtship
going on above her head. One hawk soared upon thermals of
warming air, moving higher into the sky. The dawning light
cast a red glow upon golden feathers. The other hawk, looking
just as glorious winged his way even higher into the sky,
only to flatten his wings and dive for it's companion. Just
as his decent took it past the other, it flared its wings,
causing it to swing upside down in mid air. This had to
be the male, his talons grasped those of the other and the
pair, wings stretched wide spiraled out of the sky. The
fall only lasted a few heart beats before the parted. Together
the pair flew off to find a branch somewhere.
The display brought an admiring, yet sad sigh from her lips.
Recognition with Talon had been so much like that. Just
like those hawks, when her and Talon's souls met.... Oh
what a feeling.... It was like falling. Such ecstasy as
you spiral out of control into the arms of such a primal
need. She often wondered to herself after Talon's death,
if she'd ever know that feeling again. How could you love
another after having such an experience?
She didn't really
know that answer, but yet....