CHAPTER 5: THE KING'S WISDOM
natalia, kaitlin, and Rose were treated to dinner by kenzie ' s and claire's parents. fresh picked apples and oranges were being scarfed down by the trio. They wondered who picked them.. but that didn't stop them from eating them. "So what happened father?" Asked Claire. Claire's father looked at her.. "one night, me and your mother were out taking a walk, while we were talking to each other, we heard a loud screech.. a cry was heard afterwards.. "we didn't know what it was.. but eventually, we lost our way.. but a creature so majestic helped us find our way back for two days, eventually we found the five of you." Said claire's father as he smiled.. Kaitlin smiled, knowing now that kenzie and claire's parents are finally home, they can now continue their search for Aubrey... but for now they will just have to rest here for the night.. Claire and kenzie asked their parents if they could go with natalia and her friends on their search for aubrey, their parents nodded. . They believed that it was necessary for claire and kenzie to join them.. "well, it looks like me and your mother are going to head out for the rest of the night, we will be back at 12:00." Said their father. "Oh and one more thing, if you hear any hooting it's the majestic creature that helped us find our way.. but we will be back." Said kenzie and claire's mother. As she smiled. The two adult siamese cats soon Left them they turned off the lights with their tails... it was now completely dark in the house. Claire and kenzie guided natalia, kaitlin, and rose into their room. Their bedroom walls were colored a dark blue, the light of the moon lit up the dark blue walls. Which made natalia, kaitlin, and rose seem as those they were on a boat... "so, what do you think of our room?" Asked kenzie as she smiled. Kaitlin looked at the walls. "They remind me of the ocean at the beach I used to go to when I read books about crowned city's history." Said kaitlin as she smiled. Claire looked at kaitlin and smiled... "have you ever heard the story of the wandering scarecrow? They say that every night on a full moon there is a wandering scarecrow that visits your house." Said claire.. "that's not true, how can a scarecrow visit your house?" Asked rose.. as she began to shake with fear. Kaenzie looked at her. "Nobody knows, but some say that it was cursed by a evil witch..." said kenzie. After what kenzie said, the group heard a strange breeze. .
Which caused them to jump out of fright. "W-what was that? " Asked natalia as she began to look around.
"I don't what it was but we have to split up. Somebody could of opened the door and walked in the house!" Said claire as she began to walk out of the door, claire soon followed her... kaitlin, natalia and rose left the room and began to look around the house. Their fear soon began to drive them. A sudden knock on the door caused natalia, rose, and kaitlin to scream. The door soon opened from what appeared to be a scarecrow.. Natalia, rose,and kaitlin began to run away in fear. While they were running, natalia noticed a object. It appeared to be a medium sized pendant. Of sorts.. upon closer inspection, she noticed that it appeared to be half of a pendant with five arms the other half not in sight.. on the five arms were what appeared to be five miniature gems, their colors were, red, sky blue, dark blue, purple, and white, she soon began to run when she heard the walking, claire and kenzie soon heard kaitlin and rose scream, but where was natalia? "Hey, have any of you seen natalia?" Asked kaitlin.. "No I thought she was with all of you." Said claire.. there, they soon heard walking "it's the wandering scarecrow!" The four said in union.. Natalia was now with the others and she too was cowering in fear of what was to approach... was it the wandering scarecrow they all heard in the legend? Was it out to get them? So many questions began to race in their heads. The door opened in front of them... they soon began to scream out of fright.. the creature soon turned on their bedroom light. It was majestic in nature. . This creature appeared to have brown feathers... his beak was a orange.. he was also wearing a crown over his head, it seems as though he was a king of some sorts.. ear tufts were on top of his head.. his yellow eyes reflected the light that was around the room. The creature hooted and expanded his wings.. " well would you look at this, All I heard was screaming and many sounds as if thunder and lighting were doing battle! but the truth shows me a different scenario.. why were the five of you making such noise?" Asked the creature... the group looked at eachother. "I-i don't know ,w-we thought it was the wandering scarecrow as spoken in legends." Said claire the creature soon laughed. "the wandering scarecrow.. ha, I made sure he went home. He's not going to bother any of you for quite some time, however, I must say that the five of you are quite loud.. even I heard it from atop of a tree. So what are your names?" Asked the creature.. "well, I'm rose, that's kaitlin, natalia, claire and kenzie." Said the rabbit as she smiled... the creature looked at her and smiled.. "Ah your name, rose, such a honorable and joyful name.. I see that you bring joy and laughter... and natalia a name that reminds me of Christmas cherish your name. Kaitlin, one that brings peace and who is smart.. Claire and kenzie.. both of your names when put together sound like bright clear treasure... cherish your names young ones.. for they have meaning in them, meanings in which could unlock many spiritual doors.. such doors contain many destinies! but be careful, some lead to downfall, one in which many fall victim to. But only if we knew." Said the creature. Kaitlin looked at him bewildered. "Uh, what are you talking about?" Asked kaitlin. The creature looked at her.. "Sorry I was rambling, the name's king avian. By the way." Said the creature as he smiled. The group looked at eachother, they were wondering what kind of creature he was. "what are you?" Asked kaitlin. A long pause appeared on his face... he sighed and smiled. "I am an owl. I reside in the owl kingdom." Said king avian as he began to flap his wings.
"So your an owl? Your from a far away kingdom?" Asked Claire as she began to be amazed. King avian just smiled, he soon looked at his talons "Yes, I'm from the owl kingdom, a far away land at the edge of the world only those who have a brave heart will only ever make it." Said King avian. Smiling to himself.. kaitlin and rose were amazed.. "wait a minute, your saying that your kingdom is at the edge of the world? Is there ice surrounding the edge?" Asked kaitlin . As she began to look at him... "why yes, much ice surrounds the edge, I don't know why, but many say That if you reach it you'll fall off, they say that tartarus rests at the bottom. I'm not sure why, but I'm sure for a justified reason." Said king avian.. king avian looked at his wings which were dusty,after being on a huge tree mediating. He looked at the group of girl animals. . "So what brings all of you here?" Asked king avian. Natalia stepped forward. "We are looking for a friend of mine. her name is aubrey." Said natalia. a slight breeze began to start up outside of the house. King avian looked outside, a puzzled look began to creep on his face. He noticed a black figure standing outside. But it soon taken off in flight.. king avian didn't let it bother him. He looked at the moon... "I believe I should join the five of you on your journey. I know my way around this land. Besides, danger is lurking and you need a fighter." Said king avian.. "Whoah, your also a fighter? That's so awesome!" Said claire as she smiled. "Correct, I'm a fighter. That's how I became a king." Said king avian. A door began to open.. king avian decided to see what it was, he left the young animals and proceeded into the darkness.. a sudden surprise of excitement soon was heard in the darkness, the group were when they heard the sound of lights being flickered. Kaitlin began to walk ahead, her nervousness beginning to take over, the rest soon followed. "I hope nothing bad happened." Said natalia as she began to shake with fear. "Nothing bad happened. I'm sure he's alright." Said claire. Natalia in her mind, wasn't so sure about what claire said, she hoped that nothing bad happened to him. A fear that plagued her mind ever since the fortune tellertold her about aubrey being in danger. All that began to change when natalia heard a few words. From king avian's mouth "Why does it seem as though we have the nerve to feel heartbroken when our friends say they love us? It puts us in a difficult situation to assume that they are saying it because they don't care and they only feel pity toward us. That is farther from the truth.. our friends do care about us. From a simple wave to a heartful goodbye. Such only allow us to see these things in all humbleness. But, if a friend simply abandons us, shall we do the same to our other friends who do care about us? Certainly not. then what do we do at times like these? The only thing we can do, is forgive and learn from that mistake. that's simply becoming a better animal in mind and in spirit.. such is the truth of the spirit. Back on the topic of our friends caring about us. Do they really mean what they say? The answer is not known, we simply cannot peer into the hearts of every friendship and simply say they don't. . Their actions will reflect the heart.. only then can we base a statement of truth whether or not the friendship is real or as what the medevial ages called it, falsehood.. we will not stand on such nonsense, for our ancestors did not leave all of this for us to betray the ones we love, True friends stick together, am I right? If not then I have other reasons to back up my statement. What good would it be if harmony betrayed her friends, then would harmonia exist? Of course not, we must stick together in such situations, if we do not however, we will fall apart." Said king avian. kenzie and claire's father began to speak "your wisdom is splendid, how much do you know?" King avian looked at him and smiled, my wisdom is only second to the unicorn, only she has the potential of beating me In wisodm, such is truth." Said king avian as he cawed to himself.. "It looks like nothing bad happened after all." Said claire as she looked at Natalia. "Next time, if something happens don't assume it's a bad thing!" Said kaitlin as she was now alittle angry. . "But I-i didn't know, I-i thought he was." Said a frightened Natalia. "Look, stop being so paranoid, it's getting quite old." Said kaitlin. King avian looked at the young group. He smiled Knowing in his heart that he would be a good companion to them.. "now young ones, our adventure begins in the morning! we will find aubrey!" Said king avian. Natalia soon went back to where the pendant was, now that it was light she noticed that it sparkled. "Hey what's with this pendant?" Asked Natalia. As she began to look at her friends.. "ah, we found that pendant near the plant we thought it was connected to It somehow." Said claire. "Do you want it?" Asked kenzie. . Natalia shook her head. It didn't feel right for her to take things that belonged to somebody else. let alone steal it. She soon then went toward the window and looked at the moon... she wondered if she will ever see Aubrey again... she wondered if Aubrey was thinking about her. If only she could hear her thoughts, then maybe their separation could be connected and they could again be together Forever.