The Journey of Blue Jax – p.13

November 14, 2011 at 4:51 pm 3 comments

Jax could not bear to open her eyes, even though the tears burned behind her eyelids. She felt the bird shifting and moving in her hand but she dared not look. She thought her heart might break, and for what? The stuck-up fairies from her ruined village would not care that she was trying to avenge them, however fruitless a task it might be.

No, it wasn’t vengeance, she thought. The elk acted according to their nature, they were not stampeding out of malice. The only thing that made sense to her was to follow them, to see where they went for the winter. She would decide what to do afterwards; it hurt to much too think about now.

“That’s enough,” said the troll. “Payment has been rendered.”

Jax opened her eyes then, incredulous. The troll had already started walking away. “What? But I didn’t give you anything-!” She looked down and was shocked to see the Biding Bird. She could actually see it, all iridescent colors and fluffy down and indigo eyes. It looked up at her, cocked its head to one side, and chirped.

“Well, hello to you, too,” she said. “Let’s get inside; I think my shelter is just fine, no matter what your former owner says.”


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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Pam  |  November 14, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    Aww…the biding bird is beautiful. It belongs to Jax. All is right with her world.

  • 2. Craig T Adams  |  November 14, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    Last sentence in second paragraph: “it hurt too much…” the second “o” in “too” is missing.

    Love the bird. Love the story so far. PB


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