Cedar Stormchaser – p.19

July 25, 2012 at 5:28 pm 2 comments

Cedar’s grandmother smiled, patted his hand, and slowly got to her feet. She motioned for him to follow, but stopped him when they got to the door. “Wait here,” she said, and then she left the house.

He stood there, still breathing in the sweet smell of the herbs on the fire, and wondered how she could take what had happened so calmly. Suddenly he heard, in the distance, a roll of thunder. They had not escaped, they would not escape. He felt worse than ever.

The door opened again, and his grandmother was there, still smiling. She turned her back to him and he saw that everyone was gathered outside. Why had she brought everyone here? To shame him? She spoke then. “The son of my son has gone on a great journey. He wished, as a child might wish, to make the thunder stop, to keep the lightning from striking, and he set out to fight the rains. I let him go. I knew what he would find.” She stepped aside then, revealing Cedar to the people. Some of them gasped.

His grandmother continued, “He has been tested, and marked, and has learned much. The god of the storm has made him a man.”

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  • 1. Craig T. Adams  |  July 25, 2012 at 6:34 pm

    aw…!

    Reply
  • 2. Lady Red  |  July 26, 2012 at 11:32 am

    It is better to have less thunder in the mouth and more lightning in the hand. -Apache proverb

    Reply

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