Wild Predator Tamed for a Purpose
|Series||Diary of Falcon Lionheart by Garry Damrau|
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Man's Best Friend Edit
My father found his faithful companion, Dog, limping and suffering from the deadly venom injected by the King of Blades' cobra. He tried to heal him, with the Dog Elixir, healing potions, and Will spells, but to no avail. The toxins had already reached his brain. He could stop the damage from worsening, but could not reverse its effect. He became enraged at his loss and to prevent Dog from suffering further, he hurled his best friend, along with all his worldly possessions, into the heavens. What happened next defies explanation. Either something magical occurred or as some theorize that the increased mass to an existing gas cloud caused a star to be born. This new star shined brighter than any others in the sky. It was given the name "Sirius" by the people of K-9 but is usually just referred to as the "Dog Star". Now, for at least a few million years, whenever my father misses his dear friend he can look toward "Orion" and find him, loyal to the end.
The Choice Edit
§ Author's note: The following dialog is not to be considered the final draft. It is but one idea of how the story may end.
Theresa "So we meet once more, little Sparrow. You have done well in your triumph over the King of Blades. The time has finally come for me to reveal to you your destiny. With the King of Blades vanquished, there is now a vacancy in the Shadow Court. You have been chosen to fill that vacancy, if you so desire, but know this. If you choose not to join the court you will be banished to the same fate that your sister, Rose, and ancestor, William Black, have to endure. You will live forever on the planet OM, but never see Albion again."
Sparrow "Theresa, you have lied to me and deceived me all this time. How dare you ask me to join you? Rose's wish was to "live" in a castle, but instead she "died" in the castle. Do I understand that you have only allowed her hero blood to resurrect her in order to maintain your control over me? To have me do your bidding, and your killing?"
Theresa "You have a equitable choice, make it."
Sparrow "What you offer is ultimate power, but I cannot accept it. Albion is a fine land full of basically kind and generous people. I will not turn my back on my people."
Theresa "Then your fate is sealed. Twice I have told you that death was not your destiny that day. Well, today the news is not so good. Good-bye little Sparrow - To Albion you are dead.........."
THE END ?