The Crow and the Butterfly Chapter 7The Crow and the Butterfly Chapter 73 years ago in Introductions & Chapters
[Warning: This chapter gets kinda intense later on. Also, please open up another tab in your internet and look up "Oh Fortuna" by The Piano Guys on Youtube. It has two race cars on it. The song is the main point of inspiration for this chapter. You won't regret listening, I promise. Anyway, enjoy.]
When Crow awoke, it was as if nature herself reflected his mood. Sullen clouds stretched across the sky, blocking the light of daybreak and transforming the vibrant colors of the forest into tired shades of gray. There was no breeze of an approaching storm; just the bleak stillness of unchanging, leaden clouds.
Peering up through the roots, he glared at the sky, irritable from exhaustion and soreness. He did not want to move, not while he still craved sleep and the sweet bliss of unawareness. However, it grew brighter still in minute degrees, and he could not ignore it.
The Crow and the Butterfly Chapter 5The Crow and the Butterfly Chapter 54 years ago in Introductions & Chapters
There was a brilliant flash as a jagged bolt of lightening split the sky. A moment later, thunder resounded with a deafening crash, ripping apart the air with sound. Howling winds tried the roots of trees that bent beneath the onslaught; trunks moaned and branches whipped about in frenzy. Sheets of rain sliced the night with shots of silver, pounding the forest that bucked and writhed in the power of the storm.
Lightning flared again, illuminating the woods in an eerie white glow. The light was reflected in Crow's wide eyes. Crow crouched low into the loam of his den, his feathers bristling; ears laid flat, his pupils dilated. He flinched as more thunder boomed, twigs cracking and mushrooms bursting beneath his shaking talons.
No storm in the mountains was ever like this. Blizzards would moan with a fearful intensity, driving snows representing a subtle death. Sleet and darkness would confuse their victim, driving them every which way before they died.
There was a distant,