You pull your head out of your neck and look at the woman. She is looking right at you with an expression of both sadness and...something else?
You feel a hint of warmth in your chest when you notice her green eyes.
"Shh shh," she says as she runs her hand through the feathers on your neck.
You close your eyes and enjoy the moment. The warmth in your chest has spread to the rest of your body. It feels good, but also scary at the same time.
You open your eyes and notice that the others are staring. You feel a blush on your face as you quickly try and think up an excuse for what just happened.
Your stomach rumbles. It's not a great excuse, but it is enough to get you out of the situation.
You take to the skies and search for prey. You look down on the camp and see that they are still watching you. The woman with the green eyes is staring at you. You give her a shy wave, and to your surprise she waves back.
One of the others calls her name and she turns away from you.
You decide to leave it at that for now. You will come back tomorrow, and maybe by then you will have figured out how to explain things to them. You can't just expect them to know what you are trying to say.
You find a hare and feast on it's flesh. It tastes so good and you feel so much better afterwards. You soar up to the bottom of the shield staring at the vast beauty that is this island. So many different types of animals and plants to see. This place is like a little world of it's own. As you fly over forests and lakes you see a few creatures down below. They are the small furry things that you've seen before.
Maybe they taste good too?
You swoop down and grab one in your talons. They're pretty weak so it's an easy capture.
Written by Ai Dungeon on 24 March 2021
The end (for now)