Sunday, 21 September 2008
03:30:44 AM (GMT)
There was once a beautiful fox. She roamed the Coe Mountain with pride. Her fur was
silken with brilliant contrast between the white and red-orange. Her eyes were a
sparkling aqua blue and the animals of the forest looked up to her beauty. She was
not only beautiful on the outside, but she was wonderful on the inside too. She was
extremely intelligent with a kind heart and a brave spirit.
One day, this fox met another of her kind. His fur was just as silken and his eyes
were just as bright. They both danced around the woods in exubrent delight. The two
beautiful creature had such an amazing aura of wonder that when they danced by other
creatures, those animals would feel the magic themselves. they were so happy to have
each other, to not be alone anymore, that they danced and leaped and ran throughout
the forest. Taking turns chasing each other through the trees and bushes. Eventually,
after much time together, these two creatures started calming down. And with this new
calm, there came love. Neither one left each others side and they would always curl
into a shining, silk ball in the leaves when nightfall came.
After more time passed, there came a wonderful suprise to the forest. The silken
grace of the forest had given birth to a baby boy. He had the blue eyes of his mother
and the white spot on his ear from his father. Every animal in the forest could see
the resemblance of both parents in the face of this adorable little baby fox.
But, much to the mother's great dismay, she found the father missing two days after
the baby's birth. She would not leave her, still blind, child behind so she order the
animals in the forest to look for him in case he was in trouble or....the mother told
herself not to think of the Ultimate Price.
The animals in the forest worked together, covering every trail, looking in every
tree, bush, and hole but came up with nothing. After a week of searching, she told
the animals to give up. He obviously wasn't in the forest anymore and she knew that
this meant she would have to raise her little one alone.
She stared into his eyes (which had opened early during the search), wondering how
she would feed him and make sure that he kept out of trouble. She saw that he
understood what was going on. There was so much depth in his deep blue eyes. So much
knowledge in those little blue eyes. She smiled a dashing smile as she decided to
name him. Naming a child in the animal kingdom was a great honor. It meant that you
had something about you that was special enough to hold a name. But, if it so turned
out that you couldn't carry such an honor, you would loose your name which is a great
disappointment to your family. Often leading to abandonment.
But she knew that her baby boy had potential to carry out his name. She named him