Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
Nice Day!

Sky.

Sky. Sky.

Cloud. Cloud. Get cloud! Cloud important, want to chase!

Getting closer. Cloud can't escape. I'm good at flying. I'm fast. My wings are strong.

Cloud right in front of me. Can't see it. Position all wrong, eyes all right. Come back, cloud. Want to chase. Want to catch.

Tired.

Was dreaming?

I was dreaming. Fun dream. Can't remember it now. Doesn't matter. Hungry. Want to eat. Want meat. Want funny soup. Want favorite spicy fruit. Spicy fruit. Spicy fruit. Spicy fruit. Spicy fruit. Want spicy fruit now. Spicy fruit.

Am missing something.

Forgot to preen. Feathers feel bad. Twisted and matted and not right. Spicy fruit later. Preen now.

Takes a while.

Feathers feel nice again. I look nice. I am very nice looking.

Still missing something.

Feel little bump in head start moving. My ONE is awake! I'm going to see him. I love my ONE. Going to see him. Love my ONE.

Flying now. Really flying, not dreaming. Don't want to chase clouds. Clouds not interesting. ONE is interesting. Want to take him flying. He likes it. Want to make him happy.

Feathers feel nice. Good preen. Feathers respond good, turn good, flex good. Hungry. Not very fast because I'm hungry. Eat food and I'll fly better.

Tired when I land on big green mound where ONE lives now. I open my beak and scream. Come here, ONE. Want to go in and get him, but everyone gets mad at me if I do. Come, ONE. Want to eat. Want to fly with you. Make you happy today.

Little ones come out. Not my ONE. Other birds' ones. Not my ONE. Want my ONE.

Blue-purple-good-bird comes and lands next to me. Starts preening me. Never enough preening. Feathers mussed again. Bad flying. Need to eat. Need ONE to come out.

Blue-purple-good-bird very messy. Bad at preening. I do for him. He's bad at preening. Like little hatchling. I do for him. Like him. Good bird to be around.

Little bump in head moves again. I see me from below. ONE is down there! I leave blue-purple-good-bird. I jump down. GOOD MORNING!

He gives me good scratchins. Love scratchins on head and ears. Feels good. Feels so good. I do same for him, but he doesn't like it. I like his feathers. Very soft. Always mussed, but very soft. Fun to play with. He gets mad at me when I do. Fun to play with. Fun to run beak through. Can't scratchins on him, though. Very fragile little head.

Gives me good treat. So good! Love little treat. Tastes like spicy fruit but stronger. And meat too. Maybe bad-rock-sponge meat.

I shove him and crouch. He can get on my back easier that way. I'm smart. I know this. I'm a smart bird. He can get on easier that way.

He jumps on. Legs used to be weak. Couldn't hold him up well. Now legs strong. Like wings. Legs strong now. I'm very strong.

I take off. Not flying well. Hungry. Tired easily. Don't want to fly now. Want to eat. Flying tiring. Chest hurts, arms hurt.

See lots of spicy fruit! Lots and lots! Want lots! So hungry now. So tired. Want food. I go down for the fruit.

ONE starts saying the BAD WORD, and I feel him through the roiling bump in my head. I feel him thinking bad things and sad things if I eat the spicy fruit.

But I want the spicy fruit. . . .

But I don't want ONE mad at me. . . .

Then ONE thinks of his food, and letting me have it. I get excited. I love eating his food. So interesting. So different. Fun to try. Fun to try different things.

He thinks I can't have his food if I eat the spicy fruit.

I turn away.

We land at the big moss mound and he goes inside. Wings and chest hurt. Very very very very very very hungry now. Want food. Feeling sick. Want food. Don't want to fly. Flying not worth being hungry.

ONE comes back out with ONE's dearest one. I wonder when they're having young. Maybe not old enough. Spends all time with her. When not with me. Spends all time with her.

Has food in his hands. WANT FOOD. Almost bite him in haste to eat food. Sweet, sour, spicy, flat, rough, cold, hot. Lots of different foods. Some taste bad. A lot taste good. Eat for good food. Love good food.

Eat fast. Stomach full now. ONE brought a lot. More than hands could fill. Lots of food. Tastes good. Stomach full now.

Can go fly now! Feel like energy-filled. Want to fly. Want to make ONE happy and feel fun. I love my ONE. Love my ONE.

ONE on my back. We go flying now! ONE's dearest one comes with us on blue-purple-good-bird. Fun to fly! Show lots of tricks today. Maybe we dive. Maybe we just skim. Not fun to fly. Normal to fly. Fun to make ONE fly.

^v^v^v^v^v^v^v^v^v^v^v^v^v^v^v^

Tired now.

We rest now. Day almost over. We flew all day. Tired now. Ate more food Feathers all mussed. Have to preen. Maybe I'll preen blue-purple-good-bird too. Maybe. Very tired. Kind of want spicy fruit.

See dark shape. I hiss. I see dark-purple-bad-bird. Dark-purple-bad-bird's one is the BADBADBAD HURTER. He comes and hurts my ONE. Hate him. Want to bite him. Want to tear him. But ONE always makes me stay away. Only fight and bite and scratch when BADBADBAD HURTER is cornering ONE.

I see BADBADBAD HURTER. I stand up. Don't want him to come closer. Hate him. Hate his bigness. Hate his bad face. Hate his feathers. Hate that they're the same color as me. Not like me at all. I like my color. Best color ever. HURTER can't touch my color. I want to bite his color right off. Maybe scratch his head. Yes. Scratch his big head. And not scratchins either. The bad kind of scratch. The bleeding kind.

BADBADBAD HURTER makes noises at us. ONE's dearest one makes noises back. Displaying, maybe. Hope she doesn't become his mate. ONE should be her mate. They make each other happy. Used to be jealous. I like her now. But I won't like her if she becomes HURTER's mate.

HURTER moves away. So does dark-purple-bad-bird. Hate them. Want them to go away and never come back. Hate seeing them. Me and bad-bird hiss and fuss if we see each other. He doesn't like me because I want to hurt his one. I don't like him because he tries to stop me.

They're gone now.

Tired now.

ONE and I go to big moss mound. He holds my head with his arms. Strange thing, this. Little arm-circle-thingy. He does it to his dearest one a lot. He does it to me a lot. Used to think it must hurt. Actually feels good. I try to do it too, sometimes, but I always knock my ONE over. Oops.

ONE goes inside. I'm sad. I'll see him tomorrow.

I fly up to a cave where I sleep sometimes. Tuck my right leg up. Use right wing as head perch for tonight. Close eyes.

I miss my ONE. Whenever he's not around. I miss him. Want him to sleep here with me. Or go to where he sleeps. Not allowed. No Loftwings allowed.

He misses me too. I feel through the bump in my head. We miss each other.

I'll see him tomorrow.

Eyes closed.

See him tomorrow.

Tomorrow.

In the sky.

Sky.

Sky. Sky.

Clouds.

Chase cloud. Have to catch cloud.

Chase cloud.
Chapter 6 of The Crimson Loftwing. This one is from Aepon's POV, if you hadn't already realized.

Chapter 1: [link]
Chapter 2: [link]
Chapter 3: [link]
Chapter 4: [link]
Chapter 5: [link]
Chapter 6: You are here!
Add a Comment:
 
:iconicanhaznao:
icanhaznao Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is a great fan-fic so far :clap: its kinda fun to see aepons view :D and to think later groose and link become best pals XD i'm not sure what aepon would have to say about that though.
Reply
:iconcobaltsunrise:
CobaltSunrise Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist
Lovely! Absolutely lovely! :clap:
Cute and simple and the kind of story that gives you that fuzzy feeling inside!

Hehe, you'll get that BADBADBAD HURTER, Aepon! You'll get him one day!
Reply
:iconskilarbabcock:
skilarbabcock Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Do one 4 link and zelda
Reply
:iconsaphruikan:
Saphruikan Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
A chapter? This isn't centric on the two, but ZeLink is endgame, so there are hints that the two like each other throughout.
Reply
:icontheperrperr:
ThePerrperr Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
will there be a next chapter?
Reply
:iconsaphruikan:
Saphruikan Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
Yes, I've only just gotten my computer back, and I'll begin working on it soon. Sorry for the delay!
Reply
:icon6seacat9:
6SeaCat9 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012
HATE HIS BAD FACE!

Loled SO hard at that part!
Reply
:iconnativa-basco:
Nativa-Basco Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
the simplicity is adorable! "little-arm-circle-thingy" made me crack up xD
Reply
:iconsaphruikan:
Saphruikan Featured By Owner May 5, 2012
Thanks!
Reply
:iconnativa-basco:
Nativa-Basco Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
your welcome
Reply
:iconthelegendofluigi:
TheLegendofLuigi Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is....a poem. Nice.
Reply
:iconsaphruikan:
Saphruikan Featured By Owner May 2, 2012
Sort of, but thanks. :P
Reply
:iconmidnathething:
midnathething Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
do loftwings have ADHD XD (no offense to any one that dose because i do to)
Reply
:iconsaphruikan:
Saphruikan Featured By Owner May 2, 2012
Of course they do, they're birds, and birds are insane. :D
Reply
:iconmidnathething:
midnathething Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
YAY :D
Reply
:iconrubydragoncat:
RubyDragonCat Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
xD Loftwings think in broken sentences? I thought they understood more than that about human language, but it works well.

My favorite part is where he wonders when Link and Zelda are having "young". In due time Aepon...in due time :) I can see him(Aepon) being real protective over the "young" when theyre little. And letting them climb all over him and pull on his feathers. That'd be cute.

The part with Groose was good too. Aepon thinks red is his color only lol.
Reply
:iconsaphruikan:
Saphruikan Featured By Owner May 2, 2012
I like to think of them as animals. Very very intelligent animals, but animals nonetheless. And I figured birds would have simplified thoughts that repeat over and over and are all distracted at the same time. Birds are hyperactive, lol. O_o

Well, at least Link won't have to ask permission if he ever wants to marry Zelda. Aepon's already all for it! :P

Thanks!
Reply
:iconrubydragoncat:
RubyDragonCat Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Makes sense. Birds are kinda hyper.

Lol, I think Aepon's the last one he'd be asking for permission. I think Gaepora would be the first...and I have a feeling he'd say okay. Especially after all that happens in the game. So yeah, Link would be more telling Aepon about it, not asking. I wonder if the loftwings know that their human partners dont hatch from eggs? From what I see here with Aepon calling hair "feathers", I wonder if he'd be looking for the eggshell that Link and Zelda's kid apparently came out of :P I wonder if he'd notice Zelda starting to show and put two and two together, lol.
Reply
:iconsaphruikan:
Saphruikan Featured By Owner May 3, 2012
Yeah, pretty much. He'd probably be like, "Oh, I'm so smart, I knew it would happen."

As for the showing, I don't think he would because birds don't really get as weirdly and disproportionally distended as we do. He'd probably be like, "WTF happened to her stomach, did she eat too much?" or something.
Reply
:iconrubydragoncat:
RubyDragonCat Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol yeah...can you imagine the situation there? The poor thing would be so confused, once he found out that it wasn't because she ate too much. "OMG the egg is stuck!" And then he'd freak out for the rest of the pregnancy worried sick, and then when it's born, be surprised that it hatched so quickly.

I hope Link would find some way to explain that humans don't lay eggs...I think birds can get stuck eggs, and it looks like theyre pregnant when that happens, so yeah.
Reply
:iconsaphruikan:
Saphruikan Featured By Owner May 3, 2012
Egg binding? Yeah, that sounds like it hurts. Aepon'll be like, "OMG YOU HAVE TO GET THAT THING OUT."
Reply
:iconrubydragoncat:
RubyDragonCat Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
*nods* He'd be mad lol. Link and Zelda would know it's normal. But Aepon wouldn't understand why they'd be acting like it's no big deal. "What's the matter with you? Your hatchling is in danger and you don't care!"

It's situations like these that make me hope loftwings have the same kind of telepathic bond with their riders that dragons from Dragonriders of Pern and Eragon do. Then Link could say something like: "It's okay. It's supposed to be that way...our young are born alive outside of shells." Dunno if you've read either series, but the dragons can actually have conversations with their riders via telepathy.
Reply
:iconsaphruikan:
Saphruikan Featured By Owner May 5, 2012
Dude, my name is a combination of Saphira and Shruikan. Of course I've read Eragon! :D Pretty good series. Tried Pern, but I couldn't get into it. :/

Link said in the game he couldn't "sense" his Loftwing so I'm hoping there's some kind of telepathy.
Reply
(1 Reply)
:iconprissykissy:
PrissyKissy Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awww, this is so cute! :aww: I love that you not only wrote from Aepon's point of view, but you used the style of I guess the closest thing to bird language that we could understand. It's cool how it starts and ends the same way, like a wave slowly growing and then moving back out from where it came. I especially love his perceptions about Zelda.....the way he refers to her as Link's dear one :heart: and wonders when they're having young :giggle:

Great work :clap:
Reply
:iconsaphruikan:
Saphruikan Featured By Owner May 2, 2012
Link/Zelda: So obvious, even the birds can see it!

Thank you!
Reply
:iconprissykissy:
PrissyKissy Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:nod: I'm with him though.....I hope one day we get to see a Zelink wedding and babies in a game :eager:
Reply
:iconsaphruikan:
Saphruikan Featured By Owner May 2, 2012
OH PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE.
Reply
:icondolphinsong:
dolphinsong Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
<3 <3 So pumpkins are spicy huh?

And just thought of something, in reguards to your one story about how poor Aepon's traveling the timeline as horses. In TP there are pumpkins in easy reach for a horse...
Reply
:iconsaphruikan:
Saphruikan Featured By Owner May 2, 2012
Born in the wrong era, it seems. *shakes head* Poor, poor little birdie.

Well, they have that smoky tangy thing. I always considered it spicy. :P
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×

:iconsaphruikan: More from Saphruikan


Featured in Collections

Devious Collection by vandal56

Literature by VoadorChama


More from DeviantArt



Details

Submitted on
May 1, 2012
File Size
7.4 KB
Link
Thumb

Stats

Views
529
Favourites
20 (who?)
Comments
31
×