Author: Kaylee Arafinwiel
Characters: Elwing, albatross
Summary: The albatross begins teaching her pupil.
A/N: Elwing gasped, falling to her knees. “You do speak!”
I do, replied the albatross comfortingly. You will, as well, best beloved. Just give it time.
But—Elwing began, then started, eyes round. Like this? Elwing was sure that if the albatross could smile, she would be.
Just so, Child, the albatross returned, fluffing her feathers and settling them. Fear not! Your cries have not gone unheeded, but you must quiet your heart. Listen to the whispering of the winds and the voices inside; then you will hear. That which speaks loudest is often the wrong voice to follow.
Elwing closed her eyes and tried to shut out the screams.