Whence the Wings
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#denotes wing speak#
Left woke up with something heavy on it. Warren was snuggled up against it. Right was still asleep.
#Right? Hey Right!#
#I'm getting squished! Do something!#
Right grumbled a bit and finally tickled Warren's ear. He woke a little and rolled over. The bed was empty.
#Whew! Thanks! My feathers were getting crumpled.#
#Oh quit complaining.#
#Never mind that. Warren's upset. SHE'S gone again.#
#I hate her.#
#That makes two of us.#
Warren looked around for Betsy, but he was alone. "I guess I should be used to this by now, " he sighed.
#Well she is! She doesn't appreciate him or us. Next time he tries to be snuggly with her, I'm gonna smack her!#
#That's no way for a grown wing to behave.#
#We haven't been grown that long.#
Warren took a quick shower and wondered why his wings kept getting in the way.
By the time he got to breakfast the only seat left was next to Nightcrawler. Warren sighed and sat down. Kurt wasn't a bad guy, but for some reason every time he got near him Kurt's tail always ended up closer than Warren liked. If he wasn't such a nineties sort of guy, he'd wonder about Kurt's intentions.
*Giggle* (gentle flap)
#How come he always plays with you?#
#Hush! He played with you last time.#
Warren felt his wings flapping softly. He looked over his shoulder to discover Kurt's tail wrapped around the nearest one. Suddenly, he and Nightcrawler locked eyes. Kurt grabbed his tail and looked away while Warren scooted his chair in the other direction.
#AW! I was having fun!#
After breakfast Warren searched the grounds for Betsy. He found her sitting in the lotus position off by the lake.
"I brought you a bagel with cream cheese, just like you like them," he said. There was no response.
#That's it! I'm not going to sit here and watch her treat him like dirt!#
#Right, maybe we should stay out of it.#
Warren sat beside Betsy silently praying for something to happen. That's when his right wing whipped back and smacked the back of her head. Betsy recovered quickly and stared at him in shock. She sputtered, "Warren! Just what do you think you're bloody doing?"
"I didn't... I mean... It just... . Betsy, do you realize that's the most you've said to me in two weeks? Hell, I'd rather have you screaming at me than nothing. Maybe I hit you unconsciously. I'm sorry, but... I just can't take this anymore!" Warren surged to his feet and his wings spread wide and shook with anger.
#You tell'er War!#
#Go get the bitch!#
#Well she is!#
The fight was brief and it ended with Betsy disappearing into a shadow. Warren stayed by the lake and sulked. His reverie was disturbed by a cheerful voice.
"Well don't we look happy today."
"Not now Bobby."
"Oh, is this a pity party for one, or can any self-hater join?" Warren stared evilly at his friend, but didn't reply. Bobby sat down anyway.
#I hope Bobby makes him feel better. Right, give him a little encouragement. I'll work on Warren.#
Bobby stared at the lake. Warren hoped that after a bit of silence his friend would get a clue and leave. That was when he felt his right wing open up and wrap around the man beside him. Before he could wonder about this, his left wing wrapped him in a soft embrace.
"War, not that I'm complaining or anything, but if you wanted me to stay, you could have just asked. The wing hug isn't necessary."
"Don't talk to me. They've been on a rampage of independent thought all day."
"Yeah... I guess I do."
#See Right, all better.#
#How come I have to hug the ice cube? I'm cold.#
#'Cause he's on that side. Why do I have to think of everything? You could pull your own weight you know.#
#Oh ssh... shut upppp. Nnnninety degggrees out and he's cccold.#
#You are such a whiner.#
#And yyou're a sss... sissy.#
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