Sometimes things don’t go as you want. Sometimes things do go as you want.
And sometimes…things go even worse.
He wanted everything. His hunger was too great, he wanted all that existed, all that had existed and all that would exist. He would never be full, of that it was certain.
He had grand plans and ideas, but no power with which to start them. Everything he tried his hand at failed or if there was a return, it was too little to make much of a difference. He traveled the world as much as he could, trying to find something, anything, that would make a difference and give him the power he craved. He searched for magical items, for creatures and even for the gods themselves.
He didn’t find the gods, what he found was, instead, something far more great and yet so small.
He found a phoenix.
“You are alone here.”
She nodded slowly, not sure where he was going with this. She had never seen him before, had never seen anyone like him really.
“Are you a…a..human?” she asked hesitantly.
He smiled slowly, though he was careful not to show any teeth. “Yes, yes I am. Would you like to learn more about humans?”
She frowned, “No, my brother has always told me to say no.” she smiled impishly at him for a quicksilver moment, “But I have always wanted to tell him boo and do so anyway. I’ve heard so many different things about humans!”
He held out a hand to her, “Then let me show you.”
Written for this week’s Trifecta challenge:
It’s our last Halloween-inspired prompt of 2013, and we can’t wait to see what you’ve got in store for us. Please remember that we are looking for the third definition of our prompt word. Please also note that we need the word exactly as it appears below. No tense changes allowed. Good luck!
used to express contempt or disapproval or to startle or frighten
a sound that people make to show they do not like or approve of someone or something