The Food Bearer just sprinked some crispies for us on the top of The Pond. Later than usual. Everything is not as it was when Diamond was here. The Dragon Guardian never speaks up for us. WE wonder if he cares about us at all, as he is silent except for the gush of water from his lips.
Then Dawn rose to the surface and he told me he heard a strange noise
thunder circles the horizon
silent birds crouch
He had to guess about the birds, but he couldn't hear them, so they were obviously crouching somewhere and he told me that is where they go at night. The trees were tossing their leaves around, so hopefully the birds would get some shelter. Do the trees make the wind? Dawn said that was a silly question when I asked, but I still have my doubts. When there is wind the trees wave their leaves and branches.
A lightning fork stabs through the orange clouds and then a few raindrops dimple the Pond Water. Dawn tells me to hide under one of the slate shelves. But I notice he is up near the surface, perhaps musing on the orange glow around us.
Dart (the youngest Shubunkin)