The sparrow and the crow
a cold, lonely nest sits high in a cherry blossom while the small, sweet sparrow sleeps.
On the other side of the garden is a nest filled with a cruel snow white crow sits on a high branch of a dead willow tree.
When the sparrow looked on the other side of the garden she saw those deep blood red eyes she hid in her nest in fear off being ripped apart.
This went on for years until the crow finally decided it was enough.
He flew over to the sparrow's nest, landing on the edge, and said "why do you avoid me? am I that scary to you?"
The sparrow looked up at the crow, crouched down in fear, but managed a "your eyes are what scare me. they are the color of blood which is what I fear of you"
The crow took her words in and flew away.
He landed near a pond and looked into the water "my eyes?" he asked himself.
When the crow was gone the sparrow looked around, not seeing anyone. She kept looking around for the crow but the only bird that came up to her was a small hummingbird.
The humming bird had yellowish feathers and emerald eyes "hello" the sparrow said kindly.
The hummingbird looked at her and landed on her nest "what's wrong?" he asked, tilting it's head.
The sparrow sighed "this crow won't leave me be. He sees my fears and won't leave me be" the humming bird listened carefully and finally said "maybe he likes you"
The sparrow gave a blink "but why would he like a small bird like me when he could have a more powerful bird?"
The humming bird looked around as if looking for someone "maybe his fear is admitting love for you" he said.
Before the sparrow could ask what he meant, he flew off, leaving a poor confused sparrow.
While the white crow looked into his reflection he noticed a yellowish swan swim his way "what is wrong my dear crow?" he asked.
The crow looked up "I like this bird but she fears me" he said.
The swan simply smiled "maybe she fears you as a cover for her love" he said.
The crow and swan talked for a while until a woodpecker with green eyes landed near the crow "hola!~" he greeted.
The crow made friends with the swan and the woodpecker while the sparrow became friends with the hummingbird.
After the swan and woodpecker left the crow went back to his nest in the dead willow.
The crow looked at the sparrow with gentle red eyes.
The sparrow went to hide in her nest but saw how gentle his eyes were.
The sparrow flew to the crow's nest and landed on a branch close by, not landing on his nest.
The crow looked at her "you're…not afraid anymore?" he asked.
The sparrow gave a gentle smile and said "the hummingbird told me I should get to know you, before I fear you"
The crow gave a big grin "well, its nice to see that you have taken his advise, Mrs. Sparrow"
They talked for a while until the sky went dark, only lit by the moon and stars.
The sparrow flew back to her nest and curled up in the cold wind.
When morning came, a dew drop dripped off of a near by cherry blossom and landed on her beak, waking her. She blinked and stretched out her small, beautiful feathers and looked at the dead willow tree.
The sparrow noticed the crow missing and looked around.
The sparrow looked down next to her and saw a bouquet of small flowers of yellow, red, pink, and purple, or was it a blue? The sparrow smiled lightly but noticed something moving under the flowers. She picked at them with her beak and saw two worms wrapped around a small penny sized sapphire.
The crow was hiding within the cherry blossom tree, watching his beloved. The sparrow chirped happily and ate one of the worms.
The sparrow gave on final look around for the crow but never saw him so she went out to the middle of the garden to a bird bath.
Not long after. The crow flew to the bird bath "morning" he said.
The sparrow turned her head "good morning" she said sweetly, not minding that he was watching her bathe.
The sparrow thanked the crow for the flowers, worms, and gem but the crow simply smiled and said "when you are with me, you will get that every morning, for you are my queen of the cherry blossoms" he said.
The sparrow blushed and smiled "but I can't give anything in return" "all I wish in return is your love" he said as he stepped into the bird bath.
As the two bathed and talked the three sets of eyes watched them "I'm so happy they're together~" the woodpecker said happily.
The sparrow left her nest for another while the crow did the same. They made their own in an evergreen tree where they now lived.
Each morning the sparrow woke up to a small bouquet of flowers, some worms, and a small gem, just like the crow promised.