Gia’s Rage Part V
They will not force us.
They will stop degrading us.
They will not control us.
We will be victorious.
After Jo’s Story we clean up and pack in Silence.
Java speaks first: “Why so serious? We’ve got the whole day ahead of us!”
“Yeah. Chasing two Crazy Crows.” Replies Jo sarcastically.
“At least we’re going Somewhere.” Says Connor who hadn’t spoken in days.
“That’s right Condor. We’re going West. Following the Ravens by day and the Owls by night, if need be.” I reply. “If you wanna go on your own: feel free, Jo.”
“No, Joel. I am with you until the End.”
“So are we all.” Acknowledges Jarl.
“S0 say we all.” Is the refrain from the crew.
“So say we all.” Adds Wodin.
The Ravens are moving exceptionally fast today. At one point we lose them altogether until Jo finds them is an immense Old Oak Tree: waiting for us cawing away. “Let’s make camp.” I order. “For here: this is an Old Sacred Grove! Thank you, Muninn and Huginn!” They caw back loudly.
Then Wodin walks up and places his palm on the trunk of the Old Oak, bows his head and mumbles a quick prayer under his breath. “We need to stay here for three days.” Is his answer.
“O . . . Kay . . .” Jo responds incredulous.
“What about the Ravens?” Asks Connor.
“They’ll wait for us, if I tell them to.” Responds Wodin.
“Condor and Jamie on KP. Jo and me on first watch.” I command.