Black Feathers: The Broken Horn
Written by Bon45
This is another Black Feathers story... dedicated to my best Barn friend, Insa! I hope you all like it. :) With love, Bon45
It was a bright summer morning and only I and Insa were at home. Suddenly the doorbell rang and we ran outside.
Insa opened the door but there was nobody outside… except a small wooden box. There was a little note stuck to it written “To Lady Insa. Kindly help. From A Helpless Creature in Need.”
We quickly opened it. There was a small twisted horn, shining like stars and a little map.
I and Insa exchanged an urgent look.
“Let’s pack up,” said Insa, “We are going to save this poor creature wherever it may be. Be quick, Bon, get ready.”
In less than fifteen minutes’ time, we both were ready to go.
“Where does the map lead to, Insa?” I asked once we were outdoors.
“To Silver Woods,” said Insa, “It isn’t very far away; Just an hour’s walk.”
Silver Woods was situated on top of a tall hill. It was a steep, tiring climb, taking more than 3 hours!
“Come on, Bon, let’s have lunch.” Said Insa, once we reached the forest.
The forest was a beautiful place with silver birches all around. We stopped in front of a spring and sat down on rocks for a meal.
Insa had baked pies and apple juice for us and believe me, she’s really a brilliant cook!
I was still enjoying the brilliant lunch when suddenly the horn kept in Insa’s pocket started to glow!
She took it out at once and we noticed that it seemed to point somewhere…
Insa and I followed the pale ray of light. It leaded to a shadowy corner near a lake.
A loud noise thundered about the place.
I shivered with shock and fear but Insa calmly put a hand round my shoulder.
“It’s alright, Bon, don’t worry,” she said softly, “Look there!”
I stared at where Insa was pointing. There was a huge, one-eyed giant beside a cave made of wood. In that cave was a little creature, just like a horse, but pure black and a little broken horn, shining as bright as stars!
“I think, that’s a unicorn,” said Insa, “And the horn we have belongs to him. Come on, Bon, let’s save him from the giant!”
We quickly made a plan.
I jumped into the pond and chanted my special prayer. In three minutes, I had turned into a seal!
Meanwhile, Insa had climbed up a tree without the giant hearing a single sound. She was just behind the giant…
Insa quickly opened her scarf and spun it around the giant’s single eye.
Now mad and blind, the giant lost its footing and fell into the pond. Removing the scarf, I bit him hard into its eye. It gave out a loud roar, shivered violently and fell motionless.
I said my special prayer and turned to a human again.
By then, Insa had already set the unicorn free. She returned back the horn to its original place.
“How can I ever thank you?” said the unicorn, gratefully.
“Let’s be friends!” said Insa with a smile.
I cheered too. So now, we have a new member in our Black Feathers group, yay!