Sunday, July 02, 2006

Egidio

Sunday morning during the usual run to patrol the land from his castle to the beach, the Black Knight arrived to a beautiful long street with many trees and, in the central part of the road, he was witness of an epic battle.
A kidnapped goldfinch, escaped from his sinister prison warder, a wicked sorcerer, was fighting against many cars. Immediately the Black Knight, with his black shining armour, jumped on the road and, by his scream of battle, stopped the scared drivers to rescue the young unfledged hero.

They rode together until the beach (indeed the Black Knight ran to the beach with him in his hand, but this is only a stupid not important detail) for almost 3 miles and there they were received by a cheerful crowd. Many children with their parents came to celebrate the young hero and to listen his glorious story. He drank water and spent with pride the morning on the beach, resting lazy in his box. Sometimes he left his barrack to check the situation and when he was sure that the peace ruled, came back to enjoy the summertime. After a split decision we gave him the important name of Egidio (the same of the seaside resort's owner) and, despite the size, the Black Knight appointed him Royal Black Hawk. As you know the Black Knight Army needs a bird of prey for the actions of commando.

After the glorious morning the Black Knight came back to the Black Castle to feed Egidio, tired of the battles and the celebrations. After a light lunch he felt asleep and, I am really sad, he is sleeping again. He will sleep forever, now he is in heaven and the Black Knight is very sad because he did not succeed in winning the most important battle: to help Egidio to survive without his mom. Ciao Egidio.

16 comments:

  1. *sniff sniff* The important thing is that you tried. You cared for him, you named him and you gave him a place in the army. Alas, being a Black Knight commando was not his fate.

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  2. Oh how sad. But a far better ending than if he had been left on the street.

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  3. but he's in heaven and surrounded by finch wenches with beautiful plumage.
    you did a good thing. a car could have hit him but not killed him and he'd have suffered and died with fear.
    black knight my foot! you're just a pink fluffy bunny in black armour!

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  4. Somehow I suspect that Black Hawk will be looking down on the Black Knight and protecting him during future battles. I'm sure he died a whole lot happier than he would of otherwise.

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  5. A sad tale, but at least you tried. At least he met his end in good company and not alone on the street.

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  6. You are truly kind which is the mark of a true Knight!

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  7. That was not a very happy ending. So sorry to hear about Egidio's fate.

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  8. Good to have a soft heart, even if your armor is hard steel!

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  9. Egidio's final hours could not have been spent with a knight more noble than yourself.

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  10. edigio was looking over the semifinals!

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  11. I think Egidio likeness would look great on the Black Army's Coat of Arms or family crest.

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  12. Be not sad dear knight, for your bravery allowed Sir Edigio a noble passing. He shall forever be our eye in the sky... alerting the Army to danger.

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  13. awwe. That is great that you tried to save the little guy. There are so many people out there who wouldn't have thought twice.

    I am sure he was happy during his last few hours he spent with you!

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  14. You're my hero, black knight! This is something only a TRUE knight would do.

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  15. Vaya con Dios, Egidio.
    I know it's Spanish, not Italian. But I don't think the human language matters to this small bird.

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