Scorching Earth Part 9
“I’ll go. I’ll bring them back.” declared the gryphon cub.
His father looked down at him, surprised to see his son was still there. “What? No. You shouldn’t be here. This is no place for-”
“I wasn’t asking permission.” the cub interrupted. “I’m asking if you’ll help me. I’m going either way.”
The older gryphon looked at him sternly. The cub looked back with a surprising amount of determination for one of its age. After a moment, his father nodded. “We’ll talk later.”
Wake up, Grale.
The cub, reluctantly, left the cavern where the elders were meeting. His black feathers blended with the shadows as he left the well lit chamber behind.
“It was my fault,” the cub murmured, feeling guilt press on him like a physical weight. “I should have done something.”
“Calm! Be calm! You’re safe!” P