Chapter 1: Return trip
Returning home to Azure after a nice long day of flying around was fun, but I was busy with other matters. Azure seemed to be a bit sad lately, and it was causing me to worry. She wouldn't talk to me about it, and when I confronted her, she would leave me with little or no answer. It was a slow process, but my flight had cleared my mind enough to think about what Azure. I was always great, and excelled at helping my friends when I could, but when they hid stuff from me, I slowly, but surely, found out.
Azure was home sick, and I don't blame her. I often wished I could return home myself, just to visit. I had a large amount of cash from when I had captured the smugglers during my near death plane crash, but I had given most the money to Túlio for the Aviary and the damage I had caused. He insisted on how I should keep the money, but I just held onto a small portion of the reward… which was around one million USD.
When I landed in the hollow to the nest, I thought of how I would word my find to Azure, but I figured it would be best to just go with the flow. When I walked into the hollow, the first thing I noticed was my precious Azure laying in the nest I had improved, mopping. I walked over to her, and gave her a kiss on the beak, and she barely responded besides weakly giving me a kiss back. When she didn't make a sound, I sighed sadly, and walked to the far end of the hollow. The sadness I felt from the kiss Azure returned to me confirmed what I was thinking… this is the right thing to do. If I can make her happy, I will gladly do it…
Turning back around and looking at Azure was hard, as it pained my heart to see how sad she truly was. I cleared my throat before I said, "Azure, I know you have been feeling homesick," I glanced at Azure, who perked up suddenly, "So… I have been thinking… let's go visit your family. You know, we can fly back there, and this time you would be guaranteed a safe trip." Azure ran up and gave me a hug, causing him to smile and return the gesture. Azure pulled away, and gazed up at me before pecking me gently, and taking off to go do something. After Azure had left, I pulled out a small flower from under my wing, and a piece of paper from the other. In the paper was a poem I had dedicated to Azure. It had only been two weeks since the plane crash, but time passed by fast when you are in Rio. The flower was a remembrance of how Azure and I had been with each other for a month…
I set the paper down near the wall, so I could read it when she got back, and placed the flower near the entrance. The wind outside blew a few stray leaves around, and I could see a blue form flying towards my direction. Focusing on that speck, I recognized it as Blu; a bird I have come to respect, and become good friends with. He was flying quite fast, and when he landed near my hollow on a branch, I flew out to him. When I landed, he asked, "Hello Wolf. Is Azure doing better yet?"
"Yes. I found out the problem, and I told her a little while ago before she flew out of the hollow." I looked around the area at the sparkling lake that shimmered, and then a thought popped into my head and snapped my head back to Blu, "OH! Can you do something for me?"
While Blu nodded, I said, "I'm visiting Azure's parents with her, and that means I won't be home to watch the hollow, or anyone else. So could you make sure no one comes by and claims it while we are gone?" Blu put a wingtip up to his beak and seemed to think, before he asked, "Sure, but can I ask you something?"
"How do you do it? I saw how you did something… with Azure… uh… that made her… you know… relaxed." Blu was starting to act strange, and when I looked at him with a confused look. As his feathers started to rise up, he continued, "You know… that thing you did to Azure last week…"
"OH MY GOD!" I quickly hushed my voice and while my feathers rose up, I asked, "was it five days ago?"
When Blu nodded, I instantly backed up, and took a deep breath, before I calmly asked, masking my anger, "Were you… watching me?"
Blu suddenly rushed forward and spoke hurriedly, "No no no… I was coming over to talk to you, but when I saw what you were doing… I kind of… grew embarrassed and flew away… sorry." I can't believe what he just said… if it wasn't for him never lying, and being a good friend, he would have to answer to my fists…
While he waited, I slowly nodded, and recalled what I had done to Azure…
I was preening Azures' feathers, but when I was on her neck, I buried my beak in her soft feathers. As gently as I could, I nibbled on her neck tenderly, and I was going to continue, but Azure drooped her shoulders gently, and she lowered her neck. A cooing noise emitted from her throat, and when I glanced down at her face, he eyes were closed, and a smile was on her beak. She sighed contentedly, and I lowered my beak, and repeated my action. Her reaction was far beyond what I would have expected, and as I stopped, she fell down onto the floor, and was making that cooing noise rather loudly. The air around her body seemed to be relaxed, and her cooing stopped as she inhaled. When she exhaled through an open beak, she peeked an eye open as her cooing continued, and she said in an almost pleading tone, "Please Wolf, don't stop…"
I smiled at her reaction, and started to do the preening thing again…
"Basically, gently bite down on Jewel's neck gently, and that should do it. I don't know if she will react the same way though…" I emphasized on the word 'gently' and I turned to see Azure flying back towards us. I instantly grew a dreamy expression as I watched Azure flying, seemingly in slow motion. The trees behind her were wavering as the light reflected from the lake danced across their trunks, and the few rays that bounced off of Azure made her seem even more beautiful. I sighed, and when Blu started to speak, I snapped back into reality as Blu said, "Thanks Wolf, have a safe trip!" and with that, he flew back towards his own tree.
Looking at Blu as he flew away, I snapped my head back towards Azure, who was now closer, and she seemed to have become even more stunning the closer she got. I walked back into the hollow, and prepared myself for her entrance. I grabbed the flower, and just in time to; Azure landing perfectly in the hollow. She glanced at me, and then the flower I was holding out for her, which she took with her wing as she sauntered up next to me, and gave me a deep kiss. I pulled away, and when she opened her eyes, she seemed to be looking behind me. Moving aside, she walked towards the paper, and read it aloud so she could better understand what was written on it.
"As I flew down towards a new home,
I fell in love with a bird named Azure."
She glanced back at me, with a smile adorning her face, and she looked back forward and continued.
"From what was a chance meeting in unlikely places,
You slowly took my heart as your own."
Slowly and silently, I sidled up next to her as she read on.
"When I turned away to fly on to a new home,
You followed and became my life."
By this time, I could make out tears forming in her eyes.
"Through thick and thin of the hardships we faced,
You stayed with me the entire way."
A few tears slid down her face as she read more.
"You had once asked me to not forget your face,
And I replied with a solid; Never.
Azure now openly let the tears flow down her face as I wrapped a wing around her, smiling as she read the final part.
"To the end of time itself,
I will never forget your name,
For you are my Azure…"
When she set the paper down, a few moments passed as she turned to me with a smile, and buried her head into my chest. I was assuming, and hoping to this point, that her sobs were from happiness, and not sadness. I slowly rubbed my wings up and down her back, and she started to quiet down, and I felt as if she was ready, and I slowly unwrapped my wings, and when she brought her head up, she wiped her eyes with that dark blue wing of hers, and said, "I love you to Wolf."
I smiled, and I gestured towards the outside, which was still before mid-day, and asked, "Are you ready to get going?" the smile, and raising of Azure's wings was all I needed, and she took off into the sky…
The poem Wolf had written for me had been sweet, and it was something I would not forget. I still teased and messed with Wolf every once in a while, but before we arrived to my parents' home, I planned on using some good ole seduction on him. Jewel and I had turned it into a form of a sport, as we would both talk with one another when we sent our respective boyfriends away, and I had learned of many new ways to… torture Wolf. Apparently Wolf had told Blu some ideas also, because Jewel had mentioned something Blu did that he never did before; he sang for Jewel.
The sun in the distance was clearly seen, as it would be a few hours before it started to set, and we were now halfway to my parents' home. The flight had been boring, but Wolf's acts of romance were still swirling around my mind, and I couldn't focus on any other topic before it would consume my thoughts again. I both thanked, and wished Wolf hadn't, written that poem, because now I was suffering from it, and he would soon also.
Suddenly, a loud noise emitted from below me, and Wolf looked at me with an amused face. Looking back, I unsuccessfully hid my fear as I asked, "W-Wolf… W-what was that?" he laughed as he flew up next to me, and said, "That was your stomach Azure."
I didn't believe him, until another noise, this time with a slight pain to my stomach, I heard it again. I glanced at Wolf with an embarrassed expression, and he chuckled as he slowly glided down to the ground. I followed him, and when he landed in a branch, I saw star fruit hanging from branches, and I grabbed on, and slowly took a bite from it. I watched as Wolf grabbed one for himself, and I decided now I could start messing with him.
While he was chewing, he looked over at me just as I was taking a bite, and I winked at him. When I saw the look he had change to curious, I giggled, and he swallowed his bite. As he shook his head, he looked somewhere else, and took another bite of his fruit. The way he took the bite seemed like he was in deep thought, and when I saw him swallow, another idea flashed into my head. As he consumed the last of his food, he walked towards the trunk of the tree, and closed his eyes as he settled down. Carefully, and silently, I made my way until I was standing in front of him.
I slowly raised my wing until it was almost touching his stomach, and when I laid my wing there, his eyes shot open. I quickly ran my feather up his stomach to his chest, and I was rewarded by him giving a strong shiver. I giggled as I turned and tried to get away, but when I felt Wolf's wings wrap around me and hold my stomach, I fell down, and I felt him roll me over. Wolf pushed my wings onto the tree branch with his own, and he lowered his beak until it was next to my head, and he whispered menacingly, "Remember that one time I tickled you? Well now I'm going to tickle you even more…"
I started to struggle, but as Wolf leaned over my body, I stopped and looked up into his eyes, to see them flash, and the next moment, I was giggling uncontrollably. Every time he wiggled his wings, a new bought of laughter would occur, and I couldn't break free. This went on for a few moments, but Wolf got me somewhere that made me squeal with even more laughter. He paused, and I was able to get in some breath as I was gasping, and he said, "Oh… I see. So you are ticklish here," I giggled as he tickled under my wing, and as he lowered them until they were slightly on the side of my stomach, "but you are ticklish here more?" and he slightly rubbed my sides, and I couldn't help but laugh loudly.
Wolf stood up, and as I looked up at him, unsure, he wrapped his wings around me, and stood me back up. My legs were so weak, I fell slightly against him, and he said, "Now, unless you wish to be tickled like that again, I suggest you go to sleep now." I nodded in agreement, tired from his playful tickling, and I snuggled deeper into his feathers. I listened to the sound of his heart, and I slowly started to drift into sleep, but not before I yawned, and wrapped my wings around him…
We were flying above the green trees and I saw Wolf come speeding past me. When he had first told me what he was going to do, I was tempted to do the same, but he reassured me it wasn't too safe for me to do it yet. I saw the white coming off his wings as he made a large, but fast loop, until he was next to me. He flared his wings, and I could see him slow down instantly, along with a few blue feathers floating down to the forest below, and he said, "I saw a lake up ahead. I think it's the same one your parents visited before I left."
I glanced forward, and there it was, the lake that I had visited so many times before Wolf had showed up. I looked over at Wolf, and said, "I want to take a bath before we meet my parents." Wolf nodded, and as soon as we were away from the sea of trees, and gliding down towards the lake below us. The water sparkled, and shimmered as I saw a few turtles swimming around.
Landing on the bright green grass was comforting, and I walked over near the lake as Wolf landed in it. He soon got out, and started preening his feathers thoroughly while I soaked my body. The cool water of the lake gave me chills as I stepped in, and soaked my body. When I clambered back out, I walked over to Wolf, and started to preen myself. A wolf whistle to our right caused us to look over, and see a male scarlet macaw standing in a tree. I instantly walked next to Wolf until I was out of the perverts view, but he flew over to another tree and shouted, "Hey good looking, what you doing all wet?"
When Wolf saw me trying to hide behind him, he wrapped his partially dry wings around my smaller body, and held me close. I felt his body heat seep over into me, and he just turned his back to the scarlet, and he asked, "Do you want to preen yourself while I keep him from looking?" I nodded as soon as he finished, and he slightly loosened his wings as I lowered my head, and started to preen my chest, and stomach area. Wolf shifted until he had moved again, and I was soon working on my wings.
I fell flat on my back, and I heard Wolf groan as he stood up off of me. He glanced over his shoulders and at his back. When he looked back down at me, he lifted me off the ground, and asked, "May I go beat up that pervert Azure? Or would you rather I not?" I looked into his eyes, and saw them looking pained, yet angry.
"He was only looking at me…" I stopped as Wolf turned around slowly, and showed me the scratch marks on his back. I looked further behind him, and saw the scarlet standing in a tree with a proud smile on his face. Looking back at Wolf, I nodded, and as he opened his wings, I looked back down and started to preen my other wing…
I was still thinking about what I did to that bird, but when Azure nudged her wingtip into mine, I looked at her and she said, "The hollow is right down there. Let's go."
The thoughts I was thinking disappeared, and I was soon flying with Azure to a tree I had first met her at. I could see a few Blu shapes moving around in the hollow, and I noticed how one seemed to be coming out. I recognized the bird as a Hyacinth macaw, and further recognized him as Ray, Azure's father. When he noticed us coming near him, I saw him walk back inside.
Just as we landed on an adjacent branch, I looked over, and saw another Hyacinth macaw rush Azure, and wrap her into a tight hug. I was about to speak, but a familiar wing was placed on my shoulder, and as I turned around, I saw Ray. He looked me in the eyes, and asked, "How you been Wolf? Taking care of our little girl?"
Chuckling, I shook my head and replied, "More than you know… and I am doing great, what about you?"
When he looked at me confused, he asked, "What do you mean?"
Before I could answer him, I felt a bird behind me nudge me with a wing, and when I turned around, I saw a female Hyacinth macaw. She looked faintly like Azure, but not quite as small though. She looked me in the eye and asked, "So you're Wolf, huh?" I nodded as she looked me up and down, and when Azure walked up next to her smiling, the stranger said, "Mom was right, you do know how to pick 'em…"
Azure's feathers shot up, and she looked away from me, but still smiling. I chuckled, and as Ray asked again, he used a firmer tone, "What did you mean by 'more', Wolf?"
"Can we talk inside the hollow, so that Reilla doesn't miss out on it to?" I asked Ray. He seemed taken aback, but he nodded. I fluttered half walked into the hollow, and soon after, Ray, his supposed daughter, and Azure came in. While Ray walked over near his mate, the stranger walked by and said, "Names Beck…" and she continued over to her parents. When Ray turned around and sat down next to Reilla, Azure walked up to me and pulled my wing over her back. Ray asked, "Now can you explain?"
As I nodded my head, I pulled Azure closer, and started from the beginning. "When I had first seen Azure flying near the clearing I stay at, I was overwhelmed with joy, but I noticed she was being chased, by that same harpy eagle I beat up by the way to. Anyways, when I noticed that, I managed to reach Azure as he tried to attack her, but when she dove down, I managed to take the hit for her, and I proceeded into fighting him. The second thing I had to protect her from was a group of smugglers," everyone, minus Azure and I gasped, "that had captured us, and I was working on freeing every other bird that the smugglers had also currently had in their possession. Now Ray… this next part was not only hard on Azure, but me as well…" I chuckled at the memory, "After I managed to get the plane back over land, I needed to land it, but I first had to set everyone else free first…" I looked at Azure, as the pain from the memories surfaced, and I asked, "May you finish… please?"
Azure nodded, and as soon as she spoke, I could feel myself tremble visibly every so often, and I closed my eyes as the pain started to resurface, but I managed to listen, "After I had flown out of the back of the plane, I followed two other birds after it. Wolf had crashed into the road outside a humans building that helped birds that have been hurt, but when I had arrived, the plane had exploded, and I thought Wolf was still in it," a solitary tear rolled down Azures cheek, "and I thought her had died. But when we came around it, I saw Wolf lying on the steps to the building, and he was lying down… but bleeding bad. When he had ordered us to go find a doctor, I refused, and stayed with him," I opened my eyes, and saw the shocked faces of the Hyacinth family, "until the smugglers came around the plane. He had taken a gun from the mean one, and shot him in the leg. As more humans arrived… I could f-feel W-Wolf start to die…" more tears started to flow from her eyes, "And it was near the end of the day, when we were in a hospital that Wolf finally woke u-up. I t-t-thought he had d-died… but he p-promised he w-wouldn't… and he k-kept it…" I quickly wrapped Azure with both my wings, and I closed my eyes as I trembled powerfully one last time, but when I opened them, I started to speak, "It was hard… yes, but I managed to stay alive for only one reason; Azure. I took her to the club later when I could walk, but she… never mind. Anyways, that is the reason why Ray… as you can see, I have a job every day to do, and more." I looked down at Azure and finished, "And I gladly do it every day…"
When I finished, Azure lifted her head up and smiled. As she whipped her tears away, she stood up, and gave me a kiss on the beak. I returned it, and I pulled away when someone cleared their throat. I sheepishly turned to look at who cleared their throat, and saw Ray looking at us, "Not that I don't approve, but I have one more question; why are you two here?"
Looking at Azure, she glanced up at me, and I replied, "Azure felt like seeing her family again, and I thought I would accompany her…" I whispered the last part, "seeing as how she always gets in trouble."
"Hey!" I chuckled when Azure looked at me. I looked back over at Ray while a shuffling feeling was going through my chest. Ray looked at me and said, "Well, okay then. Thanks for finally telling us that and… Azure, what are you doing?"
When I looked back down, I saw Azure looking up at me with a mischievous grin as she held onto some of my chest feathers. When she winked at me, I instantly wrapped my right wing to the back of your head and said in a tone that could have been mistaken as pleading, "Azure… NO… please don't… I did that to that girl because she pushed you down. If I let go, will you move your head back?"
She made a muffled giggled and winked at me again, before she slowly nodded. I sighed in relief, and slowly lowered my wing down again. I watched as Azure slowly opened her beak, and when I looked away, she clamped her beak shut again and yanked her head back. "IEAEE!" I yelped out with a pained face. I looked down once more, and saw Azure looking at me deep in the eyes, with a few of my feathers hanging from her beak. I looked down even further, and I could see where she pulled the feathers from.
I saw a few blue feathers float down to the ground below us, and when I glanced back up, I saw the most ADORABLE face I have ever seen on Azure. Groaning, I looked back over at the family and asked, "S… So what were you going to do today?"
Instead of Ray speaking, Beck said, "We were going to head to The Cliff." I noticed the look Ray shot her, and when she opened her beak, Ray quickly jumped in and said, "That is, if you want to Wolf. After hearing what you went through to protect Azure is more than we would have expected."
Reilla stood up, and started to walk towards the entrance, and when she passed by, she said, "Azure, come with me dear." I lifted both my wings up, and placed them at my side, and beck walked up to me, and slowly eyed me as she walked around me. Ray was currently looking near the back wall for something, so he wasn't able to help me. When Beck slowly leaned against my chest, she looked up at me with what can pass as puppy eyes. I slowly pushed her away, and quietly said, "Sorry, but I'm already taken…"
She was about to do, or say something, but Ray walked over, "Beck, go wait outside. Don't disturb your mother or your sister." I watched as Beck walked away, grumbling the whole way. When she left the hollow, Ray grabbed my attention by asking, "So Wolf… how close are you and my Azure?"
My face must have looked like it was confused, because he said, "I noticed how she kissed you Wolf… that's why I'm asking how close you two are." And then it popped into place what he was asking. I remember when he showed me how to bathe, so I said, "remember when you were telling me about how I shouldn't bathe with any females?"
After Ray nodded, I lowered my voice so only he could hear me, and I continued, "Azure and I have grown close… instead of just bathing with her… she will let me preen her now. Is that what you meant?" His expression showed it all. He seemed shocked, then sad, but finally, he seemed happy. He looked behind me, and slowly walked to the entrance. I saw him poke his head out, and look both ways before he came back over to me. In a hushed voice, he asked, "Will I be a grandfather?"
Huh? What does he… oh… my feathers stood up, and when he looked at me with an expectant expression, I could faintly see the hope in his eyes, "N-No… I haven't even considered that yet…" and when I said that, I saw the hope dwindle down until it was just a glimmer.
"Well… has she made any hints?" he asked, and I had no idea.
"What do you mean hints?"
Ray sighed, and he lowered his head next to mine and whispered.
My feathers rose up, and I felt like my face was on fire from all the things he just listed. I could remember three things from that list Azure had already done. I looked at Ray, and opened my beak, but closed it. I repeated that process several times, before I just looked down and nodded. What happened next shocked me; Ray grabbed me and gave me a powerful hug.
"You have finally gotten Azure to come out of her shell… I'm so happy, you wouldn't believe me. I don't care if you're not mated yet, but feel free to call me dad. I will consider you as my own son!" I felt all warm inside, and when he pulled away, I sheepishly looked at the entrance and said, "Well thank you R-… dad."
Is it possible for me to blush even harder? Just as I said 'dad', Azure and Reilla had just walked into the hollow, and needless to say; they were both stunned at what I had said. When I met Azure's gaze, I quickly turned my head the other way, feeling embarrassed at what I had just learned about her…
…Dad…? What did they talk about! I looked at my mom, who looked at me and with such dissapointed ferocity it shocked me, she whispered, "I thought you didn't mate with him!"
"Then why did he just call your father dad?"
"How should I know!" I retorted. I was just as equally shocked. My mom had just given me some tips on how to… seduce… Wolf even more, but in a teasing way. She had also asked me if Wolf had given me any hints about wanting chicks. I had answered her, but told her how I was leaving him hints instead.
"Reilla, are you and Azure ready to go to the club?" dad asked.
"Yes dear." I walked over to Wolf when she walked out of the hollow, soon followed by Ray. When I was standing near Wolf, he was redder than a scarlet macaw in the facial area. I grabbed the bottom of his beak, and turned it until he was facing me.
"What did you and dad talk about?" it was one of the few times I used a serious tone, and Wolf looked me in the eyes, before he wrapped his wings under mine, and around my body. He picked me up and held me to him, and then he kissed me passionately. When he finally pulled away, I was dazed, and my mind was reeling with questions as I felt his heart hammering in his chest, which was pressed against mine.
When I opened my eyes to look at him, he said, "Let's not hold everyone up, The Cliff won't wait forever…"
He just gave me a hint… and I don't know how to react to it. I need to talk to mom again…
A.N.: hey lil people. Here is my sequel. How do you like the beginning chapter? I made it over 5k words… so REVIEW already… I might be imaginative, but I'm not my own inspiration… I can't even write my other story because no one will review it… yet everyone reviews for the first and main stories. The more reviews I get, the more updates you shall see. And I'm pretty sure none of the other new authors write 5k chapters for their first opening so please give me a break already and review. If I have to swoon every lady, and give every dude that reviews a poem tip, I will do it… just please review…
Disclaimer: I do not own Rio or its characters… or the Rio 2 movie coming in 2014 XD …teaser alert…