We humans think we are smart, but an orchid, for example, knows how to produce noble, symmetrical flowers, and a snail knows how to make a beautiful, well-proportioned shell. Compared with their knowledge, ours is not worth much at all. We should bow deeply before the orchid and the snail and join our palms reverently before the monarch butterfly and the magnolia tree. The feeling of respect for all species will help us recognize the noblest nature in ourselves.
Legacy Play - Generation 4 - Dwyer / Bartlett Family
As Zoe relaxed that evening at home a certain story on the news caught her eye.
Newsreader: Breaking news: A jewellers in Magnolia Promenade has had its most valuable assets stolen in an organised raid. Eyewitnesses said that a shapely woman with long black hair was seen climbing into a black saloon car around the back of the store before it screeched off into the distance.
Zoe chuckled. She knew that shapely woman was her cousin Gina who was working for the local mob boss. She couldn’t be prouder.
Gray was quiet as he led
Natsu up to the top of the hill outside of Magnolia, away from the lights of the
city and to where they could get a magnificent view of the stars above them.
The Dragon-slayer was uncharacteristically silent, olive eyes blank and distant
as they had been all day, and Gray couldn’t blame him…it had been two years to
the day since Igneel had died, a loss that even now he knew that his mate hadn’t
really come to terms with. It was why he had brought him out here tonight,
rather than letting Natsu curl up in bed like he knew that his mate wanted and
gently he brought them both to a halt, turning to look at the Dragon-slayer who
blinked sluggishly as though only just realising that they had stopped, and
Gray sighed before reaching out and tilting the Fire mage’s head to look up at
“Look, you can see Draco from here,” he pointed out softly, holding his
breath as Natsu blinked again, something stirring in the olive eyes as he
slowly sought out the constellation, hoping that his research was right.
“Where Dragons go when they d-die…” Natsu’s voice cracked at the end,
and finally the blank mask he had worn all day shattered as he flung himself in
Gray’s arms with a wail, and Gray willingly wrapped his arms around his mate,
holding him tightly as he began to weep.
Vorona had been away on a job for some time and was just returning to Magnolia. She had just got off the train and was feeling a little sick. She decides to head to the cafe just so she could sit down and have some coffee as well.She takes a seat and orders just plain coffee. She looked around town to see what all was going on. All in all it seemed to be a pretty dull day. However, it was still early in the day. Perhaps something more exciting will occur later on.
Magnolia had slept the entire time Rinoa treated her, and right through the night and next day. The Restoration Committee had been hovering around the HQ anyway, watching over Vincent and Alice, and so they had checked-in on her as well. She was healthy, it seemed, but very, very tired.
Finally, with the sun going down and painting the sky various shades of twilight, Magnolia opened her eyes with a groan, and a start.