… The blue light and the cold of the morning made me wake up, I slowly opened an eye and looked at the entrance. Fog waves penetrate unbridled into the whirlwind mingling with the smoke of fire that turns off.
I get up in the cold of the cave and look for something to eat … Nothing!
Then I went out of the cave and headed for the river, I had something to see there, and I had a food hide.
Arriving to the river, stepping slowly and carefully, I dropped the foliage aside, just to see. It’s there, making the morning bath with the dew from the leaves and flowers.
She probably felt my gaze and began to smile and became more beautiful. Then he looked directly at me .
I left them every morning an egg on a large leaf and continued to look fascinated as she climbs on a stone platform and spreads her wings to dry in the morning sun rays .
I’ve been seeing all the traps we used the day before. But he had not gotten anything !
The whole day I climbed and searched through the bush. Only twice did I have the chance to shoot with the bow. I hit the animals but they did not die. I’ll find them hidden tomorrow through the slopes of the forest.
I headed to the grotto with what I found, and passed by the river where I left three eggs for that fantastic being, and I kept only a bird for me.
Going to the threshold of the grotto and watching in its darkness I was filled with bitterness that everything was the same as this morning, no one was waiting for me inside.
I search in the hearth and find under the ash a grain of fire over which I throw a piece of dry moss and some wood and I start to clean the bird. While I cut it into pieces, my friend in the neighboring grotto comes and invites me to dinner.
I put the pieces of bird in a stick as a gift and left together.
The neighboring cave did not differ from mine, except that the fire was burning here and smelled of food. I gave the meat to his wife and I sat down on the stone floor next to the fireplace and we started to drink and talk.
- Sharpen your arrows and spear! Tomorrow we go to Long Tooth!
- They’re ready! I answered .
I drank and I ate in silence, there was nothing to say.
Finally, with my belly full, I returned to my grotto. I sat down beside the fire and began to think by rewinding the tip of the arrows . I was looking at the big and hard spear from time to time and in my mind a hunting plan began to be born. After a while I put the arrows off and pulled the spear closer to me and wrapped myself in the coat that served my cover, I said to myself
- Let see you tomorrow in the morning Long Tooth ! I’m sending you to Gods!
I said a prayer to be successful in hunting and I fell asleep with the image of that fantastic being in my mind ……
……… My dream was short and full of dreams, more reminders than dreams. I was a little still, listening to the clues in the grotto, only the bite of the bats waited.
I stood up, and taking the spear with the top of the stone I went to hunting, no one in the tribe was awake, not even the man who had to guard us.
. First I made it to the river. I walked in cascade and rubbed grass and leaves to remove my smell and the smoke then scorching the water I climbed on the stone wall in its diagonal, to a small stone platform that went out just above the place where the Long Tooth was to drink.
I only had the place to stand, standing still, with my back stuck to rock.
I watched the Moon still light at night and imagined what my life would be like, maybe I would have that fantastic creature beside me if I could break down the giant animal
Lost in dreams and having her image in my mind
I did not feel the passage of time, and when the Moon almost disappeared into the hills and the sky lit up a bit, I heard the shrubs of the bushes at the passing of Long Tooth .
I saw only a dark shape came under me and when I jumped high holding spear. I landed right on the bones of the back of the animal, and I lowered my spear with all my strength and helped me with my weight . The stone peak hit the back of the spine and then slipped through the ribs into the deep of the animal, ending the lung and stopping in the middle of the heart.
I felt the Long Tooth surprise, start to tremble and then let the air out loud and leave aside. I rolled up with him and rising up I ran into the woods, to the shelter of the trees . Behind me, the other animals started shaking angrily with the smell of blood, but they did not have the courage to enter the forest where they had no visibility.
In my run through the woods I saw a rabbit caught in my trap. I took it and continued to run . I just stopped in front of the cave where my friend lived and I took a deep breath a few times to calm myself.
The village was still sleeping, undisturbed, only I had broken the foggy mugs they stood among the rocks. I slipped into the cave like a shadow and grabbed his shoulder making a sign to follow me out .
- I knocked down the Long Tooth at the place where he was drinking water! Can you divide it for me and bring it to me? I have something important to do!
- Be quiet! I’ll do everything right!
I did not wait to continue the answer, I knew it would put aside the meat and fat for wedding before dividing the whole tribe. I headed back to the forest as quickly as if I had been chased by animals because I wanted to offer the Gods’ offer for thanksgiving for the success of the hunt.
The Guardian of the Gods stood squatting beside the fire, his head gone as though he had prayed, but I knew he was asleep. I passed by him and put the animal on the altar, breaking a few bones with bundles of feathers. The guard jumped to his feet and came to the altar, but when he saw what it was, he scratched his nose. Before I said something, I spoke:
- I brought a gift for Gods! I was lucky and I knocked a Long Tooth! I’ll bring some flesh and maybe … … I have a wedding!
Hearing this, the Guardian’s face lit up and put his hand on the obsidian knife, and with a quick blow split the animal’s chest, then quickly put his hand and pulled his heart to the feet of the statue.
It was so lightning that the heart was still beating, sprinkling with blood the statue representing the Goddess of All Beings.
I went out without a word and returned to my grotto. Under ashes I found some fire and I put all the wood together to make the fire hot and give a lot of light.
I needed light to make it clean and started throwing everything out, but all the covers, the shells where we keep the water, the food, the fat ……
Curious, those in the tribe drove their heads to see what they were doing, but exactly then I was starting to throw away from things gathered over time.
When the grotto was empty, I broke branches with leaves and swept the floor of the dirty sand until I roamed, and then I poured plenty of water and washed the walls and floor. At the end I turned the big fire again to dry and I started to bring clean sand off the water’s edge .
When I returned for the fourth time with the clean sand, the grotto was warm and smelly of blossoming plants. By the fire stood the wonderful and fantastic creature . He spread out his wings to catch the heat of fire. I put a large leaf beside her, some of the fruit I had gathered when I came back. He did not say anything, just raised his eyes, looked at me a little and smiled. I did not say anything, and I stuck to Long Tooth’s skin to cover the entrance …