Crow + Silver
500 + years ago
Dawn was graced with blue skies, the sun shining brightly through the school windows, reflecting in Silver’s bright blue eyes. She squinted her eyes, trying to write notes as the teacher talked, it was annoyingly bright. Silver adjusted herself, trying to avoid the sun.
“Pssst.” She heard a whisper, her eyes shifted from side to side, finally noticing the window was slightly ajar. She peeked outside. “Crow.” She whispered, surprised to see him outside the window.
“Yo. Wanna skip school? I’m really bored.” He said softly, peeking inside the classroom. Silver sat at the very back of the class and the teacher was too distracted to notice.
“I can’t, you might not care about your grades, but I do.” Silver sighed as she turned back to her notes.
“Please! I’ll buy you pizza! How can you say no to pizza? Not just any pizza, we can go to the one pizza place we haven’t gone to yet!” Crow whispered excitedly, grinning at Silver.
“Ugh, I hate that you can convince me so easily. I do love pizza. Just this once, ok?” Silver glared at Crow, he nodded his head with a big silly smile. She closed her notebook, stuffed it into her back, passing her bag to Crow. She watched the teacher closely before finding the perfect moment, Silver leaped out the window, her long silvery hair flowed elegantly as she landed on the ground.
“So we’re really going to that pizza place?” She asked Crow, not sure if he just said it to make her come along.
“Ha! Of course we are! I’m not fudging around you know.” Crow said with a smug expression on his face. Silver grabbed his hand and they ran down the street, Crow smiled, he loved spending time with Silver, he loved how much she loved pizza, sometimes he wished he could love pizza that much too.
“I guess soon you will be too busy for pizza, with all of those horrible final exams coming up.” Crow muttered as they strolled down the street.
“Uh, yes, I will be quite busy, unlike you. You’re probably not going to study at all right?” Silver chuckled, knowing Crow always did the opposite of studying, it was a miracle he even survived school this long.
“Of course not, I’m not gonna waste my time. I’m already working for my brother, Julian and I don’t think that will change in the future, so why do I even need a silly diploma with good grades.” Crow grumbled, kicking a rock as far as he could. Silver glanced at him, she held his hand a bit more tightly. “I think I’m ok not getting pizza just this once. How about we go eat your favourite food instead?” Silver suggested, pushing Crow’s hair away from his face. Crow found her smile to be more beautiful than anything else.
“But you hate sushi?” Crow muttered before Silver pulled him along. “But I love you, silly. I’m guessing Julian’s giving you a hard time again?” Her voice seemed to sing the words.
“Um, when is he not?” Crow grunted, looking away at the trees as they walked.
“I have a plan! We get takeaway and have a picnic by the oak tree.” Silver said with determination, her eyes beamed as she spoke.
“I guess we can get both sushi and pizza then?” Crow grinned, he loved the times they spent by the big old oak tree. It was always magical. Starlight hills were on the outskirts of Dawn, they had to take the bus to get there. But from that hill they could see all of Dawn, basking in the light of the sun, the city seemed to reach for the sky. Crow loved Dawn, he had travelled here and there with Julian, but Dawn was the most magical place.
Silver pulled a blanket out of her bag and placed it on the ground.
“Were you just carrying that around with you?” Crow asked her, feeling bewildered.
Silver laughed, her hair fluttering in the wind. “Of course not. But today is special. I knew you would ask me to skip school. Did you think I would forget?” She smiled warmly as they sat, she pulled a bottle of wine out of her bag as well.
Crow glanced at her, his eyes meeting hers.
“I guess I should have known you wouldn’t forget my birthday.” He smiled, truth be told he wasn’t sure if she would remember, he never expected much, he was used to everyone forgetting, he was used to spending birthdays alone. At least until Alice came along, hard to forget when you share the same birthday, but Alice was always doing their own thing. Right now there was Silver, and sushi, and pizza, and good wine. She placed a piece of sushi between his lips. “Eat! Before the food goes bad.” She laughed, her presence was joy, laughter, good times. Silver’s hand caressed his cheek, she pushed his hair out of his bright green eyes. “I will never forget. We will always spend your birthday underneath this tree, every year.” She beamed before moving closer to Crow, her lips found his, falling down on the blanket, their eyes closed as their lips locked in a warm embrace.
“You taste like pizza.” Crow mumbled. “I guess that means I love pizza. It’s the taste of you.”