Dead. Dead because they weren't alone. Dead because no one warned them. Dead because their time had come. Their Souls didn't belong to them. Souls were no longer their life-blood. Souls now only treasured retribution against them.
At the time when Earth was born from the womb of The Ancient it was decreed by the Beings that the race of humans were mortal and were to be shadowed by a host of eagles for eternity. Both humans and eagles would live side by side, as two become one, like a marriage of two tribes.
As millennia turned to dust, as tides came in and out, as Earth revolved around the Sun, they existed; they lived, loved and died. It couldn't last, it wouldn't, it wasn't meant to be forever. This was the Beings most fatal error.
I was alone, afraid and addicted: addicted to the sound of the gut splitting cries, the teeth splintering wails for mercy, that th