I was sitting in the dark, in the middle of my second watch that night, when Fang came up to me and sat down. "I need to talk to you." He said.

"Spill." I told him

"I-we- think you need to leave. As in leave the flock." I stared at him, my jaw hanging.

"You're kidding, right?"

"No." he mumbled, looking at his mangled shoes. "I'm serious."

He had completely taken me by surprise. I was at a loss for words. "So… you…we…they…I…"

He nodded. I stood up, brushing myself off. "Well then. Say goodbye to everyone for me. Give them my love. No. Scratch that. Give them my hate." And on that happy note, I jumped up, unfurled my wings, and took off into the black night, leaving everything I knew and loved, behind.