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Bus Story: Eternal Parenthood 

March 11, 2015

The box is deeply carved and appears to have been lovingly handled for centuries. The wood started as a burled dark brown, but the passage of time, and countless hands upon it, have given it a reddish patina, glowing in the light of the setting sun. The carvings are abstract; conveying a sense of power, confusion. and ancient rituals. It rests on the lap of the current owner, big enough that the large man’s arms just encircle it, tightly holding it in place. His aquiline features are weathered and ruddy. Blond hair, streaked slightly with a grey found only in storm clouds, is pulled back into a short ponytail. Beneath brows knitted together in concern, pale blue eyes watch the riders with distrust and territorial aggression as they pass by his seat. 

A few stops later, two men climb aboard and with nary a glance at anyone else, make directly for the man with the box. They are clearly siblings, both with hair as dark as a raven’s wing and bright, darting eyes that see everything. They stop, standing over the big blond. He nods to them, slightly. As one, they reach for the box, and he, reluctantly, allows them; it takes both of them to lift it off his lap. The bus enters a tunnel, and in the brief darkness, there is a loud sound of the flapping of wings. When the light returns, only a moment later, the two dark-haired men and the box are gone. 
When Odin All-Father told Thor that he could take whatever he wanted to earth to play with, he never expected his son to pick The Chaos Box, so he sent his ravens to bring it back to Asgard. 

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One Comment
  1. So much like the native american Raven stole the sun stories:

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