Azur slowly turns around and in the same time he tries to get further away from the shadow. As he turns and gazes above, the boy can behold! The boy sees a fearsome great ROC BIRD!
The boy does not move. The great creature flaps its wide wings and maintains a still position in the air! Its wide dark brown wings conceal the boy’s sight!
The Roc bird approaches quickly its wings to its body and lands on the rocky peak near the humans!
Nickalen: Hello, friend!
The GreenCircle approaches the roc bird. They know each other!
Azur: This was the “friend” you were calling?!
Nickalen: Yeah! Meet Rocco!
The GreenCircle shows his arm to the boy, inviting him to approach the great bid.
Azur: NOO! I am fine here!
Nickalen: Come! Don’t be afraid
The platypus comes and hides behind Azur’s leg.
Azur: Nah… does he bites? He looks like he bites
Nickalen: Only if you give him a reason…
The GreenCircle friendly smiles at the boy. Nickalen wants to give confidence and to ensure Azur that the roc bird does not present any danger. The boy trusts his master. Azur takes a deep breath. Many thoughts enter the boy’s head. This must be the “little birdy”, Master Nickalen was talking about – Azur thinks. The birdy is huge, and it appears to be extremely dangerous. But Nickalen is near the great bird and he is still alive! Azur gains faith and slowly approaches his master and the roc bird.
The GreenCircle moves aside and caresses Rocco. Nickalen shows Azur that the bird is harmless, and the boy can approach further!
Nickalen: Closer… It is just a soul, like you and I!
The boy approaches even closer the bird. He tries to reach, with his finger, some feathers! Azur is being careful and gentle not to agitate the creature and not becoming its food. The boy closes his eyes to not be witness to his own doom.
The boy puts his hand on the bird’s feathers. Rocco accepts Azur’s presence. Intimidating as it appears, Rocco is kind to friends! The bird welcomes the boy by approaching its head towards Azur.
Azur: He is very friendly! How did you tame him?