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A New Dawn
I narrow my eyes and watch the sky. "Osek, do you think all creatures live together? When they die?" I ask my brother, staring at the nighttime sky.
"There is one sky, my brother." He responds tiredly, resting his broad head on his paws. He lays a little ways away, in the entrance to his den.
"But many stars." I reason.
"Many stars in the same sky."
"Why would we divide into Kingdoms only to die and unite?"
"Maybe we grow wiser with death. In truth, I don't know. Whatever the case, they sure figured this out."
"Figured what out?"
"Life. After all, there is no war up there. If there were, clouds would rain blood and skies would be dark. The sun would not shine. The sky would look like the earth, and that is not their will."
I frown, nodding without understanding. My older brother, although hard-headed, is wise. He understands things I can't begin to comprehend. "Do you think they smile on us? All those creatures?" I ask.
"Possibly. I think they smile sadly, for they know we lay out our plans of life just to join them in the end." After a pause, he adds, "Go sleep now, Ulik."
I rise and thump to my den, then lay down. I fight to stay awake, but my eyes droop shut and I fall asleep.