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Chapter 6 of the book Lost Christobel Book 3
Buzzardo's descendant gets a name
"Naming the She-Hawk" by ImaginosBuzzardoDesdinova

INT.DINING CAR OF TRAIN TO TEXAS

The train is slowing as it stops at the depot in Knoxville
Tennessee. The she-hawk slips through the window and grabs a
stick of meat jerky before returning to the to of the car.
She gives it a look of "I've had better" but eats it
nonetheless.

BENJAMIN
(pointing excitedly as he
waits to board the train
with his mother)
Mother! Look at the bird! Look!

LUCILLE
Oh, a hawk. She looks pretty.

BENJAMIN
Isn't it good luck when a hawk sits
on your train?

LUCILLE
I don't know. Maybe.

BENJAMIN
What's her name?

LUCILLE
I don't think she has one.

BENJAMIN
I'll give her a name, then. That
way I can tell my new friends about
her.

LUCILLE
Okay, what do you think her name
should be?

BENJAMIN
(looking thoughtful)
Marcia?

The she-hawk gives him an "I don't think so" look.

LUCILLE
I don't think she likes that.

BENJAMIN
Lily?

LUCILLE
(looks at the iritated
she-hawk)
No. She doesn't like that either.
How about Shae. It means "like a
hawk"

The she-hawk, now Shae, screeches in triumph at her new
name.

LUCILLE
I guess that's your name now,
lovely bird. Hello, Shae.

The train is soon boarded as Shae finishes her stolen snack.
A conductor tries to wave her off, but she just gives him an
"I'm comfortable and not moving" look and he finally goes
about his business.

CONDUCTOR
(to boarding travelers)
Don't mind the bird. She'll fly
away soon enough.

The train pulls out of the station and begins the last leg
of it's trip to Texas. Shae rests comfortably on the top,
enjoying the wind against her feathers. All at once the
train comes to a sudden stop. Five men are standing on the
tracks, looking very brazen.



ROBBER 1
(in a demanding voice to
the engineer)
Get out. Come on! Hurry up!

ROBBER 2
You heard him. Hurry up!

ENGINEER
We're not carrying any money or
gold. This is a passenger train.

ROBBER 2
Passengers have money and jewelry,
don't they. (turns to the other
three robbers) Why don't you
gentlemen introduce yourselves to
the rest of our new friends? I'm
sure they'll be happy to share.

ENGINEER
Leave them alone.

ROBBER 1
(slaps him)
Shut up.

Shae suddenly swoops down on the train robbers, pecking at
their faces though not actually hitting them. Frightening
them until they run away in a panic.

ENGINEER
Well, my friend, I guess I owe you.
Are you hungry?

The Engineer retrieves some meat jerky and hands it to her,
carefully.

ENGINEER
There you are. A token of my
gratitude. I hope you like Texas,
because that's where you're headed.

Shae gaves a quiet sound of approval as she accepts her
reward and returns to her perch atop the train. After
several minutes, the train resumes its course to Texas.


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