Prolouge"It was so dark, that even the owls couldn't see. There were no stars or moon. Then, one night, two red slits broke the shroud of darkness. The heat of these ancient and powerful eyes burned through the darkness, making small holes for the light to shine through. The hole that the eyes entered the world with became the moon. That was a long, long, long time ago."
"Before I was born?"
"Before even my great great grandmother's grandmother was born."
"Yes, and tonight is a very special. Tonight is the night that these eyes of fire let in the light into the dark, so that owl kind could see." The old owl blinked her eyes closed for a long time, then opened them. "Tonight is the night of the Moon of Fire. Tonight is the night when the great owl with the Eyes of Fire returns to the owl kingdom, to remind us of the great deed that they did. Now, off to bed so that you can see the Moon of Fire. It only appears right before dawn."
The owl flew up to her small hollow, and looked out at the sky, turning light purple as the sun approached. Suddenly, the moon changed from a silver-grey color to a deep scarlet ridged with orange. The moon reflected in the eyes of the young owl, and her eyes glowed.
They glowed red.