F2F Warren/Heather - I believe it

angelbornofwar:

She was so excited she flew into a tree. Not hitting the trunk or anything, but getting a bit tangled in the branches and scraping her knee just a little. Her wings instinctively being pulled in to keep them from getting damaged. Laughing, and looking at her dad from behind the leaves.

"I think…I think maybe that’s enough for today?" She was too tired to give landing a try, and she was pretty sure that’s what she’d need the most help with.

He laughed once he was sure she was okay with. “Don’t worry, your mother probably has a list of all the things I’ve hit or run into. Windows. So forth.” He waved his hand. “Come on let’s do this carefully so you don’t scrape yourself up anymore.” 

F2F Warren/Heather - I believe it

angelbornofwar:

She found herself giggling at her dad’s words- trying to follow the advice.

She tried again. Still stumbling and flailing here and there- but she was getting it, and was able to fix herself needing less and less of his help.

"Dad!!! Dad am I doing it?!" A wide grin on her face,"It feels like I’m- like I’m doing it!"

He stayed close ready to move if he needed to but nothing wanting to hover and make her nervous. he laughed nodding. “You’ve got it angel, your all on your own.” He beamed, wanting to make a joke about mother birds teaching their babies to fly. She was unsteady, but she had a basic grasp down and she’d only advance from here and he couldn’t wait. 

F2F Warren/Heather - I believe it

angelbornofwar:

No. No she wanted this today. She felt like she had been waiting forever. For far too long. She wanted to feel what it felt like to soar through the air.

After a good long while just flying with her dad, holding his hand and not rushing herself at all- her grip finally loosened and she let go. 

She began to plummet.

But as she focused she spread her wings and the falling slowed to soaring on the wind current. Stumbling and fluttering when there was a break in breezes- frantically looking around to make sure Warren was still near by.

He was quick to follow her down, but he also didn’t wanna catch her until he was sure she wasn’t going to get it. Snatching her up and pulling her up at the stumbling he didn’t want to chance them getting to close to ground he brought them back up to the height they were out, a tad bit higher to give her room to fall. “Move with the wind, not against it. Birds can sit on a wind current and not move once we can do the same thing. Also don’t be afraid to move your wings, there the key to flying.” He laughed a little. 

F2F Warren/Heather - I believe it

angelbornofwar:

She nodded, taking his hand- and flying with him as she had done quite a few times before- but this time with her wings fully out. Feeling the breeze under her wings- the down feathers fluttering, and her wings beginning to move and experiment a little. As they got higher, though she wasn’t actually afraid of heights- knowing the goal was to fly on her own she grew a bit nervous and squeezed her dad’s hands tighter.

"I’ve got you." He soothed. "Trust me, your not going to fall. And if you do, your wings give resistance that’ll help you fall slower and I’m pretty fast." He wasn’t sure if that was comforting but it was true. "I’m right here to make sure you get it down, and it may not be today. It may take awhile but one day you’ll take off on your own." He grinned. 

F2F Warren/Heather - I believe it

angelbornofwar:

Once they were finally whee her dad intended for them to go, she shrugged off her coat, and added it to the lunch pack- hoping her dad didn’t mind carrying both, or that he would think of something better to do with their coats. She stood beneath a ray of sun that broke through the clearing of the trees; wings snapping out. they had grown quite a bit over the last year. Plush and full of feathers. She turned a little to smile at him,waiting for instruction.

He shrugged his own coat off his own wings coming out around them. Hooking the coats around the lunch bag and putting it on his shoulder where it wouldn’t fall off. “Okay.” he held his hands out for her. “Let’s do this the same way you’d ride a bike. Slowly, work into it. We’ll fly together and you’ll feel it. The wind and the instincts.” 

F2F Warren/Heather - I believe it

angelbornofwar:

She couldn’t imagine just jumping out a window! She grabbed his hand and squeezed tight, looking up at him.

"Thank you…for being my teacher…" She grinned wide at him.

"What do I learn first?"

"Well, don’t tense up, but don’t be afraid. You’ll be surprised your body knows how to catch itself." He offered. "It becomes second nature after jut a flew flights. Like walking or running. You just…do. You’ve just gotta trust yourself and be brave." He wasn’t good at this teaching thing but he hoped they got it down. 

F2F Warren/Heather - I believe it

angelbornofwar:

Man was she excited!! She trotted close behind him. She was older now- but whenever they came to a crosswalk, or had to cross an area she wasn’t comfortable with, she’d always hold his hand without being prompted- letting go only when on the sidewalk or in a safe place to walk.

She was so anxious to get started. She had so many questions, so many thing to ask. She knew she couldn’t use some of the words while they were making their way through public, but she danced around the topic.

"How old were you when you had your first lesson?"

He wasn’t surprised by the question…but he wasn’t sure how to answer it. “I was about 13 when I first….decided I was ready.” He said softly, carefully. He would of been a little younger than her if he’d let them grow in…. “I taught myself. I didn’t have anyone to teach me, so. I jumped out the window and hoped for the best.” He shrugged. “Taught myself the same way some people teach their kids to swim I guess.” He laughed.

"Figured that was not the way to do it with you. You have a teacher." 

F2F Warren/Heather - I believe it

angelbornofwar:

Flying. WOW~ Her very first flying lesson! What was she going to wear???

She slipped on a leotard and her dance leggings. she figured it made the most sense because her shirt wouldn’t ride up if she flew or fell or something, and had a very low back for her wings. And the leggings wouldn’t be baggy in the wind. She grabbed a warm coat that would hide her wings and put it over the outfit- unsure of how exactly they’d be getting to this place.

She came bounding into the kitchen with a wide grin.

"I’m ready dad!!!" She inspected the lunch he was packing. "Hey! don’t forget some of mom’s cookies…"

He rolled his eyes. “Please, like I’d forget those.” He laughed closing up the lunch bag and pulling his own coat on. It only be a bit of a walk to a place to get airborne. He’d like to get her somewhere no one could stumble in on before he started helping her. 

"Alright kiddo let’s go so we can start teaching you to use those wings. It’ll be nice to have a real flying partner." 

F2F Warren/Heather - I believe it

angelbornofwar:

Her entire face lit up. It was like he had just told it was Christmas morning and she had forgotten all about it. Her jaw dropping a little and her eyes sparkling.

"We could go flying?!" She repeated to make sure she heard what she thought she heard, "That would be great, dad!!" She jumped up and down, her hand in excited balled fists under her chin.

"And maybe come back and take Ollie to the park, later?"

He nodded. “Of course we can! We can even pack some of the leftovers your Mom made and bring them with us, have lunch somewhere nice and remote and fly about.” He nodded looking at the dog laid out on the couch. “I’m sure he’d like that…..okay.” He looked at her. “Go and get changed and I’ll go and make us some lunch to take with us and then we can get going.” 

F2F Warren/Heather - I believe it

angelbornofwar:

Heather loved everyone in her family the same. She liked helping her mom do stuff for clothes- but Josh liked doing more things with mom. And she liked hanging with Josh and Rachel but sometimes their games felt just…barely too little for her. She looooved getting to spend time with her older sister, but it seemed more and more there was less and less of her around the house. But even when EVERYONE was home- she loved time with her dad the best.

He understood her like no one else could. He was funny, and she felt time with him was most precious because he worked a lot. She was super excited at the prospect of getting him all to herself for the day.

"Really? What are we gonna do?"

"Whatever you wanna do angel." He meant that part to. "We can go and get some lunch together, go to the park with Ollie, go to the movies though sitting down for a long while isn’t a whole lot of fun for people like us is it." He winked. "Theres a place with backless chairs by the park." He hummed.

"We could also go flying if you want to." He tossed out casually, he wanted it to be her choice. Not hey were going flying, your gonna learn. He wanted her to be ready before he took her out. "Go a little north to some nice woods before Canada."