351 – Incentive

Well, you certainly won’t know unless you try.

I can’t do it.

Yes, you can. You’re just afraid to fail so you won’t even try.

The wise owl stared doubtfully at the valley far below.

It’s a big fall.

The fox glanced nonchalantly over the edge of the cliff.

Yes, it is. Isn’t it?

I could die, you know?

Well… if you don’t consider the fact that you actually have wings, then yes, you could.

They clipped my wings! Remember?

Feathers do grow back.

I’m not ready yet.

Tsk, that’s a pity then.

Why?

Because I guess that means you won’t be able to save me then.

What do you…?

Before the owl could finish the fox jumped over the edge.

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Are you an idiot or just fucking insane!? Of all the stupid stunts you could have pulled This has to be the worst! You could have died!

Oh yes… said the fox. I could have died… but I knew I wouldn’t.

And if I hadn’t been able to fly? We would both be dead!

I knew you could fly, you were the only one who doubted it. So I gave you a little push to help you level up.

You tricked me.

Of course, my dear. That’s what I do.

The sound of laughter filled the valley.