Athena passed the gargoyle on her way home from her grandmothers every day. It seemed to watch over the city from its position of vantage.
On the eve of the equinox, the city folk were fast asleep. At the stroke of midnight, sudden rustling sounds were heard. Soon, the sky was full of flying monsters. Vampires, ghouls and two headed bats swooped over the rooftops. The sleeping inhabitants of the city knew nothing of the horrors about to be unleashed.
The gargoyle, infuriated by this invasion, stretched his limbs. His stone wings suddenly became vibrant with furious energy.
He pounced on the creatures of the night and fought them singlehandedly. With his claws and his teeth, he ripped apart the evil creatures. As they saw some of their companions destroyed, most others fled. Scratched and wounded, he managed to drive them away. Never was a creature so true and so loyal.
Athena woke up with a blood curdling scream. Her family, who rushed to her side reassured her that it was “only a dream”.
But Athena knew better. Now she would wink at the gargoyle every time she passed him, safe in the knowledge that he was watching over her beloved city.
Athena was sure the gargoyle sometimes winked back.
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and ne’er was a creature so true and so loyal
Dav Pilkey, God Bless the Gargoyle