FC: Birds of a Feather
1: Red was born into a loving family of four during the fall. His mother, father, and sister all lived in a big oak tree outside of a wonderful home. Inside the home was a loving family of four, too.
2: Red loved his home. He spent his days laughing and playing with his friends in the backyard and would return to the tree in the front yard every evening to spend time with his family. | He often saw the little girl in the house doing the same things as he did. She would play with her friends all day long in the yard then return to her family at night. He wondered if the little girl ever noticed him playing.
5: Red had been born in the fall and had not yet experienced what winter was. He saw his home changing; the leaves were gone and he experienced his first snowfall. The nights were getting colder and the sun was setting earlier. The family put lights outside that made it hard for him to sleep at night, they brought a tree inside their house, and the house gave off a smoky smell from a stack of bricks on the roof. Red was so confused about what the family was doing. He decided he didn't like winter at all.
6: A few days later, there was a big snowstorm. Red began to feel lonely because none of his friends flew over to play due to all the snow. Suddenly, he heard the bells on the front door of the house jingle. The little girl dashed out into the yard and dropped herself right into the snow.
8: She looked like she was having so much fun playing in the cold. Red decided to swoop down onto the lawn and get in the snow too.
9: The little girl noticed Red right away. She suddenly stopped playing in fear that she would scare him away. Red flew closer to her as if to say he wasn't leaving. She let out a contagious laughter when this happened and continued to play. Red didn't mind winter anymore because the little girl finally noticed him. They both played on the lawn until it was dark enough to return to their families.
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