You’ve been nervous lately, because a spot on your back has been darkening. A few weeks more, and another dark spot appears. One morning, you realise that feathers are growing out, in every color on a rainbow.
The wings feel new and heavy, and you try to move them muscle by muscle. You start imagining all the faraway places you can go. You’re nervous, you’re still figuring things out, but you’re not so scared of falling anymore.