The creator of the world was walking through his largest project. It was a monstrous forest with no end or beginning, a trap for anyone who encountered its green gaze. All who walked into its treacherous mouth could never escape. Instead they were thrust into its body, grasped by its green hands and held until their decaying death.
His master was very pleased with his new creation, and Steven agreed. This was by far the largest creation his master has ever created. They both had worked very hard to complete the forest. Soon after they had fished Steven's master became very thirsty and so he sent Steven out in search for water.
Steven flew for days and nights looking for water. It seemed like the forest was a trap for anything, even water. And finally Steven found it; a monstrous body of water. It was larger than anything Steven had ever seen. The vast expanse of water had no end. It had its own horizon. Filled with joy, Steven yelled as loud as his voice could yell. His master would be very pleased with him. Steven turned back to the outstretched hands of the forest. His next task was to find his Master under the never-ending green canopy of the forest.
For days he searched for his master, and before long his wings grew tired and frail, his eyes almost shut off from sight. As he looked all around him, he saw a large grass field surrounded by the forest on all sides. It would be the perfect place for Steven to rest up and sleep. The air was screaming at him, and his wings could carry him no longer. He found himself twisting through the air, falling to the center of the field as he drifted off to sleep.
"Hey, you! HELLO!? Get off of me! What do you think your doing? Hello?"
Steven instantly woke up. And as frightened as he was, he jumped into the air, only to hear in relief "Oh Dear! Your a Seagull! My apologies!"
At the floor of the Field there was a large frog and a toad sitting next to a small pebble. All of this happened so fast Steven had not known what to say.
"You came from nowhere!" Said the Toad as he checked himself and the frog.
"We have been looking for a way out of this field for a very long time. Its been years and years since I have seen a Seagull in these parts." Said the frog. "We really need someone like you to help us out of this place. We have a family back in the mountain swamp." The frog exclaimed. "But most of all, we're worried if we'll never escape."
Steven was shocked. Toads and Frogs have never been seen in the forest. "How did you end up in this place?" Steven whispered as he rubbed his sore eyes.
"Its a long story." Frog said as she looked at the pebble. "Although right now we cannot speak about this. Last time we talked about this..." Toad stopped abruptly as she saw that the Seagull had fallen asleep.
After only seconds of talking, the Sun dipped its head beneath the forest. And all three animals closed their eyes to sleep.
Meanwhile the master became impatient. He could no longer wait for the seagull to return with news. His master was so attached to his little helper, that he felt he must find him, that he must not let him leave. And so He placed his hands on the earth, and mountains rose from the forest; one set of mountains in the east, and another on range of mountains in the west. To prevent his little seagull from wandering north, he placed an angry volcano in the north, and a monstrous volcanoes in the South. Both mountain ranges and volcanoes would keep his helper from wandering away. And at this, the master searched for his helper.
As time passed by, the stars faded from the sky, and the sun awoke in the east. The Seagull, Frog and Toad all turned and tossed as they awoke from their slumber. Then suddenly the morning let out a roar that echoed through the forest. All of the volcanoes had erupted, and the sky became heavy with ash. All of the animals woke with surprise.
"Whats going on?!" The toad exclaimed.
"It must be my master." The Seagull said in an annoyed tone. "I must find him for he is not happy with me. If I don't return to him, we'll all be buried under ash and stones." The seagull shouted.
And so the Seagull departed from the once peaceful field in search for his master; yelling for him as he went on searching for him. For a Seagull, it became a challenge navigating through a shower of ash and erupting noise. This furry became worse and worse. Until Finally the seagull saw a glimpse of his Master's foot prints in the ash. They lead down a hill, and into a cave.
"Hello Master!" The seagull shouted.
"Where have you been?! I have been looking for you everywhere, and now you show up?" His master whined.
"I have been looking for you as well. This forest has confused me and I found myself in search for you for many days." Explained the Seagull. "And Now I have finally found you after being lost. I don't think this forest is good for anyone. It has captured a frog and toad, and they have been trapped. I too have been confused." And so both Seagull and Creator knew that the forest must put to an end.
The Creator and Seagull emerged from the cave. From the cave they traveled to the field. The field Seagull had left behind was still intact, although the land surrounding was buried under dark hills of ash. Although the field itself was only lightly dusted from the ashen land.
The Seagull and his master trudged on to the center of the field. It was there that the frog and toad had almost reached their deaths. Both had been locked away in the forest from water, to the extent of death.
"Please..." whispered the toad. "Please, have you come with water?"
The creator approached the two animals with tears in his eyes. "What have I done?" asked the creator. As he bent to his knees in complete disbelief, he began to cry.
The Creator's tears welled up from his blue eyes. The golden tears fell from his eyelashes and made its journey down his skin. As the clung to his face, one by one, they fell. The first fell upward and dissipated into the air; giving the clouds the gift of rain. The sky rumbled in thanks, and a rainbow appeared.
The second tear fell upon the ground, and the mountains poured water and gave the forest their rivers. The third and last fell upon the toad and frog; thus giving them life. From that last tear, the frog and toad opened their crusted eyes and smiled at their new friend.
"May my tears give you life." Said the creator wiping away his sobs. "And I hope that forever and for eternity that this land gives you water. May the ocean feed into the land and the rivers drain into its body."
And so the master stood up and looked once around the field and the mountains in the distance. All at once, a slow and constant sound of crickets rang through the air. Shortly afterwards a song of birds filled the air.
"Excuse me sir. I am very thankful for your promise, although where is the water?" Asked the toad.
"Oh, I forgot." With a wave of his hand, the field melted into a lake. "May this lake be named Lake Stevens. It shall lead lost souls to water, and out of this forest."
From then on, Lake Stevens has given a clear path of North, East, South and West. It will always be remembered that Steven the Seagull has given us our water and life in this paradise.