Chester LeCrow is originally from the cemetery on Capitol Hill... his family are the ones that look after Bruce & Brandon Lee's graves... and a fine family it IS!
One day, a few years ago, Chester ventured off into Belltown... presumably drawn to the fabulous neon martini that adorns the Nitelite. He perched upon the roof for many days & nights, curious what sort of shiny things passersby might leave behind.
Watch as he may, he spotted very little of interest to him--yes, there were the occasional coins & dime store bracelets. He even spied a topaz stone encased in a sterling ring once, too many bottle caps to count, and the pimento from an olive that somehow rolled out onto the sidewalk.
And then finally one surprisingly un-dreary night, down the sidewalk (just before last call, I believe it was) strolled a figure that seemed to encompass every form of sparkle & shine all at once! From the tips of the hair upon his head, all the way down to his glittered hi-tops--and all points between--there was nothing but sparkle & shine. Chester was mystified of course, and wondered how such a creature could exist.
The sparkly being disappeared from sight into the Nitelite, and Chester craned his neck as far as he could to see it enter. And then the unthinkable happened! Chester, having been overwhelmed by so much sparkle, lost track of his balance, and down he fell. Poor Chester LeCrow!
Chester lie unnoticed upon the sidewalk, at least one broken wing, and severe damage to his internal organs. He would have cried had he the strength, but alas, he could only sigh. He took what would surely be his last breath... and it was.
But no, that was not his ending... only a new beginning. For while Chester's blood still warmed the concrete, the sparkly being staggered out through the door of the Nitelite. The sparkly being spied the poor dead bird upon the sidewalk, and its heart broke. He knelt down before the lifeless crow, and touched two of his painted fingers to Chester's head, and shed three tears.
Completely unaware of what had happened, Chester LeCrow felt life return to him, and he moved his head ever so slightly. There it was... and there HE was! He was alive somehow... how could it be? He felt strength in his wings--even his broken one--and moved them slightly in disbelief. Yes...they could move!
The sparkly being tapped on Chester's beak then stood tall. "It's nice to meet you my friend," the sparkly being said. "I'm Captain Beautiful. Will you be my companion and guide, my spotter of all things that sparkle?"
The rest, as they say, is history. That is how Captain Beautiful & Chester LeCrow met... and became forever companions and allies.
This is only the beginning of the chronicles of Chester and his many colorful friends and hilarious stories, so far centered around Seattle in the late '80s and early '90s, giving this series the perfect grunge'esque writing Xanaland readers and followers will love!
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