Centipede Dragon woke up one day in the upside down bowl that is an acorn cap which was precariously nestled in acorn leaves. He was alone, but not lonely. He was as large as a centipede, a centipede centipede, but he certainly didn’t look like an ordinary centipede.
….As days went by, CD began to get hungry. So, he’d crawl out of his acorn cap bowl and carefully make his way down the trunk of the acorn tree.
…. As he grew bigger, it became easier to navigate the trunk of the tree, for his body was so long that his head basically reached the ground while his tail tip was still touching the acorn bowl, up in the tree.
I went on and on for PAGES, imagining how he might have fended for himself and what he did with his days. Gradually he became aware that he was no longer alone in the tree: a nest with baby birds appeared. He watched as a larger bird would come and feed the babies. Then one day the large bird didn’t come. And then it was many days that the larger bird was conspicuously absent. What would happen to the baby birds? Who would feed them if Mom didn't come back?
And that’s when I was truly able to address Logan’s question.