For Randi--The Dark is Rising

Barney stared at the painting and shook his head. "There's something missing." He stood up and began to pace. "It's not right. I'm forgetting something. Something important."

Bran sighed and got up, moving so he could look at the painting. "It looks fine. It's..." Bran groped for the right word. Art was not his forte. "Lovely."

Barney snorted and Bran shrugged. "Would it help if I played some music?"

"No." Barney watched Bran and an idea formed. He sat down.

And in the corner of King Arthur's court he began to paint a boy with white hair and golden eyes.