Suddenly the black and navy-tipped betta is behind me. When I see him I look down guiltily and say, "Look, I know you're probably here for revenge which I deserve, so go ahead." I look back up to him as tears are starting to brim my eyes, "Just please, don't kill me. If you do, I'll never be able to protect them, I won't be able to fulfill my duty, and I'll never see my sister again." Still looking down, I close my eyes and wait for him to attack...
Why isn't he attacking? I look at him. He's just staring at me. "No, I don't want revenge..." He says slowly. He pauses, then continues, "So are you like a prince or something?" He asks me. I nod in reply. He looks like he's about to object but stops. He seems uncomfortable but still continues talking, "If you wanted to stay at that cave... I mean... you can stay... if you want..." He doesn't look very sure about it but before I can respond a cream colored females shoots out of the cave... And rams right into me. I know it was on accident so I just shake it off. Once she recovers from the little blow she says, "Hey watc- whoa." She stares i awe at me for a second then shakes her head and turns to Basta, I think I heard, who was now looking disgusted by her reaction to me. "Hey you got some visitors in your cave. Might wanna protect it, tough guy," She snaps at him. "I THOUGHT I told you to stay put!" He yells angrily. She glares at him, "Well, bye. I got things to do," she said snottily. She then, turns around and swims... Right into a big rocks and falls unconscious. I look over to Basta, who smacks his forehead, "Now, THAT is the saddest thing I've ever seen," He mutters under his breath. I snort while trying not to laugh. I know I should probably go help her but Basta wasn't budging and I figured someone would come along. Suddenly I see a familiar-looking copper double-tail, " YOUR HIGHNESS!!! YOUR HIGHNESS LOOK OUT!" " That fish is a murderer!" He shouts all the while glaring at Basta. I gasp and swim back a little. I look over at Basta who seems to have mixed reactions. First, he's confused, then he's shocked, and then he's annoyed. I eye him with suspicion but I don't think he's that concerned with me at the moment.
I look over to see a little familiar-looking red guppy leaning over the annoying cream colored female from earlier. She was freaking out and he was blushing, I'm sorta glad someone helped her though... A blue fish swims up next to the little red one. Wait he's familiar too... It's pipsqueak and blue-face! I look down guiltily for a second then back up to see pipsqueak cover his mouth and then collide with a little turquoise female, I recognize her, she was dumped here right before me... I swim down to them to see if they're both still conscious. When I get down to them, I can see that the turquoise female looks like she just saw a ghost, she's so terrified and pipsqueak looks up, "Oh, there you are! We've been looking for you!" He chirps. When I raise an eyebrow, he continues, "We changed our minds. Would it be ok if we joined you?" Then blue-face swims up next to him, "As long as we're not pipsqueak and blue-face," He mutters.
I look over to see the cream colored female and aquamarine green female from earlier talking. I can't make out much but I hear the aquamarine green female say "Muse." It must be her name... What a pretty name. I feel something stir in my chest but I don't know what it is...
Just then the copper DT from earlier rushes up to me in a mad panic, "Your highness, you probably don't know me but I lived in Waterflash, and I beg of you, get away from this betta!" He says hysterically while gesturing toward Basta. "Or... Or, at least..." His voice trails off. Basta was now coming toward us all.
Basta doesn't look very happy, he pushes the copper DT out of the way and the copper DT darts off. He seems mostly annoyed with pipsqueak. (I still didn't have the chance to ask him what his name was!) "Did you possibly come from a cave?" Basta asks him while glaring. Pipsqueak squirms uncomfortably, "Yes...?" he says nervously. "I had no idea it was such a popular... Destination," he says coldly. I knew one way or another he was gonna hurt these fish. They helping me now so I need to protect them. I shove Basta aside and say, "Hey! It's cool, they're with me." He still seems annoyed and shoots me a glare but he still backs down.
Suddenly the small turquoise female is intimidated and darts up a bites a small chunk out of Basta's dorsal fin. Something changes in Basta, I'm not sure what... While I'm thinking he's tearing her to shreds, she's unconscious before I can get him off her. I ram into him, probably harder than I should have. He seems dazed. I pick up the small female and shout, "WHY?!" at him. He snaps is head up as if waking up from a long day-dream. "Wha-?? OH! Uh-" He stammers confused. I lay the female on the river-bottom and swim up to face him, my eyes burning like fire into his. "I-I- Uhh... Ya see, it's not like that... The copper DT, and her... I-I- umm..." He stammers on. Then sighs. I wait for him to continue.
Last edited by Silverbeam; 06-13-2013 at 11:17 PM.