Originally Posted by lillyandquigly
The black betta knocks me to the ground, I stagger up, only to have a large chunk ripped out of my left ventral. I set myself down slowly, not wanting to be put through any poor pain, when he slashes my face with his anal fin. I cry out, but it isn't the end. He takes a huge chunk out of my dorsal. The pain overcomes me and I black out
I don't quite remember what happened next. It was just a flash of blind rage, and the only thing I REALLY remember was the outcome. Silverbeam looked angry, Neptune looked shocked, and that stupid copper DT just quietly said "I told you so..." The cream colored betta looks angry, too and seems like she wants to fight. I just stared at the beat up betta's limp body. "WHY?!" Silverbeam screamed. He rams into me angrily. " It.. it was more out of instinct! I...uh... It's not like that...." I say. " I used to fight other bettas fro the humans... so yes... techincally I guess I was a murderer, because I won every time. I lost... a lot fish I...cared about thanks to that. And him..." i gesture to the copper DT. " He must have been one of the last ones I fought since the humans removed them before I could do.... much." I don't mention much and I shift uncomfortably. If there is anything I don't want to talk about, Its that. Suddenly Neptune grabs the female from Silverbeam. In one huge flash of white, she is looking fine. Her fins aren't tattered, nor the slash from my anal fin on her cheek anymore. Then neptune falls to the ground and I dart over to him, not knowing if I am still welcome with Neptune in the first place or not.
When the female bit him it seemed like the black betta finally cracked or something. He ripped a chunk out of her ventral fins, and slashed her with his fins, and bit and bit and bit. I didn't say anything, I was petrified in terror. Finally, she slumped to the ground. My eyes widened. Was she.... dead? The prince ( or was he a king?) ran up to her and slammed into the black crowntail. he deserved it, I think. I crane my head for a look at the female. Is she alright? The guppy steals her, then with a flash of strange white light she looks perfectly fine. I run up to her to see of she is ok. The guppy passes out and the navy-tipped crowntail swims up to him.
" STOP THAT!" I scream at the black betta as he hurts the poor female, over and over. He just pushes me aside while he continues to beat her. When he stops, she barely looks the same fish. I narrow my eyes at him and quietly say " I told you so..." A guppy grabs the female from Silverbeam and there is a flash of light, and I look away. This has happened before, I think. Many fish in the kingdom have healing powers. Still, it is a sight to see. When he is finished I swim up to his majesty. " Prince, will you really let this savage on your quest?" I ask. The prince hesitates and begins to answer.
Unfortunately, The red crowntail simply ignored me and continued to slash the female. She is knocked unconcious and I drag her away the best I can and I ask, " Are you alright?" which she obviously not... Finally I spot a nice spot of moss where we can rest.