Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: California, United States
(Past, from where I lost connection)
The following sunrise, Silverbeam announces that he is recruiting fish for his quest. As expected, everyone raises a fin to join him. I'm scared...I want to help him but...I must kill him. Soon I find him looking at me, the only fish without her fin raised. I bite my lip, and nervously raise mine to. He smiles, and I feel happiness but also sadness within me. He begins to tell us about his journey, and how the Shadow Moon Clan had wronged him, all which I knew too well.
I notice how all the other bettas are chatting happily, probably psyched about the quest. However, Milly seems to be the only betta besides me with conflicting feelings and a solemn demeanor. I sigh as I wonder if I had made the right choice in joining Silverbeam's quest. Should I have just rejected the offer? Silverbeam looks at me, but I'm too deep in thought to notice.
I find myself studying him, looking for weaknesses and the best time to catch him off guard and... to attack-- no I couldn't! I could never harm him! I was about to isolate myself in a corner away from him when I notice Sunlight looking at me with concern and suspicion. I admired her character. She always seemed to know what she wanted and she was so kind.
Suddenly, Milly bursts in panting and I can only make out Shadow Moon Clan. Sunlight then immediately enters calling for the rescue of Basta. I immediately bolt out of the cave. I had to deal with this. I could bear it no longer. Ori and I were on Sunlight's tail. The others seemed to have strayed off track. I was...relieved that Silverbeam wasn't here. I stared at the Shadow Moon Clan betta and was relieved that he was a fish I had worked with before. We knew each other quite a bit, and were also rivals in the past. I leaned casually to the rock next to me.
"You didn't need to come...I had things under control..." I said trying to hide my ease and relief from Basta, Sunlight, and Ori. He and I stared at each other when suddenly an ancient looking betta appears out of nowhere nipping him in the nose. The betta fades back into the shadows of the rice paddy with a warning directed at us...but I knew it was meant mainly for me. I examine the newcomer and she introduces herself as a relative of the prince. Frustrated, I quickly swim away with Sunlight on my tail. Sunlight convinces me to return and when I enter the cave I am greeted with Silverbeam's demand for retribution to the traitor in our midst...
I watch the bettas hostility towards Sunlight. They seem to believe that she is the traitor. I feel like I'm unable to help or prove her innocence without having mine questioned. I restrain the tears that well up in my eyes and bite my lip in frustration.
Silverbeam announces who the traitors are "Milly and Muse." They are ready to maim us and feed us to the birds. Im accused for recruiting and leading the Shadow Moon Clan to our cave. All these false accusations that I have no way of justifying...Hurt, and no longer able to restrain my tears, I swim out in the midst of all the chaos. I couldn't bear to see the look of betrayal on Silverbeam's face.
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Last edited by Lotte; 06-18-2013 at 09:24 PM.