The watercar was completely silent, nothing but the sound of the water bubbling in the vents was heard. The group was on their way to Anaya, the kingdom of the double tails who just recently pulled out of the war. They were the betta fish versions of Switzerland in WWII. Brent had heard of Anaya, but he didn't know much. He knew, just as every betta, the common facts, such that their official colors are red and dark green, they're the capital for Christmas in the fish world, they are the only kingdom with an air force, and they have the largest area-space of all the kingdoms, despite their low population of only about five thousand.
As they flew through the sky, Teeney spoke as she saw the tired look on Skyden's face after four straight hours of driving.
"Hey Sky.. Would you like me to drive? You look really tired."
Skyden smiled, followed by a yawn that gave his answer. Teeney, who was sitting in the passenger seat, switched spots with him. Everyone but Teeney and Brent were asleep now. It wasn't a problem; for everyone was tired. It had been an extremely stressful few days. They had all been kidnapped, had their homes destroyed back in Florida (which was now a giant pile of waste), held hostage in the kingdom of crowntails, escaped death by kingdom guards, and made it out of Helana as the bombs of Doclo let loose.
Another hour passed, Brent still restlessly rolling around in the back seat next to Stacie. He looked at her again, his eyes twinkling at the sight of her beauty. Could he really be falling in love with her? Why did his heart have to play that game out of all times? Who knows. As he stared at her, wondering how she felt for him, Teeney looked back and caught him.
"You like her, don't you?" said Teeney with a slight know-it-all grin.
He hesitated, then nodded and said "Of course.. Isn't it obvious?" She looked at him from the rear view mirror puzzled. "Not to her, Brent. You need to step up your game." She was right. There was no time anymore to take chances, he either made his move soon or they might die before. Something puzzled him about Teeney too though.
"So.. What about you and Lebron?" said Brent, a confused look across his black face.
She gasped, looked around the car to make sure he wasn't awake. "I.. I.. I don't know what you're talking about!" she said, jittery. "I'm.. I'm.. No! No, I don't."
He could see right through her; she loved him. It was no surprise, for he loved her too. The way he planned the event to get her away from the King, the way he made sure she was safe before he would leave Helana. It was one of the most obvious love stories he had ever heard of.
"Well.. You need to make your move too, apparently." he said, nodding at her fake irritated face.
"OKAY FINE!" she screamed, probably too loudly. "I LOVE HIM. Not just like; love. The way he saved me just blew me away. I just.. I can't explain it." she said, blushing. He understood exactly what she meant. He felt the same exact way about Stacie.
After an hour or so longer of small talk, Teeney screamed "WAKE UP EVERYONE! WAKE, WE'RE HERE. GET UPPP!"
Everyone slowly awoke, as they looked at the gorgeous entrance above them into Anaya. Two large, pine-tree green metal signs that read "Anaya ~ Doubletails" were both planted on either side of the two foot tall red column archway into the kingdom. Garland was rapped all around the red columns which were covered by a silver metal roof where the entrance goes into. They were here, and they hoped they were going to have good things waiting for them.