Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Hawaii- Go Diamond head!
Okay more for Dragon!
Part 2: Chatting with Opal
This bond is unnatural, that I knew. Bettas rarely stay hooked for ever to the first female they meet, but I was. I swam up to the female and flared my fins for all the world to see. "Hello, I'm Dragon!" I said, blowing a bubble for her. She flared back at me and said, "Well, Who cares. I mean, I could tell you my name, which is opal, but than I already have. Mister flappon or whatever." She replied cooly.
I was shocked and just flared at her again, this time in embaressment. "Well... Opal isn't exactly the coolest name around either. What are you, a Betta or a stone?" I replied. She flared again, more cautiosly. "I guess you aren't as soft as you look." She mumbled, before swimming up to get a breath of air. Yes! I thought. She's starting to like me! If only I could breed with her... But something that's almost invisible is seperating us. I swam away and hid in a plant to think.
A few days later, after I had built my bubblenest huge and strong, the barrier suddenly disappeared. Opal was released into the tank. I followed her everywhere, asking countless questions. "How were you born with that beautiful white orb on your side?" I asked. She swam away quickly and said under her breath "Stop following me..." But I kept on pursuing.
After a day or two (I lost track of the time) She agreed to follow me and we swam under my bubblenest. I brought up the embrace in my mind and tried it out on her. We were very clumbsy at first, I got her head one time. But eventually we got it. I saw white specks floating through the water, and caught them by instinct and placed them in my bubblenest. We continued this for a few hours, but I got tired of it.
"Okay, leave now". I said impatiently, frantically glancing at the white specks in my bubblenest. "But..." Opal was cut short. "GO!" I zipped over and nipped her fins. She gasped in shock and swam away to hide in a plant. "I'm sorry, but I have to do it." I mumbled.
Later that day, the mesh returned and picked Opal up. She didn't so much as struggle to escape it.
If guppies are jewels, than Bettas must be rainbows
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