Thanks :) Ive been trying to do some illustrations for my little story too but its not working lol
I wake suddenly to a quick rythmic thumping and vibrating in the nest. Many of my siblings are yelling out in fear. "Its ok children, That is the human fry running near our waters." Father says. A human fry? It must be huge to shake our waters like that. "Father what is a human?" I ask him. "Our dear caretaker is a human son. The young human fry does not seem to notice we are here though and occationally causes trouble, it is the adult who cares for us, you will see her soon." He says in a reassuring voice. With his comment of seeing, I realize now with the sleep scared from my eyes, that my shell is clear. Something inside me says I should escape. I try to stretch out.. my shell bends with my movements.. encouraging me to push harder. I'm so excited, I can taste freedom. I wiggle and squirm with more force, stretch again and again to set myself loose. "Arrgh! This is harder than I thought!" Father chuckles, "Save your energy son, you have a lot of work ahead of you once you hatch." I pretend I didn't hear and continue squirming more vigorous than before. I heave a sigh with my last, strongest stretch "hrmmmmmm" POP! "hehehee" I exclaim proudly yet exhausted.... sinking to the bottom. "Awesome" "You did it" "Welcome to the water" some of my siblings cry out. I respond with a little nod for that is all I have energy for. "Welcome to your new home son" Father tells me as he smiles. I smile back and raise a fin, panting. I am suprised at my fathers mix of strength and beauty. His deep blue color and the length of his fins, how they reipple and trail wo elegantly behind him as he rushes to the surface and back. "I will let you rest before I make you hang by yourself." He says as he swims to pick up my other siblings around me.
My freedom has become bitter sweet. I'm gald I am not confined and cramped like in my shell but now I am helpless and sink with any hault in effort to keep in the nest. It gets rather tiring but I have learned that my father always comes through for me. Some of my siblings are swimming now, I'm jealous, I don't want to be stuck down here while they are starting to enjoy themselves and explore the water. As I lay here, I ask myself lifes questions and wonder where this "caretaker" is. I have not seen her yet today. "Father?" He slowly swims down to me "yes my boy?" "Will you tell me about my mother?" I ask him. I have wondered about her, what she looked like and if I will resemble her when I get older. "Well son, your mother was beautiful, a deep purple, and perfect fins. She stayed with me for a few days until she gifted me with all of you eggs, she even helped me build my nest and care for you. Your mother was a fine female and I believe I see her curiosity in you." He said with a smile as he strocked my head with a fin. I could tell he admired her, and for him to say I had a quality of her's meant a lot to me. "Alright kiddo, lets get back in the nest" He said as he swooped me up and brought me to the surface.
I love the uniqueness and variety of each fish :)
Chester, Pixi, Pheobe and Kol, VT's
Archer and Ishka, CT's
Casper and Sapphire, Delta's
My prized Naran, orange HM