I felt entirely lost, as I breathed in the sweet clear water, I knew I was not where I was supposed to be. It lacked the familiar smell and feel of my old home. It was entirely vacant of other fish and plants or even rocks, and it was entirely too bright. I could barely see through the glare all around me. I tried to find someway to hide but in every direction I swam a wall of light blocked my path.
I was afraid, I had no where to go, and I was exhausted....weak I let my self flutter to the floor of this strange new place, I no longer had the will to move and all I wanted was to fall...asleep...
I must have dreamed, for all the sudden I felt the terror I had experienced in the creatures mouth return. I was back in the open air, where everything was bright and barren, empty of water and cold as ice. I couldn't move my fins, I opened my mouth but I couldn't speak. All the sudden I could feel the presence of a giant eye, scrutinizing, watching me gasp for breath beneath its glare. For a moment I thought it was my father's eye that watched me, and I remembered his gentle prescence, how he had cared for me when I was small and frightened.
I tried to beg him to save me but he wouldn't. He stared down at me as though ashamed that a son of his would beg for his life. "You took longer than the others " he said," I had a good reason to worry"
I woke with a start, my heart pounding in my chest, my entire body sore. I was back in the strange tank, able to move and breath again. The dream left me but for some reason I could not shake the feeling that I was being watched. I swirled around and came face to face with a giant ugly face. For a second I thought I was again looking at my father, but as I looked I knew that was not my fathers eyes, his had never exuded such anger, such ferocity. These eye's had murder in them and stared me down in spiteful fury. I could feel the anger coming off of him in waves and I shrunk from it the best I could.
"You should have known to seperate them earlier, you said so yourself they were starting to flare" a loud voice boomed from somewhere. "I was going to do that today, I was getting around to it, I just never expected them to start trying to kill each other all the sudden! I mean look what he did to maximus, my poor beautiful boy, he was so gorgeous, now look at him, he's been ripped to pieces!" the face that stared at me seethed as it spoke. "well you can't blame the fish, he was just doing what nature designed him to do, you knew better than to leave them in there that long," "Yeah, well, I just don't know why it had to be Maximus, of all the fish that could have been tore up it had to be the only halfmoon in the bunch,"
I will continue this later...
My wacky little petting zoo:
2 pygmy goats
2 chinese bottom feeders
1 corn snake
1 sweet little Kitty,
and a rabbit
"Wisdom is realizing your life is not your own, but belongs to those little things that depend of you, and the big things that love you..."