I'm glad NightFire can help. She's really kind, and I know the injured fish will be in good fins. I hope we can get to know each other more after we're done with this. "Thank you so much," I say. Everyone is dividing up and preparing to go. "Oh, and one more thing, " I request, "if a silver crowntail comes back looking for us, tell him we're invading and that we couldn't wait any longer. His name is Silverbeam. The prince of Waterflash kingdom." I smile at her slightly shocked face. She probably didn't expect royalty among our group. She probably didn't expect a lot of things about our little band. I swim off to my group, and the leaders outline the plan to the rest of us. I slip my fin into Manny's and say, "We can do this. We'll defeat the ShadowMoon clan. All of us." I smile supportingly at him.
"Thank you so much," Flamesong says. "Oh, and one more thing, " The Crowntail requests, "if a silver crowntail comes back looking for us, tell him we're invading and that we couldn't wait any longer. His name is Silverbeam. The prince of Waterflash kingdom." He smiles at me. "Oh its nothing," I sigh. "Just glad I can help," and I swim off to Muse, Neptune and Ripple to watch over them and help them apply medicine.
Once again, I go over to Ripple, who is still whimpering. "Ripple, please, tell me what's wrong and what I can do to help you," I plead, looking into her half-insane eyes. She needs help. That much is clear.
Iris asks me if Ripple's fit for the invasion. I reply patiently, "Probably not. She keeps moaning and blacking out. Plus, she's going to be a big target for Bing. Unless we can make her better in less than an hour, she must stay here, where she's safe." I hope I'm not wrong. As if in response, Ripple murmurs something I can't hear and gives a little cry.
~~ Iris ~~
"Probably not. She keeps moaning and blacking out. Plus, she's going to be a big target for Bing. Unless we can make her better in less than an hour, she must stay here, where she's safe." Flamesong replies. "Oh, okay. It's just that there aren't much fish here to battle; we might actually get defeated by them." I shiver.
I'm watching Breme talk to Flamesong, when two fish swim into the cave. I recognize them immediately as Olive and Oliver, two quest members that had become lost. Their arms are both full of herbs.
"Guys!" I say. "Olive and Oliver are back!"
"Oh, okay. It's just that there aren't much fish here to battle; we might actually get defeated by them," Iris shudders. I nod understandingly. "All we can do is fight the best we can and hope it's enough. This group knows a bit more about fighting than you would expect from a bunch of bettas from a pet store, and the rest of us odds and ends. Actually, your father probably knows more about fighting than the rest of us put together. He and Breme taught most of us," I chuckle, then look at Iris. She seems to be frozen in shock. "You...you didn't know? Breme didn't tell you anything?" I frown as she shakes her head.
Most of the fish seem to have been sorted into groups. My eyes go to Mika and Oscar. Oh great. I sigh, then swim over to them. " You aren't sorted in a group,are you?" Mika nods,and says " Ah... yes, true. It would be alright if we joined you, yes?" I nod, but I have a bad feeling about this. No offense to them, but I din't consider throwing pebbles around very helpful. I rather have someone who actually knows what they are doing with me. Oh, well. Mika is smart, maybe she can find a way not to kill herself.