Chapter 5: A spawn and a mistake
My thoughts rushed through my mind in a blur. What had I done? I had embraced with her and in doing so became the father of many children. Some father I am...they would all hate me when they grew up...rose would hate me and so would phantom... what I did was unforgivable but sooner or later they would all find out. So I had to tell her the truth. She was right there under the nest, barely 2 inches away from me yet my fins moved me ever so slowly towards her and it seemed that I had traveled a thousand miles to get to her.
"Rose?" I asked. She turned to face me happily " Yes? Oh just look at all of them! And they are all ours! We are actually parents can you believe it Roger?" My voice was heavy and filled with sadness and regret when i said " No Rose...I honestly can't believe it... what I've done." She looked puzzled. " What do you mean?" " I don't really...I don't really love you all of the flirting was me trying to challenge Phantom I was so conceded at the time that i thought only of myself and not how I was causing you to feel about me. And I'm sorry. Phantom and I made an agreement, a plan, for me to act completely dull and uninterested so we wouldn't spawn but seeing how excited you were I didn't want to disappoint you. That's why I did what I did... I will do my best to care for our fry and I really hope that you can forgive me..." I said quietly. Rose looked at my angrily but then her expression smoothed. " Its ok...Roger..." she said with a hint of sadness in her voice as she swam off into a little cave in the tank. I eyed my fry and fixed the nest a bit. I would be a good father its the least I could do. Then another thought hit me....how would I tell Phantom?