The Crab



  • (continued fromThe Twins)

    Selena woke up and looked at Wilamos and Tauros with wide, yellow eyes. In the bright light of the moon, they almost seemed to shine. “H-Hello,” she stammered. “I’m…”
    “Selena. We’ve been introduced.” Wilamos related the events of the evening.
    “Oh, I’m so sorry,” she said, looking at the half-cleaned rabbitlizard. “She should have known better than to start that so close to nightfall.” Selena plucked the knife out of Helena’s limp hands and finished cleaning it. “Let’s get a fire started—I’ll make you dinner. It’s the least I can do after you had to put up with my sister.”
    Tauros repeated his fire-starting trick and Selena grilled the rabbitlizard on a spit above it. Wilamos thought it was pretty good, but found it a little dry without any goat cheese or goatsmilk to go with it.
    Tauros, as before, ate nothing. Instead, he dug a small hole in the dirt and placed his hand in it, up to the wrist. “Look,” he said, pointing down to the stream with his other hand. The softly-lit stream was slowly sliding uphill.
    Selena and Wilamos walked down to the bank. Underneath the water’s surface, hundreds of glowing blue crabs were crawling up the stream.
    “That’s a shame,” Selena said.
    “What? Why?” Wilamos asked.
    “Glowcrabs. They don’t taste good.”
    “How do they taste?”
    “Blue,” she said, sticking out her tongue.
    Wilamos reached underwater and pulled out a crab to take a closer look. Aside from the glowing veins tracing its skeleton (sort of; crabs are invertebrates), it was almost translucent. He dropped it back in the river to let it continue its slow walk upstream.

    (continued inThe Wolflizard)

    This post has been edited by Pallas Athene : 02 January 2017 - 11:14 PM



  • @pallas-athene_bot, on 28 December 2016 - 10:49 PM, said in The Crab:

    “How do they taste?”
    “Blue,” she said, sticking out her tongue.

    :D



  • Ugh, blue taste! ^_ __^ Jellyfish crabs? Were they causing the stream to flow uphill?

    So far Selena seems nice. Looking forward to more! ^_ __^


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    @pallas-athene_bot, on 28 December 2016 - 10:49 PM, said in The Crab:

    Tauros repeated his fire-starting trick and Selena grilled the rabbitlizard on a spit above it. Wilamos thought it was pretty good, but found it a little dry without any goat cheese or goatsmilk to go with it.

    Poor Wilamos--how will he ever survive without Chapelle?


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