[Loch Monster] Drabbles

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[Loch Monster] Drabbles

Post by sinistra_blache on Sun Sep 09, 2012 4:54 pm

In which Mouse befriends a tiny loch monster and then a Snooze and they all might live happily ever after, who knows. It is this lot, after all.

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1. Introduction
2. Complicated
3. Making History
4. Rivalry
5. Unbreakable
6. Obsession
7. Eternity
8. Gateway
9. Death
10. Opportunities
11. 33%
12. Dead Wrong
13. Running Away
14. Judgment
15. Seeking Solace
16. Excuses
17. Vengeance
18. Love
19. Tears
20. My Inspiration
21. Never Again
22. Online
23. Failure
24. Rebirth
25. Breaking Away
26. Forever and a day
27. Lost and Found
28. Light
29. Dark
30. Faith
31. Colors
32. Exploration
33. Seeing Red
34. Shades of Grey
35. Forgotten
36. Dreamer
37. Mist
38. Burning
39. Out of Time
40. Knowing How
41. Fork in the road
42. Start
43. Nature’s Fury
44. At Peace
45. Heart Song
46. Reflection
47. Perfection
48. Everyday Magic
49. Umbrella
50. Party
51. Troubling Thoughts
52. Stirring of the Wind
53. Future
54. Health and Healing
55. Separation
56. Everything For You
57. Slow Down
58. Heartfelt Apology
59. Challenged
60. Exhaustion
61. Accuracy
62. Irregular Orbit
63. Cold Embrace
64. Frost
65. A Moment in Time
66. Dangerous Territory
67. Boundaries
68. Unsettling Revelations
69. Shattered
70. Bitter Silence
71. The True You
72. Pretense
73. Patience
74. Midnight
75. Shadows
76. Summer Haze
77. Memories
78. Change in the Weather
79. Illogical
80. Only Human
81. A Place to Belong
82. Advantage
83. Breakfast
84. Echoes
85. Falling
86. Picking up the Pieces
87. Gunshot
88. Possession
89. Twilight
90. Nowhere and Nothing
91. Answers
92. Innocence
93. Simplicity
94. Reality
95. Acceptance
96. Lesson
97. Enthusiasm
98. Game
99. Friendship
100. Endings

Last edited by sinistra_blache on Wed Sep 12, 2012 9:33 am; edited 2 times in total

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001. Introduction

Post by sinistra_blache on Mon Sep 10, 2012 3:28 am

Mouse was seven and had slipped away from her father and mother's watchful eyes during a walk on the beach. They were too busy with Mouse's new baby brother to notice her suddenly not sitting beside them, to notice that she wasn't making a silly little sandcastle any more.

She decides that she wants to go on an adventure like the people in her books. Not like those crying and spoiled princesses who always need saving, but like the people who saved them in the end. The brave knights and rugged vagabonds who were noble and interesting. Mouse decided that she was going to be one of those characters while she climbed over rocks and jumped over rock-pools and poked at slimy seaweed with a stick.

She was aware, distantly, that this would be much more fun if she had someone to play with. She decided that she didn't want to think about that, though, and so she ignored it. She ignored it like she ignored it all the other times. She ignored it right up until she slipped and fell and landed solidly on her bum. Then she thought about how nice it would be to have someone around to care about her or laugh at her clumsiness until she blinked away these stupid embarrassment tears.

That was when she heard it. It was a small, broken mewling kind of sound. It was almost like a kitten. Mouse's heart jumped, her sore bum forgotten at the thought of having her very own kitten to look after. Of /course/ daddy would let her keep it, too. But after she listened a little longer, she realised that it sounded less and less like a kitten. She hunted it out. Well, she /did/ want an adventure.

She found it in a deep enough rock-pool. If it hadn't been making noises then Mouse wouldn't have seen it, that's how hidden away it was. And she didn't even know what 'it' was. It kind of looked like a turtle without a shell. Maybe that was why it was making those noises.

Mouse inched closer. It startled, but its flipper-feet didn't really make it easy for it to get away -- besides, there was nowhere for it to go in the rock-pool. Mouse shushed quietly, because that was what people did with spooked animals. It looked at her, craning its long neck - and did turtles always have such long necks?

The more she looked at it, Mouse realised, the more it looked like a kelpie from all of cook's stories. Like a loch monster. Mouse held out her hand to it, getting as close as she dared to. The creature was still watching her warily, but it moved to sniff at her.

Then it licked her fingers.

Mouse giggled.

She spent the entire day out in the rock-pools, right up until she heard her mother call for her. She, quietly, told the kelpie on her lap to stay here and she'll be right back in the morning. The animal licked at her fingers again but seemed to understand her, and slid off her into its little pool of water.

Mouse ran off, grinning and mostly soaking yet, glad that she had finally found a friend.

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094. Reality

Post by sinistra_blache on Wed Sep 12, 2012 9:32 am

It had been one thing when Mouse was seven to have a friendly loch monster following her around the rocky beach. It had been magical and like something out of her books. She had loved it. But it had rarely felt real. She knew well enough not to tell any adults, because adults didn't understand the simplest concepts. She had never told the other girls that came over to play with her at her parents' requests since they were not really her friends, but that didn't really mean that she took the situation altogether seriously.

That changed on the first day that Mouse went to secondary school. She had just turned twelve. During her first lesson, after the class had introduced themselves, the teacher began talking about Scotland. The teacher talked about cities and lochs and rivers and the Highlands. It was interesting enough, though Mouse wasn't paying too much attention until the teacher brought up Loch Ness. /The/ loch with a monster in it. Obviously not Mouse's own loch, no, but it was the most famous.

All the children spoke up for that. Everyone but Mouse spoke up, anyway. They all had opinions about whether or not Nessie, the monster, was real. Whether or not a boy named Sam's uncle had seen Nessie himself. Whether or not it was even possible. When the teacher asked the class what they would do if /they/ ever saw Nessie, however, everyone quieted down to think.

Mouse was sure that everyone could hear her heart thumping in her chest and were just too polite to comment.

A few of the children said that they would take pictures to make sure that people believed them. Someone said that they would get a bridle and ride Nessie -- to which Mouse snorted quietly; /her/ wee kelpie would hate a bridle. A small boy at the front of the class said something that made Mouse's blood curdle, and she would never forget what he said in that clear and calm voice of his.

"I would catch it and sell it and live like a king for the rest of my life."

The reality of the situation sit Mouse rather hard. She couldn't remember what happened in the class after that boy announced his plan. She didn't do very well with her homework when she got home. But when she managed to convince her father that she had been good enough to go on a stroll down the beach, she ran straight to the rock pool (which her kelpie was outgrowing very quickly, much to her sudden distress) to see the creature.

That creature that was no longer just a prize won from an adventure she made up when she was a bairn. It wasn't a pet. She watched it make its way slowly but happily up to her once it caught sight of her. Its funny-shaped mouth was hanging open like a smile while it struggled a little on the sand. Mouse felt like crying. This was something with a personality of its very own that had trusted her almost straight away, even when it had been scared witless of her. What if that boy had found it?

That evening Mouse named her kelpie. She named it Mitz.


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