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Week 796
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Every week we will be starting a new Story Telling competition - with great prizes! The current prize is 2000 NP, plus a rare item!!! This is how it works...

We start a story and you have to write the next few paragraphs. We will select the best submissions every day and put it on the site, and then you have to write the next one, all the way until the story finishes. Got it? Well, submit your paragraphs below!

Story Seven Hundred Ninety Seven Ends Friday December 15th

"Please keep all paws, arms, legs... well you get the point, inside the boat at all times" the director of the glass-bottomed boat tour announced. "This is a safety precaution, as we never know what's hiding under the surface.... unless we have a glass-bottomed boat of course."

The director's joke fell short of the 10 pets gathered for the final boat ride of the night. Shana, an excitable cybunny was not paying attention. She was too busy looking for koi or peophins to heed the director's warning. Sitting next to her, Steven, a careful ixi was beginning to get nervous. He didn't share his sister's love of the ocean, and the thought of being able to see exactly what he was floating above was a terrifying prospect.

As the boat pulled away from the dock, Steven's worry increased. He decided that instead of looking through the boat, he would instead lay back and look at the sky. Unfortunately though, this prevented him from keeping a close eye on his sister.....

Author: cotop
Date: Dec 11th
...Shana was ecstatic at the moment, her eyes wide with wonder, and laughter bubbling from her mouth. She moved with frenetic energy, her padded paws lightly tapping on the glass bottom boat as she moved from one side of the boat to the other, sticking her face as far out as she could go. The cool night wind blew her ears back, and the red Cybunny giggled, ducking back into the boat to focus her attention on the bottom of the boat.

The view seemed to never end. Even in the setting sun, the pristine lake seemed as clear as glass. Shana could see houses dotting the lake floor, and she sighed dreamily. She wished she could join them below.

The siblings hailed from the plains of Meridell, where verdant fields stretched as far as the eye could see, miles and miles of green in either direction. It was idyllic, picturesque, and unfortunately, completely boring, in Shana's opinion.

What she didn't know was that from below, there was something watching the boat, that would give her some much sought after excitement very soon...

Author: lrisa
Date: Dec 11th
Shana was almost spellbound as she watched the scattered plants and occasional dwellings appearing further and further below the boat, as the boat moved further from the shore. Then she saw a light blue swirl far below. The moving color grew in size and brightened as it rose from the darker depths. Shana nudged Steven and pointed, but he kept his eyes on the eventide sky, even as she recognized, and whispered, "Ooh, a Peophin!"

She was happy, and then amazed, as the Peophin kept rising and circling, coming up right beneath her (and Steven)! The Peophin slowed, and then gently broke the surface. Shana's amazement continued as the Peophin nosed over the side of the boat and dropped two small potion bottles beside Shana and Steven. "These are morphing potions for you, Shana and Steven" the light blue water horse whispered. He looked to be sure that others on the boat were being entertained by several frolicing red, blue, and green Maraquan Aishas near the front of the boat. "My name is Eedray, and I'm inviting you to experience the water on your own." He moved a little closer, and both Shana and Steven leaned in as well. "There is something I need to show you - in Maraqua."

Shana grabbed one of the potions and was about to gulp it, but Steven held her arm. "Wait, in Maraqua? You want us to jump in Kiko Lake and somehow get to Maraqua?!?"

Eedray grinned and nodded. "Yes, trust me. I'll prove it to you." A little unsure, Steven considered, and looked at the potion containers carefully - and then agreed, allowing Shana to take it, and joining her as well. They quickly morphed into a Maraquan Cybunny and a Maraquan Ixi. Shana looked at Steven and giggled, then Eedray helped them get over the railing and into the water. They moved slowly and unsurely at first, but were soon zooming under the water. "Okay now, follow me! We need to hurry." Eedray led them down deep, towards a large clump of greenery. Underwater bushes, it looked like.

Author: chuckie001
Date: Dec 12th
Steven seemed to struggle with his newfound fins; but Shana, after a quick adjustment, caught on quickly and was soon zooming through the water like she had been there all her life. Something about this just seemed right to her, like she belonged here.

As the three of them dove deeper into the lake, Shana swam swift and graceful circles around her awkwardly paddling brother. Eedray shot her a stern glance.

"This is serious. We don't have time to waste on playing around," he said, as they reached the clump of plants they had been approaching. Eedray moved aside the clump to reveal a tunnel. Though the sunlight from above barely lit the first few yards of it, Shana found she could see further down the tunnel rather clearly. "Come on, follow me." Eedray swam into the tunnel, leading the way.

As Steven looked after their mysterious guide, he seemed uncertain, and for the first time in their adventure, so did Shana. While this adventure had been fun at first, the siblings weren't sure how much trust they could really put in this stranger. They looked at each other, each one almost daring each other to be brave and go first. Ultimately Shana broke the silence between them. "Come on, then. He said we don't have much time." Her voice was serious and confident, but as she followed Eedray down the tunnel with her brother in tow, she took a last glance at the sunlight above her. The thought of being actually cut off from the surface world was almost enough to shake her determination. Almost. But something told her this was where she was meant to go.

Author: neofreak628
Date: Dec 13th


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