“FREAK!” they shout. I mean they’re right, I really don’t belong here.
The ant with 7 legs with 3 eyes and 4 mandibles. I mean I’m not ugly, they were put in reasonable places the extra leg and one side and the eye is hidden somehow, I don’t know how this works. I’m Aph the ant with extra body parts. I’m not kidding, I have extra body parts and it how I was born. I was nearly thrown out of the colony but luckily the queen accepted me. Some of the ants I learn with are scared. Because I have another pair of mandibles, they are one of the reasons I was kept, because I can twice as much work than an average young ant. We hear the call of a colony meeting, we walked to the biggest place in the nest and waited for the queen. The nest is really big, it’s a log We are aphaenogaster fulva ants, so we live in logs in meadows and we live here because we know how to not drown when it floods and we have two parts underground and the log. The queen arrives. She marches up and starts a speech thanking us for coming, not like we had much choice. Then she started with the big stuff. At first I zoned out looking around the room. The dirt tunnels, rocks forming the throne, THOUSANDS UPON THOUSANDS of ants surround me. Then she says something that brings me back.
[[Continue->PP2]] A ... War.. and she’s sending a patrol to take it down. She calls out for volunteers, no one answered her call. “ Fine, I’m drawing names and all though this is mostly adults we will have 2 children be drawn from the jar.” she looks at me with sadness and at that moment I knew one of them was me. I mean come on, she picked up a basket woven from grass and pulled out a leaf and said “Jay Henderson.”
She continued “Alex Broadry, Alyssa Quinn, and for the last ant, Aph Rodi.”
I walk up, my legs feeling like twigs, as I step up, my ears roar and I feel another ant bump into me. I look around the crowd and see hundreds of ants, I forgot how many ants our nest held.
[[raise your voice]]
[[Let it go]] [[Sacrifice]]
[[Run forward and drag Allison along]]You fall behind into the water. You end up in a cavern, with other Leafcutter ants.
"She probably won't be helpful.Kill her." a voice boomed
[[Restart->choice one]] "NO!, YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED! SENDING CHILDREN TO DO SOLDIERS DIRTY WORK!"
"THEN LEAVE YOU,YOU FREAK!" It turned into a chant "FREAK! FREAK! FREAK!". Suddenly the log shook. I knew what was happening, my head was screaming to run.We run but an ant I know falls behind.
I walk up, my legs feeling like twigs, as I step up, my ears roar and I feel another ant bump into me. I look around the crowd and see hundreds of ants, I forgot how many ants our nest held. Suddenly the log shook. I knew what was happening, my head was screaming to run.
We did our procedure. Adults in the back and younger ones upfront BUT MY LUCK had me staying with the adults. Though something is wrong, this can’t be happening. It’s summer, there are hardly any floods. And then that’s when I see it a hole the size of a tiny humans fist in the roof, my heart starts to pound and my ears roaring with the adults shouting commands. I look up before the water flows and I see faces. The cruel faces of ants. Leafcutter ants. What do they want with us, we eat completely different things, we eat something called elaiosome we get it from a plant. They eat fungus (blegh), so why are they attacking us? We run but an ant I know falls behind.
[[Next->choice one]] You try to drag Allison along, she looks at you and says one word,"Goodbye." She lets go, and that's the last time you ever saw her face.
[[Continue-> Field]]I stand there seeing what has become of my home, and how I failed, out of all the times I had to fail this is one of them, I feel like a storm is bursting out of me and the team look at each other, “Well this is quite the meet’ greet.” I say hoping to cheer them up. Though around us the ant families are grieving. I walk around and see children panicked while their caretakers trying to calm them down. I watch the blades of grass go from windy to calm in a matter of seconds. It’s like the attack.
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