One day in a big green grassy field with tall trees that had a lot of shade in San Diego, California, there was an ant named Luna campo. Luna was the smallest worker ant in her colony but really strong, she was not scared of anything. One day she thought to herself, why do all the females have to do all the work? It’s not fair that the male ants don’t have to do anything, but just mate with the queen! I need to do something about that!
[[Should luna go talk to the queen herself and tell the queen its not fair all the females have do all the work?]]
[[ Or should Luna go talk to her friends and plan what she wants to say to the queen' and how it's not fair that the females have to do all the work.]] Luna decided to go visit her friends. 1 of her friends is Roxy the butterfly, Luna's second friend is Sofia and she is a worker ant too, Luna's third friend is Sara and she is also a worker ant. When she gets to her friends, she started to talk about it. It was getting dark and it was time for them to go to bed, so they decided to talk about it the next day.
[[ the next day]]Luna finally got there and found the queen ant. She started talking to the queen, when she was finished talking she was so nervous for an answer her antennae started shaking. The queen finally opened her mouth to say NO! Luna was so shocked she ran off crying. After one of her friends found out what happened, she went after Luna. Roxy tried talking to Luna to make her feel better. She felt so bad, she just gave up.
[[ Go back and change your choice ->Start]]Luna decided to go visit the queen. She started to walk very slowly because she was really scared to talk to the queen. On her way there she started to practice what she wanted to say to the queen. Luna planed on saying "hey queen do something about it." Then she thought to herself that's too harsh. Maybe saying please or being polite she thought to herself, that might work!
[[The queen]] The next day Luna opened her eyes and saw her commander looming over her bed. Her commander yelled at her, “ Luna, come with me right now!” Luna said, “ What happened, is something wrong?”
Luna’s commander said yelling, “ The queen wants you right now!”
Luna said in a quiet voice, “ ok, I am coming.”
Luna quickly got out of her bed and followed her commander to the queen’s chambers.Luna's commander told her to stay there as Luna's commander walked away. Luna slowly put her head up as she saw the queen and 1 of her friends sara. Luna was so confused why sara was there, until sara lifted her head and mouth I am so sorry. Luna thought to herself did sara tell the queen ant our plan.
[[Should Luna get mad at Sara]]
[[Or should Luna let Sara explain what happened]] Luna got so mad at Sara because Luna knew that Sara told the queen ant their plan. Luna confronted Sara, and asked her why did she tell the queen ant their plan. Sara told Luna that she was so scared, that the queen ant would do something bad to Luna. Luna didn't believe Sara and she just left Sara talking. Luna didn't want to talk to Sara anymore, because she knew Sara was jealous of her because Luna was a hard working ant. Luna and Sara never talked to each other ever again.
[[ Go back and change your choice -> the next day]]Sara explain to Luna why she told the queen ant their plan. The reason why Sara told the queen ant their plan was because, the queen ant sawn them talking about it and she threatens Sara. So Sara had to tell the queen ant Luna, Roxy, Sofia, and Sara's plan. If Sara didn't tell the queen ant their plan, the queen ant would have done something bad to all of them. Luna told the queen ant that it was only her plan, so that she can only get punished not her friends. Luna's friends were so worried that something bad would happen to Luna. So they all decided to stay together and say it was everyone's plan.
Luna, Roxy, Sofia, and Sara decided their plan was going to be trapping the queen ant, and starving the queen ant till she changes her mind. They were going to do that by making the trap out of whatever they could find when they went to go get food for the colony. Some of the things they found were sticks, sticky sap from the trees, dirt, and small rocks. As Luna, Roxy, Sofia, and Sara were walking to find more things for the trap,Roxy stepped into a pile of leaves and Luna heard the leaves crunch. Luna could see the color of the sticky tree sap, and she noticed that it was the color amber. Luna also saw that some of the leaves were the same color as the sticky tree sap. Luna touched the sticky tree sap so she could taste it, and it tasted sweet like sugar. They all decided they were going to use the sticky sap from the trees as glue to hold the sticks and rocks together. The base shape of the trap would be a square, and they will connect the sticks with the sticky tree sap to make a square. With the rocks and sticky tree sap they made a button, and with that button they will use it to release the trap on the queen ant. When they finished building the trap they wanted to test it, so they tested it on Sofia. When they did it on Sofia the trap broke apart, so they tried fixing it with extra sticky tree sap. They tried it again on Sofia. It still didn’t work and they all were really upset. Roxy and Sara gave up but, Luna and Sofia went on a walk and Sofia said, “ We need some type of string or rope.”
Luna said, “ how would string or rope help us with our trap?”
Sofia said, “ We will use the string or rope to tie each corner together, and it will help us by making our trap stronger.”
Luna said, “ I like that idea, know we just have to find string or rope.” Out of know where they found a shoelace and Luna and Sofia were so happy. They ran to show Roxy and Sara that they found a shoelace to help them with their trap. They used the shoelace and once they finished using the shoelace for the trap they tested it on Sofia, and it worked. They were all super happy.
[[ Will Luna and her friends have the courage to trap the queen]]
[[ Is the trap strong enough to hold the queen]]Luna, Roxy, Sofia, and Sara continued with their plan on trapping the queen ant the next day. The next day Luna overheard Sofia talking to Roxy and Sara about being scared and having second thoughts about trapping the queen ant. Luna even though she was the smallest out of the group she had the courage to convince the group that the plan was going to work. Luna started to have second thoughts about the trap, if the queen ant managed to escape how much trouble they get into. She knew that the queen ant will lock them up for a very long time, and it would be a harsh time for her and her friends. She will not have her dream come true if she is locked up, and she will not be happy for the rest of her life.
[[ Go back and change your choice ->Or should Luna let Sara explain what happened]]Luna decided after a lot of thinking is the trap going to hold the queen ant. 1 of the suggestion that Luna came up with was to get all her friends to go under the trap to see how strong the trap was. Because Luna knows that the queen ant is very strong, so she knew that the strength of her three friends compared to the strength of the queen ant was the same. Finally the day arrived on the big moment about traping the queen ant, and everything goes according to plan, they finally traped the queen ant. The queen ant was very confuse why she was traped. Luna, Roxy, Sofia, and Sara showed up to the queen ant and told her they traped her. They explain and gave her the reason why they traped her, and one of the reasons were because all the females have to do all the work. They told the queen ant if you don’t give us what we want we will starve you till you change your mind. The queen ant didn’t want to change her mind so she stayed trapped, and she didn’t get food or water because she didn’t change her mind. She was really hungry and thirsty but Luna, Roxy, Sofia, and Sara did not give up until they got what they wanted. The queen ant didn’t want to be trapped anymore so she changed her mind and gave they want they wanted. The queen ant made the males do more work, and the worker ants go to take breaks and relax more. That made Luna, Roxy, Sofia, and Sara very happy. Now the males ants know how much work the worker ant had to do, and the queen ant and Luna and her friends talked with all the ant in the colony so now they can share the work they have to do. So they can enjoy some relaxing and free time together. There is a saying between the ants and Luna “ work hard play hard.” Luna was so Happy that her dream came true.