One cold breezy morning there was an ant queen laying thousands of eggs in Asia. Out of all those ants, only one individual was different from the rest. That one unique ant had a red egg unlike the other eggs. The red egg was just like the color of a flame you would see in a bonfire. Surprisingly this ant could breathe fire. It was as if some dragon laid it instead of an ant queen. This ant also had the ability to change its actual color which was brown to any color around her as if she was a chameleon instead of a small tiny innocent ant. Regina the unique ant was made fun of by the other workers because she was the only one that did not breathe oxygen through her spiracles or stayed one color. She was always ashamed of her differences until one day.
“What happened to Destiny and Nicole,” Regina questioned one early morning.
“I don´t know,” Alexandra replied confused.
[[Next]]That same day Regina was about to eat her lunch when she overheard the queen talking to a group of workers. They said that many ants were nowhere to be found because an ant colony had taken them and are beginning to use them against their colony. Regina thought about how horrible it would be to lose her loved ones. She thought if she wanted to help all the ants in her colony and quickly knew she had to do something.
OPTION A: [[Regina wants to help her colony.]]
OPTION B: [[ She ignores the conversation.]] The next day at lunchtime she announced on stage that she was going to save her colony of extinction although she had no idea how she was going to do it. Everyone made a surprised face as soon as they heard her and began yelling negative things to her.
[[What did they scream?]]Regina ignores the conversation and goes back to work. She thinks that it’s not very serious but she keeps thinking about it. While she is working she can’t focus on her work so she asks for a break and tries to figure out why she can’t concentrate. Then she thinks about what happened before she went back to work and knew exactly why. She felt bad not helping her colony out from getting extinct. After all, she finally decides that she needs to do something about it.
[[Regina wants to help her colony.]]“You can’t even breath like us” one ant yelled from the bottom of the stage.
“You can’t even stay as one color like everybody else” an ant screamed to the other side of the stage.
“What are you going to do kill us all with your dragon breath’’ another ant screamed with a sarcastic voice.
“Hee hee hee” the ants started laughing.
[[Continue]]Regina just stood there and slowly started turning red like she always did when she was way too nervous
to even speak. She felt like she was drowning in water but she was just overwhelmed with so much negativity. She was about to give up when she thought about her two best friends and knew she had to do something about it but she still didn’t know what to do.
OPTION A: [[ Take on challenge.]]
OPTION B: [[Give up.]]Regina now gives up on helping her colony in stage. She feels embarrassed about being the only one who was ready to help. Regina begins feeling upset because she doesn’t want to help anymore and she just said she wanted to in front of her entire colony. So now Regina is forced to do something she doesn’t want to do.
[[ Take on challenge.]] “Come sit down Regina,” the queen said with a nice warm attitude.
OPTION A: [[Obey]]
OPTION B: [[ Disobey]]Regina sat down in a sky blue chair across from the queen. The queen quickly served Regina some food. The queen served her spaghetti and a small piece of bread with a cup of water. Regina felt so strange she scarcely said a word until she finished her favorite meal which made her feel a little better.
“So how are you,” the queen asked all of a sudden breaking the silence.
“Horrible,” Regina said putting her head down.
“What’s wrong Regina,” the queen asked trying to make her feel comfortable.
Regina put her head down again and sighed.
“I promised I was going to help the colony out so it won’t lead to extinction and I have no idea how I am going to do it,” Regina said in despair.
“Oh well, sometimes you just have to think outside the box,” the queen said.
[[Next.]]Regina disobeyed because she was sure that the queen was going to make an entire scene so she ignored her as if she did not say anything at all. As soon as she was about to leave the hideout Regina thought again. Maybe the queen had something important to say.
[[Obey]]Poom! There was a loud noise. Regina quickly turned around to see what had caused that loud noise but as soon as she turned back the queen was gone! The only thing she left behind was a gray cloud of smoke that smelled just like the fire that would come out of Regina every time she breathed through her spiracles. Regina left the hideout thinking very hard about what the queen had told her. Regina thought and thought but couldn’t come up with anything. Her mind was just thinking about what the other ants had told her that afternoon. The more she thought about it she started believing that the ants were correct. Maybe I am weird she thought to herself. Regina slowly started to give up. She was so upset that she was going to let her colony down and her two best friends that she didn’t even mind eating a snack that night.
[[next]]The next day Regina woke up to find herself in a strange place. She started looking around to see if she could find any clues of where she was at but she simply couldn’t because there wasn’t anything to look at. Knock knock! She heard on the locked door that kept her from escaping the empty white room. Regina stayed quiet. Next thing she knew she was looking at an ant that belonged to the group who was taking over her entire colony! Regina realized she was captured and was put in prison.
OPTION A: [[ Make a plan.]]
OPTION B: [[ Stay in prison. ]]As soon as she realized she was captured she knew she had to do something this time and quickly. She started thinking and remembered what had happened the day before. She remembered all the ants making fun of her way to breath and the ability she had to change her color. As soon as she remembered she jumped with excitement! She knew exactly what she had to do! Regina was finally going to use her powers to do something good and prove the ants wrong! That same morning she grabbed a piece of paper and a pen to start writing things she noticed about the colony. She wrote down what color they were, what they were afraid of and their strategies.
[[CONTINUE]]After Regina noticed she was put in prison she lost it and started shaking as if it was 2 degrees outside in the winter. She couldn’t believe where she was! Regina never thought that she would be one of the victims captured by the colony. Her face was covered in terror just how you might cover a strawberry in chocolate. Regina was too terrified she couldn’t move other than shake like a maraca. About 5 minutes later Regina calmed down and thought to herself. She thought about what she could do but her mind was completely blocked. Regina had no idea what she could do in that mini jail cell.
[[ Make a plan.]] The second day at the prison Regina was ready to take her master plan into action.
OPTION A: [[Regina disguises herself.]]
OPTION B: [[Regina doesn't disguise herself.]]She started by turning black like the rest of the ants to blend in. Then she put on a bright yellow hat just like the color of a banana. After, she assisted a meeting with many thousands of ants. The ants were discussing how they were going to finally take over the entire Temnothorax colony but Regina had a scheme up her sleeve to save her colony from all the awful plans they had. She was going to use her breath to put on fire all the rest of the ants so they didn’t have a chance. She quickly sneaked out the meeting making sure nobody saw her and went to the prison where Destiny, Nicole and the rest where being captured. She took them outside of the ant’s territory so they would be safe during the fire that Regina was going to cause. Regina hustled back into the meeting before it ended so it would seem that nothing happened. Regina could feel the pressure of her colony counting on her during the meeting and started feeling sick. When the meeting was about to finish she knew she had to do it now. Regina breathed so hard she created a big fire that made an entire explosion underground leaving the entire colony dead. The Temnothorax ant colony was finally safe! Regina was, at last, confident about her powers and the Temnothorax ants were not making fun of her anymore. Instead, they were proud of Regina and treated her way better. She was now changed forever and is not ashamed of her differences at all anymore.
[[NEXT]]Regina doesn't disguise herself as an ant that belongs to the threatening colony. When she goes around the property acting like a normal ant would the ants look at her strange because she wasn't even the same color. The ants stared at her because they were not used to seeing an ant that had different characteristics. Regina quickly felt the looks and knew something was wrong.
[[Regina disguises herself.]]THE END.She quickly got off the stage and ran to her hideout that nobody knew about or at least she thought nobody did. When she arrived at her hideout she surprisingly saw the queen sitting in a fancy bubble gum-colored pink chair. It was like if she was waiting for her to come there because she had a table decorated with flowers and food so they could talk.