[[About]] You peek outside, to your dismay you don't find her close to you're house. You keep wandering past houses and see Elle talking to another ant who was from the same colony as us. How come I've never seen her before? The girl seems scared, but looks relieved that someone is there to "protect" her. You bring both girls back to your house to get out of what could be targeted land. You bring them to your room and you and Elle sit on your bed, blushing madly at eachother while she sits at your desk like a 3rd wheel. She claims her name is Mia. After getting to know her you all go back outside to watch over your village and protect it.
Out of the corner of your eye you see something moving in the forest. You see little dots march through the coarse brown dirt. As the dots get bigger you realize their ants! You grab on to Elle and cuddle, horrified.
Do you alert the village? ✨
[[Yes! Let's alert the village!]]
[[Nah, we can take 'em down!]] You decide to sleep in on your comfy magenta bedsheets with yellow moons on them (like this story's backround)instead of looking for Elle. Argentine ants trudge through your village and kiddnapp you and the rest of your family and hold them for rancid. And if that's not enough they violently killed my whole neighborhood from houses to cardboard boxes, and candy shops, and everything in between. They build over your villiage, graveyards, and gardens, and soon, fire is everywhere, it's anarcy! Your home was turned into a surface taste of the underworld all because YOU slept in. Not cool broski. Not cool.
Play again? 🌙
[[New Game! <3]] You alert your village to go into hiding. You quickly burrow into the dirt ground, while Elle builds a grass wall surrounding us. You wait for what seems like hours, but found out that they weren't going to your village. You sigh with relif and ponder:
"I wonder who their attacking. At least its not us, but I wanna help!" You grab Elle and Mia, some food, and head off to follow the ants trail. You tap antennas with Elle to reassure her since she looks worried. You look at the girls, and decide to camp by the small flower field. You see the ants march away. When you go to talk to Mia and Elle, Elee's gone! You walk towards Mia and she points shyly. You dash in that direction, mad, but worried.
Follow the ants?
[[No I need to find Elle]]
[[No I want to sleep]]
You prepare for battle and get your sticks ready to hit, but your body relaxes as you see their not heading towards you-
As thankful as you are, you alert your queen about the situation.
As she hears you she realizes their isn't any other ants nearby. It's an ambush attack! Soilders from the Queen's palace march out, and wait for the arrival of the ants. You see the sun set, and fall asleep to silence.
You look in your bag and grab some water in a leaf bottle and take a small sip. You then add two more sticks to the fire, and set up your sleeping bag, you know, just in case. Like, nobody's EVER going to sleep, 1,000%! Papillion finishes setting it up and lays down next to the fire. Before she knows it, she's drifting off and her eyelids feel so droopy, but she must stay awake! She pinches her eye balls open and sits up. She see's something dash in the forest. She lays back down, horrified. Now she waits, waiting for sleep to find her once again. In the morning she wakes to see that Elle's stuff had been stolen?! You sit up and rub your tired eyes. Your fire is smoking, but was put out with water. You search around the campsite ans see Elle eating honey in a small rocky cave with all of the "stolen" items. She spots you, and runs away. But outside looks dangerous...
[[Let's find her.]]
[[I'm going to stay here- it seems safer]] You run into the forest and see her climb up a tree. You stand there and watch her. Wait?! Are the tree's getting bigger? Nope, it's QUICKSAND! You panic and grab onto a branch, you begin to climb, losing your yellow rain boots in the mud. It begins to drizzle, the leaves collecting into the boots, making them sink faster. You hear a yelp and turn your head so fast you might've gotten whiplash. You gaze up to the tree and see Elle looking at you tears almost filling her eyes, and then dashing onto more branches. She //cares// about you... Your face turns red, and your heart starts to beat faster... You love her! You try and run after her to tell you how you feel but HUGE carnivourous plants arise and try snapping at you. You rush out of the forest and run to your campsite, sobbing, seperated by nature.
CHOSE YOUR ADVENTURE!
[[Enter the forest disguised as ants?]]
[[Go around the forest to ambush attack!]]You wake up, and pull the sheets of of your bed. You let your feet dangle off the blanket, and you wander into the kitchen. You step on something, and confetti falls everywhere on you! You sigh and get out the broom. You spot something taped onto the fridge since we didn't have enough money for magnents. The ants were defeated! You skip with joy!
//I might even be rich! Sweet! I can buy magnents- oooh! Maybe a new home!// The Queen thanks you, and as a reward you get to own new land in the forest that can now regrow! You run to Elle's house and give her a HUGE hug, and a small kiss on the cheek. A pigeon named Jacy takes you to their land where you grab the keys to your mansion.
"Congratulations on your estate. But it won't be over this quick... I got new intel from the Queen about a new colony nearby that's planning to take over the flower field on the right side of the forest. Be on your high alert." You shrug it off and bring all of your friends over to your estate! Now's not the time for more //war// you just got back, but you already miss it- maybe another time! THE END!🎉
[[New Game! <3]] You and Mia stand just outside of the forest. You mix dirt with a water and ash paste by mixing burn tree bark and water, and cover your body with ther mixture. Mia finishes before you, so she helps you disguise. You hide your antenna and cover burnt twigs in the same black paste, and stick them on your head, making sure the paste doesn't get in your compound eyes at the same time. You exhale quietly, horrified, but eager to see what you might find. After stalling enough, you step inyo the forest fog, making sure Mia is in reach. Since both of you are scared, you make sure your stick antenna are always touching so you don't get lost alone. You see a faint light- as you get closer the light gets brighter until you see a village. But not a nice happy village with flower pots, and bakery shops- mud hills, burnt ashes, and black ants EVERYWHERE! No ants seem to notice you. You two hide behind the ant hill and talk to Mia.
"Let's camp here, destroy their rescourses slowly, and then-"
"No! We'll wait for them to raid, then we'll attack their stuff and then kill the Quee-"
"I've got an idea! While their raiding, we slowly remove ants from their line, and DESTORY their rescources too!"
"Okay, but my idea would've worked, too!" You go up to the last ant in the line, and yeet him into the fog. You continue doing this until you see a big hoard of ants!
It's Elle! She brought her sister Ella, Irene, Lucia, Sophia, Faith, and Stella! They split up so half yeet ants, the the others wreck the supplies. Halfway through, you turn back to flood the ant hill with sand. You return at night, and quickly fall into a deep slumber!
Really? You're broing... oh well.
You start the long journey to the flower field right next to the creepy forest. You march with Mia until you come across a spider. It's your old childhood friend, Ella! She offers you a ride to the back of the forest, and you kindly accept. She drops you off, and you see her climb up one of the burt trees and dissapear into the fog. As you enter the fog, you turn around, looking for Mia alone in the fog. You tremble as you hear a beast roar and spit dangling from a toungue. A DOG?!? Suddenly Ella dangles from the tree on a web, and grabs you. You scream until you realize it's just your friendly spider friend! You see mia in the tree.
"Sorry I couldn't have saved you sooner." Ella says. It's not a soothing voice. It's like a creepy character in a horror movie right before they kill you voice. Oh shoot. The dog runs away after a loud echo. Ella walks towards you until you have to jump off the branch! You and Mia land in a small puddle. Ella glides down on a web- she uses part of the web for ehr bow and arrow. She fires sticks at you two, but misses all of them. She cuts the web and uses the stick as a sword. You and Mia grab sticks and sword fight. SHINK! SHANK! CLANK! Sqqqquuuiiiisshhhhhhhhhh. You look over and see Mia, stick in her petiole. you rush over to help. Ella grabs the stick out of her body, and you see Mia's lifelike eyes, turn meaningless. I stand up, and run towards Ella and jump at her, sword in hand. Ella jousts you in your post petiole like it was nothing, then looks at you with cold sharp eyes as she pulls the stick out of your body. The last you see is her walking away like it was nothing. You slowly die alone, forgotten by the world.
[[New Game! <3]] You wake up, ready to begin your quest. Just as you walk into the kitchen with Mia, you see Elle packing up and leaving. Shaking eyes filling with tears.
"It's too dangerous. I need to protect my sisters- word just got around town, Kayla, one of my sisters died in battle. She was always bitting of more than she can chew..." She whispers softly, but what she says echos through your head until you can't take it anymore, anger rushes through your veins.
"FINE THEN! GO DIE WITH YOUR SISTER!" You immediately cover your mouth, regretting what you said. You start to run after her, but she's gone. You start to plan on the quest with a bitter heart...
[[Go around the forest to ambush attack!]]
[[Enter the forest disguised as ants?]] My name is Papillon Polyergus (Pap- E- YON-) (Pol-E-ER-GuS) which is french for butterfly which I know is ironic since I'm an ant, but I like it! :). I- I mean SHE lives in the Slave raiding ant colony. When she grows up more, she's going to become a worker ant. (Only because her Mom makes her! >:c) Not nice sweetie! She loves a good adventure and is willing to take whatever it takes to bring justice when something is wrong.
Papillon grew up in a time where there were two ant spices at war against the Argentine ants.
Since I-I //she// was little, she was used to hiding with her mother, father, sisters, and her two brothers. Her friend Elle, also lived with Papillon's family because Elle's parents passed away. They live in Wisconsin in a little road. On one side of the road there are beautiful houses made of marble, granite, and precisly cut bricks made for a perfectionist. But on the other side of the road is a forest where the enemy ants live known as the //ARGENTINE ANTS//. The forest always has a thick layer of fog surrounding it.
Huge animal footprints are foound there each morning. At night, screeching owls are heard, and bullfrogs belch, coyotes yip, and wolves howl. The trees are crooked and burnt from an old forest fire, once bright birch, now scortched.
Grass is spared in little piles on the forest floor, and sometimes blood drips from the trees after an owls meal. You wake up one morning, to see that Elle is missing, her sleeping bag was ripped open and everything in her small snack bag was eaten! Lucky- I already ate my popcorn with sugar on it.
After looking around your house, you can't find her, you even checked her room- you had a sleepover because you didn't have school and it's scary to sleep alone in your room during a war.
Do you go outside?
[[Go outside to search for her]]
[[I'm going to stay here- it seems safer]]✨🌙 CRACK! You hear the thunder bellow. The floor and the windows rattle, creating a ensemble of noises. You can tell if that's a cannon, or nature throwing one rager party. You run to Elle's mom, and you all go into the basement. It smells of old perfume, moth balls, and dust bunnies. Green wallpaper lines the frames of the door, and ther top of the celing, the rest was peeled in ares of reach. With your trembling hands, you peel the remaining green wallpaper to try and calm yourself. Elle's mom grabs a shovel and starts digging a hole in the small dirt bed in your basment which never grew anything.
"I knew this day would come." She mumbles to herself. You both stand on the hole with sleeping mats, matches, and all the gear you would need to go camping. It collapses into a dirt slide! You grab Elle by the hand and pull her into the tunnel, both of you slide on the dirt on the way down. She screams, so you cover her mouth with your dirty hands.
"Shhh! Calm down it's Papillon!.... And you have to get you dad. ASAP!"
"But he's fighting right now- I swore I told you..." She manages to say between coughs.
"Oh dear... I'm so sorry..." You say as a huge cannon goes off.
"What do you mean? Mom?!" You see her eyes light up for just a jiffy as she understands what happened. Her innocence gone. Elle's Mom doesn't face you or her daughter. Elle pushes you away from her and curls up in a ball, sobbing the rest of the way down the slide. When you reach the bottom, you brush the dirt off yourself and it rises into a cloud, you turn to see how Elle's holding up with the whole situation. She's gone! You dash up the slide as best as you can, occasionally sliping and having to restart, and you finally make it to the surface, you see her standing outside the basement door, wiping her eyes with slight wails. You pull her to hide in the fireplace, and you put your back to the wall, and you slowly put your feet on the wall infront of you, and start to climb up. The mahogany bricks, scratching at your backs creating small indents on your brown skin. You hear the front door burst open, and a sweet relaxed voice. That must be Elle's Mom, she was known for her beautiful voice, and even voiced a commercial for Charlotte's Web, not the movie or the book, but CHARLOTTE'S web. You hear a loud PANG! And a shrill scream slowly fading. You turn to Elle and see her eyes scrunched up, tears flooding down her face with her antenna facing towards the ground. She made a slight whimper.
This is about an ant named Papillon which is french for butterfly- she goes on this adventure where you choose what they do! Papillon is against the argentine ants- will she come out victorious, or die with honor? The choice is your in FRENCH BUTTERFLY!