Le Bete Humaine
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- Posted: Thu, 20 Jun 2013 07:00:34 +0000
I've got a special gift for you!
From: An anonymous benefactor
Isle de Gambino was filled to the brim with Gaians, which was normal this time of year. The Summer event was in full swing, making the town lively with activity. What was not normal, however, was the hundreds of fluffs that were adding to that liveliness. They were everywhere, hopping and bouncing behind their owners as they rushed to keep up. The pets had come onto the shores of Gambino just like the pure oceanic blue waves that swept across its golden sand beaches.
You leaned on a cool stonewall ledge near one of the piers, enjoying the view. The sea glittered from the rays of light shooting from the sun and countless Gaians enjoyed the rolling, rippling waves. Some were playing beach volleyball, others just playing in the water. Fluffs floated lazily about and a few Gaians had even taken to using them in games. One particular daring Gaian had placed the fluff on his surfboard as he cruised across one of the waves. Seeing the laughing faces, and the simply levity of the Gaians, made you smile.
Through your peripheral vision, you saw someone come up to your side and lean against the grey stonewall. Turning for a better look, you saw that it was a girl. Her hair was as white as the clouds overhead and was partially hidden under a tan sun hat. The breeze tugged at her light blue sundress, but the girl did not mind. She silently gazed out at the view you had been admiring just moments before.
She turned, feeling your gaze on her, and smiled at you. "Hello. Sorry if I disturbed you."
Her eyes were light blue, so light, you thought the sun must have been playing tricks on you. Realizing you were staring a bit, you quickly glanced away.
"Oh no, it's fine. I was just staring out at the sea."
The girl nodded, "It really is a rather good view isn't it? Gambino itself is a lovely town." She looked as if she was going to say more, but a pure white fluff hopped onto the stonewall near her, effectively distracting the both of you. It bounced up and down, staring at her with what would best be described as puppy dog eyes. She sighed and took the fluff into her arms. "You want to play again? We just finished with a game a little while ago." The girl laughed softly at this and shook her head in slight disbelief. Fluff still cradled in her hands, she turned back to you. "I had hoped to talk more, but you know how these fluffs are." She gave you one last smile before walking away.
You looked down at your own fluff with a small chuckle, you probably ought to give your own a walk soon. Turning to lean on the stonewall, you noticed something resting on top of it near your arm. It was a small present with a silk bow. Had the girl left it by mistake? You turned to look for her, but it was too late; She had already disappeared into the crowd. Hesitantly, you faced the present again. Picking it up, you spied a small note written in elegant calligraphy. Curiously, it was addressed to you. You read:
A small gift in apology for having to leave so abruptly. I do hope you enjoy the Summer event and good luck in all of your endeavors during it!
--- Phantom Anon
I wish for you to come back to me soon, my dear! I enjoyed our time together very much and would like to gaze upon your fair and exquisite beauty again. My dear, time will pass with my heart in tatters until I find you. And when I do, I will do what I can to make you the happiest phantom around! And I thank you for the fluff. heart