-----> From the heavens, rain fell to the earth red. Like the sunset's ruby canvas itself was weeping upon the earth it was slowly abandoning into darkness. Ambi would know - she was an expert when it came to abandoning those you care about.
And for what, exactly?
As ambi soared above the winds, large wings gliding more thanks to the breeze than her own strength, the dragoness cried. Her tears fell red as they mixed with the blood pulsing from the various cuts and scars now adorning her once pure black scales. She had thought she'd been doing the right thing - a brave thing - when she'd left. She'd thought she was protecting her clan from herself. Bubblegum, like all Ambi's other half and adoptive siblings, would live much more peaceful lives without her. So would Nore. So would Bast, if she let herself accept that Ambi was more Sterlingsilver than Lastbastion.
Oh, and how true that was!
She'd run away to find out that hidden side of herself - to learn about her father. And Bast had been right! He'd been nothing but a scoundrel! A rotten rat that slept around, left behind those he claimed to love and spat on the face of order and honesty. He'd been an awful person, truly! And she'd thought her life would be better off knowing him!
But, despite everything - despite all those she had hurt...could you blame her?
She just...she wanted hope. For her dad. For herself. Hope that maybe who she was...wasn't as awful of a person as she thought. As she felt. As she acted.
But who was she kidding?
Wings flapping clumsily against the winds, Ambi let out an anguished cry. She was so STUPID! So foolish to think this was a good idea! Foolish to believe she was torn, halved or unloved. She just...she just wanted to go home. She wanted to see Bast again. To apologize to Helios. She just...she wanted them back. Did that make her awful? Who knew. But she wasn't confused.
With a resounding crash, the dragonette fell to the ground. Her wings had given up, her legs too weak to help her land gracefully.
By the time she opened her eyes, the sky had faded to a duky, lightless blue. Ambi craned her neck, blinking the tears - the blood- out of her gaze. Ignoring the agonizing shriek of her torn and bruised muscles, the girl forced herself to rise, at least by her front legs. Each step, she dragged herself along, pushing through the undergrowth towards home. She wanted to see Bast. She wanted to tell her how sorry she was. to press her face into her mom's fur. She wanted to feel her mom's touch again, to listen - really listen - to her words of love and understanding. She wanted her mom. Not some stupid, vain hope in a father that was long gone - she wanted her REAL mom. Bastion - even Nore! She wanted her baby siblings. She wanted to hug Bubblegum, apologize to her especially. Hold her close and promise, always, to protect her.
Ambrosia sobbed in pain as her body folded in on itself. Reverting slowly - agonizingly - back into her feline form, her real form. The wounds traveled with her. The bites to her throat, the claw marks along her back, her missing ear. All of them.
But still, despite all the ripping and pulling, shrinking and reforming, she struggled onwards.
Nothing was going to stop her from seeing her mom, Helios and the rest of her family.
She wouldn't let anything stop her.
But with a final shake in her legs, she fell. Coughing, she tasted something metallic slip down her chin. Laying her head on the ground, she weakly reached out a paw.
Don't let it be too late..
coughcough // Charlotte A.
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