2nd – Mono’s Tale


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On the next day, five of them start setting up their plan, drawing which place they should go first and which one they should avoid to keep them safe.

‘Are you sure the one who took Nyami isn’t like them?’ Mono asked Ciblue while he pointed toward animal keeper that used to grab wild cat and dog.

Ciblue looking at those men in uniform carefully, trying to put his memory together and he shook his head.

‘No, it’s not them I think, I remember they look like those,’ Ciblue pointed toward people are who enjoying themselves at the park. ‘And small one,’ He added.

‘So they are civilization,’ Mono mumbled.

‘What does its mean?’ Ciblue asked.

‘Eh, oh, the ordinary people, I mean maybe they took Nyami as pet, but why they only took one? They should take you along.’ Then Mono looked at Ciblue from head to toe.

‘What?’

‘You’re looking terrible,’ Mono shook his head about to sneak out from their hiding place when he suddenly caught a glimpse of animal keeper near them.

Mono grabbed Ciblue harshly and hid him deeper in the bushes.

‘Whaa … a …’ Ciblue unable to speak or something since Mono’s hand covered his mouth tightly.

Mono quite alarmed and watching his surrounding carefully, after a few moments slowly he release his hand from Ciblue’s mouth but then he quickly grabbed Ciblue who attempted to runaway.

‘What the … you hand off me! Hand–’

‘Hush, shut up!!! Listen, come here,’ Mono takes Ciblue closer to him to give better look to the guys Mono’s refer to. ‘Look at those guys carefully; remember their face and uniform, okay!? You have to be very careful to them, because they will take you to the animal shelter, what?’ Mono asked because Ciblue looking at him with question on his face.

‘The last one, animal shelter, what is that place?’

Mono sigh before explained, ‘it was terrific place, those guys will take you and lock you up in the cage, waiting maybe there somebody want to adopt you and once you’re getting old and none wants you anymore then  they will shut you up.’

‘Shut me up? What does it means?’

‘They will kill you, get me?’ Mono replied in flat voice as he steps out from their hiding place.

‘How do you know?’

‘What?’

‘If shelter animal is a terrific place,’

‘My mate once had killed in that place; I saw it with my own eyes.’ Mono replied in bitter voice and he continues walking, fastly.

‘Mono waits,’

Mono turned his head.

‘So, does it mean Nyami in better place right now?’

‘What did you mean?’

‘Well, as you’ve said, the ones who took Nyami is a civilian and they took Nyami as a pet, does it means he’ll be loved?’

Mono stops walking and sit on the grass in the curve of big tree’s root. Ciblue followed him and took beside his space.

***

‘I don’t know my family,’ Mono began, ‘I’ve never seen my parents, vaguely I remember I spent sometimes on the cage, a human took care of me but then I was transferred into big palace. At first I as so happy, so honour, I had pretty big room and fancy stuff. They gave me cloth like human wore. I felt like I was a king.

‘But life doesn’t always like what its looks, their kids took me whenever they want, asked me to play with them, never care I was tired or sleepy, if I didn’t do their order rightly they will punish me.

‘If they’re upset, they will start on me, hit me, and let me starving or even leaved me under the night rain. I don’t know what they’ve thinking by treating me like that but they laugh with my suffering.’ Mono’s voice did not change from the first, flat and no emotion whilst Ciblue listen to the Mono’s story with mix feeling. He wonders when the last time Mono spit his story’s out.

It can say that Ciblue has no idea about what had happen to his new friend. He is still wondering how come human could be cruel. What does it is nice to see other suffering?

‘One night, they’d leave me again on the garden, and the rain start poured down, it became heavy moment after moment, I was shivering by coldness but I kept myself to awake, I told myself not to fallen or die.

‘It was when suddenly I felt someone loosen my chain; he was Prince, Prince save me and we’re together since that day.’

‘You left your home?’

 Mono nodded and smiled bitterly.

‘Home, what kind home was that actually? I don’t know but yeah, I have nothing than that cruel placed for sure and as you see who I’m right now. But I’m happier, and I have family, Prince, Shilo and BB, they’re my treasure. I wouldn’t survive without them.’

‘Prince is your hero then,’

‘Yeah he is, though most of the time he is annoying but I owe him so much, and he’s like my little toy actually, hahaha…’

Mono stood up and ready to leave when Ciblue saying with full of hope in his voice.

‘I hope the ones who took Nyami is good one. I’d be happy if he meets a caring Master.’

Mono stood silent, he is almost not sure the one who took Nyami is typical animal lover, the reason is, animal lovers will not leave the suffering ones. Ciblue doesn’t look like a healthy creature, he is thin, shabby and his face is ugly. How come animal lovers leave that kind of creature?

However, or the sake not to break Ciblue’s feeling, Mono jut nodded and smiled.

‘Well, we gotta back I guess, they must’ve waiting for us.’ Mono led the little kitten to go back to their shelter which is their home, Ciblue’s home too.

Frog Prince, the Happy Virus

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