Theme: Ulterior Motives.
Optional prompt: Just because people don’t believe in the apocalypse doesn’t mean the world is not ending. by bookcrusher.
This story is a follow-up to [Sept21] Tribble Month 2: How could it get worse?
I don’t know what happened between the creature yanking the dagger out and me waking up in a bed — I probably passed out of the pain — but by now I was certain that this could, somehow, get worse.
“Listen, Bluberia, just because people — like you — don’t believe in the apocalypse doesn’t mean the world is not ending,” someone hissed nearby.
I turned my head to look at the source, but instead I only saw a door. And water. Water everywhere. And I was still somehow not drowning.
“Well, people — like you — thinking that the world is ending doesn’t mean that it is ending!” another voice hissed back. “Now excuse me, I have a patient to tend to.”
The door opened and a fishy-looking person came in. “Ah, you’re already awake! I apologize for Burggla’s roughness on the way here; he’s not our gentlest, but he is our most reliable.”
I nodded, puzzled by what was even going on.
“So, you’re probably wondering what is going on.”
I nodded again.
“I need help with dealing with some insurgents. Eco-terrorists, if you will, considering that they’re making the area look like the apocalypse is happening. Come along, and I’ll show you what I’m talking about.”
I had my reservations about what I had overheard, but nevertheless I followed this fishy person, whatever and whoever they were. After all, what else could I even do?