Theme: The Color Wheel.
Optional prompt: “He dyed his hair after every break up.” by SarcasticCupcake5.
This story is a continuation to [Sept21] Tribble Month 3: Apocalypse or no apocalypse?
“Have a look at this, Everlive.” The fishy person gestured at what looked like a simplified color wheel.
“Everlive?” I repeated.
The fishy person gave me an odd look. “Is that not who you are?”
“Uh… no? My name is Tymon.”
“Oh. I see.” The fishy person turned back to the color wheel. “Let us resume that conversation later. Now, however, have a look at the green area of this wheel. What do you see?”
I squinted at the color wheel. “My color theory is pretty weak, but… that part isn’t supposed to be gray, is it?”
“Exactly. The nature there has been destroyed little by little, and I am certain that someone has been tampering with it to make it look like the apocalypse is coming.”
“But it’s not?”
“No.” The fishy person’s attention turned to a passerby. “Not again…”
I looked at the passerby. “Umm… What’s wrong?”
“See that guy? That’s Blurab. He dyes his hair after every break up. His hair was green, not gray, yesterday.”
Blurab eyed us, looking more confused than heartbroken, but kept walking anyway.
Actually, why were these fishy people walking instead of swimming in this water?
Hmm… No matter.
“Anyway,” the fishy person who had taken me here piped up, “since I don’t know who the eco-terrorists are, I need an outsider to look into it. My advisors insisted on an Everlive in case the apocalypse is really happening — which it isn’t, of course — and you happened to come to our realm.
“O-kay…” I paused, trying to figure out what the hell I was supposed to even say. “If you can shed some light on what exactly is going on and stuff, I’ll look into this matter.”
After all, what else could I still even do?