Chrissy and Lilly sat on the grass by the lake and waited for the humans to arrive. They held each other hand, like the sisters they were. “We could fly away. There’s nothing stopping us.”
Lilly smiled, “I know.”
Chrissy wiped away the tears on her cheeks. “I wish it did not come to this.”
Lilly ran her fingers gently down her sister’s cheek, “Oh, sister. I know.”
Chrissy could no longer hold back her tears. “I don’t want to fight! I don’t want to hurt anyone! Hasn’t there been enough death?”
Lilly held her sister close, feeling Chrissy’s tears on her shoulder. “Then don’t fight. Stay safe. And let me do this.”
Chrissy shook her head. “No.” She took her sister’s hands again. “We are one, sister. We are family.”
Lilly stood, “Then let’s get ready. They’re coming.”
“I know.” Chrissy looked at the carefully crafted chrysanthemums and lilies along the path to the south of the lake. “They warn us. The humans come.” She stood, “I wish there were another way.”
“There’s no other way out of this. We fight now. Or we run forever.”
Both fairies fluttered their wings, silently lifting off the ground, floating just above the surface of the lake, and waited for the humans. They hoped the humans learned. They hoped the humans fled. Both fairies knew the machines were part of them, and would act upon their wishes. None of the humans would survive.
Chrissy and Lillie waited for the humans to arrive.
I wrote this for Siobhan Muir‘s #ThursThreads, Week 107, the first week of the Month Of Love Challengs on #ThursThreads. Please go read all the entries in this week’s #ThursThreads. They are good reading.