Byzantine past

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Humor  |  House: Encourage Writing Inc.
Byzantine past comes to her present.
Side-note: if you want to know more about Byzantine, than read my other short story 'Airi's new job.'

Submitted: July 24, 2017

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Submitted: July 24, 2017



Byzantine past


As Byzantine sat in the bee hive her servants built solely for her, she thought of the life she used to have in the land of Teapot. She thought of her old home and of her old servants. “I wonder if my old servants killed themselves in my absents?” She thought to herself. She then went on to thinking about the reason she left that world to stay in our world in the first place, which mainly had to do with the honey of our world being better than the honey of their world according to her taste buds and there being less enemies around to bother her.

One of Byzantine’s worst enemies back in her world was a girl named ‘Harmony’. Now, whilst Byzantine could be looked at as an example of what a human would look like if mixed with a bee, Harmony would be the example of a human and a hornet hybrid, for she had hints of both. Her human self-came about in her over all appearance.  She had white pale skin, blonde short hair and the body and limbs of a very young girl, however, her hornet side came out in her hornet like eyes, antenna’s that pocked out of her head and the hornet wings that protruded from her back. Since she was half hornet Harmony got a real kick out of sending her servants to attack Byzantine home causing Byzantine to dis-like her very much.

As Byzantine thought further of her dislike of Harmony, she heard a voice from outside the hive call out to her, “Hey, Byzantine!” Since the only people who came to visit Byzantine were the park rangers (John, Airi, Serena and Yasmine) she thought it might have been one of them.

Byzantine poked her head out of the door of the hive, which was only a giant hole, and yelled out, “Did you bring me any honey?” without seeing who it was at first that called her name.

Now, if see would have known who it was that called her name, she probably wouldn’t have answered or shown herself in the first place because standing below her bee hive stood her worst enemy of the old-world Harmony. Her reaction to seeing her enemy Harmony was less than flattering.

“What are you doing here!” She shouted angrily.

“Hey, Byzantine, I missed you. How have you been?”

“Fine, until you showed up anyway. What are you doing here?”

“well, I wanted to see how this world was like so I came for a visit. I didn’t think you would be so rude about it.”

“I don’t like you so of course I’m going to be rude about it, Harmony.”

“How rude of you, Byzantine!” Cried Harmony.

“Me rude, you’re the one who use to always attack my hive! You’re the rude one!”

“I only attacked a few times. You don’t have to hold a grudge about it.”

“It was more than a few times and of course I’m going to hold a grudge about it.”

“I was just having fun with you that’s all.”

“well, I hated your idea of funny.”

After a moment pause, Harmony gave Byzantine an apology for the attacks she used to order her servants to do on Byzantine hive.

Byzantine didn’t know how to feel about Harmony’s apology. She wanted to go on hating Harmony forever, yet her apology took Byzantine by surprise. Harmony never apologist for any of her actions before. Whenever Byzantine use to confront Harmony about her hornets attacking her hive Harmony would always laugh at how mad she made Byzantine, however, now she’s apologizing, a thing Byzantine thought she was unable to do for some reason.

“I don’t want to forgive you,” said Byzantine.

“But I’m sorry, you have to forgive people who apology’s to you.”

“No you don’t.”

“Yes you do or you’re a bad bee.”

“I’m not a bad bee you’re the bad hornet.”

“Yes, but I said I was sorry. That means I’m not bad anymore.”

Byzantine couldn’t beat that flawed logic so she remained silent and let Harmony continue.

“Come on Byzantine, let me make it up to you, all right?”

“How are you going to do that?”

Throughout their conversation, Harmony kept her hands behind her back. “Now is a good time to show it to her,” she thought to herself. She than took both her hands from her back and revealed that she was hiding a jar of honey behind her.

“I can give you this!” She shouted joyfully.

Byzantine flew down out of her hive towards Harmony, “Where did you get that?”

“A human left it on the ground so I just took it. Do you want it?”

Byzantine nodded her head and replied, “Yes, I want it!”

“Then let’s play a game the humans taught us.”

“You mean rock, paper, scissors.”

“Yes, rock, paper, scissors, that one. If you win you get the honey but if I win I get to stay in this section of the park with you, deal?”

Byzantine paused for a moment to think over the bet. She knew she didn’t want Harmony as a neighbor, yet she really wanted that jar of honey. “Fine, I accept your bet.”

“Rock! Paper!” they both yelled out while shaking their hands until they final said, “Scissors!”

Byzantine chose paper while Harmony chose scissors.

“Thing it!” Shouted Byzantine. “Let’s go again!”

“No, I already won.” She then gave the jar of honey to Byzantine before flying off to set up her new home.

Byzantine was both happy and upset at the same time. It was a remarkable sight. She stumped her feet up and down in anger, however, her facial expression was that of delight, for she was enjoying the honey Harmony had given her before she flew off. Her thought was equally as humorous, for it was a mix of delight and anger. “I can’t believe I have to deal with her again. Wow, this honey Is delicious! I hate her! But I love this honey!”

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