Driftling Along 2

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driftling story chapter 2 :) milo and hiro get to know each other ^^ prompt - treehouse

Submitted: February 09, 2018

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Submitted: February 09, 2018



The day began with a note.

Hiro didn't actually hear the knocking on the door, but he did feel the vibrations through the water as his conciousness resurfaced from the nights sleep. 

Slowly he unfurled his body from the tightly curled ball he usually slept in and stretched out, floating up to the surface to join the buoy which maintained his oxygen levels throughout the night. The cool morning air prickled against his bare skin as it dried, droplets of water trickled down the outside of his glass ears, two pointy triangular containers poking up from the top of his head.

Crossing the moss coloured carpet, Hiro opened the small golden chest by the window and pulled out and pulled out a white shirt and a pair of slim blue jogging trousers.

Buttoning his shirt concealed the patch of unbreakable glass that made up the top of his chest, protecting the fragile heart floating inside the tinted water, and he pulled on a soft grey sweater as he strode over to the door, ducking to avoid the gnarled tree root hanging low from the compacted earth ceiling.

The door was tall and perfectly round, and it opened by twisting around into the side of the rock wall, like a circular patio door. Warm morning sunlight and the sound of birds chirping poured over Hiro as he stepped outside.

“Hello?” He looked around, his eyes adjusting to the light as he took another step out onto the grass-

and stepped on something the entirely wrong texture for grass...

Hiro picked up the awkwardly folded slip of paper and unscrewed it carefully to keep it from ripping. It was slightly sticky on the back, must have fallen off his door when he opened it.


~ Dear Loser

Fireworks tonight at Milo's 7pm!



Aella alert! Wear something ugly

what you're wearing now should be fine ~



Hiro scowled. Re-crushing the note into a ball, he hurled it into the nearby patch of bushes.


A flash of blue pink caught his eye, and a pair of frosty blue eyes peeked through a gap in the leaves parted by small pale hands. “That was uncalled for, frog face!”

“Morning, Junni!” Hiro grinned back as the female Driftling leapt up out of the bushes, hissing in a way that he thought was supposed to sound threatening, but that just sounded cute. “Lookin good today! Got a date with Vitus?”

“S-shut up!” She blushed, turning on her heel, “whatever! Tonight? You comin or what?”

“I'll be there and you know it!” Hiro called after as she stalked away, her soft scarlet hair flouncing out around her shoulders.


"I'll see you there then!"

"Lookin forward to it!"

Hiro grinned to himself as she stalked out of sight, then turned back inside and rolled the front door closed. He still had plenty of time to go fishing before he had to get ready for the party. 



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