Story"You there, loyal servant!" Merana called out to a hydrus keeto. "You have been chosen to fetch me an innocent from the lands beyond our own. Bring them back to me post haste and there will be a hefty reward for you," she claimed whilst dangling a chunk of meat. The keeto's eyes were transfixed. "Mortiking meat for weeks," she snickered as she tossed the snack at the keeto. "Now go!"
The keeto obliged and dove into the sea to head towards Subeta. He had never even been off the island, he wondered where exactly he would find what Merana sought.
After several days of fighting the current, he landed on the lush shores of Shengui Guo. The sights that befell him left the keeto in amazement. He stood in awe at the wonderous place. Just like that, the keeto had forgotten the task at hand. Without hesitation, he pounced a pile of cherry blossom petals. The aroma was intoxicating. He had never felt such enjoyment on his own island, the air here was crisp and refreshing.. Oh, right, the island. Merana. The keeto pulled himself back to his mission. He marched on, headed straight for a small village.
He could hear the hustle and bustle of people, he kept his eyes peeled for what Merana desired as he approached the village. What he saw was much more interesting than what he was after. Music bursting from a crowd of Zentus strutting about, waving brightly colored flags, as Torrents followed behind with their instruments. People merrily exchanging goods and services. Rambunctious children running over to claim their spot in line for face paint. Again, the keeto felt overcome with joy as he pranced around to the music. How fun!
Suddenly a delectable scent caught his attention, he followed his nose to a stand full of meat. He gawked at the food with wide eyes when his stomach rumbled, empty from his travel across the sea. "Well hello there, did you want some?" an attendant offered. It was a young girl with a head full of pink curls. She gave a sample of the meat to the keeto. He scarved it down, immediately warming up to her. He laid at her feet, placing his head on her shoe and looking up to her for more. "What a cutie you are!" The young girl exclaimed, she couldn't resist making a heaping plate for the keeto to indulge in(and indulge he did). What savory meat he had been given!
With his belly full and excitement in the air, the keeto had all but forgotten what he'd come there for. He continued prancing to the music, stopping at each food stand to beg for a bite.. or two, he even began playing with the children of the village. How could he focus on some daunting task when he had so much to do? He grew to love Shengui Guo and all it's inhabitants. Unfortunately for Merana, she had chosen the wrong "servant" to do her bidding. He never returned to Omen Islands.