Wave stared at Silence for a long time. The emptiness hung over them like heavy fog, lingering and clouding their eyes, but never could be touched, only breathed in. "I thought she would treat her daughters even better than her shallows" Wave broke the quiet with his remark. Silence looked up at wave. He could see his own unkept grey fur, in her onyx black eyes. They shone, catching the light in all it's dim shimmers, and curving and fading as she tilted her head. "Heh. I wish.. I'm lucky to be alive, 'ya know?" Wave had been trying not to stare, but he couldn't resist a glance at the gaping emptiness between Silence's neck and her head. He watched the blood ooze from the sides of her face and how it trickled down her platinumn silver fur, staining it red as it flowed. "How could that be a life? bleeding, and imprisoned?" Silence closed her eyes and gave a deep sigh "Let me tell you a story, boy."
"A kingdom without heirs is a dangerous kingdom." Wave stiffened at the longing in silence's voice. It made him kinda.. sad honestly. "Thats what my mother used to say anyways. I never met my father, and she never told any one who he was." Silence looked up to the dripping ceiling "Viper had three daughters. Evelyn, Artimis and obviously, me" she put a paw to her chest "Evelyn was beautiful, but weak and self centred. She was always the pretty one. perfect black fur, charming violet eyes, you get the idea." Wave pictured Autumn's twilight coloured eyes and he felt his heart pitter patter. "Focus wave." he thought sharply to himself. Silence fixed her posture and exhaled "she was found dead on the floor. the diamonds on her necklace cutting her neck. Even if she was prissy, she is still my sister." a single tear washed away the scarlet away from her fur before being consuming by the endless flow once again. "My second sister, artemis, I'm pretty sure was murdered by mother. She never liked artemis." Silence sighed once again "She had too much fire in her belly.Never knew when to keep her tounge. And was always suggesting new 'Murder free' ideas, that mother obviousy hated." Wave lowered his gaze to hide a smirk "So she brought up the great idea of becoming queen herself." Wave grimmanced "Thats a one way ticket to death.." Silence shrugged "Yup. And thats what she got. Mother drowned her. Made it look like an accident. If anyone was suspicious, they were smart enough to hold their tounges" Wave stretched his weary muscles "Then how'd you get here?" Silence smiled falsely "Just wait a sec, okay?"
Silence began her own tail, Wave wondered how many people had heard her own story come from the mouth of silence instead of viper. He guessed not many. "One time I slipped away to your realm. Not on perpose, but on the whim of fate, while studying ancient sayings." she sniffed "I found myself in the the most beautiful place I'd ever seen. I saw trees with leaves the colour of fire, shining and glowing in the dazzling light. I saw a sky the colour of pastel fabric, and clouds like fresh snow. I didn't know where I was. But it was perfect." Wave thought that his world was far from perfect. War, poverty and diseases without cure. But he was glad that silence appreciated it's rare beauty. "I saw a fox. He was the colour of pumkins, his paws dipped black and he had a choker tied round his neck, studded with gold. He smiled at me like no one had before. Not even my mother.." she gave a wheezing sputter and wave opened his mouth to ask if she was okay, but she silenced him with a finger. "'Hello, traveller, welcome to violetsrow. You will be safe here.' and I did feel safe.. safer than I'd ever felt under mothers watch. And I never wanted to leave.." Wave knew the feeling. All the times Wildfire and him had spent together, catching fish and running across stretches of sand. Oh poor wildfire..
[NOTICE] this chapter is getting too long, I'm goona have to extend it later. I had fun writing it, but I bet everyone hated reading it so.. :/