They had been swimming for a long time. The moon had both risen and gone down, only to rise again. Eventually Yvie had felt pity for the poor thing, and let it ride her, sitting on the silver she was still carrying. This kind gesture, however, made the Lizard feel like it was in charge, making Yvie feel pity for herself in turn.
The ocean was calm. The moonlight had given them a cold spotlight, as it once again followed Yvie, though she still felt like it was mostly her imagination.
The sun had blinded her, making her skin burn up, flaring in every direction with blinding light. When it hit the silver as well, it was as if the light found direction, and tried to prod them the way silver was pointing.
'I only listen to my instinct' Yvie thought as she ignored these paths that kept opening up to her.
"We are here?" The Lizard once again said an answer as a question, as it had been doing for a long time. Yvie did only listen to her instinct, yes, but the problem was, that her instinct had lied dormant ever since she touched the water to flee.
There was no rushing, no feeling, no nothing. Her inner world had gone into hibernation, which made her feel lost. Lonely. Even with an annoying lizard on her, she couldn't help but feel this way.
'We don't have a HERE' She hissed at the Lizard, intending to talk. By now she had found out it could hear her like this, somehow.
"Then what are we DOING!" The Lizard whined starting to walk around on her. This made Yvie even more annoyed, as it had taken quite a while to balance out the weight and find the perfect way to swim, but now it had ruined it just like that.
'We are swimming!' Yvie answered back, as she felt something intense in her mouth. A burning sensation that slowly build up, making her unable to concentrate.
What was this? What was happening to her? Yvie wondered, as she stopped. Letting her body, the silver, as well as the Lizard, sink down into the sea, as she pondered if she should turn into a girl.
The feeling in her mouth kept growing, as it slowly entered her throat. Somehow, it didn't feel dangerous. Her instinct didn't kick in. Nothing in her panicked. There was just the uncomfortable feeling coupled with confusion.
'Lizard, do I have something in my mouth?' She hissed a question, as she remembered how she still didn't have a name for it. Nothing had popped up that felt right, yet.
The Lizard started complaining about being dropped out of nowhere, how it should have been warned, as well as how there could be anything burning in this area, but swam over to Yvie anyway, as if the complaining was done just for the sake of complaining.
"OH! NO! IT'S BURNING!" The Lizard screamed, panicking entirely, as it came over to Yvie.
"It's the water!" The Lizard shrieked, for once being entirely sure of an answer, as it had accidentally swallowed a lot of water in the midst of yapping it's mouth.
Yvie looked at the poor Lizard, once again feeling pity. However, she had to acknowledge that it seemed to be right. The water looked like it was the same as the water they had been swimming in for a long time, but there was next to no doubt that it was different somehow.
'Another question' Yvie thought, as she felt herself smiling internally, ignoring the continued complaining of the Lizard that made it's mouth burn even more.
'Maybe we should move a bit away' She hissed at it, as it was clearly too ignorant to think of that itself.
Pretending not to have understood Yvie, the Lizard moved away on its own, as if it was by its own accord.
Now a bit away from the burning water, Yvie looked at it. She couldn't see any difference. There was no lines, no color change, no change in smell. It was just a sudden change at a certain place.
Yvie did feel like it wasn't that dangerous, but the feeling was still unpleasant. Her burning mouth kept making itself known, even though she tried putting some new water on it, hoping it would dull it a bit.
"We are going to die!" The Lizard spouted between filling it's mouth with water, and letting it out. It was not amused by the situation, and even though it didn't know if it could actually die, it certainly felt like the proper reaction.
"You should panic a bit more!" It commanded at Yvie, as she was just silent in thought, not making a big deal out of the situation.
'I don't think it's dangerous' Yvie answered in an annoyed hiss, as it interrupted her thoughts.
'I guess we just have to keep moving. You can climb up on me again so you won't have to taste the water' Yvie hissed again. She didn't see this as a sacrifice, rather, if she didn't do this, they would never move on.
'I'll just bear with it' She told herself as the Lizard climbed up, complaining its sorrows, but feeling fine with the plan.
Yvie headed directly towards the spot, trying to keep her mouth closed as she swam. The less she got inside, the better. While swimming she made sure to look around.
A sense of life slowly became visible in her core, as she kept swimming. The dormant instinct had been lighted as a little flame on a candle, ready to fire up, as she tried out different directions.
Not too long after, a powerful female voice could be heard singing in the horizon.
'There is someone there!' Yvie hissed, forgetting to keep her mouth shut. But to her surprise, the burning sensation didn't come back.
'Lizard, get off of me. The water is fine now' Yvie hissed, shaking her body a bit, so the Lizard could get a hint. The Lizard felt very annoyed at this, as it was fine with resting, and didn't really want to get down.
'Let's get closer. But careful' Yvie hissed again, feeling excited. Her instinct was telling her to swim over there. To meet this unknown being. But what kind of being could be out here?
'It can't be human' Yvie told herself as she slithered closer in the water. It was too far out in nothingness to be a human.
'It also can't be an animal' She thought, as the being was singing.
'Is it a mix?' She asked, concluding it was the most likely answer, after which she felt proud of concluding anything.
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