|The Lion and the Axolotl
Author: MissMraz PM
As the world becomes further polluted and populated, many animals are becoming endangered. A group of scientists are trying to clone them, but before it is successful the animals are stolen to be sold on the black market. Set in future.Rated: Fiction K+ - English - Adventure - Chapters: 2 - Words: 1,286 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 06-19-12 - Published: 02-09-12 - id: 2995908
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AN: Just a short prolouge before the story actually starts. Let me know what you think. Next chapter up really soon. Also, don't worry. My chapters are usually far longer than this.
Milo the lion's carrier was loaded into the aeroplane while he slept soundly in the back, his paws knotting in his mane. He growled and rolled about in his sleep- and for those who didn't know him that was probably the reason nobody wanted to help move him.
Above his carrier sat the parrots who screeched in protest as the bells and chains in their cage knocked around loudly. Next to be stacked in were the two Axolotls who scurried around the bottom of the tank, kicking up pebbles and swaying as the water was disturbed. Some water splashed out of the corner of tank and hit the ground with a splat.
'Doesn't matter, plenty more where that came from', Adrian thought wryly. Squishy and Quetzey (short for Quetzacoatl) the Axolotls were favourites of Adrian, who was in charge of taking this mismatched group of animals overseas for examinations and a new cloning program, since most of them were highly endangered. "Is that all then?" called the rough voice of the man behind him. Adrian's eyes scanned the trolley, picked up the cat in the box and nodded. "That's all now." The man expertly spun the empty trolley around and wheeled it away. He was completely unfazed as another of the small carrier planes took off just near him and flew barely 20 metres over his head, ruffling his hair. Adrian turned and placed the cat's box next to the grass parrots cage, who let out musical notes in surprise. He closed the sliding door tightly and hopped onto the step and pulled himself into the back seat behind the pilot. As he and the co-pilot fumbled with the old seatbelts, they heard the muffled complaints of the animals as they got comfortable. The Pilot lifted his hand in a thumbs up and the engines roared to life.