|Taurus and Ballad
Author: MEL1916 PM
A tale of the stars.Rated: Fiction K - English - Fantasy - Words: 485 - Published: 02-12-13 - Status: Complete - id: 3100532
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Have you ever found yourself staring at the night sky, perhaps under the Milky Way, or just looking at millions of dead stars? You see them gleam and shimmer, some appearing to disappear or move at the side of your vision. Well, that is not an illusion, they move, or some do. Like the lion Leo, the winged horse Pegasus, or the forever intertwined fish Pisces. They shift and dance through the night sky, some fighting while others danced or laughed. Have you ever seen Taurus the bull? He does not seem like much to the human, none of them do, but if you saw them up close and personal you would see they look like what they are named after. Their bodies made completely of silvery, burning stars. Back to Taurus, have you ever heard of Ballad the bear? I bet not for he no longer exists. How can this be? I will tell you.
Long ago, Taurus and Ballad were separate but connected. The stars portrayed them fighting a gory battle that hailed no victor. Every moment of the constant night they fought, neither waning in strength. Things were not always like this though; they once lived in harmony before becoming dedicated to the sky. The only time they came at peace was when they towered over the forest they once shared on Earth. Then, when it passed, an inconceivable anger would over take them and they would battle with all their might once again. Soon, Ballad grew weary in mind, wanting ever so badly to end their battle but far too prideful to give in. Instead, he formed a plan as they fought, knowing each move that Taurus would use before he used it. When they reached the forest again, Ballad would take Taurus by the horns and hurl him into the Earth, shattering his shimmering figure into thousands of pieces. He waited longingly for the forest to arrive.
When at last it did, they ceased their fighting and stared below. Taurus longed for his previous life and Ballad longed for a space of his own in the sky. He stood next to the bull and glanced at him. He was clearly lost in his memories. Ballad let out a roar and seized Taurus by the horns, casting him backwards first, before tensing his large forelegs to launch the large, starry animal to the ground below. Taurus, taken by surprise, quickly caught his footing and saw what Ballad was planning. He ran full charge with the added momentum of Ballad and thrust his head down, casting Balled before him as they both tumbled from the sky. Taurus used him as a cushion, shattering the bear into nothing but star dust. Taurus, letting out a single triumphant beguile, found his way to the sky again, using the shooting stars to propel him upwards. Returning to the dark sky where he could finally rest.