Unwanted Toad
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Continuing to get freaky with stone twins.
Emma is the same girl from Unlucky Cat. Stone Emma's name was Lin.

Unwanted Toad

Two frogs stood at the edge of a lake.

Two frogs stood at the edge of a lake. One wanted to turn back.

Two frogs stood at the edge of a lake. One wanted to turn back. One was curious about what was at the gleaming center.

Two frogs stood at the edge of a lake. One wanted to turn back. One was curious about what was at the gleaming center. A pretty pink flower.

Loose petals fell away and drifted on a slight breeze that gently carried them to nearby lily pads.

Loose petals fell away and drifted on a slight breeze that gently carried them to nearby lily pads. The flower itself sat on one big lily pad.

It seemed like an easy jump,

It seemed like an easy jump, but the big lily pad with the pretty flower was guarded by a hungry alligator and her hungry children.

The bigger toad suggested they go back home and leave the flower alone.

The bigger toad suggested they go back home and leave the flower alone. The smaller toad didn't listen.

The bigger toad suggested they go back home and leave the flower alone. The smaller toad didn't listen. They needed to see the pink flower closely.

So they took a leap.

A leap that the bigger toad knew would bring them an untimely demise at the jaws of the mother alligator and her children.

The bigger toad leaped after them,

The bigger toad leaped after them, hoping to save them,

The bigger toad leaped after them, hoping to save them, protecting them as they always did.

The smaller toad was perfectly fine.

They made the jump onto the big lily pad and was able to get a good look at the pretty pink flower.

Unfortunately,

Unfortunately, the bigger toad met their own cruel fate,

Unfortunately, the bigger toad met their own cruel fate, not at the jaws of an alligator,

Unfortunately, the bigger toad met their own cruel fate, not at the jaws of an alligator, but the wrath of an angry toad.

The toad looked identical except for one small difference.

The toad looked identical except for one small difference. It was made of stone.

They tackled the toad and drowned them in the water of the lake while the smaller toad looked on at the beautiful flower,

They tackled the toad and drowned them in the water of the lake while the smaller toad looked on at the beautiful flower, not noticing a thing.

In another place,

In another place, in another time,

In another place, in another time, two humans approached a big crumbling city with a big crystal center surrounded by angry storms and creatures of unknown origin.

One wanted to see the core for herself,

One wanted to see the core for herself, but poor Ross had enough of the city and wished to return to their little van.

Foolish Emma didn't listen and ran forward without warning.

Ross worriedly ran after her,

Ross worriedly ran after her, hoping to save her and protect her as he always did.

Ross worriedly ran after her, hoping to save her and protect her as he always did. But then,

Ross worriedly ran after her, hoping to save her and protect her as he always did. But then, the creatures turned away from her as she approached the beating crystal core.

A bright light captured her gaze and she fell still in front of the bright crystal.

The creatures froze in place and Ross,

The creatures froze in place and Ross, running after his little Scout,

The creatures froze in place and Ross, running after his little Scout, did not meet a cruel demise at the jaws of one of those things.

He instead met a cruel fate at the hands of someone identical to him.

The only difference between them being the doppelganger's stone skin,

The only difference between them being the doppelganger's stone skin, toad-like eyes,

The only difference between them being the doppelganger's stone skin, toad-like eyes, and the name "CAIN" etched into its forehead.

It tackled Ross to the ground,

It tackled Ross to the ground, wrapping its stone hands around his neck as the storm grew stronger,

It tackled Ross to the ground, wrapping its stone hands around his neck as the storm grew stronger, the winds blowing louder,

It tackled Ross to the ground, wrapping its stone hands around his neck as the storm grew stronger, the winds blowing louder, the rain pouring.

Eventually,

Eventually, the city began to flood as buildings collapsed.

The streets filled as Ross futilely attempted to push his stone twin,

The streets filled as Ross futilely attempted to push his stone twin, "CAIN",

The streets filled as Ross futilely attempted to push his stone twin, "CAIN", off of him.

The water rose and Ross' tears joined the flood as the rainwater filled his lungs and he drew his final breaths.

Emma stared down the precious core,

Emma stared down the precious core, not noticing a thing around her.

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