Chapter 1 : end of the old
Now,Moondark stood on her treehouses patio ,dawn was approaching .
Soon the bright-Saurs would come out from their homes after a good sleep, that included Seseuo, the one mangasaurus she hated more than the government itself(but still kinda loved).
He was part of the government now and had the right to bring her into custody.
The Saurians Of the Sunlight were feared now, they treated the Dusk-saurs even more unfairly after the revolts in the rural areas and the protests in Solar city.
He said that because he was a high official now, he could do whatever he wanted, she missed the old Seseuo.
After he realized that Moondark was illegally pursuing what happened to mintclaw , he became desperate to find some way to obtain more evidence to charge her for it.
Even though the government said that they stood for justice, this was not moondark's idea of justice.
Before the bright-saurs took away her funding ,
she was about to finish her senior years in law school and was near to figuring out what had happened to Mintclaw using the data screen in the library.
She was determined that this time she would finally stand up for herself. As she expected, seseuo came just like he always did,but this time the outcome would be very different.
She was tired of him. He had betrayed her, he had to pay. She knew that she would not regret this. Her muscles tensed as he yelled,
"Come down here!" He was using his firm authority voice"you have to come with me,Moondark just give up already!"
Moondark sighed, "you should come here and see my filing cabinet yourself, I'm not looking for my brother anymore!
" She now lied with ease to him, he still seemed to trust her, however small his trust of her honesty was,
it was still there and moondark would take advantage of that- she knew his would be his downfall. His trust and determination to find out what she was doing would be his downfall
Moondark thought she heard him scowl, and start muttering to himself, then he grabbed the ladder.
He was cautious,
from their years in law school he had learned just how intelligent she was and Moondark had learned how naive and gullible this newly trained and
now apparently 'highly trained' secret service agent was.
Of course, he climbed up the ladder ,maybe thinking to just kick her out and dig through her filing cabinet.
(Even if he actually achieved this he wouldn't be able to open it ,Moondark had the key hidden in a place he would never find it) she wished deeply that she could be friends with him again,
but nothing could stop her from mintclaw, not law, not life, and definitely not a mere recent graduate.
Her brother Mintclaw was an engineer, he had taught her a lot about levers and other miscellaneous things. Though she was young, she listened.
When seseou came into the living room, he looked around
"Uh...nice nets you've got there" he was intelligent in the area of judging situations, soon he started to figure out what exactly was going on.
He moved suddenly and tried to go for the trapdoor, as he opened it moondark thought with a strangely remorseless grin.
He must've been trained to avoid strange machinery like this
she almost laughed when she thought about it. He trained so hard, and now, all of seseuo's training to finally get revenge on her would amount to nothing.
She had installed hydraulic pumps on the wall which seseuo stared at fearfully .
She had indeed put a wall of fisherman's net across her living room door, she had moved everything behind this net.
Though seseuo had training that warned him to avoid situations like this, no amount of training could have ever prepared seseuo for what would happen next.
And nothing would have prevented moondark from doing one of the most punished crimes on all of continentem solis. And nothing would ever again stop her from finding her brother.
Moondark was sure she would not regret this. A tear started to form in seseuo's eye as he seemed to realize that everything he had learned was pointless
Moondark stared into his eyes she pulled a lever and the whole house turned into its side launching Seseuo through the wall and forever out of her life,but not her thoughts.
The next feeling moondark had was somewhat shock as she fell onto a chair as the house flipped over more suddenly then she had expected.
The chair broke painfully under her weight her thoughts swirled in a mess until she passed out.
Though moondark now had many moral questions to contend with, she pushed those thoughts away. After all, she now had one important question to think up an answer to the question of her survival.
Her home could not hold this position for long.
She knew that the longer that the weight was all on one side, the more the tree was tilting and would soon fall onto its side and cause the home to collapse and crush her.
The simple solution would be to get to the lever and undo the hydraulic pressure,
but if she achieved this the house would fall back onto its original position very quickly and Moondark would most likely be crushed by falling objects.
It was possible to survive this but she would need to hang on to her ,ceiling fan which was not within her reach.
But, the worst problem was that the lever was nearly seven arm-lengths way from her reach.
as Moondark thought she realized that she could use the retractable spine on the end of her tail to put it into the wall/ceiling then use the the three opposable claws to keep it attached.
Moondark was about to shove her tail-spine into the wall when her table, (which she had nailed down) shifted.
She knew she was running out of time, she thrust her tail-spine into the wall and grasped into the wood around it,digging her tail-claws into it, she swung her body onto the table,
it was hanging on by one nail onto the floor which was now the wall.
She let her tail-spine out of the wall and retracted it. The tree cracked, she felt it, she leaped off the table and swung her body so that her tail grasped the lever.
Her weight made it shift into its original position.