Being a fish wasn’t an easy job. There were a lot of things we had to worry about. Nets, sharks, humans, Jelly fish, I could go on and on. That just goes to show you how much us, friendly fish, go through on a day to day basis.
You’re probably wondering what kind of fish I am. Any guesses? No? I’m a Goldfish. My name is Milly and am 30 days old. I hope to grow to be 30 years old, but that’s very unlikely for Goldfish. Like I said before, there are just so many things that keep us from reaching that age. But my purpose in life is to beat all of those obstacles. I want to tell my great great great grandkids about all of my adventures one day.
Today was the day I leave home and explore the wide sea.
“Now Milly, are you sure you don’t want to stay here with Mom and Dad? We would love for you to stick around.” Mom said.
“Mom, I already told you what I want. I’m already 30 days old. You can’t keep treating me like I’m a child.”
“Oh, I know. It’s just so hard to see my baby goldfish leave.”
“Honey, she is going to be alright. She’s a big girl now. She can protect herself.” Dad said. That was very suspicious of him. Even I know he wouldn’t ever want me to leave.
“I know, I know.” Mom wiped her tears away and handed me my pouch. “I packed some small crustaceans in there for you. I know they’re your favorite.” I took the pouch and slung it over my back.
“Thank you, Mom.” I hugged my Mom and Dad and said my goodbyes. As I swam away, I could still hear my Mom telling me to be safe. Once I got out of their sight, my good friend, Ajax swam up to me. “Where do you think you’re going?”
“With you,” he said plainly. I knew my Dad wouldn’t let me go alone.
“Let me guess, my Dad talked to you last night and told you that he wanted you to go with me.”
“Yep, that’s exactly what he said, but more grim.” I stopped and so did he.
“Look, I can do this on my own. I don’t need anyone to babysit me. I’m not a little kid.”
“Hey, I’m not the one who said it, you did. Have you ever thought in our 30 days of friendship, that maybe I want more in this sea too? That maybe I want to go on this journey because you’ll be there.”
“Wait, what? Because I’ll be there?”
“No, nevermind,” Ajax said nervously. I kind of knew he had a small crush on me… And maybe I felt the same too.
“Fine, I guess you can come.”
“Really?!” he said excitedly. “I mean, I would have come anyways if you said no.” We started to laugh at each other.
“Come on, we have a sea to explore!”