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You know that episode of Watership Down "The Vision" when Hawkbit yells at Fiver and Bigwig tells Hawkbit that he wanted a chat with him? Well, here's what Bigwig and Hawkbit discussed with one another. I WILL KEEP IT AT 2 CHAPTERS!Rated: Fiction K - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,911 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 12-23-10 - Published: 06-17-10 - Status: Complete - id: 6059985
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You remember the episode on the T.V. series of Watership Down when Hawkbit yells at Fiver and tells him he was a curse to the Down? And when Bigwig tells Hawkbit that he wants to have a serious talk with him? Well, this story is about what Bigwig had to tell Hawkbit.
I'll start with the flashbacks and then I'll go ahead with the rest of the story. Fiver's point of view will have italics. Bigwig's point of view will be in normal letters. It's almost always in Bigwig's point of view in this story.
Disclaimer: I don't own Watership Down or the characters. I merely copied down what happened in the show with some of my own words. But I STILL don't own it!
The rabbits at Watership Down were digging in the burrows to make a good escape route in case the weasel comes closer to the Down. Fiver was hard at work alongside with Hawkbit and Blackberry. His vision of Redstone Warren being empty kept him from focusing a lot on the mission. He hoped that Hazel and Primrose would make it back soon.
As Hawkbit dug deeper in a big hole in the path, Fiver was helping Blackberry smooth out the edges on the outside of the hole. He could've sworn he heard Hawkbit grumble at him from in there as dirt showered onto his head. "That's it. I need a break," he muttered as he climbed out of the hole.
As he plopped down onto the floor, Fiver knew that was wrong of him to do because Bigwig had arrived and snapped at him, "Get back to work, you lazy layabout, or I'll leave you out for weasel-bait!"
"There's no need to use that kind of tone, Bigwig!" Blackberry protested at the large rabbit. "Hawkbit has been working and digging hard!"
"I'm not asking for a debate," Bigwig explained to her. "I'm in charge, and what I say goes. Now get at it," he added before leaving.
Fiver, Blackberry, and Hawkbit looked back at the tunnel where he left and no one spoke for a few seconds until Hawkbit muttered, "The sooner Hazel and Primrose get back, the happier I'll be."
"What about the vision?" Fiver asked him.
But the dark gray rabbit's response wasn't what anyone expected. He rounded on Fiver, "Oh, you and your bloody visions! If you never had them, we wouldn't be in this trouble!"
Blackberry, who defended Hawkbit seconds ago, now scolded him, "Hawkbit! It's not his fault!"
But Hawkbit wasn't listening; instead, he kept on yelling at Fiver, "Fiver, you're a curse on this warren, that's what you are! If you went away, we'd be happier!"
Fiver didn't retort because he usually doesn't pick fights with other rabbits unless it was necessary. But he felt that what Hawkbit told him was right; because of these visions, he was bringing a curse onto Watership Down. He knew he had to go away as he abandoned the digging and away from the huge birch tree.
Bigwig was leaping around every stone at the Down. He had asked Hawkbit and Blackberry where Fiver went to and he finally found him in a shelter of boulders clustered together.
He crouched low so he can tell Fiver, "What's the game, Fiver? It's getting dark and the enemy's on his way."
But the russet-brown rabbit didn't move from his shelter; instead he moaned with sorrow, "But it's my fault it's coming."
"And how's that then? How is it your fault?" Bigwig demanded, not in the mood of little games when the weasel was on its way to Watership Down.
He stared up at the Captain of Owsla and murmured, "Hawkbit was right, Bigwig."
Bigwig let out a little chuckle at that. He couldn't imagine Hawkbit being right about many things. "Well, that's a first. What's he right about?"
"He's right about my visions. What if I'm not seeing the future? What if my visions make things happen?" he moaned again.
"Don't be silly, Fiver. Come on out of there," Bigwig replied, knowing that Fiver wasn't entirely right.
Fiver didn't come out but he complained on, "What if I caused Sandleford's destruction. And Hazel nearly died because of me. And because of me, you were caught in the Shining Wire!"
The Owsla Captain didn't believe a word Fiver said; there was no way he could make that happen. He was just seeing what would happen, that's all. He gently reassured Fiver, "None of that was your fault."
Far from being reassured, Fiver went on, "Hawkbit was right, Bigwig. I'm cursed! I have to stay away!" As Keehar's voice echoed through the sky, he added, "If I stay out here, my visions can't hurt anyone!"
Oh, he said you were cursed, did he? Bigwig thought angrily. Now he was furious at Hawkbit for saying that sort of rubbish at him. Without that vision, all of them would be dead! I'm going to have a nice chat with him when I get back! He snarled to himself angrily as Keehar arrived with the news.
"Bigvig! I see veasel!" the seagull cried out in his Bulgarian accent. "He close and he plenty mean, yah!" He took off once more to scan the area.
Bigwig watched Keehar flew off before nudging Fiver on the shoulder, coaxing him, "We don't have much time, left Fiver. Let's go."
"You go ahead," Fiver mumbled. "They'll need you."
Bigwig gave him a look of concern before calling Keehar down and told him to stay with Fiver while he would tell the others about the search.
When he got back at dark, Dandelion and Hawkbit were at the entrance, waiting for Bigwig to come back. Dandelion asked him as he approached, "Did you find Fiver?"
"Yes, I did," Bigwig replied. Then turning on Hawkbit, he growled, "And Hawkbit, you and I will have a serious talk after this."
"What'd I do now?" Hawkbit asked him while Bigwig didn't pay attention; he told Dandelion to go join the other rabbits underground while he would have a little talk with Hawkbit. But they decided to go to a secret and private place underground.
When the two bucks arrived at the place, Bigwig asked Hawkbit, "Well? Got anything to say for yourself?"
"What? What'd I do?" Hawkbit retorted.
"Did you, or did you not, tell Fiver that he was a curse on Watership Down?" Bigwig demanded with deadly aggression in his voice.
Hawkbit let out a tired sigh as he answered him, "Yes, I did."
Bigwig let out a little growl and asked him, "Why in the name of Great Frith would you want to say that to him?"
"Because..." Hawkbit let out a shameful sigh as he went on, "...because I thought he brought bad luck to all of us by bringing us to here."
Hawkbit must've thought Bigwig would go easy, but Bigwig didn't want to go with that. He didn't show mercy when he yelled at Fiver so Bigwig yelled at Hawkbit, "You little bludger! If no one paid attention to his vision, we'd all be dead right now at Sandleford! If he didn't have any visions at all, we wouldn't be here at all! Plus, you have no right to yell at Fiver like that; it's not like you're the Lord Frith himself, telling him what he is or he isn't!"
Hawkbit's ears drooped as he murmured, "Sorry."
"'Sorry' doesn't get you free flayrah!" Bigwig snapped. "When this is over, you WILL go apologize to Fiver and then you can go on to a long day's worth of digging! Now get with Blackavar, Dandelion, and Strawberry so you can face the weasel! That's an order!" He reached forward to cuff him on the ears, though not scratching him, but it could hurt.
"Yes, Bigwig," Hawkbit murmured as he hopped away. Before he left, he turned back to Bigwig and added shamefully, "I'm REALLY sorry that I said that to Fiver. I'll work hard and not complain too much ever again. I promise."
Bigwig felt a little compassion well up inside of him. He let out a sigh and laid his paw onto the young buck's shoulder and said gently, "And I didn't mean to be harsh with you, either. It's just that some rabbits blame the messenger when they don't like the message. I know that was hard for you to understand, but buck up, lad. We'll come around this soon."
"I suppose so," Hawkbit replied, feeling a little more cheerful. Before anyone else said anything, Dandelion's voice called out, "The weasel broke in!"
"Let's go! And I'll let you have the first strike!" Bigwig told him before he let out his famous battle cry as he and Hawkbit hopped away to drive the intruder out.
How do you guys like that? It's my first Watership Down FanFic ever and I hope you like it.
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