Author: futureauthor13 PM
How exactly did a fish become a minion/guardian? Well, let's just say you need more than strength to be a good guardian, and a lifetime friend.Rated: Fiction K+ - English - Friendship/Hurt/Comfort - Minion - Chapters: 3 - Words: 5,425 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 5 - Published: 11-13-10 - Status: Complete - id: 6475020
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My 2nd Megamind story, with my number 1 favorite character. This is a multi-chapter, and sorry, but you won't see much of Megamind. Sorry, Minion's the star of this story, along with a few OCs. Okay, let's start this thing! Hope you like it!
Noun. A creature devoted to serving his master, and will follow any command given by its master.
I had looked up the definition on the Warden's computer a few days after we landed on Earth. The humans made it sound like being a minion was a chore.
To be a minion, was every creatures dream. It was my dream. Yes, we assisted our masters, and would follow commands. But it was more than that. A minion was a protector, a guardian. You would fight for the master or family you were protecting, and you would become friends with them at the same time. Depending on how long you lived, you could be friends with them for generations. Being a minion meant you were good enough to protect, and it meant a home filled with new friends. Being a minion gave you honor, and gave you a great purpose.
I may be Megamind's minion now, but can you believe I almost wasn't? I can't think of what life would be without my master, my best friend. But I suppose you're wondering why I almost wasn't.
Well I'd be happy to tell you the story.
It was on my home planet, the same one as Megamind. The Planet, Azullon.
The sun was shining brightly overhead, making the ponds and pools sparkle like diamonds. She looked out on all the stars. They all looked bright, even if the sun was taking some of their glory.
But she still enjoyed the stars, they were the small wonders in life. And they weren't the only ones. Gracefully, she walked through the sea green grass, gently tickling her bare feet. She much prefered to spend her time outside, than in her metal home. She wore a simple blue dress, just a shade lighter than her skin. When she arrived at the pond, she slowly got down on her knees.
The blue and red smaller fish swam in quick zig zags, while the bigger purple and green fish swam slowly and enjoyed the swim. She smiled at the fish, they were always her favorite to watch.
One of the more plump fish swam over to her. It was green, and round like a melon. It looked up at her with sad, brown eyes. She laughed.
"Don't give me that face," she said, "I kept my promise, even if I am a little late." The fish smiled at her, happy to see her. "I was at a doctor's appointment."
The fish's eyes then filled with surprise and worry. "Are you okay?" he asked, "Is the baby okay?"
She gave the fish a smile. "Yes, everything is fine. And the baby's coming in one or two weeks." She put a hand on her grown belly, which was warm. She felt her baby give a small kick.
"So it won't be too much longer, right Lactea?" asked the fish.
"No, it won't," said Lactea, "but it's so exciting to wait. But it'll be even more exciting being a mother."
She reached her hand into the cool water, and sighed. She felt the fish rub up against her, and she gently stroked his scales. But the tranquility didn't last. Lactea felt a hard kick, nearly pushed her into the water. She clenched her teeth but smiled through the pain.
"I guess the little guy doesn't want to wait," said the fish.
"Or girl," added Lactea.
"Maybe you should go get some rest," said the fish, "I don't really mind." Lactea gave a smile, and slowly got up.
"Goodbye Yu," said Lactea, "have a nice swim."
"Bye Lactea," said Yu. He smiled a toothy grin, showing his sharp, piranha like teeth. Lactea gave a small laugh at the fish, and then walked back into the metal, coated city.
"Did she have the baby yet?" asked a female voice from behind. Yu gave a small jump and turned around. A small, blue fish was looking at him with curious, golden eyes. "Well, did she?"
"No, did you she her," said a red fish, speeding over, "she still looked pregnant. Finbrain."
"Don't call me that!"
"Kids, no fighting," warned Yu, "what did I tell you yesterday?"
"How about we race to the edge of the pond," said the red fish, completely ignoring Yu, "Then we'll see who's the finbrain."
"Fine with me!" said the blue fish, "Readysetgo!" She sped towards the end of the pond, with the red fish following. Yu just slowly shook his head and smiled.
I don't think those two will ever stop arguing, Yu thought to himself. He dived under the water, and started swimming towards his cave, waving to all the fish he passed on the way.
Yu was friends with all of the fish in the pond. Most of the fish were together and had families, and they were all nice. And while Yu liked them all, he liked to talk with the Azullons too. Especially Lactea.
Lactea and Yu had been friends since she was a little girl. They would share stories, play together, and simply enjoy each other's company. As she got older, Lactea promised she would visit her fishy friend every day. When the young boy from the young Intelligence Council (or Young IC) proposed to her, Yu was one of the first people Lactea told. A few years later, she even had her wedding by the pond so Yu could watch.
He was glad to call Lactea his friend. He was also friends with her husband, and he hoped their new baby liked him just as much as they did.
Just as he settled in his cave to catch a quick nap, he felt the sand on the floor of the pond shake. He knew what it meant.
Quickly, Yu swam out of his cave and up to the surface. A few yards away from the pond, he saw the next minion's in line to serve on of the families on Azullon. They were standing still, but they were panting, so Yu knew they had probably just finished a running exercise.
One of the animals was a cat, with violet fur. She was small, but Yu had seen her in action before. She scared him, she scared him a lot. But maybe that's because she could eat him in one gulp. She was lean, and fast, with night vision and super keen hearing. And, like most Azullon cats, she could multiply herself, up to nine copies. She would definitely make a good minion.
Another one was what humans would call a cross between a giraffe and a goat. It had pure white fur, and a long neck. He had two gray circles around his eyes, and had three horns on his head. Four fast feet, perfect for running and kicking. Another good choice.
The third one was huge. Like a giant bull dog, it was nearly six feet tall, and five feet long. It had black fur, and yellow eyes lined with red. Yu also knew the dog had three rows of sharp teeth, that could bite through any building on the planet, and still be sharp enough to bite through more. But Yu wasn't afraid of him. They were friends, and talked sometimes after training sessions. He was really just a giant puppy.
Any one of these new recruits would make a good minion. They were strong, brave and could protect any family. But they could also make good companions, and could help with any problem. The cat was small enough to fit through anything, and her night vision could help find missing objects in the dark. The giroat and the dog could make great playmates for children, and all three of them could turn on the cute charm, making any Azullon fall in love with them.
"Okay recruits, good job, take a small break," said a tall Azullon man as he walked over to them. He was wearing a dull gray uniform, and had a whistle around his neck and a clipboard in his hand. He started writing on the clipboard, the official signal that the recruits were off-duty.
The animals all relaxed and started doing their own thing. The cat laid down and started to soak up the warm sunlight, the giroat started digging for the metal horseshoe (or giroat shoe) he burried a few days ago, and the dog started waddling up to the pond.
"Hey Yu," he said in a gruff voice as he laid down on the soft grass, "watching us train again?"
"Yeah," admitted Yu. The dog smiled and rolled his eyes. "So, how's the training going?"
"Good so far, but we've only done running and jumping exercises."
"How much longer until you're done with training?"
"Only a few more days." The dog looked up and smiled. "It was a lot of hard work, but it's all going to be worth it."
"Yeah," said Yu, looking at the water. He tried to soung happy for his friend, but couldn't help but feel a twinge of envy. The large dog noticed this right away.
"You know, you can always ask Caron to let you join," said the dog, gesturing his head towards the Azullon, who was writing something down on his clipboard.
"Rune, when's the last time you've seen a fish as a minion?" Yu asked.
"There's always a first time for everything," said Rune, "and you've got half the qualities. You can be nice, caring, helpful, good with children..."
"But I still can't fight, or protect, or do anything when I'm in this pond," said Yu, "I can't leave the pond, and if I did, I would most likely be dead in fifteen minutes."
"You could get a water sphere," suggested Rune, "and you might as well try. Lactea is having her baby in a week, and she's going to need a minion to look after her new child."
Minion thought for a moment. He did want to be a minion, it was the best thing an animal on Azullon could be. And being Lactea's minion would be perfect. He would to spend time with her, and her new child. Who knows, maybe he did have what it takes to be a minion.
"Okay, let's try it," Yu said with a smile. Rune smiled back. "Um, Caron, sir?" Yu said, trying to get the attention of the Azullon. Caron looked up. "Could you please come here for a minute." Caron nodded and walked over to the pond.
"What is it?" he asked.
"I'd like to sign up for minion training!" Yu said happily.
There's the introduction chapter. Yes, I decided to give Minion a real name. In case you're wondering, Yu is chinese for 'fish'. Yes, I'm not that creative, I know. Here's some other name trivia facts.
Lactea: The latin word for Milky Way is "Via Lactea". I liked the name Lactea, and it sounded like an alien name, so I chose it.
Azullon/Azullons: "Azul" is spanish for "Blue", and I added the "lon" to make it sound like a planet name. Again, not too creative. (sigh). As for things like Lactea's husband and this "Intelligence Council", you'll find out about those later. Please review.
Also, Caron is pronouced Car-On, not Care-on (as in Karon). So technically, on Megamind's planet, it's a boy's name. Just thought I'd let you know.