What's in a Name?
I woke up to the sound sound of roaring, a large streak of light burst in the sky. I pushed myself to my feet and looked at the bursts of colors. A chorus of screams echoed through the night air. I gasped, looking around, wondering where I was, what was going on, but most importantly...who I was. I looked down, my body not fully visible yet. I pushed my long, cream colored hair back over my shoulders and looked down at the tattered dress I was in. More screams echoed through the air, I jumped. My eyes skitted across the terrain, searching for a sign.
Off to my right, was exactly the sign I was looking for. Well, half of it. One a white picket sign, written in messing writing were the words. Welcome to Planet Drool. I think. I stepped forward, looking at the sign. Beside it was the ocean, and off in the middle of the ocean was a large volcano. This place was weird.
"Excuse me, are you looking for something?" A friendly voice questioned behind me. I turned around and looked. A girl with fiery hair was standing there, a smile on her face. I didn't answer.
"She asked you a question!" The boy next to her growled. She nudged him. My lips parted just a little as I stared at them.
"I don't know where I am, or what's going on." I replied, the first time I had ever heard my own voice. The boy and the girl shared a look with each other.
"What's your name?" The girl asked. I looked down at the ground.
"Probably something like Cat Woman or Flee Bag," The boy snorted. I shook my head.
"Cat Girl?" His friend opted. I shook my head again.
"Just tell us your name!"
"Sharkboy! Be a little nicer," she told him. He crossed his arms. Turning back to me she smiled. "I'll tell you our names first. I'm Lavagirl, and this is my friend Sharkboy." She smiled. I nodded my head in sort of a bow and looked at her.
"I'd like to tell you my name, but I don't think I have one." I whispered, feeling embarassed. She looked at Sharkboy curious, then back at me.
"Well, you have this collar around your neck." She stepped forward and reached out to touch my collar.
"No! LG stop!" Sharkboy hollered, but it was too late. Touching my collar, it burst into flames. Screaming I pulled away. Hitting the edge of the water by the ocean, I fell in. I slashed around in the water, my skin crawling with the wetness. I opened my mouth to hiss, but the bubbles that escaped so suddenly stopped me. I thrashed around, trying to go up, but the only place I managed to go was down. A hand broke through the surface of the water and grabbed me, hauling me back up to the surface. I coughed, my hair weighed down by water. Sharkboy looked at Lavagirl through narrow eyes as she shrugged her shoulders, giggling nervously.
"Oops." Reaching up I pushed the hair out of my eyes, the water holding my ears down, my tail feeling heavy. Reaching to the side, Sharkboy picked up a little silver metal in the shape of a cat paw and looked at it carefully. Lavagirl stepped up behind him and bent over, looking at the name over his shoulder. "What does it say? Is it Cat Girl?" She questioned. He shook his head and looked at me, one of his eyebrows cocked.
"No, it's Miu" He replied. She looked at him.
"Pronounced like mew? Like what cat's do?" He shrugged his shoulders.
"I don't know, I'm not the name genious here." He handed the tag out to me. I took it and looked at it.
"We should ask Max." Lavagirl opted, looking at him. He nodded his head.
"He'll know, after all, he was the one who dreamt her up."