Both Insiders and Outsiders
Humans are strange beings. Although small and weak they show courage and strength like we've never seen before. No two humans are the same just like no two creatures are the same. Each is different with their own views on life and their own values. They were as diverse as we as creatures were. Some were pale as the moon; others were tanned as the bark on trees. Some weren't of the same culture or even spoke a completely different language. They were so different from us it was alarming on both sides when they first came here.
We hated them. They were too different from us and they did not belong in our world. We did what we could to make it clear to them that they were not welcome. Most of us settled for just frightening them. After all about 90% of the Chaotic-Players, as they called themselves, weren't of age yet. What point was there to harm a child that wasn't there to hurt anyone? Others made it a personal mission to destroy any human they saw, despite the fact that most of them were children.
That was when we discovered that humans were alarmingly quick at adapting. Even though we feared and hated them they were able to come in and out of Perim as they pleased and with little to no injury. They would come at night to the Cities and take only scans and leave virtually no trace behind. Their knowledge of us was alarming and even more so when we discovered that they could see our memories when they became us in battle. We tried even harder to drive them out.
But soon enough we each met a particular 'special' human that made us question whether driving them out was really necessary. We each had different reasons why we felt differently about that human. Whether it was because they reminded us of someone we knew, ourselves when we were their age, or any number of reasons. I doubt there are many creatures that could honestly say that they did not know at least one human that they liked.
Humans shocked us with their quick thinking skills and sometimes just astounding luck. They uncovered secrets that had been lost to the sands of time. They turned the tides of battle right when we need it. They were excellent spies and it still amazes me how some humans could actually defeat a creature with hand-to-hand combat skills alone.
They were both useful when finding out information for battle and great stress relievers, usually doing something worth laughing at from their reactions to certain things in Perim to just them trying to be goofy. Before we even realized it we had become attached to these said humans like younger siblings or even our own children. We laughed at them when they were funny, felt sympathy for them when they were feeling low, and laughed at them again when they were overreacting to something small. They made us realize that they weren't as different as we made them out to be.
Humans were outsiders to Perim but at the same time they were as much of a part of it as us creatures. Although I knew what life was like before they came, I can't imagine life without them now. I know it can't last. Children grow up into adults. Even my human friend would one day become a man and that the time I had him as a child was going to be very short lived. But new generations will come as will new generations from Perim will come.
Humans are strange beings...but we got used to them.
A very short oneshot fic about a creature reflecting on the humans and how they changed Perim. I noticed as the series progressed that creatures slowly started to accept humans more and more. Example: during the ENTIRE FIRST SEASON Tom never ONCE stepped into the REAL Kiru City during the day. Second and third season: nobody even gave him and his friends a second glance when they walked through the streets in broad daylight.
Also for any fans of Chaotic Lives PLEASE FORGIVE ME BUT I HAVE WRITER'S BLOCK AND FOR SOME REASON THIS WOULD NOT STOP BUGGING ME! I'll update as soon as I can but GGGRRR STUPID DAMN WRITER'S BLOCK!
If you can tell whose point of view this is from KUDOS TO YOU!
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