Hey guys, this is my first Happy Feet Fanfic and I hope you guys enjoy. The first chapter will be kind of short, since it is meant for the readers to get into rhythm of the story. This will be another version of both movies, where I show how things should have gone down, but it is still my first fanfiction, so haters please go easy on me. The story starts around Gloria's mating ceremony. I do not own Happy Feet.
Seeing as some people are still reading this story, I'm going to start revising every chapter for grammar and spelling mistakes. Maybe I'll add some stuff along the way :D.
Among the icy waters and white powdery snow of the Antarctic, four small penguins and a rather tall and fluffy penguin could be made out in the deep white. In the crystal like and glistening ice, Mumble was walking, lost in the whiteness that lay before him; his blue eyes fixed upon one point as if trying to focus on the sound of his footsteps. As always he was thinking about Gloria. His thoughts went all the way back to the first day he saw her; she was the very first penguin he every laid eyes on. From his birth Mumble knew he found his love, but he wasn't quite she felt the same way about him. Even though they have always been close friends, she was the most wanted female in a colony full of penguins, who could actually sing, unlike him. This thought troubled him quite a bit, so he started tapping his feet; focusing on the unique, raspy yet solid thump his feet made when he they hit the blue ice. His thoughts were interrupted, when he heard music in the distance so he instinctively picked up the pace, but the closer he got to the beautiful source of music the faster his heart would beat. Mumble had one single thought in his head.
When reached the ceremony, he found himself letting out huge breath in relief as he saw many penguins fail to get Gloria's attention. His breaths became short and desperate and his stomach became tight as he readied himself to face the crowd of penguins, but, most importantly, he got ready to impress Gloria. He saw Gloria walking towards him, still singing with her beautiful voice and swaying as if wanting to dance; Mumble took this chance and made his appearance.
"Yo sé, se terminó
As Mumble approached Gloria, he heard Gloria say his name and the world stopped. Everything else faded away and it suddenly felt like it was only the two of them there in the deep blue ice. He quickly realized that it wasn't him singing and picked his act up.
"Mis amigos, les declaré
Que estoy seguro"
"Mumble is that really you?" Gloria questioned.
"Sure its me! You like?" Mumble answered.
"Well I would if it were really you." Gloria answered in a disappointed tone.
In that moment Mumble knew he had been caught, but dragged it out in an expression of self-denial. He really wanted to believe that Gloria had not noticed, but on the inside he knew he would not hold this act for much longer.
"Es un hombre
Sin nada más
Si no un Señor
"Turn around Mumble."
"Just turn around."
"Well why not?" Answered Gloria
Mumble had no answer so he just spun her around until she pushed him out of the way. Behind his back was Mumble's best friend singing his heart out in an attempt to help him out. When he met her gaze, the tall fluffy penguin braced himself for the worst.
En la verdad
(en la verdad)
Lo hice Myyy Waaaay!"
"Mumble how could you?" Gloria said bewildered that Mumble would do something so dirty.
"I..." Mumble desperately searched his mind for an answer. "I just didn't know what else to do." He answered with his head down in shame.
Gloria stood there looking at him and, after a few moments, turned away. She started singing a bit, but, for the first time in her life, Gloria found her voice failing her. Despite this she pushed on; Gloria began to slowly and carefully sing the lyrics to her heart-song.
"No Gloria no." Mumble said desperately and then suddenly an idea popped in his head.
"Gloria dance to this!" Mumble then started tapping a rhythm.
"Mumble you're embarrassing me." Gloria plainly stated, but immediately regretted it when she saw the pain in those deep blue eyes. She immediately took measures to correct herself.
"Mumble I didn't mean it that wa-"
"Yes you did." Mumble whispered in a broken tone.
"I'm sorry for embarrassing you, I don't know what I was thinking." Mumble looked at her with sadness in his eyes and let out a deep sigh. A sad smile adorned his beak. "I mean how could I ever think that someone like me could ever end up with someone like you." Mumble's voice crackled as he held back the tears.
"I..." Gloria couldn't find the words to speak.
"I guess this is goodbye, I'm sure you will find a great penguin to take care of you." Mumble said as he turned away from her.
Gloria couldn't find the words to speak. Being a generally popular penguin, Gloria wasn't used to this type of adversity; this feeling of vulnerability was unknown territory for her. On the other hand, Mumble had lived in it his whole life. If there was one thing the two had in common at this moment, it was the weakness they both felt in their heart.
"I know I've never said this before, but..." Mumble took a breath, stood up straight, and looked at her. "Gloria I love you and I'll never forget you." Mumble said in the most genuine voice he could muster.
Gloria could've sworn her heart stopped beating as he eyes widened. She saw him smile one more time, before he sped away from her. Gloria snapped out of her shock and waddled after him. "No Mumble! Wait I'm-" Gloria fell face first into the snow. She lifted her head out of the snow and looked in his direction, only to see that he was already too far away. "Sorry." She finished in a whisper.
Spectators penguins then started to sing to Gloria with the intention of, once again, seducing her with their songs.