04/52 Golden Poison
What is the humans biggest weakness? asked Teru und looked at his sister Zarik. Food? Water? No, he shook his head. It is gold, they are greedy and jealous. Jealous of their neighbor who has more land and animals. Jealous of their siblings who are smarter and more successful. Jealous of the youth and their bright future. The solution to all of their sorrow is power – power and gold.
He sniggered devilishly and looked at the fountain beneath him. He reached inside his bag and pulled put a large glas with little brown jewels. Zarik remembered making these out of venom and the essence of dark souls.
He purred the stones in the fountain, they made no sound. No wave shook the surface. But when the stones touched the water they turned into gold coins, big and heavy. Taru looked very pleased with the result and stood up. Zarik and her brother left the little clearing to go back to the spirits of the forest.
So what will happen now? she asked and her steps where light. She was excited and so was he. It was a long time since they were able to sneak out under the little nose of the Queen.
The humans will find the gold and they will try to keep all to themselves. But eventually it will vanish… but how should they know?
They will fight, Zarik added.
And they will die, ended Taru and both laughed.