The Adventures of the Idea Seekers:Sarillion
s Struggle for Freedom
Copyright © 2002-2005 by Jorian Clarke
“Angry Cloud, Proud Cloud, go now the two of you and bring me back thatspaceship,” commanded the Darkness to two of his most skilled Clouds. But wait, whatwas this? Could it be the two Clouds were arguing so loudly that they were not listeningand leaving right away as he had dictated?“I don’t know why such a sophisticated fellow such as myself has to work with thelikes of a loud, aggressive, big mouth like you,” complained Proud Cloud polishing hisfingernails on his chest and looking at the effect. “Why, I think I am the best of all theClouds. I’m sure our Lord of Darkness would agree. I have charm, I am subtle, I can actunseen when I want to.”“Act unseen?” snorted Angry Cloud. “Unseen because you are called on lessoften than I am. I am sent out on many more missions than you. In fact, I was just atPlanet Harmon last month.”“But of course,” sneered Proud Cloud. “And we all know how successful youwere there. Not!”“I would have been successful if it hadn’t been for those annoying twins, Specand Tra. Don’t those two ever take a rest?” fumed Angry Cloud. “I would say since I getmore jobs than you do, that would make me the favorite Cloud of our Lord Darkness. Imight be rough and noisy, but everyone knows I’m there when I enter a room. Andpeople turn around after I mist them and act just like me, yelling and bullying everyoneelse around them. Why if you keep up those snooty airs of yours, I’ll be glad to show youpersonally what anger can do by knocking you into the next solar system.”“See, I rest my case. Always the bully. No clever talking for you to get people tobelieve our words are their own. Why brute strength is the only thing you have going foryou. I am so glad that I am me instead of you,” sniffed Proud Cloud as he rolled his eyesand looked down his nose at Angry Cloud.Angry Cloud made a loud roar and got ready to make a charge on Proud Cloudlike a raging bull. But just then the Darkness came between the two of them.