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Petpet Name: Thanatos
Pet Name: Thanatori
Breed: Mutant Puppyblew
"Am I ugly, Cass?" Thanatori gazed sadly at her reflection in the tiny pond.
"Of course not!" I exclaimed. I knew what must have been on her mind. I'd seen some other Cybunnies picking on her the day before and she had been down in the dumps since then. "Why would you think that?" I asked her softly anyway.
She sighed and looked away. Thanatori was a mutant. Ever since she was little, it had been her dream to become a mutant Cybunny. At the time, she did not care that she would look different. We saved and saved and finally, we were able to purchase the Transmogrification Potion that made her dream come true. Yet somehow, she wasn't happy.
"I thought being a mutant would be so cool! I look so strong and fierce, but everyone just laughs at me!" I could see the tears beginning to form in the corners of her eyes as she yelled at her own reflection.
"Thanatori, there is nothing wrong with being different. They just can't see you for what is inside." I tried to comfort her, but somehow it just made her angry.
"It isn't fair!" She struck the water with her paw, and her image became impossible to make out as the ripples glided across the once-glassy pond.
We sat there silently for a few minutes, watching the surface of the water smooth itself out. When it was calm once more, it was not Thanatori's face that was peering back at us.
"What?" She studied the reflection more closely and then glanced up to look at the bank on the opposite side of the pool, a mere two feet away.
Sitting there had to be one of the strangest creatures I had ever seen. It looked like a smaller version of Thanatori, yet it was quite different. It had floppy ears and a toothy grin which was, at that moment, turned downward.
"I think that's a mutant Puppyblew," I commented. It looked scared; its whole body was trembling.
"What's wrong, little guy?" I watched, surprised, as Thanatori moved to comfort the creature. However, she was interrupted as the reason for its nervousness was made plain. A pack of Puppyblews hurtled out of the nearest thicket and began barking madly at the little mutant.
"Hey!" Thanatori brushed them away with her paw. "Don't pick on him! Just because he looks a little different doesn't mean there's anything wrong with him!" Startled by her loud voice, the Puppyblews scampered quickly away.
She looked down at the little mutant Petpet in her arms. "There's nothing wrong with us, my little Thanatos. We should be proud to be unique!"
I couldn't believe the sudden change in her. By protecting him, she was able to overcome her own insecurities, and I knew she would be all right. There was nothing left to do but to take him home with us.
Since that day, it has been Thanatori and Thanatos against the world. They are proud of what they are, and no one has been able to intimidate them since.
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