stretched himself as he woke up. The sun was shining and the weather was
clear. His small house was filled with a warm glow. He opened his window
and breathed the fresh air. He waved at the girl that was running past his
“Kuiken! Where are you going to?”
“Father called for me. I must be quick..”
“What did you do this time?”
“Nothing I swear!” The girl shouted over her shoulder as she ran to
the town not all to far from his house.
Veer walked down the stairs and looked in the mirror. A chicken like
creature looked back at him. He was a chicken and proud of it. Only not of
the history they shared. Chickens had once tried to capture the bunnies of
the next planet called “Konijntjes”. But Veer was a fought free
chicken that could be compared with a Hippy from some sort of old planet
that died centuries ago. Although chickens and bunnies fought every so
often, Veer never fought with any of them. He much rather loved to eat
seeds and read a good novel.
Kuiken, the girl that had run past his house was his best friend and both
of them ran a sort of resistance against the war. The only problem was
that Kuiken was the youngest daughter of the king of “Kuikentjes”.
day passed, and Veer did his normal things. He cleaned the house, cleaned
up his little garden and then wanted to enjoy the rest of this warm sunny
day when Kuiken bashed into the house.
“I did just clean the house.” Veer said when he looked at the mud
trail that Kuikens paws left behind.
“Sorry Veer.. But I’m just so angry!” Veer could see it in her black
eyes that she really was angry. He had almost never seen her this way.
Perhaps even never.
“What’s the matter?”
“Dad wanted me to stop playing around and … and … oooh! I’m just
so angry!” Kuiken picked up a little stone statue and wanted to throw it
away, luckily Veer took it out of her wings and placed it where it
“He wanted me to move away from our home and marry some old chicken
somewhere far away from you…” Kuiken looked at the older male chicken
and almost cried. He didn’t know this, but she actually loved him. He
wouldn’t treat her badly nor would he ever think of her less than she
was. But he was such a scatterbrain and he had never noticed her looks.
“That won’t happen right? You will stay here?”
“Of course! I’ll run away from home and live here.”
“I would like that, but there is just one problem.. They’ll look here
the first second you’re gone..”
“Well then.. What do you suppose we do?”
“Why don’t we go to Konijntjes? They’ll never look for us there.”
“Are you mad? How are we going to get there?” Kuiken sighed out of
frustration. They had planned on going to “konijntjes”, but not this
soon and defiantly not this sudden.
“When is your father planning on moving you?”
“Within the week..”
“Why so sudden?”
“Probably because he feels that we’re being a threat to him..”
Kuiken grinned. Although this was a difficult time, that was a rather
“Perhaps.. But that means that we simply don’t have time to do
anything for planning.”
“It will be an adventure..” Kuiken said dreamy and her eyes were
shining with a strange light.
“Are you enjoying this?” Veer asked.
“We were planning this..” Kuiken looked at Veer
“Yes, but not jet.. and the danger.. You do know your father doesn’t
really like to be spoken against do you?”
“We’ll be like thieves in the night…” Kuiken said and hopped from
one foot on the other.
Sighing, Veer walked to the kitchen and grabbed some food with them.
had travelled a long way in the darkness of the night, but now they needed
transportation towards Konijntjes.. A different planet.
“Well I know how to fly a shuttle.. But my dad keeps them locked away
tight..” Kuiken said when they stopped for a second.
“Well then.. Perhaps I know a better place to get a shuttle.”
“Hmmm, let me see.. Not far from here are some shuttle workshops. If we
take the right one, we’ll get safely on Konijntjes.”
“I do hope so..” Kuiken whispered as they went on.
inside a workshop wasn’t hard. Picking a shuttle wasn’t hard either..
But flying away with a shuttle unnoticed was another problem.
“Let’s just fly away and try to shake the guards off..” Kuiken
“Well we won’t get far with that way of thinking..”
“But of course.. Staying here trying to think of a plan, then getting to
the point where you do know it isn’t going to work without making
“Oh alright! Just leave then.”
“Yay!” The younger chicken yelled and stepped on the throttle.
a million light-years further was hovering a little shuttle.
“Where are we?”
“Are we lost?” Veer asked angry
“Well.. I know how to fly a shuttle.. but that didn’t meant I could
read a map..”
Hitting his own forehead he looked at the map of stars and planets and
thought he wasn’t any good with it.
“Isn’t there an automatic pilot or something?
“Well yes. But that’s just boring don’t you think.”
“Well I do. I’ll just hover around some more.. We’ll get there.”
“I thought that was something men would say.” Veer muttered
Veer looked outside and noticed a small pink planet.
“What’s that supposed to mean?”
“Nothing..” Veer said quickly.
“Good, I’m going to land this thing.”
And when Kuiken landed (and not all that good) a loud and piercing sound
“What’s that?” Kuiken shouted to be heard above the sound.
“I have no idea..” Veer shouted back.
Kuiken pointed at the distance, her eyes were wide and big of fear.
Veer looked for an escape and accidentally looked at the sky. “Warrior
Chickens..” He screamed as he pointed.
“Damn..” Kuiken screamed. Veer grabbed her by the wing and pulled her
towards the bunnies. Kuiken screamed and was panicking.
“Will you be quiet?!” Veer yelled and made sure that they weren’t
spotted by either parties.
all witnessed the next episode as a blur, but Veer was calm and noticed
how a small greenish bunny screamed something and killed so many chickens.
Veer also how her friends, 4 a little bit older than she was and 1 old
black bunny fought together. He also felt how time stopped, how those 6
bunnies and they were swooped away from Konijntjes and were bashed into
another world which he didn’t know.
He constantly felt the presence of Kuiken, and was strangly comforted by
"What happened?" one of the
pink bunnies asked.
"I don't know.." the greenish bunny said. She had still the long
sword in her hands and looked at it from every angle.
"Isn't it abvious." Veer said when nobody answered. He had
studied the language of the bunnies and could speak it rather well.
"It is a transporter sword. If one has enough energy, it
All 6 bunnies looked at Veer.
"You.." the same greenish bunny hissed and wanted to attack.
"I wouldn't do that if I were you." The chicken said calmly.
"Or do you want us to transport again. Who knows where we'll end up
"He's right Fleur." the black bunny said.
"I believe it is best if we don't fight here."
"Why is that?" a pink with green bunny asked sarcasticly.
"Well... I don't want to be attact by that thing over there."
The chicken pointed at a snake like reptile.
Veer and Kuiken got close together. The black bunny called his students
close to him and noticed that all 5 of them were present.
The snake like creature didn't notice them, but the blond haired girl
running after the reptile did.
"Decoration or Candidates?" The girl asked.
Nobody said anything.
"i presume that you aren't decoration.. Well.. Welcome on Lantessama.
I'm Cyan and you have to be there." She pointed at a cave and without
saying anything, left.
5 minutes later they still stood there.
Two groups of the worst enemies.
"So are we going to go to that cave?" Veer asked.
"What did she mean by decoration?" a pink bunny with an axe
"Let's have a look.." Veer said. " You can all wait here if
you want.." The chicken said to the bunnies, but they followed as
Perhaps this was the first step into peace...
Lucas sighed for the 25th
time that night and Cyan could take it no longer. If he kept on standing
at the drafty entrance of their sleeping chambers he'd surely catch a cold
and then she'd have to take care of him again. She didn't mind in
particular, Lucas was just far more pleasant when he was healthy than when
he was ill.
"What is it?" she asked.
"I just wonder how they do it..."
"Hide the eggs while we're not looking."
"you mean you planned to stake out the plains the entire night to
catch the Easter bunny?" Cyan asked, raising her eyebrows in a
way that told Lucas that she would find it quite the achievement if he
managed to do just that.
"They have to move sometime." he said stubbornly.
"Let's bet that by tomorrow all the eggs will be hidden where you
couldn't see them from here."
"Why do you say that?"
"Because you're advertising your presence by standing there in the
full light." Cyan sighed, "Just let the damn bunnies do
their work and go to sleep. I don't want to note down names and colours
all day tomorrow on my own."
Lucas sighed for the 26th time that night, gave in and turned down the
lights. When he turned around to go inside he couldn't help but wonder if
the soft breeze he felt was caused by the natural processes of high and
low pressure fields, or by a waist-high creature with big ears bolting by.
"Don't you dare look!" Cyan called, "You're as
bad as a kid."
"Just one look!" Lucas promised.
Of course nothing was out there. Not even the smallest twitching could be
seen in the shadows. Lucas sighed for the 27th time that night, making it
a new record for Cyan who had been keeping tabs, and walked inside.
He'd barely closed the door when ears of all shapes and sizes came up from
behind, below, beside every possible hiding place on the Lantessaman
plains. For the next hours they were as busy as during the days, though
the activities were very different indeed.
Lucas called out excitedly, "I see eggs!"
"Of course you see eggs." Cyan remarked dryly, "It's
Easter. It happens every year."
"Don't you ever wonder how they do it?"
"Honey we live in a world where teleportation is daily business. Why
"Let's just go."
Ok." Cyan smiled and followed Lucas outside to the Candidate
Quarters. As usual a bunch of unique weird-looking creatures had gathered
for the Easter Egg Hunt at Lantessama, bunnies, chickens, humans -always a
minority around this time of year, and guardians. Cyan got a headache when
she tried to imagine just how hard to write their names would be and
yelled to get the attention of the noisy crowd.
"Listen up! The Egg Hunt is now open, so go
find the eggs!"
Cheering erupted and the candidates moved out in small groups, each taking
the direction they were sure destiny was in. Cyan closed her eyes and
relaxed. Silence was so nice and comfortable after a near sleepless night.
"Wasn't that a bit plain and fast?" Lucas asked.
"Everyone got going, didn't they?" Cyan retorted.
Lucas knew better than to complain more after he'd kept Cyan awake most of
the night, tossing, turning and even getting up occasionally to go look at
the plains. Nothing had happened when he did that though.
The large group of killer
bunnies from Konijntjes gathered around their teacher Meester. They
were used to following his lead and in this foreign environment the small
cute bunnies had found that even with axes, swords and poison people found
them too cute to resist. More than one of them had been ambushed, squeezed
silly and shaken toward concussions and broken bones. Maybe it was for
this reason that the younger bunnies had come to like the two chickens,
Veer and Kuiken who were older, bigger, but sadly also their natural born
"I want to go with Kuiken!" Elly, a completely pink, and
therefore still largely innocent bunny exclaimed, hugging the
uncomfortable peaceful chicken.
"Then I'm going too." Gaill, Elly's best friend,
squealed, though she was more advanced in the art of war, she was easily
influenced by her younger friend and also liked the firey, free chicken
that had fled her homeworld because her father had betrothed her to a man
she didn't love. Even in little killer bunny heart's there's room for
romance after all.
"Then we can go with Veer." Puro and Gry, the two male
student bunnies called out. They were both young as well and had overcome
their hatred of the chickens in this strange environment. After all, why
should they fight each other when they didn't even know where they were?
The two chickens were older than them, so they had a better chance of
Meester nodded, sending a thankful glance towards Veer and Kuiken who
grudgingly agreed to take on a bunch of their enemies even if it were only
children. Fleur on the other hand, the youngest, but also most vicious and
far-advanced, of the bunch looked at her friends in contempt and called
"Traitors! How dare you do this. I wouldn't get near a chicken
unless to kill it!" and of she went.
Meester sighed and headed after her, knowing that that was easier than
trying to convince the young irrational bunny that they needed to
cooperate to get home. He easily caught sight of the fully armed,
black-tempered bunny as she rampaged across Lantessama.
"An egg!" she suddenly called out and trotted toward it,
curiously looking at the egg from all sides. Meester observed and prayed
that Fleur'd impress and get it over with. However, Fate wasn't so kind.
The egg cracked, hatched and revealed a green-tipped blue chicken female.
Fleur snapped and stampeded toward the little hatchling, sword drawn,
calling every ugly chicken name in the book. The chicken, feeling the
murderous intent, reading the malice from Fleur's red-hot aura didn't stay
to ponder and get stabbed. In stead she fled as fast as her legs could
carry her toward safety. Fleur tried to follow it and kill it, or at least
hurt it, but she was no match to the chicken, which was larger than her
even at birth. Cooling down, she continued her search.
Meanwhile, the unlikely
group of bunnies and chickens was slowly and steadily heading to the
ceadra dunes at the northern side of Lantessama Isle. The dunes were
almost like a maze with twisting valleys and dead ends. In short, the
perfect hiding places for eggs.
It was no wonder then that all around eggs cracked open and ears popped
up. Elly and Gaill
giggled while Puro and Gry
called out in surprise when the first bunny approached them. The pink
female approached with her ears radiating in all directions, trying to
pick up more sounds. Finally she moved a bit closer and nudged Elly who
promptly fell to the ground. The bunny looked surprised and started
licking Elly, which made her giggle.
"Stop!" she called, "It
"You're not hurt?" the bunny
"No... just a bit startled... ehm Unconvee."
A second bunny, a male yellow, ran into the little endearing scene, and
grabbed Puro by the neck, "No-one's captured
you yet?" the bunny asked after having thoroughly sniffed
his desired partner.
"No..." Puro said, just a
"Then you're mine!" the
bunny squealed, throwing Puro in the air and then bolting around him in a
series of intricate patterns, "My name is
"Ok..." Puro answered, hoping the yellow bunny would
Two more bunnies, a blue female and an orange male, were sitting a little
distance away, looking on the scene and wondering if they should join in
or stay hidden and wait for others to pass.
"Dragna..." the orange male
"Yes, Mesh?" she answered.
"We should take this chance. No-one else
"True... but they carry weapons."
"They also walk hand in hand with their
enemy. they're not that bad, just misguided."
"You saying we have to teach them the right
The two stood up as one, as they had come out of their egg as one, and
stepped into the growing circle of bunnies to play with their new friends
and steal the chocolate out of the special baskets all candidates had
received at the start of the hunt.
While the four killer bunnies were busy, Kuiken
carefully arched closer to Veer. As
usual the older chicken didn't even notice her arrival and she felt
frustrated that he didn't even get that she liked him.
As usual Veer was lost in his own thoughts and he seemed to be following a
trail. Well at least they'd be alone together, Kuiken shrugged, and she
followed her crush deeper into the dunes. She never did look at the
ground, which is why she didn't see the oddly shaped tracks that Veer was
following and why the two chick dragons sitting together around the corner
came as a complete surprise to her.
"Hello!" Veer called, looking at the chick dragons with
reverence, they really were marvellous creatures.
ours?" the two replied.
Taking a closer look, Kuiken noticed that one was male, spotted a dusty
grey and the other was a myriad of oranges, reds and flame-tipped yellow
feathers. One was cold, the other hot and both seemed to know just what
"They've got to be ours, Daiya."
the female remarked, "They found us."
"It is true they found us, Lussi." the
male replied, "But was it fate or
"Flukes are often fate."
Kuiken got bored of the conversation already and called out, "If
you're not sure than we'll just leave and you can think a bit more
and wait forever since no-one's going to find you again."
"She has a point." Daiya
"I like her." Lussi agreed.
"So now we're yours. What will you do?"
"Feed you?" Veer guessed.
"Such excellent candidates they found this
year." Lussi remarked.
small stats of Veer and Kuiken:
is a young chicken of about 20 years of age. She is the youngest daughter
of the king of Kuikentjes. Her father doesn’t like her spending lots of
time with that Hippy of a chicken. That was why he arranged a marriage
with an old wealthy chicken that would always go for a young and juicy
Kuiken herself is a rather hippy like chick herself. She doesn’t believe
in the war between both species and will never fight or make her hands
dirty with blood. She has a rather firy personality and loves to fly
shuttles. She doesn’t really know how to land them, but still lives so
it will probably won’t be that bad at all…
She has a secret crush on Veer, but he doesn’t really noticed her in
is a middle aged male chicken of 35 years old and lives in a small cottage
just outside the town where Kuiken and her family live. He met her when
she was 15 years old. He was going round with a petition, and she was
dressed up to go to some sort of chicken ball.
Kuiken had then followed him and that way got to know where he lived and
went back almost every day.
Veer found the little chicken a new rather violent breeze in his every day
life, and welcomed her. He was a rather scatterbrain and sometimes listens
to Kuiken to easally. Wich gets him into trouble from time to time, but
that doesn’t really matter. It makes life interesting.