烽火下的動物戰士

The Fighting Animals

30th November 2021

Written by Tansy (Age 10, Co. Dublin)

Translated by 何驊臻  莊皓婷  錢欣伶  楊鎧憶  郭芷妤

Illustrated by 龐啟真  張仁奎  王翔岳  李長軒  游政諺

我知道我們一直都處在危機當中,但這次情況有些不同。

 

我是一隻稀有的雪角豹,一隻長角的雪豹,

幾英里內的雪角豹只剩我爸媽還有一些親戚而已。

小時候,我們每天都很開心。但就在我五歲生日的前一個禮拜,為了躲避危險,我們必須躲藏起來。

因為我媽媽體內流著獨角獸的血,有了她的魔法,躲起來並不是一件很困難的事情。

好不容易在我七歲的時候,我們決定不再繼續躲藏了。

本以為可以回歸到正常的生活,沒想到戰爭又開打了。

我的親戚幾乎都被抓了,只有幾個逃出來,這讓我們都很害怕。

 

我十五歲的時候自願加入軍隊。

爸爸媽媽勸我不要去,但為了保護家人,我必須去。

現在我站在壕溝裡準備作戰。雖然沒有其他的雪角豹,但有六隻德納拉(有翅膀的猴子) 、四隻冰巧蘭達(有著冰魔法的鹿角狼,可以把冰做成各種東西)、七隻火巧蘭達(當然,他們有著火魔法 ),還有兩隻水巧蘭達(你應該猜到他們的魔法了吧! )。

 

突然一陣隆隆聲,有東西飛進了壕溝。

它看起來像是一顆球,所有人都盯著看。

直到它開始晃動,發出嘎滋聲。

在它爆炸的瞬間,其中一隻冰巧蘭達築起了一個防護罩。

我只記得隊長叫我們繼續進攻,之後就記不清了。我最後的記憶停留在我們一起奮力殺進敵營。

一個禮拜後我在醫院醒來。

我的家人圍繞著我,露出了感動欣慰的笑容。

我們終於打贏了這場戰爭,雪角豹終於能永遠自由自在的生活在這片土地上了!

​(Original Text)

I know we were always at risk, but never like this. I am one of the few Corandacorns. A Corandacorn is a snow leopard with a horn. My parents, my cousins and what's left of my uncles and aunts are the only Corandacorns for miles. When I was young we were happy, but a week from my fifth birthday we had to go into hiding. It wasn’t very hard since my mum is part unicorn so she has some magic. On my seventh birthday we got out of hiding. Soon I got back to normal until now, the war has begun. My family were caught and only some of us got away but we were all so scared.

 

I was fifteen so I volunteered for the Force. My parents told me not to go but I had to. I’m in a trench right now with no other Corandacorns but there are six Denara (winged monkeys), four Ice Charenda (wolf with antlers that can make ice into anything), seven Fire Charenda (same as ice Charenda but with fire) and two Water Charenda (I think you can guess).

 

There was a huge rumble and something flew into the trench. It looked like a ball and everyone looked at it. We were just staring until it started to move around and squeak. One of the Ice Charenda made a force field around us and just at that moment it exploded. The leader told us to go forward and we did, we ran to the other army and attacked and that was the very last thing I remember. I woke up in the hospital a week later: there my family were around me smiling. We have won the war. Carandacorns live a free life forever and ever.

 

The End.