The Mighty Waterfall and the Beautiful Little Fish: Chapter 2

For a few months, the beautiful little Fish was content. She swam around the lagoon without having to turn blue, enjoying the water lilies and luscious vegetation. She was happy and that made the mighty Waterfall happy.

Happiness filled the place … for a while. Time wore down happiness and discontent filtered through.

One day, she swam up to him and said, “I am thinking of leaving the lagoon. You are so awfully noisy with all that water pouring onto the lagoon. I cannot get any sleep! Day and night, I hear water pounding on water, as if the thunderstorm never stops!”

He asked, “How should I become less noisy?”

She huffed and rolled her eyes. “It is so simple! Just stop making water fall onto the lagoon. It will then become quiet and I can finally get some sleep again.”

“But I am a waterfall. If I stop the water from falling onto the lagoon, then what type of waterfall will I be? What good am I?”

“If you really care about me, you’ll stop. But I don’t think you care.”

“If I stop, you will stay?”

“Yes.”

The mighty Waterfall sighed. He has never stopped the water from flowing before, and he had no idea what would happen if he did. But he could not part from the beautiful little Fish. She cannot leave the lagoon. She was all he had left.

And so, he stopped trying. He stopped squeezing water from the mountain. The powerful down-flow of water became less powerful. The lagoon became less noisy. The raging stream turned into a trickle. And in a short amount of time, the water stopped flowing. The mighty Waterfall was no longer true to his name — just a cliff overlooking the lagoon.

The beautiful little Fish smiled. “Finally, some peace and quiet!” And she fell asleep with a satisfied smile.

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