[An unauthorized Fanfic Sequel to And Tango Makes Three]
Roy and Silo were happy to have Tango in their lives. Every night as Roy and Silo were fast asleep, smiles of bliss could be seen brightening both their faces.
Sadly, their happiness did not last long. One night, they were awoken by a group of noisy penguins led by another penguin, Lawrence. The group of penguins surrounded their houses and shouted at them.
Lawrence was upset that Roy and Silo were both boys, and felt that theirs was not a real family. He felt that a real family needed a boy, a girl and a baby of their own.
“Stop hiding in that house of yours!” yelled Lawrence.“Tango shall not live with you. Neither of you gave birth to her! This is not the way of penguins!”
The penguins behind Lawrence echoed his words. “Not the way of penguins! Not the way of penguins!” they yelled ferociously.
Roy and Silo looked at each other sadly. They could hardly believe themselves. Then they looked at Tango who was waking up between the two of them.
She, in turn, looked at Roy with her large, confused eyes. Then she turned to look at Silo with her frightened eyes. All three of them felt helpless.
Finally, the family of three walked out of their house to face the other penguins.
Upon seeing them, Lawrence demanded that Roy and Silo hand over Tango to him,but they refused. Tango was their daughter and they would do all they could to protect her from being taken away by rogue penguins.
“We don’t care what you think. You are not fit to raiseTango!” shouted Lawrence.
The crowd behind him echoed him once again. “Not fit to raise Tango!” they shouted in unison. “Not fit to raise Tango!” they shouted in anger.
Fearing for Tango’s safety, Roy and Silo ran back into the house with Tango.
“Get out at once!” shouted Lawrence angrily. “Or I will shoot angry penguins at you!” It turned out that Lawrence had a troop of penguins who were prepared be penguin-missiles against Roy and Silo.
If you were there outside the house, you would have heard nothing but petrified silence coming from the house. If you were inside, you would have heard Tango sobbing with fear as she sat between Roy and Silo. You would have seen Roy and Silo looking at each other in pain.
The silence of the house was soon broken by a loud crash. Lawrence had shot a penguin at Roy and Silo’s house, breaking a window.
If nothing was done to stop the angry penguins, the house would sooner or later be torn down by angry penguins.
Roy and Silo looked at each other, and they looked at Tango.They knew what they must do.
Roy walked towards the door and opened it.
Roy mustered his courage and shouted, “Stop shooting! You are going to hurt Tango!”
Tango was grasping at Silo tightly. She was unable to understand what was going on. She did not know why the other penguins were so angry. However, she knew that her fathers would protect her from harm.
Unfortunately, the only way to protect Tango from harm was to let her be taken away by Lawrence and the other penguins.
Weeping, Silo wriggled out of Tango’s clutch.
“You must be brave, child. Papa Roy and Papa Silo will always love you,” Silo told Tango gently. He tried to sound strong, but voice was at the verge of cracking in pain.
As Silo led Tango towards Lawrence, Tango started bawling. She could not understand what was happening, and she did not want to leave her fathers.
Unmoved by Tango’s cries, Lawrence sent a few penguins to Tango and they dragged her away.
Roy and Silo were devastated by their loss.
They could sometimes be spotted sitting on stones, hoping that they would hatch. However, whenever they did so, other penguins would throw stones at them.
No smiles were ever seen on their faces again.
Want an alternative ending? Write it yourself.
Filed under: Uncategorized |