I kept shooting toward the surface, curious as to what it held. I had never been even close to the surface, and had no idea what to expect. Underneath, it looked like a shimmering blue wall. I slowed down, cautious that it might hurt. I extended a tentacle and passed it through the event horizon of the sea. It was cold, and something that felt like a current brushed my arm. I backed down, and rushed toward it. I flew out of the water, flailing and confused. Gravity brought me back in. I had no idea the medium above the water. I couldn’t swim through it, and I felt heavier.
The first thing I saw when I awoke was the green glow. It was all I could see. Everything else was black. The darkest, most soul-freezing black imaginable. I was resting on the sea floor, miles down. But it was warm, warmer than it should have been. I had landed next to an undersea vent, the bowels of the earth were close by. I was curious to see where the heat came from, so I concentrated on the water inside the vents. I stopped the water from flowing, clogging the vents. It took awhile for it to do anything. Then, all at once, cracks started to appear. I had to plug those as well, straining my mind. The Earth started to rumble, and massive chunks of the floor ripped off. Beneath me lay a plain of magma, brighter than anything I had ever seen before. The heat shot me upwards, away from the floor.
The bodies hung is the water, motionless. My mind was a mess. Not because I was disturbed at what I had done, but how. I was tied to the sea, chained forever. I was the sea. I became so confused, the world started to whirl around me. Bodies spun around and around, being tormented by my forces. I couldn’t stop it. No amount of pleading could lay my mind to rest. So much rage, disbelief, exhaustion. I was fed up with it. Suddenly, a blast wave radiated out from me. It pushed the water back. I hung motionless in the vacuum. I was clear of all the weight of the past, able to fill the void. Then it collapsed, all at once. The impact stunned me, and I blacked out.
I burst out of the cave, my rage infused veins boiled the water around me. Literally. The water around me was bubbling up around me. The seascape was completely different. Where there was bright coral, and vibrant fish, lay a gray desert. Monstrous fish replaced the schools of pre-inhabitants. Fish bigger than me. My green glow was a massive beacon to the fish. As if on command, they all honed in on me at once. One second of pure adrenaline pumped through me. Time stopped. I grew twentyfold my original size. I swept two fish into my gaping beak, while I crushed another 3 with my massive tentacles. I roared, or at least the next best thing. I had no mercy for these poor souls, and as I felt it, the coldness from within went into the sea. It became so cold, the fishes hearts stopped and fins froze in place. All around me floated the carcasses of my enemies.
The last thing I remember, I was speeding toward the exit of the horrible hellhole I had just spend days in. Suddenly, the cave started to shake, debris falling from the ceiling. The entrance collapsed, blocking my exit, and crushing most of me. I blacked out. And now I am awake. I have no idea how long it has been. Days, weeks, it is a mystery. My body is still giving off a faint glow, so I know that I am still being affected by the plankton. It may never go away. I was so enraged, escape is so close, yet inaccessible. I struck out at the rocks. My tentacle cleaved the rock away like thick algae. Surprised, I struck out again. The same results. “These new powers will be very…useful,” I thought to myself. I cleaved my way out of the cave will ease. No longer will I be chased by monsters, I will chase them.
I blacked out after the spots. I woke up several hours later. I had never felt so energized. Frightened by what happened, I swam out of the chamber. In mere seconds. Each stroke of my tentacles pushed me meters in a second. I squeezed out of the hole I entered from. I had grown a lot. I was at least half of a meter in diameter, and three in length. My blood vessels and suckers were all glowing green. I cast a dim light upon the cave wall. I wanted out of this cave.
I have stayed in the strange cave. Afraid of the strange glowing plankton, I had ceased eating. My body went into a hibernate state. But, this morning I woke up. Ravaged with hunger, I quickly ate several plankton. I felt no different, so I continued to indulge. I ate until my belly was full. It has been several hours since that moment and I now see the effects on my body. All at once, my circulatory system flashed a neon green. Brighter than all of the other plankton. And it was gone. Soon after, I began to develop green spots all over my body.
Something amazing happened today. While I was on the wall of the cave, I bumped a few pebbles. It started an avalanche. As the dust cleared, I saw a smaller tunnel leading off. Deciding that I had no other choice, I ventured in. I swam for hours, never coming across anything. Then after the fourth hours, I began to see a green light up ahead. Excited, I quickly swam to it. I entered a large chamber, filled with light. And plankton. The plankton were glowing green. Tiny specks of green floated past my eyes.
The cave is more extensive that I had thought. I might end up getting lost in here, before I die. But, it is full of plankton, so I will not perish any time soon. The fish is still in here with me. I hug to the walls to avoid detection. I have not encountered any other organisms yet, and I hope not to.