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And Sand Becomes Glass
With time, heat, and pressure, coal becomes diamonds.
He'd learned that years ago, and remembered it after the Chuunin exam. He'd wondered if it was true, and had asked Temari. Still adjusting to him not being utterly vicious and homicidal, she'd looked at him strangely, then confirmed it was true.
Something so ugly and cheap turning into something so pretty and valuable was amazing.
Coal becomes diamonds. He wasn't coal, he'd told Temari.
No, she'd said, he wasn't. He was sand.
And sand? He'd asked. What about sand?
Coal becomes diamonds, she'd replied, and sand...
...Sand becomes glass.
So, my first ever drabble. Itís actually 100 words on the nose, and Iím rather surprised at myself. This was written for the 20_inkspots community on Livejournal, which can be found at http://community.livejournal.com/20_inkspots. From the Light theme set; One Word Trigger 12: Optimism.
Please tell me what you think.