Dean & Lily – Episode 9 (Season 1 Finale)

309 words
Dystopia, YA
Written by Audrey Francis-Plante
Photo Art by Plaidbowties

Season 1 Finale

At the end of the Color Stage, Malone transfers a file into our wristbands, telling us it will only be available for two hours. Then it starts pouring and the wind takes a violent turn, so we all hurry to get home. I open the file in the warmth of my bed, with the rain rattling against my window.

The file includes thousands of banned information and pictures about famous paintings.

I look at the beauty and the paint strokes I would never have dared to try in my wildest dreams. Some of them don’t make any sense, but they hit me anyway. Like there’s a the story between the line of each color.


So many of them.

Times flies in a blink. The file autodestroys before I can learn any of the painters’ names. And I understand a little bit better why all the Arts were banned five years ago. Because if I had access to this 24/7 I would spend all my days admiring the paintings, and I would never be helping the cause.

And even if I’m in the Troupe, I do think the cause is important.

We’re fighting against a countdown to the biggest flood Earth will ever know; so big we don’t even think any land will be left.

I feel terrible for sneaking out and spending the night playing with paint when more people see their houses gone every day. Most people find it easy to get up at five and dedicate all their energy and time to the cause, and maybe I’m the most selfish human being ever, but that’s not enough motivation for me.

My reason to live is my colors. And if I’m asked to volunteer a lifetime to save a planet that won’t be allowed to see them, I honestly don’t see why it’d be worth saving.

To be continued

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  1. Okay, but HOLY SHIT THE LAST SENTENCE. “My reason to live is my colors. And if I’m asked to volunteer a lifetime to save a planet that won’t be allowed to see them, I honestly don’t see why it’d be worth saving.”

    I. Am. Hooked.
    I like how you slowly fogged out the parts of the society, why the Arts are banned, the whole Initiation into the Troupe (I can’t remember if that’s what the group is called haha sorry) and I can’t wait to see why it’s formed.
    Also, I love that Lily’s character is realistically a bit selfish and equally… Passionate? Way to go. 💕


    1. Hahah it’s called the Troupe, no worries, you got it right!
      YAY! I’m so glad you like it! I was afraid not enough things happened in this first season because there’s so much worldbuilding and explaining and stuff. I’m writing season 2 right now and I feel like all the action is there haha. So I’m really glad you liked it! 😀 If I managed to hook you I’m HAPPY 💕

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