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And again our ship slowly flew closer and closer to the other one as it was happening every year at the same time. I heard how they clang together and how mechanics were trying to seal all gaps between constructions as soon as possible. After that only few seconds went calmly by as people started to gather in the main arena and filled the air with mixture of heavy stench.
Everyone were screaming and laughing, clapping hands and crying. It was an unbearable noise both to my ears and heart, but it was too loud to shut it off completely. Mother was trying to mollify me as she saw the dread in my eyes and how hard my little hands were shaking but I was too nervous to even hear her voice. Only the recorded lion roar woke me up. Her universe blue eyes were looking at me with such determination they scared me more than this stupid tournament.
After the second roar my heart started to pound harder than before and even her calming voice didn't soothe me any more as I knew what will happen and for what purpose this so called "celebration" was organized.