Leeandro Paul, the villain in my HECCTROSSIPY series, has a passion for writing and performing music, and a fascination with deception flowers. Despite his talent, sex appeal, and the way he treats his fans like they’re all his friends, there’s a hidden agenda behind all that party-guy friendliness.
The deception flower is a species of butterfly that lives deep in the tropical forests of Continent 15. They have bright yellow wings, and look like the typical, colorful tropical butterfly, but it’s their cocoons that make them different than the rest. The cocoons, which they build on wild cacti, look convincingly like the same feathery, fuzzy purple flowers that the species’ of cacti grow. When the butterflies break free, the cocoons instantly dissolve into microscopic crumbs, making it appear that the purple flowers magically turned into a bursting cloud of yellow butterflies.
To witness this phenomenal show of nature is rare among vervetts, grungols, and Guardians, because these butterflies usually break out of their cocoons a little after sunrise. A time when most grungols have gone to bed, and most vervetts and Guardians would find it too early to be hunting and gathering in the forest.
Leeandro Paul had written a song about the deception flower, which became a popular hit in Music clubs and concert halls all over Continent 15—But was he really singing about butterflies? Here is the song, which is featured in HECCTROSSIPy book 2 The Will of the Dark Creator.
I never gave my heart to a flower before
But you make the exception
creation of pure beauty
“So gentle, and so sweet, like a soft hatchling bird
And as brilliant as a jewel,
Creation of illusion
Everyone is a fool”
“They will only see your spread of lies
As a bright burst of harmless butterflies
Creation of two faces
A creature in disguise…”
“Even genius minds could fall for your trickery
Eyes are just a seeing tool
My favorite deception flower
Everyone is a fool…
Everyone is a fool…”