“Normally, zerglings hatch in pairs,” said Kerrigan, the Queen of Blades, “but you emerged from your egg alone. You must be a Very Special Zergling.
“A Very Special Zergling like you should stay near the mineral line, where it’s safe.”
“Yes, ma’am!” said the Very Special Zergling, eager to serve the Swarm.
The Very Special Zergling stood near the mineral line and watched the drones walk between the hatchery and mineral patches. There were too many drones there. Many of them kept bumping into each other, spending more time searching for an unused mineral patch than actually harvesting.
Suddenly, a terran hellion came out of nowhere and began shooting fire at the drones. The drones were burned a little, but a group of roaches soon arrived and spat acid at the hellion. The hellion made a very pretty explosion.
“That was great,” the Very Special Zergling said to the roaches. “I didn’t see you near the mineral line, like me.”
“We are defenders,” said one of the roaches. “We stand by the ramp and protect the base from ground attacks.”
The Very Special Zergling thought this was much more exciting than watching the drones gather minerals. “Kerrigan,” he said, “I want to protect the base, like the roaches do!”
“Sure,” said Kerrigan. “Go to the ramp and attack any terran you see.”
The Very Special Zergling was so proud to be a defender! He took his place next to the roaches and watched the ramp with great vigilance. Kerrigan and the drones were counting on him to do his best!
Unfortunately, the terrans had decided to stop attacking. They had walled off their base, and were turtling now. The roaches seemed to have fun standing around and doing the jitterbug, but the Very Special Zergling was bored.
From atop the ramp, the Very Special Zergling saw some mutalisks flying overhead. “What are you doing?” he called to them.
“Sometimes we harass the enemy, but right now we are scouting the map,” said one of the mutalisks. “We make sure the terrans don’t launch a surprise attack.”
The Very Special Zergling thought this was much more exciting than defending against nothing. “Kerrigan,” he said, “I want to scout the map, like the mutalisks do!”
“Sure,” said Kerrigan. “Control the xel’naga watchtower and watch for terrans.”
The Very Special Zergling sprinted to the watchtower and activated it. He was amazed by how far he could see! Sometimes he saw terrans on patrol, and he saw other zerg fighting them.
They looked like very intense battles. The Very Special Zergling enjoyed watching the battles from afar, but he was jealous too. He wanted to fight the terrans as well!
Soon enough, the watchtower’s novelty wore off. The Very Special Zergling saw a few ultralisks run past the tower. “What are you doing?” he called to them.
“We are assaulting the terran base,” said one of the ultralisks. “We are going to destroy all of the terrans.”
The Very Special Zergling thought this was much more exciting than standing next to a watchtower. “Kerrigan,” he said, “I want to assault the enemy base, like the ultralisks do!”
“What?” Kerrigan said. She was very distracted because she was micromanaging her units. “Oh, sure. Fine. Whatever.”
The Very Special Zergling sped off like a bullet. He didn’t want to just assault the base. He wanted to lead the ultralisk charge and impress Kerrigan! Why, when this battle was all over, he might even be the bravest, most valuable soldier of the Swarm!
The Very Special Zergling was hit by a Very Special Siege Tank Shell.