I ask myself how the three main characters in my book would react to finding pixies using a toilet for a swimming pool? Endraq the iguana would make certain they had clean water, Waylon the horned lizard would join them (though he would wade in the shallow part since he doesn’t like swimming), and Fincha the bayou rat would wait until all of the pixies were splashing about in the water, then flush the toilet.
Fincha has unresolved anger issues. That is not to say her anger is unreasonable. Real pixies, Tinker Bell aside, are not desirable company, and her anger against the men in the novel is justified in that they are fishing with dynamite and ruining her natural world.
In a pivotal scene on the bayou, Fincha and Waylon argue about a stash of money they have stolen. To Fincha, money is just paper, maybe something that she can shred and use to line her den . . . do-it-yourself insulation. But to Waylon, who thinks in B. F. Skinner’s behavioristic terms, dollars mean power over humans, and of course, a life of ease for himself. Waylon had been captured by humans, and though he despises them, he picked up some of their values and ways when he was a pet. We often become what we fight the most. Thus nations fight terrorism by becoming terrorists themselves.
Fincha also projects her sins on Waylon, seeing them only in him. He represents her own sins, though she is blind to her own faults, as most of us are. She is a swamp rat, therefore like Waylon, she too is acquisitive and materialistic.
So Waylon would join the pixies, not because he understood he shared some of their less desirable traits, but because he felt like it. Fincha would flush them away, then swim alone in the toilet.