Tyler’s POV (MunchingBrotato)
Iris was able to lend everyone a horse for free, the two now tag-alongs, Bodil and Simon were told they should walk or pay for their own horses. Iris gave them both reliable horses for free even though there was lots of protest. Now we were on our way to the Celestial City, which was basically heading out towards the west exit instead of the east.
It was a bit tricky for everyone to lead their horses around town, trying to make it through to the complete opposite side, I sighed in agony.
“How would you like to buy some TNT?” Bodil strode up to me casually with his thick accent.
I looked at him quizzically, “What… no… Where did this come from?”
“It’s business kid.” He grinned crazily, I give him a lopsided look and he burst out laughing. I will say this, his laugh is very, very, contagious, and soon we were both giggling messes.
“See that’s the spirit, wherever you’re going you gotta keep laughing.”
I nodded, I saw the tall post of the west exit approaching. Once out of the gates we hurriedly swung up on top of our horses.
“If you don’t know how to ride a horse…” Iris trailed off, glancing to the side at Mitch, Quentin, and Luna, “Then unfortunately you have a very short time to learn.” She snickered bluntly; I heard them groan and smirked to myself.
Sky decided to walk the whole way, said he grew uncomfortable when his feet couldn’t touch the ground. I don’t really know why, but it’s not actually like I knew everything about them, I’ve only just met them today.
I squeezed the side of my horse, willing it to speed up a little bit, he rode up to Iris’ horse. Pulling only slightly on the reins, I got him to slow down beside her.
“You know you can always turn back now, this could be very dangerous,” I wasn’t trying to offend her or anything, but I’ve had a long standing crush on her since we were younger, and I didn’t want her to get hurt.
“Oh Tyler,” she mused, “You know I can fight,” she patted the quiver of arrows and bow attached to her back smirking at me. She knows I’ve been a farmer’s boy my whole life, the only thing I know how to wield… is a hoe… I‘ve never held a weapon in my life, so I’m pretty useless when it comes to fight…; now cooking is a different story.
I saw her grey wolf ears flick rapidly on her head, “Guy’s I hear something!”
“I do to!” echoed Luna; I don’t know how she can, not like she has wolf ears…
Everyone halted their horses; the only sound heard was the mindless chatter of Bodil and his friend Simon.
“Shut it you two,” Mae ordered, sending death glares at them.
“Will do when we get paid for our damaged merchandise.” Simon chortled.
If looks could kill, I’m sure Simon would’ve died by the glares given to him by several people. He shrunk back slightly.
Mae jumped off her horse, “I’m sure it’s nothing dangerous, but just in case stay back, we got this,” she gestured to Sky, Ty, and Jason.
No one argued. In the next few seconds, it seemed like a secret communication system was going on, a bunch of hand gestures and eye signals between Mae and Sky.
One moment Sky was standing peacefully on the ground, the next his whole appearance changed and he had his ear to the ground, “Nothing so far—wait, I’m picking up a little bit of footsteps, slight vibrations bouncing off the ground about 70 feet away. Pretty sure someone is talking.” He paused, “They are alone.”
He stood up and dusted himself off, I stared at him in shock, and along with about… oh I don’t know everyone!
“Y-you could deduce that just by getting an earful of dirt,” faltered Ryan.
He laughed, “No silly, I just work better with the earth, too much to explain.” He just nodded sheepishly.
“Alright, no needs to worry then, let’s just continue on our way.” Mae justified, climbing back onto her horse and riding forward, towards the direction of the voice.
Reluctantly we all followed.
Mae’s POV (Comment below with POV ideas, idk which ones I should use.)
“How is your tea?” an annoying loud voice rang out through the trees, I couldn’t see through them, because I had to duck down low to avoid getting wacked by a branch. Soon the bright lights of the open fields broke through; the sun was no longer hiding from us. What I saw was… extremely surprising.
“Oh look Simon, you have a brother,” Bodil said, followed by a fit of giggles…
But yes, it was indeed a watermelon again, except this one was a full watermelon.
“Oh look, Melody! We have some guests!” the strange watermelon creature stood up from his makeshift table, and tea set. I think this guy is insane, he’s sitting in a patch of watermelons, and all of them are inanimate objects. He walked over to us.
“Well hello, have you come to the tea party, I must see your invitations.” A wide toothy grin spread across his watermelon head. Now getting a closer look I realized he wore a pair of those old-school 3D glasses, and had a huge chunk of his head missing.
“Invitation? I’m afraid we don’t have any.” Steve broke the silence.
The melon gasped, his steps faltering as he moved towards, he started to push at our horses, “Shoo, shoo with all of you, you aren’t welcome without an invitation!”
I jumped down from my horse, I draped the lead over my horse, “Excuse me, may I ask if you’re feeling alright.” This is a complete waste of our time!
“Shoo, no invitation no entry to my tea party! Only melons!” he glared at me and my eye twitched as he tried to push me away, I stood my ground not moving an inch.
“Please stop pushing me; I’d hate to burn your ass…” I grumbled.
I looked up and wavered when he looked behind me, and practically ran past me and stood face to face with Simon, “My melon brethren! Come sit, enjoy some tea.”
The odd melon dude lead Simon to seat at the crappy table, Luna jumped down from her horse and started pacing around, “Seto shouldn’t we do something.”
He didn’t answer her, but merely just studied the insane watermelon man. With one swift motion of his hand, he teleported in front of the melon.
“Hey! What are you doing here, only melons aloud!” He jabbered.
Seto didn’t answer for a few seconds then, “No doubt about it, this is the sick twisted work of Herobrine. This ‘melon’ has no recollection of anything, as indicated by the missing part of his head.”
“Oh great,” Jordan muttered, “Now Herobrine is making psychotic melons with amnesia...”
“God, I hate to say it, but it would be cruel to leave a defenseless guy—“
Seto rolled his eyes, “Fine, melon by himself in his condition, we need to bring him with us.”
I stared blankly at him, not bothering to be a part of this, everyone else nodded, Seto slapped his hand against the melon’s forehead, and instantly he fell unconscious, “He’ll be out for a few days, enough for us to get to Celestial City and put him in a hospital, but we first need a way to transport him.”
“He can have my horse,” I sighed, “I don’t really need one.” He nodded and we quickly strapped the melon to my horse, everyone clambered on back to theirs and I started walking with Sky. If you don’t remember, Sky doesn’t like travel that doesn’t involve his feet touching solid, unmoving ground, minus earthquakes…
Nothing interesting happened in the 2 days it took us to travel here; yes we were outside the walls of the Celestial City. Boy was it grand, definitely fitting to its name. No way was it technologically advanced, but the walls were decorated by glowstone, as we entered the vast city, we almost instantly lost each other in the crowd.
All of our horses were staying at an outside horse stable, so no need to take them with us into the town. Sky carried the unconscious melon on his shoulders, and it certainly was a sight to see, I almost laughed but I held it in.
The whole city looked like a modern day city, reminded me very much of NYC. I’ve only ever been there once, for business, but it was massive. The only difference between this city and NYC was that this had no sorts of technology except redstone. By now I’ve come to the conclusion that this world is connected to its video game counterpart, Minecraft. Just don’t ask me why.
Sky whistled beside me, “Doesn’t it make you think of back home.”
He laughed, as we continued to walk forward. I almost forgot what we were here for, if Steve hadn’t called out, “The library is this way, stay close, if you don’t want to get lost.” I was surprised I could hear his voice over this crowd, still can’t believe this place would be this busy, to the point you’re always pushing and shoving your way through.
We stood in front of a massive building, it seemed to be made entirely of quartz and other rich ores, “This is supposed to be a library!” I muttered, “This better suits the name castle, than a flippin’ library!”
Ty snorted behind, “You’re right, who makes a library this grand?”
I nodded in agreement, “What are you looking for Steve,” Jason asked.
“Information, if this library doesn’t have anything on how to travel to new worlds then I don’t know where to look.”
“What about Herobrine?” Jordan asked.
“Herobrine!?” Tyler gawped, “What does he have to do with anything!”
Right, we never filled him, Iris, Bodil, or Simon on any of this, “Long story short, we’re from another dimension and were brought here apparently by a power hungry god.” I sang, feigning happiness.
They gasped, “Holy crap!” Iris muttered under her breath.
“You can still turn back if you don’t want to—“ Seto was interrupted.
“I’m not turning back, not when an adventure like this is waiting,” Tyler jumped around excitedly, all feelings of shock gone.
“And I would never leave friends to fight by themselves,” Iris added.
Bodil and Simon glanced at each other uncertainly, maybe Steve was right and they would leave when the found out how dangerous this was going to be, “We’ll stay.” Simon chirped, or apparently they aren’t going to leave… I sent a silent glare to Steve who just smiled at me.
“We have all manners of explosives, and we love to explode things,” Bodil sniggered in his thick accent.
I heard sighing come from Seto, at least we agree on something. Now past all this we headed inside the library, I wasn’t ready for the sight.
It. Was. Flippin’. Gigantic! The shelves were as tall as the ceiling, and the ceiling was probably taller than the Statue of Liberty back in the US. The building spanned for ‘miles’, it was entirely lit by redstone lamps. Rows upon rows of shelves stood everywhere.
“How are we supposed to look all this!” Mitch howled his eyes were wide with amazement or shock.
“Don’t worry, we only need to look through the magic section, I hope there will be some information there.” Steve answered.
“Then I suppose you know where that is,” Ian assumed.
“Of course follow me,” motioning with his hand for us to follow. He led us to the back of the library, probably the far left corner. This area was probably the darkest; it gave off an eerie feel.
“This just got creepy.” Mitch muttered.
“It’s fine, let’s just start searching for anything concerning traveling dimensions.” Steve suggested he set straight to work, already grabbing several books off the shelf and sitting down in the corner.
I sat down near the shelf, selecting a book at random, the title read ‘Basics to Sorcerery’. Why is it the first book I grab have to be about how to do magic…
I snickered at Ryan; he sat down, his back slamming into the shelf accidentally. The only thing it did was make a book fall on his head.
“Shit,” I heard him mutter.
“You ok biggums?” I questioned, he nodded and went back to reading.
I sighed and groaned, half these books I can’t read only a few of them are in English, but everyone was caught up in reading, it’s so boring. I stood up abruptly, “Is there a bathroom?”
No one looked up as I asked the question, Steven only pointed up ahead. I mumbled to myself and stormed off, only glancing up to see a sign pointing to the bathroom.
Eagerly flipping through the pages, I devoured all the information I could. I’ve never had a chance to come here, the place where information on pretty much everything could be found. This place is a heaven to all people who are curious, I’m no exception.
I slammed the book closed and replaced it back on the shelf. I gripped the side of the ladder next to me and climbed up at least 7 rows. Running my fingers over the spine of each book, I smiled at the different colorings of each. One book caught my eye, Four Demons of End, my eyebrow raised in questioning as I pulled it off the shelf and examined the cover.
The cover was a dark royal blue, smooth to touch, but sturdy. Silver lettering was on the front, same with title of course, and the author, Sten von Presse, what a peculiar name. I slid down the ladder clutching the book to my chest and got comfortable on the ground again. I decided to read the introduction.
It’s almost done. That’s what he told me, his experiments will be complete. The only thing left would be their essences added. I never believed this was a good idea, nor did he, but I was here on orders, and he had a debt to pay, so we were both left with no choice.
“I’d advise you to step back, there is no guarantee this will work.” His raspy voice echoed in my head.
“It worked before with the test trial.”
“Yes but, we used a much weaker essence.” It was hard to make out his features in the dark shadows.
“What will you do with her?”
“…Raise her as my own.”
I can see the future, that’s my gift. Only small glimpses, but enough to prophesize fates.
I’ve seen her fate, the only thing I’ll say is, she’s not alone…
What was that all about? Is this just a storybook, or is this meant to be for real, and what of these experiments! Who isn’t alone, what the fuck!
I flipped to the first section, labeled, 'Ruin'.
Here it read:
Come the dawn of a new end,
A demon is born
Thy name is Ruined;
As spoken by Death
Sickness will befall.
The wicked ripen in ire
Revolting afar limit
Preceding time of turmoil
Here corruption will bleed in
Eliminating thy ties
And the cometh of the immortal
When pandemonium sets in
And kin will spill kin
Inevitable fates will twine and mix
Negligence to truths will
Until Desperation wakes
It will never be the end
I think this might be a book on prophecies, I flipped through the rest, except the other three main section were empty! Now that I think about it, there is a strong protective hex on this book, something too powerful for me to break.
I sighed in defeat, unable to understand anything of what I read or of how to break the spell; I was just about to climb the ladder to put to the book back. When the lights all flickered off, not like it wasn’t already dark over here... I saw Mitch in the distance running over to us as the whole building began to glow an eerie red.
A loud explosion sounded as part of the roof came crashing in, cutting off Mitch's path. I jumped to my feet as everyone did the same, mobs were pouring into the hole, and they were all heading over to us.
"Holy crap! What happened!" Ryan screamed. He lifted his sack over his shoulders, making sure his mask was secure and ran up to me as we all scrambled to move.
"Where's Mitch," Sky frantically yelled.
"Doods where are you!?" Mitch's voice rang out through the cloud of smoke. Yes for whatever reason, blazes where flying everywhere and the place was on fire.
"We need to get out of here, I can hold back the mobs as you guys go get Mitch and leave," Mae ordered, she was already running out and distracting the mobs, and swing her scythe around.
We ran, Sky still carrying the unconscious melon, dodging the mobs, as they came after us, the creepers with their sadistic faces tried to blow up, but Luna kept them away, charming them with some of her spells, spells of controlling the dead. Did I forget to mention, she is a necromancer, she has the power to control small groups of the dead.
(I actually forgot Bashur, I added him in while editing XD)
"This way," Steven waved his hands in his direction, while clutching a book under his arm. I've only just realized I was carrying a book too, the same one I was reading.
Zombies and skellys came in from the right, I countered them with a little bit of purple flame. Coughing only slightly as I inhaled more smoke, the blazes were burning the place down, I think Herobrine knows what we were doing and is trying to stop us, in the most 'amusing' way to him...
The mobs were pouring in from the ceiling, they looked like the Minecraft mobs, except more gruesome. Blazes dripping lava and burning things in sight, clouding the air with their smoke, zombies groaned and stumbled toward me.
Whipping out my scythe I ran through the fire, slashing through the mobs, I cleared a path for the others to run through. The blazes took extreme interest in me, flying towards me their smoke billowing around me. I flashed my tail towards one; the sharp arrow like tip injured it. Using this chance I flew up into the air, where I could see just a little bit better, and dived down, cutting through the blazes.
An arrow flew by and lodged itself in my wing; I winced in the air and plummeted to the ground. Crashing into a pile of rubble I grunted, and cautiously stood myself up, supporting my weight mainly on my scythe. The library was burning, so why not use that to my advantage, I’m sure the other are already out.
Placing my hand on a nearby bookshelf, I burned it. It gave me energy to keep moving and help eliminate all the mobs that can burn. I wrenched the arrow out of my wing, and limped away, everything was burning, if we didn’t find anything in the time we had, we’ll probably never find anything.
The blazes were still on my tail, but they can’t hurt me… The building is collapsing and I’m sure everyone is out, but if they’re not then something bad could happen.
Explosions, loud explosions, I can’t find them. I run around coughing as I inhale the smoke, after part of the building came crashing down I was separated from the others.
“Doods where are you!?” I yelled at the top of my lungs hoping someone could hear me. I heard something fall with a loud crash behind me, whipping around and pulling out the diamond sword Steve gave me, I waved the smoke out of my vision. I paused when I heard voices.
“They’re around here somewhere.” A gruff male voice spoke up.
“Don’t need to tell me, just use that big nose of yours and sniff them out already.” A higher pitched voice rang out; I caught a glimpse of a tall white hairy figure. Like a werewolf!
My eyes widened and I slowly stepped backwards, trying to be as quiet as possible, thank god there is smoke. My foot kicked a rock, shit! The werewolf’s head whipped around, I think…, a large metal ball came slamming down in front of me, smashing the ground, I yelped and jumped back. Then a metal chain came swing out wrapping itself around my arm, I was yanked forward.
I yelped in fright and in pain, “What’s this, a little sneaky sheep, lurking to close to the wolf.” His face was inches from mine, breathing down my neck, I had a close up on his features. A black leather jacket hung loosely from his shoulders, his gray muscle shirt strained under the added size of his large wolf like figure. His baggy blue jeans were ripped at the knees, a loose gold chain hung out of one pocket, a silver pendant hung down his neck, with a single wing shape on it.
I squirmed from his grip, the chain biting in to my arm, giant claws flashed in front of my face, my eyes widened and I stopped squirming, “Good little sheepy.” He grinned, his amber glowing eyes peered into me, his giant canines threatened to rip me to shreds.
“Blake put him down; let’s just focus with finding them.” The same female voice spoke up; I strained to twist my head around. From the corner of my vision I could see a girl, her hair was bright blond and braided to hang limply over her shoulder, they were tipped with bright pink. A gold colored stomach shirt hugged her pale, almost translucent skin, white ripped thigh shorts, and white knee length laced boots covered the bottom. A cloak flowed behind her, never catching fire, in fact it was like it repelled it, it was hard to make out but I think it showed a picture of two golden crystal wings, supporting the sun, she also had amber eyes.
“Can’t we have a little fun, killing him won’t change anything.” He growled, my eyes widened but my thoughts of how to escape were interrupted by someone shouting.
“Mitch where are you!” that sounded like Sky, on instinct my head shot up and I was about to yell something but stopped myself before it was too late, unfortunately I think the girl noticed.
“What’s your name?” the girl walked up to me and sternly said.
It was getting hot under this armor, and even though I knew I shouldn’t have answered her question, something, like a force, made me, “M-Mitchell.” Shit!
“Blake, don’t kill him, we can use him as bait to lure the others.” Blake, as I assumed he was called, grumbled in annoyance.
The wolf flipped me over his shoulder and flicked my diamond sword away, I yelped as I landed roughly, “Don’t try anything funny, or I’ll slit your throat.”
“Mitch!” loud coughing followed, the girl and the wolf walked through the flames as if it were nothing, and made their way to my friends, they didn’t suspect a thing.
It was getting harder to breathe, and we were all coughing, “We need to get out, and just hope Mitch did the same,” Seto urged us, still clutching that book close to his chest. Blazes were circling us from overhead, but swiftly turned their attention elsewhere; I could barely hear the faint sounds of fighting.
We broke through the wall and sighed, fresh air at last. I collapsed on the ground, waiting and hoping to see Mitch stumble through the smoke, but instead I saw something else.
A golden girl, and a silver wolf, who was carrying a squirming Mitch over his shoulders.
“I-impossible,” Seto hissed beside me, as he slowly stood up.
They should be extinct, their race was wiped out by Notch 15 years ago, they haven’t existed since the last god’s war! Beings of Light and Dark.
The Dark being walked up, a hybrid of a wolf, but more aggressive, he bared his teeth in a toothy grin, “Looks like we’ve found our quarry, how about we shred just a few.”
The Light being, a girl dressed in gold and white, wearing a sorcerer’s cloak, she glared at the wolf, their aura’s told me they are siblings, the wolf is the oldest though, “Blake down boy, just deliver the message.”
He glared at her with his amber eyes, “Fine,” he grumbled, “Bring the girl, and you’ll get the sheepy back, OR he’ll be dead in 2 weeks’ time.” He snarled snapping his teeth in Mitch’s direction.
Around me everyone gasped, but we were all weak from smoke inhalation, Ryan screamed in frustration and charged, well more of stumbled towards the two, brandishing an enchanted diamond sword.
“No!” I shouted, it was too late. The wolf had spun around you, could see the shocked face of Mitch as the wolf used the metal ball on his tail and smashed it down into Ryan’s side. Ryan was flung into the air, blood was already spilling, and he dropped his sword upon impact.
“No!” Mitch screamed.
“Thanks for the new sword,” he grinned, the other girl grabbed him by his hand, and two golden wings appeared, they flew away with Mitch, off into the distance.
Luna ran with inhuman speed and jumped into the air, catching Ryan in one swift motion, she landed on two feet, and the ground was already being soaked in blood. I ran over, everyone crowded around us, “Is he… is he dead,” whispered Jordan.
“No he’s still alive, just barely, we need to get him somewhere safe, and hope Mae finds us.” I said, as we all carefully lifted Ryan far away from the collapsing building near the base of the tall walls, far from any destruction.
For once I’ll be glad when Mae comes back.