I groaned as the light slipped into my sight, I rubbed my eyes feverishly and slowly began to sit up. My back hurt like I had been lying on something uncomfortable, I realized that my hand was squeezing something on the ground, something thin and leafy?
My vision cleared and I looked down to see I was clutching grass? My head shot up as I looked around, where the hell am I! I was in the middle of a forest with tall dark trees resembling spruce trees, like from Minecraft. The only thing different was that nothing here was made of blocks. I stood up and leaned against a tree for support, I don’t know where I am but this isn’t good, I heard some groaning beside me.
When I turned around I saw the others, Sky, Ty, Jason, and Mitch all lying in a clump almost hugging lol. I covered my mouth as I giggled, Sky sat at up and looked around, his eyes landed on me.
“Mae! What the fuck, where are we!?” He exclaimed.
“I-I don’t know I’m just as confused as you are,” I replied.
“Wait do you think it’s like those stuck in Minecraft fanfictions?” he stood up.
I rolled my eyes, “Does it look like we’re in a blocky fucking world!” I grumbled as I gestured to the world around us.
“Yea… I guess but you look just like your Minecraft skin, only difference is you hair and eyes.” I started at him quizzically as I realized he was right, I hadn’t realized it but Sky had his MC skin on too, he just looked different because we weren’t blocks and stuff. Not to mention we weren’t two block tall block people we looked like us in real life.
“What the fuck is going on!” I screamed in frustration, I looked down at the other three who were still hugging each other.
“Be quiet Mae,” what if someone hears us.” He cautioned looking around nervously.
“Oh come on! Who’s going to be wandering the middle of the forest?!” Yep I was definitely going through another mood swing… watch out world Mae is coming through.
“Um, excuse me Miss,” I heard the ground crunch behind me and swiveled around to see a man, short brown hair, and ocean blue eyes, his shirt was a sky blue color and slightly ripped, blue pants, kind of like jeans I think, his shoes looked grey and worn.
“That guy…” Sky whispered to me as he walked up to me.
“Shut up,” I muttered to him.
“Are you people ok? I heard yelling from nearby and thought someone was calling for help,”
“Uh, well, I guess you could say we’re lost. Are friends back there are still unconscious and we don’t know how to get back home.” I shakily replied I wasn’t sure who this was he could be someone dangerous; I instantly put my hand to waist grabbing the cold metal of my Scythe. Wait what? I looked down and indeed found my scythe there even my bracelet! I felt my hair and found my pin too. What weird shit is going on, I have my MC skin on, but my weapons too, and there is no doubt this place is nowhere near the area of the base, something isn’t right.
“Is she alright? She’s staring at me?” I heard the man whisper to Sky.
“Yea, she’s fine, just leave her be or she’ll bite…”
“Hey!” I snapped at Sky as I turned to glare at him.
“Oh good your back,” he smiled an relaxed, “I have a cabin nearby, you can bring your friends over there and rest up, then you can tell me what happened I might be able to help, I know this world like the back of my hand.”
“Thank you,” Sky said before I could protest, I glared at him as he ignored me and picked up Ty and Mitch, and I sighed and helped him with Jason. If you’re wondering, it turns out after Ty and Jason unlocked their transformation I figure some things out…
Let me explain, there are two dragons and two serpents, both me and Ty are dragons the only ones with dragon like wings, Sky and Jason are serpents. Now out of me and Ty I’m stronger, and I’m positive it’s not because of training, now Ty on the other hand is faster, same with Sky and Jason, Jason is faster, Sky is stronger. I wish I knew why…, but this is why picking them up is a lot more easier for us that you think, even for my petite size, and I’m the shortest one out of the group.
Also another thing to note, water is my weakness, I weaken earth, earth weakens air, and air weakens water. It’s reasonable, now earth strengthens me, I strengthen water, water strengthens air, and air strengthens earth. It took a while to understand but it’s just a need to know so we don’t do something stupid. Don’t forget our own element is our source of power, which is very hard on me…
Commander Hawk’s POV (OMG wha? LOL this will probably be one of the only times this happens and it’ll be short)
What’s taking Mae so long… The party is going to start in a few minutes, all the guest are here and are eagerly waiting for her arrival, plus there are some missing recruits and our Commander Sky. I know for a fact Mae would never let herself be this off track. I was pacing around worriedly.
“Guys I’m going to go check up on them,” I shouted and burst out the room running to building 3 to Mae’s room.
I knocked on the door and got no answer, so I twisted the door knob and found it unlocked. Opening the door slightly I peered inside, the lights were on, but what was strange was that everyone plus the early party guest were asleep; all of them had helmets on.
I pushed the door open all the way and started to inspect everything, Commander Sky was lying against the wall so was Recruit Dragon (Ty), Mae was resting at the base of the bed and Recruit Star (Jason) laying near Mae’s desk, the party guest looked like he was lying uncomfortably, it didn’t look right. I walked over to him to try and wake him up when my foot kicked something, I looked down and picked it up it read, “Minecraft Virtual Gaming Handbook: all the need to knows and more!”
Oh wow, now I get it they’re just playing Minecraft, I wonder when they got it. I opened it up and hoped to find some way to wake them up; I didn’t want to take the helmet off that might break something. One of the sections in the table of contents read, “3.5 waking someone up from the outside world.”
Hear it is, I thought, I flipped to page 74, but…., it was blank!? I looked up just in time to see something going on. Everyone was glowing white!
“Holy crap, what is going on!” I ran to Mae’s side and tried to wake her up, I grabbed hold of her helmet and was about to try to rip it off, when suddenly I was holding nothing but air. She had disappeared and exploded into, code?, “What the fuck was that!”
I spun around as the other 4 did the same, my eyes widened in horror, as the realization struck me, are general is missing along with Commander Sky, two recruits and an unknown party guest!
I clutched the instruction book tightly and dashed out of the room, I need to get help, whatever happened it’s because of that game!
Me and Mae had been sitting and explaining what we remembered and what had happened to the man before us in his living room, whose name we learned was Steven. I have to say he actually looks exactly like the Minecraft Steve.
“So what your saying is that you and your friends were playing a game at home called Minecraft, a world made of blocks and when you went to sleep you woke up here.” Steven echoed back to us.
“Yes… That’s what I said,” Mae retorted.
He laughed, “Sorry this is all so much to take in, I’ve never heard of a video game, nor of technology, but it sounds so fascinating.”
“Whoa what you don’t know what technology is!” I yelled in surprise.
“Sky were you even listening to our conversation we already established he has never heard of it…” Mae looked at me like I was stupid.
“Sorry, I wasn’t paying attention.” I smirked.
“Figures, why don’t you go check on the others if you’re not going to take our predicament seriously.” She hissed at me.
I shrugged and stood up and walked over to the guest room where everyone was situated. I heard some quiet whispering going on, so I slammed open the door with as much force as I could, forgetting this wasn’t my home, “Guys! You’re awake!”
I laughed at their shocked and frightened expressions, “No plz I fan!” Mitch screamed in shock. I couldn’t help it fell to the ground and started laughing. I heard footsteps and looked up between laughs and saw Mae standing over me with Steven behind her.
“Dammit Sky I actually thought something bad happened!” she shrieked at me, I rolled over as she kicked me lightly in the side, I oofed as I stood up, wiping the tears from my eyes.
“Well I’m glad all your friends are ok.” Steven said behind Mae.
“Pffft, I’m not sure how long that’s going to last with Sky messing around, and what is going on, where are we?” Ty snorted.
“Aww gezz I think I have a bruise.” Mitch grumbled.
“Dood how?” Jason asked.
“That because of how you landed irl when you logged onto the game, you didn’t exactly land comfortably,” Mae answered, “and before you start spewing craziness, it’s been confirmed, we’ve somehow managed to land in a different world when we all went to sleep.”
“Wait what!” We all yelled.
“Sky shut up, you would’ve known if you paid attention…” Mae snapped, oh god she is definitely not happy, “If you’re all done sitting on the floor I would like to hurry up and find a way out if here.” She stormed off leaving all of us sitting or standing in shock, Steven was just standing there unsure what to do.
“Who are you?” Jason asked Steven.
“Oh right, where are my manners, I’m Steven, I found you guys while your friend Sky and Mae were arguing.”
“So is what Mae said true, are we really in a different world?” Ty’s voice quivered.
“Yes but no worries! I’ve decided to help you guys find a way out, I know this world like the back of my hand.” He grinned.
“Oh you don’t have to do that.” I said we know how to take care of ourselves.
“Except the guy who isn’t in a super powered police force…” Mitch muttered, I think I heard Ty laughing a bit.
“Well I have weapons, plus this is a good opportunity for me to do some exploring, I’ve wanted to leave this old place and start anew.”
“Well I guess the help would be very much appreciated.” I postulated.
“Great, Mitch right,” he looked at Mitch as he nodded, “Ok follow me, let’s get you some tools.” I watched as Mitch followed Steven, Ty and Jason stumbled up leaning on the wall.
“Wow this is extremely bizarre,” Jason proclaimed Ty nodded his agreement; I sighed and walked over to where Mae stormed off.
What do you have to say for yourself,I telepathically sent to my brother.
I’m sorry, it was an honest mistake, I’ll fix it, he replied.
You better! If you don’t get it right then I’ll kill you, malice could be detected in my voice.
Leave it to me, I’m sure I can fix it, you don’t need to worry.
I gritted my teeth and left it at that, I have other things to do.
Me and Sky were waiting outside for everyone, they sure were taking their time. A moment later I could hear their chattering and watched them waltz out the door.
“You guys finally ready?”
“No,” Ty grinned.
“Whatever,” I sighed as I started walking; it didn’t matter to me where I went.
“Wait up!” Steven yelled.
I swiveled around to see him running towards me, “Steven what are you doing here?”
“Didn’t they tell you I would be coming with you.” he asked.
I turned to glare at Sky he held his hands up in surrender, “It may have slipped my mind lol.”
I sighed, no stopping him now, “Fine, fine.”
“You don’t need to worry; I know all the dangers of this world, so I can protect you.”
I can’t snap at him for being clueless, but, “No need, I can fight for myself.”
“Oh I know, but you don’t know how dangerous this place can be.”
“I think I can manage.” I shot back.
He laughed and continued walking, I saw Jason from the corner of my eye walk up to me, “I know this must be hard, but I know we’ll make it back,” he smiled sweetly, and I couldn’t help but smile too, he always seems to know how to encourage me.
In no time we had made it out of the forest and were now looking down a hill, at the vast valley below. The Sun was setting making the world look like it was on fire, it was beautiful.
“We need to make shelter fast if we want to live through the night,” Steven broke the silence.
“Why?” Mitch asked.
“Well like your game you described to me mobs spawn at night, unlike what you described though they can be quite menacing and large, they are stronger than in the game.”
As if on cue, lots of growling could be heard behind me, I spun around to come face to face with a zombie freakishly large and ugly, his breath smelled of rotten flesh. Before I could react, Sky pulled out his sword and sliced the zombie in two with ease.
“Everyone let’s hurry down the hill!” Sky screamed.
Steven took the lead with Mitch in close pursuit, Ty and Jason frantically followed, me and Sky had the back. I unlatched my scythe and squeezed it firmly; it grew in size to be six and a half feet long. I swung in a full circle instantly kill all the zombies nearby.
“There are too many Mae, we need to get out of here and catch up with the others!” I nodded and we both broke our way through. We almost made it if not for the creature that stood in our way, it towered Sky and me, probably 8 feet tall, it was green and moldy looking, a huge frown was plastered on it, its 6 stubby legs tapping the ground.
“Is that a creeper?” I whispered, it hissed and started to glow, I reacted fast, fire grew around me, and I transformed, wincing as I grew horns. My scythe blazed to life and I lunged forward, swinging it down on the head, it stopped glowing.
“Oh thank goodness, I don’t want to see what kind of explosion that thing could’ve made.” I nodded in agreement and grabbed his arms.
“This is quicker, “ he didn’t fight, even though I knew he didn’t like it. My wings flamed up and we took off into the air, I scouted around seeing our group still running.
“Have I ever told you I get queasy when my feet don’t touch the ground?” Sky’s voice quivered.
I rolled my eyes, “Yes Sky many times, have I ever told you how ironic it is your name Sky but you can’t stand being in the sky…”
He shuddered; the others were fighting and heading towards… a fire!? Wait no, I squinted my eyes and I could barely make out figures by the fire, they had just noticed our friends and were making their towards them, brandishing weapons too.
“Mae do you—“
“Yes Sky, let’s hurry.”
Those newcomers were slaying the mobs, oh good their friendly. I leaned forward trying to speed up; I wish I was as fast as Ty, “Whoa Mae please slow down!”
“Do you want to reach the ground sooner,” I hissed, he nodded meekly, “Then shush!” I didn’t realize the arrow flying straight at me.
I screamed at the tip dug itself into my shoulder, me and Sky began to plummet down to the ground, straight for them. I had let go of Sky and he was also screaming my wings had disappeared. From the corner of my vision Ty had launched himself into the air with his wings and caught Sky, unfortunately they were still falling since Ty wasn’t strong enough to support Sky but they should be fine. I hope…
I only had a few moments before contact with the ground; I wrenched out the arrow and tossed it aside, my mind going black as the darkness clouded my vision. I think I had lost my grip on my scythe, I didn’t feel the impact for I had fallen unconscious.
We were running, Steven had directed us to a distant glowing light; he said it was our best chance. I saw Jason whip out his pistols and began firing away, I realized I had my sword and did the same, splitting it in two and slashing it around.
The light was getting closer, I could make out figures over there running to us, with weapons, oh god please be friendly. They ran straight past us, and started killing the mobs; I think I saw some purple fire. I looked up to see fire in the sky, Mae! I grinned was about to shout to her, when a dude next to me raised a bow and arrow to the sky.
It was too late when I realized what he was about to do, but I ran over on instinct, “No! Don’t shoot!” I tackled him to the ground, knocking the wind out of both of us. He shoved me off like I was nothing; two figures were plummeting to the ground.
Jason gasped, I reacted instantly, I dropped my sword and transformed, unleashing my wings I jumped in the air. I wish I could fly better; I went to the figure closest to me, Sky. Catching him in the air I felt us both falling, SHIT! I tried to fly up but it was too hard, everything went black.
“Ty!” I scrambled over seeing Ty and Sky fall into a bush; I hope that broke some of their fall. I was shoved aside as two strangers came up and grabbed Ty and Sky.
“We need to get these people back their hurt.” I heard one of them whisper.
“Wait,” I stopped one of them, “What’re you doing to my friends.”
“They need medical attention,” said the one who looked like a walking fish, “Ian! Go check out that mob you shot down maybe there was some loot!”
“You bet Mudflapper, must be something special, never seen one like it before,” I saw a guy with sunglasses on in the middle of the night running off to where the second thing fell from the sky.
Wait, MAE. I dashed after that man, and saw him picking his way over to the crash site.
“Mae! Are you ok!” I screamed desperately. No reply. I stumbled into the guy and he shouted at me as he fell.
“Watch it doo—“ he stopped when we both saw what was in front of us.
“Mae,” I squeaked, she was laying on the ground, blood pouring out from all sides, “What’re you lying down for! Help me!” I ran over to her and tried to lift her up with care, the other guy came over too, and he supported her head.
“There is a pulse, but I’m not sure for how long its weak we need to hurry back.” I nodded.
We rushed into the camp, I saw a cloaked figure hunched over Ty a purple glow emitting from his fingers, next to him was a girl, with long blue hair tipped with purple and streaked the color of mint. I couldn’t make out all her features because it was really dark, but she was wrapping cloth around my friends wounds.
“Seto, it turns out what I shot down was actually… a girl, she’s in critical condition.” That cloaked guy, I guess his name was Seto jumped up.
“Luna, try to keep them alive,” he said to the girl, and ran over to us, “Move her over to Quentin,” he pointed to the fish guy again, I felt myself being pulled in that direction.
“Oh butts, she doesn’t look good, set her down and let me clean her wounds.” Ian and I set her on the ground, I watched nervously at the fish guy.
“Don’t worry dood, he’s just going to spray her lightly with some water, to get rid of the blood.” He gave me a reassuring smile.
I panicked, no not water, “Wait!”
“There is no time!” he took a deep breath and I reacted quickly.
I jumped back transforming, just as the fish sprayed water I used my will to stop it from touching her. They started at me in shock, “What’re you doing, her wounds need to be cleaned!” the fished hissed.
“Water can’t touch her!” I saw Mitch and Steven limping into the camp, being supported by a guy in a cat suit or maybe it was a bat…, I couldn’t tell, and a guy with a weird suit and shirt, and small red sunglasses with dark lens, “Mitch help me!”
He looked up at me and rushed over, I moved the water away and let go, reverting back to my regular form I moved to lift her up, Mitch understood what I was doing and helped me.
“What do you think you’re doing!” that Seto guy shouted at us as he ran over.
“Saving my friend!”
“She needs to be treated!” he growled at me.
“Well that’s exactly what she’s going to get as me and Mitch rested her in their campfire.
I heard loud screams of protest from the other strangers as Seto stared at me in shock, the bat guy lunged at me but I jumped back, only to get caught in the grasp of that fish.
“We could’ve saved her!”
“What’re you talking about you idiot, she’s not burning!” I hissed as I struggled out of his grip, “Water burns her, fire strengthens her!”
All the noise stopped as they realized what I said was true, Mae wasn’t burning.
“Who are you people?” Seto asked as the fish let go of me.
“Travelers from really far away.” That’s all I said.
“Seto they must be tired, let them rest, ask questions tomorrow.” The girl spoke up, she hadn’t stopped tending to my friends wounds, even with all the commotion.
“Fine, Ian show them to an empty tent.” Ian nodded and me, Mitch and Steven followed, what a crazy night, three of our friends is down.
I groaned, I felt like shit, I sat up slowly taking in my surroundings. It was day, but I think I was in a tent, along with an unconscious Ty. Thinking back to last night, I realized Ty had saved me probably from death, but I know we were still falling, so why do I feel fine? I stumbled out of the tent and yawned, I saw Mae sleeping in a fire, I snickered to myself. I have something to tease her about later.
Glancing around I realized there were quite a few tents, one of them moved and bit and out came a girl, blue hair tipped with purple, and streaked with a mint like color. She wore a blue shirt with a pink heart on it, and jean shorts, simple grey knee high combat boots below. Headphones the same color of the streaks in her hair hung around her neck, they looked interesting.
“Is there a reason you’re staring?” she asked calmly breaking the silence around us, “Or do you want to be put back in critical condition?"
I snapped my attention to here glaring eyes and held my hands up in surrender, “S-sorry, I just woke up!”
A guy wearing a grey cloak with a white cape in the back strode out of one tent. He had a red creeper face on his shirt, and a white headband around his head, short tufts of hair poked wildly out.
“Luna,” he yawned, “What’s going on?”
The girl, whose name is I guess Luna stopped glaring at me, “This guy keeps staring at me,” she whined.
“I’m sure he’s just confused, he did just wake up in an unfamiliar place,” She grumbled but walked away.
“Sky! You’re awake! How’re you feeling.” Jason screamed at me, both he and Mitch came running over enveloping me in a big hug.
“I’m fine… as long as I don’t choke right now.” They apologized and let me go, a moment later more people had started to come out of the tents. One of them looked like a fish, like a mudkip, with a business suit. Then some bat guy, and two guys with sunglasses, one grey pair like mine, another red.
Mae had begun to stir and slowly rose to her feet, I saw she was covered in scratches, but she looked fine.
“What the hell happened,” she looked around quizzically.
“That’s what we would like to ask?” The cloaked guy came up to us.
“Who are you,” she demanded, they were probably about the same height.
“I am SetoSorcerer, people call me Seto, you and your friend happen to stumble upon our group, and we apologized for shooting you down, we thought you were a mob.”
“Sorcerer? Like magic?” she asked.
“Yes…” he stated annoyed like everyone could’ve figured that out.
I saw her stifle a laugh, oh god this is not good, “Only little kids believe in horse crap like that.”
“Then what was all that stuff about being immune to fire and flying with wings!”
“It was all science of course! Where I’m from everything is based on science and logic, magic doesn’t exist.”
“Sounds like magic to me.” He mumbled.
I saw Mae feel for something at the side of her waist, her scythe, “Where the hell is it!”
Seto smirked, “What’s the matter can’t conjure up a weapon.” He whistled as a diamond sword appeared.
“Pfft,” she morphed and lit her fist on fire, “I can burn through that shit in a matter of seconds!”
I was about to jump forward when the two guys with sunglasses stepped forward, “Ok let’s calm down and not kill each other after just meeting each other, then maybe we can help them.” Said the one with dark shades on, he gingerly pulled Seto away, he sighed with relief when he relaxed, and so did Mae.
“Sky go try and wake up Ty.” Mae told me, I nodded and ran off.
“So what you’re saying is that you’re from a different dimension, and you all are trying to get home minus Steven.” Ryan said, I found out the bat guy’s name was Ryan, he and Mitch became close fast. The sunglasses duo were Ian with the dark shades and Jordan with the red, Quentin was the fish and Luna was a sorceress in training by Seto.
“Yes!” Mae howled.
“Sounds like magic,”Seto retorted.
“I bet you there is a logical scientific explanation behind it all, no magic!” she growled at him.
“Please stop arguing…” I whined, they both glared at me, and I shrunk back.
“I don’t know of any way so far to get them back home.” Said Steven, or Steve he had officially told us to call him Steve.
“Well I know a way, but it’s too magical for her thick head.” Seto pointed to Mae who glared at him.
“Oh please tell—“ I was cut short.
“We don’t need your help thank you very much.”
“Mae you’re being irrational, this could be a way back home,” Jason said, that Luna girl was getting twitchy in her seat, I didn’t know why.
“We don’t need to get help from a stupid sorcerer!”
“Sorcerers aren’t stupid,” Luna stood up shouting really loud, she looked really on edge.
“Well putting aside your childish argument,” said Quentin, “Do you remember anything the moment you came here?” his question was directed at all of us.
None of us had a chance to say anything when Mae spoke up, “If you count two small flashes of light and a voice, sure.” She looked cross and upset, wait a voice?!
Seto and his friends all stood up and yelled, “What!?”
“This information would’ve been helpful a lot earlier,” Seto agonized, “What did he say?”
“Look I don’t know what’s so important, but all he said to me were two pointless words, ‘You can’. Are you happy now?” she defended.
“Of course it is!” Yelled Jordan.
“Do you know what this means,” whispered Ian.
“Does it look like I know…” She glared at him
“Well we all know how you got here, but why is still a mystery,” concluded Seto.
“Do tell,” Steve inquired.
“It’s Herobrine, you’ve all been brought because of Herobrine,” Quentin confirmed.
“You mean that stupid mob in the game?” Mae muttered under her breath, I think I was the only one who heard.
“Well we know of Herobrine,” I said, their eyes widened in fright.
“Don’t tell me your world is ruled by an insane psychotic demonic god impossible to stop!?” Ryan gasped, Luna was getting more on edge, I don’t know why.
“Uh no, what Sky means is that in the game of Minecraft, Herobrine was kind of like a bug in the game that couldn’t be killed so it was removed.” Jason interjected, all the murmuring quieted down.
“If only it were that easy here…” Luna muttered and ran off, I saw Mitch instantly get up and run after her.
“Sky, I can’t possibly think this is all coincidence that the things existing in another dimension are all in one video game back home.” Ty whispered to me, I nodded in agreement, for now all we could do was wait.