Azura could no longer hold onto the flimsy tree she had grabbed, and flew into the portal as she yelled out to Rawrin. She spiraled through a vortex, her clothes transforming into a brown/ red flannelette shirt, unbuttoned to reveal the dark shirt underneath, and dark grey skinny jeans. Her hat turned into a pair of black stud earrings and attached to her ears and her hair quickly altered into a disheveled dark brown style on her new male face.
(S)he watched as her skin paled a bit and felt her face and body reform even more into an attractive young man. (She felt some other things change too, but I won't get into that...) Her shoes then transformed into a pair of converse style boots. After all of this, he was dropped on his butt in the remnants of a bench. He stood from the now collapsed seat and rubbed his behind *what?* he thought he looked down then, at his body and moved his hands down his torso and lower body, making sure it was real. He grabbed a shard of a mirror from the ground nearby and looked at his perfect face *wow... I'm really... wow*.
Pulling himself from his narcissistic daze, he looked across at the mass of rubble. *Where am I?* he thought *And more importantly... who am I?* "Hmm..." he murmured, noticing something in his pocket and retrieving his wallet; opening it. Within it was a single gold coin with a skull on it and a faded picture of him with the name 'Allen Walker' on the back. He shrugged "Allen Walker it is." and began to walk towards the edge of the little island he seemed to be on. The waters beneath the rim were of a black variety and he did not want to touch it.
"I don't blame you." came a voice behind him. He swiveled around quickly and faced a small cloaked figure of about knee height and about as wide as a dining chair. "The waters are poison. Many came before you did, but were not so smart... or lucky." the thing chuckled "You see, the boat rocked as they leaned over... and in they went." it chuckled again "But I liked the look of you... so the boat didn't rock."
"How do I get off of this island?" Allen asked the small thing.
"Well, Allen, there is one way... but it shall cost you."
*How does he know my name... I only just learned my name...*
"I read your wallet."
*What? He read my wallet? When... and... did he just read my thoughts?*
"Nothing can hide from me here." said the thing, interrupting his train of thought once again. "Now; the cost."
"What is it?" the young man asked nervously as the small creature hobbled around him with its cane.
"All I ask... is a favour... that I can call in at any time."
"Yeah." spoke the boy "Whatever, that's like... nothing. Don't worry about it. It's a deal." he extended his hand, but the thing did not take it.
"Good Luck." said the thing as he reached forward with his cane, causing an extension of refuse to stretch into the distance from the island. Allen began walking until he came to a point in the road where a skull gazed at him from the trash. He turned, expecting to see the small man, but alas... just black water. Eventually he arrived at a grassy outcrop, where the pathway fell under the waves and vanished from site. The young man eased forwards along the precipice until he came to yet another ruin... but here he watched as a cat dueled a human expertly, both very close to victory at all times, when a magnificent avian descended from the sky, accompanied by meteors.
Soon enough, the three had left the scene, leaving Allen alone in the destruction. He sighed and sat down, bored"I- er- I wish that I wasn't alone." he whispered, feeling a tingling coming from his stud earrings. A black light then stretched in front of him and a shadowy girl appeared. "Who are... who are you?" Allen said to her; she was quite tall with a mass of black hair. She wore what seemed to be a t-shirt and jeans with tall boots at the end of her legs. In one hand she held a musical instrument. "Who..?"
"I don't know..." she spoke in a voice that sounded like fifty women overlapped into one "I was created by your mind... name me please." she said then.
"Well... my name's Allen (apparently), and... well, you remind me of someone I once knew. So... I'll call you Marsha? Was that it? No... Marceline. There." The girl smiled then.
"I like it." she smiled with him and began to play an indie tune on what now appeared to be a guitar, singing with a beautiful voice that flowed with the music. (Allen's 'crown' (his earrings) has the power to grant wishes to some extent. I am yet to decide of Azura has this as well in the main world when he changes back (if he ever does).)
Posted on 2012-02-16 at 11:24:59.
Edited on 2012-02-17 at 14:42:17 by Salindra
As Me-Mow was being carried, he looked back to see the young man, and a vampire like girl, her head began to hurt again,"ow...STOP! Ow...", she screeched like a cat as the headache got worse...she then got the courage to jump out of the Pheonix's claws...but how? "Um...Ms...or Mr...Pheonix? Could you drop me down...or something?", she asked the Pheonix kindly.
they were falling, herny and raiuo, but not fast like you would in the air, they were falling slowly and the air felt like water. then the darkness rippled and they were in a wasteland of sand. then they split becomeing two people.
"i am in my dimension again?" said raiuo his voice smooth like butter "and am i talking?!"
"no" said a voice "you are dreaming"
"who?!" said raiuo looking at where the voice is comeing from, only too see a bubblegum machine with a fake beard and a cane attached to it
henry looked as well, but he was too confused to say much.
"i am Kalkaron, lord of dreams" said the bubble gum machine "master of the mind, king of *cough*" *cough* *hack* *cough* *hueagh*
"hey are you ok?" asked henry
*coff* *hack* *koff*
"cough drop?" asked henry
*wheeze* "no no, im alright" said Kalkaron "just *cough* a cold"
"anyway" said Kalkaron "im bored and cant get out much with this cold, so im gonna have you two fight for my amusement."
"im not going to do anything for anyones amusement" said raiuo
"thats why im going to give this" said kalkaron as an orb apeared out of nowhere "to the winner"
"what is it?" asked henry
"its a dream orb" said the lord of dreams "it gives you some power in my realm and in the real world it is a tool of Creation"
"im listening" said raiuo, interested
"you two fight for me and ill give the winner the orb, nobody actually dies, and youll both go free" said kalkaron
"and if i refuse?"said Rai
"then i trap both of you here forever"
"....fine" said raiuo and henry
and so they fought,
it was a brutal battle
and near the end...
Raiuo jumps into the air,sliceing down and cutting off one of henrys arms
"augh" cried henry in pain
"looks like you lose" said raiuo
"not quite" said henry blasting raiuo in the face with an acid melting his other arm, and raiuos face
"garrgle" raiuo managed as his head turned into goo
"and it looks like we have a winner"exclaimed the lord of dreams as he turned everyone back to normal, and then handing henry the orb "here you go sonny, take good care of it"
"how do i work it" asked henry
"that is for you to figure out"
then kalkaron turned to raiuo "you fought well yourself" said Kalkaron" so as a consolation prise ill let you keep your voice"
then there was a flash and raiuo had normal dreams as he continued to sleep, while henry appeared on the ground (in the fantasy whatever dimension) next to some guy (allen), the orb still in hand.
Ignoring all requests from those he was carrying away from battling each other, he preceeded to find a jug of bug milk
"Azura, would you please get that jug from over there?" He asked politly like the good Canadian he was...wherever that is in Ooo. he proceeded to knock the jug over onto a face on the ground and said these words "Maloso vobiscum et cum spiritum!". A portal opened and he went through after Azura got back on his back. Coming back into the open blue sky of the overworld, he sighed in relief;not from escaping from where he knew as home, but for getting the others out of the Nightosphere.
henry watched his friend go back to the other dimension.
"ah well hell figure it out and come back later" said henry then looking to his right, he jumped startled to see a guy with a crown and a lady with a guitar "oh hello, i didnt see you there."
"my names henry" said henry extending a shakey hand as he was little nervous now"nice to meet you...."
Rawrin watched as his friends were dragged into the portal. "NO!" Rawrin yelled. He tried to tackle the shadow thing, anything to save his friends from another interdimentional crisis, but he simply flew straight through the shadow thing as the last of his friends were sucked into the portal and it closed. "Not wise," the creature said with a very creepy voice (check out Vulpes Incluta's voice here for an example he's the guy with the wolf hat:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z81ra5x7S-4).
"If you want to see your friends again," the thing began,"you will do as I say. I have a game for you..." The creature pointed to a spot on the ground and another portal appeared. "In," it said simply. Rawrin reluctantly obeyed and entered the portal. He immediately felt an extreme temperature drop, cold even for Rawrin being half penguin. The room was dimly lit, the walls dark grey and futuristic looking. In the center of the room was a glowing green book, opened. The writing and pictures on the pages appeared to be moving. Rawrin gulped. What kind of magic was this?
"If you want your friends freed you will first make sure they stay in that book until I am satisfied." the thing began. Rawrin looked quizically at the thing. "Ah, silly me. I forgot that you mortals do not know how this works. I'm so used to it myself I hadn't realized that you know nothing about this," the creature paused and sighed. "Where to begin? I guess I will sart by saying I am bored. Being immortal will do that to you. Your friends are trapped in this book. I want to play a game. I have a series of challenges for them but I'm going to force you to put them through it. All you need to do is write what I say in that book over there. The challenges I have set are dangerous however and if your friends fail to complete any of them, they will be trapped in that book forever, subject to my amusement." Rawrin gulped deeply and gasped.
The thing clapped in jittery joy and wobbled side-to-side. "Cheerio! So, shall we begin?"
As Me-Mow looked around, she saw that Raio was asleep, the pheonix was still carrying them, and they were getting farther and farther from the place she wanted to stop at,"You do realize that if you drop me, and leave that guy in your...talons, we'll be apart and be too far away to fight each other? Right?", she looked down to realize that she would drown if she was dropped, though, she was a vampire, and couldn't die,"Oh...that's why...", she just decided to go to sleep. That's when she saw it...
"Rawrin?", she asked, getting another headache,"H-how do I know your name?", she looked behind herself, as she saw a dark figure, who stared deeply into her...
"Help...me...Raw-ra-r...", she froze with fear...
Allen was sitting opposite Marceline as she played out a smooth song on her guitar when he heard a sudden noise behind him. Turning to look and shielding his gaze from the glaring sunlight, he stared at a figure nearby, rising to their feet. He couldn't tell whether it was a girl or a guy on account of the hood overhanging their face (it IS supposed to be gender-swapped). The figure spoke to something then "Ah well, hell, figure it out and come back later." the figure then turned and jumped at the sight of the two. "Oh hello, I didn't see you there."
Allen rose to his feet as the person approached him. The cloaked figure then extended an exceedingly shaky hand and murmured "My name's Henry..." Allen took the figure's hand suspiciously and shook slowly "Nice to meet you." they said.
Allen smirked and then spoke "My name's Allen; last name Walker." he turned his head then to look at the smiling Marceline "And that's... nobody." he said, Marceline's body then drifting away into a cloud of dust that wafted away slowly.
"So," he said, letting go "what are you doing here? I thought I was alone."
(normally yes but im pretty sure i explaned there was a little bit of funkyness when henry went through)
"i wouldnt be able to explain it if i wanted to" said Henry then after a bit of a pause"even if i could your head would probly explode anyway"
he looked at the orb in his hand 'cant just go around carrying it like this' he thought then a pole shot out of it, turning it into a staff and startleing henry.
"well i guess that works" said henry to nobody in particular and then to Allen "we should probly try to get to that portal before it closes, about two and a half days before it closes i think, and it should only take us two days on foot to get there, if theres not too many obstacles and nothing else goes in or comes through the portal, we should have just enough time to get out of here."
then starting to go towards the portal henry said "come on, we have no time to waste."
(Oh yes, I didn't see that. It's all good now.)
Allen looked at the person in front of him; his eyes were enlarged by his massive spectacles and in his hand he held a newly forged staff, although Allen had no clue how that had happened.
"So," Allen murmured "two days, huh?" he sighed "I guess that means we're going somewhere. What's this portal you're talking about?" he looked at the warlock intently.
"It should lead us back home... and I'm damn sure that it will." Henry replied, looking into the distance past Allen. "Should we set off? We do have no time to lose." he asked then, and Allen nodded in response. The two of them began moving away when a small blue dog dropped from above and landed on the ground next to them. Something stirred inside Allen's mind and he plucked it from the ground.
"Aw, it's cute." he said, placing the dog in his satchel "I'll call it Blue the Dog." and before they knew it, they were on the move once more. However, when they passed over a grassy hill they saw something on the other side... something that made both of them gulp in anxiousness.
at the bottom of the hill there was Shadow Allen.
"he he hee" cackled shadow allen "i have the perfect plan to rule the world!"
"Oh No!" said henry storming down the hill "Not This Again!"
"huh?" said shadow allen before he took a flaming fist to the face, sending him into the straosphere "how could this happen to meeeee?!"
"lets go before the other shadows get here" said henry "we dont have the time to deal with all of them"
(dont worry this is a onetime thing, i just really wanted to do a Henry Punch lol)
Posted on 2012-02-19 at 22:45:24.
Edited on 2012-02-19 at 23:11:01 by Riaucard