Fossil Fighters: The Champions 15With his back to me, all the way at the end, I could see Don Boneyard. I tried my very best to hide my intimidation. Noticing my presence, he began to speak.Fossil Fighters: The Champions 15 in General Fiction More Like This
"Bwa ha ha!" he cackled, "You have done well to make it to my inner sanctum. But playtime is over. Let's see if you have the guts to beat me!"
I readied my Dino Medals in my hand and got into a battle stance. Don Boneyard turned around and faced me, but was silent for a moment.
"...Wait. Do I.. know you?" I glared at him in reply.
He continued to stare at me, thinking. "...Never mind! I'll have time to bone up on such things later. Until the Caliosteo Cup is cancelled, I will not allow myself to be defeated!"
Chilling, hollow roars came from Don Boneyard's boenysaurs. B-Rex, B-Brachio, and a stealthy pterosaur: B-Ptera. With me having the first move, I aimed right for B-Ptera.
"Use Lugmos Tail!"
Lugmos ran at B-Ptera, but he flew higher. Leaping, Lugmos caught him by the wing and drug him back down, smacking his tail across his fa
Fossil Fighters: The Champions 19"Well dang! I didn't know the feller could pull a castle outta the sea!" Joe stared in horror from the window at Wildwest Tower. The moment ZongaZonga had set off, I flew off with Coatlus to my current location.Fossil Fighters: The Champions 19 in Romance More Like This
Professor Scatterly seemed the most distraught, "He was able to raise the building despite being in Rupert's body for such a short time..." he stated gloomily, "Once he becomes fully adjusted, I fear he may prove himself unstoppable!"
"Well then," Joe grinned, "I guess we'll have to stop him before he can get comfortable! I sent Stella, Terry, and Kent on a Ptera to see if they can get into the castle. I sure hope they can.."
Joe's phone suddenly went off, "That must be them now!" he put it on speaker and answered, "So, what's up?"
"Joe, it's Stella." she spoke, though the reception was a little garbled, "We are approaching ZongaZonga's castle now. We're prepared to infiltra-" a loud wind sound cut off her sentence.
Kent shouted, "Dude! There's a mad storm brewing around this c
Fossil Fighters: The Champions 17I was absentmindedly staring into space, trying to wrap my mind around everything that had happened. I was so proud of Todd for finally standing up for himself and for saving my life. But at the same time... all the things I'd come to love were being torn apart right in front of my eyes.Fossil Fighters: The Champions 17 in General Fiction More Like This
Joe was explaining the situation to everyone, leaving me to recover a bit.
"I must admit, although the situation is quite dire, this is something of an amazing story." Rupert said with astonishment, though his eyes shined with worry. "I believe you, yet it's hard to imagine that Joe's body is being controlled by an ancient sorcerer... or that this bouncing skull is actually Joe Wildwest."
"I know, diga!" Pauleen shouted with surprise, "A skull that lives by stealing bodies? Talk about freaky, digadig!"
I sighed, then began to silently walk out of Don Boneyard's former quarters when Rupert ran up behind me. He put his hand on my shoulder.
"..Are you worried about Todd?" his eyes blinked wit
Fossil Fighters: The Champions 7Yesterday had exhausted the heck out of me to the point where I just wanted to lay in bed all day. Unfortunately for me I had to go smash a gargantuan bolder of some-sort over in Mt. Krakanak. So I went over to the Fossil Guild, bought a Pepsi (not the best breakfast ever, but hey), and headed over to the digsite.Fossil Fighters: The Champions 7 in Settings More Like This
I heard the usual scuffle of feet behind me. "Heey, Dina!" Todd's high-pitched voice shouted behind me. I turned and met his eyes, "Morning, Todd..." I said, still some-what drowsy.
"So...err..." he stopped, "D-do you still think it's ok to break this bolder? I mean what if....!" He stopped suddenly as I slammed my pickaxe into the giant rock.
"I mean... You're good and all, but this thing's on a whole different level!" Todd continued. I turned, "Todd, it's a giant rock... for crying out loud."
I kept breaking it, slowly but surely, and eventually Todd sighed and started to help me.
After a while, I stopped to catch my breath. That's when a sigh sounded behind me.
Fossil Fighters: The Champions 16We stared at each other, neither of us spoke in fear of breaking the silence. Rupert's eyes shone with determination, and mine glowed with excitement and anxiousness.Fossil Fighters: The Champions 16 in General Fiction More Like This
Finally, the announcers spoke our names to the audience. Cheers were heard all around.
Rupert took a breath, "Well, this is it, Dina. Do you remember when I said I didn't care if I lost so long as I tried? Well, that's not quite accurate because I don't intend to lose today." smiling he asked, "I'm sure you feel the same?"
"No doubt about it." I playfully punched his arm, "I'm gonna fight with all I've got!"
"I would ask for nothing else."
The doors slid open, blinding lights beaming around us, and thousands upon thousands of people were lined up in the stadium. I could recognize Pauleen and Todd at a glance, then I spotted Princess Pooch and Joanie as well as Minister Pomposa, and many other people we'd met along the way.
Rupert looked at me, then we shook hands, "Let's go show them what a real Fossil Battle is al
Fossil Fighters: The Champions 14"I'm here, guys!"Fossil Fighters: The Champions 14 in General Fiction More Like This
Everyone turned as I walked down the pathway.
Pauleen frowned, "Well, I guess it's back to fish-gut city for us.."
"Yuck.. I swear I just got that smell out of my mind, too." I shook my head in disgust.
We headed over to the teleporter and were taken into the Bonehemoth. Robinson immediately recognized us and ran over.
"Well shake m'fins and call me Flappy! What brings you landlubbers back here so soon?"
"We need to use the Bonehemoth to go down and fix the Spinal Pillar." I explained.
"...The Spinal Pillar? You mean that big ol' thing holdin' up the islands?" he questioned.
Rupert nodded, "Yes, and we need to get there right away. Is that possible?"
Robinson scratched his chin, "Hm, can't say as I've never done it, but I s'pose it can't hurt to try." he walked over to the side of the whale, "Now if we tickle this here spot, the whale dives deeper." he started tickling the whale.
"That Spinal Pillar is a ways down, so we gotta dive this beastie a bit deeper than usual
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I walked solemnly back inside, my face red from crying.
"So, did you catch up to him-"
"Yes, Pauleen, but he's gone..." I let out a depressed sigh.
Suddenly, our Paleopagers beeped, "Due to recent events in the Fossil Park, Round 5 matches will start tomorrow. Thank you, and have a good night."
I dropped onto my knees and sighed, then Pauleen put her hand on my shoulder and bent down to talk to me. "I know you're sad, but it's time to step up!" she stood up, "I'm going to rest up and prepare for my battle, and I suggest you do the same." I just groaned.
Pauleen grabbed me by the shoulders and pulled me off the ground, "I swear, Dina, you better fight with everything you got! I'm planning to battle you in the final round, so I won't forgive you if you lose!" then she released me and walked off.
I just kinda stood there with a startled expression, but Todd came up to me and snapped me out of it, "I think Pauleen was trying to cheer you up... in her own way. But
Fossil Fighters: The Champions 13I'd just heard from Robinson that the Bonehemoth had swallowed another VMM with a working teleporter, so apparently it was now a "dig site". Robinson, much to my surprise, decided he'd rather live in the Bonehemoth so he returned there.Fossil Fighters: The Champions 13 in General Fiction More Like This
The events of the past few days still whirled in my head. I'd been eaten by a whale, attack by a mask-controlled Pauleen, Todd and Pauleen were now a couple... and Rupert.
I still couldn't believe he actually loved me. The rich, seemingly-heartless guy I'd wanted to slap at Treasure Lake was now in love with me. He'd changed so much from that first day...
My Paleopager suddenly alerted me to my semifinal matchup, "Pauleen has been selected as Dina's semifinal opponent."
I sighed. It was hard to know that, if I made it to next round, that I'd most likely be battling Rupert if he passed through as well. At least I didn't have to battle him now.. But I did have to battle Pauleen, so it felt just as disheartening.
I made my way to the common room and
Fossil Fighters: The Champions 10Quickly I ran into the rocky landscape of Mt. Krakarak. I readied my Dino Medals incase of a surprise attack from the BB Brigade. I hadn't run more than a few feet before someone stopped me.Fossil Fighters: The Champions 10 in Romance More Like This
"Wait." Rupert's voice rang out loud and clear. Surprised, I turned around to face him.
"Kent told me you were going to the volcano to check on the hot spring's water supply." he hesitated for a moment, "Um.. I.. I'll go with you. I, um, feel pity for Todd. No one deserves to be trapped in jelly." A faint smile crossed his face.
I smiled, "Oh, well thanks, Rupert! I wasn't expecting to see you here, but that's ok." We continued on through the volcano.
After a long trek up the somewhat steep and unbearably hot ridges, we reached the top. The gondola to the crater was waiting. We quickly boarded and descended, lava bubbling down the cliffs all around us. When we finally reached the bottom, the temperature soared at least ten degrees.
Rupert pointed to the far end of the crater, "Look there, Dina!"