Voyage of the Secret: Part 6Garin and the crew followed the tracks all the way to the beach, where in the sand they could see that a rowboat had been waiting, which could only mean that Scarblade's crew had taken Sea Cat aboard the Revenge, and Garin knew there was only ONE place Scarblade would go from here… that dark, menacing silhouette that lay just a few leagues away… Scurvy Island! Garin growled and turned to the others.
"Make for the ship!! Move!!" he barked, and the others obeyed, sprinting like never before back to the port, and once there, they forced their way through the crowd to get to their ship and give chase over the water. Once they were aboard and underway, Garin found himself pacing back and forth at the helm, growling to himself and tugging on his ears and hair in frustration.
'Stupid idiot!' he thought. 'I promised to watch out for her! She's just a kid! Grr, stupid, stupid, STUPID! If anything happens to her…'
"Garin!" Jacques called as he ran over. "We've picked up a good wind, but even wit
Voyage of the Secret: Part 5Sea Cat yawned as she rolled to slip out of her hammock, then gasped as she fell out completely, having underestimated just how much she had to roll. She let out a grunt as she landed on the wooden floor, then winced as she sat up and rubbed her elbow, which took most of the fall for her.
"Ouch…" she said as she stood and stretched, yawning again. She walked around the corner and over to the stairs, climbing them to the main deck. The sun was up, though the sky was still reddish with the dawn, and as she turned to face the bow she spotted the small silhouette of an island.
Krawk Island with no doubt!
Sea Cat grinned and walked to the side, leaning over and peering out towards the island, her elbows holding her up on the railing. She hummed to herself, as she looked out over the waves, unable to believe that she was sailing with one of the most famous pirates in Neopia, and on route to an adventure that may just go down in the history books. She turned slightly to look over her s
Voyage of the Secret: Part 4Mat gasped and reached up to her head, trying to feel for the bandana, then dipped down to grab it and slip it back on, but stopped, realizing it was useless now. She had been found out. She sighed and looked up at Garin and the others, who were still gaping at her in disbelief. Talak even rubbed his eyes, as if to wake himself from a dream. Mat huffed and kicked the Krawk lying at her feet in frustration, then looked at Garin and the crew, crossing her arms as her cheeks turned reddish.
"Yeah, I'm a girl, so what!?" she snapped. Garin just shook his head, his mouth still open, yet unable to speak.
Mat's hair was a lot longer than it originally appeared, but short enough for her to tie it back and hide under a hat, or something like a bandana, and it wasn't dirty blonde, it was more of a golden blonde. She looked older too, at least sixteen instead of twelve. It was like Garin was staring at a whole new person.
"You're a girl…" Garin said, finally finding some words. Mat blinked at him
Voyage of the Secret: Part 3"Beat for it!!" Garin shouted, grabbing Mat by the arm and darting for a window, his crew followed his example, jumping through the windows as quick as a speeding Meerca. Scarblade roared in anger and his crew gave chase, drawing their weapons. Bomber even lit a small bomb and threw it at Garin and his fleeing crew, but it missed, thanks to Scarblade slapping her straight across the jaw.
"Hold the heavy fire, you fools!!" he barked. "Do whatever you like to the others, but take the boy alive!!"
"Congratulations, Mat!" Garin said as they ran. "You've officially gone and done it!"
"Aye, you've stirred up a hornet's nest now!!" Jacques agreed.
"Well what did you expect me to do!?" the young boy asked between breaths. "Just let him have the book?!"
"Fair enough, but now, whatever happens, you stick by us!" Garin said as he turned back to look at their pursuers, and Mat nodded.
"Keep going mates, we've almost lost them!" Garin shouted to his crew as they continued to run.
They eventually ma
Voyage of the Secret: Part 2The conversation between Garin and Mat had moved to the galley, where the boy explained everything as he ate some food, but by this time the whole crew had gathered to listen.
"So you've been looking for the Secret your whole life?" Garin asked.
"Sort of. The story always fascinated me, and I knew a few people who had some connections on maybe where to find evidence that it existed. Eventually, I found an old coot living here on Mystery Island who spent his pastime collecting anything related to the Secret… including a painting of the ship herself."
"Get out!" Jacques said. "No one's seen her in years!"
"That's what I said!" Mat said. "But when I saw the painting myself. As it turned out, it may not even be an accurate image. See, it was painted by a girl who found the journal of someone who had seen the Secret briefly before his ship was sunk by it."
"So it was just an artist rendering." Garin surmised with a nod.
"Yup." Mat finished swallowing another mouthful. "So, I went to
Voyage of the Secret: Part 1"We're not gonna find anything down here, Garin. Lets go back." Jacques grumbled, ducking under a large stalactite that hung down from the cave ceiling.
"Just a few more minutes, mates, I promise!" Garin said, ahead of the group.
"That's what you said an hour ago…"
Garin had convinced his crew that searching a small set of caves on one side of Mystery Island would be a good idea, though Jacques was a bit uneasy about being inside the caves. There were many stories about the caves being unstable and prone to collapses…
"Garin, we really should be headed back, there's nothing here!" he said and Garin looked at him, then sighed in annoyance.
"Alright, alright, you win!" he said, then turned back.
"Thank you!" Jacques said in exasperation and turned as well. Talak sighed and slid down from a rock to follow, but as he stepped down, he heard a few stones moving. He yelped and ducked, thinking it was a cave in, causing Jacques and Garin to stop and look at him in confusion.
"Talak what are yo
A Devil's Bite"October 31st, such a weird day " Jersey Devil thought to himself as he flew over the city, looking down as Main Street slowly became a small fair ground. He angled his wings and landed on the roof of one of the buildings, before dropping down into the alley below and walking out into the street.
"Still, I promised to meet Serena here " Jersey paused in his thoughts and smiled. "Wow, she and I have only known each other for a couple of months and already I feel like we've been good friends forever. I guess it's nice to know I'm not the only odd-ball in this town or at least not the only one who's not crazy."
Jersey looked around for Serena as he walked. "I sure hope Knarf doesn't try anything tonight. Serena sure seemed excited about this carnival, even if it does look a bit dull."
"JD!" called a female voice. Jersey looked over and saw Serena running over to him, wearing a blue kimono and carrying a matching fan. He smiled and waved as she came to a stop just in front
Definition of Fear BloopersGarin: (Going through the swamp) This is unbelievably cold!
(Scene where Garin 'bumps' into Scarblade)
Garin: (Sneaking, then waits for the door to open. He looks at the camera, then knocks on the door)
Scarblade: (Comes out, laughing) Sorry, I missed my queue!
Scarblade: I believe we can use Garin's plight to our own advantage. (He pauses) I'm sorry, I can't remember how the last bit goes.
(Scene where Garin is in his cell and Scarblade comes to mock him.)
Scarblade: (Grabs Garin and pulls him forward, but accidentally whacks his nose into the bars.) Ow!
Garin: (Laughs) You okay there?
Scarblade: (Holding his nose and laughing)
Scarblade: (Reaches through the bars, grabs Garin and pulls him forwards, but Garin trips and nearly falls on his face.)
Garin: (Stands back up and laughs) Alright, lets try that again!
(Scene where Blackie is supposed to bite Jacques on the nose)
Jacques: (Waiting for his queue, but Blackie decides to fly to another part of
RPS: Girl Trouble..."Lets go, girls!" Sasha called to the girls behind her as they walked down the gangplank. Ann watched them disembark with a smile. Marina looked back at her.
"Aren't you coming, Ann?" she asked. Ann shook her head.
"Nah, you girls go on ahead. I'll catch up to you later," she said. Marina nodded and followed the rest of the girls. Ann smiled to herself, then disembarked the ship herself, but not following her crew. Instead she went on alone, along the coast, taking off her boots to let her feet sink into the cool sand of the night air. She took a deep breath and sighed as she walked, humming a soft Spanish lullaby.
"Stood a maiden at her window,
Sadly gazing out to sea.
Pale her cheek, her heart hung heavy,
Sorrowful her melody,
My love is far from me.
The evening yields it's light,
A star awaits the night.
And the wind brings back an echo,
Faintly from across the sea,
Carries home her melody,
My love is far from me."
She had always liked that song. Her father had taught it to h