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Hello AC members! I have been away from this group for a while as most of you may have noticed and that is because I have been very busy with college and work. I am very sorry for the delay in accepting deviations and I hope to see more wonderful anthro art in the future.

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A DuckTale Adventure, 1Don’t Give Up The ShipIt was nighttime in town, everything was quiet, nobody was out in about, and the whole city was dead silent. In an alleyway, that silence was broken as a gust of wind began to form, then a spark of electricity began dancing here and there, it began to pick up more energy from itself, expanding into flashing lights. The sparks began to become lightning and exploded. There was a scream and a body was flown out as it crashed onto the ground, and everything became silent once again.The body began to moan and groan, then slowly stood up. It was dizzy as it’s balance was off, it managed to keep itself in balance by using the wall while walking slowly out. “Man, what just happened?” A male voice said in a young tone.As it walked out of the alleyway while clutching it’s head, the moonlight shone out to reveal who it was... It was a young preteen boy with dirty blonde hair, blue eyes with a tint of green, and wore white tennis shoes, blue jeans, a jacket that was zipped up and had black on his sleeves while the front along with his hood was grey, and behind him was a black bookbag. He was shaking away the fatigue, trying to let his eyes focus on what’s around him. Right now he was standing in the middle of a strange town he had never been to. He was trying to figure out what happened just now. But unfortunately, it happened so fast he didn’t see it coming, and the last thing he remembered was a strange light, then nothing. However, he didn’t want to ponder about how he got here, so at least he could figure out this town. What better way to do that was to explore and find out more of this strange place., For the last couple of minutes, the young boy was wandering around the streets while gazing here and there of the mysterious town. However, something managed to catch his eye as he saw a big building with a dollar sign in front of it. Wanting to get a closer look at it, he ran as fast as he could. The night was still young, so at least he could enjoy the moment without anyone seeing him. As he got closer to it, his eyes widened in marvel at a strange but unique building. “Wow, this is incredible.”What the boy didn’t notice was lurking shadows appearing behind him. A hand was reached to his shoulder as someone forcibly turned him in around, making him yelp as light was shining in his eyes. His hand blocked out the light and a male voice was saying to him, “Hey, what’re you doing here, kid?”His hand slowly moves away and he can see three figures. He didn’t know anyone else besides him was out this late at night.“Whoa, who’s this weirdo?” Another male voice says.The light turns off and the boy’s jaw drops in shock at what he was staring at. Right in front of him were three beagles, one who was short in stature, the second who was fat and had two buckteeth protruding from his upper mouth, the third was a tall and muscular beagle, and each of them had stubble on their faces while they all wore masks, red shirts, blue pants, yellow gloves, and green caps. They even had plated numbers attached to their shirts, each of them different from the other. The young boy shook his head and rubbed his eyes to see if he was seeing right.Neither he or the trio of beagles said a word, until the fat beagle said while giggling, “He looks funny.”“Shut it, Burger!” The short beagle said to the fat beagle named Burger.He walks over to the boy and says while pointing a finger at him, “Alright kid, what are you doing here?”“Uhhh...” Was all he said.The short beagle was looking at him curiously and started to slowly circle around him. After that was done he said, “Haven’t seen you here, you must be new in town. So how did you get here?”He didn’t have a single clue and all he did was shrugged his shoulders.“So you're telling me that you don’t know how you got here.”The boy shook his head.The short beagle placed a finger on his chin, then he smiled. “Boys huddle.”The three beagles huddled while the young boy crossed his arms and started to think. First it was about this town and the building that he was standing behind, then it was these three beagles. He knows for a fact that these three shouldn’t exist, because there are no talking beagles who wear clothes like those, but after thinking about this for a second his mind came to a conclusion. While the beagles were talking with one another, they turned their attention back to the mysterious boy who was starting to chuckle. “What’re you laughing at?” The short beagle said.“I get where this is going.” The beagles had confused looks. “This is all just a dream.” He points at the three beagles. “You guys can’t be real.” He spreads his arms out. “None of this is real, so this is all just a big dream!”He was starting to laugh out loud while the beagles looked at one another, the big one was scratching the side of his head while the fat beagle shrugs his shoulders. The short beagle crosses his arms while raising an eyebrow and saying, “So you're telling us that this is all a dream to you, right?”“Well yeah,” the boy shrugs his shoulders. “You guys aren’t even real.”The short beagle places his finger on his chin again while humming, then huddles back with two beagles. As they were having their little discussion, the boy looked back at the building, his mind still wondering what this is, so he turned his attention back to them and said, “Um, excuse me.” The three beagles looked back at him as the boy asked with a thumb pointing behind him, “Can any of you three tell me what this is behind me?”“Oh, oh, I know, I know!” Burger said excitedly while raising his hand, then pointed at the building. “That’s a money bin.”“Burger, shut it!” The short beagle shouted.“A money bin, huh.” The boy turns around, looks at the building, and whistles. “Not bad, this dream of mine is really good.” The boy shrugs his shoulders then claps and rubs his hands. “Well, since this is still my dream, I might as well play along with it. So tell me, do you guys have some kind of a role to play in this dream.”“Oh yeah,” Burger said while nodding his excitedly, “We were just about to st-”Burger was cut off by the shorter beagle who jabbed his elbow at Burger’s gut, groaning as he clutched it.The boy grew confused and said, “You were just about to what?”“Uhhh, we were just about to...um...” The shorter beagle was trying to come up with an answer. “Let you have a tour of this place. Yeah, that’s right!”“Wow, really!”“Yeah,” the shorter beagle walks to him. “But you gotta do us a favor in return.”The boy shrugs his shoulders. “Okay, what is it?”“We need you to help us find a small wooden ship. Think you can help us find it?”“Tsk, of course, anyone with half a brain would know what a small wooden ship looks like.”The short beagle opens the doors then says, “Well kid, your tour awaits.”“Thanks!” The boy steps inside with the three beagles following him, he turns back around and says to the short one, “By the way, what’re your names?”“I’m Big Time.” He points to Burger then the big beagle. “That one is Burger and that’s Bouncer.”“Big Time, Burger, and Bouncer.” The boy couldn't help but snort as he covered his mouth.“What’s so funny?” Big Time asked.“I’m sorry.” He let out a few giggles. “It’s your name’s. I mean, who would name something like those?”Big Time glares at him while Burger says while giggling, “Yeah, who would?” Big Time turns his attention to Burger while glaring at him, making him stop laughing whenever his brother gives him that look.“Oh well, what the heck,” the boy shrugs his shoulders then walks towards the hall. “It’s my dream anyways so I can at least get a kick outta this.”Big Time growls while whispering, “Oh I hope you did, ‘cause once this is over, you're going to find out it’s your worst nightmare kid.”“Huh?” He didn’t hear what Big Time said, but he could’ve sworn he said “nightmare”. He turns around and asks him, “What did you say?”Big Time gives him a fake smile and says, “Oh nothing.”The boy shrugs his shoulders and walks to a dark hallway with the three beagles still following him.“Well, might as well light the way.”He takes out his bag, unzips it, then takes out a flashlight as he turns it on. He turns back around to them and says, “While I’m out touring the place, why don’t we split-up so we can cover more ground and hopefully one of us finds the ship.”Big Time scratches the side of his head and says, “That’s...not a bad idea, kid.”“Well, you guys go wherever,” He points a thumb behind him. “I’ll go this way.” He turns around and starts walking away, “I’ll see you guys soon, and once that ship is found, I’m taking a one-way ticket out of dreamville.”As he was walking down the hall, he made a few turns until he came across an already opened door. He shines his light around the place, marveling at the mysterious but strange artifacts, not to mention, he saw some statues that had duck faces. He whistles and says, “Wow, this is incredible.” He shines his light at a pillar, then raises it as he sees what he was looking for, it was the wooden ship. “Ah, so there you are, once I get you off of there, it’s bye-bye to this dream world that I’m in.”Right before he was about to walk over there and take it, he heard someone say, “Quick a-Look out!”“Huh, what the-”He was about to turn around, but felt someone collide on his legs as he lost his balance and fell face first into the floor, dropping his flashlight in the process. He groans and grunts, covering his forehead with both hands and saying with his eyes closed while his body has already turned until it is facing upwards, “Ow, man that hurt!” His eyes opened quickly at that realization. “What a second. That was pain...that was real.”“Uh...g-g-guys...what is that thing?” A voice of a child says.The boy grabs his flashlight, gets on his knees and slowly turns around while keeping his light on. Only for his eyes to widen and a gasp escaping his mouth at what he was seeing before him…Right in front of him were three little ducks. They were young, almost like children, and each of them wore different colors; one red, one blue, one green, and each of them wore caps with their respective colors. His lips quiver and his hand that was holding the flashlight began to shake. The three little ducks had their eyes widened as they too were shaking in fear. His mind began to piece everything together. The beagles, this bin, the town he was in, and now three little ducks staring at him. Not to mention the pain he felt when he fell on the floor. That was when his mind dawned at a new realization, and it came to a conclusion...and there was one thing his mind made him do...“AAAAAHHHHH!” He screamed.“AAAAAHHHHH!” The three little ducks screamed in unison.“AAAAAHHHHH!”“AAAAAHHHHH!” The three little ducks hugged each other.“AAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH!” They screamed at one another in unisonAs the boy continued to scream, he got up and backed away while keeping his light fixed on those ducks.“Gotcha!” Burger said as he and the other two beagles came.The boy accidentally knocks the ship, but manages to grab it in time before it falls on the floor. However, alarm bells were ringing as the beagles had their jaws down in startlement.Big Time notices the ship was with the boy as he had it in his hands. He points at him and says, “Hey, the kid’s got the ship!”The boy looks at the ship, then back at them. He didn’t know what he was thinking, but all he did was toss it as it sailed over to the little ducks and the little blue one caught it. “Now they got it!” Burger says.Big Time looks at the boy and glares at him. He marches over to him, his fist raised as the boy gasps and raises his arms to protect himself while closing his eyes, but didn’t feel the blow as he heard a crunch coming next to him. He opens his eyes and sees the pillar next to him now crushed. Big Time went over to the little ducks and said to them with his hand reached out, “Okay twerps, had it over.”“No way, beagle bum!”The beagles began chasing the little ducks while the boy just stood there and watched. One of the beagles manages to catch the little blue duck who had the ship, but the little blue one passes it to the little red one and a beagle manages to catch him as well. The little red one passed it to the little green one who started running, and he too was the last one to be caught by a beagle as he was picked up by him. The little green one tosses the ship over to the boy and catches it. The boy looks at it, then looks back up as Big Time hands the little red one over to Bouncer, then comes over to the boy, his hand raised while saying, “Okay kid, hand it over.”The boy looked at the ship. “This is real.” He looks back up to them. “You're real!” “Yeah, we're real, what do you expect? Now hand it over or else.”The boy gulps some air, then looks at the three little ducks...and a window right in front. His mind came up with an idea as he said to Big Time, “Okay, I’ll hand it to you. First, I just have one thing to say.”“What?”“Fetch beagle!”He tosses the wooden ship as hard as he could as it starts sailing towards the window. Burger drops the little green one while reaching out his hands and saying, “I got it, I got it!”“Burger no!” Big Time shouts but that was too late as Burger manages to catch the ship and crashes at the window where he fell out. The boy took this as his chance of distraction as he takes his bag and pulls out a canister that was on the side, just as Big Time looks at him with glaring eyes. “Why you little-” He was cut off as something was being sprayed at his face, his eyes were starting to burn as he covered them with both hands. “Ow, my eyes!” he yelled.The boy swung his bag hard, whacking Big Time in an uppercut fashion as he sails over to Bouncer, who catches him while dropping the two other ducks, but starts to lose his balance. The little green one goes behind them, bends down and lets Bouncer bump him as he trips and falls out towards the window as they both screamed and landed on the ground with a hard thump.The boy and the three little ducks went over to the window, they looked down as Burger popped out from a bush while holding the wooden ship and saying, “Hey look guys, I got it!” Bouncer also pops out while dusting the leaves off of him, “Good, now let’s get out of here!”Big Time gets up while rubbing his eyes, he pops open his left eye and looks at the boy who sprayed him with that weird stuff he had. He formed a fist and shook it into the air yelling, “You're going to pay for that one kid, and you're going to wish you were in dreamland right now!”He runs off with Bouncer and Burger as they disappear into the night, carrying the wooden ship with them. With the trio of beagles gone, everything became quiet until one of the little ducks spoke to the boy, “Wow, that was amazing, thanks!”The boy looked at them and didn’t say a word to them.“Yeah,” the little blue one spoke. “You really saved our tail feathers!”“Uhhh...” Was all he could say.“Y’know,” the little green one said. “If anyone can take on the Beagle Boys. Is okay in my book.”They heard the sound of screeching tires as the little red one said, “That must be Unca Scrooge.”“Wait who?” The boy asked.“Wait until we show Unca Scrooge this.” The blue one said.The three little ducks left while the green one turned around and said to the boy, “Don’t worry, we’ll be right back, so just stay right here.”He was left alone, he stood there for a minute, then slowly walked over to where those three little ducks went. He peeked his head out and his ears picked up some voices, but they were jumbled until an elderly voice shouted in a Scottish accent, “Quiet!”“But Unca Scrooge, you gotta see what we found!” One of the little ducks said.“Yeah, he’s waiting at the museum!”“Wait ‘he’?”“Yeah he-”“You let a stranger come in my bin!”He heard the sound of running feet and the boy gasped in fright. “Oh no, I gotta get out of here!”He quickly pulls his hood over his head, straps the canister back on the side of his bag, picks up his flashlight while turning it off, then quickly unzips his bag and places it back inside, zipping it back up. He hears a gasp coming from behind as the boy turns around and sees an elderly duck wearing a nightcap and gown, his feet had red spats, and spectacles were on his eyes. “Ah, my ship is being stolen!” The elderly duck yelled, grabbing the sides of his head. The boy gasped again as he started running towards the window, but the elderly duck saw the destroyed window. “Ah, my window!” The boy stops near the edge and looks down, making sure that the fall wasn’t too big for him to jump, and luckily for him it wasn’t. He turns around as the elderly duck glares at him and starts running towards him. “Come back here you little thief!” The boy jumps out the window and lands in the bushes. He crawls out while hearing the elderly duck say to him, “Why you...you little delinquent...you little thief! You think you can steal from me and get away with it!” The boy quickly starts running as he continues to hear the elderly ducks ranting, “Oh, I’ll have the law on you before the day is out!” The boy looks behind for a moment, seeing the elderly duck jumping up and down in anger. “Oh, you, you, you, you…”The boy starts running again without looking back, he puts on the straps of his bookbag back on his shoulders while saying in a panicked voice, “This is not happening, this is not happening, this is not happening…”He kept on repeating those words as he ran back to the streets in the quiet night., Meanwhile, as for the three little ducks, they returned home with the elderly duck. They were in the attic, sitting down on one of the trampolines, as the elderly duck was scolding them by pacing back and forth while listing the things on each finger. “Running away from home, breaking and entering, lying about the Beagle Boys.” He stopped pacing and added, “And what’s worse? You let a stranger into my bin, let him steal my boat, and destroy my window, which you three claimed he saved you from the Beagle Boys.”“But they were there and he did save us!” The little green one said.“And didn’t touch a single coin while that boy sprayed one of the Beagle Boys with some weird looking can, then whacked them with nothing more than his bag? Right.”“No, Unca Scrooge, they were after the boat, not him.”“As I recall, the only thieves interested in that old relic were you three along with that destructive delinquent friend of yours!”“But we found a map.” The little blue one says while showing a map that the Beagle Boys dropped and the green one nods his head.“Enough!” The elderly duck yelled as the three little ones cringed.The elderly duck walks over to three coonskin caps and a red book as he picks them up, then brings them over to the three little ducks. “It’s late and I have an important interview in the morning at my candy factory.” He places them in front of the boys. “Boarding school's not looking so expensive after all, and once the day is out, I hope those cops find that delinquent and bring him here to me. He’s going to regret ever stealing and destroying my property from ol ’Scrooge McDuck!”As Scrooge was storming out, the little red one said to him, “We were only trying to help and it wasn’t his fault.”The door slams shut, the little blue one says to them as Scrooge left, “Hey, look what’s on the other side of this.” The two boys looked at the blue one as he showed them a picture of a female duck and on top of it was a written word that said “L’Orange”. “An old theatrical flyer.” “But The L’Orange Theater’s been closed for years.” The little red one said.“You don’t suppose…” The little blue says as he looks at the green and red one.“The Beagle Boys’ hideout!” They said in unison.“We can get the ship back, find the guy who saved us while proving he didn’t steal it,” The little green one places the coonskin cap on top of his other cap and picks up the red book while flipping through some pages, “and show Unca Scrooge were not as rotten as he thinks.”, The boy kept running, he didn’t stop until he found a place to hide. He could hear the sound of sirens echoing in the streets behind him. For the last couple of hours, the elderly duck already called the cops right after he brought the three little ducks home, and he was right about his threat. However, what he didn’t know was that the three little ducks were telling the truth, he didn’t even have the wooden ship. Even if the cops managed to catch him, he wouldn’t have it with him anyways.But that wasn’t the reason why he was running, or what happened back at the bin. He didn’t know why he did that to Big Time and the other two beagles. He did understand that they weren’t good animal people. Yes, that’s what he called them from inside his own mind, these creatures weren’t like him, and his mind was trying to figure out something. He raked his brains into trying to figure out many possibilities of how he got here? Unfortunately, he got nothing. All he remembers was that he was somewhere else, and then there was a flash of light and electricity. Then the next thing he knew, he was here in this strange place. He didn’t know what this world was and he didn’t care. All he could do now was just to keep on running and hiding from the law.He makes a sharp turn into an ally and hides behind a trash can, his back against the wall as the shadows camouflaged him. The police sirens passed by from where he was as he breathed a sigh of relief. He stood back up while his mind was trying to figure out what to do next. He could run out of this town, but crossed that part out of his head because he had no idea about this world or the people living it. Worst of all, he could run into more of those animal people. However, he thought back to what happened back at the bin. After meeting those little ducks, they were scared of him at first for what he appeared to be. When he dealt with those beagles, they were friendly to him. Not to mention they were about to show him their “Unca Scrooge”.Who was this Scrooge character? Could he have been the elderly duck that he just met not too long ago? He sighs as he puts it out of his mind for now, because he was tired and exhausted from all the running and all he wanted to do was just rest, and then figure out what to do next. Deciding to explore a little bit of the ally he was in, his eyes managed to find some kind of door. He walks over to it and pushes it, but barely budges. Glaring at it, he kicks at it as the door opens all the way.Stepping inside while taking off his hood, the room was filled with junk, but at least it was a decent place to stay for the moment. He closes the door and looks around for a bit. His eyes gazed at some kind of lever. Walking over to it, curiosity getting the best of him, he says, “Huh, I wonder what this does?”He pulled it down and heard something drop from above. Turning around, he hears bodies hitting something soft, then feet running off somewhere. Taking out his flashlight, he was about to turn it on, but decided against it as he heard a voice saying, “How’d you know there was a trapdoor there, Dewey?”“I didn’t.”He got closer as his eyes adjusted to the darkness...and saw the three little ducks once again as they were trying to push open the door he just got through. “You,” the boy said.“Huh, who’s there?” One of the little ducks said.He turned his flashlight on. The three little ducks covered their eyes with their feathered hands as the boy revealed himself to them. “Hey, it’s him! The guy who saved us!” The red one says while pointing a finger at him.“What’re you three…” His eyes caught the small wooden boat that the little green one had. “Hey that’s-”“We know,” the little green one says.“But how and why-”“We were trying to get it back from the Beagle Boys,” the little blue one says.“And we're trying to prove to Unca Scrooge that you didn’t steal it, they did,” the little red one says.He didn’t know what to say. These three were going through great links just so they could do this for him. Something fell out of the ceiling and landed on something soft while coughing. He turned around and shone his flashlight, but the light from the ceiling was doing it for him. He looks up and notices a trapdoor. That was probably the reason for that lever he pulled. However, he looks back at the individuals, and is shocked to find out that he meets those beagles...again.Big Time looks up from the boy's flashlight and glares at the boy that he meets again while saying in an angry tone, “You…”“Oh no! Not you guys again!” He kicks the door open and says to the three ducks, “C’mon, let’s get out of here!”As they ran out, the boy heard another voice that had a Spanish accent, “They’re getting away! Get them, you barnacles!”The boy and the three little ducks were running, but the boy stopped for a minute as he took out a trash can lid. “What’re you doing?” The little red one asks.“I’m going to try and slow them down.”“But what’s with the-”“No time to explain, just go, I’ll catch up with you!”As the three little ducks left, the boy got into a tossing position, and as the Beagle Boys came into view, he tossed it like a frisbee as it sailed over and hit Big Time square in the face. The lid rebounds as it hits Burger and Bouncer on the sides of their heads, and they all collapse in a heaping pile on the ground. “Yes!” The boy cheered as he ran to catch up with those little ducks.“Why you…” Big Time says while getting up on his knees and massaging his sore nose. “You hit me with a trash can lid! Oh, now you're dead, kid!”As the boy took another turn, trying to get away from the Beagle Boys while searching for those little ducks, a voice from above calls out, “Up here!” The boy looks up and sees the little ducks waving up at him while the green one points to where he was. He follows to where the little green one was pointing as he sees a ladder that leads to the fire escape. “There you are!” Big Time says.The boy gasps as he quickly climbs up the ladder, with Big Time following him and the other two beagles. As the boy reaches the top, he takes his bag and brings out the same canister that he used to spray Big Time with. When his head appeared, the boy didn’t waste a second as he clicked it. Only a small amount shot out, not enough to actually hurt him. “Hah! What’s wrong, ran out of that stuff you used on me?” Big Time says.The boy tosses the canister, but Big Time dodges it as it hits the side of the ladder. He quickly unzips his bag while digging through it and muttering, “Where is it, where is it?” He manages to take out a rectangular object with a U-shaped front and two small prongs attached to the sides, just as Big Time finally came up with Bouncer coming in close. “Well, it looks like you just ran out of defenses, kid.” Big Time says as grunts while raising his arms, ready to grab the boy. When he gets close, the boy drops his bag and hits the button on the side of it, making the prongs light up with electricity, and shoves the object at his gut. He felt bolts of electricity surging through him as his body shudders and shakes for a moment.The boy takes the object out of Big Time’s gut and shoves him, making him lose his balance due to the sudden surge of electricity, and collides with Bouncer as both of them fall off with Burger joining them since Bouncer fell on top of him and lands hard on the ground. He looks down at them and gives them a two-fingered salute, then picks up his bag, zips it, and places the object he used on Big Time on the side of it, and climbs up the steps. Upon reaching the top, he finds another ladder while shouldering his bag and climbs up. It was there the three little ducks were waiting for him. “Are you alright?” The little red one asked.“Yeah I’m fine.”“What was that?” The little blue one asked.“What was what?”“That!” The little green one said. “We saw the whole thing, you were using that weird can of yours again, then you pulled out some weird device and shocked one of them.”“Yeah,” the little blue one said. “The one right there attached to your bag.”The boy looks to where the little blue one was pointing at, and realizes the same object he used on Big Time. “Oh, that was just a taser, and the can you saw was nothing more than pepper spray.”“Taser?” The little red one says.“Pepper Spray?” The little blue says.“Wow, cool!” The little green one says.They heard the sound of footsteps, the boy looked down and saw Big Time slowly coming up from the stairs, clutching his head as the other two beagles were following him. He gasps as he says to the three little ones, “Guys, we gotta go, they're coming!”“I wish Unca Scrooge was here,” the little green one says. “He’s beat these turkey’s dozens of times.”“Wait, who’s Scrooge?” The boy asks.“Our unca he-Wait, that’s it!” The little red one says. “What is?”“He’s at his candy factory right now!”“Well, where is it?”“It’s not too far from here, we know where it is?”The little blue one looks down and sees Big Time climbing up the ladder first. “Let’s go!”They all ran as the boy saw a pipe and pointed at it. “Through here!” He was the first one to climb in as he slid down inside the pipe on his belly and landed on the ground while rolling. He goes over to the pipe, reaches his arms out to catch the first little duck who was red, and puts him down. “By the way...” He catches the next little duck who was green. “...I haven’t gotten...” He catches the last little duck who was blue. “...your names, little guys.”“Well, I’m Huey.” The little red one introduced.“I’m Dewey.” The little blue one introduced.“And I’m Louie.” The little green one introduced last.“Well, it’s a pleasure to meet y’all, the name’s-” He was cut off by the rattling of the pipe, realizing that the Beagle Boys were trying to get through. “Y’know, I’ll tell you my name later. We gotta go, now!”Both the boy and Huey, Dewey, and Louie, made a run for it, until they came across the candy factory which was right in front of them. “C’mon guys!” Louie said. “We just need to walk across from the wires and then we’re here.”“Wait what!” The boy exclaimed.Louie walks across from the wire while holding onto the wooden ship.“Whoa, whoa, time-out for a second!” The boy said while forming his hand into a T shape. “You expect me to walk across this thing?”“Yeah, this is the only way to get to the factory which is right ahead.” Louie notices the boy looking down as he asks him, “Wait, you're not afraid of heights are you?”“No, but if there’s a choice between walking on a wire and facing the Beagle Boys. I would rather take my chances with the Beagle Boys.”“There’s no time, we have to do this!”“But, but I-”“Hey, it’s okay, I’m going to be right in front of you while they are from behind. Right guys?”Huey and Dewey nodded their heads.“So don’t worry, and just don’t look down.”The boy takes a deep breath while muttering, “Okay, I can do this, I can do this.”The boy puts one foot on the wire and slowly puts it over the other, keeping his arms stretched out while keeping his balance. But the moment when the wire moved sideways a little, his eyes looked down while a gasp escaped his mouth. His vision went blurry for a moment then returned to normal. He looks back up and takes a deep breath. “Okay, just don’t look down...don’t look down.”While the four boys were walking across, they were halfway there until something made the wire go wobbly. What the boys didn’t know was that the Beagle Boys managed to finally catch up to them. Big Time rips the cord off and shakes it up and down, hoping this would drop the kids, and hopefully teach that other kid a lesson when messing with them. The four boys tried to keep their balances but were thrown into the air as they grabbed ahold of the cord. The weight became too much for Big Time as he was being pulled, but was saved by Bouncer and Burger as Big Time let go of the cord. The four boys screamed as they swung into the air, crashed into the window of the factory, and landed in a vat of yellow frosting with a splat.The four boys pop out while Louie says, “Unca Scrooge! We got your ship!” The boy manages to climb himself out of the vat of frosting and lands hard on the ground on his back. “Are you alright?” Dewey asks.“Yeah, I’m fine.” The boy waves his arms, trying to get the frosting off of him. “Just peachy.” He decides to put a finger to his mouth and suck on the frosting, wanting to take a little taste. “Mm, tasty,” he shrugged. He reaches out and manages to grab ahold of each of the little ducks then sets them down. After that was done, he says to them, “Okay, let’s find this Scrooge guy and hopefully he’ll-”“What!” An elderly voice yelled.“Huh?” The boy turns around and meets a familiar face, but this time it wasn’t a night gown and cap. He wore a top hat with a red band on his head, red and blue suit with a single gold button and a red belt around his waist, and he was carrying a cane. When their eyes met, they recognized one another. He was the elderly duck that he met back at the bin and the elderly duck recognizes him as the delinquent who stole the ship and destroyed his window. “It’s you again!” They said in unison as the boy pointed at the elderly duck with his finger while the elderly duck pointed at the boy with his cane.When the elderly duck saw him with his boys, his eyes glared angrily at him, believing that he was the one responsible for trying to put their lives in danger. He pulls up his sleeves, raises his cane, then walks slowly towards him and says, “Boys, get away from him. I’ll teach that lad a lesson he’ll never-”“Wait!” Huey said while stopping him along with Dewey and Louie. “Don’t hurt him, this is the guy we were talking about!”“Yeah,” Dewey says. “He's the one who saved our lives.”“Twice now.” Louie says while showing two fingers. There was a crash of glass and they looked up and saw the Beagle Boys come through and land in a vat of gumballs. The vat is emptied as they were thrown into the floor, scrambling while trying to keep their balances from the rolling gumballs. When the workers saw the Beagle Boys, they all dropped what they were doing and ran out of the factory. “What’s going on here?” The elderly duck says.“It’s a treasure map, Unca Scrooge.” Louie says while handing him the wooden ship.So that’s Scrooge. The boy thought.“And they want it!” Dewey says while pointing at the Beagle Boys.“And he wasn’t the one who was trying to steal it.” Huey says while pointing at the boy, then at the Beagle Boys. “They were!”They all cringed as the Beagle Boys finally lost their balance and landed in a heaping pile.“You lad.” The elderly says while pointing his cane at the boy.“Who, me?”“Yes you. I need you to take my boys and get out of here, I’ll handle this.”Right before he was about to turn around and leave them, the boy stops him by placing his hand on his shoulder and saying, “Whoa, hold it old timer! There’s no way you're going at this alone.”“That’s right, Unca Scrooge.” Huey says while saluting.“We're all in this…” Dewey salutes.“Together!” Louie salutes.The elderly duck smiles at the boys and says, “Good lads.”“So...” The boy clapped his hands and rubbed them. “What's the plan?”The elderly duck smiles again as a plan was already formed.Meanwhile, the Beagle Boys managed to pick themselves up and dust themselves off, but an elderly voice says in a singsong voice, “Yoohoo!” The Beagle Boys look up and see the elderly duck who was holding the wooden ship. “I’ve not yet begun to fight.”While Bouncer and Burger were chasing the elderly duck. Dewey grabs a rubber band from the machine and the boy grabs a single pie from the conveyor belt. As the elderly duck took another turn, he noticed Dewey already pulled back on the rubber band with the boy holding onto him by the sides, ready to fire the pie. “Fire boys!”“Bon appetit!”Dewey fires the pie, it hits Bouncer straight in the face as the boy cheers, “Yes, direct hit!”Bouncer backs up and bumps into Burger who came from behind. The elderly duck uses his cane to pull a lever as a trapdoor opens beneath Bouncer. He manages to grab ahold, but Burger loses his balance and falls on top of him, breaking apart the floor in the process. “Where’d he go, Unca Scrooge?” Dewey asks.“Yeah, what happened to them?” The boy asks as well.“To a tank of caramel.” “Whoo-hoo-hoo-hoo! Ow-hoo-hoo!” They heard the two beagles squeal in pain.“Hot caramel.” The elderly duck motions his cane to follow him. “Come on lads, one to go.”As they were searching for Big Time, they split up. The elderly duck had Dewey and Louie, while the boy was with Huey. However, the boy finds a vat of pink powder. Curiosity getting the best of him, he takes out a pinch of the stuff and sniffs it, a small smile spreads across his face. “What’re you doing?” Huey asks.The boy looks at Huey and answers, “Precautions, you go on ahead, I’ll catch up.”Huey nods as he leaves him. The boy takes out his bag, unzips it, and digs through it until he finds a jar filled with dollars and coins. He unscrews the lid and dumps it all inside his bag. After that was done, he put the empty jar into the vat and dug through the powder to fill it up until it was full. Meanwhile, back with the elderly duck and the two boys, they were searching for the last beagle. Huey was waiting, watching both his uncle and two brothers pass by him, and holding a hose as he intended to use on Big Time until he came this way. Unfortunately for him, Big Time was there behind him as he grabs Huey's shirt from behind and lifts him up. “Hey, McDuck, look what I got!” The elderly duck, and Dewey and Louie look behind them to find Big Time, but has Huey hostage. “I want my boys, the boat, and the kid who’s with you, now or else!” “Oh, no, Unca Scrooge! He’s got Huey!” Dewey says.“Don’t give up the ship, boys,” the elderly says while glaring. “We’re not through yet. But first, what do you want with the other lad?”Big Time held out each finger as he made his list of the things the boy did. “To pay the kid back for spraying that stuff on me, whacking me in the face with a bag and a trash can lid, and shocking me in the gut.”“What?” The elderly duck looks at Dewey and Louie. “He actually did those things?”“Yep,” Dewey says.“We saw the whole thing,” Louie also says.“Well now, that’s…” The elderly duck scratches the side of his head with his cane. “Really impressive.” The elderly duck couldn’t believe what he heard, especially coming from Big Time, but after listening to the three boys’ story, he was actually impressed to listen to such skills coming from him. “Speaking of which,” Big Time says while looking around. “Show yourself kid, I know you're here, surrender now unless you want to see your little friend here get hurt.”“I’m right here, Big Time!” The boy shouts while stepping out of the shadows to reveal himself. “I surrender. You can do what you want with me, but just don’t hurt Huey.”“First, toss that bag away from you kid. I don’t want you to pull out anything from that bag of yours.”The boy nods in agreement, looks over to the elderly duck and Dewey and Louie as he says, “Think fast guys!” He tosses his bag over to them as Dewey manages to catch it, but almost loses his balance if Louie hadn’t helped him. They take it over to the elderly duck as he places his cane on his wrist where he was holding the ship, and takes the strap of his bag and carries it. However, the elderly duck sees something shiny from behind the boy's back. Squinting his eyes, he sees a jar filled with pink powder with the lid already opened. Looking back at the boy, he winks at the elderly duck as he smiles at the boy, knowing what the boy was about to do next. Leaning down, he whispers to Dewey and Louie as they smile and leave.“Alright, Big Time, it’s a deal. We’re releasing the others. You can have the lad but like he says, just don’t harm the boy.”As Bouncer and Burger were released by Dewey and Louie, they stood next to Big Time, covered in caramel. “Whaddaya know, boys. Scrooge is an old softie after all.” The elderly duck hands the wooden ship over to Big Time as he kisses it then says to the elderly duck while dropping Huey, “It’s a pleasure doing business with youse, McDuck.”The elderly duck walks with Huey hand and hand, Big Time laughs at them from behind while the elderly duck looks at the boy and nods, and he nods back at him in return. “Sorry, Unca Scrooge.” Huey says.“Never mind, lad. Just walk faster.”“But what about him?” He looks at the boy before they pass by him.“Don’t worry, he’ll catch up. In fact…” The elderly duck tilts his head towards the direction of the boy. Huey looks behind and notices the jar that the boy had hidden behind his back while light was reflecting it. He looks back at his uncle, who shushes him with a single finger and Huey giggles a little.While the boy was left alone with the three beagles, Big Time says to the boy, “Alright, now it’s your turn. Get over here kid!”“Okay I’m coming, just take it easy. No one else has to get hurt.” While he was walking towards them, he managed to get in close. “By the way, before you take me hostage, I just have one thing to say.”“What! What is it?”“You guys like peppermint?”He shoves the jar filled with powdered peppermint as a huge amount was tossed at the Beagle Boys, covering them as Bouncer and Burger coughed while Big Time got some of the bigger amount at his face, covering his eyes with his arm and shouting, “Ow, my eyes! Not again!”The boy runs fast as he makes it over to the stairs where the three boys and the elderly duck were. “Now, boys!” The elderly duck shouts at Dewey and Louie as they pull a lever.While Bouncer and Burger managed to dust themselves off, Big Time managed to finish wiping his eyes from all the powder that the boy tossed at them. They hear the sound of machines turning from behind them as they look and see a big vat of steaming chocolate was about to come down at them. They screamed and ran as the vat of chocolate was dumped and a huge wave swept them away and the wooden ship was floating like it was on water. The huge amounts of chocolate came out of the factory through the windows, filling it outside in a pool of chocolate. As the disaster came to an end, the Beagle Boys were trapped and were stiff like statues from the chocolate that came at them. The elderly duck laughs at their misfortune and says, “Now that’s what I call, sweet revenge.”The boy chuckles as he says, “I’ll say. Does anyone want a chocolate beagle for a snack?”They all laughed at his little joke., When the police arrived, they started collecting the Beagle Boys. However, when they saw the boy, they were about to arrest him due to the charges that he got from the elderly duck, but…“Hold it!” The elderly duck says while stopping a dog cop who had the boy by his jacket. “There seems to be a misunderstanding. This boy here was used against his will by the Beagle Boys. So I want his charges to be dropped immediately.”“Very well, Mr. McDuck,” the dog cop says, letting go of the boy.The boy sighs in relief as he says, “Thanks, um...Scrooge right?”“Aye,” Scrooge nods. “I am Scrooge McDuck, and you’re the brave lad who saved me nephews, twice, I presume.”The boy chuckles embarrassingly while scratching behind his head. “Yeah, kind of. I guess.”“Well, I thank ye lad, if it weren’t for ye, my boys wouldn’t have made it here safely to me. So I say…” He reaches out his feathered hand to him. “Thank ye again, um…”“Tyler Johnson,” Tyler says, shaking Scrooge’s hand in a grateful manner. “It’s a pleasure to meet you, Mr. Scrooge.”Scrooge walks over to the wooden ship, picks it up while dusting off some of the powder that the boy threw at the Beagle Boys and says, “So lads, you weren’t lying about either the Beagle Boys or your new friend after all. I should have trusted you.”“Ah, that’s okay Unca Scrooge.” Huey says, but gasps as he forgot something. “Wait a second!” He looks at Tyler and points at him. “We still haven’t gotten your name yet.”Scrooge chuckles a little and says, “That’s alright lads, I just greeted your new friend, and his name is Tyler Johnson.”“Tyler,” Dewey says.“That’s his name?” Louie concludes.“Yep,” Tyler chuckles while getting down on his knees. “That’s my name.” He reaches out his hand. “And it’s a pleasure to finally greet you little guys.”When Huey was about to shake his hand first, he instead goes over to him and hugs him, Dewey and Louie join him in their little group hug, shocking Tyler. “This is our way of saying thanks,” Huey says while looking at him. “You really saved our tail feathers.”“Yeah,” Dewey says while also looking at him. “We owe you one…”“Big time.” Louie concludes while looking at him last.Tyler smiles and shakes his head to them. “That’s okay guys, you don’t have to owe me anything. Just a simple ‘thank you’ is okay with me.”“Well, you four deserve a reward.” Scrooge says to them, “I know, I’ll move you from the attic to...to the garage while Tyler takes the attic.”They all began to laugh together.“I saw it all on television!” A voice said behind them as a figure was coming towards them, running in short breaths. It was another male duck that was carrying a bunch of merit badges in his feathered hands and wore a blue uniform with a black belt around his waist, a red sash, ribbons on his chest, black and grey shoes, and had the same coonskin hat that Huey, Dewey, and Louie wore. “It was incredible! No woodchuck ever won so many merit badges in such a short time!” The blue uniformed duck began passing many merit badges to Huey, Dewey, and Louie while continuing, “A citizenship, urban survival, law enforcements, circus arts. Now, which badge will you go for next?”“How about treasure huntin’, Unca Scrooge?”Scrooge looks at the boat, then back at them while saying, “Who knows? We make a great team, don’t we, lads?” He brings out his hand. “Give me four.” “Aw, Unca Scrooge!” The boys said in unison before clapping his hand and giving their uncle a big hug.Scrooge looks at Tyler and says, “Well lad, what are you waiting for? We could use a fourth member.”“Huh, me?”“Of course, we could use your talents.”“Yeah, come with us,” Huey says.“Yeah, it’ll be fun!” Dewey says.“And this will be our chance to owe you,” Louie says. “You...you really mean this?” Tyler says.Scrooge smiles, then chuckles at him and says, “Come over here, lad.” Tyler had the biggest smile on his face as he went over to them and joined their group hug. “Ah, what a family.” “And I got wonderful friends,” Tyler said. “Thank you so much you guys, it really means a lot to me.”Out of the shadows, a figure dressed up in a trench coat and hat that was obscuring some of his features, says in a raspy old voice, “You haven’t won the treasure yet, McDuck...beware.”...
My Regular Story (S1) Episode 6Free CakeAnother several weeks went by after the incident, things were starting to finally quiet down. However, before those quiet weeks came, let me tell you what’s happened so far.Things were pretty hectic when Benson came to work, but boy was he pissed. Me and everyone else had to explain what happened, but left out the details about what Rigby did, which he should be lucky we didn’t snitch on him so he wouldn’t get fired in the process. But other than that, we had a lot of work cut out for us.Anyway, after things began to quiet down, I began to teach Mordecai and Rigby a few moves that I know whenever I get the chance I got. I can’t deny it, and as I said before, those two are fast learners. They remind me a little bit about myself. However, both of them still have a lot to learn. ‘Cause as the saying goes: “There is always room for improvement.”As to what’s happening to me right now...well, let’s just say that I’m now trimming some bushes with Benson, after he came all this way to find me and asked for some help. But while I was away from him, I noticed Mordecai and Rigby passing by. It wasn’t any of my business yet as to what those two were going to do today so I just brushed it aside for now. However, when I came around after finishing trimming another bush, I overheard Benson saying, “It’s neither of your birthdays.”Then I hear Rigby say, “Aw, man! He’s killin’ us with that!”I decided to find out what’s going on after I hear them say in unison in a sad-like voice “No cake. No cake.” and wave at them saying, “Yo, what’s goin’ on?”“Where not getting any cake.” Mordecai answered. “That’s why.”I had an odd look as I crossed my arms and said, “Seriously? You guys realize you can’t get any cake unless you make some yourself or wait until it's your birthday to get a free one, y’know.”“Yeah, we know.” Rigby said.I heard someone pop out on one of the bushes as we looked and saw Pops, who had his explorer’s hat and binoculars as he said, “But it is Skips’ birthday!”My friends got excited as they waved their arms and said in unison with excitement, “Free cake! Free cake!”“But he’s really private about it.” Benson said.My friends once again waved their arms again, this time with less enthusiasm while they once again said in unison with sad-like voices, “No cake. No cake.”I cocked my eyebrow while giving Benson a questionable look and said to him, “Seriously? What kind of private thing does he do on his birthday?”“I don’t know,” Benson answered with a shrug. “He never told us why.” Then he placed a finger close to his face while he nods, “Come to think of it, I don’t think we’ve ever had a party for Skips.”“If memory serves,” Pops said as he took the binoculars away from his eyes. “Skips secludes himself in the woods every year on the day of his birth.”Hm, I wonder why he does that? I thought to myself. In fact, why does he do that every year?“So wait,” Mordecai said. “You guys have never thrown a party for Skips?”“No,” Benson answered.“Really,” I said. “No birthday gifts, no party’s, not even anyone saying ‘Happy Birthday!’ to him?”“Nuh-uh,” Benson answered me with a nod.“Dude, that sucks.” Mordecai said.“Tsk, I’ll say,” I added while scratching the back of my head. I never even knew that Skips never celebrated his birthday. Still, I think he should at least try to enjoy it, just this once if he likes it or not.“Skips totally deserves a party.”“And cake.” Rigby adds.I nodded in agreement with those two as Mordecai says, “Whenever something goes wrong, it’s Skips who fixes it. He’s always there for us, no matter what.” He brought out a single finger before slamming a fist on his feathered hands while adding, “I bet, Skips wants a party, but he’s such a quiet guy he doesn’t know how to ask. We owe him a party.”“And also a cake,” Rigby added.“He has a point,” I said while shrugging.Pops seemed happy at that speech from Mordecai as his lips quivered, he looked like he was about to cry, but managed to quickly compose himself as he said, “Good show! Jolly, good show!” Then he turns his attention to Benson and tells him, “Benson, a soiree for Skips,” he winks at him, “what a crackerjack idea!”Seeing that the points were made from us, I can tell the understanding on Benson’s face as he turns around and says, “Your right.” Then he turns back towards the bush as he continues to work while adding, “Fine. If you two can get Skips on board, we’ll throw a party for him.”“Better make that three,” Mordecai said. “We’ll know how to get him on board.”When Mordecai said “three”, he meant me. So, I can tell that they needed my help for Skips’ party. But first I have to finish something first, so I told them, “Guys, wait for me at the house. I need to finish my work first.”---It took about thirty minutes to finish up on trimming those bushes, much to Rigby’s dismay as to him it felt longer than that. Honestly though, that guy has no patience at all. Anyway, I sat on a chair with Mordecai facing me and Rigby walking around on the table. “Okay,” Mordecai said. “How are we gonna get him on board?”That was a good question coming from him as I too was trying to figure it out.“Ooo, I know!” Rigby said as he started explaining his plan on how to get Skips on board. “Let’s get a van. Barney, you knock out Skips with a cool Martial Arts move, we tie him up while blindfolding him, carry him and toss him into a van. And BAM, free cake!”Seriously? I thought while crossing my arms and nodding to him while saying, “No, no, and again, no. That’s a bad idea.”“Dude, he’s right,” Mordecai agrees with me. “That’s kidnapping.”“But we can’t just tell him.” Rigby said. “You hear Benson, Skips isn’t into this stuff.”“I know, but dude, Skips is cool. We should just go and tell him we want to throw him a party.”“Argh, laaaame!”“What? What’s wrong with that?”“Two things,” Rigby held up two fingers to simplify how he was going to explain, “one, no surprise, and two, no vans.”“I’m gonna have to agree with Rigby on this.” I said while I shrugged. “Well, except for the-” I stopped with a small gasp, even Mordecai seemed to catch on as I slammed a fist on my palm as we said in unison, “That’s it!”“What, vans?” Rigby said.“No, surprise,” Mordecai said. “Dude, we should throw Skips a surprise party.”“Yeah, that’s a great idea!” I said while explaining as I did the finger-walk, “All we gotta do, is lure Skips to whatever we're throwing a party at. And BAM, surprise!”“Guys, that’s perfect!” Rigby said.“Yeah, I know,” Mordecai agreed with him while pointing. “‘Cause no one can say no to a surprise party.”Rigby points at him and says, “‘Cause they can’t.”I added while pointing as well, “And they don’t even know.”We waved our arms while keeping our single fingers up and chanting, “Free cake! Free cake!”---We arrived at Skips’ place, who was working on the cart, and asked him if he could hang with us at eight o’clock tonight. Leaving the part about the surprise party for him. But the answer he told us was this…“No, I don’t wanna hang out with you guys at eight o’clock tonight.”“But why?” I asked.“It's something important and it's very private.”“Well, can’t you tell me and my friends.” I placed my arm around Mordecai’s shoulder and placed my hand on Rigby’s back. “I mean, we can understand if you tell us, and we can keep it a secret. Right guys?”Mordecai and Rigby nod their heads, but Skips nods at us while saying, “Sorry, but that doesn’t concern either of you three.”I was going to ask him another question, but Mordecai beat me to it as he said, “Well, then...How about later tonight?”He slams the lid of the cart, seemingly annoyed at us, and snaps, “No! I wanna be left alone!” With that, he skips away from us and slams the garage door, making me wince from that.I narrowed my eyes and said, “Geeze, he didn’t have to snap like that.”“What do we do now?” Mordecai asked me, but I gave him a shrug.I thought about this for a second and thought that maybe we should just call this party off and give Benson the bad news. But instead, Rigby says, “Guys, check it. We’ll just lie to Benson and get the cake first, and figure out the Skips part later.”Mordecai seemed to like that idea as he had his feathered hand on the bottom of his beak while smiling. “Hmm-hmm. Sounds like a cake worthy idea to me.”While the both of them were waving their arms and chanting “Free cake! Free cake!” I didn’t like where this was going as I said to them with a nod, “Guys, no. This is a bad idea.” I notice the both of them smiling. Didn’t they just hear what I just said? “I’m being serious, you guys. If Benson finds out-”“Oh, hi Benson.” Mordecai waves.“Huh?” I turn around, hoping to see Benson and explain to him while also hoping to get my friends out of this mess. However, I never realized it was a trick as both of them said in unison behind my back, “Do us a solid!”I grunt in anger as I turned around and faced them while they both laughed at me. Then, Rigby said in a sing-song voice, “Now you gotta do us a solid.”I sighed and said, “Fine. But if you guys get me in trouble, I’m gonna kill you both. Now what is it that you need help with?”“Easy,” Mordecai said. “Just back us up and help us get some cake. Will even share some with you if you like some.”I could tell that he got me there on that. I mean, who wouldn’t want any free cake. So another sigh, I said while bringing up a single finger, “Alright, but just this once.” Then I narrowed my eyes as I added, “And don’t think for a moment that I’ll go back on my word if things go south with this.”---We headed back and found Benson, who was now using a hose to sprinkle some water on the bushes. “Skips totally wants a birthday party,” Mordecai said.“Really?” Benson said while turning off the hose and looking at us. “How did you convince him?”“We told him there’s gonna be cake.”“Yeah,” Rigby said, “he wants an extra-large chocolate one.”“Really?” Benson gave a sceptical look, then he turned his attention to me and asked, “Barney, are they telling the truth?”I didn’t want to lie to Benson, but I still had to do a solid for them. “Yes. It’s going to be eight o’clock sharp at his place.”“But he wants it to be a surprise,” Rigby said, “so if you see him, don’t say anything.” Mordecai punches his arm, making him cry “Ow!” as he massages his arm.“Huh,” Benson places a finger under his mouth while thinking for a second, then he smiled and said, “Okay.” He gives Mordecai the key which he took. “Here’s the key to the cake in the snack bar. I guess I’ll see you at eight.” While we were running to the snack bar, I could hear Benson yelling over our shoulders as he said, “But if you morons are lying to me and using Barney again, you’ll be on dish duty for the next month!”I was surprised that I wasn’t going to get punished. At least now that I won’t have to kill those two, and to top it off, Benson still trusts me.---When we arrived at the snack bar, Mordecai opened the door and we stepped inside. My two friends had astonished looks on their faces as they were staring at the chocolate cake that was inside with the other cupcakes and pies. As Mordecai uses the key that was given to him by Benson, he takes it out and says, “We did it!”“Let’s eat it!” Rigby said as he opened up the plastic lid.Unfortunately for him, I closed it up quickly while saying to him, “No! Don’t even think about it.”“Dude, he’s right,” Mordecai agrees with me. “Do you wanna be on dish duty?”“Arghhhhhhh, fine. We’ll do dish duty.”“No, dude. We have to get Skips.”“My thoughts exactly,” I said.---The crickets were chirping as it was seven o’clock and night was already showing as we already arrived at the forest. While we continued to look for Skips, Rigby said, “Are you sure Skips is even here?”“Pops said Skips secludes himself in the woods.” Mordecai said. “Where else should we look?”We hear Rigby’s stomach starting to growl. “Don’t even think about it.” I said.“Yeah,” Mordecai said, “don’t touch that cake.”“It’s a medical emergency.” Rigby said.“You just ate a sandwich.”“Are you a doctor now?” We all stopped where we’re at as he continued, “Did you go to medical school in the next five minutes?”“We’re saving this for the party and that’s that.” Mordecai takes it from him and places the cake under his arm as Rigby glares.As we continued our search to find Skips for the past thirty minutes, Rigby started to groan, then he said, “Man, it’s almost eight. We’re not gonna find him, let's just eat it.”“No,” Mordecai said. “Benson’s gonna get pissed, so we shouldn’t.”“Benson’s gonna get like that no matter what.” I saw Rigby snatch the cake right out from Mordecai’s arm. “Better to have no regrets.”Just as he was starting to open the lid to the cake, I quickly slapped two fingers on his head while I said “No!” and snatched the cake away from him while Rigby cried “Ow!” I then waved a finger at him and said, “Bad Rigby! Bad Rigby! Not a single bite until we find Skips and take him to the party!” He grunts and jumps at me, trying to get the cake off my hands, but I kept it far from his reach. “Hey, what’re you-”“Dude, get off of him!” Mordecai said as he grabbed Rigby and pulled him away from me. But he used his feet to push himself from his chest and tried to jump me again, which is something that I taught him whenever someone who was bigger than him used someone’s body against them to their advantage, and ducked away from his grabbing hands as I made a run for it.While I was running, with Rigby close behind me as he was running on all-fours, Mordecai said to Rigby behind us, “Dude, leave him alone!”Rigby grunts as he grabs my legs, making my cry “Omph!” as the cake I had was sent sailing to the air. Then he manages to use all four of his limbs to jump into the air as he frontflips and catches the cake, another useful technique that I taught him as he rolls safely into the ground with the cake in hand. However, Mordecai managed to pass me and scream slightly at Rigby, which he screamed slightly with surprise as Mordecai tackled him, placing Rigby at his belly while keeping his elbow at the side. This technique I taught Mordecai whenever he needs to subdue somebody without letting anyone escape from that grasp.While Rigby was trying to reach for the cake, which was slightly ruined due to some of the chocolate getting on the plastic from the inside, Mordecai said as I was walking towards the cake and dusting myself, “Dude, quit it! You’re ruining the cake!”I picked up the cake and added, “Yeah, and if you don’t quit acting like a fool, I’ll-” I was cut-off as I heard a weird sound. Looking around, I said. “What is that?”“I don’t know, dude,” Mordecai said as he heard it too. “Sounds like some kind of weird Aztec ritual.” He stood up off of Rigby. “I think it’s coming from over there. We should go check it out.”I nod in agreement as Mordecai went ahead of me, but before I followed him, I heard Rigby say, “That’s funny. Usually, if there’s a strange noise in the woods, you don’t check it out.”“Come on, Rigby,” I said in an unamused tone as I slightly shoved him forward, making him grunt slightly while glaring at me.As we followed the sound to whatever it was, we were now in the middle of the woods as the noise was getting louder. Then...we began to hear the sound of rattling. Pushing away some bushes, we found Skips as he was the one making all that weird noise, but was jumping and dancing around a blue bonfire while shaking a blue rattler that had stars on it. Now I understand why this was important to him...he was a servant. But the question was: Who?“What’s Skips doing?” Rigby asked.“I don’t know,” Mordecai answered. “But it looks kinda important.” My thoughts exactly as he turned his attention to us and then said, “Maybe we should leave him alone.”“Good idea,” I agreed. “Let’s let him finish first, then we’ll come pick him up and take him to the party.”“What about the cake?” Rigby said.I sighed with slight annoyance. Didn’t he just hear what we said? “Would you forget about the cake for a minute?” Mordecai said.I felt the cake get snatched from my arm and a “Yoink!” was heard. “Hey!” I saw Rigby leave the bushes and was heading towards Skips. “Rigby, don’t!”That came too late as Rigby grabs one of Skips’ legs and says to him, “You’re comin’ with us, Skips!”I marched over there while Skips said to Rigby, “What are you doing?!” I slapped Rigby in the back of the head, making him let go of Skips’ leg as he cried “Ah!” and turned to look at me as I was angry at him, even Mordecai was as he stood next to me as I pointed at Rigby and said, “You stupid little S! Never-”I was cut-off as the blue bonfire went out, and Skips saying to us, “Fools! You interrupted my spirit dance!”“Look, we're sorry,” I held up my hands in defense. “Just start-up the bonfire again and finish what you started.”“It’s too late for that, Barney! You three don’t realize what you’ve done!”I was going to explain to him that it wasn’t mine or Mordecai’s, he could thank Mr. Dumb A here for screwing this up. But I never got the chance as a boom sound was heard and looked up at the sky. The clouds and stars were circling around until another boom sound was heard and an El Camino appeared out of thin air as it was flying. It descended downwards towards us as my face remained astonished at this, then landed on the ground with light, smoke, and stardust coming out from the bottom. “Whoa…” I said.The door opens from the El Camino and light pours out as a man appears from the stardust. He was a long blonde-haired man that had yellow stars for eyes, much to my surprise, and he had a light-blue headband, light-blue skin-tight suit with cape as the suit had white spirals on it while his bare legs were exposed, light-blue wrist and armbands, and white boots. I wondered who this guy was. Another servant to whoever Skips serves perhaps?“Skips,” The Blonde-Haired Man said as he somehow knew him. “You have broken the pact with the Guardians of Youth.”The Guardians of Youth? I thought. I could already figure out that they must be Gods or something, which could also mean...Skips must be immortal. It would also explain why he was doing this “spirit dance”. It was because he was doing this just so he could preserve his youth. Now that it was broken...Oh, I’ve got a bad feeling about this.“Gary, you don’t have to do this!” Skips said to the man named Gary. The look on his face tells me that these two might’ve been friends somewhere in their lives.“Listen,” Gary said as he brought out his hand. “I’m just doing my job.” That look I saw on his face told me that it wasn’t personal, something that I alone can understand.When he closed his hand into a fist, both him and Skips disappeared into stardust, then reappeared inside the El Camino. “Wait! Where are you taking him?” Mordecai said.Gary looked at us, then answered, “I’m only the chauffeur.”The tires screeched as the El Camino left us. “Dude, I think we just screwed Skips!” Mordecai said.“And ourselves!” Rigby said. “No Skips, no cake!”I looked at Rigby, still a bit angry as I said, “Are...you...KIDDING ME?! Are you seriously thinking about the cake at a time like this?!” I grunted as I didn’t have time for this. We need to follow them. So with that, I picked Rigby up with one arm while I brought Mordecai’s feathered arm behind my neck as I told them, “Hang on!” I vanished as I used my speed while carrying my two friends with me as they screamed slightly in the process. Then I reappeared on the trunk of the El Camino, just as it took to the air and vanished with us still on it. But it only took like a split-second as we reappeared in space, and the El Camino began its descent on what appeared to be a sandy floating oasis. “Whoa…”When the El Camino landed and came to a stop, Mordecai said, “Dude. What the…”My jaw dropped when all three of us were seeing…Floating on pillars were five giant babies. Each of them had the same attire consisting of golden hats, brown bibs, and white diapers. One good look at them told me that they must be the Guardians of Youth, the ones that Skips serves. “Dude. What’s with the babies?” Rigby said. “We gotta get Skips back to the park.”I shushed at him, then Mordecai followed through for me as he said, “Shut up!”We watched as both Skips and Gary disappeared into stardust, then reappeared before the guardians as Gary said, “Guardians of Eternal Youth. I have brought you...the condemned.”I gasped slightly with shock from this. I knew that my bad feeling was right.“Skips,” A Guardian of Eternal Youth said in a mature deep voice, much to my surprise. “You have failed to complete the spirit dance. And thus the pact you made with us for eternal youth has been broken.” All the guardians took out the same rattler that Skips uses. “Now you shall shrivel into dust and disappear...forever.”With that said, they began shaking their rattlers as Skips was lifted slightly into the air, then five beams of red energy were shot at him. No sooner had his feet touched the ground, he started shriveling up like a very old man and started croaking. “SKIPS!” All three of us shouted in unison as we watched as Skips got down on one knee, then collapsed sideways on the ground. When that happened, his hand crumpled away and turned to dust.“What? Wait!” Mordecai said. “It’s not his fault!”“What’s done is done.”“But this is our fault!” Mordecai got off the El Camino with me as well. “We interrupted the dance before he could finish!”“Yeah, man,” Rigby said as he pointed at them. “Let him finish that dance thing!”“The decision of the guardians cannot be overturned.”I stepped forward and said to them, “Guardians, please, I beseech you. Give Skips another chance. If anyone should be punished, it should be us, not him.”“Barney, what’re you-”“Rigby, shut up!” Mordecai said.“I’m afraid that will not be necessary," A Guardian of Eternal Youth said to me. “Once the decision is made, it cannot be undone.”“SKIPS!” My two friends said in unison as they went to Skips, who lost his nose as it crumbled away and turned to dust.I looked at the guardians and said to them, “If you won’t save Skips from this fate…” My eyes narrowed. “Then I will.”I marched over to where both my friends and Skips’ crumbled form were. “Guys!” I told my friends. “I’m going to try something.” I then moved my friends away from Skips. “First, you need to give me some space.”“What’re you about to do?” Mordecai asked me.I knew that he was going to ask me that, so I answered him with a sigh, “I’m going to transfer my lifeforce to his.”Both of my friends had shocked looks as Mordecai said, “But that would mean…”“Yes,” I nod at him. “There’s a possibility that I’ll either die from this or live. It’s a fifty-fifty percent chance on either of those.”“But Barney, you-”I didn’t let Rigby finish as the sounds chu chu came as I used two fingers on each hand as I struck the sides of their necks. Their bodies went straight and remained immobile.“I...can’t move.”“Dude. What’d you do to us?”“I struck the non-vital nerve,” I answered Mordecai. “You guys won’t be moving in the next several minutes. Which gives me enough time to perform the technique without you guys trying to stop me.”Turning my back on them, I came back to Skips, who was getting worse by the second as I could see his bones. Placing my first and second below my other two fingers while wrapping my wedding finger and pinky on those two fingers, then I curled my other wedding finger and pinky below it. The technique that I learned a long time ago was meant to heal and save others from the brink of death, but to use it on an immortal like Skips who was already dying, that’s something I wasn’t quite sure of. Like I said though, it was still a fifty-fifty percent chance that I was willing to take. But if I die, then I’ll do it for my friends.Taking a deep and exhaling out the air, I focused my energy as it became clairvoyant at first...then changed to blue. Out from the corner of my eye, Gary and the Guardians of Eternal Youth watched with surprise as Gary said to me, “Wait! Who are you?”I looked at him and answered, “The name’s Barney.” I looked back at Skips and told him, “I know that this isn’t much of a gift, but consider this my birthday gift to you.” My blue aura swirled around me as it became white as I began to chant, “Chikyū. Kaze. Mizu. Hi. Inazuma.”Wind began to pick up as I heard both my friends shout in unison “Barney don’t!” while I continued to chant, “Nentō. Shitai. Seishin. Seikatsu. Sei.” A blue tornado of my aura forms around us, then that blue color changes to white. Out of the corner of my eye, I see Mordecai and Rigby run towards me after their immobilization came to an end as they both shouted “Barney noooo!” while I finished the chant by thrusting my hands forward towards Skips and said with a mighty shout, “SPIRRRRRRRT FOOOOOORCE!”I kept on shouting while my two friends yelled “Barney!” as I was engulfed in light.---Mordecai and Rigby were pushed backward from the force of Barney’s technique as they both landed on their backs. While a pillar of light was shot out towards the stars, the five guardians and Gary stared in awe while each of them had a look of familiarity as one of the guardians says, “That technique, could it be?”“It is. The Spirit Force. An art which allows the user to transfer their lifeforce, their own powers to heal all and save those who are on the brink of death.”“There’s only one person we know who could use that technique.”All six of them remembered a single man standing in the middle of that light. The face was obscured, but they remembered who he was as they even remembered him wearing a kimono and white vest, on the back of it had a symbol, one they even remembered and what it said…竜(Dragon)“But wait,” Gary said. “Does that also mean…”All six of them looked up...where they saw a north star glowing brighter than any of the other stars.Gary smiles as he gives a small chuckle. “Well I’ll be…” He and the five guardians looked as the pillar of light was shrinking. “I never would’ve imagined he would find one.”When the pillar of light finally dissipated, all what was left of Barney...was his clothes as they were now piled on the floor. “Barney!” Mordecai and Rigby yelled in unison as they went to the pile. “Oh no...he’s gone!” Mordecai said as he closed his eyes, nearly on the verge of tears.But then...they heard a cooing sound, almost sounding that of a baby. Rigby moves aside Barney’s shirt… “Whoa!”What the both of them were seeing was Barney in his infant form, raising his arms as if he wanted to be picked up by someone while continuing to coo at them. Mordecai picks him up while keeping the infant wrapped around the shirt. “Dude. What happened to you?” Mordecai said.Rigby tickles the infant's tummy while saying, “Coochie-coochie-coo!”The infant laughs while wiggling its legs, but Mordecai slaps Rigby’s arm away. “Dude, cut it out!”“What? I couldn’t help it! He’s a cute baby.”They both heard the sound of groaning as they both turned and said in unison, “Skips!” But then their eyes widened while Rigby’s jaw dropped and Mordecai said with complete shock on his face...“Whoa!”Skips places a hand on his head, he looks at the two of them, but when his vision comes to, he says, “Mordecai, Rigby, what happened and…” He stopped what he was going to say as he realized his voice was different as he clutched his throat with a single hand. “Wait, why does my voice sound so young again?”“Uh, Skips,” Gary said as he pointed down on the floor. “I think you might wanna look at your reflection.”“What do you mean?” Skips asked as he looked at the floor. “What’s happened to-Ah!”He quickly stood back up as he didn’t take his eyes off of the reflection. What he was staring at...was a reflection of his younger self, and he looked around twenty years younger. He remained the same bulky person that he was, but the only noticeable change was his hair. No longer was it combed over to hide his baldness, almost like it never actually happened. Looking at his hands, he said, “I don’t understand, I thought I was dying. So how-”“Barney was the one who saved your life.”“He did?” When Gary mentioned that name, he looked around while saying, “Wait, where is Barney?”“Skips,” Mordecai said with a downcasted look as he showed the infant Barney.Skips’ eyes widened with complete shock as he snatched the boy off of Mordecai’s feathered arms. “What’ve you done?” He asked the infant, which the infant Barney only cooed and raised his arms.“He used the power known as The Spirit Force to save your life.”He looks at Gary with that shocked look. “The Spirit Force? But there’s one person I know who does that technique.” He gave a small gasp. “You don’t mean that…”Gary nods as he points up. Skips, Mordecai, and Rigby looked up as they were staring at the stars. “What are we even looking at?” Rigby asked.What neither Mordecai or Rigby noticed. The north star was shining bright as Skips noticed that star. Looking at the infant Barney, he put two and two together. “I can’t believe it,” he nodded. “So that’s the reason you carry so much power.”Skips didn’t believe it at first, but he had his suspicions. Ever since the incident with Rigby when he was using The Death Punch, he and the others saw a giant plump of smoke rising over the distance. When work was already done, he checked out where that explosion was...only to find a giant crater where a mountain used to be. He knew it couldn’t have been Mordecai and Rigby, but that suspicion over Barney hadn’t left. However, the bigger question remained...what was that power? It was the same as the man with that kimono, but he never knew what it was. Lifting the infant up to eye level, he tells him, “You are one interesting kid.” The infant Barney giggles slightly, but then Skips said, “Hang on. Can someone explain to me what happened?”“It’s our fault,” Mordecai said as he sighed. “We tried to stop him, but we couldn’t. All because we wanted to throw you a surprise party.”“Yeah,” Rigby said. “It was going to be really cool. We were gonna eat cake.”“Cake?” One of the guardians says. “Did someone say cake?”Skips looked at Rigby, noticing the cake as he hid it behind his back saying, “Huh? No, there’s no cake.”“Brothers, I smell cake. Do you smell it as well?”“I smell cake.”“As do I.”“Cake!”“Cake!”“Wait,” Mordecai said. “You guys like cake?”“Yes! Yes! We love it!” The guardians said in unison.“Give me the cake, dude.” He told Rigby.“No way!”Skips glares at him, then snatches the cake from him and gives it to Mordecai, who nods at him as he presents the cake to the guardians. “So, you’re tellin’ me you like cake?”“The blue one has cake.”“Cake. Give us the cake!”“Ah, the cake for another chance for Skips and to return Barney back to normal.”“Mordecai, what’re you doing?”“Dude. Do you want them to try and kill Skips again on his birthday? And do you want Barney to remain as a baby?”“I don’t know. I kinda like Barney as a-”“Rigby!” Skips said. “How are we gonna explain this to his grandma if we show him like this!”Rigby thought about what would happen if she saw Barney as a little baby. She’d probably get upset and at them for letting her own grandson become this. All for what, a single cake? Knowing that he didn’t want to see this outcome, he sighs and says, “Alright.”Mordecai turned his attention back to the guardians. “Do we have a deal?”The five guardians huddled as they whispered to one another, then one of them asked, “What flavor is it?”“Chocolate,” he answered them.They went back to whispering to one another. After about a second, they turned their attention towards them as one of the guardians says, “We have reached a new decision. We shall give Skips a reprieve and restore your friend’s youth, for your cake.”Mordecai placed the cake on the floor, then pointed at the infant and said, “Now change Barney back to the way he was.”“Done!”One of the guardians pointed a rattler as a beam of white energy was shot at the infant Barney.---(Barney)My vision was obscured in bright light. I don't know how long it was since I casted The Spirit Force technique to save Skips. But then...I heard Skips’ voice as I felt my shoulders get grabbed by him as he said to me, “Barney, are you okay?”I blinked my eyes as the light left me, but my vision was blurry...then it came too as I saw Skips. “You’re okay!” I cried out as I hugged him while he hugged me back. When we pulled away from one another, I then said to him as I looked at his new younger body but still looked the same, “I can’t believe it actually worked. Wasn’t quite sure if it would, but it’s good to see that you're alive.”But then, I heard Rigby say, “Argh, seriously?! Couldn’t you at least tell them to also put his clothes on?!”“Huh?” I gave an odd look as I turned towards my friends and asked them, “What’re you guys-”“Argh! Dude, don’t turn around!” Mordecai said as he covered his eyes with a single feathered hand while waving his other feathered hand in front. “You're naked!”“Huh?” I cocked an eyebrow as I looked at the guardians, who were giving me an awkward look. But I wonder why? Speaking of which, why does it feel a little cold around here? I felt a tap on my shoulder as Skips shows me my shirt while saying, “Uh, Barney…”“Why do you have my…” When my eyes weren’t deceiving me as I saw my own shirt in his hands, I then looked on the floor and saw the rest of my clothes...Then my eyes slowly down...I covered my mid-section with both hands as I gave a small girly yelp, then I vanished while using my speed to get my clothes from Skips and off the floor as I hid behind the El Camino. As I began the process of putting my clothes back on, I heard feet coming to where I was. So I popped my head out towards both my friends and Gary as I said to them, “If any of you come over here and see my naked tush, I’m gonna slap ya’ll silly!”For the first time in my life...I have never been that embarrassed.“Well, that was…”“Awkward.”“Well, enough of this, brothers. Let’s eat!”I had an odd look again as I thought, Eat what?After getting my jeans on, I looked over and saw the guardians taking the pieces of chocolate cake, and smearing themselves on their bodies while giggling with delight. I don’t know whether to call this interesting or weird, but I could guess they could be both.“Aw, what?” Rigby said. “They’re not even eating it! They’re just smushing it on their faces!”The guardians looked at them, then one of them said while snapping fingers, “Be gone with you.”The three of them vanished in a flash of light while-Wait what!I quickly put on my undershirt while carrying my red buttoned shirt as I came out from behind the El Camino and said to the guardians, “Hey, what a second! You forgot about me!”“We haven’t forgotten.”“But do us a favor…”“Give our regards to your master, and tell him we are glad to know that he’s finally found himself a disciple.”I was shocked at this while I was putting on my red buttoned shirt. “Wait a second. How do you know about my-”I didn’t get to finish as one of the guardians snapped their fingers and light surrounded me. Next thing I know...I was in Skips’ place with my three other friends already here. Benson, Pops, Muscle Man, and Hi Five Ghost were all surprised as they saw us appear like this. But it only lasted for a second as they shouted in unison while Pops popped some confetti, “Surprise!”“Let the marry-making commence!” Pops said as he laughed a little, then started a record player as music was being played.“You guys almost killed me and let Barney become a baby for some cake?”“Actually,” I said to Skips as I was standing in-between my two friends. “I also have a hand-in for almost getting you killed. So I hope you can forgive me for what’s happened tonight. As for the baby part…” My teeth clenched while I hissed slightly and rolled my hand. “There was no guarantee that my technique would work. And I didn’t anticipate this kind of outcome. But nevertheless…” I clenched my teeth again as I smacked my friends’ backs, making them lose their breaths a little as I said through clenched teeth, “I’m sure my friends are really sorry as well.”If my friends didn’t apologize after everything that’s happened tonight, I was going to slug them both. But luckily, Mordecai said, “Yeah, we’re really sorry.”“But hey, we’ve got you a present,” Rigby said as he shows Skips a plate. It was an old but cracked plate that had a man’s face on it while there was hair drawn from a black marker in the same way as Skips’ old look before he became young again, and some of the words were crossed out from the black marker while there was a black S on the top right corner. “It says: SKIPS GODFATHER OF SOUL.”“Huh,” Skips takes the plate and looks back at us. “No one’s ever thrown me a birthday party before.” He smiles at us. “Thanks.” He then placed a hand on my shoulder. “And thank you, Barney for the amazing gift.”“Anytime.”“Heh, it’s gonna take some time getting used to.”I cocked an eyebrow. “What, your youth?”“Uh-uh,” He points over to Benson as I looked at him. He seemed to be confused as to why Skips looked like he was around his early twenties. Guess I can’t blame his confusion over what’s happened.Nodding away from this, he crossed his arms and asked, “So, where’s the cake?”Mordecai gave a small embarrassing laugh and said, “Cake?”Rigby shrugged and said, “I don’t remember anything about a cake.”“Me neither.”“Must be a misunderstanding.”I could tell that Benson wasn’t going to get anything from those two as he sighed and asked me, “Barney, what happened? Did those two use you again?”I lied to him by saying, “No sir, we did get the cake. But while we were searching for Skips, my friends dropped it somewhere in the woods. By the time we found it, a raccoon ate it. We’re very sorry about that, Benson.”“Ah, it’s not your fault,” Benson sighed again as he placed his hand at his eyes. “I knew I couldn’t trust those two idiots who are with you.” He took his hands away from his eyes. “I should’ve just sent you there alone to get the cake, but you guys are lucky Pops brought a spare.” We looked over to the table, and low and behold there was a cake there. “Happy birthday, Skips.”My two friends grew happy looks as Mordecai laughed slightly while saying “Yes!” as he and Rigby ran over to the cake. I crossed my arms while nodding at them, then I began to walk to where they were. But while I was doing that, I heard Benson say to Skips, “What happened to you?”Then Skips said to Benson, “Barney will explain later.”“Barney?”I could tell that Benson was giving me a surprised look from behind my back. So while I wasn’t looking, I gave him a thumbs-up.While arriving at the table and getting myself a plate, Mordecai said “Finally!” as he was cutting himself a piece, then Rigby did the same as I became last. Before my friends could even take a bite from their slices of cake, they had disappointed looks as it wasn’t chocolate except for the icing. “Ah, vanilla?”“Hey, don’t be like that, guys,” I said as I took a bite from my cake. “It’s better than no free cake at all.”
My Regular Story (S1) Episode 5Death PunchiesI was breathing slowly, while my left hand was clutching my already messed-up right hand. I was down on one knee, the ground was already dug when I skidded on it. My right hand really hurts, but I just clenched my teeth and bear through the pain.I hear the sound of feet walking towards me, while I thought man, I didn’t know he could be this good with this style, not to mention the destruction of the park that laid all around me when he used the only attack I know all too well. I was hoping to buy some time until he appeared with the same style he was going to use against him by holding back since he knows little to nothing of the style I have seen before, but I guess I overestimated his ability to adapt to this style that was new to him, and this was the price I had to pay for holding back.But what choice did I have...he’s my friend and I would never go this far until he pushes me beyond my patience so I could actually hurt him.He stops right in front of me and says, “Heh, looks like I finally beat you. Now, tell me where Mordecai is.”I chuckled at him, then raised my head as I looked at him and said, “Not a chance...Rigby.”--- Several Hours Earlier…Several weeks went by after me and Margaret finished watching the most spectacular concert in ages...and I just got it all recorded on my camcorder. But after it came to an end, we literally had to carry Mordecai and Rigby’s tired butts back to the park, then I had the privilege to walk her home, but much to my surprise she lives in an apartment...And it was right upstairs close to where my aunt was!I had thoughts about staying the night with her, but brushed that out of my thoughts because I had to keep this nice and slow and not make it awkward for her.As the weeks flew by fast, I guess you can say things got pretty boring, but on the bright side, my two friends were happy when I showed them the tape, but left them alone before they gave me a look that said Really.But anyhow, after those weeks came to an end, let me tell you what’s happening right now.--- Me and Muscle Man were heading home while I carried a bag that had a cheeseburger and I was sipping on a soda. For you see, after I was finished with work while helping out with Muscle Man, I decided to have lunch at Cheezers, I asked Muscle Man if he wants anything and immediately he says yes. So, I bought two cheeseburgers while I decided to get a soda for myself as we carried out our food.While Muscle Man managed to finish his cheeseburger and tosses his wrapper in the trash, I decided to wait and eat mine once we got back to the house. But once I opened the door and me and Muscle Man stepped inside, I heard Mordecai make a “wee-ooo” sound as me and Muscle Man also heard him speak in a doctor-like voice, “Quick doctor, both of these butt cheeks are unrecognizable. If we want anybody to be able to recognize this a butt in the future, then we're gonna have to do a complete butt transplant. Stat!”“STOP TALKING!” We heard Rigby yell, “There was only damage to the one cheek and you know it!”Me and Muscle Man snorted at that reminder of what happened to poor Rigby. You see, during those last several boring long weeks, Rigby decided to play punchies with Skips, and he hit Rigby so hard, he was taken to the hospital due to the damage on the left side of his butt cheek where they had to perform major surgery to fix some of the damage. But in the end though, his butt was healed but was permanently scarred on the left side.Mordecai laughed and said to Rigby, “That’s right, we used to call you the one cheek wonder!” Oh yeah, I forgot to add that ever since the surgery came to an end, we gave him the nickname “the one cheek wonder” and believe me...it was hilarious!“Dude, I’m bringin’ it back.”“You better not!”Me and Muscle Man looked at each other, I could tell he couldn’t hold back his laughter anymore, but me, I just had a smirk. We nodded at one another as we went to the couch to where Mordecai and Rigby were as Muscle Man says, “Is that one cheek wonder?”Rigby looks at him while I say something from behind Rigby, “Yeah, I can see him alright, because there’s one cheek from where I’m looking at.”“I hope he’s not trying to play punchies with cheeks like that?”We all laughed as Rigby covers his rear while his tail curled into a ball, trying to hide the scar as he says, “Shut up, don’t look at them!”He jumps off the couch and also says, “I’ll win at punchies you’ll see!”As I watched him run up the stairs I said to Rigby, “Word of advice, if you ever want to win at punchies, build some muscles on those arms. Otherwise, you might lose that other cheek.”“Shut up, Barney!” Rigby yelled, “I don’t need your advice!”I heard the door slam as I nodded at him, then turned to look at Muscle Man as he chuckled while I shrugged my shoulders. I went around the couch and noticed Mordecai playing a new game. Looking at the box that I noticed on the table, it was called Dig Champs. Since I had nothing else to do at the moment, I decided to kill some time, so I asked Mordecai, “Hey, is it okay if I play with you?”“Sure dude,” Mordecai says. “If you're okay by playing Player 2?”“Hey, I don’t mind.” I said as I took a seat next to him and placed my soda and bag right in front of me. “By the way,” Mordecai says while I looked at him. “I-”He was interrupted as we heard the sound of squeaking, like a bed being jumped on. “You better not be messing up my side of the room!” He shouts to Rigby upstairs.He looks back to me and says, “Now, as I was saying, I should warn you though, Player 2 has a sucky pickaxe.”I psht at that. “So, I don’t care if it’s sucky or not, just as long as I play.”We both hear Rigby scream, making me sigh as I pinch the bridge of my nose and say, “Man, Rigby is such a baby.”Mordecai nods in agreement with me as he takes out a pair of headphones. I couldn’t agree with him more if I keep hearing Rigby’s screaming, so I took a pair of earphones from out of my pocket that was wrapped up with my IPod and plugged up my ears as I turned into some rock music and hit play, drowning out Rigby’s screaming as I played with my friend while eating a good lunch.--- After about several hours of playing with Mordecai, I was outside while being surrounded by trees. Spreading my legs out, I took a deep breath and folded my hands while closing my eyes. I opened them, then thrusted a fist forward while shouting “Ha!”, wind was thrusted forward on the ground.Moving my arms in a wave-like motion, I backfisted while grunting as wind hit the trees, knocking a few leaves off the branches. I kicked my foot in the air while also shouting “Wa!”, wind hit the trees as several leaves came off the branches. I spun around while backfisting, then kicked with both feet into the air. Landing on the ground, I sweep kicked the ground, going into a full circle, then launched myself into the air, doing a spinning kick as I landed back on the ground. The leaves began to slowly descend around me as my fists became a blur while going around. When that came to an end, my hands had the fallen leaves gathered around each hand.I tossed the leaves away and decided to end my little exercise, but right before I was about to head back…I heard an explosion from a distance.“What the H.” I muttered as I started jogging.--- When I managed to find the cause of that explosion, my eyes widened and gasped as the party tent was gone. I mean literally gone! All what’s left of it was a giant crater, like someone just took a bunch of dynamite and blew the whole place to kingdom come. I heard another explosion coming from another direction. I ran as fast as I could to find out what’s going on, but when I heard another explosion, I knew I had to go even faster. So, I vanished while everything around me became a blur.When I began to smell smoke in the air, I stopped my speed and turned around while I still kept on running. When I got there, I found another crater, but it wasn’t as big as the one I saw earlier. Still, who could’ve done this?Then, I began to sense something. This...aura. This fighting aura, it felt...dark. It was close by and I could feel it. But still, who is this fighter?“Oh, Barney.” I heard a familiar singsong voice.I had an odd look when I knew it was Rigby’s, but when I turned around...my face turned to surprise and a gasp escaped my lips as I heard him shout and leap towards me, his fist raised to hit me. Reacting quickly, I vanished as I saw a wave of power hit the trees, destroying all of them. I stood there by the side to where Rigby tried to hit me, but my eyes widened in shock at what I was seeing…Rigby’s spiky hair was combed back into a mullet and he wore cut-up jean shorts. I knew right away what that was. But how did he manage to get it, was there a dojo somewhere in town that I’m not even aware of yet? I mean, I’ve only just moved here about a year ago and I don’t know much about this town yet. “Rigby?” I muttered.He turns to face me, his eyes widened in shock, probably from what I just did about a couple of seconds ago, but was changed to a glare as he started running towards me, his fist was once again raised and thrusted straight towards me as a wave of power came out of that fist. I vanished and reappeared at the side as more trees were destroyed.“Rigby!” I shouted, “What are you trying to-”Rigby sharply turns to me, his eyes were still glaring at me as he grunts and shouts, “Hold still!”He thrusted his fist as another wave of power came at me. I vanished as the attack tore through the ground, creating a small ditch as I turned-tailed and ran.“Where do you think you're going, Barney?” Rigby says as I look behind for a brief moment, seeing him running after me on all fours. “I want to play punchies with you!”Punchies? I thought, The hell does he mean by that?I didn’t have time to think about this for a moment. I kept on running until I saw a tree as I ran towards it, running upwards on it just as Rigby threw another punch. I jumped at the last second as bits and pieces of bark from the destroyed tree came at me as my eyes saw Rigby’s eyes, whose eyes widened and followed as I rolled and slid upon landing on the ground. I jumped back a bit as Rigby turns around and thrusts his fist, sending out yet another wave of power towards me as the ground was tearing up and forming another ditch. I kept on jumping back while avoiding the attack that was moving towards me, then I backflipped a couple a times and launched myself into the air, just as the ground exploded as I somersaulted into the air and landed on top of a lamppost.Rigby grunts and goes over to where I was, he was pointing at me while shouting, “What are you doing up there?!”“Staying away from you for the moment.” I answered.I had to take a moment to think while catching my breath, I remember Rigby saying that he wanted to play punchies with me, so I asked, “Alright Rigby, why do want to play punchies with me?”“Because you and Mordecai are the only ones left I haven’t beaten yet.” Rigby chuckles as he brings out a single fist. “And I’ve already managed to beat the others with this.”My eyes widened in shock...I hoped he didn’t do what I think he’s done.“Rigby, please tell me you didn’t do what I think you’ve just done.”“Oh yeah I did,” Rigby nods while smiling. “I used The Death Punch on them.”While Rigby was chuckling, my teeth clenched and both of my hands formed into fists as I angrily shouted at him, “ARE YOU THAT STUPID RIGBY?!” Rigby stops chuckling as I continued my rant, “Martial Arts shouldn’t be used for something as selfish as this! It’s only used for self-defensive purposes only for all styles, and that goes double for Death Kwon Do!”Rigby glares while grunting and saying, “Man you sound like that…” He stops himself as his eyes widened. “Wait a second, how come you know about Death Kwon Do?”I didn’t give him my answer, but I could tell he was wondering how I got such skills, I could see it in his face.“Do you use-”“No Rigby,” I answered this time, knowing he was going to ask me that question. “I don’t practice the style of Death Kwon Do. The style that I use is quite different from that.”“Well, why do you even care how I use The Death Punch?”“Why?” I point at the destruction that Rigby caused. “That’s why!” Rigby turns to where I was pointing as I continued, “If you keep abusing its power, you can hurt someone, or worse, you’ll kill somebody!”I can hear Rigby “Hmph”, then turn his attention back at me as he says, “You think I care what you think. The only thing I care about is winning at punchies, and if anyone thinks otherwise. Well…” Rigby chuckles while saying with a dark look, “Someone’s going to get punched.”That look on his face, I could tell that the darkness was already starting to take over. But at least he should be lucky that it hasn’t swallowed him up.I nodded at him while saying, “Man, you really are that stupid y’know.”“SHUT UP!” Rigby yelled as he threw a punch and a wave of power came at me.I jumped off the lamppost, just as it was ripped off the ground while I was up in the air, putting two fingers on the sides of my head as I shouted out “HAAA!” as a flash of light came. When I landed on the ground, I saw Rigby grunting while covering his eyes.“Ow! Oh, my eyes, I can’t see!”I knew that it’ll only last for a minute, which gives me enough time to run, and that’s exactly what I did. I had to warn Mordecai and fast. While I was running, I could hear Rigby shout, “YOU CAN’T RUN FOREVER! I’LL GET YOU AND MORDECAI, YOU HEAR ME!”--- I slammed opened the door and ran through the stairs two by two. By the time I reached the top, Mordecai was already at his room, the door was already opened and he was looking at me while I was clutching my legs and trying to catch my breath.“Dude, you okay, what’s wrong?” Mordecai asked me.I looked at him while breathing through each word, “Rigby...trouble...he’s coming.”“Whoa, take it easy. Take a deep breath and start over.”I took a deep breath through my nose and exhaled out through my mouth.“It’s Rigby, you're in trouble, he’s coming to find you.”“Well if he does, he’s the one who’s going to be in trouble.”I looked at Mordecai, whose eyes were narrowed as I said with a confused look, “What are you talking about?”Mordecai motions his arm, inviting me into his room. Stepping inside, I had a surprised look as I said, “Whoa…”Half of Mordecai’s side of the room was completely messed-up, a poster was ripped off, the bed’s covers were also messed-up while a pillow was on the floor, completely ripped to shreds from one-side, the front board of the bed was broken off from the corner on the right, and a drawer was opened from a small dresser was emptied while a lamp was smashed to pieces.“He’s gonna pay for this.” Mordecai says.Mordecai picks up a phonebook and I hear him say, “Death Kwon Do?”I quickly snatched it out of his hands as I looked at it, and noticed an ad that was entitled “Death Kwon Do” on the page.“So that’s how he got it.” I said.“Where are you Mordecai and Barney,” Me and Mordecai hear Rigby say from outside. “I want to play you punchies!”We go over to the window as Mordecai moves the blinds so we can see. We watched as Rigby goes to a man while asking, “Hey Mister, have seen Barney and Mordecai?”“Uh, no, who’s-” He didn’t get to finish as he blew him away with The Death Punch.He goes over to another man who was at the fountain and asked, “Have you seen them?”“Seen wh-”He too was also cut off as Rigby blew him away along with the fountain.“How ‘bout you!” Rigby says as he blew another man away who was on the bench and crashes at the window while his body slid.“Oh, so you think you're gonna beat us at punchies. Well I got news for you, we know your little secret.”“Mordecai,” I said with a low, but serious tone in my voice. “What are you thinking about?”Mordecai only smirked while I looked back on the ad, putting two and two together, I said to him, “Whoa, I’m gonna have to stop you right there, before you start jumping the gun at this.” I placed my finger on the page of the ad and asked, “Are you sure wanna learn this?”Mordecai had a serious face and nodded while saying, “Yes.”I sighed as I looked at him and said, “Alright, but you must promise me that you’ll only use this style for self-defensive purposes only, and never to use for any selfish reasons. Do you swear at this?”“O-kay,” Mordecai gave me a confused look, probably wondering why I should make him promise at this, “but why-”“Promise me or else I won’t let you go through this!” I yelled.“Okay, okay!” Mordecai raised both of his feathered hands. “Chill dude, I promise.”“Alright then,” I slammed the book closed, “let’s go.”--- It took us about an hour to not only sneak away from the park without Rigby noticing us, but to also find the dojo that teaches Death Kwon Do. Luckily for us, we managed to find it next to a thrift store. However, I didn’t follow Mordecai inside, and I remember him saying to me as I started walking away, “Dude, where are you going?”“I’m going to buy you some time to learn this style, but in the meantime, leave Rigby to me.”“What are you saying?” I turned to Mordecai and winked at him while saying, “Trust me. Oh, and by the way…” I tilted my head sideways, making Mordecai look that way, just giving me enough time to vanish as I made my way quickly back to the park. But by the time I got there...it looked like a warzone. Trees were destroyed here and there, cars were wrecked when they tried to probably get away from Rigby’s rampage, craters and ditches had filled the park, and...The hell, was that a plane that got destroyed?I didn’t have time to ponder as I kept on walking while looking at all the destruction that Rigby caused. When I got to the house, it was slightly wrecked despite all the destruction that’s happened to the park, but at least it was still standing. Looking up, I noticed Rigby sitting on a chair on top of the roof, acting all high and mighty when I also noticed my four other friends, but it looked like they were hurt badly. Muscle Man’s eyes were bruised purple and swollen shut, Skips had a bandage on his head from probably taking a blow from Rigby’s Death Punch, Pops had a sling on his arm and was probably broken because of Rigby, and Hi Five Ghost...well, I’m not sure because I couldn’t tell what his injuries were.Anyway, looking back at Rigby, my eyes glared as I yelled, “Rigby!” I noticed Rigby snatching a pair of binoculars from Muscle Man and looking at my glaring eyes from those. He smiles at me and says, “Heh, so you finally came back after all.”“I had to.”He hands the binoculars back to Muscle Man and asks, “Where’s Mordecai?”I motioned him to come down while saying, “Why don’t you come down from there and maybe I’ll tell you.”“Hmph, Muscle Man, Hi Fives,” Rigby snaps his fingers onto each of them. “Carry me down.”Muscle Man slightly opens his eyes and picks up one-side of the chair from where Rigby was sitting while Hi Five Ghost picks up the other-side of the chair as they both started to carry him down.I nodded at this. This was just pathetic the way Rigby was treating them, it really disgusted me to see someone who thinks highly of himself and starts stepping on them like there a bunch of insects. The thought of how Martial Artists treat people like this really pisses me off.“Don’t drop me!” Rigby says as they were carrying him down from the roof. “Be careful!”When they got out of the house and down the steps, Muscle Man and Hi Five Ghost were trying to keep balance while trying not to drop Rigby. “Whoa, whoa,” Rigby says as they started to lean after they went passed me. “Leaning, leaning!” When they got to a stopping point they sat him down while he said to them, “Here, here! Set me here!”After that was done, they bowed to him as they left. When they were away from Rigby, they made a run for it back inside the house as I heard them open and slam the door.“Now, tell me,” Rigby says. “Where’s Mordecai?”“Sorry,” I answered him. “He’s a little preoccupied at the moment. So you're just going to have to deal with me.”“Well, where is he then? I want him to see this when I beat you.”I could tell from the look in Rigby’s eyes that he was desperate to see Mordecai. But I psht at him and said, “You really think I’m just going to tell you where he is? I’ll tell you what, if you really want to know…” I gave him a serious look. “You're just going to have to beat me.”“Hm-hmm, that sounds like a challenge.”I smiled at him. “That’s because it is a challenge.” We started circling around each other. “But know this, I have no intention of using my full strength against you. But since this is your first time using this skill…” We stopped while we haven’t taken our eyes off of one another. I moved my right foot behind me while making a C-shape turn that caught the dust off the ground and placed my left arm behind me while bringing out my right hand that was facing the front palm in front of me. “I’ll go easy on you.”“Well then,” Rigby chuckled, then got into position by bringing his fist back. “This’ll be over pretty easy.”“Wait!” I bring out a single finger, stopping him before he begins. “There’s one more thing before we begin.”“What!” Rigby grunted impatiently.“If you manage to knock me down on my knees and give me pain in any way. Then maybe I might tell you where Mordecai is.”“Well then,” Rigby chuckled. “I’ll just have to end this with a single punch.”“Really, is that so?” I smirked at him, then motioned him to come at me while I said, “Then come at me then, if you think you can beat me...in an instant that is.”Rigby charged at me while running on all-fours and shouting. He jumps straight at me while bringing his fist out and slamming my front palm. We were engulfed in light as an explosion came around us, but I stood my ground. I felt Rigby’s fist leave my palm as he jumps back, we see there was a crater surrounding us as bits of dirt falls over us. I could hear Rigby laugh at me, thinking that he’s already won against me…But he got a surprise when the dust settled as I was still standing, unfazed and unhurt by Rigby’s Death Punch. “What!” He says while having a surprised look. “Why are you not down on your knees and in pain by now?”“That’s because the style that I use allows my body to be immune to any known lethal strikes…” My eyes narrowed. “And that includes Death Kwon Do. So if you want to inflict any real damage on me...you’re going to have to hit me really hard. But of course, you can always take my advice and build some muscles on those arms for those weak little punches of yours.”Rigby shouts as he threw another punch, sending out a wave of power towards me as I vanished and reappeared out of the ditch, watching as the ground tore and created another ditch and exploded.“Rigby!” I shouted as he turned to look at me. “Let’s not fight here!” I pointed to where the others were watching from the rooftop. “I don’t want them getting caught in the crossfire. So if you wanna beat me…” I smirked at him with confidence. “You're going to have to catch me.”I started running fast as I heard Rigby shout from behind me, “COME BACK HERE, BARNEY!” As I kept on running, I looked back for a second as Rigby started coming at me on all-fours. He then jumps as he brings out his fist and sends another wave of power towards me, but I vanished and reappeared on a tree. Rigby sees me and throws his fist at me, sending another wave of power. I vanished and reappeared on a rock, my right hand keeping balance as the tree I was on was destroyed, then Rigby throws his fist again and I vanished and reappeared on the ground while hearing the sound of an explosion coming from the boulder I was on and began running once again. I could hear Rigby grunt in irritation and hear the sound of the ground being torn and coming straight at me as I vanished and reappeared on the side of the wing of an airplane. Rigby was looking in all directions while yelling, “Where are you, Barney!”I put my thumb and pointer finger towards my mouth and gave out a sharp whistle. When Rigby saw me I waved at him while smiling. He then threw a punch, sending another wave of power as I vanish out from the airplane and reappeared behind Rigby while watching as the airplane was destroyed in a massive explosion. Almost like someone dropped a nuke and created a mushroom cloud when it landed. While Rigby was breathing heavily, I tapped on Rigby’s shoulder, making him turn around and face me while I nonchalantly tapped his nose with a single finger and saying, “Boop.”Rigby yelped and jumped back slightly while I chuckled at him. He grunts and throws a punch, making me disappear as the ground tore and created yet another ditch and reappear right behind Rigby as I say, “Boo!” Right behind his ear. He yelps again and throws another punch, but this time it was the left fist. I yelped “Whoa!” as I vanished and reappeared away from Rigby as the wave of power that came out of Rigby’s left fist, punched a hole through a cloud.“Whoa…” Rigby says while looking at his left fist. “I didn’t know I could do that.”“Well of course you can. What did you expect?” I said as Rigby looked at me. “You can use The Death Punch on not just one fist, but you can use…” My eyes widened at this realization.Rigby already got the gist as he smirked at me while I muttered, “Oh crap.”I vanished and reappeared in the nick of time as Rigby threw his left fist, then I began running as Rigby began throwing a flurry of punches, tearing the ground apart as a flurry of destruction was coming behind me. I stopped quickly while sliding my feet as the ground tore right in front of me while creating another ditch from Rigby’s attack, but I lost my balance and fell on my rear.I only had just a split second as I vanished and reappeared in the air, just as Rigby threw a punch from where I was at. However, Rigby throws his other fist as I vanish and reappear on the ground, but then began dodging here and there while vanishing and reappearing here and there as Rigby once again began throwing a flurry of punches, creating a big dust cloud as I hear him laugh and say, “You can’t dodge forever, Barney!”Rigby was right, I can’t keep dodging like this. So I had no choice...I had to go in close and use my best speed. I vanished once again as I sped towards Rigby right in front of him, he threw a punch, but my body vanishes as I surround Rigby in afterimages of myself.“What the…” Rigby’s eyes widened as he couldn’t believe what I was doing, but his face turned serious again as he threw a punch...nothing happened as I was still all over him, but the ground tore as it created another ditch.“Huh?” Rigby was dumbfounded as he threw more punches here and there, hoping that one of these afterimages was the real me, but again and again, he missed. He started breathing heavily again as I said to him, “What’s wrong Rigby, running out of steam already?”He grunts and stood there for a minute, then looks at his fist as he smirks then hums to himself. My eyes widened in disbelief as I couldn’t believe what he did…He literally jumped then brought his right fist towards the ground while shouting!As the ground blew while creating a crater, I was tossed towards the air, then came down as I gasped. Time seemed to slow down as Rigby was bringing his punch towards the right side of my face, forcing me to defend it as Rigby came into contact on the back side of my right hand. I was pushed back by such force as I flew straight while backflipping a couple of times, then my feet landed on the ground as I skidded and dug through the ground as I tried to stop. When I finally came to a complete stop...I was down on one knee while clutching my right hand and grunting in pain. I could feel the bones within my right hand break from when Rigby threw that Death Punch right at it. Looking at it while clenching my teeth to bear through the excruciating pain, it was smoking hot. I hear the sound of feet walking towards me, Rigby stops right in front of me and says, “Heh, looks like I finally beat you. Now, tell me where Mordecai is.” I chuckled at him, then raised my head as I looked at him and said, “Not a chance...Rigby.” “Hm, so you wanna get punched again until you talk?”I chuckled at him again and said, “Don’t count me out just yet…” I narrowed my eyes at him. “I’m always up for round two.”“Heh, fine then,” Rigby raised a fist while my left and only good hand clenched into a fist as I focused my power and wind began to surround it. “Have it your way.”Rigby grunts and throws his punch while I threw my own punch and shouted “Wa-ta!” as our two fists collided. We were surrounded in a bright dome, then it exploded while we were thrown away from each other. I sailed across the air, then landed on the ground on my back while sliding for a moment, then came to a complete stop while I grunted and had my eyes closed.“Dude, you okay?” A voice asked me.I opened my eyes and saw Mordecai...who had the same getup as Rigby. But I wondered while I was keeping Rigby busy until Mordecai came back...What the hell took him so long?!“Where the H have you been man?” I said while glaring my eyes at him.“I had to find a comb so I could mullet my hair.” I sighed and thought sarcastically, well that explains a lot.I raised my hands for Mordecai to help me up, when he tried to go for my busted hand I said, “No, no, no! Not that hand!”Seeing what I meant, he took my left hand and helped me up.“Well, well, well,” Rigby says as me and Mordecai turn to face him. “Look who decided to show up, and I was just about to beat Barney a second time.”“Wanna bet!” I said as I went to him to finish my second round, but was stopped as Mordecai grabs my shoulder.I looked at him as he said to me, “I got this.”He goes to Rigby as they stood facing each other. Rigby looks at Mordecai down and up then says, “Looks like you learned the ways of Death Kwon Do.”“Looks like you know how to say things that people are already aware of.”“Whatever!” Rigby says to Mordecai. “You can’t handle The Death Punch.”“That sounds like a challenge.”“That’s because maybe it is a challenge.”I sighed and nodded while I thought, don’t you mean it is a challenge and not maybe. I stood away from them while I said, “Mordecai, be careful.”He looks at me and nods.“What move did you learn?” Rigby asked.“Why don’t you come over here and find out.”Rigby charges at Mordecai on all-fours as he stood there while I mentally prayed to God he knows what he’s doing. Rigby shouts while jumping and punching Mordecai’s arm, making me cover my eyes with my left arm as an explosion came while light surrounded them. When I brought down my arm, I saw a crater where bits of dirt fell over Rigby, but when the dust settled...his eyes widened in surprise as he said, “What!”Mordecai was still standing, unfazed and unhurt from that attack while I sighed in relief.“How come you're not dead yet?”“Probably because I learned…” Mordecai pulls a picture of a guy wearing the same outfits as Mordecai and Rigby. “The Death Block!”I nodded at this while smiling, that was a pretty nice choice. That was the only move that can block any lethal strikes, but unfortunately there were ways around that move.“It worked pretty good for a first try.” Mordecai’s eyes narrowed while he smirked. “Either that or your Death Punch totally blows.”“I’LL KILL YOU!” Rigby yelled angrily as he shouted and threw his fist at Mordecai’s arm, making another explosion as the crater widened a little, and yet again, it had no effect on Mordecai’s Death Block.“Hm-hmm, you're never gonna beat me at punchies.”Rigby shouted as he threw another punch, then another and another as a pillar of light was coming out of the crater while the crater itself was expanding. Seeing it expanding to where I was, I backed up while muttering “Crap!” then I lost my balance from the last blow from that light and landed on my rear, then I began quickly crawling away as the crater was starting to expand and it didn’t stop as I said, “Crap, crap, crapcrapcrap!” I managed to get up quickly and run towards a tree while going behind it and watching the spectacle play out.Seeing the pillar of light shoot towards the sky was one of the reasons I liked Martial Arts. Bringing out your full potential while testing out your skills in mortal combat and seeing yourself bring out the inner strength which no one ever could hope to imagine. But from what I learned, there are many different ways for gaining strength and seeing what you could do with this strength is completely up to you.Anyway, when it died down a little, I went over to the crater, got down on my knees, and looked down, seeing Mordecai and Rigby still standing while Rigby was breathing heavily from using The Death Punch so many times on Mordecai.“Are you finished yet?” Mordecai says.“Not until I smash you!” Rigby says as he shouted and threw another punch, creating another explosion.While he was breathing, I noticed the wall was cracking and lava was flowing out of-Wait what! “Whoa!” Mordecai says as he points.“Oh my God!” I muttered.Rigby looks to where Mordecai was pointing, then looks back at him and says, “What, are you afraid of a little lava?”Rigby throws another punch, causing more cracks to form as lava was coming out of them.“Dude, this is serious!” Mordecai says. “We gotta get outta here!”“He’s right!” I shouted while I cupped my left hand. “This is getting dangerous, you need to stop!”“Never!” Rigby says. “I’ve already beaten Barney, I won’t stop until I beat you at punchies!”He punched Mordecai three times, causing multiple explosions as the lava was surrounding my two friends.“Guys!” I gasped. “You have to stop now or you’ll get yourselves killed!”“Dude, he’s right!” Mordecai says. “We gotta stop or we’re gonna die!”“I don’t care, I’m sick of either you or Barney always winning!”My eyes widened as I finally understand, Rigby was always determined to win, this was probably the reason he chose to use the style of Death Kwon Do, even if it was selfish. Thinking back, me and Mordecai had always beaten him with us punching either arm until they throbbed, Mordecai punching him from the side or back, me hitting him in the stomach, and man I even remembered that Mordecai kicked him in the crotch while I stood there laughing at his misfortune.Coming out of my thoughts, I looked at Mordecai as he looked up at me, then I nod at him as he knows what he has to do. If this was the only way to stop the darkness before it consumes Rigby...then so be it.“I’m not quiting till I win!” I heard Rigby say as I see him continuously throw punch after punch, slowly exhausting himself. After throwing a couple more punches, he stops as he breathes heavily, clearly exhausted.Mordecai throws his arms towards the air while saying, “Ahhhh, you got me, you got me!” He lays down on the ground, pretending that he was truly defeated. “Ah, you got me, you win! We have to stop now ‘cause I lost.”“Ha! I told you I was gonna win, in your face!” Rigby raises his arms in triumph. “Yay, I finally get to be Player 1!”“What!” I shouted as I couldn’t believe what I just heard.“What!” Mordecai says. “That’s what this is about, you just wanted to be Player 1!”“That’s all I ever wanted!” Rigby says.I glared at Rigby, after all of this...this was all about being Player 1! Being Player 1 are you F-ing kidding me?! I risked my life for this! “Why that little…” I grunted and slammed my right fist on the ground. That was a mistake as I felt a crack and grabbed my right hand while saying, “Ow! Ooo!” “Dude, you can totally be Player 1.” Mordecai says.Rigby began crying. Seeing this, I nodded while sighing as I heard Mordecai says, “Dude quit crying, I said you could be Player 1.”“I know, but what good is being Player 1 now, we’re just gonna die in this lava!”Oh yeah, I completely forgot that they were still trapped. How in the H are they going to get out of there?“Don’t worry dude,” Mordecai says. “I can get us away from the lava.”“Really, how?”“You think I’m dumb enough to only steal one Death Kwon Do move.”“Wha…”Wait a minute, he did what now! When I managed to slowly put the pieces together...I slapped myself as I couldn’t believe that my two friends actually stole the pages off a sensei’s dojo! “Now how do you want to get outta here?” Mordecai says as I see him bring out two pages. “The Death Jump or The Death Dump?”“Ah, sick!” Rigby says. I couldn’t agree with him more. But seriously though, why do the Death Kwon Do users have a technique like that? That’s just completely weird.“Better go with The Death Jump.”“Hold on tight!” Mordecai says as Rigby climbs on.I stood up and watched as Mordecai raised his arm and took off out of the crater before it was filled with lava. Seeing them soar into the air brought a smile on my face as I said, “Might as well join in the fun.”I spread out my legs, I grunted as the clairvoyant aura surrounded me, then I shouted “HAAAA!” as the clairvoyant aura changed to a blue and the wind started to pick up. I crouched down then jumped as I soared into the air, trying to catch-up with my two friends.When I finally caught up to them, I placed my left hand with my thumb and pointer finger towards my mouth and gave off a sharp whistle. Rigby’s jaw and Mordecai’s beak dropped when they saw me flying right next to them as Mordecai says, “Dude, you never told us you could fly!”“I told you, I got skills!” I chuckled.I sped up ahead of them and stopped right in front of them while saying, “Alright, let’s stop here and-”Mordecai caught on flying and was coming straight towards me. “Dude stop!”“I don’t know how!”I sighed and rolled my eyes while I placed my left palm towards me and placed my feet back. When Mordecai collided with my palm, we kept on going until I said to Mordecai, “Put your feet in front of you, it can help you slow down.”Mordecai puts his feet in front of him until we finally slowed down and came to a complete stop.“Alright guys, we need to talk.”“Talk about what, dude?” Mordecai says.“Well, there are several things. Because first-off, I’m pissed!” My two friends winced when I yelled at the last part. I then floated side to side in a pace-like matter while I listed off the things and simplified on each finger from each one I counted on my left hand. “Using skills with no guidance, using dangerous moves that destroyed public property and maybe I should tell you two that if Benson were to see the damages that you two have caused, he’ll be extremely pissed while we all have one helluva mess to clean-up, using abilities that not only injured some of our friends,” I pointed my finger at Rigby, “but would’ve killed them if you hadn’t irresponsibly used that move against them!” Rigby looked down with guilt. “And what’s even worse, you two literally stole pages from a sensei, which is not only considered taboo, but you two didn’t think of the consequences of your actions!”“Alright dude, we get it!” Mordecai says. “We won’t do it again, we promise. Right Rigby?”Rigby nods.I sighed and pinched the bridge of my nose and said, “Unfortunately you don’t get it…” I looked at them with a serious look. “Martial Arts isn’t something to be played with or used for any selfish reasons. You already know that it’s used for self-defensive purposes, right?”“Well yeah, you did say that to us.” Rigby says.“Well, unfortunately it runs deeper than that.”“What do you mean?” Mordecai says with a confused look.“Take a look around you,” I spread out my arms to simplify the sky that we were in. “We’re both flying, and were able to stay in the air. Do you know why?”They both nodded no to me.“It’s the power that we have. Every living creature has this power. However, whether we are prepared for it or not, we all have a choice in what we do with this power. But to learn it, you have to train yourself by body, mind, and soul. If you don’t learn to control it, there will be consequences. For example, Rigby remember when I said I wouldn’t use my full strength?”“Well yeah.”“Well here’s the reason why.” I look over and see a mountain while pointing at it. “You see that mountain over there guys, pay attention and watch what happens.” I took a deep breath and focused my power, energy began to gather at my palm until it formed a sphere. I grunted and shouted “HAAA!”, launching my energy sphere.“Whoa, dude that was awesome!” Mordecai says enthusiastically.“Wait a minute, Mordecai.” Rigby says. “Nothing’s happened.”I brought out three fingers and counted down while muttering, “Three...two...one...boom!”A massive explosion came, creating a mushroom cloud as Mordecai and Rigby covered their eyes while a gust of wind brushed over us. When they brought their arms away from their eyes...they gasped as they saw a giant crater from where the mountain once stood, completely gone in an instant.“You see,” they look towards me. “If I didn’t hold back, you would’ve either ended up severely injured or worse...dead.”They gasped again.“The power that we have is either given to us or others are just simply born with it. But the first thing you have to do is learn how to restrain it. Do you understand now?”They nodded yes to me.“Good, but remember, I will hold you to that promise that you will only use these skills for self-defensive purposes only and never to use it for any selfish reasons. So now…” I smiled at them. “Are you two ready to learn?”“Heck yeah!” Mordecai and Rigby said in unison.“Very well then, the first thing I’m going to teach you two...is how to fly properly and land. So are you guys ready?”“Heck yeah man, let’s get started!”“Wait a minute Mordecai,” Rigby says to Mordecai. “I don’t know how to fly.”“Don’t worry,” I said. “That’s why I’m here, so let’s go!”I powered up my energy as I was once again surrounded in a blue aura, then took off flying as I heard Mordecai say, “Hey, wait for us dude!”--- It only took us about half an hour of flight training, and I’ll admit, these guys are fast learners. But after that was done, it was time to call it quits. Even though it’ll be awhile before my two friends will use Death Kwon Do again, that doesn’t mean I can teach them a few moves that might come in handy somewhere in life. As the saying goes, “there’s always room for improvement”.We were back at the house, my hand was bandaged up while I was watching my two friends play Dig Champs. When the game came to life, Rigby says happily while he was being Player 1 and Mordecai being Player 2, “Ah yes! It’s finally happening.”“Yep,” Mordecai says, “for once being a huge baby actually worked out for you.”“You got that right,” I said. “Maybe you should start crying like a baby and hopefully you’ll get what you want.”“STOP TALKING!” Rigby shouted.We chuckled at him while Mordecai says, “Dude, just hurry up and play. You're just gonna die right at the beginning anyway.”“Meh-meh-meh-meh-meh-meh-meh!” Rigby says rudely while grunting. “I’ll show you.”I tapped Mordecai’s shoulder and whispered to him, “He’ll probably die in three seconds.”Mordecai nodded in agreement as the game began. When Rigby started playing...his character touched a snail as he died. “Ah what! Snails are bad, I thought snails were good?”“No dude, snails are bad.”“Oh man, this sucks!” Rigby looks at me and asks, “Barney you wanna be Player 1 while I’ll be Player 2?”“Sorry man, no can do,” I showed Rigby my bandaged hand. “Hand still busted. Remember?”“Ah man!”...
My Regular Story (S1) Episode 4Fist Pump and Meeting A Wonderful GirlI was happy today, I just met the most wonderful person a guy could ever ask for, but I guess it may never come yet. But I’m the type of person to wait and make the first move. Which may be awhile before that time came to be. But I’m getting ahead of myself, let me shed some light after the Destroyer of Worlds incident came to an end.The damages were fixed, even though it cost a ton of money to fix the damages that thing destroyed, not to mention we were lucky the firefighters came before the fires got any worse, thanks to me and my plan though. Also, I could sigh a breath of relief after when I went to find Skips, only to witness first hand that he managed to destroy that game with a sledgehammer. Now that monster will never come back to this world, because without the game to regenerate itself so someone could hit start again and restart this whole mess, it’ll never happen anymore, and I’m glad that Skips finally decided to destroy it instead of containing it.I guess finally there could be no more incidents, and I could finally get back to my regular life without another incident which would try to kill me.--- My alarm clock went off as I hit the snooze button, sitting up as I stretched.I brushed my teeth then took a shower, luckily no one was up yet, so I got myself an early start as always.I always wake up around five o’clock in the morning, just to do my early jog, but hey, a guy’s gotta stay in shape. But today was different, right before I decided to start my early jog, that’s if I had time, I decided to do something else. You see, about a year ago before I began working at the park, I noticed there was a place called “Coffee Shop” and it was literally right across the street from the park. I hadn’t had the chance to try it, mostly because I just ate at the house and not to mention I had to survive two incidents at the park, but now I decided to just go for it, I mean it’s better late than never.After arriving, I opened the door and went inside, going down the stairs as I took my surroundings in this new place. It was actually pretty nice and conventional, there were also a bunch of tables with some people in it, probably because they were early risers too. I took a seat which was right at the tv, maybe I might catch the news or maybe something good.I heard something be placed on the table as I looked down and saw a menu, opening it up while looking at something on the breakfast side. I wanted to eat a fast breakfast before the day starts and I have to begin working.“So, what would you like for today sir?” I heard a feminine voice asked.I was about to say something, but when I turned my head...nobody was there. I looked around until the feminine voice said, “Down here sir.”I looked down and saw a girl, it looked like a mixture between a human and a mole, with her buck teeth protruding out from her upper lip, an oval shaped light-brown tail, and bare feet. I have heard of half-breeds before, but I never actually met one. She had brown hair with some of it tied to a ponytail, red glasses, and wore a short-sleeved tan top with light-blue on her collar and cuffs, and had a tan skirt, probably her working uniform since she no doubt works here.“Oh, hello,” I greeted, “sorry I didn’t see you there.”“It’s okay,” The mole girl shrugged, “I get that a lot.”I chuckled a bit, I could see why, she almost looks like Rigby’s size.“By the way, I haven’t seen you before, are you new here?”“Uh, yeah,” I nodded, “just moved here about a year ago.”“Well it’s nice to see some new faces around here, I’m Eileen by the way.”She reached out her hand as I grabbed it and shook it.“Barney Jay, and it’s nice to meet you Ms. Eileen.”Eileen chuckles a bit then says, “You don’t have to call me Miss just Eileen will do. Anyway, what do you want on the menu?”“Huh, oh right, yeah, uh…” I looked at the menu and made a quick choice, “I’ll have two cinnamon rolls please.”She nods her head as I gave her the menu then says, “Coming right up sir.”While she walked away I said to her as she turns around, “Please, you don’t have to call me sir, just Barney will do.”Eileen chuckles, “Of course...Barney.”After she left, I waited patiently for my food to arrive, but then something caught my eye...something that I never imagined could happen...There was another girl, she was serving coffee to someone, and it was another bird, a robin no doubt with a wonderful feminine body. She had red and white feathers, with comma shaped markings on the sides of her head, and wore the same uniform that Eileen had. She turns around and starts walking as my mind began to slow down her movements.(Owl City-Deer in the headlights)My eyes widened as my jaw drops, everything in my vision began to change pink and she was surrounded by starlight sparkles. She was the most beautiful creature I’ve ever laid eyes on in my whole life. My heart was beating fast. Oh, be still my heart, don’t ruin this moment for me.I wasn’t sure if she was walking towards me, but I didn’t care as I sighed happily.“Hey, Barney!”“Huh?”(End music with record scratch sound)I heard someone call my name and tugging on my blue jeans, looking down, I noticed Eileen holding a plate filled with two cinnamon rolls.“Here are your rolls.”“Oh, uh, thank you.”I took the plate and sat it down, then went back to looking at that beautiful girl.“You okay?” Eileen asked, but I didn’t answer, I just couldn’t take my eyes off of that girl.I heard a chair being pulled up, but I paid it no heed. “Whatcha lookin’ at?” I still didn’t answer as I watched that girl pour some coffee in a guy's mug.“Oh her,” Eileen says to me, “that’s my best friend, Margaret.”“Margaret.” I muttered, it was such a nice name for someone so beautiful.I saw a hand being waved at my face, snapping me out of my trance as I looked at Eileen who was sitting on the table with her knees. “Would you want some coffee with your rolls?”“Uh, yeah.” I nodded as Eileen climbed down the table.I watched as she went over to Margaret and-Wait what! What is she doing!She was talking to her then points at me, making her look at me in the eye.I blushed a bit as I turned away and began eating my rolls, trying to calm down nerves. Come on man, don’t panic, I often thought to myself, she’s just a girl, you’ve been around with other girls before, she’ll be no different than the others...Oh, but who am I kidding, she’s not like the other girls, and she doesn’t even know the real me.“Excuse me.” A voice says.While taking another bite and chewing it, I heard the voice as I turned towards Margaret who was looking at me, making me gasp as my food went down my throat the wrong way. I covered my mouth and started coughing a bit, making sure my breakfast didn’t come out of my mouth.“Are you okay?” Eileen asked as I gave her a thumbs up.“Here,” I heard Margaret say, “drink this, it should help to wash it down.”Margaret gave me a coffee mug filled with coffee, I didn’t hesitate as I drank it down, putting the mug down as I took a few breaths. “Thanks...woo,” I patted my chest in relief. “That really went down the wrong pipe.”I heard Margaret chuckle as I looked at her, she really was cute when she laughed.“Margaret,” Eileen says, “I want you to meet Barney, he’s the new guy in town.”“Well, it's nice to meet you, Barney.”Margaret offers her feathered hand to me as I shook hers while saying, “It’s a pleasure...Margaret.” Wow, her hand was so soft, almost like a baby’s hand.“Umm, you can let go of my hand now.” Margaret says.I looked at her then back at her hand, “Oh, uh, sorry.” I let her go as she chuckles, man this was embarrassing.--- Several hours went by after the day I first met her. I just gotta go back and see her, but first work a bit, then lunch break and I’ll head back to the place.After working for several hours, my friends and I decided to have a lunch break. So me, Mordecai, and Rigby went over to the Coffee Shop to have lunch there. We sat at the same spot where I first met both Eileen and Margaret. I sat on the far right corner of the table with Mordecai and Rigby beside me, but man, it’s gonna be so good, for today is gonna be special.“Hey guys,” Eileen says, “what can I get you?”“Um, three sandwiches with coffee for me and my friends,” I answered for them as they turned to me with odd looks. “It’s on me guys. Oh, and by the way, I want you to meet Eileen.”Eileen chuckles a bit then says, “I already know them Barney.” She then waves, “Hi Rigby.”“Hello Eileen.” Rigby sighs in annoyance.“Wait a minute, you actually know these two?” I said.“Yep,” Eileen says, “we met a couple of months ago.”I was surprised, so she already met these two long before I did, but that would mean...they also know about Margaret as well.“I’ll bring your sandwiches in just a moment.”It took about a couple of minutes for Eileen to bring our sandwiches, but I was surprised that she already gave us our coffee instead of Margaret. Oh well, it doesn’t matter who brings it, I’m just glad that this is good coffee, but I’ve had my fair share of different coffees before. While we were eating our food, Rigby points at the tv and says, “Hey guys, look!”We looked at the tv as rock music was being played. Well here we go again, because this never gets old for me.“Yes, Fist Pump!”“C’mon guys,” I said, “fist pump with me!”We were fist pumping and chuckling a bit, then we ended it with drinking our coffees, drumming on the table, and finished pumping our fists until the music ended. We laughed together after the music ended, but man, that music was good back in the old days for me, and I’m just glad to hear this again with my two friends listening to this while they turned their attention towards the tv screen.“Listen up pumpheads, Fist Pump is coming to Slammers! They just got out of jail and rehab, and now they're back and ready to rock your eleven to fifteen-year old pants off! That’s our demographic get over that’s right Fist Pump Live! Live, at Slammers this Friday! Friday, be there or be a loser!”Mordecai chuckles a bit as I asked, “What’s so funny?”“Oh nothing,” Mordecai nodded, “it’s just that there’s going to be so many losers at that concert.”“I wouldn’t be too sure Mordecai, most people who know that band are devoted fans or just love their music, I know I do.”“Seriously?” Mordecai takes a drink from his mug.“Yeah, in fact I have a lot of their music recorded on my IPod.”Mordecai shrugs, he probably doesn’t care.“We have to go to that concert.” I heard Rigby say.“What?” I said as I looked at him.“Seriously?” Mordecai also says. “Dude, they were cool in the third grade, but now-”“Correction,” Rigby interrupted, “there cool in any grade, but you wouldn’t know that, probably because you hate yourself or something!”“Now that’s not true Rigby!” I said, “Maybe it’s because he just lost his interest in Fist Pump is all, so it’s no big deal.”“No guys it nothing like that.” Mordecai says. “It’s just that we don’t have the money for those tickets.”“No…” Rigby says, “but I know someone who does.”“Who?” Mordecai asked.“Yeah who?” I asked as well.Rigby tilted his head up as we turned to the direction he meant, but I didn’t see anybody that Rigby meant. I look back to them...only for the both of them to have smirks on their faces, then I began to put two and two together while waving both my hands at them. “No...nononono, don’t even go there guys.”“Oh, come on Barney!” Rigby says. “Just do us a-”“Ah, ah!” I held up one finger, stopping Rigby from saying that one word, ‘cause I know what they’ll try to do, and there not going to try and use me again, “If you're going to say that, then the answer is no.”“Ah what, why!”“Well first of all, I can’t keep helping you guys every now and then, you guys need to handle things yourselves without me. Remember? Second, I don’t have enough money to even help you guys, let alone do the solid.”“Dude,” Mordecai says while looking at Rigby, “he has a point, we can’t keep taking advantage of him. But why do you want to go so bad?”“Going to this concert could be the biggest moment of my life!”“Heh, good point.” I shrugged.I couldn’t blame Rigby, if anyone is a devoted fan or just loves the band, going to this concert could be the biggest moment in anyone’s life. I mean heck, it could be my biggest moment of my life, I haven’t seen the band or heard any new kind of music in decades, so this could be the biggest opportunity for not just me, but for others like Rigby.“Yeah,” Mordecai says to me, “but it looks like his life sucks.”“Yeah, his life still probably sucks already.”“SHUT UP!” Rigby yells while we laughed at him.“Hey guys.” A voice says to us as we turned to see Margaret.“Hey Margaret.” Me and Mordecai said in unison.“Were you guys talking about the concert?”“We're talking about a concert,” Rigby says, “is the concert you're talking about...Fist Pump!”“Yeah, cool.”“Wait,” Mordecai says, “your going?”“Yeah I am, even Barney’s going.”“What!” Mordecai and Rigby said in unison.I gasped...oh no.“Yeah,” Margaret continues to speak, “didn’t he tell you guys,” I waved my hands, then made a cutting gesture with my throat, but that didn’t stop Margaret from spilling the beans, “he left about several hours ago, he was very excited to see that band again so he went and got himself a ticket.”I sighed then looked at them, they glared at me while I made an embarrassing chuckle while scratching the back of my head, and began to reminisce about what happened several hours earlier…--- Several Hours Earlier…“Um, you can let go of my hand now.” Margaret says.I looked at her then back at her hand, “Oh, uh, sorry.” I let her go as she chuckles, man this was embarrassing.I heard the sound of music coming from the tv, looking at it as I gasp, I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. “Hey, look!” I said to Margaret and Eileen while pointing at the tv.“No way!” Margaret says. “That’s Fist Pump!”“C’mon ladies, fist pump with me!” The three of us fist pumped with the music while we laughed together, then it ended with me drumming on the table while cheering “Woo!” We all laughed together again while I said, “That never gets old.”“Wait guys,” Eileen says while pointing back at the tv, “there’s more, look.”“Listen up pumpheads, Fist Pump is coming to Slammers! They just got out of jail and rehab, and now they’re back and ready to rock your eleven to fifteen-year old pants off! That’s our demographic get over that’s right Fist Pump Live! Live, at Slammers this Friday! Friday, be there or be a loser!”I had the biggest smile on my face, I couldn’t help but jump off the chair while whooping into the air and shouting, “Woohoo, oh yes!”People began to look at me while I said to them, “It’s Fist Pump, it’s coming here to Slammers!”Some people began to cheer, probably because they too like Fist Pump the same as me.“I gotta get a ticket now before they run out!”Before I made a mad dash towards Slammers, Margaret stopped me by grabbing my shoulder and saying, “Wait, you need to pay first!”“Oh, yeah, of course.” I got out my wallet then gave her a few bucks. “Here, keep the change.” Then I ran, but before I left, I said to them, “It’s nice meeting you guys!”“It’s nice meeting you too!” Eileen shouted before I opened the door and left.While running to Slammers, there was a short line, it was still early so not many people would notice the commercial about Fist Pump coming to town yet, I checked my watch while nodding and saying, “Hey, I still got some time to spare.”After waiting for several minutes, I managed to slam my money down since it only cost about fifty bucks, just enough for me to buy myself my own ticket then buy myself some lunch, planning ahead because I wanted to meet Margaret again, and start my morning jog before I begin working while waiting until Fist Pump arrives.--- Several Hours Later...I was hoping to keep this to myself, but that seemed to be out of the question when I now realized that they know about Margaret, which happened about a couple of months ago before I met her and Eileen too. Wanting to change the subject before things got out of hand, I asked Margaret, “So uh...you're going to the concert as well?”“Yeah, I know there kinda old, but I remember them from when I was a kid.”I chuckled, “Yeah, me too, I used to go to some of their concerts when I was little. Who knew we had something in common.” Margaret chuckled while I also said, “But I bet there’s going to be a lot of people there,” I used this to my advantage to get out of this one by elbowing slightly on Mordecai’s arm. “Right guys?”“Yeah, everyone’s gonna be there, it’s gonna be fun, are you guys gonna go?”Looking back at them, they weren’t glaring at me, but had happy looks on their faces when Margaret asked them.“I’m totally gonna go.” Mordecai says.“Oh so now your gonna-” Rigby was cut off as Mordecai punched him in the arm. “OW!”I chuckled at him, but then I too got punched in the arm, massaging it while saying, “Ah, what was that for man?”“Don’t think you didn’t deserve that.”I grunted at Mordecai while still massaging my arm.“Oh, and will be there.”“Cool,” Margaret says, “see you guys there.”“You to Margaret.” I said.“Yeah, see ya.” Mordecai says.I sighed happily, knowing that I’ll get the chance to see her at the concert, maybe I might ask her out on a date. But I have to take this nice and easy, and as the saying goes “slow and steady wins the race”.“I can’t believe you guys are going to a Fist Pump concert just for some lady pecs.”I glared at Rigby, he really doesn’t understand.“Rigby,” Mordecai says, “one day you’ll be old enough to understand the real reason that people go to concerts.”“Yeah,” I said, “and it’s not just for some ‘lady pecs’ at all.”“Whatever,” Rigby says, “it’s to listen to music, I already know that. Now, how are we gonna get the money for those tickets?”“Tsk, that’s easy,” I took a sip from my mug. “Just work extra, then you guys can get extra money for that.”“He’s right,” Mordecai says, “we just need extra work hours.”“Extra work?” Rigby says. “I don’t even like regular work.”I phst at what Rigby said. “You don’t like any kind of work. But do you like Fist Pump?”“Yes.”“Then you like extra work.” Me and Mordecai said in unison.“Hm, fine.”“Hm, good.” I said to Rigby.We all nodded at each other while we “hm-hmm” each other as well.--- We went back to the park to find Benson, only to find him at Skips’ place with Pops helping him fix the cart. I told Mordecai and Rigby to let me do the talking, so I went over to Benson with Mordecai and Rigby following me there, and explained to him that my friends wish to do overtime at work. I also told him that they wanted to do it for extra dough, leaving out the reason why was because they wanted to go to a Fist Pump concert.Benson gave me an unamused look then said, “Let me get this straight, you want me to give those two overtime, and even though they can’t even finish the regular amount that they normally have. You want me to add on even more.”“Yes.” I nodded.Benson laughed while crossing his arms and then said, “No.”“What!” I exclaimed.“Ah, c’mon Benson please!” Rigby says. “Fist Pump is playing at Slammers and we don’t have enough money for tickets!”Benson chuckles slightly, “Are you serious? Fist Pump, you know what kind of people go to those concerts?”“I do.” I said.Benson looks over to me and chuckles a little while saying, “Your kidding me right?” As he continued to chuckle, I crossed my arms and gave him a serious look. His chuckle began to diminish then said, “You're not kidding are you?”“No.” I nodded, “Got a problem with that?”“No, but who else is going besides you?”“WOOOOOHOOOO!” Benson got his answer as we heard a voice cry out. We looked to see Muscle Man on top of the cart and Hi Five Ghost driving it. Muscle Man’s shirt was off and twirling it while also holding two tickets. “That’s right ladies!” We heard Muscle Man shout. “We got two tickets to Fist Pump! See ya later grandma’s!”As they drove away, I nodded my head while chuckling slightly, Muscle Man has no idea I’m coming to the concert as well, but I know I’ll see him there.Rigby grunts and marches his way towards Benson and says with a serious tone in his voice, “Benson you listen and you listen good…”I hoped he wasn’t going to say anything stupid which would get him into trouble, but my eyes widened at what he was doing…He was literally getting on his knees and begging like a little kid. “Please Benson, please give us overtime! Please.”I stifled a laugh while pinching the bridge of my nose. This was both funny and embarrassing, I just can’t believe Rigby would go so low as to beg like this. Man, I wish I had a camera for this.Mordecai slaps my arm slightly, while I looked at him and mouthed off What to him as he nods his head at me.“What is the big deal?” Benson says. “It’s just some talentless band.”I crossed my arms again and nodded while saying, “I wouldn’t be too sure about that, there actually really good once you listen to their music.”“Are you serious? Do you even listen to this crap? Their music is bad.”“Actually they aren’t that bad.” Skips said while joining in on the conversation. “Not that I’m into that stuff. We are pretty backed up though, I think you should listen to Barney and give those two the work.”“Oh, I agree,” Pops said while joining in on the conversation as well. “I say if they want to see Pump Fist, then let them see Pump Fist.”“Actually it's Fist Pump.” I corrected Pops while chuckling then said to Benson, “But anyway, let them do overtime, give them a chance. I mean, psht, it’s not gonna kill you to let them do it.”Benson nodded while sighing as he relented, “Fine, you can work overtime.”They waved their arms in the air and shouted, “OOOOOOOH!”Benson gave a list to Rigby for them to use and said, “Here’s a list of things we need done, when you finish’em, you’ll get your money.”They walked away while waving their arms in the air and spinning around and shouting, “OOOOOOOH!”After they left, I stood right next to Benson as he sighed and said, “Idiots.”I chuckled a little while I patted Benson’s shoulder and said to him, “I wouldn’t be too sure, you’ll be surprised once they set a goal in mind, they’ll be determined to get what they want.” --- Boy how right I was. For the last several hours my friends have been working non-stop.As for me, though, since there was no work to be done and my friends are already taking care of the rest, I decided to write down what’s happened so far in my journal. I know what you're probably thinking. Why would I do this, why would I write about my life? Well, that’s something for another part of the story.Anyway, right before I went to bed, I went downstairs to the kitchen to have myself a warm cup of milk, only to see my two friends finish up on vacuuming the living room and I’ll admit the place was clean as a whistle. I even noticed Benson who had a surprised look on his face.I even told Benson while patting his shoulder, “I told you so.”Benson gave them the money, but they just sucked it up in the vacuum cleaner, making Benson sigh and me chuckling a little bit at this. Then after that, they just dug it out.--- Today was finally the day, Fist Pump was coming tonight, and I just have plenty of time to get ready.It was the afternoon and I was wearing a black shirt that was labeled “Fist Pump” on it over my white shirt that I just recently bought for ten bucks early this morning and changed my blue jeans into black to match the shirt I wore.Making my way to Slammers, there were some people who were eagerly waiting to get inside and see Fist Pump. But me, I wanted to meet a certain someone while killing some time.Looking around through the small crowd...my eyes widen as I see Margaret. She was wearing a skimpy black top that was also labeled “Fist Pump” with her sides exposing her black bra and had a white skirt. She looked absolutely gorgeous, but I had to keep my emotions and feelings in check, now wasn’t the right time.But right before I went over there to see her, I saw my friends who managed to beat me to Slammers. But one good look at them told me that they were clearly exhausted, they can barely keep their eyes open. I was about to walk over there and help them before they collapsed from exhaustion, I didn’t see Margaret bumping into me as we looked at each other face to face and I said to her, “Oh, sorry about that.”“It’s okay, and hi Barney.”Looking back at her skimpy black top, I couldn’t help but say, “Wow, you really…” I refrained myself from saying gorgeous so I said, “Cleaned up nicely.” I gasped and covered my mouth, my face blushed at what I said. That was a poor choice of words.Margaret giggled a little and said, “Thanks, I like your matching outfit.”“Thanks,” I chuckled a little bit while showing off my clothes for tonight's concert. “I always wear clothes that match the outfit.”Margaret nods her head in approval.Deciding to change to subject I said, “By the way,” I looked around for another person who I thought would be joining us, “where’s Eileen, isn’t she coming too?”“No,” Margaret nodded, “she’s got a lot of homework to take care of from school, and she’s doing me a solid by taking over my shift so I can go to the concert with my boyfriend.”I nodded in under-Wait what!“Wait a minute, you have a boyfriend!”“Yeah,” Margaret nodded, “you didn’t know about it?”I nodded my head no to her.She chuckles and says, “Well, I’ll see you later Barney.”She waves at me, but I didn’t wave at her back nor didn’t pay any attention to her...I just stood there dumbstruck, I felt my plans for her come crashing down like someone threw a rock and shattered a glass window. Man, this really sucks, I can’t believe I met another one who’s already been taken, but at least as long as she’s happy that’s all that matters to me. I sighed in disappointment, but turned my attention back to Mordecai and Rigby.I chuckled a little bit at the sight of those two. Rigby was already conked out while drooling on the pavement and Mordecai was asleep standing up and snoring. I smiled while deciding to mess with them a bit. I tiptoed silently as I got behind Mordecai, raised my arms into the air...then grabbed his shoulders while shouting, “Whatdoyouthinkyourdoing!”This caused Mordecai to scream and Rigby to wake up quickly while also screaming slightly. While they turned to face me and breathing heavily with Mordecai placing his feathered hand on his chest, I clutched my belly and laughed hard.“Dude, what the H man!” Mordecai yelled, “Are you trying to give us a heart attack?”“Yeah man,” Rigby says while yawning, “not cool.”I wiped a tear from my eye and said, “Oh man, you should’ve seen your faces.” I chuckled a little bit then composed myself. “Well anyway, did you guys manage to get your tickets?”“No.” Mordecai says while yawning. “They just sold out and now they’re selling the super deluxe tickets which cost 400 dollars.”I cringed at this. “Bummer.”“Yeah, but we’re going to keep working until we get those tickets.”“Are you serious?” I crossed my arms. “Haven’t you and Rigby looked at yourselves lately, you're exhausted, both of you.”I heard Rigby snoring on the pavement, showing Mordecai to simplify that fact.“Don’t worry,” Mordecai says sleepily while yawning again, “there’s a way for us to stay awake. So can you please help us?”I sighed while pinching the bridge of my nose, “Alright, I’ll help you out just this once for today since we’re all going to see Fist Pump, but once this is over, I want you to rest. Got it, Mordecai?”Looking at Mordecai, his head was already slumped forward while sleeping and snoring. I nodded at him, then slapped him in the face as he cried “Ow!” then said while rubbing his face, “Thank you.”“Don’t mention it.”I picked up the still sleeping and snoring Rigby and placed him on my shoulder. Looking over to Mordecai, I said to him, “Here, give me your arm.”I took Mordecai’s feathered arm and placed it around my neck, but right before I started carrying them back, Mordecai says to me, “Barney, when we get back and before we go see Benson for extra work, can you take us to the kitchen?”I looked at him while cocking my eyebrow and asked, “Why?”“You’ll see.”--- After carrying Rigby and dragging Mordecai back to the park. Mordecai let’s go of me and slowly went to the one thing I never thought they could use...They actually used coffee during their “overtime” and not only have they managed to succeed, but it’s costing them their time to rest.Mordecai took the pot of coffee and started drinking it, letting its caffeinated effect wake him up a bit, and then woke up Rigby where I left him in the chair and he too started drinking it.“Guys, how much coffee have you guys been drinking?” I asked.“Just enough for us to finish work.” Mordecai says.I slapped myself and realized they were drinking that much coffee. I sighed and nodded while saying, “Guys, don’t you know the more you drink coffee, the more chances that you’ll crash out from caffeine?” “Hey, don’t worry about it, once we drink some coffee will have enough energy to do work again.”I sighed at this, sometimes these two need to learn this the hard way.After that was done, me and my two friends went to find Benson. We found him over at Skips’ place with the cart ready, but right before he left I called out to him, telling him that Mordecai wanted to tell him something.“Benson, we need more money.” Mordecai says tiredly while Rigby jugs down the pot of coffee that they had brought with them.“Yeah,” Rigby also says tiredly, “give us more money.”“There’s no chores left.” Benson says. “Unless...you want to mow the lawn.”“The lawn!” We said in unison.The three of us looked behind at how big the lawn is. It’ll take all day, no it’ll take a couple of days to get this done. “You’ve got to be kidding me.” I muttered.“Ah, what,” Mordecai says, “that’ll take forever!”“Here’s the keys.” Benson says while showing us the keys. “You know where the mower is.” He tosses the keys and they were about to land on Rigby if I hadn’t caught them. “Good luck.”Right before he drove off, I stopped him by saying, “Whoa, Whoa, time-out for a second!” Benson looks at me as I continued, “There’s no way they can handle this! I mean look at them, they can barely keep their eyes open and they’re about to pass out anytime soon!”“So,” Benson shrugs, “not my problem. Unless you want to watch them.” He starts up the cart. “Which I know you're good at doing that.”My jaw dropped as he started to drive away.My hands clenched into fists as I yelled, “What that’s supposed to mean, don’t you care what happens to those two if they were to work like this!”He didn’t hear what I said as he was already far away from hearing range. In anger, I tossed the keys as they slid near Rigby’s feet and muttered, “Unbelievable, un-freaking-believable!”“Hey dude, chill out.” Mordecai says tiredly. “Besides, who needs luck when we have...coffee!”“Oooooooh!” They both said tiredly in unison.I sighed while pinching the bridge of my nose and said, “Guys, did you not hear what I just said? You can’t handle it, not like this, and you can’t even keep your eyes open.”“Dude, he’s right,” Rigby says, “my eyes won’t stay open any more and I think we're almost outta coffee.”“Nonsense dude,” Mordecai says, “we got plenty of coffee.”Mordecai puts a now empty pot of coffee in his beak while trying to drink it.I sighed and snatched it away from him while saying, “Oh, give me that!” But Mordecai collapses and Rigby says to me, “Barney, what did you do?”“Mordecai collapsed from exhaustion.” I bent down and slightly shook Mordecai, “Hey, you okay, you still with me man?”“Need more coffee, need more Margaret.”“I’m sorry dude, but there’s just no way you could see her. But don’t worry, I’ll tell her that you worked overtime and couldn’t make it, I’m sure she’ll understand.”“No man, I wanna see her, I wanna go to Fist Pump.”“Yeah dude,” Rigby says tiredly while trying to pump his fists, “Fist Pump.”“I’m sorry guys you can’t go, not like this, but at least you tried guys. C’mon, let me help you get to the house so you can rest guys.”Right before I was about to help them by dragging their tired behinds back to the house, I heard a voice say, “Coffee, coffee.”“What the-Ugh!”My eyes widened in shock at what I saw...It was a giant coffee bean! Yes, an actual coffee bean that just spoke to us, and it had a white headband and white underwear. Okay, I’ve seen a lot of weird things, but this one took the cake.Anyway, standing right next to the giant coffee bean, was an Asian man who was tall and slim with black hair, round glasses, a white collared shirt with a brown tie, and had a teal suit jacket with matching pants.“Coffee.”“Huh?” I gave the giant coffee bean an odd look.“Greetings fellow Fist Pump fans.” The Asian man said, “May we help you get some tickets?”“What,” Mordecai says. “Who are you?”“Coffee, coffee.” “As you can see,” The Asian man said, “I am a giant coffee bean, I can bring you caffeine, do you accept?”“Wait, what?” “Whoa, hold it for a second!” I said, “You can understand that thing?”“Why of course,” The Asian man said, “I am his translator.”“Okay, that leaves me with another question. How did you two get here?”“Simple, we walked.”That wasn’t the right answer I wanted, so I tried a different approach.“No, no, no, I mean how did you know find us, and how did you know that we were here?”“We saw you at Slammers carrying those two, and we overheard that you needed help, so we followed you.”“Yeah, well, I hate to break it to you, but I don’t need any help.”“Oh, this isn’t about you young man,” The Asian man points at my two friends, “it’s about them.”I looked at those two for a moment and then turned my attention back to the Asian man. “What’s this about?”The giant coffee bean takes out a contract, but all it said was “coffee, coffee, coffee” written all over it, which I have no clue what it means.“Coffee, coffee, coffee coffee coffee, coffee coffee coffee coffee.”“Uhhh,” I scratched the side of my head, “what did he say?”“He says-”“Ah cool,” Rigby interrupted, “a contract let’s sign it!”Right before Rigby was about to sign it, when the Asian man shrugs and takes out his pen, I stopped him by grabbing his arm and saying, “Whoa, hold it Rigby!” Pushing him back a bit, I turned back to the Asian man and said, “First, tell me what he said?”“Very well, he says ‘We will provide you with all the coffee you need, in exchange for our partnership, but only by signing a contract from us.’”I was a little suspicious so I asked, “What’s the catch?”“No catch, we only help to provide what you need, no more, no less.”I didn’t like this, something was up with those two. While I was pondering at this, I didn’t notice Rigby move passed me and snatched the pen from the Asian man, then grabbed the contract from the giant coffee bean.“Rigby don’t!” He didn’t listen to me as he already signed it and gave it back to the coffee bean which he then placed it on his chest and absorbed it.“Coffee, coffee.” The giant coffee bean said.He then grunted while grabbing his nipples as coffee squirted out from them.Ah sick! That was just completely unsanitary!While my two friends screamed, the stream of coffee entered their mouths and they swallowed it.I gulped while covering my mouth, this was just too disgusting, then walked over to them and said, “Guys, you okay?”They didn’t say a word, but then their pupils dilated and like a kid going in a sugar rush. They took the pot of coffee and picked up the key as they ran like crazy. I stood up and nodded at those two, knowing full well what would happen if they kept consuming more coffee so I said, “This is not gonna end well.”--- (Loverboy-Working for the Weekend)For the past couple of hours, I sat on the sidelines and watched as both Mordecai and Rigby were mowing the lawn, and I wasn’t the only one that was watching those two. The Asian man and the giant coffee bean were also watching while helping them by giving them more coffee. No thanks to that giant freaky bean, they were like going all over the place, but everytime they started losing energy, they always gave them more coffee.Man, they were totally addicted to that stuff, but it won’t be my fault if they didn’t listen to me and collapsed from using too much caffeine.Anyway, after they were finished, Benson was once again surprised as he took his wallet and was about to pay them both yet again, but once again they sucked up the money along with his wallet with a vacuum cleaner and drove off.Seriously though, how did they manage to bring a vacuum cleaner like that? Maybe it was probably they were hyped-up on caffeine and they literally ran back to the house so they could show-off on Benson. But whatever the reason was, I still had a bad feeling that sooner or later they’ll collapse before they had a chance to see Fist Pump. So I decided to just be precautious.(End Music)--- I leaned back against a wall, waiting for my two friends to appear. But not only that, I was also waiting for Margaret to show up and probably get to know her boyfriend. While the crowd was getting bigger and I was still waiting, I decided to double check the camcorder I brought with me, just to be sure I had enough charge on it. After I finished looking at the charge, I heard someone call my name in a singsong voice, “Oh Barney.”I looked up and saw my two friends Mordecai and Rigby.“Look what we just got.” Mordecai says as the both of them showed me their tickets.I was surprised, their tickets looked awesome, they were purple and coated with diamonds, so I said to them, “Wow, I’m a little jealous guys, it’s no wonder those tickets were expensive. They’re actually really awesome!”“Oh yeah they are!” Rigby says as we all chuckled together.“By the way guys, how are you feeling?”“Energized,” Mordecai says, “and ready to see Fist Pump!”“OOOOOOOH!” They chanted.“Yeah,” Rigby says, “and it was all thanks to...coffee!”“Coffee!” Mordecai says in a singsong voice while they both chuckled.Now that I was reminded about coffee, I said to Rigby, “Oh, by the way Rigby, before I forget.”I slapped Rigby on top of the head using only two fingers, making him cry “Ow!” while massaging his noggin and saying, “Dude, what the H was that for man!”“That was for being an idiot! Do you even know what a contract is?”“Uh yeah, it’s a piece of paper where I can just sign it and get whatever we want.”“No, it’s more to it than that, even if you sign it there’s always something you gotta pay for in return.”“Uh, haven’t you forgotten, he said there was no catch. Remember?”“He’s right dude.” Mordecai says. “So what’s your problem with contracts?”I sighed and pinched the bridge of my nose as I explained, “Look, even if there is no catch, there’s always an arranged deal, something that you two don’t know about. Having a contracted partnership is one thing, but there’s always something that the partner wants in return.” “Like what?”“Anything that the partner wants.” I sighed. “Look, the point is, when going through this you need to be ready to honor the deal. Don’t do so and there could be consequences that will lead you into trouble. So word of advice, be careful with those two, and I mean really careful.”Mordecai placed a feathered hand on my shoulder and said, “Hey, don’t worry about it, but will keep that in mind. Right Rigby?”“Yeah,” Rigby says, “so don’t worry about it will be fine. Okay?”I highly doubt that, I thought, but I just sighed and nodded.“Well, I think you guys should get ready. I’m not sure when they’ll open so we can see Fist Pump.”They both nodded as they ran off, but right before they did, Mordecai waves his feathered arm and yells, “Will see you inside, buddy!”I nodded my head and waved back, then leaned back against the wall once again while waiting for them and Margaret to appear. However, I wasn’t sure how long they’ve been gone, so I looked at my watch and noticed they’ve been gone for thirty minutes. “Seriously, what’s taking those two so long?” I muttered. “I sure hope Margaret gets here as well.”“Hey Barney!” A familiar voice says to me.My lips formed into a smile as I looked up and noticed none other than Margaret. “Hey Margaret,” I said to her as I walked over to her then hugged her as she hugged me back. “I’m glad that you made it on time.”“Hey, what do you think you're doing?” A voice says to me.I look over Margaret’s shoulder and see a guy who was glaring at me, and was wearing a white tank top shirt with the words “Fist Pump” written on it, black jeans and boots, and he had a mohawk on top of his head.“Um, I’m hugging Margaret. Is there a problem?”“Yeah, you have less than two seconds to get your hands off of my girl.”My girl, I thought.Margaret turns her attention to him and says, “Slasher, leave him alone, he’s just being friendly to me.”“Slasher? Wait is he your-”“Yeah, this is Slasher, he’s my boyfriend.”I sorta figured it out by putting two and two together, but I decided to put it out of my mind.“Slasher, I want you to meet my friend Barney.”“It’s a pleasure.” I said while offering my hand in a greetful manner.Slasher just pushes my hand away and jabs a finger to my chest and says, “You better keep your hands away from my girl, if you know what’s good for you...bub.”It was just as I thought, the moment when he spoke to me like that, and when our eyes met, the bells in my head were ringing, telling me this guy was no good. He was both a prick and a dick at the same time, it was all muscles and no brains. This guy has no clue what I’m capable of if he ever crosses the line with me. Keeping my head at a cool-level, I brushed off his finger and said with a cheeky grin, “I’ll keep that in mind...bub.”Slasher growls at me, I can tell he was about to do something stupid, but Margaret diffuses the situation by placing her feathered arm on his chest and says, “Slasher, leave him alone!”I looked at Margaret and saw her glaring at her boyfriend, but I’ve got to say, she’s got spirit when standing up for somebody. I really liked that in a girl who’s got that.“Man, whatever!” Slasher says as I look back at him, then he points a finger at me and says, “This ain’t over pal! C’mon Margaret, let’s go.”After when Slasher walked away, Margaret looks at me with an apologetic look and says, “Barney, I am so sorry about this.”“Hey, it’s okay, you don’t have to apologize.” I motioned for her to come closer as I whispered, “But seriously, your boyfriend is a real jack A.”“I know,” she whispered to me back, “that’s why when this is over, I’m going to break up with him, because he’s been a real jerk for the past week.”“Good for you, your better off without him anyways.”“Hey Margaret!” We heard Slasher yell. “C’mon, let’s go there opening up!”“I’m coming!”She turns her attention back to me as I said to her, “Shall we, I can sit right next to you if you like.”“I really like that.” She smiled at me while we walked. “But wait, what about Slasher?”“Eh, don’t worry about’em.” I waved it off. “If he tries anything stupid with me, I’ll end it...” I snapped my fingers. “...in an instant.”“How?” She gives me a questionable look.“You’ll see.” I winked at her.As we were walking, I heard a sound, it was faint, like it was the sound of a chainsaw and the roar of wheels.“Wait.” I said to Margaret as we both stopped.“What is it?”“Shh, listen, do you hear that?”The sound of tires was getting closer, and I wasn’t the only one who heard it. The crowd looks on ahead as me and Margaret also follow suit.“The hell…”Me and Margaret gasped at what was happening. Right in the middle of the road were Mordecai and Rigby driving the mower, the levers that controls the mower were completely severed like someone just sliced it off, and right next to them were that Asian guy and the giant coffee bean that were driving the cart, and the top of it was completely gone. What are those two doing here, and what the hell is going on! I didn’t have time to ponder at this as I cupped my right hand and shouted, “Everyone, get back!”This seemed to snap out the crowd as they started to panic and darted here and there, trying to get out of the way of the oncoming crash. I pushed Margaret while also yelling, “Margaret, get down!” as we both fell on the ground and I heard her yelp as I covered her body with my own, trying to protect her if the crash got any worse.As the crash came to an end, I looked up and noticed both my friends and those other two were fine. Looking back down at Margaret, my face blushed as I can feel the warmth of my face turn red and Margaret’s cheeks turned a shade of pink at this awkward moment.I was on top of her and she was below me, but to tell you the truth, this is what I always imagined if I ever had feelings for a girl. But I guess you could think of me as some helpless romantic. To also add in the truth, if there was a moment like this...I wouldn’t hesitate to put myself and her in this position. But this wasn’t the moment, this was a bit embarrassing.I slightly chuckled in embarrassment and said, “Sorry about that.”“It’s okay.” Margaret chuckles in embarrassment as well. “But you can get off me now.”“Uh, right of course.” I quickly got off her and dusted myself as she too also got up and dusted herself off as well.Looking back ahead, I noticed the Asian man and the giant coffee bean were blocked by Mordecai and Rigby, but getting a good look at those two I see the Asian man’s suit was changed from teal to green and his ordinary white collared shirt were changed a bit, he still possessed the white collared shirt, but instead it was written “Fist Pump” on it, probably a different brand for people who work in the business and are fans to Fist Pump. The giant coffee bean didn’t have his white headband, but still had it’s white underwear, and was wearing a white shirt that had “Fist Pump” written on it.Not sure what was going on, I turned my attention to Margaret, then gave her my camcorder as she looked at me with a questionable look as I said to her, “Listen, I need you to get inside, but hold on to this for me, I’ll be right back.”As I walked away from her, Margaret says, “What’s going on?”“Uh, friend trouble, nothing you should worry about.” I walked away, but turned back around as I also said, “Be sure to save a spot for me!”“I will!”As I made my way through the crowd, I could barely hear what my two friends and those other two were saying, but as I got closer and managed to get in front of the crowd, I heard the Asian man say, “But we had a contract!”“Shut it!” I heard Rigby yell.“Hey!” I yelled as well, getting their attention. “What the H is going on here, what happened!”“It’s them!” Mordecai said while pointing at them. “They’re the ones that happened!”I looked at them and recognized the tickets that the Asian man was holding.“Hey, those are my friends' tickets. How did you get those?”“They stole it from us!” Rigby said.“Yeah, and they tried to kill us with a chainsaw man!”“What!”My face began to darken into a scowl as I said to the Asian man, “Are these claims true?”“Um, well, uh...yes.”My right hand tightened into a fist, then I began to slowly march towards them while cracking my knuckles.“Now young man, I understand your upset-”“First of all,” My voice lowered to a dark tone, “upset doesn’t cover it, and two, it’s not ‘young man’ it’s Barney Jay, remember that.”“Okay, Mr. Jay, but we can work this out-”I sped up towards him, making him slightly gasp slightly and the giant coffee bean saying in shock, “Coffee!”A clairvoyant aura began to surround me, making the Asian man and the giant coffee bean separate from each other while having their faces be filled with fear and dread.“Here’s what I say, you have less than three seconds to give me those tickets...now.”The Asian man’s fear dissipated for a bit, then he glared at me with defiance while clutching the two tickets close to his chest like how a little kid doesn’t want to give up something that doesn’t belong to him and says, “No! These tickets are ours, and besides, like I said before, we had a contract and-”He didn’t say another word as I breathed through my nose and exhaled out my mouth. My fists began to slowly move in a wave-like pattern throughout his chest, arms, and face, making his arms that were holding the tickets to go limb and drop. The air began to build-up slightly while I ended it by breathing through my nose again and exhaled...but this time I let it out by shouting, “OOH, WA-TAAAA!”I hit’em straight in the chest, the wind began to surround him for the moment then vanish. His jaw was already dropped and I can hear him groaning in pain. The crowd began to murmur from what I just did, but I paid it no heed. I smiled slightly while showing the Asian man the tickets he took from my friends, waving it around tauntingly while I went back to glaring at him. I raised up my hand, fingers poised to snap as I said, “Screw your contract!”I snapped my fingers. At first people thought nothing happened well…The Asian man’s painful groan began to grow louder, then his round glasses began to fill up with webs of cracks, then shatter completely, but that didn’t end there. His green suit began to rip to shreds along with his Fist Pump white collared shirt and brown tie as well, leaving the top half of his body exposed. A single ding was heard from his chest from where I punched him as he was flung into the air while screaming and then crash lands at the ticket booth where the window shatters completely.“Whoa, cool!” Mordecai and Rigby said in unison.The people began to gather around the ticket booth to see the poor man who was hurt pretty bad. But luckily for him I held back a bit, because if this were to continue...he wouldn’t have lived, which goes against my word in taking a life without a cause. While the people were distracted for the moment, I turned my attention to the giant coffee bean who’s back was against the wall. It shook in fear, then waved both hands while saying, “C-Coffee, coffee, c-coffee coffee coffee-”“Sorry, but I don’t understand a word you're saying...freak.”I felt the wind swirl around my right fist, my thoughts have already thought of the worst punishment for this thing. I grunted then punched the giant coffee bean hard in the gut while chanting “Wa-ta!” then my fists became a blur, appearing out of thin air when I’m throwing a punch then disappearing as if it wasn’t there. “Wa-ha-ha!” I chanted while continuing my assault, “Wa-chata-chata-chata-chata-chata-chata!” I then kicked him hard in the gut again while chanting “Wa-taaaa!” very loudly.My friends and the crowd winced in disgust as the giant coffee bean puked coffee, soaking my black jeans. I moved my foot back while keeping my balance with one foot. The giant coffee bean was down on his knees while coughing, but I wasn’t finished with him yet. The moment when the giant coffee bean looked up, I hit’em with a barrage of kicks while chanting, “Wa-ta, wa-chata-chata-chata-chata-chata!” While I kicked his face upwards, I made him look up as my foot was smoking then I brought it down hard on him with an axe kick while shouting, “OOH, WA-CHAAAA!”His whole body went down on the ground hard, cracks began to form slightly as he was knocked unconscious. The aura surrounding me vanishes, I breathed through my nose while placing my right hand on my left fist that held the tickets, then exhaling the air through my mouth. Turning around, the crowd was still staring at me while others were still murmuring about what just happened. I glared at them and said, “What’ll y’all looking at? There’s nothing to see here, but shouldn’t someone call an ambulance.”I nodded and waved them off while I thought, man, people these days, they just don’t mind their own business.Anyway, I stood in front of my two friends while Rigby’s jaw and Mordecai’s beak were agape. By the looks on their faces, I can tell they were really surprised about what they just saw. We were silent for about a couple of seconds...until Mordecai broke the ice by saying, “Dude…” Then his beak rose into a smile and said in excitement, “That. Was. Awesome! How did you do that?”“Did what?” I said in confusion.“That dude!” Rigby says. “You were like bam, bam, wa-wa-wa!” Rigby made punching gestures to simplify his explanation.I was still in confusion as my eyebrow cocks.“What he means is,” Mordecai says, “How did you manage to beat those two so fast? I mean, you punched and kicked those guys in a split-second, then they were down in the blink of an eye. How did you do that?”“Well,” I chuckled slightly, “let’s just say I got skills and leave it at that.”“Whoa.” They said in unison.“Anyway, here.” I took Mordecai’s feathered arm and placed the two slightly crumpled tickets in his feathered hand. “I believe these are yours guys.”They looked at me and smiled.“Well then, now that we're done here.” I playfully punched Mordecai’s arm. “I’ll race you inside.”I took off in a jog while I heard Mordecai yell, “Hey, wait up!”After I ran inside fast with Mordecai and Rigby behind me, I ran down the steps two by two while looking around the crowd to find Margaret.“Hey Barney!” I heard a voice through the crowd, “Over here!”I looked at the crowd and saw a red feathered arm and hand wave over and a face that I know all too well. Seeing Margaret, I went over to her and politely saying “excuse me” to the other people who were sitting on their own chairs, but good for me and much to my dismay, the empty spot that Margaret left for me was right next to Slasher. I decided to just swallow my pride and just sit next to that dickhead.Finally, this is the moment I’ve been waiting for...I was going to see Fist Pump with my two friends and Margaret! Speaking of which, I was looking around the crowd and found Mordecai in the front row, but had to cover my mouth and snorted at his misfortune. Someone threw a shirt, possibly a dirty one, right at his face. I could hear him say, “Ah sick, it’s all sweaty!” I then heard someone yell, “Woooooo! I just threw my shirt!”I looked over to where that shirt was thrown and found Muscle Man and High Five Ghost.“Bring out Fist Pump, let’s do it!” I heard Muscle Man yell.I nodded my head, but turned my attention back to Mordecai as me and Margaret said while waving our arms to get his attention, “Hey Mordecai!”“Hey Barney, hey Margaret, Fist Pump!” “Fist Pump!” I cheered while pumping my fists.“Mordecai,” Margaret says, “you have to meet my boyfriend Slasher! Barney already met him though!”I saw the surprised look on Mordecai’s face, I can’t say I blame him though, I too was surprised to find out she had a boyfriend, but what he doesn’t know is that she’ll break up with him once the concert is over. But still, why would she want to introduce Mordecai to Slasher, knowing full well what happened when he came across me?“Hey Slasher!” Margaret says to Slasher, getting his attention. “That’s my other friend Mordecai!”Slasher looks at him then says, “You should tell your friend he should stop pumping it at the wind and start pumping it at the gym.” Margaret slaps his arm while glaring at him and saying, “Don’t be such a jerk!”I nodded unamused at that guy, besides being both a prick and a dick at the same time, I can add insulting punk to the list.Slasher points at Mordecai and mutters, “Your dead!” I glared at that punk, but then he turned his attention to me and said, “Don’t think for a second that your dead meat, I saw you on top of her after I told you to keep your hands off of her, so once this is over, your dead too!” Alright, now he’s taking it too far, and I think it’s time for him to be taught a lesson when messing with me, and I have already found the perfect one. “Okay, but I just got one thing to say…” I pointed out my finger. “Is that a hot chick I see over there?”His eyes widen and looks back at the crowd. “A hot chick, where!”Like I said, all muscles but no brains. I grabbed his shoulder and twisted it, making a cracking sound as he fell off his chair unconscious. Looking back at Mordecai, I winked at him and clicked my tongue.“Barney, what did you do?”I looked at Margaret who was looking down at Slasher’s unconscious form and said, “Let’s just say he deserved it for being a jerk.” I picked him up and carried him to my chair as I laid him there and continued, “But don’t worry, he’s fine, just unconscious.” I sat right next to Margaret. “Besides, the moment he wakes up, the concert will be over and will be long gone.”Margaret playfully punches my arm and says, “Man Barney, you're bad, but I guess you lived up to what you said.”“Thanks I-Wait a second, what did you mean by that?”“Well you did say you’ll end it...” she snaps her fingers. “...in an instant. So since Slasher was a complete jerk, I just wanted to see if you live up to your word by letting Slasher be the jerk he is and see how it plays out.”Wow, clever girl, I thought, it’s no wonder she introduced Slasher to Mordecai.“Touche.” I chuckled.Margaret giggles a bit as I asked her, “By the way, do you still have my camcorder?”“Oh yeah...here.” She reaches underneath her chair and hands me my camcorder. “Since I haven’t asked. What’s it for?”“Precautions, for them.” I pointed to where Mordecai and Rigby were sitting in the front row. “Speaking of which,” I turned on my camcorder, “smile for the camera, and say hey to them.”“Okay,” Margaret shrugs then waves, “hi guys.”I turned the camcorder to my face and said, “As much as I want to say I told you so in front of your faces in person, but I’m in a generous mood, so I’m leaving this video for you guys to see the live performance-”I was cut off by the sound of an eighteen-wheeler horn, it had a red skull on the front while breathing fire, and the wheels were like 8-balls.“And here it is, Fist Pump!” I looked forward while pointing the camcorder straight at the stage to get all the action.The crowd cheered, and so did me and Margaret. There was a loud explosion as the lead singer shouted, “Ello, we are Fist Pump! 1, 2, 3, 4!”As the music was playing, it was the best experience of my whole life, and it reminded me of my childhood, but best of all, I get to experience it with a wonderful girl by my side. But one day when the time comes, maybe Margaret and I can be more than just friends, but I can never tell what the future may hold for us until it happens.So for now...I’ll just take it nice and easy, and hope for the best.
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digital 5 folder is full
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{OPEN} AUCTION/ADOPTABLE AnthroHammerGirl by Dissunder   OPEN_AUCTION/ADOPTABLE_AnthroGirl by Dissunder  
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Kind thanks for accepting my work into your awesome gallery!
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This group has died. Can I be admin and help?
Not gonna delete it. Just want to add folders and all that stuff. 
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If I can't submit here, I may just have to leave.
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I tried submitting art here, but when I tried it says I'm not allowed to post. What is going on?
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Digital 5 full
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