As his slimy tendrils began to slide along the pier, he knew the sidewalk would be a challenge. Octopi were not made for such advances, due to not having legs (duh). However, his ninth arm was special, and he could use that to hop along the sidewalk. Would you even think of doing that? Well, probably. The point is, Toothbrush is very smart. So smart, in fact, he would use his eight other appendages to flap himself to allow a bit of leverage while hopping.
"OOF OUCH" he yelled, each time he landed on the burning sidewalk. Why was it so HOT? These people were wearing these protective shields on their feet... why couldn't he get a pair? When he got to SeaWorld, he would be the first octopus to have shoes! He decided he MUST get shoes, and began to hop along, thinking he knew the way to Wal-Mart. However, there was no Wal-Mart.
Though, there was a Payless!
He hopped inside, and the woman screeched. "Yo, dude CHILL I want some shoes!" "YOU CAN TALK?" she screeched, backing away as Toothbrush slithered up to the counter. "You know, can I just steal a box? I don't have money, but I can come back once I get my job at SeaWorld!" "Um?" "Oh, I tried to get a job underwater, but they weren't open. I think they were racist." "Get out of here!" The woman grabbed a shoe, and swatted at Toothbrush. "AH!" "Get out of here, you filthy creature!" "I NEED SHOES! IT'S HOT OUTSIDE!" Toothbrush screamed, rushing deeper into the store. The woman began to run after him, attempting to grab one of his limbs.
"OUCH STOP THAT" he screamed, continuing to hop and throw shoe boxes down, attempting to create a distraction. "SECURITY! GET THAT OCTOPUS!" Would you think that you have ever heard those words? Probably not. Now you have, though. Her voice was filled with seething rage, and Toothbrush lowkey started to panic. Like, yo, bro, can you NOT? Two burly men rushed out, attempting to grab Toothbrush. "NO! FILTHY! DON'T DIRTY MY TENTACLES I USE THOSE! I PAINTED MY SUCTION CUPS LAST WEEK!" Toothbrush was distraught, grabbing a box and using two of his tentacles to hold it, the other seven carrying him as fast as they could go. Words cannot describe how much panic Toothbrush was feeling, and that was such an odd feeling, because octopi can't feel feelings, ESPECIALLY not panic! "IF I COULD, I WOULD INK YOU! BUT I CAN'T DO THAT, SO IF YOU COME CLOSER YOU'RE GETTING SLAPPED!"
"Octopus for dinner, ay, Gus?" the other one said, lunging at Toothbrush. "I suppose so," Gus stated, grinning evilly. "AAAAA!!" he screamed, rushing away as fast as he could. Thankfully, he made it out of the store, and slipped the shoes on as the woman tried to stop the alarm so they could know Toothbrush was stealing. He had to act fast, and it only took a few seconds for him to slip on the velcro shoes, strapping them together and making a beeline for ANYWHERE ELSE.
The guards were rushing after him, Gus panting like he was running a marathon. Toothbrush was thankful to God for this ninth limb, as he used it to grab the wall and climb up, suctioning himself to it. The guards couldn't get him up here. HAH, SUCK IT! "I just want the shoes! I'm trying to get to SeaWorld!" he yelled. "SeaWorld?" Gus asked, standing below him. "It's down over there." "OH, REALLY? THANK YOU!" "You're welcome! Have a good one, man!" "Are you gonna capture me?" "Eh, nah. Don't feel like it. Come on, Walrus, lets go home." "WALRUS?" "I said Wallace." "Oh."
So, this chapter in Toothbrushes' life story has come to an end. Will he get to SeaWorld? Doesn't he have a brother? Will there be actual conflict? Find out in the next chapter!
The fated day has finally arrived,,,, chapter two!!!