The Road to El Dorado, Part 1MONA THE VAMPIRE XXXII: THE ROAD TO EL DORADO
By Jake Collins
It was just past two o'clock in the morning, and Fang was dozing contentedly on Mona's bed. His rest was disturbed as Mona suddenly vaulted through the open window, landed awkwardly, cried out as her left knee cracked hard against the floor, removed a jagged piece of metal from her right shoulder, threw it out of the window, and then collapsed in an exhausted heap on the bed.
"Busy night, Mona?" Fang asked casually, opening one eye.
"You could say that," Mona panted. "I found a Brachen demon nesting in the fountain down by the town hall. I would have beaten him easily if I'd still had all my powers, but... well, I decided a tactical withdrawal was necessary. I'll get Lily and Dottie to help me flush him out tomorrow."
"All those powers you had weren't really yours, Mona," Fang reminded her. "They were given to you for a specific purpose, and now that purpose has been fulfilled."
"I know," Mona sighed, as she removed her plas
Redemption, Part 3Back at Camelhot, Treguard was running his hands over the egg, his face pinched in concentration. Flame was still holding firmly onto one end, determined not to let the precious object leave her grasp. However, this ambition was decisively foiled as the egg suddenly rose up into the air and shot across the room towards the doorway, where it stuck fast against Lilys golden power shield.
Oh, my egg! Flame wailed. Whats happening to it?
The Portal of Darkness must have opened! Treguard exclaimed. Now the forces of evil will do all they can to drag the egg right into its black heart!
You must stop them! Flicker cried.
Well do all we can, Treguard nodded. Thank goodness for your golden power shield, Lily.
I dont know how long itll hold, Lily fretted. Weve got to give Mona time to work out how to
Redemption, Part 2Mona, Charley and Lily found themselves standing on one side of a large square game board, which had a series of short pathways connecting evenly spaced smaller squares, which were designed for the players to stand on. On the far side of the board, three of these squares were lighted green; the one in the middle and the two at each end. Upon the middle square stood the Dark Knight, dressed in a long black cloak and wearing a large black helmet with a small glass visor. No facial features could be seen through this and, as the Dark Knight could apparently not see his opponents, Mona deduced that the helmet must be some kind of VR device. The room was eerily lit in green and red, and smoke billowed out of the metallic game board every so often. As Mona, Charley and Lily looked appraisingly at their opponent, the Dark Knight spoke.
Move! he commanded in a deep, authoritative voice.
What do we do, Mona? Lily asked uncertainly.
Redemption, Part 1MONA THE VAMPIRE XXX: REDEMPTION
By Jake Collins
Mona knew that the time of reckoning was fast approaching. It was early in the morning of Good Friday, which meant that barely forty-eight hours remained before Flames egg was due to hatch, and Fays baby was due to be born. If these happy events occurred without mishap, the fate of the world would no longer be hanging in the balance. Mona tossed and fidgeted in her bed as she turned this salient fact over and over in her mind. She thought that she would never get to sleep but, suddenly, she found herself standing in a grey stone chamber, looking up at a large transparent face on the wall. Mona knew that she was dreaming.
I know you, she said to the face. Youre the Oracle.
If you know that, you should be able to work out why I have brought you here to me, the transparent features responded in soft, silvery tones.
To give me some information abo
The Mirror of Erised, Part 3 Treguard! Mona exclaimed urgently, as she burst into the Great Hall of Knightmare. Hes back. Mogdreds back!
What?! Treguard reacted violently, as he looked up from his magic pool. Did you just say Mogdreds back?
Yes, hes in my town right now!
But how can this be? Mona, you must tell me all you know!
And so Mona explained to Treguard all about how Mogdred had brought the Mirror of Erised out of Lawrences copy of Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone, which in turn had caused Raven, Beast Boy and Terra to end up in her town. She then went on to describe their encounter with Mogdred, including all he had said about how he and Merle had managed to escape, and how he had been responsible for sending Mona and her friends to Eternia.
I see, Treguard said, calmer now. We really must tell Merlin about this. I
The Mirror of Erised, Part 2As Charley, Lily and Dottie attempted to explain matters to their trans-dimensional guests, Raven listened silently with an unwavering expression of calm on her face. Beast Boy, however, listened in obvious awe, as he demolished a large salad that Lily had bought for him.
Wow, this is way cool, Beast Boy enthused when all was told. Reminds me of that time Cyborg went to another dimension and helped this hot black chick to well, I dont actually know what they did because I wasnt really paying attention when he showed us the whole thing on his video playback system, but I do remember that the chick was hot! Raven, do you remember what
No, I dont, Raven interrupted scathingly. And I also dont consider this situation to be way cool, as you put it. Were trapped in an alternate dimension, with no obvious way of getting home.
Oh, dont worry about that,