Hi everyone, Tough Spider here with a long awaited episode 4!
Sorry it took so long. Both FF and I went on trips, and that messed everything up. FF, I’m sorry I didn’t give you a chance to go over the final changes with you, but it’s really just minor things.
I think you guys are really going to love this one! ^_^ Here it is!
I put the phone down. “That’s… odd.” I said.
“What is?” asked Sticky Clown while tying the villain up with rope.
“They said something about Time Tangled and Back Lot island suddenly exploding.” I said.
“Exploding?” said Tough Spider. “How could they just explode?!”
“I don’t know,” I said, “But I think we better find out!”
“Well, first we should take off this guy’s mask,” said Fearless Fox, walking over. He grabbed the mask and ripped it off.
It was a female Poptropican.
“Who is she?” asked Sticky Clown, surprised.
Suddenly the doors burst open as the police ran inside. They opened the shop door and walked over to the criminal. The cop had huge boots; he must have gotten them with a promo code.
“So,” said the cop, looking around, “what happened here?”
“This lunatic broke into my shop and tried to steal all my money in the cash register!” shouted Sticky Clown. “Thankfully this person here,” he said, pointing to Silver Wolf, “shot an arrow and it knocked her out!” He looked quite red and flustered; he was talking very quickly.
“Well then, better get this criminal out of here,” said the cop, and with that he picked the Poptropican up. He took a look at her and sighed. “Oh, it’s you again,” he said.
“Have you caught this criminal before, sir?” asked Fearless Fox.
“Yes, she’s quite well known around here. She’s called Incredible Carrot, although some call her Nintendo Friend, and still others call her Pop Koopa,” said the cop, opening the shop door and jumping into his PEL car. He sped off. We cringed as we heard a loud screech as he rounded the corner.
“Wow, what a reckless driver,” said Sticky Clown, getting up off the floor and dusting off his trousers. “If I were a policeman, I would give him a ticket for driving like that!”
We didn’t need to buy anything else, so we said bye and left Sticky Clown’s store. We climbed up the rope dangling down from the blimp and debated where to go.
“The whole point of this is to rescue Slippery Icicle,” said Tough Spider. “We should be looking for her.”
“You’re right,” I said, “although I do wonder about that Incredible Carrot person. Why does she have so many other names? And how does she fit into this? DOES she fit into this? I wonder i-”
“What’s that!?” Silver Wolf interrupted, pointing at the sky. She was pointing at a small green dot in the sky. It was flying downwards.
“Hmm,” said Spotted Dragon. “That looks like a meteor! A meteorite, to be precise. When meteors land on earth, they become meteorites. With my calculations, I would think that it’s heading towards Super Power.”
“Well, wherever it’s going,” said Fearless Fox, “it’s falling pretty fast. What’ll happen when it lands?”
“Oh, I don’t know,” Spotted Dragon said. “It varies by size. A meteorite was what wiped the dinosaurs out.”
“Yikes!” I said. “We don’t want to be near any dangerous meteors like that! Steer the blimp away from Super Power Island! I repeat, STEER THE BLIMP AWAY FROM SUPER POWER ISLAND!!!”
“That’s meteorITE, and I want to study it!” said Spotted Dragon, eagerly taking control of the blimp. “To Super Power we go!”
“Stop!” Tough Spider said, “Everyone, stop!”
Everyone stared at him in silence.
“Super Power is where the prison is! That’s where Nintendo Friend or Incredible Carrot or Pop Koopa is!”
The ground shook.
“What’s happening!?” Shouted Silver Wolf.
“The meteor must of landed!” I screamed.
“That’s METEORITE!” Spotted Dragon corrected again.
We all fell off the blimp and onto the ground. I looked up and i saw a huge green cloud over Super Power Island.
“Why is it GREEN?!” Fearless Fox asked. “That seems really weird…”
“Maybe we should go look at it,” I said. “Let’s see if everyone’s alright.”
We came to an agreement rather quickly and after a few minutes we were standing on the sandy shores of Super Power Island. A huge green meteorite had crashed through the middle of the jail. Green smoke was everywhere.
“Stand back!” a PEL officer shouted as he pushed huge crowds of poptropicans backwards. “Stand BACK!”
“What’s going on?!” Tough Spider asked the officer.
“A few criminals escaped, one of which is the one you guys just brought to us: Incredible Carrot!” the officer replied. “That meteor must-”
“METEORITE!” Spotted Dragon corrected.
“It must have been radioactive or something!” the officer finished. “The criminals have super powers!”
We all gasped, except for Spotted Dragon, who was more interested in the first part of his statement, and for Fearless Fox, who seemed to choke more on the green gas than to gasp.
“Ooh! A radioactive meteorite! Probably an isotope of uranium. That’s really strange! Most meteorites are made of iridium, which isn’t radioactive. It’s probably a uranium-238 or a uranium-235, since those are the ones that naturally occur on earth. But then again, this is from space, not from Earth…” Spotted Dragon rambled on.
“What kind of super powers do they have?” Silver Wolf asked.
“Anything you could imagine!” the officer said in dismay. “Flying, super strength, super speed, everything! No one’s ever going to catch her now!”
“We’ll catch her for you!” I said. “What has she been up to?”
“Oh, you can try to catch her,” the officer said, “but I doubt it’s going to happen. We last saw her robbing the bank downtown, but she flew away. Use these handcuffs on here if you do manage to catch her.” With that, he handed Fearless Fox a pair of green handcuffs.
“Well then, that’s where we’ll go!” he said. “Thanks for the handcuffs! See ya, Mr. PEL officer!”
He started to walk away towards downtown. Silver Wolf, Tough Spider, and I followed him, but Spotted Dragon was still staring at the meteorite.
“Guys,” I said, “shouldn’t we go get Spotted Dragon?”
Fearless Fox walked back to the meteorite, where Spotted Dragon was still analyzing the space specimen.
“Or maybe it’s not Uranium,” she was saying. “Maybe it’s an isotope of Carbon. The most likely-”
“Come on, Spotted Dragon,” Fearless Fox said. “We have to go stop Nintendo Friend.”
“Not now,” Spotted Dragon replied. “I’m busy analyzing this meteorite.”
“That’s not important!” Fearless Fox said angrily. “We’re talking about a criminal!”
Spotted Dragon didn’t seem to hear and kept mumbling to herself about the meteorite. Fearless Fox stomped back over to us.
“It’s no use!” he said exasperatedly. “She just wants to look at some silly meteorite and make us do all of the work!”
“Oh well,” Tough Spider said. “I guess we’ll have to catch Nintendo Friend by ourselves. Come on!”
The four of us ran downtown. We stopped in front of the bank, which was in shambles. We asked the bank manager if he had seen Nintendo Friend, and he said that she flew towards the park after she robbed the bank. We raced to the park. Incredible Carrot was destroying the statue of the mayor of Super Power Island.
Silver Wolf ran up to her. “Stop it!” she said. “That’s not very nice! It’s disrespectful, and it’s vandalism!”
Incredible Carrot whirled around. “Well,” she said slyly, “I don’t think chasing after people is very nice, either.” With that, there was a flash of light and she was gone.
“What happened?” Tough Spider asked. “Where is she?”
“I have no idea,” Fearless Fox replied, looking all around.
We looked all around Super Power for hours and hours, but she was nowhere to be seen.
After searching everywhere else on the island, we decided to check the filthy junkyard. We thought it was so dirty that no one would want to be there, but to our surprise, there was a cop patrolling the area. We asked her if she had seen someone matching Incredible Carrot’s description, and she said she had.
“Orangey hair, glasses, looks kind of insane? Yeah, I saw someone running by that looked just like that!”
“Where was she going?” I asked.
“Towards the subway,” she said, “but that was quite some time ago. She’s probably well on her way to her destination, if not already there.”
We thanked the cop and ran over to the subway. We asked the ticket collector if he had seen anyone with orange hair and glasses, and he said he remembered seeing someone like that buying a ticket to Lunar Colony island. We thanked him, bought four tickets to the Lunar Colony Main Street Station, walked over to the platform, and waited for our train.
“Lunar Colony!?” Fearless Fox said, shocked, “What could she be up to? Do you think she knows that’s where we live?”
“I don’t know,” Silver Wolf said. “I’m scared.”
“You should be!” a voice boomed. We whirled around, but no one else was there.
We stood petrified in fear. Tough Spider broke the silence.
“That voice sounded awfully familiar…” he said.
Tough Spider was right. That voice DID sound awfully familiar. It wasn’t Incredible Carrot, and she was the only person who I thought would say something like that.
Just then, the train arrived. We hopped on board the next train, which was completely empty, and rode silently home. There were little TVs to keep yourself entertained, and I watched a documentary on the history of Shark Tooth Island.
All was going well until the program suddenly froze and the narrator said “We interrupt this Poptropica Broadcasting Service, or PBS, program to bring you BREAKING NEEEWWWWSSS!
“Uh-oh,” I thought. “That can’t be good.”
“We interrupt this program to bring you details on a major catastrophe,” a news anchor said.
“Uh-oh,” I thought. “That REALLY can’t be good.”
“Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Cryptids islands have suddenly exploded. Experts are analyzing the explosions as we speak. As of now, they have failed to recognize the cause of these explosions, but they believe that they are related to the explosions of Back Lot and Time Tangled Islands.”
“Guys!” I said.
No one moved. Silver Wolf had her head buried in a book, and Tough Spider and Fearless Fox were playing against each other on their 3DSs.
“GUYS!” I screamed. “TWO MORE ISLANDS GOT DESTROYED!”
Everyone looked up and flipped on their TV.
“This is not a coincidence,” Silver Wolf said. “Are all of the islands going to get blown up?”
“I’ll bet that Nintendo Friend is behind this,” Fearless Fox growled.
Just then, we arrived at the Lunar Colony Main Street Station. We hopped off and walked up the stairs. At the top, I was blinded by the light and ran right into someone.
“Sorry!” the poptropican said.
I would have replied “my fault” and moved on, but just then the sun moved behind a cloud and I could see who I bumped into. Out of everyone in Poptropica, it was Tough Icicle!
“Tough Icicle!” I said. “What are you doing here?”
“Looking for Slippery Icicle,” he said, “which is what I thought you guys were doing. Why are you here?”
“We… uh… got a little sidetracked,” Tough Spider said, “but that’s not important right now. Have you seen anyone who with orangey hair, glasses, and looks kind of insane?”
“You mean like that person over there?” Tough Icicle said pointing at a poptropican who looked exactly like Incredible Carrot.
Fearless Fox ran over to her and grabbed her by the wrists. “You’re going back to jail!” he said.
“Oh, you’re probably looking for my twin sister, Incredible Carrot, or Pop Koopa, as she likes to be called,” the poptropican said. “I’m Angry Carrot. See? I got an ID to prove it!” she said, holding out an official Poptropica ID. The government gives them out to everyone over the age of 18.
Fearless Fox let go of Angry Carrot.
“Sorry,” he said. “Did you just take a train from Super Power?”
“I did,” she said. “Sorry if that caused you any trouble.”
“Do you have any idea where we can find your sister?” I asked.
Angry Carrot shrugged. “She loves the emptiness of Steamworks Island,” she said. “Maybe you can find her there.”
“Alright!” said Silver Wolf. “We’ll try that! Thanks for your help!”
Angry Carrot walked away. As soon as she was out of earshot, Tough Spider whispered, “Could it be a trap?”
“I doubt it,” Tough Icicle said, “but then again, I have absolutely no idea what we’re talking about.”
Fearless Fox sighed. “This is the only lead we have,” he said. “We’d better follow it.”
Tough Icicle joined us on our search for his sister. We boarded a train and took of to Steamworks Island. It was a rather uneventful ride, and we arrived rather quickly. Again the train was empty.
We looked around on Steamworks, and, to my surprise, Incredible Carrot was just standing there, looking around. She didn’t see us. Fearless Fox was able to sneak right up and put the handcuffs on.
“That was way too easy,” I thought. “Maybe this is a trap.”
Incredible Carrot started pleading with us. She clearly didn’t want to go back to jail.
“500 credits!” she said. “I’ll pay you 500 credits if you don’t hand me over to the PEL people!”
“Nope!” Tough Spider said. “Not happening!”
“1,000 credits!” she shouted. That was pretty shocking. 1,000 credits is a lot of money. It was tempting, but we knew what to say.
“No,” said Silver Wolf. “No matter how much you try to bribe us, you’re going back to jail.”
Incredible Carrot was silent for a while. We started walking back towards Super Power when she said something that made us stop in our tracks. The 1,000 credit bribe was nothing compared to what we heard next.
“I know where Slippery Icicle is,” she said quietly.
Ooh! What will happen next? O_0 Only time will tell!