Hello everyone, Tough Spider here with Episode 7!
As of the time of me posting this, the Create Your Own Dream Island Contest (Let’s call it CYODIC) will open for registration in two hours, and there is no word on them changing the rules. I’m not very optimistic, guys. I’d like to thank the 13 people who signed the petition, but let’s face it: nothing’s gonna happen. 😦 I hope that everyone who CAN participate in CYODIC will enjoy it.
Anyway, here’s the late 7th episode!
After years of walking, we made it to the top of the staircase. We were all way too tired to talk, and as soon as we reached the top, we collapsed onto the ground.
After a few minutes of trying to catch our breath, we could talk again.
“Well,” Fearless Fox said, “it looks like we have to rescue Tough Spider now. But how are we going to get him out of that lava?”
“Magma,” said Spotted Dragon, “and I know that Sticky Clown has fire resistant suits in his store. We can probably use those to swim in the magma!”
We all piled into the blimp and headed for Zomberry Island. I didn’t feel too good about swimming in lava. I can’t swim in water, let alone lava…
When we arrived, Sticky Clown greeted us happily. Spotted Dragon pestered him with scientific questions about the fire resistant suits as she tried to figure out if one could swim with them. Eventually she decided that it was possible to swim with them and we bought six.
I put mine on as soon as I got it. It was really thick, almost like the space suit they made me put on on Lunar Colony when I went to the moon. That suit was so uncomfortable, it’s probably what made that guy whose place I took sick.
“What do you think?” Silver Wolf asked me.
“No,” I replied. “It’s too thick and uncomfortable.”
“Well,” Spotted Dragon said, “it’s the only thing that can protect you from fire and lava and magma.”
“I can’t swim, guys. I’m not doing this. We don’t need six people swimming around in that tiny pool of lava. We only need one or two!”
“Then maybe you should have told us that BEFORE we bought them,” Fearless Fox grumbled.
Sticky Clown had a huge smile on his face. “No one ever buys those!” he said. “You guys are the first ones to ever buy those! Thanks for not making my decision to sell those things stupid!”
“Whatever,” Tough Icicle said. “Let’s go back and get Tough Spider. We don’t have all day!”
He was right. We had spent a bit of time in the store. I hope it wasn’t too late…
We rushed out of the store and steered the blimp back to Steamworks. I was enjoying the view when suddenly I heard Slippery Icicle scream.
We all looked around. Slippery Icicle had fallen out of the blimp!
“Slippery Icicle!” Tough Icicle shouted, jumping out of the blimp after her. They became small dots. We heard a little splash.
“Quick! We have to steer the blimp down to them!” Fearless Fox shouted, taking control of the blimp. “Let the rope down!”
Silver Wolf let down the rope, “Grab on!” she shouted. The two Icicles came climbing up the rope, and Fearless Fox quickly steered towards Steamworks Island.
“Are you two okay?” Spotted Dragon asked. She walked over and checked on both of them before deciding that they were both unharmed.
“Sorry to cause any trouble,” said Slippery Icicle.
“It’s all fine.” I said, reassuring her.
We hopped off the blip the second we got to Steamworks. We raced over to the living quarters. The tile hiding the base had already been lifted up.
“That’s strange…” Silver Wolf said, “I could have sworn I closed it on our way back out…”
None of us knew if this was good news or bad news.
We raced down the years of stairs and you’ll never believe what we saw.
All of the lava had cooled and hardened. If Tough Spider had been in the magma when that happened, he would have been trapped forever.
BUT HE WAS STANDING RIGHT IN FRONT OF US!
“TOUGH SPIDER!” I screamed and ran towards him.
He turned towards me. “Hmmm?” he asked. “What do you want?”
That was a strange thing for someone who was almost killed by hardening magma to say.
“How did you get out?” I asked.
“By getting out,” he replied coldly.
“Well,” Spotted Dragon said, “We’d better get going then.”
“No,” he replied. “I’m staying here.”
“What?” Tough Icicle asked. “Why?
There was a pause. Then he spoke. I still remember the exact words that came out of his mouth.
“I’m working for OWL now.”
He had a horrible, twisted grin on his face.