Sorry this chapter is terrible but I promised you one so here it is:
The pinstripe-brick road twisted and turned and the once bright sunlight became dimmer. Instead of the trees being so far away from the road they were closer and becoming more clustered together. The approaching darkness frightened Lucas a little bit.
"What do you think is in there?" he asked. "I bet there are werewolves," said Pandora. "Nonsense, there are no werewolves in Oz," said Sherry Ann. "But there might be lions and tigers. Also maybe some bears, although in real life I don't think those species coexist in the same region."
"Lions?" said Lucas. "No werewolves? This is an outrage!" said Pandora. And so, the three of them linked arms and bravely treked onward through the forest chanting 'lions and tigers and bears, oh my!' while Pandora sometimes shouted "come at me werewolves!"
Suddenly, Psy barked a little louder than normal and stood perfectly still. Out from the bushes jumped a giant lion, Psy was literally no bigger than his head. The lion tried to fight Psy and Lucas was a little shaken, but he got himself together and put himself between the lion and his beloved dog. "Why don't you pick on someone your own size?" he said.
The lion looked down at the ground bashfully and didn't say anything. "I can't, I'm too afraid. I don't have any courage. I used to be the king of the forest and now everyone laughs at me."
"Willis nobody is laughing at you, they're just confused because you keep shaving your mane all the time and they don't know you're a lion anymore," said Pandora.
"Good point, but having courage is still important," he said. "Hey where are you guys going? Don't you know there are werewolves in these woods?"
"We're off to see the wizard so he can give us things and send Lucas home, I need a heart and Sherry Ann needs a brain. Maybe you could get some courage from him?" Pandora said.
"I'll just come with you guys, I'm bored and maybe if he has any to spare I'll ask him for some."
And so they again burst into song and sang somewhat in an exhausted manner about all the wonderful things the wizard could offer them and continued their journey on the pinstripe brick road.
Songbird was not amused. She stood glowering over her crystal ball watching the ragtag group get closer and closer to the Emerald City. She knew she had to do something to stall them, but couldn't figure out what.
"BSAM!" she hollered to her flying monkey. He flew in through the window wearing a really expensive hat made out of dead rabbits or something. "What?" he asked. "What would you put in someone's way in order to slow them down?" "Well, in the real version of this story they use poppies...but if I were trying to slow someone down I'd put a really nice bar in the way with unlimited free drinks," he said. "Ok, good idea. Go down there with some more monkeys, build a bar, and make sure they don't leave!" agreed Songbird. "And make sure the bar has a Pac-Man machine and some other video games...I don't think that pesky Lucas is old enough." "You got it." BSam hopped out the window with his other flying monkey friends and set out to build the best bar that Oz had ever seen. Too bad it was only a trap.
Germes: I think inviting new people to join us is a good idea.
May 14, 2020 16:28:26 GMT -5
Germes: I think Bee did something similar at some point in the past.
May 14, 2020 16:29:01 GMT -5
Germes: And even earlier, there was a plan to stick 667 flyers in copies of ASOUE in bookshops. At least one person did join us because of that.
May 14, 2020 16:29:51 GMT -5
Sherry Ann: Didn't someone get kicked out of / asked to leave a bookstore for putting 667 bookmarks in ASOUE books?
May 14, 2020 19:25:42 GMT -5
tk: hey i actually did leave 667 bookmarks in ASOUE books in bookshops! man i forgot about that. good times.
May 14, 2020 19:38:03 GMT -5
Jean Lúcio: If there was a flow capacitor, I would sign up here long before ... That must have been incredible.
May 14, 2020 21:06:05 GMT -5
Terry Craig: holy salsa, tk, you legend. I've never heard of the flyers thing as part of 667 history.
May 15, 2020 15:33:18 GMT -5
tk: lol i myself forgot about it, it's been so long -- must've done that when i first joined around 2009/2010
May 16, 2020 11:34:49 GMT -5
Stay-at-homet: Just updated my profile to express my hopes that everyone stays home and safe. I tried to give my avatar a mask, but it ended up looking more like Patrick from Spongebob in overalls.
May 17, 2020 8:08:16 GMT -5
Jean Lúcio: It was great for me. I also put a mask on my Avatar.
May 17, 2020 13:16:31 GMT -5