October 21, 2016 at 3:05 pm #2620
(This is from a roleplay.)
A shorty sharptooth (Compsognathus) is running as swiftly as he can, his heart racing, two small fast biters (Austroraptors) hot in pursuit. They are fast but he is faster. One ambushes from the camouflage of a dead tree with scorch marks. The shorty sharptooth rolls to the right making the fast biter miss. He runs, barely dodging snapping jaws and swiping arms. He outruns them.
A duo of Sharp Beaks zip down at him, he dodges the first swoop then the second, the Sharp Beaks fly at 45 yards above him circling around him to play with him physiologically. He manages to slip through cracks in a rock losing them in a big cave. Weird monitor lizard looking things inside the cave have at him, trying to cut off his path so they can eat him, but he quickly gets past them. Cave teeth fall from the ceiling but he manages to dodge them, exiting the cave at a area where a grand open spot is in huge mountain walls.
As he runs to the opening a herd of Longnecks walk the same path in the opposite direction, panting heavily a stitch in his side and terror in his eyes he dodges the big stupid stomping feet of the behemoth beasts.
He then finds him self in a great valley, lush foliage around him, with no signs of danger he stands their panting while babbling to no one with some hyperventilation going on, then collapses, breathing slowing, starting more and more to feel safe.
It’s hard being small and tasty, everyone wants to eat you, and sometimes you just don’t know what to do. Where can you go? where can you hide? at the bottom of the food chain oh how can you survive. Every moment, thinking it may be your last, no guarantee your prayer answered no siree, sometimes you feel it’s time to kiss your tush goodbye. It’s a hard life, being so small, every day another day you might die, and every night getting over your fears, nothing to do but to cry. Everyone is begging you, no please don’t run away, let me catch you, let me taste you. I need somewhere safer to stay. said the shorty Sharptooth.
A big pink and brown Longneck with brown eyes comes toward him. Next to him is a tall dark green Sharptooth with red eyes. However, they do not attack each other, but instead come toward the shorty sharptooth.
“He looks like he’s worn out.” said the Longneck.
“As long as he doesn’t try and eat anyone here, I’ll let him live. I only eat Sharpteeth that attack Flattooth children, or try and hurt my friends.” said the Sharptooth.
“Perhaps we should take him to the watering hole. He looks really spent.” suggested the Longneck.
“Good idea.” replied the Sharptooth. The Sharptooth picks him up and brings him him to the watering hole.
“He looks like he got chased by a bunch of Sharpteeth. That’s my guess. He’s so exhausted.” said a dark brown Threehorn.
“I think he will be ok. He is just tired out. He is. He is.” said a dark green Swimmer.
“Me no think he dangerous. Great Valley probably let him stay.” said a brown and orange Flyer.
A big green Spiketail nodded, munching on a ton of green plants.
“He is lucky that he got into here or else he would have been eaten out there if he had not gotten into the Great Valley.” said a tall and rather slender Fast Runner.
A tall purple and brown Longneck looked at the shorty sharptooth her mate had brought. “You taking in another one Littlefoot?” she asked him.
“I won’t let any creature die if I don’t have to, Ali.” he replied.
“You miss your mother still, don’t you?” said Ali.
“I do. It’s been 20 cold times since I lost her.” said Littlefoot.
“Dad, what you got there?” asked a cute pink and brown Longneck with blue eyes.
“A shorty sharptooth. Appears to be worn out.” said Littlefoot.
“Can we keep him Dad? Are we going to raise him just like you did with Chomper?” asked the boy.
“We’ll see, Pato.” said Littlefoot.
The shorty sharptooth cried What is this? A Two Claw at the same watering hole as a Longneck, and no eating? A handful of mixed kinds with no shunning in differentiation? I must be, in heaven! Where is the great creator, I must see him, I must know if he truly is as magnificent as his universe.
You’re not dead. You’re in the Great Valley. said the Sharptooth.
“What he saying Chomper?” said the Flyer to the Sharptooth.
“Petrie, I think he thinks he’s dead. He wonders how all you Flattooth are getting along and why I’m not eating you.” said Chomper.
Yes, this valley is great indeed. I never seen something so big. Nice to meet you, my name is Tucompso. said the shorty sharptooth.
Tucompso looks around in awe at the sights. He can see Threehorn Peak, Saurus Rock, and many other marvels all in easy view even from where he stands. He can’t help but fall on his knees…
It’s, it’s amazing, the legend is true! I have discovered the land of the gods! said Tucompso ecstatically.
Er, no. But it is pretty. replied Chomper. I suppose you’re wondering about me. Well, it’s a long story. I can tell you it.
After many hours, Chomper finishes.
So, Littlefoot didn’t want you to become like the Sharptooth who killed his mother? asked Tucompso.
Yes. I only eat Sharpteeth that try and eat Flattooth kids, or, er, my friends here. I’ve had some Egg Stealers too, but only if I catch them stealing eggs. I really don’t like killing dinosaurs and don’t do it unless I can save another one. said Chomper. My friends and I defeated the dread Red Claw some cold times ago. I came back to live with my mom and dad, but came here when I came of age. As I’m a Friendly Sharptooth, they let me in. said Chomper.
What about if something tries to eat me? will you protect me too? asked Tucompso.
Well, I was only aiming to protect Flatteeth, but I guess I can protect you too. said Chomper.
“I’m glad that you’re a nice Sharptooth and not like that mean one, Chomper. And I’m glad that the mean one that killed my mother is dead.” said Littlefoot.October 21, 2016 at 3:43 pm #2623
That’s pretty dark. So, this is your survival strategy? Lure tactics? In the Mysterious Beyond too many Sharpteeth lack the cunning it takes to survive this tough world like you. But I can easily lure in food for you. I have special ‘eat me ‘powers that can get you the tastiest meals thinking their closing in on me, then you can snap them! said Tucompso.
Ok. By the way, do you happen to know of any Sharpteeth that like to pick on Flattooth kids? You could use your ‘eat me’ powers and lure them to me. said Chomper.
Tucompso asked Why only flattooth kids? why do you favor them over mine should I succeed in my journey of life?
I can protect your kids too, I guess. said Chomper. After all, protecting more things, as long as I don’t protect too much, does mean more for me to eat.
Pato pokes the shorty sharptooth. “It doesn’t seem dangerous Dad. I think we should let it stay here.”
Tucompso said Now, I don’t know any Sharpteeth who particularly seek Flatteeth children as a only food source, but if any Sharpteeth spot me, I bring them right to you. By the way your friends are getting kinda curious, have they never seen my kind before?
I’m the only Sharptooth that lives in the Great Valley. I have been looking for a mate, but haven’t found one yet. said Chomper. His stomach growls. Speaking of getting me something, could you get something right now? Chomper goes to a stream, grabs many fish, and eats them. I can, of course, eat these, but, well, they don’t quite fill me. He gives the shorty sharptooth some fish. I know I am still hungry and could eat more of those, but you look kind of worn out and I don’t know when you’ve last eaten.
Tucompso remarked Small world, the search for a mate is why I am alone, on nature’s testing grounds. It is the tradition of my people. But I’m sure you know all about that.
Tucompso added Tell you what, I know something I can get you, but first I better ask, how many Fast Biters can you handle at once?
Depends what type of Fast Biter you mean. The bigger ones, only about six. The smaller ones, probably about 15. said Chomper.
Tucompso smiles. Perfect.
Er, which one is it? asked Chomper. And by the way, I don’t hunt Two Claws of course. I even really have to push myself to kill them. I don’t like killing my own kind. And, also, I’m terrible at defeating Three Claws and I don’t think I could do a Sailback (never tried it.
Sometime later, there are 15 Fast Biters near the entrance to the great valley, Tucompso is their licking his lower leg as if he doesn’t see them. They spot him and head toward him. He remains calm as if he doesn’t see them coming, allowing them to close in.
Hello there. I think you will be leaving now. said Chomper to the 15 Fast Biters.
Get your own meal Two Claw! snapped a Velociraptor.
Leave, now! snapped another Velociraptor.
Get your own meal! snapped another Velociraptor.
Fine, if you insist. sighed Chomper. He leaps into the air and comes down, crushing two Velociraptors. He bites another in half. The remaining 12 come at him to attack him.
Tucompso watches from onto of a tall rock, waiting to see how this plays out.
A Fast Biter bites Chomper in the leg. However, he pays dearly for it, as Chomper spins around and impales the offending Fast Biter with the claws on his feet. He kicks two more in the throat as they leap at him, sending blood spattering in the air. Three more try and bite Chomper in the chest, but cannot leap up high enough to do him real damage. Their efforts get them killed by his kill claws on his hands. He strikes fights with the five of them, getting a few cuts and a, thankfully not deep, gash. At last, only one Fast Biter is left alive. The Fast Biter, knowing she is outnumbered, falls to her knees, pleading for Chomper not to kill her.
Please don’t kill me. You have 14 already. You don’t need me. she pleads, shaking like an Earthshake.
Tucompso walks up to one of the fallen Fast Biter corpses and begins eating it. He doesn’t look in the last one’s direction at all.
What do you think I should do with this one? She doesn’t seem to want to eat you and just wants to go home, alive. Chomper asks Tucompso.
Do what you want. said the shorty sharptooth.
Chomper grabs Tucompso. He brings him in front of the Fast Biter. You see this shorty sharptooth? Don’t ever try and hurt him again. If you do, you know what will happen to you. said Chomper, pointing at the dead Fast Biters. She nods, before leaving.
He turns his gaze to the dead Fast Biters. Wow, that’s a lot to eat! When he is done with the Fast Biters, he is feeling sleepy. He decides that he’ll put the Fast Biter bones near the entrance to the Great Valley to scare off future would be hunters from going near it. However, he plans to sleep off his meal first.
However, before he can leave, he spots a big green Two-Claw, who has one big red eye and one damaged red eye and also had a big scar on top of his head, as though something hit him in the head. Hide, I’ll talk to him. Chomper told Tucompso.
I see you’re hunting Fast Biters. Quite brave to take on 14 at once. the strange Sharptooth remarked.
Er, thanks. said Chomper. Something about this Sharptooth unnerved him.
My name is Shredder. What is yours? said the Sharptooth.
Er, Chomper. said Chomper.
You have some nerve hunting near the Great Valley. Surprised they don’t give you any trouble. said Shredder.
Nah, the ones that do end up like that. Chomper lied, for he didn’t want the stranger to know he was a Flattooth friend, for he hated being laughed at, pointing at the bones of the dead Fast Biters.
There are five particular Flatteeth in there that I owe a beat down on. A Longneck, a Threehorn, a Swimmer, a Flyer, and a Spiketail. said Shredder.
Tucompso whispered to Chomper There is something about the presence of this one that scares me.
What did they do to you? asked Chomper.
The Longneck damaged my eye and all of them pushed a boulder on my head, giving my this scar. said Shredder. I nearly drowned but somehow managed to come back to the surface. I spent many cold times looking for the brats and believe, based on stories from these Fast Biters named Screech and Thud, that they live in the Great Valley.
Tucompso remarked Man, that must have been epic. Six great big dinosaurs in an all out brawl.
I wish the tiny morsel would just shut up. I just swallow them whole. These things aren’t worth to live. said Shredder coldly.
It was five little brats actually. They were kids then, but I expect, since it’s been 20 cold times, that they are now adults. I’ll have the last laugh on those brats soon, though. I’m going to attack the Great Valley with my Two Claw pack. I’ve become the leader of one over the cold times. And I have been scouting out the Great Valley. The little brats led me to an entrance of it and I’ve had the chance to spy upon it. said Shredder. He reaches toward Tucompso. Are you going to eat that little thing? If not, I’ll take it. said Shredder.
Chomper puts the shorty sharptooth in his mouth and pretends to swallow him whole. Nah, I’ll take him. said Chomper.
Nice meeting you Chomper. said Shredder, before leaving. When Shredder was gone, Chomper spat out Tucompso.
I think I know who he is after. He’s after my friends. said Chomper.
That jerk is downright evil, wanting to eat little guys like me whole! said Tucompso.October 21, 2016 at 3:44 pm #2624
(Warning: The reason, so far anyway, that this was upgraded to T is in this chapter.)
An Egg Stealer walks around until he finds a patch a soft ferns, then lays down curling up yawning, slips into relaxation.
Meanwhile, Tucompso said to Chomper You know I really can’t say I expected something so big to even bother wasting energy on something so small. Anyway we best go tell your friends about this, we’re burning daylight.
The Egg Stealer, meanwhile, continues to sleep. Sometime later, his mate comes by. “Got us an egg.” she said. He wakes up and smiles at her. The two of them eat the yoke.
Tucompso returns to the lake he was shown earlier and gets a nice drink of water.
The Egg Stealer, meanwhile, said to his mate”Hey dear, can you please do me one little favor? In fact, think of it more as a reward.”
“What exactly did you have in mind?” asked the female Egg Stealer.
‘I want to express my passion for you in a physical way, the two of us becoming one, as is the course of nature. In an area so romantic as this where the flowers bloom and the great circle rises. With nothing to fear but a slight second where you do not enjoy my sweet embrace. You deserve the pleasure my love. Please? May I?” he asked her.
“Um, ok.” she said.
“”I would like you to lift your lovely tail and hold still for a moment. I’ll show you, and you will love it. I guarantee.” he said. She agreed. The two mate.
Meanwhile, back in the Great Valley, Chomper said “I think I met Sharptooth in the Mysterious Beyond.”
“THE Sharptooth? The one that killed my mother? I thought he drowned.” said Littlefoot.
“Apparently not. And he wants to kill you and your friends.” said Chomper.
“He won’t get into the Great Valley. It keeps out the bad ones.” said Cera.
“He says he plans to attack with a large group.” said Chomper.
“Where is Tucompso? He saw Sharptooth too you said.” said Ali.
“Chomper, I don’t know. I thought he was right behind me.” said Chomper, looking around him.
Meanwhile, the shorty sharptooth finishes drinking from the pond. He heads back toward the Great Valley. He hears Egg Stealers mating. Eccch! Dino love! he groaned. Not wanting to witness the event, he heads into the Great Valley.
Tucompso takes a fresh water shelled swimmer with him (fresh water lobster) and brings it to Chomper Want some dessert chomper? Least I can do for saving me from that big scare faced thing. he asked.
Well, I wasn’t going to let him swallow you whole. That’s a terrible way to die. Besides, I’m rather full. I mean, I ate fish and a bunch of Fast Biters. I don’t think I should keep eating. I’m not Spike after all. said Chomper. If I keep eating, I shall have a food loss (barf) and my friends really don’t like to see the contents of what I eat. In fact, they prefer that I often go eat somewhere else. Thanks for the offer though. I can always eat this later. ‘Anyway, you saw him too. Unfortunately, I don’t think you can talk Leaf Eater and tell them, but you can at least try and draw a picture of him in the sand for them.
Tucompso takes a twig and begins to draw in the sand, after about 45 minuets he still hasn’t stopped, the detail so far show a large Sharptooth with one eye, a dint in his head, lines that are suppose to represent something coming from his breath but with out color it is hard to tell what it is suppose to be. The background is around him in fine detail, even showing at 800 yards a sharp mandible (praying mantis) holding a leaf gobbler. Then he begins to draw the bones at the great valley entry, still not finishing yet.
“That looks like Sharptooth all right. It does. It does.” said Ducky in alarm.
“We have to tell my grandparents. They need to know about this.” said Littlefoot.
Littlefoot and Ali came to his aging, though still alive, grandparents. “I’m afraid Sharptooth is still alive.” said LIttlefoot.
“What? Our daughter’s killer still lives!” gasped Grandpa Longneck.
Tucompso, who didn’t understand Leaf Eater, wondered aloud Why do they sound so scared? do they not like my artistic amazement?
“I wish that I could have gotten there faster before the Great Earthshake messed things up too much. I’d have made that Sharptooth Sharptoothless!” said Grandpa Longneck angrily.
“Do you think the Sharptooth will get us, Dad?” asked a purple female Longneck with brown eyes.
“No, Emelia. I won’t let him.” said Littlefoot.
The male Egg Stealer nuzzles his mate standing next to her having finished giving her what he can for now.
“So.” he asks “Did you like that?”
He waits eagerly for her answer.
“Yes, I enjoyed that. Wish I could do more. I did want kids. I wanted eggs of my own to hatch rather than eggs of someone else to eat.” she said.
“That makes up, I guess, for forgetting that today was our anniversary.” said the male Egg Stealer, blushing.
You can have more of that any time you want, but I can only offer it once every hour or so. Hey, look over their, their are a lot of Flatteeth gathering to hear the latest gossip. What you say we sneak over and eves drop? It may sound rude now, but trust me, what ever they know could save our lives. After all you know how they are about Sharpteeth.” he said to her.
“Wait, your forget our anniversary?!” snapped the female Egg Stealer.
“Relax, its still morning, I will be willing to grant you what ever you want for your anniversary until the great circle goes down, and if necessary even pretend it still hasn’t for the next 48 hours.” her mate said to her, trying to diffuse the situation.
“Are we going to steal the Flatteeth eggs? What would they know about Sharpteeth anyway that we wouldn’t?” asked the female Egg Stealer.
“They would know what we wouldn’t, if new ones are making their territory near where we have made ours. And yes, we can eat their eggs if you so desire. After all, their is no better source of protein, and we will need lots and lots of protein.” said her mate.
“Fine, we’ll go.” she replied.
“Just remember, if we get caught, simply say we are vegetarians. If that don’t work, make them argue then run while they argue. They are after all very stupid.” he said.
October 21, 2016 at 3:45 pm #2625
- This reply was modified 4 months, 3 weeks ago by ChomperHugger.
“Does anyone know where Sharptooth is hiding? We need to know what he is up to.” said Cera.
“Me doubt many here will volunteer to go spy on him.” said Petrie.
“I’ll go. It’s my mother he killed.” said Littlefoot.
“No, I can’t let you put yourself in danger. I’ll go. Unlike you, he isn’t trying to kill me.” said Chomper.
“Chomper, be careful.” said Ali.
“Always.” Chomper replied.
Tucompso asked Chomper, what are they saying? do they like my artwork or not?
They liked it. It was Sharptooth that they are afraid of. As you know, Sharptooth viciously ripped the flesh off of the back of Littlefoot’s mother. And, apparently, she wasn’t his only victim. He was dreaded around the area where the Great Earthshake happened. Indeed, many fell during that dreaded quake, but he was the only one to survive it. He is quite powerful. said Chomper.
Tucompso said And he said he will invade the great valley? Wanting revenge for… and he starts to laugh, getting almost drowned by children?
I would like to know what this is about too. It seems odd that he’d attack the whole Great Valley just to get at Littlefoot and his friends. But that is what I’m going to find out. said Chomper.
Be careful. said Tucompso.
The male Egg Stealer whispered to his mate “Seems my judgment was right. Let’s stay away from the Great Valley until all this is over. Now, let’s get out before we are spotted. Unless you still want some eggs while we are here.”
Before they can leave, however, Chomper, who is heading out to go find Shredder, comes across them. “What are you doing here? Planning to steal eggs? You know, the Great Valley has authorized me to EAT any Egg Stealers that try and sneak into here to make off with eggs. I suggest you tell the truth. It will be worse for you if you don’t.” he said to them.
“If you’re going to eat us, you can only eat us one at a time, so I would suggest you start with me so I can give you your exercise.” said the male Egg Stealer. He meant was that he would delay Chomper long enough for his mate to get away. Chomper realizes this too.
“You were going to sacrifice yourself so she could get away? That’s so sweet.” said Chomper. “But, you still were planning to eat eggs, form the looks of it. The Great Valley would NOT be pleased with me if I just let you go, er, undigested. However, I am pretty full right now and have had enough bloodshed for one day with those 14 Fast Biters, and so have decided to give you one chance at not being a meal stored for some other day. I want to know if you know where a certain Sharptooth is.” he said to them. He described Shredder. “Do you know where he is? If not, I suggest you tell me the truth. I can always taste you with my tongue for many minutes before eating you if you try anything funny.” Chomper warned.
“You mean like trying to convince you we have information when we don’t to try to increase our chances of staying alive? Tempting, but probably a bad idea, just a guess. What would you suggest we do if we want to get this over with sooner and still survive long enough to go somewhere you can’t follow if you change your mind?” asked the male Egg Stealer.
“If you are truthful, I wouldn’t change my mind, even if hungry. Now, if I were really starving, I wouldn’t even bother to give you a chance. As it is, I am stuffed with fish and Fast Biter. I cannot down you now, for I will suffer food loss as my stomach wouldn’t be able to handle you both.” he said. He pounces on the male Egg Stealer with strong force, knocking the wind out of him. He puts a claw over his throat. “Ok, do you have any information on the Sharptooth I described. If now, I’ll deal with you and give your mate a five minute head start. However, I should warn her, Egg Stealers DON’T have a good track record of outrunning me.” Chomper said.
The male Egg Stealer tries to speak but he is to terrified to utter even a slight syllable, he fights desperately to over come it and speak but only succeeds in watering the grass.
“Ew. Yuck! You aren’t the first one to do that to me, but ti still is unpleasant.” said Chomper in disgust. He moves his foot claw a bit away from the Egg Stealer. “Ok, are you going to talk or are you going to empty your bladder some more?” Chomper asked.
“Yes I have heard of this Sharptooth, in a large lush valley I have over heard flat teeth talking about him, we also over heard 2 sharpteeth mention he is on his way over hear for revenge. Now please please please don’t kill me!” said the male Egg Stealer, shaking and pleading for his life.
“Do you happen to know where he lives? He menitoned this pack he was in control of. That could be helpful. Could you at least point me the way and give me directions to this lush valley? And, once you do that, I suggest you find a new home. If this place comes under attack, Shredder might use you as a breath mint.” said Chomper to them.
“Yes, to find this lush valley, look down. Your standing in it!” said the male Egg Stealer.
“He lives here?” asked Chomper incredulously. “Say, this isn’t some sort of joke, is it? If it is, I shall use you to pick my nose first and then eat you later.” Chomper said.
The male Egg Stealer said “No, I was telling you where I first heard of him. Hear, I first heard of him hear. Is my mate still hear? maybe she knows something. Please say something dear, anything you think could save me please!”
“By the way, how can you hear Sharpteeth? Most of them don’t speak Leaf Eater. If you really did hear someone tell you where he is, then tell me and I can go find them and ask them. Any tricks and I promise more of you than your bladder water will be spilled on the ground.” Chomper warned, raising his claws on his feet over the male Egg Stealer, poised to slash.
“Some of us only know Flattooth, some of us only know Sharptooth, some of us have spent a long long time somewhere in between where both dwell. Also I am starting to think you don’t like me. If your going to kill me just get it over with, because I don’t have anything I can give to convince you to let me go. Just please, be painless. I can’t take any more of this. Please just get it over with.” begged the male.
“No, you wouldn’t believe the nonsense some prey give me. All these lies. One tends to get doubtful after a while. You aren’t the first Egg Stealers to try and make a deal with me. However, you may get the honor of being the first ones to, well, live.” said Chomper. “You said that there were some guys down there that knew. I shall go and find out. If I find you’ve been pulling my leg, a lot more of you than your leg is going to be pulled when I catch up with you.” said Chomper. He releases the Egg Stealer and heads off down further into the lush valley.October 21, 2016 at 3:46 pm #2626
Meanwhile, Ali said to Littlefoot “I’m so sorry Littlefoot. To have to go through this all over again. I mean, you’d hoped he was gone after he killed your mother. Now, I bet it hurts, knowing he’s alive.” said Ali.
“He won’t be killing another member of my family. I’ve made up my mind that if we get into real trouble, then I’ll hold him off and you leave with the kids.” said Littlefoot.
“But Littlefoot, he might kill you.” said Ali.
“At least you’d be safe.” he said, nuzzling her neck with his neck.
Grandpa and Grandma Longneck were also angry about Sharptooth being still alive. They wanted to fight Shredder themselves, but, being in their later 80’s, it was not a good idea. And Cera’s father Topps couldn’t help much either, as he was in his mid-70’s and had lost quite a bit of his thunder. They could get Bron. Bron could help out. Bron would definitely want to be the one to get revenge on his wife’s killer. But where would he be at this time of year?
Meanwhile, the male Egg Stealer whispered to his mate: “Stupid Sharptooth, that is a complete misinterpretation of what I said, I was just describing what happened moments before I got caught in hopes that mabye something good would happen. We are going to die. And I don’t know what we can do to prevent it. Know anywhere we can hide?”
Chomper, meanwhile, comes to some Sharpteeth in the Lush Valley. After asking them, he indeed finds that they do know where Shredder. Having gotten the information he needsd, he heads back to the two Egg Stealers, who haven’t found a good place to hide from him. “Helo.” said Chomper to them.
“Save yourself, I will try to hold him off.” The male Egg Stealer shouts, having no idea that in a ironic way he was completely right.
“Not to worry. You were honest. I found the information on Shredder. He’s in the Long Valley near the Land of the Featherhead Sharpteeth. Thanks for the information. You can be about your way. Besides, you should know that I consider Egg Stealers junk food and don’t normally eat them unless they try and steal eggs from the Great Valley. You won’t be bothered by me again.” said Chomper before leaving. The two Egg Stealers, stunned by their dumb luck, pass out.
When they come to, they decide to go live somewhere else. “It’s an anniversary present you always wanted.” said the male Egg Stealer. “A new home.” His mate laughs.
Chomper, meanwhile, heads into the Long Valley. He spots an area with many bones. Up ahead, he sees Shredder, though he is not alone, but is with a pack.
Hello Chomper. Glad to see you again. Was planning to attack the Great Valley in 14 rising and settings of the Bright Cirlce. said Shredder.
A medium blue Two Claw with black stripes and emerald eyes, five feet short for her kind, and without a single battle scar to brag about examines Chomper, sniffing him.
Seems suspicious to me Shredder. she says. I mean he just happens to find your hide out so quickly? Something about him makes me uneased.
A rust-colored Two Claw twice her age and twice her size scoffs You think everything is suspicious. Remember that time that…
Shut it. she snaps.
A green Two Claw, scrawny and over energetic, just watches them argue and laughs with amusement.
Chomper thinks of what to say. He cannot tell them that he is working for the Great Valley. However, he realizes that he would have to explain why he would go looking for Shredder in the first place. Finally, he thinks of somethng plausible. I heard that your pack has some of the strongest Sharpteeth around. It seemed a good place to find a mate. The other packs I’ve found aren’t worthy of me. he replies quickly.
The short blue female suddenly changes her attitude
Never mind what I said, if you want me I am yours, any time you like you adorable..
The tall rust colored one laughs Ahem, keep your dignity.
Sorry. She replies. Don’t know what got over me. Uh, don’t tell anyone about this, or else.
Why does Shredder want to attack the Great Valley over five silly Flatteeth? I mean, they didn’t kill him after all. There are a lot more Flatteeth in there than just five. Seems very risky to actually go in there. My parents once braved it and the Flatteeth all banded together and drove them out. Chomper asks the blue female.
The scrawny green Sharptooth sniffed Chomper. He smells like Egg Stealers. he laughed.
After I was done with those 14 Fast Biters, I decided to have two Egg Stealers for dessert. Chomper lied. When I caught the male, I decided to mess with him before nomming him. He was so terrified that he, er, released his bladder water onto me. That’s why I smell funny.
The short blue Two Claw said You remind me of Phyco, I say we let him stay.
The scrawny green Two Claw grumbled Oh please, I can’t eat that much. I would have left them alive with their entrails hanging out in a colony crawler nest. (ants.) That way we can have less eggs at risk of being snatched and the crawlers will have their meal.
The short blue Two Claw comes closer and whispers into Chomper’s ear It’s kinda a secret, and by kinda I mean we are not I repeat not allowed to talk about it in Shredders presence. You want to know, come with me, I will tell you.
She leads the way to talk to him alone.
Phyco grumbled Hmp, lucky!
Meanwhile, in the Great Valley, Ruby said to Littlefoot “I hope Chomper can manage this. He is good at fighting smaller Sharpteeeth like Fast Biters and Belly Draggers but I am not so sure he would fight a Two Claw like himself as well as he would fight something that is smaller than a Two Claw.”
“Ruby, we are going to have to trust him.” said Littlefoot.
“He has been gone some time. He has. I hope that Sharptooth did not kill him.” said Ducky to him.
“Ducky, Chomper is the bravest Sharptooth I’ve met. He won’t be killed so easily.” Littlefoot reassurred her.
“Me no think you meet many Sharpteeth that talk to you, so that not saying much.” Petrie said.
Littlefoot and Spike went to the spot where they thought they had killed Sharptooth. “Isn’t it a pain that he’s still alive? I mean, we pushed him off and he fell into the water. He nearly took out Petrie.” Littlefoot said. Spike nodded. Spike grabbed some green food and ate it. He saw a tasty green plant hanging over the edge of the water. Being the glutton that he was, Spike goes for it. He gets it, but also loses his balance and falls into the water.
“Spike!” Littlefoot cried. He dove into the water after Spike. Spike went down, for he wasn’t that good of a Swimmer. Littlefoot had, since his childhood days, learned to swim somewhat. He went to the bottom of the water and got Spike. Spike, however, in a panic, grabbed onto him, trying to pull onto him. “Spikkke. Nooooe!’ Littlefoot said under the water, his voice distorted by the water.
Littlefoot grabs onto Spike, starting to feel fainter due to lack of air. Only somewhat conscious, he and Spike come into an area with area. When they get their bearings, they find that they are in an underground cave. “Aha, so this is how Sharptooth survived!” Littlefoot exclaimed.October 21, 2016 at 3:49 pm #2627
So if your friends in the Great Valley valued your life as an egg, why did they try to kill Shredder? If you’re indeed so honest, then they must have had a good reason. I’m fine with hanging out with the insane, but if Shredder is too insane, as I have been secretly suspecting, then their is always plan B. Now lets return, I could easily turn you in, but I will just use is as a new card in the fold and decide if its wise to play it later. For now, lets wait for a final decision. Tiny said to him.
How did you figure out it was me in the story? You are pretty bright then. As for why they tried to kill Shredder, there is this thing called self-defense. Shredder chased them across the Mysterious Beyond. He went after a bunch of kids merely because of a wounded eye that happened by accident. Longnecks who get caught in thorny plants with Two Claws right behind them tend to try and pull away any way they can. The thorn hit him in the eye by accident. Then Shredder attacked the Longneck’s mother. I could have just attributed all of this to his Sharptooth nature. Trust me, if I didn’t have an alternate outlet to eat like Fast Biters, Belly Draggers, Sharp Beaks, etc, and, sometimes, Egg Stealers, I’d be hunting Flatteeth now. As it is, Shredder’s behavior made sense in terms of a Sharptooth when he fought the mother. The mother knocked Shredder off the Great Divide. Shredder was the only one who, during the deadly Great Earthshake, fell into the Great Divide and lived. What is more, he doesn’t appear to have any lasting damage from the fall. So THAT is something to brag about. However, he didn’t like to think that the Longneck got away. He never found the body of the mother Longneck. The Longneck, Littlefoot, told me she died from red water (blood) loss. So he didn’t get to eat her. But, on the other hand, who knows how many lone Flatteeth were wondering around, possibly even injured by the Great Earthshake. Why bother going after some silly kids when you could make a meal of something much bigger and be on your way? Chomper said.
That is a good question. What you say makes sense in that it would be wiser to go after wounded Flatteeth that are fully grown than two children. remarked Tiny.
Yes, which leads me to my conclusion about Shredder. He’s a psychopath. He cannot stand his ego being bruised. He wanted to make sure the Longneck who hurt his eye was dead. The other three Flatteeth, the Swimmer, the Flyer, and the Spiketail were not even there the day of the Great Earthshake. I could see him wanting the Longneck dead for damaging his eye and the Threehorn for foolishly ramming his head when he was out could after falling all that way, but the others had done nothing to him. Yet he seemed to want them ALL dead for being together. Chomper said.
That is awful. Chasing those kids across the Mysterious Beyond for weeks. That doesn’t sound like a Sharptooth who is fully in his right mind. said Tiny in horror.
The kids were tired of him chasing them and just wanted him to stop. They realized he wouldn’t stop until they were dead. So they decided to lure him into a trap. Even when they got him, he almost got Petrie the Flyer, whom he took with him just out of spite. Petrie would have died had not Shredder been hit by the rock they pushed onto him, forcing Shredder’s mouth open. Chomper told her.
So, the Flatteeth weren’t malicious? said Tiny.
No. The Longneck wasn’t even trying to get revenge on Shredder for killing his mother. His mother had wanted him to get to the Great Valley. To find a better life. Shredder seemed determined to make sure that never happened. Littlefoot the Longneck had to act to make sure his mother’s last act wasn’t in vain. And, at any rate, Shredder live. He could have just kept it quiet. I don’t know how the story got out, but it did. And, by the way, Shredder was known in the area around the Great Divide. His was a terror among the Flatteeth. Much like Red Claw, they knew his real name, or the grownups did anyway. I found this out from Littlefoot’s grandfather some time ago. However, the Flatteeth were SO afraid of him that they just called him ‘Sharptooth’. He didn’t just hunt for food. I can understand killing for food (even if the Flatteeth can’t.). However, Shredder sometimes killed but never ate. He just left the bodies. Perhaps it was a fear mechanism, to scare into surrendering the Flatteeth that he DID decide to eat, but it sounds very twisted to me. Sharpteeth can value life. They only kill what they and their families need, nothing more. I do not believe Shredder vlaues life at all. I believe he wouldn’t give a Threehorn’s tush if any of you died in the fight to take out the Great Valley.
So, in conclusion, if you decide to turn me in for sidiing with Shredder’s enemies, remember, he doesn’t care about you. He thinks only the best are meant to live and may even send you into a part of the herd where you won’t survive, thus killing some of the Flatteeth but also causing the pack to lose someone he feels wasn’t really worthy to be here. I know Shredder thinks litlte of those he feels are smaller than him. I mean, he was going to eat a shorty shaprtooth whole and remarked that he thought them annoying and not even worthy of exisitng. He actually eats all shorty sharpteeth whole. I actually came here to try and find information to help the Great Valley stop him for good.
If you know this and don’t turn me in, then Shredder will kill you just for knowing it. Chomper said.
Meanwhile, Tria, who was in her sixties, and could still travel a good distance, came across Bron in the Mysterious Beyond. He was with his herd. “Hello Tria. What brings you here?” he asked her.
“It is about Shredder.” said Tria.
“Sharptooth? But he’s dead!” gasped Bron.
“I thought he was, just like all of us, but apparently he survived. He plans to attack the Great Valley. He wants to kill Littlefoot, Cera, Ducky, Petrie, Spike, Ali, Pato, and Emelia.” said Tria.
“That son of a tarpit! Killed my beloved wife Louisa and now wants to kill my son and his wife and kids! I’ll bring the herd there all right and we’ll kick his tush. I’d love to be the one to finish him off for my wife’s death!” Bron shouted.
Meanwhile, Tucompso rides on a Longneck’s head as the Longneck walks up to a tree, the Longneck reaches for the tree stars while Tucompso gazes into the distance watching a group of children play. The Longneck fails to reach the tree stars, then tries getting them with his tongue.
The Longneck said “Hey, short guy, can you do me a favor please? I am going to reach up again and then I want you to jump and bring that branch down, ok?”
Tucompso speaks in Sharptooth.
The Longneck, annoyed, said “That branch, come on it’s near the level of your nose, it’s practically in your face, can you please help me reach?”
Tucompso speaks again in Sharptooth.
The Longneck, irate, says, slowly “Tree, Staaars.”
Tucompso once more speaks in Sharptooth.
The Longneck sighs. “Forget it, you’re useless.” The Longneck gives up and begins to look for a different tree.
Meanwhile, Tiny said to Chomper You’re not the only one to tell a story in third person. Yes, we all have our insanity, and we all have our backstory. You don’t even want to know what Phyco’s backstory is, but now I want to just get away from them all. What exactly are you doing here? Let’s just run away together, hide until they have lost all care that we are gone and live somewhere they will never find us, even if just as acquaintances.
The two contnue to argue as Tiny leaves the cave. However, before both can get too far, they are met by none other than Shredder himself.
Chomper, Tiny. Where were you? I’m going to need all of you. Were you two trying to leave me? Did you forget that I said not to rest more than a few hours? You’ve been gone all day. The Night Circle has come out now. You weren’t going to desert me, were you? You know I’d flay your cloacas and then rip you into millions of pieces if you tried. Now, get back to the pack. We are getting up early tomorrow to plan our attack on the Great Valley. he said angrily.
Chomper and Tiny go off to bed. Tiny whispers to him We’ve got to stop him. We’ll have to do it from in here. We cannot run away now or the pack will kill us. Shredder is evil. I want to stop him.
Me too. However, we need to plan that in the morning. I’m really tired right now. said Chomper, yawning and laying down. Tiny lays next to him.
Lucky! Phyco grumbles.October 21, 2016 at 3:50 pm #2628
The Great Circle begins to rise. Phyco kicks Chomper and Tiny.
Phyco says to Chomper Since you’re new I must tell you, don’t get mad, that was only your alarm clock. I did you a favor, he doesn’t take kindly to sleeping in.
At this point our job is to join in waking the others. I think he really wanted to make sure he has the first turn, no one else is up yet. said Tiny to Chomper.
First turn at what? Chomper asks her.
Tiny kicks a sleeping Two Claw. The Two Claw cried I’m up! I’m up!
Tiny said to Chomper You’re new to pack life, aren’t you. Around here, we like to play a game, it’s called make sure no one sleeps in or no one has breakfast.
I personally wouldn’t mind. I expect what, er, regular Sharpteeth would eat is Flatteeth, Flatteeth, and more Flatteeth. But, on the other hand, if I don’t eat Flatteeth, I suppose I shall look foolish. Indeed, Shredder might guess that I had been lying to him earlier. If he finds out that I don’t hunt Flatteeth, that might lead to awkward questions that will lead to me being caught. So, what to do? What to do? Chomper whispered to Tiny.
While he waits for everyone else to get ready, Phyco keeps to himself, practicing the presentation of his idea how to invade the Great Valley, should he have a chance to share his thoughts. He draws in the dirt mumbling to him self to prepare for when he actually does his part. Occasionally he looks around to see if it’s time to start yet impatiently.
Are you serious? you have no idea how being a sharptooth works do you? Weather or not something is edible is not determined by what is in their mouth, but by what is wrapped around their bones. Mabye we will get lucky and end up with something other then your oh so more deserving to live Flatteeth. Tiny whispered to Chomper, rolling her eyes.
First off, yes I’m serious. You think Flatteeth are just stupid non-talkng tasty and crunchy things. In actuality, they can talk. And I can hear them. All you hear is said Chomper, now switching to Flattooth “Chattering and grunting”, but what I hear is actual talking. Would you like to hear ‘Oh don’t kill my daughter. Please. Pleaes!’ and ‘But I have a wife and kids! Have mercy!’ and things like that? Unless you have no heart and have sold your soul to the Night Circle, it’ll drive you nuts. I only hunt Sharpteeth who attacked Flattteth (or, in one case, a shorty sharptooth), not just any regular Sharptooth. And I only hunt Egg Stealers who steal eggs from the Great Valley, or try to, anyway. And yes, I have let a couple go once due to feeling sorry for them.
Secondly, since I know Flattooth, I could speak it and lure Flatteeth into all sorts of traps if I wanted to. And, since I’ve lived with Flatteeth for many cold times, I happen to know both their strengths and their weaknesses. I learned quickly what it takes regular Sharpteeth many cold times to learn.
Thirdly, I cannot say that there cannot be a case where I wouldn’t hunt a Flattooth who deserved it, but since they were nice to me, I have a soft spot for them. If I truly hunt them, it’s going to be for some wrong other than the wrong of walking near me when I haven’t eaten yet that day.
Fourthly, I can corner a Flattooth. I twice cornered and could have killed the very Flatteeth that Shredder couldn’t kill.
Chomper said to her.
If you make everyone miss breakfast, they might not want to be your friend. Tiny said to him.
My apologies if I come off as a bit grouchy, it shouldn’t be long until I lay my latest clutch of non hatching eggs. Useless, horrible things no one would ever want to keep a hold of. I tend to get a bit stressed before that happens. But don’t worry, I will just burry them so no one steps in them. Tiny added.
Tiny, if you must know, being friendly with Flatteeth has come at a heavy cost. Truthfully, ohter than my parents, of course, You are my first Sharptooth friend. he told her.
As for non-hatching eggs, I recall that a few times, when I was younger, Mom left them around and I, being the curious kid that I was, ate some of them. They didn’t taste very good. Chomper told her, smiling.
Now, I have a plan to beat Shredder. We can’t do it on our own, we need to find more who will be willing to join us. And you know what? I’m scared. One wrong move and we are dead, but since I am already in this mess, and you have a motivation, we can’t give up. If we can get enough of Shredders army to help us instead we might stand a chance standing up to him. Tiny told him.
What is your plan? I admit, the only thing that comes to my mind is how, from what Mom and Dad told me, is that, in a pack, technically the leader is the one who is the strongest or the best. Technically, I could point out that I twice cornered the very Flatteeth that Shredder couldn’t kill. As I did it as a kid, that would make me more impressive.
I don’t know too much about living in a pack. Technically, Mom and Dad were in one once. They left it for a tiny bit to hatch me near the Great Valley. My friendliness toward Flatteeth caused my parents to be kicked out permanently, so we lived alone. But my parents still love me. Chomper said.
By the way, what about your parents tiny? Did you have a happy childhood? he asked her.
Strange, why isn’t Shredder hear to begin the battle plan meeting yet? She looks around and notices someone is still asleep…
Should we wake him before you know who notices, or are you sure you would like to skip breakfast?
Before Chomper can reply, however, Phyco kicks the last sleeping Sharpteeth. Get up tushhead! We’re NOT missing breakfast like we did yesterday! The last Sharptooth gets up. At that momenet, Shredder arrives.
Good, everyone is awake. Good, now we will hunt some Flatteeth. I say we practice on a small herd. That WiLL be our battle prep. Normally, we take down Flatteeth here and there, but if we are going to attack the Great Valley, we are going to have to pratcie on bigger and bigger herds. Shredder says to them. Now, let’s get going, we’re burning daylight.
Chomper looks helplessly at Tiny as the group leaves.October 21, 2016 at 3:51 pm #2629
Meanwhile, Bron arrives in the Great Valley. “So, Sharptooth is still alive? I’ll be here waiting for him when he tries to come here. I’ve got a score to settle.” Bron says. He swings his tail violently against a rock, shattering it into bits, demonstrating what he’d like to do to Shredder.
“Littlefoot, have you seen Chomper?” asked Guido.
“No, I haven’t.” Littlefoot replied.
“Chomper? I’m not so sure if having a Sharptooth in the Great Valley is a good idea. Especially with Sharptooth back.” said Bron skeptically.
“Everything Sharptooth is, Chomper is the opposite.” Littlefoot reassured his father.
“Dad, is the big mean Shredder going to eat us?” asked Pato, shaking.
“Over my dead body!’ said Littlefoot to his son.
“Let’s hope it doesn’t come to that.” said Ali.
“My friends and I will face him again. We beat him once, we can do it again. We even have Ruby and Chomper this time.” said Littlefoot to his wife.
“Where is Chomper? He’s been gone all night.” asked Ali.
“No idea. I’m worried. You don’t think he ran into some kind of trouble? A Sailback or something?” Cera said to Littlefoot.
“Chomper is pretty careful. Still, I’d like to find out where he is.” said Littlefoot.
“Me go. Me can fly.” offered Petrie.
“Thanks for the offer Petrie, but Shredder is hoping to KILL us. I won’t send anyone he’s after to go there and find Chomper.” objected Littlefoot.
“I can go. I can fly too and that makes it harder to be spotted. Also, they aren’t looking for me. Also, I know a tiny bit of Sharptooth that I can use if I run into a pinch.” offered Guido.
“Thanks Guido. We owe you one.” said Littlefoot. Guido flew out of the Great Valley.
Tucompso watches Guido fly away, and seeing he is gone decides to sneak over to his closest favorite crawler stashes.
Meanwhile, Tiny said to Chomper You wanted to know about my family and my childhood My story is very similar to Phyo’s story, except far less dark, and I haven’t actually been their to watch it happen. When I was a little girl my parents told me to stay where I was until they come back with food, and not to let any other predator see me. Problem is, they didn’t come back. Eventually I got hungry enough to go out and try to find them. Turns out, they could not walk back because their legs where broken. By a herd of club tails. At least the maggots in their flesh kept me fed for a while.
Wait, your parents died? Killed by Flatteeth? I thought Flatteeth were nice. Chomper said, taken aback. He had never heard of Flatteeth killing a Sharptooth before. Now, my views on Flatteeth are conflicted. We shall see how I feel about hunting these Flatteeth the pack wants. said Chomper to Tiny. He felt angry. Flatteeth had done to Tiny’s mother what Shredder had done to Littlefoot’s mother. How did Flatteeth any right now to say they were better than Sharpteeth?
Did you ever catch the Club Tails? Chomper asked her. I must admit, though I have been rather frinedly to Flatteeth, my experience with them mostly consists of contact with them in the Great Valley and some Far Walkers that went there. I have NO idea how the rest of them are. I just assumed that they were like Littlefoot, Cera, Ducky, Petrie, Spike, and the Halftooth Ruby. Chomper said to her. I can say that, if Flatteeth DID kill my parents, I am positive that I’d break the No Hunting Flatteeth Policy. he said to her.
I can assure you though, that whatever Flatteeth you have encountered in the Mysterious Beyond, the Flatteeth in the Great Valley are of a better sort and are worth saving. he told her.
Uh, Chomper, it was self-defense, my parents wanted to get me food, and food did not want to be brought to me. I at least can cast a forgiving eye dismissing it as part of the circle of life. So just forget about it. Tiny told him.
Don’t get me wrong, the past still hurts, but if I don’t let it go I will no doubt end up like…
Would you hurry up! a pack member shouts to the two. You’re too slow. It’s like your reluctant to hunt or something.
I can see that I have changed your way of thinking some, Tiny. Earlier, you didn’t care too much about Flatteeeth, yet now, you are even forgiving the ones that killed your parents. I still wonder, did you ever go looking for the Club Tails that did it? It took a lot of guts not to if you didn’t. I must admit, I’ve grown more and more fond of you since I first met you. You don’t mind that I’m a Friendly Sharptooth. I have always believed that the first one to like me despite me being a Frienldy Sharptooth would be The One. And so, if it’s ok with you, I’d like to ask you to be my mate Tiny. I know this is probably unexpected. You’ve probably had lots of proposals before so if you say no, it won’t hurt my feelings. I can, however, be certain that I’m in love and I’m NEVER felt thsi way before.
Our union cermony might give us some delay to Shredder’s plan. The longer we delay him, the more time we have to think of something and the longer the Great Valley has to plan.
I hadn’t told you earlier, but the Great Valley DOES know he’s coming. They just don’t know the size of this pack. Still, the more time they have to plan, the better.
Also, I might add he whispered softly into her ear If we are mates, then my parents wouldn’t mind being grandparents and you can do something about those non-hatching eggs and perhaps get hatching ones.
I accept. said Tiny, smiling at him.
What’s going on you two? snapped Phyco.
Tiny just agreed to be my mate. said Chomper.
Son of a tarpit! shouted Phyco angrily, for he wanted her to be his mate. He angrily kicks down trees and other items, sometimes causing stuff to hit other Two Claws and knock them over.
Oh dear. said Chomper and Tiny together.
Just back up slowly and hope he is disciplined for slowing the hunt, I don’t want to see you get hurt. Tiny whispered to Chomper.
Truth be told I feel really bad about breaking his heart like this, after all I have known him the longest, and I am suddenly picking the new guy over him. But there are two very good reasons I would prefer you. The first being he has too much energy, if I mate with him I worry I would die of thirst before he runs out of stamina. Which would only mess him up physiologically more then he already is. Reason number two is because he is quite quite insane. I’d say this might cause someone to get very badly hurt one day but, I think it’s a little too late. And now he is jealous. On the bright side I would imagine he can’t do any worse to you then, oh I don’t know, leave you next to a pile of sticks dip one in a gurgling pit then light you up? Tiny said to him nervously.
Meanwhile, nearby, an Egg Stealer begins to shift and wake up. He was too tired to get up sooner. He looks to see his loving mate who was just as tired still next to him, snuggled tightly too tightly for him to go anywhere. He smiles and rubs her back, trying to wake her gently so he can get up.
“Dear, scoot over a little.” he asks her. She continues to sleep. “Come on.” he pleads “I need to get up before I wet the bed.” The female Egg Stealer still continues to sleep.
Chomper sniffs the air. I smell two Egg Stealers. he said.
Good, I haven’t eaten since two nights ago. Tiny remarked.
The two Sharpteeth silently creep to right outside the home of the two Egg Stealers.
The male Egg Stealer whispered to his mate. “Just my luck, its like I called it. Quickly, in hear.”
He leads the way into a crack in a great rock deep enough to be out of reach. His mate follows.
The male egg stealer whispers to his mate
“Stupid mean Sharptooth, first he says he won’t be bothering us anymore and now hear he is invading our territory with a set of jaws for the both of us? What have we ever done to deserve this? All we ever wanted was to make each other happy. Not long ago you bring me breakfast in bet, then I reward you for being my lover, to which you replied you where hoping for children. Weal darling, time to test if this place is safe to raise a nest of our own. If we survive, when you are ready to lay your eggs we will know they can make it also.”
Chomper recognizes the Egg Stealers. “Hey, I recognize you. We met earlier.” said Chomper.
“Yes, and you promised to leave us alone.” grumbled the female.
Hey Chomper, which one are you going to eat? I’ll take the other one. asked Tiny.
Sorry Tiny, I, er, promised these two that I wouldn’t hurt them. Chomper told her.
“I’ll keep my word. You’re safe. At least from us. However, I do have some rather important news for you. You happened to know about the dreaded Shredder, that many just call ‘Sharptooth’ as they are afraid to say his name. Well, he’s nearby with a big pack. I think it would be wise for you to go somewhere else and hide.” Chomper told them.
He and Tiny left. So much for Egg Stealers and bacon for breakfast. Tiny grumbled.
“You know, maby he isn’t so bad after all. Now for yet another game of try to find somewhere safe so we can start a family.” said the male Egg Stealer.
Chomper and Tiny were able to come to the others without drawing any attention. What herd are we attacking exactly? Chomper asked Shredder.
Phyco whispers to Tiny to avoid accidently cutting into the conversation with Chomper and Shredder.
“ou know, I been meaning to ask. Are you sure you will be happier off with chomper?
He asks reluctantly yet showing maturity no one has ever witnessed of him before.
I believe so. Chomper is very brave. And he’s very kind. And he doesn’t care about my size. Tiny whispered to him.
Very well, if it will make you happy. I’ll get over it, some cold time from now. he whispers back before joining together with others in the pack to prepare for the hunt.
Meanwhile, in the Great Valley, Tucompso has spent a good 15 minuets chasing a small lizard, but rather then eating the thing, he just does a catch and release simply for the entertainment. Having gotten tired he decides to hop onto the back of a pink Fast Runner to curls up for a nap, thus achieving high speeds even in his sleep.
You silly thing Tucompso. I thnk it would be best if you were awake so that you can hold on as you might fall off if you don’t hold on because you didn’t hold on because you weren’t awake. said Ruby.
This woke up Tucompso. Wait, you can speak Sharptooth! he gasped.
Yes, I can. Learned it as a kid. Ruby replied.
When one finds someone who can understand them it is best to stick around them. Anyway glad you don’t mind me being up here, you’re the first one I can actually ask. he said with a slight chuckle.
So, how did you meet Chomper? Surely a Halftooth like yourself would be afraid of a Two Claw. Tucompso asked Ruby.
Normally, I would be afraid of a Two Claw as Two Claws are usually mean and want to eat me, but since Chomper is nice and doesn’t want to eat me, I am not afraid of him but am his friend. said Ruby. Chomper saved me from Red Claw. Red Claw was a really mean Sharptooth, not as bad as Shredder the evil Sharptooth of the East, but still he was pretty bad. He bullied all of us in the Mysterious Beyond. He attacked our herd and was carrying off Fast Runners. One day, Red Claw came for me. My parents tried to stop him, but they almost got killed themselves and ran off with my siblings, thinking it hopeless. But Chomper came and saw Red Claw about to eat me. He threw a nest of Stinging Buzzers at Red Claw. Red Claw was distracted and I was able to run. Red Claw tried to kill Chomper, but Chomper dodged him and got that horrible scar that he was famous for. Red Claw wanted to kill Chomper and so he went to the Great Valley. As I was thankful that he saved me and wanted to show that I was thankful, I helped take him to the Great Valley, thus showing that I was thankful. We stayed there for four cold times. Eventually, Chomper decided that Red Claw had to be stopped and so faced him. Cera, Ducky, Pettrie, Spike and I came with, as did Chomper. We would all have been killed but Littlefoot and Chomper tripped Red Claw and he fell off a cliff to his death. said Ruby.
Since Chomper is closer to you as he is your friend and I only known him a short time, did he happen to tell you when he would come back from infiltrating Shredder’s army of mercenary scum, or is it possible he was found out and destroyed by now? Tucompso asked Ruby.
We sent Guido to go find that out? Ruby replied.
Meanwhile, Phyco whined to the pack. It’s not fair! I wanted Tiny!
So much for getting over it. chuckled Tiny.
Phyco, what are you talking about? grumbled a brown Two Claw.
Tiny wants the new guy. The freak. Phyco grumbled.
Take that back! shouted Tiny.
Why should I? pouted Phyco.
Either you do it or I’ll rip you a new cloaca! Tiny threatened.
Just rip my throat out and we will call it even. And what I said was it may take me many cold times to get over it. I may want you to be happy, but that doesn’t change the fact that their will never be a happy ending for me.
Tell you what, I will apologies. For when the herd of three horns killed my parents, their triple horned faces stained in the blood of my parents. You have it lucky, you didn’t have to watch them die. They then spotted me and turned to stamp out that tiny pathetic thing I call my life. I apologies that I did not let them give me more then this scar. He shows where a rib broke long ago.
“And when I then landed in the river, I apologize that it did not drowned me. Then years later, after having to live mostly by eating my own waste, and the worms that crawled in my body, I apologize that I did not receive worse then my permanent scrawniness. Then having set fire to the forest those three horns lived in, laughing as they burned alive, I apologize that you saved me from my own fire, when you should have left me to burn. And I apologize for thinking even one moment of my life, I would have just one moment of peace. So go ahead, rip me a new one, and I will apologize that you do not do worse. said Phyco.
He then tries to walk away, not even caring that Shredder would eat him alive if he went AWOL.
Phyco, where are you going? Chomper called after him. He and Tiny chase after him, hoping to stop him before he gets into trouble with Shredder. Or, at least, they want it to look that way to the pack.
Ok, I’m wondering, should we tell him what we are really up to? Chomper whispered to Tiny. I mean, I doubt he cares too much for Shredder if he’s walking away like that. And I DO want him to have a happy ending. Perhaps I’m too sentimental from hanging around Flatteeth all the time, but I really feel for the guy. Chomper said to her.
That’s so sweet of you Chomper. Tiny said to him.
Look, we need help to stop Shredder. I mean, he sometimes is a few Tree Stars short of a tree. Chomper told her. Shredder may not believe him if he rats us out.
Worth a try. said Tiny.
Chomper and Tiny come up to Phyco. Go away Cruncher, before I put your tush where you head is and your head where your tush is! snapped Phyco.
Actually, my name is Chomper. But that’s ok. I don’t mind that you got my name wrong. I can see you’re down. I hope that you get a mate someday. And, the truth is, Tiny and I are hoping to have our union ceremony soon because, well, we might be dead in 13 risings and setting of the Bright Circle. The both of us are planning to stop Shredder. We know this is a crazy mission and, well, don’t take this the wrong way, we need somone crazy like you to help. I was taken care of by Flatteeth as a child. They even gave me the name Chomper. The Flatteeth that took care of me are the ones that Shredder wants to kill. I can’t let my Flattooth friends die and am going to try and stop him or die trying. The Flatteeth have saved my life in the past. I wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for them. And besides, risking your life is what friends do. And I can see that you don’t have many friends Phyco, so we will be your friends. So, what do you say, are you in? Chomper asks him.October 21, 2016 at 3:53 pm #2630
Friends? What’s a friends? Are you making up new words. Phyco says, without a tone of care hearing they are planning a mutiny.
Well, I’m a friend. said Chomper. He brings Tiny next to him and points at her. And Tiny is a frined too.
Yes, I’m your frined. says Tiny.
Friend. said Phyco, smiling and showing all of his pointy teeth. Friend! Friend! Friend! Friend! I have friends! Woo hoo! he cheered.
Quiet, or Shredder will find us and you’ll have dead friends. Tiny warned him.
I don’t want dead freinds. Phyco said.
Then don’t let Shredder find out we are plotting to overthorw him. Chomper said.
Overthrow Shredder. Sounds like fun. I should try that. Phyco says. His stomach growls. But first, I’d like to get something to eat.
For the record I never cared about your size either, and I am brave to, but nice, maby I should get to work on that. said Phyco.
Actually their is a difference between being brave and having every ability to ever feel fear again beaten out of you. Tiny pointed out.
There is? Give me a example. Phyco asked.
We’d better be going back. I wish I didn’t have to, but don’t want Shredder knowing where my true loyalties lie. He told me that we were hunting Clubtails. I happen to have a soft spot for Flatteeth. But we need to get back or Shredder will throw us into a tar pit. said Chomper. The three return to the pack, who, luckily, diidn’t know that they were gone.
Ok, ready? said Shredder, finishing a talk to the pack that the three had missed. Chomper, Phyco, and Tiny, not wanting to look like they had been gone, nod to show that they agree, having no idea what he had just said.
Tiny, Chomper, Phyco. I’d like you three to lead the way if you don’t mind. said Shredder. The three look at each other nervously but comply.
I’m ready to take what I said back now Tiny, sorry for calling your mate a freak, that was very hypocritical of me. Now lets get some food. Phyco said.
Apology accepted. said Chomper and Tiny together.
Technically, she’s not my mate till our union ceremony. I was going to ask about that. I’ll bet you’d know. In this pack, how does one take a mate? How soon is the union ceremony after the two make a proposal? Chomper asks him.
Meanwhile, the two Egg Stealers are on their way to look for a new home yet again, constantly checking their surroundings as they move just in case something else tries to get ahold of them. They spot a green handsom looking flier gracefully moving about in the wind.
“I don’t see one of those very often.” said the male.
Guido, who normally wouldn’t pay attention to Egg Stealers, talking, hears the words ‘very often’, realizes what it means, and crashes into a tree. The two Egg Stealers come to stare at him. “You mean, there are MORE like me?” he gasps in shock. “Have you seen them? I thought I was the only one left of my kind!” he says to them.
“No, not for a long time. I only say very often because, I don’t like the idea of something becoming extinct, not even Two claw sharpteeth, as menacing and awful as they can be. Hopefully we will go a good long time before we see two claws again. But good luck trying to find what is left of your kind, if there are any.” said the male Egg Stealer.
“Actually, I know exactly where the rest of your kind are. During the day of the Great Earthshake every member of your kind to be on this side of the split were relatives, and thus as they began to, well, die, they had no way of producing offspring without, well, incest.” said the female Egg Stealer. “There are several of your kind around, but they are on the other side of the Great Divide. I don’t think there are any on this side, except you.”
“I would have at least let him have more hope then that. Weal, we better keep moving, those sharpteeth may have changed direction and started heading our way. Or we may be lucky and they may have found clubtails to satisfy them for all we know. Crunchy on the outside, soft and chewy on the inside. But I don’t want to risk not having such luck.” said the male Egg Stealer to his wife.
Guido spots anohter creature like himself, only with blue features instead of green like his. “What is that? Can it be? You Egg Stealers were wrong. There is another Glider on this side of Great Divide.” he said. “Wait, come back!” he called after the Glider, taking off after her.
“Well, you’re wrong again.” said the male Egg Stealer to his wife.
“Well, unlike you, I guess I’m wrong sometimes.” said the female Egg Stealer. Her mate snorted.
Meanwhile, the pack took off. They smelled some Clubtails. Guess the herd is that way. said Phyco.
Actually, it’s not. said Chomper.
But they went that way. argued Phyco.
I have lived with Clubtail herds. I know the signs of them being there. Based on what I know, they should be this way. he said, pointing to the left. The pack loses them, going after what they think is the herd.
Meanwhile, Chomper, Tiny, and Phyco come to the place where the herd is, though the herd hasn’t seen them yet. Told you. said Chomper to Phyco.
Tiny told them We must not strike until all of us are in proper position, but the others have gone the wrong way. I’m not sure we should try this with only the three of us.
We don’t want this herd hunted. We want it saved. said Chomper.
How are you going to warn them? scoffed Phyco.
Just watch. said Chomper. He snuck behind some Clubtails. “Excuse me. I’m afraid your herd is in danger. There is a pack of dangerous Sharpteeth coming.” he said to them.
One of the Clubtails says “Look, it talks.”
Another laughs “What, have you gone soft on your family? Here is how nature works, you’re supposed to try to eat us, and we are suppose to try to not be eaten. We understand it is the way things are so we won’t hold a grudge if you try to survive this thing called hunger.”
The others nod.
The second Clubtail says “But that certainly don’t mean we are just going to let the predator win nature’s cruel game.”
The herd begins to form a circular formation, tails sticking out to swipe at anything that comes close, young in the middle.
A third Clubtail says “Mabye he holds a grudge on these other sharpteeth.” The defensive formation is complete.
“I’d like you to leave here. The one that they call Sharptooth is coming. Also, I need you to go to the Great Valley and warn them that a big pack is going to attack. It’s worse than I had thought.” Chomper told the Clubtails.
He, Tiny, and Phyco move closer to the Clubtails. Tiny and Phyco have their claws raised, but Chomper doesn’t.
The first Clubtail laughs. “You’re kidding? Sharpteeth don’t attack once clubtails have formed the circle, it would only result in them getting pummeled to a pulp by our bone crushing tail.” he says not understanding that this Shredder character would not care if that happened to his own pack.
“Come on, you’ve got to leave here and go to the Great Valley and warn them.” Chomper says to the Clubtails. He, Tiny, and Phyco try to get at the circle of Clubtails to move them.
“Well this is quite rare, I guess maybe there is a reason for it. Which way to the Great Valley?” asked a Clubtail.
Guido, meanwhile, had caught up with the cute blue Glider. “I’m from the Great Valley.” he said.
“Bet it would be fun to live there.” said the blue Glider.
“You can come with me. I thought I was the last of my kind.” said Guido.
“I thought I was the last of my kind too.” said the female Glider.
Guido spots Chomper. “there’s my friend.” he said.
“Why should we trust him? He’s a Sharptooth! And, anyway, we don’t care about the Great Valley and its weird ways.” said a Clubtail. He moved to strike Tiny and Phyco. The Clubtail knocked over Tiny and moved to strike her. “Noooo!” yelled Chomper. Without pausing to think, he struck the Clubtail in the chest, killing him.
Guido, who hadn’t heard the conversation, opened his mouth in astonishment. “Chomper, what?!”
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A Clubtail said “Well the fight is started, we might as well finish it.”
The Clubtail wings its tail at Chomper, nearly striking him right in the eye, but Phyco catches its tail in his jaws and does a alligator roll ripping the tail clean off, he then smacks another Clubtail in the face with it.
Two Clubtails try and attack Chomper at once. He does a powerful leap into the air, jumping several feet away from him. The two Clubtails, meanwhile, miss him, collide, and fall onto their backs. Tiny uses the opportunity to claw the Clubtails in their exposed stomachs.
Chomper’s heart was racing, his mind thinking fast. He’d killed Flatteeth. He’d never done that before. Yet, he couldn’t have just let them kill Tiny. He loved her. She was, after all, going to be his mate. And shouldn’t a future mate have a higher priority than the Leaf Eaters one wanted to help? In addition, some of these Clubtails hadn’t even cared that the Great Valley was in danger. How could they be so insensitive?
Meanwhile, Guido came near the Sharpteeth. He said nervously to them Me Guido. Please no eat Guido. he said, using his basic knowledge of the Sharptooth language to try and talk to them. He wanted to know why Chomper was attacking Clubtails. Was it self-defense? Chomper had never killed a Leaf Eater before.
Why is he talking funny? Phyco asked Tiny. Tiny didn’t know. The three Two Claws continued to fight off the Clubtails, if only in self-defense. They get into a pinch, but luckily for them, though unluckily for the Clubtails, the rest of the pack arrives, hearing the fighting.
Well done Chomper. You found the Clubtails. Shredder said to Chomper.
Guido’s mouth fell open in shock. The bastard has joiined Shredder! He’s betrayed us! Guido thought angrily. . “How could you Chomper?” he muttered angrily. Chomper, however, is too busy fighitng off the Clubtail herd leader to listen. The two move away from the others, still fighting.
“Stop! Stop! Stop!” Chomper yelled at him.
“Why, so you can kill us like you did those others?” asked the Clubtail.
“That was my fiance you guys tried to kill. You’d have done the same.” Chomper said, trying to justify his actions, though feeling guilty for shedding Flattooth blood.
“You’re nothing but a vicious Sharptooth and I’m going to end you as such!” thundered the Clubtail. He whacked Chomper with his tail, knocking the Sharptooth over. He moved to attack. Chomper only had a short time to react, and there was no way he could just push him away. So he, with regret, did the only thing he could do to keep himself from being killed. He quickly rolled over, his claws out in front of him to fend off an attack to his face.
The Clubtail was impaled by the claws and fell over, spilling blood onto Chomper. “You evil murderous Sharptooth prick. I hope you burn in hell!” he shouted before dying. Chomper shook his head at what had happened, not having wanted any of it.
After some time, the herd was routed, many of its members dead. Chomper saw Guido about to leave.
“Guido!” he called after him.
“I don’t know you anymore. You’re not Chomper the Friendly Sharptooth anymore. You’ve betrayed us.” he called, taking off.
“Guido! Wait! Come back!” Chomper called after him.
“Littlefoot will learn of your treachery, you turncoat!” Guido called back to him before going out of sight. Chomper hung his head in shame, even though it wasn’t really his fault. Or was it? If he had just gone with the others, perhaps they could have killed the herd on their own and he could have just watched, rather than participated.
His plan to try and save the Clubtails and warn the Great Valley had backfired. Now, the Great Valley would think him an enemy. Maybe Littlefoot would understand and hear him out. Or, maybe Littlefoot would now hate him as much as the Sharptooth who had killed his mother. He didn’t know what to do now. His whole life had been turned upside down.October 22, 2016 at 12:34 am #2650
The pack began to eat the dead Clubtails. Chomper wouldn’t eat any of the children. However, it occurred to him that he would stand out if he didn’t eat any. And, they were dead already, though some by his claws. But he hadn’t meant it. They had left him no choice. Was the Circle of Life turning against him, forcing him to be what he didn’t want to be?
As it was, he ate the dead Clubtails. They did taste good. However, he didn’t get any joy from this. Night fell, Chomper was alone in the cave behind the waterfall. Tears were streaming down his face.
“Can I go back?” he asked himself.
Chomper? It was Tiny.
Do you realize how I feel now? he asked her, still crying.
She came behind the waterfall to comfort him. Dear, I love you. I can see that you really care for me. I know you didn’t want to hurt them, but you did to help me. said Tiny.
Guido is going to tell. He’s the Glider that we saw. The Great Valley will know. They think I’m with Shredder. My friends will hate me now. he sobbed.
In the Great Valley, meanwhile, Tucompso hasn’t left Rubies side. The comfort of having someone to talk to is just too wonderful to turn down.
Hey Ruby, I am going to tell you something that may make you think I am crazy. The Great Valley is, well, great, but I am actually starting to miss having something to try to not get eaten by. I know, that sounds unbelievable, but the safety of the great valley is a bit to safe. I have come to appreciate being able to sleep at night still alive after an epic struggle for life, and feel that I have earned it. That I have put in a hard effort to accomplish it, and that I earned it. You know what I mean? I know it sounds crazy but feeling safe all the time is a little bit boring. he said.
Why, Tucompso, you are certainly welcome to leave. It isn’t like anybody is making you leave, but if you want to leave, nobody is stopping you from leaving either. she said.
Well, I… he said, but was cut off, for at that moment, Guido arrived.
“Hey Guido, any news on Chomper? Is it good or bad?” she asked him.
“Bad.” he replied.
“Is he hurt? Dead?” she asked in concern.
“Worse than that I’m afraid.” he replied.
“What could be worse than him being dead? I do not see how any news could be worse than him being dead as you cannot be worse than dead.” said Ruby.
“He’s joined Shredder.” said Guido. Ruby fainted, her head hitting Tucompso.
A little help! cried Tucompso.
“Huh?” said Guido, hearing a voice nearby but not able to tell where it is coming from.
I could use some help! shouted Tucompso.
Oh, hello there. said Guido. He was able to move Ruby’s head, freeing Tucompso.
Thanks. said the shorty sharptooth.
Tucompso takes a Tree Star and fills it with water, then splashes it on the fainted Ruby to wake her up.
Now, I never said I wanted to leave. What I want, is a employment. Perhaps their is something I can do to help the community like, scouting, searching, being a messenger to other herds, some kind of work that involves the best of both worlds, weeks in the Great Valley, days on the outskirts or something like that. I have potential, I can run faster then you, hide better then that guy, he points to a Hidden Runner who is eavesdropping , see better then anyone I ever met, and fit where no one else can. I figure, why not put my restless nature to use?
Ruby wakes up from the water. “Huh?” she says, looking around. I just had a really weird dream. I dreamed that Guido told me that Chomper was working for Shredder.” She gets up.
“That wasn’t a dream. I told you that a short while ago. He was hunting Clubtails.” said Guido.
“Ohhhhh!” Ruby faints again, once more landng on Tucompso.
Not again! the shorty Sharptooth whines.
A short time later, Tucompso gets to some distance, about 250 feet from Ruby
Hey Guido, I bet you 15 crawlers she can’t land on me this time. Go ahead, tell her again. he says.
“I had this really weird dream. I dreamed that Chomper joined Shredder and killed Clubtails.” said Ruby, upon waking up.
“That wasn’t a dream, that was for real.” said Guido.
“NOOOOOOOOO!” yelled Ruby in the same way Topps had yelled in movie 11 when the Tree Sweets were all gone from the Tree Sweet tree. This loosens some rocks, which fall and conk Tucompso and knock him of.
Oh for the love of… the shorty sharptooth groans. Sometime later, Tucompso catches 15 dragon flies and hands them to Guido, grumbling under his breath.
Meanwhile, Chomper is still depressed. I don’t know what I’m going to do now Tiny. he says.
Rest. Shredder is fine with you beng out here all alone. He credits you with the defeat of the herd. Tiny said.
Great, why don’t I just go leap in a gurgly pit and end it? Chomper remarks saracastically.
Oh Chomper. Don’t say that. says Tiny.
I suppose we are going to hunt more Flatteeth tomorrow. I now wonder. I did it once. I suppose it won’t hurt as much the second time. he muses.
They are going hunting tomorrow, yes. Spiketails this time. she replied. Chomper groans. But we get the day off tomorrow. she adds.
Why? Chomper asks.
We are having our union ceremony tomorrow. According to the pack rules, we get the day off. said Tiny.
Wait, I’m getting married TOMORROW? he gasps. She nods. He faints, hitting the ground wiht a thud. Luckily, he lands in a small stream in the cave that goes behind the waterfall. He soon wakes up. He notices his reflection in the water, sees his fanged mouth, red eyes, clawed hands, and clawed feet. He punches his relfection, splashing water. I HATE that I’m a Sharptooth! he shouts angrily.October 22, 2016 at 1:39 am #2651
(Warning: This chapter, much like three, has some issues that make the thing rated T.)
Meanwhile, in the Great Valley, Littlefoot, Cera, Ducky, Petrie, and Spike are in shock. “I trusted him. I thought he could be the opposite of Sharptooth. It was a gift to my mother. It was meant to save Leaf Eater lives.” said Littlefoot, sobbing onto Ali’s shoulders. Pato and Emelia are also down.
“I told you he didn’t have feelings. He’s Sharptooth.” said Cera, trying to hide her grief.
“Me warn you that he cute in past, but someday…” said Petrie, a tear in his eye.
“I am sorry about Chomper. I am.” said Ducky, crying. Spike nodded, also sobbing. He grabs onto a Tree Star and blows his nose. Then, he forgets that he did so and eats the Tree Star.
“Gross!” muttered Pato, sticking out his tongue in disgust.
“That son of a tarpit Chomper betrayed us. I told you that all Sharpteeth are cowards!” shouts Bron.
“Yes, I told you that a Sharptooth can NEVER be one of us. Now you KNOW it’s true.” said Cera. Ruby shakes her head, crying.
Don’t translate anything unless its important, this is rather depressing stuff I’m sure. Tucompso said to Ruby.
Chomper, meanwhile, hears somebody outside the cave. He calls to them Hello. Who is there?
It was Phyco. Mind if I come in? I like to hide from the night circle when its full, something about it makes me prone to having an episode, so since I have two cool friends, sleep over? said Phyco.
Thanks, I need all the company I can get. said Chomper gratefully.
Have you two ever wished that you’d just die in your sleep? I feel that way right now. Those poor Clubtails won’t get to grow older now because of me. I washed the red water (blood) off of my hand but cannot seem to wash the guilt away. Chomper laments.
Not really, if I am going to die I would prefer to have fun doing it, like perhaps rolling down a hill during a earth shake with fire falling from the sky and after about 15 hours landing on a three horn’s 3 horns. Something with that amount of thrill. Phyco says smiling.
The next day, Chomper is about to have his union ceremony. This feels awkward. said Chomper.
It’s all downhill from here buddy after the honeymoon. said Rusty.
Thanks. said Chomper dryly.
Meanwhile, in the Great Valley, Ruby wakes up to find a sleeping Tucompso on her. He is snuggled in to stay warm as the weather this time of year is starting to get colder.
Hello my friend, hello. Ruby says to him. He wakes up.
Hello Ruby. he says.
Meanwhile, Littlefoot tosses and turns, having a bad Sleep Story.
Sharptooth is chasing after Pato and Emelia. Ali confronts him. “Run! Run!” she tells the two kids.
Sharptooth fights her. The two are doing evenly well. Littlefoot comes to try and help her fight Sharptooth. Only, as he approaches, he finds that it isn’t Sharptooth, but Chomper.
“Chomper?” Littlefoot gasps.
“Hello Littlefoot. You knew this day would come. You can stick your head up your tush but you knew all along what I was.” said Chomper. He leaps through the air, lands on Ali, and tears the flesh off of her back, downing her.
Littlefoot jumps up out of his sleep, yelling “NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!”
I thought I heard someone yell. I thought Sharpteeth didn’t attack anyone in the Great Valley. says Tucompso to Ruby.
I hope not. A Sharptooth attack in the Great Valley is NOT what we need right now. said Ruby. She goes and finds Littlefoot. “Are you all right?” she asks.
“Bad Sleep Story. Chomper killed Ali in them.” he said. The two pause, again wondering if Chomper now would do such a thing. “I so trusted Chomper. Now I’m afraid he’s gone, succumbing to his inner-Sharptooth.” said Littlefoot.
“Do not give up hope Littlefoot. Maybe the Chomper he used to be is still there inside the Chomper he is now.” said Ruby.
“I hope so.” Littlefoot replied.
Meanwhile, Chomper says Yes, I do. I take Tiny to be my mate.
Then I now pronounce you as mates forever. You may kiss the bride. said Rusty. Chomper kissed Tiny. He was now no longer single. Now what?
A short time later, after their union ceremony is done, Chomper is alone with his new wife. We get 12 days away from the others. Pack rules. It’s so we can get used to being together. Which gives us plenty of time to plan in secret. he says to her. The two kiss again.
That night, the two are alone in the cave. I cannot stop thinking about Littlefoot. He might never want to see me again. His mother got killed by our kind and now he thinks I’ve betrayed him, no doubt. sighed Chomper.
Well, I do have something that could stop you from worrying for a while. said Tiny.
What? asks Chomper.
Well, we could always mate. I mean, you said you were ok with it if we were married and we are now. said Tiny. Tiny lies on the floor and lifts her tail.
Tiny, er, what…? said Chomper in shock.
Listen, Chomper dear. I have those unhatched eggs inside of me. They will not hatch the way they are now. However, with your, er, help, that can change. Don’t you want kids? she asks him.
I, er, yes. I suppose. he says.
Then, I’m all yours. says Tiny.
Hold still then. Chomper says. He mounts her. I have you all night to myself. he says to her, kissing her. She smiles. The two mate.October 22, 2016 at 1:21 pm #2655
The two Egg Stealers, meanwhile, arrive at their third attempt to find somewhere safe. They have found a secluded beach. Here there are few ways to the beach: a creek with fresh water seeping in, and a lovely view as the great circle begins to rise.
“Maybe now we can finally be alone. After all, I blocked off the entrances with sticks we can move to get in and out, only a swimmer can get in hear and we are way faster then the ones that walk on land. But there is only one thing that I care about before I decide. Do you like it here?” asks the male Egg Stealer.
“I love it. Best place you picked so far.” said his wife, kissing him.
A mosquito lands on the male’s shoulder and begins sucking blood from him, but he doesn’t notice.
“I don’t know what your doing dear, but that feels kinda good.” says the male Egg Stealer.
The mosquito finishes then flies away.
“Why did you stop?” he asks his wife. She stares at him in confusion. He noticed the mosquito and frowns.
The mosquito manages to fly off before his mate can react and squash it, then flies far far far away, then comes to rest on a tree. The mosquito then struggles as it gets stuck in the sap.
“This seems like a great place to have our eggs.” said the female.
“Eggs?” asked the male.
“Yes, I’m pregnant.” said the female.
“That’s, er, wonderful.” said the male, smiling.
Meanwhile, in the Great Valley, Tucompso spots a Tickle Fuzzy drinking from a puddle. He approaches it silently, getting quite close as it is enjoying a nice cold skywater beverage. Suddenly, its ears perk. He stops a moment as the creature sniffs, then it continues to drink. Tucompso comes even closer, then, he sneezes. The tickle fuzzy runs as Tucompso gives chase. The two rush through the fields. Tucompso is much faster so the tickle fuzzy tries running in a zig zag pattern, allowing him to hold his own for some time, but at last, the shorty sharptooth catches him with a gentle bite to the neck, but rather then biting down hard enough to do even a slight bit of harm he just holds on, then pins the tickle fuzzy down and begins to lick him.
The tickle fuzzy speaks in sharptooth having for some time listened in on the conversation of all kinds of creatures.
Please don’t eat me, I don’t want to die, I don’t want to die. shouts the tickle fuzzy.
Tucompso replied You taste great, but sadly I already had breakfast, I was just hunting you for sport.
You’re going to kill me for sport?! the Tickle Fuzzy shouts in anger.
You kidding? You’re an innocent life form. I’m just keeping my skills sharp and getting exercise. Any entertainment I can find is good. But stick around, I might get hungry later. says Tucompso.
Oh ok. So can you let me go? the Tickle Fuzzy asks.
Sure. Tucompso replies.
Nice to meet you, the name is Chester. Say can I ask you something? says the Tickle Fuzzy.
Sure. Tucompso replies.
Why do the dinosaurs call us tickle fuzzies? I never exactly felt it a dignifying name. Why not call us… uh… I got nothing. said the Tickle Fuzzy.
I’ll just call you by your name. So, you’re only trying to make friends with me so I don’t decide to eat you later, is that what this is? asks Tucompso.
Yes. Chester answers truthfully.
Go home. says Tucompso.
Ok. says Chester, before running off.
The next morning, Chomper awakes. Tiny still has him in an embrace. His stomach growls. Ok, time to get some food for the wife and I. he thinks. He sniffs the air, hoping to find something to eat. He smells a group of Egg Stealers. He gently pulls free of his wife’s embrace and heads outside. A gentle breeze blows by him. He sniffs the air again, hoping to find the scent of the Egg Stealers. After a bit of sniffing, he locks onto their scent. He follows the trail and finds that they are headed toward Rusty’s nest. Rusty and his wife have had a batch of eggs lately. The Egg Stealers grab the eggs and head away with their loot.
Tiny, meanwhile, awakens. She notices that Chomper is not with her. Where could he be? Perhaps he is out relieving himself. she says. She, however, hears a snarling sound nearby. She goes outside to investigate and sees Chomper in hot pursuit of the Egg Stealers. She joins him and eventually the two corner the Egg Stealers. The eggs, meanwhile, are safe, having been dropped, though thankfully not broken or damaged, by the Egg Stealers. The eggs thankfully have landed in a pile of leaves.
“Well, well. Your little plan to steal our pack’s eggs didn’t work so well. It looks like you got more than you bargained for. Do you have any last words?” Chomper asks them, sharpening his left claw on a rock. His red eyes stare at the Egg Stealers hungrily. His stomach again growls.
“The thing can talk!” gasps the leader of the group.
“Yep. Sure can.” said Chomper.
Chomper, I thought you considered Egg Stealers junk food. Tiny says to him.
I normally do. But I don’t like it when they steal our eggs. They can eat green you know. Chomper says to her.
Tiny sniffs one of the Egg Stealers, who whimpers in fright. “Come on Sharptooth, don’t play with your food. If you are going to eat us, do it already!” grumbles the Egg Stealer.
Rusty and his wife awake and soon follow the scent of the Egg Stealers to where Chomper and Tiiny are. Ah, Chomper, glad you saved our eggs. You and Tiny have fun last night? he asks. Chomper nods. Yes, I remember the first time I mated. he says, smiling.
So do I. You kept me up half the night. says Rusty’s wife. Chomper and Tiny laugh. I’d like to thank you two for saving our eggs. she says to Chomper and his mate.
It’s what friends do. Besides, I was hungry anyway. Chomper says to them.
Enjoy the Egg Stealers and bacon. says Rusty, leaving with his wife, the two carrying the eggs back to their nest.
Tiny licks her lips and stares hungrily at the Egg Stealers, who cower in fright. I would like Egg Stealers and bacon. says Tiny to Chomper.
Coming right up dear. Chomper replies to her. “Ok, you Egg Stealers. You know what we’re going to do. I am going to do this civilized, so I need you to line up against that rock wall there.” he says, pointing at a nearby rock wall. “I’d then like you to turn around. That way, you won’t have to see this.” says Chomper. The Egg Stealers, knowing they are going to die and grateful at least that Chomper isn’t starting to chew on them while they are still alive, comply.
Chomper gives a nod to Tiny. The two leap, their kills claws extended. As they strike the Egg Stealers, they are hit with a shower of blood. Soon, all the Egg Stealers are dead.
So, Tiny dear, what part of Egg Stealers do you like best. I’m fond of the arms myself. says Chomper, tearing off an arm of a dead Egg Stealer and beginning to gnaw on it.
I like the legs. Egg Stealer legs are good. says Tiny, ripping off a leg of a dead Egg Stealer and gnawing on it.
When they have one Egg Stealer left, the two try to eat it at the same time and end up kissing like in Lady and the Tramp. The two laugh.
So, Chomper, why do you consider Egg Stealers junk food? Tiny asks him.
A couple of reasons. One, they are pretty fattening. Second, well, they do weird things to my insides. Chomper replies.
Like what? Tiny asks.
PHHHHHHHHHHHHBTTTTTTTTT! Chomper breaks wind. Like that. he replies. Tiny gags.
At that moment, Shredder arrives. Rusty saw an agent of the Great Valley two days ago. It was a Glider. He was headed back toward the Great Valley. I think they know our position. Thus, to make sure they don’t attack in the night, I’m going to move us somewhere else. he says. He sniffs the air. Sweet liver of Longnecks! What is that smell? he grimaces.
Egg Stealers don’t agree with me. says Chomper, turning red with embarassment.
The pack leaves the area. At night, Bron and Shorty arrive with a few other Longnecks. “Where are those bastards Chomper and Shredder?” Bron shouts.
“No idea Bron. Looks like the pack left.” said Shorty.
“I want Chomper and Shredder dead. I’ve been done wrong by Sharpteeth for the last time.” Bron says angrily.
Meanwhile, the pack arrives in the night near the Big Water, close to the Mysterious Island where Chomper once lived many years earlier. His parents live two hours away. The pack rests.
Chomper goes to Shredder Er, sir, if it would be ok, I’d like to take Tiny to see my folks. They live only a short distance from here. They haven’t met their new daughter-in-law yet. Chomper asks him.
Fine. But be back before two hours after the Bright Circle rises. Shredder says. Chomper nods.October 22, 2016 at 3:42 pm #2656
(Warning, this chapter will make you sad.)
In the Great Valley, meanwhile, Tucompso’s instincts tell him something is up but not knowing what he climbs to the top of the head of the nearest Longneck, standing just above his snorkel like noise looking out into the distance. He can see there are areas in the distant foliage where large sharpteeth once stood, their foot prints in the mud. He can see Chomper and Tiny’s footprints going the opposite way as the rest of the trail.
Having decided nothing of interest is out there he jumps off. Being built light and small he takes no fall damage practically hitting the ground running then rolls to slow the momentum quickly bringing him self to his feet.
So, this valley will be invaded? What is the defensive plan? he asks.
The Longneck replied “I don’t know Sharptooth. What is the little thing saying?” he asks Ruby.
“He wants to know what our defense plan is.” Ruby said.
“I don’t know if I trust him. We trusted Chomper and look what happened.” replied the Longneck.
Meanwhile, Littlefoot goes to see his grandparents. He can quickly see that something is wrong with his grandfather. The light of the Night Circle lands on his grandfather, who is laying down, rather like he was when he had gotten sick that one time many years ago. They had cured him with a Nightflower that time. “Grandpa, what is it?” Littlefoot asks.
“Get Ali, Bron, Pato, and Emelia.” says Grandpa Longneck.
“What is it?” asked Littlefoot.
“Get them. I’d like to talk to them while I am still with you.” he replies.
“No, you’re going to be ok. Everything is going to be all right.” Littlefoot said, tears streaming down his face.
“Please Littlefoot.” says his grandfather. A short time later, Littlefoot has his father, wife, and children there.
“Grandpa, we’re going to get you well again. Please, don’t die!” Littlefoot begs.
“Littlefoot, it is part of the Circle of Life. I have lived a good long life. I need you to be strong for your family.” said Grandpa Longneck.
“I don’t want to lose you.” sobbed Littlefoot.
“You won’t. Your mother believed that there was more than just this mortal life. I will see her again soon.” said his grandfather,his voice weakening.
“I love you!” cried Littlefoot, hugging his grandfather.
“I love you too. There is one thing I want you to know. Sharptooth is very hard to beat. However, I watched the fight with him and your mother. His weakest point is his shoulders. A direct blow there will knock him down. However, he will get up again unless he falls off a cliff or something like that. Thus, you have to make sure that he is hit properly and doesn’t survive. Then your mother’s death will be avenged.” he said, gasping for air. Soon, he stops breathing and his eyes stare into the sky peacefully.
“He’s back with mother now, Grandma.” said Littlefoot, tears in his eyes.
He notices that she is weak too. She was two years older than her mate. “I’m afraid I shan’t be around much longer either Littlefoot. I’ve led a good long life. I cannot live without your grandpa. Take care of your children, Ali, and your father.” she says. After two hours, she too passes away. Littlefoot sobs onto Ali’s shoulders.
Where do you guys put the bodies? Tucompso asked Ruby.
Well, we used to put them out in the Mysterious Beyond, buried by one of the entrances. However, there ended up being too many bones there and we couldn’t bury them there anymore. Then Chomper came and helped eat the dead, as long as they didn’t die of anything catchy. But I think Littlefoot has a special place for them. He’s talked about it before. said Ruby.
Littlefoot and his friends helped bury his grandparents at the entrance to the Great Valley where he’d first found the Great Valley. It seemed the right place. After saying a final goodbye, he returns to the Great Valley.
“I’m sorry to hear about your grandparents.” said Topps. “I’m going to miss those Longnecks.”
“You will take your grandparents’s place now in the leadership.” said Tria.
“I had always hoped to be one of the leaders, but I’d rather have my grandparents.” sobbed Littlefoot.
“Maybe they watching over you with your mother.” said Petrie. Littlefoot looked up into the sky, and, sure enough, saw two new stars next to the one that he believed was his mother watching over him. He smiled weakly. “Ok, I have decided what to do. We’re going to wait for them to attack us. We’ll set up an ambush at every entrance. I haven’t decided the specifics of what we’ll do yet, but we still have time. Dad, you can bring down Sharptooth. As for me, I’ll face Chomper. I’ve created that monster and it’s my job to help bring him down.” Littlefoot said.
October 22, 2016 at 8:19 pm #2662
- This reply was modified 10 months ago by ChomperHugger.
Meanwhile, Chomper, who didn’t know about the sad event that Littlefoot had suffered, arrived at the home of his parents. Mom and Dad. It’s me. said Chomper.
Hello son. What brings you here in the middle of the night? asked his mother.
Well, I thought you’d want to know that I’m married. said Chomper.
Married. To whom? We’ve never met the girl. said his father.
She’s right here. It was true love at first sight. said Chomper. He introduced them to Tiny.
She’s a real looker, Chomper. said his father.
I’ve also got a problem. said Chomper.
You tend to get those when you get hitched Chomper. It comes with the territory. said his father. Chomper laughed and his mother rolled her eyes.
No, it’s about the Great Valley. said Chomper. He told them everything about Shredder and the accident with the Clubtails.
When Chomper was done, Chomper’s father said As though a Flattooth wouldn’t do the same to defend himself and to defend those he loved. I’m sure the Great Valley will understand if you explain. This Guido must just have a bug up his tush.
Chomper did recall how Littlefoot and his friends had tried to drown Shredder. Perhaps he could bring that up as an example of why he had acted how he had. After all, there was really no difference. However, he knew that the Great Valley might not let him there alive to go tell them that.
Chomper, still in thought, noticed Tiny, who seemed sick. What’s the matter dear? he asked her.
Before she could reply, she vomitted. Food loss. Oh dear. Chomper moaned.
Tiny turned to stare at him. Chomper, I’m pregnant. she said.
Chomper, though he knew this could happen,was still taken aback. He was going to be a father! He felt elated.
When are you going to have the eggs? asked Chomper’s mother.
In a few days I expect. Hopefully before the attack on the Great Valley. Tiny answered.
Chomper noticed the Bright Circle heading over the horizon. They were two hours away from the pack. And they had just that long to get back. We need to go. said Chomper.
Hope to see you two soon. said Chomper’s parents, waving goodbye.
Meanwhile, Tucompso asked Ruby So, what caused those longnecks to die? where they sick? Did they have a bad growth? (cancer)
They were just old. And when you get old enough, you die. It’s just part of the Circle of Life. I don’t like it, but it is what it is. Besides, they are with their daughter now. She got killed by Shredder 20 cold times ago. Today was really hard for Littlefoot. It’s like losing his mother all over again. said Ruby.
Guido, meanwhile, talked to his new girlfriend. “Normally the Great Valley is happy. It’s been unpleasant lately with the threat of Sharptooth, with Chomper going rogue, and with the death of the Longnecks. I think we are the last Gliders on this side of the Great Divide.” said Guido.
Guido tried to get her worms to eat. However, he misses and instead grabs Tricia’s tail. “Ouch!” said Tricia.
“Sorry Tricia.” said Guido, embarassed. In the confusion, the worms have gotten away. “So much for getting some grub.” Gudio laments.
“I can get some from that rotting tree over there.” said Tricia. She charges at a tree and hits it with her two horns, knocking it over. The rotting bark breaks open, revealing lots of Crawlers. Guido and his girlfriend eagerly head toward them.
You can die just from getting old? I have never seen that where I come from. And I don’t think it’s fair. How long do I have left? Am I old yet? asked the energetic shorty sharptooth Tucompso.
You can die from many things. Falling into a Gurgly Pit, being eaten by a Sharptooth, dying during an Earthshake, dying of hunger or thirst, dying in a fight with another Leaf Eater (yes, I’ve heard of such things), falling off a cliff, being stepped on by a bigger dinosaur, getting buried during a sand cloud, being buried by a landslide (avalanche), being in too much heat, too much cold, drowning, falling into tarpits or sinkings sands, or of old age. Old age seems the best way to go. said Ruby.
I don’t think so. I see it as just knowing it’s going to happen and slowly waiting for it to do so. If we survive all those other things attempts to kill us, haven’t we earned some sort of right to continue to live forever? Who thought this was necessary to add to the list? said Tucompso.
It’s part of the Circle of Life my friend. We aren’t meant to know everything. Ruby replied.
Ruby dives into water, pulls out a snapping shell, and eats it. She gives Tucompso another one. Then she goes and eats Sweet Bubbles. If you can eat meat, why do you eat that disgusting stuff? Tucompso asks her.
Littlefoot, meanwhile, heads out into the Mysterious Beyond. He wants to be alone. He is saddened about the loss of his grandparents. Also, he is angry about Chomper. He walks alongside a beach near a cave, thinking alone.
Meanwhile, nearby, the two Egg Stealers are happy. They have laid their eggs.
“Pretty things. Aren’t they?” said the male.
“Yep. I don’t produce ugly stuff.” said the female.
Outside, thunder rumbled and it began to rain. “Glad we picked this cave. It should keep us safe from the sky water.” said the male Egg Stealer.
Littlefoot, meanwhile, moves underneath trees to avoid the rain. He still gets hit with some, but avoid most of it. However, he moves as lightning flashes in the sky, hitting a tree 100 yards from him. He heads toward the cave but finds he can’t get in.
“Oh just my luck!” he moans.
However, as it keeps raining, he sees that the beach behinid him is flooding. He is about to head another way, toward higher ground. However, he pauses. He thinks he hears voices crying for help in there. Meanwhile, water, falling in from the roof, starts to flood the cave.
“Didn’t think of that genius, did you?” grumbled the female. The room continues to flood.
The two worry about their eggs. They hear Littlefoot outside. At this point, they don’t care if he’s an angry Flattooth, upset about some lost eggs, or even a hungry Sharptooth. “Help us!” the two cry.
“Damn we just cannot get a break can we.” grumbled the male Egg Stealer.
Fins from swimming Sharpteeth begin to pop up in the water.
“Would you Sharpteeth just go somewhere else?” shouts the male Egg Stealer. He says throwing a glassy volcanic rock at one of them. “Maybe if we climb high enough into the rock we can find somewhere safe to set the eggs.” he tries climbing but some kind of algae slime grows on the rock making it to slippery.
The Swimming Sharptooth comes toward Littlefoot. Littlefoot dodges the Swimming Sharptooth and it misses him. It hits the blockage of the cave, breaking it open. LIttlefoot goes around the Swimming Sharptooth and heads into the cave. He meets the Egg Stealers.
“Great, a Longneck.” mutters the female Egg Stealer. The two almost drown in the water. However, Littlefoot, feeling sorry for them, rescues them and their eggs with his neck. They reach the back of the cave. The water is rising right behind them.
“We’re doomed!” cried the male Egg Stealer.
Littlefoot whacks the cave wall with his tail. The wall shatters, opening up due to the force. The three run out of the cave and to safety.
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