October 22, 2016 at 11:31 pm #2666
The male Egg Stealer said “You saved my family! Thank you long neck, thank you thank you thank you! If their is anything I can do to repay you, anything at all.” he says kissing Littlefoot’s not-so-little feet.
“For starters, don’t eat any eggs from the Great Valley.” said Littlefoot.
“Why did you save us?” asked the female Egg Stealer.
“Because I couldn’t let you drown.” said Littlefoot.
“But we steal eggs.” said the male.
“Well, I can look past that.” said Littlefoot. “My name is Littlefoot. What are your names?” he asks them.
The male Egg Stealer says “That’s refreshing, I never thought I would meet someone who doesn’t hate us just because of our nature. Anyway, my name is Mimus.”
“And I am Sapphire.” said the female Egg Stealer.
Sapphire said “My apologies, I was just so distracted by shock that you saved us instead of trying to crush us, or chasing us around calling us no good egg stealers! Well, at least we always be sure to leave at least some to hatch, and we would eat the eggs of virgins instead if we could, but is anyone grateful that we don’t just go on a psychopathic quest to just obliterate entire nest simply because their always so unkind to us rather then for a meal?”
Mimus said “My apologies for her ravings, we been through a lot, and now we are homeless. Again.
“So, Littlefoot, you said for starters. What else does thanking you for saving us include?”
“Well, I’m not sure what else you can do. You see, the Great Valley is likely to come under attack by this Sharptooth who killed my mother years ago. I used to live in the Mysterious Beyond when I was little. Sharptooth attacked my mother the day of the Great Earthshake. She died in his attack. We thought we’d drowned Sharptooth near the Great Valley, but apparenlty he survived. And then, as if his return weren’t bad enough, my Sharptooth friend Chomper goes and joins his side, killing Clubtails. I don’t know why I’m telling you this though. It’s not like you could help us beat Shredder and Chomper. Well, nice meeting you.” said Littlefoot, starting to walk away back toward the Great Valley.
Mimus said “Well at least Chomper would never go back on his word. He did take away my dignity when he had a little fun with us earlier but if their is one thing I love its someone who would keep their word. Good luck to you big fo.. I mean, Littlefoot, we need to find a new home and have no time to waste.” With that, the egg stealers start to head out.
“Wait, you have met Chomper too? Did you know anything about him and why he might have turned agianst us? It sounds like you’ve met him before.” said Littlefoot. He blocked the path of the Egg Stealers. “I know you want to find a new home, but this is important. I HAVE to know about Chomper. If he’s gone over to join Sharptooth, he’ll know all the entrances and exits of the Great Valley. That will mean that we are pretty vulnerable. I tell you what, I’ll make you a deal. As long as you don’t take our eggs and don’t bring someone else’s eggs into the Great Valley and don’t tell us that you’re stealing eggs, we’ll turn a blind eye to it and we’ll let you live in the Great Valley as your new home. I can help arrange that as, well, my grandparents passed away and now my wife Ali and I are now part of the leadership of the Great Valley.” said Littlefoot.
“Well he certainly seemed determined to find shredder and his pack, it seemed pretty urgent how dramatic he was getting about it. He told a shorty sharptooth something about wanting to find out why he wanted to attack the whole Great Valley just to get to… That’s right, the Great Valley will be invaded soon won’t it? that’s why Chomper adviced staying away from it for a while.” said Mimus.
“I admit, I didn’t see this coming. Why would Chomper join with Shredder? It doesn’t make sense. Perhaps he just caved to his Sharptooth nature after staying with them for some time. But if that’s true, can he still be trusted? He might try and eat us if he comes back. I mean, Guido saw him kill Clubtails. I wonder, do you know of anyone who knows where Chomper is? Also, this does concern you. If Chomper has gone rogue, that may mean he may be planning to feed you to the pack. I’m surprised he let you even go as, well, we gave him instructions to EAT any Egg Stealers that try and take our eggs from the Great Valley. You said you met him near the Great Valley and it likely meant that you were up to no good, as Egg Stealers only come here for one reason only. Unless he’s no longer serving us. Perhaps he planned to join Shredder ever since he found out about him. Perhaps he’s afraid of siding with us. Maybe Dad was right. Maybe all Sharpteeth are cowards.” said Littlefoot.
Meanwhile, Chomper and Tiny run across the storm. Tiny slips into the water and goes under. Chomper dives in and goes after her. He pulls her to safety, though collapses soon afteward once they get to shore.
“You can swim? Few of our kind can.” said Tiny in awe.
“I almost drowned when I was three. I determined not to let water get the best of me again.” said Chomper. Tiny moves him back to the pack, which is only a short distance away from where they are.
Glad you could make it. The group would like you to lead the next hunt. said Shredder.
But I’m supposed to be on my honeymoon. Chomper complained.
They insisted. You should be honored. We’re taking on Domeheads this time. We’re going to the Mountains that Burn. Should be fun terrain. said Shredder.
Domeheads? Like the creatures that eat both plants and meat and try and eat Flatteeth. This should be interesting. Chomper thought.October 24, 2016 at 1:16 am #2697
Meanwhile, Mimus said “Why does everyone call our kind Egg Stealers anyway? I’ll have you know our diet does not dis include tree stars and small lizards. We simply need high levels of protein to retain proper health. Now, he had a opportunity to feed us to some other sharptooth he was with. But he told her he promised to let him go because he wanted to know where shredder was and I kinda lead him in the right direction. Now would you people please stop passing a kidney stone every time you say the word EAT.”
“By any chance did you meet Chomper anytime after that?” Littlefoot asked them.
“Why yes, he met us about two days ago. Said that Shredder was near us and wanted to warn us. As he left, we heard him muttering something in Sharptooth to his friends about warning Clubtails.” said Sapphire. “I know he had a girlfriend too.”
“Girlfriend?” gasped Littlefoot.
“Appears so.” said Mimus.
“What did she look like?” asked Littlefoot. They described Tiny.
“Wait, if he wanted to warn them, then why did he kill them?” asked Littlefoot. The Egg Stealers shrugged to show that they didn’t know. Then it dawned on Littlefoot. Chomper must have been attacked. Perhaps he had just protected one of his friends or himself. It wasn’t maliciousness. Guido had been wrong. The Sharptooth Guido had described being with Chomper was blue like her. Perhaps the Clubtails had attacked her. He knew, that, were Ali’s life in mortal danger, he WOULD kill to protect her.
“Quickly, we’ve got to tell the Great Valley. Chomper is still our friend.” said Littlefoot, heading back toward the Great Valley with the two Egg Stealers.
“Must it be quickly? I am scared I might drop one of my children.” Mimus says in a worried tone.
Chomper, meanwhile, heads into the Mountians that Burn. He sniffs the air, trying to smell out the Domeheads. He recalls Cera telling him that they had attacked her here years ago. Thus, he doesn’t really care if they get hurt, especially as they had tried to eat her. However, the region is certainly a challenge. The air is annoynig enough to Flatteeth, but to a Sharptooth, it is worse as their sense of smell is stronger.
Chomper wisely blocks his nose with a Tree Star. He doesn’t much like the smell of it, but it’s better than the surrounding smell of ash and tar. He spots a Domehead and moves toward him. He soon realizes, recalling the description Cera gave him of her attackers, that this is one of them.
Hello, my little Domehead friend. Chomper says, grinning.
Get out Sharptooth. You’re not welcome! shouts the Domehead.
“You mean, I’m not welcome, just like a little Threehorn girl?” Chomper asks, giving the Domehead an icy look.
“How did you know…?” gasps the Domehead.
Another Domehead said “Why wouldn’t we welcome something we can eat? Look around, there are no plants here, the smoking mountains eruptions are like the tide of the great water. The key to surviving here is to know when to go where it is safer and when it is safe somewhere else. Any plant that tries to grow here either dies from flowing fire or from toxic oil leaking from the ground. Therefore anything we can eat is more then welcome to come hear. Why? you happen to be looking for a Theehorn? There’s one.” He points to a Threehorn skeleton slightly stuck in the tar. “Now go away. Outsiders are bad luck.”
“I was talking about a Threehorn many cold times ago. You tried to attack her and then this horrible black thing showed up and chased you off.” said Chomper.
“Yes, I recall that.” said one of the Domeheads.
“By the way, I don’t like your snarkiness.” said Chomper to the second Domehead.
The second Domehead said “I don’t recall any three horn girl…”
A third Domehead said “You weren’t born yet.”
The second Domehead said “No interrupting. But, I do not like trespassers. What are you going to do, begin a genocide on my people over one little incident that happened long ago? I don’t see any justification in that. Now leave our territory, their is nothing for you here and you can’t last out hear if you don’t know the land.”
“Actually, I would like to punish the guilty. I do have to eat too you know.” said Chomper, smirking at them. He jumped through the air, landed next to the frrst Domehead, the one who had tried to kill Cera, dodged a headbutt attempt from the creature’s domed head, and sliced off his head with hsi claws.
Tiny and Phyco ran to Chomper, hearing an attack.
You Domheads are in for a world of hurt. said Tiny.
Time for playtime! Phyco laughed.
“What are you doing just standing there, counter attack! Form the line!” shouted the second Domehead.
The second Domehead tries to attack Phyco. He knocks Phyco over. However, Tiny then knocked the Domehead over. Phyco gets back up and grabs the Domehead and dips his head into lava. Mmm, roasted Domehead. said Phyco.
Oh Phyco. Chomper sighed. Phyco moved to bite into the Domehead. I would’t do that if I were you Phyco. said Chomper.
Why not? asked Phyco. He bit into the burned part of the Domehead. Hot! Hot! Hot! he cried, moaning in pain. Chomper and Tiny shook their heads.
Rusty and some other members of the pack arrived and attacked the Domeheads.
A Domehead shouted “I swear to the spirit of the fire mountains, one day, you will pay for this!” The Domeheads begin to retreat.
Meanwhile, Littlefoot, Mimus, and Sapphire arrive in the Great Valley.
Mimus said “It’s certainly a lot bigger on the inside isn’t it?”
Sapphire whispered to him “We been here, remember?”
Minus remarked “That was what, days ago? I haven’t had a proper eye full. So, you sure it’s safe here?”
“Where have you been Littlefoot? We were looking all over for you!” snapped Cera.
“Cera, I was just out there, wanting some alone time to think. I ran into some Egg Stealers.” said Littlefoot.
“We don’t need anymore misfits here! We had Chomper and look how he turned out!” Cera snapped.
“Chomper is a nice Sharptooth. From what I guessed from what I heard from the Egg Stealers, the Sharptooth that was with Chomper, the one the Clubtails attacked, was his girlfriend. He was just protecting her. The Clubtails forced him to fight them.” said Littlefoot.
A while later, the Great Valley called a meeting. They all found out that Chomper was innocent.
“So, what do we do now?” asked Shorty.October 24, 2016 at 1:16 am #2698
(Note: This chapter will really make you laugh.)
Tucompso said Has anything exciting happened? I’m a slow learner, Flattooth talk still sounds primitive and incomprehensive.
Mimus and Sapphire, meanwhile, just keep their distance from most of the herd. They pick a spot that seems not so crowded and begin building a new nest for their young.
Yes, the story we heard about Chomper turned out not to be exactly what Guido thought happened but something else that we didn’t think had happened. Chomper was just protecting a girlfriend of his. He wasn’t being a bad Sharptooth. I’m not sure why Shredder though was talking to him as though he was an ally. said Ruby.
Chomper is probably just pretending to be an ally. I think Shredder thought, when Chomper killed the Clubtails, that he was one of them. I just hope that Chomper can keep up his guard and not let anything slip that will give him away. said Tucompso.
I’m sure he’ll manage. said Ruby.
Tucompso said So anyway, about what we talked about earlier, this, death from being old thing, do you happen to know how soon and or long until it decides its time to get me too? Ruby, are you just not answering because you know I won’t live long and you don’t want me to be afraid?
Ruby replied I do not know when death, even by old age, will come for anyone. As for myself, if I knew when it would come for me, I would not be there when it was supposed to come but would be someplace else.
Good answer. Tucompso remarked. I do not want to die, but I suppose if I have to, I would like it to be for something bigger then my self, no pun intended.
Meanwhile, Chomper and the others left the Mountains that Burn. The pack has many dead Domeheads. The group rests that night. Several Sharpteeth call over Chomper. They are near a magma heat vent.
Hey Chomper, we’re going to have a little bet. said Rusty.
What kind of bet? Chomper asks.
We’re going to see who can eat the most green food without food loss (barfing). I bet you all my Domeheads that I can beat you. said Rusty.
Nah, I can beat both of you. said a brown Two Claw.
No way, I’m going to win this wager. said a third.
Tiny, we’re going to get lots of Domeheads for dinner tonight. Chomper whispered to Tiny. He still wasn’t fond of of green food. However, he’d eaten some of it in the Great Valley and at least worked up enough of a tolerance to it that he didn’t spit it out when he chewed it and could down some of it.
Phyco removes a plant from the collection. Trust me, you do not want to eat that! When I was close to starvation I once tried eating that plant, and I was on my back for eight hours with a racing heart mucus coming out my mouth and a really bad pain in the lower tummy. Then when I recovered I had red water in my bladder water. I can’t remember what happened after the hallucinations started and I found my self in a rising creek with colony crawlers. The rest are safe, for being you know, plants, but don’t eat that one, ever! he said.
I’ll take note of that. said Chomper. Chomper picked up some Tree Stars. How about these? Chomper asks.
I am not fond of those. The only good I think they are for would be to wipe my tush after taking a dump. I cannot imagine anyone eating them. said Rusty.
Well, I think I can take down one. said a grey Sharptooth named Geirr. He puts one in his mouth, chews on it, and swallows. He grimaces. Time for a second one. he remarks. He tries it but cannot down it and spits it out. The group laughs.
Phyco, meanwhile, has just been looking around for a good stick this whole time, but he has had no success because he can’t manage examining them while holding them with his mouth and his arms are too short.
Rusty ate three Tree Stars. As he tried the fifth, he coughed as he put it near his mouth. None of the others, minus Chomper, who hadn’t tried yet, could top that. Well Chomper, you will need five or me to beat me, or else I get your Domeheads. he said.
The guy can’t do it. said Gerrir.
Chomper eats nine Tree Stars. One at a time. He then eats a tenth. After that, he grimaces and coughs. No more. he said. The group, gasping in astonishment, all hands him the Domeheads that they had bet. He hands them all to Tiny. Here you go dear. Lots of Domeheads for your supper. he says.
Bet she’ll like that Chomper. Ok, next, we do Tree Sweets. said Rusty.
Phyco having found the perfect stick sits with it watching the group, waiting.
Phyco, what are you doing? Chomper asks him.
Phyco replies Nothing yet, and nothing I would ever want to do. When I was a orphan all alone in the wild, starving and bad at hunting, I ate many bad idea items such as, my own waste, ground puffers (mushrooms) and of corse, green stuff such as what you are eating. I figured if flatteeth can eat that green crap maby I can too. I ate four times as much as you have eaten now. It took 45 days before I could poop after that and it came out looking the same as when it went in. I am going to hate having to do this, you would probably be in a lot of pain, but trust me, you’re going to be glad you have someone to help it come out.
The group stares at Phyco, their eyebrows raised. You’ll have to tell me about your adventures in your childhood sometime Phyco. I know a lot of kids and others who would love to hear them, as would I. said Chomper. He wondered though, if he could ever tell the Great Valley them. They, as far as he knew, hated him now.
Rusty eats 10 Sweet Bubbles. No more. he says.
How about you Phyco. How many can you take? Genrirr asks.
Chomper, meanwhile, eats 20 Tree Sweets. He again wins. He Phyco, want some Domeheads? Chomper asks.
Absolutely, I love domeheads. maby when their herd has repopulated we can hunt them again. Phyco replied, grabbing some of them and munching on them, starting with their heads.
Ok, round three. Sweet Bubbles. says Rusty.
Good idea, tell them my childhood story while they are young. After all the world has far to many sane people already.” He says in complete seriousness and without sarcasm or passive aggression. “I don’t really want to relive that moment, but if your sure you would be honored if I join your game, some one volunteer to deconstapate me when it is my turn and I’m in. said Phyco.
We won’t have bowel stoppage. Don’t worry. Besides, if you do, I am NOT sticking my claws near your tush. says Rusty. The others nod.
The group again tries. Phyco decides not to play after all. Chomper wins round three. Ha. Domeheads for me. he says. The group monas. They have lost all of their Domeheads. The group grows to bed. Chomper, meanwhile, picks up the pants Phyco said not to eat. He grabs them, thinking they might be useful if ever has to has use them agianst one of the pack.
The next morning, Shredder tells them Ok, we are going to attack a Yellow Belly herd next. The group all heads toward Berry Valley. Though Chomper has heard of the place, he has never been there. Around evening, the pack rests outside of Berry Valley. Chomper is alone with Tiny and Phyco. He feels funny in his insides.
Er, Phyco, I have a problem. says Chomper. I have stuff inside of me that wants to come out but can’t, if you know what I mean.
Don’t worry, you won’t have boweld stoppage. Phyco says mockingly.
Well I do. You were right. So now what? asks Chomper, grunting in pain.
Do you need the stick treatment? Phyco asks hoping that isn’t the case. Phyco holds the stick and waits for his answer.
I think I do! Just help me already! Chomper grunts.
Phyco sticks the stick up Chomper’s tush, wiggling it around and then yanking it out, digested domehead comes out along with green tree stars and other plants in their proper color.
A yellowbelly happens to witness this. She is standing next to water. What she has just seen shocks her so much that she faints. She falls into the water and drowns.
Tiny laughs hard. Shut it Tiny or you won’t get the Domeheads I have still left over from last night. Chomper shouts. Tiny quiets.
Sometime later, Chomper remarks. Rusty was right. These Tree Stars are good for wiping your tush. He and the others go off to bed.
I’ll always remember this day. Tiny laughs.
Well, just remember, one day something will happen to you and I’ll be there to laugh about it. her mate grumbles. The two soon fall asleep, hugigng each other.October 25, 2016 at 12:23 am #2716
(Note: This chapter will also make you laugh a lot.)
Two and a half hours before dawn, Tiny is shaken awake.
What? she mutters sleepily.
Not so loud dear. I don’t want the whole pack awake. Chomper whispers to her.
What are we doing? You have more bowel blockage? Tiny asks him.
Chmper groans. No. Dealt with that last night. Right now, I was going to teach you Flattooth. If we can convince the Great Valley that I’m not bad, then I’d like to take you there to go live with me. It would be nice if you could speak Flattooth. said Chomper. And one more thing. Chomper adds. I want you to promise me that you will NEVER use the ability to speak Flattooth against Flatteeth. Tiny nods.
In the distance hidden by the foliage of a sapling full of tree stars, a Domehead watches the sleeping group. Then, he slips off after about five minuets.
Chomper and Tiny head into Berry Valley. Though I know Flatooth as well and can help you, I thought it would be helpful to also teach you Flattooth from actual Flatteeth. Chomper said to his wife.
He approaches some Yellow Bellies, Loofah, Doofah, and Foobie among them. “Hello there. I mean you no harm. I’m a Friendly Sharptooth. I thought you could help teach my wife Flattooth. I’d really appreciate it.” said Chomper to them. They try to hide by looking like common plants. Chomper walks over to the Yellow Bellies and sniffs them. “Nope, doesn’t smell like a plant. Now, can you help me?” Chomper asks them.
“It’s a talking Sharptooth!” says Loofah.
“I wonder what he wants.” said Doofah.
“Something about teaching his wife Flattooth.” said Loofah.
“Are you sure it’s a Sharptooth? Might be a weird looking Leaf Eater.” said Doofah. “Open your mouth dear.” said Doofah to Chomper. Chomper complies. Doofah climbs inside. “Hmmm, the teeth are pointy. I don’t see any green stuck to the teeth. I think this really is a Sharptooth.” said Doofah to Loofah.
“So, you want me to teach her flattooth do you? Not to worry your in good hands, I have a high teaching record of… “said a Yellow Belly, starting to count his fingers, “zero students.”
A second yellow belly says “That’s 15 times more then we usually have. Now lets see, tell her to say something.”
Chomper points at Doofah, then at the ground, indicating that he wants her out of his mouth so that he can reply to them without accidentally biting into her. A Yellow Belly facepalms. “Oh Doofah, always so silly, why do you have to go in their? A sharptooth’s mouth may look like a playground, but they need their space.”
“Hello anybody there?” she yells down the throat. “Hello, anybody there!” her voice echoes back. She gorws concerned “Hello, my name is Doofah.” she yells down Chomper’s throat. “Hello, my name is Doofah.” her voice echoes back. “He’s eaten someone named Doofah! We have to save her!” Doofah yells to her herd.
“Isn’t it a wonder we aren’t extinct?” a Yellow Belly exclaims in annoyance at the stupidity of many in his herd.
“Don’t worry help is on the way!” she jumps down Chomper’s throat gently sliding down his esophagus into his stomach.
Chomper goes searching for something to make hm barf up Doofah, hoping he can save her before he ends up digesting her. “Are you all right, er, Doofah? I didn’t want you to do that. Most Sharpteeth would, but I didn’t.” he says to her, prodding at his stomach.
Hey Tiny, could you get me lots of stink bugs? They should do the trick. said Chomper to his wife. He knew that stinkbugs, the kind that sprayed smelly stuff at you, didn’t work well with his inside and would cause him food loss. However, as he didn’t want Doofah to be food, he needed to do this. “Don’t worry Doofah, I’ll get you out soon.” Chomper said to Doofah.
“Don’t worry Doofah. I’ll find you and we’re going to get out of here.” said Doofah from inside of Chomper’s stomach.
Tiny came back to her husband. Sorry Chomper, all I can find is stink weed.
That’ll do. Just get enough so that it will cause me food loss. I don’t want the poor Yellow Belly getting digested. Chomper tells her.
Tiny begins gathering the stuff up. Actually I would be more worried about her ability to breath. See if there was air in your stomach you would only belch it out because it irritates, so we are about to find out if she is alive. Open your mouth.
Chomper opens his mouth. “Doofah, are you ok? Are you still alive in there?” he asks. He feels his stomach and finds that it is still wiggling. She’s alive still. Chomper told his wife. Now, hurry up. I don’t want to be the cause of death of another Flattooth.
Tiny not wanting to wait for him to finish stuffs the stink weed into his mouth just as he utters the word flattooth.
Loofah puts his face against Chomper’s stomach. “Doofah,my dear. Are you ok? Please tell me you’re ok. What in the name of all things berry did you do that for?” he asks her.
“What’s it like in the stomach of a Sharptooth? I’ve been chased by one before, but never actually gone inside of it.” asks a third Yellow Belly.
The stinkweed soon causes Chomper to feel funny in his stomach. ERRRRRRRRRRRRRP! He belches. Soon, after more bubbling, he cannot hold back anymore. BLAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! He vomits out Doofah. She lands on the ground, covered in slimy yellow barf. Next to her is undigested stinkweed and some partially digested Domehead bones. “Don’t EVER do that again!” Chomper shouts at Doofah.
“But, you ate someone named Doofah.” Doofah whined.
“Yes, you.” said Chomper, shaking his head. “Now that I’ve tossed my cookies, I need something to eat.” He heads to a stream in Berry Valley and eats several fish. “Mmm, these flopers are tasty.” he says, licking his lips.
“So, now that your friend has gotten a tour of my stomach, can you please help my wife learn Flattooth? Unless you don’t know how to teach her. In that case, you can just leave here. There is going to be an attack on this place soon at about the rising of the Bright Circle. We don’t have much time before the Bright Circle rises. Your friend Doofah took up some of it already. As it is, I think it’s safe if I start teaching Tiny first.” said Chomper.
He practices a few words with her. After about two hours, Tiny can say “I am a nice Sharptooth.”, “My favorite food is Domehead.”, “Hello my name is Tiny, what is yours?” and similar basic things.
“Hello, me Tiny. Me want you to help me learn Flattooth.” said Tiny to the Yellow Bellies.
“You’re learning fast, we didn’t even have to do anything yet. Now, about this attack, is it going to hurt?” asked a Yellow Belly.
Chomper, realizing that many of the Yellow Bellies are a few Sweet Bubbles short of a bunch, decides to explain it in terms that, hopefully, they can understand. “You remember what happened to Doofah?” Chomper asks them. The Yellow Bellies nod. “The same thing is going to happen to all of you, only you won’t be spat back up.” he informs them
.A Yellow Belly asked “But, won’t that kill us?”
“Me think that the point.” said Tiny in poor Leaf Eater.
“So, can you help Tiny learn Flattooth? I can help you avoid the pack.” said Chomper.
A Yellow Belly said “Repeat after me… I… am… Pretty.”
A second Yellow Belly muttered “We are suppose to teach her to speak our words, not be proud of her looks.”
“I am pretty.” said Tiny.
“Yes, you are dear.” said Chomper. He kisses her. She grins.
A Yellow Belly said “Repeat these words.”
A second Yellow Belly said “No, repeat these words!”
The first Yellow Belly said “No, these words!”
Tiny looks at the Yellow Bellies in confusion. “What am I to say?” she asks in poor Leaf Eater.
A Tickle Fuzzy during the confusion spots a Yellow Belly nest, she sneaks in picking up an egg in her jaws, then begins to head off to her home.
Chomper spots the Tickle Fuzzy and grabs him. “Nice try. You know what happens to Tickle Fuzzies that take eggs?” Chomper asks him. “What should I do with this egg thief?” Chomper asks the Yellow Bellies. The tickly fuzzy looks around nervously.
“I don’t know, but I’m not sticking around to find out!” With some graceful squirming and the natural oils on the creatures fur it slips out of Chomper’s grip, not taking any fall damage it imedeantly begins to run.
Tiny soon catches the creature. She picks him up again, this time making sure he doesn’t get away. “What should I do with it?” she says to the Yellow Bellies.
“Don’t eat me. I don’t taste good! I’d just be a mint to you!” begged the Tickle Fuzzy.
“Eat you? That is an idea.” said Tiny, smirking.
A Yellow Belly said “Our people are normally pacifist, but we can’t have things eating our eggs.”
The tickle fuzzy replied in resignation “Eat me, if I’m too incompetent to get away from you I deserve it. But can you at least feed my children one last time? That’s all I really wanted.”
Chomper asks “Cannot you get something other than eggs? I mean, those will be Yellow Bellies. If you can, perhaps you should have thought about your kids before you tried steal eggs. Also, where is your mate?”
The tickle fuzzy replies “He was one of those dine and dash kinda males. My burrow is over their, I forage when the children sleep. You say, Yellow Belly eggs become Yellow Bellies?”
Chomper shakes his head. “You should be faithful to your mate. I find it really wrong that he put you in this position. Yes, Yellow Belly eggs hatch into Yellow Bellies. I believe your story and will let you go, provided that you promise not to take anymore eggs from here.” he says to the tickle fuzzy.
The tickle fuzzy remarks “Normally I would thank you for sparing my life. But your also the one who endangered it in the first place.” The tickle fuzzy manages to squirm lose yet again. “It’s a deal, no more eggs.” She scampers off to go find something else.
The Yellow Bellies begin to gather what they can, and then begin to get on a large fallen tree in the river. They start to drift off waving goodbye.
Chomper and his wife return to the pack just before they get up. The two pretend to be asleep.
Phyco gets up and kicks Chomper and Tiny, who quickly get up. Sorry, I just want to get food. he says.
Soon, the rest of the pack is up. They head into Berry Valley but find it deserted.
I thought you said there were Yellow Bellies here. Rusty says to Shredder.
There were. I have no idea what happened. I do know one thing though. It means we won’t be having any breakfast. Shredder replies. The pack moans.
Phyco finds the Yellow Belly that had drowned the previous night. He eats it. This is rather fattening, but I still like it. he remarks.
A pack member feels what used to be a Yellow Belly nest. Still warm, they must have known we where coming and outran us. Those sly devils. They didn’t leave much of a trail; its like they just vanished like smoke. she says.
There is no way the Yellow Bellies could have known we were coming. I mean, they are one of the dumbest types of Flatteeth out there. Rusty remarks.
The pack member blushes. Uh, perhaps they just went to get a berry dessert somewhere better then here. Anyway, what shall we do now?
Ok, that was a nasty setback. You guys BLEW it this time. We did so nicely with those Clubtails and with those Domeheads yet you let fat stupid Yellow Bellies get away. Clearly, you were not careful enough to hide your tracks and got spotted! We will go to a place where there are two herds: one of Spiketails and the other Swimmers. It’s a swampy place so walk your step. says Shredder. Oh, and we’re on a tight schedule. Only about seven risings and settings of the Bright Circle till we attack the Great Valley. So, we won’t have time to stop to eat on the way there. Let that be a lesson to you for messsing up. Also, if you have to go, hold it till we get there. I cannot afford any more delay. Shredder adds. The pack growns. They soon sets out.
“I did this to the poor pack.” Chomper whispered to Tiny. He used Leaf Eater to make it harder for them to be understood in the event they were overheard.
“I admit, I am going to miss the meals, but those Yellow Bellies owe you their lives.” Tiny whispered back.
Come on now guys. I gotta pee! Rusty whines.
Tucompso, meanwhile, gets up a little after the Great Circle rises. He walks over to the big lake for a drink, then stops and stares at his reflection.
Why hello there what is your name? It’s been a while since I have been with my own kind. he says to it. It doesn’t reply. Eventually, he grows tired of talking to it. I will see you later, I wanna go see what Ruby is up to. You know where to find me.
Sometime later he finds Ruby quickly and easily. Morning Ruby, want to play?
Ruby, however, is still asleep. However, his noise wakes up Ruby’s daughter Ovi. Ovi, unlike her mother, does not understand Sharptooth. “Oh, a mini-Sharptooth.” she says. She picks up Tucompso and runs with him.
Where are we going? the shorty sharptooth asks. She doesn’t understand him and so doesn’t reply. She goes and prods awake Ducky’s son, Splasher.
“Splasher, get up!” she mutters.
“What is it Ovi?” he asks sleepily.
“Found a mini-Sharptooth. We can use it to play a game in the Sheltering Grass.” Ovi replies.
The two take Tucompso to the Sheltering Grass. Ovi sets him down, though still holding him. “I am a scary Sharptooth! Fear me!” says Ovi, moving Tucompso toward Splasher’s hands.
“Oh no. It is a Sharptooth. What are we going to do?” says Splasher in a playful voice, pretending to be a herd of Flatteeth. He moves his left hand to represent the herd.
“I am the Lone Dinosaur. I will save you.” he says playfully. He moves his right hand to represent the Lone Dinosaur.
“Surrender Lone Dinosaur, I’m the biggest, scariest, meanest, ugliest Sharptooth around!” says Ovi, moving Tucompso toward Splasher’s right hand.
“Well, I’m here to save the herd from you and your evil ways. Get lost now Sharptooth or feel a world of hurt!” said Splasher, moving his right hand toward Tucompso.
“Yum. A tasty herd of Spiketails. I shall eat them.” says Ovi, moving Tucompso toward Splasher’s left hand.
“All right, you asked for it.” said Splasher in a tough voice. He flicks Tucompso in the nose, pretending to be whacking him with the tial of the Lone Dinosaur.
Ouch! Tucompso whines.
“You’ll pay for that!” shouts Ovi. She swings Tucompso’s claws, hitting Splasher’s left hand.
“Ouch, that kinda hurt.” says Splasher in his real voice. “You’ll pay for that you stinking Sharptooth varment!” shouts Splasher. He again whacks Tucompso.
I don’t think I like this game very much. Tucompso remarks.
Ruby soon comes to the rescue of Tucompso. “Ovi and Splasher, Tucompso is NOT a toy!” she scolds, wagging her fingers at them.
Thank you. says Tucompso gratefully.
No problem. Ruby replies.October 26, 2016 at 12:32 am #2722
Around late evening, the groups reaches the swampy area. It is, in fact, the same swampy area that Littlefoot and his friends traveled through on their way to the Crater. The pack is tired and rests, though Rusty makes sure to empty his bladder first.
Not in front of Tiny! Chomper moans. The pack, quite tired, goes to bed for the night. All except Chomper, Tiny, and Phyco, who just pretend to go to sleep. When they are sure the others are asleep, they sneak away from the others, tiptoeing so as not to make a sound.
Ok, do you think we can beat Shredder before the attack happens? asks Tiny.
Can’t we get the help of the Flatteeth? asks Phyco.
I would prefer that Shredder not even make it alive to the Great Valley. Tiny says.
I’m not sure about this plan dear. It will be hard for the three of us to attack Shredder without being killed by the rest of the pack. We’ll need more help. says Chomper skeptically.
We could always get Rusty to help us. On the way here, he was privately calling Shredder all sorts of names that made me ask if he kissed his wife with that mouth. Of course, that could just be because he needed to empty his bladder water but Shredder wouldn’t let him. remarked Phyco.
24 minutes before the bright circle rises 79 Domeheads slowly and silently make their way into camp. They begin to take position where it would be hard for their enemy to have room or make it out, but easy for them to get out should they need to.
Rusty, who has finished hearing Chomper’s story, and doesn’t yet notice the Domeheads remarks Well, I admit Shredder is a nutcase. I have sympathy for your Flatteeth. However, on the flip side, you already cost us food for the whole day and really hurt my bladder with your save-the-Yellow-Bellies act. Also, you know what Shredder could do to my wife and I? We lost our eggs last time to Egg Stealers and our batch this time is close to hatching. You want them to end up orphans?
Tiny thinks over what to say. Finally, she says Rusty, I know it is risky, but I think it is necessary. I… she pauses, hearing the Domeheads. We’ve got company! The four of them head to go fight off the Domeheads, waking the pack as they go along.
A Domehead cried “The enemy is prepared, begin the attack, make those bastards pay for what they did at the Mountains that Burn!”
The Domeheads begin to charge, this time in a more competent formation then when they were the defenders.
Chomper moves along with his three friends to attack the Domeheads. The four do well. Chomper had never learned to hunt with a pack before but has quickly picked it up. He moves aside as a Domehead strikes at him. However, the Domehead is then struck down by Rusty. Another aims at Rusty but Tiny strikes it down. A third goes for Phyco, but Chomper kills it before it can hurt him. Phyco brings down another that was going to attack Chomper.
The Domeheads continue to draw attention to the four until they are well enough separated from the group to have 34 of them surround at once, then begin to ram at their knees.
Chomper lets out a loud T-rex roar. His other three friends copy him. They hope that it can intimidate the Domeheads. The four crouch lower, their claws out to attack, their feet moved outward so that the claws on their feet are in the way of the ramming Domeheads.
Hey Phyco, if we don’t make it, would this be your preferred way to die or will you be disappointed? Chomper asks with a weak smile.
Phyco replies Better to die in the glory of combat then to die from getting old having done nothing but hide under a rock from the danger you know is out there.
One of the Domeheads charges then stops short, a second Domehead behind him jumps on top of him just as he thrusts upward, the Domhead jumps into it launching him self onto Chomper’s head, then he begins to bite him below the ear. Tiny moves and bites into the Domehead, killing him. She throws the Domehead with her teeth, as her hands are busy fending off attacks. Nobody can bite Chomper on the ear but me! she snaps. A domehead strikes Tiny in the leg as she moves to defend Chomper, causing a second degree bruise.
The pack charges into the line of Domeheads, attacking them. Chomper and his three friends use the opportunity to go on the offensive against the Domeheads. After some hours of fighting, the Domeheads are all dead.
Hmm, Domehead steak! said Tiny, munching on a dead Domehead.
Phyco said That was enough to even make me exhausted. I got some breakfast. I need a good rest. I hope that is it for a while.
No, you have done well against the Domeheads. However, we still are going to be attacking the Swimmer and Spiketail herds today. It is good that the Domeheads came though. We got more practice in for fighting the Great Valley. We will attack the Swimmer and Spiketail herds in half an hour. I suggest you prepare now. said Shredder.
I don’t mean to disagree with your leadership, I just wish to know, don’t we have plenty to last the rest of the day? Meat spoils quickly, we might not be able to finish it all. Is it really wise to needlessly deplete our food source if we are already doing so well without attacking herds we don’t need? None the less my king, if you feel we must, I won’t go against your command. said Phyco.
We can eat the Domeheads now. However, the attack will still proceed on schedule. Now get ready. said Shredder.
Phyco shouted Sir yes sir!
Meanwhile, Tucompso finds a nest of stinging buzzers. He calmly carefully walks up to the nest without disturbing the colony. He then takes large amounts of the honey and cakes it all over himself. The stinging buzzers then come and land on him. He holds still as they begin to lick their honey back off of him. Their tiny legs and tongs tickle but he does his best to stand perfectly still. After a while of the buzzers licking the honey up and putting it back in their hive where it came from then returning and licking more off he is sparkling clean, his skin is all shinny. He then goes to the lake and looks at his reflection. He smiles.
The Two Egg Stealers are perched by their nest basking in the sun.
Mimus said “I’m going to go get something to snack on, be back soon.”
Sapphire replied “Don’t be gone too long, if something happens I don’t want to have to defend the nest single handedly.”
“Relax, just a quick snack, and I will be back. I won’t let anything bad happen. Assuming I will have a say in the matter.” Mimus reassured her.
He heads off to look for a snack, leaving his mate to guard the eggs.
“I hope they aren’t going to get some eggs to snack on. You know, I don’t think it was a good idea to bring Egg Stealers here.” said Topps.
“I am keeping an eye on them Mr. Theehorn. Not to worry.” said Littlefoot.
“I hope you know what you’re doing Longneck.” Topps said to him.
“Call me Littlefoot, please. My grandfather might have let you call him ‘Longneck’, but I’d prefer to be called by my actual name.” said Littlefoot.
Mimus said “I like my protein but I kinda feel being alive is more important. Besides, like I said before, eggs aren’t all we eat. Would you like me to show you my favorite kind of green? It has no protein, but, it smells better then anything else their is to sniff.”
Meanwhile, Tiny says to Chomper I’m some how going to know? Until I met you I never did any of this, being reluctant to hunt. It sucks being a sharptooth doesn’t it? But one thing I am sure of, do not get close to them.
Chomper, Tiny, Phyco, and Rusty moved ahead of the pack again. Shredder didn’t mind. After all, he didn’t know that the group had been responsible for the escape of the Yellow Bellies and believed them to be the ones who helped bring down the Clubtail herd. Chomper came across a Swimmer herd. He quickly learned, from overhearing what they were saying, that they were aware of the presence of the Sharptooth pack. They hadn’t spotted him and his three friends yet.
“Snork, I want you to go distract the Two Claw pack.” said a Swimmer, who, from the looks of it, appeared to be the leader of the herd.
“But won’t they eat me?” asked the Swimmer, trembling.
“They might. But we need to distract them so the rest of us, most importantly me, can get away.” said the Swimmer leader unfeelingly.
“Why don’t you send one of your own kids? You really lord over us Auro! When the herd runs short on food, you and your family always get enough, even if it means others in our herd nearly starve to death!” snapped the kid’s mother.
“I won’t have any of your lip! Now, I’m sending both of your kids now! Let that be a lesson! Nobody challenges me!” snapped Auro. The herd started to try and move the two children away from the hiding spot. Chomper was horrified at what he was seeing!
Chomper came to the two trembling children. “Come with me quickly, before they spot you.”
The Swimmer children stare at Chomper in horror. “Go, I’ll hold it off!” the boy says to his sister. However, she doesn’t move, unwilling to leave her brother to, as she thinks will happen, die.
“No, I can’t leave you.” his sister replies.
“Come on. I don’t want the pack to find you.” Chomper tells them.
“How the heck did you learn to talk? I thought all Sharpteeth cared about was eating us.” said the boy.
“You are sadly misinformed. Sharpteeth only eat for food. We do lots of other things As it is, I am friendly toward Leaf Eaters like yourself. I eat Sharpteeth, Egg Stealers, and Domeheads.” said Chomper.
“Should we trust it? It might eat us when we let our guard down.” said the sister.
“Why is that guy so mean? He sent you to die like that.” asked Tiny. She had learned more Leaf Eater from Chomper and could speak it better now.
“Another talking one!” gasped the sister.
“He’s a terrible leader. He let some in our herd die due to his bad leadership. When my uncle questioned him, he banished him from the herd. My uncle got eaten by Sharpteeth two days later because he was all alone! That jerk has no conscience. We aren’t the first ones that he’s sent out to be sacrificed as distractions for Sharpteeth. I had a best friend. Really nice guy. Auro had him sent out to distract Sharpteeth when they were wandering too near our herd. He led the Sharpteeth away, but unfortunately got caught and eaten. He did out of spite against the kid’s mother, who he never liked. When she whined about it, he banished her and the rest of the family.” said the boy.
“Tell you what, perhaps I can deal with this creep.” said Chomper.
“Deal with? As in what?” asked Tiny.
Chomper drew a claw across his throat. Tiny gasped “But I thought you didn’t hunt Flatteeth!”
“Not any that have decency in them. I’ve never really encountered rotten ones. I had told you earlier that I wouldn’t mind taking out a real putz.” said Chomper.
“Be careful. There are a group in the herd that kiss his tush. They won’t let you take him down without a fight.” said the girl.
“Not to worry dear. This is one of those times when I am glad that I am born what I am.” said Chomper, smiling.October 28, 2016 at 5:08 pm #2749
Mimus leads Littlefoot and Topps to a nice patch of green after a bit of looking for it.
“Take a look at that, it grows here too. I was hoping it did. This here is one of my all time favorite meals. Not only that, I often used it to hide from sharpteeth. Touch it, then sniff your self… uh, in a, clean minded way.” he said. Littlefooot touches the plant, then sniffs himself. The plant has left a scented oil on him that smells sweet and spicy.
Mimus said “Now you know why I don’t have egg eater breath.” Mimus goes ahead and eats some of it, it doesn’t fill him up very easily but though its not an egg salad, at least a regular salad helps. He then goes ahead and takes a patch back to the nest.
Meanwhile, a Swimmer walks up to Auro but doesn’t get too close.
“Hey Auro, mind if I ask you something real quick, I was just wondering…”
“What do you want?” snapped Auro.
The Swimmer said “Just wondering, um, why are you so mean? Isn’t a leader suppose to prevent casualties instead of cause them?”
“I’m in charge. I know what’s best. I help bring progress to this herd. And sometimes that requires sacrifices. As for those kids, at this point, what difference does it make? The kids are no doubt eaten. Now let’s go.” said Auro unfeelingly. The swimmer just shuts up and follows Auro.
Another Swimmer mutters “Wish we lived in the Great Valley!”
A third swimmer asks “The what?”
“It’s a great place, where all the adults get to make decsions governing us instead of just one leader.” the Swimmer replied.
“Why would you want to go to such an uncivilized place? They’ll come to ruin in no time. No, it’s best to stay with me.” said Auro.
“Hey Auro, I’m back!” said the boy Swimmer kid that Chomper had saved.
“Rolpho, I told you to go ward off the Sharpteeth. Send him off again.” said Auro.
Rolpho’s mother tries to fight Auro, aiming a punch at him. “Bad move. Send her with the brats.” said Auro coldly.
“I’ve had enough of this. I’m going to act.” Chomper whispered to Tiny.
A Swimmer says to Auro “I’d take living with leaches over living with you as a leader. For me life is all about wondering when your going to feed me to Sharpteeth next.”
Chomper, still out of sight, says “Hey, Auro, your time is up. You’ve bullied your herd long enough.”
Auro asks “What fool dares to say that?”
Chomper steps into view “I did!” he replies.
“It’s a Sharptooth!” gasp several in the herd.
“And it can talk!” gasp several others.
A Swimmer asks Chomper “Hey Sharptooth, I always wanted to ask, do you ever accidentally bite your tongue? If so, does it get infected?”
“Yes, I have bitten it before. It hasn’t gotten infected though. The worse that happens is that it will drip red water.” Chomper replies.
Auro grabs the two Swimmer children and holds them out in front of Chomper. “Here, eat these and leave us alone!”
The children’s mother says to Auro “Those are my children, why don’t you offer your self, you weigh what, 2340 pounds? You can hold off up to three Sharpteeth, and I can continue on with no regrets.”
Chomper moves to attack Auro. Several Swimmers, Auro’s lackeys, move to join Auro in fighting off Chomper.
The rest of the Swimmers begin to leave. Moving more quickly then ever away from the rest of the herd.
“Tell you what Auro, you and your minions can get your tushes out of the herd and never dark it again and I won’t lift a claw against you.” Chomper said to Auro. “As for the rest of you. You should know that the evil Sharptooth known as Shredder is coming. I came to warn you and saw Auro’s merciless act against children and could not just look away. You need to leave, but first, we need to warn the Spiketail herd.” said Chomper.
“Spiketails? We don’t talk to Spiketails.” a Swimmer declared.
Another Swimmer remarks “I’m not getting near those things, they might spike me with their tail if they decide they aren’t interested in trespassers.”
“So, are you going to leave or not?” Chomper asks Auro.
Auro throws a stick at Chomper, which conks him in the eye. “Get the Sharptooth!” he yells. His minions rush Chomper and try and knock him over.
Meanwhile, Shredder heads toward the Spiketail herd. Two children are grazing away from the herd, not aware that they are being watched. Shredder smirks. The kids hear his thundering footsteps. They up look. “Sharptooth!” they cry. They take off. Shredder laughs at their fear of him. He has, since Littlefoot and his friends nearly drowned him 20 years earlier, picked up the Flattooth language. Some of it by observation and guessing and some of it by torture (not that it did the Flatteeth any good to help him learn as they still ended up in his stomach in the end anyway.). He took off after the two kids. He was going to enjoy this chase. His maw dripped saliva. He laughed coldly.
“Keep running or it’s going to kill us!” one of the kids yelled to the other. The two continued to run as fast as they could. Behind them, Shredder knocked over trees in his way, chasing after them.
Meanwhile Chomper aims a kick at the villains, killing them with his foot claws. Auro is among those killed. After a brief fight, the enemies are dead. “Well, you’re free now. Now hurry up, we’ve got to save the Clubtails.” said Chomper. The Flatteeth, glad that Auro’s reign is over, cheer. Tiny, Phyco, and Rusty come by and eat the fallen Flatteeth. Chomper eats the dead Auro.
“So, you do like Flatteeth?” Tiny asks him.
“Bad ones, as long as they taste great.” Chomper replies.
“I guess he couldn’t hold off a Sharptooth after all.” remarks a Swimmer.
A Swimmer shouts to Chomper “Thank you for freeing us from that jerk. It says a lot when even our natural predator does not like seeing us in such horrific living conditions. Now perhaps our herd can try democracy, to see if we have better results in leadership.”
The Swimmers depart, heading off to a forest far from there.October 29, 2016 at 11:34 pm #2755
Meanwhile, a large amount of spiketails have already fell prey to the group under the command of Shredder. The pack stop to eat what they have gotten, figuring it is plenty, deciding to let the rest go without even consulting Shredder’s opinion.
Shredder, meanwhile, continued to pursue the two Spiketail children. They go through a crevice just big enough to fit them. It is a crevice though, that leads to a tunnel that has as its only exit, the same route that they had entered by. Shredder comes to the crevice. Unable to fit through himself, he unleashes his might againt the rock blocking the way. The rock shakes. BOOM! BOOM! BOOM!
“I’m scared.” said the girl Spiketail to the girl Spiketail.
“Me too.” replied the boy Spiketail. The two huddled together, shaking. BOOM! BOOM! BOOM! Shredder continues to attack the rock, trying to get at them.
One of the Two Claws watches in confusion, thinking We have plenty of meat, we are tired, we have pregnant in our clan, why does he continue to peruse children who could grow up to be even more food later?
Rusty came up to Shredder. What are you doing? We got a lot of the Spiketail herd. Chomper defeated the leaders of the Swimmer herd and the rest took off. Why are you pursuing two children? Don’t we have enough already? he asked.
An aquamarine colored Two Claw replies I agree, our success is glorious, but any more glory on the hunt and it turns into the shame of poaching. We sent the Domeheads a message that we are higher then them on the food chain, we got enough food for it to spoil before we finish, our legs ache from all this moving around and my feet have bleeding blisters from too much treading, we need to rest and wait for tomorrow. Please, just let us rest.
No, I want to get these two kids! I won’t let kids get away from me. Not AGAIN! Shredder snaps angrily.
The aquamarine colored Two Claw backs away slowly. Shredder breaks through the rock. The children cower. The boy tries to shield the girl. Shredder smirks. Rusty moves forward. Shredder, stop! he shouts.
The kids cuddle close to each other to try to make each other feel safe. They cover their eyes and ears to try to cover out the danger that is coming. Both are laying in yellow puddles, too scared to move.
Shredder moves to strike down the kids. Shredder no! Rusty yells. He knocks Shredder over. The two kids use the opportunity to get away.
Nine members of the group begin to fall asleep believing the hunt to finally be over.
How dare you defy me! Shredder snapped at Rusty.
An Aquamarine colored Two Claw remarked Just let it go, he was just trying to get you to come to your senses. Maybe it’s all this work in the summer heat going to your head. Just relax, have some cold river water, in time you will come to your senses and realize you went too far today.
Shredder slashed Rusty across the face and pushed him down. Never…defy…me…again! he thundered. Come, get ready. We leave in three hours to go head to the Big Water. There, we attack a herd of Threehorns! Shredder commanded the rest of the pack.
The Aquamarine colored Two Claw whines The Big Water? As in the thing that can suddenly splash me knocking me in and carrying me so far from shore I will never see land again, that Big Water?
Chomper, Tiny, Rusty and his wife, and Phyco reach the Big Water at nightfall. All of them now are in the plot against Shredder. Rusty’s wife joined after hearing of Shredder’s attack on her mate.
Ok, we attack the Threehorns when the Night Circle is highest in the sky (midnight). Shredder informed them.
Can’t we get some rest? the aquamarine colored Two Claw pleaded?
No. Shredder informed them. The group groaned.
Threehorns. I HATE Threehorns. Phyco told Chomper, Rusty, Rusty’s wife, and Tiny.
The aquamarine colored Two Claw looks at the great big water shivering in pathetic fright.
Ok Big Water, you and I are going to get along great, right? Will we get along?
A wave washes through her feet.
Oh no it’s eating me!
The water washes back harmlessly after dropping off a large squid. The Aquamarine colored Two Claw eats it.
You’re not so bad after all big water, perhaps we can be friends.
The Big Water laps gently across her feet.
“Tiny, how are you feeling?” Chomper asks her. She has learned a lot of Leaf Eater and can now speak it fluently enough.
“Tired. And also sick.” she replies.
“Sick?” he asks. “That is not good. Anything I can do to make you feel better?”
“Well, once I lay these eggs, I should be better.” she replies.
“Eggs?” he asks her.
“I think within the next twenty four hours dear.” she replies.
“Oh my.” Chomper gasps.
The Big Water again brushes against the aquamarine colored Two Claw’s feet. She, beginning to lose her fear, steps out into it. Now about waist deep in water, she finds that, at first, it’s cold, then as her body adjusts, it becomes warm. She spots a large swimming sharptooth heading toward her.
Chomper notices it too, and heads into the water. He grabs the aquamarine colored Sharptooth and pulls her away. The Swimming Sharptooth tries to attack Chomper. He punches it in the face and it falls over. It moves toward Chomper again, but suddenly water hits it in the face. The Swimming Sharptooth turns in shock.
Hello Ugly. said a voice in Marine. It is Mo.
Hey, you stinking little Rainbow Swimmer! grumbled the Swimming Sharptooth angrily.
Come get Mo! taunted Mo. The Swimming Sharptooth chases Mo around and around. You have to do better than that to beat Mo. Ha ha ha. Mo keeps taunting.
Finally, the Swimming Sharptooth nears Mo. They are near some rocks a bit out to sea. So long punk! laughs the Swimming Sharptooth. He lunges at Mo, but misses and conks his head on a rock.
Ouch! the Swimming Sharptooth moans. He decides that he’s had enough and heads back out to sea. Mo comes to Chomper and spits water playfully at him. Chomper laughs.
“Hello Mud Brother Chomper!” says Mo.
“Hello Mo.” Chomper replied.
“It can talk Leaf Eater too.” Tiny gasped. Chomper nods.
“Hey Mo, this is my new wife Tiny.” said Chomper.
“Mo think she very pretty.” said Mo. Tiny blushes.
Thank you for helping me Chomper. said the aquamarine colored Sharptooth.
Anytime. said Chomper.October 31, 2016 at 5:17 pm #2764
Chomper, where did you meet Mo? Tiny asked Chomper.
By some Fast Water some cold times ago. We’ve met several times since then. Chomper replied.
Phyco said Hey look Chomper, a Rainbow Swimmer. They’re good luck. When you see one for the first time today, make a wish and it might come true.
“Mo glad to see Chomper again.” said Mo, skating on his fin in the water.
“I’m glad to see you too Mo.” said Chomper.
The Aquamarine colored Sharptooth tried to drink water from the Big Water, but spits it out. PTTTH! PTTTH! It’s salty! she whines. She notices Mo. Mmmm, that would taste good. She tries to eat Mo. However, Mo dodges her and slaps her in the face with his fans. Mo then moves out of her reach.
“Chomper, could you tell your friend not to eat Mo?” Mo asked Chomper.
Don’t eat him. He’s, er, a friend of mine. said Chomper to the aquamarine colored Sharptooth.
The Aquamarine colored Sharptooth heads off to find some fresh water so she can heal herself from the salt water.
“Mo, how are your children doing?” Chomper asked.
“They doing fine. One got chased by a Swimming Sharptooth, but he got away and bad Swimmer got stuck in lots of kelp.” replied Mo.
Some Rainbow Swimmers swim by. “That them.” said Mo. Mo’s wife swims next to him.
“Mo, is this the Sharptooth you are friends with?” she asked.
“Yes Thalia.” he replied.
“There are two of them.” said Thalia.
“Yes, this is my wife Tiny.” said Chomper.
“You didn’t tell me that he was married.” said Thalia to Mo.
“Mo not know dear.” said Mo.
“It’s ok. Only happened a few days ago.” said Chomper.
Mo’s kids splash water at Chomper and Tiny. The two Sharpteeth laugh.
Phyco said to Chomper Hey Chomper, I didn’t know you spoke Rainbow Swimmer too. Can you tell them to catch us some fish?
I don’t speak Marine, Phyco. Does Mo even eat fish? I never asked him? Chomper said to Phyco. “Er, Mo, do you even eat fish? My friend Phyco here wanted you to catch us some.” said Chomper to Mo.
Tiny, her stomach upset by her pregnancy, vomits, sending barf into the water, which lands near Mo and his family, but luckily doesn’t hit them. “So sorry. I am pregnant.” said Tiny to Mo and his family.
“Yes, she should have the eggs within 24 hours. Really excited about that, but also kind of nervous. Never had kids before.” said Chomper to Mo.
He has sharp teeth like a Belly Dragger, forward facing eyes that allow clock in eye sight, echo location to home in, and a noise that can filter smell through the water. If he doesn’t eat fish, then nature is wasting her technology. Because this is the design of a hunter. said Phyco to Chomper.
“So why aren’t you with Yittlefoot?” asked Mo.
“Long story.” said Chomper. He explained what had gone on with Sharptooth. When he was done, Mo’s wife came with several dead fish.
“I got these for your Sharptooth friends, the Land Walkers.” said Thalia.
Er, Rusty, how long do you think it will be before she goes into labor? She seems pretty worn out. Is this normal? Chomper asked, concerned about his wife.
Ok, pack, I would like us to attack the Threehorns in ten minutes. came Shredder’s voice.
My wife seems worn out. I think she could go into labor. Can she please be exempt from this? Chomper calls to Shredder.
No, I want EVERYONE. Shredder yelled back.
Creep. Chomper muttered under his breath.
Chomper, I don’t think I can handle a Threehorn like this. said Tiny in concern.
Hopefully you won’t have to. You and I will go a little early. We’ll get the Threehorns to leave. Then we can rest for the night. Chomper whispered to her. “Oh, and Mo, we’ll be back later. Give the fish to our friends.”
Phyco badly wants to rip Shredder a window in his wind pipe for making poor Tiny go through this, but he trust that Chomper has a plan that can end in less bloody results.
Phyco watches Mo and his family, such beautiful creatures. So swift, so graceful, he wondered if there could ever be a way he can explore such a place as the Big Water with out the inevitable punishment of his curiosity. He had been everywhere. The savanna, the jungle, the mountains, the forests, the beach. Everywhere but anything off the coast. Rather then dwelling on a fool’s dream, he decides to go to Tiny.
Tiny, I am sorry you have to go through this, it must be awful to be made illegally hunt during honeymoon pack law. If their is anything I can do for you, I will try. After all, you are my friend. And we will always be friends. You, me, and Chomper. I wish the big water could just wash all our problems away. All one of them.
I think he has more than one problem. whispered Tiny to Chomper.
Phyco, I was wondering. What exactly happened with you and the Threehorns? They killed your family. But was it in self-defense or did they just attack them because they were Sharpteeth? Could you come along with us in case there is any trouble with the Threehorns? If there is, I’d prefer not to have to be the one to harm them. Also, if I do have to come to blows with them, I’d prefer backup. Threehorns can be very strong fighters. Tiny will not be able to put up a good fight with them in this state. Chomper said to Phyco.
Couldn’t have asked them, but I know they had no intention of me growing old enough to hunt them. Anyway I would be glad to help you with those beast with long pointy glorified warts. Phyco replies.
The three of them sneak toward the Threehorn herd. Chomper calls to the Threehorns “Er, I know I might scare you, but I mean you no harm provided that you don’t harm us. I came to warn you that the one called Sharptooth is coming to attack us.” said Chomper to the Threehorns.
“Go burn in hell you Threehorn killing son of a tarpit!” shouted a Threehorn at Chomper.
“Please now. Chomper told me that Threehorns can be really stubborn, but this is not the time for it. Now please, you need to leave.” said Tiny, moving forward to them, meaning them no harm.
The Threehorn leader says “Let’s go and leave behind these ugly sharpteeth forever.”
The Threehorns begin to leave, but due to a large amount of stupidity they don’t realize they are heading for a cliff that lands on pointy rocks at the sea shore. Tiny moves to block their way “Stop. You are heading toward a cliff. Stop!” she cries, trying to block their path.
“Out of the way dino dwarf before I pop your lungs with my horns. I know what I am doing. Everyone, this way.” snapped the Threehorn leader.
Tiny, not wanting them to get hurt, continues to stay in the way. “Please!” she begs them.
The Threehorn leader replies “Fine, I’m listening, what do you want us to do? Make it quick, my mate needs to find somewhere to nest in the next 24 hours.”
Tiny said “You are headed toward a cliff first of all. Second of all, the tyrannical Shredder wants to wipe out your whole herd adn we want to save it.” said Tiny.
“I have an idea. Why don’t you and your herd make tracks toward the very edge of the cliff, then hide your tracks as you leave? That way, we can convince Shredder that we scared your herd and that you ran right off the cliff and drowned in the Big Water. Then he won’t go looking for you or question me what happened to you.” said Chomper. “Also, ” Chomper adds “my mate too needs somewhere to nest within the next 24 hours. She isn’t fit for a fight anyway so I’d prefer that it not come to one.”
Chomper feels a pain in his bladder. Er, Tiny, Phyco, could you handle the Threehorns for me by getting them to safety? I, er, have drank too much water. I knew the Big Water wasn’t drinkable and so drank a lot before we left. Now, er, I have to go take a leak. he says to his wife and Phyco.
The Threehorns follow chompers first idea, making it look like they went off the cliff. By the time Chomper is back the Threehorms are already somewhere else.
Chomper and his group return to the pack. Ok, we are going to attack the Threehorns now. said Shredder to the pack. Shredder notices them arrive. Where have you three been? he asked.
Beating the Threehorns. I got impatient. I’m afraid we won’t be eating them tonight though. We came upon them and scared them. They were so scared that they ran, not paying attention to where they were going, and fell off a cliff and drowned in the Big Water. said Chomper, grinning.
Well done Chomper! I like to see that. We can rest for the rest of the night. I’m planning on where to go for our next attack. I am, for the most part, impressed with this pack. The Yellow Belly incident was merely a setback. I want a more difficult target next time. Somewhere with Flyers and Longnecks. said Shredder.
An hour later, Tiny cries out in pain. Water comes out her cloaca. Er, why is her bladder water clear? Is something wrong? Chomper asks Rusty in concern.
Well done? An entire herd died in vain, no eating them, aka the point of taking innocent lives, and you’re simply happy that they are dead? dead for nothing? Are you some kind of Psychopath? The aquamarine colored Two Claw asks Shredder.
Shredder ignores her, chuckling about the deaths of the Threehorns.
Tiny walks, panting for breath, to a nearby cave to rest. Chomper follows her. Rusty told me that you were in labor. What can I do to help? Chomper asks his mate. Rusty said that you need to lie down and breathe. Just try and relax, ok. Don’t hyperventilate.
Four Egg Stealers wait in the bushes watching. Rusty and Phyco spot the Egg Stealers and chase them into the cave where Chomper and Tiny are. Chomper, angry at the Egg Stealers for planning to steal his soon to be laid eggs, pins them down. “Aren’t you guys dumb. Coming in here hoping to steal our eggs? Well, we found you.” said Chomper. He grabs one and holds him in front of Tiny. Tiny dear, are you strong enough to eat? he asks her. The Egg Stealer whimpers.
The Egg Stealer says Alright, you got us, enjoy your meal. It was a noble effort.
Phyco grumbled Noble? They aren’t even laid yet and you’re planning an abortion, you can eat green, why do you attack on our packs nests?
The Egg Stealer replies Isn’t it obvious? To prevent the growth of your population. Long we have watched your pack foolishly follow the insane leadership of the corrupt sharptooth. What we do we do for the good of all dinosaurs. You wipe out entire herds when you could never eat so much. One day your pack will be the only dinosaurs alive, because you will have killed the rest of the world. We can’t hope to kill a adult, so we try to prevent you from having yet more members of poachers who do the world more harm, bringing the world balance. So just hurry up and eat us. We die having put out a noble effort.
Chomper replies My friends and I here are trying to STOP Shredder. I tried to save the Clubtails, but they attacked my wife, forcing me to fight back. The fight accidentally attracted the pack, which had gone off after a few stray Clubtails. The Domeheads had attacked some of my friends in the past and I was only going to hurt the guilty. They fought us, forcing us to keep fighting. Then they later attacked us again and we had to kill them defending ourselves. My friends and I saved the Yellow Bellies from the pack leader. We killed some evil Swimmers that were persecuting their own herd and let the rest go. The pack only took what they needed of the Spiketails and several actually defied Shredder. As for the Threehorns, they aren’t really dead. We faked their deaths. I am friendly with the Great Valley and am trying to help them. I don’t need my first kids being stolen. I didn’t even know if I ever would be married and have kids as I lived with Flatteeth. Tiny was the first Sharptooth to be kind to me so she became my mate. I admire your efforts and have decided to let you go.
Tiny cries out in pain again. “Chomper, I think we have five minutes at most before I lay our eggs. I am pretty excited but also hurt.” said Tiny.
An Egg Stealer says So you are the good guys? Sounds like you have things under control. Very well, I give you my word if you see any more of us going for eggs in your pack, we won’t help them try to get away, because so long as you keep this up, we will cease these attacks on your nest forever. Good luck stopping sharptooth, I apologies for this attempt on your children.
The Egg Stealers begin to leave. One Egg Stealer says to another Eh, we suck at this anyway, Five seconds and already caught. Want to get some shells at the beach? Protein and calcium.
Chomper says to Rusty You have been present when an egg is delivered. You would know what to do. Can you please help a newbie out?
Rusty says She is going to have to position herself like this to do it with the least resistance. He poses for a demonstration.
Phyco laughs uncontrollably You look funny! Look Chomper, Rusty is going to lay an egg!
Rusty says Hey Phyco, go get blue tree sweets that come from red leaves and have white thorns, it will numb the pain.
Phyco replies Will do! and leaves.
Tiny asks Do I really need the tree sweets?
Rusty replies It got rid of him didn’t it?
Tiny gets into the position that Rusty demonstrated. Ok, now what? she pants.
Chomper gently rubs her shoulders. Deep breaths Tiny. It will be over soon. Just breathe deeply. he says gently. She begins to breathe faster. Don’t hyperventilate. Just calm. Tiny grabs onto his shoulders with her claws, crying in pain. Chomper winces, but remains calm. Hey Rusty, is there anything that can help with the pain? I don’t like to see her hurting. Chomper asks his friend.
Rusty said If Phyco actually does find the tree sweets I described, I wasn’t lying. Just crush them, and rub the juice… where it hurts.
The first egg begins to come out of Tiny, even for her species the egg is not tiny at all. “It looks pretty Tiny.” said Chomper. Tiny whacks him.
“Chomper, I know it may look pretty, but it is having trouble coming out. Could you help here instead of talking about how pretty the egg is?” Tiny snaps angrily.
Phyco returns with the plants. Got the plants. Those thorns were pointy. Made red water come out of my hands. he says, showing them where he was cut and bleeding from the thorns.
Chomper, rub the juice on Tiny’s cloaca. It will reduce swelling and it will slip right out. said Rusty.
Chomper rubs the juice on Tiny’s cloaca. The egg soon comes out. “Good. Glad we got that over with.” sighed Chomper in relief.
“Chomper, that was only the first one.” said Tiny. Chomper’s red eyes widen in alarm.
Tiny whimpers in pain again. Chomper, this one is stuck. said Tiny to Chomper. Chomper turns his gaze from the pretty blue speckled egg that she laid to his wife.
How can I help dear? he asks her.
Tiny rolls her eyes at him. How about you un-stuck it? she snaps.
You’re her mate, there for your the one who can touch her there. Reach in and pull it out. I will be over hear staring at this flower until it’s over. said Phyco to Chomper.
Chomper reaches in and pulls out the egg. About eight minutes later, four eggs are out and Tiny has ended labor.
I need a really good nap right now. said Tiny. She lays her head down and goes to sleep.
Fine, I’ll go get the material to build the nests all by myself! Chomper says sarcastically. After some time, he has built a nest for the four eggs.
Thanks for the help guys. Wake us in the morning. said Chomper, lying next to Tiny and falling asleep.November 2, 2016 at 12:45 am #2770
In the Great Valley, meanwhile, Littlefoot tosses in his sleep. “Littlefoot.” said a voice. He hadn’t seen her in 20 years. How could she be talking to him? “Littlefoot.” said the voice again.
“Mother?” he asks.
His mother appears, appearing as she did the day he last saw her alive, though she has no wounds on her from where Sharptooth attacked her. “Hello Littlefoot. Do not lose hope.” she said.
“Mother. What are we going to do about Sharptooth? We haven’t been able to find Chomper anywhere. He is the only one that knows what this Shredder has at his disposal and what he knows about the Great Valley. We have a few traps set at the entrances, rocks and prickly burrs and things, but that shouldn’t keep them out for long. It was only meant for a delay. Do you have anymore ideas?” he asks her.
Tucompso walks on the sleeping Littlefoot’s head. He then curls up just above his nose and begins to sleep. His hope is that Littlefoot will already start walking about before he wakes up, giving him a world to look at by morning.
Tucompso walks on the sleeping little foot’s head, he then curls up just above his noise and begins to sleep. His hope is that Littlefoot will already start walking about before he wakes up, giving him a world to look at by morning.
Littlefoot moves in his sleep but does not awake. Tucompso almost falls off of him.
“Littlefoot, dying itself does not hurt. I am fine here. Your grandparents are fine too. Shredder is a very powerful Sharptooth. He was the terror of the east where we lived. Many in our herd were killed by him. Your grandparents, your father, you, and I were the only ones able to get away. He picked our herd off one by one. We were able to outsmart him. He wanted the last of us to eat. He went for you, but I stopped him.” said his mother.
“What will he do the Great Valley?” Littlefoot asked.
“If he can manage, he will do to the Great Valley what he did to our herd. He must be stopped.” said his mother. “Now, it is time for you to wake up Littlefoot. You need to plan wisely.”
“Mother wait. How do we beat Sharptooth?” he asked.
“In time, you will know. Let your heart guide you. It whispers, so listen closely.” she said. Littlefoot awoke.
Littlefoot notices Tucompso. “What are you doing?” he asks. “Sorry bud, I don’t speak Sharptooth.”
Tucompso said to himself The Great Circle hasn’t risen yet. Yet he is already eager to get up and start his day. I like that kind of spirit.
Guido, meanwhile, is flying besides his Glider girlfirend. “Bella, do you recall your family?”
“I recall that they were killed on the day of the Great Earthshake. I was able to avoid the falling rocks.” replied Bella. “Do you recall yours?”
“No, I…” said Guido. He was paying attention to Bella, whom he thought pretty, and crashed into a rock. He fell and hit the ground.
“Guido!” cried Bella.
Guido was in a daze. He suddenly remembered something. Long ago, he was with his mother and father. Suddenly,a huge green Sharptooth with evil red eyes came after him.
“Fly Guido!” shouted his father. Guido took off. His parents were soon brought down by the huge Sharptooth. Guido kept flying for dear life. A few miles away, sad about his parents loss, and worn out, he started to lose height. He fell through the air, crashed into a big rock, and lost his memory.
Guido, in the present, came to. “Guido! Guido! Are you all right?” said Bella.
“Yes. Bella. I suddenly remember my family. They were killed by the one called Sharptooth. They died protecting me from him.” Guido answered.
Tucompso walks up to Guido and touches his wings, then his legs… Yep, nothing broken, you need a hand getting up?
Yes, thank you. Guido says. He gets up. He says to Bella “Bella, I have been thinking, I have become fond of you, and you seem to like me. We seem to be the only two, or two of very few, Gliders on this side of the Great Divide. I always wanted a family. Well, oh…” he mutters nervously. “I was wonderng, well.. I was wondering…” he muttters nervously, sweating.
“What Guioo?’ Bella asks.
“Will you marry me?” Guido asks.
Bella smiles. “Of course. I love being around someone as humorous as you. Your joke about the Fast Biter, the Longneck, and the Egg Stelaer still cracks me up. I’ve never met anyone as funny as you. Yes, I’d like to spend the rest of my life with you.”
Chomper, meanwhile, wakes up. He gently brushes against Tiny. “How you feeling?” he asks her as she wakes up.
“Better. How are the eggs?” she asks.
“In the nest I made for them.” he replies. She looks to see a pretty nest of ferns, sticks, and, she smirks due to Chomper’s creative addition, Domehead bones.
“Domeheads?” she asks.
“Yes, found them last night. Tasted good. I got some for you left over. As for the bones, I figured the Domeheads wouldn’t be needing them anymore.” Chomper replied. He gives her leftover Domehead, which she loves.
The two stare at the speckled blue eggs. “Isn’t it interesting that all of this started because five silly Flatteeth wanted to save a Sharptooth egg just like this from some Egg Stealers?” he says to her.
A few minutes later, Shredder arrives at the cave. I would like to thank you. You’ve helped a lot. You helped defeat those Clubtails, you helped us a lot with the Domeheads, you defeated that Swimmer leader, and you killed all of those Threehorns. I owe you a favor. says Shredder.
Tell him to give us a rest. Please. said Marie.
Yes, can we rest for a day or two? Chomper asks.
Well, I would like to build us up so that we are ready to attack the Great Valley. I would prefer someplace with Longnecks and Flyers. Someplace a bit tougher than anything we have so far. said Shredder.
If you let us rest for two days, I can tell you about such a place provided that you let us rest once we get there before we attack the place. Chomper offers.
Where did you have in mind? Shredder asks.
The Land of Mists. Chomper replies.
Perfect. What are you planning to do during your rest? The pack sure appreciates your help. Shredder asks.
Two things. First, plan what to do about the Great Valley. Second, well, Tiny has laid her hatching eggs and won’t have any eggs in her for a whle. Thus, I thought now would be a good time to well, you know… Chomper replies. Tiny raises her eyebrows.
Good, we leave for the Land of Mists in half an hour. We can rest at the entrance and, as you wish, you and your mate can, er, have some private alone time. Shredder replies. He leaves.
Chomper. says Tiny, a bit irked.
Tiny, dear, it can’t hurt anything. And it does give us time to plan, er, alone. Nobody would dare disturb us. And we can plan to get rid of Shredder for good in the mists there. Chomper replies.
Tiny smiles. I like the way you think.November 6, 2016 at 2:01 pm #2855
Before Chomper and Tiny leave, Chomper says to Mo, who is in the Big Water “Glad to see you again Mo. Hope to see you again.”
“Mo glad to see Chomper and Tiny. You are welcome anytime.” Mo replies. He playfully spits water at Chomper and Tiny, causing the two to laugh.
“Bye for now Mo. Glad to have met you.” said Tiny.
“Mo like Mrs. Chomper. She is a Mud Brother.” said Mo.
“Mrs. Chomper?” said Tiny, raising her brows. Chomper smiles. Mo swims away, dancing on his tailfin and waving goodbye to the two. Chomper and Tiny leave with the others and head toward the Land of Mists.
Tucompso, meanwhile, is a pretty stable thing, able perfectly to manipulate which emotions he feels benefit the situation most. When something dies, he does not appear to harbor much sorrow, though you can tell it’s there in the tone of his voice. Much the same when the 14 Fast Biters were eaten by Chomper because of him, he appears to have no concern, yet deep down he feels somewhat of a bitter conscious that somewhere out there is a Fast Biter without a family because of him. It is with this same talent in remaining calm and bending his true emotion that seeing Guido succeed in finding a mate of his own, on the outside, he shows gladness for his success, but on the inside, he feels sad that he himself has not had such success. Not even so much as the sight or scent of a female of his own kind in days.
Tucompso said to Guido Hey Guido, mind if I hang out with you too? You’re the second one I know I can talk to, trying to hang out with flatteeth lacks the satisfaction of such an ability. Guido, I’d like to ask, how do you guys do it? How do you attract a mate? I’ve never managed to pull it off.
Guido replies Well, for starters, if you don’t find someone in one area, it don’t hurt to search somewhere else during the early day.
A Sharp Beak watches in a tree, spreading his wings, swoops in talons spread aiming to grab Tucompso. Tucompso, not seeing the Sharp Beak, says Well, I am do have some impressive abilities. I can dance for instance. He begins to dance, doing a sort of jig. The Sharp Beak misses Tucompso, as his dance moves move him out of range just in time. The Sharp Beak turns around to attack again.
Guido says If a female doesn’t want you she is either crazy or stupid, you’re in good health, you’re handsome, you can humiliate deaths’ attempts to get you, the only reason a female hasn’t chosen to bond with you is because we are in short supply. Of your kind at least.
Tucompso jumps to the left evading the Sharp Beak’s second attempt, doesn’t even seem to care that the Sharp Beak is there.
Tucompso replies Perhaps you’re right, but, I have searched and searched, and have no idea where to start looking. He jumps as the Sharp Beak passes right under him, dodging a third attempt.
Guido sees the Sharp Beak. Dude, there is a Sharp Beak after you! Run! he cries.
Tucompso said I know right, someone seriously needs to learn to resist the temptation of their sweet tooth. He evades another attempt to get him by jumping to the right and rolling, he then bends back a branch and releases it, it snaps back and strikes the sharp beak, knocking it out of the sky.
The Sharp Beak snapped Ouch! what was that for? I was only trying to eat you!
Tucompso replied That was for interrupting.
The Sharp Beak shouted I am so going to get you!
Tucompso runs away. The Sharp Beak chases after him.
Sometime later Tucompso returns to Guido and Bella. Now, if I remember correctly I think we where talking about something.
I believe that you were talking about a mate. said Guido. Oh, and by the way, I’d like to thank you for teaching me how to speak Sharptooth properly. I’m teaching Bella how to speak it now. We owe you one. Thus, we will help you find a mate. Do you have anyone in mind? Guido asks.
Tucompso says I’d have to meet them before I can have them in mind, so better question is, where to start looking? I can start with describing my interest. Someone who can keep up with my energy, someone sweet, someone who isn’t as dumb as a pile of rocks. Someone who will always be there for their friends… and that’s about all I can think of so far.
Meanwhile as Chomper and Tiny are on their way to the Land of Mists. They come across a Domehead next to a dead Swimmer.
“What is this?” Tiny asks
The Domehead replies “A peace offering. The war with my people is over; we surrender.”
“Thank you.” said Chomper and Tiny.
“We wish no more war with you.” said Chomper.
The two left with the dead Swimmer. “Here, eat this.” Chomper says to Tiny, giving it to her to eat.
The pack eventually reaches the caves outside of the Land of Mists.
Tiny walks into the cave. Chomper has to stoop as the entrance is a bit small for him.
“This place is pretty, just like you dear.” said Chomper. Tiny smiled.
“Look at all of those cave teeth. Aren’t they pretty?” Tiny said.
“Yes, just glad they don’t eat us. There are so many that it would hurt a lot.” Chomper replied. Tiny laughed.
We’ll rest here, as promised. said Chomper to Shredder. Shredder nodded. Tiny and Chomper moved to a section of the cave alone. They moved some rocks in the way, which, though easily movable, would at least let them know someone was coming. For extra security, they moved rocks blocking another section. Now they couldn’t be overheard.
Ok, so what is your plan? Tiny asked Chomper.
Chomper replies to Tiny I am not sure yet. I did think of one thing. He pulls out the green plant that Phyco had shown him days earlier. Phyco says that it really hurt him and that it’s dangerous. Perhaps I can put it in his mouth or somehow get him to eat many of these. I bet the Land of Mists has loads of them. Chomper says.
Good plan. And it’s good that they think we are mating the whole time. They won’t dare walk in on our scheming. Tiny replies. She pauses. Say, you weren’t actually thinking of mating, were you? she asks.
I wouldn’t say no. he replies, smirking.
Tiny smiles and says Come on Chomper, you practically promised. She assumes a mating position.
Chomper gives Tiny what she desires. When they are done, he gets off of her.
“So, dear, now that the Night Circle is highest in the sky, how about we scout ouf the Land of Mists? The pack is no doubt asleep. We can think of what to do. We will need to know the terrain first. We can try and poision him, but that will be hard. I suggest we try and push him into Fast Water this time rather than a pond.” Chomper says to her.
The two tiptoe past the pack and reach the entrance of the Land of Mists. “So beautiful, just like you.” Tiny whispers to him. Chomper wraps his left arm around her and the two head down into the Land of Mists.November 6, 2016 at 2:01 pm #2856
Along the way they meet a herd of Flatteeth. Every single one of them are asleep.
Rhett, meanwhile, wanders the Land of Mists. He still has a grudge against the Longneck he hates most of all: Littlefoot. Ali had chosen Littlefoot over him. Rhett had made a scene over the rejection and been banished from Ali’s herd over it. So Rehtt lived her alone, mateless, and angry. What he wouldn’t do to get rid of Littlefoot and make Ali his.
“Just think Chomper, when we first went into that cave, I could have sworn it was still morning. Where had all the time gone?” Tiny says playfully. Suddenly Tiny stops, pointing at Rhett whispering “Chomper, an awake one, if the herd wakes up the pack might hear it. Lets try not to raise alarm.”
“Tiny, should we wake them up? I mean, we don’t want anymore Flatteeth killed. If we get rid of Shredder, then we won’t have to play along anymore, unless you think the pack will carry on for him.” said Chomper. “Do you think the pack will back him or do you think they’d turn on him?” Chomper asked.
“I don’t know, can’t read their minds, but they do seem pretty miserable having him in power to make them work so hard to kill out side the need to simply eat.”
“So, should we wake these Longnecks? I, er, had a bad encounter with Longnecks when I was younger. I was chased by them. It wasn’t fun.” said Chomper.
“What happened?” asked Tiny.
“Well, there was this Longneck whose name was Rhett. He was lying to Ali, Littlefoot’s then friend, who is now his mate. He was pretending to have fought off all these Sharpteeth and Ali was believing him. Ali would only play games with Rhett. Littlefoot wanted to get a real Sharptooth to call Rhett’s bluff and suggested me. I played along and it worked and scared Rhett. However, Rhett got Ali’s herd and they chased me and nearly stomped me to death. What is kinda scary is that they were going to still kill me just for being a Sharptooth, even though I begged them, in Leaf Eater, which shocked them by the way, not to kill me. It was Littlefoot and his friends who convinced them that I was safe. However, I don’t think Rhett has ever forgiven me.”
“Pity for him, you’re really nice. Unlike him, you’d never deceive anyone, at least unless someone’s life was in danger.”
“Um, Tiny, there is something I should tell you. I HAVE been lying to you about something.”
“What? Is it another woman? If it is, I’m going to rip you apart and spread you across the Land of Mists!”
“No, not that. It’s about Flatteeth. I HAVE killed them before I met you. You see, my mom and dad taught me that it was ok. They gave me Flattooth meat and I ate it, thinking it was ok. At first, I was uneasy about hunting Flatteeth , as I had met them, and wouldn’t do it, but, eventually, to please Mom and Dad, I tried. I went for Flattooth kids. I had told you earlier that they had all gotten away from me. That wasn’t true. Mom and Dad had killed some of their parents. I find the orphans. They were rather young. About a year old or less. I didn’t think they’d make it on their own, so well, I killed them and ate them. I started to want to be a regular Sharptooth, figuring that I’d never see my friends again. When I was in the Mysterious Beyond, Flatteeth looked at me like I was evil and few tried to kill me and would have, had not my parents intervened. I was ready one day to just go after kids, not even orphans. I found Littlefoot and his friends and dind’t recognize them. I chased them and they cowered, the very Flatteeth who almost beat Shredder, and just hid their faces and shook. I came so close to doing it, to giving Shredder EXACTLY what he wanted. But then I recognized Littlefoot and spared them. It haunts me, that I almost took the lives of those who have been so good to me. I felt so guilty. So that is why I now protect Flattooth children in the Mysterious Beyond, to make up for the ones that I now can’t bring back. You see, Flatteeth view us as evil. Yes, we only, well, most of us, kill for food. However, they see us as taking their loved ones. I wanted to show that Sharpteeth DID care about them.”
Tiny replied”Yeah it sucks that the Flatteeth either don’t know or don’t care that we only want to eat, and won’t survive if we don’t, but we must focus on our mission at hand. Look over there.” She points to a cliff edge 840ft high. “Now, let’s get up there follow my lead, we will wake them up, and they won’t know what woke them.”
“What do you have in mind? Are we going to roar and wake them up? Or are we going to throw rocks at them?” Chomper asked.
“Not at them, into the marsh. They will hear a splash, think it was a land slide, and as their curiosity drives them in their moment awake they will find Two Claw footprints and decide to move somewhere safer. Then we clean up the Two Claw footprints so it appears we has nothing to do with it, return to the cave to sleep and play innocent.” replied Tiny.
Chomper does as Tiny asks. The Longnecks wake up, startled, and spot the Sharptooth footprints. “We’d better move someplace else. Somewhere else away from here.” said the herd leader. The group moves away, heading further into the Land of Mists.
“We’ll they are still here, but at least it is harder to find them. Should we go after them and ask them to leave?” asked Chomper.
“Not a good idea. They might attack us.” said Tiny.
The two return to the cave, for they are tired anyway. They soon fall asleep, hugging each other.November 6, 2016 at 2:02 pm #2857
In the night Mimus and Sapphire lay snug next to their nest, eggs still in mint condition. They have literally done nothing but eat green, lay by the nest, and keep to them selves. For them it has been peaceful, this is the longest they ever gone without any danger. To many it would seem boring, but they have learned to be grateful of it, not minding at all.
Guido says to Bella “The Great Valley is wonderful. We have peaceful Egg Stealers here and we have Chomper the Friendly Sharptooth. Wouldn’t you like to live here?”
Mimus said to Guido “You think we are wonderful? Thanks, let’s be friends.”
Sapphire said “You know, we never made friends with anyone who wasn’t our species before, we were to busy being afraid of them. But you can have the honor of being the first.”
Chomper and Tiny wake up the next morning.
Tiny said “Now come, Shredder is going to catch up with the herd if it means making the soles of their feet blister and fall off. It’s a good opportunity to find who is disloyal to him enough to get to join us next.”
Chomper asks “Don’t we still have another day off?”
Tiny says “Oh yeah, I forgot.” She kisses him.. “So what would you like to do with our time off dear?”
Before Chomper can reply, Rusty calls to them. Hey guys. Our eggs are hatching. Want to watch?
Tiny answers Absolutely!
The two go with Rusty and his wife Zelda. They go and watch the eggs hatch. The kids break free of the eggs, first breaking free with their feet and finally their heads. Two are blueish purple, one is pink, another light red, and another tan. Chomper remembers his own hatching and thinks again of Littlefoot. He decides again to bring up the plan of beating Shredder.
Guys, we need to talk. Get Phyco and Marie too. Chomper whispers to Rusy and Zelda.
Marie and Phyco show up just as Chomper told them to. Phyco has a funny looking welt on his toe.
Phyco, what happened to your toe? Chomper asked once the group of them were safely away from the rest of the pack. They were in Chomper and Tiny’s section of the cave. Chomper blocked the path as he had the night before, ensuring that they would not be overheard. The young Two Claws wandered about, still trying to learn to walk properly. Rusty and Zelda had fed the hatchlings some dragonflies.
Phyco said Just a sting from a stinging crawler. (scorpion) It will itch for 660 hours but that’s about it. Those children are so cute. They have it lucky; they’re young so they won’t have to do any of the hard work yet.
Meanwhile, in the Land of Mists, Ozzy and Strut walked along, looking for eggs. “Ozzy, I don’t like this place. Can’t we get food elsewhere?” Strut asked, concerned.
“No, this is a good place to get eggs. It’s harder to be spotted in this mist.” said Ozzy.
“Why not eat some of these green things?” said Strut, picking up pretty yellow flowers.
WHACK! Ozzy knocked the green food out of his brother’s hand. “No, you are going to get eggs with me and stop being such an embarrassment!” snapped Ozzy.
Strut said “You know Ozzy it is natural for our kind to have more then just one food group. Eggs may be good for you, but one day your greedy ambition for them is going to get us killed, and when that day comes my last words will be I told you so.”
Meanwhile, Chomper and the others, unaware of Chomper’s old foes being in the Land of Mists, were in discussion.
And so, it seems that we need to help my friends. They saved me from Egg Stealers when I was little. I owe them. said Chomper.
Any ideas on how to get rid of Shredder? Tiny asks. Her stomach growls.
Ok, I do have some ideas of what are we going to do…OUCH! Chomper cries. Two of the young Two Claws have bitten Chomper in the tail. That is NOT a chew toy! Chomper scolds. He returns his focus to the group. Now, how are we going to get rid of Shredder? I suggested we could poison him with that plant you said not to eat Phyco. I actually took some with me. Would it be enough to kill him if I gave him more than one? Chomper asks Phyco.
Phyco stares at Marie. He thinks that she is really pretty. Well, I survived one of those, so one enough isn’t enough to kill. Two might be. Phyco replies.
The young Two Claws, seeing their play bite hurt Chomper decides to say they are sorry. It’s ok little ones. said Chomper. He picked the kids up and snuggled them.
Phyco sad You know, if we grind up the death weed as I like to call it well enough, we can put it in Shredders meat with out him noticing, and then… No, we can’t guarantee he won’t change his mind eat something else and let someone else have the meat he decided he don’t want. Or perhaps… by chance does he bother going after anything small we can use as bait? convince something to go into his mouth while holding it… no no one would agree that’s idiotic… I got no ideas.
Chomper suggested We could always push him off a cliff into Fast Water.
Tiny added Or into the big big big big water and feed him to that thing that tried to eat Marie.
Marie suggested Kindly ask the sky puffies to strike him with a bolt of lightening?
Chomper said I don’t think that the Land of Mists is near the Big Water. Truthfully, I haven’t been to the Land of Mists before. I only know where it is because Ali, who used to live there, told me where it was. However, the Big Water might be an interesting way to drown Shredder, but I don’t see how we can pull that off. As for getting Shredder to get hit by Sky Fire, I’m not sure how to summon it. It often hits the tops of mountains and trees, but I don’t know how to make it hit a Sharptooth.
Phyco suggests Perhaps we can bend back a tree branch, use sharp bones to turn it into a spiketail tail, attach it to a vine, and coat the branches’s spikes with the plant. Then when Shredder walks by whack him, and wait for it to take effect.
Chomper said Shredder has already been hit in the face with such a thing. It hurt his eye but didn’t kill him. Wait, did you say bones? Where are we going to get the bones from? What kind of plant are you talking about?
Phyco said I assumed someone may have gotten too full to finish one of their meals. Bones can be very sharp you know. But stick to stick is easier to accomplish.
Chomper said We can give it a try. But we have an issue. Shredder can’t see us building it. Nor can the rest of the pack. It might raise suspicion.
Tiny laughed. You think that’s an issue, the pack will think we are really weird if they find out we all been hanging out in here together. Assuming they don’t think we are all in here for…you know.
Chomper slaps himself in the face. Should have thought of that. You guys work on your stuff separately. It’s Tiny and I who asked for the rest and are supposed to be, er, having alone time. Phyco is weird enough, er, no offence Phyco, that they probably won’t pay too much attention to him making his contraption. Rusty, Marie, and Zelda, see what you can do. In the meantime, we also need to think of a way to deal with what comes AFTER we defeat Shredder. It is possible that we might succeed but that the pack will be able to figure out that we were behind his death. If they do, it’s possible that some of them, if not many of them, may seek our lives as vengeance. Now go quickly. If we’re gone much longer, we’ll attract attention. We’ll meet again when the Night Circle is highest in the sky. he says to the group.
The others, minus Chomper and Tiny, leave. Chomper and Tiny seal the entrance, leaving them alone. Ok dear, now what? he asks his wife.March 30, 2017 at 4:47 pm #3240
Tucompso looks at Mimus and Sapphire. He stands their starring at them.
Mimus said Uh, can we help you?
Tucompso said You don’t really do anything other then lay around. It’s boring. Want to play?
Sapphire said What is play? We only know how to get food and avoid predators.
Tucompso said My people had more predators to worry about and we found time for games. You just going to lay around all day
They nod, smiling.
Tucompso grumbles Whatever.
He rejoins Guido and Bella.
After a day of planning, Chomper and Tiny head out into the Land of Mists at midnight. They head out with Phyco, Marie, Rusty, and Zelda. Rusty and Zelda’s kids are sleeping back in the cave. The group sees Shredder nearby and hides.
A tickle fuzzy stays in the open, figuring something so big would not bother wasting energy on something so small. It watches as Shredder goes by to try to make sure Shredder don’t step on it.
Shredder doesn’t see it. Shredder says to himself. I do not like Longnecks. A Longneck herd killed my grandparents. My grandmother got injured fighting them and tried to retreat. They attacked her and killed her out of anger. My grandfather fought them and was badly injured. He made it long enough to tell my father was with my mother and I at the time what had happened. Mother and Father tried to get revenge but were eventually killed, leaving me to fend for myself. When I came of age, I hunted down that herd and killed all but four members of it. One vanished, and I believe he died during the Leaf Famine. The other, I killed at the Great Earthshake. The other two were old. I don’t even know if they are still alive. But one brat got away. And he joined some others, and the group tried to kill me. And now, I’m going to get even with those five creeps, especially that Longneck and his family Once they are dead, my revenge will be complete! It’s a pity my brother Tyro eventually forgave the evil Longnecks. But I have the last laugh. His son Chomper, my nephew, whom I’ve never met till now, is helping me get my revenge. Chomper told me who his father was, so I know that he is my nephew. And I can see that he is just like me. Look how he defeated those Clubtails, smarter than a lot of the pack. And he killed the leader of those Swimmers and defeated that whole herd of Threehorns. Chomper will make a great leader of the pack when I finally pass on, many cold times from now.
Phyco whispered You know, I feel kinda bad for this guy now. He was only doing what his heart told him was right, what was left of his heart. Anyway the device is ready, I used tar to make sure extra death weed sticks to the spikes. It wasn’t easy with these short arms. Chomper, will you do the honors? His Longneck story hits to close to home with my Threehorn story. The two of us are so similar. We need someone who won’t hesitate.
Chomper doesn’t reply. No, it can’t be. he mutters. Shredder spots one of the Longneck herds and chases after them all by himself.
Before the group could follow after Shredder, they spotted two Egg Stealers heading into the cave.
They’re after our nests. said Marie.
The six Sharpteeth followed after the two Egg Stealers. They moved quietly so as not to be detected and, also, not to wake the pack, as that would lead to questions as to why they were out in the Land of Mists in the middle of the night.
“Strut, stop worrying, they are all asleep.” grumbled Ozzy.
“But Ozzy! All it takes is one to wake up and we’re dinner!” whimpered Strut.
“The faster we move, the sooner we can get this done with and get out of here with some dinner!” Ozzy barked.
The two went into the place where Chomper and Tiny kept their eggs. Oh no you don’t! Tiny growled.
She and Chomper moved after them. “Ah, four of them. Three for me and one for you.” said Ozzy.
Chomper recognized the two Egg Stealers. “You guys. You two put down my eggs this instant!” Chomper demanded. The two looked, behind them,
“Set them down NOW!” Chomper demanded.
“It can talk!” the two Egg Stealers gasped.
“I’m not going to say it again. Put them down NOW if you value your life!” Chomper threatened.
Strut put down his egg. Ozzy still held his. “Strut you idiot! You’ve left yourself wide open! I’m not such a fool! Now, Sharpteeth, don’t try anything or I’ll smash them to bits!” Ozzy threatened.
Chomper moved fast, knocking the eggs free with one claw and grabbing them all with the other. Ozzy winced in pain. His arm was cut but still attached. He fell to the ground in pain.
“Could you please not eat us and let us go away alive, if it’s not too much to ask?” Strut begged, staring at the two in fright. Marie, Zelda, Rusty, and Phyco arrived into the room behind Chomper and Tiny.
Phyco says There isn’t enough for all of us, so I guess the Egg Stealers get to be the meal of the parents.
Strut asks We can pass on that one?
Phyco replied Oh good, some of your kind do speak sharpteeth. That makes sense, as its not like you are sharpteeth or flatteeth, and I’d imagine you would make an effort to beg for your lives from more then just one class of dinosaur. So tell me, why do you guys eat eggs? Weal, no one would really care if you ate eggs laid by a virgin to insure they aren’t babies being denied a chance at life, but can’t you eat tree stars, sand crawlers, and vine seeds to keep up on your protein instead of raiding the nest of soon to be parents?
“You know Sharptooth!” gasped Ozzy.
“Yes, I learned it over the cold times. Thought it might come in handy when, as I feared,you got us into a pinch one day.” replied Strut.
Now, if you please, I don’t like to eat eggs. That’s my brother’s idea. I just like green and to be left alone. I’ve eaten eggs before, but I so prefer green. He keeps making me go after eggs. He can be so pushy. Strut said to Phyco.
‘Well, you stole my egg and luckily those Flatteeth rescued me.” said Chomper to Ozzy and Strut. “I don’t know why I shouldn’t eat you right now.”
“I never took a Sharptooth egg that night. I took a Swimmer egg. I don’t even know how you got into the Great Valley. Those brats must have done it!” snapped Ozzy.
“You’re lying!” shouted Chomper in disbelief.
“No, he’s telling the truth. Those kids brought you into the Great Valley. They stole your egg.” said Strut, hoping to get Chomper to think about something else other than eating him. “I’d never want to take a Sharptooth egg. I suggested to Ozzy that we take Leaf Eater eggs. I hoped to get green food in the Great Valley and so went there, hoping we wouldn’t get any eggs and I could get a nice green leaf.” said Strut. Chomper realized with horror that Ozzy and Strut were telling the truth. Littlefoot and the others had taken his egg from the nest years ago. It hadn’t been Egg Stealers after all. Why had Littlefoot done it? Had Littlefoot hoped to raise him away form his parents, trying to turn him into a nice Sharptooth? Had that plan only gone south when his parents had shown up and he had revealed himself to his parents and gone home with them? Was he merely a tool of the Great Valley? And would they even take him back? As far as he knew, they thought he had hunted Clubtails and gone rogue. He needed to do some serious thinking.
I wish to be alone with Tiny. I have something I need to talk about, in private. said Chomper to the other Sharpteeth. The others left, leaving him and Tiny alone with Ozzy and Strut.
“Well, you obviously wish to be alone, so my brother and I will just go.” said Strut hopefully.
Tiny said to her mate “Chomper, you ok? You have that same look on your face as…” She then decides to be quiet in case the two live to tell about their planes to dethrone Shredder. “As earlier when we saw someone talking to them selves.”
“Yes, my uncle. I learned a lot of painful things tonight.” said Chomper. “Shredder is my uncle, and he wants to wipe out Littlefoot for something that happened long ago to his grandparents and parents. What the Longnecks did to his grandfather, my great-grandfather, is wrong, but I trust the guilty Longnecks are dead. Now it’s just genocide. And as for Littlefoot, I now have to consider that maybe all of my life, I’ve just been a pawn of the Great Valley. If that’s true, should I still help them?” Chomper asks Tiny.March 30, 2017 at 4:47 pm #3241
Tiny said “Chomper, I haven’t met them yet. I would love to, but I don’t have enough experience to know if they are the type to pull this kind of scam. But if they are, their motivations could only have had something to do with being alive. Perhaps they figured only a sharptooth is proper defense against a sharptooth.”
Chomper replied “Tiny, there is the possibility that if Mom and Dad hadn’t showed up, they’d have kept my forever. Would you want to help Flatteeth if they had stolen you from your mom and dad to turn you into a Sharptooth that was friendly toward them?”
Ozzy and Strut try and hide in the corner of the room, hoping that they will be forgotten about.
Tiny said “I didn’t say it would be ‘right’. I was implying my doubts that they had what they would think bad intentions. And if I were in your shoes I would want revenge, if it would result in me living without my parents. Tell me, did they let you go to your real family without a fight?”
Chomper replied “I’m not sure. Littlefoot got stuck in a log. He would have been caught had not I tried to talk to my parents. I don’t think Litltefoot had much say in the matter. As for when they first showed up, yes the Great Valley fought them. However, my parents were being hostile to them. I helped the kids by tripping my own mother I thought she was an enemy at the time. I didn’t know she’d come to rescue me from the ones I thought were my family.”
Strut points at Chomper and Tiny, who have their backs turned to them and are talking to each other. Ozzy nods and the two slowly creep toward the exit.
Phyco comes and says The one who claims to not want to eat eggs seems kinda adorable, perhaps we should give him a chance, but I have no idea about this other one, mostly because he can’t talk, thus I don’t know his side of the story.
Chomper said in annoyance Phyco, I thought I asked to be alone. You think I should spare the yellow eyed one? He tried to strangle me when I was a baby. Also, I can talk Flatooth you know. I can talk to the orange eyed one.
My apologies, I forgot. he says blushing, the leaves the cave immediately.
Tiny laughs. Silly Phyco. So, he strangled you did he? Then we spare nether. Pick one dear.
Strut and Ozzy try to run. Ozzy pushes Strut out of the way yelling “I’m first! I’m first! I’m always first!” and bolts out the door. Strut frowns and lies down, covering his face, figuring he is going to die.
Strut sighed “I wish I wasn’t going to be first by other interpretation. Well, I lived long. Didn’t live well, but at least I had my fair share of experience. Please, be gentle.” He closes his eyes and waits.
“I can’t do it.” sighed Chomper. “Not when he’s so helpless like that. I feel sorry for him. It’s clear it was his brother making him do a lot of stuff, but he did try to harm me. Do with him as you will, and, as he said, if you plan to finish him, please be gentle.” Chomper said to his mate.
Strut said “I’m sorry Chomper, I figured if my life is going to be as my brothers servant I should at least make a effort to being loyal. Too bad he didn’t return the favor.”
Tiny pokes at him “Could you at least run, or fight back? This is kinda hard to work with.”
Strut sighed”I can’t, my legs are shaking to much to gain control of them.”
Tiny says to Chomper “Well, he appears sorry. However, there are three things that must be taken into account. One, I’m hungry. Two, he tried to strangle you. Three, he, whether or not his brother put him up to it, endangered our eggs.” She turns to face Strut “Don’t you think that justifies me if I eat you?” She sniffs him. “Smells good.” She licks him with her tongue. “Tastes good.” She stands there, pondering. “Hmmm, what should I do? If I’d caught you all by myself, I’d be eating you feet first and head last for what you tried to do to Chomper and our eggs. However, Chomper thinks I should give you anohter chance. Why do you think I should spare you?” Tiny asks Strut.
Tiny, who is hungry, moves to attack, out of spite at what Strut had tried to do to Chomper and their eggs. However, Chomper blocks her way with his claws. “Let him live. We can decide what punishment he should get later.” said Chomper to Tiny. “Right now, we have to get the other one. I have a feeling he is taking eggs from the nests of others.” Chomper turns to Strut “Try and get away and we eat you.” he warns. He and Tiny leave, sniffing for Ozzy.
Ozzy runs out of the cave, carrying ten eggs, which is all he can handle. He heads off into the Land of Mists. “My stupid brother was always slowing me down. Now that he is in the stomach of a Sharptooth no doubt, I can look after someone more important: me.” he says to himself.March 30, 2017 at 4:48 pm #3242
Meanwhile, in the Great Valley, Guido and Bella are in a ferm tree near the top. The rest of the Great Valley is sleeping. Guido says to Bella “I’m so happy that we’re married now. Had the union ceremony right when the Bright Circle went down. The sky sure is pretty tonight. The Night Cirlce is at its biggest (full moon), many sky twinklies are out, and no sky puffies in the sky. We’re going to take Tucompso tomorrow to find his mate. I’m glad that I finally have one of my own.” said Guido. Guido finds some Crawlers moving on a branch. He downs a few of them and gives the rest to Bella. “Here you go my lovely mate.” he says. He kisses her. “I’m not one of a kind anymore. I have my Bella.” he says.
“The Great Valley is going to be attacked in about two days. Are you afraid?” Bella asks him.
“Me? Afraid? No. I’m terrified!” Guido replies.
Tucompso called to them. Awww, you two are so beautiful together. Not to worry, if anything happens, I’ll protect you. You know, I always preferred the night circle. The atmosphere it casts, not being to bright so I can actually look directly at it, not being greedy and blotting out the stars visibility with its sky hogging brightness, but I sure can’t choose one or the other, the day circle after all is better for basking in. Mother use to tell me the night circle protects us as we sleep. Of course she just wanted me to have the courage to sleep at all.
I like the Night Circle too. Bella calls to him. She moves Guido further into the tree, where Tucompso can’t bother them. “Guido, I was going to ask, why settle for two of a kind, when you can have more?” she asks.
“More? But the other ones are on the other side of the Great Divide. I don’t see any more Gliders.” Guido says.
“That’s because they aren’t here yet.” said Bella.
“Are they coming? How are they going to get here?” asked Guido.
“I was just going to, er, discuss that.” replied Bella.
Chomper and Tiny, meanwhile, head off after Ozzy. They hope they can find him before he eats any of the eggs. “I’m so sorry I let him get away.” Chomper apologizes.
“Not your fault.” Tiny says.
They spot Ozzy, heading toward a rock, thinking himself alone. “And now, to break open this thing and have some eggdrop soup.”
Chomper and Tiny sneak up behind him. Before he can smash the egg he has, the two knock him over. Chomper pins him down while Tiny grabs the egg before it can shatter. “Now what do you have to say for yourself?” Chomper asks, glaring at Ozzy. Nearby, a pair of red eyes and yellow eyes watch the two Sharpteeth.
“Foiled again.” said Tiny to Ozzy.
“Caught an Egg Stealer?” Tiny and Chomper turn. A Sharp Beak with yellow eyes approaches, a Belly Dragger following behind. “This way Dil, we’ve found more Talking Sharpteeth.”
“So” Guido asks Bella, “when do the other Gliders arrive? I can’t wait to see them.”
Er, guys, I’m kinda trapped up here. came a voice. Bella looks nearby and sees Tucompso.
You can fly? gasps Guido in shock.
No, but I can climb. Problem is, I cannot climb down. I wanted to see if I could climb up there to where you were. I can, but I am too afraid to climb back down. I could use a lift. says the shorty sharptooth. Bella takes him back down.
Now please, leave Guido and I alone, ok. Bella says to him.
Got it. says Tucompso. He goes and lays underneath some fallen ferns and falls asleep.
Bella returns to Guido. “So, what were we talking about again?” Guido asks.
Tiny, meanwhile, says Tiny: “Excuse me? talking sharpteeth? the flatteeth have a good excuse, but you are sharpteeth, you should know better. Now we will be with you in a moment we have a execution first.”
“Execution? Which one of them are you killing? Doesn’t seem fair. You only just met them. Do you Sharpteeth just like killing things?” asks Ozzy.
Tiny whispers to Chomper “Is he really this stupid?”
“Ichy, what is it?” asks the Belly Dragger.
“I’ve found more Talking Sharpteeth, Dil. Perhaps they were once Friendly Sharptooth like we once were. How else would they know Leaf Eater?” says Ichy.
“Wait, you were once Friendly Sharpteeth?” Chomper asks.
“Yes, till the stupid Flatteeth betrayed us. They raised us. Ichy was raised by Flyers and I by Swimmers. They ditched us when we got older. Said we were evil. Left us to fend for ourselves. Nearly died. Till we found out that this Flattooth-speaking thing came in handy. Heck, we were failry good at getting them. We didn’t get along well for many cold times, though now we get along better after we fought off a Swimming Sharptooth together and saved each other. Heck, our ratio of success is very good. Only lost two Longnecks, a Swimmer, a Flyer, a Spiketail, and a Threehorn. Never seen Flatteeth of different types like that together before then or since. We nearly had the Longneck, the Flyer, and the Swimmer, but they outsmarted us.” said Dil.
Ozzy remarked. “Say, other than the two Longnecks part, that sounds like the same annoying kids I had to deal with.”
“They must get around a lot.” remarked Ichy.
“Wait, you tried to kill Littlefoot too?” Chomper gasped, staring at Dil and Ichy.
“What’s a Littlefoot?” asked Ichy.
“He’s my friend.” replied Chomper.
“I had friends once. Flattooth friends. All I was was a tool to them. A Sharptooth to be made nice but never trusted.” said Ichy.
Chomper said nothing. He was wondering if that was how Littlefoot actually felt about him.
Tiny asked “Should I eat the Egg Stealer now or stale in case he has valuable information that can fill in the gaps to your mystery?”
Ozzy said “Wait, you’re going to eat ME?” He panicks. “Look, a herd of Threehorns!” he yells, hoping that it will distract the four Sharpteeth. It doesn’t. However, he breaks free of Chomper’s grip and takes off into the night yelling “So long suckers!”
Tiny grumbles “Chomper, it would make me really unhappy to let my breakfast get away. Let’s go after him, shall we?”
“Tiny,it is about three hours after the Night Circle is its highest (midnight). You want breakfast already?” Chomper asks in astonishment.
“Come on Dil, let’s go after the Egg Stealer before the Two Claws get it. It’s finders keepers, losers weepers.” said Ichy to his partner.
“Ichy, how about we go with the Two Claws? Against a Bigmouthed Belly Dragger, a Sharp Beak, and two Two Claws, he won’t stand a chance.” suggests Dil.
‘Fine. But they better not hog it all.” Ichy says.
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