April 20, 2020 at 4:42 pm #68930
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EPISODE 41: BONEYARD CANYON
Coelophysis (Small Fast Biter/Sharptooth) (OCs)
Feel Better Song (New)
It’s Good to Be Out of There (New)
Littlefoot and his friends were in the Mysterious Beyond. They were panting and out of breath. “I’m sorry that Red Claw chased your parents away Ruby. This is the second time he’s done this.” said Littlefoot.
“I hope they’re ok.” said Ruby in concern.
“I’m sure they are.” replied Littlefoot.
A group of Coelophysis (Small Fast Biter) suddenly appeared. “Sharpteeth! Run!” the kids yelled and began to run. The Sharpteeth chased after them.
“I hope we lose those Small Fast Biters. We already were chased by Red Claw today and do not need to be chased again.” said Ruby. The group kept running. They headed into a canyon. They took a left at a fork in the path. They hid just out of sight, hiding inside of a small cave. The enemies came to the fork in the path. They looked but didn’t see the group. They sniffed, but, luckily, it had started to rain, dampening the scent of the kids. The Small Fast Biters took a right. The kids sighed in relief.
“Where are we?” asked Littlefoot, who hadn’t been to this part of the Mysterious Beyond before. Ruby looked around the cave. She saw an area with a dry riverbed in front of them. She thought she’d seen this place before. She recalled it somehow as a place her family had told her to avoid. However, she couldn’t recall why.
She spotted several duckbill skeletons in the cave. As she looked outside the cave, she spotted several more bones of various leaf-eating dinosaurs. Bones! Now she knew where she was! “Guys, we’re in Boneyard Canyon!” she cried in alarm.
(Theme song: All I see is the day in front of us. All I see is the day in front of us. Burning bright with a new-born sun. Burning bright with a new-born sun. Come follow me
Hills to climb and valleys to roam
Oh, streams to follow all the way home
To the Land Before Time
“What’s Boneyard Canyon?” asked Cera.
“It’s a bad place. Mom and Dad told me not to go there.” answered Ruby.
“Well, it look like we here anyway.” Petrie sighed.
“Why is it so bad?” asked Cera, raising her eyebrows.
“Because, there are Sharpteeth all over the place in here. They like to hunt in here. Loads of dinosaurs come in here and nobody ever sees anything of them again except for their bones.” replied Ruby, shaking in fear.
“Oh, me want out of here!” Petrie whimpered.
“I want to get out of here too. I do. I do.” Ducky said.
“I agree.” said Cera. They headed back toward the entrance of the canyon. However, right in their path was a dinosaur that they wanted to meet even less than the Small Fast Biters: Red Claw himself. He was, as usual, flanked by his two chief Deinonychus minions, Screech and his brother Thud.
“Oh no, it is Red Claw!” cried Ducky in alarm.
The group ran, and Red Claw, Screech, and Thud chased after them. After many twists and turns, the group finally lost them. “Phew, that close!” sighed Petrie.
“We’ve got to find some way out of here.” said Littlefoot.
“Perhaps that way.” suggested Ruby, pointing down a path that had Threehorn skeletons.
“Me no like the look of that way!” Petrie said nervously, shaking with fear and chattering his teeth.
“Oh, don’t be such a Scaredy Egg, Petrie!” Cera chided him.
“Me admit me a Scaredy Egg. Me no like Ruby’s way.”
“Well, we aren’t going to get out of here until we get out of here, so we should get going.” Ruby remarked.
They started heading the direction that Ruby suggested. Cera, who didn’t like the looks of the place, said “The sooner we get out of here the better!”
“Are you scared?” Littlefoot asked.
“No.” Cera lied. “I just don’t like being here and was worried that it would make the rest of you scared.” Littlefoot rolled his eyes. He knew that Cera had a hard time admitting that she was afraid.
They continued on and soon reached a fork in the path. “Which way should we go?” Littlefoot asked the others.
“The one on the left.” Cera suggested.
“No, I think the one of the right leads back the way we came and out of Boneyard Canyon.” Ruby said.
They argued and eventually decided to take the one on the left. They continued on the path for 10 minutes. Up ahead, in the distance, they could see the way out of Boneyard Canyon. “See, I was right.” Cera said smugly. However, she was unaware that many feet further down, the path curved and started to go back the other way, further into Boneyard Canyon.
After traveling for several minutes, Ruby remarked “You know, for supposedly leading us out of Boneyard Canyon, this path has us still being in Boneyard Canyon longer than we should have been in it had it actually been leading us out.”
“It’s just taking longer than I thought it would.” Cera argued.
“Are you sure this is the right way? We are not out now like you said.” Ducky asked.
“Yes, I’m sure.” Cera snapped, though she wasn’t fully sure anymore.
“Are you sure this is the right away? Perhaps we should go back and try the other way.” Littlefoot said.
“Yes, I’m sure!” Cera snapped, feeling surer nowdue to her frustration over the others doubting her judgement causing her to become more defensive. If she was wrong, she didn’t want to easily admit it. That was Cera for you.
Before they could decide whether to go on or go back, however, the decision was made for them, for they heard a snarl nearby. RNNNNNNH! “Sharptooth!” The group yelled, running forward and away from the sounds of the Sharpteeth behind them, for Sharpteeth it was because, as they ran, they heard multiple sets of footsteps pursing them from behind.
They continued to run, not daring to slow down. Up ahead, they saw a river. Luckily, there was a log bridge leading across it. Unluckily, it was a narrow log bridge.
“Come on, we’ve got to get across and then remove this so that they can’t go after us!” Littlefoot cried.
Littlefoot moved across, with Chomper following right behind him. Cera came next carrying Ducky on her back. Ruby followed, Petrie flying above her. “Come on Spike!” the group called to Spike, who began crossing the log as three Small Fast Biters came into sight. Spike quickly ran across the log. The Sharpteeth approached the log. One of them stepped onto it and began to cross. The others behind him moved to do the same. Quickly, Spike pushed the log forward and into the water. The Small Fast Biter that was on it lost his balance and fell into the water and was swept away. The two behind him that he had also gotten onto the log, albeit on the edge, quickly jumped back to shore. The Sharptooth that was swept into the water got out many feet downstream, wet angry, and empty-handed. The ones across the river from the kids snarled at them, but they could do little more. The river was too wide for them to jump across.
“Ha, better luck next time!” Cera taunted them, sticking her tongue out at them.
The group continued on. It seemed that they were heading further into Boneyard Canyon. “I do not think this way leads out if you ask me.” Ducky said.
“At least it led us away from the Sharpteeth which is better than being in here and being chased by Sharpteeth at the same time.” Ruby remarked.
“Any idea of the way out?” Cera asked.
“I’m not sure where we are but believe that where we are is not where we want to be.” Ruby replied.
“We could have Petrie fly up and find which way we need to go to get out of here.” Littlefoot suggested.
Petrie flew up and surveyed the surrounding area. After being airborne for two minutes, Petrie returned to them; he didn’t look happy.
“Did you find a way out?” Littlefoot asked.
“Me did. But it way away from here. We have to go long ways to get out.” Petrie informed them.
The group groaned. “What bad luck! I wonder what our folks are thinking. We should have been back by now.” Cera remarked.
“Yes. Bright Circle going down and we still out here.” Petrie said.
“I am afraid. I am.” Ducky said.
“Do not be afraid Ducky.” Ruby said.
“But we are here in this scary canyon and there are dangerous Sharpteeth all around, there are.” Ducky replied.
“Singing will help you feel better.” Ruby said.
“I doubt it.” Cera sighed.
“When things are going bad
And you are feeling sad.
Singing can help make you feel better.” Ducky began to sing.
“When you are feeling blue.
I know one thing that is true.
Singing can help you feel better.” Littlefoot sang.
“Look we’re all out here all alone.
We’re in a canyon full of bones.
How can singing make things better?” Cera sang.
“When things seem all crummy.
And you’re feeling very glummy.” Littlefoot sang.
“You need to sing to feel better.” Ruby sang.
“If you say so.” Cera sighed.
“When things are going wrong, it’s best if you sing a song.” all of the children, minus Cera, sang.
“Singing makes you feel better.” Ducky sang, finishing the song.
In the Great Valley, meanwhile, the grownups were wondering where the kids were.
“The kids are not back yet from going with Ruby’s parents.” Grandpa Longneck said. The kids had been seen out of the Great Valley under the supervision of Ovi and Tor. However, they were supposed to have been back three hours earlier.
“Guess we can’t trust Fast Runners to look after our kids.” Mr. Threehorn remarked.
At that moment, Ovi and Tor arrived in the Great Valley. “Where are the kids?” Grandpa Longneck asked.
“We just recently were able to get away from Red Claw, Screech, and Thud. They turned up while we were with Ruby and the others. We led the three Sharpteeth away from the kids.” said Tor.
“Any idea where the kids are?” Phyra asked them.
“Actually, yes.” Ovi replied.
“Where?” asked Ducky’s mother Saru.
“Near Boneyard Canyon. That’s where we saw their footprints. There were some Small Fast Biter footprints near them too going into Boneyard Canyon after them.” Tor said.
“And you just kept going on your way?!” Ducky’s father, Rolphus, murmured.
“No, we wanted to go after them, but we didn’t want to lead Red Claw, Screech, and Thud that way. So we went here to the Great Valley. The Sharpteeth turned around and left. Now we can go back.” Ovi said.
Meanwhile, Ruby said “I think we should go hide somewhere for the night. We don’t want Sharpteeth to find us.” They soon found a cave; it was not very large. They quickly filed into it. The children hoped that the cave’s small size would keep out dangerous Sharpteeth.
Due to there not being much room in the cave, Cera and Ruby were feeling claustrophobic. The situation was made worse when a cloud passed over the moon, throwing them into darkness. “I do not like this. I do not like it at all.” Ducky moaned.
“Don’t be such a Scaredy Egg!” Cera scolded her. RNNNNNNH! They heard a Sharptooth snarl. Cera’s demeanor quickly changed. She screamed in fright and ran in the dark. She had run further into the cave and collided with a wall in the back. This collision shattered a thin layer of rock, revealing a hidden passageway behind it.
The Sharpteeth were getting nearer. “Quick, this way! They’re behind us and we can’t see them, so we don’t know what way they are coming, so the only way to not go toward them is to go this way that Cera found!” Ruby yelled.
ROOOOAR! The moon came out from behind a cloud, revealing Red Claw right outside the cave. He stuck his head into the cave and snarled and snapped at them! The kids all screamed in a panic. However, he couldn’t fit more than his head into the cave due to his height, and his arms were too short to reach them.
“Ha, he can’t reach us! Maybe he’ll just give up.” Cera, who didn’t want to go down the dark passage if she didn’t have to, said.
RNNNNH! They heard more Sharpteeth. Screech and Thud appeared. Unlike Red Claw, they could fit into the cave.
“Oh no, while Red Claw cannot chase us, Screech and Thud can chase us for Red Claw!” Ruby cried.
“RUN!” Cera yelled. They took off. Screech and Thud bolted after them.
Ducky and Chomper began climbing up the skeleton of a hadrosaur. Thud tried to follow them. Ducky accidentally knocked loose a part of a small bone. Thud lunged at her to bite her; acting quickly, Chomper seized the bone fragment that Ducky had knocked loose and pushed it into Thud’s left nostril.
Thud snarled in pain. The time it took him to get it out of his nostril was enough to enable to allow Chomper and Ducky to scurry to safety up the dinosaur skeleton and reach a ledge above, out of Thud’s reach. You’re a coward, Little Biter! Thud called to him.
Why am I a coward? I don’t want to get eaten. Chomper replied.
You and your friends always run away. You’re too much of a scaredy egg to try and fight us.
I am not a scaredy egg!
Then prove it! You’re not too scared, are you, Little Biter?
Ok, I’ll fight you. Just give me a moment.
Do not jest, Little Biter! Thud laughed.
What does jest mean?
It means that you’re making it up, Little Biter.
Chomper was very angry with Thud because he kept calling him little. He had forgotten that he was only a young Strongbiter and that they were two full grown Fast Biters. He was determined to make Thud pay for continuing to mock his short size, which had always been a source of annoyance for him. I’ll teach you to call me little! he growled.
“Chomper no!” Ruby called after him as he charged at Thud. She was sure that Thud was baiting Chomper to get him to come to where the two Fast Biters could kill him. She ran after Chomper, using her quick speed to seize onto Chomper before he could get too near Screech and Thud. “Chomper, stop it! Thud just wants you to try and fight him so that he can eat you! You can’t really fight him so don’t!” she scolded him.
Chomper cooled down and realized that Ruby was right. “You’re right. That was foolish of me.” he said.
“Let’s get out of here!” Ruby cried as Screech and Thud advanced toward them. They ran and the two Fast Biters chased after them. After Chomper and Ruby had run past, Littlefoot and Cera each stood at opposite ends of the cave passage and held a vine. The two Fast Biters didn’t see it and tumbled. Screech fell over first and Thud tripped over him, landed on top of him. Littlefoot and Cera took the opportunity of their fall to run it themselves, putting a lot of distance between themselves and the Deinonychus brothers before they got up again.
“This way!” Cera whispered. The kids took a side passage that was hard to spot until you were next to it. The children quickly ducked into it and Screech and Thud, who were far enough back that they hadn’t seen the children disappear into the passage, ran past them.
When they were gone, Ducky said “That was close. It was. “
“Should we go down the tunnel or not? We can’t go the other way as Red Claw will still be there; however, if we go the way that Screech and Thud went, they might come back this way and find us.” Ruby said.
“We could just stay here.” Petrie suggested.
Before they could agree on what to do, Screech and Thud, deciding that the children must have escaped down a different passage and so avoided them, returned. The two Fast Biters went past where the children were, returning back to Red Claw empty-handed. When they were gone, the children came out of their hiding spot and went the opposite way of the two Sharpteeth.
After they had found their way out of the cave, they noticed that they had come further into Boneyard Canyon. “Well, at least we’ve lost Screech and Thud.” Cera remarked.
“I hope we don’t find them again either.” Chomper added.
Meanwhile, Grandpa Longneck, Grandma Longneck, Mr. Threehorn, Tria, Ovi, and Tor had arrived at the entrance of Boneyard Canyon. “I can’t believe the children would go in here?” Mr. Threehorn grumbled.
“I don’t think they went willingly. They probably ran in here to get away from Red Claw.” the old Longneck replied.
“There are Sharpteeth everywhere in there! I hope they’re all right.” Ovi said.
The children, meanwhile, spotted a group of Sharpteeth ahead of them. They were a bunch of Small Fast Biters. The Bambiraptors weren’t big, but there were about a dozen of them there. So far, they hadn’t spotted the children. “We need to keep real quiet. That way they no hear us.” Petrie whispered.
The Sharpteeth went past them, not noticing them. When they were gone, Petrie sighed “That sure close.”
However, he’d spoken too soon. The Sharptooth pack suddenly came back, running toward them now. The children turned and ran. However, much to their shock, the Sharpteeth didn’t go after them but ran right past them as thought they were invisible. “They no see us at all.” Petrie remarked.
“I don’t think they were after us. I think something is after them.” Ruby replied.
“But what?” Littlefoot asked.
ROAR! Red Claw came into sight; he soon spotted the children. “Him!” Petrie cried.
The children once more ran from Red Claw. The Sharptooth pursued them.
Meanwhile, Grandpa Longneck, Grandma Longneck, Mr. Threehorn, Tria, Ovi, and Tor had found the children’s footprints and followed them as far as the cave they had been to earlier. “From the looks of it, they encountered Red Claw, Screech and Thud. It’s clear that these large footprints belong to a big Sharptooth and these two sets of footprints belong to somewhat smaller Sharpteeth. Only these smaller ones went after the kids. Screech and Thud must have chased after them.” Grandpa Longneck said.
“I hope they didn’t get them.” Tria said.
After searching through the cave, they found that Screech and Thud had backtracked through the cave but that the children had gone out through the other side. “It seems that the children were able to get away.” Grandma Longneck said.
“Let’s hope that they stayed safe.” Tor said.
Littlefoot and his friends, meanwhile, had been cornered by Red Claw. “Nice going Littlefoot! You led us to a dead end!” Cera grumbled.
Littlefoot had an idea. It seemed their only hope. “Petrie, you distract him while we run underneath his legs.” he said.
Petrie was nervous flying so close to the large Strongbiter but he knew it was the only chance of keeping his friends from being eaten. “You whoo! Ugly! Over here! Look at me!” he taunted Red Claw. The plan worked. Red Claw turned his focus away from the children on the ground to concentrate on the Flyer in the air zooming around him. While he snapped and snarled at Petrie, Littlefoot and his friends used the opportunity to run underneath his legs. When Petrie was sure that his friends were safely enough away from Red Claw, he said “Me have to go now. Bye.” and flew off toward his friends. “Wait for Petrie!” he cried.
A minute later, Petrie found his friends. “Me all right. You no have to worry anymore.” he said.
“You arrived awfully fast. I thought your plan was to lead Red Claw away from us and then come to us.” Cera remarked.
“At least me get away.”
ROAR! “And Red Claw followed you!”
“Me not plan on that.”
“Let’s just run!”
“Me agree with that plan.”
They again ran from Red Claw. They didn’t think having Petrie distract Red Claw would work a second time so they needed a new plan.
Meanwhile, the adults spotted Screech and Thud. “Seems that they’re away from their leader.” Mr. Threehorn remarked.
“I wonder where Red Claw is.” Tria said.
“I hope he hasn’t eaten the children.” Ovi said.
Meanwhile, from some distance away, Magnus and Tyra surveyed at the group of adult Leaf Eaters. The two were feeling hungry at the moment. However, they recognized the two Fast Runners as Ruby’s parents Ovi and Tor. Most of the other dinosaurs also looked familiar, like they had seen them somewhere before.
I’m hungry. I think we should eat those Leaf Eaters. Magnus said to his wife.
Magnus, those are probably Ovi and Tor’s friends. I don’t think they’d be happy if we ate them. Tyra said, frowning at him.
Can’t we just eat one or two of them and they get some new friends?
Tyra sighed. It’s a good thing that our son Chomper hasn’t inherited your appetite.
At that moment, Mr. Threehorn spotted the pair of them. “There’re Sharpteeth watching us!” he cried. He didn’t recognize them as Chomper’s parents and charged at them. Tria joined him and the two advanced at Magnus and Tyra. Grandpa Longneck and his wife were about to join them when Tor cried “That’s Magnus and Tyra. They’re Chomper’s parents!”
The two Longnecks halted at this announcement but Topps and Tria didn’t hear it and began to spar with Magnus and Tyra. “Back you Sharptooth brutes!” Topps bellowed.
Magnus moved aside. He recalled where he’d seen the Threehorn before; Topps had nearly gored him in the stomach with his horns when he’d gone into the Great Valley years earlier to retrieve his son’s missing egg. Tyra swung one of her sharp claws at Tria; luckily for Tria, it hit one of her horns instead of her head.
The fight would have continued, had not Ovi cried Magnus and Tyra stop, they’re our friends! and Tor cried “Topps, Tria, stop! Those are Chomper’s parents!”
“Chomper’s parents?” Mr. Threehorn gasped.
“Yes.” Tor said.
“I thought they looked familiar. They’re the Sharpteeth that broke into the Great Valley a few cold times ago.”
What are you two doing here? Tor asked them.
Magnus rolled his eyes at them. I’m a Sharptooth. This place is like a maze and Leaf Eaters get lost in here all the time. What do you think I’m doing in here?
Well, you can’t eat these Flatteeth. They’re our friends. Ovi said.
Why did you bring them here anyway? This isn’t the place to just go for a stroll. Tyra asked.
Ruby went into here to get away from Red Claw. She was with Chomper and their friends.
We can find them faster than you. We have the best sense of smell. Magnus said.
Littlefoot and his friends, meanwhile, had managed to get away from Red Claw. However, they soon found themselves again being pursued by his minions Screech and Thud. After taking many twists and turns, they found themselves at a dead end.
“Oh no, it dead end!” Petrie moaned.
Got you now, Little Biter! Screech laughed.
Back off! Chomper snarled.
Nah, I’m hungry! Thud said.
“Rarrrrrr! Rarrrrr! Rarrrr!” Chomper roared, trying to intimidate them.
That puny little roar of yours doesn’t scare me! Thud laughed.
“Rarrrrr! Rarrrrrr! Grrrr! Rarh!” Chomper tried again.
Pathetic. Screech snorted.
ROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOARRRRRRRRRRRRRRR! The two Fast Biters’s mouths flew open in astonishment. Now that was pretty good. Thud said.
How’d you do that? Screech gasped in wonder.
I didn’t. Chomper, who was confused himself, replied.
Magnus and Tyra came into sight, snarling angrily. The two Fast Biters suddenly found themselves cornered. Let us go or we’ll kill the kids! Thud threatened.
Magnus and Tyra moved aside, and the two Fast Biters ran off like the World Health Organization confronted with the truth about the coronavirus. It’s lucky that we knew you were here. Looks like we got here just in time. Magnus said to his son.
How did you know that we were here?
“We told them about you.” It was Tor. He and Ovi came into sight with the others.
“Let’s get you kids home.” Grandpa Longneck said.
“Do you know the way out of here?” Littlefoot asked.
“Yes, we’re quite close to the exit.” Grandma Longneck replied.
They soon exited Boneyard Canyon. “It is good to be out of there.
I do not like being in that scary Sharptooth lair.” Ducky began to sing.
“Me glad that we get out of there.
And that we not the worse for wear.” Petrie sang.
“We were found.
And were able to leave safe and sound.” Littlefoot sang.
“And now we can go home.” Chomper sang.
“And we no longer have to roam.” Ruby sang.
“And we so glad.” Petrie sang.
“That our adventure in Boneyard canyon didn’t end bad.” Cera sang.
“Oh yes we’re so happy.” Littlefoot sang.
“So very very happy!” Chomper snag.
“We’re so happy that we got out of there.” all of the children sang, finishing the song.
And so they had gone into the deadly Boneyard Canyon and lived to tell the tale. But this wouldn’t be their last dangerous adventure. Not by a long shot.
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