Dwellings of the Evil Kind
Chapter 1 : Wallets and Rhymes Don’t Mix
Marietta woke to the birds chirping one early Tuesday morning. She slid out of her bed and walked across the cold ice floor of her candy colored igloo. She made her way to her closet where she pulled on her Pizza Parlor apron. On top of that she put on her black hoodie. She slipped on her Vans and put on her favorite Red and Yellow tie. She walked over to her mirror where she pulled her blonde hair up into a ponytail to the side. Slowly she walked out of her igloo and felt the harsh winds of Club Penguin bite her face. Marietta walked to the Pizza Parlor passing a penguin herding some puffles. She smiled as a small white one jumped up and down. Almost tripping into the Pizza Parlor she pulled off her hoodie and straightened her tie. Walking over to her first costumers of the day she checked her hair in the window. As she reached her first table she smiled and said, “Hello I’m Marietta how may I help you?” the two penguins looked up from their menus. The first one, a larger penguin wearing a black and hot pink polka dot dress said ,” I’ll have a egg and bacon breakfast pizza and a coffee.” Marietta nodded and looked at the other penguin. The second penguin who was wearing a purple sparkly strapless dress looked at the menu, then up at Marietta and replied, ” I’ll have a fish dish pizza with extra anchovies, squid and tuna. ” She smiled then looked down. Shocked at how such a petite penguin could each so much, Marietta smiled and wrote it done on her notepad. “I’ll be right back with your drinks.” Marietta went over in to the kitchen and got the coffee machine started. She told the head chef,Cca to get started on a fish dish pizza with extra squid,anchovies and tuna and a egg and bacon breakfast pizza. Cca nodded and started up the pizzatron3000. She grabbed the coffee and went back out to the waiting costumers. She set the coffee down and said quickly, ” Your food will be out shortly.” After finishing serving the penguins and giving them the check. She went back out to their table to clean it up. She noticed that a wallet was left on the table. Marietta picked it up and looked for some I.D. After some searching she found a PSA identification card. She found the igloo address and started to make her way to the igloo. Although there was little wind, the snow was still blowing harshly, it wiped at her face and little hail stones cut her eyes. Finally, after 20 minutes of walking she came to a sign that said, ” Fowler Mansion”, it pointed towards a broken cobbled stone path. Reluctantly Marietta trudged on. The stones were slippery under her flippers but she kept on the path. She looked up and see before her, not a regular igloo, but a manor the size of two pizza parlors, it was made entirely out of ice, but brown ice to look like wood. Slowly she walked up the stairs, that creaked for effect, and punched the door bell, a haunting sound came, it was childrens’ voices singing “someone’s hereee.” repeatedly. Suddenly the door opened and an old man appeared. He was wearing a white lab coat with loads of different luminescent colors spilt on it. His hair was in a ring at the base of his head, gray from old age and he had specticles resting on the tip of his beak. He smiled and motioned for her to come in. She followed him and he led her to a living room, it was full of red, silk, plush couches with big , buttoned matching red pillows on top. In the center of the room was vanilla colored box, a lavendar light reflected off the ceiling over it. Having a curious personality, Marietta looked into it, the old man followed her and said,”Remember this young one, when the clock slows down, the wind blows slow, do not let your emotions drown, for the person you like most is your foe.” Then everything went black.
Chapter 2: Dimensions,Time and Pain.
I hit the snow with a loud thump. It was fluffy,thick white snow just like back at home, in fact, everything looked exactly home. A bunch of penguins were dancing and screaming, ” Dance for Colleges.” Just like home. Everything looked exactly a like. It was like she hadn’t moved an inch. She saw Aunt Arctic hobbling around the town making notes every few feet or so. Then, surprisingly she saw Gary and six penguins in black suits with Black sunglasses and Black ties, their outfits complete with black shoes, walk towards a penguin wearing a Sombrero and a Jet Pack. I got up and looked around. I decided to take a walk around this new Club Penguin. I started off towards the Snow Forts at a reasonable speed, slowing down only to take a look at the Gift Shop. I grabbed some of the puffy white snow and rolled it into a hard icy ball. I took my aim and thew it hard at the Gift Shop. Instantly the angry Store Manager came waddling out. I ducked behind a tree and hoped he wouldn’t see me. He walked around a few times looking for anyone with snowy flippers than went back inside. I sighed with relief as I jumped out from behind the snow covered tree. Everything was the same… it was odd…
I walked to the snow forts examining everything that was around me. It was like I wanted it not to be home. Like I wanted to have an adventure. I decided to go check out the Ice Rink to see if anyone wanted to play some Hockey. When I stepped into the rink a large penguin stepped into my way, picked me up and carried me away. I screamed and hit him and tried to get out but nothing worked. Finally an even larger penguin with goalie gear on came up and thumped my captor on the back. Having the wind knocked out of him, the penguin dropped me and I scrambled up onto my feet. I straightned my spine and looked at the penguin who saved me. Not knowing at all what to say in a situauation like this, I stammered out,”Errr thanks.” And smiled. He nodded and said, “ You’ve got to be safe now, these are dark times, dark times, with the economy in ruins and the master warlordsj running a mock, us Ninjas don’t know what to do. And the sensei has gone missing.” He bit his lip as I stared at him in awe. “The.Sensei.is.missing?” I said sounding like a foreigner reading out of a bilingual dictionary. The ninja nodded. I looked him up and down, he was wearing a black and gray nylon suit that looked as tough as steel. Around his face was a black mask that if he wore it alone it would look like a burglars mask. Upon his arms were black and gold armbands that had a middle part cut out, in the middle part were millions of rising bubbles. He wore no shoes and his feet seemed to be frozen solid, but who knows, he’s a ninja. “Yes, he’s been gone for around three months now.The Government wants to proclaim him dead but us ninjas rebelled, now they are out for us all.” He looked around, his head twisting from side to side. He motioned for me to be quiet then beckoned me forward. He tapped his foot on the ground and a little trap door open from the ground. He pulled it up towards me and hopped through, I could hear him on the other side yell,”Well, what are you waiting for?” I slipped my feet through the whole and grabbed the rim of the hole. I twisted my body around and slid through. As soon as I could tell the floor was near, I let my hands go. I feel for a little over a second and then hit the floor, that was the second time I’d done that today. I heard some murmurings around me and I examined the room I was in. There were more ninjas, around forty of them. They all looked the same as the one I had been talking to but, on their armbands they had different elements. One had fire rising and another had snow falling. The most interesting one, by far, was a penguin who’s armband had Planets rising in it. The penguin who I had been talking to earlier, almost blending in now except for the fact that you could see light blue under his suit,stepped forward and said,”Greetings fellow ninjas. I called this Urgent Meeting because, today at 12:42 Penguin Standard Time, this penguin,” He motioned towards me and I said on reaction, “ I’m Emilylondon.” and stepped forward. “ Fell through a portal into our dimension.” I looked a little startled, how did he know that? “ I read her mind when I first started talking to her and found out that, her dimension is almost exactly a like to our, besides the fact that the sensei is rather new in hers.” He stepped back and allowed everyone time for this to sink in. After a minute or so he stepped forward again. “ I believe the prophecy has been filled, I believe Emilylondon is the key to our future. If we can get just one Warlord on our side then the prophecy will be fulfilled and possibly we can find the sensei and bring him back.” He stepped back, then everyone clapped and cheered. I smiled but had no idea what was going on. He walked into the middle of the room and said, “ Girls follow me, Emilylondon you too.” I followed him and bumped into another girl. Apologetically I said ,” Oh my gosh I’m sorry, are you ok?” She replied, “ Huh? Oh yeah I’m fine, you can’t feel anything in this suit.” She smiled.
“ Oh. Man I should become a ninja.” She laughed.
“ I’m Emilylondon by the way.” I said promoting myself.
“I know. I’m Cca.” She said. She stepped in front of me and said, “ This way” I followed her and she pushed her armband up against a stone on the wall. I heard a clicking noise and the will slide away. She walked through the gap that had just been made. “This, is the common room,” She said he voice bouncing off the stone walls. “This is where you can relax after training or before meals. That stone thing over there is the hot tub. You’ll need an arm band to open it, but we’ll sort that out later. Over there,” She pointed at a big slab of marble where a couple girls were standing. “That is the kitchen. Again you need an armband to open it. And over there, “ She pointed at a piece of wall that was closing over again. “ Thats the staircase to the bedrooms. If you go to the left it’s the girls side and the right is the boy’s. You’ll be rooming with me I suppose, all the other rooms are full.” She smiled politely and I stared politely right on through. “ So what do you want to do first?” She asked beaming. The presented a dilema for me, I was raring to become a ninja but I also wanted to see my new room. I hesitated then said,”How do I become a ninja?” She chuckled and said, “Through training, which in fact if you want to join starts in five minutes!” I nodded and she said,” M’kay follow me.” I follow her again taking three steps for each of her steps. She turned down a corridor and pushed her armband to a more obvious door then the common room door. The door flung open and she stepped in side with me at her heels. There was a penguin sitting behind a desk. I recognized her immeadiatly, she was Aunt Artic. Cca smiled at her and said, “ We need a new training suit for Emilylondon.” Aunt Arctic nodded and opened up a drawer, she pulled out a small notecard and asked, “ Name, Date of Birth, Age, Previous Occupation and dress,shoe and hat size. Also at the bottom please right any nicknames or names you prefer to be called.” I took the card from her and filled in everything. For nicknames I had to think a bit. I decided I was now to be called Em or Emily. I handed the card back to her and she strode over to a massive closet, she open the closet door and walked into it, the closet was bigger than I excpected. It was like a massive hallway, inside there were millions of clothes, shoes and accesories. My jaw dropped as I followed her in. “ This is the closet for all the girls, you can use any one the clothes you like. I saw a sparkly blue suit and I fell in love with it. She took me down to the end of the hallway and pulled a white gei off it’s hangar. She told me to put it on, so I did. It fit perfectly and was surprisingly light. She gave me a pair of raised sandals and made me put them on. “ Know go through the door on the right by the shoes and take the first left. You’ll make it just in time for your first training.” I did exactly what she said and made it into the Dojo hideout on time. Today’s class was flying while meditating. I got into my meditating position and was at one with myself when I felt an odd sensation. I did not leave my state of relaxation to find out what was going on, but I just felt myself gliding in thin air. I heard my mentor, Kelli, applauding below me. I came out of my state of relaxation and saw that I was floating just above the highest mountain in Club Penguin. I sank to the ground and hit it with little more than a silent bump. I smiled to myself and sat back down with the rest of the class on the bamboo flooring. As the lesson continued on, I noticed I was getting things increasingly right. Finally, the lesson finished and I ran back to the closet.In side I found a pink and black polka dot dress and pulled it on. I put 3 belts over it and found some black and white handcuffs. I brushed my brown hair into a ponytail on the side and curled the pony tail.I put on some pink tennis shoes and ran to the common room. Luckily some other penguins were going into the common room so I was able to slide in with them. I found Cca relaxing by the fire talking to the penguin who I’d met first. I heard her say Boca so I assumed that was the name of the penguin. I sat on the floor by Cca and proceeded to tell her about my lesson. She smiled and said, “ Thats who was up there, I thought it was someone on a jet pack.” I laughed and said, “ I wish!”
When night time came I made my way into the closet to grab a pair of pyjamas when I heard a thud on a wall. I dived behind a marble fountain and curled into a ball. I saw a penguin who looked like a War lord come storming through the corridor. He stopped and sunk against a wall. I saw him put his head in his hands and heard a great sob. I came out from my hiding place and went to go comfort him. When I drew in closer he pulled out his sword and said, “ Who goes there? Enemy or foe, I will cut you up like a pear. Friend or brother I will not hurt y- oh! Your a ninja are you not? Full of glory with a head full or air that is hot.” He said reminding me of the old scientist. “ Err, Yes I am a ninja, but why are you here?” I said inquisitively.
“ Hello my ninja friend. I am here because with the change of popular demand. With the change of a recent trend. My friend my feet feel as though they are filled with sand. My head so heavy it is as if it were a rock. I’m so cold I feel it’s like I fell into the great loch. My friend it’s like I am on the doorstep of Hell. It’s like I’m a crab that’s lost its shell.” His voice very poetic. I grabbed his hand and hoisted him up. I brought him to Aunt Arctic and begged her to help him. She agreed to and I ran back to get my pyjamas. I changed into them and went to my bedroom. There Cca had made up a bed for me and pulled some clothes from the closet and put them in my new wardrobe. I told her about my new experience and she told me about the Warlords. I clambered into bed and turned off the lights. I thought about my day and the prophecy as I slowly drifted off into a deep relaxing sleep.
Humor, Singing and Blondes
The sky was a deep purple outside of the window in Me and Cca’s room. Some light shades of turquoise skirted the edges of the skyline of the Town and above it a beautiful maroon. At four o’ clock in the morning Club Penguin was absolutely beautiful! The sun was just rising in the distance and the early birds ( quite literally) were awaking from their nights’ sleep. A few shoppers had already hit the town in preparation for a good days shopping and the store owners were unlocking their stores so they could prepare for a long days work. I sat perched against a cardboard box on the window sill. I was hoping to see the famed Mullet leap out of the ocean for it’s breakfast, I had only seen it once or twice in my lifetime and I was eager to see it in this dimension. In the ocean I saw some waves rippling, I sat up straight and squinted my eyes. Just as I was about to label it as a trick of the eye a giant maroon fish leaped out of the water, grabbed a seagull in its gullet and swooshed down into the water with a big splash behind it. I giggled to myself as I watched the waves calm down.
***Waiting for Chapter 3? I suggest you read Penguin Academy by mateobeccar at http://www.penglibrary.com/mateobeccars-stories !