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"As Pup and Angel tempestuously wait for their Captain's arrival, an almost silent "Hissing" can be heard through out the Kitchen's outer walls ...as well as... in the Tea Room's Parlor and Tunnels also!"........Before our Dragon Duo could react.....a loud....."Kaboom comes forth!!!" Opal and Miss Katt came running with Frying Pan and Rolling Pin held firmly in their trusty fists.... just as fast as their sturdy feet could carry them!..........The scene before them was not a good one my dear Friends as they rushed toward a bloody and badly battered Angel and Pup pinned under a blown out wall........It was than that Opal remembered those "Secret Rooms" that PTG had secreted all types of "Spells" and other Anomalous kinds of who knows what..... none of which were stable to say the least I can tell you my Friends. It was to this horrible Scene that our Captain Randy came rushing into....
just as i reach the door of the tea room and turn the handle I smell a very strong odor like sulpher and acid and BOOMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM I am thrown ten feet in the air back wards and stop when I crack my head on a tree.
It takes a minute for my ears to stop ringing and head spinning but my eyes are burning bad.
I let go off the door that I still had in my hand it came flying with me.
I touch my forehead and winched ow and looked at my hand covered in blood,,, now thar;s goin smart in da morning
Then it hits me and I tear into a full run screaming OPEL.... MISS KATT...... PUP,,,, ANGEL,,,,, PTG OMG OMG
i RACE INTO THE TEA ROOM INTO A SCENE FROM HELL,,,,, The floor is almost gone ,, the windows totally cracked the walls split right up to the ceiling and a huge hole that you could see the upstarirs room and the sky,
Some tables and chairs had fallen into the dark hole and small fires were burning.
I hear moans and find Pup and Angel alive but pretty beaten up
I work my way around the hole and grab them both and get them away from the hole and manage to find a couple of chairs one is Charlies and the other I grab is Mrs. Fletcher's I sit Pup and Angel down far away from the hole and close to the fireplace that part of the room was untouched ,,
I look around and can not believe my eyes there is PTG in his bed still asleep but right next to the stairs I look up and see the blast made a hole right under his room and him in his bed ended up here and his dresser leaning over ready to crash down on him.
I grab a broken beam and ram it under the dresser to keep it from falling till I can get up there and move it away .
LORDY LORDY LORDY CAP WHAT HAPPENED?
I looked at Opel and Miss Katt standing by the kitchen door both armed with frying pan and rolling pins.
All I could think was the enemy but no one came screaming out of the hole ?????
I called the boys to get some help here and sent Frost and Snow to get Doc Deadman and nurse Kratchet.
Opel and Miss Katt brought some pots of hot water and clean towels to clean Pup and Angel up.
Cap Cap come here you are bleeding bad from your head,,, I am fine look after Pup and Angel I have to find out what caused this .
Only one thing to do,,,, I climbed into the hole ,, I had to cover my mouth the stebch made me gag.
I found myself in a room? I could see shattered glass and vials what was left of a long table and a chair on fire.
I stomped the small fires out but graded a torch before it went pitch black.
My head was pounding and my shirt getting wetter with my blood.
What in hell is this or was this place?
Is this one of PTG's or ROO ROO;s secret rooms and if so how many are there and were?
%^&*()_+_)(*&^%$#@ I need more light my shins are going to be black and blue from all the fallen debris and broken table and chairs
Maybe I can use a leg and make an other torch.
No rags that I can see guess my socks will have to do,
I wrap my one sock just to test it out and rub it in a puddle I see on the floor,,, touch it to the other torch and walllllla it works.
I shine my lights around the room man what a mess but lucky for me there are three more torches on the wall that I light up.
I douse my sock torch to save it for later now I know it works.
I look over the whole room or what's left of it and see I do not have enough stuff to stack or make a ladder to get out of here.
Yelling will do no good I do not think any one will hear me there ears most likely still ringing from the blast.
OH HO what is this ,,,, what luck I can see a door handle thing is it is blocked by the debris and dirt,
Time to get digging.
IT HAD BEEN QUIET AFTER THE CAP HAD PUTT THE TWO WAYWARD RECRUITS IN THE KITCHEN ON KP AS HE CALLED IT. HE CALLED THAT PUNISHMENT, HA! HE SHOULD HAVE SENT THEM TO THE BARN, DOGS TO BE BRUSHED AND BATHED, THE SAME WITH BABY AND BEAU, AND GOLDIE AND DOOGIE, THEN THERE WERE THE REST OF CAPS PETS. THERE WERE ONLY THE FOUR OF THEM IN THE ENCLOSURE AREA BUT THEY WERE NOT SMALL.
A LITTLE KITCHEN DUTY WAS NOTHING TO SEEING TO THE ZOO EVERYDAY. BUT I WOULD NOT TRADE WITH THEM FOR A MOMENT. LOTS OF UNCONDITIONAL LOVE FROM THESE GUYS. NOPE WOULD NOT TRADE.
DINKY, SMIDGE AND I WERE JUST FINISHING CHECKING ON FOOD AND WATER FOR THEM ALL SO WE COULD GO HAVE SUPPER. WHEN THERE WAS A HUGE BLAST AND THE GROUND SHOOK US RIGHT OFF OUR FEET ONTO OUR BUTTS. I HEARD GRIFF 'S LOUD SCREECH. LOOKED TO SUGAR AND SPICE THEY WERE ON ALERT BUT DID NOT SEEM TO BE OVERLY CONCERNED. I ASKED IF WE HAD BEEN ATTACKED. NO! WAS THE REPLY, THEN WHAT HAPPENED I WONDERED.
DID ROO OR JEN COME BACK. NO, WAS THERE REPLY.
GRIFF ARE YOU OK? YES, WAS HIS WAS HIS REPLY.
DINKY SMIDGE AND I PICKED OURSELVES UP. I TOLD THEM TO CHECK ON THE CAT AND DOG SIDE TO MAKE SURE NONE OF THEM WERE HURT AND THAT THE BARN WAS NOT DAMAGED FROM THE BLAST OR THE SHAKING I WOULD CHECK THIS SIDE. THEN WE WOULD GO FIND OUT WHAT THE BLOODY L WAS GOING ON.
THEY REPORTED BACK THE BUILDING WAS FINE SOME OF THE ANIMALS WERE FRIGHTENED AND HIDING. THIS SIDE WAS OK ALSO GOLDIE AND DOOGIE WERE HUDDLED TOGETHER, BABY AND BEAU HAD SETTLED DOWN LIKE THIS HAPPENED ALL THE TIME.
COME ON LET'S GO SEE WHAT HAPPENED AND WHERE. AS WE GOT CLOSER TO THE TEA ROOM I COULD TELL SOMETHING HAD GONE WRONG VERY, VERY WRONG. PART OF THE ROOF WAS GONE AND DUST AND SMOKE HUNG IN THE AIR OVER IT.
DINKY GO NOW GET THE GNOME BUILDER AT ONCE. THIS PLACE LOOKS LIKE IT IS ABOUT TO FALL. TELL THEM TO HURRY THERE ARE PEOPLE IN THERE AND WE NEED TO GET THEM OUT AND THE BUILDING BACK TOGETHER.
DAM THERE GOES SUPPER UNLESS THE KITCHEN IS STILL INTACT.
STANDING THERE WAS NOT GOING TO HELP ANYONE BUT GOING IN MIGHT NOT BE A VERY GOOD IDEA.
SO I GOT AS CLOSE AS I THOUGHT WAS SAFE AND YELLED AT THE TOP OF MY LUNGS. HELP IS ON THE WAY, JUST STAY WHERE YOU ARE AND DON'T MOVE AROUND. IS ANYONE HURT?
NO ANSWER, SO MAYBE THEY GOT OUT OR COULD NOT HEAR ME. SO NOW ALL I CAN DO IS WAIT FOR DINKY AND THE BUILDERS.
STILL I WONDERED WHAT THE L HAPPENED.
FEELING A TAD DIZZY (WHAT ELSE IS NEW ) THINKING I BETTER SIT FOR A BIT ,,,, OKAY IDJIT SIT ON WHAT????
GUESS THE WALL WILL HAVE TO DO AS I LEAN ON IT AND FIND MYSELF FLAT ON ME ARSE IN ANOTHER ROOM .
COUGH COUGH CHOKE AS MY VERY SORE LINGS FILL WITH MORE CRAP FROM WHAT EVER BLEW UP IN HERE.
I LOOK AROUND AND FIGURE OUT THIS WAS A STORAGE SPACE ,, FLOOR TO CEILING WALL TO WALL WITH BROKEN BOTTLES TUBS VATS EVERY THING YOU WOULD USE IN A LAB.
I WIPE MY FOREHEAD AND SEE MORE BLOOD ERGO MY BEING DIZZY.
I THINK I SHOULD GET OUT OF HERE BEFORE I CONK OUT FRO BLOOD LOSE
I FIND MY WAY BACK TO THE HOLE AND HEAR SCREAMING CAP CAP CAP CAN YA HEAR US?
OH MY HEAD YES I YELL BACK STOP SCREAMING.
I CAN JUST MAKE OUT CHARLIES LILL WORKERS BLESS HER HEART TO MY RESCUE .
STAND BACK HERE COMES A ROPE FOR YOU,, TIE IT AROUND YOU AND WE WILL PULL YOU UP.
WITH SHAKY LEGS AND HANDS I GRAB THE ROPE AND AM HAULED UP AND OUT OF THE HELL HOLE.
THANK YOU GUYS AS I ALMOST PASS OUT/
I AM LEAD TO A CHAIR AND HEAR OPEL SAY LORDY LORDY GET THE DOC HE IS BLEEDING BAD.
I LOOK DOWN AND SEE A BLOOD SOAKED SHIRT AND PANTS WOW THAT IS A LOT OF BLOOD AND MY AMULET IS CAKED WITH IT SO EVEN IF I WANTED TO USE IT IT WAS USELESS RIGHT NOW.
CHARLIE YELLED FROM ACROSS THE ROOM WHAT IN TAR NATION HAPPENED??
AS I TRY ED TO SPEAK THE ROOM SPUN THEN WENT BLACK
With tears running down her face and a very heavy heart Pup gazes around the rooms that had been her home for so long a time......Quietly she lays down the Dragon Sword and her faithful staff on the nearest Tea Room Parlor table for dearest Friend and Mentor to find...."I hope and pray that you will understand when I tell you Captain Randy that our Journey together has brought with it so much joy and happiness throughout it's adventures here and beyond the Tea Room. Through the Special Room and Tea Room I've met and befriended so many of the MC's very Special Players and for that I will be forever grateful....but...now is the time for me to say Farewell dear Friend and comrade...Please stay safe Ok and know that you will always be held close to my heart...."
In the military camp Lt Col Rosie hears a faint message over her amulet. It must have come from someone quite far away who left their amulet open without realizing it. Pup? She remembers a very young girl that the Cap used to call Pup, who went with him to his new assignment. This doesn't sound like the girl she remembers, it sounds like a warrior who needs to fight a different battle in another place. Rosie sends a wish to this new Pup for the best of health and luck wherever she goes, and hope she remembers she will always be welcome in either camp no matter how long she's gone. "Stay well, Pup, and stay safe."
I OPEN MY EYES TO A BANGER OF A HEADACHE AND SIT UP AS THE ROOM SPINS === WHAT A RUSH
I FEEL A HAND OM MY SHOULDER PUSHING ME BACK DOWN.
INSISTINGLY I GRAB THE HAND AND TWIST , NURSE KRACHET SCREAMS ,,, OH IT.S YOU YOU KNOW BETTER TO SNEAK UP ON ME NOW GET AWAY FROM ME YOU NUT CASE WITH YOUR EVER READY NEEDLES AND THAT AXE YOU HIDE UNDER YOUR APRON.
CAP LAY DOWN YOU ARE WEAK FROM BLOOD LOSE AND HAVE 24 STITCHES SOME ON YOUR FACE BY YOUR EYEBROW AND THE REST BEHIND YOUR EAR ON YOUR SCALP THE ONE THAT BLED SO MUCH RUNS FROM YOUR EYEBROW TO YOUR CHIN ALMOST LIKE A LIGHTNING BOLT.
I LOOK UP AT DOC DEADMAN NOPE HAVE WORK TO DO AND WHAT THE HELL IS THAT SOUND ??
SOUNDS LIKE A PACK OF RATS RUNNING AROUND.
AND WHO IS CRYING LIKE THERE HEARTS IS BEING TORN APART?
I PUSH THEM AWAY AND STAND ON VERY WEAK LEGS AND HEAR CHARLIE,,, SHE TELLS ME SHE CALLED HER WORKER GNOMES IN TO CLEAN UP.
NO NO NO TELL THEM TO STOP NOW,,,
I FOUND A MAZE DOWN THERE DOORS LEADING TO HALLS TO AN OTHER DOORS TO ANOTHER HALL ETC ETC.
LORD ONLY KNOWS HOW MANY ARE DOWN THERE IT IS LIKE A HONEY COMB SO I THINK AND HAVE A GUT FEELING THIS WAS DONE BY OUR OWN LIKE GRIM ROO ROO AND JEN I AM SURE GRIM STARTED THIS BUILDING ROOMS THAT SHE COULD PUT HER GADGETS AND ROO ROO FINDING THEM AND THOUGHT WHAT A GOOD PLACE TO MAKE BOOMERS AND OF COURSE JEN THAT WOULD BE PERFECT AS A BOOBIE TRAPS,,, NOT ONE OF THEM THINKING IT WAS DOING MORE HARM THEM GOOD BY MAKING THE UNDER GROUND WEAK
SO CHARLIE WE ARE GOING TO NEED YOUR HELP WITH YOUR WORKERS AND YOUR TRACKERS TO FIND THEM ALL AND SHORE THEM AND BLOCK THEM FOR GOOD.
FIRST A TUNNEL WILL HAVE TO BE BUILD OUT SIDE SO THE WORKERS CAN COME AND GO AND MY BOYS WILL HELP WITH THE HEAVY STUFF.CHARLIE CAN YOU GET THE TEA ROOM DONE AFTER THAT TUNNEL IS DONE WE WILL NEED OUR TEA ROOM BACK SO OPEL AND MISS KATT CAN WORK,,, DID THE KITCHEN GET HIT TO??
NO GOOD ONE LESS WORRY.
I HEAR VOICES OUT SIDE ,, JACOB CALLS CAP IS EVERYONE OKAY??
WE HEARD THE BLAST AND FELT THE GROUND SHAKE ALL THE WAY OVER TO THE FARM SO I GRABBED ALL THE NEIGHBORS AND ARE HERE TO HELP
I CALL OUT GREAT JACOB THANK YOU ALL WE CAN USE ALL THE HELP WE CAN GET.
I SIT BEFORE MY LEGS GIVE OUT AND HOLD A POUNDING HEAD.
I HEAR CHARLIE YELL ME I BETTER GO TO OPEL AND MISS KATT
WOW HOW MUCH BLOOD DID I LOSE??
I SLOWLY MAKE MY WAY AROUND THAT HOLE AND REACH THE KITCHEN DOOR WHERE I FIN OPEL AND MISS KATT HOLDING EACH OTHER AND THE DEEP SOBS WHERE ENOUGH TO RIP MY HEART APART.
OPEL MISS KATT IT IS OK I AM BANGED UP BUT I AM FINE ,,, NOW WIPE THOSE TEARS ,,, OPEL LOOKS AT ME AND WAILS LONGER AND DEEPER AND POINTS TO THE TABLE ON THE OTHER SIDE.
I WALK OVER AND COME TO A DEAD STOP AS I SEE THE STAFF AND THE SWORD.
NO NO THIS CAN NOT BE TRUE PUP>>>> MY PUP GONE??????
I SCREAM NO TELL ME THIS NOT TRUE MY PUP>> HOW WHEN WHERE IS HER BODY???
NO CAP SHE IS NOT PASSED BUT SHE IS GONE.
WHAT I SCREAM SOMEONE BETTER EXPLAIN BEFORE I BLOW.
I LISTEN AS I AM TOLD WHAT HAPPENED AND WHY PUP LEFT.
I DRAW IN A HUG BREATH AND SIGH A HUGH SIGH OF RELIEVE,,, MY PUP IS NOT ------ CAN NOT EVEN SAY THE WORD .... SHE IS ALIVE.
CHARLIE TAKE OVER THE WORK HERE I AM GOING AFTER PUP AS I BURST THROUGH THE DOOR I SCREAM FROST NOW OPEN FIELD
***** RIDER I AM HERE *******
I RUN AS FAST AS I CAN BEATING BACK THE DIZZINESS AND WANTING TO VOMIT AND I REACH FROST
WHERE IS SNOW I DEMAND,,, *** SHE IS NEAR PUP WATCHING OVER HER TILL WE GET THERE****
TAKE ME NOW AND WE TAKE TO THE AIR TOWARDS PUP
WE FIND SNOW AND SHE TELLS FROST PUP IS ON THE SHORE BY THE FISHING VILLAGE.
I TELL THEM TO WAIT HERE AND I GO TO PUP CALLING SOFTLY,,,,, PUP MY DAUGHTER COME TO ME.
SHE TURNS WITH A STARTLED LOOK AND A GASP,,, I HOLD OUT MY ARMS
TO HER COME DAUGHTER AND SHE FLY.S INTO MY ARMS ALMOST KNOCKING ME OVER.
I HOLD HER SO TIGHT AS TEARS FLOW FROM BOTH OF US.
I WHISPER IN HER EAR DON'T YOU KNOW BY NOW YOU CAN NOT GET RID ME THAT EASY OR EVER.
I HOLD HER AWAY FROM ME AND WIPE HER FACE WET WITH OUR TEARS = HERE YOU FORGOT THESE AT THE TEA ROOM
SHE LOOKS AT HER STAFF AND SWORD,,, YOU KNOW YOU CAN NOT GO ANY WHERE WITH OUT THESE.
WE SIT ON THE SAND AND FROST AND SNOW JOIN US.
LISTEN TO ME LILL ONE IT IS NOT REALLY THE TIME TO SAY THIS BUT I HAVE TO EXPLAIN SOMETHING TO YOU SO THAT THIS CAN NEVER HAPPENS AGAIN
I EXPLAIN AS MUCH AS I AM ALLOWED TO BY THE DRAGON LAW.
THAT ALL WILL BE SHOWN TO HER ON HER 18 TH BIRTHDAY ( THAT IS FAST APPROACHING)
THAT WE WILL JOINING THE GOLDEN QUEEN AND JOURNEY TO PERN WHERE HER DESTINY WILL BE REVEALED..KNOW THIS LILL ONE THIS WAS PREDESTINED BEFORE YOUR BIRTH.
YOU ARE THE ONE SNOW CHOICE AS HER RIDER AND THAT BOUND CAN NEVER BE BROKEN EXCEPT IN DEATH OF DRAGON OR RIDER ,,,, YOU WILL LEARN ALL THIS IN TIME AS FOR NOW JOIN YOUR DRAGON .
AGAIN MY EYES LEAKED AS I WATCH SNOW AND PUP EMBRACE AND HEAR SNOW DRAGON PURR
I CAN BARELY MOVE TO MOUNT FROST BUT I DI AND WE HEAD HOME.
SMIDGE, DINKY, CAP SAYS TO STOP NOW. I KNOW I TOLD YOU TO GET THE GNOME BUILDERS. BUT THEY NEED TO STOP NOW. JUST SHORE IT UP SO IT IS STABLE. I THINK HE WANTS TO EXPLORE THE TUNNELS FIRST.
SURE NO PROBLEM YOU HEARD HIM BOYS. OUTSIDE AND START DIGGING. THEN I HAD A CHUCKLE, THE MINER GNOMES PITCHED YOU TWO OUT BECAUSE YOU WERE TO TALL, NOW YOU WILL BE DIGGING A TUNNEL THAT YOUR SIZE AND OURS.
THEN TO THE GNOME BUILDERS CAN YOU FIX THE TEA ROOM WITHOUT FILLING IN THE HOLE FIRST. THE HEAD BUILDER WENT INTO A HUDDLE WITH HIS WORKERS. THEN CAME TO ME AND SAID "SURE BUT IT WILL COST MORE. OH! I HAD ALREADY FIGURED THAT. GREEDY BUNCH BUT THEY ARE THE BEST AND FASTEST BUILDERS AROUND.
I AGREED, NO OTHER CHOICE WE NEEDED TO GET THE TEA ROOM UP AND RUNNING AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
HEY JACOB, GOOD TO SEE YOU AGAIN. THEN I LOOK AT THE CAP, HE IS PALER THEN A LIVE PERSON, ALMOST AS PALE AS SOMEONE WHO SHOULD BE SIX FEET UNDER.
" CAP, GET YOURSELF TO OPAL AND KATT, NOW!" THEN HE COMES BURSTING BACK OUT YELLING FOR FROST, AND TELLING ME I AM IN CHARGE. NOW WHAT GUESS I HAD BETTER SEE OPAL. SHE KNOW ALL THAT GOES ON. CAN' T FOOL HER. STUPID MAN I SHAKE MY HEAD, NO SENSE
HE JUMP UP ON FROST AND THEY ARE GONE.
JACOB, IF YOU AND THESE MEN WANT TO HELP GO AROUND TO THE SIDE AND ASK SMIDGE AND DINKY WHAT TO DO. I SHAKE MY HEAD, NOT WHAT I SIGNED UP FOR BUT IN FOR A PENNY IN FOR A POUND.
BEST HUNT UP OPAL AND GET SOME COFFEE, IT MIGHT BE A LONG NIGHT.
GRIFF KEEP A CLOSE WATCH NOW IS NOT THE TIME TO LET DOWN OUR GUARD.
I THINK SMOKE THE CAP IS NOT HERE AND WE HAVE NOW PROTECTION AND ARE BUSY FIXING WHAT THE BLAST RUINED. CAN YOU AND SHEBA THE YOU BROOD PATROL FOR US.
SMOKE, REPLIED YES, FRIEND TO ALL ANIMALS. BEST TITLE I HAVE HAD IN A LONG TIME.