Captain: Alright team - what do ye all suggest we do first?
Hungry Hayley: Eat?
Captain: *shakes head* Why do I even bother askin?
RoughSailinPeg: *peers at map* it seems easy enough - at least til we get 'ere to this forest. Strange happenins I've heard come from this ere woods.
Hungry Hayley: *nibbles* Stories? What stories?
DD: *looks around shiftily* Stories that would curl the hair on yer head, lass.
*awkward silence as all ponder what could possibly frighten such a mean bunch of peerless pirates*
Captain: *cough* Anyways, let's move out, ye lilly-livered dogs!
General chorus of "Aye Aye!"
Captain: Considerin' yer previous experience with the navigating, DD, ye can be in charge of the compass
DD *holds compass tightly to chest, everyone looking at him expectantly*
*Hungry Hayley pokes DD in ribs* Oh, right. *DD looks sheepishly at the compass and map* East!
*all roll eyes as they are standing in front of the forrest* Well dah!
DD *again sheepish* The path over there *points*
Catpain: Righto, off we go!
Charity: You. Rough Sailing Peggy [act]eye twitch[/act] ...ye not be 'aving a peg leg would ye?
Lorey: I dont 'ave a peg leg..but I'v got me a fryin pan [act]hugs[/act]
Hayley: Anythin cookin?
Minnie: Will ye lot shut yer mouths...i dont want ta be attractin any of them foul beasts to us!
Charity: How about a shanty?
All: NO SHANTY'S!!!
Jaqueline: Though it probably would frighten the beasts away.
Minnie: Its not worth th' pain of hearin it. I wont be casting ye in my show.
Charity: Hey, i be recognising that tree...'ave we already been passed here?
DD: All these trees be looking th' same, how can ye tell them appart?
Charity: Easy! This one here be a plain sort of tree...while the one over there [act]points[/act] has a pointy sign stuck to it sayin "lookout 10k's", and that one there, it be what those peg legs be made of. [act]eye twitch[/act]
DD: Its not the same tree... we still be goin the right way.
Minnie: We follow th' compas.
Charity: Nobody move....
Charity: I dropped my brain...
Peggy: You what?
Charity: [act]shudders[/act] That was odd, must 'ave been channeling somone...now i be feelin like a peanut.
Minnie: A peanut, for a brain - ye know Charity, I might use that in me musical...
Charity: Only if ye pay for it!
Hayley: Ughh, did you have to mention peanuts? [act]tummy grumbles[/act]
Lorey: C'mon Hayley - you had your fill of shark back on the boat!
Minnie: [act]glares[/act] Ship, thank you!
[act]Dan suddenly stops and the line halts[/act]
DD: [act]taps compass[/act] Ooh, arr, sorry. [act]turns 180 degrees[/act] Th' path's that way.
[act]the team start moving back around the Misty forest[/act]
Minnie: Yar, it be dark in this part! Who has the lamp?
Charity: Nay, it just be yer hat, fallen over yer eyes, Cap'n.
Minnie: [act]tugging it off[/act]...Yarr...anyway, who has the lamp?
Hayley: [act]about to bite the lamp - pauses[/act] That would be me, I guess.
Jacqueline: Lickin' it won't light it!
Hayley: [act]begrudgingly lighting the lamp, still wanting to eat it[/act] Why do ye immediately assign the fire to the Ashling, yet again?
Peggy: Aye now, we've been through this - it has more to do with ye bein' a ravin' pyromaniac.
Hayley: [act]holding up lamp, so the rest of the line can see the path[/act]...when do I rave?
Minnie: [act]holding telescope to eye[/act] Right, so, onward? Upward? Bit of a steep climb a ways ahead of us, methinks.
Peggy: Garr, [act]shakes leg warningly[/act] I not likes the sound of that climbin' for loot...
Charity: [act]looks up[/act] Aye - I say lunch.
Hayley: :D Right on!
Minnie: [act]scratches head[/act] While the others get a head start on us?
Charity: ;) a strategy lunch.
JS: But where we be getting the food from?
Hayley: Food is everywhere... [act]Can be seen staring at lamp like it has just turned into a big juicy steak...[/act]
Charity: You're always hungry. We've gotta decide what be the best way to do this challenge. We can't just run course and hope for the best.
DD: It's worked before.
Hayley: So we're not going to be eating are we?
Loopey: Arr look there be a new tree! It says Lookout 1 kilometer up th' hill!
Minnie: We be almost half way there! Ye can have yer strategy lunch walking!
Haley: *stops walking and turns around to face minnie* but i wants me lunch now!
DD: *walks into a tree as the light is now shining in the wrong direction* Owch!! Give a man some warnin' when ye be about to turn around ye peanut!
*howl in the distance and everything goes quiet*
DD: *whispers* Oh my Lud, what in the name of the seven seas was that*
*everyone looks in different directions*
Slashin' Minnie: *gulps* I'm thinkin' we better be hurryin' out o' here!
*whispered "Aye aye" in agreement*
DD: Follow me! South east it is.
Hayley: *follows begrudgingly* I really liked the idea of the strategic lunch you know.
DD: The captain's right Hayl- if we want to grab us some of that loot we must be beating the other team instead of worrying about our stomachs all the time.
Hayley: *scowls* You know, there's more to me than just food!
DD: *looks expectant*
Hayley: I mean I'm sure you're wondering how a girl like me can eat what I eat and still maintain this great figure -
Loopey Lorey: *to nearby pirate* I must admit, I wondered how she was thinking of digesting that lamp...
Hayley: *shoots a glance* If I just wanted to eat all day I would have stayed at home.
Captain Minnie: That's enough back there! Come on - I can see the border of the forest just ahead.
*a growl can be heard again, distinctly louder - everyone freezes*
DD: Can't you stop thinking about food for 2 seconds?
Hayley: *sulkily* It wasn't me! *checks stomach* At least I don't think so...
RoughSailing Peggy: Then what may it be?
*a growl is heard again - followed distinctly by a hoarse cough*
Hayley: Okay - I can say with certainty that that wasn't my stomach.
Jacq Sparrow: I think it came from behind that bush.
*everyone looks at the rustling leaves*
Minnie: To arms mates!
*everyone moves their hands to their cutlasses, swords (and various cooking utensils) ready for whatever pops out*
*a voice can be heard*
WHO THERE WISHES TO PASS THROUGH INTO THE MYSTIC FOREST MY DOMAIN OF - er - RESIDENCE?!
The *cough* brave pirates remain unfazed by this...
*Charity pokes the bush with her cutlass, mumbling* Can't see nothin' that says this belongs to someone.
BEWARE; COME ANY CLOSER AND YOU WILL FEEL THE BREADTH OF MY WRATH *a sudden sneeze follows*
DD: *squares shoulders* well I aint scared, mates.
Captain: Right ye are. Charge!
*without further ado, the entire team charge into the bush, brandishing weapons/cooking utensils and yelling magnificently. To their surprise, they find a midget cowering in a hollow log*
BEGONE, BEGONE, FOWL MISCREANTS!
*the pirates roll eyes at the midget's use of the log to magnify his voice*
Captain *hauls midget up by ear* Oye! What's the meanin' o' this? We'm be peaceful travellers, lookin' for some treasure.
Hayley: *licks cutlass suggestively* Aww can we eat it?
*Captain sends Hayley a withering look* No! This... little guy is gonna lead us to the treasure *looks menacingly at the terrified midget* or else!
*everyone grins evilly at the poor terrified midget*
Midget: *stuttering* S-sure. n-no problem. I'll lead you, just don't hurt me!
Cpatain: *puts midget down and pats him on the back companionably* Sure, matey. Lead on.
The midget leads the Black Team on a secret path and out of the Forrest.
DD: There's the lookout!
(Edit: sorry Tanya *hugs* I was afraid when I was writing that someone would get ahead of me but didn't think I would get it front of someone. Ah well *hugs again* )
Argh that took forever to write damn you Lioness *shakes fist* :P
I have to go out now, sorry, otherwise I'd write more
Peggy: [act]pats the midget on the back[/act] Ye actually did it, ya little rascal! Aw, Cap'n, can we keep him?
Midget: [act]batting away Tanya's hand[/act] Quit it, or YOU SHALL AWAKEN THE--
DD: [act]throws compass at him[/act] Cut it out.
Charity: [act]waving knife at the midget[/act] I dunno if we want to keep him, he's a bit on the nose.
Midget: [act]crosses arms[/act] It's the smell of nature.
Hayley: It be the smell of the lack of a sewerage system.
Jacq: [act]pointing at lookout[/act] C'mon - we're nearly there [act]to the midget[/act] Begone, ye foul beastie!
Midget: [act]forlorn[/act] But...what of my WRATH?!
Lorey: We don't care for yer wrath.
Midget: ...not just a little wrath?
Peggy: [act]putting arm around the midget[/act] See? Look at 'is little face. How can ye say no to that?
[act]Midget does Puss-in-boots impression and goes wide eyed as music lilts through the trees[/act]
Minnie: [act]jumping to attention holding up sword[/act] Oi! Where's th' music comin' from, that's the overture to my musical! Who stole it!? Show yerself!!
[act]The music stops as the midget yelps and hides behind Peggy[/act]
Minnie: [act]glaring at the midget[/act] All righ', Peg. He stays for now...c'mon, lets get to that thar lookout already [act]trudges down the path[/act]
Peggy: :D I shall call him...mini me.
Minnie: Eh? You call me what?
Peggy: Not Minnie you, mini me ::)
Hayley: [act]blinks at Midget[/act] Mini Peggy? This isn't going to get confusing at all...
[act]the Black team continue toward the lookout, Mini Peggy cowering around Peggy's peg leg...[/act]
At the base of the lookout, all stand and look around...
DD: So where's be that treasure?
Hayley *scratches head with cutlass* No idea.
Captain: Right, you lot, fan out and start looking for that treasure!
Peggy: Aww Mini Me, surely you know where to find some treasure. It's really shiny...we hope
Mini Peggy: You're own your own
Minnie: Arr ye scurvy scalliwags get ye to work finding' the treasure.
Peggy: *studiously picks up a nearby rock and looks underneath* Here treasure treasure treasure
Sorry it's so short, I'm going out soon. I'll writer more this afternoon if I can.
JS: Ye know, it would help if we knew what we be lookin fer.
Minnie: Just keep lookin, I'm sure we will find it.....eventually.
Charity: I HAVE IT!
DD: Ye found it!?
Minnie: What is it?
[act]Charity pulls her find from the dirt and holds it up for all to see[/act]
Hayley: That be looking like a stick to me.
DD: Thats be no ordinary stick...
Peggy: It be a peg leg!
Charity: [act]goes white and throws the peg leg to the ground several meters from her[/act] ACK! I...I....I.... [act]eye twitch[/act]......touched...
JS: I think she might explode.
[act]Charity walks off with her eye twitching manically and begins searching again[/act]
DD: Why did ye throw it away...it could be th' treasure we be after! [act]Goes to retireve leg[/act]
Minnie: Keep it if ye must, just don' be takin it near Charity. Now keep looking ye lot...it must be here somwhere.
[act]Everyone eyes Charity wearily[/act]
DD: *scuffs the ground moodily* Hard t' look for somethin' when ye don't know what it tis!
Captain: *bellows* I don't care for yer moaning, you lot! I'm th' capt'n, and I say look for treasure so ye look! Get it?!
All: *salute with various weaponry and cooking implements* Aye, Aye, Captain!
Mini Peggy: *nudges Peggy* So why you looking for treasure?
*All goes quiet and they all look to the Captain*
Captain: *menacingly* That be's none of yer business. I'd advise yeh not to keep up with th' questions or you'm be findin' yerself a prickly end
Mini peggy: *gulps* Right you are, Captain. Keeping to myself.
*Others keep searching for the treasure*
[act]Mini Peggy sits on a rock idly tossing a piece of eight about[/act]
Minnie: [act]noticing, grabbing Mini Peggy by the scruff of the neck[/act] Where'd ye swipe that from?
Mini Peggy: Eep! [act]disappears in a puff of green glitter[/act]
Peggy: [act]wails[/act] No! What happened? Where'd mini me go?!
Minnie: [act]waving hands in the airspace that previously was occupied by the midget[/act] He jus'...disappeared!
Charity: Good! Now we can get on with looking for the treasure! Why doesn't someone try climbing the lookout?
Jacq: I'm up fer that!
Dan: Aye, me as well!
[act]Jacq takes the spyglass and she and Dan start climbing to the very top of the lookout[/act]
Peggy: [act]forlorn[/act] ...I'm stayin' down here, to find mini me.
Lorey: Uh...[act]looking behind a rock, pulls out the struggling midget by the collar[/act]...what are you doing?
Mini Peggy: [act]swiping and kicking, but missing everything at arms length[/act] UNHAND ME!
Peggy: Mini Me!!! [act]dashes over[/act]
Mini Peggy: [act]looks around, stops swiping as shoulders slump[/act] Oh. It's you lot again.
Minnie: [act]scowling[/act] How did ye jus' disappear like that before?
Mini Peggy: [act]winks[/act] Like what?
Hayley: [act]leaps forward brandishing cutlass[/act] Enough cheek in front of th' Cap'n! Answer!
Dan: [act]from a high point[/act] Hey! [act]waving arms[/act] We can see something!
[act]The rest of the Black team, and Mini Peggy, turn to look at Dan and Jacq in the distance[/act]
Jacq: [act]calling out with spyglass to her eye[/act] There be a rainbow, over yonder!
Minnie: [act]raises knife[/act] To the rainbow!
Mini Peggy: [act]rolls eyes[/act] Du-uh...
[act]The team race toward the rainbow, Peggy scooping Mini Peggy up onto her shoulders...[/act]
JS: Yay! We found the treasure!
Minnie: Now we 'ave to find the there pyramid.
Hayley: And some food.
Charity: Enough with the food already! It's getting me mighty hungry. [act]Tummy grumbles in agreeance...[/act]
DD: We gotta get out of this forest first.
Minnie: Who's got the compass?
DD: That be me cap'ain.
Minnie: Point the way!
DD: [act]Examines compass and points south, sure that they would exit the forest soon...[/act]
Captain: *grabs Mini Peggy* Time t' lead us all out o' here, matey!
*Chorus of "Aye!"*
Mini Peggy: *brushes self off hauntily* I was just going to suggest that. This way.
*Mini Peggy leads the brave black team of pirates through secret pathways in the Forrest, quickly bringing them out into the sunshine, directly north of the pyramid*
Minnie: There it is, mateys! Almost there.
DD: *sulking in the back as has been replaced by a midget - grumbles* I could've led ye here.
Captain: *pats DD comfortingly on the back* We know, mate. Ye can lead us to the pyramid.
DD: *feeling more important now, puffs out chest and salutes the captain* Right o', Capt'n! *leads the others to the base of the pyramid*
*all look up*
JS: So what now, Capt'n?
Minnie: Now it be time for th' strategic lunch we skipped...
Haley & Chairty: Yay! *they start to unpack utensils and supplies from pockets in their clothing*
Lorey: Me frypan says she wants to cook a pancake in celebration of DD's fine navigation...
DD: *puffs out chest even more*
Peggy: Could it cook some food for mini me also Lorey?
Lorey: Arr well depends on what Mini You wants really... me pan might not be in th' mood to cook it... *puts ear close to pan* She says she wants ta cook th' midget ... o_O
Minnie: Now see 'ere, I wont have any canabalism...
Peggy: *shrieks* Mini me!!?? *looks around in a panic* Mini me disappeared again! *sobs*
Hayley: *returns to the shemozzle carrying a rather - body shaped - bag of something* I've got the meat!!
*every gasps in horror*
Hayley: o_O What?
Peggy: How could you!! She be like me own child! *hand on cutlass*
Hayley: *blinks* I didn't know ye were so fond of wild boars?
Peggy *looks rather sheepish* Oh, well, ye see, I thought it was Mini in th' bag.
Hayley: Not enough fat on that there midget to be worth cookin'. *dumps back on the ground*
Lorey: *sizes up the size of the bag* Me's thinkin' that'll just fit in me pan..
DD: I'll light the fire!
Captain: Right. hayley n' charity, ye can find some wood for Dan and we can have some lunch!
*everyone cheers and MiniPeggy reappears*
* Captain turns to Mini Peggy who throws up his hands* I know, I know, you want me to lead you. Its pretty simple, really. Just follow that path *points*
Captain: *cough* I knew that. As our navigator, Dan, is that the right way there?
DD: *consults map* Sure 'tis capt'n.
Hayley and Charity: Awwwww!
Captain *bellows* Do ye want that treasure or not?!
Hayley: Well of course we's do, its just that that boar is smellin' mighty fine and me stomach is growlin somethin terrible...
Captain: *grabs Hayley by the shoulders* I don't care about yer stomach! I said move, so yeh move!
hayley: Right o', Capt'n, movin' out!
*Everyone begins following DD up the path, Mini Peggy skipping along behind*
Captain: Good. Time to pack up lunch, lads, and head off.