Hayley: I don't mind cheetah either...
*gets a look*
Hayley: What? I was only joking *grumbles sulkily as she follows the rest of the crew* Why is it everytime we stop for a bite to eat we have to go on searching for that treasure?
DD: *laughs throatily* Well, I'm sure when we get our hands on the treasure you'll be able to get your belly's worth of food!
Hayley: *sigh* I suppose, I must admit though, it's been pretty smooth sailing so far, haven't had a chance at all to battle rogues or slay wild beasts *looks longingly at boar* that didn't really count.
Charity: Old grey Pirate, aint what he used ta be-
JS: Ye keep singin tha' same line over an over...cant ye sing somethin' else?
Charity: I dont know any more words n'that.
Loopy: Then how about another song?
DD: Or none at all....
Charity: :| Ye lot 'ave no appreaciation fer music, asides from th' captin [act]Charity tilts her head toward Minnie who is practicing a new dance step for her show[/act]
Hayley: Are we there yet?
DD: We be comin to the edge of the Misty forest with two 'r's-
DD: No "R's"
Charity: Thats what i said, arrrr.
DD: [act]sighing[/act] Never mind. From there we be having a pretty easy walk to th' coast.
Hayley: About time somethin' were easy. I'm so hungry I could eat a native!
JS: I believe the expression is "eat a horse".
Hayley: I'm not barabric...I wouldnt be hurtin' a horse.
Loopy: [act]conversing with her frying pan[/act] ...soon my lovely, soon you shall cook.
JS: Look, that be the forest just ahead!
Minnie: One two three step, two two three step....
Minnie: [act]singing and dancing to self as they skirt around the forest[/act] Oh, better far to live and die [act]jumps to the left[/act], under the brave black flag I fly, than play a sanctimonious part [act]and then a step to the r-i-i-i-ight[/act], with a pirate head and a pirate heart!
Mini Peggy: [act]gapes[/act] You're stealing my dance now?
Minnie: What ye talkin' about? I wrote that song.
Mini Peggy: I don't care about the stupid song, I developed that dance!
Minnie: [act]blank[/act] It's a jump to th' left, and a step to th' righ'. Penguins invented that dance, ye dolt.
Peggy: [act]swinging Mini Peggy onto shoulders[/act] C'mon mini me, when we get to Skull island, ye'll get yer share of the treasure an' ye can use it all on a dance show or...whatever ye do.
Lorey: We need to secure th' monk's items, first. Where be this fabled marketplace?
Dan: [act]looking at compass[/act] Northwest end of th' forest, but I see no signs of it as yet.
Jacq: Keep movin'! I doubt we'll miss a bustling marketplace, jus' keep yer eyes peeled.
Charity: [act]stepping up beside Minnie[/act] Ye know...with our combined song writin' an' choreography abilities, you an' I would do well to go into a musical partnership after this quest, Cap'n.
Minnie: I'm listenin'...wha' songs do ye have to offer?
Charity: :D [act]starts dancing a jig[/act] Old grey Pirate, ain't what he used ta be-
[act]Mini Peggy stuffs his fingers in his ears, sulking from Peggy's shoulders...[/act]
DD: We should be close now.
[act]Minnie and Charity stop their performance[/act]
Minnie: Can ye see anythin?
JS: Nothin yet capin [act]pausing[/act] but i think i can hear somethin.
DD: Wait! I be seein it....over there [act]points to some stalls that seemed to have appeared out of nowhere[/act]
Hayley: So now we go shoppin?
Loopy: Maybe we should split up to find th' items faster?
Charity: [act]squinting[/act] I think i can see a cheetah from 'ere [act]points[/act] beside the stall that says...fresh....lemonade [act]eye twitches and lights up[/act] I be back with ye.
Minnie: No Lemonade! We cant be wastin what little coin we 'ave. We may 'ave to do some barterin anyway.
[act]Charity's face drops[/act]
DD: So shall we be splittin up?
[act]The group approach the caged Cheetah[/act]
Peggy: How are we goin ta move them? They be dangerous creatures.
Charity: Aww, they be nothin but big kitty cats [act]goes to pat Cheetah, which lunges towards Charities hand[/act]
[act]Charity removes hand quickly[/act]
Kitty Cats with big sharp teeth!
Miinie: On tha' note, I think we be sticking together.
Lorey: *She creeps up closer to the cage* Arr tha' be nothin' i cant dealt with!
*Lorey sticks Charities hand back in the cage and waves it around for her. The Cheetah lunges forward again and so does Lorey with her frying pan - bonking it on its head.*
Stall Holder: Ye cant do that! Now what will i sell?
JS: A broken cheetah?
Stall holder: *puffs up indignately* You break it you bought it! *points to a sign hanging on the cage* 1000 gold!
Minnie: *snorts* 1000? For a broken cheetah? No no we will pay 5 gold to take the thing off your hands.
Stall holder: 5? Thats rediculous! *starts to splutter and goes red in the face from fury, then suddenly collaspses*
Lorey: *grins* Tha' be two in one day! Me pretty ye be on a role! *strokes pan*
Peggy: Did you really have to?
Lorey: Yes *grins*
Minnie: Oh well... cant turn back time. *eyes limp man* so five gold for the cheetah? Whats that? Oh you didnt argue? Wonderful! We have a deal!
*Minnie tucks the 5 gold into th stall holders bag and commands the crew to start rigging up some sort of dragging device for the cheetah.*
[act]The limp cheetah is secured in a bundle of ropes...[/act]
Minnie: Who wants to drag it?
All: Not me!
Minnie: Yar all a bunch of petty wimps.
JS: I'll drag it cap'ain. I'm good with cats.
Hayley: Cats 're good ta eat I say!
Charity: We're nowt sposed to eat the cheetah.
Lorey: Enough chitchat. What be next?
DD: *points* Look, a flower stall! *all rush over*
Hayley: *scratches head* So which one are we after?
Charity: oooh the pretty pinky-purpley one over there - i know my flowers, yeh know.
Captain *goes up to the stall holder* How much for that there flower?
Stall holder: *rubs chin* Well that's a pretty rare flower. You can have it for... *dramatic pause* 200 gold. *all gape*
Captain: *fuming* Ye got t' be kiddin' me! 200 gold for a Lud-damned plant?!
DD: *taps Captain on the shoulder, pointing to a weed patch near there feet* Isn't that the type of flower we be lookin' for, Capt'n?
Captain: Why, yes it is *pats Dan on the back while giving the terrified stall holder death-stares*
Charity: Oooh I'll carry it, Captain. I'll make sure to look after it *pulls vase from one a many pockets and places the flower delicately inside*
Lorey: So what else do we need?
Minnie: *checks the list* A Shrubbery and llama wool slipper like things...
DD: Well wouldnt this thing around the weed patch be the shubbery? *eyes the fence*
Lorey: Dont be stupid! It wouldna be so easy... *exchanges an unsure glance with Charity*
Chairty: It couldnt be...
Minnie: Arr dont ye three be so foolish! That there is to keep the likes of Mini Peggy out...
Peggy: Mini me!!?? Arr i've lost ye again! *sobs in horror and runs off in search of Mini her*
JS: So what do we do now? Do we take it or not?
Stall Holder: That shubbery is 200 gold!
Minnie: *eyes stall holder, stroking her knife* We'll look for the llama wool things first... if we dont see no other SHrubbery... welll... *muttering* we'll come back when he's sleeping...
ALL: Aye Aye Capt'n!
*A small two legged, four footed creature runs past the crew screaming. The crew banish their weapons and untensils ready to fight; some fearfully, some courageously.*
Charity: *eye twitch* Did tha' creature have unnatural legs...
DD: Atttack!! Get the...
Minnie: *cutting in* Oi I be the capt'n of this 'ere crew and i say there wont be no attacking!
Haley: *sighs* Well there goes our dinner...
*a dust cloud approaches, making strange noises. The crew eye it warily.*
Lorey: Arr that noise be sounding familiar...
DD: It sounds like Charity and Minnie's show...
Peggy: *runs past kicking up dust* Nooooo Mini me come back! You're to young to start stealing like a true pirate! And if your going to steal... at least steal something better than llama wool made slippers!
Minnie: JS stay here and watch our treasure and this 'ere shrubbery. The rest of ye... After tha' midget!
JS: ...Bu'... [act]Is left alone with the gold. Crosses arms[/act] Arrrr... [act]Adresses the stallholder[/act] Ar' ya sure you canna let go of that shrubbery for cheaper?
StallHolder: Nope sorry.
JS: Grrrrr... [act]Plots to get the shrubbery when the StallHolder isn't looking...[/act]
[act]The group chase after Minie Peggy while JS eyes the shrubbery[/act]
Charity: [act]Puffing hard[/act] I aint made fer this!
Lorey: We nearly 'ave him [act]swings frying pan narrowly missing Mini Peggy[/act]
Peggy: Dont hurt him! Surely there be more slippers wherever he got em from!
Charity: But these ones be free!
Minnie: We need ta cut him off somehow....
DD: [act]Bradishing Cutlass[/act] Aye Capin!
Peggy: I dont think she ment we would actually cut him!
JS: How long can it take to catch a midgit?
Stall holder: Whats all that commotion about? Why are they chasing that midgit?
JS: [act]getting an idea[/act] He stole those slippers!
Stall holder: We have to stop him then.
JS: Better alert security.
[act]The stall holder moves away and JS grabs the shrubbery. Quickly she runs off to join the group following the midgit still running at 50 km/ph[/act]
JS: C..c...Captin! I got th' shrubbery!
Charity: If we be getting these blased slippers from Minnie Peggy, we be havin all the items!
[act]Security make their way towards the group still running around madly[/act]
Securty Guard #1: Stop!
DD: Oh yeah...like thats goin' to work.
Minnie: I 'ave an idea..follow me lead! [act]To Guard[/act] We'll get him for ya!
Guard #2: Are they allowed to do that?
Guard #1: [act]Shrugs[/act]... dont know, but it saves me running.
Minnie: Chase him in the direction of the coast!
[act]The group continue onto the cost, without being followd by guards[/act]
Guard #2: I think maybe we should go after them.
Guard #1: They'll be back :D
As the Brave Black team reach the coast, they catch up to Mini Peggy - and crash tackle him to the ground...
Mini Peggy: Oy! I was helping you's, and this is the thanks I get?!
Captain: *panting* Helping?! Why in the name o' Lud did ye run then, ye blasted midget?!
*everyone gets up*
Mini Peggy: *huffily* I was speeding you lot along, of course.
Hayley: I've got me own idea of speedy... *starts licking knife, looking evilly at Mini Peggy*
Peggy: *throws self infront of MiniPeggy* You can't hurt him!
DD: *intervenes* We really got to be goin' mates. *points across the water* There's the island, nicely connected to the mainland by a slim spit of land.
Captain: Right, let's go. *Captain Minnie leads everyone across the narrow spit of land and on to the island, with all the required objects in tow*
*They arrive without incident - though are now thoroughly soaked from sea spray*
Charity: *wringing out clothing* So what now?