All Things End: Part 135
Chapter 135: The Fall
“Great, just great! Now I've gone and lost Courage again!”
Computer tromped along, hunched over and complaining loudly to himself. He'd given up trying to find his de-aged friend several minutes ago. It appeared that the dog just didn't want to be found.
“And he bit me too!” He exclaimed, examining his arm for what felt like the millionth time. “I hope he didn't give me dream-rabies or something idiotic like it! It'd be just my luck, wouldn't it? Especially after how things have been going so far!” He hung his head and continued to complain. “I just want to get out of here! Why must that dog always complicate things?”
Admittedly, he really was starting to worry about how they were going to get out of this dream. With Courage missing and he himself stuck wandering about this endless forest, it really was starting to feel like they'd never escape. Who knew long you could stay in this Dreamworld without waking up. Perha
All Things End: Part 134
Chapter 134: Regression
Courage and Computer continued to wander about the forest, never once finding a way out. The continuous storm only helped to make it an even more miserable experience. Computer had long since picked 'puppy' Courage up and was now carrying him as they searched for an exit. Poor Courage may not have broken anything, but he was still beaten up badly enough to be forced to limp around. It was such a pitiful sight that Computer hadn't been able to bear watching it any longer.
The rest of their journey was largely a silent one. Computer was far too exhausted from his other excursions to really bother striking up a conversation with the dog. He was mostly focused on just walking forward, which was a surprisingly hard thing to do when he knew all too well that this was a hopeless endeavor. They weren't going to leave this forest until the Dreamworld allowed it, and it was clear that it didn't want them going anywhere. Why it wanted them to be there however was a complet
All Things End: Part 133
Chapter 133: Finding Courage
“I thought you didn't know where Courage was?” Computer quipped.
“I don't!” The hobo laughed. “But I do have pretty good idea of where to start looking for him.” He turned his gaze over to the window. “There!” He exclaimed, pointing a finger at something unseen.
“Uh, hello? Can't move over here!” Computer shouted.
“Oh, yes! I almost forgot!” He laughed. “Here, let me help you.”
He clapped his hands, and in yet another unseen instant, Computer found himself flopping down onto the bed beside the desk, a dog once more. He brought his paws up to his face, happy to see them again. Immobility in the face of such a strange place, in the company of such a strange person was not a very pleasant situation to be in.
“Look!” The hobo spoke, still pointing out the window.
He stood up and went over, peering through the glass as the homeless bum had commanded. His ears drooped
All Things End: Part 132
Chapter 132: Non-Answers Are The Best Answers
Computer inched his way up the staircase and onto the second floor of the house. He didn't exactly have to be stealthy given how little sound carried through the air, but he wanted to be careful regardless. He had made sure to check every nook and cranny downstairs but whoever had turned the water on wasn't down there. As he reached the top step, he could already hear noises coming from the bathroom. Whoever was lurking about in there clearly had the means to dispel the silence that hung over the house.
"Alright, here goes nothing." He whispered to himself before moving forward.
As he slunk closer and closer to the bathroom door, a new sound reached his ears. Someone was...humming?
"What in the world?" He whispered, blinking up at the door. "That voice, it's no monster..."
His eyes narrowed as he reached for the doorknob. Soundlessly, he flung the door open was greeted by a deeply disturbing sight.
The hobo was there, sitting in the bathtub
All Things End: Part 131
Chapter 131: A Date With The Hobo
“Come on now, dog. Doesn't this feel a whole lot better?”
Computer turned away from the pup and took in a deep breath of fresh air. It was so much nicer outside than inside that stifling house! The difference one felt just by stepping through the doorway was like being freed from a cage!
Courage took one small step forward onto the porch. He'd spent the last ten minutes with his head just peaking out through the doorway and Computer had been forced to do a lot of coaxing just to get him that far. He had decided that it would be best to leave the dog on the porch while he looked around for that hobo. That way his friend wouldn't have to be left all alone in that soul crushing atmosphere.
Courage's eyes wandered about until they finally fell upon the graves. He made a soft sound in his throat and then quickly looked elsewhere.
“Wait here for me, alright?” Computer asked, glancing back over at the pup. “I'm just
All Things End: Part 130
Chapter 130: Nothing Lasts Forever
Computer could not tell when he had fallen asleep, but after a dizzying spiral downward, through complete darkness, he finally felt his back hit the ground. It hadn't been a rough landing, which surprised him, and when he opened his eyes, he found himself staring up at a blue sky.
“Great, this obviously isn't the hallway.” He muttered, closing his eyes again partly in annoyance and partly because he still felt dizzy. “I suppose this couldn't have been easy, could it?”
He honestly couldn't remember very well how their last trip through the Dreamworld had started. He knew that both he and Courage had lived through one of his older memories, but he hadn't known that at the time and only regained his recollection of the event after waking up. He couldn't even remember where it started, it just sort of bled into the real memory right before Courage showed up and changed it's course.
Sitting up, he glanced around. Nothing but
All Things End: Part 129
Chapter 129: The Clock Is Ticking
The storm was still raging on when Computer finally returned with the two rings. He flung the wooden objects to Courage and then walked over to the window. He placed his paws behind his back and gazing out at the light show.
“I hope this will be worth it for you.” He muttered. “You have no idea how much junk I had to sift through just to find those stupid rings. I think one of the books in Nina's closet tried to eat me when I pushed it out of the way.”
Courage grinned. “Well, I'm glad you found them. It's best that we get this out of the way now while we're still sleepy.”
“I'm not particularly glad that I did.” He grumbled, keeping his eyes trained on the window. “Oh, and Courage?” He went on, his voice taking on a more serious tone.
“Yeah?” He asked, blinking over at his friend in confusion.
“Listen, we really need to get out of here soon. We've seriously overstayed our welc