All Things End: Part 74
A/N: Computer better go find Courage's brand cause he's got special eyes.
Chapter 74: Unforeseen Consequences
Courage was quickly finding that Computer would go off and mope the moment anyone left him alone. The plan to leave as early as possible had been shot down anyway so now they were sticking around long enough for Nina to get things in order with motel. It was leaving Courage with a lot of time to try and get Computer out of his slump.
"Cheer up!" He ordered, nuzzling his friend in his ever doggish way.
Computer rolled his eyes and tried to escape but Courage wasn't having any of that. He followed him as stomped over to the other side of the lobby, coffee in hand.
"Stop being such a dog!" He snapped. He made his way out of the lobby and back into the kitchen. Courage followed...
"I'm not being a dog! I'm just trying to be friendly!" Courage replied happily. He had to remain optimistic for his sake...
"You're not helping!" Computer argued. He made his way over to the stairs and we
All Things End: Part 73
Chapter 73: The Aftermath
Courage raced down the stairs in a panic. What on earth could have happened to Computer now? First he'd check by the coffee and then he'd...
He came to a screeching halt as soon as he entered the kitchen. Computer was there, his back turned to him. He had his muzzle pressed up against the oven window. Something was clearly cooking inside of it because Courage could smell. The glowing dog turned around the moment he realized that he was there.
"Oh, hello." He murmured halfheartedly.
"Hello? Hello is all you have to say?" Courage asked, panic still clear in his voice. "Are you alright? Did anything happen after I fell asleep? Don't you remember anything from last night?"
"Uh, yeah. Of course I do." He said rather simply, turning back over to the oven.
"How much?" Courage asked again. "There was like fifteen of you running around in there!"
"All of it." He muttered. He was barely even paying attention to anything Courage was saying and it was seriously starting t
All Things End: Part 11
Chapter Eleven: Electroshocking
The next morning, Courage waited around patiently at the foot of the stairs for his owners to come down. He was still feeling a bit nervous about doing this and he still didn't like the idea of tricking Muriel but he was confident that his plan would work.
He wagged his tail happily when she did finally appear at the top of stairs. She smiled down at him but he knew she wasn't as happy as she was letting on. Today was her last day with him and he suspected that keeping up the facade was taking a toll on her. He wished he could tell her that he was doing something to fix all this.
“Good morning, Courage!” She said happily. “I was wonder where you were! You haven't been sleeping with me and Eustace much lately, but that's perfectly fine with me. I do get worried when you disappear so much though.” She patted him on the head and he nuzzled her leg in an attempt to comfort her. Despite her smile it was obvious that she was fighting ba
All Things End: Part 72
Chapter 72: Soul Searching
It was a long and quiet journey through the machine. Its gigantic throat led into a room with a huge opening in the floor meant for newly crushed garbage to fall through. He had to crawl across a ridiculously small pathway attached to the side of the hole to get across and when he did finally get to the other side he got another shock when the machine started up again. The hole he had just managed to traverse lit up like a vicious, molten volcano. He watched for several minutes as the conveyor belt brought the destroyed junk to its final destination. He had wanted to make sure Computer hadn't been following him and got caught up with the junk that was now falling into the molten crater.
Assured that he was alone, Courage made his way over to a door with a big 'EXIT' sign on it. He opened it up and found himself tumbling back into the whitewashed hallway. It looked just about the same as always. No mold, no tar, no hobos, no tentacles, no epic battle go
All Things End: Part 71
A/N: I'm back to fixing up old chapters of this fic (John R. Dilworth might read this, MUST BE PERFECTION! *Panic*) and I've really noticed how much I've improved. Here I was thinking I'm just as bad as I was when I first started on this but apparently I'm not. Of course, I'm still pretty bad though but at least it's nice to know that I'm not as terrible as I was.
Chapter 71: When All You Have Is A Knife
"It's no use!" Courage cried out from atop Computer's own shoulders. "We'd need like ten more of us if we were to climb out of here!"
"That's nice and all but can you please stop stepping all over me? It's breaking my back!" Computer yelled.
Courage jumped down and sighed. "We aren't going to get out of the hole like this. You don't think that maybe the dark dog is trying to starve us out or something? Can you even starve in a dream?"
Computer shook his head. "Listen, I had no idea that things where this bad on the inside. I admit, I was worried that this was exactly what my mind might
All Things End: Part 10
Chapter 10: Computers, Windmills, and Dog Food?
“This will be the most difficult part of the preparations, for the both of us.” Computer spoke.
It was now pretty late at night and Courage had wasted no time returning to Computer as soon as he could. He stared up at the glowing screen intently, trying not to think about what would happen if things went wrong.
“I've thought about this for some time now and I believe I've come up with the safest possible solution. It still imposes a very large risk however. I've already got things set up on my end, I just need you to do your part.”
'Well, what do you need me to do?' Courage asked.
“Its simple enough, but still, listen closely. You need to overload the power entering the house. It should create a situation similar to the one we had the night of that storm. It should allow me to move about like before but if I've miscalculated, well, every appliance in this house, including me, will overload, start on fire, and
All Things End: Part 9
Chapter Nine: Desperation
All that registered in Courage's mind was a dull ache and an unimaginable stiffness. He groaned and slowly opened his eyes. He had to blink several times to get rid of all the blurriness. He was suffering from all the usual side effects of an attack and it was horrible. It took him several minutes to remember what had happened in the attic and he had to wonder how he had gotten from there to under the covers of Muriel and Eustace's bed. The dull ache in his chest must have been from the chair falling on him but at least he hadn't broken a rib...or worse.
He attempted to sit up but the effort was difficult and painful. He was just about to give up when he heard someone enter the room and Muriel appeared in his line of sight. She smiled down at him but it was obvious that she was trying to mask her worry. He could practically smell it on her and he didn't even need his doggy senses to tell him that.
“Oh good! You're finally awake, Courage!” She said.
All Things End: Part 8
Chapter 8: Weakness
The relief that Courage felt as he tip toed back into the house was almost overwhelming.
“I'm gonna make it!” He whispered under his breath. Muriel and Eustace would never know he was gone!
It was still silent as he crept through the living room. Despite being exhausted, he hurried up the stairs as fast as his paws could take him. He had to sit at the top step for several minutes just to catch his breath. He despised how weak and how easily exhausted he was getting lately. He desired nothing more than to be able to move around again without feeling like he was dog who more than a hundred years old.
Muriel and Eustace's snores could be heard from the open door confirming that they were still fast asleep. Feeling a little better after the short rest, he picked himself up again and trudged down the hallway, passing his owners as quietly as possible.
Finally, finally after what felt like forever, he toppled into the attic. Catching his breath once mor
All Things End: Part 70
A/N: Chapter 69 has gone through a pretty extensive rewrite. If you're one of the people who read the early version of it I would suggest you go back and read it again for continuity sake.
Chapter 70: Fighting Your Demons
As night rolled around Computer found himself growing more and more nervous. He was trapped between the belief that no matter what he did this dream was going to turn out badly and the desire to get revenge on Him for all the things he had done. He flit continuously between complete and utter panic and a burning rage that could not be controlled. He so deeply desired to see that man squeal, to see him hurt just once, that it filled him with an almost sadistic glee. On some levels it frightened him, on the others, he didn't care. All the repressed anger that he had never been able to act on was now making itself known and was boiling over all at the same time. This was finally his chance to make Him suffer. A chance he never got in real life.
He made himself comfortabl