All Things End: Part 12
Chapter 12: Not So Graceful
Under normal circumstances, Courage would have been utterly terrified of Computer walking around on mechanical legs. Even now it admittedly freaked him out a little bit. He still had bad memories from that 'Mega Muriel' experience and knowing that the same spider-like machine was now trying to help him was even more eerie.
Computer was currently waving a mechanical claw in front of his monitor, acting as though it were the most alien thing to him. The six metal legs he had were keeping him steady as he stood on top of the desk, the front most ones sometimes being used like arms. He moved with a certain awkwardness, as though he couldn't get his balance right despite the fact that he had done this before.
Courage remained silent, deciding that it was best to just leave him to figure this out himself. Of course, he was still feeling rather embarrassed about before and didn't want to give the machine another excuse to start mock him for it.
All Things End: Part 78
Chapter 78: Separation Anxiety
Computer watched as the ambulance turned around a corner and vanished. A mixture of anger, annoyance, and even a bit of fear ran through him at the prospect of being left behind like this. He was on his own again...for now...
He sighed and turned away. It was better not to think about such things. Nina was making her way over to him and now that the show was over almost everyone was leaving. He could finally talk to her in peace without some idiot staring over at him like a glowing dog was just so strange in a place like Nowhere.
Nina halted in front of him and a smiled. "It looks like everything will work out okay after all! Courage's owner got knocked out but the paramedics said she'd probably be fine!"
Computer grimaced and clenched his fist. "Didn't you see that?" He asked as outrage seeped into his voice. "That twit just ditched me! What was the point of all that nonsense about being family if he's just going to abandon me the moment something bad ha
All Things End: Part 77
A/N: I've recently fallen in love with the PSN game, Journey, and it is a pure work of art. I keep asking myself, 'Damn! Why can't I convey emotions like that!'. I honestly can't help but compare this fic to it. I mean, two people going on a journey, enduring hardship, learning how to work together, all to get to the top of a mountain? What's not to compare? LOL! Apotheosis is now my new most favorite video game song ever. Go look it up on Youtube or something because the song is sheer beauty. I guess the whole reason I'm talking about this at all is because I'M INSPIRED AS F*CK! I can't hope to emulate the emotions of Journey but I hope this fic does make you feel in someway, for good or for ill.
Chapter 77: A Belated Reunion
"I know you two are up to something! You might as well get it over with!" Courage snapped. Both Nina and Computer were lingering rather suspiciously behind him and it was starting to make him very nervous.
"Up to something?" Computer asked with an air of fake inn
All Things End: Part 76
Chapter 76: Trolls Trolling Trolls
Computer was pacing about back and forth as Courage and Nina exited the building. He looked up at them with a cautious expression. He seemed somewhere between scared out of his wits and hopelessly embarrassed. All the color appeared to be draining out of his usual blue glow.
“D-did you...” He asked Courage, fidgeting nervously.
“Did he what?” Nina asked, cutting him off. “Where's my ring, hmm?”
“WHAT!” He yelped before turning to Courage. “W-what did you do?” He asked.
Courage shrugged, stifling a laugh. “I told you, love is hard to cure.”
The glowing dog continued to shift his gaze back and forth between his two friends. “I-I knew it!” He gasped. “Love isn't something you flesh creatures go through voluntarily! Hormones must highjack your higher brain functions!
He looked completely shocked, as though this were evidence of some strange misconception he had of hu
All Things End: Part 75
A/N: Very busy. It was either a short chapter or no chapter.
Chapter 75: Girl Troubles
Nina stood out in the parking lot with a bicycle. It was small with just a basket hanging off the handle bar. She waved up at the two dogs and gestured for them to come join her.
"Where did you get that?" Courage asked, making his way down the staircase and meeting her on the pavement.
"It belonged to my mother but she never really used it though. She...uh...died before she ever got a chance to really try it out. It's been sitting in one of the backrooms for ages."
"Well, what happened to her?" Computer asked.
Courage elbowed him in the ribs. That wasn't something you were supposed to just ask a person!
Nina sighed and ran a hand down her muzzle. "Something dragged her off into an alleyway and tore her to pieces. She was just visiting Nowhere to pick up some groceries. I always hoped that maybe someday I would be the one to figure out who or what killed her. I'd like to become an expert on supernatur
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