Am I a big enough Courage fan now? Can I make a Krabby Patty now?
All Things End Volume II: Part 11
Chapter 11: On The Road Again
“As you can imagine, I've been up all night listening to what those government people have been talking about over their radios.”
Computer had returned to the topic at hand upon finishing up his 'lunch' and after sufficiently blowing off all the jokes Courage had thrown his way.
“I've managed to find out who they are for starters. They're called the SCC Organization, the Supernatural Capture and Containment Organization, to be exact. They do indeed work under the government in some form, and they're obviously meant to be shadowy and secretive. Were it not for my abilities, I would have never been able to listen in on them. Their communication avenues are about as secure as they get.”
Courage gave him a quizzical look. “Wait, wait, wait. So they're a super secret government organization that deals with the supernatural and yet I've never encountered them even once? Think about what attacks the farm on a daily basis! Nowhere has
All Things End: Part 37
Chapter 37: The New Computer
Courage had only been a puppy when Muriel and Eustace got a new computer. It was a little while after he'd been adopted, three months later in fact. He'd only just stopped wearing diapers a few weeks before and he remembered that day as a strange one, even though strangeness often found its way into his family's simple life. They'd been out grocery shopping when the unusual event occurred.
He'd been trundling alongside Muriel when a disheveled man came rushing up to them. The man had been carrying a box in his arms and he had glanced back and forth between Muriel and Eustace with a strange sort of desperation in his eyes. He'd then shoved the box into Muriel's arms without saying a single word.
Courage had watched the entire scene unfold, confused by this unusual encounter. Why was the man so panicky, and why was he giving them a box?
“Oh, my. What's this?” Muriel had asked.
“J-just, just take it!” The man yelped. “I don't want
All Things End Volume II: Part 10
Chapter 10: Sewer Stuck
It didn't take long for Courage to escape the forest. He followed the road until it curved rather steeply downward. He could see at the bottom of the hill that the trees became much more sparse until it could no longer be called a forest at all. From his vantage point he could also see a medium sized town off in the distance, and quite a bit of farmland too.
Nervousness welled up inside of him. This was it, Computer might be hiding somewhere down there. It would still take a very long time to search the entire town, and there was always the chance that he could be hiding on one of those farms too. This was still as much of a wild goose chase as it would have been trying to find him in that massive forest. They could search for one another forever and never once bump into each other.
Courage was finding himself getting more and more nervous by the second, and even more so than that, desperate. He considered waiting until nightfall to look for Computer, as his glo
All Things End Volume II: Part 9
Chapter 9: Through The Fog
It was freezing. When Courage awoke, his paws were numb from the coldness. Light filtered into the box through the small crack at the top and he found that both his vision was blurry, as it always was after an attack, and his head was spinning. A sharp headache made him groan as he tried to block out the light.
He lay there for awhile, waiting for his body to recuperate. Questions rolled through his dazed mind. How long had he been out? Was Computer alright? Had those mysterious men finally gone away? He sucked in a sharp, cold breath of air and when he exhaled, he could see the frosty breath in front of his face. He'd almost forgotten that outside of Nowhere, it was nearing winter.
Worry coursed through him as he tried to pull his thoughts together. There was no telling how long his attack had knocked him out. For all he knew, he could have just spent another near week sleeping. Computer would be long gone by now, either captured or moved on somewhere else t
All Things End Volume II: Part 8
Chapter 8: A Plea
Courage warily made his way over to the spot where he and Computer had originally fled from the men in black. The right side of the gas station was incredibly dark without Computer's glow and not even the dumpster could be seen pushed up against the wall anymore. If there was supposed to be a light, it had either long since burnt out or nobody had bothered to turn it on. Courage fumbled around blindly as he tried to find the dumpster in hopes of using it to get his bearings. At the very least he could no longer see the flashlights that those men were carrying around in the forest, nor could he hear anyone nearby. Hopefully that meant he would be safe in the dark, but there was no telling if the mysterious men would do a second search of the gas station just to be thorough.
He placed a paw up against the side of the building and walked forward, keeping the other outstretched to feel for the dumpster so that he wouldn't run into it nose first. Rather than find the dumps
All Things End Volume II: Part 7
Chapter 7: Contaminated
Courage kept to the shadows as he watched the continuing scene unfold. Computer had been right about there being an evacuation. Several police cars returned carrying the people who had been ordered to leave due to an 'animal attack' at the diner. Courage was able to overhear them talking about it. This also allowed him to finally leave his hiding place since there were now enough people around for his presence to go unnoticed. Between the gas station, diner, and a few other businesses down the street, there were plenty of people who'd been displaced. Though many of the men in black still remained, none of them took notice of the small, non-glowing dog. They were, however, going around and questioning people though.
Courage sat on the curb in front of the gas station as people either went inside, left to go back to their respective buildings or cars, or shuffled onto the bus that was finally preparing to leave. He couldn't stop the feelings of despair that
All Things End Volume II: Part 6
Chapter 6: Hunted
“How does that feel?” Computer asked as Courage laid his head down onto the bag that held their things. It wasn't particularly comfortable but it did get the job done.
“It's good enough.” He answered before closing his eyes and letting out a huge yawn. They had managed to get to the bus unseen, but it wasn't scheduled to leave for a little while longer. Computer was keeping his head low as he sat in the seat to avoid any chance of being seen through the window.
“Dog, what on earth were you doing back there?” He finally asked. “I don't think I've ever seen you so scared before, and that's saying a lot.” His eyes wandered downward until they fell upon Courage's bloodied leg.
Courage opened his eyes and sat back up. Despite his best efforts to not sound like a raving lunatic, he still couldn't stop himself from sounding like he had gone insane anyway. “It was those voices! They were there in the dark! They followed me
All Things End Volume II: Part 5
Chapter 5: Self-Defensed To Death
“C'mon, man. You want to hang everything on your wall!” The long haired farmer argued with the hunter. His speech kept slurring in a few places as he spoke. “If it were up to you, everythin' in that blasted swamp up north would have gone extinct years ago! Besides, I bet we could sell this thing to one of those sciency folk for sum good cash!”
The lanky drunk rubbed his chain. “Hey, didn't Robby shoot down that one duck with two heads a few years ago? Those science guys payed 'em quite a bit for the corpse.”
The hunter let out a booming laugh. “Now you're speak'n my language!” He produced a pocket knife from his belt and placed it up against Computer's throat. “Let's slice this thing and split the cash! It'll be much easier than locking it up in a cage until one of those science guys show up! Maybe they'll even let me keep the head!”
Computer's eyes narrowed, clearly enraged by the treatment h
All Things End Volume II: Part 4
Chapter 4: Dinner For Twelve
“You've got the worst throw ever, you know that?” Courage tiredly huffed as he climbed out of the tunnel.
“Well, you've had arms and plenty of hand-eye coordination practice you're entire life, so you don't have any place to talk.” Computer quipped back as he too hopped out of the tunnel.
Exhausted, Courage went over to the first chair he could find and shakily climbed up onto it. He very nearly didn't make it even after a lot of huffing and puffing. All that playing around had sapped him of what little energy he had. He couldn't help but worry that another attack might be just around the corner. If his illness knocked him for several days again both he and Computer would be in a lot of trouble, especially in a place like this.
Speaking of Computer, he was eying him rather worriedly. “We shouldn't have kept going like that.” He spoke. “Stay here and rest, I'll go find us dinner.” He then took a moment to look