Am I a big enough Courage fan now? Can I make a Krabby Patty now?
All Things End: Part 69
Chapter 69: Mono No Aware
Courage groaned. His head was pounding. Something was weighing down on him and it hurt a lot. He tried to move his arms but his paws were bound. His muzzle was clamped tightly shut by something cold.
He slowly opened his eyes and blinked the blurriness out of them. He gasped at what he was seeing. It was Computer and they were in some kind of massive garbage hole. His friend was grabbing bits of junk off the floor and throwing them aside. He must have made this hole trying to get to the bottom...
Courage realized why there was so much pain weighing down on him. He was quite literally apart of the wall of garbage. He was just far enough in for Computer to be unable to see him and there were two 'eye holes' just large enough for him to see what was going on. This had to be that dark creature's doing, there was no other explanation.
“I can't believe this!” Computer cried out. “There has to b
All Things End: Part 68
Chapter 68: The Darkest Part Of Our Heart
Courage trudged on and on. No matter how far he walked, nothing changed, except for the kinds of broken, beaten out, useless bits of garbage he had to keep stepping on. He hadn't run into anything since his chat with the hobo. There was nothing but junk and smog everywhere he looked. Frustration was quickly growing inside of him as he stepped on yet another painful piece of garbage. If this was just a dream, why couldn't he conjure up a pair of shoes?
Giving up for a moment, he made a small clearing for himself and sat down. He rubbed his aching feet and sighed. How long was he going to have to keep this up? Computer could be anywhere in this endless smog.
Was it just him, or were things getting darker? Yes, the more he looked around the more he realized that it was getting harder to see. It wasn't just getting even more smoggy, it was getting darker and darker by the minute. Horror struck, he jumped back onto his feet. He'd never be able to fi
All Things End: Part 67
Chapter 67: The Path To Ruin
Courage's makeshift boat swayed in the garbage ocean. Every once in awhile there would be another large earthquake and the movement of the garbage would switch directions. He'd be adrift forever at this rate but he did not dare consider jumping out. The garbage would probably crush him if he tried to swim in it...
"Is this craziness ever going to end?" He asked, laying down in the fridge. He figured if this ride wasn't about to end he might as well take the time to rest. Of course, he should have known better than to let his guard down.
He sat up immediately but it was already too late. The garbage was moving upwards, somehow, and it was creating a massive mountain. It was too dark to see just how far it extended in any direction but that didn't matter.
Courage held onto the fridge for dear life but the vertical incline of the mountain was so steep that he was already hanging out. The garbage suddenly stopped moving and the newly made wall of junk set
All Things End: Part 66
Chapter 66: Conversations With Hobos
“You ate him?” Computer yelped. “Spit him out right now, you, you ruffian!”
Several hellish screams came from within the writhing mass of tentacles.
“You couldn't digest him so you spat him out through another door? Why couldn't you have just brought him back here?”
It screamed again.
“Do you know how long it's going to take me to find him again?”
The creature gave Computer an even longer scream. Then there was a loud groaning sound...and without warning a shot of thick, green goop came flying through the door and hit the irate dog square in the face. The creature gave a choking laugh, and using one of its many tentacles, slammed the door shut in his face.
“Stupid mind melting elder gods! They always think they're so high and mighty!” Computer complained as he wiped the goo off of his face. “Come on, Courage! Why did you have to go and get lost? Don't leave me all alone in this madhou
All Things End: Part 65 (Part 2)
“Figures your a cat person...” Courage sighed.
“I am not!” He yelped. “Ugh...fine! Let us never speak of this again...”
The hobo dived onto a cheeseburger. “I haven't eaten in three weeks!”
Computer slapped his face. “Should have have just stuffed my face into a hamburger and suffocated myself...it would have been easier...”
“You can die of embarrassment later. We've gotta keep checking doors!”
“We've been assaulted by clowns and cats now. I don't think it can get much worse.”
“We're pretty far from where we started now. Don't suppose your in mind sense are tingling at all?” Courage asked.
“Can't say that they are. I'm going to try this door so...er...brace yourself.” He chose the door on the left and got ready to open it, which involved cringing and keeping his free paw up in front of his face.
The door opened to...a bathroom and the screaming silhouette of a shower
All Things End: Part 65 (Part 1)
A/N: This chapter is a monster and I hope it was worth the month long wait. Just want to give a quick warning that I haven't proof read it yet so if that sort of thing bothers you you should wait until I fix it up within the next couple of weeks. I would have edited it before putting it up but I'm pretty burnt out at the moment and the thought of editing this massive thing is a daunting one. Didn't want to have to make you guys wait another week or two for editing so enjoy this in all its flawed glory.
Chapter 65: Journey To The Center Of The Mind
“Don't just stand there! Run!” Courage yelped. That program would tear Computer to pieces! If he couldn't get that door to come back then what chance did he have of stopping those claws?
The program slowed to a halt. The endless hum it produced seemed to grow in volume. It raised it's claws, ready to strike, and waited. It must have been savoring the dread clearly coming from both dog. Courage jumped forward, not even thinking abo
All Things End: Part 6
Chapter Six: Artificial Light
Courage ended up waiting a surprisingly long time for Muriel and Eustace to come up to bed. He dozed off several times while sitting there and he even thought a bit about how he was going to come up with the money he needed. In the end, he was left stumped. When Muriel and Eustace did finally show up, he had slept so much by then that he didn't even really feel like going to bed anymore. He decided it would be best to stay up now rather than toss and turn fruitlessly for the next few hours. He was still physically exhausted, of course, but he didn't want to lay around in the dark all night either.
He waited until Muriel and Eustace were both snoring before he jumped off the bed and sneaked out of the room. He wasn't exactly sure what he wanted to do right now but he knew he'd figure something out. He could go downstairs and watch some TV but he admittedly wasn't a big fan of watching TV shows. He'd rather snooze on Muriel's lap than watch whatever m
All Things End: Part 5
Chapter 5: A Plan
Muriel looked visibly relieved when Courage came down for his food. She was almost on the verge of tears as she warmed it up for him. She moved through the kitchen with such an air of depression that Courage almost wished he hadn't come down at all. He couldn't stand to see her so upset. As he chewed on his lunch he was reminded of something he hadn't even thought of before. Animals liked to find small, dark places to hide when they were dying. He recoiled at the thought of it and realized that he had been following his instincts on accident. It was no wonder why Muriel had been so worried.
The rest of the day went by as normally as one could expect considering the grim circumstances. Despite Muriel and Eustace's reconciliation last night, they were still being uncharacteristically silent. They both continued to ignore Courage, unless he did something deliberately to get their attention, and it was driving him crazy.
As the afternoon rolled around Courage was l
All Things End: Part 64
Chapter 64: Corridor Of Doors
"Wake up! Come on now, wake up!"
Courage groaned. Someone was shaking him, hard. He opened his eyes and was greeted by Computer's scowling face, well, Computer's scowling dog face that is, not the glowing orb he had grown accustom to in the dream hard drive.
"Did we wake up?" He asked. "We were under attack and then I..." He stopped and sat up. They were definitely not back in Nina's bedroom. They were in some white hallway that seemed to stretch on forever in both directions. Doors upon doors lined both sides of the wall, they too seemed to stretch on forever.
"Where..." He began.
"What do you mean we were under attack? All I remember is that we put those stupid ring things on and then I woke up here. I've been looking for you ever since." Computer spoke, crossing his arms.
"It's a long story. I'll tell you it once we find a way out of here."
The glowing dog glanced up and down the hallway. "I'm not even sure where 'here' is. I've looked into some of thes