All Things End: Part 96
Chapter 96: Guide You Home
He was somewhere....
'It is time. Awaken.'
Awareness slowly returned to Computer. He tried to turn his screen on but it quickly became apparent that he didn't actually have one to turn on. He tried to open his eyes, as if he were in a flesh creature body, but he didn't have any eyes either. Everything was completely black and he had nothing with which to connect to, no machinery, no limbs, nothing. He was a single consciousness suspended within a void of nonexistence.
It took him a moment to remember what had happened. His system had been on the verge of collapse, he and Courage had devised a plan to stop it, Courage had shut him off to spare him the pain of dying yet again, and then...
“What happened?” He asked himself. Well, he had no voice to speak with so it wasn't as much talking as it was thinking to himself. “Did I...die? Did it not work?”
He tried to move himself within t
All Things End: Part 95
Chapter 95: Fighting Oblivion
A twinge of cold, vicious panic ran through Courage. This was all just so sudden. He couldn't believe it. It was almost as bad as when he had first learned about his own deadly illness.
“Y-you're going to die?” He stammered, barely even able to bring himself to speak. “But you were fine just a day ago! Y-you can't just-”
“I'm really sorry, Courage.” Computer sighed. “I had no idea that it would get this bad over such a short amount of time. Having to exist within an organic body seemed to have worn my system out much faster than normal, plus we were always getting delayed every step of the way.”
“There's got to be something you can do!” Courage cried out. “We can't just give up like this!”
“It's too late to do anything now, I'm afraid. I might have had a chance to survive maybe a day or two ago, but now? I'm long past the point of no return. Bah, I'm such a fool! I was in
All Things End: Part 94
Chapter 94: Frailty
Nina shoved a thermometer into Computer's mouth, much to his displeasure. He was currently a dull blue color which was the best he had looked ever since they had raced to get him back to the hotel. Grayness kept seeping into his glow as he slipped in and out of consciousness. He was looking even more haggard now and seemed ready to fall over at any given moment.
“Nothing.” She said, scratching her head in confusion. “He's not running a fever at all.”
“What the heck's wrong with him then?” Courage asked.
“Will you two stop talking like I'm not even here?” He snapped weakly. Even when he was slipping out of consciousness at random intervals, he still wasn't being any less...well, like himself. “It's bad enough that I've got to deal with all this dizziness and head pain without you idiots making it worse!”
“Now really isn't the time to get angry over little things, Compute!” Courage scolded him.
All Things End: Part 93
Chapter 93: Another Lie Made
"So how are we going to go about this?" Computer asked. All three of them were heading back to the hospital and all three of them still had no idea how to get Muriel away from Courage without upsetting her again.
"Do you think we should lie?" Nina asked. "I don't think she'd believe it if I told her that you guys were going to a mountain."
"We'll just have to convince her of something." Computer sighed.
"Well, I've already had to trick her once." Courage said to the both of them. "I guess it won't hurt to do it to her again. I really wish we..."
"ACK!" Computer yelped. He had stumbled forward and landed face first onto the pavement. The cup of coffee he was still carrying burst open and spilled everywhere.
"I know you're sick and everything." Nina said, grabbing his arm and helping him back up. "But you've been awfully clumsy lately. Remember when you somehow managed to knock that whole shelf of flowers over?"
"It was that stupid human body." He grumbled as
All Things End: Part 92
Chapter 92: The Dearest Of Friendships
Computer awoke to someone shaking his shoulder. He figured it was probably some idiot who didn't want him lying around in the park and he grimaced. As if his day wasn't off to a bad start already!
"Hey! Wake up, Compute!"
His eyes shot open.
"C-Courage?" He asked in disbelief.
The pup was standing there with one of his paws behind his back. He smiling happily at him, which befuddled the poor machine more than anything.
"Here," He said, revealing that he had a cup of coffee behind his back. "It's an, er, apology for ditching you back there."
"I...uh..." Computer stammered out, still completely disbelieving what he was seeing. He took the coffee and stood up, his mouth slightly agape. He had expected Courage to be angry with him not...not this.
The dog almost knocked him right back down again when he tackled him into a hug. "You know, last night was pretty boring without you around. I'm glad you're back! I was worried you would take what I said the
All Things End: Part 91
Chapter 91: Autophobia
Computer made his way back to the park, Shirley's words still lingering on his mind. This fate business just made his head hurt and it wasn't like he could do anything about it anyway. He'd managed to make it through most of his knowable life without dropping dead despite his own damn system trying to collapse out from under him. Why couldn't he make it just a little bit longer? Yes, there was no reason to worry. He'd get Courage up that mountain before anything bad could happen. If the grim reaper wanted to take his or Courage's soul, well, he'd just have to give him one heck of a fight for it.
He grimaced as a bright red car shot past him. Music was blaring from inside, making the ground shake underneath it. Why was anyone up at this hour, much less playing music loud enough to wake up half of Nowhere? He didn't get much time to dwell on it though as the car quickly turned a corner and the music slowly faded away. Two more cars passed him as he walked but they
All Things End: Part 90
Chapter 90: Broken Fate
“Okay, I've just got to keep cool and not say anything stupid.” Computer said to himself as he reached Shirley's cart. “Keep the arguing to a minimum and hopefully she'll listen.”
He knocked on the door and, just like last time, the strange little dog opened it up almost immediately. She stared at him with her ever unimpressed expression.
“I knew you'd be back.” She said.
“You have got to get rid of this curse!” He begged, practically falling onto his knees before her. “I get it! It was stupid to ask you to curse me! Look, I don't even care if stuff keeps falling on my head for the rest of my life, but I can't help Courage if we both get blown to kingdom come because of it!”
The medium crossed her arms, still looking unimpressed. “You really are going to make me spell this out, aren't you?”
“Oh, for the love of-” He groaned. “Please don't tell me that you can't get rid of i
All Things End: Part 89
A/N: Aside from this current one I have about five more chapters in the works. Once they are out I'm going to take a break to work on editing again. Upon the completion of these next few chapters we will FINALLY be in the last half of the story.
Chapter 89: Two Steps From Insanity
Sighing halfheartedly, Nina strolled down the sidewalk and over to where Computer had gone to become 'friends' with that little girl. She had decided to check up on him and was hoping that maybe he had succeeded in removing his curse. It was almost dark now and she needed to get back to the hotel before her dad could start to worry. If Computer wanted to stay, he was on his own.
"Are you there, Computer?" She called out as she neared the child's house. She hoped that he was still there as she didn't have enough time to look for him if he wasn't.
"More tea, Mr. Wiggles?" She heard that little girl say.
Walking over to the backyard, she could have almost laughed at what she found. Computer was sitting at a pink
All Things End: Part 88
Chapter 88: Mr. Wiggles V.S. Nature
Computer spent the rest of the afternoon enduring the hell that was this little girl. He narrowly managed to avoid having to eat a mud pie, which she had deemed a 'dog treat'. She forced him to endure another round of 'petting' and he was amazed that he had any fur left after she was done. Finally, since she didn't have a real dog leash, she had taken one of her father's belt and latched it around his neck. She had all but choked him to death from it and it only got worse when she started to race around the backyard, dragging him along with her.
“Can't we stop now?” He begged, collapsing at her side.
It was nearly dark now. Didn't this kid have a bed time? The sooner she'd go to sleep, the sooner he could escape this nightmare...
The little girl gasped. “Mr. Wiggles, look!” She yelled, pointing over at that tree from before.
“What?” He asked. Was she seeing things again? This kid was obviously crazy...
She ran over