Posted Jun 21 2012 - 11:25 AM
Chapter 26 – How to Be Undead, Part 2
On the Ground:
Furno: Ugh... aw man, that hurt...
Zombie Tahu: Brains!
Furno: ...right. I forgot that I’m still duelling with a zombie Tahu.
Zombie Tahu: BLEH!
Furno: Shut up! You know what, screw this. Jetpack, Hyperdrive mode!
Furno flicked a switch near his waist and his jetpack entered Hyperdrive mode, using it to leap to the second floor.
Zombie Tahu: Bleh?
Furno: Ha! Sucker!
Zombie Horde: Moan...
Zombie Meltdown: BRAINSSSSSS!
Furno: SON OF A GUN, DON’T POP OUT OF THE WINDOW LIKE THAT!
Furno grabbed Zombie Meltdown and hurled him out of the window to land with a splat on the ground below. Sticking his tongue out and shutting his eyes tight, Furno activated his jetpack and hauled himself up another floor, swinging away to avoid another zombie.
Zombie Horde: Brains bleagh!
The red hero flipped upside down as he managed to reach floor four, and he was already onto floor five before the zombie horde, brainless as they were, realized that they could just climb up the walls outside and inside.
Furno: How is that even possible?!
Shaking his head, Furno activated his jetpack and flew up ten floors before Zombie Hewkii roared, leaping up to reach the window ledge before him. Furno kicked away from the zombified Matoran and spiralled away through the air, flipping his jetpack onto a lower setting so as to hover.
Zombie Hewkii: BRAINS! I EAT BRAINS!
Furno: You can speak English?!
Zombie Hewkii: Obviously. I’m not stupid, you know.
The red hero just shook his head and jetted up to the next floor, hauling himself up with a grunt as Zombie Hewkii began to clamber after him, several other zombies not far behind.
Furno: You know what, screw this. Zombies always hate fire.
Zombie Hewkii: If you set me on fire, I’m eating you.
Furno: Oh well!
Furno cackled, smashing a window in on the twenty-third floor and grabbing a flamethrower off of the desk, leaping back outside and unleashing a wave of fire.
Zombie Hewkii: Jump! Save yourselves!
The zombie horde fell back, giving Furno the time he needed to continue on to floor thirty before they realized he was gone.
Furno: I... am so... out... of shape....
Zombie Tahu: BRAINS!
Furno: ...darn it...
The hero continued his desperate climb up the side of the sixty-three floors tall school as what looked like hundreds of zombies clambered after him.
Furno: This... went to... the nether... really quickly...
Rocka: Need a little help?
Furno: ...would... be good...
The golden hero flashed a cocky grin and grabbed Furno under the arms, switching his own jetpack into Hyperdrive mode and launching both heroes up to the fortieth floor.
Furno: Much... thanks.
Rocka: No problem. To be honest, it’d be a bit boring around here if you were a zombie. And I can’t stand up to Nex and Makuta on my own, so I needed you back.
Furno: ...great to be... needed.
Rocka: Uh oh. They’re on their way. Hold on!
Rocka grabbed Furno again and flipped his jetpack into Mega-Hyperdrive mode, which caused his jetpack to promptly explode, propelling them towards the top of the school.
Rocka: OW, THAT FRICKIN’ HURT!
Furno: YOU SON OF A MUAKA, WARN ME NEXT TIME YOU TRY TO BLOW MY LIMBS OFF!
Rocka: NOT MY FAULT!
Furno: IF WE MISS THE ROOF, I’M GONNA KILL YOU!
They hit the roof, much to Furno’s momentary dismay.
Furno: Darn, I had your death planned perfectly.
Rocka: Whatever. Anyway, there’s a trap door here somewhere...
Furno: Uh oh.
Furno: Zombies on the edges already.
Rocka: You’re kidding me.
Zombie Hewkii: Not kidding you at all, unfortunately for you.
Zombie Tahu: BRAINS!
Rocka: Why does Zombie Hewkii seem smarter than regular Hewkii?
Furno: Beats me.
Zombie Tahu: BLEAGH!
Zombie Horde: BLEAGH!
Furno: Oh dear. Tahu is here.
Rocka: Found it! Get in!
Furno: You go in first! I’ll weld it shut!
Rocka: I’m in!
Furno hopped in and slammed the trap door shut, blasting it with a short burst of fire to weld the metal shut. The zombies could be heard moaning and grunting outside and Furno heard one scream something about fire.
Furno: I think we’re safe.
Rocka: Ha. Safe - that’s a concept I’ve sort of forgotten the meaning of since that time in the black place.
Furno: The black place?
*INSERT FLASHBACK SEQUENCE!*
Rocka: Who’s there?!
Mr. Zivon: Just me again.
Rocka: ...still just as creepy as before. Stop leaving like that.
Mr. Zivon: Sorry, the cookies were starting to burn.
Rocka: You have cookies?!
Mr. Zivon: Yeah, you want one?
Rocka: Definitely! Gimme!
Mr. Zivon: CHOMP!
Rocka: AUGH, YOU ATE ME! YOU SNEAKY LITTLE-
*END FLASHBACK SEQUENCE!*
Furno: I’m not going to ask.
Meanwhile, down below...
Nex: Bulk, go barricade that window!
Bulk: Yes Nex.
Nex: Makuta - go discipline those people goofing off!
Makuta: In what way?
Nex: Hmm... it’s funny when you zap them.
Makuta: Then I shall do that!
Breez: What’s wrong?
Nex: Nothing is wrong!
Breez: Something is wrong with you.
Nex: Something’s wrong with your face!
Nex: Now go away.
Nex: Go away, lazy green person.
Breez: I-I d-don’t...
Fortis (remember his deep, masculine voice?): Breez, come over here for a minute.
Nex: Yes, please, get this person away from me.
Breez: Okay Fortis... sniff...
Fortis: Sound effects are totally lame, but hey, don’t worry about it. Nex is just having a... really uniquely bad mood.
Breez: ...I just don’t know...
Nex: Hey... wait a minute! You’re trying to steal my girl friend!
Fortis: Wha-no! No! I don’t want to!
Breez: He doesn’t have to, Nex. I’m leaving you.
Breez: I’m sorry, but... this is just too much.
Nex: ...my life is over.
Makuta: Aw, cheer up. Your life isn’t over yet!
Furno: You deserve the pain anyway.
Nex: You’re alive?!
Rocka: Somehow?! That’s all you can say?!
Furno: Do you want to be kicked out of the window by Nex?
Rocka: ... a fair point.
Nex: You saved Furno.
Nex: I SAID NOT TO SAVE FURNO!
Breez: See, Nex? This is why I’m leaving you.
Furno: Good riddance, I say.
Nex: You can’t leave me Breez! Please! I’ll be nicer!
Nex: To you. I can try.
Breez: Just to me?
Breez: ...I’m sorry, but no.
Nex: Breez, please. I’m begging you, stay with me.
Surge: Zombies breaking through the windows!
Furno: Ugh, I’ll handle it.
Nex ignored Furno as the red hero merged with Surge and left, focusing on Breez.
Breez: No. You’ve been too rude to everyone since the outbreak, and...
Bulk: It was the rainbow cloud.
Nex: THERE WASN’T A BLOODY RAINBOW CLOUD, YOU STUPID PRAT!
Breez: NEX! STOP IT NOW!
Nex: I... I...
Breez: I’m leaving you, and that’s final! Go away and leave me alone!
Fortis: ...I feel really awkward.
Breez: Will you go out with me?
Breez: Just... you know... for a little...
Fortis: Oh! I think I see. Absolutely!
Nex: I’m... I need...
Makuta: You alright?
Nex: No... alright fine, there was a rainbow cloud and I walked through it!
Bulk: I honestly don’t get why you’ve been trying to insist that there wasn’t one.
Nex: No you don’t understand it just doesn’t work, my head is splitting apart and I don’t get why and it burns, I don’t get what’s going on... it hurts, it burns, it’s like a spear being driven into my skull....
Makuta: ...that’s some pretty heavy stuff.
Bulk: ... I need you two to come with me.
Makuta: Why me?!
Bulk: Because if I’m right in my diagnostic, Nex is going to try and murder me and if you don’t stop him, we’re all going to become zombies within the next twenty-four hours.
Makuta: ...even more heavy stuff. This is why I love being a hero.
To Be Continued in Part 3 – We learn exactly why Nex has been so out of character! Pick your favourite quotes!
And I’ll just reassure you all right now that “action” sequences like the one with Furno will not become common place. I was just feeling in the mood, and I needed to experiment with that a bit to see if it would work for... future... projects....