"Goodmorning, Medallion Keepers!" Toffer was standing, smiling, in front of us.
I adjusted my seat and sat up from lying down as I rubbed my eyes with my palms.
"You're so noisy early in the morning!" Darwin groaned as he stood up from his reclining position.
"What noise? It's noon. Look, Daryanara is pregnant!" he said to our surprise.
Our eyes widened when we saw Daryanara's big belly. Seriously? We had closed our eyes for a night and she was already pregnant in the morning? How come?
"Naah? When did that happen?" I wondered the question.
"Do you want to know, Zeke?" Toffer laughed, teasing. Janet was annoyed with them while Don was looking at the emptiness without saying a word.
Janet squeezed her hand but Toffer quickly made a counterattack so the rock on the floor was hit and turned into a frog.
"Your voice sounds like a frog's!" Janet said who was already standing up in her seat.
"Croak. Croak." Toffer imi
After more than an hour of walking on the water, we reached the City of Adminer. We were amazed at what we saw. It was probably the coolest place I had ever seen. Clean water surrounded the whole city with lush trees bearing fruits in the middle of it. Their habitat was made of a variety of shells that were super fresh to the eye of the beholder. "Their place is very nice," Ciara said with undeniable amazement. "They're beautiful. Their bodies are terrible. Sh*t!" Ronnie said as his saliva almost dropped from what he saw. "Behave yourself!" an annoyed Ruffa said. I couldn't blame Ronnie because even I couldn't control myself. The creatures in the Adminer city were barely wearing anything. Their delicate body parts were simply wrapped in water with animal scales and tiny clams as the design. All the creatures had no hair. They were all bald but you could still see their elegance and beauty. Also noticeable were the fins on their
"Wow!" We were all amazed at what we saw. It was as if we were underwater where all kinds of sea creatures could be seen. "It's better when you enter the deepest part of the city," Darwin said with a smile. "Behind this beautiful place, what is hidden here?" Don asked seriously, looking around the whole place. "Where are Vergel and the old Mineri? I thought there was a big gathering going on?" Toffer asked, bringing me back to reality. Of course, we were there to face the Director. "I don't know either. But there's no trace of Vergel here," I said, confused. "I don't think we're at the right place," said Darwin as his feet began to ache. "F*ck! It's a trap! It's a trap!" Toffer yelled as he moved quickly out of the door but was stopped by it suddenly closing. "Guys, take a look." Ruffa's words startled us. Water oozed out of the ceiling at a terrifying pace. "We can't be locked up here!" Ruffa shouted as she quickly str
"Dark Mind is awake." Toffer smiled as Clarice greeted us. "You cheated, Zeke. You slept so long while we were out only for two hours," Ronnie added. "Huh? How long did I sleep?" I asked. "Twilight and sunlight just caught up with you," an annoyed Janet said. "That long?" I asked. "Yeah! And how much you've missed that event!" groaned Ciara. "What's going on? Why are y'all wearing the same type of clothes?" I questioned again. They were all wearing different colored jackets and pants. They also had scarves on their foreheads that said "Buddy Power". "You can wear it when you can keep up with practice!" Don said as he gave me the black jacket and pants. "That's our training uniform. It's per-color according to the medallion we're holding," said Fritzie. "Will anyone tell me what happened other than what Clarice told me?" I asked. Almost all of their eyes were on me. "Later you'll know everything. Bu
"Where have you been?" Limwell asked as we met in the hallway. "Ah. Eh. At the Library," I stuttered in response. "At the Library? We have a class while you're at the library? My goodness Zeke, make everything organized! Your new found friends don't seem to be a good influence!" he said, annoyed. "Let's eat first," Jerome said then walked over to Limwel. "Hey, are you going to leave me? You won't take me to eat?" I said as they walked away from me. "Ask your friends. There coming into you. Looks like you will be invited to eat," Jerome shouted without even looking at me. I was about to walk to follow them when Don and Lyka suddenly stopped me. "Oh, why is your face like that?" Don asked. "My bestfriends are angry with me. They are jealous of you," I replied looking at my friends who were slowly disappearing from my sight. "Do they know about us?" Don asked again. "No. And I know they don't know you. That
Loud screams rang out throughout the Center Wall. Senior officials of the four cities were fighting already. Reina Luisiana flew up quickly and waved her wings, releasing a strong wind to her opponents while we watched. MarMar rotated his tentacles to protect himself while Daryanara and Prince Mineri struggled to find strength so that they would not fall in battle. Moments later Daryanara quickly pulled out a spear and threw it upwards to hit Reina Luisiana's wing. Simultaneously with Reina Luisiana's gradual downfall, MarMar's tentacles were wrapped around Daryanara's body. Prince Mineri moved quickly with his whole body glowing. He pulled out scales that he dug into MarMar's body and he released Daryanara with a shriek. A terrifying sound resounded throughout the Center Wall in conjunction with the flying black cloth that enveloped the entire battle stage. "What happened?" Darwin asked as he sat up. None of us could answer hi
I was deep into sleep when the hot rays of the sun hit my face. I was leaning against a tree that I had made a makeshift bed. I saw my companions stretching their bodies waking up as well. I didn't expect the sunrise to take us any further in this area. I thought the game would start yesterday when the Director suddenly let out a dark smoke that darkened the entire Center Wall. "You're awake?" Clarice asked, just looking at me who was very drowsy. "Yeah. Good morning!" I answered. "It looks like the first game will start today," Ronnie said watching the Loowas around. "Where's the Director? Why can't I feel him?" Vergel asked, already awake and feeling the surroundings. "We may not see and feel him but I know he's around," Don said as he kicked at the weeds in front of him. "It seems like Ruffa is too tired," said Darwin who had been looking at her. "Hey Alvin, you're awake, aren't you? Why don't you get up?" Toffer sai
We were stopped by the ground suddenly eating away at a part of the Center Wall. It provided a way out of the place where we were. "In our first game, all you have to do is to run and run. Don't give up because your lives will be the price. Are you ready, Loowas? Let the first game begin!" His words echoed throughout the Center Wall. The Loowas ran quickly. I didn't know where they were going. But all I knew was they were following what the Director had said: run. "What? We're just going to run? Is that our first fight? Just like that?" Alvin asked, obviously underestimated by the Director's Game. "There's something hidden in this game. It's not just running. But as far as I know, we have to get through the Center Wall first before it closes," said Don and started running. I could see the two sides of the Center Wall slowly moving closer to each other! Don was right, we needed to get out of here before the two walls closed. "Run Ke
"We've been walking for a while but we still haven't found a place to sleep," Alvin growled. Ever since we entered the Dark Place I had heard nothing from him but incessant complaining. "Even if we go for a walk, there is no good place for us to rest. Let's stop first!" We all stopped walking. "Alvin is right. We've been walking for a while but there doesn't seem to be a good spot here except for the trees. Maybe we'll just spend time here. After all, the Loowas will be resting somewhere too," said Clarice. "Okay, all right. But where can we lie down here? My back hurts a bit," said Ruffa sitting at the root of the tree. "Is that okay?" Janet said as with just a flick of her fingers she made a cradle out of the tree branches. "Wow, Janet. You can make beds for all of us. At least a sofa if you don't want a bed," Toffer said, his eyes were twinkling. "Hey frog, thank me that you can still sleep because of me. Do you want to lie there on the gro