"Hey, Zeke! Ezekiel Montemayor!"
"Oh, Ah. Eh, why?" I suddenly said screaming in Ronnie's ear.
"You're asking me why? I've been calling you for a while. Why do you seem to be out of your mind?" he asked as we traversed the hot and dusty area of the Santello Desert.
I stopped walking and looked at him. Should I have told him what I knew?
"No. I'm just tired maybe," I lied instead.
He grabbed me by the arm and looked at me seriously.
"What did you find out?" he asked with his eyes barely blinking.
"What? Tell me! We're the only ones who know. You didn't want me to see with my own eyes so you have to at least tell me what you saw!" he said and I stopped. I knew Ronnie had wanted to accompany me when he said he would. And I didn't want him to perish because of his curiosity.
"What do you know that we don't know? What should you know, Ron?" Don asked to our surprise. He was on our side with
We all backed away and looked up to see the monster in front of us. He grew as tall as the giants. I could see his scary face made of hardened sand. Also noticeable were the grains of sand falling where we were. Suddenly tentacles appeared on our side and quickly swarmed Janet, Darwin, Ronnie, Ciara, Ruffa, and Clarice who were now floating in the air. The tentacles connected to the body of the sand giant gripped at them harshly. "It's started!" Toffer shouted as he quickly released lightning to hit the sand giant. Its face was quickly crushed but it reformed quickly using sand. Don Kenneth didn't have a strong wind to harden the whole body of the monster but after it froze, it was crushed for a while and its body was quickly rebuilt using the combined sand. Lyka released her hot beam from her eyes which made it scream but the monster seemed to be just pretending. My co-keepers, floating in the air, were trying their hardest to escape.
"What will you do?" Ciara asked as she followed me. "I'll rescue Fritzie," I seriously answered her. "But how? We're locked up here?" "I already thought of that," I said smiling. I looked up as she looked up as well. She and the Loowas also noticed a tunnel through which they could escape. "How's there a hole in the top?" she wondered. "With it," I said while pointing my finger at my head. "We're going to save all the Loowas who are here with the help of the other Keepers. They're already waiting at the top," I said and walked to the locked door of the jail. "What if they get caught?" "That's what we're waiting for to happen. If they're caught running away, it'll give a distraction which will be our way to get Fritzie," I said and she nodded. "But the Loowas can die because when that happens, the monsters will kill them," she said. But I had already thought of that possibility. "I know. So you'll be here
"Zeke, are you okay?" Don asked as the two of them supported me to stand. "I'm fine," I answered them. I didn't have time to talk to the two. I had to chase the Director. "Where are you going?" Darwin's shout restrained me. "I need to find Fritzie!" I said seriously. "It's okay. Alvin has already saved her, look. She's with the other keepers," Don said and that surprised me. "What?" I shouted, startled by the two. "Oh, why are you so shocked?" Darwin asked, releasing his grip on my shoulder. "This can't be!" I replied running to the others quickly. I kept running in the thick smoke even though I didn't know where they were yet until someone suddenly stopped me. I felt her warm touch on my arm and stopped immediately. "It's not yet the right time to let them know," said a familiar voice. "Lyka?" I said and little by little I could see her face. "Read what's on my mind and walk straight," she s
Ronnie laughed. "What's funny?" asked his double. "This game is so simple for me. I have the Deceitful Green Clone Medallion. I can figure out the fakes in all of us!" he said. Ronnie was right, he knew what to do because that was his power. He could help us to win this game. "Wait, who's the real Ronnie among you?" Toffer asked, shaken up with what was happening. "Me!" both Ronnies said at once. "I'm the real Ronnie." "No. You are the Impostor and I am the real Ronnie," said another. "Stop!" Don shouted, obviously frustrated. "I thought this game was easy. It's even harder than I thought," Ruffa said looking at her doppelganger. "I thought of something!" Darwin said smiling. He approached what looked like him and kicked it hard. Unexpectedly, they both squeaked away. "Am I right in thinking? When you hit your double you'll get hurt too?" Janet said, slapping her face hard. "F*ck! The pain," she cried ho
"Another door again?" Ronnie said, annoyed. I had been annoyed with the doors for a while and I knew all my fellow Keepers felt the same way. We found several entrances to the four cities of Loowa's Kingdom --- the Gen-Train, Recrutis, Compenyo, and Adminer. Even the other places where our other fights took places, such as Center Wall and Amoras. But why couldn't we find the door that would take us to the Director's den? "Maybe let's rest first. I'm getting tired too," said Janet who had been tailing Don before. "That's right. Let's find a door first that will take us to a resting place," Vergel said as Toffer stopped. "Are you crazy? Do you want to rest for life? The door of death is really what you want to find?" he cried and Vergel raised an eyebrow. "Door of rest, not death! That would be different!" Vergel answered. "Sorry." Toffer scratched his head. "Look," Ruffa said, pointing at a silver door. "Where do you thi
"Finally, peace, even for a moment," Toffer said. We were resting under a big tree for a while. "It's a good thing we were able to use Darwin's compass right away. We didn't have a hard time finding the right door," said Clarice smiling as she leaned on Ruffa's shoulder. "Guys I have a question," Vergel groaned who had been standing and staring into space. "What's that?" Ciara asked. He suddenly looked at us and sat down on a rock in front of him. "Is there any hope we can win this game?" he asked seriously. We all fell silent as if thinking carefully about what to answer. "Sure," said Ronnie, no emotion painted on his face. "I wonder. That's for sure! We are strong. We almost defeated the Director," Toffer said confidently as he ate the fruit he had picked earlier from the trees we had passed. "Can't you see what
I opened my eyes in conjunction with the voices my ears could hear. I slowly turned to lie down and was shocked to see the very nice place we were at. Ciara and Darwin look back at each other, seemingly watching those in front of them. Ruffa and Ronnie, on the other hand, were arguing. I couldn't hear what they were saying but based on the expressions on their faces, it was obvious that the two were arguing again. "You're awake!" Don said to me without even realizing that I was next to him. "What happened? What place is this?" I asked him one question after another. "I don't know. Lyka just saw in her vision a place we could rest in without being disturbed. So Darwin brought us here with his compass," he replied. I looked all over the place. In front of us was a large, glowing tree. It was surrounded by clear water. The light of the tree reflected on the water which made it even more
"Rambato, please! I'm still sleepy," I muttered as Rambato licked my face. I had been trying to get him off me for a while but he still didn't stop. "Raaaaaamba!" he said happily and I had no choice but to wake up. "Good morning to you too. You woke up so early. Look, my fellow Keepers are still sleeping well," I grumbled but got up. Why was I separated from the others? Last night Toffer had thought it would be better to sleep if we had a soft bed, so Janet made beds out of a big cloud. As I stood up I noticed the large tree in front of me. Gone were the twinkling fireflies. Only bare branches were left. It was sad to see the tree in the sunlight. It seemed like a painful event to watch when the brilliance of the world left you. "Raaaaaamba!" Rambato said hesitantly, holding my leg. I bent down and lifted him. I gave him a sweet smile as I placed him on my shoulder. "I'm okay. You have nothing to worry about," I told him smilin