pink_sheep posting in mindcracklove
Beef sets out on a small journey to find the next piece of the Guude puzzle of madness. Along the way he meets some havoc and trouble..
While his "friendship" with Pause hits stormy waters. And Pyro gets a troubling experience from a destructive Pause.
It was midnight in the mindcrack spawn village. Beef was under his house that he was still is the middle constructing. Sorting through his few chests trying to sort out what he would need... Wood, coal, corn, pick, and a bed... Looked about right he sighed as he shrunk the bed to a smaller size and put it carefully in the bulging bag, he heaved it onto his back hooking his mining laser onto a small ring on the side of the bag s it was easy to find if he needed it quickly. He picked up his sword and sheathed it so it was hanging by his side.
feels like I'm going to war he smiled, true enough it could be awhile till he was back, humming a tune to himself as he looked around the cellar of his house. He felt slightly sad leaving it he noticed as he closed the last door to his bedroom... He didn't enjoy leaving projects unfinished while he had time to do things. But this had to Wait. His friend came first.
He started walking down the path towards the back edge of the town still a lot of empty plots but it was a work in progress. He trekked through some long grass and stood on a small hill looking back at the village and everyone's creations, finished or not he would miss it.
"Hey! What you doing" shouted a small green monster on the other side of beefs hill "funny seein' you out at this time!" It was Pyro, youngster of the group but he was settling into this new place easily, the dinosaur suit made him look as young as he sounded in the Irish accent making beef cringe... sounded far too happy for this moment in time...
"Hey guy." He cringed again at saying that, damn you Guude! "Yeah I'm just leaving spawn for abit" he smiled "... Hey.. look after my plot for me ok?" Pyro looked at Beef puzzled.
"Not like you to leave a house unfinished" he laughed, "huntin' a plot away from spawn?" He inquired curious to why Beef would up sticks and leave so quickly...
"Ehh... It's sorta like that..." He left it hanging in the air between them looking over spawn. Pyro was smart he would realise what was going on soon..
not suspicious at all. Well done.
"Heh.. Well good luck" pyro turned and put his hand out for a shake "come back soon ok? I charge after 3 days of security work!"
Beef turned and shook hands with the youngster wondering if he suspected anything..
"yeah I will keep it in mind. Look don't tell anyone you seen me, ok?" Pyro opened his mouth to ask why when he was cut off "I will explain soon ok, I just gotta do some stuff" he smiled, Pyro senced his unease.. he might be the youngest but he could see it when people where faking it on the outside... He wasn't happy..
"Okay bud." Pyro nodded, hopping off the hill and into the air, "good luck" he shouted louder as he became a smaller green speck in the distance towards his magic base. Curious he was indeed, but he could wait. Beef always kept his word.
Beef began walking, he wold be doing a lot of it he sighed looking at his feet not noticing the flowers and plants he passed he was thinking, hard, about the last few days and the blur they had been... Sssss "JESUS!" He turned and began hacking and swiping with his sword staring at the ugly green head of a creeper and began to block. But it was too late... BOOM!
Beef crawled out the creeper hole. "God dam guys, every time." It was late in the day he noted As he stood up and dusted himself off. Moving too a small stream to get some water walking all night and a day.. I can't do this I need to sleep to focus" he looked around and found a small hill if Kurt had taught him anything it was that hides holes where a amazing thing.. Indeed he thought chuckling to himself as he ran towards it and began fleshing out a small hole for his bed and a small fire. Settling down he tried to sleep, but it was easier said than done..
It was dark in the twilight forest, Pause yawned.. He had been busy. It felt like he had been up for nights searching for a good spot to set up a house he saw a deer passing and he sighed. " it will be nice to move out abit with some nice biomes" he smiled watching it move to avoid him cautiously eyeing him with quite derpy eyes... Maybe beef will help me choose somewhere, he is good at that stuff... He decided he would go back to spawn and try get some tools together before making his move out. Maybe pop into Beef and see if he was busy.. It would be a long journey back.
It was night at spawn as he teleported thought the purple water surrounded by flowers... He had been away for a whole 2 days... The tiredness was getting to him as he stumbled over some rocks in beefs plot "Beef!" He sqeeked.... "Beeeeeeef!" He knocked impatiently on the door... cm'on beef! Pause sighed and took out his axe and readied himself to smash it open.
"He isn't in..." A small voice said "he went somewhere yesterday night.." Pause turned around. It was Pyro.
"Where the hell is he then?" He growled letting a little to much anger into his voice noticing how Pyro tilted his head to analyse the situation and took a few steps back.
"I don't know.. He just.. Left" the Dinosaur shrugged
"Look you ideot, tell me or I'll...." Pause filling the distance between them in a few steps he began pulling out his sword, he wasn't one for Jokes. Not from a little kid anyway. Why would Guude let HIM on the server
Pyros eyes grew wider as he jumped in the air and set his jetpack on. Hovering in the air he felt safer. He noticed Pause didn't have his... He didn't know why Pause was getting so angry at him, he hadn't done anything...
"I swear. Don't know, h... he just left he said I wasn't meant to tell anyone but since... since you two where close I thought he probably had told you.. You might of ... Er ... Forgot." He stuttered hovering slightly further up out of reach of that sword..
"Why the hell would I forget that! And why would he tell YOU?" He shouted pulling out his bow seeing red.. The dinosaur suited boy had already been a step ahead and flew as fast as his jetpack would take him swerving back to his bace as arrows followed missing him by centimetres..
"They weren't joking when they said he was good with a bow" Pyro sighed wondering why he got so angry.. He flew back to his home and decided that night he would barricade the doors. Just to be sure... He could always watch Beefs place from here after all....
Pause was shaking with anger. He didn't know why he got so angry at the boy all the time.. Ideot.. He hacked at the door in anger and broke it cleanly. He stomped into the house looking In each room, no Beef, in his storage room everything was organised neatly. But things where missing.. Wood, bed, his jetpack was there thought .. That wasn't like Beef... if he had to go he would have took his jetpack surely.. He wandered through to beefs bedroom to see if there was any clues
There was a single torch burning in the room, it was kitted out with a double bed, bedside drawers and even a matching styled table.. Pause smiled. He always had filled his houses. They where alway so detailed.. He walked over to the table and sat down on the hard Woden chair looking at all the maps and papers he had. On top was a note...
To whoever it concerns..
I'm gone for awhile. I need to sort some stuff out, I May not be back for awhile.
You can use any stuff just please try put it back...
And please try not have any creepers blow up..
I will be fine, don't come looking for me, I will be back.
Pause was staring at the note crumpling it in his hand.. Why didn't he tell him Who just leaves and doesn't tell anyone.
Especially friends. He had been under the impression they where good friends.. Obviously not. He dropped the note on the ground and left the house. Walking away from the plot he turned at looked it it once more glowering at it
"Not like I care Beef.. But that's fine.." He muttered storming off down the street, at least there was someone who was a real friend..
He sat in his hole looking at the clock he had brought with him
"Morning soon..." He yawned sitting on the bed, he picked up a stick from is tinder pile and began prodding the coals of his fire the night before. They glowed orange as he moved them, exposing them to the oxygen. He began setting about making the fire again, he forgot to put the larger logs n to bank it. So it had went out of course... After the fire was sorted he pulled some fish from a package in his bag and threw them onto the fire.
He finally rested with a few cooked fish and some milk he got from a cow passing the hole.. Slowly chewing he began reading the map with a quill and trying to work out how far he had... Another day walk I imagine.. Damn guy why would he move all the way out hear!
As the sun hit its peak for burning monsters he began to pack and set off with his compass in hand. This time he began to enjoy the walking. He began to to see the lovely landscape around him, animals, the trees, no signs of life thought.. But soon the rhythmic movement of walking began to let his mind wander. He needed distraction....
Who is that? No one ever comes out this far.. The figure thought, he was hovering in the air around the tree tops, he got rid of the axe he was using to cut some wood and brought out his binoculars until he knew who this person was, staying hidden until he knew what they wanted. He put the binoculars to his eyes for a better view, he scoped in to the figure, his pants where dirty from walking and his apron had the good old bloodstains but it was marked with mud. He hadn't had a good time by the looks of it. Beef...? What is it you want...?
He landed slowly on the nearest tree and knelt as he watched the figure stumbling up hills and almost falling down them too. He looked exhausted.. Maybe he should bring back. The guy needed some food and a good rest. He wouldn't come out hear to other them for nothi g after all. He could always explain why if he asked...
Decided he set his jetpack off hover mode and flew quickly to the exhausted traveler.
Tired, hungry.., he couldn't keep up much longer. The terrain was tough... He had missed a creeper that blew up behind him, the was what he got for not concentrating.. His hunger had made his reactions slow and that cost him alot of time and energy. He was running out of food. He looked out to the distance squinting in the sun towards his direction... Was that a ghost? Nothing flew that fast in minecraft.. He blinked slowly... No definitely a person... He paused to close his eyes feeling his energy draining... Maybe it was just his imagination.. He tried to start walking again as blackness passed over him as he hit the ground grunting... he heard a engine running.. Closer... Closer...
"Hey.. Beef are you ok man?" He opened his eyes and saw a face, dark eyed... But he closed them.. he was too tired... He had tried to get up but he collapsed hitting the ground again.. Breathing he just hoped he had done enough and that the person was who he needed to find...