Chris Flame - Chapter 14

Updated: Oct 6

Have you ever felt what a giant's tooth feels like? Of course not. You have never met a giant (. . . at least I hope not). I didn’t really pay much attention to it until now. When I told my friends where we were going next, Rey nodded, while others started squirming around, flinging their arms in the air, saying stuff like: AHH! We are going again?! That cave?! I know it! It can kill us! Besides, Chris, it is a million miles away! Or something like that.


TABLE OF CONTENTS


  1. The Unknown Secret

  2. Secrets Revealed

  3. Capture the Flag

  4. Special?

  5. Six?

  6. Suspect

  7. Life or Death

  8. The Warning

  9. Wind Time!

  10. Fun Fall

  11. Smells Like the Ocean

  12. Baby Shark, Die, Die, Die, Die, Die

  13. Relax? No.

  14. Five Remaining: Pothenisutha



MORE COMING SOON!






Chapter 14: Five Remaining: Pothenisutha

Have you ever felt what a giant's tooth feels like? Of course not. You have never met a giant (. . . at least I hope not). I didn’t really pay much attention to it until now. When I told my friends where we were going next, Rey nodded, while others started squirming around, flinging their arms in the air, saying stuff like: AHH! We are going again?! That cave?! I know it! It can kill us! Besides, Chris, it is a million miles away! Or something like that.

The tooth somehow weighed a ton more in my pocket. A single tooth weighs like one pound, now it feels like a whole couch. I got it out, and felt how slimy it was, like touching a raw fish. Disgusting. I put it back in my pocket and thought about when my friends would stop being babies. Finally, they stopped. Hack started to wiggle on my pendant.

“Chris, Brazil is about 599 miles away, how are we going to go there?” Sam asked sternly.

“Uh, by plane?” I responded, lamely.

“I think I have a better option.” All eyes turned on Rey. “Are you guys feeling lucky enough for a, you know, teleportation from Jonah, or a ride from an animal?” Jonah eyed Rey warily.

“What does ‘animal’ mean in that nice offer?” I considered it.

“Hmm, you’ll see,” Rey winked.

“Then … we're off!” Sam pretended to march off board.

“No. I am not teleporting, sorry,” Jonah shook his head sadly.

“Okay. So …,” there was a long pause, “- It should be coming about … now,” on that word ‘now’ , five huge flying … animals sped towards us. It was a little blurry because it was too fast. It seemed like one animal, all blurred together. Then the shape got more seeable, and it slowed down to a normal pace (what I mean by pace, it was like a thousand miles per second). This bird-like-dinosaur-thing had wings that looked like steel and a tail with a lot of spikes on it. It probably weighed like a million pounds!

“Is this um, … a colossal dinosaur/bird, with a million pounds and steel like wings and a big mouth that drops acid with a speed of a billion miles per hour and has claws that are made of diamonds and a tail with a million spikes as powerful as the earth and can turn into anything?” I gaped at the new-found animal (except that Rey knew it all along! Humph! *Glares at Rey*)

“I think so,” Rey said slowly, replaying what I said. I walked up to it and felt its skin. It felt like leather, but polished with diamonds, a very delicate species. The one I was touching seemed to like me. It licked me, and I thought I was about to die because I thought it had acid saliva. Well, it proved me wrong. Though the mouth did suspiciously smell like pizza.

“Do we go on?” Sam jumped excitedly.

“Sure,” Rey replied. It was hard getting on. Rey helped us all at first, then got himself on without any help. Jonah seemed fine with his animal, he was cuddling on its back. Sam liked his so much, he started talking to it like another person, while swinging around excitedly. Hailey looked cautious, but still liked the creature. She poked her finger around the places, careful not to touch any buttons that popped out of its skin. Rey, on the other hand, looked like it was his thousandth time riding it. I was just sitting on the creature's back, listening to it purr. (Do they even purr?)

“Hey Rey, what species is it, or what is it called?” I asked.

Pothenisutha, these are about the last ones in the world,” Rey answered without looking up.

“So … you just tamed them?” I stared.

“Not really, they just , like, came to me.” Rey thought about his words.

“Imma name mine, hmm, what about Oliver?” I thought. The Pothenisutha seemed to like it.

“Come on! Let’s go!” Rey patted his Pothenisutha on the back, and they lifted off, “ Also, to fly, think about where you are going and put your body dowwwwn! Woo-Hoo!” Rey shot into the air. I did what he told me. Since this was my first time, I slipped off a little, falling off Oliver’s back. I guessed the Pothenisutha seemed to get this a lot, I mean people falling off, because he swerved his body right and I was back on. We soared in the sky, Rey taking the lead, while others were catching up behind. I know, you are probably dying to ride one of these Pothenisutha, but it probably won't show up on amazon.com or google.com. Try your best, but it will never show up. Only if you are one of us (here, this will show you if you are one of us. Can you see what this is: ). But that still doesn’t mean it will be on the internet (wink, wink). Google will probably say: No results containing all your search terms were found. Your search - Pothenisutha - did not match any documents. Did you mean: Pythonista, Pathani Suit? Suggestions: Make sure all the words are spelled correctly and – Yeah, you get the idea. There will probably be this weird Yeti, holding a fishing pole and winking at the air, too. Amazon? Same thing, No results. Man! Jeff Bezos should use all his money to buy one of these Pothenisuthas. Better than airplanes, for sure.

“Take a rest, guys! The Pothenisuthas will keep you safe!” Rey urged.

“Sounds fine to – ZZZzzzzz,” Hailey started snoring off.

“No! Wait, is that an order?” Sam cuddled his Pothenisutha.

“No, it is not an order. We will stop for the night later and eat some dinner.” Rey rubbed his stomach. Then I felt how hungry I was. Two days without eating? Who are you, a god? Maybe a little sleep would help.


******

I woke up with a start. I was lucky, no bad dreams. We were flying over some random city, above the clouds so the mortals wouldn’t see us.

“Chris? Are you awake? Hailey? Are you awake?” Rey was asking.

“Yeah, I’m awake,” I yawned.

“Mmmphf,” Hailey rubbed her eyes.

“Hey, Jonah, see any good restaurants?” Sam smacked his lips at the thought of food.

“Mmn, not yet,” Jonah smiled, as the thought amused him, “But I do have some bags of M&M’s and some Skittles.” Sam slumped his head on his Pothenisutha, overcoming the thought of hugging it.

“I see one! Google Maps said it is a 5 star restaurant!” Rey beamed with pride.

“Do we have money?” I asked. They all looked at me expectedly. “What? I lost all of it in the ocean! Do you have any?”

“You mean the green stuff?” Hacks voice startled us, “Because I got a lot, especially when you fell from … nowhere in the big pool of coldness! Brr!” Then I felt some weight added into my pocket with the ugly tooth and the wind capsule. I pulled out a wad of money.

“Sheesh, Chris, your buddy there has some uses besides killing stuff,” Hailey mused.

“Huh, I guess,” I shrugged.

“Can we eat some food now?” Sam said.

“Yep, we sure can, Sam! The restaurant is called ‘Boka’, 4.7 stars!” Rey smiled.

“Well, lets get go-” before Sam can even finish his sentence, the Pothenisutha swooped down, making us all scream, flinging our hands in the air, until realizing that holding on to the Pothenisutha is a better option.

******

Ten minutes later, we found ourselves walking up to a building, with capital words, ‘BOKA’. The Pothenisutha was a free spirit, I guess, because the instant we stepped off, it flew away, speeding towards the sun without giving us a hug(cough cough, I mean, we hug their finger). We found a table that fits five people. A waitress came to us and asked for some drinks. We ordered the usual, Pepsi, Fanta, water, Coca-Cola, and lemonade.

“So, how long is Snake Island away from us now?” Jonah asked when the waitress left for our drinks. I wonder, why do waiters or waitresses not ask ‘Where are your parents?’ or ‘Do you kids have money?’.

“About 398 miles, which, for the Pothenisutha, takes about an hour,” Rey answered Jonah’s question. For a while, no one talked, and we also ordered some food when the waitress came with our drinks. The food was awesome, but what lays ahead of us? Not awesome. We ate and gave them some money, and walked off. Rey whisted, and the Pothenisutha came back. We hopped on and we shot in the air, heading towards Snake Island. Where we can experience death, or see one’s doom.




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