Gaz Is Spirited Away
Written by: Cartman's Girl
Notes: Wow. What was I smoking when I thought this up? Spirited Away, Invader
Zim style? Oh boy. I need therapy. I'm not sure how long I'll take this, but
it's fun for now. So, enjoy.
The sun was shining on the city, shining with all its might. I hope you notice
there's no 'E' in that sentence. Just like 'It was a dark and story night'. I'm
smart. Anyway! Back to our story. The sun was shining, dainty little clouds
dotted the sky; basking the road with light. Gaz was glaring out the window,
arms folded. Dib was sat to the front of the car, reading a magazine.
"This is going to be SO stupid." Gaz grumbled.
"Now, now daughter. Let's not be such a gloomy Gaz." Her father, Professor
Membrane said as he continued to steer along the clean gravel road. "Don't make
moving house such a bad experience. Its fun, AND a good experience to get
adjusted to your new surroundings."
"It's going to SUCK." Gaz scolded. Dib rolled his eyes and leant around so he
could see behind his car seat; kind of. At this point, Membrane turned down
onto a dirt road.
"Gaz, just because YOU'RE not into moving doesn't mean you have to sour the
whole thing for everyone." He said, before turning back to his magazine. Gaz
glared at the back of the seat, and gave it a good kick. Sending Dib's
generously proportioned head into the dash board.
"ARGH!" he cried out.
"Now watch out son, these roads are bumpy!" Membrane declared. Dib scowled
Gaz's name to himself as he rubbed his vast forehead. Gaz sniggered, until
glancing out the window. More trees had suddenly taken up the view from the car
window. She sat up straighter to have a look.
"This can't be right…" Membrane had stopped the car.
"Dad, the movers will be at our new place before we do!" Dib declared, "And I
can't let any of em touch my stuff! There are valuable things in my boxes!"
"Like what, CLEAN boxers?" Gaz smirked.
"NO." Dib chided. "And I don't wear boxers."
"Oh wait. There's our house." Membrane pointed out side his side of the car
window. Gaz turned, and her eyes widened. They had somehow ended up on a hill.
Down below was their new town, and with Membrane's specialized goggles/glasses,
he could see for miles. Dib and Gaz on the other hand, just saw the city. "If
we continue down this road we might come to a junction. Hold on everybodyyyyy!"
Membrane floored it.
The car went hurtling through the trees, Dib clinging to his seat in panic as
he saw the trees almost leap out of the way of the oncoming car. Gaz just sat
neatly in her car seat, twiddling her thumbs. But Membrane suddenly put on the
breaks, once again sending Dib's cumbersome head into the dash board again.
Even Gaz was almost thrown off of the back seat.
Ahead of them was a statue. It looked like a dog buried into the ground at the
waist. There was silver on the statue too, which was mostly covered in green
moss; giving the statue a green look. The silver was down the front of the
dog's chest; almost like a zipper.
"What the?" Membrane got out of the car, for behind the dog statue was a deep
pink building. It had badly shaped windows and doors in the wrong places. There
was one proper door, a big one that actually extended into a tunnel. Dib leapt
out of the car and hurried up to the building, knocking on the walls.
"It's fake!" he said. Membrane stroked his chin (well, where his chin would be)
as he observed it.
"Hey! Get back in the car!" Gaz called from the back seat.
"Hold on now daughter." Membrane walked in through the tunnel a bit, "Let's
have a look first. This could be many years old, and we could be the first ones
to set eye on it!" Dib rolled his eyes, then glanced over his shoulder at Gaz.
No way was he staying with her, so he hurried off after his Dad.
"Ugh." Gaz kicked the car door open and stormed out, after her Father and
brother. The tunnel was long, to say the least. Eventually they came out into
what looked like a waiting area. Stools, benches, boxes… all kinds of seats
were scattered around.
"What IS this place?" Dib asked as he stared at an oddly shaped basin. The
sounds of a distant train filled the room.
"We must be near a train station! I haven't seen one of those in years."
Membrane declared, before walking through to the other side of the room. Dib
followed after him, as did Gaz after staring at the stain glass on the walls.
They were incorrectly shaped too, and placed.
Outside, there was grass; fields and fields of it. Statues, very similar to the
one they had almost crashed into, were scattered everywhere. All with the same
silly face. Dib stared at everything with a blank look on his face. Gaz opened
"Okay, we've seen it. Can we GO now?" she asked. She was interrupted by a
sudden gust of wind seemingly moaned out from the waiting area. It blew her
hair into her face, and she swatted at her hair to push it back into place.
"Stupid hair!" she scolded.
She looked up, and seen that Membrane and Dib had walked on farther. She
snarled to herself and followed after them, hopping over rocks that were in
between two small hills of grass.
"I know what this is!" Membrane declared, "It's an old Amusement Park! It must
have gone bankrupt when the economy went bad!" Dib suddenly stopped walking and
sniffed the air.
"Hey, do you smell that?" he asked. Membrane sniffed too, as did Gaz.
"Hrm, maybe this one is still in business." He wondered aloud. Gaz blinked and
looked up. Beyond the rocks were stairs, and at the very top of the stairs it
had another statue. This one was of a round face, and just a face. Its mouth
was open and seaweed was hanging out of it. Its eyes were staring in different
directions too. Membrane and Dib passed it, and Gaz lingered to stare at its
"Stupid." She muttered before following after the two boys. Around them were
restaurants. Every single building was a restaurant, but all were closed. Until
they saw the smoke coming from one of the buildings. It was set up like a tent,
but the material only went half way down the poles that kept it up.
There, laid out before the trio was food. Piles of food, food of every taste
and flavour imaginable. Dib blinked a couple of times.
"Whoa." He murmured. Membrane stepped into the tent, observing the food.
"Hello? Anybody working here?" he called out. Dib, finding how hungry he was;
hurried up and sat down at a table.
"Hey Dad, when they get back we can probably pay the bill for what we eat…" he
said, eyeing what looked like small roasted chickens.
"Good idea son! We haven't eaten all day!" Membrane sat down, and gathered a
plate. He quickly filled it, as did Dib to his own. Thus, they began to eat.
Well what did you expect? You fill your plate with food, you eat it. Unless of
course, you are bulimic. Or something similar.
"What is this, pig out day?" Gaz scolded, as she leant against a pole.
"Mmm! Come on in Gaz, the food's great!" Dib munched out between bites. Gaz
rolled her eyes.
"Please. I wouldn't eat that stuff if it was the last food on earth." She
"Your loss!" Dib grinned as he scarfed down onto a corn cob. Gaz found herself
feeling rather sick, seeing her brother and Father scarf down food like they
were pigs. She glanced around at the restaurants. Well, if she wasn't going to
eat she might as well take a look around.
"See you guys later." She said before turning and walking off. She walked along
the roads, finding more restaurants. All written in a bizarre language she'd
never seen before. Then she stopped. There was a big red bridge, and across
from the bridge was a giant bath house. She could tell it was a bath house
because of the sign that was actually written in English.
"Welcome to the Bath House!"
She tilted her head to the side.
"Why would there be a bath house in the middle of a food place?" she wondered
aloud; before walking onto the bridge and looking down over the railing. Way
down below, was a tunnel. A train, which to her at the time looked like it
belonged in a Miniatures display, whizzed past.
"Ah. There's the train." She said. Suddenly she felt the presence of someone
else, turning she saw someone stood on the bridge with her. Staring was all she
could do. He was green, for one. His eyes were a deep red colour, and his
clothing was loose and baggy on him. He had antennae, which was stood on end.
"What the-?" she stared.
"YOU!" he suddenly screamed, startling her. "What are YOU doing here?!" he
sounded enraged, yet worried at the same time.
"What's it to you pal?" she asked, eyes narrowed. He hurried up to her and
grabbed her arm.
"You shouldn't BE here you stupid human!" he screeched, and even though Gaz
tried to pull her arm out of his grasp; she found that she couldn't.
"Hey let me go!" she snarled.
"It's getting late! Don't you SEE? You have to get out of here, NOW!" she was
finding he was pushing her, the same urgency in his voice. But the sun was
vanishing behind a hill, and darkness was growing quicker. "They'll be starting
their jobs soon, you must move, NOW!"
She then saw why. Some restaurants near by suddenly blinked on. Inside were
food, and maintaining that food was… ghosts. Pure black ones, of different sizes.
Their pure white eyes pierced the darkness. This would be a good time to run,
Gaz decided. So she did.
"Hurry!" the creature screamed after her, "I'll distract them!" he spun around,
and the noise of metal filled the air. Gaz would have looked back, but she had
to find her Father and even Dib. Sure they got on her nerves, but where would
she go, or be, without them? Probably an orphanage somewhere.
"DAD! DIB?! Where ARE you?!" she screamed. Finally she saw the shadowy figures
of the two at the same restaurant, and boy was it a mess. "THERE you are!" she
grabbed at Membrane's lab coat, "Come on! We have to go now!" the face that
turned to greet her, was not what she expected. It was a pig. A big male, pale
pig. He had the same goggles/glasses as Membrane wore, and had black hair
shooting from its head. The lab coat, she now realised, was stained and pulled
tight to the pig; and ripping in a few places.
"SQUUEEALLL!!" it declared, before pulling a whole plate down onto the ground.
Gaz then saw what was sat besides the big boar. A smaller pig, not exactly a
piglet yet not fully grown. On its back was a tightly fitting jacket with
matching pants. The boots lay discarded on the floor, and it too had black
hair. It squealed and began nibbling at the table cloth.
Gaz pulled back as one of the ghost figures had suddenly appeared. It was
holding a fly swatter (used, EW!) and was whipping it against the larger boar's
face. With a few good hits, the boar let out a cry and fell to the floor. This
is when Gaz took off running. This had got to be some kind of sick, bizarre
joke. That couldn't have been her Father and brother back there.
For the first time in her life, Gaz was afraid.
The ghosts were now everywhere. Looming up in the streets, exiting their restaurants
and dragging their feet behind them. She found herself screaming out for Dib
and Membrane, but no answer could be heard. Finally she found herself at the
same round statue with the dripping mouth. She had to get back through the
waiting room, use Dad's mobile and call for help or something!
Hurrying down the stairs, she found herself suddenly waist deep in-
"Water!?" Gaz was indeed, in water. She climbed back up besides the face and
stared blankly. The hills were gone. Now there was a vast great river. Like the
place where she was, was now an island. In the distance, was the building they
had come through. Now it was lighted with life and colour, even sounds. More
buildings had appeared besides it.
Gaz glanced around, before sitting down besides the face.
"…this is TOTALLY messed up…"
[To be… CONTINUED! Huzzah!]