|The Tale of Teonado
Author: TMan5636 PM
Teonado or Teo for short was always treated badly by the other orphans, but now he is about to enter a series of events where he must go across the lands outside Mango Island alongside many Cartoon Network heroes and villains alike to stop a brand new threat that is much greater than Fuse himself. Rated T for ViolenceRated: Fiction T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 5 - Words: 32,013 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 03-29-13 - Published: 09-05-12 - id: 8500140
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The Tale of Teonado
Chapter 1: Mango Island Blues
There is an Island with its own large town known as Mango Island, very far southeast from Europe, the island is known for a few things. First off is the many, many Mango Trees which grow there, with an unusual talent to grow Mangos no matter how harsh the weather can be, but what is also known about it is the weather, for the past 100 years, a large cloud engulfed the skies around the island, no matter how often you looked up on the island, grey clouds were the only thing one could see, no sky, no sun, no stars during the night sky either, just grey clouds which circled the island clockwise for 100 years, no one knows how this came to be
The island is like taking a step into the past, all the technology is quite primitive, there was some technology, but none were advanced like in the other countries around the world, Mango Island had old fashioned technology which looked like they came from the very early 1900s, despite this, the island was quite peaceful and never went hungry with their countless Mangos which sold to many markets around the world thanks to the weekly shipping, but despite this, the town was poor in its own way as while they had so many Mangos, they did not sell so much outside their homes, and people started to grow tired of Mangos as no other food besides Fish could be obtained with the exception of imported foods which were expensive to order, and all of the Fish were Piranhas, so Fishing was quite difficult
Our story takes place on a hillside on Mango Island, where a three storey wooden building rotted there, it was known as "Miss Hulgary's Mango Island Orphanage", the orphanage was very poor, but had its own Mango Tree Garden like every other large area of the island, but because it was poor, the Orphans were forced to work for their living by collecting the Mangos and selling them in markets around town, of course with over 20 more markets selling the same thing, selling the Mangos proved difficult
But the Mangos were not the important part of this story, our story now takes place in the highest room of this Orphanage, almost 6:00am. A large wooden empty room with nothing but a ruined mattress and a small drawer with nothing in it, on the mattress, there was a blue thin blanket which covered a small lump. The lump was a boy who had completely covered himself in the blanket to keep warm, the boy slept somewhat peacefully until a loud banging at his door occurred
"TEO! WAKE UP! ITS 6 'O' CLOCK!" The voice sounded dried out and old, the only hint the caller was Miss Hulgary, the lump moved slightly as the boy name Teo slowly lifted the blanket from over his head revealing the boy's face and his beautiful large blue eyes. He then threw the blanket off of him revealing his entire form
The boy was very small, about 6 years old to be exact, he had large brown hair which was curved and spiked, having a total of 8 large spikes around his head, 2 at the top, 2 on the middle, 2 on the bottom and 2 more which spiked at the front making a strange M shape, he also had two long hair stripes behind his ears making them look like small dreadlocks, and 2 very tiny points of hair at the top of his head, his hair had looked like it came straight from an old Japanese cartoon. Teo was also very slim, almost enough to see his ribcage and his skin was quite pale due to lack of sunshine on the island, but this was his most outstanding feature, behind the boy, forcing to make a hole in the seat of his pale yellow pyjama trousers, was a long black furry tail with a white tip at the end
His tail looked like it had came from a cat, other signs of this were his finger nails which pointed out like how a posh lady would have them, but the boy's nails were much more pointed and curved slightly, giving them the look of cat-claws, another hint was the boy's position, he had slept which curled up with his tail covering his face, much like how a cat does. This boy had many cat-like attributes, and it is very unknown how he does have these. The boy slowly sits up holding onto his white rabbit plush which was his bedtime comfort and his only friend
Sad as this is, because Teo is different for having a Cat Tail, he is actually hated among the other orphans and even Miss Hulgary, no surprise as most of the Mango Island Citizens had narrow-minds
Teo slowly stands up placing his plush rabbit on his mattress and places the blanket over it, he then made his way to the window, feeling the cold wood on his bare feet and the tip of his tail as it brushed against it until it slowly lifted up, Teo opened the curtains to see the weather, which was the same, dull grey clouds as far as the eye can see. All Teo does is place his right hand on the cracked glass feeling the cold breeze, then he removes his hand from the glass thinking of the one desire he's had for as long as he could remember. "One day… I'll see what's past those clouds" he thought to himself
It was breakfast time, the fully dressed Teo was at his seat, which was at a lone table farthest from the other tables and the other orphan's. Teo's clothes consisted of a plain red t-shirt and blue trousers with black slip-on shoes but no socks, his shirt and trousers were quite ripped in places due to bullying and lack of methods to repair old clothing, not that this bothered Teo too much as the other orphans had the same problems with their clothes
On Teo's plate were two Mangos chopped up into cubes, which was the same meal he had for breakfast, lunch and dinner for his entire life, the orphanage couldn't afford fish or imported food from other countries, so Teo was stuck with Mangos. Teo simply stuck his claw into a Mango cube like a fork and ate it in almost one bite, as the cubes were almost bite-size, he did this method for the rest of the cubes, Teo of course did this quickly so to leave as soon as he can, because they had little time before it was time to do their tiring chores
As Teo finished his breakfast, he picked up his plate and walked slowly towards the table with the dishes on it, and then placed his plate on the pile of dirty plates - not looking too different from the clean plates - then he made his way outside the enjoy it somehow
Ten minutes had passed and we find Teo sitting under a dead tree, the only tree on Mango Island which produced no fruit or leaves, most Mango Islanders consider this their main tourist attraction, Teo just simply calls it his 'Lonely Tree', it was his favourite tree actually, because it was the only tree that was different from the others, much like how Teo is different from every other human on Mango Island
Teo quickly noticed a blue ball rolling slowly his way and stopped near his feet, he then saw a kid walking his way to pick it up while keeping his distance from Teo, the kid then walked quickly away once he picked up the ball, Teo just sighs, knowing how much the other orphans hated and feared him, in fact most bad things were blamed on Teo despite not ever doing a thing or ever moving
Soon Teo noticed another kid walking towards him, but this one Teo knew too much, and at the same time, hated and feared him also. This kid was 8 years old, he was quite fat, was bucktoothed and a few freckles between his green eyes, he wore a black shirt with a yellow collar, yellow sleeve rims and three yellow spikes patterned on the front of his shirt and dark blue trousers with black shoes but no socks as well. The sight of this kid made Teo very nervous. Because this kid was Teo's biggest bully and the one who sparked the Island's bigger hatred for Teo, this kid was named Mike Diego, the 'Rooster' of the orphans as he calls himself. Teo knew one thing, staying close to Mike meant trouble, so Teo slowly stood up
"What do you think your doing freak?" Mike said aggressively, "Freaks like you have no right to stand up in front of normal people like me!" Teo was silent as he slowly made a step to the side readying to walk away. "What's the matter freak? Too stupid to talk today or what?"
Mike interrupted, "Then what? Oh I get it, you finally realised that freaks like you have no right to talk!" he said with a smug tone.
Teo just sighs as he began to slowly walk away, that was until Mike quickly grabbed Teo's tail causing him to yelp slightly at the pain
"Don't you walk away from me!" Mike shouted "What, you think because you're a freak means you get to walk away while people are still talking to you! You have no right to do anything superior to us normal people"
Teo was silent, but he slowly turned around revealing something new in his eyes, his pupils became cat like and looked very angry, Mike gets nervous remembering about Teo's strange mood-swing when his tail is grabbed. Teo then quickly bolts up towards the dead tree and climbed up it using his claws to climb easily, just causing Mike to let go out of surprise. Teo hung onto the top branch, which was almost as high as the second floor of the orphanage, the branch was no stranger to Teo, as he always climbed up that branch to avoid Mike or any other bullies, this particular branch had several claw marks on them where Teo held a tight grip on it. Mike just looks up at Teo annoyed as he picks up a rock and throws it towards Teo, only to have it miss him and fly over the orphanage gate
"Freak!" Mike shouted and then slowly walks away, but Teo remained on the branch for a long time now, he sighs at this, every day it was the same thing no matter what, to Teo, the days and years meant nothing to him. He just simply places his arms around the branch and lied down to try and get comfy, knowing he'll have to stay up here for a while
It was chore time. These chores involved a complete clean up of the entire orphanage such as cleaning, dusting, scrubbing, polishing and so many more, but some of the 'lucky' kids were allowed to pick Mangos and go into town to sell them, this was the closest they had to freedom. We find Teo and all the orphans in the hallway, the orphans next to him kept a distance away from Teo giving him arm room unlike the others who were almost crammed together, the only reason was the orphans didn't want to come near Teo which is why he has this space. The one and only Miss Hulgary walked to the middle holding a bowler hat, she was an early 60's woman wearing a nun outfit, her face was really wrinkled and she had a long nose, she always had an uncaring grouchy look on her face, which pretty much summed up how she did her work here
Inside the hat she was holding, was a list of names, she would pick out four names to pick and sell the Mangos in town where as everyone else would clean the orphanage. "Alright kids." she said "Its chore time. The names I pick out will be the ones to sell the Mango's in town, and you better make a profit!"
With that, Miss Hulgary dug her wrinkled fingers into the bag and took out four names on paper with just her two fingers, she then opens them after placing the hat on a nearby desk. "The names are… Samantha Tantha, Mike Diego, Jack Davis and Teo. Right, you four go out and get picking"
Just then, Mike quickly stepped forward looking mad. "Hold it! Why does the freak get the good job? That freak doesn't deserve it!"
"I don't care!" Hulgary replied "Just get going!"
"I will once you replace Teo with someone who does deserve the good job!" Mike spoke back
Miss Hulgary quickly raised her hand causing Mike to flinch, Teo just shudders feeling his left cheek where Miss Hulgary had struck many times in the past, but he alone wasn't a victim of this harsh punishment luckily. He knew this though, Miss Hulgary was not trying to support Teo, she just hated it when kids spoke back to her
"F-fine!" said mike trying to sound tough but with a trace of fear in his tone "The freak joins in too, I suppose we can use him as some sort of freak show to entertain the crowd"
Teo felt relieved he didn't have to do chores, but Mango selling wasn't easy either, and he didn't like the idea of working with the three kids he liked the least, especially Mike
In the back garden, hundreds of Mango Trees lived there making a small forest, everyone had gotten lost here at least once, except for Teo. He could climb trees with ease, so he could easily climb to the top to see where to go. And once again, his tree climbing skills came in handy, because while normal kids had to use ladders to climb up to grab the Mangos, or use sticks to poke them down, Teo could climb the trees and grab the Mangos, whilst Teo was very shy and timid, he was never afraid to use his Cat-Like Abilities to help him in situations other kids had trouble with
We find Teo in the tree tops dropping Mangos into the barrels and baskets below, he was able to fill them in record time since he could jump from tree to tree to get the Mangos without having to come down to climb another, Teo always felt a bit excited using his Cat Abilities to burn some of his stored energy. Once the barrels and baskets were filled, Teo slowly climbed down seeing the three kids, Mike, Jack and Samantha
Jack was a black skinned grey haired 8-year old boy who was a friend of Mike. He was very thin and wore a white polo shirt with a black tie, a brown belt which held up his light blue trousers and reddish brown shoes, Jake always followed Mike's orders like some sort of servant, Teo felt it was understandable since every leader needs a right-hand man, or what he's heard. Samantha was a 8-year-old fat girl with long blonde hair in the style of two ponytails at the side and two strange rosy cheeks, she wore a blue vest with three purple stripes on it, two vertical while one horizontal and had a dark blue skirt with red shoes, she wasn't very bright and has a very big appetite, this was proven as Samantha quickly ate one of the Mangos in a Basket without anyone looking except Teo, who just simply ignored it
"Took you long enough freak!" said Mike, Teo could argue, he had filled the baskets and barrels alone in just under two minutes, which would've normally taken half an hour if all four of them used the ladders and sticks, but Teo was too shy to argue, especially since arguing with Mike would've sparked his very short temper
"I'd have to agree." said Jack, simply trying to get in good with Mike, "You always take so long, but at least you took care of the Mango's yourself instead of having Mike do all the hard work as always. A thanks would be in order"
"But freaks don't deserve a thanks" said Mike
"Seems pretty strange how the law says that freaks don't deserve rights" said Samantha as she grabbed and ate another Mango, "But it's the law and we must obey it." Teo just kept quiet as he picked up two of the baskets, 'face palming' in his own mind at Samantha's lack of common knowledge. "Don't worry Teo, I'm sure that law will pass someday, but I really don't understand why you wanted to be a freak in the first place"
Teo simply sighed at Samantha, whilst she was the least mean to Teo, he simply cannot stand Samantha's annoyance which makes up for the lack of bullying, he was about to argue until Mike spoke out loud. "The freak is just stupid, that's why. Now come on already, we don't have time to argue with the freak here. Lets go"
With that, Mike and Jack placed the barrels onto a large cart and tied the cart to Teo's tail without even letting him say anything, Mike then picked up the smallest basket whereas Jack and Samantha picked up two baskets each, leaving one basket left, Mike could simply use his spare hand to pick it up, but he chose to put the last basket into the cart increasing the weight capacity for little Teo to pull
Mike, Jack and Samantha then began to walk towards the gate entrance to outside the orphanage with Teo lagging behind because of the extra weight, but luckily, Teo's tail was incredibly strong and pulling the cart was pretty much child's play, but it wasn't exactly lightweight to carry, so Teo did have a bit of a hard time catching up
An hour later, the four kids were at their usual area in the crossroads of town, they had a small table where it had a sign saying "Miss Hulgary's Mango Island Orphanage's Best Mangos of All Time" Teo knew that type of advertisement wouldn't work, since this isn't the first time Teo has tried to sell Mangos before, he knew short catchy names would work better. But of course, arguing with Mike was a bad idea, especially since he believes everything he thinks of is perfect, also the fact that Teo couldn't read or write so he couldn't make a better sign
Teo was just sitting on the hard floor resting his exhausted tail, looking at the other three kids who sat on small stools, a fourth stool for Teo did exist, but Mike used that stool for a basket of Mangos, despite the table having room for one more basket or it could go on the ground with two more baskets. Mike simply done it to give Teo a hard time. Teo just simply sighed at he looked at his ruffled up tail, so he slowly combs it back in place with his hands until it looked nice and smooth again
Ten minutes had passed and quite a few people walked by, but none barely batted an eye to them, some looked at their sign but then walked off, but that was it. This was no surprise, considering there are over 20 more shops that sell the same thing which was either cheaper, more convenient or had nicer salespeople, they were lucky to have sold just one Mango. Jack then slowly peers at his watch "One hour and 50 minutes to go"
"This is getting ridiculous!" said Mike, "I bet its Teo's fault no one is coming! His freakish looks do scare people off"
Teo was just silent, he slowly turned his head to see the three kids, only to realise Samantha was gone, "Where's Samantha?"
Mike and Jack looked baffled as they looked around for her, "For a big girl she does disappear often" said Jack
"Here I am" The kids looked to their right to see Samantha eating a Mango as she walked back to them. "Sorry I left, I was hungry so I went to pick up a Mango at that shop across the street"
Everyone looked at Samantha with a confused and annoyed look, even Teo who normally kept a shy expression
"We have Mangos RIGHT HERE!" said Jack
"And they're FREE! We own them so we don't have to pay for them!" said Mike
"Why did you make the effort to walk up to another shop to pay for a Mango when you just needed to reach your arm out where you sat to get a free Mango?" asked Teo with an annoyed tone
"I agree with Teo! Ours are exactly the same" said Jack
"Because their shop has a great catchy new slogan called 'Mama Mamba's Mumbo Mangos'" said Samantha. Everyone just slowly 'Face Palmed' at Samantha's stupidity, except for Mike who went as far as to 'Face Desk' at her stupidity "Come on, 'Mama Manba's Mumbo Mangos' is such a cool catchy name
"My title… 'Miss Hulgary's Mango Island Orphanage's Best Mangos of All Time' is much better, it shows cold hard facts on our Mangos" said Mike
"Everyone's Mangos taste the same" Teo muttered to himself, Mike stood up readying to punch Teo as he quickly flinches, that was until a voice got their attention
"'Miss Hulgary's Mango Island Orphanage's Best Mangos of All Time?' That's the stupidest name I've ever heard"
Mike turned around readying to punch whoever said it, "Oh yeah! I-"
Mike grew surprised as to who said it and lowered his fists, Teo then stood up to see who it was
It was a 7-year old slim girl with long red hair and red eyes to match and a set of very small fangs. She wore an orange vest with a green back with a black chocker around her neck which had a small diamond on it, the vest also had one large stripe which had a yellow and green diamond pattern, she wore thick black bracelets and a belt to match, she also had green trousers with orange shoes which also had thick black ankle bracelets
This girl was very different from all of the other citizens on Mango Island. A Bully of a girl who is the daughter of the head of a very dangerous Mafia Group, this girl, was Bowla Mervaradi. Mike and Teo had a strong crush on her, and whilst Teo was very shy, Bowla already knew his feelings for her
"Well if it isn't Bowla" said Mike looking smug, "Came here to buy a Mango, or were you thinking of me?" Mike began to flex his fat arm trying to look tough, but Bowla simply pushed Mike away as she slowly walked up to the nervous Teo
"In your dreams Bucky" Bowla replied "I came to see my favourite little wimp" Teo began to blush slightly as Bowla smirked at him
"S-so… how are you today?" asked Teo shyly
"Just great!" Bowla replied in a gloating tone "But that's expected since I've got a daddy who gives me whatever I want"
"And a large boat to take you off the Island" said Jack
"And you get so many Sweets, Cakes and Candy from wherever you go!" said Samantha
"Yep, but I wasn't talking to you two losers" said Bowla as she glared at the two forcing them to step back.
Mike then stepped forward looking angry "I swear, something must be wrong with you if you like that stupid freak"
"Buzz off Bucky!" said Bowla "Why not teach your dog Jack some new tricks?"
Mike and Jack quietly growled at Bowla. "Some day you'll come to your senses, and realize a real stud when you see one, then you'll dump that freak for me" said Mike
"If I did see a real stud I'd still stay with Teo." said Bowla making Teo blush "I always preferred a wimp like him, they're so much fun to mess with" she then flicked Teo's nose making him flinch
"So um… you said our sign was stupid right?" asked Teo
"Yep." Bowla replied "You didn't write that did you? Oh wait! Of course not, you don't know how to read or write" Teo felt a little offended, but this was common from Bowla to insult or tease him
"Wait hang on!" Samantha said "You go a lot of places right, did you bring any goods with you?"
Bowla faced Samantha looking angry, making her nervous. "First off don't interrupt me when I'm talking to Teo, second you get goods sent to you every month, and if you weren't such a fat greedy pig who eats them all in seconds, maybe you'd still have some right now, and last but not least, even if I did have any… sure as heck I wouldn't share them with you! Now why not stuff your big fat mouth with those mangos and SHUT UP!"
Samantha actually looked hurt from Bowla's harsh tone, so she just stepped back slightly as Mike smirked, loving Bowla's tone. Bowla then faces Teo again "Anyway, your probably not getting any sales while you have a stupid name for your little shop"
"I…. I know" said Teo "But we are the cheapest… just 2p each"
"Yeah, but with a dumb name like what Bucky put down, your never gonna sell… so humour me… what would you call it?" asked Bowla
"Your just wasting your breath Bowla" interrupted Mike "That freak can't think for himself!"
"Shut up Bucky. Or I'll burn you!" shouted Bowla
Teo knew what Bowla meant by that, its no secret that Bowla has a hidden talent too, much like Teo. Bowla can breathe fire like a dragon, no one knows how she got that power, much like no ones knows why Teo has a tail. Soon Teo began to think hard for Bowla, soon he got an idea but felt a bit nervous
"Um…" Bowla faced Teo again as he was ready to speak "I uh… how about… Mike's Marvellous Mangos?"
Everyone was quite surprised at Teo's suggestion, even Mike was, Bowla then just glared at Teo annoyingly "Why Mike?" asked Bowla
"Because… well… Mike is the Rooster of the orphans, so he's the leader… and his name starts with 'M' like Mangos… and its short so people won't take too much time reading the name" said Teo
"Your too nice for your own good" said Bowla after about a few seconds of awkward silence. Teo just remained quiet feeling a bit bad for himself. Soon then, Bowla takes a Mango from the table and places a 2p coin in Teo's hands. Then she took a quick bite out of the Mango. "So what are you going to do tonight"
"W-why do you ask?" said Teo
"I dunno" said Bowla "I'm thinking of coming over to that old bat's orphanage to see you"
"R-really?" asked Teo looking nervous
"Sure, we've been together for 2 years right, surely I'm allowed to come over" said Bowla
"Well…" Teo was silent
"Sounds like the freak doesn't want you over!" said Mike "So why do ya like him?"
"I… no its, I'd love to let you come round Bowla" said Teo sounding a bit panicked "But I don't think Miss Hulgary would let you"
"That old bat will let me if she knows what's good for her" said Bowla "My daddy isn't afraid to kill anyone for my sake"
"O-oh" said Teo "So… I'll see you later then?"
"At 7:00" said Bowla, "Wait for me by the gates. If you can't find a clock, at least guess by how dark it is by the window of your room" Teo just silently nods as he began to blush again whereas Mike got furious, he was about to yell again but Bowla faced Mike scaring him. Then Bowla just simply points her finger to him "You know, Teo is way too nice to you. Think about that"
With that, Bowla walks off continuing to eat her bought Mango. Teo just looks at the 2p coin in his hand, then he just places it on the desk near Mike who takes it angrily, Teo knew Mike was expecting him to give it to him since he claims to be in charge of all their money
"Mike's Marvellous Mangos?" muttered Jack "You know I reckon we should go with it"
"Like I'm gonna take suggestions from the freak" Mike shouted
"Mike's Marvellous Mangos is SO much better than that silly long on you wrote down." said Samantha "I say go for it, I'm sure Teo won't mind"
Teo was silent, but he quietly mutters 'no' under his breath, implying he doesn't mind it being used
"Oh fine." said Mike sounding annoyed "But between us four. I came up with the name, not the freak here"
"Of course!" said Jack "Its better if everyone believed you thought of it and not Teo"
"But I thought Teo came up with it" said Samantha confused "Did you tell him earlier?" she asked Teo who just slowly places his head on the desk and quietly groans at Samantha
The long two hours had finally passed and the kids made their way back to the orphanage, in Miss Hulgary's office, Mike placed down ten 2ps, which was all the profit they made "You only sold ten Mangos?" Miss Hulgary asked in a very annoyed tone
"We managed to make a better profit thanks to the excellent catchy name I thought of for our desk… 'Mike's Marvellous Mangos'" Mike said looking quite smug
"I'd say we were quite successful despite the small profit" said Jack
"Well it's the most we've had so far." said Miss Hulgary calming down a bit "Good work Mike"
"Thank you." said Mike "And for the record, Teo didn't do anything to help at all"
"That doesn't matter." said Hulgary "Only one of you had to do the selling"
"Yeah, but he never carried a single barrel or basket like the lazy selfish freak he is!" said Mike. Miss Hulgary just simply crossed her arms, which made him nervous "I… so yeah… b-big time punishment for him… well see ya!" said Mike and then he quickly dashed out of the room violently pushing Teo to the ground smacking his head on a metal filing cabinet. Jack ran out to follow Mike and Samantha just waltzes out. Teo slowly got up wiping the dust off him, she then looked at Miss Hulgary looking as if he wanted to say something
"Yes Teo?" asked Miss Hulgary
"N-nothing" he said. Teo could've told Miss Hulgary the truth, but he knew she didn't care at all, and Mike would eventually find out and he would hurt him again, so Teo slowly walked out of the door, leaving Miss Hulgary on her own who just looked out the window seeing the thick grey clouds that covered their island
As Teo was making his way back into his room, he saw Mike at the end of the hallway looking mad at him with his arms crossed, "You should've gotten into trouble freak! Its only natural!" said Mike looking very annoyed. Teo was silent, he knew arguing was bad, so he just went into his room ignoring Mike, who just sighs in an irritated tone. "How did that freak get in the good books of the Mervaradi Family? … especially that babe Bowla? They must be insane or something to like him" he thought to himself
Many hours had passed and Teo spent the entire time in his own room where he is safe, he felt somewhat excited but nervous for Bowla coming over. He was lying on his mattress looking at his rabbit plush which just looked at him back, Teo then eventually kneeled up and picked up his rabbit and began to cuddle it
"Bowla will be coming over soon Baby Bunny?" he said "I'm sure Bowla won't mind me bringing you along!"
The rabbit plush just looked at Teo right back with no sound whatsoever, natural thing for a toy to do. But to Teo it was his best friend. Teo just nodded accepting that the toy agreed with him, he then looked outside seeing the sun was setting. He knew now would be a good time to head outside and wait for Bowla to come, so he places his rabbit plush down until he placed his shoes back on which sat next to his mattress. After Teo puts his shoes on, he picks up his rabbit plush and makes his way to the door, but just before Teo could touch the handle
This sound was very unfamiliar to Teo, it caused him to hesitate a little when opening the door, but he then turned the handle and tried to push the door open. But to his shock, it won't open, the scared and confused Teo now began to push the door open harder, even using his two hands causing him to use his tail to hold his rabbit plush. Soon he began to knock at the door
"Miss Hulgary!" shouted Teo "My door's stuck!"
"Its not stuck you stupid freak! Its locked!"
"M-Mike?" asked Teo feeling scared
On the other side, Mike was leaning beside Teo's door next to an exhausted Jack who had just installed a lock mechanism on Teo's door "To think it took us this long to remove one of the bathroom locks and put it on Teo's door." said Jack "None the less this should secure him until someone unlocks it from the other side"
"Good job!" said Mike "That old bat should've done that when the freak came here"
"But why Mike?" shouted Teo, almost on the verge of crying "Why did you lock me in?"
"What else freak!" said Mike "You don't deserve to see Bowla, only a handsome stud like myself deserves to see Bowla. So I'm making things right here, now you just stay there like a good little freak and let me become Bowla's new boyfriend"
With that, Mike and Jack walked away leaving Teo to bang against his door constantly shouting and protesting. Teo then slowly stopped to walk back a bit, then he rammed the door with his entire body, only causing him to fall back hurting himself against the door and floor. Teo leaned up with tears in his eyes from the pain, but the worst part is knowing he might lose Bowla to Mike
"I…I…" was all Teo said before he began to shed more tears. Soon though, Teo felt a new emotion, one he has never felt before, this one felt good, but it felt bad at the same time. This new emotion… was rage
Teo began to use his rage to his advantage and he began to recklessly smash himself into his door while growling like some wild animal, but that was starting to fail even more, so Teo began to use his claws to scratch at the door, which actually caused 1cm deep cuts into the door. But despite all his ramming and clawing, he just wasn't strong enough to move or destroy the door, and he just collapsed with exhaustion, losing his rage, and he began to shed tears once more, knowing he could lose Bowla to the bully he hates the most
Outside. We find Mike and Jack waiting at the entrance for Bowla, Mike was chuckling to himself about how he locked Teo away, whereas Jack was silent as usual. "I wish I saw the look on the freak's face, I bet he's crying now… he deserves it for being a freak!" Mike gloated to himself
"Most definitely." Jack agreed "But I have my doubts about Bowla." Mike raises an eyebrow to Jack in confusion, "I doubt she will agree to stay with you Mike, after all the times she has been cruel to you and nice to Teo"
"But with Teo out of the way! She'll no doubt find me more attractive since Teo's not here to distract her from my good looks! But don't mention we locked him away otherwise we'll get burnt" said Mike
Jack just simply shrugged his shoulders, he had his doubts Mike's idea would work, but he was never one to complain, at that point Samantha walked in with two Mangos in her hands, eating both of them "Hiya guys! Enjoying the night?" said Samantha
"Indeed." said Jack "And I see your enjoying the 'fruits of our labour'" Jack simply chuckled quietly to himself at his joke whereas Mike and Samantha didn't get it, "It's a somewhat intellectual joke." he soon sighs, another one of his jokes wasted
"Now where's that babe Bowla? She should be here soon" said Mike as he crossed his arms, taking a peek at the top window where Teo's room is
At that point, Bowla soon arrived to the gates, that's where she saw Mike and Jack walk up to her, Samantha soon followed but kept a safe distance
"Why hello there Bowla, looking more lovely than ever" said Mike
"Why are you here Bucky? And Where's Teo?" said Bowla, getting straight to the point
"Oh, he said he didn't want to see you anymore" said Mike quickly, Jack just panned to Mike looking shocked and he then took ten large steps backwards knowing this will not end well "Yeah! He said he was getting tired of you bullying him so he said I could hang out with you instead"
Bowla simply had her arms crossed glaring at Mike who had a big grin the entire time, trying to hide his fear "Do you honestly think I'm going to fall for that?" said Bowla "Next thing your going to tell me that he's gotten onto a Unicorn and flew off into the land of Make-Believe"
"Teo did THAT?" asked Samantha in total shock "I thought you said Unicorns didn't exist!"
"Ok first off, Samantha, shut up!" said Bowla "Second, Mike, go get Teo before I RIP YOUR ARMS OFF AND SHOVE THEM DOWN YOUR THROAT!" she shouted with a trace of fire coming from inside her mouth, Bowla then - surprisingly enough - shot out a small stream of fire from her mouth onto the ground Mike was standing, he quickly jumped out of the way and ran towards the orphanage to get Teo looking extremely scared
"Like I said… doubts" mumbled Jack
Teo was lying on his mattress looking very upset, the thought of losing Bowla to Mike made him both sad and angry. In a state of frustration, he slams his arms on the floor, but to his surprise one of the floorboards he hit swung open, it wasn't nailed to the ground at all. He grew curious, so he got up, picked up his stuffed rabbit and walked to the floorboard and lifted it up, there was another floor, with a piece of paper with writing on it
Being very small and slim, Teo managed to slip himself into the opening, there was an entire area under his floorboards, he then gets into his knees to fit in the area and he picked up the paper, he tried to read it but couldn't, he knew it was in English but he doesn't know how to read, so he just puts it in his pocket and began to look around. The entire area was dark and covered in dust and cobwebs, Teo felt nervous crawling around in here, but at the same time, he kinda liked the feeling of crawling around somewhere dark as well, he simply assumed it involved his cat-like nature. So Teo peeks out of the opening, takes the floorboard and places it over him hiding the opening and began to crawl around the place with his rabbit on his back, seeing what mystery this place had, giving off a slight chuckle at the excitement of exploring.
At that point, Mike entered Teo's room, only to become shocked he was gone. "W-where did that freak go? Is he invisible?"
To be continued