Adventures of The Scribblenauts
By: Raven Rose Knight
Chapter 3: Livin' In The City
Hey it's RRK back after two whole years of no updates! I'm sorry it took so long, but I've been so busy with school that I haven't had time until now. Without further ado, enjoy chapter three!
P.S.: Sorry if I made Mika sound like a Mary-Su the first chapter. Everything will be explained at a later date.
"Mika, wait up!"
Maxwell called after the girl Scribblenaut as he chased her down the path to their next destination, the city of Metro. He tried to catch up to her, but she was too fast. He stopped to catch his breath, and then continued running after her. After a while he saw her just standing there on the path.
"Mika! There you are! Look, don't run away again, it's nearly impossible to catch up to you… OH MY GOD!"
Maxwell realized what Mika was staring at. They had reached their destination, the city of Metro. Only it was much bigger than they could have imagined.
"Isn't it amazing?" Mika proclaimed, "I've never seen a city this big in all my life! Of course, I've never seen a city at all, but I'm sure there isn't another one this big!"
"What do you mean, 'never seen a city at –'?" Maxwell began to ask, but Mika cut him off.
"It doesn't matter! Let's just go!" Mika exclaimed.
Maxwell and Mika began to explore the city. Mika was excited to spend the Ollars she and Maxwell had earned when both Scribblenauts saved the man in the Gardens from dehydration.
"Maxwell, I want to go shopping!" Mika told Maxwell.
Maxwell replied swiftly, "Look, Mika, I know you want to spend the Ollars we got from the Gardens, but we really need to save that money. I mean, you never know when we could get in trouble and need to use it. If you really do want to check out a store, you can, just don't buy-."
Mika had already run off to the nearest store.
"What is wrong with that girl? Always running off at the first chance she gets!" Maxwell said to himself. "Oh well, if she wants to explore, I should probably see what's around here too." Maxwell started to look around the city.
Meanwhile, at the grocery store…
Mika had arrived at the store, and was looking around to see what they had.
"Milk, soda, oranges, pears, lettuce, and potatoes. IS THAT IT?" Mika was infuriated at the lack of variety of the products at the store, and also the fact that there was nothing to carry the items with.
"Apparently, they've never heard of a cart or basket around here." Mika said as she pulled out her notebook and wrote "BASKET" in large letters with her pen. A basket appeared and she began to put a bottle of soda, a head of lettuce, and a pear into the basket. However, when she got to the register and tried to pay for her items, the cashier just stared at her.
"Um… what's wrong with you?" She asked the woman at the register.
The cashier replied, "It's my first day on the job, and I don't know how to use the register."
"I know how to use one, you just open it up like this." Mika pushed a button on the register and the cash drawer popped open.
"Oh my god, are you trying to steal from the register?" The cashier exclaimed.
"What? NO! You just told me you had no idea how to use the register, and I was showing you how to use it!" Mika panicked as she tried to explain.
"SECURITY!" The cashier screamed as two police officers ran towards Mika.
One of the officers grabbed her and said, "Sorry ma'am, but your under arrest for attempted theft. We're going to have to take you to the station until your parents can come get you."
"I WAS JUST TRYING TO HELP!" Mika yelled at them as they dragged her out of the store.
Meanwhile, at the electronics store…
Maxwell, who had gotten bored by the lack of variety at the electronics store, decided he would watch TV before going to look for Mika. After all, he hadn't seen any television since he began his journey. He was just casually enjoying a movie.
"I believe I have come to a conclusion, Mr. Sunderland," The detective explained, "The murderer is, in fact-."
An announcer blared, "We interrupt this program to bring you a breaking news flash!"
"DANG IT! IT WAS GETTING TO THE BEST PART! WHY DOES THIS ALWAYS HAPPEN?" Maxwell thought. He was annoyed by the interruption but decided to sit through it for the sake of finishing the movie.
The announcer continued, "Earlier today at Metro's own Food n' Stuff store, a young girl was apprehended for attempted theft. The girl was unarmed and there were no casualties. She was taken into custody by the Metro Police Force and is expected to stay in prison until she can be identified. Here is her picture." A picture of the girl was put on the screen. "If you know the identity of this girl, call 555-734-1239."
Maxwell looked at the screen and was shocked to find Mika's picture plastered onto every TV screen in the store.
"Mika? Wait, attempted theft? Dang it, I better get her out of prison…" Maxwell thought as he ran out of the store.
Mika was sitting behind a red prison door, talking to one of the guards on the other side. They had allowed her to keep her notebook and pen, seeing them as harmless.
Mika said to the guard, "Hey, what exactly are the doors in this prison made of?"
The guard replied, "Kryptonite."
"Really?" Mika asked.
"No not really, the doors are really solid diamond covered with Teflon. Unbreakable and inescapable. There's no way a thief like you could get out." The guard chuckled to himself.
"I told you already I didn't steal anything!" Mika exclaimed.
"That's enough out of you, girl. Now be quiet." The guard said as he walked away to check on the other prisoners.
Mika sighed and thought to herself, "I wish Maxwell were here. He would know what to do."
Then she heard something being thrown at her from outside. She looked outside through the barred window.
"Maxwell! There you are! How did you find me?" She yelled at Maxwell.
Maxwell replied to her, "I heard you got arrested for attempted theft, what happened?"
Mika responded, "I didn't try to get arrested! I was just trying to help a cashier and she thought I was trying to rob the cash register. I was just trying to buy some food!"
Maxwell, stupefied by the strange turn of events, responded, "Why would you buy food in the first place? You're a SCRIBBLENAUT! If you wanted something to eat you could just write it down! Why didn't you just do that?"
Mika didn't know how to respond to that.
Maxwell told her, "It's obvious that you had no idea what you were doing. However, I think I can help you get out of jail. First of all, do you see a small switch on the side of the wall? A red switch?"
"Yes. Why?" Mika asked.
Maxwell replied, "If you throw that switch, your cell door will open. However, it will also open the other prisoners' cells. Give me a second."
Maxwell then took out his green notebook and wrote the word "SNAKE" with his pen. He then quietly slipped the snake into the cell above Mika's, where it bit and poisoned the prisoner. He called the snake back and did the same with the other prisoners. When he was done with the snake he crossed the word out.
He went back to Mika's cell and started to talk to her. "Okay, I took care of the prisoners, now you have to take care of the guards.
"Leave it to me!" She said. Then she flipped the switch in her cell and would have left, but then she realized the guards were armed.
"Stop right there!" The two guards yelled at her.
"Think Mika, what could you send at them that could withstand bullet fire?" She thought, "Oh, I got it!" She pulled out her notebook and scrawled out a word quickly.
As suddenly as she wrote it, it came. It fell from the sky and attacked the guards.
It was… A KRAKEN!
Mika was astonished by the word actually working for a second, but then came to her senses and ran out of the prison as the guards attempted to fight it off.
She met Maxwell outside of the prison and told him, "Sorry for putting you through so much trouble."
"It's fine Mika, just promise me something." Maxwell said.
"Sure, what is it?" Mika asked.
"Next time, make your own dang food." Maxwell told her, hitting her on the head.
They both decided it was not safe for them to stay in the city, as they didn't want to both end up in prison for poisoning the prisoners and the probable death of the guards. They fled the big city and headed to the mountains in the north, preparing for their next adventure.
What could be waiting for our young Scribblenauts in the Peaks? Will the Metro Police Force ever catch them? WHAT HAPPENED TO THE KRAKEN? Find out, next time!
COMMISSION: If you have ideas for missions in any of the other areas, leave a comment. Also accepting OC's! In addition anyone who wants to do art of Maxwell and Mika feel free to, just let me know first. :D
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