Hi, guys, Awesomo3000 here! Here is Chapter 4 to Chipwrecked. Sorry if it feels a little rushed; I'm getting ready to go back to school at the moment. I hope you like it! Read & review!
Chapter 5: Slip and Slide
Soon, Dave and Claire had found two spare deckchairs for themselves in the middle of the deck. They put on their sunglasses and then lay down on the deckchairs peacefully.
The Chipmunks and Chipettes meanwhile got a towel out of Dave's beach bag. They all folded it in half and lay it down on the deck next to Dave's deckchair. Brittany looked at their male counterparts.
"Okay now, look away." she told them "We're gonna get changed." The Chipmunks obediently turned away from the girls and covered their eyes. As soon as they did that, the Chipettes went under the deckchair and began to take off their clothes.
"Okay, guys, you can look now. We're decent." said Jeanette, a few minutes later. The Chipmunks turned around and stared at their counterparts in amazement.
They had each gotten out of their vacation clothes and changed into a chipmunk-sized strapless bikini with a skirted bottom. Brittany now wore a pink one covered with fake pink flowers. Jeanette was wearing a purple polka dot one, and Eleanor wore a bright green one with white stripes.
"You can stop staring now." Brittany joked. The Chipmunks quickly snapped out of their trance.
"Sorry. It's just that you look…" Theodore paused, searching for the right words to describe them.
"Beautiful." Simon finished for him.
"What he said." said Alvin. The Chipettes all blushed under her fur, especially Jeanette. Then, they all put on their chipmunk-sized sunglasses and lay down on the folded towel. They sighed softly as the sunlight grew hot against their furry faces.
Alvin opened one eye and looked over at Brittany on his right. She was lying on her back, her eyes closed and her arms by her side. From Alvin's point of view, she looked so gorgeous in the sunshine. The sunbeams glistened brightly on the surface of her light auburn fringe, as she folded her left leg up.
My God, she's so beautiful. He thought to himself, There must be something I can do to get her to love me back.
His thinking, along with the other's relaxing, was disturbed by Dave setting his feet down on the wooden deck. The Chipmunks and Chipettes sat up from their relaxing slumber, groaning in annoyance.
"Hey, guys, I'm going to buy myself a drink," Dave said, "Would you all like one." The six little chipmunk's faces all lit up.
"Ooh, yes, please, Dave!" said Eleanor eagerly, "I am kinda thirsty."
"Yeah, we could all do with some refreshments." Simon added. Dave looked over at Claire, who took off her sunglasses.
"What about you, Claire?" he asked.
"No thanks, Dave. I'm okay at the moment." Claire replied kindly. Dave then took his wallet out of his pocket and turned to go.
"Okay, guys, I'll see you in about five minutes." he called as he walked away, "And remember, no troublemaking."
"No problem, Dave!" Alvin called back, "You can count on me!" But as soon as Dave went through a door into the ship, his innocent attitude changed.
"Come on, guys!" he said, leaping off the towel, "I have a good idea!"
"Alvin, no!" Simon replied firmly, "Dave said…"
"Oh, come on, misery guts! Forget what Dave said!" Alvin interrupted, "Dave said, vacations are all about fun, right? So let's have some fun."
"He has a point, Simon." Jeanette said.
"Yeah, come on. Let's do something fun." Theodore agreed, tugging at Simon's blue sweater. Claire smiled at them.
"Go on, Simon. You are on vacation after all." she said. Simon sighed deeply and straightened his black glasses.
"Oh, alright then." he said at last. Theodore and the Chipettes cheered in excitement.
"Ya see? You're finally starting to become less boring, Simon!" said Alvin. The blue clad chipmunk tried to ignore his brother's comment.
"So, what do you have in mind, Alvin?" asked Brittany, her hands on her hips. Alvin grinned mischievously at her, before darting under Dave's deckchair. He came out again, carrying Dave's brown bottle of sunscreen in his paws.
"Alvin, that's Dave's sunscreen!" Simon protested.
"Yeah, and?" Alvin replied. The red clad chipmunk then ran across the deck, squeezing the bottle as hard as he could, squirting the sunscreen onto the wooden surface. He laughed cheekily to himself as he did this.
He sprayed the sunscreen all along the deck until the whole bottle was completely empty. The Chipmunks and Chipettes, now dressed in their vacation clothes, all looked at Alvin's handiwork.
He had created a long trail of sunscreen across the long wooden deck, with a big puddle of sunscreen in the middle.
"Sunscreen skating!" said Alvin proudly. Excitedly, Theodore and Eleanor raced toward the puddle, giggling together. Jeanette stood where she was, not sure what to do.
"Err, I'm not so sure." she said nervously, "I- I don't think I can do this." Being quite clumsy, she was afraid she would make a fool out of herself.
Simon took her paw gently. She flinched slightly at his touch and blushed under her chestnut fur. She looked into Simon's blue eyes that looked calmly into her eyes.
"Jeanette, it's alright." he said gently, "It's easy once you get used to it. Come on, I'll teach you." Jeanette smiled trustingly at her counterpart.
"Well, okay." she replied. With that, Simon led her toward the puddle of sunscreen. Suddenly, before they could get on, a familiar red blur rocketed past them.
"Yeah, check it out! Whoo-hoo!" Alvin called to Simon and Jeanette, being his cocky old self as he skated down the line of sunscreen.
"Show-off." muttered Simon to himself, as he helped Jeanette onto the slippery surface.
Theodore and Eleanor were busy skating by themselves. Eleanor was doing long spirals, while Theodore was doing gentle spins to get used to the sunscreen rink. Suddenly, Alvin cut in between them, showing off and doing quite complicated skating moves.
"Hey, look at this!" he said, "Moonwalk on the spot!" Suddenly, he stopped and looked around. He noticed one of them was missing. He looked to the right to see Brittany. She was looking down awkwardly at her toes. Alvin's smile faded. Concerned, he came off the sunscreen and walked over to the Chipette.
"Hey, Britt. Are you alright?" he asked. Brittany jumped slightly at the sound of his voice and looked at him.
"Yeah, yeah. I'm fine." she replied, "Just, er, catching my breath." Alvin looked at her, clearly not believing her.
"That's not what it looked like to me." he said.
"Yeah, well, I was! Okay?" Brittany snapped. Alvin backed up a bit, surprised at Brittany's tone.
"Alright." he muttered, obviously hurt, "I was just trying to help you." With that, he turned around and began to make his way back towards the sunscreen rink. Brittany started to feel guilty about what she had just said to Alvin.
"Wait!" she called. Alvin stopped and turned to look at her. Brittany sighed.
"I… can't skate." she said, her voice almost a whisper. Alvin looked at her for two seconds, before bursting out laughing.
"That's it?" he said between laughs, "Is that all?" Brittany glared at him, causing him to stop laughing.
"This is serious, Alvin!" she said, "I'm… afraid to skate." Alvin stared at her.
"When I was young, back when my sisters lived in a tree, it was winter." said Brittany, "The pond near our tree had frozen over, so we decided to go for a skate. I was eager to, so I jumped down and began skating to my heart's content. I skated in circles and did twists, spirals, and spins until… I slipped." The last word came out in a whisper.
"I fell onto my side." she continued quietly, "I landed on my arm and this small frozen twig sticking out of the ice went into it. It hurt really badly. My sisters helped me back up the tree. I was crying my eyes out. It got better eventually. From that moment on, I never wanted to skate again, in case it happened again." Brittany then turned away from Alvin and closed her eyes, waiting for Alvin to laugh at her.
But instead, she felt two arms pull her into a gentle hug, much to her surprise.
"Aw, don't worry, Britt. You always have traumatic experiences when you're a kid." said Alvin softly, rocking her gently. He lightly pulled out of the hug and looked into Brittany's electric blue eyes.
"But that was in the past." he continued, "You gotta let go of the past, Brittany, 'cause it just doesn't matter." Brittany looked into Alvin's dark brown eyes.
"You're right." she said, smiling, "I should try it again. But try to be less excited."
"Yeah, I'll help you." Alvin offered kindly. Brittany smiled at him.
"Thanks, Alvin." she replied. With that, they both made their way to the sunscreen puddle, where Theodore and Eleanor were skating. Simon and Jeanette were taking a break by Claire's deckchair. Alvin helped Brittany onto the sunscreen.
"Okay, it's just one foot after the other." he said, demonstrating, "Left, right, left, right. Okay, now you try it." Slowly, Brittany copied Alvin's skating movements.
"Good. Now spinning." Alvin did a slow spin on the spot. "Just turn your right foot left, and your left foot right." So Brittany tried this. She almost fell over, but Alvin caught her just in time. After a few demos, Brittany was getting the hang of it.
"That's it, Brittany!" said Alvin, "There ya go!" Brittany looked at her feet in amazement as she skated along the slippery sunscreen surface.
"Oh, my God! Ellie, look, I'm skating!" she cried in excitement, "For the first time in years, I'm skating!" Eleanor looked at her older sister in astonishment as Brittany skated in a circle on one foot.
"Whoa! I don't believe it! You are skating!" she replied in surprise.
"Whoo-hoo! Go, Britt!" called Jeanette, cheering her sister on as Theodore, Alvin, Simon, and Claire clapped.
"Well done, Brittany!" said Claire proudly, watching the little Chipette skate, "You're amazing!" Brittany did a little bow to finish.
"Well, I owe it all to you, Alvin." she said with a smile, "Thank you so much for helping me." Alvin smiled back at his female counterpart.
"You're welcome." he replied with a grin.
This is amazing! He thought to himself, If I keep this up, maybe she'll love me! He jumped onto the trail of sunscreen and skated towards Brittany, Theodore, and Eleanor who were skating on the greasy surface. He increasingly picked up speed, until he finally shot past the three chipmunks like a rocket. Theodore landed on his butt, Eleanor almost fell over and Brittany jumped in shock.
"Whoa, watch it, Alvin!" called Brittany crossly. Alvin turned around, still skating, and gave her a finger gun hand gesture, along with a little wink. Brittany smiled at this, knowing he was just having fun.
Suddenly, Dave came back onto the deck, holding a white tray of drinks. He had a cocktail drink with a slice of lemon for him, and six small drinks of squash for the Chipmunks and Chipettes.
"Huh, what a long queue." he muttered to himself, not noticing the trail of sunscreen on the deck. Suddenly, he saw something red slide towards him.
"Hey, Dave!" said the red thing. Dave instantly recognised his voice.
"Alvin?" he asked in surprise and confusion. He was so busy looking at Alvin, he accidently stepped on the sunscreen. Alvin slid between Dave's legs, as Dave slipped on the greasy deck.
"Waah!" he cried, as he fell onto the hard wooden deck. As Dave groaned in pain, the drinks flew off the tray and landed all over Dave, drenching his jacket.
"Oops." murmured Alvin to himself, as he stopped skating. The other five chipmunks saw what had happened.
"Uh-oh, Dave's gonna be so mad at us." said Eleanor.
"Quick! Run!" cried Brittany. With that, the Chipmunks and the Chipettes all ran off down the deck to the front of the cruise ship. Dave heaved himself to his feet holding his back in pain.
"Ugh, my jacket's all wet." he complained, "I bet Alvin's behind all this." Claire stood up from her deckchair and walked over to Dave.
"Dave, they were just having some fun." she said, "They're only kids."
"Yeah, well, it's all fun and games until someone gets hurt, Claire." Dave replied taking off his wet jacket, "Like me for example." He placed his jacket on his deckchair and began to go in the direction where the six chipmunks had gone.
"Come on, let's go and find Alvin." he said to Claire, "He is gonna be in so much trouble when I find him."
Well, there's the fifth chapter! I hope you liked reading it. Please review! Oh, by the way, I've seen some Chipwrecked books on Amazon and this is getting me more excited by the minute! There was a screenshot from the movie on one of them, showing the Munks and Ettes on the island. Check them out!
I've also created a new AATC poll on my profile. I would be grateful if you would show your love for those furry little guys by taking a vote!
I'm gonna try to update this story weekly now, so next week, I shall have a new chapter ready and possibly a new poll when I update.
So, until the next chapter, Awesomo3000 out!