Chapter 4

It had been two days since anybody had sung anything, amazingly, and it was at dinner that they made the decision. There was silence on the table holding all of D-tent.

"Oh yeah, Magnet, are we gunna tell em'?" Squid suddenly spoke up,

"Oh, yeah, Alright" Magnet started "last night we snuck into the wardens cabin and took a look through her home library" He paused to chuckle "I don't believe it's true" He stopped again to laugh "You'll never guess what we found out!" after pausing yet again Squid finished for him.

"There was a book there that said there was this legend about a type of lizard that its venom makes your brain go kinda crazy and it makes you sing and hear the tunes somehow. It's just a myth so no one's ever looked into how it works but that's the basic idea" Then Magnet sniggered.

"Oh and Zig, your gunna love this part, apparently it makes you sing whatever you feel! So if you're, oh I dunno, say…in love with someone and you sing it to them…it's most definatly the truth" The rest of the boys on the table hooted with laughter, causing the rest of the mess hall to look at them which made them control themselves. He Zigzag was relatively pale already, nevertheless, the all the colour he did have in his face was now drained. He stared ahead with a blank face before stating as if it was a fact, "That's not true."

"Yeah it is, lover boy" Magnet grinned "I never would a thought you swung that way Zig"

"Well it's not true cuz you got that out of a book of legends, we don't even know if you're findings are actually correct." He stated in a snarky tone.

Ignoring this comment completely he continued with his teasing "What about you Squid? Zigzag's told you he lurvs you, what's your answer?" He was grinning until Squid looked at him with a murderous glare that would make Mr Sir scream like a little girl.

All of D-tent were silent for the rest of dinner, keeping their eyes on their own spoop. (1)

They decided it would be best to talk about the rest back in D-tent, so they were all there, sat on their cots ready for more details.

"Okay" Squid started "So there's this place called gods thumb, supposedly, but no one knows if it exists-" Stanley suddenly interrupted,

"Did you say gods thumb?" Squid nodded "It does exist! My grandpa always told me stories about gods thumb, my great grandpa was robbed by kissing Kate Barlow but wasn't killed. He survived for 16 days and nights in the desert and they say it was because he climbed up gods thumb, which means there's water and food there" He paused before adding "supposedly. They also say he was half crazy when they found him."

"Well" Magnet smiled "I'd say that's all the proof we need to know it exists, it's in a book and Stanley's grandfather tells stories about it". X-ray put a hand up.

"May I ask why we need to know all this?" Squid and Magnet both gave him a look and said "be patient!"

"So there's this legend about the lizards, yeah? Well part of that legend is that when Kate Barlow became Kissing Kate Barlow it was cuz the guy she loved got killed. And apparently a curse was put on this type of lizard that bit us and so the only way to cure it is by eating the onions up on gods thumb." Magnet and Squid looked at each other "We need to get a load of those onions and bring em down here to cure the whole camp, someone needs to go and they ain't gunna do it so we need to decide who. It'll be dangerous and it's a long journey ahead, not to mention the trouble we're in when the warden and Mr. Sir find out" X-ray stood up,

"We all go" Magnet and Squid smiled.

"We knew you'd say that" And they began making preparations, deciding to go during the night, one week from now.

Magnet and Zigzag were able to break into Mr. Sir's office and found three jumbo bags of sunflower seeds in a draw, as well as a gun for lizards and…well what do you know…the keys to his truck! They could steal it during the night and- wait that was a stupid idea when you thought about it, they didn't want to get into too much trouble when they came back.

Squid and Stanley got into the mess hall and got some extra canteens to hold more water as well as some apples, sandwiches and gram crackers. Armpit and Zero found a place to hide it all and made excuses to Mr. Sir and Pandenski as to where the missing shovels had gone. And of course X-ray being the leader would see over the whole operation. Then the night finally came and X-ray lay in his cot staring intently at the watch he stole from Pandenski as if it would make time go faster. It felt like an eternity when finally everyone heard a tiny beep and X-ray slowly rose out of bed.

"Guys!" He whispered into the darkness of the tent, everyone immediately rose into a sitting position "me and Squid will do a check round the camp, be back in five, and then we can get the bag from its hiding place and go" Squid put on his boots as fast as possible and followed X-ray out of the tent, five or six minutes later the two came back to find everyone wide awake.

"Coast is clear, the guards are in Mr. Sir's office so it should be fine as long were quiet" With that they went to wreck room and lifted up the floorboards, bringing out three small bags and the seven missing shovels.

They had managed to get a far distance away from the camp in silence.

"This is kind of exciting, huh?" Magnet grinned.

"Mag, this isn't fun, we're going on a dangerous mission to save everyone." Armpit answered, Magnet looked at him sceptically and Armpit chuckled, "But yeah, it's kinda cool".

Magnet continued, "I mean look at us, we're all good friends doing this together and we're going off on an adventure. Not only that, but we can finally show people what we can do, show all the adults and out parents that we're not useless, we can really achieve stuff you know?" Everyone agreed with his little speech, it left then feeling like things were about to happen. Then all of a sudden they heard a beat coming from nowhere and groaned, although they were all still smiling. (2)

If We Take Our Time,
And We Stick Together,
Everything We Do Will Go Our Way.
And If We Try,
Now and Forever,
No Matter Comes Next,
We'll be Okay.

They walked while he sang, all of them genuinely enjoying his performance and the cheesy lyrics.

Let's Kick It Up!
To show them all The Things We Can Do!
Let's Kick It Up!
As though There's no Tomorrow!
Let's Kick It Up!
Cause They Ain't Seen the Last of Me and You!
Let's Kick It Up!
Together.

They were all bobbing and clapping to the song now and Magnet was fully into it.

And We Realize,
What's On the Surface,
Ain't Picture Perfect,
But That Don't Mean A Thing.
One Thing I Know,
Is There's A Purpose,
And Like the Circus,
We're Hanging From the Rings.

Let's Kick It Up!
To show them All the Things We Can Do!
Let's Kick It Up!
As though There's no Tomorrow!
Let's Kick It Up!
Cause They Ain't Seen the Last of Me and You!
Let's Kick It Up!
Together.
Together.

There was a musical interlude here in which they were all rocking out and laughing at themselves.

If We Take Our Time,
And We Stick Together,
Everything We Do Will Go Our Way.
I Have No Doubt,
This Situation,
Then We'll Enjoy Another Day.

Let's Kick It Up!
To show them All the Things We Can Do!
Let's Kick It Up!
As though There's no Tomorrow!
Let's Kick It Up!
Cause They Ain't Seen the Last of Me and You!
Let's Kick It Up!
Together.
Together.

By this time the boys had figured out the lyrics and so they were able to all join in for the last chorus.

Let's Kick It Up!
To show them all The Things We Can Do!
Let's Kick It Up!
As though There's no Tomorrow!
Let's Kick It Up!
Cause They Ain't Seen the Last of Me and You!
Let's Kick It Up!
Together.
Together.

The song ended and they all burst into laughter at their silliness. Armpit came up and clapped him on the shoulder and said "Nice one, Mag" with a grin on his face.

Squid took on a look of mock-irritation. "Yo, this ain't fair. How come he get a cool song and a normal subject?" They all chuckled at that and continued walking.

And with that they were off on their journey to god's thumb.

There we are, so sorry it's really short, and I know the songs a bit weird but I wanted them all to sing at least one song and this was all I could think of. This is just a chapter to get the boys started on their journey, I promise the next chapter will be a good one! ^_^

Which reminds me! If you have any song suggestions please feel free to offer them up, it'd be a big help! Especially for armpit as I don't yet have any for him, I don't wanna leave the poor thing out!

(1) If you haven't watched the commentary (shame on you!) they call the canteen food spoop!

(2) The song is from the digimon soundtrack and it's called kick it up.