PurpleFunkytwon: Glad that you like it!
This chapter sets things up.
Owen and Sierra were trying to be as still as possible. And Owen was trying his best not to fart.
"So… how bad is this Frollo guy… exactly?" Sierra whispered nervously.
"He always tells Quasi he is a monster. And never lets him be… Out There." Victor said.
"I don't like Frollo." Owen whispered.
"No one does kid. No one does…" Laverne muttered.
"My dear Quasimodo, who were you talking to?" A man whom, in Sierra and Owen's opinion, had a very detailed face and a deep voice asked
"My friends." Quasimodo answered. Sierra and Owen soon became fearful that Quasi would break his promise.
"What friends?" The man asked
"The stone." Sierra and Owen sighed in relief
"And does stone talk?" The man asked
"No," Quasi said
"You're a smart lad." The man asked.
"Is that Frollo?" Owen whispered.
"Yeah, that's the real monster if you ask me." Hugo groaned
"He wears a lot of jewelry for a dude…" Sierra observed.
Then they heard music, which seemed to come out of nowhere, and singing
Frollo: Remember what I taught you, Quasimodo
You are deformed
Sierra and Owen gasped silently as Quasimodo just agreed with him.
Quasimodo: I am deformed
Frollo: And you are ugly
Quasimodo: And I am ugly
Sierra and Owen couldn't believe what they were hearing. Who would want to be so mean to such a kind man?
Frollo: And these are crimes
For which the world
Shows little pity
You do not comprehend
Quasimodo: You are my one defender
"Defender my butt." Sierra growled under her breathes.
Frollo: Out there they'll revile you
As a monster
Quasimodo: I am a monster
Frollo: Out there they will hate
And scorn and jeer
Quasimodo: Only a monster
Owen and Sierra glared at Frollo, although he didn't notice.
Frollo: Why invite their calumny
Stay in here
Be faithful to me
Frollo knocked all of Quasi's little wooden people off the table and put a basket on said table.
Quasimodo: I'm faithful
Frollo: Grateful to me
Quasimodo: I'm grateful
Frollo: Do as I say
Frollo set the little Quasimodo in the Cathedral.
"You are good to me master, I'm sorry." Quasimodo said sadly. Sierra and Owen looked at each other, if anyone should be apologizing, it's that Frollo guy! Not sweet Quasimodo.
"You are forgiven. But remember, Quasimodo, this is your sanctuary." Frollo said as he left. When they were certain it was safe, Owen and Sierra stepped out.
"Quasimodo… are you ok?" Sierra asked gently.
"My sanctuary." Quasimodo said. Sierra and Owen started to help him pick up his figures.
Quasimodo: Safe behind these windows and these parapets of stone
Gazing at the people down below me
All my life I watch them as I hide up here alone
Hungry for the histories they show me
All my life I memorize their faces
Knowing them as they will never know me
All my life I wonder how it feels to pass a day
Not above them
But part of them
Quasi ran to a ledge to look down at the people. Sierra and Owen joined him and tried to keep up with him.
And out there
Living in the sun
Give me one day out there
All I ask is one
To hold forever
Where they all live unaware
Sierra: What You'd give
Owen: What You'd dare
Quasimodo, Sierra, Owen: Just to live one day out there
Quasimodo: Out there among the millers and the weavers and their wives
Through the roofs and gables I can see them
Ev'ry day they shout and scold and go about their lives
Owen was struggling to keep up with his friends
Heedless of the gift it is to be them
Sierra: If You were in their skin
You'd treasure ev'ry instant
Quasimodo: Out there
Strolling by the Seine
Like ordinary men
Who freely walk about there
Just one day and then
I'll be content
Sierra: With your share
Owen: Won't resent
Quasimodo: Won't despair
Sierra: Old and bent
Owen: You won't care
Quasimodo: I'll have spent
Quasimodo, Sierra, Owen: One day
"That was fun!" Sierra laughed as she, Owen, and Quasimodo joined the gargoyles.
"We've been listening to that song for years now," Victor said
"And you two are pretty good singers." Hugo said
"It just feels good to sing voluntarily for once." Owen admitted.
"Huh?" Quasimodo and the Gargoyles looked at them.
"We'll explain after we-"Sierra gestured to her and Owen. "Get some proper clothes and you-"Sierra looked directly at Quasimodo. "Experience, Out There."
"I'm not sure…"Quasimodo sighed
"We just went through that entire song… for nothing!" Owen was slightly annoyed at this.
"Never mind that for now you two…" Laverne handed them a small brown velvet bag. "This has twenty dollars in it. That should be able to but you two some decent clothes." Laverne smiled.
"Where'd you get this money?" Sierra asked
"Do you really want to know?" Hugo asked
"Good point." Owen said.
"Do you know the way down?" Sierra asked Quasimodo.
"Yes, I do. Follow me." Quasi led them to a staircase.
"Awwwwwwwww. Stairs! Why?" Owen groaned.
"He's not a big fan of exercise." Sierra explained.
"Oooohhhh…" Quasimodo said
"Are you sure you don't want to come with us Quasi?" Sierra smiled pleadingly at the hunchback.
"Ok… well if you change your minds… will be at the festival." Owen said as he and Sierra started down the stairs.
With Alejandro and Cody…
"If I were Izzy or Heather… where would I be?" Cody wondered out loud.
"Under any normal circumstance, I would probably know where Izzy is. But know, I got nothing." Alejandro sighed. Cody spotted a man in a black robe and a black and purple striped cap with a red tassel talking to some burly looking men nearby.
"You think he might know anything?" Cody asked. Alejandro looked at the man
"Even if he did, I don't think it would be a smart move to ask him." Alejandro said
"Why?" Cody asked
"Yes sir, Minister Frollo. We'll keep an eye out for Captain Phoebus." The burly guards were then dismissed. Both boys looked at each other with wide eyes.
"That's why. That dude is Frollo! Hater of Gypsies everywhere." Alejandro hissed.
"Ok, ok. We'll just keep looking." Cody said
"Excuse me, gentlemen." A deep voice called to them. They knew it was Frollo.
Alejandro turned around first and put on his best innocent act.
"Yes sir? How may we be of service to you?" Alejandro asked
"Would any of you boys happen to know the time?" Frollo asked
"I'm deeply sorry sir, but we don't know the time." Cody said. Frollo noticed the remote in Cody's hand.
"Pardon me young man, but what is that odd contraption in your hand?" Frollo asked suspiciously. Alejandro and Cody became nervous.
"It's a new toy. My father is friends with a man who made this." Cody lied.
"Really?" Frollo raised a brow.
"Yes, we were just trying to find this new toy a child. So it will be loved." Alejandro lied.
"Fine then, you two are dismissed." Alejandro and Cody speed-walked for about 5 miles until Alejandro felt an odd feeling. He dragged Cody into a near-by ally.
"What's up with you man?" Cody asked. Alejandro motioned for him to be quite.
"I think we're being followed." Alejandro peeked out to see Frollo and two of his guards trying to decide where to look.
"What's going on?" Cody whispered.
"Frollo's looking for us!" Alejandro whispered-hissed.
"Why? What did we do?" Cody asked. Alejandro held up the remote. "I'm gonna start hiding this thing." Cody sighed.
"Check that alley way." Frollo said. Alejandro and Cody knew he was talking about this alley way.
"Over here." Cody and Alejandro jumped over the side of a bridge and started to run back toward the festival as fast as they could.
"I've decided I hate time travel!" Cody groaned
"And I've decided I hate you for putting me in this situation!" Alejandro snapped at him.
Meanwhile, with Izzy, Heather, and Esmeralda…
"I must admit Esmeralda, these two girls are very impressive." Clopin told Esmeralda.
"Taught them everything I know. And Djali taught them a few things too…"Esmeralda said.
The two gypsies were watching Izzy and Heather dance. Esmeralda even gave the two girls clothes to wear.
Heather was wearing a ruby red, v-neck dress that went to her ankles, a gold belt, a small gold crown with a red veil that went down to her mid-back, two gold rings on her pointer fingers with a long, red silk fabric attached to the rings, gold bracelets, and black flats. She let her short raven hair out of its usual pony-tail.
Izzy was wearing a lime green, heart line neck dress that went to her ankles, a silver belt, a small silver crown, lime green ribbons entwined in her orange hair, two silver rings on her ring fingers with a long, lime green silk fabric attached to the rings, silver bracelets, and silver ankle bracelets. She didn't wear any shoes.
Heather and Izzy finished dancing. And bowed as Clopin and Esmeralda clapped.
"Well…?" Izzy asked hopefully
"What'd you think?" Heather asked
"I think… that you two should dance after Esmeralda in the Feast of Fools!" Clopin said
"Really?" Heather and Izzy smiled at each other.
"And you two will assist me in crowning this year's King of Fools." Clopin said
"This is the best news we've gotten all day!" Izzy said
"Esmeralda, you and Heather and Izzy go try and earn some money. But, be back shortly to help with the festival." Clopin then left.
"Were we really that good?" Heather asked
"Yes, you were. Come on, let's go." Esmeralda said. Then the three girls and a few other gypsies left.
I'll be changing lyrics to the songs a bit. Just to adjust it to the story.