Artemis Fowl: Animorph Chapter 1 Artemis's First Morph
Artemis was sitting in his study, concentrating. "There must be some way," he murmured.
Opal Koboi was recently taking over the world with some sort of indestructible ship that looked like a battle-ax.
Suddenly, there was a loud thump.
Artemis silently walked to where the thump was. Then he saw what had happened. Butler!
Artemis shook him. "Are you okay?" he asked.
Butler groaned. "Run," he managed to say before he passed out.
Artemis got up. He reached for the small phone given to him by Captain Holly Short. He then pressed a small button and he was instantly warped to Haven.
"What?" he managed to gasp before a giant robot appeared and grabbed him.
When Artemis woke up, he found he was seated in an ancient chair, probably from the 1700's. Then he looked around. There were some teenagers seated around him.
"Hello," one of them said. "My name is Jake. We rescued you from that robot."
"And do you want?" Artemis inquired. "If you didn't need anything, I imagine I would be waking up on my bed, asleep."
"Smart aleck." Someone else retorted.
"Be quiet Marco!" Jake replied.
As any genius would know, Artemis figured that person's name was Marco.
"Anyway, we're fighting an evil called Yeerks. They are evil parasites that can take control of your brain." Jake started.
For the next hour, Jake explained how they came to be, how they could morph, who exactly they were fighting.
"Back up." Artemis interrupted. "What was that you said about morphing?"
"We can morph into different animals at will," Jake said flatly.
"I don't believe you," Artemis announced.
Jake simply stayed quiet.
Then he began to change. His skin grew fur, he turned orange, and he grew a tail.
"Ahh!" Artemis cried. "How are you doing that?"
"I told you, we can change into different animals at will," Jake said impatiently.
"What do you want then?" asked Artemis.
"We want you to help us. That brain of yours is sure to be a help against Visser Three. And that other person too."
"I know the other person. It's Opal Koboi. Visser Three is that alien, right?" Artemis piped up.
"Yes," Jake responded again. Anyway, if you're going to be any help to us, you're going to need to be able to morph."
Jake took out the blue box from his pocket.
"Put your hand on one of the sides," Jake instructed.
"It feels tingly," remarked Artemis.
"That's normal," replied Jake. "Now you can morph."
He led Artemis to a door.
"This is a zoo," he explained. "This is where you'll get your first morph."
He led him to a cage. "Here is your morph!"
In the cage was a polar bear.
"To acquire it, you just put your hand on it. Then its DNA will be yours," Jake instructed.
Artemis put his hand carefully on the polar bear's fur.
Then he thought: I'm going to need to wash my hands later.
He turned to Jake. "Do I have it?"
"Of course," Marco said. "This is taking too long. Just concentrate and morph already."
Artemis concentrated. Then he began to change.
After 5 seconds he was a polar bear.
"That was fast," remarked someone else. A girl.
"You must have good concentration," said another girl.
"How about you all introduce yourselves?" asked Artemis. "It's boring saying someone all the time."
Each member introduced themselves.
"Great!" Artemis exclaimed. Then he remembered. Butler!
"I need to save Butler!" he announced. Everyone grew quiet.
"He's probably a Yeerk now," said Jake. "You've been here two hours already. Plenty of time to infest him."
Artemis gasped. From what Jake said, Yeerks could take complete control of people.
"I must rescue him!" Artemis persisted. "He would also be a valuable help. Even without morphing he is strong."
The Animorphs huddled together. "Is it worth the risk?" asked Cassie.
"I think so," Tobias said. Then he demorphed and remorphed.
"Okay," Jake finally said. "Let's go."
For another hour they got Artemis some more morphs, scouted out the location, and prepared a plan. Then Artemis morphed into his new morph, the bald eagle, and they all flew toward the Yeerk base.
Artemis also got a special morphing suit, much to his displeasure. His current morphs: Polar bear, bald eagle, and fly.