Bryn~ Ohai guys, I hope it's not to long for you between chapters...
Caitlin woke up to something... hairy... crawling on his chest, yet he was too tired to properly open his eyes. After arriving in Rhinestone the night before, he and Mike had met up with Momo, the girl who had offered for them to stay in the basement. She had chattered to them nonstop, before leaving them alone so that Caitlin could finally get some sleep (apparently, Mike didn't rest, because he was an imaginary figment or something). Caitlin had dreamt of happy things that night, and was quite sad he'd woken up. When the hairy thing moved on him again, Caitlin groaned and opened his eyes. He looked down on his chest, where a tarantula was perched on him, dancing a sort of polka. Caitlin screamed.
"WHERE'S THE MARMITE!" He heard a girlish- Momo's- voice scream from far away. There were thuds on the stairs, and then Momo ran in, her face covered in red jam. "What happened?"
"There's a tarantula on my chest!" Caitlin freaked, and from beside him, Mike sniggered.
"AND? There's a TARANTULA on my CHEST!" The boy began to cry.
"Is that a problem?" Momo asked.
"Oh. In which case, come along, Tara." The tarantula jumped off Caitlin's chest and poked her tongue out at the freaked boy. "Sorry about that, she likes to have human contact."
"Breakfasts ready, so you should come up!"
"Is that why you have jam all over your face?" Caitlin wondered innocently.
"No, why would you ever think that?"
After getting dressed, Caitlin made his way up the stairs and to the dining hall. He froze in the entryway. There, sitting on a chair, looking at the local newspaper and drinking a kind of animal-adjusted coffee, was none other than the brown, evil tanuki... Tom Nook.
"Act like everything's normal." Mike advised, and Caitlin nodded numbly. Hopefully Nook wouldn't recognize him, or...
"Good morning." His voice was way too high pitched for someone his age, why had he never noticed that before?
"Yeah, morning." The tanuki nodded, as Momo walked in carrying some kind of food that Caitlin didn't recognize. She set it down in front of him.
"Enjoy!" She giggled, as it moved around Caitlin's plate... Wait, what?
"Did the food just move?" Caitlin asked dubiously.
"It does that all the time... Ignore it." Nook told him. Momo retreated upstairs.
"So... What's up in the news?" Caitlin hated how cliché he sounded.
"Nothing special today, not very humorous."
"What about the crossword?"
"I'm stuck on one of them, K'ppn is a green blank. Its five words. He's a... turtle right?"
"A kappa. K-a-double p-a."
"So... What brings you to Rhinestone?"
"Sightseeing, thought I'd come see this towns lighthouse."
"... What about you?"
"Travelling around the world, decided to stop off here... A friend recommended it."
"Yeah, he's not the best."
"HEY! I do my best! Even if I am just a figment!"
Suddenly there was a knock at the door.
"I'LL GET IT!" Momo screamed from the attic, and she could be heard running down the sta- no, she fell down the stairs. Doing somersaults. She flew right past the door and down into the basement where she hit the floor finally with a dull thud. "I'm okay!" She then came back up the stairs and opened the door. "Nook, it's for you!"
"Okay, send them in." Nook replied, and to Caitlin's horror in walked an orange squirrel he knew too well.
"Today just isn't your day." Commented Mike.
"What, Caroline?" Nook sounded tired.
"I just thought I'd catch you up to speed with the events, hulaaa." Caroline replied, and then started talking really fast. "So first off Alex Peewee and Crazy Redd kind of got captured by us and we hauled him away but then Alex and Peewee blew up your boat and Horace has escaped on our best plane..."
"Wait, WHAT?" Nook yelled.
"Uhuh! We kidnapped Crazy Redd, hulaaa! ... It was Crazy Redd you don't like, right? Not Mad Blue, or Barmy Purple, or Batty Pink, or Mental Orange, or Wacky Yellow, or Psycho Green, right?"
"No, I do hate Crazy Redd, but what I was saying what to was the fact that my ship got blown up." Nook sighed.
"I feel for you." Caitlin said softly, picking on his breakfast.
"Yeah, thanks for that helpless comment." Nook said, looking at him. Then he did a double take. "Wait, I recognize you!" Caitlin froze.
"Yeah, me to, hulaaa..." Mused Caroline.
"Oh, this is going to bug me for weeks..." Nook groaned. "Um... Weren't you that guy?"
"What guy?" Caitlin said, his voice raising an octave. "I'm not that guy."
"So you weren't that dude on the insurance advert? Man, I loved that advert! I've gotten stung by bees." Nook imitated the low and boring voice of the man on the random advert. "And I don't have any money to buy medicine from Nooks."
"Hm... Maybe, hulaaa, he's that human who did a cameo appearance in Pointed Love! In the episode where... oh, you know!" Caroline mused.
"No... No, no, no... WAIT! You're that fashion model for GracieGrace!" Nook yelled. "Of course!"
"What?" Mike burst out laughing, and Caitlin blushed.
"What? Are you sure you're not him? You look totally like him!"
"No... No I don't!"
"He's right." Piped up Caroline. "He looks like... Momma's boy."
"I'M NOT A MOMMA'S BOY!" Caitlin yelled. Caroline and Nook gasped simultaneously.
"HE IS!" Nook wailed. Then he smiled evilly. "He is..."