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Me: Disclaimer: I do not own Fossil Fighters!
"Ugh... Where are we?" Rupert got up, then Pauleen and I did, too.
All of us looked around. There were large puddles, pieces of boats, and a bunch of random or unrecognizable stuff.
"Well, we were at Icegrip Plateau and then there was... Oh no.. We've been swallowed by a whale!" Pauleen broke down and started crying, "W-We're gonna be digested!"
"Pauleen.. It'll be alright." I tried to tell her.
"I don't wanna be whale food! I'm too beautiful! Waaaaahhhh!"
"Well, slap a fish and call me roughy! I come over to investigate all this racket, and instead I find company!"
Pauleen stopped crying, mostly, and we all turned around to see a strange man who looked like he'd been here a really long time.
"W-Wha..? Oh, hello. Do you... uh.. live here?" Pauleen asked.
The man nodded, "The name's Robinson! It's a right pleasure to meetcha. This whale's called the Bonehemoth, see, and he likes to chew on ice cubes."
He motioned his hand to the right in a sweeping motion, "So there I was, doin' a bit'a fishin', when up he swims. Dangnab fish up and swallowed me in one bite! That was near ten years ago, give or take a few."
"You've been here for ten years.. by yourself?" Pauleen exclaimed.
Robinson shook his head, "Nah, I ain't by myself! I done gone and made a friend, see?" He held up a rubber, green ball, "Lemme introduce you to m'best friend in the whole, wide whale... Balliver!"
The ball, expectedly, stayed quiet.
"...Now, Balliver, where's your manners? Go on and say hello to the nice folks now! ...Uh-huh. Yeah, I know. It's gonna be a lot louder with all these folks here. ...Well, Balliver, that's good to hear! I'm happy to have company myself!" he kept going on talking to "Balliver".
"...Uh.. Dina..? Rupert? That's just a ball with a face drawn on it!" Pauleen whispered.
"Perhaps his loneliness was so great he felt the need to invent a friend." Rupert replied.
"Aw, look at me! Flappin' m'gums while you stand there ankle deep in chum!" Pauleen looked down in disgust as Robinson said that, "You folks should wander around, see the sights! Get acquainted with your new home. This here Bonehemoth swallows all kinds of stuff, so if you want it, you can probably find it here."
He pointed over to our left, "See?"
Pauleen gasped, "Oh, my, God..." she ran over, "It's KL-33N and a VMM!" she began pushing buttons, "Aw, nuts. The Teleporter's broken, but you can still switch out your Dino Medals."
"BOOP- If you need, I can assist you with cleaning as well. BEEP" KL-33N spoke.
"Oh, that's handy! Thanks KL-33N!" Pauleen ran back over.
"Robinson," Rupert asked, "Is there any way to escape from this place?"
"Escape? Fish guts! Why would you wanna go and do a thing like that?" Robinson thought, "...Well, I suppose you could take it up with Lord Tonzilla. He's watcha might call the supreme ruler of this here place, see? He's at the top of the food chain, and the top of the Bonehemoth's digestive track!"
"Eww..." Pauleen gagged.
"If you folks could defeat Lord Tonzilla, you might be able to leave this place. ...But why would you wanna do such a thing?" Robinson turned around and left.
Pauleen turned and grabbed me by the shoulders, "I don't care what the crazy man thinks! We have to beat Lord Tonzilla and get the heck out of here!"
"I hate to be the optimist, but at least we can excavate, clean, and revive fossils while we're here." Rupert paused for a second and thought, "Maybe we should split up and prepare, then meet up again when we get to Lord Tonzilla."
All of us agreed, then Pauleen and Rupert ran ahead. I sighed, then gagged because it smelled horribly like dead fish.
Although I was anxious to get out of here, I dug through the muck and found a Giant Fossil Rock. I walked a little further and saw streetlights, boxes, Coelacanth skeletons (not the Vivosaur kind), and a load of other unusual things.
I went further and saw the BB Brigade members, so I turned and his behind a boat nearby.
"This place is, like, sooo not groovy. It's dark, gooey, and smells terribly like fish. I tooootaaally wanna get out of here now, man!" she whined.
Cole patted her on the back, "It's alright, Lola. We'll be out of here soon enough... hopefully."
"I hate enclosed spaces! I think I have closetphobia!"
"Lester, no one cares." Cole snapped.
"Someone has to!" Lester growled.
Cole ignored him, "I don't even think my hair can stand having this much goo in it! We have to get out of here before I lose my just-woke-up look."
I walked forward, "As much as I hate you guys, I know how we can get out." I told them.
Lola flipped, "You! This is, like, all your fault! You are such a total buzz kill!"
"My fault? If you hadn't stolen the Electrominites in the first place we would have never came to Icegrip Plateau!"
"Well, whaaatevverr. If you'd just give up the islands to us we wouldn't have to fight you !"
"Why do you want the islands, anyway?" I shouted.
Lester stepped forward, "You wanna know why we want the islands? Ha! Like I'd tell you! We've got plans! Big plans! "
"Look, our boss, Don Boneyard, told to cancel the Cup and drive off the Fighters, so that's what we're doing. We'll deal with other stuff when the time comes." Cole answered.
"Sooo, like, you're not even a member of Don Boneyard's evil gang, right? So, like, stay out of this and stop asking questions." Lola blew another bubble with her bubble gum.
"Okay, fine then. Find your own way out." I turned away from them and ran forward. Ahead, I spotted Rupert and Pauleen.
"There you guys are!" I said, relieved.
"We think that Lord Tonzilla is ahead, are you ready?" Rupert asked.
I nodded. "As I'll ever be.."
"Let's go, then! The sooner I get out of here, the better!" Pauleen turned around and shouted down the passage, "We're coming for you, Lord Tonzilla!"
All three of us ran quickly down the fish-smelling path. Rupert stopped abruptly and pointed ahead, "That must be Lord Tonzilla..."
"But..! But it's just a giant tonsil!" Pauleen stated, then she stepped back a few feet, "Stand back, kids! Pauleen's gonna preform a little oral surgery on this loser!"
She ran up and did a jump kick at Lord Tonzilla, then kicked him... it, again. It began shaking and made a growling sound.
"Pauleen, no!" Rupert pulled her back, "Stop kicking it!"
Tonzilla whipped the two of them aside. Pauleen screamed.
"Dina, be careful!" Rupert shouted. I turned around and Lord Tonzilla whipped itself at me. I jumped out of the way.
I have to battle a tonsil? Okay, if I get out of here alive then I'm pretty sure this will be the weirdest day of my life...
Lugmos didn't even give me a chance to grab his Dino Medal before he released himself, and the others followed. Areos was still too low a level to go into battle.
"Grraaaahh..." Lugmos growled. He attacked Tonzilla with a Lugmos Tail. Tonzilla whipped back around at Lugmos, but Nycto jumped ahead and hit it with a Beak Strike. He was sent flying backwards towards Rupert and Pauleen, but stayed behind to protect them.
Coatlus screeched and took flight, then a torrent of wind and water blew forward. His new attack, Blow Away, hit Tonzilla full force. It wobbled around, but all my Vivosaurs were well out of its way. Coatlus attacked again, this time with a Diving Trust, and Lord Tonzilla flopped onto the ground.
I returned my Vivosaurs' Dino Medals to my pocket.
"I never thought I'd be pummeled by a giant tonsil. ...It's ...It's a little embarrassing..." Pauleen groaned.
"It's just... I fail to understand how this will help us escape the whale." Rupert wondered out loud.
"Y-you actually did it! You knocked out Lord Tonzilla!" Robinson came running up to us. "
"Yeah.. Why are you concerned? We're getting out." I asked.
"Because, there's a flood a'comin now, no denyin'." he looked at Balliver, "Come on, Balliver! We gotta get to the boat! All aboard who's goin' aboard!" he ran off into the depths from where he came.
Pauleen was puzzled, "How can knocking over a tonsil cause a flood...?"
A thundering roar resonated in the whale's throat. Pauleen jumped, "What was that?"
"Perhaps Robinson is not the madman we took him for. If by battling the tonsil Dina triggered the gag reflex, then perhaps... Oh, God.."
"So you're saying... What's going to happen is...!"
The thundering got louder, and a huge wave came crashing forward. Pauleen started running away, and I saw the BB Brigade members running forward as well. They were quickly caught up in the torrent.
Rupert and I were swept off our feet. I tried to keep hold of his hand so we wouldn't get separated, but it slipped out of my grip. Soon we were shot into the air, hundreds of feet above the water, and crashed back below.
I popped me head back out of the freezing water and gasped. Frantically, I turned my head back and forth, trying to find the others. The BB Brigade members were nowhere to be found, but I saw Rupert swimming toward me and Pauleen in the distance.
"Are.. you alright?" Rupert gasped.
"Yeah.." I panted.
"Heeeyyy! I'm over heerrreee!" Pauleen yelled.
I laughed, "Head to shore!" I shouted back. All of us swam, freezing, onto the ice. Robinson was just ahead when we got there.
"Oh, there you are! Thought you folks were lost for good, I did."
"Well, I'm just glad to be out of that thing. ...but I smell like dead fish now." Pauleen groaned.
"I told you not to mess with the natural order'a things!" he shouted, "You lot are lucky to be up and walkin' around, you are. Still.. I'm a free man once more, and I suppose I owe you m'thanks."
He turned to ocean and stared into the distance, breathing in the air, "It's been ten years since I last smelled fresh air. Ten longyears..." He admired everything for a few moments before turning back to say goodbye.
"Well, I best be gettin' back to my trade. Them fish won't catch themselves! Good day to you, folks."
"Bye, Robinson. And thanks!" I said to him.
"Ok.. That was kind of a low point for the Patrol Team." Pauleen sighed, "But what matters is that we're out! I should thank my lucky stars we're even alive. ...Oh, and I suppose Lord Tonzilla, too."
"I just hope the BB Brigade trio escaped. Despite their intentions, no one deserves to be trapped in a whale.." Rupert stated, shaking his head.
"Aw, you're worried about me? Reeeeally?" a familiar, high-pitched voice said. We all looked to see Lola and her fellow commanders walking over.
"What a trip, man! Maybe this rich kid, like, likes me."
Rupert blushed, "Uhh, n-no. Of course not! I.. I, uh, prefer someone else."
"You better hope so, buster. She's mine." Cole growled.
"So, you made it out, did you?" Pauleen asked.
Lester nodded, "Yeah, some Robinson guy came along and rescued us."
"..And he totally digged my style." Cole bragged.
Lola kept quiet, "Yeeaaahh, so I gotta go, like, split this scene and hose myself off. Sooo, like, take these." she handed me the three Super Electronimites.
"But.. why are you giving these back? Don't you need them to succeed with your plan?" I asked.
"Like, we heard it was you that made the Bonehemoth horf us up, right?" Sooo, you totally, like saved our lives. ...even though you're, like, our mortal enemies." she pushed her bangs out of her face, "Annyywaay, it's bad juju to leave a debt like that unpaid. So we're all square now, riiiight?"
"Are Cole and Lester ok with this?" Pauleen asked.
Cole shrugged, "Hey, this is Lola's crazy plan. I just do what she tells me."
"I don't think.." Lola stomped on Lester's foot again, "Gah..! I mean.. I agree, too."
"But this is, like, a one-time kind of thing, k? Next time we meet I'm totally gonna flip your wig!" the three of them turned and walked off.
"I can't believe I'm saying this," Pauleen spoke, "But.. They're not all that bad."
"We can discuss the relative merits of our enemies later. Right now, each of us should take a Super Electrominite to an isla-"
I let out a loud sneeze.
"Are you alright, Dina?" Rupert asked. I sneezed again and shivered.
"It.. I'm just a little cold.. I'll.. ACHOO!" I sighed.
"Pauleen?" she turned to Rupert, "I need you to take these two Electronimites to Ribular and Cranial Isle. I'm taking Dina to the Fossil Station so she can warm up."
Pauleen nodded and took the Super Electrominites, "Okay, Rupert. After all, she did save me from that fish smelling prison."
"Thanks." he turned back to me, "Let's head back. We don't need you catching a cold like Todd."
We headed back and Rupert took the Electrominite to Kent, who came over to me with a blanket.
"Feel better, dude. And thanks for getting the Electrominites back." he walked over to the power room.
I sat on the couch in the lobby and wrapped myself in the blanket. Rupert sat next to me.
"Are you feeling any better?" he asked.
I nodded, "Yeah.. But Rupert, why are you so worried about me? A few hours ago you didn't want anything to do with me! What made you come to your senses?"
He looked down at the floor and thought, "I.. I just... I felt I needed to stand up for myself. I don't want to be pushed around by my father anymore, and I realize that I almost lost a great friend." he looked at me and smiled.
Dina's eyes glowed, "Well, I'm glad you did. You're one of the best friend's I've had, and I was really sad when you left."
I felt my face start to turn red, so I turned away from her.
"I'm going to go to my room. We'd better let Joe know what happened." Dina got up, "I'll see ya tomorrow, Rupert."
"See you.." I smiled. She walked away down the corridor to her room.
I sighed again, "..and there goes my chance."
"You should have told her. I think she likes you, too." Mapo growled.
"Eventually I will, but... I just need to find the right time." With nothing else to do, I got up and opened my cell phone to call Joe.
"Hello? This is Rupert. ..Yeah, we got them back, but Dina got a bit of a cold so we had to take her back to the Station. ...I'll let them know. ...yes, we'll be there first thing tomorrow. ...Okay, bye." I shut it and put it in my pocket, then I went to tell Dina and Pauleen.
Rupert told us that Joe wanted to see us this morning. We all headed up the elevator to his suite.
Joe smiled, "Thanks to you, we've got power back in the entire park."
"It was no problem, Joe." Pauleen said, "But I smelled terribly like fish..." she muttered.
"But still, that was some fine work there, Dina and Pauleen! Oh, and you too, Rupert." he thanked us.
Rupert stepped forward, "Pardon me, Joe, but.. I have a favor to ask of you." he paused, "I.. I would like to be allowed to join the Caliosteo Patrol Team."
Pauleen and I were shocked. "Rupert, really?"
He nodded to me, "I want to protect the Caliosteo Cup, no matter what."
"You kiddin'?" Joe said, "I oughta be on my hands and knees beggin' ya to join!" he stepped forward, "Rupert, I hereby name ya as a full-fledged member of the Caliosteo Patrol Team."
"Yeah, Rupert!" Pauleen cheered.
"...Thank you." Rupert said happily.
"Now listen up." We all paid attention to Joe, "We only got two rounds left in this here Cup. The BB Brigade's runnin' out of time, and there's nothin' more dangerous than a cornered rat! Y'all gotta be on yer guard, all right? Do whatever it takes to save the Cup for Fighters everywhere!"
"Are you sure about this, Rupert?" Pauleen asked him, concerned, "Your father's going to be furious."
He shrugged, "Most likely, but that's all right. I've decided that it's time for me to stand up. I'm going to tell my father what's what and live my life how I want to live it."
Pauleen thought for a second, "..Hm. All right, then. If you can do it, so can I!" she looked at me, "Remember my promise, Dina? Well, I'm going to be brave and take off this mask for good!"
Rupert looked at both of us like we were nuts.
"I mean, I'll probably blush like crazy and stammer when I talk to people, but... I think I'm ok with that now. For the rest of the Cup, people will see my face. Here we go!"
She tugged on the mask. It wouldn't budge. She tugged again. Nothing.
"...Uhh, that's weird. It won't come off." she pulled and pulled on it, but it just wouldn't come off.
Pauleen became flustered, "Oh my gosh, th-the mask won't come off! What do I do, what do I do, WHAT DO I DOOOO?"
"Pauleen, calm down!"
"I'm cursed! I'm gonna have this mask on for the rest of my life! No, no, no, no, noooo!" Pauleen whirled around and booked it down the stairs.
"I don't understand.. Is that some kind of special mask?" Rupert asked.
"Pauleen, well, she said it was from her village." I explained. "Supposedly, it grants the wearer confidence or something."
"I see. So the mask has magical powers?"
"Yeah. But.. I'm worried. We should go find her."
"I'm worried about her as well. Let's go."
Both of us looked down at the lobby.
"Wait, digadig! Pauleeeen!"
I ran down to the man that was yelling. He gazed over at us.
"You are... friends of Pauleen, digadig?"
We both nodded.
"Ah, yes, diga. I... am chieftain of the Digadig people from Vivosaur Island. I am also... Pauleen's grandfather, digadig." he gave me a certain look, "You, diga. You wouldn't happen to know Dino and Hunter, would you, digadig?"
"Actually, Dino's my brother." I told him. "I'm Dina. This is Rupert."
"It's a pleasure to meet you, sir." he greeted the chieftain.
"Of course. Well, the... mask that Pauleen wears is enchanted with a spell of ill will, digadig. It gives the wearer... confidence and cheer, diga. But there is a... price." he stated doubtfully. "Once the mask takes hold, it is... impossible to remove. The mask... becomes the master, digadig."
Both Rupert and I looked at each other with worry. "Oh, no."
"When I learned Pauleen.. took the mask, I came right away. But, digadig, I came too late. Please, diga," he pleaded, "You must pursue her, for I am... too old and my back is too sore."
"Of course we will." I assured him. I looked at Rupert, "It just has to be one thing after another, doesn't it?"
"Yeah." Rupert groaned, "But we have to find her. I'll search Mt. Krakanak if you take Rainbow Canyon, agreed?"
I walked into Rainbow Canyon. She could be anywhere.. I thought. Then it hit me, That's it! She's probably in the abandoned BB Base where she got kidnapped!
I ran over the bridge and over to the door. It was open, so she must have gone in.
"Pauleen?" I called.
She didn't answer back.
I ventured deeper in, back to the place where I first battled Cole. Pauleen was standing there, her back to me.
"Pauleen! There you are!" I ran towards her, but she turned and halted me.
"No, Dina! Stay away from me!" she pleaded. "I have no control over my body! This mask makes me attack everyone I see!"
I shook my head, "Pauleen, I'm going to help you!"
"N-no, please! You have to... run... I c-can't.. stop... myself..." she began slipping out of control.
I quickly reached for my Dino Medals, "Then I'll have to fight you. It's the only way!" Pauleen got into a battle stanch and sent out her Berto, Berta, and Krypto.
"Nycto, Wing Whirlwind on Berta!" Nycto ripped through Berta with gale-force winds, spinning as his wings battered the Vivosaur. A huge critical hit and type advantage got him down to half of his LP.
"Use Skewer, Berta." Pauleen's voice was dark and emotionless. Her Berta leapt back at Nycto and jabbed him with its horns, knocked the air out of him. He fell face-first to the ground and lost a quarter of LP.
Krypto ran at Lugmos and bit down on his tail, attempting to throw him off the ground. Lugmos, however, twisted his head around and shot s fiery sphere at him. The close attack hit Krypto full-force in the face, which sent him flying back to his side.
Berto retaliated with Thick Jaws, successfully throwing Lugmos into the air and then slamming him down again. Lugmos was bruised, but nothing more.
"Coatlus, attack Berto with Blow Away!"
The wind and mist Coatlus sent whipped at Berto, and then others were momentarily blinded. Then, in the confusion, Nycto hit Krypto with a critical Beak Strike while his guard was down. Krypto was instantly defeated.
"Both of you, use your combo attacks." Pauleen commanded.
Berta ran at Lugmos and pushed him into the air, then hit him again and made him go flying behind him. Berto then slammed into Lugmos before snapping at him. The whole thing looked like a messed up volleyball match, and Lugmos took a ton of damage.
Coatlus attack Berto with Wing Cutter, slicing at his side, and Nycto did the same to Berta with Wing Whirlwind, knocking its LP lower than its partner.
Berta was furious and rammed Nycto into the air again. Just as Lugmos tried to catch him, Berto slammed into him and bit down on his neck, tossing him to the side.
Coatlus decided to finish off Berta with a Great Vortex, enraging Berto more.
He breathed fire right in Lugmos's face, scalding him. He became Enraged, so I had Nycto attack. He flew up high and jabbed Berto in the side with his beak, then Coatlus let loose another Blow Away as Berto was regaining his footing. Berto flew backwards and a loud click sounded as his Dino Medal hit the rocky ground.
Pauleen stepped forward, and Lugmos quickly came back out and roared at her.
"Aaah! Wait, diga! It's me, the real me!" Pauleen's mask fell to the ground, and she gasped, "...It's off. Yes! The mask is off, digadig!" she laughed happily.
"I don't need you anymore, mask. I'm going to fight on my own and talk on my own from now on, digadig!"
She ran up and hugged me, "Oh, thank you, thank you, thank you, Dina! I'm so happy right now, diga!" I blushed a little with embarrassment.
"...Heh. That's amusing. The mask is off, but the one that's red in the face in Dina!" Rupert laughed. I turned around and scowled at him.
"Pauleen! Are you unharmed, diga?" all of us looked as the chieftain came rushing in.
Pauleen jumped up and down ecstatically, "Look, Grandpa, look! The mask came off, digadig!"
The chieftain laughed, "This makes me... very happy, diga."
"It's hard to believe this little mask caused so much trouble" Rupert said to us. I nodded in agreement.
"Well, this is a dangerous item. It might be best if we destroyed it here and now."
Pauleen looked at him with shock, "No, please don't break the mask, digadig! This is my fault, I'm the one who took the mask without permission. And besides, it diga-didhelp me for a while, so it's not totally evil."
She picked up the mask and handed it to her grandpa, "You should take this back to the village, digadig."
Rupert nodded, "If this is your wish, Pauleen, then I'll accept your decision."
The chieftain let out a plain laugh, "You have changed, Pauleen. You are... talking to others, diga-despite having no mask."
"I know!" she cheered, "It's awesome!"
She smiled at Rupert and I, "It's all thanks to my friends, diga. They taught me to trust my feelings and showed me I could just be myself."
"It does my heart good to see you grow. You grow... before my very eyes, diga!"
All of our Paleopagers beeped and interrupted, "This is an announcement regarding the Caliosteo Cup semifinals. Due to adjustments to the facilities, the semifinals have been postponed to tomorrow."
"Perhaps that's a good thing." Rupert said, "We could all use some rest after the events of today."
Rupert sat on a log by a large fire pit. I walked up and sat next to him.
"Hi. Did Pauleen ask you here as well?" he asked.
"Yeah, she did."
"I wonder what this is all about?"
"Hey, guys!" We turned as we saw Todd running up as well. "Pauleen asked me to come, you guys too?"
"Yeah. We're waiting for her right now. How's your fever?" I asked.
"I'm good as new!" he smiled.
"Sorry I'm late, digadig!" Pauleen apologized, sitting down on one of the other logs. Todd sat beside her.
"Whoa, Pauleen! You took off your mask!" Todd gasped.
Pauleen blushed, "Uh, yeah, diga. I did."
Rupert spoke up, "I'm curious as to why you asked us here in the middle of the night."
"Oh, of course, diga. Well, there's two reasons. First off," she faced Rupert and me, "...The semifinals are here digadig. And that means that only two people can advance. So no matter what, one of us will be leaving the Cup. I've been thinking about it, and it makes me sad. So I thought maybe we could talk about it, diga. That's why I called you here."
Rupert sat silently, staring into the fire, "...I, too, have been feeling some sadness about the upcoming end of the Cup."
"This has been so much fun, diga! I wish it could just go on forever! Wouldn't it be great if we all just kept winning?" Pauleen shouted excitedly. She then looked at me, "What do you think, Dina?"
"I know what you mean. I just want the Cup to go on. I've made so many great friends.. All of you!" I smiled.
"I knew you'd agree!"
Rupert sighed, "Dina?"
"What is it?" I asked.
Rupert blushed a little, "..There's something I've never told you, Dina, but this seems like a good time. It's something I've been thinking about for a long time, something that drives me to compete. It's even enough to make me forget the sadness I feel about the end of the Caliosteo Cup."
"What?" I felt myself blushing a little.
"Do you remember when I told you I'd never forget you.. because you were such a great friend? Well.. I kind of lied. Not about you being a great friend, but about why I'd never forget you." Rupert took a deep breath, "Dina, I love you."
All the air went out of my lungs. Todd and Pauleen almost fell off their seats.. Well, Todd did. Rupert looked away and his face turned pure red, "Look, it's okay if you don't love me back it's just.. I needed to tell you. It's something that's been bugging me for a really long time."
I pulled him into a hug, "Of course I do!"
"R-Really?" he turned back and hugged me in return, "Dina, I'm glad we finally got to realize our feelings for each other..."
"I knew it, digadig!" Pauleen yelled, jumping up and pointing at us. Todd was still dumbfounded.
"Well... guys? I have something to ask Pauleen... Now that she's gotten rid of that terrible mask." Todd said.
Pauleen smirked, "I know what you're gonna say, and yes, I will go out with you!" she pulled him up and kissed him. Todd absolutely must have peed himself. Rupert and I tried our best not to laugh.
"Well, this has been an exciting turn of events!" I laughed. Everyone laughed with me.
Todd yawned, "Well, I'm heading to bed. G'night, guys!"
"Me too, diga. I'm beat..."
Pauleen and Todd walked off to the Fossil Station. Rupert and I continued to sit by the fire. He sat there silently.
"What do you think your father will think...?" I asked him.
"I don't care what he thinks! I love you, that's all that matters to me.." Rupert said sternly. Then he realized how he'd said it, "Sorry if that came off angry.."
"It's alright." I yawned, "I think we should be getting to bed. Goodnight, Rupert." I kissed him on the cheek, then turned and walked into the Fossil Station.
Me: OH YEAH! THEY'RE FINALLY TOGETHER!"
Mapo: Oh, right...
Me: Next up is the semifinals! Until next chapter, thank you for reading and please review.