Did Kiu1q2w and Flamestar072 enjoy their hugs and private concert from Bill? I hope so!
Attention! The axe on journal five was a typo that I forgot to correct! I was originally going to also have symbols for Candy and Grenda on the journal and not use signs from the cipher but changed it last minute and forgot to edit Wendy's symbol! The symbols on journal five are the llama, question mark, and ice bag!
It had been a week since the twins had returned from Gravity Falls. Wendy, Soos, Pacifica, Candy, and Grenda all called daily to check up on them to make sure they hadn't died or something. The twin's cover story for the summer was that their uncle was working on a fantasy novel about the town, which is where all the magical adventures occurred. Dipper checked the mailbox as the two finished their journey home from school and saw something interesting. There was a letter addressed to them from...Maine? The two looked at the envelope, trying to figure out who was attempting to contact them. Mabel shrugged.
"Maybe there's some other Dipper and Mabel Pines near here and they got the wrong address?" She asked as Dipper opened the front door.
"I think that us getting their mail would've happened before now if that were the case." The two walked in. "We're home!"
"Great! If you have any homework then go on upstairs and get started on it." Their mom said.
"Okay~!" Mabel replied, putting a sticker on her mom's shirt. "Whop~!" She giggled and walked up the stairs. "Hello there, Waddles~!" She greeted her pig. He oinked in reply. Dipper sat on his bed and opened up the envelope. Inside was a note written on light blue paper that had a hotel address on it. There were two types of writing on the inside, blocky and unprofessional and neat cursive, both of which Dipper recognized.
"It's a letter from Grunkle Stan and Great Uncle Ford!" He said in excitement. Mabel lept onto his bed and looked at it.
"Oooh! I wanna see!" Dipper began to read.
Dipper and Mabel,
Been doing okay? I bet Mabel said there were more Pines twins when she saw this.
I can't believe it's been a whole week since summer ended.
Life has been pretty good out here, Ford and I have gotten along just fine so far.
Like school so far? That stuff's important...kind of.
I'll figure out how you can contact us soon enough, I already miss you two.
Boy, it's been a whole week since summer ended? I feel like I just met you two.
Ah, time flies when you're having fun, I guess.
Can you two do me a favor and check Dipper's bag? I left a secret in there.
Knowing you two, though, you've probably already found it.
We'll write again soon!
"How'd he know that I did that?" Mabel asked. She gasped. "It must be through magic!"
"That, or it's pretty obvious you'd assume something crazy?" Dipper asked sarcastically.
"That too." She said, giggling. Dipper analyzed the letter. "What is it?"
"Something seems off, look at all the weird spacings in it. It's almost like a code or something." Dipper pulled out the black light he carried around for the past few months and flicked it on. Nothing appeared. "Something doesn't seem right…" He looked at the billboard hanging over his bed. He hung up a world map and pinned the letter to the tip of Maine.
"You're just paranoid." She said, shooting him with a Nyarf gun. "I'm sure they're doing fine." Dipper looked at the letter he had pinned to the map.
"It's just in case something is actually going on. But, if you insist then I'll try not thinking about it too much."
"Are you sure they can figure it out? The message seemed pretty cryptic to me." Stan said.
"I think they'll figure it out soon enough. Between the two of them they should be able to crack it soon enough." Ford shuddered. "I just can't believe this is actually happening. I thought he was gone for good."
"We all did, don't be too hard on yourself because of it."
"Alright, fine. But we'll need to figure out a backup plan just in case that can't figure it out."
"What did you have in mind?"
The girl was unconscious. She looked around and saw the same forest landscape, which was now black and white. Greys covered the trees and grass, a bright white sun sat in the sky, and a black statue stood in front of her. Laughter echoed all around her and the black stone began to glow blue. She backed away and the laughter grew louder. The statue exploded, leaving a small, yellow, and flat version of it floating in the air.
"Yes! I've been freed! I live again! That stupid toy could never destroy me!" He cheered. He looked down at the girl. "Hey kid! Thanks for getting me out of that rock! You deserve a prize! Have a giant floating baby head!" He clapped his hands together and a puff of smoke appeared, but no giant floating baby head. "What?! Oh well, I'm out of here!" He tried to fly off, but see-through teal shackles appeared around his wrists and ankles. "What did you do to me?!" He screamed. The girl looked down and saw that the chains around his limbs were also connected to hers. She tugged on the chains, but it only brought the triangle closer.
"How would I have done this? You did something! What the heck are you, anyway?!"
"The name's Bill. And that's none of your business." He paused for a second, thinking about something. "Time to talk to an old friend." The girl was confused. She watched as the landscape disappeared and they spiraled into an unknown destination. "I can't ditch your mind, but I can still go into someone else's dreams!" He said. A new image spiraled into existence and the girl was thrown into it, being dragged by the chains. There was a man there, he looked pretty old, actually. Somewhere in his fifties or sixties. He looked at the triangle and gasped.
"No...how?! You were erased! You died with Stan! I erased you myself!" Bill laughed.
"He, a mortal, lived and I'm practically a god so why can't I?" He continued laughing before the girl yanked on the chains. She shouted at the man.
"Listen, you clearly know this guy, how do I get rid of him?!" She yelled. The man looked at the chains and shackles the two wore.
"You're trapped, aren't you?" He asked Bill.
"For now, just until I can get rid of this extra baggage." He said, clearly annoyed. The man looked at the girl.
"Whatever you do, don't let him take over your body. I know of a way to stop him, but it's complicated."
"It's okay, I don't care if I die. I'm a nobody, no one will miss me if I'm gone. I just need to get rid of this triangle guy, right?" She held a finger gun up to her own head. The man's eyes widened in shock.
"Don't do anything reckless! If you're thinking of doing what I think you are then it will only free him! Listen, I've stopped BIll before and I can do it again." The man said.
"Yes, you 'stopped' me, well, I've got places to be and things to do Sixer. See you around!" The landscape disappeared as the girl was dragged back into her own mind. She woke up and looked around.
"It's gone." Where the statue was yesterday was just a hole. She blinked a few times just to make sure she was seeing correctly, only to find she couldn't see out of her right eye. She walked over to a slow stream and stared at her reflection. Her left eye was its normal teal color, but her right eye was a bright yellow with a cat eye slit down the middle. There was a faint blue glow in the middle of the slit pupil. Bill's laughter echoed in her mind.
If you're going to be here for a while, then there's some stuff you should know. My name's Lea. I've never had a last name and never knew my family. I'm a nomad, I have no home. I've been passing through Oregon and stumbled upon Gravity Falls, which is where I found you.
"I already know all about you." Bill's voice echoed in her mind. "I don't care about you or your life story. I'm only here because I'm too weak to exist on my own right now. You'll be the first person I'm going to kill once I get out. Just for fun. It's been awhile since I've gotten to kill anyone."
Can you solve the letter? I took a piece out of Death Note's book of hidden puzzles. It's a kind of lame puzzle once you figure it out, but whatever.
WKH WZR ILJKW WKH FKDLQV
DV KLV SRZHU JDLQV
ZLOO WKH FLSKHU UHWXUQ
RU ZLOO WKHB DOO EXUQ
Hugs from Lil' Gideon of you can figure this out!
See you next time~!