Continued From Chapter 15…
When Binary Bard and Dr. Hare finally woke up, they found themselves in a helicopter with what seemed to be that same jerky pirate from 10 years before, Captain James Crawfish, and the art thief, Black Widow. Dr. Hare had no idea that she was really his cousin, Charlotte. The two of them were actually awake. Binary Bard then realized that they all had handcuffs on. Dr. Jupiter was sitting in front of them, next to the pilot.
Dr. Jupiter: “We are almost there!”
Black Widow: “Where are you taking us, weirdo?”
Dr. Jupiter: “It’s a surprise!”
Binary Bard: “01001001 00100000 01110011 01100101 01110010 01101001 01101111 01110101 01110011 01101100 01111001 00100000 01101000 01100001 01110100 01100101 00100000 01110100 01101000 01101001 01110011 00100000 01100111 01110101 01111001 00101110 00100000 01010111 01101000 01111001 00100000 01101001 01110011 00100000 01101000 01100101 00100000 01100001 01101100 01110111 01100001 01111001 01110011 00100000 01100001 01100011 01110100 01101001 01101110 01100111 00100000 01110011 01101111 00100000 01101000 01100001 01110000 01110000 01111001 00111111 00100000 01001000 01100101 00100111 01110011 00100000 01101111 01100010 01110110 01101001 01101111 01110101 01110011 01101100 01111001 00100000 01101000 01101001 01100100 01101001 01101110 01100111 00100000 01110011 01101111 01101101 01100101 01110100 01101000 01101001 01101110 01100111 00100001 00100000 01000111 01100101 01100101 01111010 00101110 00101110 00101110”
Dr. Hare: “Can you please stop talking in binary? It’s getting kind of annoying.
Binary Bard: “You don’t understand. That time I had to speak in binary!”
Dr. Hare: “I know you’re a cyborg, but that doesn’t mean you have to talk in binary half the time!”
Binary Bard: “How do you know?”
Dr. Hare: “Well…I don’t. I only care about mind controlling the entire world and carrots. Especially carrots.”
Dr. Jupiter: “Ugh, those foolish mor- oh look we’re here!”
The helicopter landed on a tiny, rocky island in the middle of the ocean. There was a tall building near by. Some people who looked like police officers came over and forced the villains to come with them to the entrance of the building, with Dr. Jupiter walking behind them, smirking.
They finally got inside the building, and it wasn’t anything like what they thought it was. A sign on the wall said, “Erewhon Prison for Supervillains.” The five of them then went through security and then entered an elevator. As they went up, they saw a bunch of other villains in their cells.
Captain Crawfish: “Are you kidding me? You just arrested us? You could have just said that. You made it sound like we were going someplace fun. But I guess anything is better then being stuck on a deserted island with your once loyal shipmates who now hate you.”
Black Widow: “You better give me my own cell. I’ve been in many jails in my life, and all of my cellmates were complete idiots.”
Dr. Hare: “I wanna share my cell with Binary Bard! I mean, Mordred! We’re friends…”
Binary Bard: “You’re the annoying one, Harvey. Your high-pitched voice is worse than me speaking in the lovely language of binary code.”
Dr. Hare: “Who cares! I still wanna be you’re cellmate, though.”
Dr. Jupiter: “Well, you four are not going to be in regular prison cells like our other friends here.”
Black Widow: “What-?!?”
Dr. Jupiter: “You’ll see in a second.”
The elevator finally reached the top and the doors on it opened. They found themselves in a strange room with machines and other crazy stuff. They couldn’t really see much, though, since the lights were not on.
Dr. Jupiter: “Welcome to my lab!”
The lights then turned on, revealing a strange computer that controlled an even stranger machine with a helmet.
Dr. Jupiter: “Dr. Hare?”
Dr. Hare: “Yes?”
Dr. Jupiter opened up one of the chambers on the machine.
Dr. Jupiter: “Come in here.”
Dr. Hare: “OK, if you say so!”
He hopped over and jumped into the chamber.
Dr. Jupiter: “Sweet dreams!”
Dr. Hare: “What?!?”
But before Dr. Hare could realize what was really happening, Dr. Jupiter locked him in, and a gas flooded the chamber. Dr. Hare soon fell asleep and started to float inside.
Dr. Jupiter: “Who wants to go next?!?”
The remaining villains tried to run away, but Dr. Jupiter caught them and locked them in before they could escape.
Dr. Jupiter: “I finally got all four! The four from the Prophecy! Looks like I never needed any help from that stupid Dr. Bill Nye, Summer Sunshine the Brat, or Lavenda. After I find someone to remove the totems…I’LL RULE ALL OF POPTROPICA!!! MWHAHAHAHA!!!”
Just then a guard walked into the lab.
Random Prison Guard: “Um…what the heck were you just saying, boss?”
Dr. Jupiter: “Oh…nothing that you need to worry about. Actually, just forget that I even said anything at all. OR ELSE.”
Random Prison Guard: “Yes, sir!”
Dr. Jupiter: “Now, go tell the others to find someone to help with my experiment.”
Random Prison Guard: “I’m kinda busy right now, boss.”
Dr. Jupiter: “DO IT NOW OR ELSE YOU’RE FIRED!!!”
Random Prison Guard: “I’ll go do it right now, sir!”
So, for the next two weeks, ten different people came in to try to find the totems. All of them failed. They were trapped in a dream forever, never to be seen again.
But on one summer day, that all changed. That was the day that Poppy came to Erewhon Prison. The day that changed everything.
TO BE CONTINUED IN PART 2, COMING OUT ON WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13TH