From The Magic Video Game
Marty, Sporto, Cosmo, Jack McFrost, Jefferson, and everyone else had made plans to take their boat to West Lulu. Kaloi was actually going to accompany them. This was extremely important, since they were now tracking the footsteps of Darveda, Nelson, and Hilda. They boarded the boat and headed west toward West Lulu, which would not be north of here. That would be where North Lulu would be.
Everyone was on the boat, but they were not really as bored as they had been while heading in this general direction. Levi, Olivia, and Princess Spaziana were playing video games on their share of the expedition to North….er, West Lulu. They just played against each other in car racing games for a few rounds. And then Levi could hear his stomach gurgling loudly. Once again.
And Olivia and Princess Spaziana could also hear the gurgling noises coming from inside his stomach.
“Didn’t we just eat not too long ago?” Olivia questioned.
“I’m starving,” Levi answered while his face was beet red.
“What do you want? I’ll get it for you,” Princess Spaziana offered kindly.
Princess Spaziana and Olivia looked at him as if he was an alien from Mars. Surely he would have wanted something slightly more nutritious. There were some boxes of Chinese take-out, steak cubes, and deli sandwiches in the refrigerator. But a cake? Really? That really would have suffered in comparison, in terms of what food would be deemed “healthy.”
“A cake?” Olivia asked Levi.
“A cake,” Levi answered with no emotion.
Princess Spaziana and Olivia walked upstairs into the kitchen and tried to find what Levi had asked for, a cake. They found Sporto and Cosmo wrestling each other to the ground. Jack McFrost and Jefferson were looking at random magazines, mostly to find pictures of food. Good food. And what were Marty and Kaloi doing?
No one would have guessed.
“We are singing a song by Horace O’Beanie!” Kaloi shouted almost as hysterically as Cosmo.
“Kaloi and I are singing a duet and this song for the Annual Singing a Song Contest,” Marty answered.
“Wait. So are you singing a duet….and this song?” Olivia asked to ensure clarification.
“Yes, a duet and this song.”
“What’s your duet?”
“You should have said that you were singing a duet rendition of this song.”
“Well, it is.”
“Just to clarify my confusion, once again, a duet and this song are two different songs, right?”
“Nope. A duet and this song are the same song. We’re just singing this song as a duet.”
“HURRY UP WITH THAT CAKE! I’M STARVING!” Levi randomly shouted in a silly high-pitched voice from the basement.
Afterwards, everyone looked at each other in a weird sense of confusion. They didn’t know what to say to that. Since when was there actually a cake? Did someone have to make a cake? There was certainly not a pre-made cake on the boat. But apple pie is always the solution to all problems, aside from a rotisserie chicken, which they did not have. Princess Spaziana and Olivia came back downstairs and got a whole apple pie for Levi, assuming that he would eat all of it. The two girls were not hungry, but that was okay. Levi didn’t care to offer any of the pie to anyone else but himself. He apparently was very hungry.
Of course Levi ate the whole apple pie.
“I’m back….” A raspy voice emanated throughout the boat via intercom.
“Oh no,” Marty moaned. “She found us.”
“Wait. Who found us?” Jefferson asked.
“Take a wild guess.”
“Marsha O’Beanie,” the Eskimo answered dreamily.
“Absolutely not! It’s Darveda, and she is here to destroy Winderplassic Estates,” Levi answered for Marty as he was running up the stairs.
“Thank you,” Marty said to Levi as he was ready to defeat her and her henchmen.
Time to destroy! Thirty minutes into the feud, Marty, Sporto, and Cosmo tried “very” hard to push Darveda, Nelson, and Hilda off their boat. It wasn’t working too well for either side. None of the involved creatures and people was taking this as seriously as it should have been taken. They didn’t wrestle each other to the ground. They just pushed each other around like buck-toothed nerds.
However, yet another joke was up Darveda’s sleeve. She, of course, picked mud out of her shoe and threw the mud at Sporto. The walrus had mud splattered all over his face, and he was quite mad that a villain would do such a thing.
“NOW YOU’RE UGLY LIKE ME!” Darveda roared with an evil laugh.
“What?!” Sporto exclaimed. “I have mud in my face, and I want to get it off!”
“Here, I’ll help clean it off with a wet towel,” Marty kindly offered.
“BACK OFF, BOLOGNAHEAD!”
Marty backed off as Darveda and her henchmen ran off to another corridor on the boat. Apparently the mud that was thrown at Sporto was like no mud that anyone has ever seen on this green earth. This mud could change the perception of the victim, who somehow had the weird ability to see his or her friends as random objects.
“Who are you?” Sporto suddenly questioned.
“Marty. Why? I think you know me.”
“I see you as a clarinet, and I AM NOT BEING SAVED BY A WEIRD OLD CLARINET!”
“Sporto, are you….”
“I’M NOT ANYTHING!”
“The only way to get you back to normal is to find Darveda and capture her.”
“What?! Darveda caught me?!”
“OH MY GOSH! WHAT ARE WE GONNA DO?! I’M GONNA….”
“No, you don’t! We have to navigate and see where Darveda is and catch her before she gets away with this,” Jefferson chimed in.
“I see Darveda,” Cosmo spoke suddenly.
Marty pressed a button to launch a net in her general direction. Darveda, Nelson, and Hilda evaded the trap. Sporto was not quite back to his normal self yet. They had to be spotted a second time for Sporto to return to his normal senses. The net plan didn’t work. Another idea had to. Levi and Marty ran around the boat to search for Darveda, Nelson, and Hilda. They thought they searched every corridor of the boat, so they decided to backtrack and see if they had missed any places where the three jokesters might have be hiding. Marty and Levi heard a slap from several doors down.
“NELSON, YOU GOOD-FOR-NOTHING, BISCOTTI CRUNCHIN’, EGG-HEADED, COFFEE GUZZLIN’, PRUNE JUICE SIPPIN’, SPINACH EATING BOLOGNAHEAD! YOU WERE SUPPOSED TO HELP ME HIDE FROM MARTY!” Darveda shouted in Nelson’s face.
Nelson shrugged his shoulders. Before they made their fabulous trip to this boat and attempt to claim Winderplassic Estates as part of their own, they both flew in a new rocket to the wonderful country called Laos to find Hilda.
When the two had reached reached Laos, they found themselves trapped in a rainforest. Darveda saw a cat and made it ugly by her secret trick, by throwing mud in its face. Of course. She also made it seemingly ugly by turning it into mud. The two played in the mud for a long time, until Hilda found them acting relatively immature.
Darveda and Nelson snuck to the outside of a boat, with Hilda running quickly behind them. They had a secret plan to destroy the entire boat by throwing mud at it. Not like that mud would really destroy the boat. But the three people liked to think it would, so they were about to throw mud at the boat anyway. In a pointless manner. Until a random person approached them, thinking Darveda, Nelson, and Hilda were the owners of this fine boat.
“Do you know where the lagoon is?” the person asked.
Darveda said nothing to the person. Instead, as a response, she threw mud in that person’s face. The person grew disgusted at the fact that he had mud thrown at him. Not to mention, he had spotted Darveda pick mud out of her shoe.
“Oh, you’re icky! I don’t like icky,” the human shouted.
He perceived Darveda as a flute and Nelson as a banjo. The human ran, or sailed swiftly away from the “musical instruments.” He would probably be never seen again by Darveda, Nelson, or Hilda. All he would have to do to get his perceptions back to normal would be to jump into the body of water and get cleaned off.
And now to defeat Darveda, Nelson, and Hilda.
“I have an idea,” Levi said, after he picked up a shoe that had some mud in it.
It was evident that Darveda had accidentally lost her shoe soon after she threw mud in the random person’s face. Levi had found it by the door and picked it up. It was probably Darveda’s “prized possession.”
“And what might that be?” Marty asked the quick-witted boy, as he gazed at the missing shoe.
“I would think there would be an emergency boat on the roof of this huge boat. I’ll go up on the roof, bring the boat down and let the three get in the boat. Once the boat is finally in the water, I will cut the rope that attaches that small boat to this boat, and they will be gone.”
“You are brilliant, Levi.”
Marty stood and watched Levi climb up the roof of the boat that greatly resembles an ark. Levi’s assumptions were correct. He found a small canoe with a rope attached to it. In front of the “emergency boat,” there was a screen with a list of destinations that the boat was programmed to take. There were nine destinations in total: Laos, the Philippines, China, England, France, Spain, India, Serbia, and Israel. Levi pressed “Laos” on the screen. Before he knew it, he found everyone watching him complete his intelligent task. Except for Darveda, Nelson, and Hilda.
“I love a boy who has guts,” Princess Spaziana replied to Olivia, who, in turn, shrugged her shoulders.
“So you know, he has always been this way,” Olivia said.
Levi was still on top of the roof. He had the shoe in his hand, which he threw into the water. He then called the three outside as he lowered the boat by the rope. When they returned, Darveda, Nelson, and Hilda seemed excited to get out of a stuffy boat and be outside where the weather was pretty cool. The boat was now in the water, and the three entered the emergency boat.
“HAVE A SAFE TRIP, YOU CHOWDERHEADS!” Levi jokingly shouted at Darveda, Nelson, and Hilda.
Once he started the boat by touching the screen, he cut the rope that was attached to the roof. The boat drove off without anyone’s control. With this in mind, the three did not know where they were off to. They just enjoyed their ride into the abyss. Darveda, Nelson, and Hilda would most likely not be seen again for a little while, as long as they couldn’t find the materials needed to build a rocket in order to come back to Wakahakai.
“That was relatively painless,” Levi said after he jumped off the roof and landed on his feet.
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