It's Madness Down Here

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Fantasy  |  House: Ms. Parks Language Arts P1-2

Submitted: March 24, 2016

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Initially, my name was Hazel. Then I came down to where I truly belong. I woke up with what I think is the sun in my eyes. I look around to see a purple sky and neon green grass, then look up to see that it's not the sun, instead it’s a clock.

"Finally! You're here!" a voice says from a distance. I look around to see where the voice came from. I stand up and walk around. There's nothing but trees, trees that have black trunks and bright blue leaves."I'm over here!" I look around more. Nothing but trees still.

"Who are you and what do you want?" I shout. I look around more, then I see a figure emerge from the biggest tree.

"I am Bunny White," she says with a smile.

"You're a rabbit!" I say as I look at her. I look at her from top to bottom, she just screams rabbit.

"Well of course I am..." she then looks confused."you do know what a rabbit is, right?" she looks at me like as if I was stupid.

"Of course I know what a rabbit is. Why wouldn’t I?" She snickers then starts walking away as if she showed no interest in me anymore. "Where are you going?" I question. Then out of nowhere she vanishes."That's odd," I walk around the forest for a while, until I admit to myself I’m lost. I stop where I’m at then notice the huge tree that the rabbit woman emerged from. “Wasn’t I just here?” I ask myself out loud. “Now that’s just odd.” I said to myself; at least I think so.

"It's not odd. It's absolutely mad, Hazel. Now you have to get that right!" I turned to see Michael.

"Michael!" I shouted. I run to him and he picks me up and he embraces me in his arms. Then I remember he died."Wait, Michael, where am I?" I ask him. He doesn’t say anything, but just simply shakes his head.

"You, my dear, are in Downland! I also have good news for you!" He says with excitement."Come! Follow me!" I nodded my head and followed.

"Michael, why are we here?" I ask as we walk towards a castle. The castle is huge with red and black colors going in a checkered heart shaped pattern all around the building, where at the foot of the castle we meet two guards, and they were dressed in red and black armor, and like the castle they have the checkered heart pattern on their armour.

Michael smiles. "Someone wanted to see you."

"Oh," a shocked expression appeared on my face. Michael pushed open the doors and walked inside. "Wow. It's beautiful," Michael simply nods and opens the next door on the right. "Just walk in, sit on the ceiling, and that's it. Break a leg!"

"What? The ceiling? Michael that’s just weird stop the nonsense."

"No, darling, it's not weird. It's just mad!" A male voice booms. I turn around to see a huge chair in the middle of the room. then the chair turns around to face me."Well, hello!" the voice comes again.

"Hello, I am-" I start to say, while curtseying.

"I know who you are, Chess." A confused look appeared on my face. I look around the room to see if anyone else was in it. "Deary, I'm right here. Now, I expect you to look at me when I speak," He shouts. I quickly turn my head back to him.

"I'm sorry,” I start to say. “but I have to ask .... who is Chess?" The man laughs.

"Deary, it's you. You see, everyone has Downlander name. Mine is what everyone calls me. Which is Your Majesty, but my real name is Malick Redman." I nodded, and took mental notes. "but you're special! That’s why I sent you down here!" My eyes lit up.

"I'm special?" I ask with excitement.

"Yes. Now let me finish!" He booms."Well, where was I? Oh yes! Alright, so you're the only one who came down to Downland, alive!" he said with excitement in his eyes."Oh, don’t worry child, just listen. You're also going to live here in the castle. Yes, you are that special. Also, your new name is, Chess Kitty!" I look at him, puzzled."Why are you looking at me like that?" He shouts.

"I'm sorry, it's just... I have a new name?" I question.

"Yes, now go to your room. There are some clothes that you need to put on, and a stylist to do your hair," I nodded approvingly. I feel that it’s pointless to argue with him. I walk out of the room and see Michael standing there. "Oh hello! I have to show you to your room," He says with a smile.

"Michael, what did he mean by the only one who made it down here alive?" I asked, his smile soon disappeared.

"Oh, um ... about that. To get here. You must die," I nodded. "And the reason you're here is because .... I brought you here. Before you freak out I had to. I would have to kill you to come down here, but I couldn’t. I just couldn’t let you die, I love you too much," I wanted to say something, but I couldn’t. I was speechless. Like he always leaves me. I started to tear up a little. He came close to give me a hug.

"Ahem!" We stop to realize that we are in the corridor. "Sorry to interrupt, but you should be in the bedroom not my corridor." the man's voice boomed.

"I'm sorry ma'm" I look at the ground, when I say it. Then he starts laughing. "What? What did I do wrong?" Suddenly, Michael starts to laugh.

"I'm a man." I feel so terrible. I made one mistake, and now I just feel awful. "and I'm not king yet. I'm just a price." I say. I look at the ground. I feel so embarrassed. "Don’t worry baby. Everyone does it." I nodded.

"Michael just take me to my room." I order. Then he puts his arm around my shoulders and takes me to my room. "I feel so bad!" I sat on the bed and started to tear up.

"It’s certainly all your fault." Michael lightly pats me on the head.

"Well, thank you, Michael, but I have to do what the king told me to do." I smiled a little.

"Oh Chessy," I look at him with a confused face."Oh yes, I made that nickname for you ... I hope you think it's swell," I nod and smile. "I have something to say, that the king has not told you," the smile immediately climbs off of my face.

"What's going on?" I asked.

"So how you got here, well. Do you remember what happened before you woke up here?" I shook my head slowly."OK! I'll tell you right now. Let's sit on the walls," I don’t know what he meant by the term, but I remain to sit on the bed.

"OK! So how you got here. I’ll just rip it off like a banana peel." I laughed. I've always loved his sense of humor. "It's not funny Chessy, this is a very serious matter!" Michael looked at me with a stone cold face. "Well I'm the stylist, so sit in the chair and let me talk." I nodded, and went to sit in the chair. "How you came down here, as I said, that was I, and how you got here is because I turned into a demon, and took you over you completely."

"What!" I scream, but I don’t get out of the chair.

"Chessy don’t scream. It’s too loud." Says Michael. I sit there and not talk to him. After about an hour, Michael is done putting pink and purple in my hair. "Honey, you're acting childish." He says while curling my hair. I don’t respond. He finishes and I go out of the room, to see a man standing in front of my door.

"Why Hello. I don’t suppose you're waiting for me." I ask. The man then laughs a chuckle-meow sounding laugh. He wore a black leather jacket, which went along with his black jeans. Under cover of the jacket was a gray colored shirt. He had two necklaces, one circular like a ring and the second like a cross. He was very tall, looked Spanish. His long black hair hung loosely around his face, but neatly trimmed in back. His eyes were tiny black slits like thougs of cats, which were reinforced by black eyeliner. His steps were silent, and had some agility to them. "Chess Please don’t talk like that. It's so stupid." I feel offended immediately."but, I am waiting for you." I suddenly have a confused face. Then Michael walks out of the room.

"Ah! You're here!" Michael said."Now, Chessy go with him."

"Why do I have to go with him?" Michael starts waving. "Have fun! Adieu! Au Revoir!Tchau!” Then the man gives me something. "Eat it." He says.

"What will happen?" I ask. He looks at me with an evil eye. I pop it into my mouth. Suddenly I grow, not only in size, but into an adult. "Much better than a stupid teenager." the man says. I feel offended by what he calls me, then a question popped into my head.

"I never received your name, but somehow you have received mine." He stops at the door. "OK, first things first. Stop talking like that. The second thing, I'm Meko, nice to meet you. Thirdly, whatever you do don’t scream, shout, or anything." I nodded. He opens the door and pushes me in.

I begin to hear footsteps, then it stops. Everything was quiet, then suddenly I hear crackling like a bunch of bones breaking. Then something attacks me. Scratching me everywhere possible and doesn’t stop. After it does suddenly stop there is more crackling. I can’t move. Everything hurts. Then I felt something on me like dust. Suddenly I’m asleep.

***

I wake up with a headache. I touch my head with my hand. "Don’t worry everyone has a little blood on their heads, when the changing is done, but you have more blood than anyone else has ever had." I remove my hand and see it covered in blood. Meko puts his hand to my mouth to make sure I wasn’t going to scream. I then push his hand away.

"You get your filthy hand away from my mouth, or you will have no hand." I threaten him. He then takes his hand away. "Yes! It works!" Meko smiles. I put my hand down.

"Yay?" Meko starts laughing. Michael soon walks in the door. "Hi Michael." He comes to me.

"Ah! You're finally awake." I climb out of bed. Everyone stands.

"Are you sure you're okay to stand?" Meko asks with a concerned tone. I look at them.

"I'm fine." I say, frowning. I went to my mirror and start to fix my hair. Then I see something odd.

"Yes, your eyes," says Michael. "You’re a neko now. Which is a shapeshifter, but we turn into cats." I look at Meko."Why do you think you can turn me into this creature, and I think that would be fine with it!" I shout. I walk out of the room to see the prince standing there.

"Okay let’s yell. You can wake it up then just put it back to sleep." He said with a raised voice.

"What creature would you be talking about?" I ask, my voice now quiet.

"you," he says. He then walks away with an evil like grin. I don’t want to say anything because I have nothing to say. I go back to my room. "What did he mean?" I asked with a raised voice. Meko and Michael both looked at me like I'm crazy.

"Fine, you want to wake up we will!" Meko yelled. Michael tries to quite him, but he couldn’t. My eyes then go emerald green, I jump and hear the crackling noise. Then I landed on the ground gracefully, as a lion. Meko jumps and I hear more of the crackling, and then he turns into a small house cat and escapes. I turn back to normal, but my eyes still emerald green. Michael wraps his arms around my waist with my hands underneath his arms, so I won’t hurt anyone. I try to breathe the air, but I can’t. I can hardly breathe. Then he leads me to my bed and sits me on it.

"Take a deep breath." He says reassuringly. I start breathing regularly."That's why we have to be quiet." I give him a glare. I get out of bed to get a drink of water. Meko suddenly enters the room again, this time as a man.

"Is it okay to enter? Will it attack me again?" he says out of breathe. I laughed. Michael glares at me again.

"Wow. I thought you were tough with those huge muscles you have. Why you could get a girlfriend very quickly with them." I smile an inhuman grin.

"Thank you?" He has a questioned tone in his voice. I start laughing even harder this time. Meko then walks out of the room in anger.

"Chess, okay I know it can be strange transaction, but you can not behave like this." Says Michael. I give him a glare.

"I can act, however I want. It's not your job to boss around me." I tell him.

"Well, it's my job to protect you!" Michael says.

"I'm sorry, but you're the one who brought me down to this place did you not?" Michael started to tear up.

"Yes." He turns and walks out of the room. I lay down. He always gives me terrible headaches.

***

"Wake up!" Someone shouted.

"Why should I wake up when I just go back to sleep?" I ask, my eyes still closed.

"Because it's urgent." Says the voice again.

"Who are you?" I say, eyes still closed.

"I'm Bunny White. Now this is no time for nonsense!" She says. I open my eyes and sit up. A woman stands there. She has Bright pink hair that just about goes a little farther than her shoulders. Her white rabbit ears twitch as I look her up and down. She has a little fluffy white jacket, and undercover of that is a white shirt. She also has a necklace in the shape of a heart. Then she wears a mini light pink skirt, with black boots that go all the way up past her knees."H-Hello." she says.

"It's okay don’t be afraid of me, but it’s definitely okay if you are." I say with a smile still on my face.

"I'm not afraid of you!" she screams.

"I wouldn’t scream if I were you," I replied.

"Follow me," She sighs. I followed her out of the castle.

"Where are we going?" I ask.

"Michael went back to Earth." she says, looking at me.

"Why should I care about it?" She shook her head in disappointment.

"Because if he goes back up-" she starts to say. "He can’t come back down here." She finishes. She begins to have tears in their eyes. I try to comfort her, but it's embarrassing.

"I'll go up." I say. She looks up from her hands. Tears are streaming down her face. I give her a tissue, she doesn’t use it, she just puts it in her pocket. Then she looks at me.

"Do you know how?" she asks. A clueless look appears on my face.

"No, but I can try," I say.

"I think I know who can help you," she responds.

"Lead the way," I say. She takes me to a house, in the middle of nowhere. I roll my eyes, I knew that she was going to take me somewhere random. I think about asking her if she knows where she is, but then she knocks on the door a pattern. A man stands in the doorway. The man has blue hair, like the color of how my eyes used to look. As you look at him you can see his four arms. In one of them is a pipe, in another is a cigar, and another is a liquid drink the color of his hair, blue. He then wears a nice tux, that is also blue, except it is a much darker blue.

"Pierre, right?" I question as I hold out a hand for him to shake. A look of confusion is now on his face.

"Do we know each other?" He asks. My inhuman grin is now on my face.

"No, I do not think you met me, but I have certainly met you, because I know your name." My smile then gets bigger."I'm Chess Kitty." Pierre then flinching at my name. "So you do know me?" I ask. He looks at the ground, then looks back a minute later.

"I know you by name, not by face. I just never thought you would look like this." He replies. My smile disappears.

"It's my hair, isn’t it? Or is it the fact that-" I start to say, until he looks at me with an evil eye."Well, is it the fact that I’m-" He then covers my mouth with one of his arms. I push it away. He still doesn’t stop the evil eye. Then I make my smile reappear, and my eyes turn emerald green with small black slits. He looks away.

"Come on, I think I can help," He says, not looking at me or Bunny.

"Thank you Pierre," Says Bunny. The interior of his house smells like smoke with a little alcohol. Then he led us into a room with bottles filled with different colored liquids. I secretly take a black and red one.

"So you want to go back to the earth?" Pierre asked.

"Yes, now tell me, how is it done?" I roll my eyes.

"Well, I just need the right ingredients." Pierre starts scurrying around the kitchen to get something for mixing, then Bunny dumps them into the pot. I look around the house to see a picture of him and Michael. "So I was right," I said to myself. I grin and go back to the room.

"Where did you find that?" Bunny comes over to me, to see what was in my hand. Pierre has a concerned look on his face. I look at him with a smile.

"I found it in the office of Pierre."

"You have no right to go looking through my stuff Chess!" Pierre says, almost shouting. My smile is now gone. My eyes turn emerald green with small black slits.

"I wouldn’t scream if I were you," Pierre looks very worried.

"That's why I don’t think she should go up, she can’t control herself!" Pierre whispers.

"I can hear you Pierre. No sense in a whisper." I go around the corner to see him standing there. I am laughing.

"I will return when the potion is done," I smiled and started to walk toward the door. Soon Bunny is behind me waving goodbye to Pierre.

"I can find my way back to the castle now, goodbye." I say this without even looking at her. She touches my arm. I take her hand and I turn around, I twist her arm so much that it’s broken and bloody. She screams in pain.

"Don’t touch me." I tell her with a glance. she nods. I let go of her arm and she looks at me in fear. She then falls to the ground crying in pain.

When I get to the castle, the two guards wouldn’t let me inside.

"No entry". One of the guards told me. I smiled.

"Well, then why do I have a very important meeting with the king then?" I ask. They look at me with a puzzled expression. Then they go to their positions, and I walk in casually. The prince is standing there waiting for me.

"Why didn’t the guards let you inside?" Asks the prince. I look at him as though he were a meal.

“I don’t know, Malik, why didn’t they?” I question. I circle him just to make him uneasy.

“Fine, just don’t kill me. I told them not to let you in.” He confesses. Then I get close enough to whisper in his ear.

“I thought so.” I say. He looks so uneasy, looks as though he might vomit everywhere.

“I’ll make you a deal, Chess,” He starts to say. “I will let you go up to Earth, if you have those Nekos and wolves down here too.” I laugh.

“I understand the wolves just not the Nekos.” I say with a mocking tone.

“Fine then, no deal.” he says.

“I’ll take it. Stop acting so childish.” I say as I walk away. I stop by the door, turning to face him. "You're nothing but a man, Malik Redman. Just a man, a meat suit, a puppet of mine. But don't worry. You'll have your day, if I let you live."

Malick walked away in fear. He paces his corridor while I stand and watch. I glare at him while he's on the verge of breaking. When he finally stops pacing he walks into a room. I laugh then start to walk to the door, than I hear his scream. I forgot about the multiple heads I left in his throne room.

 


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