*the next day mk buries her uncle's body and leaves the house to check on her parents*
*meanwhile, nigel and eva watch mk's parents*
nigel: so do you have the potion?
eva: haha, yes *holds up syringe* i have an idea for you
nigel: what is it?
eva: impersonate a black puppy *she gives him a collar and potion, nigel takes it, wraps collar around his neck, and walks to the doorstep* go inject them while i brainwash the phb staff, and don't forget this *gives him walkie talkie* tell me when you've got them down *puts invisibility cloak on and teleports away*
nigel: yes ma'am
*cut back to mk*
MK: *tries to look for her parents' house* it's got to be here somewhere... mom, dad, where are you? *walks a few blocks and sees a photo on the ground* what is this? *picks it up* wait, eva was my best friend in kindergarten, we used to play catch together. but now, she probably dumped me, what happened to her now? *keeps looking for her parents* mom?! dad?! *tears fall from her eyes* i... i wish i still had uncle with me... it's all my fault... *hears his voice* hello?
voice: don't cry, my ruby child... i am still with you although i am in a better place now...
MK: uncle? *turns around and sees his ghost, runs to him and hugs him tightly* i thought i would never see you again... *still crying*
MK uncle ghost: *hugs her back* there's no need to cry, you will eventually find what you've been looking for, even though it is impossible,
MK: thank you so much, but my parents... i need to find them...
MK uncle ghost: i really know you can do it... go... find them...
MK: but how?
MK uncle ghost: find them... *drops a map* while i rest in peace... *vanishes*
MK: wait... i need to... he's already gone... too late... wait what is this? *picks it up* a map of the whole world... i am here... in home island... *looks closely* yes... here it is! *follows the route until she feels pain in her wings* okay, ow what happened... *looks down and sees a stone covered in feathers* who did this? *feels something sharp stab her wing and screams loudly, then a match fall out* AUUUUUUUGGGGGGHHHHHHH *falls down on the ground* that was weird, *sees flames* okay, i'm in big trouble now, this is very bad... *hears a police siren and firetruck* uh oh... *gets up and runs away, but slips on a banana peel and gets thrown far inside a random building through a door* mom, dad? is this my- *looks up and sees unfamiliar people looking down at her* um, i can explain, i mean, i didn't mean to trespass, sorry *tries to leave building but another object falls from her wing* OWW *tries to get up but falls down anyway* somebody help me up please...
female voice: wonder what happened to you...
MK: i... i'm fine, just help me get up...
female voice: no, you have cuts on your wings, must be a fallen angel or something...
*a boy comes in the room*
male voice: fishy, why don't you just leave her alone and help me with something, at least carry her and put her into a chair or something. or i'll do it.
MK: who's fishy... i'm just fine, okay? *tries to get up but fails again, and the photo falls to the ground, the boy picks up the photo* um that's mine... *successfully gets up and tries to take the photo from the boy but he stops her* YOU GIVE THAT BACK TO ME OR ELSE...
boy: *drops the photo* oh, sorry. is your name eva?
MK: no... no... *blushes* she's my best friend who probably dumped me forever now... or forgot me, anyways what is this place? *looks scared*
fishy: why do you look so nervous? you're in the phb headquarters...
MK: phb? what's that stand for?
fishy: it stands for the Poptropica Help Blog
, we post the latest updates and we also have guides and mo-*gets cut off*
MK: well this looks interesting, so you guys made this?
fishy: yes, but actually i created it in the first place, and these guys are my authors and we update it. would you like us to introduce ourselves?
MK: thanks, but no thanks, i need to go somewhere important really fast because it's urgent, but i guess you can introduce yourselves, but do it fast because... aliens?
SW: what did you say?
MK: um, there's gonna be like, aliens or some strange dogs... taking over... for... um, fuel, or kidnapping, um, me?
BT: i don't think there's any need to be nervous right now...
male voice in room: *shouting* did i just hear aliens?!
MK: ok, this can't be good, i really need to get out of here and save my parents before i'm screwed *hears thumping and more yelling from the boy*
male voice: um can i get a little help here please?!
MK: ha ha ha... some problems he can't fix by himself...
fishy: he lives up to his name. this means he sometimes does things clumsily, it will be a pleasure for you to go help him
MK: i haven't got any time, but sure *walks towards the boy's yelling and on the way sees a poster of the phb staff and learns their names* wow, this must be very famous, and the authors' achievements... this is amazing. *hears the boy walk next to her*
boy: it's too slippery, this floor. *sees MK* hey, who is this?
MK: *turns around* AUGH!!! excuse me sir, i need to pass *pushes past him* i'm sorry *tries to run out and hears a voice and footsteps approaching*
HL: hey slip you okay?
MK: *bumps into somebody* sorry... oh my gosh... i don't even want to teleport out of this building, um, *talks to the other author* happy lobster?
HL: who are you?
MK: *blushes heavily and looks down* mariah... carey...? *hears sd's voice*
SD: did ruby just enter the hq?
MK: syd? i know her!
HL: *hears her* ruby's a nice name.
MK: they sometimes call me muddy kid, because i... just because i knocked over a trash can when i was a baby.
PC: do we have a guest entering the phb headquarters?
MK: *hears him* tell that guy i didn't mean to come here.
fishy: *walks to MK* it's okay, you can get this phb book, it has all the guides and stuff-
MK: nope, i'm not interested, thanks, bye! *tries in vain to run to the exit but fails, so she teleports out of the building*
fishy: muddy? oh well, everybody get back to work, it was nice seeing her today
*everybody goes back to work except LJ*
LJ: she left a weapon... and she might want to get our book. it's got a lot of interesting things. *takes a PHB book and leaves the building* where did she go?
*cut back to MK entering her house*
MK: mom, dad, i'm coming! *opens door* hello?
MK mom: *notices her* is this our...
MK: yes, this is your daughter ruby, i'm so sorry for running away... i wanted to explore the world ever since i was in kindergarten. i was jealous when i saw that blimp flying across the sky in the park. and i still want to get my own blimp for the future... *hears voices*
strange man in room: no, i didn't kidnap her. i was going to take care of her to return her to you.
MK: *enters room* dad?
strange man: she got the wings from... some laboratory. it belonged to an alien named nigel canine who was going to kidnap her with his potions.
MK dad: i don't believe you, there are no aliens, you kidnapped her no matter what you say!
*suddenly MK enters*
strange man: here she is. *talks to MK* i'm sorry for my previous behavior towards you. i knew it that i was a stupid person, er, i got injected.
MK: it's not your fault. and dad, i'm sorry for running away
MK dad: you are not ruby. you have those wings and you didn't have them the last time we saw you. and listen you two *speaks to her and the strange man* there are no aliens, no strange potions,
MK: but i am your daughter, i saw him with my childhood friend, she killed your brother, my uncle!
strange man: yeah, i heard about it from the police officer too. he'll be forever in our hearts.
MK dad: JUST LI-she killed my brother? you really are ruby, back from ten years ago... *attempts to hug her but suddenly thinks about something* wait, was that your childhood friend? eva was nice to you when you were little, she used to be nice to us as well, you both liked to wear the same clothes...
MK: i think she betrayed me and teamed up with nigel, that alien who killed your brother, or i need to show this to her, because she probably forgot we are friends... i'm so sorry for running away... i want to explore the-*cut off*
MK dad: *raises voice* EXPLORE THE WORLD?
MK: yes. i thought of that when i was young.
MK dad: no, exploring the world is very dangerous and gives stress, you are a kid and you can die, we can lose our only child forever, so, YOU, MUST, OBEY, ME, AND, STAY, WITH, US!!!
MK mom: no carl, she told me she wanted to do it, please let her!
strange man: he explored the world long ago. heard this in my college dorm.
MK: and he taught me how to be strong enough to explore the world. this is why i ran away from you when i saw that blimp in the sky in the park.
MK dad: YOU ALL SHUT UP AND LISTEN TO ME, I OWN THIS HOUSE, I...
nigel: *talks on walkie talkie* the door's locked.
eva: scratch it and whine. a puppy does this. *sees LJ* well, you're not so lucky this time, or you will be. *holds up potion and injects LJ, laughing while LJ falls on the ground and passes out* i just injected a phb author.
nigel: great. *scratches door*
MK dad: SHE IS A KID, WE SAW MANY KIDS DIE YOUNG FROM MANY THINGS, AND I BELIEVE SHE WILL DIE WHEN EXPLORING SOMEWHERE!!! WE CANNOT LOSE HER AGAIN!!!
MK: dad, please. i will survive.
MK dad: AND NOW YOU LISTEN, KID! YOU NEED TO GIVE UP ON YOUR EXPLORE-THE-WORLD FUTURE CAREER, AND YOU NEED TO FORGET ABOUT THIS BLIMP RACE WHICH WILL COME NEXT WEEK, YOU ARE NOT GETTING THIS MEDAL, AND YOU'RE STAYING WITH ME, AND YOU SHALL OBEY ME!!! UNDERSTAND? *hears scratching* DUMB INTRUDERS... *opens door* there's a stray puppy.
MK mom: *looks at him* he has wings, maybe he could be the alien? or that's just a costume. i'll just close the door. *closes door*
nigel: *whispers* no, you stupid humans, ruby is mine! *talks on walkie talkie* eva, what should i do?
eva: you can just... put on your invisibility cloak. and teleport in the house.
nigel: really? okay... *puts it on*
MK dad: OKAY, YOU LISTEN, MY DAUGHTER, DON'T YOU FORGET WHAT I HAVE TOLD YOU, YOU SHALL NOT GET A BLIMP, YOU SHALL NOT DO SUCH A DANGEROUS THING TO RUIN THIS FAMILY!!!
MK mom: calm down carl, let her do what she wants...
*nigel injects MK's father*
MK dad: SHUT UP, WHOEVER YOU ARE!!! I DO NOT KNOW YOU, OR YOU, OR YOU, NOW GET OUT OF MY HOUSE BEFORE I CALL THE POLICE!!!
MK dad: I AM NOT YOUR DAD, AND *yells at her mother* I AM NOT YOUR HUSBAND!!!
MK mom: carl... *gets injected* WHO ARE YOU TWO?!!!
MK: what's going on... nigel!
strange man: we need to get out of here. *an injection shoots near him* i'm sorry ruby. *jumps in a room and locks the door*
MK: oh my gosh... i need to do something about this... do you remember me? it's your daughter... *gets beaten to the floor by her father*
MK dad: GET OUT OF THIS HOUSE, INTRUDER!!!
*MK mom throws her out*
MK: *tries to run back but the door closes and locks* mom, dad... please... *hears yelling from SR* i thought i left the building earlier and he should have gotten back to work... *goes back to looking at the house* please love me again, mom and dad... *cries while SR still yells*
SR: hey muddy can you hear me?
MK: *still crying* go... away...
SR: *goes to her* excuse me... *hears phone ring* hello?
*in phb hq*
SD: i don't think you or lucky should just go out looking for ruby right now. she doesn't have time to communicate with us, and also fishy wants us to get back to work, so you and lucky should get back to work.
*cut back in MK's neighborhood*
SR: but lucky's unconscious, don't know what happened to him. and muddy's left her sword in the hq or on the street. i saw it near lucky's body with the phb book.
*back in phb hq*
SD: unconscious? you got to be kidding me.
*and back in MK's neighborhood*
SR: no, i'm not kidding. *hangs up and texts SD a picture of LJ's unconscious body* that will do. *looks at MK* are you... crying?
MK: leave me alone.
SR: you look upset. can i comfort you?
MK: just leave... *gets angry* will... YOU?!!! *turns to SR and tries to scare him*
SR: woah, calm down, i saw you looked upset, is there anything we can help you? no, i mean, you left your sword in the hq. or the street. and you might as well want to buy our phb book on the house.*gives to her*
MK: thanks. *takes them* how could this happen?
SR: you probably dropped it. *MK turns her back against him and walks toward the door* i believe there is something you were crying about. you can just tell me what happened. *follows her*
MK: *scratches the door* mom, dad, let me in... *her father bangs on the door in the house*
MK dad in house: STOP SCRATCHING AND RUN AWAY, DON'T EVER COME BACK!!!
MK: *kneels down and cries* please love me again, mom and dad... i miss you... dad, i'm sorry for making you mad, i'll stay with you and mom... *scratches door again* let me in...
MK mom in house: WE DO NOT KNOW YOU NOR WE LIKE YOU, LEAVE US ALONE OR WE WILL CALL THE POLICE!!!
MK dad in house: IT'S TOO LATE TO CHANGE THIS, LEAVE OR GO TO JAIL!!!
MK: no, you can't do this to your own daughter...
MK mom: YOU ARE NOT OUR DAUGHTER!!! NOW STAY OUT!!!
MK: *still crying* please love me again... you can't disown your child like this... *feels a hand on her shoulder* go away mr. raptor, i don't want you to... *cries harder and tries to move away from SR*
SR: there is no need to move away. here *hugs her* i understand how hard life is. if you have anything putting pressure on you you can always talk to us. it's going to be alright no matter what.
*LJ wakes up*
LJ: *jumps to SR and chokes him*
MK: oh no, this is bad...
LJ: and who are you? *throws SR to the ground*
MK: mr. raptor! are you okay?
*other phb authors arrive*
SD: oh, lucky's okay now. but he's looking furious!
LJ: *turns and tries to attack the authors* who are you guys, why are you following me, GET OUT OF MY SIGHT!!! *tries to hit them*
MK: you can't do this lucky, you are one of them, please turn back to normal. we know you are a nice guy. *SR pushes her to the ground* no, not raptor... *tries to get up but LJ steps on her* somebody help me, syd, eva... *struggles out of the beating and tries to fight the authors as one by one they become savage* stay back, you all are nice, please treat your visitors with respect, and-*cut off*
eva: *takes off cloak* they won't be respecting you anymore.
MK: *turns around and sees eva* eva, remember me? we used to be friends, now you kill my uncle? *gives her a photo* see, we were friends, we should meet again!
eva: *looks at photo and burns it with a match* well i think this is over now.
MK: eva you can't do this! we're best friends, we visit each other's houses, we stay close together, remember all the fun we had in kindergarten?
eva: yes. i wanted to keep you as a bff.
MK: please do... stop being evil and help me.
eva: ...but i failed. nigel killed off my parents when i was ten years old. then he kidnapped me and made me a plan which i thought it was cool.
MK: tell me it wasn't cool. it was-*cut off again*
eva: it was. and also his planet and everything. if you want us to be friends again i want you to do me a favor: *holds up brainwashing injection and shoots it at MK but she dodges*
nigel: nice job, eva. you injected all the authors.
MK: NIGEL YOU STUPID ALIEN, MAKING ME LOSE A FRIEND, NOW YOU MADE ME LOSE EVEN MORE!!! YOU'RE RUINING MY FAMILY AND YOU NEED TO RETURN TO YOUR OWN PLANET!!! *tries to attack him with her sword but aggressive SD tackles her to the ground* ow... *gets up and tries to fight nigel with her sword but the ground cracks* AUGH!!! mom, dad, please love me again and save me... *jumps over the crack but the ground cracks again under her anyways and she clutches* i can't end here now... i have to be brave *tries to climb up but aggressive BT looks down at her* don't... do it...
*she kicks MK into the huge crack and she splashes deep into the ground water*
MK: i need to swim *tries to but the water is too fast for her, she tries to climb up but injures her wings and her arms get scratched and start bleeding* i can't die now, or i could, or SOMEBODY SAVE ME!!! *MK's head hits a rock so hard she blacks out as the water pulls her away*