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Every week we will be starting a new Story Telling competition - with great prizes! The current prize is 2000 NP, plus a rare item!!! This is how it works...

We start a story and you have to write the next few paragraphs. We will select the best submissions every day and put it on the site, and then you have to write the next one, all the way until the story finishes. Got it? Well, submit your paragraphs below!

Story Eight Hundred Eighty Five Ends Friday, June 18

"Popcorn! Get your fresh buttered popcorn right here!" Silas cried over the noisy Altador Cup crowds.

Each year, it was always a sea of supporters decked out in all colours, and the Moehog had already seen it all - scuffles that broke out among fans from rival teams, shouting matches that could put the Techo Fanatic to shame, and the most extravagant props and costumes worn by some particularly passionate fans. Which was why Silas was quick to notice one Gelert among the crowds who was wearing a white shirt, cap and shorts, without any trace of team gear.

Perhaps this was his first Cup, Silas thought to himself as he handed bags of popcorn to a gang of Darigan Citadel supporters resplendent in purple and black. But before he could speculate further, the plain clad Gelert approached his stand.

"Would you like some popcorn?" Silas asked him cheerily. "It's fresh, hot, and buttery, perfect for a Yooyuball match!"

At first, the Gelert didn't say anything, and merely smiled. The way he smiled seemed mysterious, to the point of unnerving the Moehog.

Then he leaned toward Silas and whispered, "No thank you, but there is something else I would like you to do for me..."

Author: precious_katuch14
Date: Jun 15th
Silas was completely caught off guard. He has dealt with many crazy fans in his day but this was completely different.

“Y-y-yes?” Silas nervously asked. “What can I do for you?”

“I need you to watch my seat for a few minutes while a run a quick errand,” the Gelert said with the same unnerving smile.

Silas was still a little caught off guard but hesitantly agreed.

As the Gelert walked away heading towards the concessions, Silas thought to himself, “I wonder if I should call security and have them keep an eye on that Gelert.”

Silas had enjoyed every single Altador Cup and enjoyed seeing fans support their own teams so much that he thought he shouldn’t chance it and called security.

“Hello, this is Silas,” he started. “There is a Gelert heading to the concession stands with a very unnerving smile and demeanour. Would you mind looking into this?”

“Of course Silas,” the security staff replied.

The security staff walked towards the Gelert and were about to turn him around when the Gelert started talking to the concession stand employees.

“Would you guys happen to have a toothpick?” The Gelert asked. I was enjoying some Bone Soup before I came and got a small bone stuck in my teeth. I have been trying to get it out forever!”

The security staff realized that it was not a threat and walked back to Silas.

“Silas, it looks like the Gelert was just needing to get something out of his teeth,” they told him. They then walked away.

“Still,” Silas thought to himself. “Something doesn’t seem right.”

Silas ended up leaving the Gelert’s seat and followed him as the Gelert made his way closer to the entrance of the stadium.

As Silas got closer to the entrance, he noticed the Gelert talking to a strange cloaked figure who he could not make out as their head was turned away.

“Surely this is something to be alarmed about,” Silas said under his breath. “I mean who would wear a cloak in this heat?”

Silas did not want to get the security staff again, so he decided to handle it himself.

“Aha!!!” Silas exclaimed. “I caught you both!”

The Gelert and the cloaked figure turned around. A sudden feeling of embarrassment covered Silas because he noticed the hooded figure was…

Author: darkhound45
Date: Jun 15th
…a Brightvale supporter. The jersey peeked out from the cloak plain as day. Silas should’ve known. They do like their cloaks in Brightvale.

“Sorry, I thought you were someone else,” Silas mumbled to the fan and turned to rush away.

“Wait,” the Gelert’s voice rang out behind him, and Silas stopped in his tracks. He hadn’t wanted to stop, had he? And yet he stopped. What was going on? No matter what, he still had a bad feeling about this Gelert.

The Gelert walked over to Silas with the same chilling smile. “I thought you were saving my seat.”

Silas thought up a quick lie. “I-I’m sorry, I saw a crazy fan dressed like this fellow here, and I had to chase him. I’m still at work, you see. But I guess I lost him. My apologies.”

The Gelert’s expression gave nothing away. “That’s all well and good, but what about my seat? It must be taken by now.”

Silas tried to move, but he was either paralyzed with fear or…something else. “Well, I can offer you some free popcorn if you’d like?”

The Gelert considered this, but finally shook his head. “No, I think there’s something else you can do to make it up to me…”

Author: nurnurnur199
Date: Jun 16th
Oh, no. There it was again. That smile. Silas wondered why it unnerved him so badly, but he'd already made a fool of himself. Twice! He had no choice but to bow his head, let out a sigh, and compose himself before answering. "Yes, of course! I'd be happy to help."

The Gelert continued to smile, watching Silas with great attention. "Well, this is my first time coming to the Altador Cup!" he explained. "And I'd really love to get up-close and personal to the pitch. Maybe even get an autograph from Whimsi Dia!"

As innocent a request it seemed, Silas wasn't convinced. What if he wanted to kidnap Whimsi?! What if he wanted to run across the Yooyuball Pitch and shout something like 'Kiko Lake For The Win!' or other nonsensical things?

Still, Silas had made a mistake. And he probably needed to repay it. "Come with me," he said. "I'll grab my popcorn tray and maybe we can get in close to the benches..."

So they travelled in silence, with Silas unable to shake the feeling that this Gelert was up to something. The Moehog sold a few more bags of popcorn, keeping half an eye on his new companion, as the game began to come to an end. It was neck and neck: six points for Faerieland and five for Roo Island with only a few seconds left.

Roo Island was holding the Yooyu, getting ready to score. The crowd was on its feet, nervous with anticipation. Then Silas saw the toothpick in the Gelert's hand, and remembered that he was a Faerieland fan.

How far would this Gelert go to make sure his team won...?!

How will this story end?

Author: trois
Date: Jun 17th
Frozen, unsure of what to do, Silas closed his eyes and winced away. It would only be seconds now before whatever was about to happen would happen. Shuddering in anticipation, he could feel his heart beating just behind his chest. Fearful of what he might find, Silas opened his eyes just slightly enough to see what was going on. Only meters away from the pitch itself, the Gelert looked like he was about to jump out of his skin.

"YEAAAH, WHOOOOO!" the Gelert exclaimed, throwing both hands up in the air and tossing the toothpick. The buzzer sounded, Faerieland had successfully defended against Roo Island! Silas jumped back in surprise, eyes completely wide now. Nothing happened. He made more of it than there was.

"Whew!" Silas exclaimed, "What a close match! I sure am glad nothing came of that toothpick!" As soon as he said it, he knew it was a mistake.

"Toothpick? Wait, did you think I was going to sabotage the match? With a toothpick?" the Gelert eyed Silas suspiciously. Silas realized he had judged the Gelert too quickly.

"I'm sorry sir, I didn't mean to cause you any inconvenience. I'll take this as a lesson, to not be as hasty to judgement!" Silas the Moehog beamed at the Gelert, hoping his apology would suffice.

"All's well! Now, let's go get me that autograph!" the Gelert took Silas' hoof and broke out in a sprint toward Team Faerieland. Looks like they'd get that autograph after all.

The End,

Author: goku27902
Date: Jun 18th

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