The Lost City of Geraptiku
"Let me go!"
Kana, a green Shoyru struggled to get free out
of a pirate's hand. "Hush, ye bilge rat!" the pirate said through his clenched
teeth. He thrust her forward, while still holding a firm grasp on her arm. "She
be the only one left on that island cap'n sir."
A red Jetsam grinned, showing all of his sharp
teeth. "Leave her in the gallows till mornin'!" he ordered.
"Aye, aye sir!" The Blumaroo nudged his way through
the crew to a wooden door. With a great force, he pushed the door open with
his foot, and entered the dark cabin. The only light in the room, was a lantern
on a wooden box between two cells. The pirate flung the first one open, and
pushed her inside. "Stay there!" he bellowed, as he locked the cell firmly.
Kana looked up and calmly said, "What do you
want with the Lost City of Geraptiku?"
Hearing this, the pirate whirled toward her and
said, "There matey, be a treasure."
Kana's eyes grew wide with surprise, and she
whispered, "A treasure?" The pirate nodded his head, and turned to leave, until
Kana cried out, "That isn't true!" Once again, he came towards her. Once in
a close distance, Kana continued, "I' ve been living next to it for years, and
I have never seen anything! And if there is really a treasure, why aren't there
any stories about it or anything? Huh?!"
The Blumaroo first smiled slyly and said, "All
of ye mateys are afraid to go in that city." Kana stopped. It was true! There
were stories that if you ventured in, you would never live to tell the tale.
Seeing the surprise on Kana's face, he smirked and left the room, closing the
door with a BANG!
As the Shoyru paced back and forth in the cell,
a loose board hit her firmly on the head. Thinking that it was another pirate,
she flung the board, making a splitting and cracking noise. Curiously, she looked
behind her, and saw the salty water of the ocean swishing back and forth. Grinning,
she pulled the rest of the boards out and splashed into the water. Even though
she desperately wanted to fly out of there, she knew that she couldn't. The
Pteri, who was in the top balcony, would see her. Kana wasn't one to like politics,
but having the treasure on Mystery Island, would be rightfully the villager's
treasure right? It was for the people who inhabited the island, not the pirates!
With her fury, Kana swam toward the shore with
the most jungles and trees. She would use these to conceal herself. Once there,
she was clueless on what to do. After all, she couldn't just barge in, and demand
that they stop what they were doing. That was simply not the pirate way! Kana
suddenly came to a clearing where a big cauldron stood, that a tall woman was
stirring. Her brown curly hair protruded out in all directions. At once Kana
knew who she was... Jhuidah! Kana raced towards her, and the island faerie noticed
her. She smiled and once Kana was right in front of the boiling pot, Jhuidah
asked, "Welcome. What do you need?"
"A weapon," Kana answered. "Something light to
At once, it seemed that the Island Faerie knew
what she wanted it for. She nodded her head solemnly and put a few items into
the pot. POOF! Jhuidah took out a slingshot with an infinite pack of marbles.
She smiled and said, "I can tell that you're skilled at shooting, and will use
them for a good cause to help the people of this island." The Shoyru nodded,
and said thank you as she left the clearing. How did she know I was good
at shooting? Kana wondered as she fixed the pack onto her waist and sipped
the slingshot into a pouch.
Nervously, Kana beat her wings, and lifted into
the sky. She only went up to the treetops, so that the large leaves would conceal
her image. Kana surveyed the area, until she spotted the captain and his crew
going toward the city. Startled, Kana flew as fast as she could go toward them,
dodging trees as she went. Once she caught the glimpse of a red and white shirt,
she stopped. Noticing a Shoyru that looked like her, but had a pirate outfit
on, she put a marble into the band, and pulled it back. Heart pounding, she
aimed steadily, and then let the marble fly, knocking the Shoyru out. Hoping
that she hadn't hurt the Shoyru too badly, Kana dragged him into the jungle,
and changed into the Shoyru's clothes. Making sure that the belt that held the
slingshot and the infinite pack of marbles bag was hidden under the shirt, she
ran to catch up with the crew. She slowly began to follow them, but dragged
behind as she mumbled things under her breath in a low voice, practicing her
disguise voice. Suddenly the pirates stopped, and so Kana bumped into the same
Blumaroo who put her in the cell. "Watch where yer goin'!" he bellowed.
"Oh, um sor-" Kana urgently remembered her tone.
"Uhh... I mean sorry sir," she said again. The Blumaroo grunted and turned around.
Kana relaxed, and flew up a bit to see what was going on. Luckily, the pirates
didn't really care. Up near the entrance to the city, the captain was making
"This is it mateys!" the captain shouted. "This
is where we'll finally make our FORTUNE!" he spoke as if the word "fortune"
as if it was the most important thing in the world. In a flash, Kana whizzed
past the pirates and charged into the captain. with full speed, knocking him
"Sorry!" Kana cried out, as she tried to knock out as many pirates as she could,
saying sorry as she hit each of them. The captain flung up and ran toward Kana,
but she quickly dodged. Then there was a low grumble, and the ground began to
shake. Kana looked toward the city. Three heads had risen from the ground, and
the middle one blew out hot fire. As Kana waited for the end to come, it never
happened. Unfortunately for the crew and the captain though, they were hopping
and running toward the sea to cool down. Then they glumly went back toward their
ship, the green Shoyru that Kana had knocked out earlier went with them. When
Kana turned around again, the heads were gone.
Suddenly, the people who inhabited the island,
peered out from the jungles and trees and rushed toward Kana thanking her and
throwing her up in the air. Suddenly, something caught her eye... the treasure
map! Kana swooped down on it as she was in the air and took a look at it. Then
she began to dig. Puzzled, the villagers helped too, and together they uncovered
a treasure chest. They split the riches evenly and even gave some to the Money
Tree. With their lives, contented and happy, Kana and the villagers lived happily
ever after on their home forevermore, on the island known as, Mystery Island.
The three totem heads protected them from intruders and so they never were disturbed