The village was a peaceful place happy ants as far as the eye could see. In a small hut Platy, the ant lived with her mother. Platy wasn't the nicest ant in the village. Queen Dian even considered banishing Platy from the village. “Good morning, I made you mushroom stew,” Platy said to her mother
“Thank you, dear,” the mother said politely.
“Mother, when I look outside and see my reflection, I know, I was born to be a farmer!” Platy yelled with joy.
“NO NO NO!, you must be a worker, and serve the queen!” mother yelled
“NO! You don’t know what's best for me!” Platy cried as she ran out the door.
“What am I going to do with that young ant,” mother said disappointedly. In the village, many happy ants are talking with each other, joking around, and having fun. The village was a very friendly place with little houses and cheerful town folk. The queen was also very nice. Platy was the only, well, “mean” ant in the village, everyone would try to cheer her up, but she would always refuse any happy thoughts. The only ants she got along with were her three friends Nick, Ross, and Macy. “Hi Platy!” the 3 friends said with happiness,
“Hi guys, I don’t want to go out to the stream, if that's what you're going to ask,” Platy said depressingly.
“No, we wanted to see if you wanted to go to the buffet! I heard Roger the cook is cooking pancakes today!” said Macy. Platy thinks of Roger and how great he cooks, so she says
“Roger makes great pancakes! Sure let's go!”
They talk about the great food roger makes, for he has been the village chef for 19 years! “Roger’s food is amazing!” Nick said
“I wonder if wizards would like his food?” ross said
“First of all, what a random question! Second of all, everyone knows wizards are fake! They are just people in books!” Platy laughed.
“No! Wizards are real! Like that one with a brown beard, and a brown hat, staff, and robe, he looked like a nature wizard!’ Ross argues.
“That staff was a stick, that guy was crazy! He isn't a wizard, he looked like some psycho!” Platy said. Macy interrupted
“Guys! We were almost at the buffet! Let's not fight!”
[[continue ->passage 2]] Chapter Two
As Platy and her friends are to the buffet, they hear the warning horns blow “Everyone, get inside your houses immediately!” yelled a guard. The village starts panicking and rushing into their houses.
“Come to my house it's safe there!” Platy yelled. But in the distance, she sees her house on fire “no, no, NO! My mother!!” Platy cries as she runs to her home. Platy busts the door down and sees her mother injured. “MOM!” Platy yelled with fear.
“Platy, I love you, I’ll be with you no matter what,” Platy cries and cries
. “I can’t leave you here!” Platy said
“Go, I love you Platy, Go!” the mother says. Platy runs outside to see the village on fire,
[[continue->cp1]] Chapter 3
Platy woke up at 7 am and was ready to find breakfast, which was right above her. She sat down and ate the leaves that were her “roof” last night. As she looked out in the foggy distance of the forest, she saw a silhouette, of an old man with a wizard hat, long robe, staff, and sword. Platy rushed inside of her shelter and put the leaves back on top. She hears footsteps outside, which are like Earthquakes to her. “Oh, my? What is this, a small shelter, with a leave, for a roof. That has a bite taken from it,” says an old voice. The wizard puts away his sword and takes Platy from the small thing.
“AHH, PLEASE, DON’T HURT ME!” Platy yelled.
“Hahaha! Don’t worry! I will not hurt you,” said the man. Platy looks up to see an old man with a cyan wizard hat, and a cyan robe, with brown shoes and cyan pants. He had smooth skin, with a grey beard that went down to his belt. Long grey hair, and a brown sheath. And lastly, a wooden staff, With a white crystal in the middle.
“Who are you?!” Platy Asked frighteningly,
“I am Mender, the blue,” said the wizard
“Your a wizard!” Platy was astonished, for she thought they were fake.
“I was going for a walk until I saw your little, well house! What is a small ant-like you doing in these frightful woods?” Mender asked
“My village! It was raided by crazy ants! Now, I have no place to call home.” Platy cried.
“Well, I can take you under my wing as long as you’d like! And if you want you can live with me,” said the wizard “And me!” says a mysterious voice. Out from behind the wizard, a white cat came
“Hello! My Name is Tom, and I live with Mender too!” said Tom
“well I would love that!” Platy said. It started to rain, The Team hears growling, Then, Mender Is punched to the forest floor, by a forest beast. Platy screams in terror as the beast runs towards her and Tom. Mender gets up, pulled out his sword and cuts the thing’s arm clean off
“Back off, you foul things!!” Mender yelled the beast runs at him then, Mender gets his staff and pushes him to a tree. “RUN!!” “Back off, you foul things!!” Mender yelled the beast runs at him then, Mender gets his staff and pushes him to a tree. “RUN!!” Mender yelled
OPTION A: [[Do what Mender says.]]
OPTION B: [[ Help Mender]]
“Where are we going now?” Platy questions
“well Platy, we are going to, Dead Ant Path,” Mender says. Dead Ant Path was an Evil place, for ants, of course, many have never returned.
“Wait, What!” Platy yelled
“Don’t worry! We will keep you safe,” Tom said. As they reach the path, Menter gets bit in the leg by a dead Fire ant, he falls to the ground,
“AHHH, Platy, I need you to reach into my bag and get the orange leaf!” Mender yelled, Platy gets the leave and rubs it on the bite wound. “Oh, Platy! Thank you!” mender said,
“Well, no time to waste, let's go,”. Platy hides in Toms fur, and surprisingly, there are no fleas! Platy is scared, but she has trust in Tom and Mender. The team has been walking on the path for 5 hours straight now,
“I think we should stop and rest,” said Mender
“me too,” said Platy. They rest by a tree, and Tom goes looking for food, “So when we leave the path, where are we going?” Platy asked,
“so, we need to enter, The cavern of stalactites, then we will reach my house.” Mender explains
“Too long, any short cuts?” Platy askes.
“No, no shortcuts,” mender said
“Well that's too long! Find another way!” Platy yelled,
“There is no other way!” Mender yelled
“Oh Please, how hard could it be? You're just lazy!” Platy laughed
“What a sudden change in you! Something has made its way in your brain, and has caused you to be rude, again!” Mender yells
“You can just go!” Platy yelled. “Fine, I’ll go, and I don’t care if you don’t like Tom, but you treat him better than you treat me just now, and I hope your soul withers,” Mender says as he walked away.
“Wait! I’m sorry!” Platy yells,
Mender turns around and says “You had your chance, but you turned it away, and I will not grant you the gift of my help, with the way you are. There comes a time, where you must think about what you have done, but you will never reach that point,” Mender disappeared in the fog.
Platy realizes what she’s done and runs to Mender and says “Wait! Your right, I guess when it comes to things like this, there are no shortcuts,
`` ''Your right, the cavern’s walk is just 20 minutes,” Mender said.
Tom comes back with a deer, and the team eats up and is on their way. “Here it is, the cavern,” Mender says as he pulls his sword out. “Let's go,” Mender told them. Right away, Mender and Tom are picked up by an ogre “MMMM, Let's eat thee, cat and wizard!” the ogre yelled.
Mender swiped his sword in the ogre's face “I am not afraid of you! You stink of spoiled cheese, and your face is as ugly as a newborn orc!” Mender yelled, “Let us go freak!” Tom yelled.
The ogre laughs,
OPTION A: [[Make the rock thrower]]
OPTION B: [[Destroy a stalactite]]
[[continue->Passage 5]] Chapter 5
The New Home
“Is that your house!?” Platy askes
“Yes,” Mender says. His house was a good-sized cabin in the woods, with a garden, beehives, and an empty ant village. The house had a kitchen, living room, bathroom, and patio, with a lake, 2 miles down the mountainside. Mender’s house was by the forest, but not in the forest, it was a very peaceful place, with flowers and other bugs and ants that Platy could relate to. “Wow,” Platy said in astonishment.
“Welcome to your new home,” said Mender and Tom. “There is a village, 2 miles up in the forest, we can visit there tomorrow if you’d like, Platy,” Mender said
Platy responds with, “I’d like that,”
“And look! You have bee friends and an empty ant village!” Tom said with excitement “And I know the perfect queen,” Mender laughed,
Platy became the queen of the village, and she grew an amazing village. Then she became, not only the queen but a farmer like she always wanted to be. “Who wants to make some pumpkin pie!” Mender asked
“ME!” Platy and Tom yelled. “Well, let's get started!” Mender said,
“I can’t wait!” Platy yelled with excitement.
Platy runs outside to see the village on fire, villagers being killed or taken,
[[ Leave the village.]]
[[ Stay and fight ]]
[[continue->leave]]Platy was infuriated. She didn't want to be a coward and run away, so she got a stick and went into battle. A warrior ant came running towards her, and Platy lifted the stick and hit him on the head “Take that!” Platy yelled. She looked up and the village was on fire, and there was smoke everywhere, with dead ants on the floor and red mist all around, it looked like the end of days. Platy saw Ross and Macy getting taken away, “Ross! Macy! She yelled, she tried to help but there were way too many warriors, Platy realized that she wasn’t strong enough. So
“Back off, you foul things!!” Mender yelled the beast runs at him then, Mender gets his staff and pushes him to a tree. “RUN!!” Mender yelled
OPTION A: [[Do what Mender says.]]
OPTION B: [[ Help Mender]]
the chase begins, As Mender, Tom and Platy are running full speed. Mender gets Platy and throws her on Tom “I know you may not be able to run as fast as us, so hang on to Tom!” Mender yelled. 5 Beasts come from the trees, Mender uses magic to banish 2 to the sky, and stays behind to fight the other 3.
“Mender!” Platy and Tom yell.
Get into the tunnel! Quickly!” Mender yelled. As Tom and Platy run into the tunnel they can hear footsteps behind them, they look back, and Its Mender. “I'm ok,” he told them. As they are walking, they here moaning and cries in the distance “I’m afraid that we have reached the Cripple valley,” Mender said. Suddenly Tom collapses on the ground, Mender told Platy “Oh dear, Platy, go get magic mushrooms!”
“What! I don’t know what they look like! And I’m too small, I could be killed!”
Platy yelled “Go! Monsters can’t see you, the mushrooms are glowing blue! We need 2! Mender said. Platy is now more confident in herself, she went to mean, open-minded, and overall, she believed in herself more.
“I can do this,” Platy told herself, she went and found the magic mushrooms, and brought them to Tom, he ate the mushrooms and jumped to his feet!
“Thank you Platy!” Tom said. “We mustn't go any further, its near dusk, and we need to rest,” Mender said. Together the team builds a small fortress, perfect for all three of them. Platy stayed up most of the time, thinking of her mother. As Platy thought of her mother, she heard footsteps approaching the fortress. Platy was scared to death, she whispered to mender,
“Someone is outside,” Mender woke from his rest, and pulled the sword from his sheath, he opened the door, to see a fox, running in the distance, He told Platy,
“It's just a fox, it's time to get up.”
“Its 3 am!” Platy said
“We must go.” said Mender
[[continue->Passage 4]] Platy ignores Mender and jumps in to help, she stings one beast and bites another “What are you doing!” Mender yelled
“I’m helping you!” Platy yelled back
“NO! You might die!” Mender yelled
“I won’t! I can help!”Platy cried
“Oh, fine! But be careful!” Mender yelled angrily. As their fighting, more beasts come out from the forest, Mender uses his magic to blind two beasts and uses his dagger to pin one to a tree, and uses his sword to slice the other’s leg off, Platy got really tired, so tired that she was almost dizzy, but then, she accidentally stung Mender “OW!” Mender Yelled.
“I’m SO SORRY!!!” Platy cried. Beasts approach Mender, but he uses the crystal in his staff to make a forcefield around him. He heals himself quickly and goes back to fighting, Platy is so tired, that she blacks out right on the spot, “PLATY NO!” Mender yells, Then a beast picks Platy up, and eats her.
she ran out the gates and into the forest. The forest was an eerie place, full of unforgiving spiders, and lizards, and all sorts of unsettling things. Platy looked behind her to see the village being taken over. Platy was a small ant, and she knew nothing about the forest. “Where will I go, what do I do,” Platy said. It is 5 am, the forest air is colder than ice. Platy has been walking in a straight line for the past few hours. Behind her, she heard rustling, “Who’s there!” she yelled, and out from the bushes, came Nick. “Oh! Nick, Oh my god NICK! You're alive!” Platy yelled,
“Yes, I escaped!” Nick says, but then, Nick gets swooped up by a lizard
“AAAAAH!!” Platy screamed. Platy ran as fast as her little legs could, she heard the lizard behind her running up behind her. Platy saw a ditch close by, so she ran to the ditch. When she reached the ditch she saw the lizard then she jumped out of the way, and the lizard fellin. Platy was dosed with fear, “ Oh dear, what will I do?” Platy said. Then she saw sticks and leaves, “I will make a small shelter!” Platy whispered. As she got the sticks in place, and put the leaves on top, she was confident that she could survive the harsh forest. She slept in her small shelter for the night.
[[continue->Passage 3]] OPTION A: [[Make the rock thrower]]
OPTION B: [[Destroy a stalactite]]
The ogre laughs, but Platy made a rock thrower, out of sticks and leaves, the ogre turns to Platy, and she sets the thrower off, and the rock goes straight to the ogres head, the ogre falls to the ground, and Mender and Tom escape “RUN!” Mender yelled.
The team runs with the ogre chasing after them, “I see the exit!” Platy yelled, they reach the exit, and Mender uses magic and destroys the cavern, crushing the ogre.
Platy looks around and sees a stalactite hanging from the roof of the cave, so she crawled up the damp, mossy walls, and tried to destroy the stalactite. It was too strong for her mandibles, so, she had to go back down and look for something stronger. Platy looked around, and she saw Mender’s staff, so she picked it up, and crawled back to the stalactite. She tried to use magic, but she didn’t know-how. So she had to go back down and find something else. Then she found the perfect rock, so she climbed up again, threw the rock, and the stalactite fell on the ogre’s head “OWWW!” yelled the ogre.Double-click this passage to edit it.Double-click this passage to edit it.