Bubble Bobble: The Big Adventure
Chapter 2: Setting Out For Adventure
Bub and Bob walked out of the town and followed the map into the plains.
It was a marvelously sunny day. Light reflected off the dewdrops that rested on the blades of grass that covered the field. They looked like tiny emeralds when the suns beams hit them. The plains stretched out as far as the eye could see.
'Now, Bob. Keep an eye out for this so-called trial that the map told us about.' said Bub squinting from side to side. He was on constant watch for anything suspicious-looking.
'C'mon, Bub! Nothing's going to get us! Stop being so paranoid!' Bob chuckled, 'That warning was probably just a load of boloney!'
'I hope you're right, Bob…' sighed Bub.
After half an hour of walking through the vast expanse of the plains, Bob began to groan.
'Bub, I'm starving and my feet are beginning to ache like crazy!!' wheezed Bob.
'Alright, we'll have a break. Did you pack any food?' asked Bub.
'Uhh… About that…' said Bob sheepishly.
'You… Didn't pack any food, did you…' sighed Bub
'Umm… No. There wasn't any room for any food in here!' cried Bob.
'Well I wish that warning had been true after all now because I would've sorted that problem out!' snapped Bub.
Suddenly, a small Benzo came running towards them.
'Ah! Food!!' shouted Bub.
He inhaled an emerald green bubble around the toy-like creature and head-butted it with his spines. The bubble popped and the Benzo had transformed into a bunch of bananas.
Bub caught the bananas and walked back to where he sat.
'Well, lunch is served!' smiled Bub and he tucked into a banana.
They finished eating and kept a few bananas with the supply of bandages in case they got hungry again.
'So, where does the map say to go next?' asked Bob.
'Well, it looks like we've got to go over Crawler Canyon – wherever that is.' said Bub examining the map.
'What the--?? The map's glowing!'
Bub turned the map over to find that the maps text was re-writing itself. It now read:
"Proceed with caution.
The first trial is about to make an appearance."
'So it was true…' Bub was awestruck.
'Weird! I never knew maps could do that!' Bob looked at the map to see if it would do anything else.
'Well, we'd better prepare ourselves for this so-called trial that's coming for us.'
Bub and Bob eagerly waited for the impending event.
'Bub, can you feel that?' asked Bob looking at the ground.
'Yeah… Maybe THIS is the trial…' said Bub with dread.
They couldn't believe their eyes when they saw what was coming after them from the distance. It was a giant Benzo!
'Oh my goodness!! Look at the size of that thing!!' screamed Bob.
It was speeding towards them, making giant dents in the ground with every step it took.
'Bob, leave this to me!' said Bub running towards it.
Bub started inhaling as many bubbles as he could around the giant Benzo and popped them all at the same time. This seemed to weaken the Benzo.
But the Benzo was that big, Bub couldn't run around it the second time whilst blowing bubbles. He was exhausted.
'Bub!!' cried Bob. 'You're mine, Benzo!!' Bob ran at it and blew bubbles around it. He managed to do this twice because he had more energy, and he was twice as fast as Bub.
He jumped up and popped all the bubbles surrounding it, and the Benzo slowed down.
'Hey, Bub! We've almost got it!! It's slowed down! I say we give it one last push and it'll be defeated!' exclaimed Bob.
'Alright! Let's do this!!' Bub got back onto his feet ready to do a final attack.
'Ready, Bub?' 'Ready!'
They both started blowing a giant bubble each, then they combined both their bubbles to make a super bubble.
They managed to get the Benzo trapped inside and burst the bubble.
The giant Benzo was no more.
'Yes!! We did it!' they both exclaimed.
Instead of the Benzo turning into food, it turned into a treasure chest. Bub pushed the lid of the chest open to reveal a red gem.
'Oh hey! Bob, come here and look at this!' shouted Bub.
'Oh wow!!' Bob was awestruck, 'Wait, does that mean the adventure's over?'
A large billow of smoke protruded from the chest.
'Your adventure isn't over yet..!' said a soft voice.
It was a spirit of a Bubble Dragon. She was a rainbow bubble dragon wearing a white robe and she bared an arched tiara on her head.
'I am the rainbow spirit of Bubbluna. The stone that you have possessed contains magical powers. I am the protector of this precious gem.'
'Bub… I'm scared!' Bob whimpered.
'So… Who are you, really? What's so special about this stone? What kind of powers does this gem contain?' asked Bub suspiciously.
'As I said, I am the Rainbow Spirit. This world may be in grave danger..! You are the only ones who can stop this world from plummeting into chaos. I was given the task of protecting this and nine other gems from the hands of the evil troll, known as Drunk.
These gems are the life source for this world. If they fall into the wrong hands, this world will be dark and twisted, and overrun by chaos. You must go and retrieve 9 other gems before Drunk, or the world will be plunged into chaos.'
'But, why us? Why did you pick us..? Wait. You were the one that put our map in our home, weren't you?' Bub finally figured everything out.
'Because you are the only ones who can stop Drunk.' said the Rainbow Spirit.
'Bub, I say we do it, because, well, our world will be in danger if we back out.' said Bob.
'You've got a point. Alright, Rainbow Spirit. We'll try our best to obtain the rest of these gems.' said Bub with a positive attitude.
'Thank you, Bubblun and Bobblun.' sighed the Rainbow Spirit with relief.
'Wait, how did you know our names?' asked Bob.
'I'll tell you in good time… Goodbye for now, and good luck.'
The Rainbow Spirit disappeared.
'Oh hey! Bub, The map's writing again!' Bob handed Bub the map.
"Congratulations, treasure seekers. You managed to best the first trial.
But there are 10 more trials you must face.
It is located within the Crawler Canyon.
Be prepared, travelers."
'Crawler Canyon, huh?' said Bob.
'I don't know if it's true or not, but there's an abandoned town there! It's getting pretty dark, and the plains are usually a dangerous place to be when it's dark. So if we get moving, we'll be able to rest there.' explained Bub.
'Yeah! So lets get moving then!' chirped Bob.
So they set off towards the Crawler Canyon in the orange dusk light.
What would their second trial be?
End of Chapter 2