Solo Flight

My friends recently went on an unplanned adventure. But because of Emily’s goth reputation and the Tokidoki gang’s random behavior, their adventure was alarming and horrible for everyone involved.
Even in their normal, familiar environment, the Tokidoki gang still do the random things that they always do.

Some of them appear to have very little control over what they are doing or why they are doing it. For example, the other day, Paco and Rolly were sitting around doing nothing. Then they started riding around the room on their skateboards.

But instead of stopping when they needed to stop, they got stuck in the repetitive motion and kept colliding into the walls.

Most of my friends aren’t the type of people who would try to survive in the wild.

Unfortunately, they managed to escape one day while we were practicing for our next Sophie Hilton show.

When we were at the park, I was playing music from my CD player and tried to show my friends what they had to do in the show, but they were barely listening. They turned their heads and saw that there was a large horse statue right in the middle of the park. They couldn’t keep their eyes off of the statue,  but for some reason, some of them were highly alarmed by it.

No one expects to instantaneously think that a horse statue would come alive, and I was unprepared for my friends’ reaction, which was to sprint powerfully in the opposite direction. Unfortunately, since Emily has terrible group-leading skills, she decided that she and the others should sabotage the statue, and they all took off running.

The only ones who didn’t take off running were Leonerd, Molly, Sally, Arlene, Nermal, and Rondine.

We watched in shock as Emily and the others tried to demolish the statue.

Emily was flinging rocks from her slingshot at the statue.

Sabbath, Neechee, Miles, and Mystery were trying to claw the statue.

Hipsterpotamus was trying to stomp on the statue.

Cookzey was trying to bite the statue’s head off.

Freddy and Donutella were smearing frosting on the statue.

Grumposaur was trying to rip the statue’s head off.

Garfield was trying to smash the statue into bits.

Odie was trying to bite the statue.

Blossom was hurling her yo-yo at the statue.

Bubbles tried to hold the statue captive in a giant bubble.

Buttercup was trying to smash the statue with her mallet.

Sandy, Polpettina, and Cactus Dog were attempting to put cacti around the statue.

Soya, Mozzarella, Latte, and Leche were pouring milk all over the base of the statue.

Adios and Ciao were whacking the statue with dog bones.

Rudy was trying to bite the statue’s legs.

Caramella was whacking the statue with her giant candy cane.

Lucky Kitty was throwing coins at the statue.

Bulletto was trying to ram the statue with her head.

Maxx was trying to play a drum solo on the statue.

Paco and Rolly were attempting to whack their skateboards on the statue.

Stellina was shooting beams from her horn in attempt to destroy the statue.

“Don’t do that!” shouted Arlene. “You might get arrested!”

When they heard the word “arrested”, Emily and the others thought that this had to be the perfect time to escape.

We chased them all the way across the park. They ran into a partially fenced yard and, when their forward trajectory was interrupted by the fence, they began to gallop just out of our reach.

I’m fairly certain they had already forgotten what they were running from and had no idea what was going on, but there they were propelling themselves as if they were attempting to fly.

They all just took off running in a straight line, with Emily leading the way. They didn’t know where they were going, but they were going to go there really fast.

I have spent a truly impressive amount of time encouraging my friends to help me with whatever I needed help with, even though some of my friends were pretty lazy once in a while. I distinctly remember the self-congratulatory feelings I had when I thought I’d succeeded in encouraging my friends to help me impress others.

But as I watched some of my friends disappear into the distance, I realized just how futile my efforts had been.

Leonerd told me not to worry, and that Emily and the others might return later that day. When we got back to my mansion, I began to worry. I could almost imagine my friends, lost and scared  – with no clue on how to get back.

Later on that day, I heard meowing coming from outside. I rushed over to the door, and when I opened it, in came Emily’s cats.

“Sabbath! Neechee! Miles! Mystery!” I exclaimed. “You guys are okay! But, where’s Emily?”

Sabbath seemed to shrug a little bit, and Miles had sort of a worried look on his face, meaning that Emily might have still been lost.

Soon, before we knew it, Emily and the other finally returned.

“Emily!” I shouted as I ran up to her. “I’m so glad you’re okay! What happened to you guys?”

Emily gave an annoyed sigh. “Do you even wanna know?” she asked. “We’ve been suffering so much on our solo flight that we might as well not tell you what happened.”

“Don’t listen to her,” said Bubbles. “We didn’t suffer that much on our joyride. We’ll tell you what happened.”

My friends then told me all about their adventure. It went something like this:

They tried to destroy the statue, but when Arlene told them that they could get arrested, they ran away. Before they knew it, they ended up in a forest. They dashed through the trees, but almost fell into a river surrounded by moss-covered limestone. Luckily, Bubbles used Bubble Boing and was able to transport them safely. They ran through a clear light-covered path and dodged a rapid by jumping over moss-covered rocks. They made their way through a light-covered path in the forest and made their way through a riverscape. The cleared a path that was near the riverscape. Sandy accidentally fell into a river, but Blossom was able to get her out by pulling her onto a nearby rock. They found a pathway on the left side where they saw some sort of waterfall. They found their way through a deep greenery near another river. The came across a mountain, but when they reached the top, Emily stumbled and fell into a waterfall, but luckily the others were able to get her out in no time. They leaped through more moss-covered rocks and into the other side of the forest. Their journey just went on like that until they found a path that lead them out of the forest and they were able to make it back to the mansion safely.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, Emily and the others were pretty exhausted after their big adventure.

To my friends, getting a taste of freedom wasn’t something that would cause a major shift in their perception of reality.

Emily just needed to relax and recover from her so-called “traumatizing” experience. The others were just pretty happy that they had such a great journey, even though I wasn’t included.

Now my friends, including Emily, know that whenever they come across a statue, they might as well leave it alone.

But every now and then, Emily will stare wistfully out the window.

When she sees the outdoors through the window, she always thinks about the adventure she had.

But she still has that goth personality of hers, as she often tells me to leave her alone when she needs to be left alone.

I hope she’s learned her lesson now.

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