SPLASH!!! Kopa sprung out of the river. Since dawn, he has been practicing his skill to fight the current. He thought, one day with no crowds would be nice for a change. It's been awhile since he just kicked back and relax. Of course, he enjoyed being with many people and Disney characters, but this is something he hasn't done in awhile.
Kopa panted hard and tried to breath in some air. "Ugh!", Kopa had that choking feeling you get when you do such activities that use muscle. "Whooo! That's some tough rapids! Okay, here I go again!" Kopa ran as far away as he could from the rapids then ran back double speed and leaped into the rapids and let the current take him. After a few minutes, he started swimming the opposite direction, fighting the tides once more. "Hmm, it seems not many come here," Kopa thought aloud as he swam.
Arthur found himself lost yet again. He'd no idea where he was, but he knew he didn't like it. It was a large forest of some sort, one with strange looking trees, frightening statues, and unusually tall bushes. Arthur wondered if Merlin or any other familiar figure in his life was here. As he waded his way through the bushes and around the trees, he would stop every once in a while to call out a name. "Merlin?" "Archimedes?" "Ector?" "Kay?" he would say. But getting no answer, he began to become nervous. Where was he, and how would he get out of here?
It was foolish of Arthur not to notice the tree root. He should've, he really should've, but didn't. He was so caught up in his anxiety and nervousness that he tripped. "Whoa, what, whoa!" he yelled as he fell into the river. Arthur couldn't swim very well, despite the fact he'd been transformed into a perch at one time. He hadn't a tail, only his lanky legs, and those did him no good. Arthur sank and swam, above and underneath the currents as he tried to keep afloat. "Help! Oh please, someone help!" he cried, hoping someone would hear his distress calls.
Aladdin was looking for Abu, he wondered why that little money had to always cause mischief. Just then Aladdin hear someone calling for help and then he saw a bot in the water and a small female mouse was trying to help the child. "Hey, hang o I will help."Aladdin was a pretty song swimmer which was a surprise because he was from a land full of sand. aladdin jumped into the water and swam over to the boy grabbing around the waste and plcing th mouse on his shoulder.
"hey are you to ok?" he as the pair as he brought them towards the shore,
Kopa heard crying in the distance. "Huh, wha-?", Kopa stopped swimming and let the current take him to see what was at the other side. What he saw surprised him, "What the!", Kopa saw a boy drowning. He noticed a mouse and a young man were trying to save him. "Hey! Are you guys alright?", Kopa yelled to them in worry. Kopa jumped onto shore and helped the three. He pulled the young man who held the boy and mouse firmly but carefully. "What happened here?", Kopa sat down after they were all on dry land.
Arthur didn't know how much longer he could take this. As the strong currents bashed against him, his strength to fight began to fade. Then again, he wasn't physically strong anyway. He was perhaps the scrawniest thing there was and ever will have been. As such, that didn't make things any better. Quite, they made things that much worse. A voice, one belonging to a female, could be heard in the distance. When Arthur was able to get afloat, he saw a mouse with long, golden hair riding on a strange cylinder of some sort. She told him to grab onto it, but he knew that if he did, she'd be pulled underwater as well. Suddenly, a boy with dark skin and hair, and dressed in odd clothing, appeared. He grabbed Arthur around the waist, as well as the thermos and dragged them to shore.
As Arthur lay on the shore, he was quite worn out. His breathing was heavy, his skin pale and blue. It wasn't a good sign, but luckily, he'd live. He used what little strength he had left to sit up, coughing a bit before shivering. That water had been rather chilly, and had frozen the poor boy to the bone. Suddenly, a lion with golden fur and a dark mane appeared. He asked them what happened. Arthur coughed before speaking in a rather strained voice. "I...I tripped and fell in the river." he said. "B...but you all saved my life, and for that, I'll always be grateful."
"Hey don't mention it kid, I was looking for Abu and I saw you in the water. Being a hero I Decided to jump in and help. I have had gotten myself in many different dangerous in the past. I don't mind helping out." Aladdin Said
"Hey, I am Aladdin....but some people Know me as Price Ali" Aladdin said posing by placing his hand on his hips. Just than Abu came out of the tree above and began to laugh at Aladdin.
"Oh And that Abu, he seems to find something very funny right now" Aladdin foled his arm like he was pouting. Abu was laughing at him.
Kopa looked at the young boy, "Come on, I think you need medical attention. Hop on my back.", Kopa sat down in front of the boy so he could board him. "And great job, Aladdin and Gadget.", Kopa smiled at them. "Lucky there were many visitors at the rapids today for once. It's usually empty here!", Kopa said in amusement.
Kopa noticed laughing from a tree, Aladdin said his name is Abu. He reminded Kopa of his two monkey friends back at the Pride Lands.
Last Edit: Nov 27, 2008 21:29:19 GMT -5 by fuzzball
Arthur was glad to have met these people. They seemed very kind and caring, something Arthur wasn't very much use to. Most people he knew despised him. That's why they called him "Wart." That's all he was to them - a blemish in their lives. It made him feel bad, especially since the man he thought to be like a father to him, Merlin, still called him that. Arthur smiled first at the mouse, who blushed in his presence and introduced herself as "Gadget." An odd name, but nevertheless... "It's nice to meet you, Gadget." The man that had pulled them out of the water introduced himself as "Aladdin," and following him was a monkey dressed in a tiny hat and coat. His name was "Abu." "It's nice to meet you too, Aladdin and Abu. I'm King Arthur, but everyone calls me 'Wart'." he said.
The rather large lion with the dark mane then told Arthur that he needed medical aid, and told him to get on his back. Arthur did as he was told (as he often did) and had to push himself onto Kopa's back. The boy was so small and scrawny, he wouldn't be a burden at all. Rather, he looked more like a child's doll against someone like Kopa. What a strange sight indeed!
Kopa stood up and turned his head to look at the young man named King Arthur. Kopa smiled to show he cared. "Well, King Arthur, you've had enough adventure for one day don't you think? My name is Kopa, I used to be a prince, but that was a long time ago."
Kopa then turned to face Aladdin and Gadget carefully so not to drop the boy, "You guys coming? King Arthur might catch a cold if he stays out here." Kopa said in anxiety and impatience. He didn't want the boy who seems sickly to get any worse.
"hang on Kopa, I have a flying carpet we can stick Arthur on it a so we can get were we are going faster that way and I don't think carpet will mind." Aladdin said then whistled for his flying carpet buddy.
"A magic carpet? As in, carpets that fly?", Kopa asked in amazement. "Well, if you say so, but please do be careful with Arthur, too fast of a traveling won't do him better.", Kopa wondered if this were safe for a boy who just nearly drowned.
He just met Arthur, but, he doesn't want anyone to get hurt, anyone who doesn't deserve it. Arthur was young, and Kopa doesn't think it's time for him to go. Kopa turned to look at Arthur then slowly backed his head a little so that his mane would keep the boy warm.
As the small band went along, the lion asked the boy if he'd thought he'd been through enough today. "Yes, Sir, I suppose so." he said. In all honesty, Arthur was completely worn out, why, with all the walking he'd done...plus having to try to keep himself from drowning in the rapids. His skin still bore a blue hue, but it wasn't anything serious. The lion introduced himself as Kopa, and mentioned he was a Prince. Arthur was surprised. "Oh, it's so wonderful to meet you, Your Majesty. I was a Prince once too, though I never knew it." Indeed, he hadn't. His parents, King Uther and Queen Igraine, had smuggled him away with Merlin when he was a baby. He'd been raised alongside Sir Kay, and never knew his true heritage until quite recently.
Kopa seemed very hasty to get Arthur some sort of medical aid, and it was present in his voice. Then, Aladdin said that he'd a carpet Arthur could ride so they could get wherever they were going to faster. He whistled and soon, an ornate rug appeared, floating above the ground. Arthur had never seen something like this before. He'd seen Merlin make something similar, so this had to be a work of magic. "Oh, my! How interesting!" Arthur commented, gawking at Carpet.
"Ya he nothing much you want to see something cool, you should see Genie. He is away on vaccination but he is amazing, I found them both in the cave of wonders." Aladdin explained
"But enough talk about me, let get Arthur some place warm" Aladdin picked up Arthur and placed him on the carpet. "Oh and Arthur if someone asks you if you have a Carpet flying license. Say yes" Aladdin whispered. Abu hopped back on Aladdin's shoulder. Then sat down beside Arthur on Carpet