High above the crowded place, Quasi throned in the top of a tree, seeking shelter from the sun under the shadow of the leaves.
Down below him, there were a clear atmosphere of eager exception, as people made the last preparations for a huge western show.
He peeked down at to nervous looking men, dragging in a rope with a enormous bull in the other end. The bull didn`t seem interested in following them, in fact it went it`s own ways, snorting warningly if they tried to pull him any other way.
As the two poor workers, puzzled on how to get the bull out of the snack bar and into the paddock, and get out of it alive and healthy, Quasi returned his attention to his belowed hobby. He`d found a found a really good piece of wood right down the streets, and thought it a brilliant way to spend the day.
He pushed the scene below to the back of his mind and concentrated on his artistic work, not noticing how the little argument was turning out.
That is until he become aware of the sound of terrified screams, and thundering hooves..
Last Edit: Mar 16, 2009 13:14:18 GMT -5 by Quasimodo
It didn't take Arthur long to walk under the sign and into Frontierland. When he arrived, he was confused as he looked at his surroundings. There didn't seem to be anything but desert as far as the eye could see, with large rock formations dotting the landscape. It was also quite hot, making this very unpleasant. Pulling on his collar and gulping, Arthur began to walk about.
He soon came to a large town. It was crowded with tourists and people dressed in the strangest clothes he'd ever seen. He looked around as he went among the crowds, amazed by all he saw. The boy wondered if Merlin or his father were here. After his father opened up to him a few days ago, Arthur continually worried about him. He called out their names. "Merlin!""Father!" Arthur received no answer, and even if he did, he couldn't have heard them over the loud voices and music around him.
The boy found he was at some sort of show. The crowds were assembling in the stands, and Arthur saw two men trying to rope a rather large bull. The bull was resistant to their efforts, and Arthur could tell the beast was becoming quickly agitated. It didn't take long for the bull to rebel, bashing the men with its horns and flinging them across the corral. The bull was on a rampage! Its gaze soon met with that of the terrified Arthur. The bull began to scrape its hooves against the dirt and then, it began to charge. The boy's eyes went wide and he stood frozen, paralyzed with fear.
Kida had wandered into yet another facet of Disney. This park was different from the ones she'd been in already. It had orange red rocks everywhere that were in many different and strange formations. Some were wide and taller than anything else around them with a teeny, round boulder on top. Some looked like almost like faces. Some even made arches, and some of the arches went right over the walkways. It was a very strange place. Even the air around her felt hotter, but that didn't bother her too much because of the way she was dressed.
Kida hadn't been walking around long. She was just trying to decide whether or not to go on a roller coaster when a couple of tourists passed by her talking about a show. A show seemed like much more fun than a roller coaster ride, so she followed the tourists. As she followed the pair, they lead her into a town like place. The people here were dressed so strangely. Then again almost everyone was dressed strangely to her.
As Kida made her way slowly through the crowd, she suddenly heard screams of terror. Was the show starting already? But these screams didn't sound pretend. She tried to look around, but in the crowd she couldn't really see anything. She could hear the sound of hooves on the hard walkway though, and for some reason, she felt like there was something wrong.
Lightly, Kida leapt into a nearby tree to get a better view of the situation. She barely noticed another figure in the tree before she looked down toward the ground. First, she saw people running away from something. Then she saw a small boy, standing perfectly still as if he was too scared to move. Finally, she saw the large animal running at the boy. Without even thinking, she leapt out of the tree, ran towards the boy, and pulled him out of the way seconds before the animal ran right through where he'd been standing.
Quasi looked up the same second the white haired woman appeared, dragging the boy out of reach just in time.
Watch out, it`s coming back, he yelled as he swung himself down to the ground.
Indeed, the raging bull scraped his hooves in the ground, ready to attack any second. Thinking quickly Quasi threw the wooden figure he still had in hand, just as the bull again started moving.
Sure such a small thing was only like a mosquito sting to the large creature, still it shaked his head in annoyance, where the piece of wood hit it right on the snout.
It slowly turned his head towards the new victim to be, with death in it`s eyes.
Quasi backed slowly till he felt the rough texture of the tree against his hands. Being trapped between the tree and the bull, now thundering towards him with lowered horns there were only one way out. Upwards.
The nearby crowd swore they`d never before seen a man climb a tree BACKWARDS! The treequake as the bull rammed his horns into it nearly caused him to fall, but he kept a squezee-tight grip on it as if his life depended on it. ( And it did)
He looked down again, at the sound of a threatening MUUUH right below his feet, relieved as he noticed it`s horns had stuck deeply into the tree.
Arthur trembled as the bull began to charge at him. He was too paralyzed with fear to move, else he would've taken off running. His face was ghastly pale as the beast drew ever closer and closer. The boy wished dearly his father or Merlin were here right now. They'd be able to help him. Before he knew it, Arthur felt someone grab him by the arm and when he turned his head to look, he saw it was a beautiful woman with dark skin and hair as white as snow.
The woman had pulled him out of the bull's reach, but a loud voice told them the beast was coming back. The boy spun around to see the bull getting ready to charge again. Then, a wooden doll fell from a nearby tree and struck the bull on the snout. Arthur saw a large man within the tree's branches, probably the one who'd thrown the doll.
The beast began to charge again, this time at the tree. But lo and behold, in its blind fury, it got itself stuck in the tree! Arthur turned to the woman for a moment. "Thank you for saving me!" he spoke to her. He then looked back at the tree. "Sir, are you alright?" he called out, hoping the man hadn't been hurt.
Kida turned around as she heard someone shout that the animal was ccoming back. Before she could do anything though the beast started coming towards her and the boy. She was just about to push the boy away when the strange man swung down from the tree and threw a wooden figure at the beast. The animal then turned towards the strange man and started rushing at him. The man quickly climbed the tree and held onto a branch as the beast rushed forward. In another second, the animal's horns were stuck deeply into the tree, and workers were converging on it to get te animal back under control.
"You are welcome," Kida said brightly to the young boy as he thanked her. She then followed him to the tree where the strange man still clung to a branch. She looked up at the man, shielding her eyes from the sun. She was also kinda worried about the man. He had helped them with the beast, and now he was in a tree. "I think you can come down now," she told the man, waving an arm at him.