“You’re staying here with the rest of the crew and guarding the ship, like it or not!” Kidd snarled at Mykhayla.
“Why?” She questioned.
“Because you decided to be a little shit last time, that’s why!” He yelled.
We just docked on another island, and were egar to explore it because we’ve been at sea for a while. But Kidd just had to be difficult and make sure everyone knew what was going to happen like it or not. And because of what happened on the last island, Kidd has a bit of a vendetta against Mykhayla for it.
“Dude, there is a time and a place to be on this ship, and that is not when we’re docked on a beautiful island like this, okay?” She argued.
“And I’m the captain so you do what I say, okay?” He snarled back at her.
“Kidd, I’m going to tell you something.” She said to him calmly, “You aren’t my captain. You’re Torri’s captain, I’m just here because she wants me to be.”
Kidd growled deep in his throat and looked about ready to kill her at any moment.
I sighed knowing we weren’t getting anywhere.
“Mykhayla, stay on the ship with the guys until we get back. Then we can go play in the water together, okay?” I cut in before anything could go wrong.
“Okay.” She said and smiled at me.
“It’s really that easy?” Kidd asked me with a glare in my direction.
I shrugged, “Guess so.”
“From now on, when I order her to do something you’re going to tell her to do the same, okay?” Kidd told me.
“I’m not sure I can agree to that captain.” I told him honestly.
“Why not?” He growled.
“I may not agree with what you want done at the time.” I told him.
“If it’s something you agree with then.” He growled in submission wanting to end this conversation and move on with his day. I guess arguing with Mykhayla can where a person out.
“Yes sir.” I told him.
“Good.” He said with a sigh and rubbed his face, “Let’s go.”
“We’ll be back in a few hours.” I told Mykhayla.
“Kay!” She called after us and waved as we made our way into the forest.
–Two Hours Later–
“This island has a wonderful variety of life on it.” Killer said on our way back to me.
I nodded, “Maybe later I should drag Mykhayla out to bring back some fresh fruit and stuff for dinner tonight.”
“If you’d like I could help you.” He offered.
“That’d be nice.” I said to him with a smile.
Then Killer stopped in his tracks.
I tilted my head and looked at him, “What’s the matter Killer?” I asked.
“There’s something big coming.” He stated to all of us.
We all turned the way he was facing and readied our weapons.
It began to get louder and louder, the ground began to tremble, but we held our ground ready to take on anything that came out at us.
“It’s almost like a stamped.” Killer said to us.
I had to agree, the ground was trembling too much and there was too much noise for one single animal to make on it’s own.
I pulled out a second throwing knife, just in case. Moments later the trees in front of us were mowed down like weeds by a giant black blob that blocked out the sun. A few more came following it. And almost instantainusly, I lost all my nerve and dropped the knife I’d just drawn.
Five, thirty, plus, feet tall, pitch black, eight long, hairy legs that knees reached higher than their backs, eight big, red eyes above razor sharp pincers. Spiders.
My eyes widened at the sight of them, and wondered vaigly if this was just a nightmare. But all those thoughts changed when I heard the largest one of them all let out a blood curdling cry.
The fact I was still on my feet was the most amazing thing to me at that moment. I guess I knew if I fell to my knees I wouldn’t have a chance at escape.
“Each of us has one, kill them!” Kidd yelled to us.
Then I realized: there were only five of us. Kidd, Killer, Wire, Heat, and me. And at the moment I was having a hard time breathing, let alone fighting.
‘Should I plung the knife in my heart and get it over with myself?’ I asked as I saw the advancing aracnide approach me. But as it got closer I realized I couldn’t move at all.
“Torri, what the hell are you doing?!” Kidd yelled at me. Apparently while facing an amazingly armored beast that was a million times bigger than he is, he still found time to yell at me.
I couldn’t respond, I could barely breath. Why? The spider’s head, pincers and all, was about a foot away from me.
I wanted to close my eyes to not see my demise, but I couldn’t do it. I couldn’t. Then something unexpected happened.
The ends of the spider’s pincers turned up in almost a smile like manor, and it spoke.
“I finally found you!”
I was officially shaking in terror, if wasn’t already.
“Are you sure she was the one you were sensing earlier m’lady?” The Spider Heat was facing asked.
“I’m sure of it!” She replied, “She is the psykick!”
My life is going to end.
“Keep your hand’s off her!” I heard someone yell, but I don’t know who. I was too quickly wrapped up in spider silk and taken away, but not before I could scream at the top of my lungs.
I was leaning over the edge of the railing waiting for Torri to come back. I didn’t understand why Kidd made me stay here. I only call it like I see it.
“I want off this ship!” I whined, “When’s Torri coming back?”
Then I heard a loud scream and turned towards the island.
“That can’t be.” I said to myself. But there was something in me saying go check it out. So I did.
“Mykhayla, where the hell do you think you’re going?” One of the lower crew members asked me, rather rudely as I jumped over the railing.
“To the bathroom!” I yelled back, “I’m not using it after you! I’m going to be safe and go behind the bush. So if you need me, don’t need me, that’s weird.”
I ran off into the forest towards the scream leaving him confused. After about ten minutes of running I came to a small clearing that had been made bigger by a large amounts of trees being knocked over in a large trail, and on the other end of the clearing there was Kidd, Heat, Wire, and a pacing, obviusly flustered, Killer.
“So what happened here?” I asked as I walked over to them, “Do you guys have a lawn mower or something on you to do that?”
“I thought I told you stay on the ship!” Kidd yelled at me.
“You did.” I said to him, “And I decided to not listen to you.”
“I thought Torri told you to stay on the ship!” He yelled at me again.
“Yeah, but she’s not here now.” I told Kidd and flashed them all a million dollar smile.
After about a minute of silence and me looking around.
“So where is Torri anyway?” I asked wondering why she left with them but wasn’t with them now.
“Oh, also, did you guys hear someone scream like ten minutes ago? I think I’m going crazy.”
The guys seemed to shift slightly and kept looking at one another instead of answering my questions.
“Guys,” I called to them gaining their attention again, “Where is Torri? And what was that scream?”
Wire looked between them and me before turning to me fulling and beginning to speak, “The giant mow down was done by giant spiders that inhabit this island.” He started, “They came after us for some reason we aren’t fully aware of yet. We tried to fight them all off, but I don’t quite know what happened to her when we were going to fight. They wrapped her up in their silk and carried her off somewhere, after she screamed bloody murder.”
I felt rage build up inside me after what he told me.
“Okay, Mykhayla.” I said to myself, “Deep breaths. Calm down.” I took a couple of deep breaths before turning my attention to the guys, “I’m going to say this once.” They nodded realizing I wasn’t messing around anymore, “Torri has aracniphobia, for those of you who don’t know what that means, she’s deathly afraid of spiders. And not only did you bring her onto an island full of spiders and left her alone to fight one, a GIANT one to top it off. And you let her get taken by that one, for an unknown reason, which could be anything in this sea, and you’ve yet to do anything about it. Mykhayla isn’t happy, and when Mykhayla isn’t happy bad things happen, and when bad things happen things will die. So we are going to track those things down, and get her back. And in this situation you are either with me, or against me. And if your against me, I’ll use you as a decoy to get her back. And come hell or high water, that girl’s coming back. Capice?”
The guys looked mildly scared, but mostly confused.
“And how do you suppose we find her, tracking genuse?”Kidd questioned.
“Oh, I don’t know.” I said sarcasticly, “Maybe we follow the giant path left behind by them to their hide out?!”
All the guys(excluding Killer, who’s face I couldn’t see) had a ‘why didn’t I think of that’ look on their faces.
Meanwhile. . . .
I woke up from a tranquilizer of some sort. The sound of static met my ears, little light reached my eyes, and my skin was covered in goose bumps from the cold of the cave I was in. Each of my wrists and ankles were bound by spider’s silk that kept me suspended over a pit of moving black. I instantaniusly didn’t like my situation.
I licked my dry lips and took a deep breath, I was scared for certain, but I was not about to die in a place like this.
I attempted to manover my body to see if I could find a weak spot or something in my binds. But it did nothing in my favor, it only alerted the same spider that took me I was awake.
“Good, you are awake. I was beginning to think that was too strong of a tranquilizer for humans.”
“Who are you?” I asked, my voice soft, meek, and quiet. I knew it was a giant spider, more than likely the queen. But I wanted to know what they wanted with me.
“I am queen aracnida, the cuties beneath you are my lovely children. And before you ask your next question, I’ll answer it for you.” She told me, “You have a strange ability I have been able to see since you stepped foot on this island. And I want that ability, for my children at least. And do you know how we gain new abilities?”
“No, but I have a feeling you’re going to tell me all about the shit you do to your victims.” I growled.
“What a mouth on you!” She said appaled.
“You should see the shit I spew out on a fucking good day.” I teased.
She shook her head, “Your powers will make up for that, don’t you worry. And we eat them. Normally the ability can only be obtained by one of us eating the person whole, but with the amount of power I sense coming off of you I think all my babies could feed on you and gain it.”
“Hate to break it to you, bitch.” I snarled, “But I can’t control it, and I sure as hell aren’t gonna hand it over to you.”
“I’m counting on it.” She laughed, “The more the victim struggles the more power is released. It’ll be wonderful!”
And with one last cackle she turned to leave me but paused, “I highly suggest that you savor the last moments of your life, once my babies wake up it’s dinner time.”
“Sorry,” I told her with a smirk, “I’m not hungry.”
She giggled at my responce and left.
I sighed and took a few more deep breaths in an attempt to calm my mind to break out.
Spider’s silk is near indistructable, however all spiders can’t stand heat. Where am I going to get heat right now? I struggled slightly more seeing if there was anything I could use, and I felt something. I looked up to my right wrist and realized my rope bracelett was still on my wrist and just above the silk. An idea popped into my head.
“What do I have to lose?” I asked myself.
No one’s pov. – Mykhayla’s group
The group pressed on, Mykhyala about ten feet in front of the group of guys. A smile never left her face as rage radiated off of her body, a
huge slight twitch in her neck going on as she walked.
The group of guys behind her were talking quietly wondering what they should do.
“I think we need to calm her down.” Wire said to the rest of them.
“And how do you suppose we do that?” Heat asked in a panic.
“Right, how do we do that Killer?” Kidd asked.
“Why are you asking me?” Killer asked, “You’re the captain.”
“Yeah, but you’re always the guy with the plan.” He retorted.
“You’re the one who wanted the witch on your crew and would do anything to get her on. That meant the blonde had to join too. Your decision, you’re calming her down!”He told the taller man.
“Captain’s order’s Killer.” Kidd growled to his first mate.
“Hurry up you guys!” Mykhayla called back to the men. They all instantly turned to see what was going on with her. She was still smiling like a mad woman, neck no longer twitching, but she had a spiked cast iron frying pan that she didn’t have before in her right hand, and the leg of a guard spider, still attached to the body in the other hand.
“Torri’s probably scared out of her mind by now.” She said.
“Damn right about that!”
All heads turned to the new voice that joined in the conversation, and eyes lit up as it happened.
“Torri!” Mykhayla yelled and threw her hands up showing how happy she was to see her friend again, “You’re okay!”
“We won’t be for long!” She yelled at the blonde as she ran past.
“What do you mean?” She asked as she cocked her head to the side.
Her question soon answered by the sound of and ground shaking of a stampeed.
“You didn’t kill them!?” Kidd yelled at the brunette who ran by.
“Irrational fears are irrational!” She said to the red head, “But that doesn’t make them any less real!”
“Is there a way we can beat them?” Killer asked as the girl ran by them.
The brunette in question instantly stopped in her tracks, “Heat!” She excalimed and turned to the boys, “They can’t stand heat!”
“What are you talking about?” The blonde asked coming up to the rest of the group, “Heat’s amazing.”
Torri quickly face palmed, “Not the crew’s Heat.” She said, “Heat heat, warmth, fire, sparks, friction. They can’t handle heat, meaning Heat can beat them!”
Kidd and Heat looked at each other and nodded, as the spiders were in view of where the crew was.
“You know what to do, Heat.” Kidd smirked, and Heat nodded.
Heat took center stage and blew out as much fire as he could to take them down. Those that got past the first wave were quickly disposed of by Killer and Wire.
“You will not escape me psykick!” Aracnidia screamed as she was met with Heat’s fire, “No!”
When all the smoke and blood had settled it was peaceful for a moment. Torri took a sigh of releafe.
“What did she mean by psykick?” Kidd asked her.
“I don’t know exactly.” She admitted, “I know psykicks have the ability to see the future, and in a way I have the same ability. But-”
“But what?” Kidd asked getting impaitent with the girl.
“We aren’t done yet.” She said to her captain voice breaking.
“What are you talking about?” Kidd asked her.
She only quivered as she pointed to the smoldering remains of the queen and the rest of her army.
What looked like millions of baby spiders crawled over the dead in order to make it to the crew, and their dinner.
“Permission to freak out, captain?” Torri asked the red head.
“Not yet.” He told her, “Heat!” He yelled.
But the Zombie man was already on it, blowing all the spiders away. Killer and Wire aiding him with the ones he couldn’t get on his own, Kidd pitched in this time too.
“Okay,” Mykhayla said to the startled brunette, “Calm down, we’ll be fine.”
Torri listened to the words her friend was speaking but she couldn’t help the anxiety rise up in her when she saw there was barely a dent being made in the spiders. They had numbers on their side, and they were bound to get tired soon. But surprising to Torri the numbers soon dwindled down to very few.
And when the last spider infront of her was stabbed through did she allow herself to breath.
As the guys walked over to where the two girls stood victorius, Torri couldn’t help but have an uneasy feeling in her stomach.
“I told you there was no reason to freak out yet, right?” Kidd smirked down at the shorter girl.
All she could do was nod and look away. She had let the crew down by getting captured, and put them in danger by not facing her fear in time, and to top it off she didn’t trust them when they came through for her.
“Mykhayla, knock it off.” Torri whined to the blonde.
“Knock what off?” The girl in question asked as she looked up from burnt spider carcuses.
No one could read what was on the brunette’s face as she said, “Permission to freak out now?”
Kidd didn’t understand what was going on with this girl until she squealed and started running around like the devil was on her tail. And then he, and the others, understood.
One single spider managed to make it through their lines, and was currently on the small of the girl’s back hanging on to her t-shirt for dear life as she ran fast.
Heat and Killer responded before Kidd could. Heat lit the thing on fire while Killer cut a piece of it off.
“Oh my God!” Torri screamed at the top of her lungs as she continued to run, “It’s still on me and it’s on fire! It’s on me and it’s on fire! What do I do? What do I do? It’s on me and It’s on fire! What do I do?”
“I’m coming Torri!” Mykhayla Screamed and knocked the spider off her back with a broom handle onto the ground, as Torri continued forward to Killer for some form of comfort as Mykhayla continued to bash the spider saying things like ‘Don’t die on me’ and ‘I’ll save you’.
And the entire time this is happening the guys are looking at the two with only one question or rather solution as to what has transpiered here today.
Once the spider was completely mushy goop, and Torri had calmed down enough to think rationally they made there way back to the ship.
When they reached the beach, Wire couldn’t help but ask the girls something.
“Hey, is the entire reason why you guys have acted like total opposites today because you’re on your periods or something?”
The girls stopped for a moment and blinked at the tallest man in the crew.
“No.” They said in usion.
“I just really don’t like spiders.” Torri said with a shiver.
“And I don’t wanna lose her.” Mykhayla said with a gesture to the brunette.
The guys nodded and made their way onto the ship not wanting to continue with the conversation.
“Can we play in the water now?” Mykhayla asked Torri.
The brunette nodded as she sat down to take off her boots.
–The Next Day–
I was just coming out of the kitchen after finishing with the breakfast routen, when I heard a shreak.
I instantly went over to investigate and there were three underlings crowded around something. One looked up and noticed me.
“Torri’s here!” He cried, “She can save us!”
The other two moved to reveal a wood spider crawling across the floor boards. I raised an eyebrow at it as the three fell back laughing like little school girls.
Their laughs were cut short by the echoing sound of a foot step. They stopped and looked up at me at that.
“Get lost or the same thing will happen to you three.” I snarled.
They all got pale seeing me stomp the spider without a second thought and ran in the opposite direction.
“I though you had aracniphobia?” Killer joked from near by on the railing.
“I do.” I told him, “But not all spiders bother me like others. And most of the time I’m fine as long as they don’t touch me.”
“Good to know.” He said with a nod.
“Why, planning on messing with me with spiders?” I asked as I leaned over the railing to see his face better.
“Nope.” He said and popped the ‘p’ when he said it.
“How come?” I asked, “I know you’d get a couple laughs out of it.”
“Mykhayla would have my head.” He said.
I smiled and turned my head back to sea, there was a moment of silence between us before we both burst out laughing.