A short novel by me
I woke up with one thought in my mind: 3 days until the area 51 raid. First I had to get some steak from today's Minecraft cows. I passed by Thomas Sanders along the way, and our usual greetings were exchanged. As I walked in the cow pit, one of the cows got in my way. I tried to shove it aside, yet it wouldn't move. I sighed. Cow, you don't want to mess with me. It didn't budge, giving me a look. That was its mistake. I cracked. I enabled Dark Screen mod on the glass. No one will see what I do to you, cow. I reached into my pocket dimension. I had forgotten I had this, amazingly. My own personal hand crafted Infinity Gauntlet.
I walked out of the room, almost slamming into Loki. You see, he and I have a love-hate relationship. Sup, nerd. He says. I suggest you don't go in there, I say. He's surprised, this is where I call him Knockoff Dumbledore. It's not like you can stop me he smirks, not that into it anymore. He goes in. Silence. What...did you do? He gasps. I ignore him, going to the training arena. I still had to beat Jack at Minecraft Monday.
End of Chapter 1
Spleef. Me, technoblade(duh), jack, and skeppy. I took a deep breath. In, out. Skeppy darted in from behind technoblade, knocking him out. One down, I hear jack shout. Rage inside me. He won't win, I tell myself. I try to fight it but my thirst takes over. I perform a spell, a rule breaking phenomenon. I take off my mask, floating in the air. Everything stops. Technoblade watches from above, I hear him telling me its not worth it, its just a game. But its not, I hear myself roar. When is this ever a game, always repeating, never ending. I know how to end it. I start to use my powers, losing my consciousness.
I awoke in bed, my friends gathered around me, shocked looks on their faces. Terrified, I reached up to my face. My mask is on. I let out a deep sigh, sitting up. They told me what happened after I was knocked unconscious. Jack had thrown a snowball at me, hitting me right in the face, knocking me out. As I apologized for my outbreak, Lizzie stepped forward. I'm so glad to have you back, she says. But I sensed something more. I--it was like when we first found you, when you were all alone in the forest. She steps back. Leave me be, I say. I need time to think.
I rushed to the council's office. I knew something that would make the raid so much easier. I burst in, interrupting Mr. Afton's speech about '101 ways to stab someone, and which is the most effective'. Guys, I figured out what we need to storm area 51! I shout with glee. Yes, says Markiplier, we need you to stop interrupting us at our meetings. No really guys, I say, I can't believe you forgot this. What is it, then, says Boffy. I have the infinity gauntlet. I wait for the shock to register. Wilbur comes up to me, and says in a scary calm voice, then why don't you show us! I produce the gauntlet. All six stones, perfect condition. Black marble, green tint, adaptable to the user. We have to recruit more Naruto runners, right? I say. Everyone stares. Felix says Oh really, we can start the raid tomorrow! Everyone agrees.
End of Chapter 2
We all are getting ready, preparing for the raid. Cameras are situated around area 51, seeing who comes in and who comes out. Thomas was the first to go out of the Bunker, coming back with Naruto runners of all shapes and sizes. Mr. Afton went next, and I saw that he killed 3 guards. It's my instinct, he says as we glare at him. Its Loki's turn to go. He calls for help as we contact him 1 mile before entry. A force I sensed, he said. Not to be meddled in. Dan (TDM) does it next.
Its been an hour. The radio buzzed. Dan's face appears on the camera. He is majorly injured, a cut along his left ear. I made Shaggy use 10 percent of his power, he gasps. I may not come back. We all freak out. Out of the chaos, a timid young woman emerges. Lauren? I ask. What are you doing? I will go, she says. I can save him.
After too long of an argument, I emerged with Jack, Danny, Elppa, Lauren, and my gauntlet. Jack had on his Kazooni'Ra armor. Danny had all of his vines prepared for spellcasting. Elppa was gifted 3 god apples, enchanted diamond armor, and a Spell Of Creative-Mode-For-2-Minutes, and Lauren was riding a dragon of Shadow. We were ready.
End of Chapter 3
Lauren dove her dragon into the firewall for a 3rd time. We need your help, Jack! She bellowed. Elppa was hanging on three hearts and had already eaten 2 of his god apples. They're hacking, he shrieked. Jack blew Revenge on his yellow kazoo, healing them all. Danny chose this moment to t-pose to assert his dominance. The dragon producing the firewall was hit, kneeling before him. YOU HAVE ASSERTED YOUR DOMINANCE, DANNY OF THE GREG CLAN.
The dragon then took off, flapping its wings immensely. You're free! The firewall has been disabled, Code Bullet said from the intercom. We Naruto ran inside, knocking the guards down as we went. I zapped some people, Lauren's dragon choked people with its shadow breath, and Elppa stole kills from everyone else. We were doing excellent, but I see that that should've been a sign of what was coming. We all stopped as we saw what was ahead of us. Ah, I said, old friend. Nice to see you again. Who was it, you ask? Just an old rival of mine.
End of Chapter 4
Thanos sat alone on his ship, having just paused time with use of the time stone. He had just been in the first battle, in 2013. He was getting a feeling of a battle, somewhere else. Sometime else. He wanted to win that battle. He had a feeling that winning the battle would change him.
Thanos arrived at the area 51 raid, seeing the chaos that was unfolding. He then saw Her. The mistress of shadows. His early teacher. She had helped him get the infinity stones. But as he looked closer, dread filled him. She also had the stones? How could this be? How powerful could he be with 2 gauntlets? He had to know.
Thanos summoned an army of demons, led by Shaggy, preparing for the incoming fight. He stood and stared at the mistress of shadows, catching her eye. She and her troop stopped. Ah, she said, old friend. Nice to see you again.
End of Chapter 5
I cast a force field to stop my friends from attacking Thanos. He was too powerful. But I saw that he was struggling with a short, blue haired man. Dan. Dan was trying to pull off Thanos's gauntlet. Thanos somehow happend to be struggling with Dan, and then, after a second of thought, I realized why. Dan was in creative mode. He was flying around, slicing at Thanos with his diamond sword. He was pulling bedrock out of thin air, trying to trap Thanos. Thanos grabbed Dan out of the sky, and my breath caught in my throat. A grin slowly spread across Thanos's face. He carved out a hole in the ground beneath where he was holding Dan. Using all of his strength, Thanos yeeted Dan into the hole. I waited in terror for Dan to fly out, when I heard someone shout, NOOOOOOO! Later I realized that I was the one who yelled. I looked towards the bottom left of my field of vision, where I could see a message that made my blood run cold.
DanTDM fell into the void
I heard Code Bullet in my ear, saying that it was not a trick, no deception. But I wasn't listening to him. I collapsed on the ground, tears falling down my face. Dan was dead. He had always been my friend, I had always been his. My mind flashed to the time when I first built my house out of dirt. I was alone, tired, and hungry. But Dan was there. He was the one who taught me how to talk in Minecraft enchanting table language, the talk of all spellcasters. He was like my brother, always fighting by my side. But he was gone, even though the battle was close.
End of Chapter 6
I slowly stood. The world had gone silent. I started walking towards Thanos, pure evil and anger radiating from me in pitch black tentacles, undulating around me, lifting me up into the air. It was like everything evil and corrupt was surrounding me. The voices in my head started talking to me again. Get him, they say. Kill. We thirst. I try to resist, and then a voice, kinder than the others, whispered to me. Stay in control. This helped me keep my sanity. I do not take off my mask. Instead I glide up to Thanos, thunder and lightning surrounding me. THANOS. I thunder. I CHALLENGE YOU TO A BATTLE. YOU HAVE KILLED MY FRIEND, SO I SHALL GIVE YOU MY PAIN. YOU WILL NOT DIE, FOR DOING SO WILL END YOUR SUFFERING. YOU DESERVE TO SUFFER FOR ALL ETERNITY. I clench my fist, creating a separate plane of existence for us to fight in.
I start chanting a spell in Latin, Virtute eximius potens exhauriunt. I punch him, and waves of power come off him. Then I realize that my punch didn't do that, it was his counterattack. He had caught my fist, trying to pull off my gauntlet. I smiled, and he looked confused. I draw in strength from taking others' powers. But to get their powers, my mask had to be removed. I took off my mask, wrenching it from my face. He froze. I started to take his hand off my gauntlet, but he held tight. His grip started to loosen, and I heard myself growl these words: I will always find you. You know what you are. You will never be able to escape. But I didn't say it. Something inside me did.
Thanos let go. He put his hands up to his ears, kneeling, closing his eyes. He was whimpering, begging me to stop. I knelt down, lifting his head up so we looked each other in the eyes. He stopped screaming, and grabbed my arm. Please, he whispered. Make it stop. I softened, knowing what the Voices were like. This was my mistake. Holding my arm away, he picked up my mask and shoved it on me. I tore myself away from him, furious that he had tricked me. I was less confident now. I took deep breaths, then made a decision. I knew what I had to do.
End of Chapter 7
I gathered my power, focusing all of it on doing one thing. I could fix it all. With this one move, no one would have to suffer. I could save them, I could save myself. Everyone would be happy--no, not happy, just at peace. We could rest.I could finally rest. A tear fell down my cheek, many following. I could feel them. I had never been able to feel anything on my face. I was sad, but I was also content. How strange, the feeling of loss. It makes you wonder why you are still there, still suffering. Sometimes you feel alone, sometimes always like you are the center of attention. Life is a curious concept. I had always wondered what death would feel like. Would we keep suffering? Maybe not. But no one had to suffer if I did it. I could reset it. I was going to do it. I had to. It was the only way to end this.
I released us from the plane of existence we were in, dropping us into the fight. Thanos looked me in the eye. What are you going to do?he asks. He looks like he wants to fight me again. I stare at him, looking into his cold, heartless eyes, and hold up my gauntlet.
And I snap my fingers.
End of Chapter 8
It starts slowly, as the people around me realize what I have just done. Cracks start to form on their skin, and it starts to break off. I know they feel no pain. It is what they--what we deserve. Release. I am not getting rid of half. I am simply restarting this timeline, back to a place of peace. I will come back to this moment, no matter how many tries it takes. As I watch my companions fade away into dust, I start to fade as well. But a familiar face comes into my vision.
There are no mistakes, he says. Just happy little accidents. He is my childhood hero, my imaginary friend. Bob Ross. You told me to make changes, I say, you told me it was my world. He chuckles, and says that I might have taken it too literally. It is quiet now. We are the last two. I notice the color of the sky for the first time today. It is a beautiful cotton candy color, with purple and blue and pink and orange: a perfect sunset. We sit down, and just watch the sun slowly creep behind the hills. And for the first time in months, I am relaxed.
End of Chapter 9
I wake up, remembering that today is Cow Day. I have this feeling that sticks with me, like I forgot my keys or something. It feels slightly off putting. I had this dream, and I think it messed with my head a bit. It had something to do with Thanos. I haven't seen him in decades.
End of Story