Another day goes by as all of the students from Candy Corn Elementary are playing outside on the playground. The teachers are sitting in the shade, while the students play their silly games with each other.
The second graders are hanging out by the swing sets on the right side of the playground, while the third graders own the kickball field. The basketball court belongs to the fourth graders, but the fifth graders have control over the middle part of the playground, which is the stronghold out of all of the areas outside on the playfield. Every lower grade student tries to dethrone the fifth grader's territory, but most end up failing.
The entire third graders gather together to come up with a plan. Some students share ideas and plans until they all came to an agreement. They all shove a skinny pale boy, with brown hair, who’s carrying a wide shape brown box to the middle part playground.
Second and fourth grade students all stop playing on the swing set, chatting with their friends and playing basketball to see the pale boy approaching the fifth grader’s territory. It leaves a smirk on most of the student’s faces. However, for some of the other students do not approve of the third grader's idea of sending a vulnerable kid all alone.
“Halt!” a fifth grader boy shouts. “My name is Joshua. I’m one of the guards who guard the entrance to the middle part of the playground,” He glares at the pale skinned boy. “Who dares to come around our territory?”
“My name is Kyle. I’ve come from the third grade territory,” Kyle responds. “I’ve brought you gifts, from the Queen herself,” He gives the box to Joshua. He opens the box revealing to him some water balloons and Nerf ammo. “Our Queen brings you gifts for The King as a sign of peace. So that we can drop our grudge for each other, team up, and take over the fourth graders basketball court!”
Joshua looks at Kyle, seeing his cheeks are a bit red, rocking back and forth, while he waits for his decision. “Hmm… alright,” he says. “Come with me and bring the box with you.”
Kyle sees Joshua heading to the top part of the playground as he follows him. “Ha, this is too easy! You, fifth graders, are easy to fool!”
Kyle examines some fifth grade boys and girls hanging holding water guns a dirty stare. On the other hand, he notices that the other students are not even noticing his existence. They’re too busy playing cards, playing near the monkey bars, hanging around a mini bridge and chatting around the mini slide. It sent chills down his spine because he knows he’s in the stronghold of the fifth graders base.
Joshua and Kyle arrive at the top part of the playground seeing an in shape boy with black hair, who’s about 4’7 and wearing a fake plastic gold crown on his head. The both of them see the black hair fifth grader having a conversation with a fifth grade blonde girl, a brunette lady and a boy with ginger hair who is holding a clipboard.
“King Matt,” Joshua calls out to him. “The Queen from the third graders sent this boy name Kyle with a gift containing water balloons and Nerf ammo,” he explains. “It’s a gift offering, so we can partner up with them and conquer the fourth grader’s domain.”
King Matt stares at Kyle, then takes the box. “The Queen brought us water balloons and Nerf ammo?” the king snickers. “Alright, you have our trust,” He turns and looks at his comrades. “Tomorrow my fellow fifth graders. We’re going to team up with the third graders so that we can invade and conquer the fourth grader's domain!”
Kyle walks up to King Matt and bows to him. “Thank you, sir!” he says just as a chuckle escapes from his mouth. “But, you fifth graders are the biggest bunch of suckers I’ve ever met!”
King Matt raises an eyebrow. “I beg your pardon?”
Kyle suddenly takes out two water guns from his pocket and points them at King Matt.
“It was a setup?” The fat blond fifth grader yells. “King Matt must be protected at all cost!”
Simon looks at the fat blond and the skinny brunette girl. “Lizzy and Emma, stop him at once!” he yells as he looks at King Matt. “King Matt! Come with me!”
King Matt nods as him, and Simon escapes down the long whirly slide, while Lizzy and Emma are dealing with Kyle.
“I need backup!” Lizzy screams. She looks around to see any of her fifth grade friends are responding her call for help. She notices that her schoolmates who are near the monkey bars, bridge, and the short slide are all on the floor moaning in pain seeing Nerf darts and wet spots on their shirts.
“Sorry, but if I’m going down…,” Kyle mumbles before he removes his undershirt revealing that he had water balloons tied around his waist. “You’re all going down with me!”
Emma looks at the boy’s right hand near his waist holding a little string. The girl’s eyes widen. “Y-You wouldn’t dare!”
Kyle softly chuckles while he slowly walks up to a frightened Emma and Lizzy. “As I said before, if I’m going down, you’re going down with me!” he says just before he pops the water balloons with his sharp fingernails, causing water splash on the fifth graders. He coughs a bit before he starts chuckling. “My Queen… I’ve completed my role…” He then slowly falls to his knees and looks at the two unconscious girls. “It’s up to the Ferrendi twins to finish the job now.”
Simon and King Matt hear the two ladies screaming and their bodies dropping onto the floor when they reach the bottom of the playground. “W-What was that?” The king asks.
Simon shakes his head. “I don’t even want to know what happened up there,” he replies. “Although Emma and Lizzy gave us time to escape, their sacrifice won’t go unremembered.”
“It’s the sound of your defeat coming soon, my king,” a masculine voice says. A blue yo-yo appears out of nowhere barely missing the faces of King Matt and Simon. The yo-yo travels back into the hands of a light brown boy. “You might as well give up and surrender the middle part of the playground to us third graders, so no one else gets hurt?”
“Man, of all of the people we had to run come across. It had to be him!” King Matt mumbles to himself.
“Who is he?” Simon asks King Matt.
“That’s one of the Ferrendi twins,” King Matt explains. “That boy right there is Cosmo Ferrendi. He’s one of the elite guards for the third graders! He’s different from all of the other kids in this school. He fights with a yo-yo, and he’s amazing with it!” He folds his arms. “He can use his yo-yo as an offensive or defensive weapon, or a way to protect, capture, or even distract his enemies. He can do other stuff that your eyes wouldn’t believe!”
“Humph! Elite guard, or not!” Simon says as he pulls out his Nerf gun and points it at Cosmo’s forehead. “I’ll protect King Matt at all cost! Even if that means if I have to sacrifice my life!”
Cosmo quickly pulls out his yo-yo and flings it at the Nerf gun, knocking it out of Simon’s hand. “You’ve got to be quicker than that!” He says, chuckling. “You fifth graders think you’re so better than everyone else because you’re in the highest grade and bigger than us third graders? You underestimate the lower grade students a little too much don’t you think?”
“Quiet you!” King Matt yells. “I’ll never surrender to the likes of you!” He then pulls out his water gun. “Get a load of this!”
Cosmo snickers. “You know… I wouldn’t do that if I were you.”
King Matt looks at Cosmo with a confused look on his face. “Oh and why not?”
“Because you’ll have to deal with me!” a feminine voice says.
King Matt looks around trying to figure out where the voice is coming from as he looks around nervously. “W-Where is she?” he says to himself. “I forgot about her!”
Simon shakes his head not knowing what’s going on. “M-my King… Who is “she?”
“She would be me, you Goofballs!” a girl’s voice answers. “Look up!” Soon a light brown lady with the same blue hair color just likes Cosmo’s, but longer and wearing glasses, sitting on the edge of the slide, having a ruthless smirk on her face. She jumps from the top of the slide and lands on the ground, standing a few feet away from King Matt and Simon.
“Cooki Ferrendi, the other Ferrendi twin,” King Matt says. “She’s the opposite of her brother. That girl is like a bunch of mini fireworks waiting to explode at any second! She’s pretty nutty when she has a Nerf or water gun in her hand! Also, she’s the other elite guard for the Queen.” He shakes his head. “But the worse thing about her is her monkey mode!”
“M-monkey mode…?” Simon says.
“Yes, indeed my fellow friend!” Cooki says as she’s walking up to Cosmo. “Sorry, I’m late, bro! I got sidetracked with some fifth graders that I was dealing with,” She then turns her head quickly while she’s grinning and cracking her knuckles looking at Simon. “I see you never saw my monkey form before. Maybe I should give you a demonstration on what my “monkey mode” can do! …That is if you want me to?”
“Run for it!” King Matt yells.
Cosmo watches Simon and King Matt escape. “Do they seriously think they can get away from us?” he grins. “This is going to make the chase even more thrilling!
Cooki giggles then look at her brother. “I’ll go after the king’s little boyfriend while you go after King Matt!” She tells Cosmo while taking her time, chasing after her prey.
King Matt and Simon continue to run trying to get away from the Ferrendi twins. The both of them come to a halt, noticing it is quiet, and the only thing they could hear is the second and fourth grade students having conversations with one another as they watch the King and his partner trying to get away from Cosmo and Cooki.
“Quick! I know a place to hide!” Simon says.
King Matt and Simon quickly crawl inside the mini tunnel under a lower bridge of the playground. The two of them tries not to make a sound or any movement, sweat is dripping down the king's face, who sighs with frustration while his friend just is trying not panic or have a breakdown.
Simon shakes his head in frustration. “You got to be kidding me! Are we seriously hiding from a bunch of third graders!?”
“Look, let’s try not to think about this too hard okay?” King Matt says. “I don’t hear anyone. I think we’re safe now! Go see if the coast is clear!”
Simon nods as he wiggles almost out of the tunnel looking around seeing if Cosmo and Cooki are around. “I think we lost them!”
However, he doesn’t know is that Cooki’s laying on the handlebar on the mini bridge on the playground, hanging upside down. She watches Simon look around, letting out a small chuckle. “Well, hello!” She says as her smile turns into a sadistic smirk.
Simon smile of joy turns into a face of fear after hearing Cooki’s voice. He slowly takes his time turning his head, looking up only to see her hanging upside down on the handlebars. “…Oh, fruit loops!”
“Oh, fruit loops indeed my friend!” Cooki says just as she snatches Simon from the back of his shirt, and uses her strength to pull him up to the mini bridge.
“No, please, let me go!” Simon screams. “No, get off me! Stop! STOOOP!”
King Matt trembles after seeing Simon being taking away by Cooki. “I-It can’t end like this!”
“Oh, but the game ends here!” Cosmo says in a horrifying voice.
“Noo!” King Matt screams, trying to crawl away from Cosmo.
“Oh, no you don’t!” Cosmo says throwing his yo-yo using the string to wrap it around the King Matt’s left leg. “You’re not going anywhere,” He uses his strength to pull him out of his hiding spot. “What’s wrong King Matt? My Queen just wants to have a nice conversation with you is all!”
King Matt trembles at the feet of Cosmo, seeing the third grader looking down at him, knowing there isn’t any chance of him escaping. “Please, have mercy on me! I beg of you!”
“Look out,” Cooki shouts before dropping Simon onto King Matt. She wipes the dirt from her hands, having a grin on her face. “Ha, too easy.”
Cosmo pulls out his walkie-talkie. “This is Cosmo Ferrendi here speaking! Cooki and I have captured The King, I repeat! We have captured, King Matt.”
“Rodger that, Cosmo.” a deep boys voice responds.
Soon all of the third graders appear circling King Matt and Simon.
“Hold off your weapons, my fellow third graders!” A southern lady’s voice commands. Some third-graders move out of the way, as a skinny pale girl, with a white blonde pigtail hair, wearing a white dress with sunflowers on them and wearing black dress shoes.
“My Queen, we have apprehended King Matt liked you asked us too. Unfortunately, we lost one of our comrades due to a noble sacrifice, so that way we were able to complete this mission.” Cosmo says.
“He knew his role and fulfilled it well,” The southern girl says to Cosmo. So, “Mr. So-called-“King!” As you can see most of your fifth graders aren’t here to help you, and this must be rather embarrassing for you?” She smirks as she stands over him turning her back on the king, “All you have to do is surrender the middle part of the playground to the third graders, or else!”
Cooki snaps her fingers. All of a sudden, the third graders pull out their Nerf and water guns pointing it at King Matt and Simon.
King Matt couldn't come up with any excuses to escape as he lets out a sigh of disappointment. “Alright, you win,” He lowers his head. “The middle part of the playground is officially yours!”
The third grade queen smiles after hearing King Matt submitting to her and her third grade companions. “Did you hear that my fellow friends? The middle part of the playground belongs to us now!” She then turns around and looks at the King and Simon. “I think the two of you should leave now! Unless the both of you want to become my prisoners as well?”
King Matt and Simon shake their heads as the two of them got up from the ground and ran off in humiliation.
“That’s two territories that belong to the third graders!” Cooki says playfully grinning.
“And it’s all thanks to you two, Cosmo and Cooki.” The third grade queen smiles.
Cosmo and Cooki bows to their Queen showing the woman respect. “We’ll always be your knight and shield my Queen!”
The southern girl smiles grabbing Cosmo’s hand helping him up to his feet. “I am impressed, Cosmo! Your yo-yo skills amaze me every time you use it!” She says and then looks at Cooki, “Cooki, you’re nutty, and explosive self-shows why you’re one of my most feared elite guards, but the most dangerous girl in school!
Cosmo and Cooki bow to the southern girl. “Thank you, my Queen!”
The southern girl sighs, but a warm smile appears on her face. “How many times do I have to tell you two? Call me Sally!” she chuckles. “The both of you only have the rights to call me by my real name when we play Capture the territory!”
“We know, Sally, but we rather call you our Queen since you are the leader of the third graders when we play this game!” Cooki explains to Sally. “It wouldn’t be fair to call you by your real name when everyone else can’t! Besides, I think my brother and I agree that we shouldn’t get special treatment just because we’re childhood friends.”
Sally blushes at Cooki’s comment, feeling grateful. “Thank you, Cooki. That means a lot to me! I’m so glad I have such modest friends!”
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