The beast was ripe with foul smells and ugly things. Nothing could’ve prepared them for what they would see that day. PS Cooper along with Okura had entered a point of no return and a land of unknown. Would there be grotesque creatures? Evil beings? A buffet in which the likes none had ever seen? It was truly a mystery.
“How are we going to find him in all this muck?” Okura asked while wiping gunk off.
“I don’t know but keep your eyes peeled and your guard up. There is no telling what lurks within the beast,” said Cooper.
“It should be some cleaning supplies or maybe some air fresheners,” replied Okura.
A loud rumble came from a distance. Visibility was limited but the two could make out a faint light up ahead.
“What do you think it could be?” Okura asked.
“Maybe its Sim,” said Cooper.
“I don’t think Sim sounds like that,” said Okura with a puzzled look on his face. They pushed forward and just as the light cracked through they parted some dirty bristles aside as a whole new world opened up to them.
‘Mother of God,” said a wide-eyed Cooper.
“What…how…huh?” Okura was flabbergasted by what he was witnessing. Water falls with the bluest of waters and green grass growing all around. It was as if they hand found a secret utopia hiding inside the beast all this time. Funny looking animals went by and startled Cooper who was still in shock. Flying little beings danced about and a pack of old flip phones tossed a beach ball back and forth.
“Did we die? Maybe the beast ate us on the way in and we are dead,” said Okura.
“I don’t feel dead,” said Cooper.
“What does it even feel like?”
“Who knows,” Cooper said as his voice trailed off and his attention fixated on a group of vacuums doing some unspeakable things.
“Guys! Guys!” Came a voice.
Cooper shook his head and tried to gather his thoughts. It was hard for him to concentrate with so much going on in the background. So many questions. No way could they all be answered.
“Guys! What are you doing here?”
Cooper spotted the tiny figure running up to them. It was Sim with one of the biggest smiles Cooper had ever seen on anyone, ever.
“What happened to you? Where are we? What is this place? Are we dead?” Okura couldn’t stop with the questions.
“I know that feeling,” said Sim, “I had the same questions. That was until I found her.”
“Who is her? Sim we came looking for you. Didn’t you care that we might actually be worried about you?” Cooper said clearly annoyed by the situation.
“Look at first I was afraid, I was petrified, I was alone and had no one by my side. Then I found her.”
“Yes we know! You found her! Who is her?” Cooper was no longer paying attention to his surroundings rather he was honed in on being angry at Sim.
It didn’t faze Sim at all. He had found something or someone that took all of his worries away.
“Come with me and I’ll show you,” said Sim.
They followed behind the little phone as he scampered off like a child. His excitement gave Cooper a weird feeling and he didn’t know if it was something genuine or not. The one thing he did know was that all the other creatures and beings had stopped what they were doing and were watching them with an odd intense stare.
“Something doesn’t seem right,” Cooper said.
“You’re being paranoid Coop, just look at this place.”
“That is the problem. Look at this place. It is inside a beast and full of things that shouldn’t be, red flag Okura, red flag man,” Cooper said with a deep cause of concern in his voice.
“Relax…they didn’t eat Sim so I highly doubt they are going to eat us,” Okura said as he tried to calm some of Coopers worries.
They came to a long corridor and at the end was a vibrant pink door.
“What is that hanging from the ceiling,” asked Cooper.
“That’s odd. It looks like shriveled up worms. Uh…Sim what is that?” Okura asked.
“Oh pay that no attention. By the way guys, where is Mike? He would totally love this place.”
“Have you forgotten Mike already? He would be just as paranoid as Cooper right now,” said Okura.
“Oh don’t be silly this place is great, you’ll see,” said Sim as he bounced ahead full of glee.
They came to the end of the corridor and Sim shook with excitement. He gave them one last smile right before he began to open the door. A bright light almost blinded them and as their eyes adjusted they couldn’t believe what was displayed in front of them on a bed of power supplies.
“What is it?” Okura asked.
“It’s a Dreamcast system,” replied Cooper.
“I thought those things were a myth,” Okura said astonished.
“Oh my…oh my…come on in you handsome looking things,” said the Dreamcast.
Okura and Cooper were both noticeably nervous and had no idea what to expect. It wasn’t every day you see a Dreamcast. They had heard of them before but never seen one up close and personal.
“My name is Madam Curves but you can just call me Curvy if you like, I kind of prefer that myself,” said Curvy.
“What is this place?” Cooper asked.
“Honey this is the place where your fantasies come true. Here we live in harmony and we all get along. That is if you follow my rule.”
“Rule?” Cooper asked.
“I’ll get to that in a minute,” said Curvy, “Come closer so I can get a look at all that goodness.”
The situation was weird, it felt uncomfortable for both of them, it might even feel uncomfortable to the reader right now and it was, the entire situation was odd. Sim didn’t seem to mind as he sat there with a big grin on his face as if he was smitten. Cooper looked over at Okura and his entire demeanor had changed as well. Had he become smitten also?
“Come here Gameboy,” said Curvy.
Coopers wheels started to turn. Why would she live in such a place and why is she talking in a seductive voice to Okura like that? None of this was making sense to him.
Okura slowly stepped forward and made his way to the pile of power strips. He was mesmerized by the Dreamcast.
“Honey you can do whatever you want,” said Curvy, “Just as long as you follow my one rule.”
“What rule is that?”
“You are to never leave my sanctuary,” said Curvy as she touched him on top of his head.
“I have no problem with that,” said Okura.