It was a dark and stormy night and Alex was walking home. Suddenly, a hooded figure approaches him and Power Monkey takes out a bananarang and says, “Who are you?”
The hooded figure says, “Nope, me first. Have you been in contact with the Reaper’s Star in the last 24 hours? Because this thing has been vibrating like crazy.” He pulls out a Unisailor card for Alex to see. He continues, “Some civilians, who weirdly were talking animals, told me to find you,….Alex Monkey! I am……….Hoodie Man!”
Power Monkey says, “How did you get that”, as he pulls a Unisailor card out of his pocket.
Hoodie says, “I made mine, didn’t you?” Alex says, “No way. You didn’t make that. It is multi-billion dollar project, you can’t afford to make one. If you could, you could buy yourself a better hoodie.” Hoodie says, “I fished this hoodie out of a lost and found box, what do you expect. It barely fits.” Alex says. “Ok, you just admitted that you are responsible for committing theft!” Hoodie says, “OK, if you want rid of me, you can have that. But the person I was talking to, who looked a lot like a pig, told me to give you this.” Hoodie Man pulls a box out of his backpack and hands it to Alex. He opens the Box and pulls out a purple and green suit, and says, “What is this?” Hoodie Man says, “I have no idea, but I guess it is yours.” Hoodie man then strolled out into the rain and walked over to cave with a rock sealing it. He knocked on the rock and a high-pitched voice said “Password.” ……suspense…
Hoodie Man replies, “Fudge Brownie sundae.” The door opens to reveal a small little truck. “Hey Kind Little Truck, how are you.” The truck said, “I’m fine, but you can just call me KLT.” Hoodie man stepped in and sees a Cyborg Snowman behind KLT, wrapped in a blanket. The snowman asks, “How did it go?” Hoodie Man says, “Well, Robot Snowman, he thinks I am an annoying, sarcastic fool.” Robot Snowman says, “Sooooo. What’s new.” Hoodie Man says, “Nothing.” KLT says, “I don’t think you are an annoying sarcastic fool.” Hoodie Man says, “Thanks KLT, but you may be alone on that.”
Meanwhile, Alex is in his room and he puts on the new Power Monkey suit and thinks, “It fits perfectly.” Then Alex starts packing a bag and slips his passport into his pocket. The destination on his airplane ticket reads, Shadows Peak, Norway. He steps outside, and hails a taxi to take him to the airport. The taxi is crossing a bridge when Alex sees a strange monstrous beast in front and he thinks “Bulligator” and whispers to himself “Nartha!”
Nartha was wearing a purple leather jacket on top of black leggings and was wearing a new predator mask. The eyes looked different as they appeared to have gold plated indents above and below her eye lenses. She had a new device strapped to both of her wrists. Alex tries to open the taxi door, but it would not budge since the driver had locked the doors when Alex got in. Alex punched the window out, climbs out and confronts Nartha. He says, “Nice Mask, let me guess, made from stolen gold!” Nartha says, “Bingo.” The bulligators move toward Alex. A voice in the earpiece in Alex’s suit says, “Hello, Alex, welcome to the new suit orientation. Now let’s get started.” Just then, the bulligator pounced! Alex yells, “Skip the new suit orientation, Skip the new suit orientation!!!”
The voice said, “In case you are facing a monster, take the sonic boom sticky bomb and throw it at the beast.” Alex found the sticky bomb and threw it at the beast. KABOOM!!
Then another bulligator came running. The voice said, “If an opponent is still running toward you, remove tripping cords from the secret compartment which opens when you pull your banana belt buckle backwards, and throw them at the monster’s feet. At the last moment, Alex threw the tripping cord and the bulligator fell. “Wow, that was close. I wish your instructions could be a little faster!” Nartha, having lost two bulligators, walked away and said, “I keep letting you get away, Alex. The next time it won’t be so easy!” Power Monkey thought, “Maybe I should talk to the Hoodie guy again.”
Alex goes to the cave where he last saw Hoodie Man, and knocks on the stone door. A voice asks, “Password?” Alex looks over to a note on the door which reads, “I help everyone. So, I might as well tell you the password to help you break in. It is Fudge Brownie Sundae. Signed, Kind Little Truck. Alex says, “Fudge Brownie Sundae,” and the door opened! Alex sees Hoddie Man and says, “I need your aid finding some people to help save the universe.” Hoodie man asks, “Where would we be going?” Alex replies, “Shadow Peaks, Norway.” Hoodie Man says, “We are in!” Alex says, “Good, and we will need all of the help we can get.” So, off our heroes go to Norway!
Once they land, they take a boat to Shadows Peak. When they arrive, Robot Snowman asks, “Why are we here?” Power Monkey says, “We are going to find the great warriors of Shadows peak.” Hoodie man asks, “Who are they?” Power Monkey explains, “Many years ago, these warriors were the greatest monkeys to ever walk a battlefield. But for some reason, they were driven into hiding, and we will be the ones to find them.” Hoodie said, “Are you sure they will want to be on our side? People can get really crabby when they have been in hiding a long time.” Alex says, “Oh, I am sure.”
When they start climbing the peak, someone fires an arrow right at Alex’s hand, causing him to let go of the rock he was holding on to and he let go! Hoodie Man grabs Alex’s hand and saves him from falling. The archer ties an arrow to a long rope and sticks it in the ground so he can rappel down to Alex, Hoodie Man and the others. The archer says, “I have you now, Alex.” Then he fires another arrow at Hoodie Man, who catches the arrow and throws it right back at the archer. While the archer is engaged with Hoodie Man, Alex re-fastens his grip and climbs quickly to where the archer had planted the arrow to hold the rappelling rope. Alex pulled the arrow out of the ground, and held the rope. The poor archer was still holding on and is now dangling under Power Monkey. When Power Monkey pulls the archer up, he demands to know where his leader is.
The archer says, “I’ll never tell.” Alex says, “OK archer, hold out your hands” and Alex winds the cord around the archer’s hands like handcuffs. Hoodie Man says, “Well, it looks like someone else is going along for the ride.” Kind Little Truck says, “Yeah, more friends!” They make the rest of the climb to the warrior’s village. Alex says, “This is not what I expected.” In front of the village there was a sign that read, “No Weapons! Put all weapons inside the bin.” Alex says, “This is going to take a while,” as he took all 15 of the bananarangs out of his belt. He then took out his pocket knife and all of his cords and put those in the bin. Hoodie Man took a rusty pick axe out of his back pack which he had used earlier at the uranium mine. Robot Snowman said, “Hoodie, you will have to carry my head because all of my robot body parts have weapons. Hoodie Man said, “I think you can keep your head and not use the weapons. Kind Little Truck says, “aahh, I don’t have any weapons.”
Our friends go into the village and Alex asks a villager, “Where are the warriors?” The villager replied, “We don’t fight here except for the blacksmith and we try to avoid him.” So, they go to the blacksmith shop and they ask the blacksmith if he can help them fight Nartha. The blacksmith says, “Nope. I gave up fighting a long time ago and all of the Warriors did too and we went into exile here. I do know that you can’t win a fight without friends and you seem to have some good ones with you. You don’t always need trained warriors to win a battle. What is Nartha’s weakness?”
“She is overconfident,” says Alex. “And I know she is in Costa Rica.” So, Alex realizes that he will not get warriors and weapons but he did get good advice and he has his new friend with him. So, they go off to Costa Rica to find Nartha and try to defeat her by using her weakness against her.
When they get to Costa Rica, Alex and his friends go meet Piggy at the science lab at Pig Tech. They find the lab destroyed and Piggy nowhere to be found! Alex says, “Who would do such a thing.” Then he sees graffiti on the front of the wreckage, it is a drawing of the………………….suspense…………
PredatorMask. “NNNAAARRRTTTHHHAAA!!!!” Yells Alex. Robot Snowman says, “Are you OK? Alex just yells again, “NNNAAARRRTTTHHHAAA!!!” Alex calms down and says, “My annoying twin sister must have taken my friend Piggy. We have to find her and I sure hope she doesn’t have any more of those Bulligators!” Alex says, “I need to do this alone.” His friends say “NO!” in unison. But Alex goes off on his own to find Nartha, and hopefully Piggy. She is not hard to find as there is a path of destruction.
Nartha is in a large tower protected by bulligators, “Oh no” thinks Alex, “Not them again. They are going to make Alex soup out of me, with a cherry on top.” Nartha sees Alex is by himself and thinks, “I have finally got my elusive prey!” She runs from the tower and she and the bulligators surround Alex. “Oh no, says Alex, I fell into your trap again.” Nartha sends some of the bulligators away because she is so confident that she is now going to win! She and two bulligators close in on Alex. Soon Alex finds himself in a jail cell in Nartha’s Tower with poor piggy nowhere to be seen. Alex yells, “NOOOOO! Thinking Piggy may have died in the fire at PigTech. Nartha came to the jail to taunt Alex and tell him some more bad news, for him, but not for her. She is going to throw him into the bulligator pit where no one has ever escaped. Or, she tells, Alex, I could save you and I will tell my army that you were sick for the big day and I will keep you locked up. OR, you can call 911 and I’ll throw you in anyway.” Those are not good choices”, said Alex, “Some sibling you turned our to be.”
Alex looks over and sees his uncle Nanas and his younger siblings Crystal and George. Alex says, “Please don’t hurt Crystal, George and Nanas, and you can do what you want with me. Nartha said “Your bravery is wasted, it does not make you powerful. It makes you weak.” Alex says, “I would rather be weak than evil.” Nartha laughs and says, “I think I will throw all of you in.” Alex says, “Nartha please, just push me in, let the others go, they have not fought you.” But Nartha says “I can wipe you all out.” And laughs maniacally. Nartha and several of the Bulligators force Alex, and the others out of the tower towards a large pit. Nartha says, “They have not been fed for three days, they will really be glad to see you.” Nartha begins to laugh again as they push their captives closer to the edge. ………………suspense………………..
Nartha is so busy with the captives, and careful to not spill the popcorn she is carrying, she did not see a funny looking snowman approaching with a baseball bat, or the hooded figure coming up on the other side with a full bag marked, bulligator chow. Before she starts to remove the Predator Mask to take a bite of popcorn when, KAPOW, Robot Snowman hits her with the baseball bat and shatters the mask, and knocked the popcorn out of her hand.
He throws the bulligater chow and the bulligaters run to the chow, Nartha also fails to see a truck driving right at the group. Kind Little Truck says, “Jump in the back, everyone and let’s take a ride.” The hooded figure runs up and grabs Nartha’s Unisailor card before he jumps in. Kind Little Truck says, “Do I get a weapon?” Hoodie Man says, “Yes, you do” and gives Kind Little Truck the Unisailor card. KLT uses the Unisailor card to blast Nartha into a nearby police station. “Bye, bye, mean lady,” he says.
They all jump in, as Nartha screams, “AAAALLLLEEEEXXXXX !!!” Not Again!”
Alex walks up and finds Aaron and says, “Hey, I’m going to leave Costa Rica and explore the Cosmos, and I was thinking, maybe you could protect the country for me as Power Monkey. Alex hands over his old utility belt.
At the after-party after the fight, everyone was very happy. Alex says, “Yippee.” Hoodie Man says, “Yippee,” Then Kind Little Truck says, “Yippee.”. (Uh oh, three yipees!) Suddenly the feel the ground shake and they hear an ear piercing “YIP” from a small dog.
Tune in next time for the new series starring Aaron, “The Monkey Legion.” Also, the book , The Unisailors” which shows a fight with Yippee The Super Annoying Barking Wonder Dog. Both are coming soon.
Piggy was sitting in his cell when a large figure about seven feet tall walked in. The figure said, “Dr. Dwight Piggy, how nice to see you.” Piggy said, “What do you want, Wade?” Wade replied, “Information about a certain person named Alex.” Piggy said, Alex is gone. He went with the Unisailors and they have been gone for six months. Wade was about to walk away when he turned and said, “You are still hiding something, what is it?” Piggy said, “Alex gave the mantle of Power Monkey to some monkey named Aaron Longtail.” Wade said, “Fine, where do I find this Aaron Longtail?”
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