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tassanaburrfoot
04/30/2005 6:52 PM

Daisy looked up at the clock. "It's 3:30 and Minnie still isn't here... I hope everything's ok," she said to herself.

She went to the phone and dialed Minnie's number. No one answered. Worried, she sighed, "Perhaps she stopped by Mickey's house first."

She called Mickey's house. Relieved that he answered, she asked, "Hey, Mickey. Is Minnie there with you?"

When he answered in the negative, she got even more worried. "Mickey, I think something's wrong. Minnie was supposed to be here at noon and she never showed up. She didn't answer her phone, so I don't think she's home. Think you can check for me?"

Mickey told her that he would. They said good-bye and hung up.

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Mickey grabbed his car keys and told Pluto to stay. "I'll be back in a giffy, Pluto, ole boy," he reassured the dog.

He got in his little red convertible and drove to Minnie's house. When he got there, he was horrified. The house was a disaster. He jumped out of his car and ran inside. "Minnie!" he called out.

He looked around, trying to see through the dust and crumble of the home. It looked like a tornado had hit the home. He continued to call out for his girlfriend, hoping that he would hear something in return. What he got was a soft meow.

His body stiffened as he listened closer to the sound. He looked around until he finally found the source. In a corner of the living room, Figaro was trapped beneath a broken desk.

The mouse helped the small kitten out of the broken furniture and checked to see if there were any broken bones. Thankful the kitten was ok, he held him close. "Figaro, what happened here? Where's Minnie?" the mouse asked, worried.

The kitten just meowed, not really able to say anything.

Mickey continued to search the house, looking for any clues he might find. He walked into Minnie's bedroom and found a note nailed to the back of the door. The note read:

"I have taken her hostage.
If you want her back alive,
you have to come and get her.

Signed,
Mortimer"

Mickey sighed and grabbed Minnie's phone. He called Daisy back and told her everything. "I need Donald and Goofy to meet me at the Rainforest Cafe'. We are going to find her," he said.

"Did Mortimer leave you any clues?" Daisy asked on the other line.

"All that's here is a torn apart home," Mickey replied.

"Well, keep looking. There's got to be something," Daisy said.

They said their good-byes and Mickey continued going through the rubble. He found a stone. It was a curious stone, but he didn't know anything about it. He knew it didn't belong to Minnie.

Sighing, he took the stone and Figaro and left. He drove to his home and brought the kitten inside.

"Pluto, I'm gonna be leaving for a few days, boy. I've got to find Minnie. You stay here and take care of Figaro while I'm gone. I'll be back as soon as I can," he explained.

The dog whined and Mickey patted him on the head. The mouse then packed his suitcase and grabbed some provisions. He also went into his piggy bank and took out what money he had.

Patting Pluto one last time, Mickey left the house and drove to the Cafe'. Once inside, he found Donald and Goofy sitting in a booth. The mouse ambled to the booth and slid in. He looked like he was ready to cry.

"Sorry about what happened Mickey," Donald apologized.

Goofy nodded. "Yeah. Want us to help ya find 'er?"

Mickey gave them a meek smile. "Aw, gee. I'd appreciate it. I could use all the help I can get."

Mickey pulled out the stone he had found. "Any idea what this might be? I found it in Minnie's house."

Donald looked at it closely. "Looks like a piece of tombstone," he observed.

"I thought the same thing, but I wanted to be sure," Mickey agreed.

"Gosh, where would there be tombstones?" Goofy asked.

Donald and Mickey spoke at the same time, "The Haunted Mansion."

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Mickey entered the mansion first. Donald was behind Mickey. And Goofy was behind Donald.

As they walked, Goofy's shoes squeaked. Donald, terrified as it was, jumped at the sound. Mickey turned and put a finger to his lips, "Shhh!"

They continued down the long, dark corridor, looking for clues.

Aeramae
05/02/2005 9:15 AM

Jack Skellington sat, head in his hands. He thought he was over his Halloween-breakdown, but, years after, here he was, suffering from another bad case of burnout. He needed something to get his interest back into doing what he used to love doing: Scaring people on Halloween. He sighed, glad he was away from Halloween Town for the moment. He was able to relax here, in the Haunted Mansion. At least here he didn't have to worry about Sally constantly trying to reassure him that everything would be alright.

"What am I doing wrong?" he asked. "Is there something I forgot along the way?"

A small, ghostly bark answered his questions. Jack looked over at Zero, and patted his ghost dog on its head. Zero followed Jack almost everywhere the skelleton went. The one place the dog never ventured to was Christmas Town. Only Jack went there, and only on a very rare occasion.

As the pair sat in the dining room of the Haunted Mansion, they heard a shoe squeek, followed by hushed voices. Jack got up from the chair he was sitting in, and went out into the hallway. Zero stayed close by his masters side.

"Excuse me," Jack said to the trio. "What are you doing here?"

tassanaburrfoot
05/02/2005 2:07 PM

"It's a.. gh--gh-GHOST!" Goofy shouted, terrified.

The trio jumped at once and bolted the other way. They ran straight into the dining room where the ghosts were having their annual Death Ball. There were ballroom dancers and ghosts sitting at the dining table. A skeleton sat at the piano and played a haunting tune.

"Oh, my!" Mickey exclaimed.

"I think we were better off with that other ghost," Donald surmised.

Mickey nodded and grabbed the bottom of Goofy's shirt. "Perhaps he could help," he said.

Goofy, still scared, followed slowly. They walked back to the place where the skeleton and his ghostly dog were.

Mickey gulped. "Uh, Mister Skeleton.... could... could you... help us?"

Aeramae
05/03/2005 11:26 AM

"Well, I guess I've still got it," Jack said to Zero, as the trio came back. He smiled at Mickey in his best non-frightening way. "I probably could help you. If I knew who you were and what you were doing."

Jack stuck out a skelletal hand and offered it to Mickey. He wasn't sure if the mouse would shake with him or not, but he had to try. And irregardless of what the mission was, Jack was going to help them. After all, he was trying to get his spark back, and this was probably the sort of "vacation" he could use.

"The name is Jack Skellington, and this is Zero."

tassanaburrfoot
05/04/2005 2:15 PM

For a moment, it seemed as if the trio would bolt again. But, Mickey knew he had to find Minnie. So, he took another big gulp and tentatively stuck his hand out to the skeleton. "Ni-nice to me-meet you, Jack. I'm Mickey Mouse," the mouse said, gaining confidence with each word.

Donald looked at the hand, but did not offer his. After all, it [i]was[/i] a ghost.

Goofy, after seeing Mickey shake hands with Jack, regained his own confidence and stuck his hand out too.

"We are on a mission to find my girlfriend. We're looking for clues and we found a tombstone that led us to here. Have you seen anything unusual?" Mickey asked, hopeful.

Aeramae
05/05/2005 2:25 PM

"I'm afraid not," Jack said. "But, we did hear some muffled screaming. I thought it was just the ghosts that haunt this place, but now I'm not so sure."

Jack felt bad about not being able to give them more information, but he wasn't about to let them solve this on their own. He made a quick bow before the trio.

"Let's search the house together," he suggested. "I'm on good terms with the occupants, maybe they've seen something."

tassanaburrfoot
05/08/2005 12:31 AM

Now in full confidence, Mickey stood straight and started looking around. He didn't know what he was looking for, but he knew it had to be something out of place.

Goofy looked around nervously. He couldn't help but bit his nails as his eyes wandered back and forth.

Donald walked behind everyone, making sure nothing was missed. He knew the importance of Mickey's mission and knew that were it Daisy, Mickey would be there for Donald.

They walked back into the ballroom where the dead were having their annual ball. Mickey looked at the skeleton. "Can you ask them if they've seen anything?" he asked his newly aquired companion.

Aeramae
05/09/2005 1:52 PM

Jack strode to the front of the group, and cleared his throat. The ghosts in the room stopped their dancing, and turned to face him. Upon recognizing Jack, they all bowed, showing proper respect to the Pumpkin King.

"Have any of you seen a pair of mice run through here?" he asked the group.

tassanaburrfoot
05/09/2005 2:13 PM

One of the ghosts came up to Jack and whispered in his ear about two mice, a male and a female. The male mouse had put a jar of honey in the last chair at the end of the table.

Mickey looked at Jack, wondering what the ghost was saying.

Aeramae
05/12/2005 4:06 PM

"Thank you," Jack said, dismissing the ghost. He walked down to the end of the table. Sure enough, there was the jar of honey, right where the ghost had said it would be. Jack picked it up gingerly, as if it were a very old treasure, and carried it back to Mickey.

"Here, I think this is our next clue," he said. "I intend to see you through to the very end of your quest, if you'll allow it."

tassanaburrfoot
05/12/2005 8:38 PM

Mickey looked at the jar and nodded to Jack. "We will appreciate any help you can give to us."

Donald raised an eyebrow. "Is that honey?" he asked, pointing to the jar.

Goofy walked up to the skeleton and stuck his finger in the jar. He pulled it out and tasted the sweet necteur on his finger. "Uheeyuck, yup," he said, smiling.

Mickey put his hand to his chin and thought about it. "The only place I can think of where there would be honey would be..."

"That bear's place," Donald finished.

Mickey snapped his fingers. "Winnie the Pooh!" he exclaimed. He looked at the skeleton. "If you wanna join us, come on. We're goin' to Pooh's Corner!"

With that, the mouse ran towards the exit. He ignored the ghosts and ghouls. Donald and Goofy followed. Goofy had taken the jar from Jack and was using his finger to lick up the rest of the honey.

Aeramae
05/13/2005 8:21 AM

Jack and Zero followed the trio out of the Haunted Mansion. The skelleton watched in mild amusement as Goofy grabbed the jar and started to lick the honey out of it. He hadn't been to Pooh's Corner, and wondered what he was in store for.

tassanaburrfoot
05/13/2005 9:03 AM

They walked through FantasyLand. Mickey waved at Ariel in her Grotto. The mermaid waved back and smiled at the travelers.

As they passed Dumbo, the Flying Elephant, Goofy started to go on it. Donald grabbed his shirttail and fussed at him. Goofy hung his head in shame and continued on his way. After Donald turned white again, he rejoined his companions.

They walked passed the Mad Tea Party and looked right. There was the Hundred Acre Wood. Straightening himself, Mickey entered the wood. Goofy held the honey jar close as he followed with Donald close behind.

Aeramae
05/15/2005 9:33 AM

Jack and Zero followed behind the trio in silence. They had never been this far into the Magic Kingdom before, and were a bit awed by everything they saw. As they passed the mermaid grotto, they heard a watery shriek, followed by a splash. They looked over just in time to see Ariel swim off to hide from them.

The skelleton looked at his ghost dog and shrugged. That was the normal reaction, on that they were used to. They continued on, and watched as Donald pulled Goofy away from Dumbo. Jack had a feeling that sort of thing happened all the time.

Finally, after passing by the Mad Tea Party (which Jack was profusely glad they were not going to), they entered the Hundred Acre Woods. It was a perfect day in the Woods. Zero darted off, barking excitedly.

"Zero! Wait for us!" Jack called out. He looked at Mickey. "I think he's caught scent of something. Maybe it's your lady friend."

Jack didn't wait for the others, as he ran off to find his dog.

tassanaburrfoot
05/15/2005 9:58 AM

Mickey, hoping to find Minnie, quickly followed behind Jack. Goofy and Donald did not hesitate. As they followed the skeleton, Mickey's hopes soared. Soon he will have Minnie back. This made the mouse happy.

"Wait for us, Zero!" Mickey shouted as the trio hurried to catch up.

As they ran through the wood, Goofy saw something interesting. He stopped and studied the marking. It was the Japanese sign for "Peace." He scratched his head.

Donald was running behind Mickey, when he realized that Goofy wasn't following. He turned around to see Goofy staring at a tree, dumbfounded.

Annoyed, the duck stopped and went to the large dog. He started fussing at him. Goofy pointed to the tree.

"Mickey, you might wanna come see this," Donald said.

Mickey stopped and turned. He went to where his two friends were and called to Jack and Zero.

"What is it?" Mickey asked.

"I think it's a Chinese symbol. One o' those writin's they do," Goofy explained.

Mickey nodded and waited for Jack and Zero.

[Edited by tassanaburrfoot on Sunday, May 15, 2005 10:08 AM]

Avenging_Angel
05/17/2005 5:47 PM

Far away, in China, Chihiro and her parents were on vacation. The girl held onto her mother's hand as they walked through an old, old shrine.

It had been a year since she and her parents had moved to their new home, since she met all of her friends in the world of the spirits and her friends, the river-dragon Haku, the spirit-girl Lin, the strange monster No-Face, the old witch Zaniba, and even old Kamagi the boiler-man. She hadn't seen Haku since then, and often wondered about him.

Her parents stopped to read a monument, and Chihiro wandered off a little ways.

She stopped on a bridge over a pond, and leaned against the railing, so tall that the eleven-year old had to stand on tip toe, gazing into the water.

A wind picked up, blowing her hair in her face, and dead leaves danced around. The girl looked up.....she'd felt a wind like this before, but where?

She walked across the bridge, and stopped, staring up at a tall, tall tree. Kanji were etched onto it's bark, but chinese, which she couldn't read.

Chihiro looked over, where her parents were still absorbed in the monument. She climbed up onto one of the tree's gnarled roots, and ran a finger across the kanji. She froze, as she almost heard a voice, like an echo...
"....writin' they do."

Chihiro was so startled she fell off the root and hit her head on the ground. She sat up, rubbing the back of her head, and looked around....had she imagined that voice?

[Edited by Avenging_Angel on Tuesday, May 17, 2005 5:49 PM]

Shallandra
05/17/2005 8:17 PM

"Ooooohhhh bother," sighed the donkey to himself as he leaned forward to munch on some thistles, "another day in One Hundred Acre Wood." Looking around slowly, he sighed again to himself. "I don't know why I came all the way out here, I could have stayed at my Gloomy Place and eaten thistles there. I don't know what came over me." He plopped into a sitting position on the ground, and continued to munch mindlessly. He then stopped mid-munch, and tilted his head to turn his floppy ears out a bit. Did I hear something? he thought to himself. He listened carefully, but heard nothing else, so he went back to munching. He nearly choked on his mouthful of thistles when he heard out of nowhere..... "Whooooo-hoooo-hoooooo-hooooooooooh!"

The orange and black striped tiger came bouncing from behind a large tree, and landed on the donkey's tail. "Heeellllooooo Eyeore!! Isn't it a wonderful day in One Hundred Acre Wood?" He continued to bounce in a circular pattern around the donkey - SPROING! SPROING! SPROING! SPROING! "It's a good thing I found you out here in the woods, you might have gotten lost! But now that I'm here, you're not lost, because Tiggers never get lost! Whooo-hoooo-hoooo-hooooooooo!" SPROING SPROING SPROING SPROING

"Ohhhhhhh Tigger" the donkey sighs, "yes, indeed, I should have stayed at my Gloomy Place. It's just another gloomy day afterall." He sighs deeply and looks down at the ground, hoping that the tiger will stop with his bouncing, since he really hates it when Tigger does it.

"Awwww, cheer up, old friend!" Tigger responded. "Every day is a new adventure, just waiting to be discovered!" Looking around the woods as he spoke, Tigger SPROINGED one last time, then stopped to squint at something closer to the edge of the woods. "Ohhhh, whaddya think THAT is, Eyeore?? I think it's a mystery to be solved!"

Knowing that Tigger can't control his curiosity, Eyeore doesn't even bother to question him about it or try to discourage him from pursuing another adventure. "It's probably nothing," the old grey donkey sighs. "Or maybe it's a sign that it's going to rain soon. Another rainy day in One Hundred Acre Wood." Exhaling deeply, Eyeore lays down on the soft ground, stretches out his front legs, and rests his head upon them.

"Well, I simply must go see!" Tigger responds. "Never fear - Tigger is here! I will go investigate and report back to you what I've found!" His final words are spoken as he SPROINGS away from Eyeore and over to the mysterious gathering of creatures.

Not even considering the need for caution, Tigger SPROINGS right up next to them. "Hello, I'm Tigger! That's T-I-double-Guh-RrRRrRRrRRRrR!"

Aeramae
05/18/2005 6:59 AM

"Zero!" Jack called to his dog once more. This time, the ghost stopped and looked back at his master. "Come!"

Zero looked back towards whatever it was he had been following, and then, head hanging, came back to the Pumpkin King. Jack patted his companion on the head, and then started to walk back to Mickey, Donald, and Goofy.

As he was nearing the tree they were at, he heard an odd sound...the sound of SPROINGING. He paused, curious as to what could be causing the sounds, and saw Tigger.

"Hello Tigger," Jack said. "My name is Jack, and this is Zero. Nice to meet you."

Shallandra
05/18/2005 5:29 PM

Tigger smiled in a way that only he could and stuck out his right paw to Jack. "Well hiya, Jack!" he said cheerfully. Looking to the dog Jack indicated, Tigger continued "and you too Zero! Welcome to One Hundred Acre Wood!" Not being able to contain his excitement at meeting someone new, Tigger begain to SPROING as he spoke.

"So what brings you two to this wonderful place??"

[Edited by Shallandra on Wednesday, May 18, 2005 5:31 PM]

tassanaburrfoot
05/18/2005 7:28 PM

Hearing Tigger talking to Jack and Zero, the trio followed the sound. Mickey approached the skeleton.

"Jack, I think we found another clue. Goofy says it's a Chinese symbol. We need to get going," the mouse said, seeming anxious.

Eeyore wasn't the only one who didn't like Tigger's bouncing. As Donald watched the tiger, he hoped the tiger wouldn't be going along with them.

Goofy giggled. "Will you be going with us?" he asked the tiger.

Mickey nodded. "If so, you'd better hurry. We have to go to the Monorail dock and catch a monorail to China," he explained.

Aeramae
05/19/2005 9:16 AM

Jack looked at the others, slightly perplexed by their reaction to Tigger. Yes, he was very bouncy, but for some reason the highly energetic creature reminded him of some of the Halloweentown residents.

"You know, perhaps we should find out if he's seen anything first," he said. "And make some introductions as well."

Zero barked his agreement.

"Tigger, this is Mickey, Donald, and Goofy," Jack said, pointing to each on in turn. "Guys, this is Tigger. A local resident."

tassanaburrfoot
05/20/2005 12:13 PM

Mickey's cheeks reddened slightly in embarrassment. "I'm sorry, Tigger. I guess I'm just in a rush to get my girlfriend back. This mouse kidnapped her and we are on a mission to rescue her. Would you like to help us?" the mouse asked the tiger.

Donald's eyes widened. "Uh... Mickey, I don't think that's a good idea."

Mickey looked at his friend. "Why do you say that?" he asked, confused.

Donald shook his head. "There's not much he could do to help us. We already have Jack and Zero," the duck said, trying to find a reason to not bring Tigger.

"The more the merrier, I always say," Goofy put in.

Mickey was perplexed. He gave Donald a very upset look. "Donald, we need all the help we can get. If Tigger can help us find Minnie, then I say he should come. Besides, as Goofy said, the more we have looking for her, the better our chances will be in finding her."

Mickey turned to Tigger. "Have you seen the two mice come through here? My girlfriend was probably wearing her favourite red dres. It's got white polka dots all over it. And she wears a bow on the top of her head. The mouse... well, I wouldn't know what Mortimer is wearing. Probably a cape or something so that he could look mysterious."

"Perhaps Minnie called out for help?" Donald suggested.

Shallandra
05/20/2005 2:38 PM

Tigger stood silently (which felt very strange to him) as he observed the conversation between Mickey and everyone. At first, he felt a little confused at the thought of not being invited, but then he smiled to himself as he realized the reason for Donald's hesistation.

SPROINGING over to Donald he said, "Donald - you must not be aware of the legendary detective skills of Tiggers!" Putting his arm around the duck's neck and hugging him close, he continued "but since I'm the only Tigger around, it's not surprising you didn't know that." Hugging the duck even tighter, he whispered quietly, "you and me will be buddies! Friends! Pals! There's a lot you can learn from a Tigger!"

Releasing his grip on the duck, Tigger looked back to Mickey and said "I haven't seen two mice come through here, but I've only just arrived." He paused for a moment, strumming the claws on his right paw on his chin. What would Pooh do here? Think think think. His eyes brightened as he looked at the crowd. "Eyeore! He's been out all day I think. Perhaps he's seen something! I'll be right back!" Tigger SPROINGED quickly back to the place he'd been with Eyeore, and appeared to be speaking to the donkey in an excited manner.

Aeramae
05/22/2005 8:46 AM

Jack and Zero ran after Tigger, eager to keep the lively creature in sight. If he was going off to find someone who might help in the quest, then they couldn't afford to lose him.

"I wonder what this Eeyore fellow looks like," Jack wondered out loud.

tassanaburrfoot
05/22/2005 9:36 AM

Donald had grumbled when Tigger had grabbed him and held onto him. The poor duck worked hard to keep his cool. When Tigger srung off, Donald knew that he would not be able to keep his temper around the tiger for long.

Mickey shook his head. "Gee, I don't know," he said to Jack. "But I hope he comes back soon. We need to get goin'."

Shallandra
05/22/2005 11:55 AM

Eyeore heard Tigger bouncing toward him, but tried to pretend he was asleep in the hopes that Tigger would just SPROING on by. But alas, he bounced toward him, shouting "Eyeore Eyeore Eyeore!" over and over again. Sighing deeply, Eyeore kept his head on his front paws and opened one eye to stare at Tigger. His words came tumbling out quickly - something about Mickey, Jack and a dog, and hugging Donald.

Eyeore then saw two figures following closely behind Tigger, and arrive just as Tigger finished his monologue. Sighing again, and muttering to himself, "there goes my quiet day of thistle eating" Eyeore opened his other eye and perked up his head. "Minnie and Mortimer you say? Why yes, I did see them here earlier today. Minnie was blindfolded and Mortimer was leading her through One Hundred Acre Wood. I thought it was a game of some sort." Eyeore paused a moment thinking why do people insist on playing games? They're such a waste of energy. Realizing everyone was still staring at them, he continued, "Mortimer carved a symbol into that tree over there, and then he and Minnie exited the woods." Out of the corner of his eye, Eyeore realized he'd missed a clump of thistles, so he leaned over on his side to grab another delicious mouthful.

tassanaburrfoot
05/26/2005 7:51 PM

Mickey listened to Eeyore. The mouse nodded and slammed his fist in his hand. "By gosh, it's settled," he said. He looked at Goofy. "Are you sure that symbol is from China?"

The goof nodded. "I've been taking karate long enough," he assured the mouse.

Donald shook his head. "We should be on our way then. That monorail's not gonna wait for us," he said as he started to walk away.

Mickey quickly agreed, "Let's go, gang!"

The mouse and duck started out the wood at a jog. Before Goofy joined them, he looked at the tiger and donkey, "Ya'll comin'?" he asked.

Shallandra
05/27/2005 4:50 PM

Tigger could hardly contain his excitement - "Are we coming?? Of course we're coming! We'd never miss the opportunity for an adventure! Don't be re-dik-er-ous!!" Tigger began SPROINGing again, and Eyeore rolled his eyes. He recognized that look in Tigger's eyes - once he got his heart set on something, there was no turning back. Maybe I can just blend into the ground Eyeore thought as he spread out his front legs and put his head flat on the floor of the forest.

Tigger saw Eyeore's movement and said "oh no donkey! I can't let you miss out on THIS kind of excitement! You simply MUST come along!" He reached out and began to grab Eyeore by the neck - and the donkey knew he was in for it this time.

"oooohhhkaaaaayyyy" Eyeore said despondently, "I'll come along. But only because I like Minnie and someone needs to keep an eye on you." He drug himself up from the ground, and followed Tigger as he bounded after Mickey and the gang.

Aeramae
05/28/2005 7:22 AM

Jack thought that Tigger's excitement must be catching. He too, was excited about the recent turn of events, as was Zero. Then again, neither one had been beyond the Haunted Mansion, so it was understandable that they were...excited.

"What's a monorail?" Jack asked, suddenly nervous about going on something that he had never heard of before.

tassanaburrfoot
05/28/2005 7:42 AM

Goofy looked at Jack, "The monorail is the train station that connects Magic Kingdom to Epcot. Mr. Disney designed it when he built the two parks as a way of connecting them."

The goof urged his new companions forward out of the wood. "We've got to git goin'. No tellin' what Mortimer's got planned," he said.

Mickey and Donald waited for their companions at the edge of the wood. Once the gang was together, they walked through Cinderella's Castle. Cinderella stood at the top of the staircase and waved to Mickey and Donald. The duck blushed and waved back. "Hiya, Toots," he said.

She blew him a kiss and turned around to go into the castle. Donald turned beet red as he caught the kiss.

Mickey continued forward, not even noticing his friend's greeting. So worried he was about Minnie. The mouse stood at the front of the castle and looked down Main Street. "I don't think the monorail has gotten here yet. If we hurry, I think we could make it."

Shallandra
05/28/2005 8:28 AM

Tigger saw the exchange between Cinderella and Donald, and noticed the duck turning a bright shade of red. Laughing as only a Tigger can do, he bounded up beside Donald and put his arm around him. Leaning in to speak in his best secretive tone, he said "Whoooo hooo hooo hooo, she sure is a pretty one! You lucky duck, you!"

Eyeore ambled behind everyone, not really sure how he'd gotten caught up in another of Tigger's grand adventures. He then noticed Mickey had a very worried look on his face. There are always things to worry about he sighed to himself, but he also knew it was very unlike Mickey to worry about much of anything. He knew he should probably try to say something to cheer the mouse up, but he wasn't very good at that sort of thing. But, he cared enough about his friend to try.

Picking up his pace to walk beside Mickey, he said in his best cheery voice "Oh Mickey. I know you're worried. But...well...um....it's probably not all that bad." Eyeore sighed, knowing he was making a miserable effort to help his friend feel better, but that was truly the most hopeful thing he could think of to say.

Aeramae
05/29/2005 9:02 AM

Jack and Zero followed in silence, both we equally eager to ride the monorail. Jack was thinking. Who was this Disney fellow. Zero looked up at his master and barked. It was as if the ghost dog knew what Jack was thinking. The skelleton looked down at Zero and smiled.

"You're right. I do remember now," Jack said out loud. Mr. Disney was one of the people in charge of keeping Halloweentown alive. Even if it was Mr. Burton who brought them all to life, Jack supposed that he and his followers should show Disney some proper respect.

"So, how long do you think we'll have to wait for this monorail thing?" Jack asked Mickey.

tassanaburrfoot
06/03/2005 8:22 PM

Donald pushed Tigger away. "Get off of me," he said, angrily.

Mickey thanked Eeyore for his helpful words and looked at Jack. "We shouldn't have to wait long," he said.

With Donald and Goofy following closely, the companions walked down Main Street and to the monorail area. Mickey checked with the boardsman.

"Well?" Donald asked when the mouse returned.

"There should be one coming any minute now. We just have to wait," he replied.

"Did ya tell 'im 'bout Minnie?" Goofy asked, concerned.

Mickey nodded.

"Don't worry, Mickey. We'll find her," Donald assured the mouse.

"Gosh. I just don't know. I hope we can get to her before Mortimer does something truly terrible," Mickey sighed.

"I don't understand it. Mortimer's never been one to do much harm. Why would he go an' kidnap someone? What's got him?" Goofy asked, perplexed.

Mickey shrugged.

"Ah, phooey! Mickey, Mortimer's always tried to best you at everything. It was only a matter of time before he would try to get Minnie," Donald said.

"Yeah, but, I'd never thought he'd do something like that," Goofy answered, shaking his head.

Mickey looked at his friends. He knew they were trying to support him. The idea that Mortimer would take Minnie like that didn't make sense to Mickey.

[Edited by tassanaburrfoot on Friday, June 3, 2005 8:25 PM]

Aeramae
06/05/2005 7:35 AM

Jack listened to the exchange between the three friends. He'd never heard of Mortimer before, but if what Mickey said was true, then it sounded like the other mouse was nothing more that a prankster. Unless...

"Maybe someone is putting him up to it," Jack suggested. "There's three pranksters in Halloweentown who love scaring people, but, ordinarily, wouldn't try to purposefully cause harm to them. A couple years ago they did kidnap Sandy Claws, but that was when they were under the rule of Oogey Boogey."

Shallandra
06/07/2005 8:42 PM

Tigger giggled at Donald's admonition to get away from him. "Ohhhhh, I understand, you need some time to think about her!" He nudged Donald in the ribs, and bounded up to where Mickey and Eyeore were walking together.

Hearing Jack's suggestion at pranksters in Halloweentown being behind it all, Tigger nodded knowingly. "It could be Mickey hooo-hoooo-hooo hhoooo! Perhaps this is just a game, do you think??"

Eyeore rolled his eyes at Tigger, "Can't you tell this isn't a game, Tigger? I have always said that people don't play games, and this is a case where this is true." Eyeore shook his donkey head in dismay. He again looked at Mickey, and said "the next train should be here soon - we'll find her." Of course, he didn't believe a word of that, but Eyeore knew enough to try and say something that would make his mouse friend feel better.

"Oh boy!!" Tigger said as he pounced up and down. "I've never ridden on the monorail!! What an adventure!" He kept SPROINING up and down, so full of excitement he was.

tassanaburrfoot
06/09/2005 9:01 AM

The monorail pulled into the station. The doors slid open and the passangers exited.

Mickey looked to his friends. "Let's go," he said.

Donald and Goofy followed Mickey into a compartment. Mickey sat by the window and gazed out into the clouds. He saw one particular cloud that looked like Minnie.

He imagined Minnie running through the clouds trying to get to him. He imagined him running towards her and the two of them meeting in the middle. He caught her in his arms and hugged her close. They were both so happy to be together again that they kissed.

The image melted away and he sighed.

"Gawsh, it's been 'while since I been one on of these," Goofy said. "Ya know, the monorail system has been part of Disney World since it first opened in 1971. The monorail system goes through the Continental Hotel and on to Epcot. And then right back here to Magic Kingdom. O' course, the monorail was built afore the hotel. That's why it goes [i]through[/i] it."

Donald ignored Goofy, for he already knew all this stuff. He sat next to Mickey and placed a hand on the mouse's shoulder. Mickey, daydreaming about Minnie, jumped when he felt the hand.

"Are you ok, Mickey?" the concerned duck asked.

Mickey nodded and sighed, "I just keep thinking about Minnie, that's all."

Donald nodded as the monorail jumped to a start and began moving to their next destination.

Aeramae
06/10/2005 3:07 PM

Jack sat rather uncomfortably in one of the monorail seats. He'd been in a various amount of different contraptions, but this one made him nervous. Which, he supposed, was odd, considering he had gotten into a sleigh once and never even thought twice about it. He listened to Mickey's response to Donalds question, anf kept silent. He imagined what it would feel like if Sally were to be taken away from him, and felt that he knew how the mouse must be feeling.

"We will find her," he said quietly. "After all, you love her, and love has very strong, odd powers."

Shallandra
06/12/2005 7:48 PM

Tigger had bounded into the first seat available on the monorail, while Eyeore sought out a seat that would put a little distance between himself and the others, but still not seem overly rude. He was certain he'd felt his tail start to fall off again, and wanted to check his bow without everyone else watching him. He sighed to himself as he fiddled with the ribbon, checking to make sure everything was as it should be.

Tigger listened to Goofy's tale of the monorail with rapt attention. "It goes through the hotel?" he said to no one in particular. "What a wonder!" He placed his front paws on the glass and pressed his nose flat against the window, not wanting to miss anything that might be going by. "This sure is exciting!" he said aloud, and giggled in a way that only a Tigger could.

tassanaburrfoot
06/12/2005 11:33 PM

Goofy gave a "Ah-hee-yuk" on Tigger's comment about the monorail and continued his insight, "As you can see, the monorail is on a single track, unlike trains which run on two tracks. Each monorail train costs about six million dollars to make and carry more than 360 passengers. With one track and 360 passengers, it's good to know that we are 203.5 feet up in the air," he finished.

Donald blanched. Then, he turned red and fussed at Goofy about reminding him how high they were.

Mickey looked at Jack. "I hope you are right. Being away from her, knowing she's in trouble, it saddens me. If Mortimer ever harmed her, I don't know what I would do."

Mickey waved at Donald to calm him down. He pointed. "There's Epcot," the mouse said suddenly.

Donald calmed and looked out the window. Sure enough the large Epcot dome appeared around the bend. Goofy looked out the window too and stared in awe. He loved seeing the dome.

"That dome holds Spaceship Earth. A realistic journey through humanity, from the very beginning and into the future," the goof said softly.

Donald kicked him.

The monorail pulled into the station and the doors slid open. Mickey, with newfound enthusiasm, hopped from his seat and trotted out of the monorail.

Aeramae
06/23/2005 8:19 AM

Jack followed his new found friends out, Zero close behind him. He had never imagined something this size could be found. Sure, he'd seen a lot of weird things when he "subbed" for Sandy Claws, but nothing like this. He, much like Goofy, was in awe.

"So, where do we go from here?" the skelleton asked.

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MEANWHILE

"Great, just bloody great! How the hell do I get myself into these messes?"

Captain Jack Sparrow was stuck. Stuck without a ship, stuck without any real money, but, most importantly, stuck without any rum. He had no idea where he was, but he hoped the locals were friendly. After all, it wasn't every day you got yourself lost in a land where all the houses had very odd designs.

[i]Maybe you should give up the rum[/i], an inner voice told him.

"No bloody way in hell!" he growled at himself. Resigning him to his own fate, Jack sat on the ground, and waited for someone to pass him by. Hopefully a someone with rum.

Shallandra
06/25/2005 9:30 AM

Tigger looked at the Epcot Dome as Mickey pointed to it. "Why - it looks like a gigantic golf ball!" he said excitedly. Looking over his shoulder at Eyeore, he said "Maybe we'll get in a game of putt-putt! I've always wanted to teach you how to play!" Eyeore tried to keep from rolling his eyes as he sighed over Tigger's typical enthusiasm.

Seeing that the monorail had come to a halt, Tigger and Eyeore climbed out of their seats and followed the group out the door. At Jack's question of where to go next, Tigger began bouncing on his tail, barely able to contain his excitement. "Yes, Mickey" he said as he let a SPROING sneak out, "where to?!?"

tassanaburrfoot
06/28/2005 10:58 PM

Mickey gestured to his companions to follow. "We don't have much time," he warned.

Donald and Goofy followed their friend as he walked towards the dome. As they passed Leaving a Legacy, Goofy began his talking again. "See all these large memorials here? This area is called Leaving a Legacy. If you look closely, you can see small pictures of thousands of people. People from all over the world have left their image on these large stone panels," he said to whomever was listening.

Donald rolled his eyes and muttered something that couldn't be heard.

They walked under the large dome. Donald and Goofy both looked up to see the underside of it. "It does look like a large golf ball," the duck agreed with Tigger.

Mickey began jogging. He did not want to waste time looking at monuments he had already seen. He wanted to be with Minnie again. He wanted to find her.

His friends followed him.

They walked past Innoventions and came upon a gigantic water fountain. "Ahh. The dancing water fountain," Goofy said. "At different times during the day, a song plays on the loud speakers around this area and the water dances to it. It's a beautiful display of water and colour."

And then they saw what Goofy called the World Showcase. According to the goof, it was where you could see countries from all around the world and experience fine dining and shopping from those places.

Mickey nodded his agreement. "We need to turn left up here, Goofy," he told his friend.

Goofy stopped and scratched his chin. "Are ya sure, Mickey? I thought it was that-a-way," the goof said, pointing to the left.

Donald fussed at Goofy, though no one understood what the duck had told him. Putting a hand to his forehead and shaking his head, Mickey looked back up to his friends. "Come on," he said as he started off to the left.

Aeramae
07/12/2005 11:11 AM

Jack and Zero followed Mickey. They had no idea where they were going, or what they would find, but the skelleton hoped that whatever it was, it would lead them to the missing mouse.


MEANWHILE....

Somewhere in the Asian Continent...





"WHERE THE BLOODY HELL IS ALL THE RUM!?"

Avenging_Angel
08/12/2005 10:04 PM

Chihiro sat on the bench by her parents, who were deep in conversation. She stared up at the sky, thinking. They were waiting for the train that would take them back to the city, where they were ready to leave tomorrow, back to Japan.

She sighed. She missed her friends, and wondered about them all the time. At first, she'd been so grateful to back with her family. But, after a while...everything was........so....normal.
She wished, with all her heart, that something different would happen, something unusual.

But, it remained the same.
Chihiro sighed, and rested her chin in her hands.

Shallandra
08/17/2005 2:37 PM

Tigger listened wide-eyed as Goofy talked about all that was around them. He tried so hard to keep from asking questions, because he knew they were in a hurry to get to Minnie - but he vowed that he would come back to this place to look over it in more detail. "Yessiree, we will!" he said aloud as he clamped Eyeore on the back. Eyeore looked up sideways at him, then looked down again, while shaking his head. Tigger had those kinds of outbursts quite often, and Eyeore hoped that he wasn't somehow included in Tigger's plans.

Eyeore and Tigger stopped a moment while Mickey and Goofy talked about which way to go. Eyeore could sense the worry building up in Mickey, and wished he could somehow do more to help his friend. Maybe I will be able to be of some help, eventually he thought to himself, then again, maybe not he sighed and withdrew into his typically gloomy mood.

Once Mickey decided which direction to go, Tigger and Eyeore followed along, one SPROINGING in exitement, the other counting his hoofsteps as they went.

Aeramae
08/18/2005 9:02 AM

Jack Sparrow was starting to think that he'd never see another living person again, when he looked up and spotted a small family off in the distance.

"Hopefully they have some rum," he muttered to himself. Smoothing his mustache down, he walked up to the family.

"Excuse me," he said, "I'm a little lost. Could you tell me where this is?"

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Jack Skellington watched Mickey, Goofy, and Donald for a moment, and then cleared his throat.

"What do we do now?" he asked.

tassanaburrfoot
08/18/2005 11:17 AM

Mickey led his companions to China, which was the first country in the showcase. The mouse looked at Jack and then at Goofy. "I'm not sure. Goofy, what did the symbol say exactly?" he asked the goof.

Goofy rubbed his chin and thought for a moment. "I'm not sure, Mickey. I'll draw it and see if I can remember," he answered.

The goof took out a piece of paper and a pencil and began to draw the symbol. Where he got the paper and pencil from, one could only guess.

As he drew the symbol, Goofy sat down on one of the Chinese benches. Donald took a seat next to him and looked at the drawing. "You forgot the line right there," the duck reminded him, pointing to a particular spot.

"Right!" Goofy agreed and then thanked Donald for his help.

After the picture was drawn, Goofy held it away from him and looked at it closely. "Hmmm, well, let's see... I think it's the symbol for a table... Ah hee yak! That's what it is! A table. With people sitting at it. Must mean a restraunt of some sort," Goofy announced.

Mickey nodded and pointed to a restraunt right down the road. Donald and Goofy got up and followed Mickey to the restraunt. Once inside, Mickey looked at his companions. "Let's look around and see if we see anything unusual or out of place," he suggested to them.

Donald and Goofy nodded and turned to go separate ways. Then they bumped into each other. After Donald finished his tantrum and Goofy sheepishly apologized, they walked away from one another.

Mickey looked around desparately. The idea that Minnie was still missing and that she could be nearby haunted him. He looked up at Jack. "I sure hope Minnie is ok," the mouse said, worry plagued deep in his voice.

Avenging_Angel
08/18/2005 9:16 PM

(for the sake of the RP, Chihiro either speaks and understands english or Jack speaks and understands japanese, I assume?;))

The little girl stared at the strange-looking man (who smelled like old fish and sake). Her parents obviously couldn't see him, and looked right through him.
Have I gone back to the spirit world or something?

"Um....hello....er....this is China.....who are you?"

Chrono_Elbereth
08/19/2005 1:27 AM

"Whoooaaaa!" A yell filled the air as Mushu had been bodily thrown from a local restaurant. He landed heavily on the ground and rubbed his rear. Getting to his feet again he turned around and said "Well Thats it, You've asked for it now! Say Goodbye to your Restraunt!" He leaned back and then launched his head forward releasing a very small flame from his mouth. "Uhh Well Yeah! You're lucky I decided to hold back on you!"

He turned and walked away from the restaurant muttering to himself about how family guardians shouldn't have to pay. He barely noticed the odd group that passed him until he had been swiped up by an orange paw...

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