“We got him now Viceroy,” McFist shouts happily. “My plan worked!” He started dancing as a one-person party.
“Well so far. The ninja has like, four days to live. In that time he could be cured!” Viceroy says matter-of-factly. “The poison I gave him has one very rare cure!”
McFist stopped dancing at the news. “Viceroy,” He says sweetly, then angry, “When I said find me incurable poison, I didn’t mean poison that has a cure!”
“I know that sir, that’s why the poison is from the Sorcerer himself!” Viceroy says calmly.
“Say what,” McFist asked shocked, “The Sorcerer?”
Viceroy sighed and explained the plan, “The sorcerer gave me some of his blood. His blood contains rare poison that only he can survive it. The only cure is a flower...”
“A flower!? The last time I checked, there are millions of them!” McFist interrupted.
“Sir, if you let me finish? The flower grows in one place and in one place only.” Viceroy said, letting the unspoken answer hang in the air and within seconds, drove McFist crazy.
“Where would that be?” He shouts, cant taking it no more.
Viceroy grins and says, “Why, The Land of Shadows of course!”
Howard shoves two people out of his way as he runs down the hall towards the Locker Rooms. Not stopping for anything, not even to see what’s in the Cafeteria!
There were talks around the school. As Howard rushes pass groups of students, he would heard the words; ‘Ninja’ and the word ‘Dead!’
When he finally made it to the Locker Rooms, he jumped the stairs leading down into the room. He was surprised that the place wasn’t destroyed in the fight.
People’s bags were still there with band instruments and the trophies from winning basketball games where still hanging on the walls.
Howard found Randy’s bag up against a wall near his opened locker. He didn’t have time to shut it since he took forever to get changed. And sure enough, the Nomicon was right where it should be! And it was blinking.
Curious about what it wanted and wanting to ask it a question, he opened it. He felt his spirit being pulled out from his body and was in the weird doodle world known as the Nomicon.
“Wow, never thought I’d be in here again!” Says Howard recalling the first time he’s been sucked into the Nomicon, “So what can I do about Randy? What’s going on with him?”
The Nomicon placed words in front of Howard as soon as he asked the question,
The Enemy’s blood is poison that only he could bear, his only weakness, is the flower from the land without light.
“What the juice does that mean?” Howard tosses his hand in the air in frustration. “I don’t have time for riddles! I need straight up answers! Randy doesn’t have a long time.”
The word ‘Enemy’ was highlighted and the word ‘weakness’ was underlined in red. Obviously important.
“What? Is the enemy the Sorcerer or something?” Howard asked. Then it hit him, “Oh my cheese, the poison is the Sorcerer’s blood, right? And his weakness is what? What can cure Randy?”
Now the word ‘flower’ was underlined in blue this time and the words ‘the land without light’ was circled at least eight times.
“Again, what and where is the cure?” Asked Howard growing irritated with the Nomicon. How did Randy deal with all of these riddles?
The Nomicon just kept the words there in front of Howard. Making Howard have to think about anything that Randy have said about The Land without light.
Okay, Howard thought, I remember Randy risking his life by throwing himself, along with the Sorceress into a portal that lead to... what was it called? The Land of Shades? The Land of Shines?...
“The Land of Shadow?” Howard thought out loud and was suddenly shot back it to his body at the answer.
He sits up staring at the Nomicon. The Land of Shadows! That’s where the flower is.
Could this day get any better?
But on question was still unanswered, How to get there?