Perdita’n’me went out to check on those holes again. Left Riley behind: didn’t wanna disappearing dog again. Poor pup! We took a whumping stick an’ a nice sharp sword, in case somethin’ hadda get messy.
Perdita poked inna hole. Nothin’ much happened, ‘cept two centipedes came crawlin’ out. One of ’em looked like it was gonna crawl up Perdita’s leg (she didn’t see it), but then it took off another way. I didn’t say nothin’ bout that. The other one turned round an’ crawled back inna hole. Not a very deep hole. Or maybe the deep of it caved in when whatever it was crawled out?
We walked ’round a li’l bit, explorin’, an’ came across somethin’…weird.
Not just weird. Creepy weird. Alien-monster weird. I mean, what in the world??? It’s huge! It’s got these massive legs (piercin’ legs, too, with points onna end), an’ stumpy wings, an’ it was sorta see-through! When I poked it, tho, it didn’ move none. Maybe it’s dead?
Perdita didn’t much like it. She stayed with me, cuz she’s got an Adventure Bear’s heart, but she wasn’t real happy. I wondered if whatever it was came crawlin’ outta hole inna ground? But it was so big… too big to fit inna hole we found. We left it behind an’ kept lookin’ round.
We found another hole. An’ another near that. An’ some more dead alien monsters. Loads of ’em.
They didn’t move when Perdita poked ’em, neither.
We stumbled on a whole bunch of ’em, clinging onna tree root.
But right near alla dead ones was another monster. It wasn’t dead. Repeat: it wasn’t dead. An’ it had huge wings. An’ huge eyes. An’ a huge body.
Perdita really stayed back then. But I hadda get a closer look. I mean, if it was dangerous, I needed to know. Cuz then it’d have to die.
So I poked it with my sword. Maybe not so smart, but it seemed like a good idea then. It made a loud, buzzing sound, flicked its wings, an’ took off inna sky. It was an awful loud sound, an’ made me jump back some too. But it flew off high inna tree, an’ I watched it go. When it landed up inna tree, it continued to make its loud, buzzing sound. The noise got louder an’ longer, sorta inna series of waves.
I’d never seen anything like it. Perdita hadn’t, either. But after that sorta fright, I figured I was done lookin’ for the day an’ wanna go home. Seemed like a good time for doin’ research. Were the dead monsters connected to the hole or to the live monster? Was the live monster gonna come back an’ attack us?
I kept an eye onna sky as we walked back. More when I find out what I can.