Chapter 5: What a Shock!
The two boys left the shop. “So, are we off now?” Robin asked.
“Shut up,” Larry prompted. “Don’t make me hit you! This is the worst nightmare ever.”
“Well, we could see if we could find anybody that knows English. But is that even possible?” A sudden thought came to Robin’s mind.
“I know! We could simply look at the notes currency.” Robin grabbed Larry’s hand. He then dragged Larry to the previous shopkeeper.
“Are you sure this will work?” Larry questioned Robin. He pulled his hand back.
“Well of course, silly!” Robin boasted. “I have a lot of knowledge about nearly thirty-six different currencies.”
Larry shrugged. He hated to hear Robin’s stupid story-telling and boasting.
“So you see, there is a good chance that we might be able to find out where we are! I even told my father about…”
“Shut up!” Larry said at last. “Let’s just go.”
“Alright.” Robin dragged his heels slowly. Although he knew all about currencies, he did not have any confidence to speak to the shopkeeper. Plus, he did not know where to start. He could not just ask for the shopkeeper’s money, because that will make him look like a thief. And he wanted to end up on an adventure. Not at prison. So, he ran back to the beach where they left their boat. The beach was still clear.
And for Larry? Well he was too busy looking at the antique clocks that he totally forgotten about Robin, the shopkeeper and the country that they were in.
Back to Robin at the beach, he lay down in the boat. He begin picturing himself on a mountain alone, without Larry.
He pictured him climbing up the cold steep mountain. He pictured himself escaping from a polar bear. He pictured himself breaking ice and collecting them to build an igloo. He set up a fire. He ate fats of whales. He drank the coldest water he had ever drank in his life.
“If only this was real…” Robin said in his heart. “I wonder what’s next.”
He then closed his eyes and started imagining again. But this time, he was on a stranded island. He made a small fortress, he killed deers and wore goat skin as clothes.
Suddenly, someone covered his mouth and pulled him away!
(Not part of the imagination)
“Robin! Robin! Where are you?” Larry yelled. He could not find his buddy anywhere. “Probably he’s at the boat, back at the beach.”
Larry ran to the boat. No sign of Robin. Then where was he?
Robin felt the ground move. Then he heard the sound of iron bars clashing. Then, a key locking a padlock.
“What’s all this?” Robin wondered. He opened his eyes and found himself…
IN A CAGE!
A person squatted in front of him. The person was masked.
“Get me out of here, or I will kill you!” Robin demanded.
“Oh no, you won’t!” said the masked man. He was about the age of Robin and he was quite short to be a man. So it was a boy in front of him!
“Who are you? I command you to let me out!” Robin said, angrily.
“Haha! I’d like to see you try.” The masked boy took off his mask and WHAT A SHOCK!
This was no ordinary kidnapper or boy! It was Johnny!