It's night. You'r

Chatterbox: Pudding's Place

It's night. You'r

It's night. You're sitting in your bed, staring out the window, searching for something lost. But you can't remember what it is, or was. All you know is that it's out's important...and it was once yours.

Perhaps you never used it, perhaps you did--once, maybe twice. Or more. But for some strange reason, you can't remember if you did or didn't. Or what effect it had on you. Or...where it is now.

As you awoke from a particularly bland and boring dream, the memory that you were missing this...thing slid into your head. As you sat in a haze between asleep and awake, you stared outside, scouring the landscape that, for one fleeting moment, was no longer the familiar world you saw every day.

So here you are, staring outside, searching.

And then you finish waking up.

And here you are, trying to remember what you were just doing.

Hm, you think, smacking your dry lips. The covers rustle as you reach for your water glass, which sits by your lamp on your nightstand like it does every night. That's really wierd...I can't remember my dream. It seemed important--almost real. Your hand meets cold glass and you close your fingers around it. You bring it to your lips for a satisfying sip, but you realize that it's empty.

"Darn," you whisper. You'll have to get out of bed to fill it up--but it's really cold, and you don't have socks on.

Eh, it's no big deal. You'll fill it up.

Throwing the covers to the side, you haul yourself out of bed. With every footstep towards the kitchen all memory of strange dreams and searches leaves you, and by the time you return to your comfy nest of blankets with your full cup of water, the night seems almost normal. That is, until you glance outside the window.

Something moves across the front of the moon, which is full and shines right through the middle of your window, lighting up your comforter. What could it have been? It seemed familiar...And perhaps it's the fact that you're still half asleep, half awake that you can sense it, but a powerful force beats from it. Calling you. Presenting opportunities that you absolutely cannot miss.

Without any hesitation you get back out of bed, but before you can even leave your bedroom you notice a puddle of water near your nightstand.

So that's where all my water went, you realize. I must've knocked it over. Upon closer inspection you realize that there's writing on the carpet, glowing faintly yellow from under the patch of wetness.

The writing is so interesting you don't even realize how strange it is that the puddle isn't soaking into the carpet, or wonder how the words got there. In fact, the words don't even seem scary to you, despite their suspicious nature.

Hello, person! You are one of the lucky few CBers to be chosen to go on a nice, relaxing, beautiful vacation over Lake Lelillo! (Lay-LIH-loh) If you do indeed come, and we absolutely hope you do decide to, you will be given a free getaway from work, school, and empty water glasses! Here at Lake Lelillo, you will have all-day access to the lake itself, the fun attractions, the ice cream stands, the hot dog stands, the hamburger stands, the steak stands, the spagghetti stands, and any other stand marked with a silver star. (Which is all of them, so please don't forget!) Your rooms will be huge and most of them will even overlook the lake! They will of course be inside our one and only Luxury Lake House, which you will live in until your stay comes to a close. Remember this is all completely free, free free! Please pack your things, bring an AE and/or CAPTCHA if you'd like, and wait with them by the nearest stream at sunrise tomorrow morning. As we always say: All inlets lead to Lelillo!

~Your Soon-to-be Chaperones, 

Cassy and Lily of Lake Lelillo 

How you read all that small print was beyond you. Will you go? It certainly seems relaxing enough. The choice is yours to make.


I'll tell you all when the spots are closed, so join while you still can!

Please note that this is my second ski lodge, and it's kind of linked to my first. In a sense, it's the next part. I don't know if I should call it a part two, or what, but some things might reference the first ski lodge. Don't worry--I'm not going to make things super confusing. I'll explain things as I go--and I really need new CBers to join in. But I also need some CBers from my previous ski lodge to come. ('Course, they don't have to join if they don't want to; I'll understand.)

Here's another clue (if you didn't catch the others...) for the CBers who were in my first ski lodge, or read it, and wanted to be in this one:

What do you get when you cross a scorpion and a sloth?

Hehe, my alias isn't going to last the day. :D

submitted by Your Chaperones, Cassy and Lily
(January 1, 2017 - 11:51 am)

@Dewdrop--I'm sorry; the story has already started. But you can definitely join the next story I make!

submitted by Lily and Cassy, Lake Lelillo
(January 23, 2017 - 8:38 pm)
  Day Two--Part Two: 
While Cortana, Hotairballoon, and Pepper Star went kayaking, the other CBers visited the water park.
The entrance was a tall metal arch that sprayed colored mist at anyone who walked under it. The multicolored concrete walkway was covered in sudsy rainbow bubbles, and it led up a small incline that ended in a giant clear water slide, which led to the park itself.
"So that's what the bubbles are for," remarked Puck, who had tagged along, watching the CBers shoot down the slide at top speed. She opted to fly down the hill instead of getting herself all soapy.
"C'mon, Puck! What's the point of coming to a water park, then?" Joan shouted from the bottom of the slide.
"To get wet, not to take a bath," answered Puck.
In the middle of the park was a huge tower that had the largest tube slide the CBers had ever seen.
All around, inside one giant circle of sand and concrete paths, were slip 'n slides, wave pools, and plenty of water slides and rides. There were also food stands everywhere, tended to by staff members wearing Lake Lelillo shirts.
"Let's hope Lily and Cassy didn't build this on their own," Ember laughed nervously.
"Look," whispered Elvina. "Those are the same men who picked us up."
The men looked a lot younger in casual clothing--they looked like they were still in college. They were smiling and joking with each other from across the walkways. Some of them prepared extra snacks for their soon-to-be customers, while others swept the walkways.
"I'm going to try out that big slide in the middle," September called. Up close, she could see that it was designed to look like a mountain. The stairway was inside of a 'cave', and stalactites and stalacmites formed benches for people to sit on if the line got too long. Thankfully, there was no line yet!
September dashed to the top of the stairs, winding around and around for about five minutes, listening to more footsteps behind her. Alter Ego footsteps.
When September reached the top, breathing heavily, she noticed one innertube waiting for her, as well as another staff member sitting on a wooden bench.
"Welcome to the Tube of Terror," he said. "Stay in your innertube at all times. Always have at least one hand on the handlebars of your innertube. Most of all, remember to check the picture booth when you're done!"
September sat down on her innertube, which was in turn sitting on a conveyor belt that would take her into the giant tube slide.
"Annnnnd, go!" said the man, pressing a button on his remote. September shot off into the unknown with an involuntary scream.
The slide was so fast, September could hardly register what was happening before another scene filled her eyes.
First, she raced through darkness, gathering speed as the water below propelled her forwards.
Then, she passed rows and rows of tiny dots of light that flashed by as if she were in a space tunnel.
Then, the top of the slide disappeared. She went over bumps and hills, ramping through the air, but thankfully the slide was cleverly constructed, and she didn't ramp right over the edge.
She could see the lake house from there, but just as she thought about it, she plummeted straight down an extremely steep tunnel and was once again plunged into darkness.
"AAAAAAAAAAHHHHH!" she screamed. Her stomach, she felt, had been launched to the moon.
She could see something rushing towards got closer and closer...and then WHAM, she was cruising straight again. Shaking all over, September was spat out by her tunnel into a large recieving pool, where she dismounted her tube and let it float over to the tube collection bin by the edge of the pool.
September sloshed out of the pool, hearing another splash behind her. Turning around, she saw Turgon with his hands in the air and a huge smile on his face. It seemed to be glued on.
His innertube, propelled by an undercurrent, floated itself to the innertube collection bin, while Turgon still sat stiffly and blankly. His head hit the side of the bin and he splashed into the water just as his tube disappeared into the box. A few seconds later, he returned to the surface, breathing nervously.
"Not doing that again," he said hoarsely.
A nice little path led the CBer and AE through a forest of North American plants and trees. At the middle of the trail was a small little booth with TVs on it. On one, there was a picture of September, flying down the drop at the end of the ride, her mouth open in terror, and on another, a picture of Turgon, smiling (yet looking immensely afraid). Even as they stood there, a picture of Grace appeared, glancing around as if bored.
The small path ended back at the main terrace where all the food stands were. Seeing as September and Turgon were as far from hungry as they could possibly ever be, they bypassed the snacks to go find the rest of the group.
Hours passed...and the CBers still found new slides to try. Pepper Star, Hotairballoon, and Cortana rejoined their friends an hour or two later after giving into the mysterious (and admittedly alluring) screams echoing over from the water park.
"What a fun park," Poetic Panda said around a mouthful of food. (Everyone had stopped for lunch.)
"Yeah. I'm amazed that big slide made it through the inspection," Booksy marveled. "Those ramps can't be safe--what if you wiggled right when you were flying through the air? You'd soar right over the edge!"
"Just don't wiggle, then," Jayfeather suggested. "I thought it was great."
"Great? It was BORING!" Grace exclaimed.
"Too scary for me," September shivered.
"I didn't bother trying it," Ember confessed.
"FNVU!" squeaked Holly animatedly.
"Holly liked it," Moonfrost said. Then she whipped back to her CAPTCHA. "Wait, wait, wait, wait. YOU rode it? Isn't there a height limit on any of these things?"
All the CBers looked at each other; none had seen any 'YOU MUST BE THIS TALL' signs anywhere throughout the park.
"Hm. Well, don't you dare try riding it again," scolded Moonfrost.
The CBers threw away their paper plates and plastic forks and spoons. Suddenly, a loud voice came over the intercom.
"Hi, Chatterboxers!" It was Lily. "You should all return to the house and get ready for the first event of your vacation! Change your clothes and read the notice board! Then meet us in the echo room!"
Whatever the echo room was, the CBers would soon find out. They went back to the lake house, changed into some dry clothing, and followed Puck through the dark hallways.
"And, left turn up ahead," she announced, mocking a GPS. "You know, people use GPSs way too much now. They're all forgetting how to use good old-fashioned maps. Hey...maybe I should let you guys try using your maps on your own! Oh, wait. Nevermind. We're already here."
The echo room was descriptively named, as every noise inside echoed loudly...But one might also call it a 'ballroom'.
There were swirled marble floors that blended with the stone walls, large windows and stained-glass art, tapestries, statues...and, naturally, a door with the universal bathroom sign on it.
"This doesn't match at all!" Rosalyn shrieked..ieked...ieked.
"Shhhhh!" hissed Ice Wolf, covering her ears.
Lily and Cassy walked out from behind a particularly old tapestry, shedding dust all over the floor.
"So did you read the notice board?" Cassy asked happily.
"Oops, we forgot," Gem whispered.
"Oh, well, that's okay. We're playing CAPTURE THE CHATTERBOXER!"
A stunned silence filled the room; Cassy's echo filled the silence.
"Um. Can you elaborate?" Autumn Leaves wondered.
"Sure thing! It's like hide and seek, sort of. There are two main rounds. In the first round, the CBers hide anywhere around the lake, and the Alter Egoes and CAPTCHAs have to find them and catch them. When they've captured a Chatterboxer, they have to bring them back to the front of the house. No hiding inside! Each round lasts an hour and a half. Anyone still free at the end of the round wins! After round one, the roles switch. Then come the last two rounds; the ones where the winners battle each other, and the final winners get a prize!"
Lily stepped up. " everyone ready to start? When I say go, the CBers have to hide. The catch is, you only have seven minutes to hide. But you can move around after that. Just don't pass the barb wire, if you get that far...You can't leave the property. Ready--"
"Wait!--" Autumn Leaves started.
"What if--"
"Oh, you have your maps and your communications devices, right? You won't get lost! And, go! Wait, no, you AEs stay here!"
The CBers' clattering footsteps faded away, leaving nothing but dying echos in their wake.
"Seven minutes, you said?" Grace yawned. "How will everyone ever survive?"
"Bored yet, Grace?" Ariel asked her. "How about now? How about now? Bored now?"
"Grace is always bored," Cortana scoffed.
Puck flew to the top of the ballroom and landed on one of the arches. "Nice view from up here! Lots of dust, too..." And she started brushing piles of dirt onto the others below.
"Holly, we can use you to sniff out some of the CBers," said Shadow, stroking Holly gently.
"Shadow likes caaaaaaaats!" Ariel teased.
"What?! No I do not!"
"Yeah, and I'm green," Saphira scoffed.
"Hey, wait a minute..." Spyro interrupted. "That gives me an idea, Saphira. Did anyone bring any yellow paint?"
Saphira glared at Spyro when all of a sudden something splashed onto her back. "I did!" Puck laughed, waving two more yellow paint balloons in the air. "Did she turn green?"
"I'm not made of paint, you guys," Saphira growled. "I don't mix into different colors."
"Yeah, that's right," Ariel said, puffing his chest out. "Stop throwing paint on her!"
Puck tilted her head and aimed a balloon at her brother instead.
"Okay, guys, you can go off and search now!" Lily said, taking her eyes off her watch and trying not to laugh.
"See you! I'm going to get more Chatterboxers than any of you!" cried Turgon, and he dashed for the doors.
SMACK. "Oh--oh--forgot to open the door," he wheezed.
"They'll never find us down here," Brooklyn Newsie whispered doubtfully to Elvina.
"They might," Elvina whispered back. "It seems an ideal place to look."
Elvina and Brooklyn Newsie had hidden inside the plastic tunnels at the beach, as the master plan had instructed them. Elvina was leading them down the path she hadn't explored before, which was darker than the one trailing under the lake.
"What's that dripping noise?" asked Brooklyn nervously. "Not a leak?"
"No, I think it's--a cave!"
"A cave?" Newsie replied incredulously. "It dumps us into a cave?"
"I'm sure it's fine," Elvina assured her. Of course, it hardly looked fine--the dim light of the glowsticks barely penetrated the total darkness of the split in the ground. The walls were moist and cold, dripping with what felt like scaly water. The ground--if it could be called that; it was mainly a small rectangle of flat space--was mostly made of mud and rocks. And from what the two CBettes could see, the cave went deeper and deeper into the darkness. There was no ending in sight.
"Lumos," Newsie whispered, having pulled out her wand/slingshot/lightsaber. "Let's go. Maybe it leads to more tubes."
Elvina and Brooklyn Newsie warily made their way through the tunnel. It was a lot colder there than the tunnels.
"Ow," Elvina whisper-shouted, rubbing her head. "Careful of those stalactites..."
Suddenly, they heard thundering footsteps above them. Droplets of water rained down on their heads, as did pieces of moist clay. "What was that?"
"I dunno," Brooklyn Newsie answered, her voice quavering slightly.
"I know, it was the AEs."
"At least we know we aren't that far underground now..."
The narrow passage widened, but the blackness never wavered in its completeness. Even with the light of the lumos spell, the darkness seemed to saturate the very air it inhabited.
"What if we never find the way out?" Elvina whispered.
"We turn around and backtrack, of course," said Newsie.
"Oh, of course."
Suddenly, the same pounding noise they'd just heard clattered towards them from within the ground.
"OOOOOOH! A CAVE!" shouted an AE. All of a sudden, Elvina and Brooklyn Newsie heard the telltale crunch crunch crunch of someone running on scaly mud and pebbles.
"Quick, turn off the light!" said Elvina.
"I THINK THERE'S SOMEONE DOWN HERE!" bellowed the same AE. Brooklyn's wand went out, and so did the noises.
"Uh-oh. Saphira, I'll need some help..."
"Sure thing."
Fiery shadows danced along the cave walls. The stale air seemed to grow staler.
"Quick, run!"
The two CBettes ran like frightened rabbits, but, unfortunately, they came (almost immediately) across a dead end.
"Dead end! Phase one complete," sighed Elvina just as Ariel and Saphira marched around the bend, holding torches.
"Come on, then, prisoners," Saphira ordered. "We've got you now!"
submitted by Lily and Cassy, Lake Lelillo
(January 25, 2017 - 10:21 am)

*Applauds to this wonderful writing and writer* That's great! Feeling very mysterious... Dun dun duh!!! 

Wheeler says Dayp. No, it's day 2, not P. 

submitted by Ember
(January 25, 2017 - 3:06 pm)

I really hate water slides....

This game CANNOT be safe.

We're all separated,  EASY PREY for the murderer!  

Oh, and you're writing is perfect, btw, Mice. 

submitted by Icy's Check in
(January 25, 2017 - 3:32 pm)

*whines* My ears! *Pulls wolf ears down* Ow! You know they're super sensitive! *Tails goes in-between legs* Ow!!!!!! Please don't do that again! (Why you do this to me????????) 




Huh? What'd you say? I can't hear a thing now! *Shouting*


*Wow. I like what you did Rosalyn. She's better like this.*


She's heavier than Tris?  *Still yelling*


*Wolfy. Stop being so loud!*


*Screaming* I don't see the mushroom cloud!


*Oh goodness..... Shut up already! You're so noisy!*


I don't want to go to Boise!


*Just stop!!!!!*


Yes let's go shop! I've been wanting to get a new phone and a few pairs of earrings!




submitted by Ice Wolf, age Immortal!, MY IMAGINATION
(January 26, 2017 - 8:49 am)

Hey, what ever happened to Dragonrider? Surprised no one's been keeping a closer eye on her, especially since she hasn't appeared for four parts or so.


submitted by hotairballoon
(January 26, 2017 - 7:58 pm)
submitted by Lily and Cassy, EXACTLY! GladYouNoticed.
(January 27, 2017 - 7:47 am)

Eep! We might have caught the murderer!

submitted by Icy
(January 27, 2017 - 12:52 pm)

I doubt Mice would make it the same person as before, but who knows.

submitted by hotairballoon
(January 27, 2017 - 6:41 pm)

Yeah; and besides, maybe Dragonrider was called away to help the Farmer? (Can a CBer actually be called away from a ski lodge? Hmm... that'll be something to investigate someday...)

submitted by Joan B. of Arc, age 14, Camelot
(January 28, 2017 - 2:52 pm)


But those waterslides sounded fun.

yh! fn! cke?

submitted by Pepper Star
(January 27, 2017 - 3:55 pm)

Oops--have I not included her? Sorry; it's so hard to keep track of everyone!!! But yes, there's a reason no one's worried about her.

(Also, I drew the murderer at random, and it's not the same person as last time.) 

submitted by Lily and Cassy
(January 28, 2017 - 5:16 pm)

Write more? :)

submitted by Icy
(January 29, 2017 - 12:16 pm)

Sorry to keep you guys waiting!!!! :( I'll post the next installment soon! Yesterday was my birthday and my friends and I filmed a part of a movie together. :P I haven't had much time for writing, but I might be able to post the next part in a few minutes...

submitted by Lily and Cassy
(January 29, 2017 - 7:11 pm)

HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY!!!! Don't worry about posting, just whenever you get around to it :p

submitted by Ember
(January 29, 2017 - 8:58 pm)