The Missing Unicorn in the Land of the Zombie Fairies—Part Two
By: David K. Montoya

DEDICATED TO MY GIRLS, ZOIE & LILY

Some time had passed, the pink sun hung high in the sky of the World of Fantasy and Imagination. Sisters, Emma and Olivia have walked to the end wonderful forest land, they stood where the greenery concluded, and chocolate landscape begin.

Known as the Kingdom of Fudge, the unbelievable was reality! Everything was made of chocolate! The ground a spongy cake, the trees a hollow chocolate log and the flowers a solid confectionery. Everything was edible, even the people!

While the kingdom might have smelled and even tasted wonderful, there came a legend of their inhabitants. Great and mighty warriors, who were known to not have a fondness for travelers who would dirty their chocolate homes. Emma and Olivia were aware of that and were very scared to move forward on their journey to see the Magus.

"Em, I don't want to make the Fudge People mad," Olivia said to her sister in a shaky voice.

"I know, Livi, but this is the only way to the old Magus," Emma reminded. "If we wanna save Yoon, we will have to pass."

"How did we get pass this last time, Em," Olivia said and held her tiny chin in contemplation.

"We rode Yoon, he just flew over it," Emma said, who had her hand on her hip, who too was in deliberation of her own. "What do you think Kén?"

Both girls turned and looked behind them for Kén Tauros, the Centaur, but he was nowhere to be found. In her tinny voice, Olivia called out, "Kén…?"

"That's odd," Emma thought allowed.

"Odd indeed," Olivia mimicked.

Emma turned and smiled at her baby sister.

"Silly girl," Emma said through her smile.

Olivia shrugged and gave her older sibling an innocent look, before she said, "What?"

Emma looked behind here, again, for her missing friend and then, said, "Perhaps Kén changed his mind and went home."

Olivia shook her head.

"No, Em, Mister Kén is brave and my dear friend," Olivia protested. "Oh no! Maybe—Maybe, Mister Kén was kidna—"

"What Livi?" Emma asked.

"Do you hear that weird sound," Olivia asked her sister, then crossed over into the Kingdom of Fudge while she listened for that noise.

"I don't hear anything, Livi, we nee—"

"Shhh… Listen," Olivia interrupted and continued farther into the chocolaty land. "Listen, Em."

A bit frustrated, Emma did not want to oblige her sister. And said, "Livi, there is nothing! Now get back her—" Emma paused for a moment. It was faint, but she now heard it too.

NOM! NOM! NOM! NOM! NOM! NOM! NOM! NOM! NOM! NOM! NOM! NOM!

"What is that," Emma asked, more to herself than to Olivia. She too crossed over in the Kingdom of Fudge and searched for the origin of the mysterious sound.

Olivia smiled, and said, "You hear it too, Em?"

"Yeah…," Emma said softly, her eyes wide and she scanned the edible area.

NOM! NOM! NOM! NOM! NOM! NOM! NOM! NOM! NOM! NOM! NOM! NOM!

Emma and Olivia walked softly on their tiptoes as they moved closer to the bizarre sound. Their shoes shank into the moist spongy ground, which made a squishy melody. They moved into a chocolate forest and it became louder.

NOM! NOM! NOM! NOM! NOM! NOM! NOM! NOM! NOM! NOM! NOM! NOM!

The girls passed the first tree…

NOM! NOM! NOM! NOM! NOM! NOM! NOM! NOM! NOM! NOM! NOM! NOM!

Then the second tree…

NOM! NOM! NOM! NOM! NOM! NOM! NOM! NOM! NOM! NOM! NOM! NOM!

The sound was almost too much for the sisters to bare, but Emma and Olivia moved beyond the third tree.

NOM! NOM! NOM! NOM! NOM! NOM! NOM! NOM! NOM! NOM! NOM! NOM!

There it was!

The creator of the horrendous sound!

"Kén," Emma and Olivia said in unison.

It was Kén Tauros, the Centaur. He grazed the chocolate grass, in an unbelievable pace. At the sound of his name he looked up with a guilty expression and said sheepishly, "Uh, hi, girls."

"You mean to tell me, that you were making that MONSTERNORMOUS sound, Kén," Olivia said while she marched her tiny frame up to the blameworthy centaur.

"Uh, Livi, I am not one hundred percent sure, but I don't believe that monsternormous is an actual word," Emma corrected.

Olivia tipped her head in confusion and said, "You sure?"

Kén Tauros shrugged, but Emma stood–fast and replied, "I am pretty sure, Livi."

Olivia crossed her arms and thought while she thumped her foot. After a few moments, she look over at Emma and asked, "Really scary?"

Emma smiled and gave her younger sister a thumbs up. "Brother would be proud."

Olivia turned back to her friend and started over, "You mean to tell me, that you were making that really scary sound, Kén?

Kén nodded, yes, then said, "I'm so sorry girls! I got lost found myself here, and…and the chocolate grass looked so yummy!"

"But it is illegal to eat anything in the kingdom, if you are not from here," Emma nervously said. "I'm not even one hundred percent sure, that being here is breaking the law, Kén."

"It is," a stern voice from behind them said.

"Oh no," gasped Kén.

Emma and Olivia turned around and found a five foot, chocolate bunny dressed in gold leaf armor. Behind were many others that appeared the same but wore tin foil armor. They all held a long bow staff that was reminiscent of an oversize toothpick.

"Olmec the Mousse of Chocolate," Emma asked softly, which resulted in both Olivia and Kén Tauros expressing surprise at her knowledge of the Chocolate Bunny.

"You know me, Child," Olmec questioned and stepped forward.

"My dear friend, Yoon, told me of your legendary bravery," Emma answered. "Head Guard of the Kingdom of Chocolate."

The oversize Chocolate Bunny smiled.

"Oh, he smiled," Olivia turned and whispered to Kén Tauros. "I think we will be okie doke."

"Yoon? This Yoon that you speak of a unicorn from the Cloud Kingdom?" Olmec the Mousse of Chocolate asked.

"Yes! Yes! You know him," Emma exclaimed with excitement.

Olmec bobbed his head.

"Yoon came to out aid, before the World had finished growing," Olmec confessed. "The White Chocolate Army attacked, and it looked hopeless for us. That is until Yoon stepped in and was able to treaty peace."

"That is wonderful, how I love my dear Yoon," Olivia said, her words filled with passion.

"We are here because, our Dear Yoon was kidnapped and taken to the Land of the Zombie Fairies," Emma said in full sincerity in her eyes. "We have to cross your kingdom, so we can get to the old Magus, so he can teleport us to fight Schartzmugel and his horde to rescue Yoon!"

"So, you see, Mister Bunny, you have to let us through," Olivia cried. "If not, they'll use the power of Yoon and Schartzmugel open a portal into our world!"

There was a brief moment of silence between Olmec the Mousse of Chocolate, his men and the sisters with Kén.

Eventually, it was Emma who broke the silence as she asked, "Are we free to go?"

The large chocolate bunnies lifted their toothpick like swords and Olmec announced, "Your centaur broke the supreme law…all three of you are under arrest!"

"Oh no!" Olivia gasped.

To be continued…

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