It’s been four days and I’ve done nothing but sit in a darkened room and wait for Herobrine to turn up and challenge me again. I know the challenge will be a trick and he’ll somehow wreck as much of this city as possible. Charlie says I shouldn’t be focusing on that; I should be doing what I want to do.
Diary, I know I had the people on my side and no matter if I win or lose against him, I’m still a hero in their eyes. I know that I’ve accepted that Herobrine is just plain mean and evil and there’s nothing anyone can do to change him. But I don’t have to like it, Diary. It still makes me angry sometimes.
I just want to give up and have someone protect me, and build me a fortress and a giant wall. Why do I have to be the one that does it all for the city? Okay, Diary, I know what you’d say if you could talk, the same things Felicia just came and said to me today.
“Minecraft Steve, if you give up on yourself, you may as well leave this place.”
“I’m not giving up on myself. Anyone can see the task is too big for one person. I’m just facing how it is.”
Felicia looks a little scary when she frowns that way, Diary. I know she’s mad at me for not going any further with the mine idea. I may be a hero to everyone but I’m not a superhero. Diary, you’re the only one I can tell. I’m so scared I’ll fail and that everyone will end up laughing at me or feeling sorry for me that I’d rather not try.
Charlie has given up trying to get me outside. I really don’t feel like being with anyone. I can just keep on being a hero here and never leave. That’s what I thought Diary but my friends had other ideas that I never knew about.
Felicia came and bashed on my bedroom door. “Minecraft Steve!” she yelled. “You better get outside now, Herobrine is here and he’s about to build walls across our bridges and roads so no one can get through.”
“When he’s finished I’ll destroy the walls and clean up.”
“He says he’ll never be finished until you come out and stop him. He’ll destroy the whole city.”
Diary, I should feel bad for admitting I was having a hard time caring about what happened to the city and Herobrine. “He’ll just keep coming back. It doesn’t matter what I do.”
“Minecraft Steve, please. Come and help the people, they’re all scared.”
I imagined everyone in a panic, no one able to think for themselves what to do, all waiting for the problem to be fixed for them.
Then Felicia let out a scream. “Charlie! No. Look out. He’s behind you. Run Charlie. Get out of the corner, Charlie. Herobrine is….oh no, it’s too late.”
“Back off Herobrine.” I heard Charlie say. “You can do what you want to me but you’ll never stop Minecraft Steve from being loved by the whole city and for being a better builder than you.”
“Charlie. Stop talking…he’s going to…”
Then when I heard the squawking of a chicken like I’d never heard before, I grabbed my diamond sword and raced out the door. Diary, I was feeling low but there was no way I was going to let Herobrine hurt my friends like that. I let out a huge war cry as I went to distract my enemy from hurting my friends.
Once I was out there, Diary, I saw all three, Felicia, Charlie, and FC standing in a line. “FC has some news I think you’ll like.” Felicia spoke first.
“Where’s Herobrine?” I asked.
Well, you know what they’d done, Diary. They’d tricked me and proved that I still did care about everyone and everything in this city.
“Minecraft Steve, Herobrine is going to be kept busy for at least a month.” FC spoke now. “His brother Notch is keeping him very busy.”
“Notch? I hope he isn’t as evil as his brother.” They had my attention now.
“He quite the opposite and he’s a builder. Even better than Herobrine.”
“Wow.” I couldn’t believe that.
“Don’t you get it, Minecraft Steve? He’s not going to be around for a month as they’re having their annual competition. So you can get to mining and get that wall built.”
“You guys acted all that out just to get me out of my bedroom?”
They all grinned. Crazy friends. But love them all, Diary. I know you can never tell them something so emotional, so it’s okay for me to admit it here on your pages. You know what they said to me Diary? This is what.
“We’re going to get that mine started,” Felicia stated.
“It’s no use. Even with your help I’ll never mine enough cobblestone to make the wall high enough within a month, not to mention turning lava into Obsidian for the wall base.” I shook my head. “It was a stupid idea in the first place.”
“You have hundreds of people in the city who can help.” Felicia smiled.
“What? You mean…all of them? There’s no way they’d know how to help or even want to. That’s why they have me, that’s what they’ll say. Minecraft Steve will fix it for us. Minecraft Steve will save us. Minecraft Steve will build everything we need.”
“You never give them a chance to prove they can do anything.” Charlie never looked at me as he spoke. I considered what he said, Diary, and I just wasn’t convinced.
“No one ever offers,” I said.
“They’re offering now. They want this mine as much as you do and they want to be a part of the best protective wall they’ve ever seen. Let them help you. Give them a chance. If it fails we’ve lost nothing but time and some Minecraft sweat.” Felicia began to make sense, Diary.
Maybe always relying on one person to do everything made them scared to try. “Let’s do this then. I’ll talk to the people in the morning. Everyone can help mine and build the wall.”
I really hope I’m doing the right thing, Diary. I don’t want them to think I’m treating them like slaves. Maybe they’ll hate me after all and they’ll see I’m nothing special, just plain old Steve who has a few building skills. Nothing that any one of them couldn’t do if they really wanted to.
(This story will continue tomorrow!)