I think today could be the worst day of my life because I lost my best friend. Charlie, he’s gone and I think I have a broken heart, and lots of anger, Diary. Lots. Here’s what happened.
(Oh, Diary, if I never write in you again you’ll know it’s because I went to search for Charlie in the Nether and never returned.)
FC came running up to me about midday yesterday. Everyone around me scattered because they thought he was going to explode. But I know FC would never do that.
“Minecraft Steve! Herobrine knows what you’re doing…and…”
“He’s here…” That was Herobrine who said that. He stood about fifty steps away and he had Charlie held up by the tail feathers.
We were just outside the wall. Herobrine’s white eyes glowed evil and his grin was not funny at all.
I’ve never been so scared in my life, Diary. Never. What was he going to do with Charlie? Felicia was beside me and I have no idea where FC had run to. All the people had moved to get back inside the City and behind the wall.
“So Minecraft Steve. You think you’re pretty good building a wall to protect your city like that? It’s not quite done yet, is it?” Behind him I could see a portal into the Nether. What did he build that there for?
“Herobrine, I’m not hurting you. Go away and leave us alone. We’re peaceful.”
Herobrine laughed his evil laugh. “Mwahahaha….NO.” He lifted Charlie up and down.
Felicia gripped her sword next to me. “Put the chicken down.”
“Don’t do anything to hurt Charlie, or I’ll – ”
“You’ll what? Hurt me? But you’re peaceful?”
I didn’t know what I was going to do, Diary. I really didn’t, but I know that Herobrine wanted to stop me finishing the wall. Charlie was wearing his small backpack that Felicia made him to carry food blocks to the farmed chickens each day. He said it made him feel useful to go there and place the blocks for them to eat when we were all busy.
Herobrine stepped to the side and behind him I could now see a portal into the Nether in full. Herobrine threw a squawking Charlie into the portal and I screamed at him to stop. But Charlie was gone. Next second FC seemed to come running out of nowhere and went right into the portal as well.
Heronbrine laughed and laughed. “You’d better leave your fancy wall and go find your talking chicken and that weird creeper.”
I was going to jump in and save them, Diary, I really was. But Felicia held my arm and told me not to go.
Then he smashed every last obsidian block and destroyed the portal. “Too slow.”
Then Herobrine ran into the forest laughing. “If you leave this city unprotected I will come and destroy it and everything in it.” He called back.
What was I supposed to do, Diary?
“I have to build a portal and go to the Nether.” I told Felicia.
“You need to finish the wall first, Minecraft Steve. He’s trying to get you away from here because he knows once it’s finished it’ll be the best thing ever built in Minecraft.”
“But Charlie and FC will die in the Nether.”
“Trust them, Minecraft Steve. FC will help him. Charlie can build a shelter and they’ll find some light. He has food blocks. Finish the wall. We’ll all work twice as hard to help you. Make sure everything is secure and then we’ll go and find them.”
“What if they went through into a lava pool or something?”
“Then we can’t help that anyway and it’s no point leaving all this work and having the city and people destroyed as well while you go and find out. A portal now could take you anywhere in the Nether and you’ll have to search for them.”
“Okay. You’re right.” She was right, Diary, but again I didn’t have to like it.
“Charlie wouldn’t want you to put the whole city in danger just to save him. He’s not a selfish chicken. Trust that they can keep themselves alive long enough for us to get there.”
So, Diary, here I am scared silly that Charlie and FC are hurt or worse. But I just need one more day for the wall to be completed and all the protection elements will be in place, with guards, Iron Golems, and the people all looking out for each other.
Diary, as soon as I can, I am going to the Nether and I’m bringing Charlie and FC home…I hope I’m back with great news soon. Bye Diary. I hope not forever.
(This story will continue tomorrow!)