Note: This short story is based on the characters from our “Diary Of A Friendly Creeper Series”, which you can find on Amazon. We will be publishing new entries in this series every Sunday. To view this series and our other short stories and comics on Amazon CLICK HERE.
Chapter 1: March 2nd
I’m so excited, diary. I can’t even contain it! Guess what’s coming up? My birthday!
Two years ago, my birthday was such a ride. I really thought everyone had forgotten all about it. None of my friends mentioned it. In fact, they pretended March 6th was just an ordinary day, even though I did try to give them hints. Charlie said he was going to be cooped up and sick for days; Felicia was out on an expedition and Steve said he’d be gardening that day. It really felt like they had forgotten. But I didn’t want to embarrass myself trying to remind them. What if they didn’t care? How wrong was I? I should’ve known better. My friends aren’t like that. I woke up with a map in front of me with a curious X marked on it and the words “There will be cake” on top. All of my friends had planned such a sneaky and amazing birthday party for me. It really brought tears to my eyes. I have such wonderful friends.
Last year, all of us went out on an adventure. Felicia had just come back from an expedition. I was really worried about her because you never know what might happen. Not all creepers are friendly towards Minecraft humans, and that’s just one of my worries. Though, I made sure she packed some extra baked potatoes. I would’ve made them myself, but lacking arms and hands does have a few cons which surface from time to time. Especially when it comes to cooking. Sunlight doesn’t burn, but no creature is safe from fire. So I nagged her until she put some in her bag.
It was important after all. She had to go out. Wolfie’s great, but sometimes he buries things without remembering where they are. And he does so discriminatorily. So when Felicia’s Book of Enchantment suddenly went missing, she only sighed and said: “Time to find another one.”
She burst in five days later with the biggest smile and a hearty “I know what we’re going to do on your birthday.”
I was just really happy to see her, but what she brought was really worth smiling about. Steve, who was building yet another story in his castle, ran over when Charlie told him what Felicia had brought home. This is huge, considering Steve loves nothing more than tinkering with his house to reach more awesome heights.
“Where’d you find it?” Steve inquired attempting to decipher the map.
“A stronghold near the eastern beaches,” she commented still enthused by her own achievement. Before she squealed with an excited “Do you see the X mark on it? We need to go! Who knows what treasures this cavern holds?”
She had already sold me on the plan. I would’ve gone with my friends even if there was no promise of treasure. Steve usually said their expeditions might not to be the most entertaining since they spend half their time in dark, scary caves. And like always, this time, was no different.
“We can’t,” he said, “As you say. We don’t know what really is present at that map.”
“Could be a pile of rocks,” Charlie joked not knowing how right he was until he got there. It was still heaps of fun, though.
Our friendship has only gotten stronger as the years went by and I’m so glad I have them around. Last year was literally a blast, but my friends are all out of tricks and fancy finds. They have decided not to let me stay in anguish this year and asked me how I wanted to celebrate my birthday with them. I could sit at home and have fun, but I do want all of us to make more memories. That’s why I picked going to a waterpark. After all, I’ve never gone to one before. Creepers usually don’t like mingling with non-Creepers and avoid such locations. They can only think about exploding themselves in front of others. If only they could have fun like non-Creepers do. Waterparks look like so much fun, I think. Really does seem that way from what Steve and Felicia are talking about.
I’ve been outside of waterparks several times – looking in at what others are doing. It’s filled with screams, but not of fright. Not the kind people make when they see a Creeper; but one that’s more excited. More joyful. I want to scream like that, especially with my friends. Steve says I’ll explode on one of their fast rides while Felicia bets I’ll explode just from excitement a day before. But I really don’t care how much I explode as long as I get to have fun on my birthday with my friends.
To Be Continued Next Sunday!