Oh hello again! Thank you for joining us once again. Since last nights story seems to have gone over well, I thought it’d be nice to give you another. Today’s story is brought to you in part by Zombie Jim [Morrison]. It’s called Some Teddies Meet a Zombie. I do hope you enjoy.
Some Teddies Meet a Zombie
“What do you want to do tonight?” the little teddy was asking her siblings. It had been a few weeks since the little teddy went on her first big adventure. And since then, she had gotten quite a few of her brothers and sisters interested in adventuring. She had taken them on few small adventures, but now everyone was ready for something bigger. “Oh!” her little sister chimed, “We could check out the old cemetery down the road.” The little teddy and her siblings discussed this idea for few minutes. Some were too scared to go, but those who weren’t agreed to get ready for adventuring and head out.
The teddies who had decided to go adventuring met out front of their house after gathering supplies. “Ooh, I brought some flashlights,” the little teddy’s big brother said proudly, pulling a flashlight out of his backpack, “and I brought a ton of fresh batteries, just to be safe.” The little teddy took the flashlight from her brother and started out into the yard. “Fowwow me,” she instructed her siblings, “and stay cwose. It’s gonna get even darker as we move further from the house.” Her big brother took out another flashlight from his backpack. “I’ll take up the rear,” he explained to everyone, “since I’m so big, I can keep watch on everything as we walk to the cemetery.”
By the time the teddies reached the cemetery, it had gotten much darker. But none of them were the least bit scared. Their previous endeavors had prepared them well. The little teddy left her littler sister, Beary, in charge of snacks; she didn’t want a repeat of her first adventure. Two of her little brothers, Fox and Owl, kept watch on the sides as they walked, just in case something came out of the grass on either side of the group. But nothing did. The trek was steady and pretty uneventful.
The cemetery was surrounded by a large iron gate. It was old and slightly rusted. Vines had grown around much of the gate, giving it quite the ominous look. The little teddy noticed a light coming from the back of the the cemetery. “Do you all see that light?” she asked her siblings, “That light in the back there?” Everyone else peered through the gate and saw the light that she mentioned. Then her big brother Teddy looked up at the front gate and noticed something weird.
“Look, up at the gate,” he told the rest of the group, “There’s a chain keeping the gate closed.” Everyone looked up and saw that, just as he said, the gate was locked up tight by a heavy chain and padlock. “Then how did someone get in there?” the little teddy asked. “I don’t know, but I think we should probably go,” her little brother owl suggested. The little teddy nodded. “Yes, I think your wight,” she said, “I don’t think we could ever climb or jump this.” And so, a little disappointed, the teddies turned to head back home.
As soon as the group turned around, the heard the sound of the gate opening behind them. The all jumped and spun around to see the silhouette of someone walking towards them from the now wide open gate. Now getting a little scared, the teddies all huddled together as the shape continued to move towards them. “Someone, quick!” Fox yelled, “shine a light on whatever that is!” The little teddy and her big brother both shined their lights on the figure. Then they all screamed.
“ZOMBIE!” the teddies yelled in unison. They turned to run when, to their surprise, the zombie spoke. “Would you like some tea?” the zombie asked. Quite befuddled by the strange, speaking zombie, the group slowly turned back around. What they saw was a surprisingly friendly looking zombie holding a teapot. “Hello, everyone,” the zombie smiled, “please, do come in and have some tea! I’ve just brewed a fresh pot.”
The group of teddies cautiously followed their undead host to the back of the cemetery, where he had set up a small campfire. The all sat down around the fire and the zombie handed each a cup and filled it with tea. He then sat down with his own cup. “My name is Jem,” the zombie introduced himself, “It’s a pleasure to meet you all.” He got up and gave each of the teddies a hug. Surprisingly, he gave very nice hugs for a zombie. “Why do you live in this cemetewy?” the little teddy asked him. Jem then gave the a little bit of his backstory.
Jem had been a musician a long time back. He used to perform for many people all over the world. He had played for some of the most important people around during the time when he was still living. He had died tragically in a way that he felt the teddies did not need details on. “I don’t remember much about being dead,” he explained to his now entranced audience, “But I do remember waking up here about five years ago. I’ve lived here ever since.”
“So, you’re just a wandom zombie wiving in our cemetery, dwinking tea?” Beary asked, “And this tea is pwetty good, by the way.” Jem walked around and proceeded to boop every teddy on the nose. “Yep!” he said happily, “I just live here in this cemetery. I don’t really eat much, so I just drink tea and collect potatoes.” The little teddy’s ears perked up at the utterance of potato, the favorite food of the teddies. “Did you say potatoes?” she asked, excitedly, “Because I wove potatoes!!” The zombie’s eyes lit up. “Oh, follow me,” he instructed the adventuring teddies, “have I got something to show you!”
The teddies followed Jem to a group of large trees nearby where they were just sitting. Behind the trees was a sight that stopped all the teddies in their tracks. Sacks and sacks of potatoes, boxes of potatoes, and loose potatoes littered the ground. There had to be thousands of potatoes. The little teddy had never seen so many potatoes. Upon seeing the looks of excitement on the faces of so many adorable teddies, the zombie couldn’t help but get excited himself. “Look,” he told the adventurers, “I know we just met, but I want you all to have these potatoes.”
The teddies just stood there in awe. They couldn’t believe their ears. Owl had fallen out of the sky when he heard. “Don’t leave me hanging,” Jem laughed, “Do you want the potatoes or not?” The little teddy couldn’t help herself. She ran up and hugged the zombie as big as she could. “Oh! Tha’s so nice! I jus wanna boop your nose and eat these potatoes!” said excitedly as she started to boop the zombie’s nose. Seeing their sister get so excited, the other teddies ran over and started gathering some potatoes. They thanked their new friend and started home.
But the little teddy had decided to stay there with her new friend. They stayed up all night, eating potatoes and getting to know one another better. The little teddy hadn’t planned to make a new friend on her adventure to the cemetery. And yet, that is exactly what had happened. She had met a zombie. And to her surprise, he wasn’t a scary monster, but a rather nice guy. And after a while of talking, the little teddy decided that this was a friend who would be fun to go adventuring with. “Oh, we should go expworing one day,” she told Jem, “It would be so much fun!” Jem nodded his head happily. “Yes, I agree,” he replied, “I would very much like that!” The teddy stood up. “We’ll have to discuss detail water,” she said, picking up her backpack, “I need to head back home.”
Jem walked the little teddy to the edge of the cemetery. “I do hope you’ll come visit me again!” he told her excitedly. The little teddy smiled as big as she could. “Oh I definitewy will!” she told him, “I weawwy want to go adventuwing wif you!” She started to walk home, but stopped suddenly. “Everything ok?” Jem asked. The little teddy took off her backpack and started rummaging through it. She pulled something out and started to walk back towards the cemetery. “Evwything’s fine,” she told Jem, “I just wanted to give you this.” She reached her paw out and handed her new undead friend a lemon. “Just in case you need it,” she explained. Jem happily took the lemon and beamed. “I’m sure I will need it,” he replied happily, “Thank you very much! I’ll see you later!”
After a few more minutes of hugs and boops, the little teddy headed home. The walk home was pleasant and it gave her time to eat some potatoes and think about her new friend and the adventures they were sure to go on. By the time she got home, she had already planned multiple adventures for her and Jem to go on. When she reached the door, her daddy opened the door and picked her up. “Your brothers and sisters say you’ve had quite the adventure today,” he said as he brought her inside, “why don’t you come tell us all about it?” The little teddy was very excited to tell them all about her latest adventure.
I hope everyone enjoyed today’s story. Please, feel free to leave your opinions on it in the comments below. And please do feel free to leave your ideas for new stories. I will try to write a new one story as soon as I can. Thank you for joining me!