The Story: The 5th Dimension

Well, it’s hard to accurately describe the mess that we have gotten ourselves into.

The Boopies have gone into their own directions and instead of keeping an eye on one group, we now have FOUR groups of Boopies.

North, South, East, and West.

And remember how I told you the Boopies were scared of the West? What I found is that they weren’t scared of it.

They were scared of what was happening AFTER the 100 West Boopies appeared.

What showed up?

I could go into detail but I’ll just call it a portal. You know the ones I’m talking about.

They appear in Sci-Fi movies and shows and there is never anything good on the other side.

This must’ve been the 5th The Council was talking about.

But what was the 5th?

The 5th Boopie?!

It couldn’t be a 5th Direction. There are only four.

Or maybe that’s just me thinking that everything I know is the end-all, be-all of wisdom.

And if anything, I should’ve learned over the past couple of weeks that I just don’t know anything at all.

I wish I could tell you that there was a strange noise coming from the portal or that it was getting really windy and lightning was appearing out of nowhere.

But that wasn’t the case.

It was literally a hole. Similar to what we see in some of the Gen 1 Boopies.

I tried to get Loster to go inside and report back since I blame everything on him, but he convinced me that he was better off here.

I’m sure I’ll regret that decision later.

Seriously, if anyone needs a useless person around them, come get Loster.

Anyways on the 5th day of this weird portal just sitting there we kind of got used to it being around.

We even started giving it nicknames.

Porty.

Tally.

Doug.

I’ll let you guess who called it Doug…

One day I’m sure you can guess that something strange happened.

While I was playing marbles with some of my East Boopie buddies I kept on hearing a laugh.

I ignored it because whatever, it’s laughter.

But the laughing kept getting louder. And it wasn’t one of those cute laughs.

It was one of those laughs where you know the person is a little bit off.

I looked around to see who was laughing and I didn’t see anyone laughing at all.

Not even the Boopies.

Then I looked at Doug…dammit, now he’s got me calling it that.

I looked at THE PORTAL and the laughter was coming from there.

The Boopies started to shake as the laughter grew louder. You’ve seen the Boopies.

They look like they shouldn’t be afraid of anything so seeing them being scared had me being scared.

And guess what happened next?

Loster turns to me and says his Mom is calling so he needs to step out!

I’d have to deal with him later but for now, I was too concerned with Dou…errrrr, The Portal.

Suddenly I could see a shape. Then some eyes. And some…hands?

Next thing I know this thing comes out of The Portal.

“Hi, I’m Aenar. Wanna hear a joke?”

Say hello to Aenar.

Um, what? Who?

Um, yes, but no.

Before I could answer Aenar said, “How does a penguin build its house?

Seriously, me and everyone else were still in shock here. What was going on?

“Igloos it together!

Oh. That was bad.

That was really bad, but Aenar couldn’t stop laughing.

I started laughing uncomfortably because I didn’t know what this thing was or what it would do if it found out it really wasn’t funny.

But you know what happens when you do that? The other person thinks they’re funny so they keep on telling jokes and that’s what Aenar did.

“Why don’t oysters donate to charity? Because they’re shellfish.”

“What do sprinters eat before a race? Nothing. They fast.”

“What’s the difference between a piano and a fish? You can tune a piano, but you can’t tuna fish.”

This went on for 15 minutes before I had to interrupt Aenar.

“What are you and what are you doing here?“, I asked.

“Well, I’m Aenar and I took OG Boopie.”

Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa.

“Okay, ‘took’ is a strong word. OG came with me.”

Awesome, okay whatever. “Where is OG Boopie? We need it!”

Aenar looked at me with a strange look.

“Oh, it never came back?”

Great…

Meanwhile the search party discovered…