a reply to: Tsu322
Story segment alert, also known as the Here Goes Nothing protocol, is in effect... Commencing in five...
"No slippers eh? I can work with this" said True, his beard wafting around as he muttered to himself. He reached Inside his backpack, withdrawing
combat boots, the perfect accompaniment to his jacket and tie. The sound of rapidly tied laces was heard, and when the sound was over a further
utterance " Back in Black! Hell Yeah!".
Upon reaching a level of satisfaction with his footwear, True reached into the space between realities, shaping a conduit from his location in the
Sheddiverse, into the world of fools and tyrants, and snatched from it his bass guitar.
Seeing Syx off on his merry travels, True shouted up "Hey Syx! Just so you know, it could get a little busy in the air for a bit! I need
practice!". Receiving a nod and a wink from Syx, True proceeded out toward the edge of the woods, and knelt down before their borders. He placed his
hand against the ground, and as he pulled his palm away, a tendril of vine rose up, following his hand. He placed his hand over the jack port on his
bass, and the vine made its way into the instrument. As it connected, there was a low thud, which issued from every tree, followed by a white noise,
at a very low volume.
He was about to place his fingers against the strings, when he caught sight of a small group of pixies, floating bemusedly around at the edge of the
"Oh! I am dreadfully sorry to have disturbed you! Hark though, for I bring tidings that this little woodland will soon be overcome with such a dread
noise, that you shall think the end is nigh. Don't worry though little ones! It never is! People always think it's the end of the world, but do not
fear! This time, it will just be me!"
He heard a faint, high pitched sound in response, and strode closer to the group.
"Tsu? Is that you? Why, you are barely an inch tall! Oh! Oh! I just had a great idea! Can you help me out with something? Get your pixie friends to
sit at the top of the tall tree, and then meet me over here!" He said, gesticulating toward a mound ten feet away. "Drat, either too tall, or too
small!" He said under his breath as he observed Tsu floating away to organise the pixies.
When she returned, True said "You and your little chums are going to love this... But I thought it might be cool, if you and I did a duet...would
you mind?" he asked. At this, Tsu flitted and swooped, and then landed upon the neck of True's bass.
True placed his fingers against the strings, and the fingers on his rhythm hand begun to move, and for every strike against a string that Tsu was on,
a wonderful treble note issued forth, along with the original note of the string. The vine lead transmitted the sound through the ground and into the
trees, at which they began to move up and down vigorously, like the indicators on a graphic equaliser! The trees had actually become the amplifiers !
The music thrummed amongst all the things in the Sheddiverse.
Tsu danced a merry dance across the strings, feet a blur as she provided a counterpoint to True's furious fretwork, a beautiful melody to carry the
terrifying thunder he was providing. Tsu waved at True while busily dancing away, and True lifted the neck to allow Tsu close to his ear, the better
to hear her. "So THIS is what you meant by ball crushing inensity!?" She shouted.
"Yes Tsu...this is exactly what I meant!", he replied, as the Sheddites came out to see what all the fuss was about. The pixie sized Tsu, and the
furry True, played, and everyone danced, and everything, from the smallest plant, to the largest tree, and all the things that lived between enjoyed