Previously on Coby Nelson: Wyvern of Pennsylvania: It was time for a Holiday Dance at Deborah Read Franklin High School, and while Brandon & Ingrid were forcibly assigned by Brittany Fujimoto to set up the dance and assign other students dates, Coby had his own issues to sort out. Namely, he had a Dodo bird who was kidnapping other magical creatures in a plot to destroy the sun to stop. With the help of Ramon & Great Aunt Sandra, he did do so with little failure. Brandon and Ingrid did their tasks with little trouble aswell, aside from the overall dislike of Brittany in Ingrid's case. Coby still was not able to get himself to ask out Devin, though did have a little bit of a chat with him at the end, even if it ended in Devin going to have a dance with his brother Gavin and his date to the dance instead of Coby. The point is, Coby's adventure turned out well in the end, there were touble parts as the dodo did capture the three magical heroes, but Coby got through it in the end and pulled through. Brandon and Ingrid pulled through, though are still unaware of Coby's magical secret. They are now ready for the next big adventure in the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA:
The Current Events:
The weekend was about to arrive, thus meaning the students of Deborah Franklin High were exiting the school at the last bell and excitedly planning what to do o on the weekend. Brittany and her drones of fellow Cheerleaders were gigling and talking of dating with guys, many of the jocks were talking about sporting events, while three stood out. Coby, Brandon and Ingrid did indeed, have much more unique plans. For now their only plans were walking home from school of course, but the point is, they also had plans for what they were going to do during the weekend aswell:
"So...what are you guys planning for the weekend?" Ingrid asked Brandon and Coby while they just then exited the front door of the school.
"Well, my family will go to the zoo on Saturday Morning" Coby replied, to which Brandon was amazed with:
"Really?! That's so awesome! Sounds really fun!"
"Why not?" Coby asked;
"Because", Brandon said, but Ingrid finished for him:
"They're Free Spirited individuals who don't have jobs at all and who live their parents who are elderly and living off income from insurance due to being retired for years."
"Yeah...", Brandon answered, "What she said."; Coby then felt kind of bad for his best (male) friend Brandon and said to him:
"Would you like to come with me, Brandon?"; That question made Brandon open a smile with excitement, and he replied with:
"YES! I WOULD LOVE TO!" Brandon hugged Coby with excitement in response;
"I do envy you guys", Ingrid commented, "Though I have to admit, where I'll go to the weekend, I'll deal with animals."
"Huh?", Coby replied, "What do you mean?" "Coby, you know I always volunteer at the weekends at school"
"So...that's not bad"
"Yeah, but I'm not going to be alone" and Ingrid looked at Britanny Fujimoto, who was chatting with fellow cheerleaders at a good distance away.
"Oh.", both Coby and Brandon said in response and in unison.
Yeah", and then they all had a moment of silence. Later on, Coby and Brandon were now on Coby's house, Brandon of course more than ready to go with Coby and his family to the zoo. However, while Coby was thinking his whole family (his two older brothers, mother, and father plus his Great Aunt and her pet chicken Ramon) was coming with him, as it turns out, Chelsea and Albert, the Nelson parents, were just getting calls from their jobs, requiring them to leave their boys with just Sandra.
"Hey, Great Aunt Sandra", Coby greeted his great aunt when she knocked on the door and he promptly opened it, she also had Ramon in a cage she was holding. Ramon didn't speak and instead acted like a normal everyday chicken
"Hello there, Coby!", Sandra said, "Are you all ready to go that zoo together?", but then Chelsea came out dressed in full on Police Chief uniform;
"Oh I'm so sorry, Auntie Sandra", Chelsea said to her aunt, "Some issues at work came up and me and Albert are gonna have to go over there right now. You're gonna have to take the boys there on your own."
"Ah, it's okay Chelsea", Sandra said, "I know how busy you are and how important your job is.", Chelsea smiled and gave her aunt a hug.
"Thank you for understanding", she then turned to Coby, "Now you please be good for Great Aunt, Coby!"
"Oh trust me, I doubt he will be any trouble", and of course Sandra emphasised the 'he', reffering to Coby compared to his older brother Anthony. Chelsea then gave Coby a hug and a kiss on the cheek as Albert came down, Albert and Chelsea soon were out of the door. Coby couldn't help but let out a bit of a sad sigh when they left. He really did wish his parents had more time to spend with him. Now it was just him, his Great Aunt, Brandon, and his two older brothers. But he could hope that everything will go smoothly, what could possibly go wrong he thought? Nevertheless, that was when his two older brothers, Anthony and Derreck, came down the stairs.
"Hey Codes" Anthony greeted;
"So...we're ready?" Derreck then asked just as Chelsea and Albert were leaving, Sandra said to them:
"Yes, I believe we are, now."
"OK then; Brandon...do your parents know you'll be with us?"
"Uh-huh!", Brandon said, happily nodding to Derreck in response, "They sure do!"
"Well, we can go now; everyone to the car", and then they all began leaving onto their trip. Meanwhile at the school, which was in afterschool hours, things were going diffently for Ingrid indeed. She was now preparing her work in the public library when Brittany appeared with her cheerleaders, right at her desk aswell.
"Yeah, keep laughing...can't wait to see you girls in a massive debt and working in a supermarket."
"Oh please, that would never happen to me", Brittany replied, "Because I'm too popular and my family's too wealthy for that. So, only in your dreams will that ever happen."
"Yeah...a woman can dream I guess."
"The better off women, anyway."; Ingrid sighed, feeling this would be a long day. Meanwhile...at the zoo, things were going quite differently indeed;The group finally went inside the zoo as Brandon was getting wide-eyed at he stared at his surroundings with wonder. Coby was pretty indifferent, however.
"Oh, boy...this has to be the coolest place ever" Brandon said in amazement;
"Yeah", Anthony backtalked, "Never would've guessed after the 14th time you said that."
"OK ok", Sandra laughed a little, "We must get you calm if you want to come with us", Ramon just made rooster sounds. Coby remained silent, on account of shyness when he's in public places. But in any case, Brandon started to calm down and the group started to move. It was hard for Brandon to keep his excitement down. He was like one of the little kids there.But little did they know something was slithering his way, or at the very least, looking at them while remaining in it's in-zoo habitat. The group was now looking at the big cat section of the zoo; where lions, tigers and cheetahs were. Amongst other big cats, aswell.
"Woooah, it's almost likeout of a picture" Brandon commented, completely amazed by what he was seeing;
"Yeah", Coby said, "It is, heheh."; Sandra, and Ramon, and Coby were now in a private spot as apparently Sandra got something to talk about to him;
"So...what happened?" Coby asked, curiously;
"Do you really think I would just want to go to the zoo like this out of the blue, Coby? There is another magic related issue going on."
"Something REAL serious, kid", Ramon stated, "REAL serious!"
"Then what is it, it must sound bad!"
"Oh it is, it is!"
"Apparently a monster is loose in the zoo, and he apparently has heard of you and wants to devour you...much like other creatures."
"What?!", Coby replied in shock, "You, you, you, you didn't tell me this from the start?!"
"Yeah, sorry about it...with your brothers and Brandon present you have to know it in confidence."
"Why did we even come here if you there's a monster here wanting to eat me?!"
"Because", Sandra said, "There's also ANOTHER magical issue that deals with this place."
"Okay...so, who want's to eat me?", Coby then said, "A giant snake?"
"How did you know", Ramon asked,
"I...I just guessed.
"If we're lucky, we won't have anything to worry about from that snake", Sandra then stated, "We also have a problem. It seems that this zoo is going to be getting some new creatures added to it."
"Really? Why is that bad compared to me having a snake after me?!"
"Because, these creatures, are mermaids."
"OK, so first giant snakes and then mermaids."
"First priority should be the mermaids", Sandra then said, "As long as there is no breakout in the reptile area, we should not have any snake to worry about. First, we have to free the mermaids before they are put into an exhibit and the entire world of magic is exposed to the public."
"Well, I guess I can do that, count on me!"
"I know we can", Sandra said, to assure Coby. Ramon was not as confident, however. Meanwhile, Tony and Derrick were taking care of Brandon. Well, Derreck was, Tony was kind of trying to mess with the poor boy, really. Derreck was keeping an eye on the two to make sure they didn't get in trouble, well, mainly he was watching Anthony, who took some level of entertainment in pranking or messing with Brandon.
"Hey, I give you 10 bucks if you do something for me?" Tony then said to Brandon with a smirk on his face;
"Like what" Brandon naively asked;
"Try to feed some of my peanuts to one of the animals."
"Oooh!", Brandon replied, "That sounds like a really fun thing to do!"; Tony give the peanut bag to Brandon, much to Derreck's dismay.
"Tony", Derreck then said, "What are you doing with that kid?"
"Oh, nothing, just bonding with the shrimp's best friend." Tony replied.
"Oh really?", Derreck wasn't really convinced at all.
"Yeah, I don't see what's the problem with bonding with him."
"Uh-huh, well, fine."; Brandon threw the peanut to the lion's cage, when suddenly...something very unexpected turned out to happen. The lion just ignored the peanut. Tony was a bit dissappointed at that point, and instead decided to try it himself. Tony tried it and the zoo security piled up on him, which of course made Derreck chuckle a bit.
"Oh, boy", Brandon said while looking at the scene, "I didn't think feeding the animals could cause that"
"Why?", Tony groaned from the pile.
"I just didn't."; Meanwhile...Coby was stealthily searching for the mermaids. Of course, to do this, required him to go into the parts of the zoo that were reserved for staff only. Ramon and Aunt Sandra went in with him, of course Coby and Sandra were in their Wyvern forms.
"Um, aunt Sandra?" Coby asked, clearly feeling rather nervous;
"What is it?", Sandra asked in response;
"Don't tell me you're getting cold feet now" Ramon added in aswell;
"No...it's I feel that maybe the mermaids will not like being saved by wyverns."
"Well it's either we save them, or they risk having to wait hours for a dragon to come and do it instead", Sandra replied, "And they could be exposed to the world long before that happens."
"That's all the motivation I need."
"Good, you need motivation for things such as this."
And the two kept searching for the mermaids, through the dark and unlit parts of the zoo where only staff were actually allowed inside of. Eventually, the three had to hide behind crates when they heard some voices coming from infront of of a 'TOP SECRET' door;
"I tell you, Clark", said one guard to the other "That trip was not worth my time."
"Tell me about it", the gaurd named Clark replied, "But hey, at least we'll be swimmin' in dough pretty soon."
"We'd better, or else the animals here might just have to go on a rampage.", and then the two gaurds actually laughed a bit. Unsurprisingly, the two didn't see the wyverns watching them, though Coby did lose a bit of confidence as he had no idea how to get past the two gaurds at all.
"Ramon, care for a distraction?", Sandra then asked of the rooster;
"Thought you'd never ask. I got just the trick for these two boezoes."; And Ramon proceeded to act like a crazy and angry rooster hoping he gets chased by them, or that he gets to chase them around. The effect of doing this for a distraction quickly came through; The guards were soon enough chasing Ramon, easing the path for Coby and Sandra to slip on in and access the secret room after Sandra used her Wyvern claws to pick open the And the two wyverns entered the room, which was even darker than the other room before it.
"Sandra...can Wyverns see in the dark?"
"Use your lightning to light some things up, young one", Sandra replied with, "It's not called LIGHTning for nothing, you know."
"hehe, yeah.", and Coby did as Sandra suggested;he used some of his lightings to illuminate the area, and Sandra had a good idea, for what Coby did truly did help, actually. The area managed to be lit, and Coby smiled when it worked. In the moments that the light seems to illuminate the dark area he could see..just a bunch of boxes, crates, some empty cages, and unused zoo equipment.
"Oh no, where are the mermaids?" Coby asked;
"We're just going to have to search in this mess for them."
"OK", and they began doing so.As the two wyvern try to find by the cages to look for cages; the action went back to the school, where Ingrid was dealing with her own problems. Shee was checking up the books and organize them, when he spotted that Brittany was just talking on her cell phone. She rolled her eyes and scoffed. She just kept doing her stuff, but the more she tried to be patient, the more Britanny was more loud...in a library, no less. Soon enough, Ingrid got fed up with it.
"All right, all bets are off" Ingrid said, as she had frankly had enough of Brittany at this point. She walked right up to her and her friends to say:
"Excuse me lady"
"Lady? Who do you think you are, my mom?"
"Then don't call me lady!"
"Ugh...look, I'm on a very important discussion with my girl Jessie and this can't wait."
"Yeah, and FYI...this is a library, so shush."
"I'm Rich and I'm Popular, so your Nerd Headquarters Rules do not apply to me or my friends."; On that moment, Ingrid finally got to a feeling that can only access once on a blue moon chance: anger. She knew it wouldn't be wise to just attack Brittany at that moment, and instead, she decided to scheme a plan to get back at her over time instead. In the meantime... Derreck, Tony and Brandon were now on the reptile area of the zoo, Tony now freed from the cops tackling him.
"Aw, I can barely feel the bruises now." Tony commented.
"That's a bad thing?", Derreck responded with;
"OOOH OOOH!", Brandon then said eagerly, interupting the two brothers, "Crocodiles! Real live Crocodiles! So cool!"
q "Not only crocodiles: also anacondas and cool animals that look like dinosaurs" Tony stated;
"So amazing!"; and the brunette was looking at some of the snakes, but little did he knew he was being observed by one of the anacondas...but he, the snake, didn't have good intentions. Infact, this snake was considerably larger than all other snakes in the place, so larger, that he could eat an entire prehistoric crocodilian whole, and despite that, he was hidden by the plants and water in the habitat, just watching his intended future prey. But then, the actions shifted to Coby and Sandra, who were still looking for the mermaids.
"Any luck?" Sandra asked;
"Not Yet."Coby just sighed and kept searching until... he found a breakthrough in the search. It was apparently a clue: a mermaid scale. "Great Aunt Sandra, I just found something!"
"A mermaid scale", Sandra said once she examined the object, "We're not far off.", and Coby gained a smile of confidence on his face at that moment. The two wyverns decided to follow a strange trail as the scale was leading the way, eventually leading them to just what they were hoping for: The mermaids were there, but they are unconsious, and also in small kiddie pools.
"I think we need a bigger pool" Coby commented, his Great Aunt looking at him and nodded in response. Meanwhile...Ingrid continued to have her own problems to deal with. Namely Brittany who was still a stone on her shoe, and quite an irritating one at that. She tried to prepare something to make Brittany pay, and she didn't even smile, because she was that good at hiding such emotions. Ingrid was checking on how to ruin her rival's day, while Brittany at the time was fully unaware.
"Hello?", Brittany asked upon answering, the other voice said:
"I have not much time, but there's something you must know."
"Well, what is it?"
"A toxin is leaking from the air vents of the school halls."
"Excuse me? Do you think I'm that stupid?"
"Well, if you don't believe...check the vents", and Brittany promptly checked the vents. It looked like smoke was coming out of the vents, which got Brittany to believe it of course.
"Who the heck are you?"
"Just a friend who wants you safe...if you want to survive, you have to obey everything I say."
"Just exit like nothing happens...and tell everyone to evacuate without causing any sign of panic."
"Fine.", and Brittany decided to do just that,though once she told her friends to evacuate: things got a bit out of hand. Little did they know though, it was all a set up. Ingrid managed to take advantage that Brittany was out and started to close the doors of the library so she could finally got peace, and then sighed in
"Peace...at...last" Ingrid said in total and complete bliss. Meanwhile, the anaconda was starting to make a move back over at the zoo: "Ssssssweet young boy" the Anaconda said while eyeing his intended prey, even if it was from behind the glass of his zoo habitat. Brandon looked the anaconda with face right up to the glass, he couldn't see much of it due to the camouflage and the habitat's flora, but he could still see it moving in the place.
"Ooooh", Brandon said, followed by an "Aaaaahhh."; Meanwhile, with Coby...things were going rather differently indeed: He and Sandra took the mermaids and took him to a nearby lake that was just outside of the zoo. It took time, but the mermaids finally come to their senses, gasping as they finally woke up. The mermaids emerged from the water with gasps and regaining their senses before they saw Coby and Sandra standing by the edge of the lake.
"Wow, so the rumors are true...there is a kind wyvern out there."
"Rumors?", Coby questioned;
"Yeah", said another one of the mermaids, "Many say that wyverns are pretty nasty, but there's a lot who said about an heroic wyvern."
"Really?"; Soon enough, he find it; but the snake was trailing unnoticed through the plants around the place, though ended up getting a door slammed in it's face when Brandon went into the bathroom.
"So girls, one last thing before you go", Ramon said as he suddenly arrived on the scene and got their attention;
"We received reports of an smart human-eating anaconda roaming the zoo, do you girls know about it?"
"Can't say that we have", one of the mermaids answered.
"We never heard anything about a snake."
"Weird, I heard reports of a maneanting and overly smart anaconda in the same place you've been transferred."
"Well we didn't."
"Okay, I guess we keep on touch when something odd happens."
"Okay, that sounds good."; The wyverns turned back to the zoo, turning into their human forms as they rejoined with Anthony and Derreck.
"Hey guys...sorry if took me so long" Coby said, and then he looked around, not seeing his best friend anywhere, "Where's Brandon?"
"He headed for the bathroom", Derreck answered, "I'm positive he is mostly alright."
"Heh", Anthony snickered, "Mostly. He's just in the bathroom. What could POSSIBLY happen to him?"; Soon enough, Brandon, who was just washing his hands after using the bathroom, could hear the hisses of a anaconda not far from where he was.
"Oh boy" was his response, and he hid in one of the stalls immediately. Soon enough, he could swear to hear the anaconda talking as it made it's way into the bathrooms, with no worker or other person to notice it at all for some unknown reason. Coby entered the bathroom soon enough and saw.....the anaconda creeping in on the stall where Brandon was hiding, much to Coby's surprise. The anaconda soon enough noticed the wyvern, who gasped as soon as it turned it's head towards him.
"You", he hissed, surprising and worrying Coby;
"Yesssss", and as the snake approached him, Coby backed away in fear from it, clearly, he was afraid of it. Completely, totally afraid of this ridiculously unusually large anaconda that was slithering before him.
"I smell something...unusual about you."
"Oh, nothing much...I feel like we're sssomehow connected."
"Don't lie to me, what do you hide?"
"Wha-what are you talking about?"
"Coby?", Brandon then said from behind one of the stalls, "Is that you out there?"
"Um...uh", Coby had no idea what to say at all.He just reached to one of his pockets and threw some dirt to disorientate the snake, and shockingly, it worked. Coby went to find help and call the zoo guards, though the snake followed. After it left, Brandon also left the stall he was hiding in and said;
"Coby, wait up!", and attempted to run after him too.
"Don't move, you brunette treat", the snake said after hearing the voice of Brandon, making the boy stop in fear. "I haven't even tasted you yet", and that made Brandon immediately gulp in fear too. Coby on the other hand...was doing something else much more different, something that required some cover for him to do, of course. he had to find a way to ask for help without telling everyone a talking anaconda was stalking his friend. He eventually realized, that:
"Ugh", Coby commented, "I gotta find help for Brandon quick! And for myself too if that thing is chasing me! But.....then again....what if it will be too late by the time I do find help!", And soon enough, he found Derrick, but Derrick was a good distance away, and he didn't want to be too late with helping Brandon. "DERRICK!" he shouted, though his brother was very far away and could not hear him very clearly. "Ugh, what am I supposed to do...Brandon's in danger", and then Coby thought over to himself many ideas on how he could help Brandon get out and away from the danger he was in. With Brandon, things were of course, going differently. He was trying to not make any noise, but the anaconda regained his sight soon enough and once more saw this situation clearly. But then, the anaconda got distracted, by seeing Coby's wyvern tail, and of course he headed right for it.
"Hello...honey", the anaconda was swayed by the purple tail, and began to go right towards it. The tail was leading him while Coby was hiding to avoid any suspicion, he didn't want anything bad to happen to himself just as much as he didn't want anything bad to happen to Brandon, that and he was just beginning to have a plan to defeat the snake. Soon enough, the snake was set apart from the zoo and the people, leading it to a jail. Though the snake did indeed, catch on to this soon enough.
"Wait a second", the anaconda said as he realized it all, "You're not a saharan beauty."
"No", Coby said, facing it in his full Wyvern form, "No I'm not.."
"I knew it...WYVERNS!"
"Y-Yes.", Coby was a bit nervous about facing such a large snake, but he didn't want Brandon to get hurt either, "Wyverns."
"You will be now my main dish."
"What makes you say that?"
"Oh", Coby realized just what the snake meant then, "I see.", and then the snake began approaching him, clearly hungry, and showing Coby exactly what the serpent wanted to do. He jumped on and started to constrict Coby, preventing him to move for a moment. Coby was completely helpless as the massi ve serpent got the better of him, wrapping around his body and beginning to gradually tighten it's grip more and more. And soon enough, that pressure was starting to cloud Coby's mind and give into his instinct, his instinct and will, to survive. He started to launch lighting bolts from his mouth, and aimined one right at the snake's head.
"Gah, that smarts", the snake went, feeling the pain, but tightening his grip, "Struggle all you want, whelp, I will just constrict you tighter and tighter the more you struggle."
"Gaaah", and by now, Coby could feel himself being cut off from air entirely. It all seemed lost until...three other Wyverns appeared on the scene. The wyvern's soon enough started to launch their lighting breaths, all of it directed right at the large snake. The anaconda soon enough released his grip from Coby as it writhed in pain from the shock of the lightning. One of the Wyverns, clearly his Great Aunt Sandra, rushed to his side as he fell to the ground while the other two, one of them blue and one of them more a magenta-like colour, both having resemblence to Coby, fought the snake directly. They were, of course, his older brothers.
"Guys, Sandra" Coby said relieved, knowing his family was there to ensure his safety. The two brothers went close to Coby to greet him, and also of course help him back to his feet.
"Are you OK, bro?" Derrick, the blue Wyvern, asked Coby with concern in his voice;
"Yeah...but what about Brandon?"
"Don't sweat it", Tony said trying to calm down Coby, "The kid's perfectly fine."
"Where is he?"
"Probably still where he was last time you saw him."
"In the bathroom."
"Yeah, there.", And so, the wyverns, in their human forms, went back to the zoo, where Brandon came out of the bathroom, sighing of relief once the saw all of them once more.
"Guys, thank God you're here" Brandon said while immediately rushing back over to them, "Is the Snake gone now?"
"I guess so, animal control should have put him back to the habitat."
"Are you sure?"
"Yep, we were there", Derrick said, "Right?"
"Huh, well...yeah...yes, we saw it."
"Did you see it get taken away though?"
"Sort of...it just leaved"
"It's OK, it left before it was taken back to the habitat"; Coby sighed of relief as he then said:
"Don't scare me like that!", Anthony just laughed in response.And with that, Sandra came in
"Well, well, well", Sandra stated to all of them, "We have some heck of a day, I think it's time to go back."
"Yes", Coby stated in agreement, "I think so too."; And so the two managed to get in the car and the family then at that moment left the zoo, with all of them of course being ready to leave. Though the snake was not about to just give up that quickly, and actually watched them as they left, not captured, but from the bushes of the zoo not too far from where the car was.
"This is not the last thing you've heard about me", the anaconda said as he watched them from the bushes, "I'll not be deprived by my dinner"; Meanwhile, with Coby and Brandon, things were going very diffently, they were thinking the snake had indeed been captured and they were not worried at all about it watching them from the bushes, primarily since, of course, they both were sure that it had indeed been catpured. They simply got in the car with Coby's family and began on their journey back home. During the trip back home, the two spotted the school, where apparently the cops and hazard control were checking the school, with Brittany and her friends panicking and Ingrid begrudgingly responding to questions
"What do you think happened to Ingrid?" Brandon asked;
"I don't have idea...and I don't know how to ask her?" Coby responded.
"Do we even want to ask her?", Brandon answered back, to which Coby shrugged in respone of, and they soon enough continued to pass by this scene on their way to Brandon's home, or Coby's home, either one was nice for them anyway.