For those who are here for the first time, this is an interactive fiction adventure. I will write a scene every day, and my visitors will vote for where they want the story to go next, by leaving a comment on the post. You can start from the beginning here.
Sir Andrew held his breath and stood as still as possible as he waited for the gravel-voiced reptile to leave the room. He had barely begun to exhale in relief when he felt a tug and a scamper on his cloak. He gasped in surprise to see a Squirrel suddenly standing on his shoulder.
In a breathy, highpitched voice the Squirrel said, "Sir Andrew! We saw you climb into the room! I come with a message from Gorilla!" He handed Andy a small scroll of paper, where he saw in Gorilla's brutish handwriting:
"Message from Queen said Turtle."Andy's eyes went wide. "Oh, Gorilla, THANK YOU! Come with me, Squirrel! I know where she is!!"
Squirrel poked his head out the door and made a tiny-handed gesture to tell Sir Andrew the coast was clear. Andy scooped up his little helper and carried him up the stairs, past the King's antechamber (he was amused to note that the pink clothes hamper had been left laying on its side after disgorging its contents), and back to the Turtle's room.
How should Andy approach the room?
eXpress his dismay at Turtle's betrayal, and wheedle his way to the Queen.
or run eXtra fast through the room straight to what must be a doorway hidden by the tapestry.
We're almost there! We've almost found her!
How should Sir Andrew handle the situation?
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