Chapter 7: Jerry's Tree
I opened my eyes slowly,I found myself lying on the bed.
'You're awake.....' a voice said. I turned to the voice direction and I saw Jordan(Captainsparklez) standing near me.
My vision didn't play tricks on me,they were real!Jordan did save us from the angry mobs who were trying to kill us!
'Thanks for saving me and my friends.....wait...... where are my friends?' I asked,sitting on my bed.
'You and your friends are safe now...... they are still sleeping, you guys got lots of injuries around your body but luckily I can heal up them just in time, or you guys will be dead.' Jordan said.
'Where are we?' I asked,looking around. I saw more command blocks with buttons on the top of them inside the room and all of my friends were lying on beds, next to each other and sleeping peacefully.
'You're at Jerry's Tree and this is my room.' Jordan said.
'How did you 'transfer' us to your room?You can't hold four of our weights.' I said.
'I used command block to help.It's very simple.'Jordan said.
'I see.......'I said.
'You must be hungry.......here take some porkchops.'Jordan said kindly and he offered me some porkchops.
'Thank you for your offer but I don't eat meat, so is there any other choice other than meat?' I asked.
The reason I don't eat meat was it reminded me of Jeffrey and I felt bad about eating its friends or brothers.
'I have some beef,here you go.'Jordan said and he gave me some beef.
I ate the beef and I felt much more better.For about few hours later,my friends started to wake up.
'Argh.....my head........What happen just now? What is this place?'Deadlox asked.
'We are at Jordan's home.'I said.
'Jordan?'He looked at Jordan who have just came in the room to check on my friends.
'Sup'?' Jordan said.
I quickly explained what happen just now while my friends were still sleeping and what I saw before I passed out.
'So you have saved us...Thank you very much, Jordan.'Deadlox said with a smile.
'You're welcome....that time, I heard fighting sound while I was about to go to bed.I looked down from upstair and I saw a lot of mobs,I can't really see you guys from far distance but I heard Jason's screaming and I decided to help.It was quite hard to fight alone and I barely made it. After I killed all the mobs, I quickly splashed some 'Splash potion of Regeneration' on you guys and used the command block to teleport you and myself to my room.After that, you guys were here,sleeping peacefully.' Jordan said.
'Jordan,you are a lifesaver!' Jerome said.
'And a badass!'Quentin added.
Jordan laughed embarrassingly and his blue eyes looked away.I can see his face was a bit red and his laugh was kind of cute.After a moment, he calmed down a bit.
'I almost forgot! I found this on the ground while I was helping you guys......' Jordan later showed us the thing that he got.
My eyes later widened,all my friends as well.The thing that Jordan was holding was Sky's amulet! All of us looked at each other uneasily.
'Um......this amulet is belong to us, can we have it back please?' I asked.
'Sure' Jordan handed the amulet to him. 'I just have a little question, where did you get the amulet from? It looked like Sky's amulet....'
No one spoke a word.Me and my friends looked at each other,used our eyes to 'communicate' with each other.
Should we tell him? Jerome stared at us.
No,is none of his business. Quentin stared at Jerome.
But what kind of excuse can we make? I stared at my friends.
We can't tell him we found the amulet accidently, he will question about the blood stain. Deadlox stared at us.
Then what else can we 'lie'? I stared at Deadlox.
'Um...guys?Are you all right?'Jordan asked.
In few seconds later, we all agreed not to say anything about Sky and we were not going to lie.
'We don't want to lie to you but we don't want to tell you either,I think now is not the right time. Maybe we will tell you later.'Deadlox said.
Jordan got our message and he stopped asking about the amulet.Later he gave us a tour of his treehouse. The treehouse was very very big, it got like three or four layers and it faced directly towards the sea. Inside included a Nether Portal,a farm,an enchanting table which hidden in a secret path way,also an Aether portal, which I am not sure what it is.
'Is actually a portal to 'Heaven', inside the Aether it got lots of cool stuff and new mobs,the place was beautiful...'Jordan said while showing us around his house.
'Is it fun? I really want to see it!'Jerome said excitedly.
Jordan's face darken. 'Not really fun actually........most of the mobs wants to kill you,the dungeon mobs were very hard to kill and they were very annoying as well,especially the Slider...it took me a long time to kill it. During the process, I lost two friends, one got killed and one flew away.......'Jordan said sadly and he looked away.
I felt bad for him, it was very sad that his friends leaving him.
Later we arrived at the floor where the enchanting table was, Deadlox asked Jordan if we can use his enchanting table to enchant our weapons and he said we can. Since we got lots of levels from the mob battle, we can upgrade our weapons for the future challenges,after this experience,we knew that things were going to be tougher and we need to be geared up.While I was waiting for my turn to enchant,I found there was another staircase led upstair that Jordan haven't showed us yet. I was very curious and I want to see where did the staircase led to. I quietly sneaked towards the staircase direction while no one was watching .
I know I should ask Jordan's permission before I went upstair but I really can't help myself when something attracted me.
There was a sign next to the staircase, it wrote 'The path to Jerry'.Then I saw another sign under the Jerry sign, it wrote
'Warning:may cause death'. These two signs made me even more curious.I began to walk upstair.The sign didn't lie,it really will 'cause me death' if I don't be careful, the staircase was very narrow and there were no fences prevent me to fall to my death.After some time later,I arrived to the top.
I saw a little grave in front of me, there were flowers in front of it, I looked at the grave and it wrote 'Here lies Jerry,he was a noble slime,may he rest in peace'. Who is Jerry anyway? I don't know.
'You should ask my permission before going upstair.' a voice said.
I frozed for a moment and slowly turned around,I saw Jordan standing in front of me.
'I am sorry about that...but I am too curious where do the staircase lead me to.......'I said, feeling ashamed.
'I don't blame you for that......but next time you should.'Jordan said.
'This grave......'I said.
'You mean Jerry's grave?Well....it brought back some sad memory.....' Jordan said.
He began to tell his story.According to his story,Jerry is a little slime that he found in a cave while he was exploring.It followed him around and Jordan think it was so cute.He decided to keep it as a pet,in order to prevent it to get away,he built a cobblestone wall and decided to 'fetch' it later after finished exploring the cave.However,after he finished exploring, he went back to the cobblestone wall and he can't see Jerry anymore.He thought it was his fault that caused Jerry's 'death', so he decided to make a memorial for it to remind himself the mistake he made and to remember it.
'This is also why I named my treehouse name as Jerry's tree, it was also a memorial for him.'Jordan said after he finished the story.
I stared at him for a moment and I felt so sorry for him.I don't know Jordan has a sorrowful past, he must be so unhappy...
'I am so sorry for your lost,Jordan.' I said.
'It's alright.....I am ok now,don't worry....'he said with a sad smile.
After few minutes later,we walked back downstair together.During the process, we didn't talk. After we arrived back to the enchanting table, my friends have all finished their enchanting.
'Jason,where have you been? We have all finished our enchanting!'Jerome said, holding his enchanted 'Budder' axe.
'Eh....I just went upstair to see something, nothing too special.....' I said.
I felt it was not the right time to tell my friends what happened just now, I don't want to make Jordan even unhappy.
'We are about to leave,Jason.Hurry up!'Deadlox said.I have a feeling that he knew I was lying but he didn't talk about it.
I hurried to the enchanting table and enchanted my diamond sword, after that,I got a Fire aspect,Knockback,Looting and Sharpness sword, which was very cool. Later we decided to leave the tree and continued the journey to find Sky. Before that Jordan gave us some food and potions for our journey.He later wished us good luck and we waved farewell to each other.
The real journey has just begun!