The Jacamar tribe, led by Blaine had made their way towards the jungle.
Blaine then looked at the map. “Okay, everyone, I believe we are here.”
Everyone looked ahead the campsite they were at. They were on top of a grassy field with a large hill. The sound of rushing water, signaling that there was a river nearby.
“Ooh… Looks nice.” Tybalt said with sparkling eyes.
“Really? It doesn’t look that different from any other jungle.” Shirley noted.
“Oh, don’t be like that!” Tybalt scolded.
”Like I stated earlier, I am from… Gilligan’s Island. Ugh, I just don’t see why we can’t call it “the island” instead of encourage Gilligan’s ego.” Shirley said, rolling her eyes. ”But regardless, while I can’t say that it was grand, but that experience changed me. I had became not only adaptable to the harsh environment, but also the more… Outrageous people. The only thing I have to adapt to is the game seeing that I am from the past. Or so Tiny says.”
Tybalt then ran off in the direction of the rushing water.
“H-h-hey! Tybalt, where are you going?” Hector shouted.
The cat-like man looked back. “To the river. I wanna go swimming!”
“Don’t be foolish! We still need to set up our camp!” Shirley scolded.
“Besides, judging from the sound of the water, the river’s current is quite strong.” Wendy pointed out. “It may be easy to get swept away with you not careful.”
Tybalt paused. “Oh, you are right.”
He then brightened up.
“I wonder where the river will take me!” He grinned.
Everyone’s eyes widened before Tybalt turned around and continued his trek towards the river. Blaine and Hector ran after him. Wendy had watched in complete awe.
”For as long as I could remember, I had been working under my father’s strict rules and his philosophy of “fighting for the strong” so I am always all-business.” Wendy explained. ”But Tybalt… No, some of the others are just so… Carefree. Crazy. I couldn’t help, but to be in awe at them. I mean you would never see anyone from the Dragon Academy. Well, except for perhaps Kim-Wu, but even she would be in awe at some of the people here.”
After Blaine and Hector had finally got caught to Tybalt, they each grabbed an arm and made their way back to the others.
Calibri then clapped her hand together. “Right! Seeing that we are about to start work on the camp, I think now would be a great time to say that I wish to volunteer on leading!”
”Heyo, I am Calibri and I am part of the Royal Guard back in the underground! I adore working underneath Undyne, but I want to try my hand at leading for a change!” Calibri said, brightly. ”Sooo that is why I am going to try to be the leader of my tribe! I know with my experience, I will lead my team to victory!”
Shirley blinked twice in disbelief. “You can NOT be serious. You wish US to follow YOU?”
“That’s right!” Calibri beamed. “I may not look like it, but that is because I am out of uniform! I am actually part of the Royal Guard!”
“Oh yeah, I wanted to talk to you about that.” Blaine said. “My knowledge with Undertale is a little rusty. How is the Royal Guard yet?”
“Oh, I am glad you have asked!” Calibri said. “The Royal Group are an elite group of soldiers tasked with protecting the underground and defending King Asgore!”
Everyone paused in thought.
“Also, we were trained for war after the king had declared war on all humans.” Calibri piped up.
Everyone jumped at this at how casually she had just said this.
“...Okay.” Blaine said.
Most of the tribemates looked at Blaine in disbelief.
“What!? You can NOT be serious!” Shirley exclaimed.
“Don’t worry, despite her job is to… Be hostile to humans, she clearly willing to work with them.” Blaine reassured.
“That’s right! A good leader shouldn’t pick favourites!” Calibri beamed.
“That is NOT the main issue here!” Shirley pointed out.
“Well, she should have the skills.” Blaine reassured.
“Yeah, like she said, she is part of the Royal Guard so that means she should know how to lead!” Brant grinned.
“Yeah, let her lead!” Tybalt agreed.
Everyone looked at each other with varying looks of worry.
“W-W-Well, it couldn’t hurt.” Hector said, holding his arm.
“Okay, darling, what is your first course of action?” Filantropi asked.
“My first course of action isssss…” Calibri said, dramatically. “Build a camp!”
“Well, we are in good hands.” Shirley said, rolling her eyes.
Calibri’s face lit up at this. “Thank you! I was hoping for positive reception, but not THIS early!”
Shirley stared in disbelief.
Brant chuckled nervously. “Sooo… HOW exactly do we build a camp?”
“Well, I personally think that you, I, Calibri and Wendy should build the shelter.” Blaine suggested.
“And Tybalt, you are part-cat right?” Shirley asked.
“Yep!” The clown grinned.
“So that means you should come with me to gather fruit.” Shirley said.
“Well, that just leaves Pauline, Filantropi and I making the fire pit.” Hector concluded.
“Actually, no, I shall be sitting out.” Filantropi piped up.
Everyone’s eyes widened before looking down at Filantropi.
“Filantropi?” Brant asked, confused.
“You heard me. I shall not partake in the work.” The ostrich said, matter-of-factly.
“You can NOT be serious!?” Shirley said in disbelief. “We need to work with each other to survive and you wish to just let us do all of the work!”
“Hey, I am a fragile peach.” Filantropi shrugged. “I wouldn’t be that useful to you, anyway.”
“If that is the case, why did you applied for Survivor in the first place?” Blaine asked in disbelief.
“To become a celebrity, of course!” Filantropi beamed.
Half of the tribemates looked at each other in disgust.
”I admit that I am not the strongest, most athletic or most strategic. However, usually people who ended up on this show end up being one of the most well-known people of all time.” Filantropi explained. ”So while I admit that I am out of my comfort zone, the chance at stardom blinded me and the next thing you know, I was signing myself up!”
“THIS is why the original Survivor have those tests!” Blaine exclaimed.
“Now listen here, you little diva, you may see this as some kind of popularity contest, some of us have to actually live for real without people watching them!” Shirley snapped. “And we are not going to tolerate a waste of perfectly good feathers that could be used for a pillow!”
Filantropi gasped as she stepped back. “ACK! You wish to pluck me! Are you crazy!?”
“Actually, plucking DOES sound good right about now…” Blaine said, darkly.
Filantropi shrieked before jumping back. “HELP! These two are psychos! They wish to inflict harm on me! Call Tiny and get them to escort them out of the game!”
Everyone paused, staring with Filantropi with varying emotions of disgust, bewilderment or confusion.
“W-W-Why are you just allowing this?” Filantropi asked with her eyes forming with tears of fear. “Can’t you realize that they are bullying me!? H-H-How could you just be so apathetic!”
Pauline shook her head. “Blaine, Shirley, forget about it. It is clear that this woman would be completely useless with camp life.”
“S-S-See? You are acting like violent savages like for no reason at all!” Filantropi pointed out.
Blaine and Shirley paused for a moment. They then sighed in defeat.
“This is stupid. We are wasting daylight.” Blaine muttered.
“Violently agreed.” Shirley said.
With that, the two had walked off. Filantropi had put her hand on her chest before exhaling in relief. Everyone else just looked at each other, wondering what had just happening.
“Hmm… It seems that I may have my work cut out for me if I want to unite this tribe.” Calibri mused, putting her hand on her chin.
Pauline looked up at Calibri with an exasperated look. “You think!?”
The Kiskadee Tribe had made their way through their respective path.
“Anddddd…” Christina said before smirking. “We’re here!”
Everyone looked ahead at where they were. Just like with Jacamar tribe, it was grassy with hills. However, the river wasn’t as strong as one of the side was a stream.
“Oh, wow… This looks lovely!” Isolde smiled, clasping her hands together.
“Indeed, and we have clean water access.” Edward added.
”All of my life I had been kept up inside of my castle, not allowed to go into the outside world. So when I am allowed to go to Survivor, I was overjoyed.” Isolde smiled. ”And already I am loving what I am seeing! The ride here! The walk to the camp! And I am curious about my tribemates!”
Christina then clapped her hands together. “Okay, I know that we just got here, but we have a lot of work to do.”
”I know that I had already said that, but I study with Annalise Keating as my teacher. However, when choosing students for the Keating 5, she snuffed in place of…” Christina explained before growling. “...Wes Gibbins. That is why I am on the show. If I win this game, maybe Professor Keating will give me back my spot. That is why I CANNOT hesitate in this game, even for a moment.”</i>
“Okay, let’s start with the shelter team!” The law student said. “I think it should be Leo, Xedilan, Edward and Carrie.”
“Hey, I am game!” Carrie grinned, gritting her teeth.
“Same here!” Xedilan smirked, holding his bicep.
“I have no qualms.” Edward said.
Leo just crossed his arms and shrugged his shoulders. Everyone gave mild negative reactions.
“Hold there, buddy, I know that you are excited to show off, but tone down the enthusiasm!” Xedilan snarked.
”Okay, long story short, I do not do social interactions. At all. I am only on this season because my sister applied me out of revenge.” Leo explained. ”I know that seeing that I am stuck here, I might as well try to play, but why should I automatically trust anyone and assume that nobody will play the “hidden villain” card? And no, said card being cliche is NOT a reason for me to let my guard down.”
“As for the fruit team…” Christina said before trailing off. “I guess I will take Khall with me.”
“Um, okay, just one question?” The purple-clad man piped up.
“And that is?” Christina asked.
“Why are we splitting up into teams?” Khall asked, confused. “Are we supposed to work together in the Challenges?”
Christina on the other hand breathed in and out. “Just grin and bear it, Christina. The harsher the game is, the more satisfying it will be if you win.”
“I think Christina wants you to go with her to collect fruit.” Estelle said.
Khall’s eyes lit up. “Oh, I could do that.”
“Good.” Christina nodded before looking at Isolde, Estelle and Vardon. “Which leaves you three with fire pit duty.”
“Oh, I would love to!” Isolde smiled. She then frowned before looking to the side. “But I do not know what to make a fire pit.”
“Don’t worry, Isolde, I had watched a few Survivor seasons before so I think I know what to do.” Estelle reassured.
“It is surprisingly simple.” Vardon added.
Isolde smiled. “Okay, then, let’s do it.”
“So everyone is happy with their roles?” Christina asked. Everyone nodded, making her smirk. “Good, let’s get to work.”
Everyone again nodded with most of them happy. Though there were a couple of them who seemed disappointed.
”So basically, our tribe is already getting along with each without any major conflicts. We had both been assigned our jobs from Christina with nobody calling her off.” Xedilan smiled. He then scoffed. ”Borrrrring. I can’t stand that super-sappy stuff. Fortunately, it is only the first day, but maybe I won’t have to wait THAT long for something exciting to happen. Especially with Christina, Khall and Leo here. But if not…. Ha ha ha. I’ll just do it myself.”
Blaine, Calibri, Wendy and Brant had dropped a bunch of lumber on the ground before turning around to make another trip.
“I must say, Brant, you are stronger than I thought.” Blaine mused.
“Hey, just because these muscles and primarily for show, that doesn’t mean they can’t be used for… Muscle stuff.” The model smirked, flexing his arm.
“And Calibri, you are indeed strong.” Blaine noted. “Especially considering your attire!”
“But of course! You don’t get to be in the Royal Guard if you are not strong!” The skeleton beamed.
Blaine paused as they started to collect more lumber. “Hey, I had an idea.”
“Yes, what is it?” Calibri asked.
“How about us four form an alliance?” Blaine said, while picking up lumber.
This had caught the others’ attention.
“An alliance?” Wendy asked, raising an eyebrow.
“Yeah, we are clearly the strongest people here so why not make sure that this tribe stays strong and vote off the weak players.” Blaine explained.
”I have a strong philosophy. Only the strong could survive. That is how I do my job as part of the Krimzon Guard and that is how I make sure our tribe will succeed here.” Blaine said, crossing his arms. ”I don’t usually socialise much, but I knew that I had to align with the stronger members of my tribe before someone strong somehow got pulled into the minority.”
“I think that is a good idea.” Wendy nodded. “I mean the four of us will definitely be vital in Challenge so why not make sure that none of us go first?”
“Right! We will keep this tribe safe by keeping it strong!” Calibri said, holding up a finger.
Brant on the other hand, looked worried.
Blaine raised an eyebrow. “I noticed that you didn’t put in YOUR input on the suggestion, Brant?”
“It is just that… Are the people we are not going to allowed into our alliance really that weak?” Brant asked.
Blaine looked in disbelief. “You cannot be seriously. None of the others look like they could keep up with us.”
“Ya don’t know that!” Brant insisted. “We haven’t gave them a proper chance!”
“Also, true…” Calibri mused, putting her hand on her chin.
Blaine crossed his arms. “Brant, I could assure you that even if they are decently strong, they pale in comparison to us.”
“Yeah, but…” The strawberry blond man said.
“Hey, why don’t we wait until the Challenge?” Calibri piped up. “Then, we could decide if they are strong or not.”
“Very well. I will give them the benefit of the doubt.” Blaine said. “However, I have already my doubts.”
”I like to think myself as an optimist. I think there is something good in everyone’s heart. Or in this case, everyone’s skill. Cuz of that, I just gunna give them a chance.” Brant frowned. ”I need to show Blaine that everyone of us can be useful in their own way.”
Meanwhile, Tybalt and Shirley had made their way to some fruit trees.
“Well, we are here.” Shirley said. “Time to show me that you being part-cat is not just for show!”
However, all she got was silence. She narrowed her eyes before glaring at Tybalt.
“What? Do you have wax build-up in your ears or something?” Shirley asked. “I am talking to you!”
Tybalt turned towards Shirley startled. “Huh? What was that?”
Shirley looked in disbelief. “Have you forgotten what we came here for?”
Tybalt scratched the back of his head. “We came here to go get some fruit, didn’t we?”
“Well, the way you are so distracted makes it seems like you forget!” Shirley roared.
Tybalt chuckled nervously. “Y-Yeah, I get that a lot.”
Shirley groaned as she slapped her forehead. “J-Just go!”
Tybalt then smirked. “Shirley, surely you don’t mean that I wouldn’t!”
“I SAID GO!” Shirley roared.
Tybalt jumped before scampering up the tree.
”I am SO psyched to be on Survivor! Especially my brother had already been it before! Oh, and I guess my aunt as well…” Tybalt mused. He then grinned. ”Plus, there is all types of cool people here! I want to be friends with them all!”
Meanwhile, Pauline and Hector were building a fire pit. However, Pauline didn’t looked that happy. Filantropi were watching them from a log.
“T-T-This formation should be alright.” Hector mused.
“Yeah, sure, whatever…” Pauline muttered.
Hector noticed her lack of enthusiasm. “I-I-Is something the matter?”
Pauline looked up. “Yeah, I am stuck here forming a bunch of rocks in a circle.”
”I am a racer. I live for the chase of victory. Because of that, I am always 100% focused on the prize. I did NOT come all of the way here just to get a consolation prize.” Pauline said, waving her arm. ”Because of that, I am upset that I am stuck on the weak team of the camp preparation group! Sure, besides Big Mouth of course, I am the weakest lifter! But I am NOT a liability!”
“W-W-Well, a fire pit may be easy to do, but it is just as vital for an outdoor camp.” Hector shrugged.
“That doesn’t mean it is easy as heck!” Pauline spat. “There is a reason why they had people like YOU do this instead of people like Blaine!”
Hector seemed taken back by this. “W-W-What does THAT mean?”
Pauline then mocked Hector’s sputtering. “I-I-It’s means I don’t want to be seen as weak as YOU!”
Hector jumped at this. “Y-Y-You think I am weak!?”
“Um, duhhhh!” Pauline said, tapping her head with her finger. “Anyone who willingly accepts a role on the fire pit team is obviously pathetic and not willing to show their stuff!”
“B-B-But I am from the Walking Dead! That means I s-s-survived a zombie apocalypse!” Hector insisted.
Pauline let out a mirthless laugh. “Ooh, good for you! Listen, running away while wetting your pants from the slowest moving horror monsters does NOT make you strong!”
Hector was not the only one shocked by this. Filantropi sat there flabbergasted at what Pauline had said.
”I-I-I tried to avoid as much conflict as possible. When y-y-you are surrounded by Walkers, you n-n-need all of the help you could get.” Hector explained. ”H-H-However, I am shocked and appalled that P-P-Pauline had dismissed my story just like that. I-I-If she had been there, she would had seen t-t-that avoiding Walkers is harder than it looks.”
Filantropi then got up from her seat. “You horrific, beastly child!”
Pauline looked at Filantropi with an exasperated look. “I AM beastly! I am a WOMBAT! Hell, you are beastly too!”
“I mean as in primal!” The ostrich scolded. “How dare you made fun of Hector’s past like?”
“Well, excuuuuuse me for not taking seriously the past of a chicken-wuss who runs off with his tails behind his legs.” Pauline spat.
“It is n-n-not like that!” Hector insisted. “Yes, I ran a lot, b-b-but it is not as simple as you make it out to be.”
“Because you suck at running?” Pauline asked, sarcastically. “Well, since you put it THAT way!”
Filantropi growled. “Y-Y-You demon child!?”
“Well, I am glad to see the time used to build the fire pit is being well-spent…”
The three turned their heads to see Shirley and Tybalt walking back while holding a bunch of fruit.
“Come on, guys! It is far too early for the drama to start!” Tybalt whined.
Filantropi pointed her finger towards Pauline. “Blame Pauline!”
The racer just shrugged. “Hey, just calling it as I see it!”
Filantropi growled as Hector just frowned.
“Filantropi, it is alright.” Hector reassured.
The boutique-owner looked at the survivor. “No, it is not.”
“While it doesn’t matter who is in the wrong, the way I see it the way you are wasting time when you could had finished the fire pit puts ALL of you in the wrong!” Shirley scolded.
Then, Blaine, Wendy, Calibri and Brant walked in carrying lumber.
“Shirley is right. The point of Survivor is to adapt and you failing to do so.” Blaine said, sternly. “Now get back to work.”
Pauline just scoffed before crossing her arms. “Ooh, making rock circles. So much work…”
Everyone looked at Pauline with negative reactions.
“Every tribe is doomed at least to have one of these…” Filantropi muttered.
The shelter team consisting of Leo, Xedilan, Edward and Carrie made their way back to camp while carrying lumber.
“Okay, guy with the glasses.” Carrie piped up.
The Nobody raised his eyebrow. “Yes?”
“Just to make sure… Your name is, like, Leo, right?” Carrie asked.
The three men paused before looking at each other. Xedilan and Edward then looked at Leo who looked annoyed.
Xedilan then grinned. “That’s right! My name is Leo! And the lion’s name is Edward! And the other guy’s name is Xedilan!”
Carrie brightly nodded. “Okay, just checking!”
Edward jumped, nearly dropping his lumber. “D-Don’t confuse the woman!”
“What do you mean, Xedilan?” Carried asked, tilting her head.
“I-I am not…” Edward started before he stopped himself. “Alright, let’s try this again.”
”I am SO excited to be here! The twin worlds of Bionis and Mechonis are grand, but still that doesn’t make playing the game in another world any less fun!” Carrie grinned, squealing like a fangirl. ”Also, all of these people are great! I mean we have a lion, a princess and even a piggy bank! This may take a bit of time, like, memorizing all of them, but I am sure that I will do so eventually!”
“So what do you guys do?” The cyborg asked, cheerfully. “I remembered being one of the later contestants so I never got a chance to find out what you guys do.”
“Oh, me? I am an apprentice of Saix, the Luna Divider!” Xedilan grinned.
Edward raised an eyebrow. “I have to ask. WHICH Saix do you work under?”
“Neither if you are talking about both previous Xigbars.” Xedilain replied.
Carrie blinked twice. “H-Huh?”
“Yeah, long story.” Xedilan shrugged. He then smirked before looking up at Leo. “So what is YOUR story, big guy? Florist?”
The lion just growled before looking ahead. “Villain.”
Edward paused. “W-What was that?”
“I am considered a villain back in Gotham City.” Leo said. “Me and my sister makes up the Zoo Beasts.”
Carrie paused. “W-W-Whoa, you sure are… Brave to tell us right off the bat that you are a criminal.”
Leo just shrugged. “I am not the first criminal to appear on this show so why should I hide it?”
“I suppose no one could argue with that logic…” Edward said, giving Leo a suspicious glare. “Anyway, I am a prince.”
Xedilan and Carrie looked shocked by this. Even Leo turned his head with a raised eyebrow.
“Really?” Carrie asked.
“That’s right.” Edward nodded. “Or to be specific, Édouard de Montcalm, Crown Prince of the Kingdom of Guyenne, Grand Duke of Guernica and Ajaccio, and Commander of the Queen's Regiments.”
The three paused when they heard this.
“Um, pretentious much?” Xedilan chuckled.
Edward glared at Xedilan. “I merely stated my title.”
”Indeed, I am actually a prince. I came here at the request at my mother to see how my skills as a strategist would come into play.” Edward explained. ”The main reason why I was originally attempting to hide my title is because I had seen other people who people would be hesitate in voting for like someone rich or a villain. But I suppose I didn’t need my disguise. Regardless, I am glad I had asked Tiny to give me a casual outfit. Any of my clothes back home would had made me suffer from heat frustration.”
Meanwhile, Christina and Khall made his way over to the fruit trees.
“Okay, this had have the most trees.” Christina said.
Khall looked up. “So basically, all we have to do is collect the fruit.”
“That’s right.” Christina said, before rolling up her sleeves. “Stay here. I am going to climb up it and…”
That was when Khall had walked in front of her. Before she could protest, Christina looked in awe as Khall walked up the tree (as in literally walk up in). He then made his way towards the fruit and started to pick casually.
“H-H-How are you doing!?” Christina asked in disbelief.
Khall looked down at Christina in confusing. “Um, I am picking them.”
“N-N-No, I mean standing on the tree as if your feet were made out of glue!” The Latina exclaimed.
“Oh, that? That’s because I am a ninja!” Khall reassured.
“R-Really?” Christina asked. “I didn’t know that ninjas could stand on trees as if they had glue on it!”
“Well, that…” Khall started. He then paused. “Wait a minute, not even ninjas could stand on trees.”
Then, Khall fell off of the tree. Christina’s eyes widened.
Khall blinked twice as he landed on top of Christina. The latter was angrily struggling to get from underneath him.
“...You know, I wouldn’t had fell if you haven’t reminded me of my limitations.” Khall said.
“GET. OFF. ME!” Christina roared.
”This isn’t exactly the first time I had been something in this. For some reason, I had always wandering into portals that lead to these types of competitions.” Khall said, scratching the back of his head. ”It is a pain, but by now, I just shrugged and go along with the ride.”
Meanwhile, Estelle were placing rocks around a circle. Then, Isolde walked in holding Vardon.
“Are you sure that you are okay?” Isolde asked, concerned.
“Lady Isolde, I appreciate your concern, but I already told you, I am mostly indestructible.” Vardon reassured.
“If you say so.” Isolde said, crouching down. “Oh, and you don’t have to call me Lady. Out here, I am just another player just like the rest of you.”
“Oh, sorry, force of habit.” Vardon chuckled.
”Yes, I know some people would consider me dead on arrival coming into this game. As Tiny said, I am the series’ most smallest contestant thus far.” Vardon said. ”However, while I admit that I will be a huge physical liability, I don’t want to leave right off the bat.”
“Force of habit?” Estelle asked. “Oh, yeah. I keep forgetting that the Beast is actually a prince!”
Vardon nodded his head. “That’s right.”
“Oh, wow.” Estelle said in awe. “I am on a tribe with not only two members of royalty, but also someone who works for royalty!”
“I know, right?” Isolde smiled. “I am worried that coming from a rich heritage, I would not fit in!”
“Yeah, same here!” Estelle grinned. She then paused.
”I had come onto this show to prove that not all rich girls are snobs. So I am more than ecstatic that I had appeared on the same season as Edward, Isolde and Vardon!” Estelle beamed. ”They are seemed like great people to be with! I am so glad that I am not alone here!”
The three had continued walking about their respective lifestyles. Then, Christina and Khall walked in carrying a bunch of fruit.
“Hey! You don’t have to not socialize! But do it AFTER your job is done!” Christina shouted, getting the fire pit team’s attention.
Then, the shelter team had walked in.
“Ah, speaking of work, how is the shelter?” Christina asked.
“Well, it is hard to say.” Edward said. “But between the time we are making, we should make good time.”
Christina smiled and nodded. “Just let me this job first and I will help you!”
“And I’ll help!” Khall said, brightly.
Christina jumped at this. “Um, yeah, you don’t have to do that. We already got enough people on the shelter.”
“Translation: If you touch the shelter, it would break enough.” Xedilan smirked.
“Oh, okay.” Khall shrugged.
Edward seemed surprised by this. “You are just going to take that?”
“Why not?” Khall asked with a raised eyebrow. “It is not like he is wrong.”
Everyone looked at each other. This was going to be a long season.
(Day 2; Jacamar Tribe)
Blaine, Wendy and Calibri sat outside of the shelter they had made last night.
“Huzzah! Our shelter looks amazing!” Calibri said, holding her arms in the air.
“Indeed, it may not be perfect, but it should get through the rain.” Blaine agreed.
“I am glad that I could help lead this shelter to be fixed!” Calibri beamed.
Wendy looked at Calibri with a raised eyebrow. “...Blaine was the one who had done most of the instructing!”
“Yes, because I had gave temporarily gave my role as leader to him!” The skeleton pointed.
Wendy looked at Blaine with an exasperated glare. The latter just shrugged.
“Oh, that reminds me!” Calibri piped up, holding up a finger, getting the two’s attention.
“Oh? What is it?” Blaine asked.
“Between forming our alliance and leading the construction of my shelter, I had decided to make you the co-leader!” Calibri announced.
Blaine paused. How was one supposed to react to something like that?
“I mean other than your other accomplishments, I don’t know how I could NOT make you the co-leader!” Calibri pointed out. “I mean we are both part of powerful guard stations back home.”
“I-Indeed.” Blaine said. “When we are both guards so that means we are tasked with protecting everyone.”
“That’s right, I am saying!” Calibri smiled. “I am going to find Brant and tell him the good news!”
Blaine scratched the back of his head while Wendy looked annoyed.
”I could learn a few things from someone as cheerful as Calibri. But being a leader is NOT one of them.” Wendy said, sternly before swinging her arm. ”I know that it had only been a day, but she had shown NO capabilities of being a leader. Thus far, Blaine had done most of the work.”
As Calibri gone off, Wendy turned toward Blaine.
“She is hopeless, Blaine.” Wendy frowned.
“It only been one day.” The red-haired man scolded.
“Yes, but…” Wendy started.
“It is still early on. She just needs to prove her stuff.” Blaine explained.
“But other than her impressive strength, she haven’t proven ANYTHING about her being part of a royal guard!” Wendy scolded.
“Again, like I said, it is early on.” Blaine pointed out. “Besides, I strongly doubt that anyone would just let her into such the Royal Guard if she didn’t had extraordinary skills.”
Wendy paused. “I… Suppose you are right.”
”At first, I was quick to dismiss Calibri, thinking she would just be a dainty liability. However, she is stronger than she dresses and claims to be in the Royal Guard.” Blaine explained. ”I mean if she is there, she must be doing SOMETHING right. So yeah, I will give the benefit of the doubt and let her lead.”
“Look, if in a few days, Calibri had proven that she can’t be trusted with the role of leadership, I will waste no time promoting myself from “co-leader”.” The spy explained before walking off.
Wendy paused as she watched Blaine leave.
Meanwhile, Brant were talking to Shirley, Hector, Tybalt, Pauline and Filantropi.
“Well, everyone you wanted to see is here.” Shirley said, crossing her arms. “What is it do you wish to speak with us?”
“Well, you know that we will be having our first Challenge tomorrow?” Brant asked. Everyone nodded their heads. “Well, when we get to it, you have to try your best.”
Everyone looked at each other in confusion.
“Um, duh.” Pauline pointed out.
“No, you don’t understand! Blaine wants an alliance with him, me, Calibri and Wendy to make sure that you guys stay in the minority.” Brant exclaimed.
This took everyone by surprise.
“What!?” Filantropi gasped.
Brant grimly nodded his head.
”My first course of action is to tell the others about Blaine’s plan. I have to warn the others and get them to do 100% at the Challenge tomorrow.” Brant explained. ”I don’t want them to put another in the minority when they haven’t really done anything to warrant that.”
“W-W-What? H-HE thinks I’m WEAK?” Hector exclaimed.
Pauline rolled her good eye. “Um, duh.”
Shirley glared down at the wombat. “He thinks YOU’RE weak too!”
“There is a big difference! Small players get underestimated a lot!” Pauline scolded. “Hector on the other hand, is dead-on arrival.”
“C-C-Come on, you haven’t even gave me a chance.” The blonde man scolded.
Pauline let out a mirthless laugh. “Like I need to!”
“Um, are you that blind to the fact that Blaine is trying to split apart this tribe on Day TWO?” Filantropi asked in disbelief.
”I knew that I wouldn’t like Blaine was the moment I saw him. First, he mostly just hanged around with Wendy and Leo rarely talking to anyone.” Filantropi said, crossing her arms. ”Next, he and Shirley had threatened me with violent actions. Oh, and I am STILL upset that you haven’t pulled them out of the game for that! And now, he is trying to split our tribe apart! He is indeed a demon!”
“Filantropi is right. It is far too early for this tribe to be split up.” Brant nodded. “That is why I want ya guys to show your skills at the Challenge.”
Shirley narrowed her eyes. “But some of us don’t even NEED to prove our stuff! I had spent a majority of my life on a deserted island with a limited amount of people! I was BUILT for this show!”
“A-A-And I survived a zombie apocalypse!” Hector added.
“By running away.” Pauline muttered.
Shirley glared down. “Oh, and how does all of that driving do you when there are NO vehicles here!?”
“Hey, I trained for this game!” Pauline snapped.
“Guys, guys, guys!” Brant insisted. “Look, like I said, if you want to prove Blaine wrong, do it at the Challenge.”
“Oh, Brant, there you are!”
Everyone turned their heads to see Calibri waving at him.
“Oh, hey, Calibri.” Brant grinned. He then turned towards the others. “Don’t worry, if you are as good as you say, you shouldn’t have any trouble impressing Blaine.”
With that, he had ran off to talk to Calibri, leaving everyone stunned.
“Well… That happened.” Tybalt piped up.
“N-N-Now what?” Hector asked.
“What else?” Filantropi said, sternly.
Everyone looked down at the ostrich.
“Vote off Blaine.” Filantropi said, simply.
Tybalt, Hector and Pauline all looked shocked by this. However, they were just as shocked by Shirley’s next answer.
“That one gets my vote.” The dark-haired woman nodded.
Filantropi jumped at this. “R-Really?”
Shirley raised an eyebrow behind her sunglasses. “Of course. I did not come all of the way here from the island just to go back there after a few days.”
”Just like I said, I am very adaptable with people. Make no mistake, I STILL don’t condone Filantropi’s lazy actions and apathetic attitude. AT ALL. But I am willing to keep her for at least one round to take down a mutual enemy. But Blaine?” Shirley asked before letting out a mirthless laugh. ”Why should I be adaptable to someone who wants to vote me out?”
“It is as you said, Filantropi.” The island survivor had pointed out. “Why DO we to appeal to HIM?”
Tybalt then raised his finger. “Um, because he is from a harsh environment?”
Shirley glared at Tybalt. “And being stranded on an island with limited people not?”
“B-B-But what about Brant?” Hector asked.
“What about Brant?” Shirley challenged. “That we should go out of our way to impress him!?”
“Woah, woah, woah!” Pauline said, holding out. “I am just angry at him for underestimating me! But we can’t vote him out! He is one of our stronger players!”
“And THAT means him the right to split apart our tribe!?” Filantropi asked in disbelief.
Pauline looked at Filantropi in disbelief. “Do you even know what type of game you had signed up for!?”
“Filantropi is right.” Shirley said, waving her arm. “If he is willing to assume that we are weak, then we have the right to assume that he is a close-minded imbecile.”
“Y-Yeah, but…” Pauline started.
“I am actually surprised, Pauline.” Filantropi said, raising an eyebrow. “With all of your gloating on your skills, I assume that you had been furious that Blaine is looking down on you.”
“So you are claim to win this game, but you are willing to give into Blaine’s back and call?” Shirley challenged.
“I am not!” Pauline roared.
“Then, vote with us.” Shirley said. “Don’t let that meathead push us around.”
Pauline bit her lip.
”Okay, I totally get what Shirley and Filantropi are saying. Blaine is an a-hole so assuming that I would be a major liability.” Pauline said, putting her fist on her side. ”However, he actually more or less have the strength of a winner. Just with the rest of his alliance. And that is where I want to be! Not a pee-wee boy or Little Miss Permanent Raspberry and Banana Stain.”
Isolde and Estelle were sitting inside of their shelter while talking to each other.
“So you work as a cleaner at a coffee house?” Isolde asked in awe.
“That’s right.” Estelle nodded. “I had always loved the drinks there so I had decided to return the favour for their service by working there!”
“Oh, wow. I had rarely cleaned back at home.” Isolde said. “Last night was my first experience with actually.”
“Wow, so it must had been a lot of work for you.” Estelle said in awe.
“It was.” Isolde said. “But I don’t really mind.”
Then, Carrie had poked her head inside of the shelter. “Hey, girls, how are you doing?”
“Just fine, Carrie!” Isolde smiled. “We were just getting to know each other!”
The bounty hunter grinned before sitting between Isolde and Estelle before wrapping her arms around their shoulders.
“Good! I would love to know about two lovelies too!” Carrie grinned.
Isolde giggled nervously. “Oh my… I had been to hitted on by a woman before.”
“Yes, well, this is the modern times!” Carrie reassured.
”Yeahhhhh… I could be more than a flirt with other women. Sorry, I just can’t help it. I love other women!” Carrie said, scratching the back of her head. ”And we have some real lookers on my tribe! And I just cannot resist having my way with them!”
Then, Edward had poked his head in. “Ah, Isolde, Estelle, you are here. Carrie, you are here too!”
“That’s right, Edward!” Carrie smiled.
“Oh, thank goodness, you had actually said my name right.” The prince sighed in relief. “But yes, as long as you’re here, can I talk to you?”
“Sure, Edward, what is it?” Isolde asked.
“Well, you both that all three of us are well-off with money, right?” The brown-haired man asked.
Isolde and Estelle nodded their heads. Carrie on the other hand looked confused.
“Um, I am not.” Carrie said, raising her good arm. “I mean it is not like I am a hobo, but…”
“I know. I will get back to you later.” Edward reassured. “Well, I suppose that we form an alliance.”
Isolde tilted her head to the side. “An alliance?”
“That is correct.” Edward explained. “When I first came on this show, I initially tried to hide my status as a prince. Mainly out of fear that I may get aligned with THOSE people…”
Carrie raised an eyebrow. “Those people?”
“You know.” Edward said before growling. “People who think because we don’t need the money, believe we doesn’t deserve to be here.”
”Obviously to avoid being targeted for being rich is to align with people who as just as rich as me. It should be easier to avoid the inevitable purists.” Edward explained. ”That and Isolde, Estelle and Carrie all look easy to control. Especially in comparison to the rest of my tribe.”
“Yeah, that is a good point…” Estelle frowned.
“That is why we should form an alliance.” Edward said. “To protect ourselves from those kinds of people.”
Isolde and Estelle looked at each other. Carrie on the other hand raised her arm again.
“Um, where do I fit in?” Carrie asked.
“Well, a three-person alliance in a group of nine is good, but not great.” Edward explained. “We need a fourth person and seeing that you three are already getting along with each other. I had decided to have you.”
Carrie then grinned. “Then, I will gladly accept this alliance.”
Isolde paused. “Um, actually…”
“Actually, I would love to join your alliance!” Estelle smiled.
Isolde looked surprised by this. Edward noticed this and raised an eyebrow.
“Is something the matter, Isolde?” Edward asked.
“Um, well…” Isolde said.
“She is concerned about being in the minority.” Estelle piped up.
“Ah, yes, don’t worry, I already know about that.” Edward said. “However, I still need more time to get a feel about the rest of our tribemates to decide on a fifth member.”
Then, Khall had walked past the shelter. However, he was holding some kind of bush.
Carrie noticed the bush in Khall. “Hey, Khall! What are you going to do with that bush?”
The ninja looked at Carrie. “Oh, I am going to try to tie it to a tree.”
“Umm… What?” Edward asked, blinking twice.
“Well, you see, there are no cactuses here for some reason.” Khall said.
Estelle paused. “Um, that is to be expected. We are on a jungle planet.”
“Really? That didn’t stopped them from appearing before.” Khall explained. “Anyway, I am going to try to make my own cactuses by tying thorn bushes to the trees.”
“Umm, what do you want to have cactuses in the first place?” Edward asked.
“Because if I don’t, how will I meditate on them?” Khall asked.
“But what does…” Edward started.
”Okay, what gives? The sole consistent about going along with these misadventures is that there is always a cactus where I could meditate on!” Khall said, crossing his arms. ”So what makes this place any different? Heck, I would had settled for moving yellow cactuses!”
Then, Khall had walked over to continue his task. Everyone looked on in disbelief.
“...I have so many questions, even though I would probably never get a single straight answer.” Edward lamented.
Carrie then got up. “I am going to help him.”
Edward turned towards Carrie in shock. “What? Seriously?”
“Yeah, he can’t make cactuses on his own.” Carrie shrugged before clenching her robotic fist. “I should speed up the progress with my robotic arm.”
She then walked off to join Khall, leaving the three stunned.
“THIS is why I want to form an alliance.” Edward groaned before holding his head. “So we don’t get targeted over… THAT. I… I just need a moment.”
With that, he had walked off leaving the two girls.
Isolde turned towards Estelle. “Estelle, why didn’t you tell Edward the truth?”
“Well, I wanted to, but I realize that said truth is disrespectful to his goals.” The strawberry-blonde explained.
“Y-Yes… But… LYING to him?” Isolde asked.
“We… Are technically not lying. I mean you have no problems with starting an alliance with him, right?” Estelle asked.
“R-Right…” Isolde frowned.
“Then, we wish to make sure that this alliance goes through. For his sake.” Estelle explained.
“I-I see what you mean…” Isolde explained.
”I know that this is an odd trait to have on Survivor, but I am not a big fan of lying. I don’t like keeping secrets from others.” Estelle explained. ”Buttttt if the truth offends a person, then there is nothing with a white lie. Besides, I totally see where Edward is coming from. Even if we don’t need the money, it is shallow to target us when someone else had already made themselves to be a liability or a threat.”
Meanwhile, Khall and Carrie were carrying thorn bushes towards a tree. However, someone called out to them.
Khall and Carrie turned their heads to see Christina and Xedilan standing to the the side.
“Oh, hey, guys!” Carrie grinned.
“Hey, guys.” Christina said. “Um, what do you have there?”
“Thorn bushes. There aren’t any cactuses for Khall to stand on so we are creating our own.” Carrie explained.
Christina paused. “But, of course...”
“Hey, can I help out?” Xedilan piped up.
“Sure!” Khall said with his eyes making a “^__^” expression.
“N-Now wait! Hold on!” Christina scolded. “We have to talk about alliances first!”
“Alliances?” Carried asked with a raised eyebrow.
“Yeah, I think us four should form one.” Christina nodded.
”I know that this is only Day 2, but I am not the type to just sit back and wait. At all. I have to form an alliance as quick as possible.” Christina explained. ”The personalities of Xedilan, Khall and Carrie may be tricky to work with, but they all seem strong so I had decided that I just have to deal.”
“Wow, most people usually avoid me.” Khall said, tilting his head to the side.
“Gee, I wonder why…” Christina muttered before shaking her head. “But that is what this game is all about. Adaptability. And I genuinely think we have a potentially-strong alliance here.”
“Yeah, and a fun one too!” Xedilan grinned, crossing his arms.
”So I am in an alliance so your textbook overachiever woman with a clumsy oaf of a ninja and a carefree girl who forgets things easily?” Xedilan said before snickering. ”Of COURSE I am going to agree to this alliance. I’ll give them… What, ten days before they drive Christina crazy! And that is assuming and I am extremely generous and bother to wait that long!”
“I’ll do it!” Khall beamed.
“Same here! This sounds a great group to be in!” Carrie grinned.
“I am glad that we all on the same page here!” Christina smirked. “So now THAT is taking care of, Khall?”
“Hm?” The ninja asked.
“Aren’t your hands in pain from holding these thorn bushes like that?” Christina asked.
Khall blinked twice. “Um, yes, why?”
Christina immediately slapped her head, Xedilan chuckled while Carrie watched with a blank glare.