Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer Fanfiction: Rudolph's Shiny New Year - 3. Chapter 3
And so, they left as they followed Father Time’s instructions as Rudolph led the way.
“What’s a sundial?” Phoebe asked her big brother.
“Um… It was before clocks…” Thor tried to explain. “Like the sun would shine in the sky and people used it to tell time.”
“Wherever the sundial’s shadow would be, that would tell them the time.” Atticus said.
“What he said.” Thor added.
“Cool,” Phoebe smiled. “I learned something new.”
“Now, we gotta look for a hand somehow.” Rodan said as Rudolph shined his nose to show them the light to the sundial.
“Shouldn’t be too hard.” Thor said.
It took a little while, but luckily…
“Thornton, is that it?” Phoebe asked as she pointed to the sundial which had a finger pointing to the water.
“Why, yes!” Thor smiled. “I believe you’re right.”
“That was easy.” Phoebe smiled back.
Rudolph flew out a bit as they walked beside the ocean before they found a boat.
“We must have to take that boat.” Mo guessed.
They came onto the boat to take a ride through the water as the sail flapped out which had the year 1028 on it.
“Hey, Cherry, that’s almost your birthday.” Atticus chuckled.
“Mm-hmm.” Cherry replied.
“This is going to be a great adventure.” Thor said.
“It’ll be an interesting one, that’s for sure,” Rodan agreed. “I can’t wait to tell Adam and Adora all about it.”
They sailed through the ocean together to a new adventure as they passed by the various years that came on the way with them.
“So I’ve heard from Madeline that she and the other girls saw a giant snail monster attacking The Eiffel Tower before Susan, Paul, Dr. Cockroach, B.O.B, and Link came to stop it.” Atticus said to the others to pass the time.
“Cool.” Thor smiled.
“Too bad we couldn’t see that battle.” Cherry said.
“I’m sure my uncle has it archived,” Thor smiled. “That is… If we can find Happy in time.”
“Re-lax,” Patch replied. “We got this. I just hope maybe the Santa Pups stay put back home.”
“Maybe they came to look for Happy~” Cherry said ominously from that.
“Oh, come on; like they would leave the North Pole again.” Patch said.
“Do you trust them enough?” Cherry asked. “They seemed mischievous from what you told us when you first met them.”
“Ah, Cherry, they were just little pups back then,” Patch replied. “I believe in them.”
A while passed as Rudolph sat up front to light the way for them as the others fell asleep before a bird’s call woke them up.
“Please don’t tell me that’s who I think that is.” Cherry groaned.
“Depends, do you think it’s that bird?” Mo replied. “You might be right.”
“Oh, joy.” Cherry groaned as she put her head into her hands.
“Oh, no!” Rudolph cried out. “It’s Eon!”
Eon did everything in his power to stop Rudolph with the adventure group as he was determined to find Happy before they could as he swooped around the boat.
“What do we do?” Phoebe asked.
“Get a giant net and throw him in the water.” Cherry said.
“Cherry!” The others scolded.
“What?” Cherry shrugged in defense.
“Got to go faster!” Rudolph panicked as blew on the sail to make the boat move quicker.
Atticus soon used his super-breath against the sail. Luckily, they wouldn’t have to wait long for help before a whale tail came out of the water. This was met by the tolling of a clock like from the grand clock from London known as Big Ben as Eon looked startled from the sound.
“Now, now, don’t you all fret from that overgrown chicken.” The whale said as he fully came out with a glare at the vulture.
“Whew! Thanks, big guy.” Thor sighed.
“Heh. That’s a lot coming from you.” Cherry smirked.
Thor lowered his eyelids as he blew a raspberry from that.
“Who are you?” Rudolph asked the whale nervously.
“Well, folks call me Big Ben,” The whale replied. “Look what I can do! Climb inside, it’s safe in there.”
“Oh, no, no, no,” Cherry said. “I am not getting eaten by a whale again.”
“Can we ride on top of you instead, Big Ben?” Rodan asked.
“Uh, yeah, I would very much prefer that option.” Cherry agreed.
“Okay, suit yourselves!” Big Ben replied as Rudolph flew a bit to help himself up on top of the whale as the others got themselves up in their own way.
“I won’t let you find Happy before I do!” Eon laughed as he flew overhead of them as it got foggy.
“We’ll see who finds Happy first.” Atticus said.
“You bad birdy!” Big Ben glared as he splashed water at Eon to scare away the vulture.
Eon rolled his eyes a bit as he flew off from that as Big Ben helped Rudolph and the others through the water.
“Well, at least it looks like even Eon the Terrible is no match for Big ben.” Mo smirked as she leaned against Atticus.
“Yep, he knows when to fly off when he can’t match up against a whale.” Atticus smirked.
They soon rode along for a while as Rudolph’s nose still glowed.
By the next morning, Big Ben had taken Rudolph and the adventure group to the oldest island of the whole Archipelago of Last Years. It was the island of old One Million BC had gone to retire. While Big Ben waited in the harbor, the little reindeer and the adventure group went ashore. There seemed to be plenty of dinosaurs which included a long-necked dinosaur with his friends who were a flying pterodactyl, a spiked-tailed stegosaurus, a rough, tomboy-like triceratops, and a big-mouthed swimming dinosaur who was very tiny.
“Don’t. Eat. Us.” Cherry told the dinosaurs as they traveled.
“Please don’t eat us.” Phoebe begged.
The young dinosaur group looked curious of them before they let them go.
“Anybody home?!” Rudolph called from outside the nearby cave.
“Why certainly, there’s always anybody,” A caveman replied as he came out of the cave. “Yes? No?”
“Hi!” Rudolph smiled. “You must be-“
“Oh, me? I’m O.M.” The caveman replied.
“O.M.?” Patch asked, looking confused.
“Short for One Million,” The caveman explained. “Too much work saying ‘One Million’, yes? No? Yes!”
“I… I suppose so…” Rudolph said, a bit confused.
“Hey! Why for the edges on your mouth go down, not up?” O.M. asked them.
“W-We’re looking for Happy the Baby New Year,” Rudolph said as he got worried. “What if we don’t find him?”
“Oh, stop with the don’t thoughts, start with the do thoughts!” O.M. smiled optimistically before he began to climb up a tree.
“You’re gonna start singing, aren’t you?” Cherry groaned.
“What’s wrong with a little song?” O.M. smiled.
“Cherry has an, erm… Interesting story with songs…” Atticus replied.
“Then allow me to make it even more interesting!” O.M. remarked.
Cherry gave a look to Atticus who smiled nervously.
“This should be fun.” Phoebe smiled.
Cherry decided to walk away from the song before she saw the dinosaur group looking at her again.
“I’m not a song person much myself.” The triceratops said.
“Oh, I love a good song,” The big-mouthed swimmer dinosaur smiled. “Yep-Yep-Yep.”
“Are you scared of us?” The long-necked dinosaur asked. “You don’t have to be.”
“After Jurassic Park, I have a hard time being around dinosaurs.” Cherry said to them.
“Well, don’t worry; we’re friendly.” The flying dinosaur smiled.
“Hmm…” Cherry paused as she seemed to wander off with the dinosaurs as O.M. sang to the others to help lift their spirits. “I guess so…”
The dinosaur group smiled a little as Cherry walked off with them.
“Then again, the dinosaurs I had to deal with were meat-eaters who almost tried to eat me and my best friend and the second time, almost ate us and his girlfriend and pet,” Cherry said. “And the third time; seriously, if I have to go back to either of those islands, I’m going to lose it.”
“We will not eat you,” The big-mouthed swimmer smiled. “Nope-Nope-Nope.”
“We mostly eat Tree Stars.” The long-necked dinosaur added.
“Tree Stars…?” Cherry asked. “You must mean leaves or something. Hmm… Well, I like you guys already.”
“That’s good.” The flying dinosaur smiled.
Cherry glanced over with a small shrug.
“You have quite the story, Mr. O.M.” Patch smiled at the caveman.
“Thanks.” O.M. smiled back.
“I think if Cherry heard a song about ‘raining sunshine’ though, she’d go ballistic…” Thor muttered.
The others had to nod in agreement from that sentiment.
“Sounds wonderful, O.M!” Rudolph added. “We’ll take your advice and I know we’ll find Happy!”
“Yes!” Rodan smiled. “Find Happy!”
“Who’s Happy?” O.M. asked them before laughing to himself. “Everybody’s happy!”
Phoebe and Rodan laughed a bit as the caveman hopped and danced in a circle all around them.
“O.M., please!” Rudolph called out to him. “Happy is the new Baby New Year.”
“He’s missing and we have to find him,” Mo added. “We thought maybe he was here?”
“Little baby?” O.M. smiled. “Oh, yeah! Yeah! Yeah! YEAH!”
“You mean he’s here?” Atticus asked.
“No.” O.M. then said.
“Oh…” The others frowned solemnly from that.
“But he was!” O.M. then told them.
“Can you tell us where he went?” Patch asked.
“He has got to positively be on one of these islands!” O.M. replied. “…Maybe?”
“Okay,” Rudolph smiled from that. “Come on, guys! Big Ben is waiting.”
“Wait, where’s Cherry?” Thor asked.
“Wait! I’m here!” Cherry called out as she came over before looking back at the young dinosaurs. “Bye, Littlefoot. Bye, Cera. Bye, Petrie. Bye, Ducky. Bye, Spike.” she then told them.
“Bye, Cherry.” The dinosaur group smiled.
“Make some new friends?” Atticus smiled at Cherry.
“Yeah, I guess I did.” Cherry replied as they decided to leave on Big Ben to find Happy.
O.M. soon told the group about how Happy made some new friends and how he was able to save a baby pterodactyl’s life by catching the egg as it fell out its nest and where he even told them about why Happy wasn’t on the island anymore.
“Poor kid,” Cherry sighed. “Has a classic case of what happened with Dumbo.”
“Tell me about it.” Atticus agreed.
“I know I never met Dumbo, I felt bad for him, but this must be rough for you guys.” Mo said to the two who met the famous baby elephant who was born with very large ears.
“Sure is.” Cherry said.
Both Cherry and Atticus shared a soft sigh about Dumbo as they thought about their time with the baby elephant when he was mocked because of his ears before he was able to use that to his advantage with the help of Timothy Q. Mouse who made him into a star sensation before they could reunite him with Mrs. Jumbo.
“I wonder what he’s doing right now?” Atticus sighed.
“I’m sure he’s a lot happier now.” Cherry replied softly.
“You two going to be okay?” Thor asked.
“We’ll be alright,” Cherry replied. “Just some memories got to us.”
Atticus nodded as they rode along with Big Ben to continue their quest in finding Happy.
The group continued their search, but for two whole days, they couldn’t find the Baby New Year.
“1893 never heard of him, 1492 was too busy discovering things to even talk to us, 1965 was too noisy…” Rudolph listed as they checked the map. “And all 4000 BC could think about was building pyramids!”
“What’s the next island to check?” Patch asked.
“Oh, you guys, the deadline is in three days,” Rudolph pouted. “Time’s running short!”
“Now, now, Rudolph, we still have time at least,” Cherry told the reindeer. “Let’s just hope for the best that we can still do it.”
“Yeah, maybe that island up there knows something,” Big Ben suggested as he looked up ahead. “Certainly looks impressive.”
“It does.” Phoebe smiled.
“What is it?” Cherry asked.
Atticus took a closer look with his telescopic vision. “It looks like a royal village,” he then said. “Like the one we used to live in, years and years ago.”
They soon came to the island and took a look as they saw castles with princes and princesses and even knights in shining armor. When they got to the island, they met the proprietor of the island, Old Sir 1023 himself, who was a knight.
‘It should be easy to find Happy here if he’s here.’ Patch thought to herself.
“Thou hast looking for the Baby New Year?” The knight asked them.
“Yeah!” Thor piped up. “Have you seen him and is he still here?!”
“Aye.” Sir 1023 replied.
“That’s good.” Atticus said.
“Where?” O.M. asked.
“I hast not the slightest notion in me noggin,” Sir 1023 then said which made the group anime fall from that. “But comest thou wist me! Comest! Comest! We search-eth!”
The group then got up to follow after the knight.
“Comest thou wist me, we search-eth,” O.M. copied teasingly as they followed. “Clang! Clang! Clang!”
“I just hope we find Happy before Eon does.” Rodan said.
“Tell me about it,” Phoebe pouted. “That poor baby out there all alone.”
“No more tears, Phoebe.” Cherry advised.
And so, they began to search the island, asking everybody about Happy and all the people they knew. You see, the year of 1023 was when all those fairy tales actually took place. This was also where a group of various students that Cherry, Atticus, Mo, and Patch met beforehand would be which would be the Ever After High students.
“Well, this is interesting.” Rodan said.
They asked all around, but they still had trouble.
“No, sorry.” Cerise said to them.
“I’m afraid we haven’t seen the Baby New Year.” Daring Charming said apologetically.
Not even the Three Little Pigs saw Happy or Little Miss Muffet.
“I… I saw him…” Humpty Dumpty said to the others as he sat on his wall. “Made me laugh so hard, I fell off the wall.”
“Did you see which way he went?” Atticus asked.
“Dunno,” Humpty Dumpty replied. “When all the king’s men and all the king’s horses came to laugh, he ran off!”
“I am seriously hating people right now.” Cherry complained about poor Happy getting laughed at because of his ears despite being just a baby.
They soon came to a cottage which held the Seven Dwarfs, but they all said to no about seeing Happy.
“All seven say no.” Rudolph said with regret.
“Hey, check that out.” Cherry hid a smirk as she saw Crow in the distance with Apple White.
“Maybe they’ve seen Happy.” Mo smiled.
The group came to see Crow and Apple as they spent some time together.
“It’s nice having a break from school,” Apple smiled. “I’m especially glad that I get to be with you, Crow.”
“I’m glad to be with you too, Apple.” Crow smiled back.
It looked like the two were about to kiss.
“Well, well, well~…” Cherry’s voice smirked. “Long time no see~”
The two blushed before they looked over to see the adventure group.
“Oh… Hey!” Apple said. “Indeed, it’s been a long time since we last saw each other.”
“Sorry that Cherry ruined your kiss.” Mo said.
“Hm…” Crow rolled his eyes. “What’s up, guys?”
“We wanted to ask you something.” Patch spoke up.
“Have you seen the Baby New Year?” Mo asked.
“Hmm… I feel like I saw a baby earlier, but I’m not sure…” Apple pondered thoughtfully.
“Did this baby have a hat?” Thor asked.
“I think so…” Apple replied thoughtfully. “It felt like the strangest thing, but when I came for a closer look, it was gone.”
“Well, at least we sorta have a lead.” Cherry then said as Happy sounded closer than they thought. At least for right now.
“I think Chloe saw him last maybe.” Crow suggested.
“Chloe?” The group asked as they hadn’t met a Chloe from Ever After High before.
“She’s Professor Rumplestiltskin’s daughter,” Crow replied. “Why don’t you try them?”
“Thanks, we’ll do that.” Phoebe smiled.
They soon came to see Rumplestiltskin, only to have more bad luck in their search.
“Oh, dear me,” Rumplestiltskin sobbed a bit as he made gold from his spinning wheel. “No baby ever wants to stay with me.”
“O, so near-eth, and yet so far-eth!” Sir 1023 cried out.
Little did they know, Baby Happy was nearer than anybody suspected.