Hello readers of Into the Woods! This is chapter 1 of the sequel, Into the World. If you have not read Into the Woods yet, go to this link:
Anyway, people who have already read it, here's Chapter 1!
Okay, I knew we were supposed to leave soon, but while I was here, I was going to take advantage of all the luxury that they gave me.
We each had our own living quarters, which were huge.
The bed sheets were as soft as silk and the blankets over them were plush and extremely fluffy. The mattress itself was memory foam and had its own touch screen remote that had a whole bunch of different settings to it. You could adjust the temperature, softness, and head and foot height. The bed had a whole bunch of different massage settings and if you pressed a button different soothing noises played to help you sleep.
I figured that I should probably shower before I ruin the extremely soft bedding. I stepped into the bathroom and it was probably as big as the room. There was a bathtub that looked more like a hot tub. Next to it was a huge shower. If I continued walking, there was a door leading to a small room with a toilet that had different settings such as temperature and which way to rinse you, so you didn't need to use toilet paper.
I walked back to the shower and saw an instruction plaque on how to turn on the shower. I was far too prideful to look at the instruction plaque on the counter. So, I got in the shower and stared at all the buttons nobs. I grabbed the biggest one because according to my hazy memory of showers, that was usually the one that powered the shower. And, I turned it to the right, all the way to the right. I looked up at the very large shower head above me and thought, Where’s the water? I didn’t notice that there were four other spouts in the wall. I thought that they were buttons. Not a millisecond later, boiling hot, skin searing, lava sprayed me full force. I jumped back as to avoid third degree burn from magic spouts in the wall. And I jumped out of the shower screaming and yelling, and the bathroom was steaming up and I couldn’t breathe. I was fairly certain that I was going to die in that bathroom.
After several minutes, letting my pride crumble, I grabbed the instruction plaque, and nearly threw it against the bathroom wall. This is what it said:
To activate normal shower head, pull ring under faucet.
“Pull what?” I asked.
I got back in the shower trying to avoid the lava coming from the wall. And there was this tiny ring thingy under the faucet. So, I pulled it, and at last I saw the light, and it was like the fog had lifted.
I was able to figure out what the different buttons and nobs did and was finally able to take a normal-ish shower. When I was finished I pressed button that turned on dryers in the shower to dry me and sent a current through my body, detangling and drying my hair.
I grabbed one of the plush robes, wrapped it around myself, and walked into my room. I walked over to the closet. It had a glass door and a screen to scroll through all the different options that I had. I scrolled over to the pajama section, considering the fact that it was already like 8:00 P.M., and ended up wearing a white, silk nightgown. I crawled into my bed and grabbed the remote on the bed.
“Let’s see.” I mumbled and pressed the soothing sounds setting. “Ooh. Beaches in Mexico.” I pressed that button and closed my eyes. Waves crashing against a beach played in the background. “Ah.” I said relaxingly. Out of nowhere, mariachi music started playing, loudly. “Okay, this isn’t working.” I turned the “soothing” sounds off.
“Ooh T.V.” I said, pressing the T.V. button. A holographic T.V. appeared above the bed. There was a wide collection of movies on the remote. The one I finally picked was one called Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. It was about this chocolate factory that had been powered down for years, then suddenly, one day, the owner of the factory, Willy Wonka, hides five golden tickets hidden in Wonka Bars and if all five are found, the five people that found them, and one guest per person, are allowed a tour of the factory. I don’t know when I finally fell asleep, bet the last thing I heard was,
OOMPA LOOMPA DOOMPADEE DOO
I'VE GOT A PERFECT PUZZLE FOR YOU
OOMPA LOOMPA, DOOMPADAH DEE
IF YOU ARE WISE YOU'LL LISTEN ME
WHAT DO YOU GET WHEN YOU GUZZLE DOWN SWEETS
EATING AS MUCH AS AN ELEPHANT EATS
WHAT ARE YOU AT GETTING TERRIBLY FAT
WHAT DO YOU THINK WILL COME OF THAT
I DON'T LIKE THE LOOK OF IT
OOMPA LOOMPA DOOMPADEE DAH
IF YOU'RE NOT GREEDY YOU WILL GO FAR
YOU WILL LIVE IN HAPPINESS TOO
LIKE THE OOMPA LOOMPA DOOMPADEE DO
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