Gleamstar's bootleg book store
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A purple cat with a star on her head sits at a stand. Books are piles around her. The sign has "book store" messily written on it.
It's been a few hours. At least Gleamstar fit in lunch and a quick nap while waiting.
A sponge has entered.
Hi! Is this the bookstore? Do you have any Barnacle Man comics?
"CRAP I FELL ASLEE- er, sorry. I don't have any of those, but I have the latest addition of the Sonichu comics."
I dunno what that is but I'll take it!
"Okay, here you go! That'll be uhhhh one whatever! I take fish, money, all that stuff!"
She hands him a comic book with some human and a hedgehog pikachu thing.
A Momkey wearing a police hat and a pair of sunglasses rides into the bookstore on his black unicycle. Seeing the purple cat, he rides up to her.
hey, do you have any books about baNAENAEs?
"You bet I do!"
She holds out a few sheets of stapled paper, the title page labeled "The Banana Fic." There's a small url at the bottom.
I don't have money, but I have candy! You deal in that, right?
Spongebob takes a lollipop out of his pants that looks way too big to have fit in there and gives it yo Gleamstar.
Spongebob then pondered.
Is a banaenae like a pineapple?
Taking the sheets of paper from the cat, the Momkey inspects the front page, noticing the URL at the bottom of the page. He instantly whips out his phone from his ass and types in the URL before starting to read the story.
Hearing Spongebob mention banaenaes, the Momkey stops reading and looks over to him.
well you see, banaenaes are kinda like pineapples but better. you should try some.
With the narrator back from foods, Gleamstar takes the lollipop and gives it a... l i c c
Good isn't it? You should see how I make krabby patties!
Spongebob picks up amazing Sonichu comics with a big smile. He gasps as the Police Momkey explains banaenaes
Better than pineapples!? I lived in a pineapple back home! Should I live in a banaenae this time?
Momkey seemed a bit confused after hearing the fact that Spongebob used to live in a literal pineapple. Well, what was he supposed to expect from a talking sponge?
um, sure, probably if you could fit in a small thing like that... anyways, i should get back to reading this thing.
The Momkey looks back to his phone, continuing to read the story.
"A banaenae sounds tasty..."
Gleamstar starts drooling.
Where do I get a banaenae, mister monkey guy!?
Momkey looks over to Spongebob yet again.
uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, i think you can get a shit ton of them at a supermarket. but i usually get them from trees.
A youngish woman soon walks up to the stand, her short black dress coming a little over her kness, the girl seems to recognize Gleamstar, running up and trying to pick the cat up
Adorable as ever Gleamy-chan. This cute little place is yours? No wonder, its fitting for someone like you.
The woman gives a childish grin, her high voice sounds almost teasing as she tries to pet Gleamstar
(A pile of bones of what looks like a skeleton turtle, with light blue gloves and boots, would rise from the ground, looking lifeless)
"Uhhh stranger danger. Who are you again? The local god of the week? If so, that's kinda cool."
The very confused Gleamstar accepts the pets.
Haven't we met?
The woman raises an eyebrow, before laughing and setting Gleamstar down
Sorry, I get a little ahead of myself sometimes. You can call me Vicis. I guess I just couldn't control myself around such an adorable little creature.
Vicis bends over to continue petting Gleamstar.
Anyways, I'm here to pick up a book of course. Just pick one at random, it'll be fine.
Gleamstar grins and pulls out a book titled "Starkit's Prophecy."
"I actually starred in this story before I came to the Nexus. It's called the 'My Immortal' of the Warriors series, but it's become a classic if I do say so myself! Unfortunately, its sequel is unfinished, but I do have what remains of it."
The woman reaches down to grab the book, glancing over it momentarily
Oh yes, sorry about the lightning by the way, I understand the timing was quite inconvenient for you. But unfortunately that's just how it goes sometimes.
The woman sighs and opens the book, skimming the pages as one who's read it far too many times
(Suddenly, a bright flash of yellow light comes from its eyes, as a oval of yellows appears from its eyes, at the bones start connecting together, then, a very short, skeleton turtle with light blue boots and gloves, starts looking around, and makes sounds trust pretty much no one understnds)
...clank?, clonk conk?
(edited by Dry-bones)
"Understandable. Anyway, time for my bi-hourly catnap!"
She flops down on the stand and starts snoring.
Seeing the skeleton, the Momkey sighs.
welp, I'm out.
Momkey throws 2000 yen at Gleamstar for the stack of papers before zooming out of the bookstore.
Clank clonk clink pink pomk clonk?
Vicis sighs and watches Gleamstar sleep for a few minutes, oh how adorable these cats are. Vicis looks down at her wrist, as one might check a watch, before shrugging
Seems that's all the time I have, oh well. I've got to pick a better point next time, sister'll probably be upset again.
Without further explanation, the Vicis vanishes into a nearby sidestreet, seeming to disappear from existence as soon as she leaves view