What if you pulled an onion out of the ground, and it had eyes!?
It would pull you down to the underworld of onions, where all the onion people live in a vast network or torch-lit caverns, of course.
Follow young Julie on just such an adventure, and explore the endless mysteries beneath an ordinary farm.
When she emerged at last her surroundings felt damp and cold. It was still quiet dark and she couldn't make anything out, but all around her she could hear voices. She listened intently hoping to get a sense of why they had brought her here.
"Le to nna htlos" she heard one little voice say
"Kol to non htlos" another replied sounding exasperated.
Julie started to feel a familiar emotion rising up in her: Panic. Though she would never admit it, Julie was afraid of the dark, and now she found herself in a weird place being held captive by what she had thought was an onion.
Her eyes filled with tears and she yelled "What do you want with me? Please bring me home" she could hear her cries echo throughout the cavern and as they faded complete silence fell upon her ears.
After what felt like hours one of the voices started speaking again only this time in english.
"Young lady, your kind has been removing us from our homes for some time now. We mean to bring you no harm, but to simply wish to make you see the error of your ways."
Somewhere in the distance she though she heard a snicker and then a slapping sound
"Now why don't we make you more comfortable." and at that she felt her hand get picked up and she was whisked away. Finally she came to a stop and waited. She could hear some rustling from somewhere in the darkness and then there was a blinding flash of light and a woosh. One of the creatures lit what appeared to be a torch.
"We don't use light down here since our flesh is very sensitive to it, and rely largely on sound but I understand you humans require light." Came a soft voice
As her eyes adjusted she could make out the shape of another one of the onion people. This one was much bigger then the one that had dragged her before it's flesh was brown and it had the same black eyes.
It approached her and she instinctively recoiled.
"Now don't be frightened dear, I have no desire to hurt you." It held the torch out to her.
"Here take this and I'll lead you to see our ruler"
She took the torch delicately from him and looked around the room. It was mostly empty a small shelf sat in one corner beside it a desk and a stool. She thought it puzzling that onions would need such commodities. Especially when they used no light. On the other side a strange wooden statue.
The onion must have followed her gaze and spoke up
"That's our leader, no one has ever seen him mind you but he is apparently very grand."
"I thought that's who you were taking me to see? " Julie asked puzzled
"You are going to see he who has been blessed with the ability to receive the leaders word" Julie was still puzzled by this but just as she was about to ask more questions her escort whisked past her and grabbed her hand once more. She had nearly dropped the torch he pulled her so fast.
"Now we really must be off, no time to waste"
Created: April 09, 2015
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Line Time Limit: 30 minutes
Content Rating: PG