After an hour or so of going tirelessly through a bunch of tress, there was a clear view of the castle. It was a relieving sight for the group and Star Man ran to it.
"SSSTOP!!!" Snake grabbed his arm in time, "Did you forget who gaurdsss the gatesss?"
"Search Man, why?"
Snake Man glared at him and that gave Star Man an uneasy feeling.
"Oh…. Yeah, that why…." Star Man rubbed the back of his head, remembering that Search Man has a hobby that no one else likes. Unbeknownst to them, Alba went off wandering, but not too far from them.
"Look, I'll ussse my Sssearch Sssnake to find the other trapsss he might've put around and may-"
Star and Snake Man looked at where the scream came from; it was Alba and he got caught into one of Search Man's 'hobbies'.
"Well, at least we found ONE of the traps!" Star joked. Snake Man sighed.
First Head: Okay, did any of the traps got set?
Second Head: Yeah, three.
First Head: Wanna make some more?
Second Head: HELL YEAH!
Search Man was knelt down behind a bush, hiding from whatever is out there. He looked through it, seeing if anyone was nearby. There was none. Seeing that the coast was clear, Search Man came out of dawn's early day.
Second Head: Okay… so the next trap would be-
First Head: Hey, what's that?
One of Search Man's head spotted a small, Robotic snake heading for him.
Second Head: Aww, ain't it cute?
The tiny snake suddenly jumped on one of Search Man's heads. That head screamed and the other, out of instinct, used the bazooka-arm to get the reptile off.
"OW, OW, OW, STOP, OW (the other head used the arm to grab the bazooka-arm) GODDANGIT, STOP THAT!!!"
The head that was being bitten by the snake forcefully pulled the snake off.
"OW!!!" it was painful for that head. Search Man stopped on that snake to make sure that it's 'dead' for sure.
First Head: Hey, doesn't that look like one of Snake Man's snakes?
Second Head: Yeah, it does….
Search Man looked back.
"How many booby trapsss did you ssset up?" Snake Man asked. Judging from his face, he was a 'bit' mad.
"Why would YOU wanna know?" Search Man sassed. Snake made a loud hissing sound, and opened his mouth, revealing several long, intimidating reptilian fangs with his forked tongue sticking out. Just the sight of his mouth scared Search Man.
"THERE ARE TEN OF THEM AROUND THE CASTLE!!!" Search Man confessed", FIVE OF THEM WENT OFF IN THE MORNING, ONE DURING THE AFTERNOON AND THREE OF THEM JUST RECENTLY!!! JUST DON'T KILL ME!!!"
Satisfied, Snake Man closed his mouth.
"Where'sss the lassst one?" the green Robot asked.
"In front of the Gate!" Search answered.
Snake turned and left Search Man in a slight shock.
"OKAY SSSTAR MAN, ALBA, THE COASSST IS CLEAR!!!" Snake called out. No response, "Hm…. Where are they?"
Snake ventured closer to the woods.
"And thus I stabbed the Black Beast with my silver knife! As a result, I was coated with his green blood but there I saw him. The monster lay dying on the cold ground, motionless" Snake overheard Star Man's voice. He could easily imagine telling his 'stories' to Alba. The reptilian Robot couldn't help sighing in disbelief; he just can't understand why Star Man likes to live in his 'fantasies'.
"I was filled with great pride; I killed the beast that harassed my village and saved my dear love, the princess Zel. But first, I had to get princess Zel out of the cursed castle."
Snake Man looked through a bunch of bushes to see what was really going on. He saw Star Man wearing his cape and 'el zorro' mask while telling the story to Alba. Alba was knelt down; looking at Star with such awe and widen eyes. That expression got Snake Man angry.
"STAR MAN!!!!" (You can tell if Snake Man is pissed if he doesn't pronounce his s like ssss)
"GAH!!!" Star Man looked back and saw Snake Man's 'anger face'.
"YOU STOP TELLING ALBA THOSE STORIES, RIGHT NOW!!!" Snake demanded", I DON'T WANT HIS D*** MEMORY BANK FILLED WITH THOSE STUPID 'FANTASIES' OF YOURS!!!"
Star Man just looked down. He HATES it when others tell him to 'snap out of it'.
"I…" Star Man began to sob," I… I-I HATE YOU, BROTHER!!!"
Star Man began to run when Snake grabbed his arm again." Listen, Ssstar… (He looked at Star Man) Alba is a new Robot with a learning sssystem inssstead of the Asimov'sss Law; I just don't want you to fill his Memory with liesss he'll end up believing."
Star Man's anger cooled down. He gently let go of his own arm from Snake's grasp.
"Don't go through the front Gate, Sssearch Man put a trap there," Snake Man warned. Without looking Star thanked him and left.
"Why did you yell at him?" Alba asked.
Snake sighed," I… jussst got angry at him…"
"We… don't think the sssame…." Snake looked at Alba and he looked a bit scared of him", Look… Alba, letsss jussst go back to the Cassstle…."
Alba got up and Snake walked ahead. Alba followed him to the exit of the forest, which wasn't too far. Once out of the forest, Ala looked at a view of gold, red and violet colored sun rising from the horizon. Alba ran to Snake and gently pulled his arm.
"Hey! What's that?" Alba pointed at the horizon.
"Hm? That? That's jussst the sssun rissssing." Snake answered.
"It's really pretty," Alba commented. Snake looked at him; he couldn't help smiling at his innocence and be slightly jealous at the same time. He looked ahead of him and saw the space combat Robot floating to the Castle.
"Let'sss jussst go…."
Snake Man and Alba continued walking. Once they were near the Gate, Snake Man stopped Alba from going any further.
"Sssearch Man sssaid he put a booby trap in front of the Gate, we're going to have to ussse the back," Snake explained.
"What's a booby trap?"
"Remember when you got trapped into that net earlier?"
"That wasss a booby trap."
Snake was going to lead Alba to the back when he saw a bush move at the corner of his eye. Thinking that it was Search Man, he gave out a loud, intimidating hiss. Search WAS behind that bush and went running. Snake couldn't help but to chuckle. He heard Alba trying to imitate his hiss.
"Pleasssse, don't do that…." Snake told him. Alba stopped hissing.
"Heh, looks like them Junk Robots ain't going to the front Gate…." The Obsidian looked from the tallest tower and chuckled," Time for a rematch with the white on. Let's go Treble."