Saturday, January 29, 2022



Part 1: Animal riddles

Part 2: Place riddles

Part 3: People riddles

Part 4: Object riddles


Part 5: Sports jokes

Part 6: Food jokes

Part 7: Random jokes


Part 1: Animal riddles

Hidden in the the rainforest,

I am hard to see.

Yellow body and black spots,

My teeth as strong as I can be.

Kings of Africa,

We rule the land,

Striking fear into creature's hearts,

Our manes for the demand.

Part 2: Place riddles

Placed in Asia,

Shaped like a chicken.

Having mostly black-haired men,

Much larger than a den.

Asian isle,

Glorious land.

Surrounded by the ocean,

Oh, victory to blossom trees!

Part 3: People riddles

Famous English author,

He writes his acts with lawyers.

Once a notorious man,

A language creator,

A famous and dead author.

Unbelievable footballer player,

He scores another goal, yeah.

He flicks it up,

And kicks it down,

for Rooney to strike it into the goal!

Part 4: Object riddles

I'm a sneaky follower,

Following my own master.

Sometimes a thing or person he be,

And in the night I fade away.

I show the time of England,

The hands go moving even.

I sometimes go Dong!

And it signals the people,

That it is a full of an hour.


Part 5: Sports jokes

Q: Who is always third best in women's football?

A: Lucy Bronze!

Q: Where do penguins play their cups?

A: At Cold Trafford!

Part 6: Food jokes

Q: What do lions eat for breakfast?

A: Man-wiches!

Q: What do peregrine falcons eat?

A: FAST-foods!

Part 7: Random jokes

Q: What do you make when you cross a mammoth with a polar bear?

A: A molar bear!

Q: What do you make if you cross a venomous snake with a mathematician?

A: An adder!

Saturday, January 1, 2022


Series: The Series of the Olisen Mysteries

Book No.3 of the series

Chapter 1 A trip to Europe (Part I)

Chapter  1 A trip to Europe (Part II)

Chapter 2 When legends become true

Chapter 3 Worthy of Mjölnir

Chapter 4 Missing Mjölnir

Chapter 5 Going to Hell

Chapter 6 The Angrisympia bee virus

Chapter 7 The prophecy from the dead

Chapter 8 Olisen parkourists in the rainforest (Part I)

Chapter 8 Olisen parkourists in the rainforest (Part II)

Chapter 8 Olisen parkourists in the rainforest (Part III)

Chapter 8 Olisen parkourists in the rainforest (Part IV)

Chapter 9 The 'miragestorm'

Chapter 10 James is healed!

Chapter 11 The catch in the tavern (Loki)

Chapter 12 Mjolnir is back!

Coming Up: The Immortal Wars

Chapter 1 A trip to Europe (Part I)

        It was midmorning, and the Olisens were watching TV with their three BFFs, John, Georgia and Jack Avertrine Razor. Suddenly, Grandpa Edward Damion Olisen came bursting in with good news.

        “We're going to Scandinavia!” he announced, “and I only have five tickets. Which four of you will go?”

        John shrugged. “We're happy here. Why do we want to go on an eighteen-hour trip?” he said.

        “Because Asgard is in Scandinavia?” Grandpa joked.

        Jack's ears pricked up when he heard the word 'Asgard'. “I wanna see Thor! He's the best!” he exclaimed.

        “I'm just kidding,” Grandpa said, picking up a cup of coffee.

        “Thor is a legendary god that lived in Asgard. Odin and Frigga were his parents, while Loki was his sibling. Hel was his niece and Ullr and Torunn were his descendants. He had a hammer as a weapon. It was called Mjölnir. Thor loved that hammer and never went into any battle without it,” Charlie explained quickly. Grandpa's grip on the cup became softer, causing it to drop and spilling the coffee.

        “Where did you get all the information, Charlie?” he asked, clearly impressed.

        “Books, books, books, and more books,” Charlie replied brazenly, throwing a piece of gum into his mouth. He started to make a bubble.

        “Thor was married to Lady Sif and had an axe called Stormbreaker. He often comes here on the rainbow, Bifrost. He had a murderous companion called Baldur,” John said and smirked at Charlie, “got that?”

        Now it was Charlie's turn to be surprised. “Where did you get all that?!” he asked.

        “Movies, movies, cartoons, more movies, and more cartoons!” John answered mockingly, and threw a banana peel onto a dusty book. James looked at the title and saw the words 'THE LEGEND OF THE DINOSAUR OCEAN'. It was Charlie's favourite book.

        “Hey!” Charlie shouted, and threw an apple at John. The apple hit his face, bounced off, crashed onto the ground, rolled towards the couch, and disappeared under it.

        “Ow!” John moaned.

        “That's my electrical apple!” Georgia cried, and threw a pie at Charlie. Charlie ducked, and the pie hit James. James charged at John and pinned him to the ground.

        “Do. Not. Mess. With. Charlie. Understand?!!!” he shouted angrily, and threw John onto the couch.

        “Wha? I didn't know you were that strong!” Mary exclaimed surprisedly.

        “Me neither!” James exclaimed. “Sorry, John. I lost control of my anger.”

        “No probs. And make another apple for Georgia” John huffed. He pressed the 'on' button on the TV remote and the TV went on. He went to channel 32 (Racers of Doom) and drifted off into Daydreamland (where he imagined things of the unimaginable).

Chapter 1 A trip to Europe (Part II)

        The next day, the Olisens found themselves boarding an airplane called North Europe Airlines. They looked at their tickets and gasped. James's seat row was number 33, Mary's number 24, Sally's number 4 and Charlie's number 16 (with grandpa).

        “We can't be separated!” Sally said in horror.

        “Looks like we have to,” James said, shrugged, and pulled four walkie-talkies out of his backpack. “We can communicate with these, so it should be no probs!” he added cheerfully.

        The Olisens went to their seats and conversed for a long, long time.

        When the Olisens stopped talking, they still had 2 hours until they arrived at the Scandinavia royal tower.

        They ate breakfast and spent the rest of the time on the airplane reading and playing games on their phones.

        When the airplane arrived at the Scandinavia royal tower, it slowly parked on the top of the building. The pilot opened the doors of the plane so that everyone could exit.

        When the Olisens were in the tower, they immediately saw something bizarre. A figure crept down the stairs and the Olisens followed it. When they reached the bottom of the tower, they only saw a trapdoor closing. The Olisens managed to get in before it closed completely. They realised they weren't on the floor. They were in the air and the next thing they knew; they're plunging towards the floor at an incredible speed.

Chapter 2 When legends become true

        The Olisens woke up to find themselves in a cell with stone walls and no windows. They were chained to a wall. There was a door with a thousand keyholes on it.

        “I guess we blacked out,” Mary said.

        Hearing a voice outside the cell, the children immediately stopped talking.

        “The trespassers, Sorkhame!” a voice demanded exasperatedly.

        “They're in cell number three, your majesty,” another voice said.

        The next thing the Olisens knew, a man holding a hammer came in with a muscular bloke.

        The Olisens gasped. “Wow! It's Thor! And…Prophentus the God of Karate?!” Charlie exclaimed.

        “Olisens! Good to see you again!” Prophentus cheerfully greeted the children, “Dude! These children are the Olisens. The ones I told you about!”

        “I hope none of them are from the Dead which I've hated since the War of Ragnarok,” Thor said suspiciously.

        “We're living Denverites, thunder-hammer,” Charlie answered, using Thor's nickname.

        “But Thor is a myth!” Sally exclaimed surprisedly.

        “When legends become true, there will be consequences!” Mary agreed, nodding her head.

        “Anyway, free those children first,” Prophentus said to Thor. Thor went away, and instantly got back with a ring of keys.

        “If you want to get out, solve this keyring riddle first,” he said.

        “We can't solve the riddle if our hands were chained to the wall,” Mary said grimly.

        “Then I will unchain you. But this ain't no challenge for nothing! You'll have to open the door to get out,” Thor said, released the Olisens, went out of the room, closed the door, and locked it.

        “Now what?” James asked miserably, “the unlock-the-door riddle is more complex than the keyring one.”

        “Riddle solved,” Charlie said. James turned. Charlie had already unlocked the door and there was barely even a scratch on it.

        “How did you do it?” asked Sally, awestruck.

        “I used logic and physics! Seriously Sally, do you even pay attention to physics and logic class?” Charlie said, and rolled his eyes.

        “I don't like The Official School Of Gifted Youngsters (a.k.a. T.O.S.O.G.Y). The teachers are so boring!” Sally grumbled.

        “What about Mr. Phyms? And Mrs. Mytroot? And Miss Dyvmon? And Mr. Monalaque? Surely you like Ms. Byawclague!” Charlie asked, trying to find a teacher that Sally liked.

        “No, no, nope, not him, especially not her!” Sally replied stubbornly, and continued, “Mr. Chynya is boring, Mrs. Doraque too talkative, Ms. Allyngtyn too ghastly and Mr. McMonya too carnivorous. I only like Miss Beawmate!” Sally continued.

        “What's so special about Miss Mal Beawmate Boringmate?” Charlie asked, “She's only a fashion design teacher!”

        “Hey! You two! Can't you stop bickering about the school teachers' nonsense?” Mary asked. “We got an Asgard to explore!”

Chapter 3 Worthy of Mjölnir

        The Olisens first visited the throne room. The throne room was a big room with four thrones and a table.

        They then visited the weapon room. Loki's sceptre, the Tesseract, was on the ceiling, while Thor's hammer, Mjolnir, was on the wall. Charlie tried to lift Thor's hammer, but couldn't lift it. The following two Olisens tried and tried, but neither Sally nor Mary could lift it up.

        Finally, it was James's turn. He placed his hands on the handle and pulled, expecting it to stay in place. But he was wrong. James successfully lifted the heavy hammer up.

        “I'm worthy?!” he cried, blinded with excitement.

        “Seems like it,” Sally said happily.

        Charlie was too, happy for his brother. He jumped up and gave James a hug.

        “I knew you would escape my cell, but I never expected you to lift my hammer!” a voice said scornfully from behind the Olisens.

        The Olisens twirled around, astonished. It was Thor.

        An old gent pushed Thor away and faced the Olisens. The four youngsters raised their fists, preparing for the worst.

        “No one dares to mess with me!” the old man said, and hoisted his spear. There were seven golden letters on the spear. GUNGNIR.

        “You're Odin?” Mary asked, flabbergasted.

        “That's me! The great and powerful king of Asgard!” Odin said haughtily. He whirled Gungnir in midair, preparing to charge at the youths. James picked up Mjolnir, grabbed his siblings, twisted the hammer, and a moment later, he found himself steering the hammer in the air.

        The Olisens landed on the watchtower floor. The watchtower had the view of all the places in Asgard. They even saw the Odinson Forest!

        The Olisens heard footsteps from behind them and spun around.

        “Get them!” a familiar voice commanded. Soldiers stepped out of the shadow in pairs. They surrounded the Olisens.

        Finally, Odin stomped arrogantly onto the giant balcony. “Where is my son's beloved hammer?” he demanded impatiently. The soldiers prepared to shoot their bullets.

        “Hold your fire, Asgard Patrol!” Odin ordered bossily. The soldiers removed their hands from their shotguns' trigger, but still, pointed their guns at the Olisens.

        “But the myth said whoever lifts it up except for Thor becomes the king of Asgard AND becomes the owner of Mjolnir,” Charlie said.

        “Em…Uh…Well…” Odin stammered.

        “Regretting your actions, huh, author of the rule book of Asgard?” Mary taunted malevolently.

        “The great and powerful Odin never regrets his actions!” Odin shouted, the regret in his voice becoming anger. He started to chase the Olisens. The Olisens ran towards the door of the watchtower whilst shouting out at the citizens saying that there was a madman on the loose.

        James had an idea and stopped doubtfully. “You want the hammer? Here is your son's beloved weapon!” he said, and threw the hammer at Odin. The unbreakable weapon hit Odin's head, and he dropped to the ground.

        “We have the good news, and the bad news,” James said, “Who wants to hear the good news first?”

        Everyone chose the good news. “The good news is, Odin is unconscious,” James said, “and the bad news is, we've broken off a piece of Thor's beloved hammer. Oh! I'm sorry. One more bad news. Thor's hammer is missing!”

Chapter 4 Missing Mjölnir

        The Olisens searched and searched for Mjölnir, but only found the broken piece.

        “Maybe there are clues on the piece!” Sally sighed hopefully, exhaustion flowing in her voice. Charlie examined the piece and found deep nail-prints on it.

        “That leaves three suspects: Loki, Hel and Freyr,” Charlie muttered solemnly, pretending to be as groovy as Loki and Hel, “But it couldn't be Freyr because we saw him hanging about in the lounge.”

Chapter 5 Going to Hell

        The next day, the Olisens wandered in the foggy morning sky until they reached a door labeled 'Prophentus'. They knocked frantically on the hard, diamond door and the door creaked open a little. The Olisens rushed in and found Prophentus dressing up in his gym room. “We have to investigate,” Mary mumbled grimly. Prophentus shot the Olisens a perplexed look. Then he shrugged.

        “I saw everything. But it still remains a mystery. You'll have to sort it out yourselves. Go to the Asgard tour buses. The tourists are going to Hell,” Prophentus finally said lazily.

        “I'm here to pick ya all up!” a voice said celebritily behind the Olisens. The four siblings spun panickedly.

        “Don't worry,” Prophentus soothed, “that's Tyr!” He sat up and shook hands with the war god instantly.

        The Olisens ran outside and hurried onto a tour bus, found the guests' row of seats and sat next to a man with blonde hair. “Lucius Scorpricto! Good to see you here!” Sally exclaimed surprisedly, twitching anxiously. She didn't trust the blonde-haired man.

        Lucius jumped at the sound of Sally and muttered gleefully, “Triple J was caught?! I must have the Olisens hearing about this!” He pulled earplugs out of his ears and wrote: 'Triple J was caught in Chicago’ in a notebook. Then, he ripped the page off and gave it in secrecy and caution to James. Charlie noticed that there were words on the back of the page. Mary couldn’t remember dozing off, but when she woke up, her siblings were studying something on the back of the notebook page.

        “We are arriving in Hell!” the driver of the tour bus announced and immediately, the Bus plunged into darkness.

        A moment later, the bus rushed out of a tunnel and skidded to a stop in front of a large, holy, red temple. “The Fortress of Hel's,” Mary burbled amazedly, “Amazing.” She ran straight ahead and tripped, and became injured. She also made a small but deep hole on the soil floor. Inside the hole was a buried scroll and a piece of Nordic papyrus with large Nordic runes on it. It was a scripture of codes. The Olisens decided not to go into the temple but to hurry back onto the tour bus.

Chapter 6 The Angrisympia bee virus

        “What does it say?!” James thundered annoyedly, and started to destruct the scroll and the papyrus.

        “Calm down, Jamie,” Charlie murmured soothingly. Jamie was the nickname of the angry part of James Olisen.

        “I don't know the first few letters of the papyrus,” Mary declared.

        “Me too,” Charlie maffled unsurely.

        “I beg your pardon?” Sally waffled, stupefied.

        “Me too!” Charlie repeated impatiently, punching a glass teacup annoyedly. Glass debris flew up everywhere and one of them made a serious scratch on Mary's forearm.

        “Is everybody alright?” Sally flared, and glared at Charlie, who was guiltily trying to sneak away. Everyone said they were all right, except for James. “ya okay, James, too?”

        “Yes,” came James's reluctantly forlorn reply. He didn't notice the strange bee that had stung him when the glass cup broke.

        “Ya sure? 'Cause there was a bee stinging you just 17 secs ago,” Sally prompted, and glowered at Charlie dubiously.

        “I told you I'm FINE!” James snarled harshly, and stomped away. At the last second before James disappeared around the corner, his skin became mangy and the sting of the bee became swollen.

        The remaining Olisens started jogging towards Prophentus's chamber. “We have to take him to the doctor,” said Mary, as they passed a bee enclosure.

        A sign was stuck to the net of the fence. It said: These are the Antarctic bees called Angrisympian (Angry-sim-pian) bees. They are the cause of the symptomatic Angrisympia bee sting virus. The symptoms of the virus are 1) abrupt anger, 2) skin turning very pale, 3) teeth turning acid-green, 4) keeping forgetting or losing things, 5) mental powers of freezing, fire-making, poison shooting and at last, 6) unscientific and uncontrollable strength and speed. It is confirmed that the scientists are sure that there is 20% chance it would cause DEATH; 1 out of 5 that has it dies. The only opportunity to heal someone from this virus is to collect a dozen of Nordic Rainforest's almost-into-extinction crystals. You will have 9 hours before a symptom changes into the next.

        Sally saw the sign and said to her siblings, “Looks like we already found the way of healing James from the virus. But we need to be quick before James goes into the next symptom.”

Chapter 7 The prophecy from the dead

        It was another dull day in Asgard (a.k.a. Odinsland). Charlie, Sally and Mary were scrutinising the riddle on the notebook page that Lucius gave them, which said: 'Go to the soothsayer, deep underground, below the human races, below Hell's grounds'. It was the right day to go to Hell, because there was a scheduled trip to Hell on the Asgardian tours.

        When the three Olisens arrived in Hell, they immediately saw a statue of a vocalist. A piece of parchment was put onto the stone statue. It said: 'where the north is the south and the east is the west, a portal lies in your path, and also the soothsayer's nest'.

        Charlie knew the answer. “A mirror! I just happen to see a big one straight ahead,” he said, pointing his index finger at a reflection of himself. He ran up to the mirror followed by Sally and Mary. The mirror was half-transparent and half-reflecting. The three youngest Olisens dived into it. The youngsters instantly appeared again from a nauseous journey into a tent with a table and an old woman that was holding a mysterious-looking orb sitting behind it.

        “I am Dandellein, also known as Ammo-jewel, one of the Council of the Nordic Core's four last remaining seers,” the elderly lady introduced, “Hullo, Charlie, Sally, and Mary Olisen.”

        “How do you know our names?” asked Charlie curiously. The lady laughed and explained that she was a soothsayer and could see everything.

        “If you are one of a quadruplet of the remaining mythical seers, who are the other ones?” Sally asked bewilderedly.

        “Their names are Luna Savona Scalene, also called Moon-sight in the Council, Lucca Sabo Scorpricto, also nicknamed as Light-oracle and…one that I know you've met him. He is called Lucius Gandwarf Scorpricto, also named Solar-stealth.” the seer listed.

        Mary's eyes became lustrous. “Lucius is a soothsayer and he didn't even tell us?!” she cried astonishedly.

        “I told you we can't rely on that suspiciously secretive man!” shouted Sally frustratedly, stomping her feet. She seemed a bit envious.

        “I'm not saying I mistrust him,” Mary stated impatiently, “I'm just saying that…Lucius could be over-secretive and overprotective at the same time. He gave us the notebook page that had the first riddle on it, right?”

        “Yes. I think that's really the best plan to get you here. And may you stop thinking about riddance plans to get rid of Lucius?” Dandellein interrupted breezily, slicing through Sally's thoughts of getting rid of Lucius. Sally flushed and fiddled with her fingers sheepishly.

        “Anyway,” the old seer said, “you have a fate to end these adventures," Dandellein said peacefully, meditating as she conversed, “Here is the advice. The west of Norse, where mirages storm, final crystal of Angrisympia roams freely, stunts are your advantages, parkour isn't silly.”

        “What is the horrid prophecy supposed to mean?” Sally grumbled, biting her lips annoyedly.

        “Looks like we'll have to find out ourselves,” Charlie said, looking at Dandellein, who was going into the mirror, “Next stop, THE RAINFOREST!” and the three Olisens stepped into the mirror.

Chapter 8 Olisen parkourists in the rainforest (Part I)

        After at least a hundred miles of railway travelling, the monorail train the Olisens were on finally arrived at the entrance town of the Nordic Rainforest: Frighthinge town. “According to my new guidebook, this rainforest is called Emeraldia Rainforest. It was named after the Grand chief of the Empireusonar Ministry of Hunting in old Norway, Emeraldiaus Stephanfang Sapphireck (Emerald-i-aws Steh-fen-fang Saf-fir-reck), also known as the Greatest STEMinist in Scandinavian History. The forest stretches over 11 towns. The first town is where we are now, the Frighthinge town. Then it's North Gabryla, then Runker East, West Bull, the Quicksand village, the Lavaton, Antiburg, Mythirge City, Jewelia, and at last, the Burg of Mirages. Journeying through each town would cost you at least 2.5 hours,” Charlie read aloud, his face solemn.

        “Yeah, we have a guidebook too, you know! You're really a know-it-all person,” Sally sighed annoyedly, scratching her hands as if she was itching to go into the forest. The entrance of the rainy jungle was a tall bramble bush with a cut door-shaped hole that has a curved top and a sign. They went in. Oops, I forgot to tell you that Mary was an electro-brainiac and a brilliant human GPS.

        Later in the day, Mary announced that they would be crossing North Gabryla's borders in ten minutes. She also mentioned that there will be a rester's mill in nine minutes. “I hate leaving James alone in Asgard,” she muttered just the right volume to let Sally and Charlie hear her.

        “It's worth it,” Charlie comforted, his voice softening into extreme gentleness, “we're getting his cure, remember?”

        “Yeah. Thanks Charlie,” Mary murmured, her face breaking into a smiley grin, “I really appreciate your solacing words.”

        Sally, who had run ahead when her siblings were conversing, skidded to an abrupt halt.

Chapter 8 Olisen parkourists in the rainforest (Part II)

        “What's the matter, Sally?” Mary asked.

        “We found the mill,” Sally said, and pointed at a water-powered mill, “and apparently we also came to a halt in front of a rocketing elevator leading to the Island of the Extremely Big Labyrinth.”

        “According to my guidebook, the Floating Island of the Labyrinth is one of the most difficult challenges in the forest. It is only 1000 metres away from space, so it has even less than 50% of the oxygen we usually breathe. It is 25000 metres away from land. Step onto the wrong paths, you either fall to death or be killed. Only people like the majestic deputy of the ninja's council, the monumental prince of Sweden, and the prime queen of fortune and magic had barely crossed this very labyrinth, even with the help of luck. It takes 3 hours to get past this one IF you can,” Charlie recited.

        Sally gulped anxiously, shifting her fingers. It had been a long time since she even saw an airplane, not to say heights. She didn't even want anyone to think about the three words 'in the air'.

        The trio went into the elevator and after a bilious ride which seemed like 100 eons but was only 1 second, they reached floor number 20000 where there was really low oxygen. In front of the three young detectives were three different, historical doors. Mary opened all of them cautiously. On the other side of the first door laid a room of cobras, boas, coral snakes and scorpions. Behind the second door was a long, marble hallway of traps that contained lava burns, ice slips, poison pools and piranha ponds. In the third choice were a storming chamber of lions, tigers, leopard, jaguars, panthers, cheetahs, coyotes, jackals and hyenas. They looked intensely voracious at some point.

        The threesome stood together, discussing which one to go in. “I think it's the one with the snakes and scorpions. I bet they aren't even venomous!” Sally decided aloud.

        “We're talking about bets now, are we?” Mary spat, “Well I bet it's the one with the wild cats!”

        “Hey guys,” Charlie interrupted irritatedly, “I think, physically and logically, it's the trapping one. They aren't alive and we could use parkour. Dandellein mentioned something about parkour.” He proved that the three children could stunt across by explaining the ways of passing the traps and that piranhas don't eat humans unless they make them frightened. But his sisters-that-don't-read-many-books just stood there, clear that they didn't believe him.

        “Look, dudettes. Watch Peekaboo Kids on Youtube: the episode 'What If You Fell Into A Piranha Pool',” Charlie exhaled and rolled his eyes. “Why am I the only smart one in the Olisen detectives?” Charlie was concentrating so much on being the 'smart one' that he was unaware of where he was going. But then he heard Mary shout a warning at the last possible second. There was a lava trap right in front of his almost-burned shoes. “Darn!” he said, then sprang up and grasped one of the loose stones. It went into the wall and, in an instant, Charlie the Intelligent was standing, barely balancing on a small platform. He swung onto another loose brick and again, it made a brand new platform. It kept on going until there was only one brick to get. Charlie jumped and clawed at it, and for a second, Sally thought that the wall was collapsing. But that doesn't make any sense because brick walls don't just collapse when it has a boy's weight on it. With a 'thwang' noise, Charlie vanished into the wall.

         Meanwhile, Charlie was sucked by a portal and had landed on an old, springy mattress. He was in a hall. His ankles and heels and knees throbbed painfully despite the soft landing. It was quite a height from the portal to the mattress. 'I think it was about a kilometre?' he calculated, in thought. The mattress can only stop you from breaking something or better, from dying.

        In an instant, in mid-air, the portal began to diminish. At the last imaginable second, Charlie's sisters bounced in and grabbed some stones and started climbing down. “Well, at least we found the exit,” said Mary, pointing at a faint glint of light just beyond a piranha pool. Mary, as the oldest in the trio, went first. She tried to jump across the piranha pool, but it was much too wide. Sally cried woefully as her older sister fell into the pool and disappeared under the surface.

        In the meantime, Mary swam toward a bright glow. 'A crystal,' she thought curiously, 'Maybe even an Angrisympian one.' There was a glowing, red and yellow crystal that was floating halfway above the surface-and it was surrounded by a tornado of piranhas.

        'Oh, no!' Mary thought fearfully. She tried to get the crystal, but was much too far away, so she had no choice. She swam towards her certain destiny–and UNCERTAIN death. Surprisingly to Mary, the piranhas didn't bite her when she approached them.

        “Charlie was right! They really are herbivorous and fish-eating!” Mary exclaimed to the skies above, thanking them and Charlie's intelligence after she saw fish and vegetables in one of the piranhas' mouth. She grabbed all the crystals and put them in her Nordic souvenir purse and told her siblings (except James, of course) to swim across, and also persuaded Sally that Charlie's theory about the piranhas was right.

        Charlie then solemnly announced that the labyrinth arched over 4 towns and they were in Antiburg.

        “It doesn't seem too 'anti' to me,” Sally muttered under her breath, “The name is just a misnomer AND a mare's nest.” She found a rock and sat on it. Exactly 13 milliseconds later, a knife popped out of the rock. Sally screamed painfully, her butt haemorrhaging with a kind of weird-looking gooey liquid pouring out of it.

        “Losing consciousness…” Sally wheezed, blood still squirting out from her bottom. To Sally, everything became dark.

        “To me, Antiburg is booby-trapped and injuriously 'anti' and scorpionic with extremity and danger,” Charlie scoffed, and sniffed with a disrespectfully a-little-bit-victorious look on his face.

        “And what does that mean?” Mary asked viperishly.

        “According to my past hypotheses, the liquid in the blood is a Tityus obscurus scorpion's stinger poison,” Charlie replied, triumph in his look turning into worry.

        Mary scowled, “No other Olisens are going to get hurt, Odin.” She quickly zoomed away, with Charlie carrying Sally on her tail.

Chapter 8 Olisen parkourists in the rainforest (Part III)

        Mary stopped in front of a gate with spikes sticking out of it, and Charlie stopped too, panting with exhaustion. They had a dehydration problem to solve.

        “According to my guidebook, Antiburg has a perniciously unchangeably low temperature of -71.9˚C (-97.5˚F=201.2˚K), which is lower than the lowest temp recorded in the Northern Hemisphere: -67.7˚C (-88.1˚F=206.5˚K). It is 97% likely to catch hypothermia,” Charlie wheezed, his body shivering fiercely. His hair was already frozen and his lips already blue. Mary was better with her polar bear jacket while Charlie only wore a dinosaur T-shirt with a plain raincoat and trousers and sneakers. Mary took off the polar bear coat and gave it to her younger brother.

        The Olisens could not pass the gates so they climbed the burg's wall with the help of stuck-out stones. When they reached the top of Antiburg's wall, they saw heavily-armoured guards holding 50-caliber rifles and B-41 hydrogen bombs strapped to their hips.

        “Those guards look dangerous!” Mary whispered, in panic and of course, confidence, “But we have parkour!” They found a ladder and threw a stone as far as their strength together could throw. While the guards were distracted, they quickly climbed down the ladder and hid behind a pole in an outdoor corridor, holding their breaths and trying not to move. Sally woke up and blinked, clearly scared and confused.

        “Who are you?” demanded Sally, narrowing her eyes suspiciously “and why am I here? Where am I and who…am I?”

        Charlie shook her head and muttered, “Serious case of amnesia.”

        “You are called Sally and we're in Antiburg. We're your siblings, Mary and Charlie. You're here to save your sick brother, James,” Mary said softly. Sally seemed annoyed.

        “Liar! I mean about the sibling part and the Antiburg part,” she roared angrily, “And what is Antiburg?”

        “OK, stop the noise just for a minute, maybe?” whispered Charlie impatiently. A guard was coming their way, his hand gripping the trigger of a machine gun, frowned, and went away. The Olisens sighed of relief and Charlie looked at the Antiburgian map on his guidebook. The trio went through a giant door, accepting the wind that was blustering against them. In front of them was a busy village as large as Odin's castle, which is 9 square kilometres. They went through the streets, stupefied. As they reached the end of one of the streets, they saw a majestic mountain, at least 800 kilometres tall.

        “What mountain is that?” Mary asked one of the monks near them.

        “Don't you know?” said the monk with a weird look, “it is called Mount Monchuce, alias fortress of the Master and the Source of power. Master Monchuce, or rather King Monchuce IX, is the healer of every man and woman in the world! Everybody knows that!”

        “Uh...We come from a different country,” Mary stammered, an uninterpretable look spreading on her face, “Do you have any idea how we can get up there?”

        “See that small box over there? Climb in, one by one, then you would be teleported into Master Monchuce's palace in the mountain,” the monk replied solemnly.

        The Olisens rushed to the box. Mary scrambled in first. She immediately disappeared in the small compartment. Charlie came next, dragging Sally in with him. They landed on a grand bed with closed curtains. The Olisens got up and began wandering around the palace. They found a man meditating on a jewel throne in a great big hall.

        “Sorry for disturbing your uh... peace sir. But our sister here has a serious case of amnesia and needs healing from you, Great Master Monchuce IX,” Charlie said, still holding a struggling Sally captive.

        “I understand. I have not so many brave men come to my castle upon request of medication,” an old raspy voice boomed down on them, “I might not be the most effective king of the Antiburg Paradise of all, but I certainly do know the most about healing. Amnesia, you say? Must be one of the castle's scorpion X traps that Milzal put in. And for that I will give you medication and a gift for coming, yet you have to do a favour for me.”

        “Anything for healing her,” Mary begged, tears welling up in her eyes.

        “Bring a book about King Saliviaus XVII of Jewelia,” King Monchuce instructed.

        “We already have one,” Charlie said, and handed the main handbook about Jewelia.

        “Here,” Charlie said, and the monk king hoisted Sally onto a chair and tied her up. He then gave Mary five crystals, and continued, “Take it, for your endangered brother and your oldest sibling.”

        Then he started the Rememoriza*. Lightning struck Monchuce's hand, went through it, and struck Sally's brain. The king slowly rotated his hand anticlockwise. After an hour, Sally's memory was fully restored, and the three Olisens, at last a trio again, marched towards the next towns and the next dangers.

Rememoriza*=an ancient Nordic spell of healing amnesia or memory problems

Chapter 8 Olisen parkourists in the rainforest (Part IV)

        When the three Olisens sleuths arrived at Mythirge City, they gasped at the giant town in front of them. The citizens were most certainly neither humans nor deities; they were beasts, all of them having different features and powers. Some with wings, some with sharp teeth, some with fins and some with animal body parts and even scales! This was most definitely not the kind type of city the trio were imagining it to be. They finally wandered across a pair of doors at a dead end. Sally gripped the polished doorknob and forced it open with a grunt. There was a great big room with four chandeliers and two staircases and a throne in the middle, just like where Monchuce had positioned the throne. The monster that was sitting on the throne flicked its eyes open, revealing a pair of wicked-looking eyes beneath the dark eyelids.

        “What makes thee come here?” asked the monster, showing its great big sharp yellowish teeth to the children, “Thy explanation?”

        “We hope to pass,” Sally bellowed, disdain spreading in her eyes.

        “My name is King Churchoire IV (Chur-cu-a) and passing is not possible,” the demon cackled with a slight German accent in his voice, “people who get in are prisoners, and all children in here become my supper, organ-less. I especially like human children baked on cinnamon and topped with lemon slices and Worcester Sauce and venison.”

        “Never!” Mary cried viciously, looking for an escape route. King Churchoire lunged at the detectives. At the last second, Mary dragged her siblings to the left staircase and they quickly climbed up. There must be more than two hundred steps because the staircase took them more than half an hour to go up to a large chamber filled with shelves: a library. There was no other exit in the room, just the one they came in from and a door to a balcony. The Olisens could hear the pants of their doom, His Majesty Churchoire, going up the exhausting stairs. They were doomed and certain that they were going to die.

        The devil came in with a ring of keys and locked the door, then roared, “It's just you and me now, cheats.”

        It was not until the beast attacked when an idea popped out in Charlie's brain.

        “The balcony!” he whispered to his siblings, and rushed toward the glass balcony doors, followed by the others, then moaned, “locked!”

        But no, Sally was in the military for a year when she was seven. She ran towards the glass doors and smashed it into pieces for Mary, Charlie and her to step into. The sleuths looked down and saw a blanket of thick snow 0.2 km below them. It was a perfect place for the children to land on, not some atrociously obnoxious cement sidewalk that could pierce their skulls. They then jumped and landed hard on the ground, just beside a jeep with a snow plough. They jumped in and zoomed away before Churchoire had time to flap his wings.

Chapter 9 The 'miragestorm'

        The Olisens reached the Burg of Mirages by sunset. They had managed to get five more crystals from King Saliviaus XVII of Jewelia. The Burg of Mirages was a total desert with only a small town in it. They had only a crystal to go and an hour and a half until James was supposed to plunge to death. The trio had used the rest of their Barclay's piggy bank money and used it to book a hotel suite from a radio in the jeep. When they arrived at the hotel, they found out that it was more like a big gingerbread house with two comfortable suites. On the outside, it might be small, but on the inside, it turned out to be very warm and cosy. After a night in the hotel, the Olisens set off into Western Miragea, where the capital of the Burg of Mirages, Shronkemunni, laid, along with the woods of the Golden Crystal.

        When the Olisens finally arrived in the woods, they parked their jeep right in front of a narrow pathway into the dark. They lit up their matches (they didn't have torches) and went in. On and on the path went until–half an hour later, they finally strolled upon a large box. Charlie touched it–and a holographic riddle appeared as if projected by the box. It says: 'What blows things up to the sky and made a fictional witch die?' Apparently, the Olisens watched a movie of the Wizard of Oz just before they came to Asgard and knew the answer. Together, they shouted 'tornado' at the box. The holographic riddle vanished and the box opened, creating a tornado of crystals. Mary lunged at one, but Charlie held her back.

        “Most of them are mirages. And I read if you touched the mirages, the patient would have the possibility of dying an hour earlier,” Charlie recited from his guidebook. The sun was clear at that spot and Charlie examined the crystals. He said that the one that makes a shadow and reflects sunlight is the real one, and that was how they got the last crystal and drove back to Asgard.

Chapter 10 James is healed!

        After the three Olisen children arrived back at Asgard in their jeep, they received lots of glaring and booing (they ignored those) but the real problem was that they would've had a hard time finding James; but fortunately their elder brother was rushing around the entrance hall at an incredible speed.

        “James! Stop!” Sally shouted across the room, where James was whizzing around, looking at stuff. James stopped and looked straight at his three younger siblings, then greeted them, but then Mary stuffed the crystals into her elder brother's mouth. James chewed and gobbled them all in two bites.

        Then, James glowed and all his speed disappeared and he floated into the air, became paler and floated down again, but then got engulfed in the middle of a Olisens' Crushhug (a hug that crushes you that the children's Iraqi great-great-great-grandmother Antricia invented).

        “Woah, bros, woah,” James grinned inaudibly under his siblings' giant bear hug, “I know where we can spot the hammer thief.”

        “Where?” Sally asked, interested, and got her brother's 'follow me'. James led the sleuths into a big room filled with shelves and ancient scrolls and books. He turned into a corridor of scrolls named the 'Ancient Norsiology scriptures' and pulled out a leather-covered book.

        “ANCIENT HISTORY OF THE THUNDER'S LOVE,” Charlie read the title aloud, “What's that gotta do with the missing Mjolnir?”

        “THE THUNDER is Thor!” exclaimed James, flipping into the table of contents. Then he found out which page Chapter 32: Mischievous Robber starts on, which made him flip to page 697, “This book takes a whole day to read if you do it non-stop.”

        Then he started reading out loud, “In 7576 BC, the teenager Loki did his fourth scheme in his life. He disguised as Thor and ran into his brother's palace. He found Thor's wife and said, 'Honey, I forgot where I put my hammer.' His wife told Loki where Mjolnir was and Thor's bro stole it. When Thor regained his weapon, he did not put Loki in jail. Loki had vowed to steal the precious weapon of Thor's again later, but in a different way next time.”

        “So, it was Loki who stole Mjolnir!” Mary exclaimed, finally getting back on track.

        “Yes. And I read from another book that Loki goes to Conker's Tavern for lunch every weekday.” James explained.

        “Soooo...are we supposed to go to thisConquerors' Tavern...tomorrow at lunch?” Sally questioned James.

        “It's Conker's. And absolutely. I've heard that there's Futbol TV there to watch if Loki comes late.” the eldest Olisen said with a sly smile.

Chapter 11 The catch in the tavern (Loki)

        The Olisens had been waiting for Loki for so long now, that it was already full time in the Bayern Munich VS Real BelaGradihnt of Belarus match (which Bayern won) and Futbol TV was showing the Manchester City VS Vonchester Utd match. Vonchester United was the football team the Olisens' friends, Henry Balthazor, Jake Johnson and Lasei Imogio were in. It was currently 2-0 to Man City. At last, When it was just about to blow for half time, Loki came and sat at the table next to the Olisens and took his order. After Loki finished his lunch, he got up and left, and the Olisens followed him. Charlie lingered behind and looked at the TV. It was full time and Von Utd had won 2-4. He smiled and followed his elder siblings.

Chapter 12 Mjolnir is back!

        Loki had gone to a place called The Imbrosia Shop and got some tape that must be for stealing Mjolnir. The sleuths followed the mischief to Thor's palace and hid behind the pillar of a great room, where Loki had gone. Loki opened a closet and got out a hammer: Mjolnir, then taped the closet shut.

        “So that's how Loki was planning to steal Mjolnir!” Mary whispered to Sally, James and Charlie. Loki cackled slyly and quietly. He never saw James's punch coming. It landed on his face and Loki went unconscious. A moment later, the Olisens brought the hammer to Prophentus's apartment and lent it to the Chinese king god.

        “Ah. Thor had been booming about the loss of Mjolnir. Thanks,” Prophentus thanked the Olisens calmly. He flicked his fingers and a machine appeared in front of the Olisens, “Step in.”

        The detectives went in and it sizzled with energy and made a BANG sound and the Olisens landed in Scandinavia, in a hotel suite, where their grandfather was sleeping. The Olisens were very exhausted and needed a nap. They collapsed onto their beds and went into a peaceful, restful sleep and never ever knew what happened with Loki, who was in the Multi-Æsir prison.

~ The End ~

Sunday, February 28, 2021


Series: The Series of the Olisen Mysteries

Book No. 2 of the series


The Olisens were sucked into the game, ‘Mystery Mansion’ by a portal. They bumped into a mystery and had to solve it. Could the master detectives solve the Mystery of the VR Mansion? Read this book and find out.

Chapter 1 The VR dimension

Chapter 2 The rabbit-y shadow

Chapter 3 Disaster in the camp

Chapter 4 Trapped!

Chapter 5 The secret passage

Chapter 6 The threatening warning and the billionaire

Chapter 7 The runaway limousine's driver

Chapter 8 The Easter Bunny's curse, the tour on Mount Voltania and Prophentus's fake brother (Part I)

Chapter 8 The Easter Bunny's curse, the tour on Mount Voltania and Prophentus's fake brother (Part II)

Chapter 8 The Easter Bunny's curse, the tour on Mount Voltania and Prophentus's fake brother (Part III)

Chapter 9 Filthy, stinky, clumsy, king of stupidity (Part I)

Chapter 9 Filthy, stinky, clumsy, king of stupidity (Part II)

Chapter 10 Helma and the book of the dead secretary (Part I)

Chapter 10 Helma and the book of the dead secretary (Part II)

Chapter 11 Falling into a cave and into a pile of pebbles

Chapter 12 The house in the cave

Chapter 13 The stupid rabbit

Chapter 14 Back home to Frosterburg

Coming Up: The Adventure in Asgard

Chapter 1 The VR dimension

        It was a quiet night on Caestar Avenue. Every window was dark except for one light in the Olisen House. The light on the left of the third storey was on. Inside, the Olisens were playing a game called ‘Mystery Mansion’.

        There were six characters in the game, Lily, a girl who had a magical brain, Allen, who had travelled around the VR world three times, Violet, who killed the monster Condor with her intelligence, Casey, a teenager who slew a Gorgon with water, Rucky, a big tomcat with crocodile feet, and Prophentus (Pro-fen-tus), a bossy god who had a jaguar skin as a cloak.

        Suddenly, a portal appeared on the screen. James touched it to see if it was safe. Three milliseconds later, he was gone. The other Olisens touched it too. They whooshed down a whirlpool and took their first step into cyberspace.

Chapter 2 The rabbit-y shadow

        They were in a misty forest with high treetops. One was even higher than a 4-storey house!

        “Where are we?” asked Charlie anxiously.

        “I think we are in ‘Mystery Mansion’,” James replied, slowly finding his way across the fragile rope bridge above the Adventure River.

        Suddenly, Sally saw a moving shadow hiding in the bushes. She thought it was just her imagination, but everybody saw it.

        “Strange,” Mary said, “do you remember anyone who lives outside the mansion or Starboot Camp, Sally?”

        “No,” Sally answered, examining the bushes that the shadow just hid in. There were paw-prints everywhere!

        “If I'm right, these should be rabbit-prints,” Mary announced. Mary was a master in animals and a techno-whiz.

        What was happening in ‘Mystery Mansion’?

Chapter 3 Disaster in the camp

        That night, the Olisens had to camp on the forest grounds. They found Starboot Camp. Starboot Camp was where people lived if they were far from the mansion.

        They found the camp's owner, Jim. “Hi, Jim, four tickets to the guest hotel please,” Sally said politely and shoved eight dollars into Jim's half-opened palm. Jim gave the Olisens four tickets.

        “Go to the fourteenth chamber in the north wing's left corridor. The fourteenth chamber is at the end of the corridor. After you give the tickets to the person who collects the tickets, you will see a gigantic collection of doors. The fifteenth door upstairs of the chamber is the girls' room, whilst the twentieth door downstairs is the boys' room,” Jim instructed half-heartedly, reading THE MYSTERIOUS POWER OF THE UNKNOWN.

        “Thank you!” said Mary. Jim shooed them away because the Olisens' thank-yous were too annoying.

        When the Olisens arrived at the entrance of the north wing, the boys glimpsed the same shadow they saw in the forest going into the right corridor.

        After the boys went into the north wing, walked through the long, dark corridor, opened the fourteenth door, went into the chamber, and gave their tickets to the ticket collector, they went into their room and unpacked their things (actually just a few books and a mouse that they were holding when they played ‘Mystery Mansion’). Then, they visited the girls and told them about the shadow.

        “Do you think the rabbit is following us?” Charlie asked his elder sister.

        “I think it is following another person, because we barely went here, and we haven't even said a word to it!” Mary replied confidently. Mary was never anxious!

        The next day, the Olisens woke up earlier than usual.

        Suddenly, an alarm blared through the camp, but it was muffled.

        The reason it was muffled was because the alarm was in the vault far away from the north wing. It was in the south wing. The thief was faster than a bullet! He even got time to close the vault door before the guards came!

        Back in the girls' room, the Olisens figured the thief must have run into a room for shelter and ran out after the guards went out.

        The thief was clever, but not clever enough to leave a clue! He or she dropped an old-fashioned piece of A5 parchment. On it, there were six letters and twelve numbers: W04 05 04 / E03 04 05 SEGG. They figured out it meant there were two thieves. One of the thieves lived in the fourth room of the fifth chamber in the fourth corridor of the west wing, while the other lived in the fifth room of the fourth chamber in the third corridor of the east wing. They also figured that the thieves were gaining on eggs.

        The Olisens' concentration was all on the mystery, so they almost forgot it was Easter! The Olisens each hid an egg for their siblings to find. None of the Olisens found the eggs. When James looked in the hiding spot he hid the egg in, he only saw cobwebs. They figured out the thieves silently stole their eggs, unnoticed.

Chapter 4 Trapped!

        The Olisens' days in the camp were over. They found the mansion outside the misty forest. The Olisens asked the mansion owner's assistant, Flora Sandra for signing in. They were sent to room 54 on the top floor. They were very tired. When they were on the top floor in their room, they slumped onto a big, comfy bed and was asleep before they knew it.

        The next morning, the Olisens woke up to find the door locked and all the windows boarded up. They were trapped. They tried every trick they could use. But it was no use. There was no escape.

Chapter 5 The secret passage

        After an afternoon being trapped in the fifty-fourth room, Mary finally collapsed onto the floor. The Olisens were very hungry, especially Charlie. But James was still filled with energy. He kept knocking on the stones, turning dry paint into dust.

        Finally, he knocked on a loose stone just above Mary. The stone rolled back into place and Prophentus, the karate god's shape appeared. The Prophentus-shaped stone turned, rolling outward, revealing a passage with a marble floor, a gold ceiling with charming chandeliers and two diamond walls with paintings of Prophentus and his family. They pushed several more stones, and by sunset, they were in the top floor's corridor.

        They were free.

Chapter 6 The threatening warning and the billionaire

        After they fixed the stone wall, there was a rumble in the elevator hall. The Olisens went to see what's wrong.

        When they got there, they gasped. A message stood before their eyes. It said: LEAVE NOW OR YOU WILL ALL FACE YOUR DOOM!

        The Olisens were stunned. Who would be so cruel to leave a message like that?

        They didn't think about it long. They were tired and hungry so they needed a good night sleep and a supper feast. They went down three sets of stairs and into the upper floors' dining room.

        The dining room was incredible! There were three small chocolate fountains for marshmallow toppings, a huge plate filled with fake mini meatball-men made with beef-balls, chicken fillets on a plate piled up to make a shape of a pyramid and a statue made of mashed potato that showed Prophentus's brother, Nicretrus, sitting on a throne on top of a very long table.

        The supper bell rang and huge groups of people tumbled in eagerly. In the last group, there was a man with a gold suit with twelve eggs in his right pocket. He also got a pinstriped shirt. The shirt was sticking out of a rucksack with silver spots. That man was clearly a billionaire. The eggs had stripes with Starboot symbols on them.

        “Maybe he was one of the thieves!” Charlie suggested, gritting his teeth so the billionaire couldn't hear him.

        The billionaire sat down on a chair and started reading a magazine called HOW TO CONTROL YOUR KIDS OR APPRENTICES.

        The Olisens quickly finished their supper and ran back into their room.

Chapter 7 The runaway limousine's driver

        The next day, the Olisens brought a phone and called a free limo-taxi company. The limo-taxi arrived in no time. They hopped into the modern homelike vehicle and ordered the driver to go to Chinazzuia Godzzamai Plaza.

        Chinazzuia Godzzamai Plaza was a huge eighteen-storey mall. It had ten toy shops, three mini markets, nine restaurants, seven arcades, two blacksmith's shops, five Chinese antique shops, four art galleries, six mini activity schools, eight ‘Take Your Picture with Nicretrus’ fun houses and twenty-five mini banks.

        The Olisens went into a restaurant, sat down, and ordered a ‘Get Your Own Meal’ set and eagerly ate their lunch. The food was deeeeeeeelicious! They ordered different food and ate until their bellies were filled.

        They also went into an arcade and a mini market and bought some groceries for the next few days in the mansion.

        After they hopped on a limo-taxi, a black limo with flame paintings on its doors zoomed past. The driver of that limo was wearing a hat with eggs on it. The eggs on the hat were the same type the billionaire had. The Olisens ordered the limo-taxi driver to follow the black limo. Its destination was really strange. The black limo's driver parked speedily in the camp's parking lot and went into the camp.

        A few minutes later, an alarm rang and the Olisens assumed it was another robbery.

        Just then, the black limo's driver came back out of the camp and the Olisens were too busy to notice.

Chapter 8 The Easter Bunny's curse, the tour on Mount Voltania and Prophentus's fake brother (Part I)

        It was almost sunset. The beautiful streaks of scarlet light reflected across the skyline. The Olisens watched the sun go down behind the mountains until it was completely out of sight.


    The Olisens had already planned for the next day. They were going on a trip to the Castlegod Resort on Mount Voltania. Mount Voltania was where the Chinese gods and goddesses lived.

        Their point of going to Mount Voltania was because they wanted to visit Nicretrus, Envonius (En-von-ni-us), Lebirla (Luh-bir-la), Creteyia (Crete-a-yi-a) and Melineus (Muh-lin-ni-us)… They were Prophentus's relatives.

        They decided to go to the main library to read books first. They went into the library and picked the books they liked. Mary pulled out a book called THE EASTER BUNNY'S CURSE. She flipped open the book and read out loud.

        “The Easter Bunny was a bunny that only appeared at Easter. The bunny loved eggs and always stole eggs from others. The Easter Bunny's robberies soon became a curse. The curse flowed everywhere until even planet Xtreme had robberies. The people had always feared the curse. Nicretrus agreed to forbid everyone from using the curse. He called his brother Prophentus to lock the bunny in the Universal Jail. The bunny escaped and was still robbing places to this day. Even when it was dead, its spirit still robbed places using other people's souls,” she read aloud so the others could hear.

        “Do you think it's talking about the rabbit shadow we saw?” Charlie asked.

        “Maybe it was,” James replied, examining the book. He found rabbit claw-prints at the back of the book.

Chapter 8 The Easter Bunny's curse, the tour on Mount Voltania and Prophentus's fake brother (Part II)

        The next day at midmorning, the Olisens called a limo-taxi.

        When the limo-taxi arrived, the Olisens hopped in and ordered the driver to go to Titrainia Subway.

        After they arrived, they thanked the driver and hurried out and went into the station. They gave five bucks for their tickets and went onto platform number 6.

        They arrived just in time to see the train doors closing. They barely got in before the train doors closed completely. They chose the sixty-fifth chair in the ninth train car.

        It was noon when they arrived at Castlegod Resort and they were hungry. There were neither restaurants nor fast-food stores nearby, but the Olisens were sure Prophentus would give them plenty of food.

        After the Olisens finished climbing Mount Voltania, they sat down on a boulder and rested until they were fully charged.

        They climbed two sets of stairs until they saw an eighty storey, old-fashioned palace. The gates and the drawbridge were both closed.

        James found an intercom on an emerald wall and pressed a button on it. The intercom buzzed and a voice came.

        “This is Prophentus. Who are you?” Prophentus asked in a threatening tone.

        “We come in peace, my lord,” Mary answered, shivering nervously at the tone in Prophentus's voice. This was the first time in Mary's life to be nervous!

        Suddenly, there was a crack coming from inside the resort. The gate flung open and the drawbridge dropped down. The Olisens went in and was surprised by what they saw.

        There were marble chandeliers with hanging candles, statues of Sir Brian and Sir Jimmy, huge windows that looked out into the view of the VR world and a glowing stone roof.

        “Let me show you around!” Prophentus offered and raised his hand. “It's not a problem.” He led the Olisens into a long corridor. “This is the hallway leading to the staircase room,” Prophentus said.

        Then, he led the Olisens into a room with two staircases. “This is the staircase room. It is for going downstairs or to the upper floor,” the karate master explained in a quiet tone and led the Olisens up a spiral staircase.

        The second floor had more rooms than the first floor. In fact, it was enormous! There was a ballroom, twenty bedrooms, a lounge, a conservatory, a high security vault, a restroom, Prophentus's throne room and a staircase room.

        The third floor was a little smaller than the second floor but much bigger than the first floor. It had fifteen bedrooms, a dining room, a kitchen, a forging room, a small toilet, a study, Mistreatreus (Mis-tree-tree-us), the goddess of life's throne room and a mini staircase room.

        Besimytheus (Bes-im-myth-yi-us), the goddess of business's office was on the fourth floor. The fourth floor also had a security office, a mini indoor greenhouse, a sculpting room, a statue room, eight bedrooms, two bathrooms, Gessderrius (Guess-der-yi-us), the goddess of jewels's throne room and two big staircase rooms. One going upstairs or downstairs and the other one leading to a watchtower.

        The fifth floor had a feast room, a pet room, a pretend-summer room, a teeny pretend-winter room, a mini pretend-spring room, a pretend-autumn room, a trophy room, a crafting room, a storage, a hotel room, a guest room, two small bedrooms, a tiny washroom, Naturineous (Nature-ine-yi-us), the nature god's throne room and three mini staircase rooms. The first one leading to a prison, the second one going deep down into the mines of depth and the third going upstairs or downstairs.

        The sixth floor had a mini gym, a potion room, a chemistry room, an experiment room, a small clinic, a ‘Making You Immortal’ room, a tiny bakery, an ‘All Sorts of Things’ store, a gravestone room, a death punishment room, an agility test room, Stonedeathudius (Sto-n-death-thund-yi-us), the god of strength's throne room and two staircase rooms. One leading to a treasure room and the other one going to the upper floor or downstairs, as usual.

        The seventh floor had a snack bar, a vault filled with traps, a technology inventing room, eight hotel rooms, a restroom, a small market for immortals, a giant library, Viennausheus (Vi-en-awe-she-us), the goddess of rainforests's throne room and a staircase room. Don't ask me where the staircases go.

        The eighth floor had a security office, a computer room, an arcade, a beast zoo, Rezcenchroxre (Rez-en-ch-rox-trey) the air god's throne room and a staircase room.

        The ninth floor had a big bathroom, four bedrooms, a painting room, a hospital, a mortal jail, a mortal hospital, a mini firehouse, Venxiousethius (Ven-shus-sef-fi-us), the goddess of luxury's throne room and a staircase room.

        The tenth and the final floor of the tour had two elevators with both going up. It also had two bedrooms, a plane room with a giant automatic door, a mini school for children guests, a toy store that was smaller than usual, a tiny book store, a mini electronic store, Antaushalius (Ant-a-laush-she-us), the genderless god (or goddess) of communication's announcement room (the announcement room was actually where Antaushalius spent his time all day), Nicretrus (Nick-ret-trus), the god of books, nicknamed the thunder warrior, leader of the Chinese gods' throne room and a staircase room.

Chapter 8 The Easter Bunny's curse, the tour on Mount Voltania and Prophentus's fake brother (Part III)

        After the tour of the first ten floors was finished, Prophentus led the Olisens into Nicretrus's throne room and commanded the Olisens to bow down in front of the leader of the Chinese gods. They felt embarrassed bowing down in front of a VR god they never talked to. Linxcescious (Lin-x-ey-she-us), Nicretrus's lynx kept growling at his master like he was an intruder. Linxcescious never growled like that to Nicretrus. When James heard the lynx's growl, he knew immediately what was happening.

        “My lord! This is not the real Nicretrus! Run!” he cried to Prophentus and his siblings.

        “So you figured finally,” the fake Nicretrus said and removed a mask on its head. The evil Easter spirit's head appeared in front of them. They ran.

        They ran until the resort was out of sight and hurried into Titrania Subway.

        When the Olisens arrived at their destination, they dashed out of the station and rushed into a nearby limo-taxi and ordered the driver to drive them to the mansion quickly.

        After they arrived, they thanked the driver and scurried out. They went into the mansion, jumped into a lift, got out of the lift, hurried into their room and slammed the door.

        After the incident of the Easter Bunny, the Olisens didn't go out of their room until it was dinnertime. They went into the dining room and ate their dinner hungrily.

Chapter 9 Filthy, stinky, clumsy, king of stupidity (Part I)

        The Olisens were eating their breakfast. They decided to go to the Mythcraft antique store. The Mythcraft antique store was an anti-theft antique store. All the old objects in myths were in the store. There were objects in Greek mythology, objects in Scandinavian mythology, objects in Norse mythology and objects in Chinese mythology.

        The Olisens waited until 10 a.m. and called a limo taxi.

        When the limo-taxi arrived, the Olisens climbed in and ordered the driver to go to the Mythcraft antique store. The antique store was two storey high. It was enormous! The Olisens couldn't wait to get in. They thanked the driver, and went into the store. 

        The store was much more beautiful than the Olisens expected. Hanging on the first wall was Zeus's thunder staff, and next to the staff was Poseidon's trident. Hades's Helmet of Darkness and his bident were above them all. It had one of Hera's golden apples and the firewood Prometheus stole from Hestia on the wall too.

        The second wall had the box Pandora opened, a sculpture of Heracles's lion cloak, one of Eros's love arrows, the sharp, wooden stick that Odysseus used to trick Polyphemus, the Cyclops with, a model of the wooden horse, a sculpture of Hermes's sandals, a copy of Athena's helmet, one of Artemis's arrows, the model of Apollo's sun chariot and one of Selene's moon boomerangs.

        The third wall had a sculpture of Thor's hammer, Mjolnir, and the axe, Stormbreaker. The wall also had a model of Loki's sceptre, a sculpture of Frey's sword, Sumarbrander, a copy of Odin's spear, Gungnir and Heimdall's trumpet, Gjallarhorn.

        The fourth wall had the weapons of the Chinese gods. There was a model of Mythvineyes (My-th-vine-yi-s), the god of intelligence's spear, a sculpture of Braingesookei's (Brain-ges-sook-aye) shotgun, a copy of Warscoreus (War-score-re-us), the god of combat's scythe, Sythuubeus (Sith-you-be-us), a model of Combianious (Com-bian-yi-us), the goddess of combat's blade, one of Youthabeus (Youth-ai-be-us), the goddess of youth's toy-controlling rifles, a copy of Catelineous (Cat-uh-leen-i-us), the goddess of feline's whip, a model of Wildaoshius (Wild-ow-she-us), the god of the wildcats's magical sceptre, a model of Vudincius (Vu-din-see-us), the god of power's orb of darkness, a sculpture of Vransionus (Vr-an-sh-on-us), the goddess of comfort's unbreakable, bouncy shield and her iron-diamond scythe and the sculptures of Sirescareus (Sigh-uh-scar-re-us), the scorpion-tile god's (as in reptile) poisonous death laser and his length-adjustable scorpion tail.

        The Olisens went upstairs. The second floor was even more fascinating than the first floor!

        On the first wall was a sculpture of Dionysus's staff, Thrysus, a model of Perseus's sword, Harpe, a sculpture of Philoctetes's bow, one of his poisonous arrows and Hermes's helmet.

        The second wall had Achilles's javelin hanging below the clock, a small model of Atlantia and Melanion holding hands together, a sculpture of the Helen of Troy weaving, a small clay-made Agamemnon swinging a sword, a mini statue of Heracles holding up a giant boulder and a stack of books on an iron bookshelf.

        On the third and fourth wall was a model of Brychele (Br-y-ch-eel-lee), the god of weather's cloud of weathers, a sculpture of Bruscaneus (Bru-sss-ane-ny-us), the goddess of suffer's crystal magnetic countdown-bomb, a copy of Insanausine (Insane-nor-sign), the brother of the goddess of the past, also known as the god of the future's small sculpture and the blueprint of doom, a model of Doomsday (Doom-s-day), the goddess of evil and destruction's wrecking ball, a sculpture of Astronius (As-t-r-on-i-us), the protector of the galaxy, also known as the god of the universe's magical staff, Asteroid No.199, Nicretrus's mind-controlling dagger-staff (part dagger, part staff) and two models of Prophentus's karate claw-gloves.

Chapter 9 Filthy, stinky, clumsy, king of stupidity (Part II)

        The Olisens were here just because they wanted to buy some antiques, so they never expected to meet a man who would make them add another suspect to their suspect list.

        After the Olisens paid, they put the antiques in a bag and prepared to go out. Suddenly a grunt came from counter No. 12 and signalled the Olisens to go closer to him. When the Olisens were beside the man, they knew he came from the dumpster. His shirt was dirty and his trousers smelt.

        “Ask me a simple question about English,” the man said.

        “What for?” James asked.

        “No reason,” the look-like-he-came-from-a-dumpster man replied.

        “Fine. What goes after O and before Q?” James asked solemnly.

        “Y, of course,” the man answered. The Olisens figured the man wasn't only filthy and stinky, but was also stupid. Which one do you want me to write down? Stupid or dumb? I, the author Nick Flames do not care about such nonsense.

        “You're wrong,” James said.

        “Thanks!” the man said.

        James gritted his teeth. “That is not a compliment!” he spat.

        “Oh, yeah? Are you meaning that I'm not clever?” the man shot back.

        “Technically, yes, Mr. Dumpster-stink!” James roared.

        “He is even more easily angered than the thief chief,” the man grumbled to himself, and clamped his hand on his mouth. “I shouldn't have said that!” he cried.

        “Did he just say something about a thief chief?” Sally whispered to the others.

        “Something isn't right,” Mary whispered back.

        At the door Mr. Dumpster-stink fell over. James smirked and said “Having trouble over there, clumsy idiot?” James shouted.

        “None of your business, Mr. Sweaty-shirt!” the man growled. James gritted his teeth. The truth is, his shirt really was filled with sweat.

        James sneered at the idiot but his sneer became a flinch. He looked behind him and realised he was staring into the cold, violet eyes of the thief chief. It turned out that the thief chief was the Easter Bunny. The violent thief was holding a sharp blade in his palm. Mary instantly knew James was injured by the gods' worse nightmare.

        Charlie grabbed James and his sisters, ran towards a nearby limo-taxi, and ordered the driver to go to the nearest pharmacy.

Chapter 10 Helma and the book of the dead secretary (Part I)

        James kept groaning on the trip to the nearest pharmacy.

        “Are we there yet?” Charlie asked impatiently.

        “Sorry kids. There are neither pharmacies, surgeries nor clinics in town. The nearest pharmacy is outside town,” the driver said glumly. “But we're almost there!”

        When they arrived, Charlie hopped off the comfortable taxi and darted into the pharmacy. The youngest Olisen was back in a flash holding a bag of healing tools.

        There were bandages and plaster casts inside the bag.

        Mary ordered the driver to go to the mansion and shortly realised the driver of the limo-taxi was the driver of the runaway limo they saw after they shopped in Chinazzuia Godzzamai Plaza. When they arrived, Mary quickly ran into the main hall with Charlie and Sally dragging James alongside her.

        When they reached the elevators, the Olisens dashed into the elevator going to the upper part of the mansion.

        After they reached the top floor, they sprinted into the corridor, went inside the fifty-fourth room, and placed James on the bed.

        Charlie used a wet tissue to clean James's wound while Mary wrapped a plaster cast around his injury.

        James slowly regained his consciousness and tried to walk. He managed to walk a few steps before he collapsed unconsciously onto a chair.

        It was a few weeks after the incident, and James's wound was now a scratch. Or should I say scar? Nah, I don't care.

        James stared out the window, and his jaw dropped and his cheeks turned pink. He slipped his cloak onto his body, pulled the hood of the cloak over his head, and opened the window.

        “What's your name, pretty girl?” he asked.

        “I'm Helma Toby Annabelle, daughter of the Helen of Troy, and I'm thirteen,” the girl said.

        “You're the Helen of Troy's daughter?” James asked in bewilderment.

        “Yes,” Helma replied.

        “I'm James Damion Olisen, great-grandson of the actor Rïãnoe Damion Olisen, and I'm fifteen years old. Probably too old to date,” James said miserably.

        “I like your scarlet eyes, your golden hair, your thick eyebrows and absolutely everything else about you! I can date you...” Helma offered.

        “Really?! Oh, I mean... that's great!” James exclaimed.

        “…unless you betray me,” Helma finished.

        “I'll not,” James promised solemnly.

        Suddenly, they heard shriek coming from the middle floors' dining room. It was Sally's high pitch voice.

        James slowly ran into the diner and found Mary, Charlie and Sally shivering fearfully under the mid-floors' dining table.

Chapter 10 Helma and the book of the dead secretary (Part II)

        “What happened?” a voice behind James asked. James turned around and saw Helma standing in the doorway, holding a bag of strange-looking books.

        “The Easter Bunny stole our lunch money! And who is that, James?” Charlie asked.

        “This is Helma Toby Annabelle,” James said.

        “Daughter of the Helen of Troy,” Helma added.

        “So cool! I'm Charlie Damion Olisen and I'm seven years old. This is my nine-year-old sister Sally,” Charlie introduced, and shook hands with Helma.

        “Are you a citizen?” Mary asked from under the table.

        “Actually, no. I was sucked in by a portal and has been trapped here for ten years,” Helma answered.

        James was browsing through each book that Helma brought. When he started reading THE BOOK OF THE DEAD SECRETARY, his jaw dropped even lower than the last time. “To defeat a criminal, use the Multitrap Xtreme,” James read aloud.

Chapter 11 Falling into a cave and into a pile of pebbles

        “What is the Multitrap Xtreme?” Sally asked.

        “I'm on it! Chapter 34: About the Multitrap Xtreme,” James exclaimed. “The Multitrap Xtreme is a trap to capture any criminal. It is a powerful source, but also an attractive one. It attracts monsters within 10 miles. This is how you use the trap: put the trap on the floor and make the criminal come towards you. Once he steps on the trap, press the blue button on the trapper remote. A cage will emerge from the trap and the criminal will be trapped inside. There will be a portal appearing above the criminal. It will suck the criminal into the Universal Jail. Buy in American Caver's store.”

        James glanced at his siblings and grinned.

        “What?” Sally asked.

        James glared at her sister. Sometimes Sally could be a birdbrain.

        “Oh! Capturing the rabbit with the Multitrap Xtreme!” Sally said.

        The Olisens and Helma were in front of a cave with torches on its bumpy wall in no time.

        Helma was so concentrated on exploring the cave that she accidentally bumped into James and sent him tumbling backwards into the cave.

        “Sorry!” Helma confessed.

        “No problem!” James murmured from under a huge pile of pebbles. He poked his head out of the pile of pebbles.

        “I'm okay!” he shouted, and went down a set of stairs he didn't notice before. He asked the others to follow him.

        When they reached the bottom of the staircase, they instantly saw a flag on the left of a silver-made store that was written in ancient runes. Fortunately, James recognised the words. It said: only one more Multitrap Xtreme in stock!

        The Olisens saw Mr. Dumpster-stink running toward the store. “Got…to…get…the last…Multi…trap…X…treme,” he said, wheezing. When he saw the Olisens running towards the store, he ran even faster.

        James could walk, but he was still unable to run that fast. So it was Charlie who went in and came back out with a heavy wooden box and a complicated instruction book.

        Charlie tripped and bumped onto a smooth, brick wall. A brick came loose and a handle popped out. Charlie grabbed his siblings and Helma, opened the door, went inside and closed the door. It was an amazing sight.

Chapter 12 The house in the cave

        In front of them was a 3-storey house with gleaming, diamond walls and a glass roof. The Olisens and Helma opened the door, and went inside. It was amazingly luxurious!

        “The owner of this house must have lived in luxury for years!” Helma exclaimed, examining a shiny vase on a small cabinet. The house was historic, but still very neat and beautiful.

        The first floor had a living room with a coffee table, a sofa-bed, a TV hanging on the wall, four chairs and a ping-pong set completed with ten balls and a ping-pong table. It also had a kitchen-diner with a large table and some cooking stuff. You know… refrigerators, ovens, microwaves, pots, pans, stoves, teapots, teacups, toasters, dishwashers, bins… those things.

        The second floor had three bedrooms, a bathroom, a study, a mini library and a collectors' room.

        The third floor only had a loft and a conservatory, and the loft was pretty big. It had a large bed and a monitor on the wall and the conservatory had a large couch and a glass statue.

        “Hey, look at this!” Charlie shouted. He was holding a handcuff and some chains. “If the Multitrap Xtreme can't defeat the Easter Bunny, we can put the handcuff on the rabbit's hand and tie the chains around his feet!”

        “That would help!” Mary shouted back.

        When everybody finished exploring the house, they went back the way they came and went out of the cave. The clumsy man was already gone.

        “Now we just have to lure the Easter Bunny to the trap,” Sally said.

Chapter 13 The stupid rabbit

        The Olisens and Helma were back in the lobby of the mansion renting another room for Helma.

        “Your room is the fifty-fifth room on the top floor, miss,” Flora said.

        “Thanks, Flora!” James cried.

        “No problem!” Flora shouted back.

        When the Olisens and Helma reached the fifty-fifth room on the top floor, the Olisens helped Helma unpack her things.

        “Helma, this is a question I wanted to ask you for a long time. Where did you live before you met me?” James asked.

        “I…I…I…” Helma stammered.

        “Where did you live before you met me?” James repeated.

        “I'm Billy Johnson's niece and Prophentus and Helen's daughter. Did I ever tell you about my dad's story?” she said. James shook his head.

        “My dad once was a karate teacher in the real world. He was very good at karate. One day, when he was playing a game called DESTROYER MX2001, a portal appeared and sucked him in. He never got back out. He got better at karate every day and impressed the main gods, Ragnoseus and Buddha. They made him a god. My uncles and aunties came here and became gods the same way,” Helma said.

        “Nicretrus is your uncle? Cool!” Charlie said. He started bouncing around.

        “Stop, Charlie,” Mary shouted.

        “Awwwww,” Charlie said depressingly.

        “Now here's the plan. We go to the town square and announce there is an egg hunt on the top floor of the mansion. The rabbit will absolutely come to steal the eggs. We put a chocolate egg under our bed and leave it there. Then we put the Multitrap Xtreme on the floor and do what the instruction book told us to do. That it would be the present for the Easter Bunny,” James said. “I'm saying it is a present for the bunny cause the Easter Bunny is listening!” He whispered.

        “Good plan!” Helma praised dreamily.

        “Thanks, Helmy,” James said.

        “Why are you calling her ‘Helmy’?” Charlie asked.

        “Because she is my ‘may be’ future wife,” James said, embarrassed. Charlie and Sally started to chuckle. Then their chuckles became giggles and at last their giggles became laughs.

        “Charlie, Sally, stop being so impolite to your brother!” Mary scolded.

        “It's okay, Mary,” James murmured.

        “I'm going out to announce that there is an egg hunt in this room,” Helma offered.

        “Okay. Thank you Helmy,” Charlie joked.

        “Charlie!!!” James shouted angrily. Charlie shrank back nervously.

        “Sorry, Hel…” he said, turning around. But when he turned around, he only saw a note on the floor. This was what it said:

Dear Mr. Sweaty-shirt,

        No need to announce it in the town square. Give the eggs to me. I am right outside your room.

Sincerely, the Easter Bunny

        “Come in and get them if you want them!” Mary shouted.

        A moment later, the bunny stepped in with Helma struggling to escape from its strong arms.

        “Where are the eggs?” the bunny demanded.

        “Sit down and have some tea first, clumsy idiot,” James said.

        The bunny gasped. “How did you know?” the bunny said.

        “You probably should've written dear James, cause Mr. Sweaty-shirt gave you up,” James explained.

        “The man at the counter was an illusion, wasn't he?” Mary asked. “And you smell good today.”

        “Yeah, that's an illusion. And the good smell part was because I took a bath,” the dumpster man said. “I just wanted to be invited to egg hunts. I love eating chocolate eggs,”

        “Well, if you've learned your lesson, I'll set the time for you in the Universal Jail to 2 months,” James offered.

        “No, I deserve to be in jail for a year,” he said when he saw the time on the trap.

        “We'll visit you,” Charlie promised.

        “Thanks. By the way, my first name is David and I'm the half son of Nicretrus and Lebirla. Oh! And my last name is Quinn,” the man said.

        “Now, step on this trap,” James said.

        David stepped onto the trap and in a moment, a cell emerged from the trap, and in two centiseconds later, he was gone.

        “Mystery solved!” Sally cheered.

        Suddenly, a bright light appeared in front of the Olisens and Helma.

Chapter 14 Back home to Frosterburg

        When the bright light became a faint glow, the Olisens and Helma saw the portal floating in front of them.

        “Yes! We finally get to go home!” Charlie shouted.

        “I'll call Dad,” Helma said, and pressed 9232 8835 on her phone.

        “Hi Dad, I'm with the Olisens. Yeah. Do you wanna come home with us Dad? Oh, alright. Bye,” Helma said, and declined.

        “What did he tell you?” Mary asked.

        “He said he is happy here and is not ready to go yet. He told me to live with my stepmother,” Helma replied.

        “Quick, or the portal will vanish!” Charlie cried.

        The Olisens and Helma held hands and touched the portal.

        They went into different whirlpools and separated ways.

        The Olisens landed in James's room. They looked at the clock. Still 00:00 on the fourteenth day in February.

        “Time will not pass if you go to the VR world?” Sally asked in astonishment, and collapsed onto James's bed, asleep.

        The other Olisens carried Sally onto her bed and suddenly heard Sally's phone ring.

        “Hello?” Mary said.

        “Helma here,” came Helma's voice.

        “Oh my goodness! Helma, where are you?” Mary asked.

        “I'm in my stepmom's house. And I'm okay,” Helma replied.

        “Alright then. Bye!” Mary said, and hung up. She climbed onto his bed and instantly fell asleep.

        “Midnight snacks, Olisens!” grandfather Olisen announced. No answer. When he reached the corridor of the second floor, he could already hear the four youngest Olisens' snores.

~ The End ~