It's a hatching day in Primary Village! What new friends will hatch today?
The creature flops sideways onto the ground and wiggles its feet happily. (It has feet!!! That's still very exciting.) Then it smushes its face against the teeny blob again, to check that its clever plan worked.
YES. The teeny blob remains FULLY SMUSHABLE. The creature is SO SMART.
It is! Its two friends(?) join the celebratory wiggling as best they can without feet, which turns out to be pretty respectable, wiggling being a core competency of blobs.
The green blob moves as though to climb back up, but pauses with an inquisitive "Bubbu?"
The creature contemplates this question gravely for a few moments.
Then it licks the green blob.
Still sweet and sour and citrusy! And very tingly on the creature's tongue.
The green blob contemplates this for a moment of its own, then ("Buu bu!") extends a pseudopod to lick up the side of the creature's face.
The creature giggles and bops its nose part against the green blob.
The teeny red blob scrunches down, wiggles its hindblob, and leaps up to bop against the creature's nose part.
Gosh! Its NOSE has been BOPPED!!
It has to take a moment to process this revolutionary idea.
Meanwhile, most of the eggs in sight have hatched. Uncounted little blobs in many colors and styles are hopping around the field, playing impromptu games or getting into scuffles. Most are still small and shapeless, but a few others have developed legs or horns or other features.
That other fight from earlier seems to have escalated a bit. A bigger creature has separated the combatants - so big that its head is the size of the little red creature's whole body.
In another direction, a creature with an elaborate flower on top seems to be leading a wordless singing circle.
It gazes around distractedly, and then gazes around in UTTER DELIGHT AND WONDERMENT. There are SO MANY THINGS HAPPENING! What could it possibly do about all of these THINGS???
Apparently, the answer is 'charge over and bite the big red creature'.
The big red-and-blue creature flicks his (tangy-salsa-flavored) paw upwards, flicking the smaller creature over its back, to a landing cushioned by a fan of tails.
"Whoa there, hotshot," the bigger creature says. The smaller one can understand him, mostly, though it might not know what a "hotshot" is.
"Chibimon," to the now-bipedal blue blob, "why don't you go listen to the music? Kyokyomon," the snake-shaped orange, "go have some blueberries, they'll make you feel better."
It squawks and flaps its ears, disoriented on multiple levels. What?? The big creature made it MOVE through the AIR?? Now it is ON TOP OF the big creature??? And then the big creature did a NEW AND BEWILDERING THING!!!
It scrambles up to stand on top of the big creature's head and looks around for its green blob friend. Green blob friend likes being on top of other creatures! That is a known and familiar phenomenon, unlike being tossed through the air or whatever that thing was just now with the sounds and the knowledge!
The green blob is crossing the grass to get here as fast as it can, but its scootch is less mighty than the red creature's HOP. Trailing behind is the teeny red blob, with its correspondingly teeny hop.
Kyokyomon slithers off toward a patch of bushes, but Chibimon hangs around to see what's going on now.
The red and blue creature lowers its head to the ground, where any creature could easily hop off.
"You're an energetic little guy, aren't you? Nice to meet you. I'm Elecmon, I guard this place."
The red creature says,
Then it shakes itself and tries again, and this time manages, "I'M ON TOP OF YOUR HEAD."
Elecmon chuckles. "You sure are! Want to go for a ride around the field?"
(The green blob catches up to where Chibimon's watching. The teeny red blob is still hopping to catch up.)
It thinks about this question, wiggling its ears. It wants several things, like NEW EXPERIENCES and BITING LOTS OF STUFF. It thinks it also wants the green blob and the teeny red blob to get to come along. The teeny red blob is extremely small and smushable and the green blob likes being on top of other creatures. But all of these things are very complicated and it's not at all sure how to say them. Saying things is weird and hard.
A ride around the field seems like it would involve MANY new experiences and possibly also many BITEABLE THINGS, though, so after a long pause it concludes, "Yeah!"
"Hold steady, then, hotshot!" Elecmon crouches and pushes off running, his head held steady and tilted forwards to balance the acceleration. He and his passenger go whooshing over the grass, leaving their small audience behind.
The creature clings to Elecmon's head and folds its ears down so they won't flap in the wind and staaaaaares at all the INTERESTING THINGS.
From up here there's a great view of the whole meadow! Elecmon expertly banks the turns to keep the red creature square on his head. Besides all the little blobs and grid-patterned grass, there's fruiting bushes and trees around three of the sides, and on the fourth a big castle or city made out of colorful squares and triangles.
So many things! So many things it could BITE! It can't even decide which one to start with!! Also Elecmon goes VERY FAST and riding around on his head is VERY EXCITING.
And before long they're back to where they started; Elecmon slows to a stop and rests his head back on the ground. "How did you like that, kiddo?"