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Knick Knack - My Original Champion - Part III 2/2 Added!

Discussion in 'Fan Creations' started by _Vidz_, Oct 31, 2017.

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Would you play as Knick Knack?

  1. Definitely not.

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  2. I'm not too sure. . .

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  3. Absolutely!

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  1. Zadok

    Zadok Planeswalker of Søvengård

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    I was gonna say, with such a rather a unique and cute character it would be rather hard to just simply let this little, lovable guy go.:arismile3:
     
  2. Zenopo

    Zenopo MERRY-GO-ROUND
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    Character looks well designed and cute, plus you seem to have put in quite some time developing him and would like you to continue being this passionate, but I am "unsure" about myself playing as him if he was a character. Nothing appeals to me/draws me towards him.
    Note; I did not read everything, I just skimmed to view all the pictures. What's going on with _Vidz_ going away or something?
     
  3. _Vidz_

    _Vidz_ Pack Mule
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    Well, with the addition of this new, rooster sidekick for Knick Knack, I suppose I must make a return to see what we can do with this. I was thinking that, to contrast with Knick Knack's giddiness and friendliness, the rooster would be the "real" fighter in the duo. With a bad attitude and violent nature, he's the one that picks the fights, ready to peck down any foe no matter what their size.

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    This is definitely going to change certain moves and maybe the super as well. . . I guess this means there's work to be done. So, how do you guys feel about this addition? Yay, or Neigh?
     
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  4. BypenThynDragon

    BypenThynDragon I for one welcom our new ruler Smugdeer
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    Yay, every overlycheerful hero needs a sidekick that picks fights and everyone loves to hate :D
     
  5. _Vidz_

    _Vidz_ Pack Mule
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    Thanks, Bypen! I agree! Do you think he should have a name? I'd like to leave a name as something for you and everyone else to vote on.
     
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  6. ty4brawl

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    Obviously Paddy-whack.
     
  7. BypenThynDragon

    BypenThynDragon I for one welcom our new ruler Smugdeer
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    How about something like C... yes, yes, wait what do you mean thats not good for the children..... ok fine.

    Sorry Vidz Im bad with names
     
  8. VendiMANS

    VendiMANS the city of Buenos Aires has burned to the ground!

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    definitely a yay
     
  9. _Vidz_

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    I knew someone was going to bring that back! :arigrin2:
    Well, it's the only suggestion so far, so it just might be set in stone at this point.:arisilly:
     
  10. ty4brawl

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    How about Polly-whack instead, since it's a birb. Doesn't have quite the same ring to it, but it's slightly more original. lol
     
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  11. _Vidz_

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    You guys NEED to listen to this AMAZING song Youtuber SnivyG. Absol made for Knick Knack! It's absolutely fantastic, and you guys gotta hear it! Please, visit his channel and show him some love and support! He deserves it.

     
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  12. ty4brawl

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    I love how bouncy and happy-go-lucky it is and the all the layers work to represent his obsession with collecting interesting things. That's what I get from it anyways.
     
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  13. _Vidz_

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    I know! He did an incredible job! I love what he's done! :D
     
  14. _Vidz_

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    It's time to sort-of resurrect this thread with some more Alandra stuff! You guys remember her . . . right?

    Anyhoo, here's what I've come up with!

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    Which I've then turned into the profile image I have now; but I wanted to show you guys the entire thing since a good chunk of it is cut off in my profile image. I've also changed her eye color from red (which is what it was in the story) to green; because I just felt that by playing around with the colors, green just looked more appealing to look at. So, what do y'all think?

    As always, have a wonderful day! :)
     
  15. Redness

    Redness The Class Pet

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    This is really nice, Vidz! :D
     
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  16. _Vidz_

    _Vidz_ Pack Mule
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    Thanks, Red! :arismile2:
     
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  17. Salty Beef

    Salty Beef Fau Con, at your service.

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    Cool! Nice to see more art of her. I'm trying to imagine what she would look like with Red eye's and I think it was a good idea to change them to green. they might have blended in with the pink mane too much. Either way coolio's man. :arismile:
     
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    Ayyyy Salty! Haven't heard from ya in a while, nice to see you again. I'm glad you agree. I kept flip-flopping between the colors; and like you said, her with red eyes just looked like way too much red. With her pink mane, purple eye-shadow, and even the pink in her ears, it all seemed like too much.
     
  20. _Vidz_

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    Thank you! :)
     
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  21. BypenThynDragon

    BypenThynDragon I for one welcom our new ruler Smugdeer
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    Vidz these look great, now we just need pics of her and Knick Knack dabbing ;P
     
  22. ty4brawl

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    Them and Chopper.
     
  23. _Vidz_

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    Meet Fau Con! The OC belonging to the one and only Salty Beef!

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  24. Delusional Dreamer

    Delusional Dreamer Fœnum iCloud

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    Ooh, a birdkeeper. And a charming one at that. Looks great Vidz!
     
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  25. Frost Aura

    Frost Aura That guy that answers questions

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    Haha, I see what you did with the name there! C'est très cool.
     
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  26. _Vidz_

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    Just when I lower my guard, Mane6 comes in teasing new Character Intros! So, I suppose I should follow up with a character concept-intro of my own!

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    I hope you guys enjoy! And have a wonderful day! :3
     
  27. Redness

    Redness The Class Pet

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    I love number 5 lol
     
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  28. _Vidz_

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    Part III 1/2

    Knick Knack crumbles to the ground, bruised and battered, tired and hopeless. His knees feel as though they could shatter at any moment, and his lungs on the verge of bursting. He lifts up his head from the ground, looking up at the barely scuffed Arizona. She smiles with a look of victory on her face, leaving Knick Knack in a haze of confusion. "There ya go, darlin'! That's how you git it done!" The bull cheers, as the surrounding bovine join in a loud, stomping and yelping. Knick Knack looks on at the celebrating, laughing and cheerful crowd. Humiliation overwhelms him, and he grinds his teeth from a boiling anger inside him. He digs his hoof into the ground, sending a shrill of pain through his leg.

    "Well now," Arizona begins. "Looks like yer bag-a-tricks didn't do ya much good now, did it? Well, maybe with a bit 'a practice, you'll get a hang 'a this whole 'brawlin' thing. I can see yer a bit . . . new at this." She smirks.

    "You heard her, Mule!" The bull adds. "Yer toys do ya no good! Just like a little kid, all ya know is how to play 'round with yer toys!" The bull and the crowd behind him all join in a roaring laughter, and Knick Knack can feel a rush of blood to his cheeks. "That Mule needs to know his place 'round here. He. . !" The bull halts his speech, gluing his eyes to Knick Knack. The crowd's cheers slowly fade as they watch the injured mule. Shaking and in pain, Knick Knack forces himself to stand. One hoof at a time, he fights through the agony in his bones. "Ya don't know what yer askin' fer, Mule. You'd do better layin' back down in the dirt!" Knick Knack, now on all fours, moves the piece of wheat in his mouth as he positions his body for an attack. His furious gaze shooting straight to Arizona, who watches him completely baffled.

    "What are ya doin?! Has yer brain gone loose? Don't tell me ya still wanna keep this up." Knick Knack holds his ground, tugging at one of the straps of his backpack.

    "Welp, I'd say he's wantin' some more! Why don't ya go ahead an' give 'em what he wants?"

    "Look, just give it up," Arizona consoles Knick Knack. "Ya lost, alright? No reason in actin' stupid." Knick Knack reaches into one of the pockets of his bag, and a cocky smile spreads on his face.

    "Looks like he's gonna have to learn the hard way!" The bull declares as the crowd follows up with one big hoorah.

    "I'm sorry, but if you think ya got it in ya, then . . . let's git on with it." Arizona scraps at the ground with her hoof, then charges full-speed towards Knick Knack. He takes a deep breath, counting the seconds as she draws nearer like a train. Knick Knack draws a camera out from his bag, pointing it straight at Arizona as he peers into the lens. Arizona catches a glimpse of her reflection in the lens before she is blinded by a blanket of bright, white light. She comes to a screeching halt as she desperately rubs her eyes to try and restore her vision. Just as her sight begins to fade back in, she looks up at Knick Knack who's standing on his hind legs with a pair of symbols in each hoof, and a devilish smirk on his face. "Umm--" Knick Knack crashes the symbols against each other with Arizona's unfortunate head getting caught between them. She wobbles about, dizzy and disoriented as Knick Knack casually sets his backpack onto the ground. He opens up the main flap, and climbs inside in search of his next item.

    "Arizona! Honey, snap out of it!" Arizona comes back to, shaking her head to rattle her brain back to reality. She spots Knick Knack a fair distance away sitting near a bucket of soapy, bubbly water as he gleefully washes a frying pan. He looks over at Arizona, and childishly sticks his tongue out at her. Infuriated, Arizona growls as she shows her teeth.

    "Ya think yer funny?! How's about I--!" Arizona tries to step forward, but instantly loses her balance. She finds herself rolling against her will towards Knick Knack. Upon glancing down, she notices two pairs of roller skates have been tied to her hooves. "What in the hay are these?! I can't--!" She desperately attempts to slow herself down whilst trying to keep her balance, but she only increases the speed of her uncontrollable glide towards Knick Knack. He smiles as she rolls towards him, and after wiping the frying pan clean with a rag, he grips the handle of the pan in his mouth, closing one eye as he winds up his shot. Arizona's eyes widen as she realizes what's coming, and just as she's mere inches away, Knick Knack swings his pan directly into her cranium with a loud 'PING!'. The observing bovine cringe as they imagine the pain caused by the pan, and Arizona's father looks on in fury. Once again disoriented, Arizona nearly falls over before being caught by Knick Knack. He gives his backpack a kick, and a record player pops up from his bag. The needs hits the record, and a jolly tune plays through the horn. He holds onto her hoof, guiding her unconscious body in circles.

    "What is that mule doin'?" A member of the crowd asks.

    "Is that scruffy kid . . . dancin' with my daughter?!" The bull boils with rage. Arizona starts to regain consciousness as the music starts to crescendo. Realizing she's waking, he stops and stands her straight up as he fixes her hair and tightens her bandana. He gives her a great, big smile, and she stands unsure of what to think.

    "Uh. . ." Arizona ponders. "What's goin'--?" Before she can finish her question, Knick Knack dunks the pail of water over her head. Drenched, Arizona tries to free her head from the bucket, but it's lodged on just a bit too tightly. With just one gentle push, Knick Knack sends Arizona scrambling backward on her roller skates. "Woah, woah, woah!" She yells from inside the bucket as she comes crashing down to the ground with a thud. Knick Knack heaves his backpack over his shoulders as the crowd's mouth gape. The music from Knick Knack's record player ends, and he proudly takes a bow before the crowd. Every bovine mutters amongst themselves, questioning just how the mule could have overpowered their champion.

    "All y'all keep quiet!" The bull demands. "It ain't over yet!" Arizona pulls her head free from the bucket, and kicks off the roller skates. Back on her hooves, she stares down the now dreadfully concerned Knick Knack.

    "So, ya like playin' with toys do ya? How's about I show you one 'a mine?!" She reveals a lasso between her teeth, and twirls it up into the air. Before Knick Knack can decide which way to run, the lasso wraps and tightens around his ankles. Arizona grins as Knick Knack quickly realizes he's now at her mercy, and with a violent tug of the rope, he is brought to the ground. Using all her strength, she lifts Knick Knack into mid-air, twirling him around as if he's completely weightless. Upon reaching top speed, Arizona sends Knick Knack hurdling away, and the crowd roars in celebration.

    Knick Knack flies and crashes directly into a nearby chicken coop. Wooden boards bust as shreds and splinters fly into the air. Knick Knack's ears are filled with the sounds of constant clucking. Exhausted and in agony, Knick Knack takes a moment to shut his eyes and consider defeat. "You're not gonna cry now are you, kid?" His eyes fly back open as he searches for the source of the deep, intimidating voice.
     
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    Part III [2/2]

    Knick Knack scans the coop with caution, and spots a rooster resting atop a small pile of hay. "Suck it up, will ya?" Knick Knack's jaw drops as the words leave the rooster's beak. "Yeah, that's right. I'm talkin' to ya." Knick Knack smacks himself across the face with his hoof to reaffirm himself that what he's seeing is in fact real. "No need to beat yourself up, kid. That little heifer out there seems to be doin' the job just fine." The rooster chuckles. "But in all seriousness, you got some sure-fire spunk, kid. I'm surprised you got up for round two to be honest with ya. You landed some good hits, but it ain't no secret that this is most likely your first rodeo. . ." The rooster holds back a sudden burst of laughter. "Get it? Rodeo! 'Cause theys cows--ah never mind. My point is: you probably need some help, am I right?" Knick Knack hesitantly nods. "Of course ya do. See, this is where I come in." Knick Knack raises an eyebrow. "What? Ya think just 'cause I'm small I can't put up a fight! I'll have you know I used to be the most feared--!" The rooster pauses, then sighs. "Let's just say I made a name for myself back in the day, but that doesn't mean I've lost my touch. What you need is someone with some experience by your side. Lucky for you, I've been through more brawls you can probably count! And can ya guess how many I won?!" Knick Knack awkwardly shrugs. "All of them! Except . . . one. It's a day I prefer not to dwell on too long." The rooster turns his head, as if to hide his shame from recalling his loss. "Anyway, I'm gonna offer you a deal. See this chain?" The rooster lifts up one of his legs to reveal a metal cuff around his ankle, and a chain leading all the way to a link attached to the wall. "These mad-cows have been keeping me prisoner here, and let's just say the living conditions are below average at best. If you can bust me outta here, then I'll help you with your little 'girl-problem'." Knick Knack puts his hoof under his chin in thought. "Look, let's be honest. I like your style and all, but you need some serious work; and I can be a real valuable asset to ya. Not only that, but it wouldn't hurt to have a partner, now would it? So, what do you say? We got a deal?"

    "That's my girl!" The bull congratulates Arizona with a rough rub atop her head. "That's one down, now ya only need to worry about any other champions you might come across on your journey. Now, ya gotta head up north. There you'll find--" The bull halts his speech upon noticing the chicken coop wobbling about.

    "Pa?" Arizona asks. "What's goin' on with our coop?"

    "I don't know, but I got a feelin' that Pack Mule thinks he's still in the fight." The chicken coops wobbling intensifies to a rapid shaking and teetering. "Uh-oh, everyone get back!" The cattle all disperse, but Arizona stays firmly planted where she stands. The coop's shaking stops for but a brief moment, leading the cows in to a false sense of security before exploding into pieces. Pieces of wood fly through the air as rogue chickens make their escape. Knick Knack launches into the air like a rocket by the sheer pressure of a pair of large, shaken-up soda bottles extending from both sides of his bag. "Alright, kid! Now, when we get down there, just follow my lead!"

    Arizona watches as Knick Knack dives straight down towards her with a gleeful smile on his face. Realizing the danger she's in, she leaps out of the way to avoid any collision. Just before Knick Knack meets the ground, a propeller pops out from the tops of his backpack spinning wildly. It helps slow him down to a hovering state just above the ground before retracting, allowing him to touch the ground safely. "How long are ya gonna keep this up?" Arizona asks.

    "As long as it takes, girly!" The rooster taunts as he climbs out from the backpack and stands atop Knick Knack's head with his chest puffed out. "And if you were smart, you'd back away now before things get real ugly!"

    "You devil bird!" The bull shouts. "I thought we locked you up nice an' good!"

    "Well, you thought wrong you old cow!" The bull growls, blowing steam from his nostrils.

    "Pa. .? What is that?" Arizona asks in bewilderment.

    "I'll explain it to ya later, darlin'. Right now, ya gotta make sure neither of these two set hoof outside this here prairie!"

    "Oh, yeah, like we're scared!" The rooster leans down to whisper into Knick Knack's ear. "Alright kid I know this might be a little scary, but we got this under control. Just keep your ears open for me, and be ready." Knick Knack nods affirmingly to him before the rooster jumps back inside the bag. Arizona pulls back out her lasso, and whips it toward him to try and catch him off guard like last time, but Knick Knack is somehow able to dodge her lasso.

    "Huh, lucky! Let's see if ya can do it again!" Arizona taunts. She twirls and releases her lasso several more times, but Knick Knack leaps and dives with an agility that was not present during the previous round, baffling Arizona.

    "Nice moving, kid! Hmm, now what does this lever do?" The rooster asks himself. On the last whip of her lasso, Knick Knack catches the rope in his mouth; and with one strong tug, yanks Arizona toward him. Hurdling headfirst in his direction, Knick Knack twists his body as a wooden bird bursts from one of his side pockets by an extendable arm. The bird clashes with Arizona's face with a loud 'dinging' sound going off from within the bag, and she is sent to the ground. "I don't know how it works, but I don't care! That was fun!"

    "Ya hangin' in there, Arizona!" The bull calls.

    "I'm fine!" She affirms as she gets back to her hooves. "This is just startin' to get fun now." Arizona takes in a deep breath, raises her front legs, and smashes them straight into the ground. Cracks and fissures shatter the ground beneath Knick Knack, throwing him off balance. Arizona scrapes the ground with hoof, then charges headfirst into Knick Knack. Her skull is as hard as iron, and Knick Knack feels the blow crush his chest as he tumbles backward onto his side. Laying motionless, barely able to keep a steady breath, the rooster pops out from the bag.

    "Hey, what are you doin'? Sleepin'? Now's not the time for that!" The rooster smacks Knick Knack in the cheek. "I've got an idea," The rooster puts a helmet he found in Knick Knack's bag over his head. "But you gotta get up to show you're still in!" Knick Knack grinds his teeth as he presses his hooves against the soil to force himself up. "There you go, shake it off!" The rooster climbs back inside the bag, and Knick Knack manages to straighten his back as he stands tall.

    "Are ya done?" Arizona sympathizes as she observes his bruised and trembling body. "Keep this up an' I think ya might need to see a doctor mighty soon." Knick Knack spits out the hay in his mouth, then bends down to pluck a fresh one from the ground. With a big smile on his face, he shakes his head. "Pa . . . Pa, I can't keep doin' this."

    "You have to, honey," says the bull. "The fight's not over 'til he can't take anymore. If he wants to keep goin', then it's his choice. Remember, he's after the same thing you are. Ya can't show any sympathy, they might use that to their advantage!"

    ". . . Yes, Pa." Knick Knack breathes in and closes his eyes. Arizona, washing over with guilt from the damage she's caused to him, isn't ready to disobey her father's word. She gallops toward him, ready to deal a final blow that'll keep Knick Knack down for good. Listening to her hoofsteps growing closer with each passing second, Knick Knack takes a bow, and a cannon ejects from the top of his backpack. With the fuse lit, and the rooster nestled inside the cannon as he secures his helmet, Arizona's eyes dilate as she tries to come to a screeching halt. The rooster shoots out like a cannonball, knocking into Arizona's head with a loud 'bonk' from his helmet. Fluttering and flapping his wings, he pecks madly at Arizona as she desperately swats at the air to rid herself of him. "Git away from me! You rat with wings!"

    "Hey, now! I hope your 'Pa' didn't teach you that kind of language!" The rooster sarcastically scolds.

    "Just. . ! Git outta here!"

    "With pleasure! 'Cause it's gonna be quite a lightshow!" The rooster flutters away, allowing Arizona to finally get a look at Knick Knack who has his hooves planted firmly on the ground with a dubious smile. Arizona's face fills with dread as she notices an enormous bottle rocket sticking up from his backpack, and it's pointed directly at her. The fuse is quickly consumed by the flame, and Arizona's body is frozen in fear. "Fire!" The rocket shoots from the metal base holding it in place, and collides with Arizona arcing her upward into the sky. The rooster salutes his wing to his forehead, and Knick Knack follows suit as they both watch the rocket carry Arizona high into the sky. An explosion of shimmering colors cause some gasps from the crowd of cattle. Arizona's body falls to the ground absolutely covered in soot and ash.

    "Arizona!" The bull rushes to her motionless body. "Darlin'? Can ya hear me?" Arizona's eyes fly open as she hacks up clouds of soot. She scrambles to her hooves and charges at full-speed toward Knick Knack.

    "Hey, easy there, girly! There's more where that came from. . ! You do have more of those fireworks don't you, kid?" Knick Knack shrugs. "Uh-oh." Knick Knack shuts his eyes, bracing for the pain to come. He listens as Arizona's steps suddenly silence, and a cloud of dust and dirt blow against his fur. Cautiously opening up one of his eyes, he is stunned to find Arizona smiling and holding out her hoof.

    "That was some mighty fine tusslin'." Arizona compliments. "Put 'er there, partner." With a big smile of his own, Knick Knack bumps her hoof with his. "Say, what's yer name anyhow?"

    "Eh, well judging by all the doodles he keeps in his bag, I'm guessing his name is Knick Knack since it's the name written on all of 'em. It's fitting I suppose." Knick Knack's cheeks redden at the thought of the rooster rummaging through his private belongings.

    "Knick Knack, huh? I kinda like that. My name's Arizona . . . in case my Pa hasn't made that clear. Anyways, you two make a mighty fine team. I had no idea we had a talkin' chicken hidden in our coop!"

    "Umm, not a chicken, I'm a rooster." The rooster corrects. Knick Knack suddenly jolts as his mind is struck with a realization. He grabs hold of a twig and starts to draw a shape in the dirt. He scrawls the shape of a large bird with its wings stretched out, and Arizona tilts her head as she examines the figure.

    "A bird. . . Say, you ain't talkin' 'bout that big, ol' monster of a bird that flew overhead our prairie, are ya?" Knick Knack excitedly nods his head. "Oh! Well, it flew just east of here. Right over the horizon 'til we couldn't see it no more. Gave us all a fright, I tell ya."

    "Arizona!" The bull calls. "What's goin' on over there?!"

    "I've got a bad feelin' my Pa ain't gonna let y'all leave so easily. Ya might have to make a break for it."

    "Hey, you don't gotta tell me twice," says the rooster. "You heard the lady, let's get the hay outta dodge." The rooster climbs back into Knick Knack's bag.

    "Good luck findin' the key. I'm gonna be startin' my journey fer it pretty soon I reckon." Confused, Knick Knack raises his hoof, ready to inquire more about this 'key' she speaks of.

    "Arizona!" The bull and crowd of bovine approach them.

    "Okay, ya gotta hurry on outta here now; but you come back after all this is over, ya hear? I wanna have a rematch someday. You bring yer little chicken friend along too."

    "Rooster!" The rooster shouts from inside the bag. "Alright, now where was that lever. . ?" The herd of cattle are now shifting to a full-on gallop towards Knick Knack, demanding they stay put.

    "You . . . are gonna come back, aren't ya?" Knick Knack confidently nods, and the both of them smile.

    "Ah! There's that lever!" The propeller bursts from Knick Knack's bag spinning wildly, lifting him up into the air. Saddened by the departure, Knick Knack waves goodbye as his body is helplessly carried away into the night sky. Arizona also waves farewell as the furious mob of cattle come to a screeching halt as they find their target is too far and too high to possibly catch up to. Arizona looks up at her father, who sighs as he looks down to her with disapproval. She can feel it in the pit of her stomach, as she braces herself for the long talk they're surely about to have.