The Emerald City was more packed than A Rainbow Monkey 50% off sale at the mall. And just as visually disurbing. People of all kinds in a manner of all clothes, similarity being only the varying shades of green, rushed past to unknown places. The mix-matched group tried to ask several people where to find the wizard, but them being children, and the questioned being adults, they were, of course, ignored. The Cowardly Lions eyes suddenly went wide, and with a yank, he pulled the Scare Crow back.
"HEY! WHAT THE CRUD ARE YOU.....oh." The Scare Crow spluttered, then died out.
Directly in the spot where he was standing now was a Gilded Carriage with a bright green horse.
"Oh! Sorry young...um,....thing, I almost ran you over there, didn't I? Quickly, all of you, jump up in here. I will take you to where you need to go as a apologetic gesture of peace." said the driver
"A what now?" the Scare Crow whispered to the Tin Girl.
"Free ride for almost splatter-icating you."
As all 4 children and weasel climbed aboard the carriage, though Kuki mumbled somthing about taking rides with strangers being a BAD idea.
The scream from across the entryway tore the childrens attention away from the drivers Horse of many colors, who had now gone from pink to aqua.
"IT'S THE WITCH!!!" screamed a nearby man.
For indeed, it was. The Wicked Witch of the East was flying through the air haphazardly, the back of her broom spewing a thick black smoke.
"Hey, she's trying to write a message with the smoke!" Kuki cried out.
"Either that or she has a bad transmission on that thing." the Cowardly Lion mumbled with a shrug.
After several more people screamed (you have to get that kind of thing out of your system) the message was written out:
Bring Dorothy and her ruby slippers to me and no one will get hurt!
The question was repeated in rushed whispers by numurous Elmerald City sevillians.
The group hopped out of the carriage and took several nonchalant looking steps back.
*WHACK!* The children simultainiously hit the backs of their heads on a rather large door. A huge sign hung over the top. The Scare Crow starred at it for a couple seconds.
"Do you think it will lead us to the Wizard?" he asked.
"I dunno, the large neon purple sign that says 'The Wizard' is kind of vauge isn't it?" The Tin Girl said with a faceplam.
"Do we have to go in?" nervously asked the Cowardly Lion.
Kuki nodded. "If there is any hope of me getting home."
"And me getting a brain." Joined in the Scare Crow
"And a heart for me!" said the Tin Girl with confidence.
The Cowardly Lion looked at the door, then back at his friends.
"And if you want courage......" Kuki started.
The Cowarldy Lion sighed. "Ok, I'll go in."
And it was him who knocked on the door.
The Doorman answered once again through a small door withen the door, the only difference being he has nursing a black eye with an ice bag. He moaned when he saw it was the children.
"I....I....w-won't" he started to protest.
"Move aside." The Tin Girl growled while folding her arms.
"If.... oh, never mind." he sighed while opening the door.
The halway seemed to go on forever. They had to tackle the Cowardly Lion to the ground to keep him from getting cold feet and running away. Untill, finally, the entered the Wizards chamber. A gigantic firey head sprung up as soon as they walked in.
"WHO DARE DISTURBS ME IN MY CHAMBERS!??!!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!" the Head screamed.
"AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" everyone screamed.
The Cowardly Lion bolted, and the others were close to it.
"W-we are hoping to have our wishes granted, uh... Wizard ma'am sir thing? " Kuki stuttered.
"YOU THINK I WILL GRANT YOUR WISHES WITHOUT A PRICE?!?!!??!" the head screamed again.
"Um, sort of?" the Tin Girl grimiced.
"I WILL GRANT YOU YOUR WISHES, BUT WITH A COST!"
"I'm almost afraid to ask...." sighed the Scare Crow.
"BRING ME.... The Wicked Witches Broom!"