Of Mice and Men, Part 4Just before eleven oclock the following morning, Mona, Fang, Fievel, Tanya, Tiger, Tony and Bridget all met up at the entrance to the pier, where Sweet William had given out free cheese to the mice the morning before.
Now, Fang, are you sure this where Sweet Williams going to be putting on his little performance this morning? asked Mona.
Absolutely, Fang said firmly. The same place as yesterday; thats what was agreed at the meeting last night.
And were all clear on the plan, right? Mona asked her allies.
Cat R Waul said hed be hanging around to keep an eye on things, said Fang. My job is to find him and keep him out of the way.
Right, Mona nodded. And dont worry about keeping him sweet anymore, Fang just get rid of him however you can!
I understand what I have to do, Mona,
Of Mice and Men, Part 3Mona and Fievel peered down curiously at Bridgets office building.
Whats going on down there? Fievel puzzled.
Perhaps the buildings on fire, Mona hazarded.
There appeared to be a mass evacuation taking place. Every mouse in the building was running out of every available exit and rushing off in the direction of the pier, creating a giant mouse stampede.
It doesnt look like theres a fire, Fievel opined. But theyve obviously got some reason to
Look! Mona exclaimed. More mice are coming to join them from all over the dockside! What the hell is going on around here?
Theyre giving out free cheese at the pier! someone yelled very loudly. Come on, everyone it wont last long!
Free cheese, Fievel whispered longingly. I havent eaten cheese for so
Of Mice and Men, Part 2Meanwhile, Fang had been accompanied to a raucous saloon, where he was led into a filthy backroom by four very large moth-eaten moggies.
Is this where your boss hangs out, then? Fang asked scathingly. Bit of a hole, isnt it?
Quiet, you, one of the cats growled threateningly. You just wait and see what the boss does to strangers who cant keep their mouths shut!
The room was poorly lit by candles, but Fang could clearly see that it was packed with cats. They were all staring up at a wooden podium, from where a sleek brown cat in a red suit and top hat was looking down at them with a critical eye.
Boss! one of Fangs guards called. Hey, boss! We found this greenhorn over in Queens. You want we should get rid of him?
Bring him up here! the brown cat ordered in clipped tones. I wish to see him for myself.
Fang was jostled up o
Of Mice and Men, Part 1MONA THE VAMPIRE XXXVI: OF MICE AND MEN
By Jake Collins
Mona snuck into her bedroom through the open window and slid very carefully into bed. Despite her best attempts at being inconspicuous, she could feel Fang standing up and turning himself around a few times before lying back down in a comfortable position.
Sorry, I didnt mean to wake you up, Mona said in a whisper.
Thats all right, Fang replied. I never really sleep properly until you get back anyway. Did you kill anything tonight?
Nothing major, Mona returned casually. Just a couple of minor demons down by the docks. One of them gave me a bit of trouble, but I got the better of him in the end.
Not still missing those super universe-saving vampire powers of yours, are you? Fang asked perceptively.
Yeah, kinda, Mona admitted. I know I should be grateful for what I
Here Be Dragons, Part 2 Whos pretending? Mervin gibbered. Get this dragon to let me go, Mona, please!
Jake released Mervin from his firm grasp, and the little Slith demon scampered off into a large pile of garbage. Jake resumed his human form, put his hands on his hips, and frowned at Mona.
I see what youre trying to do here, he told her. Youre trying to convince me to go home by showing me how good I am at fighting evil. Well, its not going to work, okay? I know Im a good fighter, but I still dont want to be trained and judged, and have to follow a bunch of rules and regulations!
Come on, Jake, I could see how keen you were to save Dottie just now, Mona said encouragingly. Even though the attack was faked, your enthusiasm and skill werent!
I still cant go back to New York! Jake snapped irritably. I cant live with
Here Be Dragons, Part 1MONA THE VAMPIRE XXXV: HERE BE DRAGONS
By Jake Collins
Fang was spending a grey September afternoon sprawled on the couch when a small whirlwind blew into the living room and disturbed his rest. The whirlwind deposited a small plastic bag onto the coffee table and then blew itself out by flopping down into an armchair. It was then that Fang realised that it was not a whirlwind at all, but Mona, returned from a shopping expedition to the mall. She leant heavily against the back of the chair, closed her eyes and sighed heavily.
Good trip, Mona? Fang asked casually.
Not really, Mona replied. Its Hell at that mall; the whole world seems to be down there! I guess everyones decided to get their Christmas shopping started early.
Yes, its amazing the way everyone seems to feel the need to buy all kinds of cheap rubbish with which to fill their garbage bags in the name of celebrating Christmas,