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Re: Squigley no Densetsu - A Splatoon 2 Fan-fiction Webseries by GeekyGamerZack

on April 29th 2018, 7:16 pm
Episode 6: Squigley's First Splatfest!
AKA "The Splatfest Episode"

Part 1:
Scene 1: Inkopolis Square: Morning

Squigley and Squilma walk toward Ammo Knights.

Squigley: It's so good to have you back, Squilma!

Squilma: Aw, thanks, Squiggles. I missed you during my mi-

Squilma pauses.

Squilma: Uh...my vacation. Still, it's good to be home.

Squilma sees an electric bulletin board near Ammo Knights. Details of the upcoming Salt vs. Pepper Splatfest are displayed on it.

Squilma: Ooh, a new Splatfest!

Squilma jogs up to the board.

Squilma: Hm...which team should I pick...? Hey, Squigley, which team did you choose?

Squilma looks around. Squigley is nowhere to be seen.

Squilma: Oh well...I'm pretty sure he likes salt on his chips, so...I'll deduce that he picked Team Salt.

Squilma chooses Team Salt on the board. A hatch opens underneath that dispenses a pale yellow t-shirt marked with a doodle of a salt shaker.

Squilma: Oh, wait a minute...pretty sure he likes pepper mayo on his chicken wraps...oh dear, I should've asked him first...

Squika's voice: 'Morning, my dear Squilma!

Squika slides up to Squilma and sits up, folding his tentacles together as he does so.

Squilma: Oh...hi, Squeirdo.

Squika: Ah, a new Splatfest...is there anything finer? I'm sure we'll do Team Pepper proud!

Squilma: Yeah, I suppose you're-

Squilma's left eye squints.

Squilma: You and Squigley both picked Team Pepper...?

Squika: Well, whilst I cannot vouch for Squigley, I can say truthfully and with confidence that I DEFINITELY chose Team Pepper. Although, our Squiggles seems to have an infatuation with Marina, so there is no doubt in my mind that he is also a backer of Team Pepper!

Squilma is stunned.

Squilma: What?! This is terrible!

Squika: Oh, wish-wash, Squilma! What could possibly be terrible on such a fine day?

Squilma: I CHOSE TEAM SALT, THAT'S WHAT!

Squika's eyes bulge.

Squika: Whaaaaat?!

Squilma: Yeah, I know...I already regret my decision...

Squika: Regret or no, you and I are SWORN ENEMIES! Good day to you!

Squika spits purple ink in Squilma's face and slides away.

Squilma: Well, THAT was weird...oh well, at least things can't get any more nuts.

Inklinda's voice: Like, hey there, Squillie!

Squilma's brows flatten.

Squilma: Fresh.

Inklinda walks up to Squilma.

Inklinda: How's my favourite loser squidkid? Wait...why are you holding that t-shirt...?

Squilma: I chose Team Salt, duh.

Inklinda's eyes bulge.

Inklinda: But...but...like...so did I or whatever!

Squilma is shocked.

Squilma: You mean...I'M ON THE SAME TEAM AS YOU?!

A food vendor calls out nearby.

Vendor: Nuts! Get your fresh nuts 'ere! We got freshly-roasted and salted nuts for your consumption!

Squilma's left eye squints.

Squilma's thoughts: When I said things couldn't get more nuts, I didn't mean LITERALLY...

To be Continued...
Part 2:
Scene 2: Ate & Switch: Afternoon

Squilma and Inklinda sit at a table in Ate & Switch. Posters of the upcoming Splatfest are hanging from the ceiling, with each one reading "15% off Swimtendo Switch games and accessories for everyone with a Splatfest Tee".

Squilma: I can't believe something like this could happen...

Inklinda: I know, right? I, like, specifically asked for DOUBLE anchovies on my deep-dish pizza!

Squilma: No, I mean the two of us being on the same team! I mean the thought of working with you fills me with a strong urge to dry-heave. Um...no offense, sweetie.

Inklinda: Like, a LOT taken or whatever, Spillma...

Inklein walks up to the table.

Inklein: Hey, Wilma!

Squilma doesn't even look at Inklein.

Squilma: Yeah, hey.

Inklein holds up a big bag.

Inklein: Check it out! I just got a big box of cardboard doohickeys for my Swimtendo Switch for only 10,000 Cash!

Inklinda: Inklein, honey, isn't that just the normal price of that kit?

Inklein: Nope, 'cause I've got a Splatfest Tee!

Squilma snickers.

Squilma: Inklein, you're supposed to be WEARING the Splatfest Tee when you pay for the thing!

Inklein: ...what?

Inklein pulls a navy blue t-shirt from his pocket and opens it up.

Inklein: I was supposed to be wearing my Team Salt tee?

Squilma: Wait...you think that that's a Team Salt Splatfest Tee?

Inklein: Well...yeah, I chose Team Salt. The blue one. The one on the right.

Squilma: Are you sure about that?

Inklein: Yeah! Inklinda wanted us to be on the same team, so she stressed that I "like, HAVE to choose Team Salt or whatever". And I'm PRETTY sure I can tell the difference between salt and pepper!

Inklinda: Oh, for the love of freshness...

Squilma looks at Inklinda.

Squilma: What is it, Inklinda?

Inklinda: Well, when Inklein and I were still squidlings, I told him it was Opposite Day, and that everything I said was the opposite of what I meant.

Squilma: So you complimented him on his intelligence, told him that blue is better than orange, stuff like that?

Inklinda: Wait...were you there?

Squilma: Well-

Inklinda: Anyway, I remember, like, mentioning I wanted salt on my super-delicious squid rings and...well...

Squilma: You picked up a salt shaker on what was supposed to be Opposite Day, and now Inklein thinks salt is pepper and vice-versa.

Inklinda: Like, YES! Wow, Squillie, you are, like, SO smart or whatever.

Squilma's brows flatten.

Squilma: Inklinda, it's not Opposite Day.

Inklinda smiles.

Inklinda: I know. You're, like, my teammate, so I HAVE to be nice or whatever.

Squilma's eyes widen.

Squilma: Oh boy...

Inklein: Wait...so...I'm NOT in Team Salt...?

Inklinda: Like, no, you're not, sweetie.

Inklein: Aw, man...

A waitress serves Squilma her meal.

Waitress: Your deep-fried lobster with deep-fried butter and deep-fried tartare sauce, ma'am.

Squilma: Thanks.

Squika slides up to the table.

Squika: Well, well, well...if it isn't three Team Salt losers!

Inklinda: Oh, great...it's the weirdo...

Squika: Get the bandages ready, because Team Pepper is gonna rub pepper in those wounds, dawgs!

Squilma: That doesn't even make sense, Squika!

Squika: Too bad, Team Salt-quilma! That's how I buttered roll with it!

Inklinda: Did he, like, lose his marbles or whatever?

Squilma: Yes, Inklinda, I think he did.

Squika: The three of you are going DOWN, DOWN, DOWN UNDER, MATES! And when you do, you'll-

Squika sees Inklein's shirt.

Squika: Wait...Inklein, you told me you chose Team Salt!

Inklein: Yeah, I did...uh...I think...

Squika chuckles.

Squika: My dear fellow, you chose Team PEPPER! That makes the two of us bears-in-arms!

Squika squid jumps onto Inklein's shoulders.

Squika: Now let us march through Inkopolis and declare our love of Team Pepper!

Squika pulls out a trumpet-shaped kazoo and begins to play it.

Inklein: Yeah, NOW we're partying!

Inklein marches away. Squilma looks at Inklinda.

Squilma: Well...at least he didn't spit ink in my face this time...

We hear a splat sound. A glob of purple ink lands on Squilma's lobster.

Squilma: Darn it, Squika!

Inklinda: Oh well, you can have some of mine. There's no WAY I can, like, eat this whole pizza or whatever.

A huge glob of blue ink lands over Inklinda and her pizza.

Squilma: The fresh...?

Inklinda giggles.

Inklinda: Oh, Inklein's taken to using a Slosher lately.

Squilma: And you're not mad?

Inklinda: Of course not! Inklein's just being Inklein, after all.

Squilma: Oh...that's, um...good?

Inklinda: Besides, I'll, like, make him pay later or whatever...heheheh...

Squilma's eyes widen.

Squilma's thoughts: Now THERE'S the Inklinda I know...

Scene 3: Inkopolis Square: Afternoon

Squigley stands staring at the board.

Squigley: Salt...or Pepper...? I don't know which one to pick...

Squigley's thoughts: ...because I don't like either of them...

To be Continued...
Part 3:
Scene 4: Ate & Switch: Afternoon

Squilma and Inklinda look at various Swimtendo Switch games.

Squilma: Ooh, Marina Kart 8 Deluxe is 25% off!

Inklinda: You seriously play that trash?

Squilma: Well, what do YOU play?

Inklinda: Well, right now I'm playing The Legend of Pearlda: Fresh and Wild. It's, like, the BEST one in the series!

Squilma: You're just saying that because you have a gal crush on Pearl.

Inklinda blushes.

Inklinda: Wh-What...? N-No I don't!

Squilma pulls a cheeky grin.

Squilma: Oh, right, because you LOOOOOVE Inklein!

Inklinda waves her palms at Squilma in a frenzy.

Inklinda: No, no, you've, like, got it all wrong or whatever! I-It's not like that!

Squilma: Then you can say with total honesty that you have ZERO feelings for him...?

Inklinda looks away.

Inklinda: Well...

Squilma: Ha! I KNEW it!

Inklinda: Well...if I have feelings for Inklein, then YOU have feelings for Squika or whatever!

Squilma laughs.

Squilma: You're out of your mind if you think I have feelings for THAT Squeirdo!

Inklinda: Well he's the only other guy in your life besides Inklein, so...

Squilma: No he isn't! There's Squam, and Inkroy, and-

Inklinda: Face it, Squillie. I'm, like, a romance whisperer or whatever.

Squilma: Pshyeah right!

Inklinda leans up to Squilma's left ear and whispers.

Inklinda: Romance...

Squilma: You're kidding yourself. Squika and I are not meant to be. Now let's drop it.

Inklinda: Fine...

Inklinda's thoughts: She TOTES has a crush on him, I can tell...

Squigley's voice: Hey, girls.

Squigley is standing there. Inklinda dry-heaves.

Inklinda: I will NEVER get used to your condition, Squigley...

Squigley: I checked out the board.

Squilma: And? Which team did you pick?

Squigley: Neither.

Squilma and Inklinda are shocked.

Squilma: You didn't VOTE?!

Inklinda: Like, why not or whatever?!

Squigley: I couldn't decide.

Squilma: Well, which do you like better: salt or pepper?

Squigley: Honestly, I like them both the same.

Squilma: In that case, I'll choose for you. Pick Team Salt.

Squigley: Why?

Squilma holds up her shirt.

Squilma: I'll give you three guesses.

Squigley: So you and Squika both chose salt?

Squilma: No, just me.

Squigley: What...? Squika chose pepper?!

Squilma: For some stupid reason, yes.

Squigley: But...that just makes my decision even harder!

Inklinda: I'll, like, make it easier for you, Squiggles.

Inklinda holds up her shirt.

Squigley: Well, I guess two-against-one makes it easier to choose...unless Inklein picked a peck of Team Pepper.

Inklinda: Well-

Squilma: Ssh!

Squigley's left eye squints.

Squigley: Seriously? He chose pepper as well?

Squilma: Nice going, Stinklinda!

Inklinda: Look, it was a slip of the mouth, 'kay?

Squilma: No, it's NOT "'kay", 'kay?

Inklinda: Like...what?

Squigley: Look, I don't like salt or pepper.

Squilma: That's ridiculous, Squigley! You like salted chips and pepper mayo!

Squigley: Yes, but I don't like them as standalone seasonings! I...maybe I just shouldn't pick one!

Inklinda: Squigley, honey, you have to choose one if you want to participate in the Splatfest.

Squigley: I don't even know what a Splatfest is, so how do I know if I'll like it?

Squilma: Well, you like Turf War, right?

Squigley: Yeah...?

Squilma: Well, just think of it as the ultimate Turf War!

Inklinda: Yeah, Squiggles! ALL the best players will be there!

Squigley's eyes widen.

Squigley: Great, so it's either choose a seasoning I don't like and get splatted by the most skilled squidkids or avoid it at all costs...I think I'll go with Team Neither.

An alarm suddenly sounds throughout the store.

Voice: Could the naked Inkling in the Swimtendo Switch section please leave the premises?

Squigley frowns.

Squigley: ARGH! I can't keep up with Inkling culture! Maybe things would be better if I hadn't shown up out-of-the-blue!

Squigley storms out of the store, a number of Inklings dry-heaving as he does so. Squilma frowns at Inklinda.

Squilma: Nice going, Inklinda.

Inklinda: What? What did I, like, do or whatever...?

Squilma sighs.

Scene 5: Inkopolis Streets: Afternoon

We see Squigley stomp away from Ate & Switch in a temper. Agent 3, who is wearing normal gear including a cap and glasses, watches him.

Agent 3: Poor Squigley...he's had it rough. I know things'll get better for him, but he needs to be patient...

Agent 3's thoughts: ...just like I had to be...

Inklein marches along banging a loud drum, with Squika on his shoulders.

Squika: Team Pepper is going to whup the behinds of every Team Salt loser! All Marina haters will feel the full force of the pepper mill that is we!

Agent 3: And Squigley thinks HE has problems...

Agent 3 sighs and shakes her head.

To be Continued...
Part 4:
Scene 6: Squilma's Pad: Morning

Squilma walks into her apartment.

Squilma: I'm home!

Squilma waits for a response.

Squilma: Squigley? You there?

Squilma notices Squigley's door slightly open.

Squilma: Squigley...?

Squilma's thoughts: Please...don't let him be captured by the-

Squigley opens his door and looks at Squilma. He appears sad.

Squigley: Hey...

Squilma: What's wrong, Squiggles?

Squigley: Well...

***
The scene wipes to a flashback. Squigley walks through Inkopolis Square.

Squigley: Ah, what a fine morning...nothing can spoil my-

A Shwaffle lands in Squigley's face.

Voice: Loser!

Squigley: Mm ff ff?! (What the fresh?!)

***
The scene wipes again. Squigley stands outside Deca Tower.

Squigley: Maybe I'll do a little Turf-

Squigley's chest is pelted with three softened Power Eggs.

Voice: Loser!

Squigley: Seriously, what the fresh?!

***
The scene wipes to a later flashback. Squigley stands staring at the board.

Squigley: Maybe I SHOULD choose a-

A pair of boxer shorts soiled with purple ink lands on the back of Squigley's head.

Squika's voice: LOSER!

Squigley: Darn it, Squika! What the fresh is your problem?!

***
Squilma: Wow...

Squigley: I know, right?

Squilma: I can't believe Squika could be so immature...wait...no, scratch that. It's ENTIRELY believable.

Squigley: You're missing the point.

Squilma: Which is?

Squigley: I can't show my face ANYWHERE in this city without someone throwing a Shwaffle...or a quarter-dozen Power Eggs...or even a soiled pair of undergarments.

Squilma: Ignore them. They're the REAL losers!

Squigley: Ignore-

Squigley sighs.

Squigley: How can I ignore someone throwing a Swimtendo Switch at my head?!

Squilma: Seriously? Someone threw a 47,000 Cash gadget at you?

Squigley: Yes, they did! Fortunately it missed, but...

Squilma: Well, that's the important thing.

Squigley: Also, I haven't been able to set foot inside Ate & Switch in days!

Squilma: Well, that isn't because you rejected the single most important ritual of our culture. It's just their no-shirt-shoes policy.

Squigley: Even so...

Squilma: Wait...you tried to vote, right?

Squigley: Yes, and then I was pelted by a pair of inked trunks.

Squilma: So? It's not like anyone tried to stop you from voting, right?

Squigley: But Squika-

Squilma: Squika's just weird. He'd only try to pelt you if you went to vote for Team Salt, anyway.

Squilma makes a big smile.

Squilma: Did you?!

Squigley: Yes, I did.

Squilma hugs Squigley.

Squilma: Thankyouthankyouthankyou!

Squigley: You're...ack...squeezing my-

Squilma: Oh.

Squilma lets go of Squigley.

Squilma: Sorry. You have no idea how relieved I am, Squiggles!

Squigley: Really?

Squilma: Yes! I was worried that you'd sink to Squika's freshed-up level.

Squigley: Well, I have a shred of rationality ingrained into my psyche...

Squilma laughs.

Squilma: Well, let's go and take you to vote right now!

Squilma runs to the door.

Squigley: Wait! Wh-What if Squika tries to pelt me again?

Squilma stops and turns to face Squigley, a sly grin on her face.

Squilma: You just leave Squika to me...now let's go!

Squigley: R-Right...

Squigley follows Squilma.

Scene 7: Inkopolis Square: Evening

Squigley and Squilma stand in Inkopolis Square. A crowd has gathered near Deca Tower, which has a large stage built over the entrance. Both Inklings wear Team Salt Splatfest Tees, and have pale yellow tentacles to match. Squigley wears a pair of nice-looking blue and white sneakers.

Squilma: Are you ready for the opening act?

Squigley: Opening act...?

Squilma: Yeah! Off the Hook is performing their hit single, Color Pulse!

Squigley: Sweet!

Voice: Well, well, it's nice to see you all geared-up for the Splatfest, Squidley!

Squigley and Squilma turn around. Callie and Marie approach them.

Squigley: Oh, Callie! Marie! Hi!

Squilma: Wait...Squigley...you've met the Squid Sisters?

Squigley: Yep!

Squilma: And they almost know your name?!

Callie: Of course! Squidley and I had a good long chat over near the abandoned subway just yesterday.

Marie: Even though SOME of us had better things to do...

Callie smiles at Marie.

Callie: Oh, you're just upset because you didn't hear what you wanted from my biggest fan!

Squigley blushes.

Squigley: Well...

Squilma: Wait...what happened between you two yesterday?

Callie: Oh, I'll tell you, Squilma...

Marie: What? You ALWAYS leave out key details, Callie...

***
The scene wipes to another flashback. Squigley sits on a ledge. He peels off the underwear and throws it to the ground.

Squigley: I guess I AM a loser...

Callie's voice: Hello? Is someone there?

Squigley looks up.

Squigley: Hm?

Callie and Marie walk over to Squigley.

Squigley: Oh...are you-

Callie grins.

Callie: Yep, that's us! Callie and Marie, aka the Squid Sisters!

Callie pulls her famous pose.

Callie: STAAAAAY FRESH!

Callie looks at Marie.

Callie: You didn't do the thing!

Marie: Well, he clearly knows who we are, right?

Callie pumps her fist into the air.

Callie: All the more reason to prove our authenticity!

Squigley sighs.

Callie: Aw, what's with the frowny face?

Squigley: People are making fun of me...

Marie: Maybe if you wore some gear, then...

Squigley: I've tried, believe me. Someone caused me to develop over-splatting.

Callie: Oh, our producer had that once. Lasted a whole month.

Marie: Callie, I doubt he wants to hear our life story...

Callie: What? But-

Marie: So people are teasing you because you're naked?

Squigley: Well, that and the fact that I didn't vote for a team...

Callie: You didn't vote? But...that's crazy!

Squigley: Well, I'm kind of new to Inkopolitan culture, and I don't get the whole Splatfest thing.

Marie: Oh, is that all? Callie and I used to be just like you.

Callie: Yeah, but that was EONS ago!

Marie: Exaggerating as usual...

Squigley: That's right, you're both from Calamari County, right?

Callie: What?! Who told you that?!

Marie: It's common knowledge, Callie...

Callie: Oh, right...heheheh...

Marie: Callie and I used to host Splatfests, but we've since passed that mantle onto newer, fresher talent.

Squigley: Off the Hook?

Callie: You got it! So...what's to stop you from voting?

Squigley: Well, my friends have all voted, but they're split between both teams.

Callie: Ouch. That must make your decision hard, then...

Marie: Callie and I are always on opposing teams as well.

Squigley: Really?

Callie: Oh yeah! I remember when we hosted the Oil vs. Butter Splatfest...man, I ate SO much oil-fried food to show my team spirit...

Marie: I know. You ended up with oily skin.

Callie: Anyway, I'm on Team Salt this time. Nothing better to put on fried food than a pinch of salt!

Marie: "Pinch" might be an understatement in your case...

Squigley: Well...I just don't know which team to pick...

Callie: It's entirely up to you. Just because your friends are on opposing teams, that doesn't mean you'll all stop being friends, right?

Squigley smiles.

Squigley: I guess so...

Callie: So which team do you want to pick: Salt...

Marie: ...or pepper?

***
The scene wipes back.

Squilma: So you chose Team Salt just because your favourite Squid Sister is on it?

Squigley: Well...that was PART of the reason...

Callie: And we're gonna WIN WIN WIN!

Marie: In your dreams, cousin...

Pearl calls out from on-stage.

Pearl: Is everyone ready?!

Marina: It's Off the Hook, performing LIVE in Inkopolis Square!

The crowd cheers.

Callie: You go, Pearlie! WOO!

Pearl: Okay, let's get the festivities underway with a song!

The crowd cheers.

***
Color Pulse
Off the Hook

Splatune Records

Callie: Man, I LOVE this song!

Marie: I must admit, the lyrics are somewhat meaningful for me personally...

Squigley: Really? I can't understand them...

Squilma: Wait...what?

Squigley: Yeah, I have trouble understanding lyrics sung in the Inkling language.

Callie: It's not about the lyrics, Squidley. It's the music! Do you enjoy the rhythm?

Squigley: Yeah...?

Callie: Then that's the important thing! Lyrics are just the optional seasoning to a good song. I remember when I first wrote Bomb Rush Blush. I focused on the music first, and then added the lyrics to match.

Marie: I did the same thing with Tide Goes Out.

Squigley: Wow, I guess I see your point. Oh, here's my favourite part!

Squigley cheers as Marina sings her solo piece.

Callie: Well, looks like Squidley has a squid-crush on a certain Octoling...

We see a view of Marina on-stage. She waves to the crowd.

Squigley's thoughts: Maybe not all Octarians are bad after all...

The three Octotroopers watch from the shadows. Octotrooper Alpha's tentacles are now of the same style as Squigley's. He speaks with a male voice.

Alpha: There he is. Let's get 'im!

Octotrooper Gamma grabs his arm.

Gamma: Are you nuts?! Wait 'til AFTER the festival!

Alpha: Nngh...fine...

Beta: Relax, you two. Soon, he will be in our grasp. Then, the REAL fun begins...heheheh...

To be Continued...
Part 5:
Scene 8: Shifty Station: Night

Squigley, Squilma, Inklinda and Callie stand on the Team Salt spawn pad.

Callie: This is so exciting! It's been MONTHS since my last Splatfest!

Inklinda's eyes widen.

Inklinda: Wow...y-you're, like, Callie from the Squid Sisters or whatever!

Callie makes a big smile.

Callie: Yep, that's me!

Inklinda screams with excitement.

Inklinda: I LOVE Bomb Blush Rush! It's, like, my favourite song!

Callie: Oh...well, it's always nice to meet a fan!

Squigley: Wait a minute...isn't it called "Bomb Rush Blu-"

Inklinda: Do the thing! Do the thing!

Callie: With pleasure!

Callie pulls her famous pose.

Callie: "STAAAAAY FRESH!"

Inklinda squeals again.

Inklinda: You ARE her! This is, like, the best moment of my LIFE or whatever!

Squigley readies his Tentatek Splattershot.

Squigley: Okay, girls, shall we prove Squika wrong?

Squilma: You took the words out of my mouth, Squiggles!

***
Squika, Inklein, Marie and a random male Inkling stand on the Team Pepper spawn pad.

Squika: At last, the Splatfest is begun! Team Pepper will snatch victory from the saline clutches of Team Salt's salty grasp! Together, we will WIN the festival, and our names will go down in Inkopolitan legend! Squika Udon, Inklein Schminklein, Mellie Squidsister and...uh...That Guy!

Marie shakes her head.

Marie: Why am I always paired up with losers...?

Squika: Losers? That is loser talk, Mellie! Now let's defeat the losers and make them lose in the most humiliating why is That Guy running away from us?

Marie: Because the round has already started, genius!

Squika: A genius, you say? Well, I'm not one to toot my own horn...

Inklein: Except the Kazoo-y one you've been tooting!

Squika: Yes, except that one. Well, then, Mellie, let us go and-

Squika looks around. Marie is nowhere to be seen.

Squika: Where did she go...?
Squigley's Journal - Log 37:
Well, the Splatfest is over, and I can say with total honesty that we lost horribly...

That's not to say I didn't have fun, though: it was awesome! I had no idea that Squilma could be so competitive, though...it was like she and Inklinda were competing with each other the whole time! Needless to say that teamwork might have slipped both their minds...

Callie and I were doing most of the work. Every time I was in danger, Callie came running along with her Roller and literally steamrolled the opposition. It didn't always work, but when it did...WOW...

Oh yeah, Callie gave me a new piece of clothing to wear! She said it won't splat by itself, so I should be safe from nakedcy until my over-splatting clears up. She even offered to take a photo with her "biggest fan"!

Funny...I thought she meant Inklinda at first. Oh well...'til next time!

-Squigley

Re: Squigley no Densetsu - A Splatoon 2 Fan-fiction Webseries by GeekyGamerZack

on May 4th 2018, 10:49 pm
Episode 7: Part-Time Ink-ployment!
AKA "The Salmon Run Episode"

Part 1:
Scene 1: Inkopolis Square: Morning

Inkopolis News
Off the Hook

Splatune Records

Squigley, Squilma and Squika watch the Off the Hook broadcast in Inkopolis Square.

Pearl: And now a word from our sponsor: Grizzco Industries is now hiring!

Marina: Let's work a Salmon Run shift later, Pearl!

Squigley: "Grizzco Industries?" "Salmon Run?"

Squilma: Oh, it's nothing to worry about, Squiggles.

Squigley: But-

Squilma: Trust me: the less said about Grizzco, the better. Now let's get ready for Turf War.

Squika: A jolly good idea, my dear Squilma!

Squilma: Don't "my dear Squilma" ME!!

Squika rubs his head...body...thing.

Squika: Pardon?

Squilma: I'm still mad at you about the Splatfest, you Squeirdo!

Squika: Is that all? It's not ladylike to be a sore loser, you know.

Squilma's eyes appear to ignite.

Squilma: Sore loser?! I'LL SORE LOSER YOU! COME HERE!

Squilma chases Squika away.

Squika: This is NOT how I intended to start my day!

Squigley watches his friends.

Squigley: I'd say this is weird, but it seems to be the usual load of fresh nowadays...

Scene 2: Squilma's Pad: Night

Squigley writes in his journal.

Squigley's thoughts: -and I'm just getting even more suspicious of her. I've already decided: tonight, I'm following her and finding out what she REALLY gets up to. It's a good thing I got that Squinja suit from Squika. 'Til next time! -Squigley.

Squilma walks out of her room.

Squilma: Okay, I'm off to my octaiku class!

Squigley's thoughts: Yeah right...

Squigley: Have fun!

Squilma: Will do!

Squilma leaves the apartment.

Squilma's thoughts: I'm so close to finding out his master plan...I have to keep Squigley safe no matter what...otherwise Agent 3 will "rip me a freshing new one"...

Squigley, now wearing a Squinja suit, slips out of the apartment and follows Squilma.

Scene 3: Inkopolis Square: Night

Squigley watches from the shadows as Squilma walks past Deca Tower. The entire area is still filled with Inkling activity.

Squigley: Where are you going, Squilma?

Murch: Yo, Squigley! Need your gear scrubbed?

Squigley: Murch? How did you know it was me?!

Murch: You kidding? You're the only guy I know who uses that particular deodorant!

Squigley: Oh, right...um...wait a minute...

Squigley looks for Squilma, but she seems to have disappeared.

Squigley: You didn't happen to see where Squilma went, did you?

Murch: Nope.

Squigley: Darn it.

Murch: Wait...no, I did.

Squigley: You did? Where?!

Murch: Last I saw, she was near the Judds.

Squigley: Thanks.

Murch: Don't mention it. And remember: I accept Super Sea Snails as payment!

Squigley: I'll...try to keep that in mind.

Squigley sneaks past Deca Tower and approaches Judd and Lil' Judd.

Squigley: Where is she...?

Squigley sees Judd and Lil' Judd dancing.

Squigley's thoughts: Wow, those two can REALLY bust a move...

Squigley walks past a somewhat-conspicuous drain, but fails to notice the smear of neon pink ink across the grille. He sees the entrance to a shady-looking building.

Squigley: She must have went in there...

Squigley approaches the building and enters. Squika watches him from a distance.

Squika: Wow, even Squinjas work at Grizzco...I want to try it, too!

Squika squid-jumps to the entrance and slides inside. Agent 3, in normal gear, watches them. She pulls out a walkie-talkie.

Agent 3: Agent 1? Come in. Over!

Agent 3 waits for a response.

"Agent 1": ¡ǝɹǝɥ Ɩ ʇuǝƃ∀ 'uɐǝɯ I -ɐƆ ¡ʎll∀ 'ʎǝH

Agent 3: Are you holding the walkie-talkie upside-down again?!

"Agent 1": ˙˙˙puoɔǝs ɐ uo ploɥ˙˙˙ɥO ¿ʇɐɥM

Agent 3 sighs.

"Agent 1": Is that any better?

Agent 3: Yes, much, thank you.

"Agent 1": So what's up?

Agent 3: The human is up the waterfall.

"Agent 1": Um...pardon?

Agent 3: The monkey is hunting for roe.

"Agent 1": I...still don't follow.

Agent 3 sighs.

Agent 3: Squigley is at Grizzco.

"Agent 1": What?! Why would he go there?!

Agent 3: I don't know!

"Agent 1": Isn't Agent 4 supposed to be keeping him away from anything dangerous?!

Agent 3: Yes, but she's currently in Octo Canyon trying to stop You-Know-Who.

"Agent 1": You mean Volde-

Agent 3: Of course not!

"Agent 1": Oh, right...well, I'll tell Agent 4 right away!

Agent 3: Please do. Agent 3 out!

Agent 3 lowers her walkie-talkie.

"Agent 1": ¡dlǝɥ ɹnoʎ spǝǝu ʎǝlpᴉnbS ¿ɐɯlᴉnbS

Agent 3 sighs.

Agent 3: It's still me, Callie! And your walkie-talkie is upside-down again!

Agent 3 pauses.

"Agent 1": Roger that, Agent 3! Agent 1 out!

Agent 3 clicks off her walkie-talkie.

Agent 3: I'm sure the Cap'n has a good reason for hiring his granddaughters...and it must be a good one...

To be Continued...
Part 2:
Scene 4: Grizzco Industries: Night

Squigley, Squika and two other Inklings stand inside a sketchy-looking room. In front of them is what resembles a bear statue.

Squika: I cannot believe you convinced me to do this, Squigley...

Squigley: M-Me...? What did I do?!

Squika: I...just told you.

Squigley: No, I mean...how did I convince you?

Squika: Oh, well, it's quite simple.

Squigley waits for a response.

Squigley: Care to explain?

Squika: Well, you entered this building wearing a Squinja suit, so naturally I-

The scene zooms into Squigley's head.

***
We see what appears to be a vision. Squigley is standing in a dark room surrounded by a group of eight shadowy figures, as well as what looks to be three Octotroopers. A large, shadowy octopus with a samurai helmet laughs evilly.

Octopus: There is no escape, gaijin!

The scene flashes, revealing Squigley inside some sort of tube that fills with greenish liquid.

Octopus: Now, let the party begin!

The octopus scratches two turntables with enormous sprigs of wasabi. We hear giggling coming from the tube.

***
The scene zooms out of Squigley's mind.

Squika: -and that is why I will do anything that I see a Squinja do!

Squigley: Whoa...that was...what the fresh just happened...?

Squika: We were changed into the standard Grizzco uniforms.

The scene zooms out to reveal all four Inklings in fish-gutting attire.

Squigley: When did THAT happen?!

A voice seems to come from the bear statue as it shakes and wobbles.

Statue: Welcome, recruits! You have all chosen to take part in the hottest part-time job in the city: Salmon Run!

Squigley: No I didn't...

Squika: Doody.

One of the other Inklings looks at Squika.

Inkling: Do you mean "ditto"?

Squika: No, Squarka, I do NOT mean "ditto"! I mean that this is all a load of doody!

Statue: Yes, yes, very nice...now, I'm your boss, Mr. Grizz, but you can call me Mr. Grizz.

Squarka raises his hand.

Squarka: I'm guessing that you're not actually a statue, right?

Mr. Grizz laughs...apparently.

Mr. Grizz: That's for me to know and you to guess, Squawka!

Squarka: Actually, it's...Squarka. "SKWAH-kuh".

Mr. Grizz: Yes, yes, whatever, Squawka. Anyway, you will now receive the standard issue Grizzco training manual.

Scene 5: Spawning Grounds: Dawn

Squigley, Squika, Squarka and the other Inkling are all aboard a boat near a dreary-looking island.

Squigley: Wait...what about the training...?

Squika: Squigley, you were supposed to read the Grizzco training manual on the way here!

Squigley: But...I didn't get one!

Squika: Really?

Squarka: But...I saw you put it in your pocket...

Squigley: Hm?

Squigley pulls a three-page leaflet from his pocket.

Squigley: You mean this is the manual...?

Squika: Well, of course! What else could it have been?

Squigley: I thought it was an ad for Grizzco!

Squigley begins to panic.

Squigley: I can't go out there without the proper training!

Squarka: Hey, hey, relax, Squigley. Squika, this random extra and I have your back.

Squika: Agreed! We will help you.

The other Inkling opens her mouth to speak just as we cut to the next scene.

Scene 6: Inkopolis Square: Dawn

Squilma emerges from the drain in squid form, before changing back to kid form. She looks worried.

Squilma: I can't believe something like this could happen!

Squilma runs up to a blacked-out window next to the entrance to Grizzco.

Squilma: I need to get my friend out of your building right now!

Voice: (trumpet sounds)

Squilma's eyes widen.

Squilma: What do you mean the boat's already left?!

Voice: (trumpet sounds)

Squilma: Now, you listen here! I'm on official business from the New Squidbeak Splatoon, and I DEMAND you call back the boat this minute!

Voice: (trumpet sounds)

Squilma growls.

Squilma: You're all HOPELESS, the whole freshing LOT of you! This isn't over!

Squilma stomps away, pulling out her walkie-talkie.

Squilma: Agent 4 here. The boat has left for the Spawning Grounds.

"Agent 1": ¡ǝpoɔ uᴉ sʞɐǝds ƎHS uǝɥʍ ʎll∀ ƃuᴉpuɐʇsɹǝpun ǝlqnoɹʇ ɥƃnouǝ ǝʌɐɥ I ¡ɐɯlᴉnbS 'uo ǝɯoƆ

Squilma: And I have trouble understanding YOU when you hold your walkie-talkie upside-down, Agent 1!

"Agent 1": ˙˙˙ɔǝs ǝuo˙˙˙ʎɹɹos 'ɥO

Squilma waits for a response.

"Agent 1": Not to worry. Agents 2 and 3 are on their way!

Squilma: Thanks. Over and out!

"Agent 1": And a very good over and out to you too!

Squilma sighs.

Squilma: No, Callie, I just ended the transmission.

"Agent 1": Oh, right. Sorry.

Squilma switches off her walkie-talkie.

Squilma: Honestly...sometimes I can't even...

Scene 7: Spawning Grounds: Dawn

Squigley, Squika, Squarka and the other Inkling stand on what resembles a spawn pad. A large, high-tech basket pops up nearby.

Mr. Grizz's voice: Basket's ready. Now harvest me up some delectable Golden Eggs!

Squigley: "Golden Eggs"...?

Squika: You would know about Golden Eggs if you bothered to read the manual, my dear fellow.

Squarka: Come on, Squika, don't be so hard on him!

Squika: Oh...my sincerest apologies. Now, when is the first wave due to start?

The other Inkling opens her mouth to speak just as a loud horn sounds out.

Squarka: THEY'RE COMING!

Squigley: What's coming...?

Everyone but Squigley runs to the water. Squigley looks at his Roller, before running after the others.

Squigley: Wait up! What's the ru-

Suddenly, a group of grotesque-looking fish monsters runs toward Squigley.

Squigley: ...THE FRESH ARE THOSE THINGS?!

To be Continued...
Part 3:
Scene 8: Inkopolis Square: Dawn

Squilma stands near Grizzco.

Squilma's thoughts: Where ARE you, Ally...?

A voice comes through Squilma's walkie-talkie.

Agent 3: Agent 4? Come in! Over!

Squilma raises her walkie-talkie.

Squilma: Agent 4 here! What's the sitch?

Agent 3: Well, Agent 2 managed to hack into the Salmon Run comms.

Squilma: Really?! Wait...since when is Marie good at using gadgets...?

Agent 3: Not the point. Now, I can patch you through, but...

Squilma: But what?

Agent 3: You're not gonna like it.

Squilma: Don't care. Patch me through. NOW!

Agent 3: Okay, but don't say I didn't warn you...

A brief second of static is heard.

Squigley: AAH! They're everywhere!

Squilma gasps.

Squilma: Squigley!

Squarka: Relax, Squigley. You're not alone.

Squigley: Why won't anyone tell me what these things are?!

Squika: For the eighth time, these are Salmonids.

Squigley: And what's a Salmonid?!

Squika: Are you quipping? These creatures that have us completely outnumbered are Salmonids!

Squigley: Well they're freaking me out! AAH! SNAKE! SNAKE!

We hear another second of static.

Squilma: Wait...what's a snake?

Agent 3: Again, not the point.

Squilma: We...we have to save him!

Agent 3: And we will. Or rather, WE will.

Squilma: Uh...that's what I said.

Agent 3: Not you. The rest of us are near the Spawning Grounds, so we're making a sealine there.

Squilma: But...what about me?!

Agent 3: You're needed in Octo Canyon, remember?

Squilma: But-

Agent 3: WHEN we save Squigley, he's going to need you to save him from You-Know-Who.

Squilma: You mean Volde-

Agent 3: No! Why does everyone keep saying that?!

Squilma: Well, you make it so easy, Ally...

Agent 3: So you're just messing with me?

Squilma: Maybe...

We hear a slapping sound.

Squilma: What was that?

Agent 3: Just the sound of my hand slapping someone's face.

Squilma: What?! Why would you slap Callie?!

Agent 3: No, I slapped my OWN face, Squilma.

Squilma: Why?

Agent 3: Ever heard of the common facepalm?

Squilma: Ally, they're called "barnacles", not facepalms.

Agent 3: Okay, I'm leaving before Squigley gets into some REAL trouble.

Squilma: Oh, right. Please...save him.

Agent 3: I'll try. No promises, though.

Squilma: WHAT?!

Agent 3: Agent 3, over-and-out!

Squilma: No, Agent-

Squilma's walkie-talkie clicks off.

Squilma: What did she mean by "no promises"?!

Scene 9: Spawning Grounds: Dawn

Squigley is cowering in a corner.

Squigley: This isn't happening this isn't happening this isn't-

Squika's voice: Squigley! The random extra could use your help!

Squigley: But I'm nowhere near-

Squigley sees the random extra standing eight feet from his location.

Squigley: Oh.

Squika's voice: So get over your apparent fear of fish and help her!

Squigley: Yes, Mother...

The extra is surrounded by Chums. Squigley comes charging through with his roller and steamrolls them. A bunch of Power Eggs fly into his bag.

Squigley: Wait...Power Eggs?

Squarka's voice: Of course!

Squigley: But I thought we were harvesting Golden Eggs. These are orange! I mean...is Mr. Grizz colour blind or something?!

Squika's voice: Squigley, he's a statue...I think. And if you don't do what he says, he'll touch you and send you back in time!

Squigley: That's ridiculous.

Squika's voice: Okay, then he'll dock your pay! Is that any more believable?

Squigley: Yes, it-

Squigley is suddenly splatted by a group of Chums charging through, leaving smears of vile green liquid in their wake.

Squika's voice: Yes it what? Why did you suddenly stop talking, Squigley?!

Squigley's life preserver falls to the ground.

Squika's voice: You're being unusually quiet, Squigley...

Squigley's ghost suddenly appears in the life preserver. Squigley speaks with a squeaky voice.

Squigley: Oh, fresh...

Squika squid jumps next to Squigley. He is shocked.

Squika: Squigley! Oh no...you've been splatted! What do I do?!

Squarka's voice: You have to ink Squigley! It's the only way to save him!

Squika: And leave squid form? Out of the question!

Squarka's voice: Squika, you have to!

Squika growls.

Squika: Oh, very well. Squigley, close your eyes!

Squigley: But I'm a ghost! I CAN'T close them!

Squika: Then look away!

Squigley: Fine...

Squigley looks away. We see a squirt of orange ink land in Squigley's life preserver, restoring him. Squigley turns around. Squika is back in squid form.

Squigley: Thanks, Squika.

Squika: You are most welcome, Squi-

Suddenly, a large eel-like machine ploughs through Squika, splatting him. Squigley's eyes widen.

Squigley: IT'S THE SNAKE! AND IT ATE SQUIKA!

Squigley cowers for a brief second. Suddenly, his eyes seem to ignite, and he growls.

Squigley: Stupid snake! I'LL SPLAT YOU FOR THIS!

Squigley looks for a weak point. He sees a Salmonid at the tip of its tail.

Squigley: Oh, so a Salmonid is piloting you from its butt, eh? Heheheh...

Squigley runs to the back of the eel and repeatedly slaps the Salmonid with his Roller. The Salmonid bursts, releasing a splat of orange ink, and the entire eel dismantles.

Squigley: THAT'S for Squika!

A trio of large, round eggs plops to the ground. They are golden-yellow in colour. Squigley picks up one of them.

Squigley: Ooh, this must be a Golden Egg.

We hear a squeaky voice from nearby.

Squika's voice: YAY!

Squigley puts the Golden Egg into a mesh bag. He begins to sob.

Squigley: Poor Squika...

Squika's voice: Um...Squigley?

Squigley: I can almost hear his voice...

Squika's voice: Squigley? A little assistance, if you please?

Squigley: If only there was a way I could-

We hear a splatting sound. Squika slides up to Squigley.

Squika: Hm-hm.

Squigley: Squika...? You're okay!

Squika: Yes. Yes I am. And I ended up needing to be saved by A RANDOM EXTRA!

Squigley: Oh, right...sorry...

Squika seems to smile.

Squika: It's quite alright, my good fellow! Now, what's say we finish our shift?

Squigley: Sure thing!

Squika: Good, then let us-

Suddenly, an enormous tower rises from the water. A beacon at the top aims for Squigley and Squika.

Squigley: ...the fresh?!

Squika: I suggest we run away.

Squigley: I second that idea.

Suddenly, a jet of green liquid launches at the two Inklings.

Squigley: SWIM AWAY!

Squigley changes into squid form and leaps into the orange ink, followed by Squika.

Scene 10: Unknown Location: Unknown Time of Day

The octopus watches anime on a monitor.

Octopus: HAHAHAHAHA! Now THAT'S funny! Now, let's see what my little experiment is doing right now...

The screen changes, revealing Squigley swimming away from the beam of green goop.

Octopus: What?! That's terrible! S-Someone has to help him! I know! I'll get that Agent 4 chick to help him! Now, where could she be...?

Scene 11: Octo Canyon: Dawn

We see Squilma in a yellow Hero suit. She is standing outside a metal fortress in the middle of a lake of pinkish-purple ink.

Squilma: It's time to put a stop to you once and for all, you Octarian scum...

To be Continued...
Part 4:
Scene 12: Spawning Grounds: Dawn

Squigley and Squika each deposit one Golden Egg into the basket.

Squigley: I think I'm finally getting the hang of-

Squigley sees a group of tiny Salmonids make their way toward him.

Squigley: AAH! GET THEM AWAY FROM ME!

Squika rolls his eyes.

Squika: Yeah...you REALLY have the gist of it...

Squarka's voice: Squika! Please don't be rude to him!

Squarka is suddenly standing there. He splats the tiny Salmonids with his Flingza Roller.

Squika: AAH! GET IT AWAY FROM-

Squika calms down.

Squika: Oh, it's only you, Squarka. PLEASE don't scare me like that!

Squigley: What? Squarka's not scary! He's one of the nicest guys I know.

Squarka: Aw, thanks, Squiggles...

Squigley's thoughts: Squiggles...that's what Squilma calls me...wait a minute...

Squigley's eyes widen.

Squigley: Why wasn't Squilma at Grizzco?!

Squika: Why would she be?

Squigley: Because I saw her heading in the direction of Grizzco last night!

Squika: Well, she isn't here, so you are clearly mistaken, my dear fellow.

Squarka: No, I saw her heading there too...

Squigley looks at Squarka.

Squigley: You did?

Squarka: Sure. I just entered Grizzco for my usual shift-

Squika: Wait...you mean you actually do this job for a living? Why?!

Squarka: Not the point. Anyway, I saw her just outside, heading toward the building.

Squigley: Then where did she go?

Squarka: I didn't see.

Squika: Typical Squarka behaviour.

The random extra slaps the back of Squika's head...body...thing.

Squika: Ouch!

Squarka: I looked away for a split second, and then she was gone.

Squigley: Well...where was the last place you saw her?

Squarka: Oh, near the drain just past Ammo Knights.

Squika: There's a drain near Ammo Knights?

Squarka: Well...yes, there is. It's not hard to miss.

Squigley: Well, I haven't noticed it.

Squika: To be fair, you've only lived in Inkopolis for nearly 8 weeks.

Extra: So what's your excuse, Squika?

Squika scowls at the extra.

Squika: HEY! No-one said you could say any lines!

The extra shrugs.

Extra: Don't care. I do what I like.

Squika: Great, now the producers have to give you a cut of our paycheques...

The extra smirks.

Squigley: Okay, as soon as we get back to Inkopolis, I'm going into the drain!

Squika: Ew, that's disgusting!

Squigley: Why?

Squika: CLEARLY it's a sewer drain!

Squigley: Maybe...but maybe not.

Squika folds his tentacles together.

Squika: Well, you can be assured that I will NOT be joining you in your disgusting endeavour!

Extra: I didn't hear him invite you.

Squika: WILL YOU STOP SAYING LINES ALREADY?!

Extra: Make me.

Squika: That is IT! I am not going to stand idly by while you-

Suddenly, an enormous Salmonid bursts out of the ground and chomps the extra, causing her to splat. Her life preserver lands nearby, her ghost floating around inside it. Squika dusts his tentacles.

Squika: Well...that takes care of THAT problem.

Squarka: Squika!

Squika: Oh, very well. Proceed.

Squarka inks the extra with his Flingza Roller. She revives instantly.

Squigley: Wait...why were we BOTH loaned Rollers?

Squarka: Oh, I've worked this job for so long that Mr. Grizz lets me use my personal weapon of choice during every shift.

Squika: Really? So YOU get to use your main weapon whilst the rest of us are stuck with horrible pieces of junk that we can barely use?!

Squigley: What? Squika, you're using a Splattershot Jr.

Squika: So?

Squigley: Don't you main a Splattershot Jr. in Turf War?

Squika: Oh, right...yes, I see your point.

Squarka: And you're always in squid form, so it's not like you actually USE it in Turf War.

Squika: And how would you know? You're always doing THIS disgusting job! When is our shift finishing, anyway? It's taking too long!

A horn sounds out.

Squika: YES! Finally, we can leave this awful island and return home!

Mr. Grizz's voice: Come to papa, little eggs. Now bring me more!

Squika: More...?

Squarka: Squika, this was only the first wave.

Squika: Whaaaaat...?

Squarka: Yeah, there are still two more to go.

Extra: Assuming we all survive them.

Squika: WHAT?!

Squika inks himself.

Squarka: Ew.

Squika: Look what you made me do in front of my dear friends, random extra I barely know!

Scene 13: Unknown Location: Unknown Time of Day

Squilma sneaks into the lair of the octopus, who appears to be using an enormous cellphone shaped like an octopus.

Octopus: An 8-second message...? What kind of Inkling keeps her squidphone switched off?!

Squilma: THIS Inkling!

Squilma leaps into view.

Octopus: So, you've totally infiltrated my lair...again. This time, there will be NO-

The octopus pauses.

Octopus: No, wait...I actually need you alive for this one.

Squilma: DJ Octavio, prepare to be re-imprisoned inside-

Squilma's left eye squints.

Squilma: Wait...you're not gonna try and stop me?

The octopus shakes its head...body...thing.

DJ Octavio: Nuh, bruh! I need your help with somethin'!

Squilma's left eye squints even narrower.

Squilma: Wait...are you freshing serious?

DJ Octavio: Yeah! You know that dweeb who always hangs around near you?

Squilma: You mean Squigley? The Inkling who you want for some mysterious purpose that I intend to find out?

DJ Octavio: Yeah, him. He's being attacked by Salmonids right now.

Squilma: I know.

DJ Octavio: Well, it's true, I swe-

DJ Octavio pauses.

DJ Octavio: Oh...you know? Well...good. Anyway, he needs to be saved.

Squilma: Not to worry. Agent 3 is on her way to help.

DJ Octavio: Agent 3...is that the one who messed up my plans over a year ago?

Squilma: Yeah, that's her.

DJ Octavio: Her?! I thought she was a dude!

Squilma: Um...what?

DJ Octavio: Yeah, bruh! I was told that most Inklings with tentacles that look like hers are dudes!

Squilma: You...are beyond ridiculous.

DJ Octavio: Well, if he-

Squilma: "She"!

DJ Octavio: -SHE is gonna help him, then I don't need you.

Squilma: Oh...um...that's...a little hurtful, actually.

DJ Octavio: So run along and do whatever it is squidkids do.

Squilma: Oh...okay then. Um...later.

DJ Octavio: Buh-bye!

Scene 14: Octo Canyon: Dawn

We see a view of the outside of the fortress.

DJ Octavio: Oh, and do visit again, won't you?

Squilma: Yeah, sure. Bye.

DJ Octavio waves a tentacle, before slamming the door shut. Squilma begins walking away. After a few seconds, her eyes widen.

Squilma: Hey, wait a minute!

To be Continued...
Part 5:
Scene 16: Spawning Grounds: Dawn

Squigley, Squika, Squarka and the extra are surrounded by a group of Salmonids.

Squika: "It's the third wave", you said! "Nothing can go wrong now", you said! Squarka, please do me a favour and STOP SAYING THINGS!

Squarka: What? Why?

Squika: You're a cameo character! I mean, you've already had more than double the screen time that Squam and Squienna each had! That's not exactly fair on them, is it?

Extra: Well, to be fair, Squam and Squienna are getting their own Squidkid Shorts, whereas Squarka isn't.

Squika: Nobody asked you, random extra who keeps reducing my paycheque!

Extra: Whatever...

Squigley: This isn't looking good! If only someone would come along and save us!

Squigley looks around. Squika, Squarka and the extra stare at him.

Squigley: Well it was worth a try...

Squika: You know nothing about plot progression, do you, my dear fellow?

Squigley: What do you mean?

Squika: Well, this is real life, and things don't magically happen in real life just because you will them to be so!

Suddenly, the Salmonids are picked off by a number of carefully aimed Splat Charger shots.

Squika: What the freshness?!

Extra: Don't give up your day job, Squidiot...

Squika: I'll have you know that I am a student...you...um...imbecidiot!

Extra: Ooh, nice comeback.

Squika: Are...are you being sarcastic?!

Squika pauses.

Squika: No, I really want to know. Sarcasm and I are not the best of chums.

A Chum suddenly latches onto Squika's head...body...thing.

Squika: AAH!

Squarka smiles.

Squarka: Aw...it looks like this Chum wants to be your chum.

Squika: SOMEONE PLEASE SPLAT THIS THI-

The Chum is suddenly sniped.

Squika: Okay, from whence are these shots being fired?!

Agent 3 leaps into the area.

Squigley: Agent 3!

Agent 3: Sorry for my tardiness. Marie was going by Callie's directions, and she was holding the map upside-down.

Squika: Typical Callie behaviour...

The extra slaps the back of Squika's head...body...thing.

Squika: Ouch! Will you stop doing that?!

Extra: Stop what? Slapping you or talking?

Squika: Oh...don't make me choose!

Extra: Fine, I'll make this easy for you.

The extra grabs Squika's tentacle and repeatedly slaps him with it.

Extra: "Oh, I'm Squika. I'm a condescending, stuck-up weirdo who looks down on people who aren't main characters or on my Splatfest team. Oh, wish-wash, squit-squat, blah blah blah..."

Squika: STOP IT! STOP IT I SAY!

Agent 3's left eye squints.

Agent 3: Let's get you out of here before things get even weirder...

Squigley's entire uniform suddenly splats, sending orange ink everywhere. The extra dry-heaves.

Squigley: Oops...sorry.

Extra: That was not pleasant...

Squika: Karma's a beach, is it not?

Agent 3: Oh yeah, the Karma Coast. I went there on vacation when I was younger.

Squika: Wait...seriously?

Squika notices what appears to be Squigley standing on the opposite side of the island. He appears to be wearing his original gear. Squika looks at Squigley.

Squika: Squigley, did you see-

Squika looks to see where the other Squigley was standing. He is nowhere to be seen.

Squika: He's gone...

Agent 3: Who's gone?

Squika: Squigley! He's vanished!

Squigley waves.

Squigley: Um...Squika? Standing right here...

Squika: Not you! Another Squigley!

Squarka: You've been bitten by a Chum...and repeatedly slapped with your own tentacle. Are you sure it wasn't a concussion-triggered hallucination?

Squika: Don't be ridiculous! I'm not concu-

Squika suddenly falls over.

Squika: Actually, I am a LITTLE dizzy...

Agent 3: Then let's get you all out of here!

Scene 17: Inkopolis Square: Morning

Squigley walks toward the drain. He looks into it.

Squigley's thoughts: This must be the drain...

Squigley: Well...here goes nothing...

Squigley takes a step toward the drain.

Squilma's voice: Squiggles!

Squilma suddenly latches onto Squigley.

Squigley: Squilma...ack...you're squeezing my-

Squilma: Oh...sorry.

Squilma lets go of Squigley.

Squilma: You had me so worried! Why did you go to Grizzco?!

Squigley: I didn't mean to! It was an accident!

Squilma: An accident...? How does anyone ACCIDENTALLY walk into a shady-looking building?

Squigley: I was looking for you!

Squilma: M-Me? Why would you-

Squilma's eyes widen.

Squilma's thoughts: Surely he doesn't know about...

Squigley: Don't worry, though. I was fired from my job.

Squilma: What? It's not like Mr. Grizz to fire an employee...

Squigley: Well, it was necessary in my case. Apparently, destroying your uniform results in immediate sacking.

Squilma giggles.

Squilma: Fair enough. Come on, Squigley. Let's get you something to eat.

Squigley: Oh...okay then.

Squigley and Squilma walk past Inklinda and Inklein. Inklinda dry-heaves.

Inklinda: Totes disgusto...

Inklein: Hey, Lindie...you ever get the feeling that you've been absent from something?

Inklinda: Not really. Why do you ask?

Inklein: No reason...

Scene 18: Octo Canyon: Morning

Octotroopers Alpha, Beta and Gamma sit outside the fortress. They are back in their original forms.

Alpha: (Wait'll the boss hears what we found out!)

Beta: (I know, right? This Squigley dweeb wasn't always an Inkling!)

Gamma: (AND he's not even from this place! You know what this means, right?)

Alpha: (Party time!)

All: (YEAH!)

The three Octotroopers enter the fortress. The door slams shut.
Squigley's Journal - Log 56:
Well, I've finally gotten over the trauma of doing Salmon Run, so it's time to deal with my OTHER problem. I've been having weird visions this past week or so, and they're freaking me out!

The same thing always happens in them: I'm in a room surrounded by what I think are Octarians, then I end up in a tube of green goop that feels kind of like Flow's frills...ew...anyway, I then feel a weird energy that makes me giggle uncontrollably. Then there's a flash, and...the vision's over.

I haven't told anyone yet, but maybe Squilma should know. Then again, she keeps disappearing all the time, so she could very well be in league with the Octarians. It seems like the only person I can trust is Agent 3, because I KNOW she's looking out for me. She even let me take a photo with her, which I'm putting right here in my journal:

Oh, before I go, my over-splatting finally cleared up! Hooray! 'Til next time!

-Squigley


***
This is a message for Squigley. If you read this, DO NOT go to Octo Canyon on the night of the next full moon! Please, take this warning seriously!

-S


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Re: Squigley no Densetsu - A Splatoon 2 Fan-fiction Webseries by GeekyGamerZack

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I can't stop laughing. =)

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Pit: Why do we have to fight?
Dark Pit: I dunno because I don't like you.
Link: Now Now don't be that way clones can get along just ask Dark Link!
Dark Link: No I hate you too $#!%&$!

Re: Squigley no Densetsu - A Splatoon 2 Fan-fiction Webseries by GeekyGamerZack

on May 10th 2018, 11:31 pm
Episode 8: Transform-ink-tion!
AKA "The Octo Canyon Episode"

Part 1:
Scene 1: Squilma's Pad: Night

We see a view of Squigley asleep in bed. He is tossing and turning. The scene zooms into his mind.

***
We see the vision from the previous episode. Squigley is inside the tube.

Squigley: Please! Why are you doing this?!

DJ Octavio: Because I want YOU, Psy-pod!

The tube fills with liquid.

DJ Octavio: Now, let's PARTY!

We hear giggling coming from the tube.

Squigley: STOP! THAT TICKLES! HEEHEEHEE!

We see a brief flash of a full moon in a magenta-tinged night sky, followed by a flash of the tube starting to open, and finishing with a flash of a silhouette of what vaguely resembles a humanoid form, its eyes pulsing with red light.

Silhouette: TAKO! (OCTO!)

***
Squigley suddenly sits up in his bed, panting heavily.

Squigley: That was intense...

Squigley looks out his window. The moon is nearly full.

Squigley: ...but what does it all mean...?

Scene 2: Inkopolis Square: Morning

Squigley sits at a table near The Crust Bucket. He is picking at a Shwaffle with a fork. Squigley groans.

Inklinda's voice: 'Morning, Squiggles.

Inklinda and Inklein walk up to Squigley.

Squigley: Oh...yeah, morning.

Inklinda: Are you, like, okay? You look like you've been ploughed by a Dynamo Roller or whatever.

Squigley: I didn't sleep well last night...

Inklein: What's a "sleep well"? Is it a hole filled with woolly mammals?

Inklinda: Inklein, honey, mammals are a myth.

Inklein scratches his head.

Inklein: Oh, right...

Squigley: I've been having visions...and now nightmares, apparently...

Inklinda's eyes widen.

Inklinda: Wait...visions?!

Squigley's eyes widen.

Squigley: You mean you believe me?!

Inklinda: Well, of course! Squilma DOES have them from time-to-time, right?

Squigley: She does?

Inklinda's left eye squints.

Inklinda: Wait...she didn't tell you?

Inklein: I think it's obvious that Squilma has vision. I mean, when was the last time you saw her wearing glasses?

Inklinda facepalms.

Inklinda: Not "vision", sweetie. "Visions".

Inklein stares blankly at Inklinda.

Inklein: So she has two sets of eyes?

Inklinda sighs and looks at Squigley.

Inklinda: If what you say is true, and you're, like, actually having visions yourself...

Squigley: What, is there an oracle or something I can see?

Inklein: Wait...Squigley needs to see a mouth doctor...?

Inklinda growls.

Inklinda: Honestly, sometimes I don't know how I put up with you, Inkle-butt...

Squigley: Well, who do I see about my visions?

Inklinda: I'll give you one hint: Headspace.

Squigley's eyes widen.

Squigley's thoughts: Oh no...

Scene 3: Headspace: Morning

Squigley, Inklinda and Inklein stand in Headspace.

Flow: Psyphalopod.

Inklein: Gesundheit.

Craymond: DUMDUM!

Squigley: What's a "SY-fa-lo-pod"...?

Flow: An Inkling with extraordinary mental abilities.

Craymond: YOU AM SPECIAL!

Inklinda: Most of us just call them "Psy-pods" for short.

Inklein: They're supposed to be good musicians.

Inklinda: No, you're thinking of "magicians", sweetie.

Flow: Yes, Psyphalopods are extraordinary beings, to be sure...

Craymond: MAGIC MUSSEL!

Squigley: They sort of sound like psychics...

Inklinda: "Psy...kicks"...?

Squigley: Yeah, like a human with psychic powers.

Inklinda: Squigley, humans are a myth, just like mammals.

Inklein: Technically, humans ARE mammals, Lindie...

Everyone stares at Inklein.

Inklein: What?

Inklinda: Inklein...you ACTUALLY said something intelligent or whatever. I guess those classes at Shellendorf are finally starting to pay off.

Inklein is chuffed.

Inklein: Well, I DID get a C+ on my matharoni exam...

Inklinda sighs.

Inklinda: Never mind...

Flow: Psyphalopods are indeed magnificent Inklings, on-par with Octechnopaths amongst Octarians, although the former are almost-always females.

Craymond: YOU AM RARE!

Inklein: Well, THAT'S sexist...

Squigley: So...I'm exceptional, then?

Flow: Oh, very much so.

Squigley: Wow...

Inklinda: Don't let it go to your head, Squiggles.

Squigley chuckles.

Squigley: I'll try to keep that...IN MIND.

Inklinda sighs.

Inklinda: Honestly...

To be Continued...
Part 2:
Scene 4: Unknown Location: Unknown Time of Day

DJ Octavio watches Squigley enter Ye Olde Cloth Shoppe on a monitor.

DJ Octavio: It's Tidemoon Eve...the night I turn that squidkid over to MY side!

Beta: (But what if he doesn't come?)

DJ Octavio: Oh, he'll come, bruh! And to make sure he does...

A hatch opens on the far side of the room. A group of eight shadowy figures walks through the hatch in a semi-seductive manner. Their eyes seem to pulse with red light.

DJ Octavio: My elite troops, the Octopus Amazons.

Beta: (I know. You already tried that tactic on that Agent 3 person, didn't you?)

DJ Octavio: Yeah, but this time it'll be different, bruh!

Beta: (How so?)

DJ Octavio: Well, Squigley's a dude, isn't he?

Beta: (Wait...the reason you chose Agent 3 originally was because you thought she was a male?)

DJ Octavio: That's ridiculous! Of COURSE I can tell the difference between a squidkid and a snail!

Octotrooper Beta gurgles.

Beta: (Ladies and gentlemen, the genius leader of the Octarian forces...)

Scene 5: Inkopolis Square: Afternoon

Squigley leaves Headspace. He is wearing a replacement of his original outfit.

Squigley: Ah...I feel like myself again...

Squigley looks around. A Jellyfish floats in mid-air nearby.

Squigley: Wait...since when can Jellyfish float...?

Squigley scratches his head. The Jellyfish suddenly plops to the ground.

Squigley: Um...now I'm just confused...

Squilma walks up to Squigley.

Squilma: Hi, Squiggles!

Squigley: Why, hello, fellow Psy-pod!

Squilma's eyes widen.

Squilma: Since when are you a Psy-pod?!

Squigley: Since I started having visions, apparently...

Squilma: You've been having WHAT?!

Squigley's left eye squints.

Squigley: I...just told you...?

Squilma: Well...what sort of visions are they?

Squigley: Oh, just ones about the full moon, tickling green slime and a huge octopus.

Squilma: WHAT?!

Squigley: I'm sure it's nothing, though.

Squilma: Squigley, you need to take this whole thing more seriously! You can't just go around levitating random people on the street!

Squigley's eyes widen.

Squigley: You mean...I was the one making that Jellyfish float?!

Squilma: Well, obviously! Do you SEE any other female Inklings in the plaza right now?

Squigley looks around. Every Inkling in view besides Squilma is male.

Squigley: Now that you mention it...

Squilma: Anyway, Squika sent me here to find you. He's setting up a big Tidemoon Eve party for you.

Squigley: But I thought Squika wasn't actually supposed to be IN this episode...

Squilma: Well, no, but he's still being mentioned as though he IS here.

Squigley: Oh, right...

Squilma: Also, you shouldn't break the fourth wall.

Squigley: But the author, upon whom I'm based, is ALWAYS putting fourth-wall demolitions into his writing!

Squilma: There you go again! Can't you follow the script like anyone else?!

Squigley: I suppose...

Squilma: Good. Now come on, Squika's waiting.

Squigley's thoughts: According to the SCRIPT, he is...

Squigley and Squilma begin to walk away.

Squigley: You know, you technically broke the fourth wall as well, right?

Squilma: Yes, but I've had more experience as a character...well, canonically speaking, of course.

Squigley: Fair enough.

The scene suddenly zooms into Squigley's mind.

***
We see a view of Squilma inside DJ Octavio's fortress. She is wearing a yellow Hero Suit. Squilma's eyes widen.

Squilma: Squigley...I'm too late...

DJ Octavio: You're too late, Agent 4 of the New Squidbeak Splatoon!

Squilma rolls her eyes.

Squilma: Really? I never would've guessed...

We cut to a view of the silhouette from Squigley's dream.

Silhouette: HAJIMEMASHITE! (NICE TO MEET YOU!)

***
The scene zooms out of Squigley's mind.

Squigley: Whoa...

Squilma looks at Squigley.

Squilma: You had another vision, didn't you?

Squigley: Yep.

Squilma: Well, what happened in it?

Squigley: I...was speaking Japanese, for some reason.

Squilma: "Japanese"? What language is that?

Squigley: I...don't remember. I think I said..."Huh-jee-meh-mush-teh".

Squilma laughs.

Squilma: That's not Japanese! It's Octarian!

Squilma finishes her laugh. After a pause, her eyes widen.

Squilma: YOU WERE SPEAKING OCTARIAN?!

Squigley: I was?

Squilma: This is bad! Wh-What else was in your vision?

Squigley: Well, you were wearing a suit that looked kind of like Agent 3's, and the octopus called you "Agent 4"...

Squigley's eyes widen.

Squigley: Y-You're a secret agent!

Squigley: Wh-What?! You're kidding yourself! Like you said, your visions probably don't mean anything! HAHAHAHAHA!

Squigley: No, this felt real...and you're wearing the headphones from my vision instead of your hat!

Squilma feels the top of her head.

Squilma: THE FRESH?!

Squilma swaps her headgear in a split-second blur.

Squigley: Too late, I already saw it.

Squilma sighs.

Squilma: You weren't supposed to know, Squiggles. I was supposed to keep you safe.

Squigley: From what?

Squilma: From the Octarians.

Squigley: But why?

Squilma: DJ Octavio wants you for some purpose that the New Squidbeak Splatoon can't figure out.

Squigley: Well, can we now assume that DJ Octavio wants to turn me into an octopus, like him?

Squilma: It's a safe conclusion.

Squigley: How is that safe?!

Squilma: Sorry, wrong choice of words. Look, the bottom line is that you need to stay safe. I'm taking you to the parking lot.

Squigley: How did you know about that?

Squilma: I helped build it.

Squigley: You WHAT?!

Squilma: Yeah, I picked out the furniture.

Squigley's left eye squints.

Squigley: I wondered why the furniture was exactly the same as in your apartment.

Squilma: In any case, we need to go.

Squigley: But what about the cloak-thingy?

Squilma: Don't worry, it's been repaired.

Squigley: Oh, good...

Squilma: Let's go.

Squigley: Right behind you!

Squigley begins to follow Squilma. Suddenly, the full moon begins to rise over the city. Squigley looks at it, and his eyes widen. We see the moon reflected in both his eyes.

Squigley suddenly walks away from Squilma, as though in a trance. He steps onto the drain, changes into squid form and leaps into it. Squilma fails to notice.


Squilma: Oh, and don't worry about Squika. I'll just tell him you were taking a mandatory octaiku class.

Squilma waits for a response.

Squilma: Ah, I see you're lost in thought...don't worry, I won't bug you too much...

Squilma's thoughts: ...unlike a CERTAIN orange-tentacled Inkling who doesn't know the meaning of the word "courtesy"...

To be Continued...
Part 3:
Scene 6: Unknown Location: Unknown Time of Day

DJ Octavio watches the monitor, which has a group of eight Octolings on it. They vaguely resemble Marina, though most of them have tentacles that are red in colour. The leader has deep maroon tentacles with a gold tinge, as well as what resembles a strand of seaweed on either side of her head. Each one wears a pair of sunglasses with lenses that pulse with red light.

DJ Octavio: Heh...my Octopus Amazons are dispatched, and they will do something unbelievably evil...distract the Squid Sisters!

Scene 7: Tentakeel Outpost: Evening

Callie and Marie sit outside a Japanese-inspired shack. Callie is dressed in casual pink clothing, whereas Marie wears a black kimono.

Callie: Come on, cuz! We need to leave now if we don't wanna be late for Squika's party!

Marie: Seriously, Callie? You'll go to every random Inkling's parties now, won't you?

Callie: What? I mean, sure, Squika IS a LITTLE random...

Marie: That's not what I meant...

Voice: Shiokarazu! (Squid Sisters!)

Callie and Marie look at the eight Octolings.

Callie: Oh no, it's the Taco Zesties!

The dark-tentacled Octoling frowns.

Leader: Dono yō ni anata o mamoru! Takozonesu! (How DARE you! We are Octolings!)

Callie: That's what I said! Taco Zesties! Although I don't know what tacos have to do with Octarian culture...

Leader: Baka! Sate, watashitachi no shigoto wa nanideshita ka...? (Idiot! Now, what was our task...?)

One of the other Octolings steps forward. Her tentacles look slimmer than those of the other Octolings.

Octoling: Shiokarazu o taosu node wanaidesu ka? (Isn't it to defeat the Squid Sisters?)

The leader grins.

Leader: Sōdesu! Arigatō, onēchan! (So it is! Thank you, dear big sister!)

Callie laughs out loud.

Callie: You? Stop us?

Marie grins.

Marie: You couldn't exactly stop us LAST time, could you?

The Octolings charge toward Callie and Marie.

***
Squigley leaps out of a nearby drain. Callie and Marie are backed into a corner.

Callie: I can't believe it! We're about to be defeated!

Squigley trudges past the shack out of Callie and Marie's view.

Marie: No we're not, because I have...THIS!

Marie pulls what resembles a glass bottle filled with green ink out of her pocket.

Callie: Wait...that thing has pockets?

Marie: Not the point, Callie. Look.

Callie stares at Marie.

Callie: I admit, it IS a nice-looking kimono...

Marie sighs.

Marie: Not at me! Look at what I'm HOLDING...

Callie looks at Marie's hand.

Callie: Wow...did you get your Hero Charger upgraded?

Marie sighs...again.

Marie: The OTHER hand, Callie.

Callie looks at Marie's hand.

Callie: Is this REALLY the time for melon juice, Marie?

Marie sighs...again...again...and throws the bottle near the Octolings.

Leader: Nani...? (What...?)

Suddenly, a cloud of green gas bursts from the bottle, engulfing the Octolings, who appear weakened.

Leader: Kore no imi...wa nanidesu ka...? (What is the...meaning of this...?)

Callie: Toxic Mist?

Marie: Yup.

Callie: Why were you just carrying it around in your kimono?!

Marie: What can I say? I never go to a party unprepared.

Callie: But what use is THAT at a party?!

Marie: Are you kidding? Squika's parties usually end up ransacked by troublemakers. The New Squidbeak Splatoon's job is to keep Inkopolis, and its citizens, safe at any and all cost.

Callie: Yeah, but...there are other ways to protect the innocent, right?

Callie and Marie look at the Octolings. They struggle to stand.

Callie: Oh...I guess that DID do the trick after all.

Marie: Wait...one of them is missing...

Callie: Wait...seriously?!

Callie counts them one-by-one.

Callie: One, two, three, four, five, six, seven...oh no! One of them is missing!

Marie facepalms.

Marie: Honestly...

***
Squigley walks through a large, empty area. He suddenly snaps out of his trance.

Squigley: Whoa...what happened? Where am I...?

We hear a feminine giggle behind Squigley.

Squigley: Hm? Squilma, is that you?

Squigley turns around. The thin-tentacled Octoling approaches Squigley.

Squigley: Oh, it's just an Octoling...

Squigley's eyes widen.

Squigley: OH NO! OCTARIAN!

Quick as a flash, the Octoling dashes up to Squigley.

Squigley: Wh-Who are you?! What do you want?!

Octoling: Kimi wa. (You.)

Squigley's thoughts: She's speaking Octarian...

Squigley: I'm sorry...I don't understa-

The scene cuts to black.

Scene 8: Unknown Location: Unknown Time of Day

The scene fades back in. We see Squigley lying on a couch inside what resembles a prison cell with glowing magenta bars. His eyes open.

Squigley: What the...? Whoa...

Squigley nearly falls off the couch as he sits up.

Squigley: The last time I felt like this was after Agent 3 knocked me out...

Squigley looks around. His eyes widen.

Squigley: There was an Octoling! I'm sure of it! Which means...oh no...

Squigley has a flashback of his visions. We hear the giggling in the background.

Squigley: ...DJ Octavio has exactly what he wants...

***
DJ Octavio laughs with delight.

DJ Octavio: Well done, Octopus Amazon Hachi!

Octoling: Doitashimashite, Tako-sama. (You're welcome, Boss Octo.)

The Octoling bows. DJ Octavio rubs his tentacles together.

DJ Octavio: To think that I have the kid in my grasp as early as scene 8...in episode 8...it's almost poetic, kind of like an octaiku. I think I should enact my plan before this scene is interru-

Scene 9: Inkopolis Square: Night

Squilma walks through the plaza.

Squilma: Squika could've said he was throwing the party at The Shoal...I mean, it takes an hour to walk to Ate & Switch from here!

Squilma laughs.

Squilma: Still, at least we're getting plenty of exercise, right, Squiggles?

Squilma waits for a response. After a pause, she turns around.

Squilma: Okay, I think that's enough daydreaming, Squi-

Squilma realises Squigley is missing.

Squilma: Oh no...don't tell me...

Squilma runs toward the drain.

Scene 10: Tentakeel Outpost: Night

Squilma stands facing Callie and Marie. The other Octolings are tied up nearby.

Squilma: What do you mean you didn't see him?!

Callie: Well, we were under attack by our rivals, the Taco Zesties!

Leader: Takozonesu! (Octolings!)

Callie: Whatever...

Marie: Is it possible that Squigley merely lost his way?

Callie: Actually, Marie, it's SQUIDley.

Squilma: No, Marie got it right.

Callie: Really? I've been saying his name wrong this whole time?!

Squilma nods.

Squilma: M-hm.

Callie: Well, no-one said anything...boy, do I feel like a ditz!

Squilma: Squigley wouldn't just wander off like that. I'm SURE something's happened to him!

Marie: Well, these girls claim they were sent to kick us out of Octo Canyon.

Callie: Shame...this is a very nice place to live.

Marie: Of COURSE you'd think that, cousin...

Callie smiles.

Callie: So it's VERY unlikely that Octavio has Squidley!

DJ Octavio's voice: Hey, awesome job, my Octopus Amazons! Hachi brought me that Squigley dude, and I'm turnin' him over to our cause! See you when you get home!

Squilma and Callie are shocked. Marie grins.

Marie: You were saying, Callie...?

Callie facepalms.

Callie: Me and my big mouth!

To be Continued...
Part 4:
Scene 11: Inkopolis Square: Night

Agent 3 is sitting at a table.

Agent 3's thoughts: Squigley...he's been captured by the Octarians...but I know things turn out okay...

Agent 3 looks at a shady part of Inkopolis Square. A figure watches her from the shadows.

Agent 3's thoughts: Otherwise...I would never have met...him...

Scene 12: Tentakeel Outpost: Night

Squilma, Callie and Marie try to figure out what to do.

Squilma: We need to try and figure out what to do!

Marie: Yes, which is exactly what the narrator said we're currently doing.

Callie: For the love of freshness, Marie, this is NOT the time to break the fourth wall!

Marie: Why not? This episode would be entirely unfunny without SOME kind of comic relief, wouldn't it?

Callie: Oh...yeah, I guess you're right...

Squilma: Well, we tied up those...what are they called again?

Callie: Oh, the Taco Zesties!

Squilma: Yeah, them. So why don't we use them as a bargaining chip?

Callie: Well, the chips at Ate & Switch are already pretty cheap...

Marie: In both price and quality. However, Squilma didn't mean THAT definition.

Callie: Oh...

Marie: Also, we can't use them.

Callie: What? Why not?

Marie: They escaped.

Everyone looks at where the Octolings were tied up. Squilma and Callie are shocked.

Callie: But I octupple-knotted their bindings!

Squilma: Why didn't you tell us, Marie?!

Marie: Because I didn't know until after Callie called them the Taco Zesties.

Callie's left eye squints.

Callie: I wondered why their leader didn't correct me...

Squilma: Well...then there's only one thing to do!

Marie: Barge into Cephalon HQ and snatch Squigley back by force? Yeah right...like THAT'D work.

Callie: Hey, it COULD work!

Marie: I doubt it. Squilma, I think it'd be best if we devise a plan before-

Marie realises Squilma is missing.

Marie: Well, that was rude...

Callie: Oh, you mean like when you called me Seanwich-breath ten minutes ago?

Marie: Callie, you'd just eaten a Crusty Seanwich. What was I SUPPOSED to call you?

Callie: I dunno, how about CALLIE? As in MY NAME?!

Marie: Whatever...

Scene 12: Cephalon HQ: Night

Octopus Amazon Hachi leads Squigley into DJ Octavio's lair from behind.

Squigley: I have to admit...for a big, scary lair, this place is impressive...

DJ Octavio's voice: Hey, thanks, bruh!

Squigley looks over at DJ Octavio.

Squigley: Y-You're the huge octopus from my vision!

DJ Octavio: Vision? So you're a Soda-pop?

Squigley: Psy-pod, actually...

DJ Octavio: Yeah, that too. Anyway, WELCOME-

DJ Octavio holds out two tentacles.

DJ Octavio: -to Cephalon HQ, where I, the Boss Master, will turn you, Squigley Whatever-Your-Last-Name-Is, into an Octarian!

Squigley doesn't react.

DJ Octavio: ...weird, I thought you'd be a little more wowed by that...

Squigley: Well, I already saw your plan in my vision, so let's just get it over and done with...

DJ Octavio: Really? You're not gonna try and stop me?

Squigley: Well, it's not like I can change my own future, right?

DJ Octavio: I wouldn't know. I'm not an Eye-pad.

***
Squigley stands in front of the tube. The three Octotroopers and eight Octolings are present.

DJ Octavio: Now, my most favouritest Octopus Amazon will put you into the machine!

Squigley shrugs his shoulders.

Squigley: M-kay.

DJ Octavio's right eye squints.

DJ Octavio: Could you at least TRY to resist?

Squigley sighs. He puts little effort into his response.

Squigley: "Oh no, the big scary octopus is about to turn me into an Octarian. Whatever will I do?"

DJ Octavio: Eh...it could use a little effort. Now, to turn you into one of my minions! Favourite Octotrooper Amazon, if you please?

Octopus Amazon Hachi takes a step forward.

DJ Octavio: Not you! I'm talking about Octopus Amazon Ichi!

Both Hachi and the leader are shocked.

Hachi: Nani?! (What?!)

The leader beams with delight.

Ichi: Sore wa watashi no yorokobi, Tako-sama desu! (It would be my pleasure, Boss Octo!)

Octopus Amazon Ichi grabs Squigley's arm and shoves him into the tube.

DJ Octavio: HAHAHAHAHA! There is NO escape for you, gaijin!

The hatch closes, and the liquid begins to pour into it.

Squigley: Hey, where's the tickle...?

DJ Octavio: Come on, bruh! Could you PLEASE try to resist? I don't want anyone to think you're suffering from Sharkholm Syndrome or somethin'!

Squigley: Fine...please! Why are you doing this?!

DJ Octavio: Hey, that's WAY better!

Squigley: Oh, thanks...but shouldn't you answer me or something?

DJ Octavio: Hm...? Oh, right...lemme see...oh! How about this?

DJ Octavio clears his throat.

DJ Octavio: Because I want YOU, Psy-pod!

Squigley: Oh, that sounded awesome!

DJ Octavio: Hey, thanks! Y'know, you're alright, bruh!

Squigley: Thanks.

DJ Octavio: Now, let the party begin!

DJ Octavio begins playing music. The tube fills with liquid.

***
Shooting Starfish
Turquoise October

Octavio Records

DJ Octavio scratches the turntables with wasabi.

Squigley: Oh, there's the feeling...heeheehee, that tickles!

DJ Octavio: Soon, you shall be an Octarian!

Squilma's voice: Not if I have anything to say about it!

DJ Octavio turns to face Squilma.

DJ Octavio: Ah, Agent 4...I was just in the middle of-

Squilma: I know, I know...you're turning Squigley into an Octarian...

DJ Octavio: Seriously?! Does EVERYONE know my plan?!

Squilma: No, just Agents 1, 2 and 3, Inklinda, Inklein, Squam, Squienna, Squarka, that random extra from episode 7-

DJ Octavio: So basically everyone except the Squeirdo?

Squilma: Pretty much.

DJ Octavio: That's not very secret agent-y, y'know...

Squilma: Oh, really? And how would you know?

DJ Octavio: Well, let me play you this ZapfishPoint presentation I threw together explaining it in detail...

DJ Octavio points a remote at the monitor and clicks a round, blue button.

***
Two hours later...

DJ Octavio: ...and that's how you can maximise a profit by selling Takoroka merchandise from your own home!

Squilma writes down notes on a notepad.

Squilma: Wow, this stuff is GOLD...how did you come up with it?

DJ Octavio: Well, I AM a super-intelligent, century-old Octarian...

Squilma: Fair enough...

We hear a "ding" sound.

Squilma: What was that?

DJ Octavio: YAY! Your friend's ready!

Squilma: Ready to begin changing into an Octarian?

DJ Octavio: What...? No, he's just BECOME one!

Squilma is shocked.

Squilma: WHAT?!

The hatch opens. DJ Octavio is delighted.

DJ Octavio: Ooh, I wonder what he's become...I hope he's a Twintacle Octotrooper!

We see a humanoid form step out of the machine. He resembles Squigley, though his ears are slightly-rounded rather than pointed, and his head has what resembles buzz-cut hair. A single octopus-like tentacle stretches from the back of his head to the front, curling at the tip. He is wearing a pair of sunglasses that pulse with red light in each lens.

DJ Octavio: Oh, man...not ANOTHER Octopus Amazon Dude...oh well.

Squilma: Squigley...no...I'm too late...

DJ Octavio: You are TOO LATE, Agent 4 of the New Squidbeak Splatoon!

Squilma rolls her eyes.

Squilma: I know...that's what I said...

"Squigley": DÉJÀ VU! (DÉJÀ VU!)

Squilma suddenly panics.

Squilma: What has he done to you?!

"Squigley": BOKU WA TAKO! HAJIMEMASHITE, IKA! (I AM OCTOLING! NICE TO MEET YOU, INKLING!)

To be Continued...
Part 5:
Scene 13: Tentakeel Outpost: Night

Callie is panicking. Marie sips what resembles a cup of hot green tea.

Callie: This is bad! What if Squidley arrives too late?! What if Octavio turns Squilma into a Taco Zesty?!

Marie: That's ridiculous.

Callie: But-

Marie: Callie, I can 100% guarantee that neither of those two things can possibly happen.

Scene 14: Cephalon HQ: Night

DJ Octavio is laughing.

DJ Octavio: I did it! The power of the tidemoon has transformed Squigley into...Octugley!

"Squigley": TAKO! (I AM OCTOLING!)

Squilma: Look what you did, you Octidiot! Now he's speaking in nothing but broken Octarian!

Gamma: (To be fair, Octavio's speech pattern is already pretty weird...)

DJ Octavio: "Octidiot"...? What's exactly am one of that things, bruh?

Gamma: (Case in point...)

Squilma: You change him back RIGHT NOW!

Squigley: BOKU WA BOKU NO KATA GA SUKIDESU! (I LIKE ME AS I AM!)

Squilma: No you don't! You like being an Inkling, like me!

Squigley pulls out his Tentatek Splattershot.

"Squigley": ĪE! IMA NAWABARI BATORU! (NO! NOW TURF WAR!)

Squigley begins covering the ground with ink. Squilma sighs.

Squilma: Even when he's brainwashed, he uses "Turf War" as a verb...

Scene 15: Inkopolis Square: Night

Agent 3 continues to sit at her table. Her walkie-talkie suddenly switches on by itself.

Squilma's voice: Squigley, snap out of it! Please!

"Squigley's voice": ANATA WA OKĀSAN JANAI! (YOU'RE NOT MOTHER!)

Agent 3 gasps.

Agent 3: Squigley...but he'll be fine, I know it...

DJ Octavio: Face it, Agent 4! As long as Squigley is wearing my patented h########s, he's under MY control!

The walkie-talkie suddenly switches off.

Agent 3: But...he'll be fine...he HAS to be...

Sheldon bursts out of Ammo Knights and charges toward Agent 3.

Sheldon: AGENT THREEEEEEEE!

Sheldon reaches Agent 3's table.

Sheldon: It's HORRIBLE! Squigley's been turned into an Octoling!

Agent 3: What?!

Sheldon: Agent 4 is trying to free him from DJ Octavio's control!

Agent 3 remains calm.

Agent 3: But...it's not permanent, is it? The transformation, I mean...

Sheldon: But it IS permanent! Once an Inkling is transformed by that no-good octopus, they cannot be converted back!

Agent 3: But...that makes no sense...

Sheldon: Trust me, Agent 3: Squigley is lost forever!

Agent 3's eyes widen.

Agent 3's thoughts: But...he's not even a real Inkling...there HAS to be a way to change him back...

Scene 16: Cephalon HQ: Night

Squigley continues inking the ground. The entire arena is nearly covered by magenta-coloured ink.

Squilma: Wait...since when do you have that colour of ink?!

"Squigley": ANATA NO KAO KARA! (SINCE YOUR FACE!)

Squilma sighs.

Squilma's thoughts: Time to do something stupid, Squilma...

Squilma: Okay, Squiggles. You want to Turf War? Fine, we'll Turf War!

Squilma pulls out her Splat Dualies and aims them at Squigley.

"Squigley": YOS! (OKAY!)

Squilma shoots the ground at Squigley's feet. He is immediately stuck in neon pink ink.

"Squigley": ĪE YOS! (NOT OKAY!)

Squilma runs up to Squigley and pulls off his sunglasses, before crushing them in her bare hand. Squigley's left eye squints. His eyes are now yellow instead of purple.

"Squigley": BAKA! (IDIOT!)

Squigley raises his Tentatek Splattershot and aims it at Squilma.

Squilma: Squiggles...you wouldn't...?

Squigley growls.

"Squigley": I WOULD! (BOKU WA...SURODAROU!)

Squilma closes her eyes. She opens them a little and makes a small smile.

Squilma: Then do it.

Squigley grins.

"Squigley": OKAY! (YOS!)

Squigley readies his finger on the trigger.

DJ Octavio: Ohboyohboyohboy!

Squigley suddenly aims his Splattershot at the nearest Octoling and shoots cyan-coloured ink at her, splatting her. A tiny, octopus-like ghost floats away.

***
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Splatune Records

DJ Octavio: Nani...? (What...?)

"Squigley": Squilma, now!

Squilma snaps back to reality.

Squilma: Uh...right.

Squilma rolls over to an Octoling and splats her. Squilma looks at the others.

Squilma: Who else wants some?!

Two more Octolings charge toward Squilma. She splats each one with a different Dualie.

DJ Octavio: NOOOOOOOO! My Octopus Amazons!

Another one charges at Squigley and attempts to crush him with her Roller, but he easily splats her.

Squilma: Nice one!

Squigley winks at Squilma.

"Squigley": I learned from the master!

Squilma: But...I use Dualies...

"Squigley": Actually, I meant Squika.

Squilma: Oh...but you're not sarcastic...?

Squigley grins.

"Squigley": A lot's changed about me, Squillie!

Squilma: Not TOO much, I hope...

Another Octoling tries to take Squigley by surprise from a high-up ledge with her Charger. Squigley's head starts to ripple with glowing cyan energy.

"Squigley": Time to unleash my secret weapon...or should I say "Special Weapon"...?

Suddenly, an ink-propelled jetpack appears on Squigley's back.

Squilma: Oh...I wondered when Special Weapons would be referenced in this fanfic...

Squigley flies over to the Octoling. She opens her mouth to speak, but Squigley unleashes a barrage of ink globs that splat her.

"Squigley": The number one tip I picked up from Squika? Don't let extras say any lines.

Squigley's Inkjet runs out, causing him to land in his original location. Octopus Amazon Ichi has Squilma in her clutches.

Ichi: Supurashūtā no OTOSU! (DROP the Splattershot!)

"Squigley": I'm sorry, I don't speak Octarian!

DJ Octavio: She said, "DROP the Splashooter", you traitor!

"Squigley": What's a "Splashooter"...?

DJ Octavio growls.

DJ Octavio: Just...splat the pink-tentacled dude already!

Octopus Amazon Ichi grabs Squilma even tighter.

Squilma: WAIT!

Octopus Amazon Ichi suddenly splats without warning.

DJ Octavio: What the fresh?!

We see an open Splat Brella aimed at where Ichi stood. The Brella closes, revealing Hachi to have been the one to splat her.

DJ Octavio: Hachi...? But...why?!

Hachi looks at DJ Octavio.

Hachi: Watashi wa okiniiri janaikara! (Because I'm not the favourite!)

Hachi pulls off her sunglasses, throws them to the ground, then crushes them with the heel of her boot.

Hachi: AND because she's a spoiled brat!

Squilma: I...I...

Hachi: And now, I'm leaving with these two gaijin!

Hachi grabs Squigley's and Squilma's hands and leads them through the hatch. She stops and turns to look at DJ Octavio.

Hachi: And my name's NOT Hachi, mmkay? It's-

The hatch suddenly slams shut.

DJ Octavio: Wait! Your name is what? Don't leave me in suspense like this! And WHY hasn't that Agent 4 dude trapped me in a tiny round object?! It's like this entire plot is leading to a sequel or somethin'!

Scene 17: Inkopolis Square: Dawn

Agent 3 is still sitting at her table. She sees Squigley, Squilma and Hachi approaching.

Agent 3: Squilma...?

Squilma: Mission accomplished...well, kind of, anyway.

Agent 3 stands and approaches Hachi.

Agent 3: Squigley...?

"Hachi": Um...actually-

Squigley raises his hand.

"Squigley": Yo.

Agent 3: But...you're an-

Squilma: Yeah. Octavio turned Squigley into an Octoling.

Agent 3: But...this makes no sense...

Squilma: I know, but we're gonna need to get used to the new Squigley.

Agent 3: But...then...

Agent 3 looks at Hachi.

Agent 3: ...who's this?

Squilma: Oh, this is the Octoling who helped us.

"Hachi": Yeah...I'm kind of also the one who captured Squigley and delivered him to Octavio.

Squilma and Agent 3 are shocked.

Squilma: WHAT?!

"Hachi": Yeah...sorry about that...but I was never really on-board with Octavio, anyway.

Agent 3: That is IT!

Agent 3 suddenly handcuffs Hachi's wrists together.

Agent 3: You are coming with me for..."rehabilitation".

"Hachi": B-But...I SWEAR I'm not-

Agent 3 tapes Hachi's mouth shut.

Agent 3: Don't worry, the New Squidbeak Splatoon'll take REALLY good care of her. Come on, let's go.

Agent 3 pulls Hachi away, despite her apparent protests. Squigley sighs.

Squilma: What's wrong, Squiggles?

"Squigley": I'm a freak, that's what...

Squilma: What? Why would you say that?

"Squigley": I used to think I was a human, but I came to accept that I'm really an Inkling...or, rather, I WAS an Inkling...

Squilma: Cheer up. You're still an Inkling at heart, right?

Squigley looks away.

"Squigley": I don't know WHAT I am anymore...I'm going to need to take a trip...think about things...

Squilma: A trip? To where?

Squigley looks at Squilma and smiles.

"Squigley": I hear Calamari County's nice at this time of year.

Squilma: Oh...okay, I'll organise everything for you. It'll be great, just the two of us...

"Squigley": Actually, I need to do this alone.

Squilma: Alone? But...is that wise?

"Squigley": Maybe not, but I need some alone time.

Squilma nods.

Squilma: I understand. Very well, take all the time you need to-

Squika suddenly lands on Squilma's head.

Squilma: Squika?! What are you doing?!

Squika: Why, super jumping, of course!

Squika looks at Squigley.

Squika: Oh, 'morning, Squigley.

Squigley's eyes widen.

"Squigley": H-How do you-

Squilma: Well, could you super jump somewhere else? I mean, you're not even supposed to BE in this episode, you Squeirdo!

Squika: Well, you and Squigley didn't show up to the party, so I brought the party to YOU!

Squigley and Squilma suddenly realise they are surrounded by a crowd of Inklings and other sea creatures.

Inklinda: It's, like, party time or whatever!

Inklein: YEAH! Wait...where's Wiggles...?

Squigley laughs nervously.

"Squigley": I guess I'll need to do a raincheck on that alone time, won't I?

Squilma sighs.

Squilma: For the eighth time, Squiggles, there is NO SUCH THING as rain!

Everyone laughs.

Scene 18: Tentakeel Outpost: Dawn

Callie and Marie sit outside the shack.

Callie: What a nice morning...

Marie: I agree...

Callie: I...kind of feel like we're forgetting something...

Marie: Nah!

Callie and Marie both pause.

Callie: Hey, remember when Agent 3 first joined the New Squidbeak Splatoon? She was so fresh and innocent, with just a hint of naïveté!

Marie looks at Callie.

Marie: Is that your big word of the day?

Callie: What, "innocent"?

Marie sighs.

Marie: Sure...but yes, I do remember Agent 3's first assignment.

Callie: Me too...so...prequel?

Marie nods.

Marie: Prequel.

Callie: Awesome! Now, let's do the thing!

Marie: Really? But...there's no-one for miles around.

Callie: So, just do it!

Marie sighs.

Marie: Fine...

Callie and Marie stand up and face the camera. They pull their famous pose.

Callie and Marie: STAAAAAY FRESH!

The adventure continues (sort of) in
Ally-Squinn no Shinwa
Squigley's Journal - Log 64:
'Sup, journal? So...I'm an Octoling now. I think that's all that needs to be said.

Pretty sure I want to add a pre-Octoling photo to this thing, so I'll place it right here on this page:



I'll probably start fresh with a new journal in the sequel, so...'til next time!

-Squigley (name pending)

Re: Squigley no Densetsu - A Splatoon 2 Fan-fiction Webseries by GeekyGamerZack

on May 14th 2018, 2:39 pm
And that's a wrap! I hope you enjoyed my Splatoon 2 fanfic as much as I enjoyed writing it. Thanks for reading! Love

...just kidding! This was only one part of the Squidkid Saga, which spans a total of three chapters, each one based on a different Splatoon-related thing. In the sequel, we find out what happens to Squigley and the gang after the events of Transform-ink-tion!, so I hope you're looking forward to it this July!

...what's that? You can't wait 'til then for more Squidkid content? Well, it just so happens that there is a prequel to Squigley no Densetsu, which you can find by clicking the link right here. It doesn't officially begin until next week, but you can enjoy a taster of the first episode RIGHT NOW! Isn't that freshing fantastic? Surprised

Well, what are you waiting for? Go ahead and start reading Ally-Squinn no Shinwa! 'Til next time! Happy

--Zack--

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Re: Squigley no Densetsu - A Splatoon 2 Fan-fiction Webseries by GeekyGamerZack

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Finally caught up and Im glad I did. That was a really fun read man, I'm looking forward to super jumping into the prequel Neutral
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on June 2nd 2018, 9:59 pm
@GeekyGamerZack @SamethP Likewise, I look forward to the continuation of this series! Wink

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Re: Squigley no Densetsu - A Splatoon 2 Fan-fiction Webseries by GeekyGamerZack

on June 3rd 2018, 6:55 pm
@Reanfan Then good news, everyone! Ally-Squinn no Shinwa is now live, and you can read it through this link:

http://www.wiiwarewave.com/t5658-ally-squinn-no-shinwa-a-splatoon-fan-fiction-webseries-by-geekygamerzack

Also, remember DJ Octavio stating that Squigley no Densetsu seemed to be building up to a sequel? Well, stay tuned for more... Neutral

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