It was another beautiful day in RCCA Town in the center of the Tumblr Multiverse. All the members were out doing their own things; talking to friends, going shopping, or just hanging out enjoying the sunshine.
Ecstasy, one of the spellcaster hedgehogs of the Russellcest gang, was busying himself with cleaning the kitchen of his home he shared with his family. He was the only one home aside from Russlob, his foster twin brother. The other members of the family - Double the younger brother, Violet the youngest sister, and their foster mother - were currently out to watch a movie. Ecstasy and Russlob stayed behind for they had no interest in The Tae Kwon Dodos.
As Ecstasy was cleaning out the fridge, he found that the newly-bought container of mushrooms had already gone bad. He growled and tossed it out, then went to step out the doorway of the room leading to the living room to shout down the hall.
"Russlob! The mushroom went bad! Can you run to the store and get some more?" Ecstasy was greated by silence. He went to shout another "Russlob!" down the hall, and when his call still wasn't answered he growled and walked towards his twin's bedroom.
The eldest hedgehog knocked on the door to let Russlob know he was there and invited himself in where he saw him laying in his bed while rocking out to rock music from his iPod. Rolling his eyes, he approached the corrupted hedgehog and said, "Russlob. I need you to buy some more mushrooms; they went bad already."
However, Russlob still didn't hear him for the volume was turned up high. Rather than getting irritated as usual, Ecstasy smirked and wiggled his fingers playfully before striking his brother's belly with a tickle attack.
Russlob's eyes practically popped out of his head in surprise and immediately surrendered himself to laughter and squirms. He managed to push Ecstasy's paws away and whipped off his earbuds before glaring at him. "Yo, what was that for, Ecstasy? If you wanted something you could've just asked! You know I hate being tickled!"
Choosing not to answer this dumb statement, Ecstasy just grunted. "I was trying to ask you to go to the store and buy some more mushrooms."
"Okay, firstly, why? We just bought a whole container last week. And secondly, why do I gotta do it?"
"Because the mushrooms we bought must've been ready to expire at the time and because I'm busy cleaning the kitchen, that's why."
"Why can't you just take a break?"
"Why can't you just hedgie up and buy them? After all, you've been inside for the past three days, you need Vitamin D and fresh air. It's a beautiful day today-"
"Okay, okay, I don't need you nagging me! Sheesh, who died and dubbed you Mama?" Russlob tossed his iPod on his bed and climbed off, stretching out his limbs as he did so. He then grabbed a jacket and slipped it on before turning to Ecstasy. "Where's the wallet?"
"Mama took it, remember? Don't worry, I'll just give you five bucks." The eldest hedgehog summoned his hedgehog piggy bank, smiling once more as it looks just like his boyfriend Happy-Go-Lucky holding out his arms as if he were to spring to life at any moment and give him a big hug, and popped the bottom lid out. He levitated a five dollar bill out and gave it to Russlob. "Remember, buy ohly mushrooms. This is my money, Russlob, not yours, so don't go spending it on those dumb make-up magazines."
"Hey, I gotta know what's trending if I wanna look the best I can be. I'd be a hideous mess without my mascara and blush! Don't worry, though, I won't buy any." The corrupted hedgehog took the money and slipped it in his jacket pocket before leaving the room. On his way out of the house, he smirked to himself and said to himself, "At least I won't buy more than one."
"Alright, I got the last copy of the latest issue of Fashion Forward Frenzy! I can't wait to see what new products are out and about! Of course, I'll have to hide it from Ecstasy otherwise he'd blow another fit."
Russlob finished purchasing another container of mushrooms - as well as the magazine he wanted - and was on his way back home. The mushrooms themselves cost about two dollars, but he ended up spending the rest of Ecstasy's money on the magazine despite what his brother told him not to do. He knew that he was going to be in for a lecture when he got home, but at least he'd also get brand-new mascara.
The corrupted hedgehog had almost walked to the end of the path that led to RCCA Town when a rustling in some bushes nearby caught his attention. He turned to look, waiting to see what would pop out of the bushes, and what he saw nearly made his heart stop.
It was Dracul's three minions!
"Hey! You! What the hell are you doing here?" Russlob snarled as he turned on the three, startling them. They yelped and fled into the woods, and Russlob abandoned the mushrooms and magazine to follow, having a feeling that their visit to the land beyond the volcano wasn't yet finished.
"Shit, he's on our tails!" he heard one of the minions - Anarchy - cry out, and the three just ran even faster. Russlob snarled and ran faster as well, determined not to let the three escape.
After a while of running, he noticed that they were heading for the base of Mt. Cano, indicating they had abandoned whatever plan they were originally operating. As soon as the three leaped up on the mountainside to climb up, the corrupted hedgehog skid to a halt. Smirking in victory that he managed to drive them away, he started back through the woods to retrieve his bought goods.
"Where do you think you're going, brother?" a voice suddenly spoke from behind, turning Russlob's blood to ice. It immediately heated up to a boil in fury as he turned his head and snarled at the familiar fox behind him.
"Vile... What are you doing here? Are you supposed to be up in that Hell's trap of a volcano you call home?" Russlob growled, baring his teeth at his brother.
"What, a fox made entirely out of evil and the hatred towards a specific group of animals by his creator can't come down to visit his brother?" Vile sneered as he walked towards the hedgehog, a wicked smirk stretched across his face.
Russlob only backed away on all fours and hissed as he arched up his sharp quills and brought out his claws. "Stay back, you menace! I know exactly why you're here! You plan on trying once again to get rid of all of us like that bastard Dracul programmed you to do! Well, bad news for you, I'm going to keep you from doing that if it's the last thing I do!"
"Oh, no, I wouldn't dream of doing such a thing. I come for another purpose." The fox stopped walking and grinned wickedly as he glared at his brother. "I come for you."
"What are you-" Russlob started before he was hit in the back of the head with a stone. He shouted out in pain and whipped around to see the demons were the ones who threw the rock, and he spat at them, scaring them off.
"Are you kidding me? A small pebble's supposed to knock him out?" Vile barked viciously at the minions. He sighed and picked up a much larger rock next to the mountainside. "If you want something done right, you gotta do it yourself."
As Russlob whipped around to face Vile, the fox flung the stone at him, smacking him directly in the face and breaking his nose as well as knocking him out. The hedgehog flew through the air due to the force of the impact and landed hard on his side, and he didn't move from that spot.
"Nice job, Vile! I-I mean sir!" Massacre called from the treetops where he and his other two companions were cowering from Russlob.
"Silence, you idiots!" Vile snarled at them, making them hide in the leaves again. "You're lucky there was a large enough stone for me to chuck at him after what you three dumbasses did!"
"Our apologies, sir..." Anarchy gulped, daring to peek through the leaves and branches to look at the furious fox below.
Vile just rolled his eyes and stalked over to Russlob where he grabbed him by the scruff of the neck, aggressively yanking him out of the bushes and into the open. He dropped him and turned back to the minions, who were halfway down the tree. "Bring him up to my lair and tie him up. And this time you'd better do it right or you won't be sitting right for an entire year!"
"Y-Yes, sir!" the minions simultaneously yelped as they leaped down from the trunk quickly and grabbed the hedgehog. They climbed up the mountainside quickly, avoiding anymore of their master's son's wrath.
Vile smirked and chuckled to himself. "See what I can accomplish when you give me the chance, Father? Part one of my ingenious plan was successful. Now all I need to do is finish the second part to the plan and we'll have enough power again to destroy Russellcest. I will have avenged your defeat against their ruler once and for all."
Suddenly, a small pebble smacked Vile in the back of the head and he turned quickly to look up, snarling viciously. "Riot! Stop kicking out rocks and just get that damn hedgehog up there, you idiot!" He crouched and sprung himself up to the minions and barked at them, scaring them and motivating them to climb higher faster.