They reached Dylecroco as they saw the first couple of Dylecrocos and Ryo was not happy. Their skin was iron hard as he took up one of them little ones and it was feisty and fighting with its razor sharp teeth.
“Be careful now, we don’t want to send you back already,” Kimmo whispered.
“The only way in is if we are camouflaged maybe,” Abeni suggested.
“No it won’t work, they can smell us,” Babirye said.
“There is no way we can get in the mouth of the cave without having to fight all those Dylecrocos. I suggest we find some Gorillos to help us?” Abeni said.
“That’s not a bad idea at all let’s move out and find some,” Nambo answered.
A couple of miles from the cave we encountered a Gorillo, although not that big but still worth taming. So they set up a trap and lured it in with some fresh yellow bananas which they just couldn’t resist. They threw the net over the Gorillo as it was jumping up and down it was almost difficult to hold the net.
Through all the fight Ashas neck got caught in the net and now they had a choice whether to cut Asha loose and loose the Gorillo or risk that Asha would suffocate.
There was no time Babirye did what he had to do. Ashas life was to important so the Gorillo was free and jumped towards Babirye and Asha and with a single stroke hit Babirye away and took the fainted Asha in his arms and sat down.
We couldn’t do much but check and see if he had killed Babirye, but he was all right with his minor concussion.
Asha woke up in the arms of the big Gorillo and was scared but faked a smile and gently touched the Gorillos face. The Gorillo closed its eyes and smiled back seeming to enjoy the touch. Asha was free and the Gorillo was tamed with love.
“Well this is a clear example of how we could tame through love,” Kimmo said.
With the Gorillo tamed we now had a chance to get past the Dylecrocos to enter the cave and search for what could save Tigiristan.
They fought their way through and with the Gorillo smashing the Dylecrocos as they came finally entering the cave, the home and base of the Dylecrocos.
Walking through the dark ways where the foul smell of the Dylecrocos was filling up every inch of the cave. It was quite easy and no resistance at all as they found one dead Dylecroco after another soon reaching the center of the mouth watching a couple of Zebuba trolls destroying the Dylecroco eggs in the water.
Kimmo roared at the troll terrifying it:”Stop it, these creatures has to live here and are a part of the nature, it is not their fault they have evolved like this, there is a meaning with their living, you foul creature who respects no life at all!”
To their surprise several Zebuba trolls had beaten them to the place and had already found and taken the ring. They ran off leaving no chance to capture them and they all were thinking about how doomed they are now that they have even found the ring and taken it. It was their last chance and hope.
Leaving the mouth of Dylecroco and heading home they were all sad and Asha even shed tears. Ryo seeing her in this state remember a couplet from his master and began to whisper it.
“When you see something goes bad
and you feel down and sad
remember that the Allmighty does
only good to his beloved ones
don’t become angry or mad
in future this will make you glad.”
What good could possible come out of this? On their way home Nambo felt they were being followed by some. Getting ready to defend themselves and looking around a giant Gorillo jumped in front of them ready to tear them into pieces only to be defended by the tame Gorillo.
The giant Gorillos that came went back as a Gorillo who looked unsimilar to the others, a bit reddish and long arms with a big mouth that went from one side of his face to the other, stepped forward and said: “I am Devgogo the leader of all Gorillos. It seems we have a common enemy. Take this letter to your leader and have him answer me before the moon becomes full”
Going back to Tigiristan through the jungle with all its different reptiles, snakes and insects not to mention the overgrowth vegetation we came across, a plant that had a long yellow fruit. Boy did that taste good. It was like biting fresh water that had a slight hint of honey. While enjoying this we were suddenly attacked by some Pumas and trolls. I didn’t even get the chance to understand we were under attack whereas Nambo already was in a fight. Ryo saw a troll going for Nambos back and he couldn’t do anything but to throw the yellow fruit at the troll and distracting it towards himself.
The troll targeted Ryo with his spear as Ryo tried to hide behind a plant only to slip and fall down in the stream. The stream was too strong for Ryo to control himself towards land and it took him away from the party.
As the stream got more and more powerful Ryo actually thought his time was up. He had no chance of getting out of that stream alive and he kept going under water. He instantly thought that if the Allmighty really exists He would save him. Thinking this Ryo saw a wood log coming down the stream and he wanted to take a hold on that but to his surprise it was a giant Dylecroco.
Ryo looked up towards the heaven and yelled his throat out: “Out of a pan and in the oven! Is that how You help those who want help from You?”
The Dylecroco came closer and closer and Ryo was thinking how he could fight it clinging on to a cutting sharp stone. He thought his only chance was to jump on it and try somehow to touch its eyes. He finally found the courage and jumped on the Dylecroco and went straight for its eyes. But the Dylecroco was already dead. Holding on to it he safely could breathe without any stress for a while and was driven further down the stream.