5-0: An Unofficial Minecraft Novel - Chapter 4
Chapter 4: A Dreamy Discovery
Author’s note: Thanks so much Thiago for the ideas and also for the inspiration of the character Jax!!!
In my free time, I searched up “Dream” on YouTube. The first video that popped up was the Minecraft Manhunt 3 Hunters Grand Finale with Sapnap, GeorgeNotFound, BadBoyHalo, and of course, the leader, Dream. I literally was glued to the screen. I could not stop watching. Literally. This was just the best video ever. GeorgeNotFound was so babyish, Sapnap was so mysterious, BadBoyHalo was so wholesome, and Dream was just so… smart but crazy at the same time. I LOVED THEM!!! Dream, George, Sapnap, Bad… they were all so AMAZING! And I just couldn’t get enough. For a period of around a week, I just stumbled around the house researching about the Dream team and watching their videos. Oh, and of course, following/subscribing to them on various social media platforms, including TikTok (yes, they have TIKTOK).
Dream really had a big influence on me. I wore Dream t-shirts and bracelets, all my stuff was lime green (and he makes up the largest chapter of this book). I quoted the Dream SMP members all the time, and as well as that, every sticky situation I was in, I thought “What would Dream do?” Really.
When I returned from winter break in January 2021, I wowed almost everyone in the class with my Dream SMP knowledge, and I made a new impression on everyone as the “Dream Stan” of the grade. This kind of sorta impressed Dylan but not much. It impressed everyone else, though, so I earned a better reputation than before. At least the gamer guys let me sit at their table. At least they actually included me in their conversations for once.
While I was playing Minecraft, I started to try out some of Dream’s strategies that he used in his manhunts. Not that they ever worked. But yeah. It really motivated me to improve my Minecraft skills, and I actually started improving the tiniest bit more.
Around the same time, a new guy named Jax started to hang out with our group of gamers in the class. Apparently, he knew absolutely NOTHING about Minecraft, but he was really nice and wholesome, and the gamer guys let him sit at our table. I literally had no idea why, but he reminded me so much of BadBoyHalo.
Like I said, Jax was super nice to everyone, especially me, but you know how sometimes being too kind can become a little annoying? Yeah, that’s Jax in a nutshell. A little annoying, but still nice and fun to be around.
He was literally so fun to be around that I answered his every call and text. He played Roblox while I did my homework, and he was fun to talk to. He was someone I could trust. Someone who I could talk to. A friend. A true friend. We just snapped together. We were so different but so similar at the same time. So one day, I decided to tell him everything.
“Hi Jax, I need to talk to you.”
“Actually, I was about to call you to tell you something, so perfect timing! What do you need to tell me?”
“It’s really important. I really wanted to be friends with someone who I could actually play Minecraft with, and so I dueled Dylan, and I tried to beat him, but he beat me 5-0, and now it’s worse, and I could never get myself up to his level, so i don’t know what to do -”
“Calm down Calllie. You sound kind of upset. What happened?” Jax asked.
He legit sounded concerned, so I told him everything, from the duel itself, to how I felt about Dylan and how much I longed to beat him.
“Okay, Callie, I understand. I really do.”
“Oh really.” I was doubtful.
“Yes. Callie, can I tell you a secret?”
“I’m not the Minecraft noob that I seem to be. I’m a pro. I’m even better than Dylan himself.
“Haha. Very funny. As if I believe you.” Seriously.
“Here, let me show you!”
He then shared his screen. Apparently, he was… HYPIXEL LEVEL 232!?!?!!?!??!?!?! ‘
“WAIT, WHAT THE ACTUAL MUFFIN?!?!?!?!??!?” I screamed. Just then, I noticed his username. “Hey, wait… how come your username is SaintsOfGames? That username belongs to… -”
“Yep, you’re absolutely right. Callie, meet my older brother Darryl, also known as BadBoyHalo.” Jax said, turning his camera on. And we could clearly see BadBoyHalo standing next to Jax.
“Wait, Jax, who’s Callie? Your girlfriend?” BadBoyHalo asked. Yep, it was BadBoyHalo. His exact voice, his exact face, standing next to Jax.
This was not possible. This could not be happening. This was not happening. My dream was not coming true. No. No. No.
But it did. “YOU’RE THE REAL DEAL! YOU’RE THE REAL BADBOYHALO!! HOW? WHAT? IS THIS A DREAM?”
“Call me Darryl, and no, it isn’t a dream. So I was standing next to Jax the whole time, and I heard everything. Actually, that was my old account. Just so no one else will recognise me, I will use that account to train you. You’ll be able to actually beat this Dylan guy 5-0 in no time, and maybe even beat me!”
“I’LL- WHAT?” I could not believe my eyes. I was smiling so hard.”
“One last thing: you can’t tell anyone. Not even your own parents. You can’t tell anyone that you know the real BadBoyHalo. It’ll be a surprise. When you’re good enough to beat Dream himself, you’ll beat him 5-0, and you’ll be the best Minecraft YouTuber of all time. Better than Dream.”
“Woah.” I breathed.
“So you’ll take the offer? Do you agree to be trained by Dream’s best friend?” Darryl asked.
“YES! YES! YEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!” I screamed. “YEEEEESSSSS!”
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