Updated: Jun 5, 2021
5-0: An Unofficial Minecraft Novel - Chapter 8
By Lela S.
Chapter 8: Be ready to be 5-0ed
Quick note: this story is fiction. Thank you.
Lately, things have gotten… let’s just say that things have gotten really awkward between me, Jax, and Darryl. All I’m going to say is that some really embarrassing rumours have been spreading all over the place at school. I won’t say what the rumours actually are, but they’re making it very awkward between us. And, of course, they’re false. I’m not kidding. The rumours are FALSE, but no one believes me, not even my best friend.
So it took me as a really big surprise that Darryl asked me on Discord:
5:23 PM @saintsofgames: are you available now for our next lesson?
5:24 PM @calliecaca: sure will jax be there
5:24 PM @saintsofgames: yes, Blair will be there too
I was kind of nervous for two reasons: one, would the call be super awkward because of Jax? Two, Blair was never really friendly towards me, so, I mean, if someone told her the rumours…
But I tried not to care. Minecraft always distracted me. Whatever problems I had in real life, they always disappeared in Minecraft. It was a game where you had fun, no matter what. So I tried to have fun with the least amount of awkwardness as possible.
“Hey! Long time no see, Callie!” Darryl exclaimed.
“Hi?” I squeaked.
“Hi! Today, let’s play Sky Wars. It’s a game where there are little islands where people spawn on. You open chests that contain loot, and you try to eliminate everyone else. It seems simple, but believe me, it can be super hard sometimes.” Darryl explained.
“I know, right?” Jax butted in. “So much depends on what loot you get, especially in Lucky Block mode. That’s my favorite.”
“Guys, can you stop talking about it and actually play the game?” I sighed.
Darryl started a game of Sky Wars Insane Mode, which was basically the original game but with more OP loot. At the start, I had full diamond armour, minus the pants which were iron. I had some other things too, such as an enchanted iron sword with Sharpness I.
“Darryl, what am I supposed to do now that I’ve collected all the loot?” I asked.
“Now, bridge to the middle. Try to speed bridge there using one of the bridging techniques I taught you, such as ninja bridging.” he explained.
I had a stack of wood, so I bridged towards the middle island using that. I had no trouble navigating the map for some reason. Just then, I spotted a player who was slow bridging towards the middle, super slowly. Quickly, I sprinted over to him and knocked him off his own bridge.
“Whoa! Callie, you just got a kill!” Jax said.
I was kind of not in a good mood at the time, so I replied: “Good observation. Why are you surprised? You think I’m that bad?” That threw him off. I kind of regret being that mean, but I didn’t say anything.
The next people who died were Jax and Blair. For some reason, they had knocked each other off their own islands? I don’t know how that happened, but a second later, both of them started bickering and shouting at each other. I couldn’t understand a word of what they were saying.
At some point later on in the game, Darryl died to one person. I don’t know who they were, but I think they were called @corona6669 or something like that.
“Hold up. I just died. WAIT. Callie? Callie? Look at how many people are left…”
Yeah. There were two people left: the corona guy and me. There was no chance that I would win. Or was there…
Ten seconds later, a sign flashed up on the screen: VICTORY. Okay, I have to admit I didn’t really win fair and square… Scrolling up in the chat, I could see that… drum roll… @corona6999 fell into the void. I had won my first game of Sky Wars.
“WOOHOO! I won!!!!” I shouted.
“That wasn’t a fair win, Callie. Don’t let it get to your head.” Blair drawled.
“Blair, STOP.” Jax said. “Stop trying to put down Callie just because you’re jealous of her. You think you’re so good just because you’re Dream’s sister. In reality, you’re not, so please shut up.”
I was speechless. First, Jax was defending me????? Second, was it even right for Jax to say this kind of thing to Drista - I mean, Blair? And third, how could anyone be jealous of ME? What? How? Why?
“This is getting awkward,” Darryl said. “Let’s play some more Sky Wars.”
We decided to play a few rounds of Lucky Block mode, Slime mode, and a few other types. And it did distract me - for a while, at least. But why the muffin was Blair jealous of me? Was there something that I didn’t know about? Was it what I was thinking?
But I had no time to even consider if my hypothesis was correct, because there were multiple people chasing me and trying to kill me in Sky Wars. I had no time to think.
That’s another reason why I love Minecraft. Whether you’re playing with your enemies, your friends, or strangers, you’re almost guaranteed to have fun.
But two hours later, when my Minecraft friends had to go, and my time was up, my brain was empty enough to think about it. It haunted me for hours. After a while, I couldn’t take it anymore. I pressed the call button on my phone, to call my best friend Andrea.
“Hi! Can we call?” I asked.
“Sure. I’m playing Adopt Me on Roblox.” she replied, a little distractedly.
“Can I ask you something?”
“Okay, what is it?”
I started talking really fast. “What do I do if a girl who is older than me that I’ve never met in real life is jealous of me? What happened, does she know -“
“Hold up. What happened? Spill.” she defiantly interrupted.
“Uh, let me explain.” I shuffled my feet past each other, a habit I did when I felt uncomfortable. “You know what, give me one second.”
@calliecaca has added @houndoum to the call
“Callie? Why did you add this random guy to the call?” Andrea asked.
“I don’t know who you are, but I’m actually going to introduce myself. I’m Jax, and I’m Callie’s friend.” he said.
“Uh, yeah.” I added. “So, let’s start from the beginning. Jax, this is Andrea, my best friend. Andrea, this is Jax, one of my friends from school.”
“Hi Andrea?” Jax squeaked nervously. “Callie, why did you even add me to the call?”
“Jax, is it okay if we explain to Andrea about, you know, the situation?” I asked.
“What situation? Oh, that situation. As long as you trust her, then yes.” he replied.
“Wait, let me get my popcorn first!” she exclaimed.
Me and Jax took turns explaining everything to her, since chapter day one of this whole Minecraft situation. One hour later, we were done (She had finished her popcorn long before that). We were finally done explaining everything. But there was something I didn’t know.
“Jax, what’s with Blair?” I asked.
He hesitated, then he replied: “Uh, for some reason, she’s jealous of you -“
“Just as I thought.”
“Can you let me talk, please? She’s jealous that you are better than her at PvP, even though her brother is Dream himself. Also, she’s jealous of you because you actually see me every single day at school.”
I chose to ignore the second statement. “Well, can’t she be NICER to me, at least?” I turned my own jealousy on Jax. “I try so hard to be nice to her, but she’s mean to me. I LOWERED MY STANDARDS FOR HER, AND THIS IS LITERALLY WHAT I GET IN RETURN. And if you take Blair’s side, get out. I won’t be sorry.”
“Why can’t we just settle this argument with a PvP duel in Minecraft, even though I have no idea what it is?” she demanded innocently.
There was no question. Jax decided to text the group chat on Discord.
7:18 PM @houndoum: pvp duel. blair vs callie. tmr 1:30 pm. be ready to be 5-0ed.
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