The Darker Times - Happy Feet

C.O.D.E in a Song

After Mumble was out of sight from Emperor Land, everyone slowly turned to Erik, who was easily startled by this.

“What? Anything wrong?” Erik asked.

“You!” Everyone shouted, nearly making Erik fall over.

“Guys! Stop. It's not his fault, since he doesn't know yet.” A familiar voice from behind said, Erik turned to see Bo walking toward him.

“What do you mean 'doesn't know yet?” Erik asked, Bo just sighed.

“Well, I was going to tell you, before I got interrupted, that Mumble had done something incredible that none of us would have done, and without him, we wouldn't be here.” Bo explained, although Erik was still confused.

“Can you explain it fully please? I'm still a bit confused.” Erik asked.

One explanation later (you could just read chapters 1-14)...

“And that's why he's important Erik” Gloria finalised. Just as she finished, a feather came out of one of the shards of ice, it floated softly in the air like a leaf, before Erik caught it.

“So basically, you just demolished a hero from us Erik.” Bo said afterwards.

“Wait, I just got what Mumble sang.” Gloria said, surprised that she didn't notice before. “Here, just so that you can see it:”

Every time I try to help

Respect I get none

I try to ignore but

Kindness is my only defence

My days here are not welcomed

You have taken me off my feet

So now I have no choice but to

Open my mind and

Never come back

I was brave but now I'm not

And the ones I loved now become my demise

My pride is no longer needed here

Sometimes I thought I would be good

Or else I would be bad at being a father

Right when my hopes were high

Regret pulled me down

You taught me I'm not welcome here anymore

From here I go back

Or find the new

Right before you get me again

Broken hearts is what you've caused

Regret fills my mind and soul

Erik I finally know what I am

And you were right about me

Kindness I tried but

It only just made things worse

Never is it getting better

Gloria I hope you know

And now I can see what

Promises do when they break

Regret chills me down

Or it just breaks me

My heart no longer has room

In time you'll see

Can you forgive I think not

Erik I'm sorry

I was brave but now I'm not

And the ones I loved now become my demise

My pride is no longer needed here

Sometimes I thought I would be good

Or else I would be bad at being a father

Right when my hopes were high

Regret pulled me down

You taught me I'm not welcome here anymore

From here I go back

Or find the new

Right before you get me again

Have my courage to guide you for

Understanding what fate can do

Right when it gets tough

Time for me to go now but I'm still here

In my mind you're forgiving me

Now but my heart tells me otherwise

Gloria could never beat you at hurting me

You're my fate and guidance

Of the truth of myself

Understanding I have and it feels

Right to feel so wrong

Finally I've found my truth

Erik I hope you have a good life

Erik I feel like you'll be good

Luck is what you and me need from now

I've had enough of waiting forever

Never am I coming back

Gloria take care of our

Son now for he's got a lot to learn

I was brave but now I'm not

And the ones I loved now become my demise

My pride is no longer needed here

Sometimes I thought I would be good

Or else I would be bad at being a father

Right when my hopes were high

Regret pulled me down

You taught me I'm not welcome here anymore

I was brave but now I'm not

And the ones I loved now become my demise

My pride is no longer needed here

Sometimes I thought I would be good

Or else I would be bad at being a father

Right when my hopes were high

Regret pulled me down

You taught me I'm not welcome here anymore”

"Erik my son, I am sorry for breaking a promise, I am sorry for hurting your feelings, I am sorry, I am sorry." Gloria summed up, before Erik spoke.

“Okay, let's say that you're telling the truth about Pa being a hero of some kind, where do you think he went?” Erik asked.

“Well, Adélie Land could be a star-” Gloria was then interrupted by Ramon.

“No, we moved from the old Adélie Land, and just in time too, since it's now a wreck. I suggest that we go to Nueva Adélie, me and tallboy talked about it, maybe he went there.” Ramon suggested, the others agreed that they needed to go to Nueva Adélie, in hopes that Mumble would be there.


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