December Challenge The Hollow Tree Factory was buzzing with busy workers on a cool, crisp Saturday afternoon in fall. Ernie was walking around the factory admiring all of his workers working diligently on the latest batch of baked goods. Elwood was busy making dough. Fast Eddie was a covered in fudge as he feverishly applied it to cookies. Sam was having a blast making peanut butter. It was a great day and Ernie was proud of the work he and his elves were doing. An older lady walked out of the office at the top of the steps, handbag in hand with a scarf wrapped around her head. "Ernest, honey, I'm going out to run some errands. You and your boys are doing such a good job.!" She spoke with a smile "Thanks ma. You go have a good day and don't worry about us!" Ernie gave his mother a kiss on the cheek as he opened the door for her. She walked out the door and the cheery elf closed the door. He rested his back on the door afterwards and then let out a loud whistle to get his workers' attention. "I thought that bitch would never leave!" Ernie said as he reaches in his pocket to pull out a cigarette and light it. "Now, it's time to have a meeting. Hurry up you bastards we don't have a lot of time." Ernie says as he makes his way to a wall with a big smiling sun on it. He hits the sun in the eyes wit his fist and the wall opens a secret passage that leads to a room with a huge wooden table with multiple chairs around it. All of the elves go in and sit down. Ernie finishes his cigarette as he begins to speak. "Can someone please tell me why in the hell sales are down? We've been doing this for 150 years and all of a sudden sales are down? Are one of you on the stuff?" Ernie screams at the elves. The elves are quiet as his stare goes through each and everyone of them. "It's the Krispies." An almost inaudible voice his heard. Ernie pays his attention towards the voice. "They're selling their stuff cheap and the fiends are eating it up." Fast Eddie was the elf to let his good friend know how he felt "I hate those *vulgarity*ing elves. Their product is crap and these fiends keep going for it. What can we do though? We can't break the treaty, things would go back to how they were before the first world war. We can't have that! Drop the price, cut some of the chocolate out of it and mark it as a hot new item! You street dealers, get out there now and make me some damn money. You don't front anybody and you make sure you get cash! None of this trading shit! Get out!" Ernie screamed at the elves Buckets and Zoots were out for awhile selling their stuff on the street. Buckets smokes a cigarette and looks over at Zoots as he walks away. "Where are you going? That's their territory. If we get caught, Ernie is going to have our ass!" Buckets looks around nervously, "What if one of them catch us? We're done!" Buckets was trying to plead with Zoots but Zoots was having none of it "Don't worry tubs, I know a guy right over the border and it will be a quick deal. Besides, what the hell is a Krispie going to do to me with this." Zoots lifts his shirt to reveal a gun "Ok Zoots, I trust you." Buckets says The two make their way over the border and hurry up and meet with their guy. They make the deal and they start to walk away. Just as they round the corner while laughing after the deal they made, they run right into somebody, knocking Buckets on the ground. "Oh, Snap!" Buckets says looking up to see Snap standing there with a disgusted look on his face "You selling on my turf? I can't believe the balls on Ernie to have these two stupid, fat elves sell on my turf? Do me a favor? Give this to Ernie!" Snap says as he attacks both of the elves. Kicking Buckets in the mouth and knocking out his teeth. He turns to Zoots and grabs him by the throat and choke slams him to the ground. He then begins to just stomp the shit out of both of them. Both of them were just lying there in a puddle of their own blood barely able to move. Snap straddles Zoots and lifts his head off the ground ready to deliver the final blow. "You stupid assholes have no business being here! Do it again, and I won't let you live!" Snap says as he goes to deliver a punch. Just as he cocks back, a loud bang is heard and puzzled look is on Snap's face. He reaches his hand down to his stomach and brings it in front of his face to show it covered in blood. He coughs up some blood and rolls off of Zoots. "I can't believe you shot him! You shot Snap! We're dead!" Buckets says with a frightened look on his face "Shut up and lets get out of here!" Zoots helps buckets up as the two hurry off Crackle and Pop are hanging out in their home talking about how good things are going when the door is forced open. Both elves jump up to see that Snap just fell through the door covered in blood. They both run over to him getting on the ground and taking his body into their hands. "Snap, oh my god, what happened? Who did this to you? Crackle says frantically trying to save his friend. "*vulgarity*ing.............Keeblers..." Snap managed to get out before he takes his last breath and passes on. Crackle puts his head down on his fallen brother and begins to cry. Pop stands up, face red with rage. "They're dead! All of them! After we kill them, we kill their families! Then we kill their friends! Then we kill their *vulgarity*ing milkman!!!!" Pop screams at the top of his lungs as the tears begin to flow for him as well Zoots and Buckets finally make it back to The Hollow Tree Factory. They run in and are immediately stopped by Ernie. "What in the hell did you guys do?" noticing the 2 elves covered in blood. "Snap, he caught us, so I shot him. He's dead." Zoots says while bent over panting trying to catch his breath "You killed Snap?! Are you crazy? You sold on the territory? You just started a war you retarded *vulgarity*!" Ernie says as he pulls out his gun and shoots Zoots in the head "Get ahold of everyone you can because they're coming. They will be here soon, so do it now!!!" Ernie screamed Crackle and Pop stand at the table with 6 other elves that look just like them. All of them with a serious look on their face. "Thank you brothers from the Denmark and Finlad chapter. Pif, Paf, Puf and Riks, Raks, Poks. Are brother Snap has fallen to the greasy hands of those Keebler elves. This blood will not go unanswered. We're going to attack and attack hard. Simple plan, kill them all!" Pop says as he cocks an assault rifle And it's on!! Can Crackle and Pop with 6 other elves take down The Hollow Tree Factory? The Krispies are armed to the teeth with machine guns, grenades, night vision goggles, a bullet proof H1 hummer, knives, and pistols. The Keeblers elves have 9 members and its on their home territory. They are armed with shotguns and pistols. I hope you all enjoy!