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  Maxwell was a strange thing. You see, there are a lot of strange, unusual little creatures in the world of the Great Sea, but among them many consider ChuChus to be the strangest. Maxwell was a ChuChu, and thus he was a strange creature. That is to say, he was a strange creature to others, but not to him and his fellow ChuChus. Oh, but that isn't exactly true either... See, among ChuChus, he was quite outstanding.

  Maxwell was one of the best looking Chus on all of Windfall Island. Some would say he was nothing more than a blob of jelly, but that is exactly the POINT. The Chu ladies all ached for a chance to go out with Maxwell, but he was always far too busy. He always wore the most professional looking hat a Chu could buy. Some would say that this hat was just more jelly, but that is simply ignorance. It, like the rest of his ensemble, was remarkably dapper.

  This well-to-do ChuChu was always busy with a number of projects and other affairs, rarely having time to stop in one place for long. But still, as he would waddle along on his way, he would often stop to strike up a conversation with other Chus and ask them about their day, for he was very polite and very interested in everything. Some would consider these conversations to be little more than "squeaking", which is a reasonable misunderstanding for those that do not understand the Chulese language. Nevertheless, every conversation that Maxwell engaged in was very stimulating. He wouldn't have it any other way.

  One day after he had just concluded a fascinating conversation with an elderly couple of Chus, Maxwell found himself near the docks of the island, and there he saw quite a scene. People were screaming and running every which way, but Maxwell could't see any rhyme or reason to it.

  "My word, what is happening?" squeaked Maxwell to the crowd, attempting to stabilize the situation. Unfortunately Maxwell had been too busy to learn a language besides Chulese, and since no humans ever seem to learn Chulese, no one could understand him.

  The panicking continued with Maxwell unable to determine the reason for it until a child bumped into him. As his head bobbed back, he got a view of the sky and noticed a rather large bird circling overhead.

  "Oh! Oh dear, that is a rather large bird up there, circling overhead," he squeaked aloud to no one in particular. "Hmmmm..."

  He looked around at the grassy clearing and noticed that almost everyone was gone. It seemed that there were only a few stragglers left outside; everyone else had retreated into their homes. Except, Maxwell noticed, the two little girls huddling together in fear, just a short way away from him. With some difficulty, Maxwell bent backwards and looked up at the bird again, squinting his ChuChu eyes against the sunlight. The bird had spotted the girls too, now that the townsfolk had gone. And worse yet, it was preparing to dive.

  "Oh, no!" Maxwell squeaked urgently at the two girls. "That rather large bird has spotted you now that the townsfolk have gone! And worse yet, it is preparing to dive!"

  But the two girls just stared at Maxwell blankly, not understanding a squeak of what he said.

  "Of course, how silly of me," Maxwell said to himself. Humans never know Chulese. "Very well then!"

  Maxwell took off at his fastest pace, hopping toward the girls. He rarely found himself in need of hopping, being very good at scheduling his affairs and never needing to rush, but nonetheless he always kept himself in shape, and so he hopped faster than most Chus are able to get to the girls in time. Meanwhile, the rather large bird began to dive. The two girls did not seem to understand what Maxwell was doing as he hopped toward them. It almost looked like they were more afraid. That didn't make any sense...

  "Do not fret!" Maxwell squeaked out loudly as he hopped. "I am coming to your aid!"

  Strangely, though, his loud squeaks of reassurance still seemed to frighten them more, and they buried their heads, crying audibly. However, Maxwell pushed it from his mind as he reached the girls, for the rather large bird was almost upon them. Maxwell firmly planted himself between the girls and the rather large bird as he stiffened his body to block the creature.

  The beast struck. But after that, Maxwell couldn't remember anything.

  He awoke as the sun was setting. It had been early in the day when Maxwell had tried to save the girls, so he knew he had been out for a long time. He got up off the ground, which to an uninformed observer might look like he was forming out of a puddle, and looked around for the girls. Alas, they were gone. After an instant of regret, Maxwell took a moment to collect his thoughts, then looked around for someone he could talk to. There, by the mailbox! It was the Rito postman!

  "A daring fellow," Maxwell thought to himself. "He'll do nicely."

  Maxwell hopped quickly over to the man and nudged him, which to an uninformed observer might look something like bumping him with his forehead. The Rito looked down in surprise. Maxwell wasted no time.

  "Kind sir, there is an urgent matter with which I need your help," squeaked Maxwell. "It is terrible. Two girls from this island have been kidnapped by a rather large bird. We must rouse the townsfolk into action and enact a rescue plan!"

  The Rito stared at Maxwell a moment before striking him in the side of the head in a vicious and unprovoked attack, which some might mistake as self-defense.

  "Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh," uttered Maxwell, in what sounded like a long and continuous squeak. The force of the blow had caused his head to start uncontrollably bouncing back and forth against the ground, a nauseating motion that he could not stop with all his power. As he was trapped like that for hours, he lamented that no one would save those two girls, barely taking notice of an odd little boy in green scurrying by.
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker
(Oneshot Humor Fanfiction)

For those who don't know what a ChuChu looks like: [link]

Heh, I know this is really weird. I posted a theme request thread on the forums, and asked for people to supply me with writing themes (they didn't have to only be about Zelda). I've sorta lagged on completing most of them, but this is the first one I've finished. Jedizora asked me to write a story about a ChuChu and what it thinks, and since ChuChus are my favorite Zelda creature, I was overjoyed. xD

This is based on The Wind Waker, which should be obvious to anyone reading it who's played the game. The "rather large bird" would be the Helmaroc King, and the two girls who get kidnapped would be Mila and Maggie.

All comments and criticism are appreciated. :)
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SongMina Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Student General Artist
Aaaw! Its really intresting hear about the world out of chuchus eyes! Specially when the chuchu we are talking about is so classified! ^_^
AxletheBeast Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Zelda's got a fairly interesting world even if most of the games don't flesh it out too much. I always think it's interesting to look at that world through someone else's eyes -- even if the premise is silly in this case -- other than Link's. It's one of the reasons I like the idea of Zelda spinoffs (Hyrule Warriors is a nice start).

Anyway, glad you liked it! ^_^
SongMina Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Student General Artist
I love that kind of way in thinking ;) its really intresting to see it that way!
zelda world also has many intresting side-characthers and enemies that just are froggoten,
just because they dont move plot that much? ;) its fun to think the world from their eyes?

yep! ^_^
AxletheBeast Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Worldbuilding isn't done through the eyes of major plot-shaping characters unless they're the sort that goes on a journey or has to learn about the world themselves; worldbuilding is done via seeing it and being taught how it works. It's one of the reasons I like Majora's Mask so much, because you don't just bump into NPCs and then leave without learning about them; every NPC has a story and relates to the world, the people around them, and sometimes the plot in notable ways.
SongMina Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Student General Artist
Yep! I have heard many times that Majora's mask is a great game, and i can perfectly see why, i wish i could play it someday :/

and by the way, I have a dream to write a book one day, and its fun to hear things like that from peapole, to learn from them! ^_^
AxletheBeast Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
When you do I hope you like it. =)

Oh yeah? I'd definitely keep lurking around discussions about writing then, or watching videos or reading posts by experienced writers. Particularly lately, but to a lesser degree throughout more recent years of my life, I've read up and paid attention to a lot of people talking about the mediums I want to get involved in -- writing, art direction, game design -- and really try to learn from them and study various material, both the opinions of amateurs or just people who consume the entertainment, people who study the mediums in-depth, and professionals in those fields. I think it's a very good way to accrue a lot of experience.

My advice also is if you want to write well in a book someday, you should practice your writing at all times. I initially got good at writing when I wasn't even into writing fiction; I simply wrote as well and as eloquently as possible while making as few mistakes as possible while posting on message boards and the like. At the very least this will help you train your phrasing and things like spelling and grammar, if not character- and plot-design. =P
SongMina Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Student General Artist
I hope so too. ^_^

Yeah, i like watching videos that review episodes of good stories, and they analyze the story and I can learn the shape of the story building and other things. And reading and spying and other stuff is really good for learing ;)

sound kind a cool! :o i haven't tought abotu that.... Well, learing new ways of learing is fun ^_^
KamekoTanaka Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
D'aaaaw, Maxwell sounds adorable! Nice job, Axel, this was rather enjoyable. I hope to see more of our little ChuChu friend.
GeneticRepoMan Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Maxwellthechuchu Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Lol my name's Maxwell too. Great story, got here from ZD.
Zeldagirl99 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
This story was cute yet sad. I liked the reference to Link in the end :-D good job, axle!
Keyshe54 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012   Traditional Artist
You do know this is quite the charming fic right? Maybe I need to make some Maxwell fanart eh?
I hope to one day get to see your squeal, if you ever get around to it that is.
PrissyKissy Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I found this through a fanart piece of Maxwell, and thinking ChuChus are quite interesting myself, had to read glad I did! I love his personality, 'being good at scheduling his affairs and never needing to rush' and his heroic tendencies. I know this is a one-shot, but it could become quite a good story if you chose to pursue it :D
AxletheBeast Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Lol, I'm a humongous fan of ChuChus. They're my favorite creatures in the entire Zelda series. xP

I know what you mean. I've already been considering writing more. If anything, I could always write a lot of short, individual stories rather than a big consistent thing. Either way, I'm probably almost definitely not done with the character. Thanks for the comment!
PrissyKissy Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Short individual stories could definitely work, and gives you a little more flexibility as far as plot and such than one cohesive story, but still tie together nicely :) I look forward to seeing more of this little guy :D
Stroody Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well written piece - Made interesting read , dont know where you get all that imagination from but you sure have it in bundles - Well done ! :)
AxletheBeast Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you! I'm glad everything came across in the writing well! :)
Lilmizweasley Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011
This is a great story. I like the fact that it takes place in the Wind Waker game because I actually just got that game and I'm in the middle of playing it. :) Poor Maxwell, that's what you get for tryin' to be a good guy.
TwilightVanquisher Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Student General Artist
Awww... how cute! :3
FullmetalShorty101 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Student General Artist
He sounds cute!! Very interesting :happybounce:
jeremymjack Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Professional General Artist
thanks axel... now i am going to feel bad everytime i kill a chu on windfall! :) this is a fun story... love it
AxletheBeast Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Haha, don't worry, everyone feels bad for killing ChuChus but at the same time they're always so fun to kill! 8D
LordDDorian Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
"...for he was very polite and very interested in everything."

That made my day xD. 'Tis not very often that one gets to imagine a ChuChu that could have been taken from one of Oscar Wilde's plays, with his little jelly top-hat and even a monocle!
AxletheBeast Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Lol, glad you enjoyed it so much. :)
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