Endy was a baby enderman. In that way, he was an enderboy, if such a thing existed. Endy didn’t know; he couldn’t even remember his parents, except that they were tall, shimmery, and had purple eyes. Just like him, minus the tall part. But Endy had teleported away from them one night and couldn’t find his way back. By morning, he had sought refuge in an office building and had gotten stuck in an office.
All Endermen can teleport, but for some reason Endy couldn’t teleport through things. He didn’t know if it was because he was young or if there was something wrong with him. This particular office had had the door open but usually it was shut and Endy was trapped. When the professor who worked there was in, the door was always shut and Endy did not dare move while it was open, in case he was spotted.
When he was alone, though, he could do what he wanted. He quickly made friends with the computer mouse.
“Let’s go for a ride!” Endy said. He teleported to Mouse’s back
“Okay, here we go!” Mouse said and reared up like a horse and slid over the mouse pad as far as its cord would allow.
“Go further! More! More!” Endy had said the first time. Mouse stopped and his scroll wheel blushed deep red.
“I can’t,” he said. “I’m not wireless. If I were, I could anywhere, but I’m stuck here. My dream is to leave and scroll across the world, double-clicking on everything I see.” Mouse was a little weird, but he was a good friend.
Endy tried to make friends with the keyboard too, but that was harder. The keyboard could not talk like Mouse but it could push its keys down and spell things out. Endy couldn’t spell well, but with the help of an elderly electronic dictionary that lived in the top drawer, he soon learned all the keys.
“Hey, this one says End!” he exclaimed. “That’s almost like my name.”
“What does the one above it say?” the dictionary asked.
“It says Home,” Endy said. “Does it work? When I push it, can I go home?”
“Only if you live at the beginning of a line,” the dictionary said, which did not make any sense to Endy.
The keyboard was a little gruff and would sometimes put down its Shift key and burst out with a series of *%$#@ expletives if Endy got too rowdy, but it was usually protective. Endy would play around the keys, especially near the End and Home keys, which he liked the best.
At night, Endy slept on top of one of the speakers. It played soft music for him to fall asleep or occasionally, if Endy was feeling homesick, parody songs about his people that it found on Youtube.
One day, the professor got up to go to class. He was late and in a hurry. Endy looked up and saw that the door was still partially open.
“The door’s open,” Endy told Mouse. “What should we do?”
There was a furious clacking from the keyboard. It was repeating pushing down it’s uppermost left key.
“What’s it saying?” Mouse asked.
“It’s saying ‘Escape,’” Endy said.
“Go on,” Mouse said. “You deserve it. Go find your family.”
“No, we’ll do it together,” Endy said. He jumped on Mouse’s back. “Come on, try! Try to break free.” Mouse strained and pulled and then there was a pop and his cord popped out the USB slot. They were free.
“Good bye, Keyboard! Good bye, Speakers,” Endy said. “If I can, I’ll come back and say hello again. Good luck.”
Ctrl-C, the keyboard typed. With that, Endy and Mouse rode out the door.