This feels oddly familiar.

2nd Place - Brandon

Brandon's Entry

My head feels tight, like someone's grabbing it with all their might.

It's pulsing with tension as I race against the clock.

Sweat coming down like a gavel struck against a block.

Faster than that. I'm literally drenched right now.

Just a matter of time before it comes.

Don't think about time, Don't think about time.

I've got plenty of time. No need for- for-

Okay, all I have to do is take a deep breath.

In, out. In, out. Time is, running out.

This is too much for me. This is just way too much!

Heart racing so fast, it can turn back time.

Except it can't. Time just keeps moving like some kind of madman.

Ignoring my pleas and moving its hand with every passing second.

Tick, Tick, Tick.

My fingers punch against the keys.

Each punch makes me feel like a professional wrestler.

Crowd cheering, opponent getting weak, me... actually winning.

Five seconds left in the ring.

Five seconds left on the clock...

You're running out of time, man!

Now is the time.

Time to- to-

No, I can make it. I have to make it!

Typing, typing, tired, tired.


There's no time for sleep! No time for fun.

It's either this or- or- I'm done...

I've got to make it. I just got to make it!

But what if I don't? ...Then that's it.

I won't have anything, they'll just leave my side. I'll have nothing.

I'll be nothing. Nothing without this stupid- ARGH!


Please, look into your heart and just stop, Time. Stop! Please...

Three Seconds.

I'm not going to make it...

Two Seconds.

Deadline approaching! Just keep doing it, you're going to make it!

One Second.

Am I even going to make it?!




It's done... It's finally done.

It's over. It's all over.

I can finally relax.

No need for stress, No need for anger, No need to- to-

Wait... What? What's this?

..."Internet Network Not Found, Please Try Again Later?"


This is pretty okay, but it feels like it was really stretching for lines in some places and thus came off as a little forced in all honesty. Still the best Creative Writing entry we got, though.

1st Place - Brandon 2 Eclectic Boogaloo

Also Brandon's Entry
"Ben and Kevin's Epic Roadtrip" is a special for the series, Ben 10: Galactic Adventures.


The episode starts at the Bellwood Airport, with plenty of cars parked in the front and people leaving and entering the building. Inside, there are several people wandering about, heading to different parts of the Airport. Ben, Gwen and Kevin can be seen standing in line with luggage by their side. Ben stretches and yawns. He yawns again. Then once more, Gwen looking more and more irritated by the second.

Gwen: Would you cut it out?

Ben: What? You woke us up at- what? Seven in the morning? I'm just yawning...

Gwen: That's the problem. You've been yawning for the past three minutes.

Kevin: Really? Three? Wow, that's gotta break some kind of record.

Ben: I know right.

Kevin: Maybe you should go for five.

Ben: Five? Pft, I bet I go for ten!

Gwen: Don't. Encourage him.

Kevin: Relax, Gwen. The sooner you know it we'll be on a beach in Miami, sipping on iced beverages and catching some waves.

Gwen: The only thing I'm concerned about is a tan. I've been getting pastier with every passing day. Maybe it's the stress...

Ben: Or the fact that you lock yourself in your room all day, studying for finals.

Gwen: Wouldn't hurt to do some studying yourself, mister.

Ben: Are you kidding? I've already got a degree. In Alien-Butt-Kickin'ology... also that honorary degree thingy.

Gwen: Just because you got an honorary degree, doesn't mean you don't have to go to college.

Ben: Technically, I don't have to but yeah... why do you think I've joined last year? Lucky thing, I've got that soccer scholarship.

Gwen: Yeah, lucky...

Kevin: As much as I love talking about schooling, which I don't, we're next in line. (points)

Gwen turns to the counter and moves up front.

Woman at the counter: Hello and welcome to Bellwood Airlines. Can I have your ticket please?

Gwen removes three tickets from her bag and hands them to the woman behind the counter.

Gwen: Here you go!

Woman at the counter, taking the tickets: Thanks. (processing the tickets) Do you have any baggage?

Gwen: Just a couple.

Gwen moves out of the way and Kevin is seen carrying at least four bags.

Kevin: More than a couple...

Woman at the counter: Alright, did you want carry-on or-

Kevin: Carry-on!

Woman at the counter: Okay, just bring them over and I'll put them on the scale.

Kevin walks over to the counter. As the woman is about to take the bags, she looks over and sees Ben looking around.

Woman at the counter: Hey, you're Ben 10, right?

Ben, looking over at her: Huh? Yep, that's me.

Kevin struggles to hold the bags upright.

Woman at the counter: Mind if I get a pic with you? None of my friends would believe me if I said I met Ben 10 at the airport.

Ben: Sure thing- (looks at her name tag) Kendra! Who wouldn't want a picture with THE Ben Tennyson?

Ben leans on the counter and poses while Kendra takes a picture with him. Suddenly, a "Thud!" noise is heard. Ben turns around and sees Kevin on the floor with the bags by him, some open with clothes coming out. Gwen's cat shirt is on his head.

Kevin: Not. A. Word.

The scene fades over to another section of the airport with Ben, Gwen and Kevin in line again except they're standing by a conveyer belt and a metal detector.

Kevin: So this is the part where we take our clothes off, right?

Ben: What? Dude, just belts and shoes, I think.

Kevin: I haven't gotten on a lot of planes.

Ben: You drive a spaceship for Pete's sate.

Kevin: Space planes are different from regular planes, Tennyson.

Gwen: Well, you don't have to worry about that. They finally worked it out with the machines so you can keep your belts and shoes on.

Ben: And shirts.

Gwen: Let's not get over our heads, Ben.

Gwen places her laptop on the conveyer belt and it slides through the detector. She walks through the metal detector and picks up her laptop on the other side.

Security Guard: Next!

Kevin places his car keys and padlock necklace in the bin and slides it through the detector. He walks through the metal detector and picks up his things on the other side.

Security Guard: Next!

Ben walks right through the metal detector which instantly "Beep!"s. Ben stops and looks up at it.

Ben: Uh, what?

Security Guard: Step to the side, please.

Ben: What? I'm fi-i-ine. It's just the machine, it's busted, dude.

Security Guard: I said step to the side, "dude".

Ben sighs and steps to the side.

Security Guard: You have anything metal on you?

Ben, checking his pockets: Nope.

Security Guard: What about the watch of yours?

Ben raising his arm up, showing the Omnitrix.

Ben: Uh, I guess...

Security Guard: Mind taking it off and placing it in a bin?

Ben: That's not exactly going to be easy.

Security Guard: Hm. Oh really? We'll see about that, tough guy.

The security guard grabs the Omnitrix and starts messing around with it.

Ben: Seriously, dude, I wouldn't do that if I were you.

Security Guard: Zip it, tough guy. I'm getting this watch off!

Omnitrix: Omnitrix Self Destruct Initiated in 10 seconds.

Security Guard: I think I activated the alarm. My bad!

Ben: That's not the-!

Security Guard: I said zip it!

The guard continues messing around with the Omnitrix.

Omnitrix: Omnitrix Self Destruct averted.

Ben sighs in relief.

Security Guard: Ah ha! I think I got it.

Ben: I find that very unlikely.

The guard slaps down the face plate and a green flash overcomes Ben.

Security Guard, looking up at Ben: I said Zip-

He looks up and sees Rath staring right at him.

Security Guard: It...


Security Guard: N-N-N-Next, please!


Rath then walks along, the guard left shivering. The scene continues right outside of the gate. A man activates the microphone at his counter.

Man, over the PA: Flight to Miami now boarding. I repeat, Flight to Miami now boarding.

Gwen gets up quickly from her seat while Ben is leaning back in his seat, sleeping, and Kevin is sitting next to him, holding the non-carry-on bags.

Gwen: Guys! It's boarding!

Ben continues sleeping until Kevin pinches his nose. Ben's eyes then open quickly as he gasps for air. Kevin laughs.

Ben, rubbing his nose: Kevin! Not cool, man...

Gwen: Flight. Boarding. Up. NOW!

The three of them rush over to the gate. Gwen hands the man the three tickets.

Man: Oooh. I'm sorry but we've only got one seat available.

Gwen: What? But I paid for these tickets like three months ago.

Man: I know but our policies changed like last week and yeah stuff just happened.

Gwen: I guess we're not going to Miami then...

Ben: Hey, don't sweat it. You take the plane and we'll meet you there.

Gwen: How?

Ben: We'll think of something.

Kevin: We will?

Ben: Totally.

Gwen: Well... if you insist. I guess I'll see you two there.

Kevin: Have a safe trip alright.

Gwen: You too.

They kiss and Gwen through the tunnel towards the plane as the man closes the door behind her.

Kevin: Now what we do?

Ben: Don't worry, I've got a plan.

Kevin: What we really need is a plane.

Ben: I've got it covered.

The scene cuts to a door. Ben knocks on the door. A moment later, the door opens and Julie is standing there.

Ben: Hey, Julie.

Julie: ...No.

Ben: What? You didn't even know what I was going to say.

Julie: You want to get back to together because our breakup was pretty stupid and you think we're better as a couple than friends trying to get along.

Ben: ...Uh, no. I was going to ask for-

Julie: I know what you were going to ask for, Ben. That's just want I wanted to hear you say. You want to know if you can have Ship for some reason.

Ben nods.

Julie: No.

Ben: Why not? You and... (in a grim manner) Hervé (in a regular tone) aren't going to use him.

Julie: You didn't get my texts, didn't you?

Ben: Sorta left my phone in another dimension.

Julie: Hervé and I aren't seeing each other anymore.

Ben: Oh great.

Julie glares at Ben.

Ben: I mean... uh- who's the new guy?

Julie: You're unbelievable, you know that?

Ben: I thought that's why we were thing to begin with.

Kevin: Can we get the mutt or not? You two can fight or flirt some other time.

Julie: No, you can't have Ship. You're just going to have to find some other transport. Now good day.

Ben: But-

Julie: I said good day!

Julie slams the door.

Ben: I think she took it well...

Kevin: So got any other bright ideas?

Ben: As a matter of fact.

The scene cuts to the Rustbucket driving down the road in a desert of some kind. Kevin is driving while Ben is in the passenger seat.

Kevin: I can't believe we're driving the Rustbucket to Florida.

Ben: I don't see the problem.

Kevin: Weren't you the one who thought that was a crazy idea the last time we went to Florida?

Ben: Yeah but we don't exactly have the other one, now do we?

Kevin: For the last time, it's getting a new paint job. Green was an era ago but now it's the end of an era and a new dawn.

Ben: That's one heck of a way of saying you like blue now.

Kevin: Anyways, how'd you even get Grandpa Max to lend you the Rustbucket?

Ben: Well...

The scene cuts to Grandpa Max walking over to a cliffside with a bag of groceries, whistling a tune. He then stops, looking surprised for a bit. The cliffside is empty with fresh tire marks. Max walks over to the tree by the cliffside which has a note attached to it.

Max, reading the note: Dear Grandpa Max, had to borrow the Rustbucket for a few days. Will return in good condition. Love, your favorite grandson. (looks up from the note, in horror) Oh no...

Max clenches his fists, throws his arms into the air and looks up at the sky.


The scene instantly cuts back to the Rustbucket, interrupting Max's yell.

Ben: So how long do you think until we hit Florida?

Kevin: 16 Hours...

Ben: Huh...

The two sit there in silence. The scene cuts to later, the two still sitting there in silence, looking even more bored. The scene cuts forwards again, Ben sitting upside down while Kevin leans back, driving with one arm only. The scene cuts once more, Ben flickering through the radio.

Radio: This is Will Harangue with the news, another case of hooligan teenagers breaking into Total Zone yesterday. Obviously the work of none other than Ben Tennys- (flip) Tired of your town? Why not visit Undertown? Now fully accessible for those living above ground- (flip) That's right this is your final chance to see Shag Carpeting: The Final Tour! Tickets available online no- (flip)

Kevin: Just change it to sports, already.

Ben: I'm trying. I'm trying.

Ben changes the channel once more.

Radio: And it's the Bellwood Badgers vs the Coolsville Cryptids, game of the century, Paul.

Ben: Got it

Radio: But before the game officially starts, we'll be having a Sonorosian kid named Timmy sing the anthem for us all. (a moment of silence passes) OOOOOOH-

The radio sparks up and smoke spits out from it.

Kevin: Aw great! Now what?

The scene cuts once more with the two of them singing, without the radio.

Ben: We'll be comin' round the mountain, here we come!

Kevin: We'll be drivin' the rustbucket when we come!

Ben: Oh we'll coming, we'll be drivin'.

Kevin: Oh we'll fighting an' debatin'.

Both: But we'll be comin' round the mountain, here we come!

The Rustbucket then stops suddenly with smoke coming out of the hood.

Kevin: ...Dang it.

The scene cuts to Kevin checking the Rustbucket under the hood.

Ben: How's it looking?

Kevin: Not good. We're gonna need another fuel decimator and proton engine link. Also the engine died out so we should probably change that too.

Ben: Dude, that sounds expensive and time-consuming. We're supposed to be in Florida by now.

Kevin: We still got about 10 hours left, although that'd probably take days on foot.

Ben: Gwen's probably worried sick about us.

The scene cuts to Gwen laying out by a lounge chair in bikini.

Gwen: This. Is. The best. Finally relaxing with nothing to worry about. (taking a sip of her ice cold beverage) Ahh. I wonder if Ben and Kevin made it yet? Should I worry about them? ...Nah, they're probably fine.

The scene cuts back to the desert with Four Arms getting thrown into a metallic Kevin. Dr. Animo then approaches them on the back of a Mutant Frog.

Four Arms, getting up: How did Animo even find out?

Kevin: We'll figure it out later. Right now we smash him.

Four Arms: That I can do. (cracks knuckles)

Four Arms runs forwards to strike but the Mutant Frog leaps up and slams down onto Kevin.

Dr. Animo: You may have ruined my vacation backslash experiment session yesterday, Benjamin, but now it is I, Dr. Animo, who will have the last laugh. (laughs)

Kevin groans from underneath the Mutant Frog.

Four Arms: Hang on, Kevin.

Kevin, weakly: Okay... (hangs onto the frog)

Dr. Animo: You are powerless against me, Benjamin!

Four Arms: Really? I bet you can't even reach me from all the way over there.

Dr. Animo: That- is a bet you will find yourself loosing, you miserable brat! Get him, my pet!

The Mutant Frog opens its mouth and shoots its tongue out at Four Arms who grabs it with all arms and yanks it forwards.

Dr. Animo: Uh oh.

The Frog, along with Kevin and Animo, are drawn forwards and swirled around by Four Arms until he lets go. The Frog is then seen flying off into the distance.

Four Arms: Nice. That's gotta be like record throwing distance, right Kevin?

There is no response.

Four Arms: Uh, Kevin?

Four Arms looks around and Kevin is no longer there.

Four Arms: Uh oh.

The scene cuts over to the resort where Gwen is seen getting a massage.

Gwen: Ahh. Yeah, that's it, right there. Oooh. A little more to the left, please. Ah... That's it.

Masseur: Would you like your feet done after this, Ms. Tennyson?

Gwen: Would I.

Masseur: Are you expecting anyone else to join you?

Gwen: Yeah but they might be a little late. Traveling does that, right?

Masseur: Yes, of course. You have nothing to worry about, ma'am.

Gwen: Ah... okay.

The scene cuts over to Kevin in a minecart with Swampfire behind him, blasting fire from his hands.

Swampfire: How under Earth did we get into this situation? Weren't we just fighting Animo like an hour ago?

Kevin: We were getting parts from Vulkanus and-

Swampfire: Say no more. That pretty much explains everything right there.

Vulkanus: LEVIN!

Swampfire looks up and Kevin turns to see Vulkanus chasing after them in a minecart of his own design with his Pickaxe Minions powering its generator, thrusting him towards them.

Swampfire: He's getting faster.

Kevin: Then turn up the heat.

Swampfire: What do you think I've been doing? Admiring the tracks?

Vulkanus, pulling closer to them: You stole from me, Levin!

Kevin: You're going to have to be a little more specific.

Vulkanus: Just now!

Swampfire: I thought you were going to buy it from him without any funny business.

Kevin: Well consider me a joker. No way I was paying 10 Million Taydenite pieces for some car parts.

Vulkanus: So we negotiate! You don't steal from me, Levin! Now, gimme back my flux capacitor.

Kevin: You mean the fuel decimator?

Vulkanus: Yeah, whatever. It's mine, now gimme!

Vulkanus strikes at their minecart, missing and hitting the cave wall. Magma falls out of the wall, melting through the tracks behind them. Swampfire blasts more fire from his hands, pushing their cart even further.

Swampfire: Don't you have like a Taydenite car? Why can't you just pay the man?

Kevin: I don't have it on me right now, Tennyson. I can't just give him money I don't have, that's not very business-like.

Swampfire: But stealing is?

Kevin: Pretty much. Besides, he's never good on his word when it comes to I.O.U's. Always demanding more money later on. Remember the last time I owed him? I got turned into a giant statue, for crying out loud.

Swampfire: Kindof an improvement if you ask me.

Vulkanus continues to gain on them.

Vullkanus: All you had to do was pay me, Levin. I was gonna sell you those parts, fire up my ship and head for Pyros' sun and get a nice tan. Now I'm going to have to incinerate the Earth and take a nice swim in a magma pool!

Swampfire: Good luck with your little vacation when you're grounded!

Swampfire shoots a fireball at Vulkanus which hits the minecart's generator, setting a blaze.

Swampfire, surprised: Whoops! I was aiming for the rocks above him. You think he's going to be o-

The Pickaxe Minions jump off before the minecart explodes with Vulkanus on it, pieces of his armor fly past Ben and Kevin's cart.

Swampfire: ...kay? Um... He exploded.

Kevin: Huh? Oh yeah that happens. Don't worry, he'll be fine. By the time he gets his suit back together, our vacation would be over.

Swampfire: By the time we get there, our vacation will be over. Isn't there a faster way to get to Florida?

Kevin: Well...

The scene cuts to the resort again. Gwen is seen swimming through the water. She makes her way out of the pool and wraps a towel around herself.

Gwen: Nothing like a nice swim.

She looks up at the clock in the pool room.

Gwen: They should have be here by now. Maybe I should call.

She walks over to her clothes on a chair and removes her cellphone from her bag. Before she hits the call button, she stops and puts the phone down.

Gwen: No. I worry too much. I'm on vacation. I have to relax. They're just going through a delay or something. How bad can it be?

The scene cuts to Ben and Kevin running through a valley of some sort.

Ben: I can't believe you talked me into this!

Kevin: This is the quickest way to Florida!

Ben: Quickest way to Florida is XLR8 but I keep getting Walkatrout for some reason.

Kevin: What about Fasttrack?

Ben: The Worst.

Kevin: I dunno, he's not that bad.

Ben: Not what I meant!

A purple laser nearly hits them. The two continue running as they start to leave the valley. A Null Guardian is then seen flying after them, Albedo on its back.

Ben: We're being chased by my evil twin in the freakin' Null Void, Kevin, how exactly does this get us to Florida?

Kevin: Something about dimensional displacement is what Rook said. I don't know. Now keep yapping and keep running.

Another laser is shot out of the Null Guardian's mouth, hitting the side of the rock structure, causing it collaspe over before Ben and Kevin. They stop and turn to face Albedo who hovers above them.

Albedo: Well, well, well. If it isn't Ben Tennyson and his primitive lackey.

Kevin: Why don't you come down here and I'll show you primitive.

Albedo: Oh I would but you hardly seem fit to match my superior wit. Although, there aren't many options for that, now are there?

Ben: What do you want, Albedo?

Albedo: Just to escape this accursed place so that I may continue my work on returning to my normal, superior, Galvan form.

Kevin: That doesn't sound so bad.

Ben: Wait for it.

Albedo: So that way, I can get back to getting my revenge on you for trapping me in this disgusting thing you call a body.

Ben: There's the Albedo I know to well... ignore, mostly.

Albedo: Gr! Mock me while you can, Tennyson, but it will be me who will stand above you and remain taller in that one specific aspect... as well as superior in intellect and charm adding to my addition of useful attributes. Not to mention, my ability to adapt to this disgusting body. I have adapted your skills to my own, making me even more superior. For that is who I am, the superior being who-

Kevin: Is going to keep on going or-

Ben: Uh, let's just get out of here. You got the portal projector?

Kevin: Yeah but looks like Albedo tampered with it.

Ben: Just open a portal and get us out here before he realizes we weren't listening the whole time.

Kevin opens a portal and they step through it.

Albedo: And that is why I am more superior to you, Ben Tennyson. Now, I will sow you just how superior I am to your- (notices they aren't there anymore) Uh... I really need to work on my monologues...

The scene cuts over to a resort covered in gold. Ben 23 is seen texting by the poolside when a Null Void portal opens and Ben and Kevin step out.

Ben 23: Yo, ma' main man. Ben from anotha' ten. How's it hangin'?

Ben: It's... hanging. (to Kevin) I thought you said this would take us the resort.

Kevin: It did. It's just a lot more golden than I thought it was.

Ben 23: Bought the place out and made it my 23rd golden resort. Getting the 24th next week after I chillax.

Kevin: Who's this kid?

Ben: He's me from another dimension which I think we're in.

Kevin: I told you this thing was busted.

Ben: Just open another and we'll hopefully end up in the right place.

Kevin opens another portal and two of them walk through it.

Ben 23: Alright, catch ya two some other two another time. Speakin' of times, it's Gyro Time! (poses)

Director: Cut! Alright, can we reshoot the Gyro commercial? Same golden resort, Same hero, just less interdimensional travel, alright?

The scene cuts over to a wasteland with the Mr. Smoothie sign buried in the ground. The portal opens and Ben and Kevin step through.

Ben: Still not it.

Kevin: I dunno, I kinda like this place.

Ben: At this rate, it'll take hours to get back to the prime dimension.

Kevin: What if we use that?

Kevin points to an rusty-looking truck that appears to have been built out of various pieces. There are spray painted flames at the side. In orange paint, the words "WASH ME" are seen on the windshield and "BEN WAZ HERE" at the side of the truck. Ben and Kevin look at each other.

Ben: Dibs!

Kevin: Dang it.

The scene cuts to Mad Grandpa Max walking over with a bag of weaponry, humming to a rock song, when he stops, looking surprised to see his truck gone. He clenches his fists, throws his arms into the air and looks to the sky.

Mad Max, furious: BEEEEEENNN-

The scene cuts to the beach side. An interdimensional portal opens and Ben and Kevin drive through it in the Mad Rustbucket.

Kevin: I gotta say that trip wasn't as bad as I thought it was.

Ben: Told you so. Now we meet Gwen up for our awesome vaca-

Ben and Kevin look out, confused and surprised.

Ben: Kevin, where's the resort?

They look out seeing that the entire resort has gone missing. Kevin's phone then rings and he answers it.

Kevin: Uh, Hello? ...Oh hey, Gwen, how's it going? ...Nice. Nice. Look, we just pulled up the resort but uh- it's not there anymore.

The scene shows Gwen with the phone to her face, her hair is sticking upwards.

Gwen: Yeah, it got a little complicated while you two were away. Turns out the masseur was actually Micheal Morningstar the whole time and he used Charmcaster's book of spells to conjure a portal around the resort and tried sending us to the Ledgerdomain but my magic counteracted the spell. However, the resort needed somewhere to go and now we're in space.

The view turns right side up, showing Gwen upside down in zero-gravity. She creates a pink construct shield, blocking a yellow blast.

Gwen: Mind getting your butts over here and giving me a hand?

The scene cuts back to Ben and Kevin.

Kevin: Alright, got it. We're on our way.

Kevin hangs up.

Ben: This mean what I think it means?

Kevin: Pretty much. So much for a vacation...

Ben: Are you kidding? This is going to be sweet! Another roadtrip, man. I call dibs!

Kevin: You realize we have to get to space, right? On the other side of the galaxy? We can't get there in this jalopy.

Ben: Don't worry about it. I've got a plan.

Kevin face palms.

Ben: What?


I'm legitimately surprised I haven't seen the whole "road trip buddy comedy" trope done more on this wiki considering the premise of Ben 10 itself. Kudos.

At any rate, this is a pretty good piece of writing. It feels kind of awkward and stilted in some places, and the pacing feels a bit off in other, but for the most part it works pretty well. Good job, Brandon.


Brandon's 3 for 3 so far, and there's only one more contest left. Can someone interrupt his winning streak, or will Brandon blast his way to the finish line unabated? Tune in tomorrow to find out! Same CaT time, same CaT channel!

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