While I was having these thoughts (and perhaps delaying on leaving the house until the creepers wandered away), Squares and the pegasus took turns freaking me out by sticking various appendages straight through the walls and ceiling.
I dug my way out of the pit, checked for creepers - which had luckily wandered off - and climbed to the roof. Horse ears showed through the cobblestone roof whenever someone inside jumped. It was sort of cute, but meant that the head those ears belonged to was embedded in a cubic meter of solid cobblestone. "How are you doing that? Think you're so smart, eh?" I got out my pickaxe, removed the roof, and put it back on one block higher. No more horse ears.
Next thing was to mark this shelter so I could find it again later. I did my crude yet effective routine for whenever I want to mark something: put a giant stick on it, then put a torch on top. You can build a tower like this by jumping up, then before you hit the ground, slapping a cubic meter of dirt underneath your feet. If the horses are extradimensional ninjas, I'm a superbeing.
Next home improvement task: a nice wide set of double doors so I can take the horses in and out. No sooner had I installed the doors and turned my back than I heard a roar and a series of "ouch ouch ouch" and turned around to find that a lion was somehow attacking the horses through the door, using their own extradimensional ninja tricks against them. The horses weren't smart enough to step away from the door, so I rushed in to join the fight, and there was a moment containing a confusion of wings and spikey paw and sword before I realized that none of my sword blows were actually hitting the lion. I opened the door, stepped back, and settled the fight the straightforward way: with a volley of arrows.
|Solving a small lion problem.|
Between the roof-remodeling and the tower-building and the lion fiasco, I was out of time for my pegasus flight before sunset, so reluctantly resolved to wait till morning before taking flight.
There was nothing to do all night, since I couldn't dig downward for fear of breaking into the lava- and zombie-filled cave that I could hear somewhere below me. Instead, I just watched the horses, who, deprived of their favorite pasttime of sticking their heads through the ceiling, decided instead to do everything in their power to freak me out.
Squares loomed above me in the darkest corner, hidden except for his glowy eyes.
The pegasus stuck various appendages through the walls and, when that failed to produce a reaction, Squares and the pegasus turned to face me, standing on either side of the door, and began to do everything in mirror image. They stared at me. They turned in unison to stare at each other. They stared back at me. They faced in opposite directions, Squares lurking and the pegasus sticking its face through the solid wall.
|Stop it! Stooooooppp iiiiit!|
"Why are you doing that? Why are you guys doing that?? Why don't you go back to bouncing?"
I began to be irrationally afraid of a single square of dirt in the corner of the floor, nervous that it would spawn a lion at any moment.
|This single square of dirt was probably too small to spawn anything but a bird or a bunny. Probably.|
|There - sorted!|