When Huntress Wizard awoke, she half expected to see Jungle Princess passed out, poisoned again. She looked at Ash with another contempt filled glare, before getting to her feet. She walked up to Jungle Princess groggily, and woke her up by shaking her gently. She jumped to her feet with one swift motion. Huntress Wizard picked up a stone off the ground, and hurled it at Ash. It hit him in the head, waking him as well
Ash walked towards Huntress Wizard clumsily, rubbing his head. "Ugh, what was that for?" he asked angrily. "Being born" Huntress Wizard said, turning to face Jungle Princess. "So, where's the deer now?" Jungle Princess sniffed around, before looking towards the south. "There" she said, pointing. "So, I guess I'm coming along with you two?" Ash asked. Before Huntress Wizard could protest, Jungle Princess blurted out "Yes, of course you are" Ash smirked. He lifted his hand up and wiggled his finger, letting small sparks of magic fire from them. "So, what are we here for, ladies?" the way Ash said "ladies" made Huntress Wizard want to slap him even more. "We're looking for a deer for the Princess" Huntress Wizard said, looking away from Ash as she spoke. "The Princess?" Ash said, grinning. "You mean, Bubblegum? As in, the one who you wanted to k-" Huntress Wizard cut him off by screaming "Well, why are you here!?"
"Well, I was just meeting with my amazon girlfriend" Ash said, her smirk widening. Jungle Princess's anger began to boil. "I refuse to believe that any of my amazons would go anywhere near a swine like you!" she screamed. Ash let out an arrogant laugh. "Maybe your amazons don't have awful taste in men like you" Jungle Princess let out a shriek, that pierced the ears of everyone nearby, and left a painful ring in the ears of Ash and Huntress Wizard. She walked up to Ash, and got right in his face, shouting "Listen you pathetic little jerk! Don't even pretend like anyone would like someone as closed minded as you!" she slapped him across the face, with enough force to reduce him to his knees. He placed his hand upon his red cheek, wearing a look of disbelief. "You...hit hard for a girl" he said, gripping his face again.
Jungle Princess took in a deep breath, calming herself. Huntress Wizard was leaning against a nearby tree, pretending to be unaware of the fury around her. "Listen" Jungle Princess said, her voices still tainted with venom. "You're clearly too much of an...annoyance to stay with us, so please, get away from out shelter and leave us alone"
"Not happening" Ash said, stumbling to his feet in an almost drunken manner. "You don't control me. If I want to help you, you're getting my help" Jungle Princess lifted him up by the collar of his shirt, and said, in a furious whisper "If you do anything at all that I don't like, it's over for you. Understand?"
Ash nodded. "So, where are we going?" Huntress Wizard asked. Jungle Princess suddenly whipped around wildly. "Glob!" she screamed at Ash. "Now I lost the deer!"
"Relax" Huntress Wizard said. "Just sniff him out again" Jungle Princess turned to Huntress Wizard, and shouted. "Relax? You're the one who didn't even want him to come with us!"
Huntress Wizard walked up to Jungle Princess, and placed her hand upon her shoulder. "Listen" she said calmly. "I'm not doing this because I like Ash, or think he's useful, or respect him. But we have a long history, and I think he can improve"
Jungle Princess growled, and shoved Huntress Wizard's hand away. She sniffed around in the air. "Alright" she said. "Let's go. Ash, remember what I said" Ash gave her a sarcastic salute, before walking up behind Huntress Wizard. The trio assembled together, and began to walk out of the camp, along the path.
To the surprise of Huntress Wizard and Jungle Princess, Ash remained silent for a majority of their walk. In fact, the entire trio was completely wordless, until they reached a large tree. It was a beautiful sight, a massive, strong trunk ending with a plume of yellowed leaves that rained dew down upon those below. "What are we doing?" Ash asked. "I thought I was going to kill some deer with my magics. This is a load of bunk"
"Shut up" Jungle Princess said, sniffing around more. Her nose was filled with a sickeningly and intensely sweet scent, radiating from the tree. "Something in this tree is deadening my sense of smell"
Ash shoved Jungle Princess aside. "Well, what is it?" he asked, nearing the tree. "NO!" Jungle Princess screamed, before the ground began to shake with a force of ungodly strength. Ash was knocked onto his buttocks, while Jungle Princess remained on her feet. Huntress Wizard took a knee, but still pulled out an arrow in preparation. "What's happening?" Huntress Wizard asked Jungle Princess. "I don't know. Feels like an earthquake"
With another furious rumble coming from the ground, an enormous plant burst from within the tree. It looked like a venus flytrap, except far more massive. From its maw came a disgustingly sweet-smelling purple mist, and a mass of thick, vine-like tentacles. "Glob, how many giant, slime dripping things are in this jungle?" Huntress Wizard said, launching her arrow at the plant. It sunk into it's stalk, but did no damage. "Actually, there are quite a lot of those in here" Jungle Princess said. "In fact, there's plenty of giant spiders on the southern end-" Jungle Princess was cut off by a sharp "Be quiet!" from Ash, who was now at his feet. He shoved Huntress Wizard out of the way, and raised up both of his hands, with blue sparks flying from them. "Alright, ladies. Move over and let a man do his job" Ash said.