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Wild Kratts Fan Story: Sleepless Night

DISCLAMER! I Don't Own Wild Kratts


Martin Kratt was sitting in his room. The Wild Kratts Team had decided to move to another habitat to check out the wild animals there. He didn't really mind it though, he loves being in the outdoors looking at the animals, and playing harmless tricks on his little brother. It just getting there was sometimes boring, and Martin didn't know what to do.

And for some reason, he couldn't sleep. He tried lying in bed, but it didn't work. He even tried warm milk, but he still didn't felt tired. Martin finally got up and out his room. 'Maybe I'll see if Jimmy needs any help flying Tortuga,' he thought to himself.

Martin made his way to the "head" of the ship. As he enters, he notice that the lights where off, for safety reasons. Luckily for him, Jimmy Z was driving. "Hey Jimmy," he called. Jimmy took his eyes off the air for a minute to see Martin coming in. "Hi Martin. Couldn't sleep?" he asks the blue animal lover. Martin shook his head as he sat down next to the driver. "No, I can't." he answer.

"Have you tried counting sheep?" Jimmy asks, putting his attention back into flying. "Up to 999," Martin answers. "How about drinking warm milk?" "I had three glasses full." "Reading a book?" "For about an hour and a half," Martin yawns.  Jimmy thought for a moment. "Have you tried playing a video game?" "Why?" the blue Kratt brother asks.

"I'm just making sure you tried everything," said Jimmy. "Wouldn't that keep me up?" Martin asks him. "It might, but it might also make you tired enough to sleep." "And give me nightmares," Martin said as he looks out the cockpit. The starlit night was beautiful, to say the least. No moon or city lights to block it. Just stars twinkling in the night.

"Wow. That's a lot of stars," Martin said with both wonder and tiredness in his voice. "Yea, it has a safe feeling to it, ya know," Jimmy commented. Martin looks at the sky some more. "A safe feeling," he repeated. Jimmy glance at Martin.

'Martin looks so relaxed just watching the stars,' Jimmy thought to himself. Martin continues to watch the stars, not really noticing that he is falling asleep. "It's amazing how many stars we could see when we are away from cities," Martin said, yawning. "It's also amazing that some stars we see are whole galaxies while some others aren't even around anymore. We could also see some planets in our Solar System as well as satellites. Pretty cool, huh Martin?" Jimmy explains.

Jimmy stayed silent for a few seconds, noticing that Martin didn't answer. "Martin?" Jimmy looks over to see Martin sleeping soundly in the chair. He could hear the blue Kratt brother snoring softly. 'Martin looks comfortable,' thought Jimmy as he looks at Martin's relaxing face. "Sleep well," the driver said to his sleeping friend, driving Tortuga into the night.
LTS: I may have gotten Jimmy out of character near the end, but I like astronamy and I wanted to keep it with Martin and Jimmy.

I wrote this story a few days ago, trying to get my new laptop's battery low enough to charge it. When I started it, I had no idea what I wanted to put down, or how I was going to write it.

When I did had an idea what the story was going to be, I thought about adding Chris in there. The idea was that Chris had a nightmare and he came in to see if talking to his brother or Jimmy might help him get back to sleep. But I was arguing to myself what the nightmare was about, and I like the idea that Martin and Jimmy had a little talk, so I scrap the idea.

When I was done with the story, I was so proud that I had to show my mother, besides it was late and she was the only other person up at the time. She like it, but she kind of wished that I could make my own stories. I told her, fan-stories first to practice, then I'll write my own, (I already have an idea what my own story is about, but writing it is taking some time). Mother even said that the writing is suited for young readers, which made me happy.

BGS here wanted the ending to be Jimmy driving the Tourtuga into the sunrise, but I thought that it took away the peacful stars effect. Mom didn't think so, but I'm the writer, and I like this ending so that Martin could get some night sleep.

*Edit* I did some changes to the story. I hope it's better now.

Wild Kratts, a.k.a. cartoon Martin Kratt, Jimmy Z and Tortuga, belongs to PBS.
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kiki90090 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013
wow awesome love it that so sounds like something Martin would do
Emilykratt Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
Nice story!:)
CrazyByronFan Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
I would have made him play Call of Duty.
The-Pretty-Mariposa Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. This is sweet. ^^ A cute moment between characters that didn't have to rely on romance to be pulled off. I like it. ^^ And I agree about the staying with the stars thing. The sun would have ruined the "nightime" feel the story had. You know, nice and cool, lights are either off or dim...XD Sorry, getting carried away. ^^

And the Astronomy was put in well, it didn't feel forced in, like in some of the fan-stories I've read, they've tried to stay close to the show format, but the animal facts seem forced some how. :/ But your facts didn't, so that's really nice! ^^

Oh, getting carried away again. :X): This is The PrettyMariposa, signing off!
ilovelionking Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Student General Artist
awww, cute ending
Apollotalon Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
(in delight) I would love to make this my favorite (in defeat, grief, and upset) but the D*** mobile website won't let me.
ilovemartin77 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
very well written i could picture it in my mind
YuiYamana Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
OH THANK GOODNESS! I thought this would be a yaoi. but it's not!! :iconrelievedplz:

cute story
MRottweilerDogBarks Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011
Pretty neat fiction, hehehe I like it ^^ Martin just been Martin, Jimmy been Jimmy ^^ So sweet...
superyarie Featured By Owner May 3, 2011
YAY! no yaoi of martin and chris THEY'RE BRO'S PPL!!!
YuiYamana Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I grew up having crushes on the Kratts. To even imagine yaoi featuring them is just disgusting. I think people forget that they are REALLY BROTHERS!
superyarie Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011
i know. D:
BigLittleSisters Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011
BgS: I'm glad my sister and I aren't the only ones who see that.
MRottweilerDogBarks Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011
You're not the only one :hug:
Lynn-spirit-Rains Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011
Okay, organizing thoughts here.

I really liked this story. It has a nice flow to it, the transitions are smooth, no sudden change of subject, and the characters are so in character. I wouldn't worry about Jimmy being out of character, he strikes me as an at-least-a-broad-basic-knowledge-of-astronomy kind of guy. Also I really felt like I was watching part of the show, when you inserted the tid-bit information about galaxies and stars. The writers on Wild Kratts always seem to find a way to put unrelated to animals facts in episodes (like when Chris is falling in the 'Flight of the Draco' episode) So that was one of my favorite parts in this story. :)

The only things that I found to critic on were small gramatical errors. Like how confortable should be spelled with an m, not an n. Also there are some tense changes, like 'Martin looks so relax...' should be 'Martin looks so relaxed...' Otherwise this story is fantastic! :heart: I believe transactions between characters are what makes or breaks a story, and in this case, I loved the transactions between Martin and Jimmy, they seem really genuine. :)

I'm going to agree with your mom, this is really suitable for kids! Fantastic! Also I'm glad you didn't end the story with the sunrise, it wouldn't make sense that they could see so many bright stars when the sun was rising, so great choice. :) I hope you keep writing (good point about fanfictions being practice, its what I think about them as well.) and I wish you luck on your own story. I like your idea about Chris having a Nightmare, it sounds adorable! :)

So in over-view, this is a great story, and I enjoyed it very much. :D
BigLittleSisters Featured By Owner May 1, 2011
LtS: Well that's good to know. I think Jimmy is the hardest to get in character because there isn't much screen time with him. It's always Chris, Martin and Aviva, then Koki, then Jimmy... not adding the villans. So your comment and critics are really helpfull to me.

I am doing a one-shot with Chris having a nightmare, and my sister thinks it should be a sequle to this one-shot, but we'll see. I'm also trying to write a chapter story (also Wild Kratts), but it's hard. I have like six, maybe seven characters to get in character. And I'm also doing another story, not sure if it's a one-shot or a chapter story yet; but it is about wild animals in National Parks becoming beggers, also Wild Kratts.

Thanks again for your comment and critics. I'm glad you enjoyed my story.
Lynn-spirit-Rains Featured By Owner May 1, 2011
I agree, Jimmy doesn't get enough screen time, but writers can fit only so much in 30 minutes. X) Also glad I can help. Writers gots ta help each other out! :D

Now I'm excited for that new one-shot! I'm also trying to write another tag, this time one to the 'Flight of the Draco' episode where Aviva talks to Martin about Chris's sudden fear of heights & oh man, its being frusterating! X)

Also that chapter story sounds wonderful! I remember watching a documentary on how the bears in Yellow Stone lost the ability to forage & hunt for themselves after people feeding them so much. I look forward to that story and wish you luck on all your writing! :D
BigLittleSisters Featured By Owner May 3, 2011
LtS: Well at least they, the writers, have five Wild Kratts members and not like 30 or so. That would make the show more hard to follow.

Good luck with the 'Fligh of the Draco' tag. I don't know how Martin would react with the idea that his little brother, who loves to climb, is suddenly afraid of hights. Maybe he'll understand because it was quite a big fall.

The story with the wild animals begging for food in the Parks... I don't know if it'll be a one-shot or a chapter. I guess it could go both ways.

The chapter story that I'm writing... well I want it to be a secret. I have the plot figure out and I have names for the chapters, but not the title of the story. I'll tell you this; it'll be a seven chapter story. I just hope I could at least finish chapter one. Chapter four is almost done, and so is chapter one but I have to rewrite it a bit. With my luck, chapter four would be done before chapter one :(
Lynn-spirit-Rains Featured By Owner May 3, 2011
Well writing is all about re-writing. :) so I wish you luck! :D
WolfStaronChild14 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
me likie, im thinking of doing a fanic about them now.
AnaxErik4ever Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011  Student Writer
:aww: This is so sweet, and in a totally, un-yaoi way' reminds me a little of Johnny and the Sprites. :nod: Your mom is a very good literature judge; I think the same thing about it being suitable for young readers.
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