And now without further ado...
*WHAM!! Bubbles tackled Bell in sheer fury as the white-haired girl is sent flying into a tree, which cracks up and falls over seconds later*
Bell: OW! What was that all...*Bubbles jets to her and grabs her by the collar of the dress*
Bubbles: Where is he?!
*Bell's eyes light up as they shoot out twin beams of light, pushing Bubbles away and causing her to loose her grip on Bell*
Bell: None of your beeswax!
Bubbles: TELL ME!!
Bell: Make me!
*Bubbles and Bell both take to the skies as they collide, rebound, and collide into each other over and over again. Blossom and Buttercup look up as their sister goes toe-to-toe with their foe*
Buttercup: Should've never made her mad. Almost feel sorry for Bell.
Blossom: Never mind about that. *turns to the hooded boy* Who are you?
???: Me? Uh...I'm just watching.
Buttercup: Why don't you just take that stupid hood off?
???: *gasps* NO!!
Blossom: Don't make us do this the hard way!
Buttercup: *walks to the boy* And you don't want to make us do it the hard way!
???: What do I do? What do I do?!
*Bell falls right next to him* Bell!
Bell: *cough* Anytime now!
???: Okay then.
Bell: Just remember what they did to you.
Buttercup: What we did to him? We never saw him in our lives!
???: SHUT UP!! JUST SHUT UP!! *dark aura starts to surround him* Darkness Fog!
*out of the boy's shadow, a thick black fog quickly seeps out and surrounds the entire area. Blocking out the sunlight, it's as if the girls were in the dead of night! Scene then zooms out of the schoolyard, which now appears to be engulfed in a dark cloud*
Bubbles: What happened?!
Bell: I happened!
Bubbles: *feels a swift kick to the head, sending her crash-landing to the ground*
Buttercup: What's the deal, kid?!
???: Just shut up!
Blossom: Wait...my eyes are starting to adjust...I can see a little now!
Buttercup: Same here.
Bell: Hey, you weren't supposed to do that!
???: Sorry Bell.
Bubbles: Wait. That voice...where did I hear it before?
*Bell almost catches Bubbles off guard, but the blue girl quickly ducks under a punch and retaliates with a swift kick to the stomach, followed by an eye-blast*
Bell: You can see?
Buttercup: Duh! Everything's just...gray.
Blossom: *to the hooded boy* Why are you helping her?!
???: Because she's my friend...and you're not! NOT ANYMORE!!
Blossom: Why would you be friends wit...wait...what was that last part?!
???: Why don't you just LEAVE ME ALONE ALREADY?! EBONY BLAZE!!
*out of his shadow, a stream of black fire jets out and bends to its targets: Blossom and Buttercup!*
Blossom: Evasive maneuvers, stat!
*while Bubbles contends with Bell, Blossom and Buttercup jumps away from the incoming fire. Blossom then clasps her hands together, aims up, and shoots out a large pink blast, cutting through the dark fog and dispersing it as well*
Buttercup: Whew. Glad that's gone.
Bell: Where did the fog go?
Bubbles: *gasps* NO!!! *lands on her feet*
Buttercup: *shocked* Did he just say...
Blossom: Say...say it isn't so! You CAN'T be who we think you are! YOU JUST CAN'T!!
???: Humph! So now you respect me when I'm a threat to you now?! I don't want to do this, but...Bell needs me!
*the boy removes his hood as Bubbles looks on in sheer...well, shock. The child who assisted Bell is none other then...Shad Staydamind himeslf!*
All 3 girls: SHAD!!
Shad: Bubbles? I...I wasn't aiming for you, honest! *hears Dr. X's voice from his earpiece*
Dr. X's voice: Don't let her fool you! Remember, they only hesitate because you're with us now. That you…a former friend…are a threat. They'll convince you to leave us. Leave your creations. Leave Bell! If they did admire you, then they would've accepted you a long time ago.
Shad: Yeah. Bell!
Bell: *lands next to Shad* Yeah?
Bubbles: *glares angrily at Bell, tears in her eyes* WHAT DID YOU DO TO SHADDY?!
*Bubbles jets toward Bell at frightening speed yet again, but instead of landing another hit, that hit is blocked by...Shad! He blocks Bubbles' fist with his own palm*
Bubbles: *gasps* Shaddy! Why?!
Shad: *struggling to keep ahold of Bubbles* Be...beca...*loss for words*
Buttercup: Wait a minute. Are you thinking what I'm thinking?
Blossom: Shad! You can't believe what Bell said! Whatever she told you is a lie! We're still your friends!
Buttercup: Always have and always will!
Shad: Wh...what am I doing? *lets go of Bubbles' fist* The hurt...it's going away. *dark aura starts to fade away*
Bell: Shad! Did you forget already?!
Dr. X's voice: NO!! Shad, remember how they left you! You needed them and they deserted you! Are you really...*Shad ignores Dr. X's orders*
Bell: Shad! I...I thought we were friends.
Shad: I...I am.
*at the edge of the schoolyard, a car pulls over and out comes Dimitri*
Dimitri: SHAD!! *runs toward Shad*
Bubbles: *glomps Shad* All's well that ends well!
Dr. X's voice: No...he lied to you! You trusted them and they broke that trust by making a web of lies! Are you really glad to see the one person who you can no longer place your own care in?! You had power, but he said you had no such thing. You could've done great things had you known so much sooner.
Shad: You...*pushes Bubbles away* LIAR!! *dark aura flares up ferociously*
Dr. X's voice: YES!! Put an end to him right here! RIGHT NOW!!
Buttercup: What happened?!
Blossom: *notices that Shad is staring angrily at Dimitri, who's almost caught up with him* DIMITRI GET DOWN!!
Shad: EBONY BLAZE!!
*another stream of black fire erupts out of his shadow and speeds toward Dimitri. Luckily, Blossom flies toward him, and pushes the man down as the blaze soars just mere inches over him*
Dimitri: Wh...what on Earth?! *gets up* Shad, it's me!
Shad: GET AWAY!!
Blossom: Dimitri stay down!
Dimitri: Shad, what happened to you?!
Shad: STAY BACK YOU LIAR!!
Bell: Yeah, stay back!
Dimitri: I take it you're Bell. What did you do to him!?
Shad: She didn't do much. She's my new friend now! You said I never had powers! But look now! LOOK NOW YOU BIG LIAR!!
*Shad jets towards his dad and mounts up for a blow to the head, but Blossom is nearby and blocks it in the nick of time*
Blossom: Shad...just listen.
Buttercup: I'm coming leader girl! *soars toward Blossom*
Bubbles: Wait up!
*Bubbles prepares to take flight, but Bell pins her to the ground*
Bell: No sirrie! You're not going anyware.
Bubbles: YOU!! *zaps Bell off* This is all your FAULT!!
*at the other part of the schoolyard, Blossom and Buttercup constrict a struggling Shad as Dimitri tries to consol him*
Dimitri: Shad, I really didn't want to lie to you but please understand that there's a very good reason why I did so! It was to keep you safe!
Shad: Safe! *struggles to pull himself from Blossom and Buttercup* I could've done something good with my powers! I could've made everyone safe! But you didn't want that! You didn't want what's best for everyone, let alone me!!
Dimitri: No...Shad, you're different from the Powerpuffs. Far different.
Blossom: *tries to keep ahold of Shad* Ugh! Wait, what do you mean different?
Buttercup: Is it how he REALLY got his powers? Speaking of that, where's Claire?
Dimitri: She decided to stay behind for some reason but now's not the time for that! Shad, this Bell person...how is she like?
Shad: What's it to you? She's my friend! And like me, her daddy lied to her as well! She had a friend but he's dead because her daddy didn't try to save him! We both lost a friend!
Blossom: That's not true!
Buttercup: You still have us!
Blossom: And in case you don't know this by now, those people at the Darkstar Council are trying to KILL us!
Shad: LIES!! The leader knows I still like Bubbles a little bit! He knew how I can use my power! I trust him...somehow! I do! I can't explain it but I just do! And I know that he would never try to kill you on purpose!
Dimitri: Shad, this is why I can't let you use your powers! *eyes well up with tears* They distort the mind AND the heart! They were NEVER MEANT TO BE USED AGAIN!!
Blossom and Buttercup: *gasp* AGAIN?!
Shad: *breaks free from Blossom and Buttercup's grip and runs to the other side of the schoolyard...to Bell* JUST LEAVE ME ALONE YOU BIG FAT LIAR!!
*at the other side high above the schoolyard, Bubbles isn't quite doing so well. Her attacks keep getting dodged every time. It's as if during that conversation Shad had made Bell grow stronger. In fact, she now dons a small white aura around her! She dodges the next punch, grabs Bubbles' arm, and kicks her to the ground*
Bell: *pant pant* Geez...she's tough when she's mad!
Shad's voice: BEEEEEEEELLLLL!!!
Bell: *looks down and sees Shad running from Blossom and Buttercup, who are pursuing him* Shad! *quickly descends next to him*
Shad: Hey...where did that white light around you come from?
Bell: Same with your dark aura. Mine popped up when I was losing.
Shad: Wait...you hurt Bubbles!
Bell: She'll be fine...I think.
Bubbles: *slowly gets up* Uh...Shaddy. Have to...save...Shaddy.
Blossom: *caught up* Found you!
Buttercup: *flies toward Bubbles and carries her* You're not getting away this time!
Bubbles: Don't...hurt Shaddy. He's...already hurt...inside.
Blossom: We won't lay a finger on him. Bell on the other hand...
Shad: NO! You're not hurting my friend!
Buttercup: Shad will you WAKE UP?! Bell just hurt your crush!
Blossom: It's...it's just like Dimitri said. The powers Shad are using...they're messing with his mind somehow. He's conflicted!
Bubbles: Shaddy...*cough* snap out of it. The hurt...it's starting to make you worse. You have to fight it.
Shad: I'm...ju...ju...just fine! Bell needs me and I need her!
Bell: Vice-versa with me! Shad's the bestest friend I ever had since Susan!
Shad: No matter what you say, I'm not going back with you...
Bell: Nor will he be with lying excuses for parents!
Shad: So just float up...
Bell: Take off...
Shad and Bell: AND LEAVE US ALONE!!
*at those words, the black and white auras on Shad and Bell begin to merge, as if attracted to each other like magnets. The colors mix together, followed by a humming noise as the PPG can only watch as Shad and Bell feel a heating sensation as they're both engulfed by an enourmus gray aura!*
Blossom: What the?!
Buttercup: How did they...
Bell: What just happened? I feel...warm.
Shad: The hurt...it's not there anymore. At least for now.
Bell: Wait...isn't this how you feel when you're using your powers?
Shad: Sort of.
Bell: I wonder...
*the PPG charge towards Bell. Before they even come close however, she stretches out her arms, opens her palms, and shouts the words...*
Bell: IVORY BLAZE!!
*a huge wave of white fire shoots out of Bell's hands as it consumes the PPG as they scream out in sheer pain. The fire disperses, leaving the girls on the ground and nearly unconscious, some parts of their dresses burnt away*
*meanwhile, at Black Eden*
Dr. X: *watched the whole thing on his monitor* WH...WHAT. ON. EARTH?!
Gir: Ebony and Ivory!
Dr. X: That...power! What was that?! It's...it's...as if Shad lended some of his power to Bell, who then conversed it into an attack of her own. They must've linked their very minds together and conversed their powers, amplifying it almost 10...no, 20-fold! Link. Convered. They've discovered a new power...one which can be known as...Link Conversion.
*back at the schoolyard*
Bell: We showed them!
Shad: Blossom! Bubbles! Buttercup!
*Shad runs over to the PPG. First he goes to Bubbles and heals her. He does the same with Blossom and Buttercup as well*
Bell: Shad, what are you doing?!
Shad: *crying* I...*sniff* I don't want them to die! Just because I'm not their friend anymore doesn't mean I want them dead!
*Bell walks up to Shad, lays her palm on his back and warps away back to Black Eden in a flash of white light*
Buttercup: *gets up* Hey...weren't we all burned just now?
Blossom: Yeah, but we're fine. How?
Bubbles: Shaddy...he healed us.
Buttercup: You mean after all we said he STILL helped us?!
Bubbles: I heard him say something...in my head.
Bubbles: "Don't die."
Blossom: So he really is conflicted.
???: Conflicted? As if!
*Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup look up and see 3 cloaked figures floating in the air. One is bergandy, the second, aquamarine, and the third amber*
Blossom: Who are you?!
Girl in bergandy cloak: Hehehe. Wouldn't you like to know?
Bubbles: Why...they sound just like me.
End of Chapter 19b!
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Chapter 19b completed!
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Hmm...that's ANOTHER fight that didn't translate into a chapter very well. Meh, it was somewhat unfinished anyway, so they may fight again.
For now though...
Chapter 19c: Unbeatable attack?! Creampuff Shuffle!
*scene shows the schoolyard behind Megasville Elementary. Black spots from the black fire dot the plain. In the center of it all, the PPG stand (although Bubbles is still fatigued from her bout with Bell. And the fact that she was in Bubblevicious during the whole time didn't help her stamina) below the 3 cloaked girls*
Blossom: What do you mean?! Show yourselves right now!
Buttercup: Look, stuff happened and we're not in the mood! So just...
Girl in aquamarine cloak: Humph! We saw everything.
Girl in bergandy cloak: So you're the Powderpuff Girls.
Buttercup: That's POWERpuff Girls!
Girl in bergandy cloak: Whatever. *stares at Bubbles* He's right...we are similar to...that girl. *lands just a foot away from the PPG and points at Bubbles* You must be Bubbles!
Bubbles: Huh? How did you...
Girl in amber cloak: *lands next to her sister* Our daddy told us a lot about you.
Girl in aquamarine cloak: *last to descend* And even more to me.
Blossom: Hold on...you're not part of the Darkstar Council are you?!
Girl in amber cloak: DARN DRAT IT!! Bean, I thought we were trying to be a mystery look and all!
Girl in bergandy cloak: It was a guess! I didn't know!
Girl in aquamarine cloak: *tries to break up the argument* Wait, don't fight! You would've told them anyway Bop!
Buttercup: Leader girl, I think that's a yes.
Blossom: Let me guess: You girls are related to Bell aren't you?
Girl in amber cloak: No way! We may be with that big orange mutant man, but he didn't make us!
Bubbles: Then who did?
Blossom: Call me crazy, but why do you all sound like...
Girl in aquamarine cloak: Bubbles? *giggles* Our daddy wanted it that way.
Girl in bergandy cloak: So that's what a bubble looks like? She looks just like...us!
Girl in amber cloak: Whatever, might as well do your thingy again and go back home.
Blossom: *gasps* Wait...what was that?!
Girl in amber cloak: What? You want us to introduce ourselves? Bean, since you're next leader, you start.
Girl in bergandy cloak: Uh...okay!
*the wind whistles through the air as leaves float on by. The cloaks billow and flutter ever so slightly. And...nothing happens*
Girl in bergandy cloak: Uh...now?
Girl in amber cloak: Fine, I'll start!
Girl in bergandy cloak: I got it! Introducing...*swipes off her cloak* Bean!
Girl in aquamarine cloak: *follows suit with her cloak* Berry!
Girl in amber cloak: Fine, I'll be last. *off with her cloak as well* Bop! And together we are...
All 3 girls: *pose* The Creampuff Girls!
Blossom: *wide-eyed* WHAT...ON...
Buttercup: AM I SEEING THINGS OR...
Bubbles: THEY LOOK JUST...JUST LIKE...THEY HAVE MY FACE?!
Bean: Better believe it!
Berry: We're kinda like you, only better! At least that's what daddy wants us to be!
Bop: Less talk, more fight!
Buttercup: Don't say we didn't...*Bop practically PHASES in front of her...face to face!* huh?!
*before Buttercup can react, Bop lands a series of 15 kicks and....8 punches in quick (and I mean QUICK) succession. She then does a backflip and stops in midair as she stretches her arms out, palms wide open*
Bop: AMBER PHOTON BARRAGE!!
*lots upon lots of bright amber energy spheres shoot out of Bop's palms and combust upon contact with their target (in this case, Buttercup)! They all hit the girl, not giving her a chance to dodge a single one. When it's all over, the dust clears as Buttercup surprisingly still stands, but in a slight daze...almost unconscious. Bop fixes that by pushing her to the ground*
Bop: One down!
Blossom: *stunned* Wh...what just happened?! That went by so...*Bean phases in front of Blossom*
Bean: Fast? Yeah, that's what Dr. X said.
Berry: Normally, we'd only listen to daddy, but the mutant man wants to see us do IT again!
Buttercup: *slowly gets up* Do...*winces from the sting of Bop's attack* what?
Blossom: *relieved* Buttercup!
Bop: Hey, why are you up?!
Buttercup: Pffft! You don't know me that well, do you?
Bean: Bop, she has to be up. We need 3 targets for our attack.
Berry: But I want to play with my twin first!
Bubbles: *stunned* They...Berry...she looks just like me. How? *slapped*
Blossom: Bubbles, snap out of it!
Bean: Hey, I thought daddy said she was more cheery then this. Oh well. *punches Blossom, causing her to slide backwards, but leaves a bruise on her left cheek*
Blossom: UGH!! That's it! No more fooling around!
Bean: You haven't even started yet! Let's begin with...*jets toward Blossom, pokes her, then takes up to the skies* tag, you're it!
Dimitri's voice: Blossom!
Blossom: *turns to her left and sees Dimitri* It's not safe here!
Dimitri: Where's Shad?
Blossom: He's...gone. Bell took him again, but I'll explain later! *lifts up to the skies after Bean*
Bop: *giggles* Catch me if you can! *takes off to another side of the schoolyard*
Berry: Well, I guess it's just you and me. That's good. I'm the better you, after all.
Bubbles: The...better me?
Berry: You hurt my daddy! *punches Bubbles in the stomach*
Bubbles: *gasps for air* Wh...why are we fighting?
Berry: *giggles* Does it hurt? That's how daddy feels...INSIDE!!
*Berry's eyes, filled with a familiar fury of Bubblevicious, light up and shoots out aquamarine beams of light. Luckily, Bubbles jumps back and counters with an eye beam of her own, but Berry ducks under it*
Bubbles: *pant pant* So...tired.
Why are you so mad at me? I never saw your daddy before!
Berry: First my daddy's daddy lies and now you are?!
*Berry tries to grab Bubbles, but she vaults over her and hits Berry with another eye beam, a direct hit. She hovers an inch off the ground and flies backward to the edge of the forest...away from her look-a-like. Berry chases her down in hot pursuit*
*up high in the skies, Bean and Blossom do hand-to-hand combat with each other. Blossom manages to block most of Beans attacks, occasionally countering with a punch or 2. But she begins to lose her stamina as Bean feels no fatigue whatsoever. Oddly enough, she stops*
Bean: Tired already? You're no fun!
Blossom: *pant pant* What are you, a robot? You're not even sweating!
Bean: Nope, I'm a Creampuff! Besides, could a robot do this!
*Bean backs away a bit, a foot at least. She extends her fingers to their maximum length on her right hand and shouts out...*
Bean: Genji maroon bullets!
*from each of her outstretched fingers, a small, narrow bergandy beam shoots out from all 5 fingers. Blossom manages to dodge at least 3, but due to exhaustion from hand-to-hand combat, the last 2 implode on her arm and chest, almost breaking the skin!*
*on the surface, Buttercup seems to be faring a little better. She dodges Bop's incoming follow-up to her special attack and returns the favor with a swift kick to the head, knocking her off her feet*
Buttercup: And there's more where that came from!
Bop: *cries* WAAAAAAAAAAA!!! Why are you so mean?! I...I just wanted to play! WAAAAAAAHAAAAAAAAAAA!!
Buttercup: Hold on there! First you introduce yourself as some Powerpuff wannabe, then you zap me with those energy spheres and such, I fight back as usual, and now you end up...*punched in the stomach*
Bop: HAHA! I really was crying, but I knew you'd feel sorry. Besides, daddy said you were gullible!
Buttercup: How did he know that?! Not that I'm gullible or anything.
Bop: I don't even know what that means. KYYYYYYYAAAAAAAAA!! *charges toward Buttercup, mounting up a punch*
*near the edge of the forest, Bubbles jumps back as two blue spinning energy spheres crash and explode right in front of her. Berry then attempts to dive-bomb the girl, but Bubbles sidesteps to the right, getting more and more tired. She already has a few scratches, along with bruises from her fight with Bell*
Berry: Stand still!
Bubbles: *pant pant* Not until you tell what you're saying! Who are you talking about? You say this stuff like I know him!
Berry: Why don't you get it?! *eyes start tearing up* I thought...I thought you'd remember! He LOVED YOU!! And I don't even know a lot about that yet!
Bubbles: Wait...loved me?
Berry: He said that he wanted to be your best friend forever, but you had to move away. Since then he had that hurt in his heart for one year! He's been not fine for too long! Unlike you, I'm going to do everything I can to make him better! That's why he made me! Made my sisters! He couldn't get himself to face you again! That you'd leave him again! *tears roll down her cheeks*
Bubbles: Wait...are you...*gasp* IT CAN'T BE!!
*a light BOOM sound is heard. Bubbles looks behind her and flies to the source, only to see Blossom lying flat on the grass and Dimitri beside her*
Dimitri: Are you okay?
Blossom: Man...what is she?
Blossom: *gets up* What's wrong Bubbles?
Bubbles: It's their maker. It's...*eyes start to tear up*
Buttercup's voice: GANGWAY!!
*the girls turn around and see Buttercup flying from what appears to be a barrage of amber energy spheres. Buttercup makes a few twists and turns, causing the blasts to crash into each other instead as she lands beside her sisters*
Buttercup: *pant pant* Geez, that Bop girl even has me tired. It's like she has...
Blossom: Unlimited stamina. *looks up* Same thing with Bean. What are they?
Dimitri: And why do they look so much like...
Bean: *comes down from the clouds* Yoo-hoo! Looks like you're all trapped. What do we do now?
Bop: *catches up* It means we can do that thing now.
Berry: Yeah! Do it! Do it! Do it!
Blossom: Now what?
Buttercup: Bubbles, what's with you? So they look like you, so what?
Bubbles: *shaking* It's not that...they were made by...
Berry: Hope Daddy Shaddy is watching this! Formation!
Blossom and Buttercup: WHAT DID SHE SAY?!?!
Dimitri: Wait...MY SON made you?!
Bean: You must be daddy's...what do they call them again?
Berry: Daddy's daddy!
Bop: Never mind him! Let's pop the Powerpuffs already!
*the Creampuffs take to the sky and land in this order: Bean first. Berry at the left of Bean. Bop at the right side*
All 3 Creampuffs: UNISION ATTACK! CREAMPUFF SHUFFLE!! *cue bright flashes of bergandy, aquamarine and amber*
Blossom: Where'd they go?!
Bean: *reappears in front of Blossom and uppercuts her into the air* ICHI!
Berry: *follows suit with Bubbles as she kicks her up to the air* NI!
Bop: *does the same with Buttercup and tosses her upwards* SAN!
*cue 3 more flashes of bergandy, aquamarine and amber as the Creampuffs disappear out of sight again as the PPG float in the air*
Buttercup: Now what?
Bean: *reappears in a flash and punches Blossom HARD in the gut* ONE!
Berry: *reappears and does the same to Bubbles* TWO!
Bop: *follows suit with Buttercup* THREE!
*the Creampuffs vanish again in more flashes of their signature colors as the PPG are left gasping for air as they hold their stomachs*
Bubbles: *hack! cough*
*followed by more flashes, the PPG are struck and sent spinning in place 3 times by what appears to be nothing, but can hear their voices*
All 3 Creampuffs: YI! ER! SAHN!
*finally, there's a flash of bergandy as Blossom is SLAMMED into the ground by Bean*
*and Bubbles is sent crashing to the ground after a flash of aquamarine*
*and finally Buttercup*
*Dimitri sees the PPG speeding down to the ground at a dangerous speed. He takes cover as they finally crash land, causing a huge tremor that shakes the interior of the school building. When the rather short shake is over, Dimitri looks up from the ground and stands up...as his eyes open wide. In the center of the schoolyard...is a large crater, the girls all knocked unconscious inside it. The Creampuffs above them quickly vanish in a flash of light*
Dimitri: DAMMIT!! *takes out his cell phone, only to see that it's out of batteries* UGH!! *spots a pay phone at a corner of the block* Don't worry girls, I'll be right back!
*Dimitri runs as fast as he can to the pay phone to alert Dexter. But as he gets to it, a brown-eyed girl, no older then 12, has seen everything from the roof of the school. She jumps off and lands next to the crater perfectly!*
AN: Now...here's the surprise! Read the description closely. Heheh.
*the girl dons a black karate robe with a white sash around the stomach area. A zig-zag tendril grows out above her forehead and a ponytail tied behind her hair.
She slides down the crater and takes a closer look at the injured girls*
???: Crap! Too late! *sigh* Better safe then sorry then. *takes out a cell phone and dials 911* Anonymous tipster here. There are 3 injured girls in a large crater behind Megasville Elementary. Get them to the hospital, stat! *hangs up* If only I didn't...ugh! *jumps out of the crater and heads back to...wherever*
End of Chapter 19c.
HAHAHAHA!! Go Creampuffs! I mean, the surprise is here. As I said, pay attention to the girl's attire description and appearance, then picture it in your head. Look familiar?
Heheh. And here's the battle theme for Powerpuffs VS Creampuffs!
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Hmm...so they got stuck to each other again?! Damn! Well in case anyone doesn't know (this thread didn't jump up for some reason)...I pretty much updated.
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*sigh* Might as well update. Hope it doesn't stick to the previous post. I hate that!
*Megasville Hospital (emergency room) 5:47PM*
Blossom: *half-asleep* Nuhhhhh. Wh...wha...*tries to lift her head up, but feels a sharp pain in her chest* AHHHHHHHH!! *eyes snap open* That hurt!
Buttercup's voice: About time you got up.
*Blossom can now see her surroundings. She lies still on a white bed, her left arm broken and tied up in a sling. To her left is another bed, Buttercup lying down with her right leg in a sling as well, obviously broken. Her forehead is also wrapped around with a thick bandage, same with her left arm. Blossom looks to her right and finally sees a still-sleeping Bubbles, who seems to be in worse shape then herself and Buttercup. Granted, nothing was broken, but a small needle was stuck in her skin, injecting a clear blue liquid. A heart monitor also resides next to her bed, not flatlining thank goodness. Although it does jump up a little too quickly every few minutes...a sign of great fatigue, the poor girl*
Blossom: Megasville Hospital?
Buttercup: Tell me that didn't happen. PLEASE tell me all that didn't happen in one day!
*the door opens as Professor Utonium, Dexter, Dimitri and Sensei Jack walk in*
Professor Utonium: Girls!
Blossom and Buttercup: Professor!
Dexter: Blossom! *runs to her bed* Are you hurt? Do you need any assistance?
Blossom: Dexter, I'm just fine...sort of.
Buttercup: Psh. She's faking it.
Sensei Jack: Buttercup, how are you?
Buttercup: *blushes* Uh...just fine sensei! Easy peachy! My leg's probably all better already! *pokes the cast* OWWW!!
Sensei Jack: Don't overexert yourself. Let it heal on its own.
Blossom: Speaking of overexerting...*looks toward Bubbles* someone did it big time.
Dimitri: Girls, I'm so sorry.
Blossom: It's okay. What happened couldn't be helped. Although...
Dimitri: No, not Shad. Well it is, but...it's just that I was going to call the ambulance on a pay phone, but I had no change. *embarrassed* Go figure.
Buttercup: So...Sensei Jack called the hospital?
Sensei Jack: No. I was out grocery shopping during whatever it was that caused the huge crater at the schoolyard. When I got back, the ambulance already had you all in stretchers.
Blossom: Wait...then who saved us?
Buttercup: Speaking of saving, where the heck is Claire?! She works here doesn't she? She can just heal us with her powers in a jip! *constantly mashes the red "help" button*
Professor Utonium: *stares at Dimitri* Yes, Dimitri. Where is Claire?
Dexter: She wasn't at her house when I checked upstairs.
Dimitri: Wait...you mean she wasn't home?!
Dexter: I went to the main office and asked who made that call, but they said it was an anonymous tipster. Also, while I was upgrading the scanner, I did hear someone exit the house. It might've been Claire catching up to you when the current scanner detected Shad.
Dimitri: But I didn't see Claire at all. Where could she have...
*door opens, revealing a slightly fatigued Claire, all prepped up in her nurse uniform*
Claire: *yawns* Did someone call a nurse?
Professor Utonium, Dimitri and Dexter: Where have you been?!
*meanwhile, at Global Defenders HQ (Brisbane's office) 5:51PM*
Dr. Brisbane: *typing something on his computer* Yes...almost done now.
*the plasma monitor flashes the words Incoming message. URGANT!
Dr. Brisbane: This better be good. *clicks on the text, opening a video message with I.M Weasel in it* Weasel?
Weasel: Sir, you recall the disappearance of Shad?
Dr. Brisbane: Was it necessary for you to ask that? It's only been a week.
Weasel: You see, our satellite picked up a few things...
Dr. Brisbane: Shad?!
Weasel: Well...yes, among...I'll send you the footage now.
*the screen switches from Weasel's face to none other then the whole fiasco at the schoolyard from a few hours ago! Brisbane is almost mouth agape when he sees Shad using his powers entirely on his own, including what he's saying, even up to when both he and Bell executed Link Conversion. Then the screen flashes to the fight between the Powerpuffs and the Creampuffs, who now just said that Shad made them! The video ends with them performing the Creampuff Shuffle and warping back to Black Eden. The footage blacks out as Weasel's face appears on the monitor again*
Dr. Brisbane: *stunned* Th...th...*slams fist on the table* THERE ARE MORE OF THEM?!
Weasel: Apparently Shad seems to be manipulated by this Bell person, no doubt the work of the one who presides over the Darkstar Council.
Dr. Brisbane: Shad...he MADE those...those...that power. Thanks to this Dr. X character, getting Shad back will be most difficult!
Weasel: But surely Dimitri would try to rescue his son. May I suggest that he does the work for us while we save our resources for when Shad reappears again?
Dr. Brisbane: Perhaps. Or I can just lure them all to one place and send the Rowdyruffs there.
Weasel: You've prepared the bait?
Dr. Brisbane: It's almost complete. Thank you for sending me this footage. You are dismissed.
Weasel: Affirmative. Weasel out. *face disappears from the monitor*
Dr. Brisbane: Hmm...perhaps I can wait will my former employee works something out. After all, it shouldn't take my hackers too long to break into his supercomputer...again.
*back at Megasville Hospital 6:00PM*
Claire: Oh...my...Shad said WHAT?!
Buttercup: He says he's not coming back. I know, it stinks.
Claire: But...how can he use those...
Blossom: That's what I don't get either. At first I thought his "other half" can use those but Shad looked like he did it all on his own. How's that possible?
Buttercup: And to top it off, Bell used something just like that. And it hurt!
Blossom: Yeah...for that split second their auras...they kinda merged together and Bell was able to use Shad's power as her own. Ivory Blaze I think it was called.
Claire: I'm so sorry. It's...*tearing up* SHADDY!
Dexter: It'll be fine Mrs. Staydamind. Once the augmentations on the scanner are complete we should get a lock on him. Although a slight oddity came up while I was doing so.
Professor Utonium: Hmm?
Dexter: I got a lock on Shad just after you girls stepped out. But when Bell took him away again, it vanished. What I first thought was right all along.
Dimitri: What is?
Dexter: The base for the Darkstar Council...where Shad is, lies in another dimension.
Blossom and Buttercup: WHAT?!
Sensei Jack: Another...world?
Dexter: Something of the sort. Now that we know that Shad isn't being held in space or something, the scanner should be upgraded a little quicker.
Blossom: Another world? *turns to Bubbles, still asleep* Gee Bubbles, who knew you'd be right this whole time.
Claire: I couldn't get there in time. I should've...
Dimitri: Whatever kept you (although I'm wondering what) couldn't be helped. Besides, the girls had something else to contend with after all that.
Blossom: They called themselves Creampuff Girls.
Buttercup: Kinda like knockoffs of us only they don't wear dresses. They had unlimited stamina, whatever that means.
Professor Utonium: Unlimited stamina? That means...they never get exausted? How's that possible?
Blossom: Don't know, but they knew that and tired us out on purpose, then tried to finish us off. And guess what: They look like Bubbles!
Professor Utonium: Bubbles?!
Sensei Jack: How can that be?
Claire: ...I see.
Buttercup: Even more messed up is the guy that made them: Shad! OUR SHAD!
Professor Utonium: SHAD?! But...as far as we all know, they might've been made with Chemical X! How did Shad...unless...
Dexter: The council leader has some, most peculiar indeed.
Dimitri: Why would Shad do that?! Make copies of his friend?
Claire: He's conflicted beyond belief. His powers...they're...
Blossom: Speaking of which, Dimitri, you said that the more Shad uses his powers the more distorted his mind and heart gets. But Shad never knew how to use them on his own until this Dr. X guy taught him. How did he know that?
Sensei Jack: So many mysteries...and little answers in sight. This may be the work of dark forces of some kind. Shad would never stay with evil beings by his own will. If only I knew this would happen.
Blossom: Bell's the...*hears light sobbing* Huh?
*the Professor walks over to the right side of Bubbles' bed. Bubbles is wide awake now, her head still down and a large damp spot next to the pillow, her tears no doubt*
Professor Utonium: Bubbles? You were awake all this time?
Bubbles: *sobbing* Why...why would Shaddy...join them?
Blossom: *fist shakes* It's Bell. She must be manipulating him somehow. There's just no way Shad would join her on his own. Probably got taken advantage of with his hurt heart and all.
Dexter: But doesn't it seem odd? Why did Bell even take Shad in the first place?
Claire: It's all so confusing.
Dimitri: Once we get the scanner upgraded, we'll get some answers.
Dexter: Right...among other things.
Dimitri: Among what?
Blossom: Look, if we don't know what's going on then can we at least discuss just a little bit more of this at home?
Claire: Not until...
Buttercup: Heal us already!
Claire: Um...I'm not so sure what you're...
Dimitri: Claire...just do it.
Claire: But Dimitri...
Dimitri: It's no use. They figured it out far too many times already. Might as well not deny it anymore.
Claire: *smiles* I knew you'd let up sooner or later.
*Claire sticks out her index finger as it glows a bright cerise. She lightly prods Buttercup's forehead and leg and Blossom's chest and arm. All injuries are now removed*
Blossom: *jumps off the bed* I knew it!
Buttercup: *follows suit* We knew you were hiding something.
Dexter: So it's true.
Sensei Jack: Their fractures healed with just a touch. What are you?
Claire: A human! C'mon, su...*starts to get a little dizzy* wooooooooooo.
Claire: *snaps out of it* Huh?! Oh. Must be more exhausted then I thought.
Bubbles: Wait...Shaddy has your power!
Claire: So he does?
Bubbles: When we got burned really badly and almost passed out...I heard Shaddy crying. He got mad at Bell for hurting us and he made us better. Before he left he whispered something.
Blossom: "Don't die." Yeah...I think I heard it too...in my head.
Buttercup: How did he say it in our head? He has telepathy or something?
Blossom: How would we know? Shad doing that despite joining the Darkstar Council proves that he still cares about us. Weird. Amazing...but weird.
Claire: Despite everything he said?
Blossom: Sort of. Let's just get on home already. I'm starving.
Bubbles: Wait for me! *tries to stand up but staggers a bit* Whoa!
Buttercup: *catches Bubbles* Gotcha! Professor?
Professor Utonium: *carries Bubbles* Still tuckered out isn't she?
Blossom: Not that going Bubblevicious helped. She decked Bell a few times, so it was worth it...I think.
*meanwhile, at Black Eden 6:12PM*
*there are streamers and ribbons tied around a few trees. In the midst of all of them is the monitor area. Below the multiple monitors is Black Eden's supercomputer. RODAN: Requisitional Operations and Display Access Network.
A small piece of paper lies beside the keyboard. Bean fiddles with the keyboard a little bit with Samantha as Bop pastes another ribbon on a biomech tree*
Bop: *jumps up and down* VICTORY!! We win!
Bean: Now for one more thing. Uh...*stares at the keyboard* how do I use this again?
Samantha: You pulverized 3 Cluster warriors in half a minute and you can't get this to work?
Bean: It does work...I think.
Samantha: It does. Guess I can't blame ya, seeing as you're not even a day old yet. What are you trying to do anyway?
Bean: Bop was talking about us needing a theme song, so Bell showed me this superwhatchamazuppa.
Samantha: Supercomputer. You're trying to find music? And where's Dr. X?
Bean: He’s in the dome thing. Are we allowed to use this?
Samantha: Beats me. Then again, Dr. X gets peeved when someone uses his stuff without his permission. Stand aside and hand over the paper?
Bean: *stands aside and gives Samantha the paper with a URL written on it* Here.
*the paper says: http://www.animeyume.com
Samantha: Okay, let's get cracking.
*Shad lies still on Bell's bed, fast asleep. Bell and Berry are perched right next to him as Gir just stares into nothingness...again*
Berry: When will daddy wake up?
Bell: I don't know.
Berry: Is...is he dead?
Bell: No! He's just fine! He's...tired. Just really tired.
Berry: ...daddy. Gir, when will daddy...
Gir: Shush! It seeps. The yeast is rising.
Shad: *wakes up* Nuhhh. Wh...what happened? *eyes open and sees Berry* Bu...
*next thing he knew, Shad was caught in what felt like a very tight vicegrip. His arms were binded as another pair of arms wrapped themselves tightly around his back, constricting Shad even more. He looks down and sees...*
Berry: *glomping Shad, crying* DADDY!!
Shad: Berry, I'm fine.
Bell: *pulls Berry off Shad* The Powerpuffs didn't dare hurt him. No punches, no zapping, he's unharmed. He just...fainted.
Shad: *wipes tears off Berry's face* You were waiting here this whole time?
Berry: *nods* Uh-huh. *sniff*
Bell: I came here 10 minutes ago to see if you were awake. Berry looked after you for hours.
Berry: Daddy Shaddy, does it still hurt?
Shad: I'm okay now.
Berry: You...you don't look okay. Your eyes still look sad.
Shad: Uh...they do? Guess IT still hurts!
Berry: Daddy...is it okay if I can call you Shaddy?
Shad: *gasps* WHAT?! This...this is just like last year! With Bubbles!
But...it's just random...right?![/i]
Shad: O-o-o-o-o-okay. Just...don't call me daddy.
Bell: But you're their creator. That makes you a daddy, doesn't it?
Berry: Does IT hurt when I call you daddy?
Shad: No! It's just...*blushes* why are we talking about this?! *hears music blasting from outside the dome* What's that?
Bell: That's coming from RODAN. Bean must've found it!
*Berry pulls Shad out of the bed and flies out the dome, Bell following them close by. They headed to the monitor area where RODAN, Samantha, Bean and Bop are. They can now hear the music
blasting out of the speakers*
Tip Tap koi wa itsudatte Candy
FURU-TSU no you ni Tasty
Good Luck sou ne mainichi ga SUNDAY
awatenaide My Heart
ameagari no machi e to dekakeyou
BABURUGAMU to koukishin wo fukuramase
mizutamari ni utsutta blue blue sky
namida mo kitto
kawaku yo jelly bean
Ah PASUTERU no hizashi ni
shiawase mo AKUBI shite'ru
yukkuri to arukimasho
Ah Ah Ah Ah
Tip Tap maru de yume miru CANDY
hoohareba sugu ni Happy
Good-bye totemo U2 (yuutsu) na Monday
aseranaide My Dream
nayamigoto wa BERI- no JAMU tsukete
sukoshi tsumeta MIRUKU TI- de nomihosou
UINKU suru yozora no Shinin' Star
tenshi ga asobu
Ah KARAFURU na kibun de
kuchizusamu amai MERODI-
FUIRUMA ga mawaridasu
Ah Ah Ah Ah
Tip Tap koi wa itsudatte Candy
FURU-TSU no you ni Tasty
Good Luck sou ne mainichi ga SUNDAY
awatenaide My Heart
Tip Tap maru de yume miru CANDY
hoohareba sugu ni Happy
Good-bye totemo U2 (yuutsu) na Monday
Tip Tap koi wa itsudatte Candy
FURU-TSU no you ni Tasty
Good Luck sou ne mainichi ga SUNDAY
awatenaide My Heart
Samantha: *closes the media player* I see you guys heard the new theme song.
Shad: Theme song?!
Bean: *points to Bop* It was Bop's idea.
Bop: I figured it'd be better if us Creampuffs had our own theme song. We were watching stuff about the Powerpuffs on this RODAN thing and they have their own theme song. So I figured we should have one as well. Bell thought that was a good idea so she told Bop to find one on the RODAN thing. We have one and it's SOOOOOOOO CUTE! So can we keep it Daddy Shaddy? *cutesy look* Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeease? With sugar lumps on top?
Shad: *blushes* Well...it sounds pretty cute.
Bell: *giggles* There's a lot of music on that site. I knew you'd find the right one.
Berry: Can we use it as our theme song Shaddy? *beaming*
Shad: She...they all look so much like Bubbles. So cute...how can I say no?
It's official! The Creampuff Girls theme song is now...
Dr. X's voice: *booming* WHAT IS THE MEANING OF THIS?!
*the Creampuffs, Samantha, Bell and Shad turn around and see an angry Dr. X. All 6 of his eyes have that "I'm gonna spank you all red" look. Zim is right next to him*
Zim: HAHAHAHAHA!! You see Dr. X? I told you those spooty girl pasteries were ruining Black Eden with their burning eye hurting frilly girly...stuff!
End of Chapter 20.