*Global Defenders (weaponry manufacturing dome)*
*the conveyor belts that were once loading various firearms in and out have been halted. Heck, more then halted. Some of them got smashed due to the assault upon the group. Buttercup just dodged an electric blue laser, which struck the wall, the resulting blast morphing the light around it into a sickly green color. The source of the attack is one of 4 rather peculiar robots. They appear to be a cross between a saltshaker and R2D2 believe it or not. (AN: Check the pic above, I ain't describing anymore) The robots remain still as Buttercup, Omi, Clay and a rather frightened Breannin stand their ground*
Omi: Such odd mechanical beings.
Clay: Yeah, but what in tarnation are those things?
Buttercup: They look like something R2D2 threw up!
Robot: WE ARE THE DALEKS!!
Breannin: They sound so menacing.
Dalek 2: NONE SHALL SABOTAUGE THE WEAPONS!!
Dalek 3: ORDERS FROM BRISBANE HAVE BEEN ANALYZED! CONCLUSION: EXTERMINATE THE INTRUDERS!!
Dalek 4: WE GONNA EXTERMINATE YOU NOW!!
*[lesser Nullify Blaster sfx here]
the 4 Daleks each fired the same electric blue laser at their targets. Omi, Clay and Buttercup sidestepped away, but Breannin stayed and ducked. Each laser hits the wall and a conveyor belt, the impact resulting in a greenish distorting flash*
Buttercup: *to Breannin* Watch it! You almost cut it close there!
Breannin: I'm sorry.
Dalek 1: EXTERMINATE!! *shoots another beam at Breannin. Buttercup pushes her down just in time*
Buttercup: Don't tell me you forgot how to fight!
Breannin: Only a little. But I still remember, honest!
Omi: *facing the 2nd Dalek* Prepare to face a most humiliating defeat Dalek!
Clay: *faces the 3rd Dalek* What Omi said. *fastens the Fist of Tebigong on his hand* Fist of Tebigong!
Omi: *backs away and pulls the Orb of Tornami from his robe* Orb of Tornami! ICE!
*Clay punches one Dalek at the midsection while Omi drenches the other with a rush of water that freezes upon contact. In seconds though, both Daleks heat up. It eats through Clay's Wu, causing him to retract his hand back before the Wu itself melts, and the ice from Omi's Wu melts in a second*
Omi: *shocked* HOW?!
Dalek 2: YOU CANNOT HOPE TO VANQUISH US WITH SUCH FUTILE EFFORTS!!
Dalek 3: YOU UNDERESTIMATE US DALEKS!!
Clay: Man, those things heated up faster then sizzling pork chops on the 4th of July!
*scene shifts to the far right, where Buttercup and Breannin contend with the 1st and 4th Daleks*
Buttercup: On 3, we both backflip over them.
Breannin: That I can still do.
Breannin: I think they only shoot when they say exterminate.
Buttercup: What mak...
Daleks 1 and 4: EXTERMINATE!! *guns start to glow*
Buttercup and Breannin: NOW!
*both girls backflip over the Daleks and land behind them, about to counterattack. Unfortunately, the Daleks are a bit smarter then they thought. Their heads rotate rapidly and zaps Breannin and Buttercup! A rather strong jolt it gives them, but nothing that seriously phases Buttercup. Breannin on the other hand...*
Buttercup: *winces in pain* Man that hurt.
Breannin: AHH! That hurt! *bends down*
Buttercup: That much?!
Breannin: I'm sorry. I'm fine but this sharp jolt I feel. Is this...pain?
Buttercup: C'mon, don't get like that.
Dalek 4: EXTERMINATE!!
*Buttercup vaults over the Dalek and tries to punch it, only for their heat shields to rise, burning her fist*
Buttercup: AHH! Cheap shot!
Dalek 4: YOU INFERIORS CANNOT DEFEAT US!!
Buttercup: Wanna bet?!
*Buttercup jumps back and with her non-burned fist, slams the ground and brings up her Emerald Shockwave. The slight tremor has Breannin shaking as she runs out of the line of fire. The 2 Daleks see this coming with their menacing blue eyestalks and, by using thrusters at the base of their midsection, hover above the ground attack as it tears through a weapons rack instead*
Buttercup: *to Breannin* You're starting to get in the way you know that?
Breannin: It's not my fault! But she's right. I'm no help unless I can get my powers working again. How do I do it?!
Dalek 1: YOU CANNOT HOPE TO DEFEAT US WITH SUCH FUTILE TACTICS!!
Buttercup: Will you shut up?! *ducks under an incoming beam* Bree, just try ducking when they point at you and find some way to him!
Breannin: I'll try.
Buttercup: Don't try. DO! *flies to the 4th Dalek*
Dalek 1: EXTERMINATE!!
Breannin: AHH! *runs behind a conveyor belt*
*meanwhile, at the entrance hall*
*Bunny and Bricks continue their fight. The soldiers spread out to give them more room while Boomer and Butch hover high above for a bird's-eye view. Most of Bricks' attacks keep getting dodged, blocked or parried. Almost to the point where it's annoying*
Bricks: Would you fight already?!
Bunny: I am fighting! This is how I do it! *punch blocked by Bricks*
Bricks: Either you take this seriously or stop and tell us where they ARE. *blasts Bunny away with an eye-blast* Or better yet, who is Shad?
Bunny: *gets up* I thought you know. Not that it's any of your business.
Bricks: Wrong answer! *about to kick, but Bunny flips over him*
Bunny: Not so fast! *backs away and jumps as she curls up. She hovers a bit as she spins in place and glows purple* Ricochet Bounce!!
*Bunny bounces on the floor, then up to the ceiling, then diagonally to the wall, between a few soldiers, heck, she's a human pinball! She bounces left and right, up and down, diagonally and otherwise! Bricks keeps his guard up as his eyes keep close track of Bunny's movements, his eyes shifting in all directions*
Bricks: Very clever if I say so myself. By bouncing around that fast she increases her evasion rate and hit rate. But at the same time she loses control and the chance of friendly fire rises. If I...THERE
*ducks under Bunny. Then he jumps over her. Sidesteps past her. Then finally...* Okay, this is getting stupid. *drop kicks her out of her attack pattern on her next incoming. Bunny skids across the floor and her head hits the wall*
Bunny: OW! And I was so close too! *gets up*
Bricks: Seriously, this is starting to get just a little bit boring.
Bunny: Boring?! So I can tell you where my sisters are? Nuh-uh. Not gonna happen! *forms a purple energy orb in her hand and charges it up*
Boomer: What's that?
Butch: Probably some other wimpy bouncy attack.
Bunny: Wimpy?! I'll show you wimpy!
*her hostility getting the best of her, Bunny releases the orb prematurely as it only splits into 4 bouncing orbs upon being thrown, nor are they as fast. Bricks merely shot 4 eye beams and the attack was countered*
Bricks: Well you have Buttercup's temper. I'll give you that much.
Dexter: Bunny, surely you know better then that. *to Dimitri* How much longer?
Dimitri: 10 more minutes...*cell phone vibrates* Just my luck. *picks it up* Hello.
Professor Utonium's voice: Dimitri? I hope I didn't catch you at a bad time.
Dimitri: *watches the ensuing fight between Bricks and Bunny; Bunny taunting Bricks now; sweat drop on Dimitri's head* Not necessarily bad, but rather at a busy moment.
Professor Utonium's voice: Then I'll just make this quick. My house is almost done so it should be about a week until the girls can move back in. Heh, a bit of a stupid reason to call isn't it?
Dimitri: No no, I'm glad despite the fact that I could've waited. I don't mind your girls now.
Professor Utonium's voice: That's good to know. Although I'm curious as to where Claire is. She hasn't been here for a few hours.
Dimitri: Wait a mi...*shouting* What do you mean CLAIRE'S NOT HOME?!
Professor Utonium's voice: Is there something wrong? Perhaps she just went shopping.
Dimitri: No. That's exactly what she said earlier today and I don't remember any groceries. She was supposed to stay put in order to fill you in on the details. Are you using her cell phone?
Professor Utonium's voice: The one with the cerise wallpaper and American Red Cross logos? The very same.
Dimitri: Why would she leave that? Unless...Adric, is there a sack anywhere?
Professor Utonium's voice: Yes, but it's empty.
Dimitri: The Shem Gong Wu that the Monks gave Claire are missing? And she isn't home but didn't take her cell phone? What on Earth is going on with that woman?! Adric, I'll have to call you back. The second you see Claire, have her call IMMEDIATLY!! *hangs up*
Dexter: Claire's missing again?
Dimitri: From the sounds of it she hasn't been captured. What's going on?
Dexter: Move to your right please.
Dimitri: *siddles to the right* I'm still a bi...*Bunny zips just an inch past him and crashes into the door Dimitri was unlocking*
Bunny: No fair!
*meanwhile, in the corridor leading to the surveillance dome*
*Blossom and Bell sit on the floor, confined right in the middle of the hall by the laser walls. Their eye beams have no effect obviously*
Blossom: *sigh* Now what?
Bell: What about heat ray?
Blossom: Tried it.
Bell: Your power blast?
Blossom: We're too confined for that! I'll end up blowing ourselves up.
Bell: There has to be something we haven't tried yet.
*Bell pokes the laser wall, which surprisingly, doesn't hurt. Even more odd is that for a quick second, all the sparks were focused at the finger just before Bell pulled it away*
Bell: *puzzled* Why did...?
Blossom: Wonder if this barrier is ice proof.
Bell: Blossom, can you try putting your finger on the barrier at your side?
Blossom: What?! Last time I touched it I...
Bell: Gently. Please, trust me on this. I have an idea.
Blossom: *slowly presses her right index finger on one side of the barrier* Hey, no sting.
Bell: *follows suit* Now do the same with your other finger, only farther away.
Blossom: Uh...okay. *presses her finger at the other end. Sparks start to fly up to both fingers* Now what?
Bell: Just wait. Wait a little bit.
*the tiny sparks on the barrier slide up to Blossom's fingers. Once they reach the tips a line of pink shoots across the dark blue barrier from one finger to another*
Bell: Now just...
Blossom: I think I got it.
*Blossom begins to slide both her index fingers together. Upon doing so, the pink line retracted as the fingers got closer and closer until they finally touched each other. But the moment that happened, Blossom's hands went through the barrier!*
Blossom: *pulls her hands away in excitement* I did it!
Bell: I came up with the idea, but yeah. You tried it so I guess it'll work.
Blossom: Guessed? As in you had me try it first? What would've happened if it didn't work?!
Bell: I never thought of that. I figured I'd try something unexpected. *presses both fingers on her side of the barrier and stretches it open in the same fashion*
Blossom: *turns to the opposite direction, leading back to the entrance hall* Bell, you head to the surveillance dome. Bunny might need my help.
Bell: But we have to stick together don't we?
Blossom: Only to keep a close eye on you. But now...*smiles* Shad's right. You really can be trusted.
Blossom: *floats off the ground* Just make sure they don't try to trap us again. Good luck! *zips off*
Bell: She trusts me. She really trusts me, just like the rest of them. Just a couple of months ago I tried to kill her and now...*whispers* Shad...thank you.
*meanwhile, in the computer laboratory*
*the Volt Barrier is still around Shad's tube prison, barring all access near him. 1 narrow, but very deep hole is right in front of it as the procedure to shut it down is in progress. Well, if by progress you mean lull, then yes. The Creampuffs and Bubbles have yet to fully understand how to properly use the specialized consoles to control the colored blocks. Bean controls the red block, Bubbles uses the tan one, Berry takes control of the black block, leaving the last purple for Bop. The blocks themselves keep crashing into each other, but not very hard thank goodness*
Bean: *pushes the left arrow button, then the right* What are we supposed to do with these things?
Bubbles: The clue got split into the other computers you're using. What does yours say?
Bean: "Does it keep barred the raging fury of hellfire within?" I don't get it?
Bubbles: Berry, what about you?
Berry: *bitterly* Fine. "What lies down the deepest pit of night, symbolized by sheer heathenism?"
Bubbles: *reads her clue* "What else can safeguard the world from its own sinful inhabitants?" What about yours, Bop?
*Bop tries to read her clue, but to her, all she sees is gibberish she doesn't understand despite the words being clear English. She turns red and remains silent*
Bop: NO! I have to try! Shaddy's counting on me. But he just started teaching me how to read yesterday.
Berry: Oh yeah. Bop can't read.
Bop: *blushes* NOTHING!! *whispers to Bean* What does it say?
Bean: *whispers back* I don't get it. What's wrong with asking Bubbles?
Bop: *blushes at the question* How did you learn to read so fast?!
Bean: I taught myself by reading that big book that tells you what every word means.
Bop: Just tell me.
Bean: *sigh* Say what I say. The tainted ones shall shatter via the lightning of Judgment.
Bop: "The tainted ones shall shatter via the lightning of Judgment."
Bubbles: It still doesn't make sense.
Bop: See, I read it just fine!
Bubbles: But why did you take so...
Bop: Quit being all silly-like. It's not like I can't read or anything! *nervous laugh*
Bean: She didn't even say thank you. Last time I cover for you Bop!
Berry: I think the colors of the blocks have something to do with the clues. *quick glance at the red block, then turns to Bean* Fire is red, right?
Bean: I thought it was blue. That's the only kind of fire I saw.
Bubbles: Yeah, that's it! Fire is normally red! Maybe that red block represents the fire in the clue!
Berry: Don't interrupt!
Bean: She didn't interrupt! She was just saying...stuff.
Bop: So does that mean the black block is night?
Bean: What is night?
Bubbles: What do you mean?
Bean: In Black Eden it's always dark. Always.
Bubbles: No sunshine?
Bop: When we finally got a chance to get out, even for a little while, we were so happy.
Berry: And I don't like the darkness.
Bubbles: Then I guess the black block does mean darkness. Now what about the last 2?
Bean: The tan one and purple one?
Bubbles: Tan. The last time I had that I got sunburn. Wait, that's not it. Tan is light brown. And the only clues left are the Earth and lightning. Oh, I wish Blossom was here!
Bean: You can do it Bubbles.
Berry: I'll do it! I was able to figure out the first one.
Bubbles: Wait...I went to the beach and got sunburned. There was sand and that was tan. What did the science teacher say again? The sand is tiny pieces of...*gasps* Earth! The world is Earth! That's what the tan block means!
Bean: So what's the last one?
Bop: Lightning. We got the rest of them so the only one left is lightning. But I never saw l...
Bubbles: *jumps up* YAY! Now all we have to do is...*flies to the narrow deep pit close to the Volt Barrier* Yep. It looks like we have to stack up all the blocks down here in the right order.
Bean: Then what are we waiting for?! Let's get them in!
Berry: The steps are on the screen. We just have to read them carefully and put the blocks in. And since mine came first...*takes control of the black block as it slides to the barrier and falls down into the pit. Berry's console monitor flashes the word VALID!
Which one is next?
Bean: *raises her hand* Me! Me! *presses a few arrow buttons as the red block falls down the same pit. It is now on top of the black block* The screen says I did it!
Bubbles: My turn. *guides her tan block to the pit. The 3 blocks are now stacked up* Just enough room for one more. It's all yours Bop.
Bop: *looks down on the arrow buttons, the words engraved on them becoming distorted gibberish once again* Uh...lesse. *raises her finger, but doesn't do anything*
Berry: What's taking you? Just press the...
Bop: NO! I can do this! I can...I can...
Bean: Bop just ask for help. I couldn't read at first either.
Bubbles: What? You're saying that as if Bop doesn't know how to...
Bop: Shut up! Why should you know?! I can't let anyone know that I'm DUMB!!
Bubbles: Couldn't Shaddy help you?
Bop: *blushes* He only taught me yesterday. Then today he got captured. I barely know what any of these words are. I'm not sure if I can even spell my name. So I wanted him to keep it a secret from everyone. They'll all think I'm...*chokes up* dumb!
Bubbles: I don't think so.
Bop: Of course not! I'm like you so of course you'd get it! It's just not fair that we have to save Shaddy in a way that has me try to do something I CAN'T DO!! *slams the console in frustration*
Bean: *gasps* Bop.
Berry: You broke it?!
Bop: *looks down at what she's done. The arrow buttons are popped out, microchips are scattered, and the monitor blank* No. *mashes the arrow buttons; the purple block doesn't respond* Move. *flies to the remaining block and desperately tries to push it*
Bean: Bop we tried that. It won't...
Bop: Yes it will! It has too! *pushes it more, but the huge block remains in place* Move! MOVE YOU...*punches it* YOU DUMB...*kicks it*
Bop: SQUARE...THING!! *finally, she leans on the block as she sinks to the floor, sobbing*
Berry: Now how can we get the barrier down?!
Bean: We'll never save Shaddy!
Bop: NO! *sniff* It's...it's not your fault. I smashed it! I smashed the only thing that can get us to Shaddy and save him! He's right there! *points to Shad, still unconscious in his tube prison, the electric lines of the Volt Barrier surrounding it* Right there and this stupid block puzzle...no, I MESSED IT UP!!
Bubbles: Then we'll help you.
Bop: NO! *flies up close to the Volt Barrier; tears in her eyes* AMBER PHOTON BARRAGE!! *the shower of amber spheres have no effects on the electric barricade* BREAK ALREADY!!
*Bop crashes into it, only for the electricity to bounce her away. She flies into it again, only to be zapped away. She does this over and over again, fist first then foot first, but neither tactic works. Her sisters and Bubbles watch on as despite a few wounds, Bop still keeps going*
Berry: BOP STOP IT!!
Bean: We'll find a way out of here and get grandpa!
Bubbles: She's getting hurt and she's still trying to get through like that? She'll...she'll...
Bean: Shaddy said one time that we don't get tired as much as other people but we still get hurt easy! Bop's probably so upset that she's...how do I say it?
Bubbles: She thinks she'll make up for not doing one thing by...
Bubbles and Berry: Trying to save Shaddy on her own! *quick glance at each other*
Berry: How would you know?!
Bubbles: Because she's ME! *surprised at what she just said; pauses* Not me exactly but if I were her I'd do the exact same thing! I understand how she feels. Shaddy made you all the same way the professor did, only too much sugar. That's easy to see since you all look, sound, and even act like me! Each of you are like a part of what I am!
Bean: Us...a part of you?
Bubbles: When I learned that Shaddy made you I felt so upset. Insulted, even! Insulted because I thought Shaddy was trying to replace me just because I left him. For a moment I was even ANGRY at him! If I could, I would never have left him! *to Berry* You're trying to keep Shaddy to yourself because you think that if he's with me I'll hurt him again. I didn't mean to. I didn't even know he liked me in that way until I left for Megasville. It was only until he moved next door to us a year later that I wanted to be with him again. But he stayed far from me and ended up being taken by Bell.
Berry: What does that have to do with me?! I'm still your better!
Bubbles: Be yourself! So what if you look, sound and act like me?! Is that what Shaddy wanted?! Before Shaddy tried to explain everything I was a little like you. I wanted Shaddy to be with me and to do that, I wanted to get Bell, who I thought was hurting him. So I got a lot more angrier then usual when she showed up with Shaddy for the first time. I never noticed how selfish I was being until Bell explained everything herself. That's why I don't treat you...don't treat any of you like an enemy. I'm just like you.
Berry: And I thought we were your betters.
Bean: So we're the same. You're like us as we're like you.
Bop: *zapped away once more* AIEEEE! *collapses*
Bean, Berry and Bubbles: BOP!! *runs to Bop*
*Bop is practically smoking due to constant electric shocks. The sleeves of her shirt have been burnt off and most of the ruffled amber skirt nearly skewered, now doing almost nothing to hide the black biker shorts*
Bop: *gets up* I still got it.
Bubbles: She can still get up after all that?
Bean: No! You don't got it!
Berry: We got it.
Bean: You can't keep charging into that alone. *holds Bop's hand*
Berry: We're in this together. Always have, always will. *Creampuffs huddle together*
Bean: Bubbles? C'mon!
Berry: Get over here already!
Bubbles: But...even whe...
Berry: When I said "we" I meant "we" as in ALL of us with you!
Bop: Yeah. Besides, I think I know how to get through that shield.
Bubbles: *teary-eyed* Th...thank you.
*Bubbles joins the Creampuffs as they float a foot above the steel floor and back up all the way to the locked exit as the tube prison looks no more then an oversized dot from such a distance. Bean whispers something in Bubbles' ear, prompting her to giggle a bit. All 4 girls are side by side as they hold hands. Their auras pop up as they share their power with each other (Link Conversion perhaps?
). The auras of bergandy, aquamarine, amber and blue flare up and grow. Finally, they bend their knees...*
Bop: On 3.
Bubbles: You can count?
Bop: *giggles* Guess that's one thing I know how to do. 3...
Creampuffs and Bubbles: UNISON ATTACK! SUGARRUSH COMET!!
*WHOOSH! They shoot forward like a comet, their auras so bright only their visages are obscured, the silhouettes being the only thing visible. Before long, they crash into the Volt Barrier. Instead of being zapped away, they're still in place as they try to push their way through. It appears to be a standstill between the barrier and the Creampuff plus Bubbles formed comet*
Bop: Have to...push harder.
Bean: We're not gonna stop. We're never gonna stop!
Berry: Not until we rescue daddy!
Bubbles: Until we rescue Shaddy! Give it everything we got!
All 4 girls: TYYYAAAAAAA!!!!!!!
*SHCRAAAAAAAAAAAAAANGG!!! The Volt Barrier shattered like glass, likewise with the remaining consoles that supported it. The Sugarrush Comet zipped past Shad and made a crash landing. The auras vanished as the Creampuff Girls and Bubbles take a moment to recover and fly out of the newly formed mini-crater and land close to the large tube imprisoning Shad, who is still out cold*
Bean: *amazed* We...we did it!
Berry: We got through it. Together, with Bubbles even.
Bop: *glomps Bubbles* YIPPIE! WE SAVED SHADDY!!
Bubbles: *giggles* This must be how he felt when I did this to him all the time last year.
Berry: *faces the tube* Daddy! Daddy Shaddy, we're here! Bubbles is with us! *no answer* Why won't he answer?
Bubbles: Maybe he's still asleep because of what Bricks did to him.
Dr. Brisbane's voice: YOU RAMBUNCTOUS MISCREANTS!!
Bop: Guess what? We got through your little zappy barrier! We did it so good, I might not need to know how to read!
Bop: *blushes* Oopsie. That came out wrong.
Dr. Brisbane's voice: Do you honestly think that you'll escape with the boy in tow so easily. Don't forget, you're still trapped.
Bubbles: So what? We'll find a way out!
Dr. Brisbane's voice: Always with the false optimism isn't it? So blinded of reality, you pitiful thing.
Berry: *angered* That's IT!! Where are you?! *looks around*
Dr. Brisbane's voice: I just warped to where Dimitri's trying to go: The Central Mainframe chamber. Quite grand really. A little too grand for the likes of you inferiors. And let's not forget that your portion of the mission is in vain.
Berry: *sees something missing on Shad's wrists* Hey. Those Moby things are gone.
*the tube containing Shad...or who they THOUGHT was Shad, immediately vanishes. It turns out that the girls were just "rescuing" a mere hologram!*
Bean: And Shaddy's gone too!
Dr. Brisbane's voice: Consider this retribution for destroying a most potent security measure that a certain duo of scientists invested so much of their time on!
Bubbles: Where's Shaddy?!
Dr. Brisbane's voice: Perhaps you should use your time trapped within the labs to figure it...
*before the sentence is completed, an extremely loud, blaring alarm rings, prompting the girls to cover their ears*
Dr. Brisbane's voice: What's this? *long pause; sounds of clicks and types* No...*scared?* I've forseen them coming, but...but in such a large...NO!!!
Bubbles: What happened? *hears a CLANG noise*
Bop: Bubbles! The door's opened! We can go!
*meanwhile, in the barracks*
*the melee of the 2 Monks, the mystery girl and the soldiers has just been halted upon the sounding of the alarm*
Dojo: Whoa, where's the fire?
Kimiko: Wonder what happened?
Dr. Brisbane's voice: CALLING ALL SOLDIERS!! CALLING ALL SOLDIERS!!
*at the entrance hall*
*Dimitri, Dexter, Bunny, the soldiers, and even the Rowdyruffs direct their attention to the blaring alarm and Brisbane's booming voice. Blossom has just arrived*
Dr. Brisbane's voice: THEY have arrived! As I speak the secondary intruders are closing in our base from the outside! All soldiers in the barracks and entrance hall cease your current activities and regroup with the rest of your comrades outside IMMEDIETELY!!
*in the weaponry dome*
*2 Daleks have been disposed of thanks to clever thinking on Clay's part. Amazing what solid marble that materializes out of nowhere can do.
But now him and the rest (even the remaining 2 Daleks) cease fighting due to the alarm*
Dr. Brisbane's voice: The Rowdyruff Boys are to join them right away! The base will most likely face it's impending doom should we fail to defend it! We will not be overpowered by vermin!
*lastly, within the surveillance dome*
*most of the outdoor surveillance monitors are back online. Bell easily subdued the scientists and Weasel. They both watch what's happening outside via the monitors. One shows the entire Global Defenders battalion outside, their weapons ready and abled as the thousands of them look ahead. Bell glances at another monitor and brings her hands to her mouth in sheer shock. Or more of what she feared. At the far side of the meadow...are dozens upon dozens of robotic kaijin of shapes and sizes. The Cluster...no, the Darkstar Council! This is confirmed by the center row which is easily identifiable. Montray, Nool, Zim and Gir on the left. Kuwagus, Destruction and Sammy (in battle armor to boot) on the right. Finally, in the center of it all is the one leading the opposing army. The rough-skinned 6-eyed orange mutant Bell knows all too well. Dr. X*
Weasel: So that's the Darkstar Council. No matter, the Rowdyruffs shall take care of them in due time. What's keeping them?
Bell: *whispers* No. Why did I have to be right?
Dr. Brisbane's voice: This is not a drill! I repeat: THIS IS NOT A DRILL!!!
*back at the entrance hall*
Bunny: *sees all the soldiers running outside* What's the deal?!
Dexter: The other intruders. Are they that much of a problem as to use the entire battalion?
Bricks: Looks like we're needed. Consider yourselves lucky.
Butch: NO! We're not obeying another order until we kick some Powerpuff ass!
Blossom: Since when do you say ass?
Boomer: *looks to the surveillance corridor entrance* Oooh! Blossom's here!
Butch: That's one down.
Bubbles' voice: Bunny! Bunny!
*the Creampuffs and Bubbles come out from another hall and to Bunny*
Dimitri: Where's Shad?!
Bop: It was a trap!
Bean: He put some see-through Shaddy to trick us so we can get trapped!
*soon, the mystery girl, Dojo, Kimiko and Raimundo catch up*
Kimiko: We just heard Brisbane telling the soldiers to evacuate the place!
Raimundo: Something about intruders or something. What can be more of a problem to him then us?
Buttercup's voice: What can be more of a problem then these Star Wars rejects?!
*finally, Buttercup, Breannin, Omi and Clay reach the entrance hall, but with the Daleks on their tail. The group has been reunited
Butch: Finally! All 3 puffs right where we want em!
Daleks 1 and 4: EXTERMIN...
*BOOM! Bricks fires an energy blast at both Daleks, strong enough to turn them into scrap metal*
Bricks: Let's make a deal, shall we? Us Rowdyruffs will face the Powerpuff Girls ONLY! No one can help!
Butch: Finally, you see things my way!
Bricks: To be honest, I've been wanting to fight them for a while myself.
Blossom: We don't have time!
Bricks: Hear me out. If you win, we'll tell you where Shad is.
Boomer: Lose, and...well, you lose!
Butch: So what's it gonna be?
Dimitri: I already unlocked the door leading to the supercomputer. What makes you think I won't sneak out of here? *before he can make another statement, a thin red laser beam whizzes past Dimitri's head and cuts through a column*
Bricks: Any MORE questions?!
Buttercup: We just got away from those Daleks and now you expect us to fight you jerks!?
Bubbles: We beat you once and we'll beat you again!
Blossom: All we have to do is pucker up and...
Boomer: Not so fast. That kiss thing won't work this time. We got cootie shots.
Girl: Kids these days still believe in those things?! Honestly...
Blossom: *sigh* We agree to your terms.
Bricks: Good. *he and his brothers land*
Butch: *winds his arm as if playing windmill* You have no idea how long I've waited for this. Time for payback from last time.
Boomer: I wonder how many years it's been. 1, 2 years maybe?
Blossom: You ready girls?
Buttercup: This won't take us long.
Bubbles: Ready when you are!
Bop: Good luck Bubbles.
Dexter: Keep on guard Blossom!
Bunny: Sock him once for me!
Omi: This'll be a great opportunity to see what these Powerpuff Girls can do. *sits on the floor*
Kimiko: Hope this doesn't take too long.
Raimundo: They beat those guys once and they'll beat them again, no worries.
Clay: True, but there's no telling what those kids learned since then. Not that I know of it, but still.
Breannin: Please win.
Dojo: *plops another clump of popcorn in his mouth* Here goes nothing.
Bricks: On your mark...
Blossom: Get set...
Powerpuffs and Rowdyruffs: READY STEADY GO!!!
*cue white flash; fade into darkness*
End of Chapter 37!
EDIT: 2 BGMs up and at your service! Of course anyone who stopped by Keeper's thread recently already heard one of them.
Advent of the Darkstar Council
Bricks VS Bunny
If possible, I'll find a BGM suitable for that little happening with the Creampuffs and Bubbles. Want to hear one I got for the upcoming fight? TOO BAD! You'll have to wait until...hmm, since I've been thinking through these things more carefully then usual, the update once a day tactic has been scarce. Just hang in there.