Cliffhangers? Just one more then: What is the "Berserker Revolt"? But seriously, so far I'm just doing this as I go. I don't pretype all this. And as for that last question concerning Barasia, PFFFT! It's still far too early, even if I've confirmed Bell will be a REAL PERSON in this fic. At least I think a real person. Still working on it but it's most likely. Nonetheless, we're still in Townsville after all so none of that will come along for a good while. Although I might have an idea to encorporate the pshycobitch in this whole thing. She might be a real person, but as for what my original idea was...you might've already seen the hint.
The hint: Look at Barasia's hair. Then go to that framed picture from chapter 16 and look at the front of Claire's hair. Coincidence? Hee hee. You speculate on the rest.
Chapter 19: YAY YAY YAY! Shady's here to stay!
*Shad's house 1:08PM*
Claire: *stares at the pistol* Should I give this to Dimitri? I don't remember seeing weaponry as plain as this back at the Global Defenders weaponry testing. Must be really working on a more compact level. Adric says Robert had this. And Dimitri tried to stop him yet he couldn't. *gasps* This gun...what if he was...
Security system: Identity confirmed: Dimitri Staydamind. *door swings open and in comes Dimitri*
Claire: *hides gun behind her back* Dimitri! Good afternoon. What brings you here so early?
Dimitri: Most of the students couldn't make it so all classes were cancelled. How about you?
Claire: Oh, just a bit bored is all.
Dimitri: Shad! I'm home!
Claire: About Shad. He's across the street with the Powerpuff Girls. They seemed to have taken a liking to him.
Dimitri: Wait, is Adric with them?
Claire: Funny you should ask. *shows Dimitri the pistol*
Dimitri: Where did you get this?!
Claire: Adric came here a few minutes ago for a short visit. He said he had to interrogate someone called Robert Denstin, part of the who-know-what. This was confiscated from him.
Dimitri: Humph. Good. This isn't no ordinary gun either. I've got shot by these earlier today.
Claire: What?! Are you...
Dimitri: I'm just fine. *holds up pistol* Luckily this is just a prototype. It temporalily stuns its victims in a blinding flash of light upon impact. Robert thought it would work but I got myself together just fine afterwards...and a little too late.
Claire: Still, if it weren't for...
Dimitri: Yes, I'm aware of that. If you hadn't used IT then our boy wouldn't be here now. So that's all Adric came here for after all these years? Just to have me look into this thing?
Claire: Actually...*tells Dimitri all that Adric asked* So he's on to us.
Dimitri: You mean Shad showed him that photo?! Why didn't you stop him?
Claire: I was taking a nap at the time. Besides, I don't think Adric told him much. Whether he knows Shad got captured I'm not so sure. Also, from what Adric said, Shad doesn't believe most of what he said. He really thinks he being held captive was a dream. Thank goodness.
Dimitri: True, but Blossom might tell her. Now that Shad's with her and the rest she'll probably slip up sooner or later.
Claire: But what if it's for the better? Can't you see that Shad is prone to believing everything we tell him? And that some of the things we tell him are lies? What if he does find out on his own? That his own mommy and daddy, the 2 people he trusts more then anyone else in the whole world, lied to him? Don't you think it's best if we tell him ourself? Even if the truth
may, and probably will hurt him...and us even more?
Dimitri: Claire, Claire, Claire. It's called a white lie. It's a lie that's beneficial. In this case, our lies has a truth that will devastate him. The good thing is that he'll only believe that truth if we tell him. And as long as we don't tell him, things will be just fine. Remember, if he asks again, just tell him that he's better off not knowing. Because it's true.
Claire: I suppose. Perhaps the sleepover is off then.
Claire: Shad wants to have a sleepover at the Powerpuff house until school's open again. Can he? Please?
Dimitri: I don't know...
Claire: *eyes wide open* Pleaaase Dimitri?
Dimitri: *blushes* Oh fine. Just have him get his things here later. That always get me everytime. High school all over again.
Wait, on second thought, I'll pack his things.
Claire: Still got it. Just like high school
*meanwhile, at the backyard of the Powerpuff household*
*all 3 girls plus Shad were soaking wet*
Professor Utonium: You know Buttercup, there's a secret on how to use the hose without hassle.
Professor Utonium: *points to knob at the faucet connected to the hose*
Blossom: Gee, how did you miss that, Butterbrains?
Bubbles: Sorry about all that Shady.
Shad: It's okay. *teeth clattering*
Professor Utonium: Okay now, everyone inside and dry up. I'll get you some dry clothes.
*inside the PPGs room after they dried up and changed into other clothes*
Bubbles: Now for the piece la resistance: Our room!
Blossom: That's our bed right there. Each stripe shows where we sleep. The closet's to your right, the windows are at the left...
Buttercup: Yeah yeah don't bother explaining. Shad had a good idea what our room looked like before since his room is almost the same, only with a bookshelf. Right Shad?
Buttercup: You're alive in there?
Bubbles: Okay? BOO! *glomps Shad*
Shad: Waugh! I mean, the walls are pink. Why?
Buttercup: When we were first made, we played rock paper scissors
to vote on the wall color. Blossom won so...you know.
Shad: *stares at the PPGs hands
Shad: How do you...I've been wanted to ask this for a...never mind. Is that Nekokoneko I see? *runs to the pile of stuffed animals* So this is where you put your plushies.
Bubbles: Uh-huh. Do you have dollies?
Shad: Not a lot. Just the small one of you and 3 more lifesize ones of you 3. That's it.
Buttercup: That's probably a good thing since this pile gets bigger like what, every month or so? Then it doubles on our birthdays. And don't get me started on how big it gets after Christmas!
Blossom: Anyway, right next to the pile of dolls is the hotline. It has a face and its nose lights up if there's an emergency in the city.
Buttercup: He knows what this is. He sees it every day at school.
Shad: She's right. Not at my house.
Bubbles: You don't have one at your house? Why?
Shad: Daddy says the security system can keep out anything, so we don't need a hotline.
Blossom: He does know that it's free right? And it can't keep out anything. What if (heaven forbid by the way) a monster were to make its way here in the suburbs? It'd just crush everything.
Shad: Gee, I never thought of that. Maybe I should ask daddy later.
Blossom: Asking? Speaking of which...I'll be right back girls. And Shad. *flies out of the room*
Bubbles: Oh yeah. Maybe Mr. Staydamind will let you stay here until school opens.
Buttercup: Whatever. *takes out a GBA:SP from the drawer* Shad, you ever played Megaman Battle Network?
*at the living room*
Blossom: You mean she wouldn't answer your questions? And you knew her in high school? She even drop-kicked you when you broke the security?! (what is high school anyway?)
Professor Utonium: Not exactly drop-kicked me. More like thwacked me with a broom and used her foot to keep me down. Took her a good 4 seconds to recognize me too. Anyway, she denied much of what I thought, including that whole hubbub about her recovering from Buttercup's punch so fast. Yet I have this odd feeling about that dream Shad told me.
Blossom: *sigh* Professor. It really happened.
Professor Utonium: What really happened?
Blossom: *tells the professor about Shad being kidnapped*
Professor Utonium: Now that REALLY doesn't add up. Who would kidnap Shad? And he was unconscious to boot!
Blossom: I don't know, but I have this awful feeling that I was sort of the reason.
Professor Utonium: How so?
Professor Utonium: This weird-looking doctor called Dr. Biggard didn't have a name tag on his lab coat and didn't know where the emergency room was. Buttercup was napping and Bubbles was in the bathroom so I took him there. I don't know why, but for some reason his arms didn't go all the way through the sleeves and had a hard time opening the door.
When I finally got back to the waiting room there was an explosion and Shad was gone! All that was found was a cracked round thing and the same lab coat. I...I think I'm the reason Shad got kidnapped! *shaking*
Professor Utonium: Blossom. *puts Blossom on his lap* You just didn't know. You girls always help people. Although the description of this Dr. Biggard is a little strange. Also, the fact that Shad was kidnapped also proves that his "dream" wasn't a dream at all. So he doesn't know he got kidnapped?
Blossom: No. Mr. and Ms. Staydamind made us promise not to tell him. Shad might get nightmares if he knew. What I don't get is the one reason why he got kidnapped in the first place?
Professor Utonium: At least this ultimately confirms that what Shad was told is the truth. Claire is indeed hiding a few abilities of her own. And if that's true, then Shad must've had them as well far before the accident.
Blossom: But what kind of powers? If only Shad remembered a bit more about what happened that time he got taken to that weird place he mentioned he might tell us. One thing's for sure, his parents won't tell us...or him. Not to mention Shad still thinks it was all a dream. I don't think he even believed us when you were talking about that molecule thing.
Professor Utonium: That is a problem. Anywho, just run along now. And thank you for telling me that info.
Blossom: Okay. *flies back to her room*
*back at the PPG room...5 hours later (6:12PM)*
Shad: Uh-oh. What's Bug Style?
Buttercup: Don't know. Never got that before.
Bubbles: *playing with her Octi and Nekokoneko, then looks out at the window* Ooh! Stars!
Shad: Stars? *drops the GBA:SP and looks out the window* Cool. They're always this much during the summer. It's all dark and the star...AHH! It's dark! I have to go home!
Buttercup: Oh calm down! You live right across the street.
*Professor Utonium enters the room carrying a big briefcase-styled bag*
Professor Utonium: No need to worry Shad. *puts bag down* Whew. You'll be here for quite some time.
Shad: You mean...
Professor Utonium: Yes. Dimitri came here just a few minutes ago and agreed with Claire to let you stay here with your new friends until things back at Pokey Okes are fixed up. All your things are inside the bag.
Buttercup: Does that mean...
Shad: *blushes* I can...*glomped*
Bubbles: YAY! YAY! YAY! Shady's here to stay!
Buttercup: Guess vacation came a bit early. It'll probably be the last day of school by the time our school's patched up. Mojo actually did us a favor.
Bubbles: We're going to do so much things. We can swim in a pool, go to the beach, go to Tokyo Townsville,
look for shapes in the stars, have pillow fights...
Shad: *still glomped on* Wow. Things always turn out weird. Maybe the sleepover is a good idea. Hee hee. Although I still haven't gotten used to Bubbles hugging me all the time...I kind of like it.
End of Chapter 19!
Yep. A whole lotta stuff in bold. Some are references to the show itself, some are hints of things to come, things that happened in past chapters (poor Blossom had no idea who "Dr. Biggard" really is), and if you look closely, you'll see why Shad was a bit confused as to how Blossom won rock paper scissors. Also, is anyone familiar with Megaman Battle Network?
EDIT: Behold, for I have here the perfect theme song for Bubbles! Click I say!
Oh, and it'll last for 7 days only, so hurry up.