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Re: The Life and Times of Shad Staydamind. :w00t:

Postby Shadowed State of Mind » Sun Nov 13, 2005 5:13 pm

Of course! The only difference with what Robert used is that it doesn't cause relentless pain like Barasia's does.


Chapter 10: Is Shady okay?


*at Global Defenders HQ*

*Dr. Brisbaine sits quietly in his office, glaring at his plasma monitor (normal size) which is scrolling encrypted data left and right. That is, until another window popped up on the monitor, a streaming news video marked BREAKING NEWS in bold red letters.

Dr. Brisbaine: Hmm? What's this now? *clicks on the Play symbol at the bottom of the screen, starting the video*

Newsperson: This is Townsville News with a breaking news update. Earlier today Mojo Jojo attempted to drill into the core of the earth, causing massive earthquakes in the process and damaging several building along with causing major casualties...

Dr. Brisbaine: This is breaking news? That simian was probably defeated by...

Newsperson: The Powerpuffs Girls once again...

Dr. Brisbaine: These people have nothing else to report don't they.

Newsperson: ....however, just mere minutes before the earthquakes stopped, police began a relentless pursuit on what appeared to be a white van reported by an anonymous tipster to have contained dangerous chemicals...*cue showing mug shot of Robert Denstin*

Dr. Brisbaine: *infuriated* WHAT?!?! *slams hands on the desk and grabs hold of the monitor* NO!!

Newsperson: .....the rough roads caused the vehicle to spin out of control and unexpectingly, a boy who's identity won't be revealed for the time being was struck by the vehicle resulting in serious head injury and possible large loss of blood. The contents inside the van also spilled... *cue showing picture of Shad Staydamind*

Dr. Brisbaine: Isn't that...WHAT?!?!?!?! *eyes widen dramatically* THERE'S JUST........................what were the odds of this? You've seem to have grown a bit from last time I've seen you...*folds hands together and smiles sinisterly* Shad Staydamind.


*meanwhile, just outside the emergency room on the first floor of Townsville Hospital*

*the Powerpuffs sit right in front of the door leading to said room. Blossom stares at the huge bulb above the door with the word "EMERGANCY" brightly lit. Buttercup is playing her GBA:SP but is having difficulty concentrating due to Shad's little predicament. Bubbles is just looking down with a sullen look in her eyes, barely holding on to her stuffed counterpart partially caked in blood and several tissues damped with tears crumpled up next to her*

Blossom: C'mon...dim already!

Bubbles: Why didn't we save him?

Buttercup: It's not like we knew he was in trouble. That stupid ape kept us busy with his plans...again.

Blossom: What I want to know is why those police cars were chasing that van. And what the heck was all that black stuff on Shad?

Bubbles: *sniff* We let him down. We let Shady down and that's that.

Buttercup: Would you shut up already?! We know we weren't there when he needed us! It's not like he's dead or anything. See that light? *points to large rectangular light bulb above the door* If it turns itself off the doctors will tell us if he's alive and I'm sure he's still alive.

Blossom: He was struck IN THE HEAD BY A VAN!! Even if he does recover there's a slim chance he'll not be the same again. Besides, Claire's in there too, and she won't let her son die like this! I've heard she's one the best nurses here.

*just then, the large bulb dimmed, followed by a low beep sound and the door opening*

Buttercup: This is it.

Bubbles: *whispers* Please be alive please be alive please be alive.

*out comes an exhausted and slightly sweaty Claire*

Buttercup: *holds breath*

Blossom: Well?

Bubbles: Is Shady okay?

*nothing..............then Claire sighed and gave a thumbs-up*

Buttercup: *exhales deeply*

Blossom: He's...

Claire: He's very lucky to...*glomped by Bubbles* I'm glad too, but he's still not awake at the moment. Also...

Buttercup: Let's check on him then! *all 3 girls sprint into the emergency room*

Claire: Wait he's fine for now but...

Blossom: What the?!

*they see 4 doctors on each side of a large white bed. On that bed wrapped in sheets from the neck down is an unconscious Shad without his glasses on. The huge gash on his forehead seemed to have disappeared, leaving only a slight scar. Also, there were a few wires sticking to his forehead as well via suction cups. But the most startling change was...*

Bubbles: His hair...

Blossom: It's...some sort of white-ish gray color.

Buttercup: More white if you ask me. How did this happen?

Doctor 1: During our treatment, Shad's brainwaves *points to a monitor connected to the bed, showing a green line jumping up and down* exhibited some odd occurrences.

Doctor 2: It lasted only mere seconds, but the wavelength color changed from green to a bright red, and it jumped to nearly immeasurable heights. Also, you can clearly see that his hair color changed at that exact moment.

Doctor 3: We suspect that this has something to do with the strange black liquid that was spilled on him after the injury. The strange thing is that...that...

Doctor 4: We don't know how to say this but...we scanned him for any traces of the substance. It didn't pick up anything. As if Shad was never infected.

Blossom: What?! But Ms. Keane said she saw it happen!

Buttercup: I thought all these stuff here was high-tech and yet that whatever it was that got inside Shad isn't inside him?

Bubbles: Maybe the scanner's broken.

Claire: *bends down to the girls' height* The equipment here is the best around. I've seen the results myself. Even though I hardly believe it...if the hospital's top-of-the-line scanner didn't pick it up...the Chemical...I mean the unknown substance *laughs nervously* isn't inside him.

Blossom: Hmm. Unknown? As in the scanner didn't know what it is but you probably do?

Claire: W-w-what are you saying?

Bubbles: *walks over to Shad's bed* Shady? It's me Bubbles. We're here. Can you wake up please? *long pause* He isn't moving.

Doctor 2: No, but he's definatly breathing. He'll be alright.

Doctor 4: Why don't you girls go on home now? We'll take it from...*banging sound on door, Bubbles jumps up in slight shock*

???: SHAD!! OPEN THIS DOOR! OPEN THIS DOOR NOW!

Claire: Good, he's here. *opens the door to see it's indeed Dimitri*

Dimitri: *runs to Shad's bed* Is he okay?!

Doctor 2: His condition has been stabilized...*grabbed by the collor*

Dimitri: Spare me the mumbo-jumbo, is he alive or not?!

Doctor 1: He's going to be fine! He just needs rest. Although there's something you might need to know...*tells Dimitri about the irregular pattern that showed up on Shad's brainscan. Dimitri was then mouth agape, eyes wide open*

Dimitri: No...THAT spilled on him? He hasn't been tainted with that since... *calms down and closes mouth* Okay...Claire, it's time to go. And you girls need to get home as well. School's closed due to the earthquake.

Bubbles: Mr. Staydamind, are you alright?

Dimitri: Yes I'm fine. Let's just leave these doctors to their work. We're lucky this hospital wasn't damaged. Thanks for saving us again girls. *Dimitri leaves the room*

Claire: Well Powerpuff Girls...adieu. *follows Dimitri*

Buttercup: Ooooooookay...I don't know how but that seemed a little too weird to me.

*back at Global Defenders HQ*

*inside the main office, Dr. Brisbaine waits patiently...for them to arrive. Before he knew it, his door opened automatically, revealing 3 boys each wearing a black military-esque uniform with the letters "RR" stamped on the upper left side. The first one had black hair and green eyes, the second, blond hair and blue eyes, and the leader, red hair with red eyes. They are the best in the organization. They are...*

Dr. Brisbaine: Rowdyruff Boys?

Bricks: At your command, sir.

Boomer: Present and ready.

Butch: Whatcha got this time...sir?

Dr. Brisbaine: Watch that talk Butch. It's "What's the assignment this time sir" not that. Anyways...I do have an assignment for you all. Any of you know where Townsville Hospital is?

Bricks: Hospital? We're doing community service now?

Dr. Brisbaine: No...I just need you to pick up a certain.........acquaintance. *shows Rowdyruffs a printout picture of Shad...at 3 years old*


End of Chapter 10!
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Re: The Life and Times of Shad Staydamind. :w00t:

Postby Keeper » Sun Nov 13, 2005 6:01 pm

Great update. :)

More please.^_^
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Postby Shadowed State of Mind » Mon Nov 14, 2005 1:18 pm

Chapter 10 updated!

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Chapter 10 completed!
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Re: The Life and Times of Shad Staydamind. :w00t:

Postby Keeper » Mon Nov 14, 2005 3:34 pm

Nice update.^^
Can't wait for the next part! w00t
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Re: The Life and Times of Shad Staydamind. :w00t:

Postby Shadowed State of Mind » Mon Nov 14, 2005 8:39 pm

Next part it is! C'mon guys, I know Keeper's not the only one reading this.


Chapter 11: Kidnapping? This a joke?


*at the waiting room of Townsville Hospital 10:42AM*

Blossom: Okay girls I called the professor. He said we can stay until Shad wakes up if we want to.

Buttercup: Good. When the heck is that?

Bubbles: He's just sleeping! Anything that sleeps always wake up.

Blossom: What I don't get is why didn't the scanner pick up whatever it was that spilled on Shad.

Buttercup: Maybe it just vanished when it got in his system.

Blossom: If that was the case then what was the deal with those brain wavelenghs the doctors talked about. And Dimitri seemed a bit shocked when he heard about Shad's accident. Now what was that liq...

Bubbles: Of course he was shocked...or was it suprised? If I got hurt like Shady did you'd have the same face Dimitri had when he heard.

*meanwhile...just above the hospital*

*The Rowdyruff Boys: Bricks, Boomer and Butch are hovering just a few feet above the hospital*

Butch: So let's see if we have this all straighten out: We have to sneak into this here hospital, go to the emergancy room, grab this Shad Staywhat's-his-name...

Boomer: I think it was Staydamind.

Butch: Whatever. Grab this Shad Staydamind kid and bring him back to HQ unharmed. Kidnapping? This a joke? Why the heck are we going after a kid?!

Bricks: Hell if I know. Dr. Brisbaine really seemed pissed that the Chemical X is gone. Then again, it spilled onto Shad so maybe he'll be recruited or something...I don't know! Let's just get him before Brisbaine yells at us.

*the Rowdyruffs slowly float down, avoiding visual contact from the locals. They land just at the right side of the hospital*

Boomer: Look at all these windows. Maybe we can find Shad from here. *takes out picture of 3 year old Shad*

Butch: *checks picture* From the looks of the date imprinted on that I'd say the picture was taken 3 years ago.

Boomer: I guess. *starts walking from window to window* Might as well look arou...*stops and sees the Powerpuff Girls through the next window* POWERPU...*tackled by Bricks and Butch*

Bricks: What's with that?! One slip up and our whole cover is blown!

Boomer: Waiting room window! *frantically points at said window*

Butch: That's the window to the waiting room stupid.

Boomer: That's what I said! Look who's IN the waiting room.

*Bricks and Butch take a little peak through the window. What they saw, they can't blame Boomer for freaking out. They saw Blossom reading a magazine, Bubbles floating to the bathroom and Buttercup taking a nap on the couch*

Butch: Man oh man. If only we weren't on this dumb mission we'd kick their butts right now.

Bricks: I feel the same way you do, but orders are orders. We'll circle around looking through the 1st floor windows until we find this Shad kid.

Boomer: Why the first floor?

Butch: Because of the emergancy room! If someone's hurt bad they need it on the first floor. Do you even think before you ask stupid questions?

Bricks: That's enough of that!

*the Rowdyruffs circle around the hospital, peeking through all the ground floor windows for Shad, but to no avail*

Butch: We've been going around in circles for an hour now! Look, there's the stupid back door we've passed at least what, 8 times now? Where's the brat?

Bricks: Something's definatly not right. Shad has to be here.

Boomer: We can try going inside.

Butch: Yeah Boomer that's real swell. Go inside so we can let those cootie-kissing sissies spot us and fail the mission! *blushes* I'm not combusting again you hear?!

Bricks: Hold on. He might be onto something there. Didn't you say that over there is a back door?

Boomer: Yeah. Butch said so. There was a lock and...oh yeah! *Boomer emits a thin laser from his eyes that cuts through the lock*

Bricks: There you go. *opens door as they go inside*

Boomer: Wow. Everything's so...white.

Butch: Duh. It's a hospital. They always use white. Let's just find the emergancy...

Bricks: Everyone! In that room! *grabs Boomer and Butch and runs into a nearby room*

Butch: *pushes Bricks away* The hell was that for?

Bricks: Another second and the camera would've spotted us.

Butch: Cameras in a hospital? LAME!

Boomer: Guys? Why does this place have boxes everywhere?

Bricks: Huh? *takes a look around* This is a storage room. Which means...*punches a box open, causing several lab coats to flow out*

Boomer: Yeah! We can infiltrate the hospital like regular doctors.

Butch: The coat's too big though. That definatly wasn't covered in advanced training.

Bricks: Well advanced training also taught us to improvise. I got just the idea.

*Hospital waiting room 11:21AM*

Blossom: *lying down on the couch, head face down* Sheesh. Never though waiting for a friend to wake up was so boring. Even thinking about the odd stuff the doctors mentioned don't interest me. Maybe I'm just tired. Hold on! Shad was going to give me my gift. I didn't get it yet, so maybe I can think about that...not much else to do anyway. School's closed and it's a mess outside thanks to Mojo Jojo...again. *yawns, then looks at Buttercup, still fast asleep* You had the right idea Buttercup.

???: Excuse me young girl. May I seek your assistance?

*Blossom looks up to see an oddly tall doctor with red hair and red eyes who seems to be having some trouble keeping his balance for some reason as he slightly moves left and right. He also has an unusually (i.e. fake sounding) deep voice*

Blossom: Who are you?

???: I'm a doctor you pans...I mean, I'm a doctor in this here hospital. I'm Dr. Drey.

Blossom: Who?! o.O

???/top part(Bricks): *gets pinched by middle section(Butch)* Ow! Uh, I mean, did I say Dr. Drey? I meant Dr. Biggard. Do you know the way to the emergancy room?

Blossom: Shouldn't you know? You work here after all?

Bottom part(Boomer): *whispers* Say you're new here and you just started working yesterday.

Blossom: What?

Dr. Biggard/Bricks: I said I'm new here and don't know my way very well yet. If you know where it is, can you please escort me there? I left something of mine in that room.

Blossom: I guess so. Why are you wearing sneakers? And why are your legs shaking?

Bottom part(Boomer): C'mon. Gotta hold on just a few more minutes.

Dr. Biggard/Bricks: Nothing. Now I believe you were going to escort me to the emergancy room.

Blossom: Yeah I'll do that. Might as well do something. Who knows? Maybe Shad's awake already.

*Blossom walks to the emergancy room while "Dr. Biggard" staggers behind him, occasionally causing the "middle part" to almost lose balance*

Middle part/Butch: *whispers* Geez Boomer lift with your legs!

Bottom part/Boomer: *whispers* I'm going as fast as I can! I wanted to be the top part.

Top part/Bricks: *whispers* Would you guys shut up? You know Blossom's hearing is strong. Talk any more and she'll hear us.

Blossom: We're here. The emergancy room's just behind this door.

Dr. Biggard/Bricks: Ahh good. Now I'll just open the door now. *the "hand" rises up and starts waving around* Oh silly me...the doorknob is at the *shouting* left side of the door!! *the "hand" moves to the right side instead* Oops! I meant *shouts louder* THE OTHER SIDE! *the hand finally finds the doorknob, thus opening the door* Thank you very much Powerpuff Girl.

Blossom: Yeah, you're welcome. *floats away* Weird.

*finally inside the emergancy room, "Dr. Biggard" removes the coat, revealing to be Bricks, Boomer and Butch standing on top of each others shoulders. Bricks at the top, Butch at the middle, and Boomer at the bottom. They jump off each other*

Butch: Way to make us flop around like that.

Boomer: Look who's talking! You couldn't even find the doorknob.

Bricks: Shut up! He'll wake up soon *points to a still-sleeping Shad* so let's get this over with. *gets Shad off the bed (he's in a hospital gown) and carries him on his back*

Butch: Finally. Mission a...you gotta be kidding me. *notices that the room has no window*

Bricks: Guess this explains why we couldn't find this room earlier.

Boomer: Yeah, but there was this odd empty space between 2 windows from outside. And what's that round thing on the wall? *looks at a circle-shaped silver metal device on the wall where a window would be*

Bricks: Lemme see that. *walks toward the device and sees an emblem on it. The image of the planet Earth on a shield with a sword at the background* Global Defenders?! *rips devices off the wall and smashes it* What the HELL?!

Butch: That thing was from one of us? Who would...*the wall starts phasing and swirling, something flashing in front of it. In a matter of seconds, something appears in its place*

Boomer: Window?!

Bricks: That thing was a cameflouge device! The guys back at HQ are the only ones we know who can make something like that! Whoever planted it really wants to keep this kid out of our hands. As if they saw us coming. But how the heck did they get our technology? What's going on?!

Butch: Who cares? *eyes light up* We'll tell the Doc when we get back to HQ.

*just outside the restrooms*

Bubbles: Much better. *hears a loud BOOM following by a alarm*

ALARM: OBSTRUCTION IN EMERGANCY ROOM! OBSTRUCTION IN EMERGANCY ROOM!

Bubbles: Shady! *flys to the emergancy room, meeting Blossom and Buttercup on her way*

Bubbles: Sha...

Buttercup: We heard!

Blossom: Faster!

*the Powerpuffs make it to the door. They bust through it only to find most of the equipment inside the room destroyed, a hole in the window...and a certain little boy missing*

Buttercup: What the...

Blossom: Who did this?

Bubbles: Shad's gone. Someone took him.

Blossom and Buttercup: WHO THE HECK KIDNAPPED SHAD?!

End of Chapter 11.
The Life and Times of Shad Staydamind PPG fic; finished. part 1/3
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Re: The Life and Times of Shad Staydamind. :w00t:

Postby Keeper » Mon Nov 14, 2005 8:55 pm

Great update. More please. ^_^
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Postby Shadowed State of Mind » Tue Nov 15, 2005 9:21 pm

Voila! Take a look at Chapter 5 guys.

Once again, thank you Midori and Griddles. :w00t:

Added after 3 hours 8 minutes:

And the next chapter begins now! By the way, I've been waiting to type up this one for a while now. You might see why soon enough.


Chapter 12:


*location: Townsville Hospital 11:53AM*

*the local authorities are investigating the partly ruined emergency room for any clues as to what caused the explosion while the hospital stall evacuate the premises. The Powerpuffs are in the waiting room by Dimitri and Claire, who's currently in a bit of a nervous wreck as Blossom explains what happened*

Blossom: ...and then the alarm sounded after the explosion. When we got to the emergancy room there was this huge whole where the window was. Shad wasn't anywhere in there!

Claire: *sniffs* So first I have my baby treated after that accident. Then once I thought things might be fine someone justs...*sobs* KIDNAPS HIM?!

Dimitri: Easy there Claire. The police and the detectives are looking for the cause of whatever it was that caused the explosion, and who took our Shad.

Buttercup: But what the heck for? Who would take a kid who just got in an accident earlier?

*while they discuss, an authority figures walks up to them carrying a severely cracked metal plate with several of it circuitry exposed and a lab coat*

Detective: Powerpuff Girls!

Bubbles: You found something?

Detective: Nothing that may pertain to the cause of the blast, but from the looks of things, these might've not been in the room before. *shows them the lab coat and the broken round metal plate* This lab coat has no name tag. The round metal...thing on the other hand...we though it might've been the cause of the explosion but further analysis determined otherwise.

Dimitri: *gasps* That's...

Blossom: It's what?

Dimitri: *hands shaking* N-n-nothing. An unintentional slip that's all. If my Illusion Cloaker was discovered, then Shad must've been taken by...NO! Brisbaine you didn't! He's not even conscious and you've sent your men? I suppose that explains the lab coat with no name tag.

And the next chapter begins now! By the way, I've been looking forward to getting this one for a while now. You might see why soon enough. And as usual, pay attention to the bold parts as you read along.


Chapter 12:


*location: Townsville Hospital 11:53AM*

*the local authorities are investigating the partly ruined emergency room for any clues as to what caused the explosion while the hospital stall evacuate the premises. The Powerpuffs are in the waiting room by Dimitri and Claire, who's currently in a bit of a nervous wreck as Blossom explains what happened*

Blossom: ...and then the alarm sounded after the explosion. When we got to the emergancy room there was this huge whole where the window was. Shad wasn't anywhere in there!

Claire: *sniffs* So first I have my baby treated after that accident. Then once I thought things might be fine someone justs...*sobs* KIDNAPS HIM?!

Dimitri: Easy there Claire. The police and the detectives are looking for the cause of whatever it was that caused the explosion, and who took our Shad.

Buttercup: But what the heck for? Who would take a kid who just got in an accident earlier?

*while they discuss, an authority figures walks up to them carrying a severely cracked metal plate with several of it circuitry exposed and a lab coat*

Detective: Powerpuff Girls!

Bubbles: You found something?

Detective: Nothing that may pertain to the cause of the blast, but from the looks of things, these might've not been in the room before. *shows them the lab coat and the broken round metal plate* This lab coat has no name tag. The round metal...thing on the other hand...we though it might've been the cause of the explosion but further analysis determined otherwise.

Dimitri: *gasps* That's...

Blossom: It's what?

Dimitri: *hands shaking* N-n-nothing. An unintentional slip that's all. If my Illusion Cloaker was discovered, then Shad must've been taken by...NO! Brisbaine you didn't! He's not even conscious and you've sent your men? I suppose that explains the lab coat with no name tag.

Detective: Also, we checked the front and back entrances and found this. *takes out a seared lock from his pocket* Look closely at where it's been "cut."

Bubbles: Can I see? *takes lock and uses her magnification vision for a closer look at the broken area of the lock* Weird. I see red stuff.

Detective: Exactly. The lock hasn't been cut, but actually melted through by a weapon, possibly a laser. But I can't imagine what kind of laser can be powerful enough to just go through it. Except for yours at least.

Blossom: That is weird. So whoever took Shad was probably armed. And he also wore that tagless la...*gasps, then remembers that "Dr. Biggard" didn't have a name tag on his coat either* Oh no. That guy I took to the emergency room. He couldn't have...but that still doesn't explain... Maybe a bomb blew up the room?

Detective: Perhaps, but the room itself is really small and I don't think Shad's captor would be a suicide bomber if Shad himself isn't here. It's as if whoever took him planned this all the way through and had some sophisticated equipment to pull it off. Or maybe this person had assistance with another. Of course this is all speculation.

Dimitri: No...it's not speculation. It's fact.

Claire: Dimitri?

Dimitri: I tried to keep him safe. I never should've left.

Claire: Neither of us should.

Blossom: Did you say fact? What do you mean?

Dimitri: Claire...I need to get back home. I might be able to help Shad from there. *whispers in Claire's ear* And make sure the Powerpuffs don't follow me back. I don't want anyone else involved.

*on that note, Dimitri leaves the hospital and makes his way back home*

Claire: I see. It's risky but anything to get our boy back. *smiles weakly* Anyone want to take a walk to shake off all this stress?

Bubbles: I guess so. How'll Mr. Staydamind save Shady?

Claire: Let's not worry about that.

Blossom: Hmm.

*in a pitch-black undisclosed location, Shad stirs awake although still half-asleep*

Shad: *yawns* Hi. Huh? Where am I? *stands up, although he's still a bit wobbly then walks* Mommy? Daddy? Ms. Keane? Blossom? Buttercup? Bubbles?! Hello? *not long until he bumps into something hard* Ow! *rubs head* What was that? So dark.

???: Surely you're not afraid of the dark, Shad Staydamind.

Shad: AHH! Where'd that come from?

???: Sorry. Must be on speaker-mode. Allow me to Shad some light on your little prediciment. Hmm. Made a pun.

*all the bulbs in the ceiling activate and turn on with moderate brightness. Shad didn't have his glasses so it took him a moment for his eyes to get used to the light. When they did, he saw stuff he'd expect in a high-tech place: An enormous (at least to Shad it's enormous), taupe colored room! On both the left and right side, rows upon rows of computers make small humming sounds, each row having a large monitor (each showing the image of a skeleton and heartrate meter) above each row of computers. At the front of the room lies the biggest monitor of them all, displaying someone brainwaves. And Shad, after looking away from all the gizmos, noticed that he was trapped inside a big tube of some sort!*

Shad: Where am I?

???: You don't remember? How could you Shad?

Shad: What's that supposed to mean?

???: Just be patient.

Shad: *Shad sees someone come out through the door wearing a gray suit walking his way. In mere seconds, he stops right in front of the tube containing Shad*

Shad: Can you come closer? I can't see without my glasses.

???: *steps closer* Better?

Shad: There. Can you please tell me where I am so I can go now? And who are you?

???: I suppose it's better to introduce myself. You may call me Dr. Brisbaine. I am the head of the Global Defenders: a currently top-secret organization dedicated to thwarting evil.

Shad: *confused* What?

Dr. Brisbaine: *sighs* We fight bad guys.

Shad: Oh.

Dr. Brisbaine: Are you saying you don't recognize me? What happened? I knew you and you knew me quite well.

Shad: I did? How?

Dr. Brisbaine: You really don't remember don't you? I might as well make this explanation as short as I can: A long long time ago your daddy was born an excellent genius. He excelled so much that he got our attention. We offered him and 2 other geniuses a chance to join us and help secure the world. Your father accepted our offer, wishing to put his skills to good use. Around that time he was in his early 20s and engaged with his sweetheart, your mommy. Seeing as they married soon afterwards it was only fair if she was aware of Dimitri's occupation as well. As for the other 2 I've mentioned, one joined whereas his younger cousin turned down our offer. Together they became our top 2 scientists in a matter of months, proving their worth by constructing more efficient security systems, weapon augmentations and armor enhancement. And yet that didn't seem enough. As if they're capable of more. About a year later we got ahold of a...rather unpredictable chemical. The scientist that refused to join us felt a bit of regret of not really using his smarts for the greater good, so he sent some of it to us. Noticing the lavishing, but possibly fatal effects of the chemicals on our lab rats, we began to take things to the next level. One of our scientists dubbed the chemical...Chemical X. It's probably notable that you were born a year after your father joined us, Shad. Anyway, we didn't have enough of the Chemical X left, yet we wished for more of it. It gave whoever came within contact with it superpowers. We know...we've seen it...because one of our own experienced it. She merely volunteered for it just to see if the Chemical X gave its bearer defensive capabilities as well as offensive. Although very risky according to her husband, she was granted that...and then some. Our very own: Claire Staydamind.

Shad: *gasps, eyes wide open* Mommy has superpowers?!

Dr. Brisbaine: There was nothing too super about it really. Our tests and scans only indicated that she had minor healing powers. Which is a bit ironic if you think closely about it. She was a nurse even back then. Patients in her care recovered quickly. A miracle healer. You should know. Your little accident earlier today left quite a large gash on your head. Normally the odds of you dying were very high, but Claire secretly used her power to mend both your skin and your skull. That proves that she has both healing powers and another, even more sought after power: Molecular Regeneration. With both...that woman is at the very tip of immortality! But it's not just the fact that we've discovered her ability. It's when we did so that intrigued us. Obviously, I'm jumping around from one event to another, but here goes: She wasn't aware of this until the day after when she experienced some "problems" but had you in her, how do I say, stomach when she took the Chemical X. Do you know what that means?

Shad: *stunned*

Dr. Brisbaine: That's right...the chemical was passed on to you when you were born!

Shad: YOU MEAN I HAVE...

Dr. Brisbaine: Not exactly. That would be the logical way of saying things. We scanned you when you were just 6 months old. Oddly enough, no traces of the chemical were present. At first we thought it was too soon for the chemical to become present at the age you were. It was then we waited until you were 2 years of age that we decided to run some tests. You had no super strength, no laser vision, no fire, nothing! You acted out the behavior of a normal toddler. Your mom, dad and the other scientist thought I was going a bit too far with the testing of Chemical X and seeing if you had any supernatural abilities. It baffled me. I ordered another bio-scan of you and still nothing. I had high hopes for you. I thought your existence would help us. Help the world. Achive big things. Yet it seemed that none of your mother's supernatural traits were passed on to you. Even the employees thought we'd take the Chemical X research to another direction. I wished to create a superpowered army, but obviously that wouldn't be possible without years of planning. And we had to know the exact effects of the Chemical X so we can vary the stable amount for each candidate. You were one of those candidates, but your lack of powers disqualified you. That didn't make sense. Despite the fact that we've moved on to the superarmy project, it still remained stuck inside my head. Did the chemical itself die out within you? Was there too little for the scanners to detect? One inconclusive theory came after another. I was at a loss of thinking. Then, one year after your tests, we've finally perfected the chemical amountage! One of our employees developed excellent health with little to no side effects. It was at that moment I wondered...what if you needed a little jump start? I discussed it with your parents, but they sharply disagreed. They really didn't care if you were supernatural or not. You were their son and loved you no matter not. I didn't understand what that meant. When I began your tests your father anticipated the results. When they came out normal, he said he no longer cared whether you were superpowered or not. I lead an organization that would produce the greatest set of defenders on the planet, and you were going to be apart of it! I know you were hiding something. It's only logical that you have some ability. I either went mad or just obsessed about being correct all the time. It didn't matter, because what I did next...............resulted in a huge disaster. But that's a story for another time. You're better off not hearing too much. Besides, the sooner we get through this the better. It's time I continue what I began 3 years ago!

Shad: *fast asleep due to Brisbaine's constant yammering, then sprouted awake by bang on the tube by Brisbaine* AHH!

Dr. Brisbaine: So let's begin this shall we. *snaps fingers, then a humming sound comes from under the tube that Shad is trapped in*

Shad: Wait, what's happening? Where's mommy?! *getting a bad feeling about this*

Dr. Brisbaine: She's not present here. Your little accident had you exposed to Chemical X. Perhaps our now more powerful scanners can detect it and pintpoint your abilities.

Shad: But I want my mommy and daddy! Why won't I wake up?! *humming sound gets louder and louder*

Dr. Brisbaine: Hmm?

Shad: This is a dream isn't it? I want to wake up.

Dr. Brisbaine: Humph. Is it?

*the humming sound gets louder and louder until...*

Shad: *zapped* Ouch, that hurt...hey, that hurt!

Dr. Brisbaine: I take it you don't feel pain in your dreams. The minor electric shocks should help magnify the Chemical X within.

Shad: *zapped* OW! Quit it! Mommy! Daddy! *zapped again*

Dr. Brisbaine: If you stand still you'll barely feel it. This won't take long.

Shad: *bangs against the glass* Let me out! LET ME OUT!! MOMMY! DADDY! BUBBLES!! *sobs uncontrollably as he bends down in fetal position, the electric shocks still getting to him*

Dr. Brisbaine: *looks at the huge monitor, which is showing Shad's interiors and brainwaves* Still nothing?! This is unthinkable! Weasel, is this on full power?

Weasel: *on one of the computers* Maximum efficency sir.

Dr. Brisbaine: This makes no sense. How is it that after what's happened...Shad? *notices that Shad has stopped crying, still in fetal position and head buried in his knees*

*just then, the brainwaves change from green to a piercing red and jumps to almost immesurable heights. Also, the other monitor showing Shad's innards started featuring little dots and the red blood cells turned into a pitch black*

Dr. Brisbaine: Can this be?

???: Oh. It is.

Dr. Brisbaine: Who said that?!

???: Look who's talking. You can't even recognize this voice. I'll give you a hint: ook lay at the ass glay.

*Dr. Brisbaine looked to the glass tube that contained Shad. He was still down, but Dr. Brisbaine's eyes showed signs of...fear?*

Dr. Brisbaine: No...it can't be! Not you! NOT YOU!

???: You forgot about me all this time, old man?

*the voice sounded sinister, yet childlike at the same time. Brisbaine saw Shad's head rise up from between his knees. The tears were still there, but the eyes they came from weren't a newly changed silver, but a deadly, ferocious and angry red!*

Shad: Nice to see you again, Dr. Brisbaine.


End of Chapter 12.


Yes Dr. Brisbaine talked too much, bear with me! Comments are welcome as usual.

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Postby Bear » Tue Nov 15, 2005 11:42 pm

Hey, this is getting pretty good. It looks like we're going to get to see Shady in action, keep up the good work!
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Re: The Life and Times of Shad Staydamind. :w00t:

Postby Shadowed State of Mind » Wed Nov 16, 2005 10:17 pm

Hate to break it to you Bear, but if you read the descriptions near the end of the chapter, you'll see that the kid in the tube isn't the "same" Shad.

Added after 5 hours 24 minutes:

Anyway, let's get this continued shall we? And sorry if there's no subtitle for the previous chapter yet. I'm having trouble with that one...and this on as well.


Chapter 13:


*Global Defenders laboratory*

*the brainscans still show the red line rapidly jumping up and down. The red blood cells featured on another monitor have just turned from red to black. And Dr. Brisbaine has his eyes on Shad, slightly shaking in fear, slowly stepping backward. But Shad...he doesn't seem to be himself*

Shad/???: *speaks in a sinister (yet slightly childishly innocent) tone of voice, eyes a wicked red* What's wrong Brisbaine? You went through some trouble to finally see me again. You wanted me back here. And here I am.

Dr. Brisbaine: H-h-how did you come back?!

Shad/???: I never went away. I had a bit of a jump start. All thanks to the accident. By the way, are you curious as to why all these years of carrying the Chemical X within me, it wasn't even detected? Simple: For me, it can cameflouge itself into any genetic code of the organism its in really. It morphed into identical blood cells, skin cells, the works! No scanner can probably tell the difference. Of course, now you're wondering how I'm back after 3 years of almost non-existance.

Dr. Brisbaine: How?

Shad/???: Hey, I never said I was going to tell you. I mentioned the part with the Chemical X spilling all over me earlier. Let's just leave it at that. Although you were talking a bit too much about stuff that I sort of already knew. No wonder my other half fell asleep! And it's a good thing he didn't hear most of it, for he's much better off not knowing that he was being used as a patsy for this organization...this place that I should've vanquished 3 years ago! That will continue once I get out of this stupid tube.

Dr. Brisbaine: Not likely. It's much more dense then last time. Very powerful really. You just can't break it.

Shad/???: Hehehe. *giggles slightly* You silly man.

Dr. Brisbaine: What's so funny?

Shad/???: All this. *stands up* Powerful: yes. Escape-proof: No it isn't. Not at all.

Dr. Brisbaine: Hmm?

Shad/???: You see, while I was dormant, my powers have been steadily evolving. Not that they're strong now, but perhaps some visual demonstration is in order.

*Dr. Brisbaine just stands there as Shad/??? walks slowly to the glass that's keeping him in. When he got close he didn't stop, but did something not even Brisbaine saw coming. Without any effects, Shad/??? simply walked right through the glass and out of the tube!*

Dr. Brisbaine: WHAT?!

Shad/???: *smiles cutely* Come on. You know me better then that. You said so yourself. All-powerful confinements don't do much if it's not phase-proof. Now where was I? Oh yeah. I'm going to destroy this little organization, killing you while I'm at it. Simply because you're a crazy futile crackpot who hurt Shad all those years ago. Of course what happened back then...*eyes narrowed angrily* you brought it upon yourself! No wonder daddy quit! You and all this is going six feet under, and mommy and daddy would probably be better off.

*a black-ish silver aura appears around Shad/???. Before Dr. Brisbaine could sound the alarm, all the monitors went blank and the lights were turned off*

Shad/???: Huh? What happened?

Dr. Brisbaine: You did this!

Shad/???: How can I do that?

*the room was illuminated again by the monitors, but instead they were flashing big red words saying...*

Computer: HACKER ALERT! HACKER ALERT! WARNING! WARNING! ALL SECURITY SYSTEMS ARE DOWN! GUARD DRONES NOT RESPONDING TO ANY COMMANDS! SOLIDER BARRACK LOCKDOWN INITAITED!

Dr. Brisbaine: Our men are trapped?! Weasel! Release the tracker!

Weasel: I can't! All systems are frozen!

Shad/???: Security is...AHH! *clutches head as aura disappears* MY HEAD! NOOO! NOT NOW!! NOT NOW!!

*just then, a floating, legless guard bot with large humanoid arms broke through the door and grabbed Shad/???, who seemed to be in pain. As soon as he was grabbed, he fell in an unconscious state. The guard bot then rushed out of the lab*

Dr. Brisbaine: NO!

*the guard bot quickly floated through the corridors, firing eye beams at all the cameras on the way. Eventually he turned to his left and entered a room that had what appeared to be a circle platform on the floor, and another one seemingly floating above the first one. There was a computer next to it as well. The guard bot put the unconcious Shad on the platform and went to the computer. It interfaced with it as the monitor showed a map of the world. It zoomed in to North America, United States, [insert state here], and finally...Townsville*

Guard bot: Initiate warp procedure.

*the platform that Shad is lying on started to glow. When it got to it's brightest, Shad began fading in and out until...POP! He was gone*

*meanwhile, at Shad's house*

*somewhere inside the household, a massive monitor is plastered to the wall. Below it is a slightly bigger then normal hard drive equipped with a wireless keyboard and ball-less mouse. To the right is the teleportation contraption similar to the one from Global Defenders HQ. In front of all this is a leather spinning chair and sitting on it is no other then...Dimitri Staydamind. The teleportation device quickly lights up and in a flash, Shad is there, still not awake*

Dimitri: Shad! *goes to him and checks his pulse* Oh thank goodness I'm wasn't too late.

Shad: *eyes slowly open, this time not red, but a metallic-colored silver* Uhh. Daddy? Is that you?

Dimitri: *hugs Shad* Are you alright? How much did you see?

Shad: See what? I had this really weird dream. I was in this tube and this guy in *yawns* glasses with a suit on said something about you working for him and mommy having superpowers. I can't remember but then he was shocking me and it hurt so much I passed out. And now I'm here, so it was all a dream.

Dimitri: So you got him, Brisbaine. But not for very long. Just as long as Shad doesn't remember...as long as he thinks it was just a dream. *smiles triumphantly* Yes Shad, it was all a dream. You're better now, so we took you home. The Powerpuff Girls really want to see you again, especially Bubbles.

Shad: Really?! Did they beat Mojo?

Dimitri: Yes. They always do. *picks Shad up* Now come on. You still look a little sleepy.

Shad: Daddy, where is all this?

Dimitri: *opens at hatch at the top of the room* The basement.


End of Chapter 13!


Anyone know which state Townsville is in? :unsure: And do you know who the "other half" is?

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Oh, and for those who wanted Shad to kick some ass, sorry. I'm saving that for another time.

Added after 8 hours 33 minutes:

Sorry if I'm putting this up a tad bit late. I needed to take care of a few things. Like resisting Tobira no Mukou e. How I got distracted by that and the multitude of music on the hard drive, I'll never know. On a brighter note, I'm halfway to 1,000 views! And then there's that whole thing on the previous chapter. Sorry if it seemed slightly rushed. That happens.


Chapter 14: Don't cry, Bubbles.


*Shad's bedroom 12:13PM*

*Shad lays silently on his bed as he waits for Dimitri to come back with his mommy and the PPGs*

Shad: *yawn* Why do I feel so sleepy? I wonder how long I was sleeping. Did daddy carry me home when I got better? But why was I in the basement? And I never saw any of that stuff there either. I was too drowsy to see stuff well, especially without my glasses. I wonder where they are?

*just then, Shad's door slowly opens, revealing to be Claire and the PPGs.

Claire and Blossom: Shad! *Claire runs up to Shad and hugs him tightly*

Claire: Dimitri, you did it! Shad you had no idea how worried I was!

Shad: But you'll healed me. You're a nurse and that's what nurses d...*notices that Claire's cheeks are streaked with tears* Mommy? Why are you crying?

Claire: *sniff, wipes off tears* Nothing sweetie. Nothing at all.

Buttercup: Nothing?! He was kid...*punched by Blossom*

Blossom: Shush.

Bubbles: *standing next to Shad's bed* Shady?

Shad: Bubbles? Hi. Thanks for saving Townsville from Mojo J...*glomped* Bubbles? *Shad feels a damp spot at the sleeve of his shirt* What's wrong?

Bubbles: *crying* It's all our fault! You got hurt because we weren't there for you like friends are supposed to. If we just stopped Mojo just a tiny bit sooner we could've saved you but instead you...you...you almost DIED!! You don't deserve friends like us. You were right the first time, you were better off if we weren't your friends! Then you wouldn't sit next to us and walked together to school earlier today and drop your doll and try to get it! We're not heroes at all! I'm not a hero! HEROES DON'T LET THEIR FRIENDS GET HURT! *sobs uncontrollably*

Buttercup: Whoa whoa whoa hold on there! *pulls Bubbles away from Shad* First of all it's not like we knew he was in danger. Second, the earthquakes Mojo was making made Shad get stuck when he was trying to get back his plushie, so it's his fault...sort of. And third, Shad's got guts (almost half as much as me) for going out there to get back something that probably means a lot to him. Would the same Shad that sat all the way at the dinky corner at the beginning of the month not noticed by ANYONE have THAT much courage? Call me crazy for saying this, but you shouldn't be apologizing to Shad. We should be proud of him for going across a pointed, broken and jagged street. Sort of like an obstacle course right until he got bashed by that van.

Blossom: Buttercup strikes again. ^_^

Claire: Wow. I'd expect Blossom to say that, but wow. Nice one Buttercup. Although that last part was like you said, crazy.

Bubbles: *sniff*

Shad: Bubbles. I'm better now. I don't know how but I'm all better. *gets off bed and pats Bubbles on the head* You're a great superhero. You always have and you always will no matter what happens. Buttercup's right. I am less scared then when I always felt alone. We're friends but just because you weren't there to protect me doesn't mean you're a bad friend and not a hero. You were just doing what you do best. It's actually my fault that I got hurt. When I found out that I left my plushie outside I couldn't think right. I just went outside and tried to get it back and not because it was a plushie of you, it's because I got it from my mommy. Apart from you mommy and daddy always made me feel safe, that everything I got from, even the plushie, had that special something that made it different from everything else. That if it were with a bunch of the same stuff, I would be able to tell which one is mine. If I just left my plushie there, mommy would just get another one. But something told me that it wouldn't be the same. That the special something wouldn't be back. So don't be sad Bubbles. It's not like you to be down. When you feel sad then I'm sad with you. When you seem happy I can smile more easily. It's been like that ever since that dodgeball game last week. *gently wipes the remaining tears off Bubbles' cheeks* So can you be happy again? Please?

Claire: So cute. Must've gotten all this from my side of the gene pool.

Blossom: First Buttercup and now Shad? Having us as friends must've really done wonders for him.

Buttercup: Ooooooooookay. Didn't get most of that but thanks for the shoutout.

Bubbles: So you're not mad?

Shad: Nuh-uh. Not one bit.

Bubbles: *glomps Shad (again). Only this time, Shad hugs back*

Claire: Perhaps we should leave these 2 alone for a few minutes.

Buttercup: What for?

Blossom: You heard her. Let's go to the kitchen. I'm starving.

*Claire, Blossom and Buttercup exit Shad's room. Just right next to the door, Dimitri stands in wait*

Dimitri: I take it things went well.

Blossom: Sure. And we did what you told us and didn't tell Shad that he was kidnapped. Claire says he's better off not knowing anyway.

Dimitri: That's good to know. And I suggest you leave it at that.

Buttercup: Yeah, but how'd you get him back so fas...?

Claire: Okay that's enough questions for today! Anyone like honey ham with cheese? *pushes Blossom and Buttercup forward to the spiral staircase*

Buttercup: Aw come on! How'd he do it?

Blossom: Oh yeah. Something definatly doesn't seem right about Shad's parents.


End of Chapter 14.

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Oh yeah, I almost forgot: I mark this the second Bubbles/Shad fic. And I was listening to "I Will" while typing all those speeches. Why? No reason. Thought the tunes fit the scene rather well.
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Postby GridsNaranek » Wed Nov 16, 2005 11:12 pm

I gotta work out how to encorporate Shad into my fics... I drew him as a friend of Dib...
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Postby Bear » Wed Nov 16, 2005 11:44 pm

Hey, interesting... I can't place Shad's "other half" yet, but I'm sure we'll get more info as the story goes on. Anyways, keep the goodness coming.
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Re: The Life and Times of Shad Staydamind. :w00t:

Postby Shadowed State of Mind » Thu Nov 17, 2005 10:40 am

Of course I will!

Wait, Shad was...that's why Dib was there? Okay, let's see how that turns out when Reunifications is up. Are you trying to work him out due to his "other half"? As Ayumu "Osaka" Kasuga would say:

Fuggetaboutit!

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Changed the subtitle for Chapter 14. Because I said I did. :P


Chapter 15:


*Powerpuff suburban home 12:32PM*

*the living room. Blossom and Buttercup are just lying down on the floor while the professor is out. Bubbles is still at Shad's house*

Buttercup: *constantly flipping through the channels on TV* News, news, news, news, talk show, soap opera, news, news, come on! Isn't there anything on daytime TV?!

Blossom: I'm surprised those aren't preempted by newsbreaks. There was an earthquake this morning. I'm just glad there wasn't too much damage. Although there were some people that got hurt.

Buttercup: *tosses remote away* Yeah. Like Sha...*hears a very loud scream*

Blossom: That came from Shad's house!

*Blossom and Buttercup flew across the street, only to crash right into the front door of Shad's home*

Buttercup: OW! Man what's that door made of?

Blossom: *rubs head and bangs on the door* Hello! It's us! Blossom and Buttercup!

Security system: Access denied.

Buttercup: *bangs on door harder* DIMITRI LET US IN NOW!

*Buttercup keeps punching the door so hard that when it finally opens, she doesn't realize that she punches Claire right in the stomach and sends her flying into a wall!*

Blossom: Ms. Staydamind!

Buttercup: Sorry sorry sorry MAN I'M SORRY! I didn't mean it honest!

Claire: *stands up as if nothing happened* What? Don't worry you didn't hit me that hard.

Buttercup: How did...I punched you into the wa...

Blossom: Are you sure you're okay?

Claire: Blossom, am I keeling over? No? Then I must be fine.

Blossom: *surprised look on her face* She was knocked across the living room by a super punch and she stands up like nothing happened? What is this?! Anyway, we heard a scream from here. What happened?

Claire: That was Shad. There's nothing to worry about. You'll see what I mean when you go...

*Shad and Bubbles come running down the stairs*

Shad: Mommy! What happened to my hair? It's changed color!

Blossom: Wait, now you notice?

Claire: He never really looked into a mirror until he took Bubbles into the bathroom to wash her face. When he looked there...

Buttercup: He screamed because of that?!

Bubbles: I thought you noticed Shad.

Shad: I didn't know. And my eyes are silver too. How did it happen?!

Claire: Come down sweetie. It was probably because of the accident and the che...I mean whatever it was that spilled all over you.

Buttercup: Good thing school's closed. I wonder what Ms. Keane would say.

Bubbles: Hey you're not helping!

Shad: I almost forgot! I'll be right back. *runs up to his room and comes back down with a pink-striped yo-yo with a heart at the center* This is for you, Blossom. *gives yo-yo to Blossom* Sorry I took so long.

Blossom: Cool. You made the skin yourself?

Shad: I still don't get it. How do yo-yos have skin? I just told the store person to put what I told him to put on it. Try it.

Blossom: *lets the yo-yo roll down from the string as it lights up with tiny flashes of hot-pink* Whoa! You bought this all by yourself?

Claire: He sure did. At the expense of the rest of his allowance that is.

Shad: Auuuu. ^_^;

Buttercup: So Bubbles has her Nekokoneko, I have my bandanna/wristbands and now Blossom has a yo-yo. There. We all have our gifts. Not that you needed to do all this just to thank us. Now we're even.

Bubbles: No. I need to give Shad something back. Close your eyes Shady.

Shad: What? But why?

Blossom: Is she going to...

Buttercup: *whispers* I see where this is going.

Shad: *closes eyes*

Bubbles: Now stick out your hands.

Shad: *sticks out his hands then feels something land on top of them*

Bubbles: Now you can open your eyes.

Shad: *opens eyes and sees his Bubbles plushie, all the blood cleaned up* I was wondering what happend to it! When I got hit by the van I thought I dropped it and fell into that big crack!

Bubbles: Nope. When they put you in the ambulance you were still holding it even after you got knocked out. When you got to the hospital and got put into the emergency room you were still holding it. Even your mommy had a hard time trying to get it off.

Blossom: It's as if you just holding that thing halfway throughout the whole thing was your way of telling us that you'd still be alive. As if some other part of you was telling you to hang on. Of course the doctors got it out of you eventually and gave it to Bubbles. She washed it when she was using the bathroom while we were waiting for you to wake up.

Shad: I held on to it for that long?

Bubbles: Yeah. But I probably should've given it back to you earlier. Then you wouldn't have had that weird dream.

Buttercup: What dream?

Shad: While I was in the hospital, I dreamed that I was inside this glass tube surrounded by all these big computers and TV screens. I couldn't remember much but I fell asleep in the dream and when I woke up I was with daddy inside the basement that had another big computer. Oh, and I was lying down on this weird round platfo...

Claire: *interrupts Shad* Yes yes yes all just a silly dream. You were hit on the head after all. And if it weren't for me you wouldn't be here right now.

Blossom: Basement? How'd Shad end up there? Did he say there was a big computer there? Could this have anything to do with how Mr. Staydamind got him back? That is a weird dream. Oh, and do you work out Claire?

Claire: Does this have anything to do with Buttercup knocking me across the room?

Shad: *turns to Buttercup* You hit mommy?! :shock:

Buttercup: It was an accident. I was knocking on the door...

Blossom: Slamming. You were slamming on the door so much you didn't notice Ms. Staydamind opening it and you hit her. Don't worry Shad she's just fine...somehow.

Claire: If I'm fine, I'm fine. Never mind about that.

Shad: So when do we go back to school?

Blossom: From what I saw on the news, they're not sure. It was pretty banged up from that earthquake. Just said it'll be closed until further notice.

Shad: Oh. Daddy says the university didn't get broken so he went back there.

Bubbles: So what can we do? We have the rest of the day off.

Claire: I'd suggest the park, but let's just say that it's not there anymore. Not that you can go too far outside since some of the sidewalks are damaged. Of course that's no problem for you girls.

Bubbles: I got it! How about a sleepover? Shad can stay with us until school's open again.

Blossom: Buttercup that's...hey, that is nice. Shad invited us in here a week ago. It's only fair if we do the same.

Claire: A sleepover...I'll have to ask Dimitri about that.

Bubbles: Don't worry, he'll be safe and sound this time, or my name's not Bubbles Utonium!

Shad: *gasp* That...that's...

Bubbles: What? My last name?

Security system: Code name recognized: Utonium. Now disabling all security measures. *front door opens as several hissing noises are made*

Blossom: What the?!

Claire: Oh dear! All the locks in the house are turning themselves off! I'll be right back!

*Claire quickly runs upstairs to a room at the end of the hallway. Soon the girls and Shad hear light CLANG and several beeping noises as Claire comes back to the living room*

Claire: Whew. Close one. Anyway, I'm sure Dimitri wou...

Blossom: What was that?

Claire: Just a bug in the system. Don't worry, I took care of it.

Buttercup: A bug? But your security's beefed up just at the front door with the eye scans and everything. When was the last time it messed up?

Claire: Um...uh...maybe it's time you girls left for now. Shad you run along too.

Shad: Mommy we never had a bug in the se...

Claire: Run along now everyone! *once again ushers the girls, along with Shad, out the door* Shad if you need anything just call. Or come right back. *kisses Shad goodbye and closes the door*

Buttercup: I swear that lady acts calm one second and all frazzled-looking the next.

Blossom: Yeah. Let's go girls. And Shad.

Shad: I wonder what your house is like.

Buttercup: Kinda like yours without all that stuff blocking the front door.

Shad: Her last name. I heard it a few times but why did it sound so...familiar that time? Well, let's go in.


End of Chapter 15.


HA! You thought I was going to have them kiss didn't you. That ain't gonna happen...yet. Anyone wondering why the system "malfunctioned" just as soon as Bubbles said her last name?
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Chapter 16:


*front door of the Powerpuff suburban home*

Bubbles: Let's begin our super-duper house visit project! Just last week, Shady started it by letting us in his house which had lots of high-tech gizmos and stuff just at the front door for safety! Now we continue the house visit project by letting Shady come to our house, and maybe a sleepover as a bonus!

Buttercup: Why does she sound like a game show announcer?

Blossom: Just play along.

Shad: Can we go inside?

Bubbles: Of course we can. *opens door. They all go inside*

Shad: So this is the living room.

Blossom: The stairs are over there that lead to our room and the bathroom. Just to your right is the TV. In front of it is the table and couch. Shall we show you the kitchen?

*in the kitchen*

Buttercup: Why show him the kitchen? It's just the same as his...I think.

Shad: No. Most of the kitchen in my house is chrome. Really clean. And that toaster over there. It's like the one my mommy has only it's a microwave and toaster oven combined into one. And that fridge gives out free ice right through the door.

Buttercup: Free ice?

Bubbles: Oooh. You mean those fancy fridges that let you push a button and ice falls out? That kind?

Shad: Yeah. That's the one.

Blossom: Ours does that too, but someone just had to jam it up by pouring soda and apple juice into the liquid dispenser!

Buttercup: I thought I could make soda pops and apple juice pops. I think I remember seeing someone doing it on TV once. Besides, the cap for the quart fell off by itself.

*at the dining room*

Bubbles: This is where we have dinner. The professor works in his lab most of the time but he's a great cook.

Shad: Oh yeah. I think my daddy says that my mommy does experiments all the time.

Blossom: With what?

Shad: Food. Cooking is just another way of experimenting. At least that's what daddy says. Does your daddy experiment with food as well?

Buttercup: Well...he spilled some blue stuff on a cookie and it turned black. Does that count?

Blossom: I think what Shad's trying to ask is does the professor does something unique with his cooking.

Shad: I remember one time when my mommy stuffed this big turkey with brocelli.

Bubbles: A turkey stuffed with vegetables? Yuck. Did you eat it?

Shad: No. Mommy says that's okay. That was the first time she tried that and never did it again. My daddy liked it for some reason.

*next up: backyard*

Buttercup: This is our backyard. It's pretty big. Sometimes we let loose the sprinklers out here in case it gets too hot. Hey, since Summer's almost here and all, why don't we take it out now?

Blossom: Don't we need the professor's permission first?

Buttercup: We let Shad come here while he's still out. I see him hook it up all the time.

*the garage*

Buttercup: It should be around here somewhere...rumages through the shelves for the sprinkler*

Blossom: Shad, when was the last time you heard the word "Utonium"?

Shad: That's the weird part. When Bubbles said it out loud I knew I heard it somewhere or someone before. What I can't remember is why all the security stuff in the house went all goofy and unlocked everything.

Bubbles: Maybe that guy in the photo that looks like the professor is the one who built it. You never know if the professor has any relatives.

Blossom: But the professor never told us about any relatives. His parents are dead and never said a thing about a cousin or brother. Shad, you said that the guy came and visited your house every now and then and just stopped. And every time you got curious and asked your parents why they didn't answer you.

Shad: Yeah. But the really weird part is that I can't remember stuff from long ago. I remember a tiny bit when I was 2 and a little bit of 3, but the rest...nothing. It's all a big white blank between that time and all the way up to when I started kindergarten. Sometimes I ask my mommy and daddy why I can't remember that far, but all they say is "never mind" and other stuff like that. I even remember just that one time my daddy said that I'm...*falls silent*

Blossom: You're...

Shad: "I'm better off not remembering that far back" is what he said...or something like that. I don't know why but the way he said it, it sounded like he wasn't happy. And the more I asked my mommy and daddy about that, the more unhappy they got. And mommy looked like she was going to cry a few times. I didn't want them to be sad so I just stopped asking them. *sad look on his face*

Bubbles: Shady.

Buttercup: Aha! Found them. *hears garage door opening by itself* Professor's back!

*they get out of the way as a white car drives inside the garage and comes to a complete stop. And out comes Professor Utonium*

Powerpuffs: Hi Professor!

Professor Utonium: Hello girls. How was your day? And how's Shad feeling?

Buttercup: We've been a little bored and all, but Shad's as good as new. Where is Shad anyway?

Shad: Over here! At the other side. *Shad walks from the left side of the car to the rest of the girls* Hello. Are you the famous Professor Utonium?

Professor Utonium: Everyone calls me that.

Shad: Thank you.

Professor Utonium: For what?

Shad: For making the Powerpuff Girls. Ever since you made them, Townsville's got much safer.

Buttercup: By which he means "thanks for making the girl in blue I have a crush on!" Haha!

Shad: *blushes* Not funny! I like all of you just the same.

Professor Utonium: That's enough now. It looks like a warzone out there. Whew. I heard you live right across the street.

Shad: Yeah. Oops! I almost didn't introduce myself. *stands perfectly straight* Ahem. My name is Shad Staydamind.

Professor Utonium: Now now, you don't nee...*stops for a moment* Wait...what's your last name again?

Shad: Staydamind. You probably heard of it because my daddy's a teacher at...

Professor Utonium: Townsville University?

Shad: Yeah! Do you know daddy?

Professor Utonium: Yes, to some extent. We actually knew each other back at junior high and high school. He was very gifted in a few fields of science. Sort of like me.

Shad: Daddy never told me he knew you.

Blossom: Yeah. I wonder why? Shad, doesn't the professor look a little bit like someone you knew one time? *winks*

Shad: I did? *stares at the professor* Yeah. You look like him alright.

Professor Utonium: I do?

Shad: Yeah. Wait right here.

Professor Utonium: But there's someth...

*Shad leaves the garage and walks across the street to his house. In less then a minute he comes back with a picture frame in his hands*

Shad: I had to be a bit quiet since mommy's napping. This is the guy. *gives the professor the picture*

Image

Shad: The one carrying me is Dimi...

Professor Utonium: *eyes wide open* S...sh...Shad? When was this picture taken?

Shad: Before you created the Powerpuffs. When I was 4. I can't remember more far back then that. Why?

Blossom: Professor, do you know him?

Professor Utonium: It's been so long since I've last seen him. Shad, did you know him?

Shad: I think. He's the one who helped daddy set up all that security stuff. They're old friends but he never came back.

Professor Utonium: I see. When did he stop visiting you?

Shad: I'm not really sure, but I think it was some time after you made the Powerpuff Girls that he stopped coming.

Professor Utonium: I see. That time he just went missing. All calls to him went unanswered. Just what happened to you? Thank you for showing this to me Shad. *gives back picture* Now there's something I need to tell you. And I think it's best you girls hear this as well. To the lab.

Buttercup: Come on! I was about to set up the sprinkler.


End of Chapter 16.


Yeah. This one's pretty much a slight filler...until Chapter 17 that is. ^_^

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Postby Shadowed State of Mind » Fri Nov 18, 2005 9:49 am

Over 700 views already? Wow.


Chapter 17:


*Professor Adric Utonium's laboratory*

Shad: Cool. This is a lab? What's that? *points to jar* And that? *points to beaker* And that? *points to bunson burner*

Professor Utonium: Okay that's enough pointing.

Blossom: Why are we in the lab Professor?

Professor Utonium: I thought it'd might be fitting. You know, the atmosphere.

Blossom: What?

Professor Utonium: Never mind. Shad I need you to sit down for a moment. *drags stool to Shad*

Shad: Okay. *sits down*

Bubbles: Where did you go professor?

Professor Utonium: Funny you should ask. I was just at home watching TV until the earthquakes came caused by Mojo Jojo. Eventually you girls stopped him, but at a moment too late. There was a news flash stating that just before the earthquakes stopped, Shad here was struck by a van carrying an unstable chemical. That chemical then spilled on you. After the driver (who was later identified as university professor Robert Denstin) was arrested, police had a hard time interrogating him. More specifically trying to figure out what that chemical was. So they got a scientist who specializes in Chemistry: Me. I interrogated Robert myself. It took a lot longer then I originally thought but eventually he told me. Yet to some extent I already knew what it was.

Shad: What?

Professor Utonium: I'm not sure how I can explain this without dragging on so I'll just say it right here: Chemical X. Now no one knows why it was in a uni...

Powerpuffs: WHAT SPILLED ON HIM?! :shock:

Shad: *shocked* I-i-isn't that the stuff that gave the Powerpuffs superpowers?

Professor Utonium: Not exactly gave them superpowers. More like they were born from it. They had those powers from the very beginning. Although the chemical itself can give others the same abilities. But that would be too dangerous. It's really unstable and overall yields extremely unpredictable...and possibly fatal results at times. Therefore, it shouldn't be taken by anyone. That's why I disposed of it a long time ago. I just don't understand why it was in a university.

Blossom: Yeah. Why is that? All this time I thought you were the only one who had Chemical X. Did you give some of it to someone else?

Professor Utonium: Come to think of it...yes. I recall someone offering me a job a few years back.

Shad: Professor Utonium, does this mean I have powers too?

Blossom: No. While we were at the hospital, the doctors did a scan on you. The were no traces of the chemical.

Professor Utonium: Nothing?

Bubbles: Yeah. And they said something about his brainwave thingy turning red for a second while he was asleep.

Buttercup: They say that their stuff is top-notch and all that yet they say there's no Chemical X in Shad even though we saw him covered with the stuff when we saw him just lying on the street with a big gash on his forehead and bloo...

Bubbles: STOP IT! STOP TALKING!!

Buttercup: Whoa sorry. Kinda forgot.

Professor Utonium: Hmm?

Blossom: When Bubbles saw Shad like that she was...well...a bit of a wreck if you know what I mean.

Professor Utonium: I'm sorry to hear that. Can all of you stand behind that *points to what looks like a large rolling blackboard* for a moment?

*PPG and Shad walk behind the "blackboard"*

Shad: It looks like a moving blackboard.

Professor Utonium: It's much more then that. *flicks a switch at the top and the "blackboard" starts glowing and then shows the PPGs and Shad's skeleton*

Shad: Ooh, I know what this is! This is one of those things where you see a skeleton.

Buttercup: Yeah, it's called an x-ray.

Professor Utonium: It's more then an x-ray. *turns knob at the corner of the x-ray, this time showing red blood cells flowing though the bodies of the PPG and Shad. The red blood cells of the PPG were dotted by millions of black dots identified as Chemical X. Shad on the other hand, featured regular red blood cells*

Professor Utonium: Strange. No traces at all inside you Shad.

Shad: Wait a minute. This is sort of like that dream!

Professor Utonium: What dream?

Shad: I was dreaming that I was in this glass tube surrounded by all these really big TVs. And in front of the tube was a guy with brown hair and a gray suit. I couldn't remember his name because he kept talking to much so I don't remember a lot of what he said either. I think his name was Dr. Bossbun...Borshbean...Brockbin...Bri...yeah! The guy's name was Dr. Brisbaine!

Professor Utonium: Dr. Brisbaine? Why does that name sound so familiar?

Shad: I couldn't remember a lot because I fell asleep.

Blossom: How do you fall asleep in a dream?

Shad: I don't know. It was a dream, but everything felt real somehow. All I can remember that guy saying is that daddy used to work for him and mommy had powers.

Blossom: Ms. Staydamind had WHAT?!

Shad: It was a dream. Mommy doesn't have powers. Well they weren't powers but that guy said they were just healing abilities and something called mocrar regenatom or something like that. But none of that was true because it was all just a dream. I knew I was dreaming once Brisbaine told me that when I was born some of mommy's "powers" were passed to me.

Professor Utonium: Mocra...you mean Molecular Regeneration?!

Shad: Yeah. That. What is that?

Professor Utonium: How to break this down...it's an ability thought by many a scientist to be a myth. And a hard one to crack like that. If one were to say, for example, have a huge slash on his chest or break a bone, that ability would kick in and get the job done by rebuilding the broken part right away...flawlessly! Another example would be you Shad. That gash on your forehead and broken skull. Notice how it's as good as new already, and without any bandages or scars. That's what has me suspicious. You would have a high chance of dying in a normal situation, the only saving grace would be Molecular Regeneration, the only ability that can fully restore your head. This may sound a bit odd, but I don't think the man in your "dream" was lying.

Shad: Huh? Now that you say that, he said my mommy used mocu-what-chama-callit to heal my head. But I didn't believe that. Mommy would tell me if she had healing powers.........wouldn't she? Maybe she used something else.

Blossom: I think the professor is right about this one Shad. When Buttercup accidentally punched Ms. Staydamind across the room and into a wall, she just got up normally! As if she didn't even feel it.

Shad: Yeah and the weirdest part is when I woke up I was on a round thing in the basement where my daddy was. And *tells the professor about the "malfunction" of the security system proir to Bubbles shouting out "Utonium"*

Professor Utonium: Hm? That definitely doesn't sound right. A regular person just recovering that quickly? And the security system acting up at the sound of our surname?

Shad: It never had a bug. Somehow the last name sounds a tiny bit familar to me. I don't know why and mommy and daddy always say something else when I ask them about it.

Professor Utonium: Shad, I think I may have to have a little talk with your parents...now. You girls keep an eye on him.

*and on that note, the professor turns off the x-ray, leaves the lab and exits the household*

Blossom: Shad... the professor's got a few points there. Whichever way you look at it, there's definitely something not right about all this...and that "dream" you had. I wonder if we should've told the professor that Shad got kidnapped. And how did Mr. Staydamind get him back so quickly?

Shad: But mommy and daddy says it was all a dream. They wouldn't lie to me.


End of Chapter 17.


I know Shad meant to say Molecular Regeneration. Give him a break folks he's 6.
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Chapter 18: Are you hiding something?


*front door of Shad's house*

Professor Utonium: Hello? Ms. Staydamind are you in there? *knocks on door* Hmm. *remembers what Shad said about the security system* It's me, Professor Utonium.

Security system: Code name recognized: Utonium. Now disengaging all security measures. *door swings open*

Professor Utonium: Just like Shad said. *steps inside* Now why would my surname be a password for...*all of a sudden pinned to the floor by a lady with shining brown eyes and pitch-black hair with a slight zig-zag atenna sticking out from the front of her hair. She has her foot on the professor's chest holding a frying pan in one hand and a broom in another*

Claire: You're tresspassing on private property young sir! Please leave the premises or...

Professor Utonium: C...Claire?!

Claire: *takes a closer look* Adric?! *takes her foot off him* Wow. So sorry about that. Sometimes I get a bit wary of intruders that I don't notice who they are. Sometimes I forget that you live right across the street. Heh heh. *blushes in embarrassment*

Professor Utonium: *gets up* And I see that my surname is a password.

Claire: Shad, please don't say you told. Just a slight bug really.

Professor Utonium: I see. Bug, huh? I just came for a short visit. We haven't seen each other since high school. Of course even then I didn't see you much since you were dating Dimitri.

Claire: Yes. That and I've been in a few self-defense clubs. Not that I know much techniques, if any at all.

Professor Utonium: I heard you became a nurse. How's that going for you?

Claire: Very well really. Of course due to the jagged roads downtown I couldn't get there very easily. Dimitri's at Townsville University. At least he can get to work.

Professor Utonium: Yes. But enough about us. I came here because I need to ask you a few things. Some pertaining Shad's dream and some pertaining...say, your husband's current occupation.

Claire: Sh-sh-sh-Shad's dream?! Now why would you ever need to know that? Everyone has dreams, weird or otherwise.

Professor Utonium: Most children don't dream of being in a computer lab trapped in a tube by a man telling him things. Things that he has a really hard time believing. Things for some reason you and Dimitri wish to keep secret. Any idea why?

Claire: *smuggly* I don't know what you're talking about Adric.

Professor Utonium: Okay...let's move to another subject. How's my cousin doing?

Claire: Don't know. We haven't heard from him in quite a while. At least not since...you probably don't know.

Professor Utonium: I do know. Shad remembers that he disappeared a while after I created my daughters. He was really good with technology. Perhaps a bit better then I am. Heard he helped build that security system. You have no idea of his location?

Claire: *shakes head* None at all.

Professor Utonium: May I sit?

Claire: I don't see why not, old friend.

Professor Utonium: *sits on an armchair* Now I think I recall my cousin and Dimitri joining an organization a little over half a decade back. I declined seeing as I just graduated at the time and didn't want to rush myself. The Global Defenders?

Claire: Yes. Dimitri and Crankson did wonderfully at their jobs. They were the best scientists Dr. Brisbaine had in years.

Claire: Yet you wanted to be with them, yet you didn't real ready. So you sent some of the Chemical X to them, thinking they'd put more use to it.

Professor Utonium: Yes. I recall me and Crankson experimenting with it. All it did was bring an end to lab mice. The folks at Global Defenders are at a much higher level then I, so I figured they'd put more use to it like you said.

Claire: Yes. The effects can be both good and bad at times. You can have wondrous powers or a shortened life. You can have everything or nothing. It can purify your mind like an angel's, or taint it to the low of a monster. Good and bad. Either way it's far too risky to gamble your well being for that. Yet, your pride and curiosity can get in the way. Almost like opening Pandora's Box.

Professor Utonium: Yes. The Chemical X is just like that. Any idea why Dimitri quit?

Claire: *shivers a bit* Can we not talk about that?

Professor Utonium: I suppose. I was called by the police earlier today to assist in interrogating the driver of the van. Turns out he was just masquerading as a university professor. His ID in the wallet was fake. The intriguing thing about it is that there was a chip inside it. After fiddling with it, the text on the ID somehow vanished and reappeared again. Into an agent ID given to those who work at the Global Defenders. Not that it went public.

Claire: The driver worked for the Global Defenders?! And he tried to steal the Chemical X?

Professor Utonium: Yes, though I can't imagine why. The police pressed him for more information. Turns out someone tried to stop him. Dimitri Staydamind.

Claire: *gasps*

Professor Utonium: Dimitri knew that Robert was an agent the whole time. And from how Robert said it, Dimitri was absolutely intent on stopping the Global Defenders from obtaining any more Chemical X. It's as if he developed a sort of hatred toward them for some reason. What really had me thinking was what he said: Something pertaining to the Berserker Revolt 3 years ago according to what Robert said. What is the Berserker Revolt, not even Robert knew. Except that it happened 3 years ago...somewhere around the time Dimitri quit. Did something happen? An experiment gone wrong?

Claire: Adric please! Stop this! Never mind what happened back then. Point being, it's all in the past and we shouldn't let what haunted us drag us down! Don't you think you should get back to your girls?

Professor Utonium: They're just fine.

*meanwhile, at the backyard of the Powerpuff household*

Buttercup: *trying to take control of a flopping hose spraying water at a high pressure* WAHHHH! DOWN! DOWN I SAY!

Shad: Shouldn't we help her?

Blossom: C'mon, you said you don't want your clothes wet. Besides, Buttercup's the one who said she can set up the sprinkler all by herself.

Buttercup: WHAA! Bubbles, get me off this crazy thing!

*back at Shad's house*

Professor Utonium: Well let's recap. Shad claims that the situation he was in was all a dream, yet somehow I have my doubts about that. Just a hunch. Also, although Shad doesn't believe a bit of what was said, from what I've heard from my girls after they visited you there's some slight evidence that you may have a few special abilities of your own!

Claire: What?! D-d-d-d-don't be crazy on me now. How would I have molec...I mean nothing! There I go again with the slip ups. So anything else you'd like to ask?

Professor Utonium: *sigh* I think I asked enough for now. Before I leave, you may want to keep this for now: *takes what appears to be a chrome pistol out of his lab coat pocket and gives it to Claire*

Claire: Why? Where did you get this?

Professor Utonium: Robert had it confiscated. It's no ordinary pistol either. No slot for bullets were found and it wouldn't fire. I suggest you show it to Dimitri. He'll probably find out more about it then I could.

*and just like that, the professor leaves*

Claire: Maybe it's best if I should tell him. He's Crankson's cousin and all, but I promised Dimitri I'd keep it a secret...........................even from our own son. And yet, it's probably best if those memories never resurface.


End of Chapter 18!


Thanks to Griddles for coming up with the names for the Utonium cousins. Adric and Crankson. Yeah, I finally used the names.
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Postby Keeper » Sat Nov 19, 2005 12:16 am

Congrats ShadowM.^_^

Well, update soon buddy. :)
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Postby Shadowed State of Mind » Sat Nov 19, 2005 11:07 am

Congrats for what? Thanks anyway, but I can't help but wonder why you're the only one commenting. It's like Griddles' Lifelines topic with Midori only commenting there. Deja Vu, only for me. Wow.

Oh, and you probably noticed, but I happen to update almost every day!
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Postby Keeper » Sat Nov 19, 2005 12:53 pm

Yah, I ususally wait for like three chapters to be put up. That way it makes it seem longer for me the reader to read. ^_^

Also I said cograts cause you finally got names of the Professor's cousins.
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Postby Shadowed State of Mind » Sat Nov 19, 2005 2:06 pm

Oh, that. Well I always knew the names. Seeing I've established that Adric knows Claire and Dimitri from his high school days, I thought it was time to use the names. Although you're probably wondering why the surname disables the security. Or if Shad'll be able to have a sleepover with the PPG. And when will his "other half" pop up again? How many more fillers will there be until they all go to Megasville? Will Barasia be in this?

So many questions. Yet I have so many ways to answer them all. Oh, and just a little fun fact I like to throw in for no reason: The reason why the intro to Shad's "other half" was a bit short is because I haven't fully refined his powers (i.e. I'm still working on what they should be. I'm almost done though). Yes. Only the "other half" has control of them.

Oh and you know how (although it hasn't been fully demonstated yet) Claire may be immortal due to her healing powers and molecular regeneration? Heheh, let's just say those aren't the only abilities she has. Just a heads up. :wink:
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Re: The Life and Times of Shad Staydamind. :w00t:

Postby Keeper » Sat Nov 19, 2005 2:23 pm

Hmmmm. Giving the cliffhangers now huh. ;)

Great work ShadowM. Can't wait for the new chapters. ^_^
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Re: The Life and Times of Shad Staydamind. :w00t:

Postby Shadowed State of Mind » Sat Nov 19, 2005 7:14 pm

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.

Dimitri: Sleepover?

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.

Buttercup: What?

Professor Utonium: *points to knob at the faucet connected to the hose*

Blossom: Gee, how did you miss that, Butterbrains?

Shad: *shivers*

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?

Shad: Pink. :ogle:

Buttercup: Shad?

Shad: So...pink. :ogle:

Buttercup: You're alive in there?

Shad: Everything...pink. :ogle:

Blossom: Bubbles?

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* Uhh...

Blossom: What?

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.

Blossom: So...

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.
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Postby Azumand The Wise » Sat Nov 19, 2005 9:41 pm

Dude the way you write fast and post soo many chapters i suggest you start forming three or more together. If you don't your fic will end up with 300 chapters.
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Postby Shadowed State of Mind » Sat Nov 19, 2005 11:07 pm

Come to think of it, I've been thinking of the same thing. But I might be left with loads of empty posts if that happened. Some chapters are long and some are of normal length.
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Postby Shadowed State of Mind » Sun Nov 20, 2005 7:36 pm

Hmm. Might not update for today...or will I? But just in case here's a little *ding ding* TRIVIA TIME! (and yes I "borrowed" the idea from LinkG07's topic, so props to him)

Question 1: What is the name of the main OC in this fic?

A. Shad Staydamind
B. Gemini Hikari
C. Derek Howard
D. Jazzel


Question 2: Who does said OC have a crush on?

A. Ms. Keane
B. Bubbles
C. Blossom
D. Buttercup


Question 3: What fact/truth are said OC's parents trying to hide? (as shown thus far)

A. The disappearence(sp?) of Crankson
B. Claire has powers
C. Dimitri used to work with the Global Defenders
D. All of the above


Question 4: Bubbles got a bubble blower as a gift.

A. True
B. False


Question 5: As of now, who does the OC believe more then anyone else?

A. Bubbles
B. Professor Utonium
C. His parents
D. Ms. Keane



Good luck. And I'll try to update either tonight or tomorrow.
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