I hissed angrily at the now knocked out animal control officer.then I head to the penguins HQ. "KRYSTAL! hey, chick!" Kowalski greeted me. I giggled, then stopped. "Don't encourage him." "Oh, stop it.It is good to see you again, though." I gently rubbed against him, winding myself around him, cat style. he sighed happily. "Hey, Skipper. good to see you again." "Haven't seen you since grade school." "it hasn't been that long." "Hey! pretty cat! do you not find me attractive?" I glared at him. he tried to embrace me, I kicked out at him, and hissed. "Nothing personal." Kowalski chuckled. I winked at him. "stay as long as you want." Skipper says.
"Oh, yeah, sure." that night I sleep on the clock tower, staring at the moon. I sighed."Oh, man. this is tough. skipper trusts me, but yet: Oh, man, I can never tell them. No!" I sighed. I harbored a dark secret. it weighed hevily on my mind. "I just can't tell them."
"What?" "Why do you need to be so abrupt?" Kowalski asked sharply. "Why do you trust her? she used to work for Blowhole." He stared at Skipper. "Skipper, she saved my life! If you can't see that, then at least treat her with some respect!" Kowalski marched away. Skipper sighed.
Kowalski climbed up besides me. "Hey." I sighed. "He doesn't trust me." "crystal, you know how he is." "I know, but It does sound silly that I can die and come back." "I believe you." I looked at him. he smiled at me earnestly. I felt my head spin with happiness. I rubbed up against him. he smiled.
"I'm getting married soon. Look, Crystal, I still love you. if you need anything, even children..." "NO! I love you too, but not that."
my head spun, and I saw scenes of my life: Bitterness against the humans for injuring me, me joining Blowhole to get revenge, Hans ambushing me and telling me Blowhole no longer needed me, knocking me off a roof, me waking up, changing, and determined to warn the penguins, up to the present. I trembled as my second life slipped away. I woke up, and didn't move for a moment.
Kowalski came over to me and lay down, burying his head in my fur and crying quietly.I stirred. he gasped. "Crystal?" "Kowalski. I'm alive." i got up an shook off. "Well, at least you didn't work for him" Skipper said. I sighed. "Actually: I did." Skipper stared at me. I told them my story as we headed back home. "Well, I'll thank you to leave. you can sleep on the tower, and then you leave." I stared at him."I'm sorry you feel that way, and I'm sorry." I walked away.
"Kowalski, you sly dog. thought you could get away with marrying my sister, huh? and Crystal, you traitor!" "I changed! i..died, thanks to HANS! I have nine lives, you know." "likely story! stay out of the way!" he blasted a ray at Kowalski "NO!" I jump in front of Kowalski, knocking him out of the way. the ray hit me, and my body shook. "CRYSTAL! NO!" Kowalski jumped at Blowhole and knocked him over. I looked at him gratefully, and my world went black.
"Got you! Peng-u-ins! Well done Crystal." i gulped. "Uh, I didn't. I'm on their side." "WHAT! YOU TRAITOR!" "charge, boys!" we begin kicking out on all sides at the lobsters. I claw five with one kick.
"Wait, shouldn't you stay here and recuperate?" skipper asked Kowalski. "skipper, i will come with you! i must help!" he demanded. "Fine" we headed out, but a few feet away from HQ, Kowalski fell over. I was at his side in an instant.
he moaned. I nodded to the others. "Go on. I'll catch up." they continued. "I don't think I can make it." I glared at him. "Kowalski, get up! we have to stop Blowhole." "No, you go ahead." "I'm not leaving you! I...I love you!" he gasped. "Really?" 'Yes! now get up!" i nudged him to his feet.he sighed and followed me. "Crystal, is it true? did you work for him?" I sighed. "Yes, Kowalski, and I'll explain someday. but that was in a different life, you have to trust me! now come on!" with seemingly renewed strength he followed me. "he'll be fine." I thought. "But will I be???"
thank you for your comment! good to know someone's reading.KingAbby
Kowalski! are you okay?" I asked, bending over him. he moaned. "I don't know.I think so." but he moaned again. I bent down a bit more. he wasn't bleeding, but it still looked bad. I leaned down and gently licked the spot of his wound. I eat fish, so it wasn't weird. he looked at me in surprise, then smiled. he relaxed for a second, which was the best thing he could have done. I smiled. suddenly he jerked up. "Parker! where is he?" I whipped my head around and gave a hiss of contempt. "What, you paralyzed him!" "Yes.I did." Now come on we have to find Blowhole."
"I'm just telling you what I know." Kowalski glared at him. "First you steal my girl, then you say she's a traitor! What next?" before I could move, an alarm sounded. "Blowhole!" Skipper exclaimed. we all jumped to race for him, but Parker stepped in our path. "You don't think I'll let you get by, do you?" I hissed at him. "And if we push past, like this?"Kowalski pushed in front of him. 'NO!" I hissed. Kowalski fell to the ground clutching his side. "I have spurs, and I ain't afraid to use 'em." he moved forward to hit him again, but i jumped on him. I grabbed him in my mouth and shook, then twisted his foot and pointed his spur, then plunged it into his back. he shuddered, then went limp, paralyzed.
later that day,I was on HQ deck. I looked around, and saw Skipper. "Crystal, any special reason why you came back?" "Uh, no. I just wanted to see you again." skipper looked at me. he started to say more, but then we were interrupted by Kowalski. "Skipper, why the suspicion?" "I don't know,just being me, i guess." I was there to warn them actually. i opened my mouth. "Well, I do have information on Dr Blowhole." skipper perked. "He has five hundred lobsters, and a large ray that stops your blood from flowing. he has a plan to attack you guys soon. and: Parker is by his side." Kowalski bristled. "Oh, that platypus! will i never be rid of him?"
"apparently not." Kowalski whirled."Parker!" my tail began to slash. "Well, kitty, I see you have joined the dark side." I hissed."What does he mean?" Skipper asked.Parker turned to him. "Isn't it obvious? she knows all that, because: she used to work for DR Blowhole."
Julian, having failed to catch my attention from on the ground was on the tower staring at me seductively.A growl rumbled in in my throat as I turned to him."ooh, I like that look." i moved towards him. "Hey, you ever been pushed around till you're all tangled up in yourself?" "No." "Have you ever been punched so you can't open that eye for five months?" "well, no." "Good, now you can leave before you find out how it feels." i lashed my tail.my bad side was returning secondarily. he looked at me, then jumped away.
I returned to Kowalski, who stared at me. I purred. "You know sometimes I wonder what would it have been like if it had worked out."
Kowalski said. I purred, my way of laughing. "I don't think we would have been able to have kids, though.""Sure we would have. the handsomest kittens in the universe." Kowalski chuckled. I could tell that Kowalski was a bit surprised at my sudden changed. I rubbed against him. "PURRR!"
the next morning, I stretched and yawned. "what's new here?" i let my gaze run across the zoo. I saw Julian dancing seductively, trying to get my attention. I rolled my eyes and hissed at him angrily. "I don't care for him at all. I like Kowalski. or I did, anyhoo." "Hey, Krystal." I turned around."oh, hey Kowalski. beautiful morning, huh?" he remained silent. I sighed. "I do still love you, you know." "Yeah, but I have another." "Me too." i thought back to that evening. a dark sleek cat leaped down next to me. he purred softly. "Hey, girl. You hot, girl." I purred and rubbed up against him.Back to the present.
"you know we trust you. I mean, Skipper trusted you quickly. he doesn't do that often." "so I've heard." I sighed inwardly. skipper would never trust me again if he knew. "But that was in a different life. I was different back then. pure evil." i thought to myself. "Are you okay? you seem...uh, disturbed?" "huh...Oh, no i'm fine. really." '"Hey, cute cat! check me out! baby,