Kowalski had imagined the explosion would be a horrible big ball of flame, like being hit by a meteor. It was ten times worse; the sheer force sent him flying into a wall so hard his entire body felt like one big bruise. ?The ceiling is gonna collapse! We have to get out of here!? someone was yelling. Kowalski coughed and squinted through the dust and debris?he couldn?t see the exit. He knew the ceiling wouldn?t hold much longer, that he had to get out now. If only he could find the exit... A low rumble signaled that he was out of time. In a plume of dust, the ceiling crumpled inwards like a piece of old newspaper, burying Kowalski under a mountain of concrete. His vision grew blurry? his breath came in ragged gaps? breathing, simply being alive, felt too hard? He squinted his eyes shut, remembering how this nightmare of a day began?
[Earlier that day?]
?ITS DONE!? Kowalski ran into the room proudly waving his new ray over his head?he?d made an infinitesimal amount of things, including a time machine, but this
wasthe crowning jewel of his inventions.
?It?s the middle of the night,? Sky said groggily. ?I need my beauty sleep!? The grey she-cat hissed at him. Sky, Ash, Kat, Jay, and Crystal had all arrived yesterday to visit the penguins.
?It?s a new ray that can transform any animal into a human? hopefully.? Kowalski explained.
?Hopefully?? Skipper asked, appearing from the kitchen area with a mug of fish-coffee in his flipper.
?Well, I haven?t tested it yet.? Kowalski powered up the ray and aimed it at himself. Closing his eyes tight, he pulled the trigger. A blinding white light shot at him, and his entire body felt hot and cold. When he opened his eyes everyone was staring up at him with expressions of shock. ?Did it work??
Rico promptly barfed up a mirror and handed it to Kowalski. Kowalski could do nothing but stare at it in shock that mirrored his friends?.
"Whoa, wait...Sky...as much as I HATE To admit it... is right.ten people? that's a lot. we need to split up or something.' Skipper pointed out.
"ooh...that is a good point.Well, why don't we choose the groups we'll split up into, but stay close together until we get to California."Kowalski suggested.
Sky grudgingly nodded.
"Not a bad idea. Bird brain."
she added under her breath.
"What was THAT?" he snapped angrily.
"i said bird brain. Problem?"
"Yes, you little..."
Doris quickly intervened.
"There now, Kowalski. save your energy. we have too much to do without arguing."
he grudgingly backed down. "yeah, your right, Doris. sorry."
Crystal felt a pang of jealousy, but brushed it away.
"okay. let's pick our group."
Skipper promptly choose Rico and Private and Kowalski, but Kowalski protested.
"Actually, I was going to team up with...Doris."
he smiled affectionately at her, and she smiled back.
"Well...I think I'll go with them. Ash?"
"No, Skipper's team."
"Kowalski's.I need to keep an eye on my sister."
"Okay, let's go!"
:But, we don;t have plane money?"
Doris pointed out.
Skipper grinned evilly.
"Oh, Skipper, surely your not thinking..."
"No, I don't think...I act, with maximum FORCE!"
five minutes later...they've knocked their way into a plane, still nonchalant.
"Well, we got in, and nobody's tried to arrest us, anyway,"
Sky muttered under her breath.
Kowalski and Doris sank into seats at the back of the plane, close together.
"Whew! I'm getting getting tired of this mission.I just want to get back into my comfortable penguin body."
"Same here. but, there is an advantage."
"Yeah? what's that?"
Crystal sighed."Oh, why do I feel this way?
he says he does still love me, but...I'll never love any like him.I can't live without him. Well....at least i can be with him. that's enough...right?"
Sorry, not my turn i know, but...Well....1Kowalski
"Oh, that Sky! We'll get her one of these days."
Crystal smiled weakly.
"Yeah. Sure." she walked back to the group slowly, head down.
Kowalski sighed...his heart felt torn. he did love her, but..."No, I'm married. Doris is my only true love."
at the same time that he was thinking this, a human Doris was running towards the HQ.
"Got to find him!"
she stopped at the sight of a handsomely geeky man, looking after another girl, heading towards a group of people.
she gasped...she just knew it was him, even though he was human. her heart just knew.
"KOWALSKI!" she called.
he gasped and turned to see her running to him.
"Doris? But how...Whoa!" he almost got knocked over as she hugged him tightly and kissed his cheek. he blushed slightly.
"Doris, how did you get humanized?"
"Well, Frances was aiming for Parker, and got me instead."
"Well, I heard you're headed for California. I'm coming too."
'oh, Doris, I appreciate your offer, but..."
"I'm not offering, Kowalski."
for a moment they both gazed at each other.
"Thanks, Doris. come on!"
Sky shook her head when she saw Doris.
"DAN, DAN, DAN! drama! is she coming?"
she asked sneeringly.
Kowalski glared at her. "Yes, she is."
"But we already have too many people.she'll be nothing but a bur..."
"DONT! say it, Wing girl."
she hissed...she hated that.
Doris gazed at Kowalski admiringly, and took his hand in hers.he smiled at her, and Crystal stifled a sob.
Jay grabbed his sister?s arm and pulled her to the side as the rest of the group were talking. ?Sky, you have to stop picking fights. If you want to become a Gatekeeper, you need to learn to compromise, remember??
?Yeah, whatever, Geesh, you sound like Scarlet,? Sky mumbled. She sighed and the two headed back to group. Jay noticed that Ash and Kat were standing between Kowalski, Crystal and Sky and suppressed a groan. Really, why does she have to cause trouble everywhere she goes?! he thought?Ok, back to what I was saying before I was interrupted,? Kowalski said. ?The tracker says that Blowhole and his minions are in L.A.?
?Nice!? Sky grinned. If she had to fight crime, at least she could fight crime in sunny california.
?Wait a minute. How are we going to get there?? Ash pointed out. ?I mean, we don?t exactly have money for plane tickets.?
?That?s? a good point,? Kowalski hung his head. ?Why didn?t I think of that??
?It?s not your fault,? Crystal said, slipping her hand into his. Kowalski felt guilty as his hand tingled like the nerve endings were made of live wires. Stop it! You can?t feel this way about her! Sky?s teasing had hit a little too close to home. He loved Doris, so he couldn?t feel this way about Crystal. He was married! ?Crystal? can I talk to you for a minute??
?Sure,? Crystal allowed him to lead her away from the group, concern flashing in her eyes. ?What?s wrong??
?It?s just? Sky was right, as much as I hate to admit it. Well-- it?s not that I don?t love Doris. I do. But she was right about us? I love you, Crystal, but we can?t be together. I?m married, and you have a life to live. I don?t want you to be held back, waiting for someone who can never give you all his heart and time. You deserve better than that.?
?I? I understand,? Crystal looked away, ducking her head so he wouldn?t see the tears welling up in her eyes, threatening to overflow. ?But I?ll always love you.?
?I know, and I?ll always love you, too,? the two of them came together in an embrace.
?Hey, lovebirds, whenever you?re ready, we?ve got a flight to catch.?
**AUTHOR'S NOTE: Okay, I might not have gotten the personalities 100% correct...sorry if I didn't. (It is my turn, right??)**
The entire room had their eyes on Sky, Crystal, and Kowalski. "What did you say?" Kowalski was furious at Sky's mean (not to menion rude) comment.
"I said, you don't love Doris and use her to gain other's sympathy! Problem?" Sky snapped back.
Despite her...ahem..."trust issues" (in the words of Kat), Ash couldn't help releasing a small flame in her hand. She'd known the penguins for more than a year, but she still couldn't help it. She also could tell that if someone didn't back down soon, there would be a fight, which was the last thing they heeded in a situation like this.
Ash was nearly correct, because Crystal had to hold back Kowalski to prevent him from launching himself at Sky.
"Look, if we start fighting each other while the enemy has a human-making machine thing, then we might as well have surrendered. So I suggest you break it up before someone gets seriously hurt." Kat threw herself in between Sky and Kowalski.
"Fine..."Kowalski muttered. All Sky did was give her a glare.
It's my turn, right? Okay, (oh, BTW, great job on crystal! she's great!keep up the good work! okay, let me see....)
Kowalski was still a little bit dazed by being zapped, but he was able to clear his head slightly.
"crystal, are you sure this is a good idea?" he asked a bit doubtfully.
she shrugged, her face grim.
"I don't know. I just don't know, which is unusual."
she hung her head.Kowalski looked at her.
"You too, huh?" she nodded. they smiled at each other, a not unpleasant fluttering in their stomachs. Crystal shook her head, and Kowalski saw the regret in her eyes. he sighed and followed her.
Sky sidled up next to them, smirking, and crystal hissed in anger. if she had a tail, she'd be lashing it back and forth violently.
"So, you two done with your little romance yet?"
they both glared at her, but she kept going, faking surprise.
"Oh, that's right, Kowalski doesn't truly love Doris, he just pretends to to gain sympathy from the others." she snorted at her cruel joke.
haha, i know how you feel about teachers? *groans* Since I'm a bit of an artist my english teacher is having me draw pictures based on the theme of the book for extra credit, which is great because *hillbilly voice* i love me some extra credit? but since I'm doing one for each chapter, it's a lot to do.
But don't feel like you have to post soon, you can do it whenever you have time. Either me and 1Kowalski/KingAbby will keep up the fanfic or we'll just wait for some more response. It's seems more people are reading this week, which is great! ;)
NOTE: i am SO SORRY my darn quotation marks keep turning into ? marks! I thought this glitch was fixed, but it seems determined to haunt me! Nickfrog/ staff of nickelodeon (whatever you call yourselves? sorry): I hate to bug you but if you are reading this and you get a chance could you look into fixing this glitch? thanks.
Part 3 (continued)
With the nine of them, it was crowded enough in their animal forms?but humanized, they were as tightly packed as sardines in a can. Shaking the tempting thought of sardines from his head, Kowalski surveyed the group: Skipper, Private and Rico were easy enough to single out: they all had dark hair like Kowalski?s, and each remembled their penguin forms closely-- Skipper had a buzz cut, Rico still had his ?Mohawk? and scar, Private was still adorable. Not much change there. Kat had Dirty blonde hair worn in a long, low ponytail with a long silver/purple streak, brown eyes, white tank top with a blue feather necklace, jean shorts, black flip-flops, while Ash sported long, dark brown, waist-length hair with a barely visible purple streak, wears black hoodie, jeans, purple sneakers, and silver music note necklace, slightly pale skin and brown eyes. Sky walked back into the room dressed simply a blue hoodie, jeans, and combat boots. ?That?s better. So, what are we going to do about that annoying dolphin??
?Well, it?s not much of a plan, but me and Crystal came up with a rough idea,? as Kowalski spoke, he laid out a map across the table. ?Blowhole will most likely take the ray back to his HQ, so it?s just a matter of finding it.?
?Now that he?s human, which he most likely is, he?s not as limited to water anymore.? Crystal said.
?So what you?re basically saying is we have no idea??
?Not nesicarily. I?m rather paranoid when it comes to my inventions, especially when they get stolen so often. So I took the liberty of placing a tracking device in this one.? He pulled out a small device with a beeping red dot on the screen. ?So, he and the humanizer are right here.? He pointed to the screen.
?Pack light, everyone,? Skipper said. ?We?re going to??
oh, sorry Winx! I didn't mean to stress you out! I just figured you were busy or couldn't get on the boards for some reason so I actually thought it would *help* you if I wrote part 3. Oops. Well, I actually did write it, and I'm gonna post it in parts. I hope that's ok, but you can for sure do the next part sorry about all that. Well, here it is:
Sky groaned and peeled her eyes open. The sun was shining so bright it was actually annoying, and she felt like she?d been hit by a train full of elephants. This is what they got for running after Blowhole, she thought glumly. The lousy dolphin had zapped them mid-pursuit, making them (basically everyone except Crystal and Kowalski, who?d stayed behind to make a plan) black out. Not fair! She heard a moan beside her and turned around to see a guy with light blonde hair, almost white, and blue-green eyes the color of the sea. He was dressed simply in a black tee-shirt, jeans and sneakers. She collapsed again, this time in a fit of laughter. ?Big bro?! You look ridiculous!?
?Speak for yourself,? Jay said, grinning. With a gasp of surprise, Sky looked down at her clothes for the first time?she was dressed as a school girl!
?What the--? Kowalski!? she stormed off, back to the zoo, not even waiting for the others. ?When I get my paws?uh, hands?on that miserable penguin, he?s gonna beg for mercy!? she snarled.
(back at the zoo)
?Sorry,? Kowalski said, hiding a smile. ?We don?t have that many human clothes stored in the ray, so I guess I dispersed at random.?
?Not. Funny. I?m gonna go find something suitable to wear.?
?Right then,? Crystal said. ?Where are the others?? Suddenly, the hatch leading down to the penguin?s HQ was flung wide open, and six humans climbed down.
Sorry, I'll try to start it by Thursday. (Stupid ridiculous amount of projects that are all due this week!)
O-O I FORGOT KAT'S HUMAN FORM!!!!! (Kat's full name is Katarina, so people use that name when they are REALLY mad at her) Kat's human form: Dirty blonde hair in a long, low ponytail with a long silver/purple streak, brown eyes, white tank top with a blue feather necklace, jean shorts, black flip-flops.
Yay! OUR FIRST VEIW!!
@winxpomcp- maybe if your busy I'll write the next part? Just to jeep things going?
It would be good if we could get a new part out at least every other day since there are 3 of us.
I guess if there's no response from winx by tomorrow, I'll do part 3.