When the arcade opened up nobody noticed that Felix was wearing a fake smile as he worked doing the demo, and when somebody put a quarter in the machine, that is except for Ralph, when Felix had come into the game a few minutes after the arcade had opened, he looked very distant and if he looked closely he could see worry lines appearing on his face, just what was Felix feeling so worked up about? He would have to ask later.
"Alright guys that's a wrap, great work today" Felix said to the Nicelanders.
Ralph had just rubbed the mud off of him when he heard Felix call out to him "how you doin' brother
"I'm good, just a little dizzy as always" he never knew codes could feel like that.
Felix once again jumped from the building and landed neatly on the ground and walked away as if nothing had happened.
"Felix could I talk to you for a moment?" Ralph called out.
Felix seemed hesitant but stopped anyway "sure but could it be quick?"
"I just wanted to ask if everything is okay, you seemed a little out of it today"
Felix was shocked that Ralph noticed but tried to keep a straight face, but failing "I assure you Ralph I am fine, I just have a lot on my mind at the moment, I'm trying to unscramble everything what with another Turbo being here..." he trailed off when he realised what he had just said.
Ralph, surprisingly didn't say anything "I guess I can understand that, I'm trying to come to terms with it as well, although I am glad Vanellope wasn't there when the characters came out, but then again that racing game is straight across from them so there is no doubt that she could have seen them"
"When you went to see her yesturday did she say anything about it?"
Ralph tried to think "no I don't think so, so I am guessing that she must not have been picked by the gamers or she didn't make it into the Roster Race, anyway you going to see Calhoun?"
Felix wanted to say yes but his mouth had other ideas "no I'm going to see Turbo and warn him about what the virus one did" he clamped his hand over his mouth.
Ralph's hands were twitching like made as he tried to calm down, he would not let his temper get the better of him, all he could get out of his gritted teeth was "I hope you know what you're doing" before storming off toward his dump site.
Felix didn't want to turn round to see his friends figure, so he walked towards the train with his head looking at the ground.
Turbo grunted as he landed on the ground hard, the other racers thought it would all be funny to punch him while he was distracted cleaning
his car, but this time they had gone too far and thought it would be funny to destroy his beloved car since he hadn't been picked at all since he didn't make it into the top nine for the Random Roster Race, he only had one coin left so he would have to make it count, he was just thankful that they would get a coin every time someone came in first place when the arcade opened, even if he wasn't picked, unfortunately he never did, which was why he had to make this coin count, otherwise he would not be able to participate in any more races until he got another coin, so much for being a great racer.
As he concentrated on checking to see if there was anything he could salvage he failed to notice a pair of red eyes staring at him from behind one of the bleaches, they disappeared though when it heard the sound of springing noise.
Turbo though didn't hear anything as he was too busy trying salvage what was left of his once beautiful car.
Felix didn't know he could hop so far and fast in his entire existence, but for once he was happy, perhaps it would come in handy later, or did it only happen when he felt overly emotional? Whatever it was he would sort out later, because the moment he saw Turbo he tried to say hi but stopped short when he realised that something was wrong, Turbo was bent down over what looked like a piece of wreck, it looked like it belonged to a car.Wait, I saw glimpses of the races when I worked and I briefly know what the racers cars looked like
Felix thought to himself and that car has Turbo's colours on, realization hit him full force, the racers destroyed his car? That was so...so mean and cruel, they had no right to do that.
He took a calming breath before he walked as calmly as he could to the young racer.
Turbo heard the footsteps but assumed they were Luna's "Luna I am not in the mood right now, so leave me alone" he snapped defensively, he knew Luna would understand why he was like this, she was the only one who understood him.
"Do I sound like Luna?" Turbo head snapped up and jumped round and came face to face with Felix, literally, because they were practically nose to nose with each other as Felix wasn't very good at distance.
"Uh" Felix spluttered out before quickly moving backwards before the situation could get any more awkward "I had come back to see if you were still interested in the story" he managed to say, he felt his cheeks get warmer and wished they would go away.
Turbo was feeling the same way, until Felix mentioned the story "I still do but I have to get this trash thrown away" he gestured to the pile behind him.
Felix risked a glance "what happened to your car?" he asked.
"None of your business, all you need to know is that I need to make a detour to get another car" he snapped again.
"Uh Turbo" Felix lifted his hammer from its holster and gestured towards it "you know I can fix it for you right?"
Turbo raised an eyebrow at the object "that hammer is going to fix my car? My car that is in pieces that it would be impossible to tell which part goes where?" he asked in disbelief.
"I'll show you, just watch" Felix quickly gave Turbo a pat on the shoulder as he passed him, not noticing Turbo flinch from the contact.
Turbo didn't have to wait long, because after two taps his once destroyed car was now back to its old self as if nothing had happened to it at all, he could not stop the shocked look appearing on his face.
Felix noticed but didn't want to say anything for fear of ruining the mood, but once again his mouth had other ideas "so how about that story?"
That seemed to have snapped Turbo out of his stupor "uh yeah, how about we talk about it over a drink, we have a great juice bar here and it would only take a few minutes by car" what the heck was he saying? What was going on with him?
"If that's okay with you, I don't want to make you uncomfortable" Felix replied shyly "I don't mind if we stayed here and I leave afterward and-wh...HEY what are you doing?" he almost shrieked when he was picked up like a bag of potatoes on Turbo's shoulder.
"Just be grateful I'm letting ride in my car" which he knew he shouldn't, he had only ever let Luna drive it when he was too weak to move.
Felix gave up since he knew Turbo was more stronger than he was, he made an 'oomph' noise when he was dropped on the back part of the car just behind the driver
's seat, when Turbo got in the driver
seat Felix realised that there was just enough room just to put his feet behind Turbo.
Turbo talked as if he had read Felixs' mind "you can hang your feet behind me but distract me from driving and I'll be sure to give you a game over" he threatened.
Felix gulped "yes sir" he stuttered out, he quickly put his feet in the gap and used his hands to grip whatever he could get, which turned out to be Turbo himself, Turbo ignored the hands that were currently on his shoulders and drove off. Once again missing the red eyes staring at their disappearing figures.
True to his word it only took a few minutes to get to the juice bar, but poor Felix was gripping Turbo's shoulders for dear life as he feared his existence because of how fast Turbo had gone, he looked like he had seen a ghost.
Turbo had some how gotten out of the car but Felix was still in his position as if Turbo hadn't moved at all, he could not help the smug look appear on his face "you okay there Fix-It?" he teased.
All Felix managed to get out of his shocked state and could only give the weak driver a weak glare "are you deliberately trying to kill me? I didn't even try to kick you in the back" he weakly accused the racer, he was too queasy to move.
"Are you really this easy to scare?" Turbo teased "if so then why are you here?"
"As I said I came here to tell you about the other Turbo's story" he looked away as he placed his hands back down onto his lap as he considered what he was about to say next "I also wanted to see if you would like to know more about Game Central, also Wralph, the bad guy in my game and the one you encountered when you were first plugged in" he stopped when he saw Turbo shudder at the memory "anyway he was feeling upset and I thought it was best if I stayed away until he calmed down, he has one nasty temper"
Turbo couldn't help but snigger "yeah I could definitely tell when he saw me leave my game" another shiver and shudder escaped his body and mouth as he remembered the look of rage on the big guy's face "come on I'll help you out if it makes you feel better" as soon as this was all over he was going to hit his head on the wall till he passed out.
Felix once again felt his cheeks get warmer, this was as bad as the time he tried to save Ralph and had to help Calhoun find the cy-bug.
Both characters refused to say anything as Turbo helped Felix get off, but the moment he was sure that he was on the ground he quickly removed his hands as if he was repulsed with just having to be near the fixer. Felix tried the hide the loss of warmth he got from Turbo's hands and focused on where he was.
The place was simple enough, if it wasn't for the fact that it was in the middle of the forest, it looked just like when he had entered the game except there was a clearing in the middle with a building that looked foreign to Felix, since you know, he never did go outside his game unless it was to greet a new game.
He then began remembering the old Turbo before he went...well 'Turbo', he was like a brother
to Felix, someone he could look up to since he was always confident while Felix was only confident to the Nicelanders in his game, heck there used to be a time where he had been afraid of Ralph, but that soon changed over the years and he only felt uncomfortable until he saw the big guy as a brother after learning what he had been going through.
"Yo Fix-It you comin' or not?" turbo called out when he realised that Felix hadn't followed him.
Felix used his hop ability since he had a feeling that this Turbo was just as inpatient as the old one, and would probably leave him behind if he had to.
"Do you always do that?" Turbo asked when Felix managed to catch up and was now walking beside him.
"Do what?" Felix asked innocently.
"Do you always daydream? And do you always do that weird jumping thing?" he had no idea what it was.
"The hoping I need it for my game otherwise I am unable to get to the windows so I can fix Ralph's damage, also I never daydream, I just zone out (is that a pun?) when I have something on my mind which is not very often, "
"Sure you don't" Turbo replied sarcastically as he rolled his eyes "anyway we're here" he gestured to the bar.
It looked simple enough, the colours were the same Halloween ones that were on the outside cabinet although it looked nothing like the bar in his game, from what he can remember from the other games the base was made of wood, there was no walls though, but there was some...Poles? Standing up and holding the roof, which happened to be made of...actually he wasn't sure what it was.
"What is the roof made of?" He asked with interest.
Turbo shot him a shocked look "you have never seen straw before?" Felix gave him a look that said 'is that what it's called?' Turbo had to look away as he rubbed his face "clearly you don't" his words were muffled behind his mouth, although he guessed he should be grateful that Felix hadn't asked about how his car got damaged so he guessed that was good "anyway lets sit down and get something, you can tell me all about this guy while we're drinking"
"Okay then" Felix now felt uncomfortable, it was taking all his will power not to take his cap off and figit with it.
Turbo for some reason wanted nothing more than to get Felix to man up, he looked so submissive with the looks he was making and he wanted nothing more than to kiss him, wait what? Please tell me I did not just think that
Turbo mentally shuddered to himself.
While Turbo had zoned out Felix ended up taking a closer look at the racers face and noticed something he had never seen before, under Turbo's right eye was a line from under his eye down to his cheekbone, but he had never seen anything like that in the other games, but he guessed that it had something to do with violence, wait a moment Tammy said something about these before, what did she call them? Bars? Tars? Aah! maybe if he asked Turbo he wouldn't mind telling him.
Both were still in a daze when they sat down, Turbo was the first to recover and ordered them some juice "so Fix-It, what do you think of this little hut?"
Felix seemed to have come out of his daze too and wasn't sure on how to respond "it looks very er...inviting?"
Turbo chuckled "you really are something you know that?"
Felix got the honey glows again so quickly that he tried to change the subject by telling this Turbo about the old one and why people say 'go Turbo'.