On The Run- Part TwoMaude was fine, suffering nothing more than a few bruises and a broken nose. Since the medical wing was being repaired, (an attack by a rogue agent named Percy had been to blame for that, luckily his memory had been wiped and he had been placed in a zoo) Maude had to stay on a makeshift bed in the O.W.C.A art gallery.
Which meant all the art had to come out, in order to make room.
Maude glared at Princess as she took down all of her paintings and designs.
"Those are beautiful." Harry the husky puppy commented. He had some art to take as well.
"Nah." Princess shook her head. "They're terrible. The kind of art only a nutjob would like."
"Well, I don't like your flower paintings. Flowers are boring. But I like the skateboards and explosion pictures you made."
Maude fumed. She was notorious for her flower paintings.
"And this clay pizza is cool." Harry said.
"It looks like a rock." Princess objected.
"I'm gonna go chew on things." Harry said. "See you later."
"I'm not gonna lose m
Nothing Special- Part Three"What the heck is this horrible racket called?" Perry demanded once Monogram had left.Nothing Special- Part Three3 years ago in Profiles More Like This
"It's called music." Paulo replied.
"No, that's called 'noise'." Perry said. "Or maybe 'cacophony', I can't tell which."
The penguin glared at him. "Look, beaverduck. I've been conducting the O.W.C.A orchestra since before you were hatched. I know more about music than anyone here."
Perry smirked. "Sure you do."
"Of course. I know more about it than you can ever learn in your lifetime."
Paulo stuck out his tongue at Perry. He waved his arms, and the tuba began to play.
Or rather, blare. Perry cringed. "So this is where those strange noises are coming from."
"Got any suggestions?" Paulo snapped.
"Yeah. Tune that guy's violin, slow down the tuba's part, and cut down the tambourine's part."
"All right. I guess you like sounding like a breaking-down car. Just please tell me you're never doing this live."
"We aren't ready yet."
"That's for sure."
"You can either listen, or get out
Banter- Part Four"How's this?" Ferb asked. He made a soft chattering noise.Banter- Part Four3 years ago in Profiles More Like This
"Sounds like a very strange way of saying cup." Perry told him.
"Oh, come on! That was a good chatter."
"Not really. You pronounce cup like this: 'Cup.' You said 'Kuh-kuh-cup'."
"I should teach you how to speak English." Ferb said.
"I don't have the vocal cords for that."
"Hhhhhhhhhhhgggh." Perry said.
"Close enough." Ferb decided.
"A lot closer than your stuttered 'cup'."
"Oh, stop it."
"Let's teach Phineas platypus." Perry said.
"No matter." Perry said. "Phineas, repeat after me. Say 'red'."
"That's 'fireplace', but very good!"
"His snore meant fireplace?" Ferb asked.
"Yep." Perry put his ear closer to Phineas as he slept. "Now he's snoring 'Fireplace anvil tortilla chip'. Needs to work on his diction, though. His words are slurring together."
"It must be hard to know a language that consists of chatters and snorts." Ferb said.
"I knew it ever since I was a baby. Not hard."
"I don't r
Possess- Part One"Happy, happy Valentine's day!" Pinky said, carrying a huge box of flowers, candy and hearts into Perry's lair.Possess- Part One3 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Perry didn't look at him. "What is that junk doing here?"
"Aw, come on." Pinky said, plopping the box in front of him. "You keep an old moldy sandwich and a stitch in a box, but you think my valentines are junk?"
"Yeah. Pretty much."
"Cheer up! Just because you're technically single, that doesn't mean you have to mope all day. Love is in the air!" Pinky spun around. "And not just for us. I heard Isabella say she was going to give a valentine to Phineas."
"If she can find him." Perry muttered.
"I'm not in the mood, Pinky. Take your stupid hearts and flowers out of here."
"I'd think you'd be super happy today. You're finally home! Bernie rescued you from Danville Wood!"
Devon the dog climbed out from inside the box. Candy spilled onto the floor. "And he saved me, too!"
"How long have you been in there?" Pinky asked.
"I was lying in here when you started putting stuff in.
Bonds- Part Six"I made it." Ferret gasped, collapsing on the floor of the O.W.C.A.Bonds- Part Six3 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Perry looked at her sideways. "Made what?"
Ferret pointed behind her. Meej, Musty and Theo were prancing happily around.
"Oh. You rescued them." Perry blushed. "Sorry I forgot to go back for you."
Ferret glared at him, but said, "That's fine." She looked at a scrape on her leg.
"Mommy." Meej said.
"I make floatie bubblie." Meej blew a spit bubble and started to float.
"That's both fascinating and disgusting." Perry commented.
Ferret pulled him down. "Stay near mommy, Meej. She's tired."
"Well, those ferrets tried to protect me." Perry said. "I'm glad they're back."
"Don't ever do anything like that again." Ferret breathed.
"I didn't mean to get attacked by rogues." Perry said.
"I wasn't talking to you. I was talking to the babies!"
Pinky came up to Perry. "Sooooooo what's new?" He smiled at him.
"The baby ferrets have been rescued." Perry said.
"Other than that."
"Ferb ate cereal this
Survival- Part Two"I finally got that game thingy that you were pushing me to get." Perry said. "Am I supposed to 'tag' you now or whatever?"Survival- Part Two3 years ago in Profiles More Like This
"Yeah! But you have to create a 'Yu' first." Phineas took the BX out of Perry's hands and pressed a few buttons. "Okay, now take a picture of your face."
"So your Yu will look like you."
Perry took a picture with the BX and waited while it loaded. "It's insulting me. It says 'No face was detected'."
"It SHOULD work." Phineas said. "Ferb took a picture of his hand once and it worked."
"That's because I drew a face on it in maker." Ferb said.
"Okay, there it goes. Hey! It made my face fat!"
"You can change it."
"This device doesn't like me. It thinks I'm fat and without a face."
"Change it and hurry up so I can tag you!"
Perry sighed. "Fine." He selected Search 4 Yu.
"Okay, now we put the BXs together." Phineas said. "And there! It found you. Now you can use my Yu to fight monsters and rescue your Yu."
Perry tried it.
"A ghoul is blocking your way!" The game
Possess- Part Two"Look at this, Pinky."Possess- Part Two3 years ago in Profiles More Like This
"Look at what?"
"Sideblow ran into me in the hall and gave me this." Perry held up a bottle of shampoo. "He said he had too many of these Coconutty Cavern brand shampoos and was giving them away."
"So I was looking at the back. There are actually INSTRUCTIONS on the back on how to use it. Read it. It says 'Squirt a small amount into palm, lather, massage into scalp and rinse.' You'd have to be a total DOLT if you didn't know that already. Why would ANYONE need to know how to use shampoo? The knowledge is already crammed in our brains!"
"Hey, guys!" Rocky the raccoon said, coming up to them. "That groomer, Sideblow, just gave me this awesome shampoo. How do I use it?"
Perry rolled his eyes. "Look on the back, Rocky." He said quietly.
Rocky turned over the bottle in his paws. "Cool, instructions! Okay, thanks. Bye!" He skipped away.
"Well, I guess the instructions are on there for a reason." Pinky said.
"I'm back!" Said a familiar voice.
Fight Or Flight- Part Five"And, always remember, kids, Carlos the caring clown sets things right by caring and sharing!"Fight Or Flight- Part Five2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Perry stretched his aching arms. "I thought that would never end. Pure torture."
"Only the children's channels are on in the mornings." Gary said.
Gary the gander had come to sit with Perry after Monogram had fed him. Perry knew Monogram was hoping Gary could talk Perry into remembering something.
But Perry didn't even remember who Gary was.
"I heard you lost your memory." Gary said.
"You heard correctly."
"So you have no idea who I am?"
"All I know is your name."
"Good. Er you didn't like me."
"What did you do?" Perry narrowed his eyes.
"Well, you found me vacationing on the moon and you didn't say anything, you just glared at me and dragged me back to the agency. I still don't know why you were so angry."
"Me neither. Who am I?"
The television began to play Ducky Momo's theme song.
"Who am I? No one's bothered to tell me."
"Oh." Gary shifted uncomfortably. "Well, you're&
Nothing Special- Part Eight"Is he okay?" Phineas asked.Nothing Special- Part Eight3 years ago in Profiles More Like This
"He'll be fine." Monogram said. "He's very bruised, but he's fine."
Perry lay in Monogram's lap. Monogram was sitting on his couch, with Phineas and Ferb on either side of him, bandaging Perry's wounds.
"His arm looks bad." Phineas said.
"I know. We already scanned it with an x-ray device. I'm going to have to set it." Monogram said. "Are you boys all right?"
"Fine." Ferb said.
"Me too." Phineas said. "Even though I'm still kind of tingly."
"Drink lots of water." Monogram advised.
Phineas frowned. "I don't wanna spend all day in the bathroom!"
Ferb stroked Perry's head, and Perry purred. His arm was throbbing and everything else hurt, but his boys were safe.
"This will hurt a little." Monogram warned. He snapped Perry's arm back into position.
"All done." Monogram said cheerfully. He wrapped Perry's arm up in a bandage.
"How long will he have to wear that?" Phineas asked.
"A few weeks." Monogram answered. "Dennis is incredibly powerful. But Ca
Banter- Part One"Oh oh Delores I can't believe it you were so young "Banter- Part One3 years ago in Profiles More Like This
The handsome young man placed a hand on the beautiful girl's arm. "Delores can you hear me, somehow? Oh Delores what caused your end?"
"Dating you." Perry answered, stuffing his mouth full of popcorn. "Does he die yet?"
"Perry!" Pinky the Chihuahua chided. "Be quiet! Other people are trying to watch the movie."
"You said they both die at the end." Perry said. "I came here expecting to see some sick awesome death scenes. Where's the death, huh? So far only Dewhatsis has kicked the bucket."
"It's so beautiful." Peter the panda sobbed from next to Perry.
"Yeah, that desk they got in the background is pretty nice looking. Wonder how long they took to shellac it. Why do they keep zooming in on that guy's face? They need to get some more shots of the desk. I bet that desk didn't even get full pay for being in the movie. I bet he's an un-credited appearance. We need to fight for that desk's rights!"
Fight Or Flight- Part Four"He's coming to."Fight Or Flight- Part Four2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Is he all right?"
"He'll be fine."
"Carl, why does he look so pale?"
"Perry? Can you hear me?"
Perry's forehead felt cold and damp. It also hurt. He forced himself to open his eyes.
"He's back." A man said, taking a washcloth away from Perry's face. "Quiet, now. Don't startle him."
Perry blinked. Everything was a watery blur. He struggled to sit up.
"Lay down." The man insisted, gently pushing him back onto a pillow. "Rest."
Unfamiliar faces were looking down at him. Two middle-aged men with mustaches a young man with red hair the man who had been tending to him had black hair and blue eyes
"He looks dizzy." One of the men said. He had white hair and a white mustache. "His eyes are unfocused. Carl, why are his eyes unfocused?"
"I I'm not sure, sir." Stammered the redhead.
"Perry?" The white-mustached man said. "Are you feeling all right?"
Perry looked to his left, where no people stood. Across from him was another bed. Something w
Caring- Part SixFerb was sitting in front of the hotel room's TV, watching some show about a cow and a fish.Caring- Part Six3 years ago in Profiles More Like This
"We were so bored." Phineas said. "We were going to talk or draw up some plans or something, but it gave Birdbeak a headache. So she told us to watch TV."
"Birdbeak? That lady we saw the other day?"
Birdbeak came into the room. "Would you keep it DOWN?"
Perry ran at her, but Birdbeak dodged his attack. Perry slammed into Jumpy instead, which was actually kind of nice.
Jumpy choked a little from the impact. "Duckling came quickly, didn't he?"
"He did." Birdbeak pursed her lips. "Now, can you give him the deal so we can get these rotten kids out of here?"
Jumpy cleared his throat. "Right away, Anna. Duckling, I agree to let you have your friends back if you agree to no longer hinder me in my Carlos project."
Perry stared at him.
Birdbeak left the room, which was fine by Perry. That woman creeped him out.
"Just nod your head if you accept."
Perry was very conflicted. He hated
Nothing Special- Part Four"I miss Perry." Pinky said. "I heard he and Monogram are stuck at Danville Beach."Nothing Special- Part Four3 years ago in Profiles More Like This
"That's a fun place to be stuck at." Devon said.
"Not for Perry. He's sick."
Otis the owl came and sat down next to them on the agency couch. "Hey, guys. My eye's feeling better today."
"I'm sorry Perry beat you up." Devon said. "Did it hurt?"
"What happened, anyway?" Devon asked.
"It was just a joke." Otis muttered.
Pinky explained. "Perry and I were walking past Otis and a few of his friends. Otis called to Perry and pointed at something. He was smiling like the thing he was pointing at was funny, but he wasn't actually pointing at anything."
"What?" Devon said.
"I pointed in a random direction like there was something funny there." Otis explained. "And Perry looked confused for a second, because he didn't see anything. But I guess he didn't want to look like an idiot by asking what I was pointing at, so he just nodded and smiled."
"And then Otis started laughing and said, 'He actually th
Attack of the OWCA- Part FourPerry slid down the tube into the agency. The instant he stepped out, he was surrounded by agents staring at him.Attack of the OWCA- Part Four2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"What?" Perry asked.
"Perry!" Pinky said happily, giving Perry a hug. "You found your soulmate!"
"Get off, it's not you." Perry said.
"Sorry." Pinky backed up.
"How did you hear? I only told Phin-"
"Is she pretty?" Pinky asked.
"...Yeah. Very pretty." Perry admitted.
"What's her name?"
"Prince? Have I ever met her?"
"Probably not." Perry pulled out his phone, found a picture, and showed it to Pinky.
"Oh, she's cute!" Pinky said. "Wait... I think she broke into your lair a while ago."
"She probably did. I remember her giving me back something she took from there."
"Is she..." Pinky frowned. "Don't take this the wrong way, but is she..."
"Yeah, she's kind of a law-breaker." Perry said. "She paints graffiti everywhere. But she doesn't steal or kill anymore, that's the good thing."
"Good. Are you happy with her?"
"Super happy." Perry smiled.
He looked over Pinky's sho
Attack of the OWCA- Part Eleven“There a real battle going on?” Perry asked.Attack of the OWCA- Part Eleven2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Malice nodded. “Men trying to rid of us. And they’re going to attack soon. I’m not sure if we’re their main target, though.”
“The O.W.C.A is their main target.” Prince said darkly.
“So they’re planning an attack soon.” Perry said. He turned to Malice. “When?”
“We’re not sure. We’ve only heard back from a few members of the Waterfall, and none of them know- Prince, is he allowed to know this?”
“He’s an agent. He’s allowed.”
“An agent?” Malice glared at Perry.
“Not one that will rat us out. Relax.” Prince hissed.
“All they know is that the attack was planned for tonight, but their leader was delayed slightly.” Malice finished. “They may be aiming for tomorrow. Prince, will you be up for it?”
“I’m immobilized for the time being.” Prince said.
Banter- Part Two"Help save the giant pandas in China." Carrie the cat said, sticking a bumper sticker on Perry's arm.Banter- Part Two3 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Perry looked at it. It had a picture of a baby panda on it. "SAVE THE PANDAS" was printed across the sticker.
"What are you doing this for?" Perry asked.
Carrie handed a sticker to Pinky. "To save the giant pandas."
"But you're a cat."
"If cats start going extinct, it'll be nice to have the pandas on our side." Carrie said.
"So now I'm your walking advertisement?" Perry asked.
"It comes off with water." Carrie said. "I think."
"That's okay. I have my chainsaw if all else fails."
Carrie's eyes grew wide.
"Carrie. I'm kidding."
Carrie breathed a sigh of relief and pattered toward a group of iguanas.
Peter the panda skipped into the O.W.C.A main room. He ripped the sticker off of Perry's arm and looked at it. "Cool sticker!"
Perry gave a yelp and fell to the ground, clutching his arm.
"Oops." Peter said, looking at the back of the sticker, which was decorated with teal fuzz. "Sorry."
Attack of the OWCA- Part TwelvePerry ran through the neighborhood, holding the blanket and its contents as tightly as he dared. He hoped he had been able to outrun Franny’s men, but even though he didn’t see them, he couldn’t be certain.Attack of the OWCA- Part Twelve2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
He slipped through the petflap on the Flynn-Fletcher door and ran upstairs into Phineas and Ferb’s room. Phineas was reading something to Ferb.
“Oh, there you are-” Phineas began, then stopped. “Perry, are you okay? You look really upset.”
Perry took the file out of the blanket and stuffed it inside a pair of beaver-patterned boxers in Ferb’s underwear drawer. Then he handed the egg to Phineas, still wrapped in the blanket.
“Please keep it safe for now. Don’t let anyone have it.”
“Did you lay an egg, Perry?” Phineas asked.
“How many times do I have to remind you I’m a MALE? I’ll be back soon… I hope. Protect it. Guard it with your life.”
Perry disabled the generator on
Taunted- Part OnePerry had been sleeping peacefully until he heard thunder crackle furiously outside. He jolted awake and looked around.Taunted- Part One3 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Phineas sat up in bed and rubbed his eyes. "Rain." He murmured.
Ferb sat up as well. He looked out the window, and then slumped back down against his pillow.
"I'll be right back." Phineas crawled out of bed and left the room.
Perry felt drowsy as the rain pattered against the window. He slowly started to fall asleep.
Another crash sounded from outside. Perry yawned and went over to Phineas's pillow. He patted down a spot and curled up.
He glanced over at Ferb. Ferb was staring nervously at the wall in front of his bed.
"It's not going to fall over." Perry said sleepily.
"Hm?" Ferb asked.
"The wall isn't going to come down from the rain. If that's what you were worried about."
Ferb shook his head. "You said you would tell me more stories from when you were younger. You never got around to it."
"I'll tell you some in the morning. I'll be less tired then."
Ferb sat and l
Caring- Part FivePerry purred contentedly. He was sitting in Phineas's lap, and Phineas was brushing out his fur.Caring- Part Five3 years ago in Profiles More Like This
"Look at this." Phineas held the brush out to Ferb. It had a huge ball of platypus hair in it. "Look at all that fur. And look how filthy it is! Perry, when was the last time you had a bath?"
Perry thought back. "Mm we had this huge paint fight on Halloween. I believe that was the last time I had a bath."
"Perry, that was MONTHS ago! Christmas has already come and gone! No wonder you smell!"
"That's a kind thing to say. Keep brushing. It feels good."
"We should get you to the groomers again."
"I don't like that place. They always send me home with a cute little bandana. It's very undignified."
"But you look so cute in the cute little bandana." Ferb said.
"Remember the one that had baby teddy bears on it?" Phineas said. "I still have that one in a box in my room. I put it there after Perry chewed it off."
"Whatever happened to the one that had the rainbows and smiling suns on it?" Ferb
Nothing Special- Part SevenMonogram opened the O.W.C.A doors. The inside of the agency was completely dark.Nothing Special- Part Seven3 years ago in Profiles More Like This
"Come on." He whispered.
Perry, Monty, and a couple of security agents followed him inside.
"We need to search for any agents that were left behind after the attack. I doubt there will be any rogues here. Split up. If for any reason you get into trouble "
"We send out a signal." Monty finished. "We'll be fine."
The five of them all went off in separate directions.
The agency looked terrible. Everything had either been smashed or vandalized. A light bulb was dangling from a hole in the ceiling.
Perry looked around for a niche where an agent might hide. All of the potential hiding places he found were empty.
He made his way to the storage closet and flung it open.
Also empty. And a mess.
"So you decided to come back."
Perry whirled around.
Manfred was smiling at him.
"I can't find the other agents." Perry said. Manfred was the last creature he wanted to see right now.
"They aren't here." Manfred said.
Return of Summer- Part Nine"Well, gosh darnit, Bobby Jane, they done take hash browns off the menu."Return of Summer- Part Nine3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"That just ain't right, Johnny Sue, that just ain't right. Them there hash browns are the gosh darndest best things on that darn menu if there ever was a darndest best thing to be on that there menu."
Perry heard the voices the instant he entered Danville Diner.
He tried to sneak in unnoticed, but failed.
"Well, looky there, Bobby Jane, isn't that there that platypus whose life we saved a while ago, back when hash browns were on the menu and the air was fine?" A beaver said, looking up from his menu.
"Indeed it is, Johnny Sue." The beaver sitting across from him said. "Indeed it is. We done saved his life if ever a life needed savin'."
"Indeed we did, Bobby Jane. Indeed we did."
"Hey guys." Perry said. "I didn't know you ate here."
"Well, of course we eat here!" Bobby Jane said, slapping his knee. "This here is the best darndest diner in all of Danville if there ever was one."
"But then they took them hash
Taunted- Part Five"Wow. I cannot believe Jack and Benny were so mean." Baljeet said.Taunted- Part Five3 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Phineas, Ferb, Buford, Baljeet, Isabella and Perry were all sitting on the couch together.
Perry climbed into Baljeet's lap and placed Snugglebear over his arm.
"Eew!" Baljeet squealed. "That is slimy!"
"He's been chewing on it all day." Phineas said.
"That's so cute!" Isabella said. She took hold of Snugglebear's right leg. "Wanna play tug of war, Perry?"
Perry growled threateningly.
"Okay. Guess not." Isabella released Snugglebear's leg. Perry picked Snugglebear up in his mouth and began to shake him back and forth.
"He's really possessive over that bear." Phineas said. "He won't let anyone touch it. Mom tried to take it from him so she could wash it, and he practically bit her arm off."
Perry continued to shake Snugglebear. Snugglebear hit Buford in the face.
"EW! It IS slimy!" Buford wiped off his face.
Perry was very happy. He rolled over and kicked Snugglebear with his back feet.
"Ferb, next time one of my friends
Nothing Special- Part SixPerry jolted awake, back in the guestroom bed. He reached for his phone and dialed Ferb's number.Nothing Special- Part Six3 years ago in Profiles More Like This
His latest dream had been about a unicorn. It hadn't seemed strange until the unicorn started talking about wires and binary code.
Maybe the unicorn had given him ray information for Ferb to analyze. If Perry's dreams were accurate, maybe he would be able to figure out what the rogues were planning.
"Hello?" Ferb said, sounding tired.
"Oh, sorry. Is it still night? I had another dream about the ray. Well, it wasn't about the ray, but is Phineas crying in the background?"
"Gosh, is he okay?"
"His back hurts."
"That badly? What happened?"
"Where? Is Linda there? Can she help him?"
"I called her. She's coming. He'll be fine. What was your dream?"
"Uh magnetic fuse box making an electronic disturbance, numbers are connected to animal microchips and then there's some blue wire that is connected to a system to recognize them. Ferb, are you SURE Phineas is okay?"
Operational- Part TwoPhineas put Perry down on top of a heating pad and wrapped a blanket around him. "Is that comfortable? Is the heat helping your tummy?"Operational- Part Two3 years ago in Profiles More Like This
"Do you need anything? Like water?"
"Nah. I'm fine. I'll just snooze, if it's all right with you."
"I just want everything to be perfect." Phineas said.
"This is perfect. I'm happy you're here. Don't worry. I'll be fine."
Phineas smiled at him.
"I brought books." Ferb said, putting a pile of books down by Perry. "And some of them are ones about going to the hospital."
"Ferb, you didn't steal those from the doctor's office, did you?"
"Of course not. Doctor Wallace gave them to me."
"Why didn't he give ME any?"
"Maybe because you kicked him through the wall when he tested your reflexes."
Phineas thought for a minute. "Huh. Maybe that had SOMETHING to do with it."
Ferb opened one of the books. He handed it to Phineas.
Phineas cleared his throat. "Going to the hospital. When people get sick, they sometimes are so sick that they need to go t
Possess- Part SixAfter Phineas and Ferb had gone to sleep, Perry redialed the number that had called him back in the graveyard.Possess- Part Six3 years ago in Profiles More Like This
He waited as it rang.
"Gosh, don't you answer your phone anymore?" Demanded someone with a slightly deep voice. "I kind of had some time-sensitive information!"
Perry squinted, trying to figure out who he had called. " Palmer?"
"Yeah. Don't you remember me? Last time I saw you, I put hot sauce in the milk jug."
"Gosh yes, I remember you I just you're so much bigger now."
"Look, I was helping the other agents hold down the harbor, but the rogues outnumbered us. They're planning to head through a pipe into the main control center of the agency."
"You've been fighting?"
"Yes, and I lost. That's why I called you. And when I got no answer, I tried calling the security agents. No service."
"I can't hold them off. I'm sorry." Palmer said in an annoyed tone. "Now get down here and see if you can stop them!"
Perry looked toward Phineas and Ferb.