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Bunnicula’s Erotic Tales



Characters are the creations of Authors James and Deborah Howe (Bunnicula, Harold and Chester), WB (Arthur, Mina) and believe it or not, Author Bram Stoker for some of you eagle eyed viewers who know where the names of two of the main characters come from originally.

The Motivation for this series is Lil Lotus- Kiss My Eyelids

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uv_B2b…

I figured this was the best interpretation in my mind about love Bunnicula has for Chester.

Prologue

It has been said New Orleans was discovered by the French, yet built in some parts by wealthy elite vampires looking for a place to get away from it all and give their prized pets a place to rest and whose soil had magical elements to it which could guarantee those masters of those pets could leave the area in confidence knowing their pet would be forever kept out of the public’s eye until they were ready to come reclaim their prized pets for the long awaited trip back to Transylvania.

One such pet, a rabbit, came to New Orleans with the King Of Vampires himself, Dracula, who was looking for some place to house his prized pet of many magical qualities he had saved from the clutches of wolves and named Bunnicula after he had resurrected the bunny and granted him some of his powers and his strength after the bunny had bore a soft spot in the Count’s heart when he looked up at him all mangled and torn up with a look of “help me” in his eyes.  

Dracula fawned over his rabbit and taught him everything he needed to know about being a vampire including sucking vegetables dry by inserting his fangs into them to get the juice out not realizing that some of them had good and bad reactions they gave to Bunnicula so Dracula finally after much trail and error with many different vegetables discovered the safest vegetable for the rabbit to suck dry was a carrot which also calmed him down and made him sleep. So from then on, Dracula fed Bunnicula carrots only to prevent the rabbit from sucking on a vegetable he shouldn’t.

By the 1830s, Dracula was tired and needed a change of scenery and after many trips to various places across the United States colonies and Illinois, he finally found a place he fell in love with, so much so that he and Bunnicula constructed a building just outside the French Corridor in the young at that time City Of New Orleans and named it the Orlock mansion where Dracula spent many years with his pet rabbit, Bunnicula, resting and regaining his strength before having to head back to Transylvania to continue his rule of the monster world there. During this time Bunnicula befriended many monsters, insects and other creatures as friends, some with benefits, others were just friends. All seemed to be going good until Dracula grew weary of New Orleans fast growth and wanted to get out of there before he and Bunnicula were discovered.

So Dracula put the Orlock Mansion up for sale and soon a buyer was found and that buyer turned the mansion into apartments and while the conversion was going on, Dracula built a secret basement with a crypt big enough for a vampire rabbit to sleep in during the day. Dracula had the key to the crypt forged from the finest dark forest metals and minerals. He also outfitted the basement with many things for Bunnicula to play with as he was not going to be coming back anytime soon and wanted whomever it was who discovered the basement to wear the key as a necklace like Dracula had when he was constructing the crypt.

The night his master left him was the day before the new owners who would surely discover him were to take over ownership of the Orlock. Dracula had given the bunny enough carrots to knock him out for many days and so the Count put him in the crypt and locked the door to it forever imprisoning Bunnicula until someone discovered him.

Several hundred years and tenants would pass by until a young girl from the Midwest and her father took ownership of the Orlock apartments after they moved from Iowa to Louisiana to start a new life after the tragic death of her mother.

Arthur Monroe, who was the father of Mina Monroe and the owner of the Orlock Apartments quickly set to cleaning the place up to bring new tenants in and had his daughter check the basement for anything which needed to be thrown out. Mina was an adventuresome teenager ever since birth so getting to discover the Orlock secrets was exciting to her so she took on the task with much enthusiasm.

As she looked around the massive basement, her eyes fell on an old door that was connected to the basement but had been shrouded by the junk in front of it. After Mina cleared the junk, she walked up to the door and tried to open it, it wouldn’t budge so with a more forceful movement of her body against the door, it finally creaked open and she stood in awe at the bonus spare room with all of the crazy monster knick knacks, books, and toys. As she continued to look around the room, she noticed a dark heavy wooded box with Romaninian stenciling on it that looked almost like a box you’d put a rabbit in. When Mina went to open the box which was Bunnicula’s crypt he was fast asleep in, she noticed there was a keyhole so there must be a key around somewhere.

After much looking around she found the key in a drawer in one of the chests in the basement. She went back to the wooden box and the key fit into the keyhole as it made a click opening the door. She took a look inside but could not see anything since it was pitch black in the box. Not realizing she had awoken a vampire rabbit, she looked at the key and thought it would make a great necklace so she put some strong quality string around it until she could go to the store to get a bracelet chain to put around it.

As she walked upstairs she heard sounds coming from the basement and figured it was just the sounds of an old building.  When she opened the door, her pets, Chester, the tan colored Siamese with one fang sticking out of his mouth, greeted her by meowing and rubbing against her leg. She then was overtaken and almost knocked down by a brown colored with spots big dog, Harold who almost knocked her down as he licked her face and greeted her.

“Down Boy. Down Harold!” Mina scolded the dog who obeyed her command begrudgedly.

“I’m sure you two want me to feed you, right? Mina said looking down at the dog and the cat who willingly said in their own languages, yes!

“Okay boys, let’s get you fed before I go to bed” Mina said as she walked towards the kitchen with Chester and Harold closely following behind her.

“Ahh Mina, I see you have returned from the basement, did you see anything down there which needed to be thrown away? Arthur asked as he made himself a snack of chips and salsa.

“No Dad, I didn’t really see anything which needed to be thrown away, but I did come across this cool spare room I’ll have to show you tomorrow” Mina said happily as she smiled at her dad who was eyeing the black key she had as a necklace around her neck.

“I see you found a key of some sort, it’s really a nice one, where did you find it? Arthur asked

“I found it in a drawer in a chest down near where I found this cool wooden box” Mina said as she showed the key to Arthur who smiled warmly at his daughter.

“Tomorrow is going to be very busy for me, Mina, you know we still have a lot of work to do before we even find you a place to go to high school” Arthur said in a serious tone. “I think we should turn in early in order to get an early start in the morning” Arthur suggested to Mina who nodded in agreement.

“I was just about to feed Harold and Chester before I went up to bed, Dad” Mina said to her father as he took his chips and salsa off the counter.

“Sounds good to me, they can sleep here in the kitchen until you can get your room arranged to where you want it” Arthur said as he pointed to the rug and basket set up in the kitchen across from the refrigerator.

Arthur walked over after setting his chips and salsa back down on the counter to give Mina a hug before he picked them back up and headed up to bed.

“I love you, Dad!” Mina said as her father made his way up the stairs.

“I love you too, Mina” Arthur said as he walked up the stairs into his bedroom.

Mina gave Harold his dog food and Chester his favorite salmon dish before she hugged them both and made her way up to bed.

Downstairs in the basement in the wooden crypt, the fired torches came on revealing a small coffin perfect for a rabbit to sleep in. The lid of the coffin came open revealing Bunnicula who was sleeping like a bat with his head down towards the floor and his feet towards the top.

He opened his eyes and gave a long stretch gibbering something in Romaninian as he made his way out of the coffin. His stomach was growling and he hadn’t eaten since his master, Dracula had put him in this crypt sometime this morning he believed.

When he made his way up the steps he transformed his ears into bat wings in order to open the door into the mansion main floor. When he made his way outside into the Mansion main floor and looked out the window, he was shocked at what he saw.. This wasn’t 1830s New Orleans anymore, gone were the horse drawn carriages that were replaced by.. cars? How could this be? He flew around until he saw a calendar which said March 2016!
He was shell shocked it had been nearly 140years since he last opened his eyes! He took a minute to sit down to try to comprehend the fact his master had abandoned him and left him to fend for himself and that nobody had come to wake him up so whoever it was that woke him up must be his new master.

But first he needed to tend to his growling stomach before he could even figure out what to do next. He set out to find the kitchen.

Harold and Chester both were sound asleep until a commotion coming from the hallway startled Chester awake.

“Harold, HAROLD, I think I hear something or someone in the other room” Chester said in his neurotic tone whenever he was scared.

“Oh come on Chester, we both know this is an old apartment and it probably was the wind or something like that” Harold said after being shook awake by Chester.

Bunnicula finally found the door to the kitchen as he remembered it and he transformed his ears into bat wings to open the door.

Harold and Chester both froze, they knew Mina and Arthur were asleep and they knew nobody was supposed to be in this apartment at this time of night.

“I told you Harold” Chester said to the dog who immediately stood up to get ready to bark at whomever this was invading his territory.

“Wait Harold, let’s see what or who we are dealing with before we alert Mina and her Dad” Chester suggested to Harold who immediately shut his mouth and crouched down with Chester standing behind his back.

Bunnicula opened the door and made his way into the kitchen where he located the refrigerator.

Chester and Harold could not believe their eyes as a small slightly chubby  black and white with big red eyes rabbit walked into the kitchen headed for the fridge not noticing they were staring in awe at what they saw before them.

Bunnicula proceeded to open the fridge door and reach into the vegetable drawer rummaging around for a carrot to suck dry. As he did this he didn’t realize the dog and the cat were slowly sneaking up behind him.

Harold and Chester slowly snuck their way closer to the bunny to see what he was up to.  Both of them slowly inched closer to the rabbit and froze as they saw the head of the rabbit raise up in the shadow of the fridge light revealing a couple of sharp fangs as they sounded like knives going into the carrot.

“Harold.. Do you see what I see?” Chester said, dumbfounded at what he was seeing which resembled a horror movie as a sucking sound filled the room.

Harold didn’t even hear what Chester said as soon he was barking as loud as he could at the rabbit.

Bunnicula was startled by a noise behind him so he bore his fangs at the offending noise by snarling at Harold and Chester.

Chester jumped back in fear, Harold whined a bit as he backed up but still kept on barking at Bunnicula who froze at the open fridge door contemplating how he was going to get out of this alive.

Mina was roused out of bed when she heard barking coming from the kitchen, She ran down the steps to see what the commotion was.

Arthur was also roused out of bed as he ran down the stairs to see what the commotion was. As he made his way down the stairs, he carried a bat with him so he could take care of whatever or whomever was causing his dog, Harold to bark at this time of night.

Mina was first on the scene and she laid eyes on the slightly chubby black and white big red eyed rabbit cowering in front of the open fridge with a sucked dry carrot in front of him.

Mina quickly picked the rabbit up off the ground and immediately fell in love with it as it gave her this “help me” soulful gaze as Arthur made his way into the kitchen ready to dish out pain.

Bunnicula felt a pair of hands pick him up and he immediately saw the key on the neck of his savior who was a girl of fourteen or fifteen with long maroon colored bangs and tiny ear studs pierced into both sides of her ears. He stared up at the big brown eyes of his savior and gave her the soulful gaze.

“Mina, are you okay and what’s going on here?” Arthur asked in a demanding tone.

Mina turned and faced her father with the rabbit in her arms as she cuddled it even with its fangs still out.

Arthur was also entranced by the stare of the slightly chubby black and white big red eyed rabbit.

“Can we keep him, Dad? I don’t want anything to happen to him since the dog and cat scared the be Jesus out of him” Mina asked Arthur who said with without hesitation:

“Mina, if you want to keep him as your own, you have to take care of him and let nothing happen to him, are we clear?” Arthur said in a serious tone to Mina who nodded in agreement.

“And as for you two, you’re going to have to learn to coexist with this rabbit, if anything happens to him, you’re both sleeping outside, are we clear? Arthur said as he glared at Chester and Harold.

“Oh great, just what we need, another body around the house and did you notice, Harold, that is a body who could kill us and suck us dry?” Chester said in a freaked out tone.

“Don’t worry Chester, everything will be fine” Harold assured the cat who only frizzled when the bunny made a terrifying face at time.

“If you’re going to keep him, Mina, you’d better name him” Arthur suggested.

Mina pulled a carrot out of the fridge and gave it to the bunny who immediately sucked it dry startling both of them.

“Why don’t we name him Bunnicula for his neat trick he does” Mina said to Arthur.

“Works for me, Mina” Arthur agreed.

Bunnicula couldn’t believe his luck, he had woken up only a few minutes ago after 140years of unplanned sleep to now be part of a family who obviously loved pets and made him one of their own.

As he looked at the dog and the cat, he knew it would take awhile to gain their trust, but in time, he knew he’d gain it because time was all he had.


 





Chapter 1:

Spring of Present Day 2018 at Orlock Apartments:

Mina and Arthur were both sitting in the foyer area watching TV while having a bite of an early dinner, they were going to be taking Harold for his night walk a little bit earlier since both of them wanted to go catch a movie later on that evening. Since it was Spring Break, Mina did not have to worry about going to school the next day so she and her father once they got done with the movie were going to go roller skating and be home later that night.

Harold sat in a begging position hoping he’d get a scrap of food from either Mina or Arthur so he looked at both of them with soulful eyes before one of them, usually Mina, threw him a scrap of whatever the dinner was and in this case it was chicken and vegetable alfredo with some of the chicken being given to Harold who happily gobbled it up before begging for more.

“I think that’s enough for you, Harold” Arthur scolded the big fat brown spotted light green colored wearing dog who wined a bit as he flopped onto the ground trying to get a reward by rolling onto his back with his legs sticking up in the air.

Arthur wasn’t buying it and neither was Mina who finished off her dinner and did put the plate down on the ground for Harold who lapped up whatever flavor was left on the plate before he walked out of the room to go see where Chester was.

“I’m really looking forward to tonight, I hear this latest installment of Game Of Thrones is supposed to be the one where the kid realizes he is a wizard or something like that” Mina said as she looked at Arthur as he finished his dinner.

“Well Mina, I thought since you and me both had time tonight, I would do something special for you” Arthur said as he wiped his mouth off with a napkin.

“And after all, this really is going to be the last Spring Break I get to spend with you before you go off to Tulane this summer” Arthur lamented almost sulking.

“Oh come on Dad, you know I wanted to go to Tulane and it’s not like I’m going very far” Mina said as she put her hand around her father’s shoulder.

“You and I both know that I’ll be here for most if not all the breaks and holidays. I mean you can even come see me everyday if you want to since Tulane is near Downtown and it’s not like I won’t come here to feed the animals everyday and make sure Bunnicula doesn’t get to a point like he did the last time we left him with Marsha when we went on a trip for a few days” Mina said as she picked up her plate off the ground and set it back on the tv tray.

“I know Mina, I’m so proud that you took the initiative for your choice of college, I was ecstatic when you chose Tulane over Louisiana Tech” Arthur said as he got up to clean up his tv tray and store it back in the closet.

“I wanted to be close to you, Dad, I just thought Tulane was a better fit for me since all my friends are going there and we all can hang out everyday instead of just on weekends” Mina said as she stood up and cleaned off her tv tray and took her dirty plates into the kitchen with Arthur soon following her.

“We’d better get Harold’s walk in before the movie starts in a couple of hours” Mina said to Arthur as she set her plate in the sink and went to the fridge and grabbed a Gatorade taking a drink of it.

“Let me finish cleaning up and you go get ready to go and we’ll go walk Harold and then bring him back here and then hit the movie” Arthur said to Mina who finished downing her Gatorade and ran upstairs.

Chester was sitting in his favorite spot in the upstairs office doing a crossword as he looked outside at the slowly waning daylight. Soon HE would be up and HE always caused trouble or tried to play a prank on the poor Siamese cat every chance HE got.

The HE was Bunnicula, a friend to Chester, yet a royal pain in the ass which had given the poor feline his share of bumps and bruises over the last couple of years. Chester was sore everywhere on his body including places he had no idea he was sore in. It had been a VERY LONG two years of Bunnicula’s antics and less than inviting friends which had turned Chester into the neurotic constant on edge feline he now was and he knew once Bunnicula awoke at sundown that he was in for whatever Bunnicula had in store for him.

Over the last couple of years, Bunnicula and Chester had developed a unique friendship and Chester had noticed Bunnicula had developed more than just a friendship for the feline. He’d often find pictures of him and Bunnicula in love making situations drawn by Bunnicula and translated by Harold.

Most of the time Chester would blow these things off because they were either on an adventure or Chester assumed Bunnicula was doing it for his own laughs though secretly, Chester had developed some feelings for Bunnicula and those feelings had gotten stronger over the last two years. When Chester would sit with Bunnicula, he felt a sort of warm comfort with his paws around the rabbit’s shoulders or vice versa and sometimes he’d wake up after having dreams of Bunnicula with him in those type of situations where it was cuddling with…

Chester was startled out of his thoughts when Harold bounded into the room asking his usual dumb question to the feline:  

“Whatchya doin’ Chester?” Harold said in his usual dumb tone with oblivious stare making Chester groan before he spoke:

“I’m doing what I always do, Harold, and that is trying to relax before Bunnicula comes in here to make my life the living hell it’s become” Chester said as he downed a glass of milk while trying not to tremble.

“Come on Chester, Bunnicula isn’t as bad as you make him out to be” Harold reminded Chester who scoffed at the dog’s remark:

“Sure Harold, you aren’t constantly the victim of when he sucks the wrong vegetable or one of his friends decides to use me as their punching bag” Chester huffed as he felt his bones pop wincing at the shot of pain the popping sounds made.

“I mean, just once in my life, I wish Bunnicula would be gentle on me instead of making me worse than Scooby Doo when he freaks out with ghosts” Chester said in a tired sounding voice as he ran into a word he needed Harold’s help with.
“Hey Harold, what’s another name for a schooner?” Chester asked Harold who replied:

“Try goblet. Look Chester, I think Bunnicula in his own way loves you, I see the way he looks at you and the way he tries to express his love for you” Harold said as he scratched his ear with his back paw.

“If that’s his version of love, I’d hate to see him when he is madly in love” Chester cringed as he nodded his approval of the word goblet fitting in the last slot of his crossword.

“I think you don’t get it, Chester, Bunnicula has told me on countless occasions he wants to take his love for you to the next level” Harold said as Chester gave him a shocked look.

“Next level my ass, his idea of next level is making a horrifying face at me everytime I try to save him from himself” Chester reminded Harold who sighed.

“I guess you’ll have to find out in your own way Chester, I think Bunnicula is madly in love with you and doesn’t have the right type of communication to express that to you” Harold said to Chester who felt his body getting hot as the thoughts he was thinking of Bunnicula cuddling and… entering him from the backside made him suddenly freak out.

“Look Harold, I know you like to get your rocks off on whatever dumb thing you’re thinking, but there is no way, no how, no reason for Bunnicula to even be.. “ Chester yelled as he was cut off by Harold:

“Your face says otherwise, Chester” Harold said in that loving tone which made the feline slump down in his chair when he felt the blush.

“Don’t you have to go on your evening walk, Harold..” Chester said in annoyed tone as Harold would not drop it.

“Look Chester, I’ve seen how you act when he is asleep and vice versa, you can’t fool me!” Harold said as Chester motioned his finger in an out gesture as he picked up one of Harold’s toy bouncy balls and threw it out the door as hard as he could.

Harold being the dumb gullible mutt he was fell for Chester’s bait and bounded out of the room after the bouncing ball as it rolled down the long hallway towards the end of it.

Chester slumped in his chair grumbling to himself as the last rays of sun left the upstairs setting in the west. Soon enough, Bunnicula would come awake and Chester braced himself for the inevitable greeting he was soon to get as his thoughts continued to torture his mind.
Bunnicula's Erotic Tales
Bunnicula is frustrated with trying to communicate his love for Chester so while Arthur and Mina are at the movies and Harold is fast asleep, Bunnicula act on those desires by using hypnotism and magic to seduce the feline. 

Since I'm wary about the adult content rules of this sight and some of my works getting hit, I'm going to give you guys my fanfiction.net posting of this story with the two chapters which contain the sexual situations and a bit of strong language. There's going to be at least one or two more chapters of this series before I take it in the direction where I can show most of it here under a different title so check this link often for the new updated chapters and you have been warned :D 

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Okay guys, here's what's in the pipeline as far as my writing works go: 

I decided to do a Bunnicula work since there is surprisingly little of it outhere and the series would be awesome if they'd quit trying to add all this leftist type rhetoric which is killing modern cartoons as we know them so what do you do? You create your own stuff if you don't like the way the series is going. Now the only thing is I can post most of the cleaner parts of this work, but when it comes to the more steamy adult eighteen plus content, I'm a little wary because of the new adult content rules put down here which I really hate given none of my adult works have characters younger than 18. I guess it's just some stupid thing this place like the rest of social media is trying to enforce to repress expression of creativity. So what I will do is put links to the more erotic parts of this work so that way you guys get what you've been wanting to see between Chester and Bunnicula so in the next couple of days, look for this work. Once I'm totally done with it, it's back to Dark Chronicles of Gadget or The Cursed Werewolves.. Not sure yet which one I'll resume. 

 Hope your 2019 is going well and look for postings of my works throughout this year when I can get them out to you. 

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I don’t own any of these characters; Warner Bros and Hanna Barbara do so don’t try anything funny and enjoy the following work:

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He had come to realizing with great shock he had transformed into a full blown werewolf and had destroyed the apartment complex he lived in plus a few parked cars on the side of the street before he found himself laying naked on top of the smashed hood of one of them with blood soaked into his fingernails.  Shaggy panicked when he saw all of the blood realizing he had become a killer and the curse Dracula had cast on him years ago to race in his Monster Road Rally had come back and this time it wasn’t a little dinky shot from the moon, this time the harvest moon had shot a weird colored ray down from the side of it while he stared at it knocking him to the floor of his bedroom after hitting him in the chest turning him into a savage beast. He rushed into his apartment complex as fast as he could gagging at the various strewn dead bodies still laying in their beds after he had broke in and killed them while they slept.

He tried desperately to wash the blood off his fingernails into his bathroom sink as fast as he could once he got back to his apartment, but it was having little effect on them as if it were taunting him to try to clean off the blood and even when he had used soap, he still could see little caked over blood trails under his nails as he heard sirens approaching from the Newport Beach Chrystal Cove police, fire, and rescue teams. He watched as they came in a line and got out shocked at what they saw before them. “Whatever or whoever did this is definitely not playing around” he heard the police chief say outside his broken window which faced the street below it. “I want all of you guys to search for victims and if we find the person responsible, do not approach, we’re going to need SWAT for this one” the police chief commanded making Shaggy panic as he found an old steamer trunk under his bed and started to pack it with as much of his belongings as he could.

He needed to get to Louisiana and he needed to go see Ms. Grimwood to see if she could vanquish this horrible curse once and for all and he remembered that her school, Grimwood Finishing School for Ghouls specialized in magic related courses for monster ghouls and since Ms. Grimwood was a witch, she could most likely counteract the effects the harvest moon was having on his lycanthropy. He needed a place which would understand his plight before he ended up hurting the ones he loved the most in his life in the gang and Scooby Doo, his lifelong best friend and pet he had given over to the gang after his hard breakup with Googie caused him to walk out of Mystery INC because he could never get over the serious relationship she had gotten into with Velma Dinkley, the true mystery solver of the group who was a lesbian and also Mystery Inc’s top forensic chemist when she wasn’t working at a chemistry lab for a local business. Shaggy was always cool with Freddy, Daphne, and Velma bringing over Scooby if they wanted to go somewhere or do something together, but when he knew Googie was with them, he would shut off and not be his usual cowardly eating machine self and it always worried the gang that Shaggy was dealing with things deep within himself that he couldn’t talk to them about because they wouldn’t understand the lycanthropy he dealt with went back many generations in his family and that he was the only one in his family whose curse could resurrect itself if the wrong person knew how to use the harvest moon and get ahold of the Grimmnice Book Of Records which listed most of his Great Grandparents as carriers up to his own father who took his life when he found out his son could become a savage beast if he looked at the harvest moon for too long and the spell was recast on the night of the harvest moon and never told Shaggy about it until he had to learn the truth from his Uncle Nat which did not go over well with Shaggy. Since then he was very private about his struggle with lycanthropy which had ultimately led up to his breakup with Googie after she had noticed once they got back from Transylvania that Shaggy had become distant from her and would only hang out with Scooby and the gang instead of her like it was her fault that he had become this freakish monster. It wasn’t her fault as much as it was her problem being one of the five people who knew the truth about Shaggy’s struggles with lycanthropy.

Only she, Daphne, Ms. Grimwood, Scooby, and Scrappy knew the truth after he told all of them at various times in private about his family history by showing them documented proof of the harvest moon link to the Grimmice Book Of Records and that there was a counter spell to the spell which turned him human again and that was the spell which could only be casted or reversed by a very seasoned witch or warlock who had mastered the Grimmice Book Of Records.

Not even the girls, Winnie, Tanis, Phantasma, Sibella, and Elsa Frankenteen knew about his struggles until one night when Winnie smelled a musky wolf scent on him and told her father, Papa Werewolf  about it forcing him to tell her to keep it quiet until he could do some research into the Grimmnice Book Of Records and when he found out the truth, he had confronted Shaggy about it one night after he had dropped Winnie off at the school after seeing Shaggy running down a dark trail away from the school. Shaggy insisted nobody but Ms. Grimwood knew about the connection after Papa Werewolf had cornered him on the trail and warned him if news of this got back to Dracula, they’d all be in grave danger and when the day came that Shaggy was face to face with Dracula on parents night, it was a miracle Dracula had let bygones be bygones but still warned Shaggy that if anything happened to his little Sibella that it would be a “bat day” for him making Shaggy shiver as the Count walked out the door with Papa Werewolf following him coming nose to nose with Shaggy reminding him about their little conversation they had on the trail by giving him one of the most intense wolf stare downs and growls Shaggy could remember making him shake all over as he said, “Yes sir, as his eyes went from glowing red to black again as he quickly made his way out the door disappearing into the night.  

As Shaggy thought about these memories and shuttered in fear recalling others, he was startled by a loud knock at his door. He walked to the door opening it seeing the platoon of rescuers looking at him:

“Everything okay in here, sir? They asked Shaggy who gulped and said:“Yeah man, like, everything is fine here” as a cold sweat started to form on his forehead as one of the police officers accompanying the rescue team saw the large steamer trunk on his bed prompting him to ask with a raised eyebrow of suspicion:

“Where you headed to, Sir?”

Shaggy could feel the cop looking into his soul so he had to come up with a lie:
“Like, I’m headed to see my relatives in Louisiana until this place gets rebuilt” Shaggy said to the cop who nodded and said:
“I don’t blame you son, it looks like a tornado tore through this place and we’ll have to have it torn down and rebuilt” the officer said to Shaggy who nodded cautiously.

“Okay, let’s move on people, we’ve got a lot of units left and so far we’ve already found ten people dead in their beds with massive gash wounds to their throats and we can count this one as accounted for” the police officer said to the rescuers who went on to the next unit as Shaggy who was listening to them tried to stable himself against a wall to prevent himself from fainting while he tried to hold back his vomiting reflex after hearing the officer confirm what he already knew.

Before the officer moved on to the next unit, he gave Shaggy one last word of advice:

“One more thing… Put some fucking clothes on before I run you in for indecency” the officer barked at Shaggy who looked down at his nude form and a sudden bit of cowardice overcame him: “Uhh *gulp*, yeah officer, right away ” Shaggy said in awkward tone as he shut the door and ran into his bedroom.

Shaggy sat on the edge of his bed holding the temples of his head as he spoke his thoughts outloud: “What have I done, I’m a killer now and I don’t want to hurt The Gang or my buddy, Scoob” Shaggy said in a mournful tone as tears welled up in his eyes making him wipe them away with his arm trying to compose himself as best he could before he went into his closet to get dressed.

Shaggy got up off his bed once he had calmed down as much as he could making his way into the wrecked closet putting on his blue slacks, maroon shirt, black shoes and a pendent bearing his family name “Rogers” on the front of it as he rummaged through it. He made his way into the bathroom taking a few seconds to check himself over as he washed it off.  Years of being afflicted with the lycanthropy had caught up to Shaggy who looked more like he was pushing fifty than mid thirties as his goatee was showing little tufts of white hair mixed in the brown. His hair was more darkish brown with the same white tufts and his body had put on some lean muscle from all of his years being chased by fake ghosts and his insanely high metabolism as a result of the lycanthropy.  

After a few minutes he quickly walked out of the bathroom and slung the steamer trunk with all of his belongings over his shoulder and carefully making his way out the door. As he passed by some of the apartments in his complex, he saw the blood soaked bedrooms which almost made him throw up as he looked down at the small darkened blood stained trails under his fingernails.

He finally was in the parking garage where he kept the red RV he, Scooby and Scrappy had first travelled to the school in. There was a lot of memories in this RV, some good, some not so good like the field trip to Barren Bog he took the girls on not knowing Revolta had sent one of her spider bats into his bedroom to hypnotize him into taking the trip which almost cost him his neck if it hadn’t been for Calloway’s brave cadets coming to the rescue. Shaggy took a deep breath trying to repress the memories as he put the steamer trunk in the back of the RV. He opened it up and there were a dozen boxes of Scooby snacks staring back at him as he drooled looking forward to when he could munch on them on his way out of town. Shaggy threw the boxes onto the passenger seat of the RV as he walked around to the driver side. He heard the engine growl to life as he drove out of the wrecked complex onto the city streets with the windows down listening to the hum of the engine.

As he drove down the street, the Pacific Ocean came into view and he felt tears welling up in his eyes as he thought about the sad reality of leaving his faithful companion Scooby behind, but he also knew he was a danger to anyone who came around him including Scooby who was a few miles down this very road with the gang at a picnic as the road curved and paralleled the ocean for a time before it came to the intersection Shaggy was looking for. He took one last look at the ocean saying to himself how sorry he was about having to abandon the people he loved, but he needed help and he understood news of this would go national and if there were any witnesses, he knew the ending result would not be good and when the gang and Scooby found out, he wanted to be as far away from them as he could be. Shaggy sniffled as he rolled up the windows blocking out the smell of the ocean he had grown so accustomed to seeing everyday he walked along the beach, hung out with the gang, and took Scooby on countless swims and walks alongside. He wanted to cry, he wanted to wake up from this nightmare which was his life. He wanted it to be someone else who wasn’t him but that was only wishful thinking as the light turned green and he turned away from the ocean making his way out of town hoping to make Northern Arizona by nightfall.
…..

Fred, Velma, Daphne, Googie, and Scooby all sat on the beach watching the waves roll in and the surfers trying their best to conquer them as they finished up their delicious picnic lunch.  

“MMMM, that was sure good, Remind me to thank your Mom the next time we see her for a wonderful picnic lunch” Freddy said as he tanned himself on the beach.

“Rahuh” agreed Scooby who was lying down under the shade tree about to close his eyes for a nap.

“Jeepers Googie, I didn’t know your mom made such a groovy sandwich” Daphne, who was Fred’s girlfriend, said as she laid on the sand in a purple bikini soaking up the sun.

“Agreed, such a wonderful meal” said Velma who sat under the umbrella with Googie as she looked up from the book she was reading over at Googie smiling.

“I’m glad all of you enjoyed it, Mom really goes all out to make sure we are well fed” Googie said as she was putting the empty picnic basket to the side and about to lay down for a nap. “Speaking of full, I really miss Shaggy, I wish he hadn’t walked out on us like he did, I feel like it was my fault we ended up breaking up so bitterly and that it almost took down Mystery Inc with it” Googie said in a sad tone as she looked at Daphne who sat up on her elbows about to give the real truth to the matter:

“Listen Googie, it wasn’t you, it was that despicable brat Scrappy who caused all this mess. We’re lucky Mystery Inc is still in business” Daphne said as she heard Scooby growl at hearing Scrappy’s name.

“Grrr, Rappy, Rif Ri Rver Ree rat rool ragain, r’I’ll rill him” Scooby growled as memories of what Scrappy did to Scooby Dee hit him like a brickwall.

“Daphne please, you know Scooby hates it when we talk about… HIM” Freddy said in a sarcastic tone while he gave Daphne a look of annoyance when she continued on instead of dropping it:

“I’m sorry Scooby, I just wish Dee had pulled through it without going to the mental asylum and then passing away after hanging herself in her bedroom” Daphne said only making Scooby get up and walk away growling trying to calm himself down as he kicked up the sand stomping down the beach away from them.

“Enough Daphne, let’s try to have a nice picnic without bringing up things we cannot control. The last few years have been tough with Shaggy walking out and all of us trying to keep Mystery Inc afloat and that’s not counting the legal woes thanks to Scrappy either” Fred said in an annoyed tone as he looked away from the redhead who suddenly felt some remorse:  

“Gee guys, I’m sorry, I really didn’t think…” Daphne tried to continue apologizing before she was cut off by Velma:

“Both of you need to stop it or I’m joining Scooby in his walk to cool off” Velma said angrily giving both the blond man and the redhead the stare through her dark rimmed glasses.  

“All of you relax, let’s enjoy the day, okay? Googie chimed in as another surfer passed by them heading for the water and soon catching a monster wave coming towards the shore making Freddy green with envy.

“Damn it, I should have brought my surfboard” Fred cursed to himself as various people walked by on the beach with some hitting the surf to swim and others trying their hand at catching waves or fishing for unsuspecting fish hiding in the waves.

“I think you’d look funny trying to catch a wave  with that bulge you call a man stomach hanging over your shorts.. “Daphne joked as she pat Fred’s belly making everyone except Fred laugh.

“Yeah, very funny Daphne” Fred said sarcastically causing his girlfriend to break out in laughter as she got up with him soon chasing her into the surf.

“Fred is very lucky to have Daphne” Googie said as she observed the two playing in the surf like two young children.

“I don’t understand why Fred doesn’t just marry her” Velma said as she put her book down “I mean, they’ve been through everything together including the lawsuits and the saving of Mystery Inc” Velma said wrapping her arms around her ankles looking contently over at Googie as she got a bottle of sun block out lathering the inside of her hands with a few drops.

“Velma, girl to girl here, I don’t think Freddy really cares, all he cares about is his image in the mirror and how many girls he can impress which drives Daphne crazy” Googie said as she rubbed the sun block on her legs.  “Daphne would love to start a family with Fred, she’s told me how many times after they’ve made love that she goes into the bathroom to do a pregnancy test but always comes up negative” Googie said to Velma who looked at her girlfriend and said: “You know how many times we’ve made love and you never talk about us starting a family but rather just enjoy me cuddling with you and saying sweet little nothings in your ear and doing other little fun things like kissing you at this moment we have alone” Velma said softly planting a kiss on Googie’s lips making the wild light brown  haired woman swoon as she broke the light kiss.

“I know Velma, it’s just I think you are always too busy with your chemistry job to really think about us settling down” Googie said smiling warmly at her girlfriend as Scooby made his way back to the shade tree and plopped down.

“Well love, you and I will both know when that happens and when it does I’m sure the rest of the gang will say it’s about time” Velma cooed as she got a return kiss from the wild light brown haired polka dot bikini wearing Googie.

Fred and Daphne made their way back to their spot on the beach as they watched the two girls kissing: “Did we interrupt something or do you two need a few minutes to yourself” Fred asked as Daphne stared the bulge forming in his swim trunks.

“Oh.. No Freddy, we’re okay” Velma said in a startled tone as both she and Googie blushed at Fred’s arousal.

“Looks like we started something else that was clearly intentional” Velma said lustfully as she looked at Daphne almost drooling as Fred’s bulge got tighter and tighter in his blue swim trunks.

“Umm.. Maybe we should all go take care of a little something, don’t you guys think?” Fred suggested. “I know where there are some showers nobody uses on this beach and they are about a mile’s walk down the beach from here” Fred suggested.

“I think everyone would be in agreement with that, let me take our things to the Mystery Machine and Velma can help me” Freddy said as he and Velma with Googie’s help took the blanket, picnic basket, umbrella, and towels up to the Mystery Machine parked in the parking area on top of the hill.

Scooby woke up from his nap and followed them figuring it was time to go home. Freddy looked back at Scooby suddenly realizing they couldn’t just leave Scooby alone so he had another idea:

“Hey gang, I forgot about Scooby so why don’t we go pay Shaggy a visit and let him take care of Scooby while we go have our fun” Fred suggested as Daphne and the rest of the gang nodded their approval.  

“Groovy idea Fred, Shaggy will be so happy to see Scooby” Daphne said enthusiastically.

“RAGGY!!!!” Scooby barked in excitement as he almost ran over Fred who was opening the Volkswagen Bus’s sliding door as he jumped over the backseat into the trunk panting happily.

‘Yeah.. Shaggy” Googie said in a down tone causing concern to come across Velma’s face as she saw her girlfriend look away with a saddened expression on her face.

“I have a better idea, why don’t you and Daphne take Scooby up to Shaggy and we’ll wait in the Mystery Machine” Velma suggested cheering Googie up as she smiled at her girlfriend.

Fred took a moment to think about it and Daphne took the opportunity to steal his thought from him:   “That’s a better idea I think, Shaggy has never really gotten over the fact Googie is in a lesbian relationship with Velma” Daphne said somberly to Fred who drooped his shoulders sighing deeply before he spoke:

“Yeah, I guess you are right, maybe one day Shaggy will come to his senses but then with him going through what he has, I’m not holding out much hope” Fred admitted as they loaded all the beach things in the back of the Mystery Machine and piled into it with Daphne and Fred in the front and Velma and Googie sitting in the back seat holding each other’s hands.

Freddy turned on the van and the engine croaked to life as they drove out of the beach area onto city streets. As they made their way over to Shaggy’s apartment complex, Freddy turned on the radio to listen to some tunes. He turned on one of his favorite stations when a disturbing news bulletin went across the radio catching them all off guard:

Newsflash: Terrorist attack reported at Newport Apartment Complex early this afternoon. Police say it looks like a tornado went through here with several dozen cars in the side parking area either damaged or destroyed. Fifty people are dead and the public is urged to not approach the perpetrator and the area is on lockdown as well as the adjacent businesses and school. If you have any information, please speak with Police Chief Norbert Jones who will immediately dispatch the SWAT to your location.. Please stay tuned to News Channel 11 and all of the radio stations of Newport Beach for further updates”

Freddy shut off the radio and pulled the van over to the nearest parking area as soon as he could. Once they came to a complete stop and Freddy put the van in park, he put his hands in his face with Daphne comforting him and Velma, Googie, and Scooby sitting in the backseat in complete shock:

“Raggy…No Raggy” Scooby cried as tears came down his eyes.

“What are we going to do, Freddy..?” Velma asked. “Freddy?” She asked again with more urgency.  

“I don’t know, damn it, I don’t know.. One thing is for sure, we gotta make sure Shaggy is okay before we go overthere to investigate” Freddy said as he tried to keep it together.

He took out his smart phone and dialed Shaggy’s apartment number.. No response. Then he dialed Shaggy’s cell phone.. No response making him panic as worry set in about Shaggy’s whereabouts.

“Look gang, both me and Daphne are going to have to look into this because the entire city is going to want answers and if something happened to Shaggy, we need to talk to the police and get some kind of search party going in case Shaggy was taken hostage or was taken to the hospital” Freddy said as he and Daphne both looked at Googie and Velma who said:

“Listen Freddy, I have a bad feeling about this and I think we all need to go together as a group not only for support, but just in case we’re all wrong and Shaggy is one of the victims, if so, at that point, we need to notify his Uncle Nat and any of his other family and Shaggy would want us to make sure Scooby was well taken care of so me and Googie would take care of him while you two sorted out the rest”

Freddy felt a painful lump in his throat as he tried to keep it together and collect his thoughts before he spoke:

“Both me and Daphne work for Channel 11 so I’m sure with our combined resources and that of Mystery Inc, we can solve this case and find out Shaggy is okay and I hope to God above he is”

Velma looked over at Googie who sat there stone faced with a gone expression in her face which Daphne silently noted too as she spoke to her:

“Googie, do you think you can handle going over to a scene like this? In our job, this is what we do regularly since I am a reporter and Freddy is my stringer cameraman”

Googie couldn’t find the words because she felt something sinister deep within her which scared her to death. She knew this might not be a terrorist attack at all, but rather an animal attack from a certain person who had been avoiding her since she broke up with him and she didn’t want to believe he could be capable of such a heinous act like this so she lied and some of what she really was thinking accidently slipped out:

“Yeah Daphne, I’m okay, just a little shocked and trying to process all of this is surreal and I’m glad you and Fred care about my safety, but I think I can handle this after what I went through after we got back from Transylvania, I just hope to God it isn’t what I’m thinking it is”.  

“What do you think it is, Googie?” Freddy asked as Velma rubbed her shoulders and Daphne quickly changed the subject when she realized herself what Googie meant by she hoped it wasn’t what she was thinking it was:

“Freddy, don’t push her, She’s brave by even wanting to do this with us let alone possibly having to face a death in our family so let’s figure out what we are going to do from here”

Freddy, not wanting to push the issue took a minute to let everyone collect themselves before he suggested:

“One thing we need to do is get out of these bathing suits and into our regular clothes, we can do it here and then we’ll head overthere” He said in a leadership tone.

The gang slipped into their regular clothes within a few minutes not bothering to take off their bikinis in the girls case. Fred threw on his dark blue slacks, blue button down shirt and light grey adventurers vest and brown shoes while the girls threw on their clothes: Daphne put on her purple skirt, green shirt, and purple blazer. Velma dawned her usual orange turtleneck and red short skirt with orange socks and red shoes while Googie put on her purple tanktop and she wore her greenish colored short skirt with high top shoes.

Fred pulled out of the parking area and within a few minutes Shaggy’s apartment complex came into view.. They were shocked by what they saw as they came to stop at the intersection directly across from it:

The entire place looked like a bomb had gone off and the amount of destruction to the cars, building, and surrounding area made it look like the work of a terrorist until a bad feeling came across all of them especially Googie and Daphne when they saw claw marks dug into the brick siding of the building.

“Gang… I don’t think we’re dealing with a terrorist.. I think we’re dealing with some kind of animal and if that animal is still on the loose, we need to locate who or what it is that did this” Freddy said in a scared tone as the gravity of the situation hit him as he tried to reason with himself that real animals could not do this kind of damage unless they were someone dressed up as one to cover their tracks.  

“Jinkies, one thing is for sure, those claw marks are a clue to possibly what we are dealing with and we need to get in there and search the apartment complex from top to bottom to make sure whatever this thing did, it didn’t involve Shaggy” Velma reasoned as she immediately went into case mode.

“Go see if you can find a place to park inside the complex Freddy” Daphne suggested as they got rolling looking for a spot in or near the complex to park.

Before they could even get near the place, a stocky tall figure in a police uniform stopped them before they could enter: “This is a restricted area and unless you live here and are with the press, I suggest you turn around before I put you in cuffs” the officer said as he stared intensely into the Mystery Machine checking everyone out.  

Daphne reached into her purse and pulled out her and Freddy’s Mystery Inc and Channel 11 Press Pass ID badges giving them to the officer along with the rest of the gang’s Mystery Inc ID badges. Satisfied with what he saw, the officer smiled at Daphne and gave her specific instructions before he let them through:

“Okay Ms. Blake and Mr. Jones, please be careful, we haven’t caught this guy yet and he may want to come back here so be on your guard” The cop warned.

Daphne pulled out some pepper spray bottles from her purse to show the cop:

“We’ve dealt with criminals before and we might be able to catch this one if we get lucky” Daphne said with confidence.

Her confidence dropped when a body was rolled out in a body bag which went right by the police officer who said: “Not a criminal like this, we’ve been finding bodies with gash marks on their necks, one couple barely had their heads attached to their shoulders” the cop said grimly pointing at the body bag as it was loaded in the couriers hearse to be sent for autopsy. “I’m warning you guys to be careful for a reason, if this perpetrator can do this to normal people and their vehicles, what do you think he’ll do to you guys? He’s dangerous and if you see him, let our Chief of Police, Norbert Jones know because we’re going to need a SWAT and probably the Armed National Guard if this guy really puts up a fight” the officer continued never once breaking his gaze at Daphne and Freddy.

“I think your friend in the backseat looks a little sick to her stomach and she needs to be, this perp went so far as to murder not only men, but women and children too. I hope the bastard gets what is coming to him and too bad it won’t be me who does it” the officer boasted as he walked away and Freddy put the Mystery Machine in park when he saw the concerned look on Velma’s and Daphne’s faces as they tried their best to calm Googie down.  

Instead of barf all over the backseat, Googie slid open the side door of the Mystery Machine and booked it for the woods on the edge of the parking area where she let go of the vomit she could not hold back anymore.

Fred, Velma, and Daphne got out of the Mystery Machine and went after Googie with Scooby hot on their tail as they ran as fast as they could through the parking lot of the apartment complex to the edge of it where the woods met the parking lot. There they saw Googie sitting on the ground rocking frantically as she could not hold back the secret she had kept from the gang anymore as she spoke in a cracked tone as tears flowed down her cheeks and Velma sat down to comfort her as best she could by wrapping her arms around her shoulders as she spoke:


“It’s him, it’s Shaggy, the curse has come back” Googie cried as everyone but Daphne looked at her with shock in their face.

“What are you talking about Googie? For all we know, Shaggy is probably one of the people who is dead thanks to this evil twisted perp” Freddy said angrily as he vowed to go after whoever did this by pumping his fist towards the sky.

“No Freddy, she’s right, it is Shaggy and I think this time we are dealing with a different kind of werewolf” Daphne admitted as she looked at Freddy who had a bewildered look on his face.

“Werewolf, are you fucking kidding me Daph? You and I know they are just fantasy horror creations made in books and movies” Freddy protested as he tried to deny the reality of the situation.

“No Freddy, it’s true and I have proof because Googie showed me one night after she trusted I wouldn’t tell anyone of the real reason why Shaggy left Mystery INC” Daphne said looking away as she closed her eyes and took a deep sigh before she continued.

“Everything is at our house in the basement, we have a lot to go over because I don’t think Shaggy did this on his own, someone would have to know how to read from the Grimnice Book Of Records to enhance the curse already put on Shaggy and then be able to know how to use the harvest moon to cast it on the night when the moon is closest to earth” Daphne said to Freddy who only shook his head in disbelief at her revelation.    

Velma who hadn’t said a word the whole time spoke up: “Daphne, what happens if we find him and he is the person or creature responsible for all this carnage?”

“We’re going to have to…”Daphne paused sniffling as tears flowed down her cheeks and she wiped them away with her hands  “If the curse has gotten really bad.. We’re going to have to let a wizard or warlock try to reverse the curse and if they cannot, they’ll have to use deadly force on him in order to banish the curse once and for all” Daphne admitted as Velma lost her cool and stood up as she reasoned with Daphne:

“Daphne, I never expected you to believe in such hoaxed fairytales. If Shaggy really did this, I want to hear it from him and right now we need to go inside this building and its garage to see if the red RV he drives is still parked there and if it is, he’s not going to make it very far on foot or just might be held hostage or like Freddy said earlier.. Dead”

“I’m with Velma, Daphne, I want to see proof for myself to even start grasping such things about Shaggy” Fred said building his confidence up to hope for the best.

“Velma, I need you to take Googie home because if anyone spots us and sees her like this, they’ll think she is the terrorist and we cannot risk anything at this point” Fred said to Velma who protested:

“Do you know how many cases we’ve done together? I’m not some nanny who is going to let my lifelong friend hang in the breeze especially when his life is at stake! I want closure to this too and like it or not, I’m staying with you guys”

“Velma, this is serious stuff and our employer and the general public are going to want answers and it would be a disservice to us if you two and Scooby were here. We know what kind of an asset you are to Mystery Inc, but right now it isn’t about Mystery Inc, it’s about finding answers that even we are not equipped to solve” Fred said in a stern tone. “We don’t want Channel 11 all over our asses and yours if you stay here with her in that condition especially if we are trying to rule out Shaggy as the main suspect” Fred continued only angering Velma more:

“Look Freddy, I understand you want to be this high and mighty egotistical jerk but at the end of the day.. You’re only flapping your wings at the true mystery solver here” Velma hissed at Freddy as Daphne got between them and tried to restore order:

“Shut up the both of you and listen, Freddy is right, you and Googie don’t need to be here now and I know in my heart this troubles you both but at the end of the day, the general public doesn’t want clues, they want answers that none of us have so you, Googie and Scooby can take the Mystery Machine to our house and we’ll be back by later tonight and we can figure out what to do next” Daphne said in a leadership tone which surprised even her.

“Okay.. Freddy, I’ll do as you say only because I’m looking over at Googie and she needs me more than I need my own ego” Velma admitted as she walked over to Googie getting her up and grabbing the keys from Freddy aggressively as she walked back to the Mystery Machine with her arm around Googie’s shoulders.

“You look after them Scooby, okay?” Fred said to Scooby who looked at him with sad eyes as he said: “Raggy, Rhy Raggy?”

“I don’t know Scooby, all I can tell you is I’m scared to death about what we’re going to find and learn as we go along” Freddy said as he pat Scooby on the head and he joined Velma and Googie in the Mystery Machine as it screeched off out of sight.
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Scrappy Doo sat across from Dracula, Vanna Pyra, Brunch and Crunch who sat in office chairs watching the dog methodically cast the full blown  harvest moon werewolf spell on Shaggy by saying the magic words “Oogly Boogly He-aby why.. A fierce werewolf beast now am I, I don’t want to be a normal guy!!” He shouted as the magic rays came out of his paws and shot directly towards the full harvest moon in the sky outside the open office window destined for Shaggy’s chest. With one final hyme with words only Dracula himself could understand, he closed the book and left it sitting on the mahogany desk as he sat back in the huge bat shaped office chair with his paws behind his head, satisfied that his end of the bargain with Dracula was over:

“You know Drac, if it wasn’t for me, you’d have never gotten this book back and I do thank you for letting me master it” Scrappy said as one of his eyes twitched.

“No Scra-pee, if it wasn’t for me, you’d still be in prison lifting weights hoping someone didn’t kill you” Dracula reminded Scrappy who scoffed at the Count as he put his feet up on the desk:

“Yeah well Drac, I don’t see it that way because you let me become the Master Warlock I always wanted to be” Scrappy pontificated only making Dracula scowl as he looked him square in the eye and Scrappy immediately froze when Dracula’s eyes went from yellowish red to completely red as the vampire’s power immediately rose Scrappy from the chair he sat in to his knees as his kissed Dracula’s feet.

“No, you see Scra-pee, I only made you what you are because I want revenge, not your sniveling excuse for pontification” Dracula hissed as he punted Scrappy in the head making the dog cower and whine like a puppy as he ran over and laid at Vanna Pyra’s feet panting as she gently pet his aching head:  

“Now Drac-ee, be gentle with him, you and I both know he’s nothing more than a dog fit to be trained by any master that can keep him out of jail” Vanna reminded her husband who sat back down grumbling to himself.

“Ahh yes Master, she is right you know, this simpleton is too stupid to understand the real plan” Brunch said as he pulled a collar out of his pocket and put it around Scrappy’s neck with a click.  

“Blaa sththhhhhhhhhhhehehe” Crunch laughed sending his spit everywhere making Dracula dry heave as he got some of it on his all grey suit and purple vest as Crunch pulled out a leash and connected it to Scrappy’s collar.

“DAHHHH, Vhy can’t Ve find a filter for his flush? Dracula barked as he stood up trying to clean himself off as he hissed another command:

“Listen you two, I vant you to follow Shag-ee in the bat copter and keep tabs on where he is going. By now, he vill have realized vhat the curse has done to him and he vill panic” Dracula instructed Brunch and Crunch who nodded in agreement.

“Very good Master! Where do you want us to start looking?” Brunch asked Dracula as he took his seat in his big office chair and took hold of the Grimmice Book of Records opening it again.  

“I vant you to go to Southern California and go east from there, I think Shag-ee is going to try to find Ms. Grimwood to reverse the curse and ve need to stop him before that happens because I do not vant my daughter, Sibella finding out what ve’re up to” Dracula said in a serious tone as he flipped through the book stopping on the werewolf harvest moon curse.

“And what will you have us do with Scrappy here?” Brunch asked Dracula who looked up from the book with a scowl on his fanged green face:

“I have a bad feeling Shag-ee’s friends will try to go after him when they find out he is a killer verevolf and ve have to somehow keep them distracted and on a vild goosechase” Dracula said in a tense tone as Vanna Pyra walked over to rub his shoulders.

“My suggestion is very simple Sire, why don’t we drop off Scrappy in Southern California to rid us of his friends. We should use the same curse he put on Shaggy on him while the harvest moon is still high. That way his friends will think he is controlling Shaggy and we swoop in unobstructed to capture Shaggy and bring him back to the castle. By that time, Scrappy will have caused so much mayhem, by the time they figure it out if they even can survive an encounter with an enraged werewolf, Shaggy will be safely here in the castle dungeon fast asleep on moon dust and you, Sire, can do what you want with him!” Brunch said as he laughed manically making Dracula’s face glow and his fangs grow:  

“Of course! Dhat’s it! Vhy didn’t I think of it before” Dracula beamed with excitement.

“You two take dhat ridiculous hound with you and once you have located his friends I vill beam over from the castle and put the harvest moon verevolf spell on him after you drop him off in their city somevhere near vhere they live and vonce dhat is done, you two go after Shag-ee and bring him back here to the castle unharmed” Dracula instructed.

“Dhis time Shag-ee, you vill not escape Dracula and by the time your friends realize what has happened if they survive, you will be mine!” Dracula said triumphantly as the whole room erupted in evil laughter.

“Now go, ve must not fail!” Dracula commanded to the Hunch Bunch who led Scrappy on a leash out of the office.

“I love your plan Drac-ee, I just hope nothing happens to Scrappy, I really kind of think he’s cute” Vanna said to her husband as he scoffed the whole “cute” idea:  

“Bah, that imbecile is nothing to me, I only did him a favor and vhen he dies, I vill personally drain all his blood and drink it as a fine sherry while my zombies and creatures of my dark forest feast on his remains” Dracula said as he leaned back in his chair and put his feet on the desk.

Brunch and Crunch led Scrappy by a leash to the jet way in the castle where their purple bat copter with green fanged vampire bat symbol sat. They loaded Scrappy into the back of it by sliding its side door open revealing a caged compartment for him to stay in.

“Get up in there you mongrel, I’ll be glad when we are rid of you” Brunch hissed at Scrappy as he adjusted his eyeglass watching Scrappy be loaded into the cage by Crunch who slammed the door making the big dane yelp and growl at them both.

“Crunch, I do think you need to use more common sense my boy, because if we piss him off, we go down and we get boiled in oil!” Brunch reminded Crunch who threw a bone into the cage for Scrappy to eat.

“SSSSSSSSOOORRRYY” Crunch flushed as he got into the copter cockpit with Brunch.

Soon they were up in the air as the bat wings of the copter started to go into flight.

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The year is 1993, almost ten years to the day when Professor Von Slickstein carries an unconscious Inspector Gadget out of a crumbling pyramid in the Amazon Jungle after he and Penny with the help of a gorilla and Brain foil another Dr. Claw plot to take over Metro City by creating an army of robotic Gadgets with Prof. Von Slickstein’s forced help. The untimely death of Professor Von Slickstein has sent Gadget into a tailspin of grief that Penny is trying to understand.  Our story follows Penny, Chief Quimby,  Gadget, and Brain as they try to cope with the death of Professor Von Slickstein before and after they attend the his viewing funeral at Metro City’s funeral home.

All Characters are copyrights of Dic Entertainment and Nelvana Limited respectively.

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Penny readied herself in the upstairs bathroom of their quaint red roofed light colored bricked home in one of Metro City’s many suburban areas. She had an almost somber appearance as she put on the final touches to her makeup before going downstairs to sit with Chief Quimby who was going to take her, Brain, and Gadget to the funeral home where Von Slickstein’s funeral service was to take place. The young woman now twenty had put many years in as a silent ally for Gadget to earn her way to lead detective which she got because of her amazing wit and resolve under pressure.

She took a moment to walk into her bedroom and sit down on the end of her bed staring at a reflection of herself in the mirror remembering all the times she bailed her Uncle Gadget out of predicaments he unknowingly got himself into with his bumbling antics. Now it was different, Penny was not that little pig tailed girl anymore who had to stay behind as her Uncle went on his dangerous assignments. This time she knew this was not the work of Dr. Claw, this time she knew her Uncle Gadget did not have to worry about Claw messing this funeral up with one of his diabolical plans, this time she knew her Uncle needed her and she sighed deeply as her longtime companion Brain stared up at her knowingly. She felt the old orange colored big blue eyed dog’s stare making her force a smile at the aging hound as she spoke:

“It’s okay Brain, I know this is a lot to take in for all us especially Uncle Gadget, I don’t really know what he’s thinking other than he hasn’t been himself and he won’t say anything to me about the circumstances behind Professor Von Slickstein’s passing. I just don’t know what to do, I hope Uncle Gadget gets through this one.”

Brain gave the distraught young woman his trade mark “bow wow bow rrowf” as he gingerly put his paws on her knees making Penny giggle as the old dog tried to lick her face. “OkayOkay, down Brain, I don’t want to spend another half hour redoing makeup when Chief Quimby is sitting downstairs waiting for us to go with him to pick up Uncle Gadget at the office” Penny said as she gently pushed away the old orange dog who responded by walking out the door as she finished dressing herself with a dark colored blouse and skirt along with a pearl necklace her Uncle Gadget gave her for her twentieth birthday and finished off the look with ear rings and a diamond ring for her finger. Her hair was done up with the traditional double pigtail look she always had as a child. She felt this look would at least bring some comfort to her Uncle Gadget.

She got up and put on a pair of comfortable low heeled shoes as she made her way out of her bedroom to join Chief Quimby who sat quietly in the downstairs den catching up on his paperwork. He had aged quite a bit over the last ten or so years thanks to Gadget’s constant throwing of self destructing messages in his face. He was starting to get a little faded in his receding red hairline and the smoke from his trademark pipe was creating a haze in the den as he took it out to beat out the old tobacco ash into a tray on the coffee table he had sat there when he came in to wait for Penny.

He looked up when he heard the sound of Brain’s footsteps followed by Penny’s coming down the staircase. He smiled when he saw the young attractive woman coming down the stairs. “Penny! So glad to see you!” Quimby exclaimed as he got up to shake Penny’s hand and give her a hug.

“It’s good to see you too Chief Quimby, it’s been too long since you officially gave me my detective’s badge and Uncle Gadget was so thrilled he accidently tripped and splashed hot coffee all over your face” Penny said as she warmly accepted the older man’s hug.

Chief Quimby cleared his throat in his usual gruff tone almost cringing at the number of times Gadget had done something where he ended up on the wrong end of it:

“Yes Penny, I REMEMBER..” Quimby said in a gruff annoyed tone.

Penny pulled up a dining room chair as she sat across from Chief Quimby who could sense she was bothered by something as she waited for him to clean up his paperwork.

“Chief, I’m worried about Uncle Gadget, I’ve never seen him this way before where he will not speak to me or tell me how Professor Von Slickstein passed away” Penny said in a concerned tone as Chief Quimby walked over to get another dining chair to put his arm around her shoulder.

“John I mean your Uncle Gadget owes his life to Professor Von Slickstein who took Myron Dabble’s idea and used it to save his life and turn him into a bionic eighth wonder of the world who was way ahead of his time for the type of work Myron and him were doing. If John Brown had not had the accident and or had the right people there to save his life, the world would never have gotten to know Inspector Gadget” Chief Quimby said as he softly tightened his grip on Penny’s shoulders.

“I have never seen my Uncle Gadget cry before until Professor Von Slickstein died, I never knew a bionic man could have that emotion along with everything else my Uncle had to go through” Penny said staring into the Chief’s eyes holding back tears.

“Penny, one thing Myron Dabble and the Professor did not and would not take away from your Uncle Gadget was emotion. They wanted to make him as human as possible given all the circumstances.” Chief Quimby said pausing a minute before he continued. “And Penny, this is not the first time your Uncle has shown emotion to me or to you. When your parents were brutally murdered at the hands of Dr. Claw on your boat in the cove in South Carolina, Gadget came to me a total mess and told me he had to do something about you because he did not want you to be an orphan so he went to South Carolina out of his own pay to bring you here to Metro City as your legal guardian” Chief Quimby said as he saw Penny’s eye shadow start to cake up as tears formed in her blue eyes.

“I don’t think you really understood just how dangerous these assignments I sent Gadget on were. One of the reasons he always told you to stay behind is that it would devastate him if anything happened to you at the hands of Dr. Claw. He eventually accepted you going along with him after months of me convincing him you were going to go straight into the Academy once you were old enough to and after you started to get much needed experience under your Uncle’s guidance” Chief Quimby said hugging Penny who was moved by what the older man had said.

“I know that now, Chief, I know that my Uncle hated it when he found out I was secretly helping him foil Dr. Claw’s plans even if it meant I’d get myself caught by his MAD agents” Penny admitted as she wiped away the tears from her eyes.

“If it wasn’t for Brain learning how to communicate with me though intercom watch, I don’t think I could have gotten out of the jams I did if it wasn’t for him being intelligent enough to understand my voice and put up with my Uncle’s bloopers” Penny said sniffling a bit as Brain came into the room and laid down at her feet making her smile.

“I almost feel sorry when I have to go to work without Brain as I know he’s too old now to be able to do the type of things I need him to do” Penny said as Brain looked up at her whining a bit.

“Penny, you’ve got an entire group of people who put their trust in your expertise and that’s why you are where you are because you wanted to make a difference even if your Uncle could not always be the world’s greatest detective” Chief Quimby said with confidence making Penny raise a question which had been nagging her for years:

“Why did you keep him on when you knew the other detectives were saying bad things about him and the fact his bionics got him the job, not the bumbling reject he was before the accident?” Penny asked Chief Quimby who answered:

“Look Penny, all I can tell you is I had faith in Gadget, I knew because of what he went through to even be able to walk around as a man that he would defy the odds and be something successful and by God I was not about to let MAD take him under their wing and make him into the agent who could have caused a lot of trouble for Metro City. No, I knew he wanted to put Dr. Claw behind bars because Dr. Claw wanted and still wants him dead at every turn” Chief Quimby said puffing on his pipe.

Penny took a minute to think over what Chief Quimby had said and while she knew it was true, she also knew some of it was a bit of a white lie to cover up the one time Gadget almost was fired but she had other pressing concerns on her mind at that moment:

“I wish I could believe all you are telling me Chief, I just know my Uncle Gadget is in a real spot this time and I don’t think even my intelligence can break him out of it” Penny admitted sighing deeply.

“Penny, listen to me, the best thing you can do for your Uncle Gadget is be that niece or if you will, be that daughter who sticks by her father which I know you consider Gadget as” Quimby said as he relit his pipe.

“I just hope Von Slickstein being gone won’t mess with my Uncle’s mind to where he has to seek help in order to not go off the deep end” Penny worried.

“I have already heard Myron Dabble is willing to takeover the overall care of your Uncle’s Gadgets” Chief Quimby said quickly changing the subject.

“I guess that will have to be a decision between Uncle Gadget, Von Slickstein’s family, and you” Penny said as she sat there trying to clean the eye shadow out of her eyes.

“No Penny, it ultimately is up to John whether or not he wants to do that and right now we need to get going because the funeral starts in one hour and we have to go clear across town to the police station to get your Uncle” Chief Quimby said as he got up with his folders in his arms and the smoke from his pipe making a trail like a steam locomotive out the door.

“Okay Chief I’ll be out in a minute after I freshen my face and make sure I have a leash for Brain” Penny said as she ran upstairs.

Brain just laid there and grumbled making Chief Quimby laugh a bit. “It’s for your own good, Brain” Chief Quimby said turning back to serious as he walked out the door and got into a Crown Victoria car sitting in the driveway of the Gadget house.

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Inspector Gadget sat quietly in his office trying to get over the all night bender of booze he had imbibed in while his niece slept upstairs in her room. The middle aged detective had put on some weight as a result of his drinking since he discovered Prof. Von Slickstein face down in his kitchen dead of a heart attack. He could never face up to his niece Penny the reality of what really happened to the Professor on the day he went in for his routine checkup on his Gadgets. He replayed the whole incident in his mind calling Chief Quimby and telling him firmly to not reveal what really happened to Professor Von Slickstein because he knew Penny would not take the news very well and he never wanted to destroy what he had built with Penny whom he considered his daughter more than a niece. He stared solemnly at the picture he took of the Professor and Penny embraced in a hug smiling before they boarded the cargo jet sent out by Chief Quimby to take all of them back to Metro City. Gadget considered Von Slickstein as a father figure as many times over drinks and dinner the two had exchanged various stories of how they flummoxed Dr. Claw time after time and yet the dumb fool never learned the lesson.

Now all of those fun times were gone for the Inspector who sat in a black suit with black Gadget hat trying to hold back his tears after coming to the police station disheveled and smelling of gin, vodka, and other various spirits. How he was able to get past the front check in guard was a miracle given his black hair was a mess and he resembled more of a bum than the world’s greatest inspector. That title carried with it some clout so the guard working the front desk only looked up to buzz in the inspector as he covered up his unshaven face and messed up hair in his light grey trench coat.

“I’m sorry Penny, I hope you understand, this isn’t your problem as much as it is mine” Gadget said to himself as tears started to flow out of his eyes the more he stared at the picture of Penny and Von Slickstein which he eventually had to put back on his desk to avoid crying so hard that he’d cause a scene in the fairly busy station.

Now showered, shaven, and cleaned up, the inspector awaited the call on his top secret gadget phone he had in his pinky and thumb to alert him his niece and Chief Quimby were on their way to pick him up.

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Penny freshened her face with warm water and new makeup before she bounded down the stairs stopping at a closet by them to retrieve Brain’s leash. Brain growled when he saw the red colored leash in Penny’s hand.

“It’s okay Brain, you don’t have to wear this until we get to the funeral home, okay?” Penny reasoned with the dog who reluctantly looked up at the blond haired pig tailed woman and forcefully managed a “grrroufff” as he stood on his own two feet and walked out the front door with Penny who locked it behind them. They got into the back seat of the black Crown Victoria as Chief Quimby started the engine of the cruiser backing out of the driveway and heading out of the neighborhood.

Inspector Gadget went into the bathroom to wipe off his face and take one more big swig of coffee. As he was about to turn on the water in the sink his top secret gadget phone rang and he pulled the antenna out of his thumb before he spoke into the intercom.

“Is that you Chief, you’re where?” Gadget said automatically everytime Quimby’s voice came through the phone speaker.  “You’ll be here in twenty minutes? Okay Chief and is Penny alright?” Gadget asked with concern in his voice. “She is, okay Chief, I’ll be out front waiting for you” Gadget said as he hung up the secret phone and turned on the water to wash off his face.



Penny, Brain, and Chief Quimby were making good time as they cruised down the interstate towards town. With little traffic on this Sunday morning, a normally hour trip would take them less than thirty minutes.

As Chief Quimby drove he looked in the middle mirror occasionally at Penny who had her hand across Brain’s shoulders as the old dog slept beside her and she dozed off for a few minutes. Chief Quimby could never admit to Penny he knew what Gadget was up to and he had no choice but to put the drunken half the time inspector on desk duty for his own safety and that of people on the road. It had gotten to the point where he had warned Gadget that if he did not get help and get himself cleaned up and off the booze that the Chief would have no choice but to let him go. However, Chief Quimby hesitated because he knew if he rid himself of Gadget that Penny would eventually find out the truth and never forgive him. So the Chief had to make her assume everything was the same old same old and she wouldn’t realize that Dr. Claw had nothing to do with Gadget’s recent change in behavior and weight.

Chief Quimby took a deep breath and sighed as he puffed on his pipe feeling the ash collect on the rim of his mustache as they cruised down the interstate soon reaching the exit for downtown and the police station.

Inspector Gadget made his way out of the bathroom stopping by the commons area one last time to take a swig of coffee before he made his way out to the front of the station sitting down on the bench in front of it. Even though now sober, the world was a blur to the Inspector as people passed by in various vehicles on the street and on foot on the walking paths, some acknowledging the Inspector who happily waved and said “Good day my good man or woman” as they passed by him, some not even noticing he was sitting there. His drinking and lack of self control got him on the desk job from hell and he hated every minute of it yet knew this was his last chance to do something relevant or be on skid row. The Chief had warned him time after time to get help yet Gadget was able until his drinking caught up with him to solve a few cases though barely. Eventually Chief Quimby reached his last straw after he had put up with months of Gadget slurring his speech with witnesses, fumbling his paperwork, showing up late to meetings, and almost always smelling of booze.

Yet Gadget was in his mind perfectly capable of doing his assignments even if they were desk related. He’d show that pipe smoking Quimby he wasn’t what everyone in the station thought he was. But then the memories of what happened to Professor Von Slickstein flooded his mind again and brought him back into the dark valley he could never seem to crawl out of. He just hoped to God above his beautiful niece would not find out her Uncle was the laughing stock of the officers in the station and a regular at Metro City’s liquor store and most notorious watering holes. He took one last deep breath before a loud car horn startled him out of his haze, it was Chief Quimby with Penny and Brain in the backseat. When Gadget saw Penny’s blond double pig tailed hair he found some solace managing to smile as he stood up while the Crown Victoria came to a stop with the passenger side door right in front of him.


Gadget peered in at the slowly awakening Penny smiling at her as her sleepy eyes shot awake when she saw his smiling face while opening them. “Hello Uncle!” Penny said enthusiastically as she accidently roused Brain awake making the orange dog growl his surprise and obvious displeasure at Penny’s arm pushing his head forward into the back of the driver’s seat. Gadget took a moment to laugh at the whimsical moment making his niece smile and laugh lightly as Brain grumbled at both of them crossing one his legs and putting both his arms around his body in a huff.

“You look great Penny, I really needed to see something cheerful” Gadget said as he got into the passenger seat closing the door as the car sped into traffic after Chief Quimby got a clear shot in front of him and behind him in his mirrors. “You didn’t have to go back to when you were ten. I think your pigtails are cute, I just don’t want people thinking I have a ten year old niece when I really have a twenty year old young adult” Gadget commented as they rode north on the freeway.

“I just wanted to cheer you up Uncle Gadget, I know us losing Professor Von Slickstein has not been easy for you” Penny said softly as she reached over the seat to put her hand on her Uncle’s shoulder.

“Thanks Penny” Gadget said quietly taking a deep sigh as he stared over at Chief Quimby who gave him the look.  “It really means a lot to me Penny, I know you may never understand how much of a special man Von Slickstein was to me” Gadget said softly as Chief Quimby nodded his approval.

“You know if you ever need to talk about it Uncle Gadget, you know I am always here for you no matter what the circumstances are” Penny said warmly not knowing the statement had caused her Uncle to tear up.  “Thank you Penny, I will remember that” Gadget said as he mustered all his strength to not shake a little as some of the emotions deep down within him came to the surface.

Penny sat back as she heard a sniffle or two from her Uncle Gadget as he tried to keep it together for her. “Brain, when we are at the funeral, you keep an eye on Uncle Gadget, okay? I don’t want anything to happen to him to where he goes off the deep end and ends up doing something to himself once we leave” Penny said in a concerned tone to Brain who quietly rouffed in confirmation.

The rest of the half hour ride up to the funeral home was uneventful which worried Penny as she kept in the back of her mind the thought of Dr. Claw or one of his henchmen showing up out of nowhere to sabotage an already on thin ice event. When they reached the funeral home out in the suburbs in a part of Metro City they had never been, Penny looked around once she got out of the back of the car to see if anyone going in or anything parked in the big lot had a MAD symbol on it. Fortunately there were no MAD agents anywhere around because when they got to the double doors of the funeral home, Dr. Von Slickstein’s white gorilla was dressed in a security outfit which barely fit his massive form.

“Good day Penny, Brain, Inspector Gadget, and Chief Quimby, your seats are in the front and someone will escort you to them” The Primate said as he pushed the doors open. The inside of the funeral home was immaculate with chandeliers and carpeted floors for as far as the eye could see. As they made their way past the various coffin rooms they came to the chapel where Von Slickstein’s body lay in a cherry wood coffin with the front part of it open.

“Attention everyone, the service will begin in ten minutes, please find your seats as we entertain you with some soothing pipe organ hymes” The pastor conducting the funeral said over the pa system.

There were a lot of people including Myron Dabble at the service which was filled to standing room only with various friends and family members scattered throughout the morners. Chief Quimby found his seat which was going to be behind Gadget as Gadget, Penny, and Brain filed into the pew in front of Quimby’s pew.

Once they were settled, Myron Dabble came over to speak with Inspector Gadget who sat there stone faced as the organ music lightly drowned out the various sniffles and crying. “Inspector Gadget I presume” Myron said offering a hand shake to Gadget who pulled his Gadget hand out of his hat to shake Myron’s hand. “Yes Myron, I am Inspector Gadget, what can I do for you?” Gadget said with a blank stare in his face. Myron realizied this probably was not the time to tell Gadget he was taking over the overall care of his Gadgets instead said “Professor Von Slickstein was a good man, if I had not found him, I don’t know how in the world I would have been able to perform what I did on you” Myron said hard swallowing when Gadget shot him a look of disgust.

“Myron, the only thing you did was create the idea you see before you, Von Slickstein was the one who saved my life and never took any credit for it unlike you who never once came over to thank the Professor for what BOTH of you did.. “Gadget reminded Myron almost shouting his anger at the professor.

Penny had to stand up along with Chief Quimby and quietly lead Myron away from Gadget who was on the verge of losing his temper and taking it out on Myron. “I think it is best Myron that you give Gadget a few days, he’s not been himself since the Professor’s death. I really don’t need a Gadget outburst sending every media person with an axe to grind Gadget’s way. Go sit in the back where he can’t see you” Chief Quimby said in his gruff tone as he chewed on the end of his pipe.

Myron instead of making a scene as he saw a few of the people looking his way did what Quimby said and went to the other end of the chapel and sat in a pew with a small kid making a ‘THIBBBIIITTTT” noise with his tongue as Myron sat down sighing to himself.

Penny sat by her Uncle trying to calm him down as the service got under way. As it progressed she had Brain who was now dressed in a black tuxedo acting as a donation collector report back to her. The look on the dog’s face said it all as Penny watched her Uncle sob as the pastor dedicated the funeral home to be named Von Slickstein Funeral home. The service came to an end and the viewing began and as soon as Gadget got up to Von Slickstein, he immediately broke down apologizing for not being there when the professor needed him. His reactions broke Penny’s heart as much as they puzzled her. “Why would Uncle Gadget act like this? He knows there was nothing he could do about it so why…” Her thought was replaced by tears as she watched her Uncle Gadget kiss the head of the deceased Professor and walk out of the chapel towards the car.

Penny, Brain, and Chief Quimby ran after Gadget who doubled over once he got to the car almost screaming Von Slickstein’s name as he bawled. “Come on you two, we need to get him home before he makes a scene” Chief Quimby said as he and Penny loaded Gadget into the car with them soon getting into it and speeding off before the mass of people could collect themselves outside to see what all the commotion was.

The ride back to Gadget’s house was tense as Quimby tried to drive and calm the bawling Inspector down. He finally did calm him down before they pulled into the driveway. Gadget got out of the car and stormed inside going straight to his bedroom without a word. A loud crack of the door slamming was what Penny heard as she, Quimby, and Brain walked into the foyer.

Penny looked straight at Chief Quimby with an almost puzzled look on her face mixed with concern as she asked:

“What was that all about Chief Quimby? I’ve never seen my Uncle break down like that.. Is there something you or him are not telling me?” Penny asked demanding an answer.

“Penny, I have to get back to the station, I’ll tell you some other time when I’m not so pressed for time” Chief Quimby said hoping this would satisfy Penny enough to let him get out of there before he slipped his tongue.

Fortunately for Quimby who was sweating as Penny was about to press the issue further, he heard his small scanner he kept in his pocket go off telling him: “There’s been trouble near the police station, we need you Chief to come out here and do some damage control before these family members kill us” The officer on the intercom said to Quimby who quickly answered back.. “Okay, on my way, do as much damage control as you can, I’ll be there in twenty minutes” Quimby replied over the scanner.

“Penny, I’m sorry, I have to go, let me know how Gadget is doing in the morning” Quimby said as he put on his blue coat rushing out the front door.

Penny stood there frustrated wondering what her Chief and her Uncle were keeping secret from her. She went into the kitchen and sat down at the kitchen table running her fingers over her throbbing temples as Brain walked in having a seat in the chair across from her.

“Brain, I don’t give a damn what happens, you stay by Uncle Gadget’s bedroom door, I think I need to step out for awhile to clear my head” Penny said as Brain stood up saluting her with a responding “RRRROOOWWWWFF!”

“That’s a good boy Brain, I can always count on you when the chips are down” Penny said petting Brain on the head as she got up and walked out the front door towards the garage where the Gadget Van sat. She got in the van, started it up, opened the garage and rolled out of the neighborhood.

As she drove along city streets she found a park with a lake across from a coffee shop, the perfect place to get her mind off things for awhile. Penny parked the Gadget van in the lot beside the coffee shop. She went inside the shop which was busy with activity and got a sweat tea drink to take out with her to the park. She made the purchase and soon was in the park with a million things rolling around in her mind as she walked down the nature trail.  An image flashed across her mind causing her to stop for a second to look for a place to sit. Fortunately there was a bench right by the lake edge and she walked over to it having a seat as a bunch of ducks came quacking around her thinking she had food. When she shooed them away she looked across the lake and let her thoughts roll as people walked by on the trail behind her:

“Maybe Dr. Claw has taken over the minds of Quimby and Uncle Gadget and is forcing them to act this way” Penny reasoned with herself as she stared across the lake. “It would be like that son of a bitch to mess with my Uncle’s emotions and my Chief’s mind” Penny seethed in her mind remembering the countless times she had to rescue her Uncle and the Chief from the clutches of Dr. Claw. “If that bastard is behind this, I will make his life a living hell, worse than what he’s ever done to us” Penny said aloud to herself almost getting some of her sweet tea on her lap as she squeezed it in anger.

“Wait Penny, if Dr. Claw were behind this, I don’t think my Uncle would be a balling mess of tears and my Chief would be trying to hide something from me” Penny thought logically. “Maybe it’s just that the death of Professor Von Slickstein has brought out new emotions in Uncle Gadget and the Chief doesn’t want to tell me, yeah, that’s got to be it” Penny reasoned with herself as the sun set over the lake.

“Oh nuts, I just don’t know what to do or how to help Uncle Gadget” Penny said aloud in frustration. “The only person who can possibly understand is my dear friend in Tokyo, Atsuko. I need to call her before I go into work in the morning” Penny said aloud to herself as she looked at her wristwatch realizing it was a quarter after six and she needed to get dinner for both her and her Uncle Gadget.

She got up from the bench and made her way to the Gadget van but not before going into the coffee shop to pick up a couple of sandwiches and chips for her and Uncle Gadget.  By the time she got home it was well after dark and she would have to eat in the morning before she left for the day. She made her way into the house which was eerily quiet except for a few lights Brain had turned on.  She found the orange dog asleep by Gadget’s bedroom door.

“Brain.. Brain.. BRAIN!” Penny loud whispered to the dog who jumped awake growling at her. “How’s Uncle Gadget?” Penny asked Brain who shrugged his shoulders. She walked up to the door putting her ear against it hearing loud snoring assuring her that her Uncle Gadget was okay.

“Come on Brain, let me feed you before I go to bed” Penny said motioning to the dog who happily followed her into the kitchen.

After Brain was fed and the sandwiches put into the fridge, Penny made her way upstairs to her bedroom. She undressed into some night clothes and got into bed. As she turned off the light, she laid there with her eyes open as she worried about her Uncle. She got out a pair of earphones and turned on some soft music which eventually got her to sleep around 10:30 that night.

Inspector Gadget laid in bed in just his slacks after doing a bender of gin and vodka he kept under the bed after he snuck it in the house under his niece’s nose. His life had taken a real tailspin and now since viewing the body of deceased dear friend Dr. Von Slickstein, it had sent the Inspector over the edge to where not even his severe drunkenness could get him to sleep so he laid there fake snoring until he was certain Penny had gone to bed and taken Brain with her. As he staggered awake, his head pounded, his heart raced, and his emotions were almost too hard to bear. He needed to get rest but he couldn’t because the image of Von Slickstein laying there in the coffin tormented his mind making him sob as his hiccupped.

He got up stumbling into the bathroom to look for some sleeping pills he kept in the window cabinet where he stored his shaving kit. As he looked at his haggard drunk ridden face, the image of Professor Von Slickstein came into the mirror almost taunting him.

“Hic, Leave me Hic, alone, why didn’t you tell me you were going to die in your kitchen and force me to find you” Gadget seethed as he bore a fist and punched it through the mirror shattering it into a million pieces. As he hit the floor of the bathroom a bottle of what he thought was sleeping pills fell down beside him as his back hit the wall.

What the bottle actually contained was a mix of knockout pills and anti depressants which if combined with alcohol could be fatal if taken while in a drunken state. Gadget was so drunk he did not even bother to read the label and took the remaining five pills three of which were the knockout pills and two of which were the anti depressants.

As he swallowed them and they slowly started to take effect on his body and his mind, Gadget started to hallucinate even more as the drugs started to flash images of Professor Von Slickstein  rising up from the kitchen floor saying “Gadget, you’re joining me because you screwed up, it’s your fault I’m in hell and soon you’ll join me there and we can let God and Satan sort it out” Professor Von Slickstein hissed as his image turned into a demonic type creature in Gadget’s mind.

Gadget started to thrash and scream incoherently as the power of the hallucinations were starting to affect his body and his Gadgets. As the demonic images of Professor Von Slickstein continued to swirl around his mind, Gadget’s body started to seize with his muscles starting to react causing copious amounts of sweat to drip down on the floor as his severe reaction to the drugs took hold. He continued to scream incoherently as the lethal dose took ahold of his body and soon his brain.

Penny could not sleep even though she had somewhat drifted off as she looked at the alarm clock saying a quarter till three in the morning. Something was keeping her up and she did not like it because she knew it wasn’t her having to get up in an hour, it was the fact her Uncle was in such a precarious position that she had no idea how to help him out of. She felt a heavy feeling of depression quickly take over her as she imagined her Uncle in pain with no way of helping him.

Suddenly she heard noises coming from the bedroom down below hers where her Uncle slept. She darted out of bed and immediately ran downstairs. When Brain heard the commotion he too ran out of Penny’s room after her.

She immediately went to her Uncle’s bedroom door pounding on it as she called out his name: “UNCLE GADGET, UNCLE GADGET, are you okay? Please open the door or I am coming in” Penny warned until she heard screaming coming from the bathroom giving her no choice but to kick down the door and force her way into her Uncle’s bedroom.

“UNCLE GADGET!!!” Penny yelled in a frantic tone as she came upon her Uncle resting against the wall on the floor mumbling incoherently with a pill bottle laying next to him and the mirror cabinet shattered.

Penny immediately picked up the phone by the bed and dialed 911 telling the paramedics to get there ASAP because her Uncle had overdosed on pills and she also after she got off the line with 911, she emergency buzzed Chief Quimby through Gadget’s top secret Gadget phone:

“Chief Quimby, Chief Quimby, please come as fast as you can, Uncle Gadget has overdosed on pills of some kind.. PLEASE GET HERE ASAP!” Penny shouted over the intercom hoping Quimby heard her wherever he was.  

Penny seethed in her brain about how she was going to get Dr. Claw for this and make sure the bastard had his day with his maker until Brain tapped her on the leg and pointed her to the two bottles of gin and vodka laying on the bed where her Uncle slept.

She felt tears start to envelop her as she went into the bathroom picking up the bottle laying beside her almost lifeless Uncle as she read the label on the back of it causing her to totally lose it:

“Why Uncle Gadget, Why?” Penny said outloud as she collapsed onto the bed burying her hands in her face as she shook and relived the memories of finding her dead parents in better shape than her Uncle.

Brain immediately jumped on her lap and barked at her by smacking her across the face to get her back into reality. She needed to check for a pulse on her Uncle before the paramedics and Chief Quimby arrived so that she could brief them about what happened and how she found her Uncle.

She got on her knees to check right below her Uncle’s jaw line to see if there was a pulse, there was one, though barely. Her Uncle was clinging to life by the utmost threads and needed immediate help.

Soon after Penny heard sirens and ran to the front door opening it as the paramedics and Chief Quimby arrived. She went into the living room and sat down as they rushed up the driveway and into the house making a beeline for her Uncle’s bedroom after Penny briefed them about what happened to her Uncle.  As Chief Quimby entered into the room his eyes immediately saw the two big liquor bottles. This time Gadget had really done it, this time he would have to come clean if Penny demanded answers and he knew this time it was not going to be pretty when the media found out about it and word spread across Metro City.

Chief Quimby walked into the living room sitting down with Penny who had a gone look in her eyes as she sobbed. She looked up at Quimby and immediately felt an anger boiling deep down within her soul. Quimby sat there with a scared look on his face, he knew he had to tell her the truth and tell the truth to the Mayor and his Borough Commander who like Penny were not going to be very pleased when news of Inspector John “Gadget” Brown’s drinking got to the general public’s ears.

Before he had a chance to tell her the truth, the paramedics rolled Gadget out. “I think Penny should ride with you guys down to Metro City Trauma Center” Chief Quimby said to the paramedics who motioned for them to follow them to the ambulance.  

“Come on Penny, I need to go brief the Mayor and my Commander about what has happened before I can join you at the hospital” Chief Quimby said softly to Penny. “Your Uncle needs you now more than ever, you have to be strong for him” Chief Quimby consoled to Penny who handed him the pill bottle she was holding in her left hand.

Chief Quimby could only look at it and know his goose was cooked. He was not looking forward to the chewing out he knew was coming from his Commander and the Mayor who knew about Gadget’s recent drinking problems and now drug problems.

Penny instead of saying anything to Quimby quickly ran out to the ambulance getting in the passenger side of it once they loaded Gadget into it. Within mere seconds the sirens were blaring and the ambulance was on its way to the hospital. As Chief Quimby watched the ambulance disappear around the corner, he looked at the number of people who were standing outside wondering what was going on at the Gadget residence. Quimby quickly got into his Crown Victoria and sped out of the neighborhood as fast as he could.

As he drove back to headquarters he chewed on the end of his pipe smoking it like a chimney wondering how in the world he was going to explain himself to Penny and for that matter his Superiors.


  As Penny rode in the front of the ambulance as it screamed down the highway towards the hospital, she never bothered to look up as she dosed off into a dark state thinking about all the good times which were going to be forever lost if her Uncle did not pull through this. She remembered all the times they went camping, skiing, and on some of Gadget’s international assignments. She remembered how much her Uncle treated her as if she were his own daughter by teaching her the roots of life and always scolding her if she did not study because she hated school and would rather been with her Uncle on his missions. All those memories, some of them older than ten years floated across her mind making her sniffle as another wave of tears took over her.

Gadget lay in the back of the ambulance hooked up to a monitor with breathing ivs up his nose to keep his airways open while the paramedics tried to work on him. His Gadgets were making it almost impossible for the paramedics to stabilize him let alone try to work on giving him just basic fluids. Eventually the paramedics had to latch Gadget’s arms down with a strap to keep them from popping back out everytime they popped them back in.

Gadget in his mind still saw the demonic images of Prof. Von Slickstein, but he also saw images of him as a normal man before the accident which would turn him into the bionic inspector he had become. Right now though, if he could see it, he was clinging to life as the paramedics tried their best to work on him only failing as another gadget would go crazy forcing them to latch it down as he mumbled incoherently. The images in his mind were getting brighter and more lifelike as he slowly was slipping from the real world to that of heaven.

Soon the ambulance rolled into Metro City Trauma Center as Penny came to in time to see through her blurry tear soaked eyes that they had arrived at the hospital. Penny with her arms wrapped around her stomach got out of the ambulance as they wheeled her Uncle into the trauma center. She aimlessly wondered to the front door of the hospital where one of the nurses instead of having her check in and go through all that stress immediately led her to a private waiting room with nobody in it. Soon as the door was closed, the emotion of the last hour claimed Penny in sleep as her tears gave way to light snoozing.

Chief Quimby left Metro City Police Headquarters in a bad mood after his Borough Commander and the Mayor laid into him telling him this was the last straw and if Gadget passed away as a result of the Chief’s negligence that it would be his job and career that would be replaced swiftly by a zebra jumpsuit and five by ten cell with his name etched into it.

Quimby pulled into the Metro City Trauma Center parking lot as the sun started to poke over the hills. Before the Chief got out of his car he made sure to leave his anger in it along with any other thing the Mayor told him. He knew his job was on the line and he knew if Penny wanted answers.. he’d have to give them. He took a deep breath as he filled his pipe with more tobacco before getting out of the car making his way towards the front door. He made his way inside the hospital lobby walking up to the receptionist desk and the receptionist who was buried in a magazine oblivious to the world around her.

“AHEHEHEHEEMMM” the Chief loudly cleared his throat startling the young receptionist who looked at him aimlessly.

“I’m here for Ms. Penny Brown and I’d like to know which waiting area she is in” Quimby asked the receptionist.

“Sorry sir.. don’t have anyone registered under that name” the receptionist said in an annoying tone as she checked the sign in sheet only making Quimby more angry.

“Listen Missy, if you don’t tell me where Ms Brown is in this hospital, I’ll send in a platoon of my finest officers to comb it like a bad cowlick at which point you will be either out of a job or forced to tell me where she is” Quimby threatened slapping his hand on the desk.

“And you are? Because I’m about fifteen seconds away from throwing you out of this hospital for disturbing the peace!” The receptionist threatened back to Quimby who said in his gruff tone:

“The name’s Chief Quimby madam and I would suggest you look a little harder instead of running that whatever you call a mouth!” Chief Quimby shouted drawing the attention of the people in the waiting area and some of the nursing staff.

One of the nurses who had taken Penny to a private waiting room ran up to the front when she heard all the commotion. She immediately walked up to the receptionist area and looked dead on at the Chief who turned his rage on her:

“I want to know where Ms. Penny Brown is and it seems nobody has bothered to tell me where she is” Quimby barked drawing the ire of the older husky looking nurse.

“First off, I’m nurse Hazel and second off, you will kindly quiet yourself down before my boss who is not very fond of hecklers gets down here and deals with you directly” Nurse Hazel barked immediately making the irate Chief think twice when he saw a picture of the massive man in the lobby she pointed to.

“Sorry, I’ve had less than a stellar day and my best inspector is clinging to life and his niece needs my company, where is she? Quimby asked as calmly as he could.

“I’ll take you to her but I warn you, one more loud peep out of you and you know what will happen if my boss has to come down here to sort things out” Nurse Hazel reminded the chief who nodded his head wisely.

Nurse Hazel led Chief Quimby down a long hall to a series of private waiting areas, some full of people, others not. When they got to the last private room, Quimby saw Penny lying on the ground fast asleep. The nurse opened the door and Penny was startled awake as she saw Chief Quimby standing beside the nurse at the doorway.

“You can leave us now, thank you Nurse Hazel” Chief Quimby said to the nurse who made her way down the hall out of sight.

Penny looked haggard still wearing her night clothes with dark circles under her eyes as Chief Quimby made his way inside the room.

“Have they seen you yet regarding Gadget?” Quimby asked as Penny shook her head in a no motion.

“I don’t know how long I’ve been here, I just remember the nurse leading me in here and the rest is a blank” Penny said groggily “I don’t even know what time it is much less why my Uncle did what he did” Penny said as she sat down in one of the chairs in the waiting area.

Chief Quimby made his way into the room sitting across from Penny as the doctor magically appeared at the door after Nurse Hazel had gone to get him.

“You must be Ms. Brown and Chief Quimby I presume?” The doctor said as he walked into the room. He was a small rotund type fellow with receding hair and glasses who waddled a bit as he sat down in the chair across from them.

“Yes, I’m Penny Brown and this is Chief Quimby and you are?” Penny said as she shook the doctor’s hand.

“I’m Doctor Berry and I have taken on your Uncle’s case, I’m just going to flat out say Ms. Brown that he is clinging onto life and still seeing hallucinations, whatever he took really did a number on his body let alone his brain” Doctor Berry said. “It also looks like we are going to have to operate on him as it looks like his brain is swelling to the point where we’re going to have to drain the fluid out of it since he took a nasty fall in the bathroom” Doctor Berry said grimly as he adjusted his glasses.

Penny could only sit there and not try to cry her eyes out as she mustered all the strength she had to say: “Will he survive if you drain the fluid out of his brain?”

“Ms. Brown, this is why I wanted to talk with you because your Uncle is not just an ordinary man, it looks like he has bionics and that means we do not have the facilities here in this hospital to deal with that type of patient, we’ve got him as stabilized as best we can at this moment but time is of the essence” Doctor Berry said in a serious tone.

“Myron Dabble is the person you need to speak with, he has recently taken on Gadget because Gadget’s former doctor, Professor Von Slickstein who was in charge of his bionic program recently passed away and before I spoke with my Borough Commander, I gave him a call and he was just about to land in London so we have him on a redeye from London back to here as we speak” Chief Quimby informed Doctor Berry who shook his head in a nodding fashion.

“I know both Professor Von Slickstein and Myron Dabble and I’m sorry to hear about the Professor’s passing, he was a real pioneer to our community as well as someone who was ahead of his time in the bionics field in medicine”  Dr. Berry said as he once again adjusted his glasses. “He’s going to be missed by many in the medical community so I send my condolences to his family and am thrilled to hear Myron is carrying on his legacy in the field of bionic medicine” Dr. Berry smiled.

“As soon as Mr. Dabble gets here, I want him in my office immediately because as much as I hate to say this, we’re going to have to fly Gadget to wherever Myron has his bionics facility because we don’t want to risk killing Gadget or messing with his bionics which I am certain are brain controlled” Doctor Berry said looking away from Chief Quimby and Penny to adjust the hearing device in his white Doctor’s coat pocket.  

“Myron lives in Switzerland and I am sure his lab is there too, but flying Gadget to there will not be easy since we have to charter a jet with all the necessary equipment to handle bionics” Chief Quimby said as Dr. Berry jotted down a few notes.  

“As soon as Myron gets here, that jet will have to be ready and waiting at the airport once I’m done briefing him” Doctor Berry said to Chief Quimby who nodded his head.

“Leave that to me Doctor Berry, I’m sure if I pull enough strings the Mayor will be more than happy to help out with getting us what we need” Chief Quimby said to Doctor Berry who nodded.

“I just want my uncle to survive this” Penny chimed in. “I need to go home and get packed and call my close friend in Japan, we’re going to need all the help we can get in case MAD tries anything funky” Penny said standing up gingerly.

“As soon as everything is put into place, we leave for Switzerland at once” Chief Quimby said shaking Doctor Berry’s hand as the rotund man waddled out of the room.

“Come on Penny, let’s get some air, we’ve got a lot to do in the next few hours” Chief Quimby motioned to Penny who got up and walked out of the room with him.

As they made their way outside the sun was starting to creep into the semi humid misty setting as the two walked down a path towards a lake on the backside of the hospital.

As soon as they were out of range of anyone to hear them, Penny finally spoke:

Why didn’t you tell me that Uncle Gadget was struggling with addiction?  

“Penny, the truth is, after we left the Amazon in the cargo jet, Professor Von Slickstein told me his health was failing and that Doctor Claw had made him realize his mortality and when he told Gadget, Gadget freaked out, I had never seen him like that before and that’s when the drinking started. The drugs were added on when the drinking did not knock him out to sleep” Chief Quimby explained swallowing hard.

“You have to understand Penny, I was in a bad spot, I didn’t want to admit to myself that ever since I hired Gadget that he would have a fragile ego to the point where he was so connected to Professor Von Slickstein that it would drive him down this road” Chief Quimby admitted puffing on his pipe franticly.

“No, you see Quimby, there is no excuse for what you did to my Uncle” Penny said in a confrontational tone. “Now he is clinging to life because you would not let your ego take a back seat to reality which is he could die if we don’t get him the help he needs” Penny said pointing her finger at her Chief who gnawed on his pipe making pieces of wood hit the ground as he took it in his hand and slammed it down onto the cement trail.

“I don’t give a damn, I have a city to think about and people to protect” Chief Quimby shouted. “One of these days you’ll be in my position and you’ll have to think about what matters more to you, Penny!” Chief Quimby yelled poking his finger in Penny’s chest.

“Wait, you’re saying that I am going to be in your position? Bullshit, I don’t want it, I just want you to admit you made a mistake and that if it doesn’t cost my Uncle his life, that you’ll have a little common sense next time” Penny yelled flinching as she knocked away Quimby’s index finger from her chest.  

“Do you know what will happen if MAD gets wind of this? We’re both finished because Dr. Claw when he gets wind of this will do everything in his power to bring this city down and when he does, he’ll take it over. That’s why I could not let what your Uncle was doing out because Dr. Claw would have long ago destroyed Gadget and you” Chief Quimby admitted as he picked his pipe off the ground and stuck it back in his mouth.

“Well Quimby, this time the cat is really out of the bag and whether or not you like it or not, MAD will get wind of this and MAD will do everything in their power to make sure all of us are eliminated because of your stupidity, now let THAT sink in” Penny spat as her Chief finally snapped:

“Penny, I don’t give a crap anymore because if you’re Uncle passes away, I’m looking at several years behind bars and if he does survive I’m looking at a huge reprimand on my record so that means you’ll be taking orders from a Chief who isn’t going to put up with your attitude.. Let THAT sink in Detective Brown” Chief Quimby spat back puffing his pipe furiously.

“If Uncle Gadget passes away.. I’m done with this fucking force and I promise you, if you thought Dr. Claw was a major problem, you just wait until I slap the biggest lawsuit this force has ever seen right in your lap and when I’m done with you, you’ll be begging Dr. Claw to give you some leniency when you’re thrown in the same jail you threw all his goons that I collared for you when Uncle Gadget was too busy going on clueless leads” Penny said sharply to Chief Quimby who finally had to get his lead detective in line:

“That’s enough Penny, if your Uncle saw us like this he would scold us both and have you brought before him to explain to him why you treat your Superiors like dirt” Chief Quimby said in a tone that backed Penny down just enough to realize what really was at stake here as she immediately nodded her head to her Chief in a moment of clarity.  

“Now, we’ve got a lot to do before that jet is ready to go and I certainly am not going to tolerate one of my best detectives walking around in her night clothes representing my city and my police force” Chief Quimby pointed out as he looked at Penny who suddenly realized he was right.

“I understand Chief, forgive me for getting out of line, I need to better control my temper” Penny admitted as she reached a hand out in a shake motion.

“I know Penny, we’ve all been through a lot this morning and we’re looking at a lot more ahead of us so let’s bury the hatchet, Shall we?” Chief Quimby said as he shook Penny’s hand.

Penny followed Quimby out to his car and soon it was out of the parking lot headed back to the Gadget House. Penny got dropped off at home where she ran in, took a shower and quickly packed her and Brain’s things in two suitcases and set them by the door. She picked up the wireless phone she brought into her bedroom and dialed Atsuko’s number.  

She would have to meet her in Switzerland and hope they could save her Uncle in time because his life and theirs depended on it.
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A computer screen blipped off as Dr. Claw sat in his big MAD office chair in his lair sipping white wine with his fat sidekick Mad Cat by his side laying on his desk evilly cat laughing as he finished the glass of wine slamming it on his desk shattering the glass everywhere as he laughed and MAD Cat mewed in terrified surprise jumping up in the air and landing on his feet once he came down back to the desk from his flight.  

He had a plan and this time it would work. He just needed to get the right people in the right places so that even that little girl would not suspect it was him pulling the strings until Metro City was his and he was the dictator.

He pulled a chip out of his desk he had been saving for such an event of opportunity, it was in his mind going to bring his evil corporation victory when he had one of his most clever henchmen implant the chip in Gadget’s brain while they did surgery on him so that he would be a vegetable until the chip stopped working at the press of a switch on his computer station. He stared at the chip as he held it in his sliver colored gloved claw as he pet his faithful companion Mad Cat’s head eliciting a loud purr from the fat feline.

He pressed a switch on his desk bringing up an intercom computer with a PA mic on it as he said:

“Send in Presto Change-o, I have a job for him.

The End, for now.
Dark Chronicles of Gadget
The year is 1993, almost ten years to the day when Professor Von Slickstein carries an unconscious Inspector Gadget out of a crumbling pyramid in the Amazon Jungle after he and Penny with the help of a gorilla and Brain foil another Dr. Claw plot to take over Metro City by creating an army of robotic Gadgets with Prof. Von Slickstein’s forced help. The untimely death of Professor Von Slickstein has sent Gadget into a tailspin of grief that Penny is trying to understand.  Our story follows Penny, Chief Quimby,  Gadget, and Brain as they try to cope with the death of Professor Von Slickstein before and after they attend the his viewing funeral at Metro City’s funeral home.

All Characters are copyrights of Dic Entertainment and Nelvana Limited respectively.

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Penny readied herself in the upstairs bathroom of their quaint red roofed light colored bricked home in one of Metro City’s many suburban areas. She had an almost somber appearance as she put on the final touches to her makeup before going downstairs to sit with Chief Quimby who was going to take her, Brain, and Gadget to the funeral home where Von Slickstein’s funeral service was to take place. The young woman now twenty had put many years in as a silent ally for Gadget to earn her way to lead detective which she got because of her amazing wit and resolve under pressure.

She took a moment to walk into her bedroom and sit down on the end of her bed staring at a reflection of herself in the mirror remembering all the times she bailed her Uncle Gadget out of predicaments he unknowingly got himself into with his bumbling antics. Now it was different, Penny was not that little pig tailed girl anymore who had to stay behind as her Uncle went on his dangerous assignments. This time she knew this was not the work of Dr. Claw, this time she knew her Uncle Gadget did not have to worry about Claw messing this funeral up with one of his diabolical plans, this time she knew her Uncle needed her and she sighed deeply as her longtime companion Brain stared up at her knowingly. She felt the old orange colored big blue eyed dog’s stare making her force a smile at the aging hound as she spoke:

“It’s okay Brain, I know this is a lot to take in for all us especially Uncle Gadget, I don’t really know what he’s thinking other than he hasn’t been himself and he won’t say anything to me about the circumstances behind Professor Von Slickstein’s passing. I just don’t know what to do, I hope Uncle Gadget gets through this one.”

Brain gave the distraught young woman his trade mark “bow wow bow rrowf” as he gingerly put his paws on her knees making Penny giggle as the old dog tried to lick her face. “OkayOkay, down Brain, I don’t want to spend another half hour redoing makeup when Chief Quimby is sitting downstairs waiting for us to go with him to pick up Uncle Gadget at the office” Penny said as she gently pushed away the old orange dog who responded by walking out the door as she finished dressing herself with a dark colored blouse and skirt along with a pearl necklace her Uncle Gadget gave her for her twentieth birthday and finished off the look with ear rings and a diamond ring for her finger. Her hair was done up with the traditional double pigtail look she always had as a child. She felt this look would at least bring some comfort to her Uncle Gadget.

She got up and put on a pair of comfortable low heeled shoes as she made her way out of her bedroom to join Chief Quimby who sat quietly in the downstairs den catching up on his paperwork. He had aged quite a bit over the last ten or so years thanks to Gadget’s constant throwing of self destructing messages in his face. He was starting to get a little faded in his receding red hairline and the smoke from his trademark pipe was creating a haze in the den as he took it out to beat out the old tobacco ash into a tray on the coffee table he had sat there when he came in to wait for Penny.

He looked up when he heard the sound of Brain’s footsteps followed by Penny’s coming down the staircase. He smiled when he saw the young attractive woman coming down the stairs. “Penny! So glad to see you!” Quimby exclaimed as he got up to shake Penny’s hand and give her a hug.

“It’s good to see you too Chief Quimby, it’s been too long since you officially gave me my detective’s badge and Uncle Gadget was so thrilled he accidently tripped and splashed hot coffee all over your face” Penny said as she warmly accepted the older man’s hug.

Chief Quimby cleared his throat in his usual gruff tone almost cringing at the number of times Gadget had done something where he ended up on the wrong end of it:

“Yes Penny, I REMEMBER..” Quimby said in a gruff annoyed tone.

Penny pulled up a dining room chair as she sat across from Chief Quimby who could sense she was bothered by something as she waited for him to clean up his paperwork.

“Chief, I’m worried about Uncle Gadget, I’ve never seen him this way before where he will not speak to me or tell me how Professor Von Slickstein passed away” Penny said in a concerned tone as Chief Quimby walked over to get another dining chair to put his arm around her shoulder.

“John I mean your Uncle Gadget owes his life to Professor Von Slickstein who took Myron Dabble’s idea and used it to save his life and turn him into a bionic eighth wonder of the world who was way ahead of his time for the type of work Myron and him were doing. If John Brown had not had the accident and or had the right people there to save his life, the world would never have gotten to know Inspector Gadget” Chief Quimby said as he softly tightened his grip on Penny’s shoulders.

“I have never seen my Uncle Gadget cry before until Professor Von Slickstein died, I never knew a bionic man could have that emotion along with everything else my Uncle had to go through” Penny said staring into the Chief’s eyes holding back tears.

“Penny, one thing Myron Dabble and the Professor did not and would not take away from your Uncle Gadget was emotion. They wanted to make him as human as possible given all the circumstances.” Chief Quimby said pausing a minute before he continued. “And Penny, this is not the first time your Uncle has shown emotion to me or to you. When your parents were brutally murdered at the hands of Dr. Claw on your boat in the cove in South Carolina, Gadget came to me a total mess and told me he had to do something about you because he did not want you to be an orphan so he went to South Carolina out of his own pay to bring you here to Metro City as your legal guardian” Chief Quimby said as he saw Penny’s eye shadow start to cake up as tears formed in her blue eyes.

“I don’t think you really understood just how dangerous these assignments I sent Gadget on were. One of the reasons he always told you to stay behind is that it would devastate him if anything happened to you at the hands of Dr. Claw. He eventually accepted you going along with him after months of me convincing him you were going to go straight into the Academy once you were old enough to and after you started to get much needed experience under your Uncle’s guidance” Chief Quimby said hugging Penny who was moved by what the older man had said.

“I know that now, Chief, I know that my Uncle hated it when he found out I was secretly helping him foil Dr. Claw’s plans even if it meant I’d get myself caught by his MAD agents” Penny admitted as she wiped away the tears from her eyes.

“If it wasn’t for Brain learning how to communicate with me though intercom watch, I don’t think I could have gotten out of the jams I did if it wasn’t for him being intelligent enough to understand my voice and put up with my Uncle’s bloopers” Penny said sniffling a bit as Brain came into the room and laid down at her feet making her smile.

“I almost feel sorry when I have to go to work without Brain as I know he’s too old now to be able to do the type of things I need him to do” Penny said as Brain looked up at her whining a bit.

“Penny, you’ve got an entire group of people who put their trust in your expertise and that’s why you are where you are because you wanted to make a difference even if your Uncle could not always be the world’s greatest detective” Chief Quimby said with confidence making Penny raise a question which had been nagging her for years:

“Why did you keep him on when you knew the other detectives were saying bad things about him and the fact his bionics got him the job, not the bumbling reject he was before the accident?” Penny asked Chief Quimby who answered:

“Look Penny, all I can tell you is I had faith in Gadget, I knew because of what he went through to even be able to walk around as a man that he would defy the odds and be something successful and by God I was not about to let MAD take him under their wing and make him into the agent who could have caused a lot of trouble for Metro City. No, I knew he wanted to put Dr. Claw behind bars because Dr. Claw wanted and still wants him dead at every turn” Chief Quimby said puffing on his pipe.

Penny took a minute to think over what Chief Quimby had said and while she knew it was true, she also knew some of it was a bit of a white lie to cover up the one time Gadget almost was fired but she had other pressing concerns on her mind at that moment:

“I wish I could believe all you are telling me Chief, I just know my Uncle Gadget is in a real spot this time and I don’t think even my intelligence can break him out of it” Penny admitted sighing deeply.

“Penny, listen to me, the best thing you can do for your Uncle Gadget is be that niece or if you will, be that daughter who sticks by her father which I know you consider Gadget as” Quimby said as he relit his pipe.

“I just hope Von Slickstein being gone won’t mess with my Uncle’s mind to where he has to seek help in order to not go off the deep end” Penny worried.

“I have already heard Myron Dabble is willing to takeover the overall care of your Uncle’s Gadgets” Chief Quimby said quickly changing the subject.

“I guess that will have to be a decision between Uncle Gadget, Von Slickstein’s family, and you” Penny said as she sat there trying to clean the eye shadow out of her eyes.

“No Penny, it ultimately is up to John whether or not he wants to do that and right now we need to get going because the funeral starts in one hour and we have to go clear across town to the police station to get your Uncle” Chief Quimby said as he got up with his folders in his arms and the smoke from his pipe making a trail like a steam locomotive out the door.

“Okay Chief I’ll be out in a minute after I freshen my face and make sure I have a leash for Brain” Penny said as she ran upstairs.

Brain just laid there and grumbled making Chief Quimby laugh a bit. “It’s for your own good, Brain” Chief Quimby said turning back to serious as he walked out the door and got into a Crown Victoria car sitting in the driveway of the Gadget house.

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Inspector Gadget sat quietly in his office trying to get over the all night bender of booze he had imbibed in while his niece slept upstairs in her room. The middle aged detective had put on some weight as a result of his drinking since he discovered Prof. Von Slickstein face down in his kitchen dead of a heart attack. He could never face up to his niece Penny the reality of what really happened to the Professor on the day he went in for his routine checkup on his Gadgets. He replayed the whole incident in his mind calling Chief Quimby and telling him firmly to not reveal what really happened to Professor Von Slickstein because he knew Penny would not take the news very well and he never wanted to destroy what he had built with Penny whom he considered his daughter more than a niece. He stared solemnly at the picture he took of the Professor and Penny embraced in a hug smiling before they boarded the cargo jet sent out by Chief Quimby to take all of them back to Metro City. Gadget considered Von Slickstein as a father figure as many times over drinks and dinner the two had exchanged various stories of how they flummoxed Dr. Claw time after time and yet the dumb fool never learned the lesson.

Now all of those fun times were gone for the Inspector who sat in a black suit with black Gadget hat trying to hold back his tears after coming to the police station disheveled and smelling of gin, vodka, and other various spirits. How he was able to get past the front check in guard was a miracle given his black hair was a mess and he resembled more of a bum than the world’s greatest inspector. That title carried with it some clout so the guard working the front desk only looked up to buzz in the inspector as he covered up his unshaven face and messed up hair in his light grey trench coat.

“I’m sorry Penny, I hope you understand, this isn’t your problem as much as it is mine” Gadget said to himself as tears started to flow out of his eyes the more he stared at the picture of Penny and Von Slickstein which he eventually had to put back on his desk to avoid crying so hard that he’d cause a scene in the fairly busy station.

Now showered, shaven, and cleaned up, the inspector awaited the call on his top secret gadget phone he had in his pinky and thumb to alert him his niece and Chief Quimby were on their way to pick him up.

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Penny freshened her face with warm water and new makeup before she bounded down the stairs stopping at a closet by them to retrieve Brain’s leash. Brain growled when he saw the red colored leash in Penny’s hand.

“It’s okay Brain, you don’t have to wear this until we get to the funeral home, okay?” Penny reasoned with the dog who reluctantly looked up at the blond haired pig tailed woman and forcefully managed a “grrroufff” as he stood on his own two feet and walked out the front door with Penny who locked it behind them. They got into the back seat of the black Crown Victoria as Chief Quimby started the engine of the cruiser backing out of the driveway and heading out of the neighborhood.

Inspector Gadget went into the bathroom to wipe off his face and take one more big swig of coffee. As he was about to turn on the water in the sink his top secret gadget phone rang and he pulled the antenna out of his thumb before he spoke into the intercom.

“Is that you Chief, you’re where?” Gadget said automatically everytime Quimby’s voice came through the phone speaker.  “You’ll be here in twenty minutes? Okay Chief and is Penny alright?” Gadget asked with concern in his voice. “She is, okay Chief, I’ll be out front waiting for you” Gadget said as he hung up the secret phone and turned on the water to wash off his face.



Penny, Brain, and Chief Quimby were making good time as they cruised down the interstate towards town. With little traffic on this Sunday morning, a normally hour trip would take them less than thirty minutes.

As Chief Quimby drove he looked in the middle mirror occasionally at Penny who had her hand across Brain’s shoulders as the old dog slept beside her and she dozed off for a few minutes. Chief Quimby could never admit to Penny he knew what Gadget was up to and he had no choice but to put the drunken half the time inspector on desk duty for his own safety and that of people on the road. It had gotten to the point where he had warned Gadget that if he did not get help and get himself cleaned up and off the booze that the Chief would have no choice but to let him go. However, Chief Quimby hesitated because he knew if he rid himself of Gadget that Penny would eventually find out the truth and never forgive him. So the Chief had to make her assume everything was the same old same old and she wouldn’t realize that Dr. Claw had nothing to do with Gadget’s recent change in behavior and weight.

Chief Quimby took a deep breath and sighed as he puffed on his pipe feeling the ash collect on the rim of his mustache as they cruised down the interstate soon reaching the exit for downtown and the police station.

Inspector Gadget made his way out of the bathroom stopping by the commons area one last time to take a swig of coffee before he made his way out to the front of the station sitting down on the bench in front of it. Even though now sober, the world was a blur to the Inspector as people passed by in various vehicles on the street and on foot on the walking paths, some acknowledging the Inspector who happily waved and said “Good day my good man or woman” as they passed by him, some not even noticing he was sitting there. His drinking and lack of self control got him on the desk job from hell and he hated every minute of it yet knew this was his last chance to do something relevant or be on skid row. The Chief had warned him time after time to get help yet Gadget was able until his drinking caught up with him to solve a few cases though barely. Eventually Chief Quimby reached his last straw after he had put up with months of Gadget slurring his speech with witnesses, fumbling his paperwork, showing up late to meetings, and almost always smelling of booze.

Yet Gadget was in his mind perfectly capable of doing his assignments even if they were desk related. He’d show that pipe smoking Quimby he wasn’t what everyone in the station thought he was. But then the memories of what happened to Professor Von Slickstein flooded his mind again and brought him back into the dark valley he could never seem to crawl out of. He just hoped to God above his beautiful niece would not find out her Uncle was the laughing stock of the officers in the station and a regular at Metro City’s liquor store and most notorious watering holes. He took one last deep breath before a loud car horn startled him out of his haze, it was Chief Quimby with Penny and Brain in the backseat. When Gadget saw Penny’s blond double pig tailed hair he found some solace managing to smile as he stood up while the Crown Victoria came to a stop with the passenger side door right in front of him.


Gadget peered in at the slowly awakening Penny smiling at her as her sleepy eyes shot awake when she saw his smiling face while opening them. “Hello Uncle!” Penny said enthusiastically as she accidently roused Brain awake making the orange dog growl his surprise and obvious displeasure at Penny’s arm pushing his head forward into the back of the driver’s seat. Gadget took a moment to laugh at the whimsical moment making his niece smile and laugh lightly as Brain grumbled at both of them crossing one his legs and putting both his arms around his body in a huff.

“You look great Penny, I really needed to see something cheerful” Gadget said as he got into the passenger seat closing the door as the car sped into traffic after Chief Quimby got a clear shot in front of him and behind him in his mirrors. “You didn’t have to go back to when you were ten. I think your pigtails are cute, I just don’t want people thinking I have a ten year old niece when I really have a twenty year old young adult” Gadget commented as they rode north on the freeway.

“I just wanted to cheer you up Uncle Gadget, I know us losing Professor Von Slickstein has not been easy for you” Penny said softly as she reached over the seat to put her hand on her Uncle’s shoulder.

“Thanks Penny” Gadget said quietly taking a deep sigh as he stared over at Chief Quimby who gave him the look.  “It really means a lot to me Penny, I know you may never understand how much of a special man Von Slickstein was to me” Gadget said softly as Chief Quimby nodded his approval.

“You know if you ever need to talk about it Uncle Gadget, you know I am always here for you no matter what the circumstances are” Penny said warmly not knowing the statement had caused her Uncle to tear up.  “Thank you Penny, I will remember that” Gadget said as he mustered all his strength to not shake a little as some of the emotions deep down within him came to the surface.

Penny sat back as she heard a sniffle or two from her Uncle Gadget as he tried to keep it together for her. “Brain, when we are at the funeral, you keep an eye on Uncle Gadget, okay? I don’t want anything to happen to him to where he goes off the deep end and ends up doing something to himself once we leave” Penny said in a concerned tone to Brain who quietly rouffed in confirmation.

The rest of the half hour ride up to the funeral home was uneventful which worried Penny as she kept in the back of her mind the thought of Dr. Claw or one of his henchmen showing up out of nowhere to sabotage an already on thin ice event. When they reached the funeral home out in the suburbs in a part of Metro City they had never been, Penny looked around once she got out of the back of the car to see if anyone going in or anything parked in the big lot had a MAD symbol on it. Fortunately there were no MAD agents anywhere around because when they got to the double doors of the funeral home, Dr. Von Slickstein’s white gorilla was dressed in a security outfit which barely fit his massive form.

“Good day Penny, Brain, Inspector Gadget, and Chief Quimby, your seats are in the front and someone will escort you to them” The Primate said as he pushed the doors open. The inside of the funeral home was immaculate with chandeliers and carpeted floors for as far as the eye could see. As they made their way past the various coffin rooms they came to the chapel where Von Slickstein’s body lay in a cherry wood coffin with the front part of it open.

“Attention everyone, the service will begin in ten minutes, please find your seats as we entertain you with some soothing pipe organ hymes” The pastor conducting the funeral said over the pa system.

There were a lot of people including Myron Dabble at the service which was filled to standing room only with various friends and family members scattered throughout the morners. Chief Quimby found his seat which was going to be behind Gadget as Gadget, Penny, and Brain filed into the pew in front of Quimby’s pew.

Once they were settled, Myron Dabble came over to speak with Inspector Gadget who sat there stone faced as the organ music lightly drowned out the various sniffles and crying. “Inspector Gadget I presume” Myron said offering a hand shake to Gadget who pulled his Gadget hand out of his hat to shake Myron’s hand. “Yes Myron, I am Inspector Gadget, what can I do for you?” Gadget said with a blank stare in his face. Myron realizied this probably was not the time to tell Gadget he was taking over the overall care of his Gadgets instead said “Professor Von Slickstein was a good man, if I had not found him, I don’t know how in the world I would have been able to perform what I did on you” Myron said hard swallowing when Gadget shot him a look of disgust.

“Myron, the only thing you did was create the idea you see before you, Von Slickstein was the one who saved my life and never took any credit for it unlike you who never once came over to thank the Professor for what BOTH of you did.. “Gadget reminded Myron almost shouting his anger at the professor.

Penny had to stand up along with Chief Quimby and quietly lead Myron away from Gadget who was on the verge of losing his temper and taking it out on Myron. “I think it is best Myron that you give Gadget a few days, he’s not been himself since the Professor’s death. I really don’t need a Gadget outburst sending every media person with an axe to grind Gadget’s way. Go sit in the back where he can’t see you” Chief Quimby said in his gruff tone as he chewed on the end of his pipe.

Myron instead of making a scene as he saw a few of the people looking his way did what Quimby said and went to the other end of the chapel and sat in a pew with a small kid making a ‘THIBBBIIITTTT” noise with his tongue as Myron sat down sighing to himself.

Penny sat by her Uncle trying to calm him down as the service got under way. As it progressed she had Brain who was now dressed in a black tuxedo acting as a donation collector report back to her. The look on the dog’s face said it all as Penny watched her Uncle sob as the pastor dedicated the funeral home to be named Von Slickstein Funeral home. The service came to an end and the viewing began and as soon as Gadget got up to Von Slickstein, he immediately broke down apologizing for not being there when the professor needed him. His reactions broke Penny’s heart as much as they puzzled her. “Why would Uncle Gadget act like this? He knows there was nothing he could do about it so why…” Her thought was replaced by tears as she watched her Uncle Gadget kiss the head of the deceased Professor and walk out of the chapel towards the car.

Penny, Brain, and Chief Quimby ran after Gadget who doubled over once he got to the car almost screaming Von Slickstein’s name as he bawled. “Come on you two, we need to get him home before he makes a scene” Chief Quimby said as he and Penny loaded Gadget into the car with them soon getting into it and speeding off before the mass of people could collect themselves outside to see what all the commotion was.

The ride back to Gadget’s house was tense as Quimby tried to drive and calm the bawling Inspector down. He finally did calm him down before they pulled into the driveway. Gadget got out of the car and stormed inside going straight to his bedroom without a word. A loud crack of the door slamming was what Penny heard as she, Quimby, and Brain walked into the foyer.

Penny looked straight at Chief Quimby with an almost puzzled look on her face mixed with concern as she asked:

“What was that all about Chief Quimby? I’ve never seen my Uncle break down like that.. Is there something you or him are not telling me?” Penny asked demanding an answer.

“Penny, I have to get back to the station, I’ll tell you some other time when I’m not so pressed for time” Chief Quimby said hoping this would satisfy Penny enough to let him get out of there before he slipped his tongue.

Fortunately for Quimby who was sweating as Penny was about to press the issue further, he heard his small scanner he kept in his pocket go off telling him: “There’s been trouble near the police station, we need you Chief to come out here and do some damage control before these family members kill us” The officer on the intercom said to Quimby who quickly answered back.. “Okay, on my way, do as much damage control as you can, I’ll be there in twenty minutes” Quimby replied over the scanner.

“Penny, I’m sorry, I have to go, let me know how Gadget is doing in the morning” Quimby said as he put on his blue coat rushing out the front door.

Penny stood there frustrated wondering what her Chief and her Uncle were keeping secret from her. She went into the kitchen and sat down at the kitchen table running her fingers over her throbbing temples as Brain walked in having a seat in the chair across from her.

“Brain, I don’t give a damn what happens, you stay by Uncle Gadget’s bedroom door, I think I need to step out for awhile to clear my head” Penny said as Brain stood up saluting her with a responding “RRRROOOWWWWFF!”

“That’s a good boy Brain, I can always count on you when the chips are down” Penny said petting Brain on the head as she got up and walked out the front door towards the garage where the Gadget Van sat. She got in the van, started it up, opened the garage and rolled out of the neighborhood.

As she drove along city streets she found a park with a lake across from a coffee shop, the perfect place to get her mind off things for awhile. Penny parked the Gadget van in the lot beside the coffee shop. She went inside the shop which was busy with activity and got a sweat tea drink to take out with her to the park. She made the purchase and soon was in the park with a million things rolling around in her mind as she walked down the nature trail.  An image flashed across her mind causing her to stop for a second to look for a place to sit. Fortunately there was a bench right by the lake edge and she walked over to it having a seat as a bunch of ducks came quacking around her thinking she had food. When she shooed them away she looked across the lake and let her thoughts roll as people walked by on the trail behind her:

“Maybe Dr. Claw has taken over the minds of Quimby and Uncle Gadget and is forcing them to act this way” Penny reasoned with herself as she stared across the lake. “It would be like that son of a bitch to mess with my Uncle’s emotions and my Chief’s mind” Penny seethed in her mind remembering the countless times she had to rescue her Uncle and the Chief from the clutches of Dr. Claw. “If that bastard is behind this, I will make his life a living hell, worse than what he’s ever done to us” Penny said aloud to herself almost getting some of her sweet tea on her lap as she squeezed it in anger.

“Wait Penny, if Dr. Claw were behind this, I don’t think my Uncle would be a balling mess of tears and my Chief would be trying to hide something from me” Penny thought logically. “Maybe it’s just that the death of Professor Von Slickstein has brought out new emotions in Uncle Gadget and the Chief doesn’t want to tell me, yeah, that’s got to be it” Penny reasoned with herself as the sun set over the lake.

“Oh nuts, I just don’t know what to do or how to help Uncle Gadget” Penny said aloud in frustration. “The only person who can possibly understand is my dear friend in Tokyo, Atsuko. I need to call her before I go into work in the morning” Penny said aloud to herself as she looked at her wristwatch realizing it was a quarter after six and she needed to get dinner for both her and her Uncle Gadget.

She got up from the bench and made her way to the Gadget van but not before going into the coffee shop to pick up a couple of sandwiches and chips for her and Uncle Gadget.  By the time she got home it was well after dark and she would have to eat in the morning before she left for the day. She made her way into the house which was eerily quiet except for a few lights Brain had turned on.  She found the orange dog asleep by Gadget’s bedroom door.

“Brain.. Brain.. BRAIN!” Penny loud whispered to the dog who jumped awake growling at her. “How’s Uncle Gadget?” Penny asked Brain who shrugged his shoulders. She walked up to the door putting her ear against it hearing loud snoring assuring her that her Uncle Gadget was okay.

“Come on Brain, let me feed you before I go to bed” Penny said motioning to the dog who happily followed her into the kitchen.

After Brain was fed and the sandwiches put into the fridge, Penny made her way upstairs to her bedroom. She undressed into some night clothes and got into bed. As she turned off the light, she laid there with her eyes open as she worried about her Uncle. She got out a pair of earphones and turned on some soft music which eventually got her to sleep around 10:30 that night.

Inspector Gadget laid in bed in just his slacks after doing a bender of gin and vodka he kept under the bed after he snuck it in the house under his niece’s nose. His life had taken a real tailspin and now since viewing the body of deceased dear friend Dr. Von Slickstein, it had sent the Inspector over the edge to where not even his severe drunkenness could get him to sleep so he laid there fake snoring until he was certain Penny had gone to bed and taken Brain with her. As he staggered awake, his head pounded, his heart raced, and his emotions were almost too hard to bear. He needed to get rest but he couldn’t because the image of Von Slickstein laying there in the coffin tormented his mind making him sob as his hiccupped.

He got up stumbling into the bathroom to look for some sleeping pills he kept in the window cabinet where he stored his shaving kit. As he looked at his haggard drunk ridden face, the image of Professor Von Slickstein came into the mirror almost taunting him.

“Hic, Leave me Hic, alone, why didn’t you tell me you were going to die in your kitchen and force me to find you” Gadget seethed as he bore a fist and punched it through the mirror shattering it into a million pieces. As he hit the floor of the bathroom a bottle of what he thought was sleeping pills fell down beside him as his back hit the wall.

What the bottle actually contained was a mix of knockout pills and anti depressants which if combined with alcohol could be fatal if taken while in a drunken state. Gadget was so drunk he did not even bother to read the label and took the remaining five pills three of which were the knockout pills and two of which were the anti depressants.

As he swallowed them and they slowly started to take effect on his body and his mind, Gadget started to hallucinate even more as the drugs started to flash images of Professor Von Slickstein  rising up from the kitchen floor saying “Gadget, you’re joining me because you screwed up, it’s your fault I’m in hell and soon you’ll join me there and we can let God and Satan sort it out” Professor Von Slickstein hissed as his image turned into a demonic type creature in Gadget’s mind.

Gadget started to thrash and scream incoherently as the power of the hallucinations were starting to affect his body and his Gadgets. As the demonic images of Professor Von Slickstein continued to swirl around his mind, Gadget’s body started to seize with his muscles starting to react causing copious amounts of sweat to drip down on the floor as his severe reaction to the drugs took hold. He continued to scream incoherently as the lethal dose took ahold of his body and soon his brain.

Penny could not sleep even though she had somewhat drifted off as she looked at the alarm clock saying a quarter till three in the morning. Something was keeping her up and she did not like it because she knew it wasn’t her having to get up in an hour, it was the fact her Uncle was in such a precarious position that she had no idea how to help him out of. She felt a heavy feeling of depression quickly take over her as she imagined her Uncle in pain with no way of helping him.

Suddenly she heard noises coming from the bedroom down below hers where her Uncle slept. She darted out of bed and immediately ran downstairs. When Brain heard the commotion he too ran out of Penny’s room after her.

She immediately went to her Uncle’s bedroom door pounding on it as she called out his name: “UNCLE GADGET, UNCLE GADGET, are you okay? Please open the door or I am coming in” Penny warned until she heard screaming coming from the bathroom giving her no choice but to kick down the door and force her way into her Uncle’s bedroom.

“UNCLE GADGET!!!” Penny yelled in a frantic tone as she came upon her Uncle resting against the wall on the floor mumbling incoherently with a pill bottle laying next to him and the mirror cabinet shattered.

Penny immediately picked up the phone by the bed and dialed 911 telling the paramedics to get there ASAP because her Uncle had overdosed on pills and she also after she got off the line with 911, she emergency buzzed Chief Quimby through Gadget’s top secret Gadget phone:

“Chief Quimby, Chief Quimby, please come as fast as you can, Uncle Gadget has overdosed on pills of some kind.. PLEASE GET HERE ASAP!” Penny shouted over the intercom hoping Quimby heard her wherever he was.  

Penny seethed in her brain about how she was going to get Dr. Claw for this and make sure the bastard had his day with his maker until Brain tapped her on the leg and pointed her to the two bottles of gin and vodka laying on the bed where her Uncle slept.

She felt tears start to envelop her as she went into the bathroom picking up the bottle laying beside her almost lifeless Uncle as she read the label on the back of it causing her to totally lose it:

“Why Uncle Gadget, Why?” Penny said outloud as she collapsed onto the bed burying her hands in her face as she shook and relived the memories of finding her dead parents in better shape than her Uncle.

Brain immediately jumped on her lap and barked at her by smacking her across the face to get her back into reality. She needed to check for a pulse on her Uncle before the paramedics and Chief Quimby arrived so that she could brief them about what happened and how she found her Uncle.

She got on her knees to check right below her Uncle’s jaw line to see if there was a pulse, there was one, though barely. Her Uncle was clinging to life by the utmost threads and needed immediate help.

Soon after Penny heard sirens and ran to the front door opening it as the paramedics and Chief Quimby arrived. She went into the living room and sat down as they rushed up the driveway and into the house making a beeline for her Uncle’s bedroom after Penny briefed them about what happened to her Uncle.  As Chief Quimby entered into the room his eyes immediately saw the two big liquor bottles. This time Gadget had really done it, this time he would have to come clean if Penny demanded answers and he knew this time it was not going to be pretty when the media found out about it and word spread across Metro City.

Chief Quimby walked into the living room sitting down with Penny who had a gone look in her eyes as she sobbed. She looked up at Quimby and immediately felt an anger boiling deep down within her soul. Quimby sat there with a scared look on his face, he knew he had to tell her the truth and tell the truth to the Mayor and his Borough Commander who like Penny were not going to be very pleased when news of Inspector John “Gadget” Brown’s drinking got to the general public’s ears.

Before he had a chance to tell her the truth, the paramedics rolled Gadget out. “I think Penny should ride with you guys down to Metro City Trauma Center” Chief Quimby said to the paramedics who motioned for them to follow them to the ambulance.  

“Come on Penny, I need to go brief the Mayor and my Commander about what has happened before I can join you at the hospital” Chief Quimby said softly to Penny. “Your Uncle needs you now more than ever, you have to be strong for him” Chief Quimby consoled to Penny who handed him the pill bottle she was holding in her left hand.

Chief Quimby could only look at it and know his goose was cooked. He was not looking forward to the chewing out he knew was coming from his Commander and the Mayor who knew about Gadget’s recent drinking problems and now drug problems.

Penny instead of saying anything to Quimby quickly ran out to the ambulance getting in the passenger side of it once they loaded Gadget into it. Within mere seconds the sirens were blaring and the ambulance was on its way to the hospital. As Chief Quimby watched the ambulance disappear around the corner, he looked at the number of people who were standing outside wondering what was going on at the Gadget residence. Quimby quickly got into his Crown Victoria and sped out of the neighborhood as fast as he could.

As he drove back to headquarters he chewed on the end of his pipe smoking it like a chimney wondering how in the world he was going to explain himself to Penny and for that matter his Superiors.


  As Penny rode in the front of the ambulance as it screamed down the highway towards the hospital, she never bothered to look up as she dosed off into a dark state thinking about all the good times which were going to be forever lost if her Uncle did not pull through this. She remembered all the times they went camping, skiing, and on some of Gadget’s international assignments. She remembered how much her Uncle treated her as if she were his own daughter by teaching her the roots of life and always scolding her if she did not study because she hated school and would rather been with her Uncle on his missions. All those memories, some of them older than ten years floated across her mind making her sniffle as another wave of tears took over her.

Gadget lay in the back of the ambulance hooked up to a monitor with breathing ivs up his nose to keep his airways open while the paramedics tried to work on him. His Gadgets were making it almost impossible for the paramedics to stabilize him let alone try to work on giving him just basic fluids. Eventually the paramedics had to latch Gadget’s arms down with a strap to keep them from popping back out everytime they popped them back in.

Gadget in his mind still saw the demonic images of Prof. Von Slickstein, but he also saw images of him as a normal man before the accident which would turn him into the bionic inspector he had become. Right now though, if he could see it, he was clinging to life as the paramedics tried their best to work on him only failing as another gadget would go crazy forcing them to latch it down as he mumbled incoherently. The images in his mind were getting brighter and more lifelike as he slowly was slipping from the real world to that of heaven.

Soon the ambulance rolled into Metro City Trauma Center as Penny came to in time to see through her blurry tear soaked eyes that they had arrived at the hospital. Penny with her arms wrapped around her stomach got out of the ambulance as they wheeled her Uncle into the trauma center. She aimlessly wondered to the front door of the hospital where one of the nurses instead of having her check in and go through all that stress immediately led her to a private waiting room with nobody in it. Soon as the door was closed, the emotion of the last hour claimed Penny in sleep as her tears gave way to light snoozing.

Chief Quimby left Metro City Police Headquarters in a bad mood after his Borough Commander and the Mayor laid into him telling him this was the last straw and if Gadget passed away as a result of the Chief’s negligence that it would be his job and career that would be replaced swiftly by a zebra jumpsuit and five by ten cell with his name etched into it.

Quimby pulled into the Metro City Trauma Center parking lot as the sun started to poke over the hills. Before the Chief got out of his car he made sure to leave his anger in it along with any other thing the Mayor told him. He knew his job was on the line and he knew if Penny wanted answers.. he’d have to give them. He took a deep breath as he filled his pipe with more tobacco before getting out of the car making his way towards the front door. He made his way inside the hospital lobby walking up to the receptionist desk and the receptionist who was buried in a magazine oblivious to the world around her.

“AHEHEHEHEEMMM” the Chief loudly cleared his throat startling the young receptionist who looked at him aimlessly.

“I’m here for Ms. Penny Brown and I’d like to know which waiting area she is in” Quimby asked the receptionist.

“Sorry sir.. don’t have anyone registered under that name” the receptionist said in an annoying tone as she checked the sign in sheet only making Quimby more angry.

“Listen Missy, if you don’t tell me where Ms Brown is in this hospital, I’ll send in a platoon of my finest officers to comb it like a bad cowlick at which point you will be either out of a job or forced to tell me where she is” Quimby threatened slapping his hand on the desk.

“And you are? Because I’m about fifteen seconds away from throwing you out of this hospital for disturbing the peace!” The receptionist threatened back to Quimby who said in his gruff tone:

“The name’s Chief Quimby madam and I would suggest you look a little harder instead of running that whatever you call a mouth!” Chief Quimby shouted drawing the attention of the people in the waiting area and some of the nursing staff.

One of the nurses who had taken Penny to a private waiting room ran up to the front when she heard all the commotion. She immediately walked up to the receptionist area and looked dead on at the Chief who turned his rage on her:

“I want to know where Ms. Penny Brown is and it seems nobody has bothered to tell me where she is” Quimby barked drawing the ire of the older husky looking nurse.

“First off, I’m nurse Hazel and second off, you will kindly quiet yourself down before my boss who is not very fond of hecklers gets down here and deals with you directly” Nurse Hazel barked immediately making the irate Chief think twice when he saw a picture of the massive man in the lobby she pointed to.

“Sorry, I’ve had less than a stellar day and my best inspector is clinging to life and his niece needs my company, where is she? Quimby asked as calmly as he could.

“I’ll take you to her but I warn you, one more loud peep out of you and you know what will happen if my boss has to come down here to sort things out” Nurse Hazel reminded the chief who nodded his head wisely.

Nurse Hazel led Chief Quimby down a long hall to a series of private waiting areas, some full of people, others not. When they got to the last private room, Quimby saw Penny lying on the ground fast asleep. The nurse opened the door and Penny was startled awake as she saw Chief Quimby standing beside the nurse at the doorway.

“You can leave us now, thank you Nurse Hazel” Chief Quimby said to the nurse who made her way down the hall out of sight.

Penny looked haggard still wearing her night clothes with dark circles under her eyes as Chief Quimby made his way inside the room.

“Have they seen you yet regarding Gadget?” Quimby asked as Penny shook her head in a no motion.

“I don’t know how long I’ve been here, I just remember the nurse leading me in here and the rest is a blank” Penny said groggily “I don’t even know what time it is much less why my Uncle did what he did” Penny said as she sat down in one of the chairs in the waiting area.

Chief Quimby made his way into the room sitting across from Penny as the doctor magically appeared at the door after Nurse Hazel had gone to get him.

“You must be Ms. Brown and Chief Quimby I presume?” The doctor said as he walked into the room. He was a small rotund type fellow with receding hair and glasses who waddled a bit as he sat down in the chair across from them.

“Yes, I’m Penny Brown and this is Chief Quimby and you are?” Penny said as she shook the doctor’s hand.

“I’m Doctor Berry and I have taken on your Uncle’s case, I’m just going to flat out say Ms. Brown that he is clinging onto life and still seeing hallucinations, whatever he took really did a number on his body let alone his brain” Doctor Berry said. “It also looks like we are going to have to operate on him as it looks like his brain is swelling to the point where we’re going to have to drain the fluid out of it since he took a nasty fall in the bathroom” Doctor Berry said grimly as he adjusted his glasses.

Penny could only sit there and not try to cry her eyes out as she mustered all the strength she had to say: “Will he survive if you drain the fluid out of his brain?”

“Ms. Brown, this is why I wanted to talk with you because your Uncle is not just an ordinary man, it looks like he has bionics and that means we do not have the facilities here in this hospital to deal with that type of patient, we’ve got him as stabilized as best we can at this moment but time is of the essence” Doctor Berry said in a serious tone.

“Myron Dabble is the person you need to speak with, he has recently taken on Gadget because Gadget’s former doctor, Professor Von Slickstein who was in charge of his bionic program recently passed away and before I spoke with my Borough Commander, I gave him a call and he was just about to land in London so we have him on a redeye from London back to here as we speak” Chief Quimby informed Doctor Berry who shook his head in a nodding fashion.

“I know both Professor Von Slickstein and Myron Dabble and I’m sorry to hear about the Professor’s passing, he was a real pioneer to our community as well as someone who was ahead of his time in the bionics field in medicine”  Dr. Berry said as he once again adjusted his glasses. “He’s going to be missed by many in the medical community so I send my condolences to his family and am thrilled to hear Myron is carrying on his legacy in the field of bionic medicine” Dr. Berry smiled.

“As soon as Mr. Dabble gets here, I want him in my office immediately because as much as I hate to say this, we’re going to have to fly Gadget to wherever Myron has his bionics facility because we don’t want to risk killing Gadget or messing with his bionics which I am certain are brain controlled” Doctor Berry said looking away from Chief Quimby and Penny to adjust the hearing device in his white Doctor’s coat pocket.  

“Myron lives in Switzerland and I am sure his lab is there too, but flying Gadget to there will not be easy since we have to charter a jet with all the necessary equipment to handle bionics” Chief Quimby said as Dr. Berry jotted down a few notes.  

“As soon as Myron gets here, that jet will have to be ready and waiting at the airport once I’m done briefing him” Doctor Berry said to Chief Quimby who nodded his head.

“Leave that to me Doctor Berry, I’m sure if I pull enough strings the Mayor will be more than happy to help out with getting us what we need” Chief Quimby said to Doctor Berry who nodded.

“I just want my uncle to survive this” Penny chimed in. “I need to go home and get packed and call my close friend in Japan, we’re going to need all the help we can get in case MAD tries anything funky” Penny said standing up gingerly.

“As soon as everything is put into place, we leave for Switzerland at once” Chief Quimby said shaking Doctor Berry’s hand as the rotund man waddled out of the room.

“Come on Penny, let’s get some air, we’ve got a lot to do in the next few hours” Chief Quimby motioned to Penny who got up and walked out of the room with him.

As they made their way outside the sun was starting to creep into the semi humid misty setting as the two walked down a path towards a lake on the backside of the hospital.

As soon as they were out of range of anyone to hear them, Penny finally spoke:

Why didn’t you tell me that Uncle Gadget was struggling with addiction?  

“Penny, the truth is, after we left the Amazon in the cargo jet, Professor Von Slickstein told me his health was failing and that Doctor Claw had made him realize his mortality and when he told Gadget, Gadget freaked out, I had never seen him like that before and that’s when the drinking started. The drugs were added on when the drinking did not knock him out to sleep” Chief Quimby explained swallowing hard.

“You have to understand Penny, I was in a bad spot, I didn’t want to admit to myself that ever since I hired Gadget that he would have a fragile ego to the point where he was so connected to Professor Von Slickstein that it would drive him down this road” Chief Quimby admitted puffing on his pipe franticly.

“No, you see Quimby, there is no excuse for what you did to my Uncle” Penny said in a confrontational tone. “Now he is clinging to life because you would not let your ego take a back seat to reality which is he could die if we don’t get him the help he needs” Penny said pointing her finger at her Chief who gnawed on his pipe making pieces of wood hit the ground as he took it in his hand and slammed it down onto the cement trail.

“I don’t give a damn, I have a city to think about and people to protect” Chief Quimby shouted. “One of these days you’ll be in my position and you’ll have to think about what matters more to you, Penny!” Chief Quimby yelled poking his finger in Penny’s chest.

“Wait, you’re saying that I am going to be in your position? Bullshit, I don’t want it, I just want you to admit you made a mistake and that if it doesn’t cost my Uncle his life, that you’ll have a little common sense next time” Penny yelled flinching as she knocked away Quimby’s index finger from her chest.  

“Do you know what will happen if MAD gets wind of this? We’re both finished because Dr. Claw when he gets wind of this will do everything in his power to bring this city down and when he does, he’ll take it over. That’s why I could not let what your Uncle was doing out because Dr. Claw would have long ago destroyed Gadget and you” Chief Quimby admitted as he picked his pipe off the ground and stuck it back in his mouth.

“Well Quimby, this time the cat is really out of the bag and whether or not you like it or not, MAD will get wind of this and MAD will do everything in their power to make sure all of us are eliminated because of your stupidity, now let THAT sink in” Penny spat as her Chief finally snapped:

“Penny, I don’t give a crap anymore because if you’re Uncle passes away, I’m looking at several years behind bars and if he does survive I’m looking at a huge reprimand on my record so that means you’ll be taking orders from a Chief who isn’t going to put up with your attitude.. Let THAT sink in Detective Brown” Chief Quimby spat back puffing his pipe furiously.

“If Uncle Gadget passes away.. I’m done with this fucking force and I promise you, if you thought Dr. Claw was a major problem, you just wait until I slap the biggest lawsuit this force has ever seen right in your lap and when I’m done with you, you’ll be begging Dr. Claw to give you some leniency when you’re thrown in the same jail you threw all his goons that I collared for you when Uncle Gadget was too busy going on clueless leads” Penny said sharply to Chief Quimby who finally had to get his lead detective in line:

“That’s enough Penny, if your Uncle saw us like this he would scold us both and have you brought before him to explain to him why you treat your Superiors like dirt” Chief Quimby said in a tone that backed Penny down just enough to realize what really was at stake here as she immediately nodded her head to her Chief in a moment of clarity.  

“Now, we’ve got a lot to do before that jet is ready to go and I certainly am not going to tolerate one of my best detectives walking around in her night clothes representing my city and my police force” Chief Quimby pointed out as he looked at Penny who suddenly realized he was right.

“I understand Chief, forgive me for getting out of line, I need to better control my temper” Penny admitted as she reached a hand out in a shake motion.

“I know Penny, we’ve all been through a lot this morning and we’re looking at a lot more ahead of us so let’s bury the hatchet, Shall we?” Chief Quimby said as he shook Penny’s hand.

Penny followed Quimby out to his car and soon it was out of the parking lot headed back to the Gadget House. Penny got dropped off at home where she ran in, took a shower and quickly packed her and Brain’s things in two suitcases and set them by the door. She picked up the wireless phone she brought into her bedroom and dialed Atsuko’s number.  

She would have to meet her in Switzerland and hope they could save her Uncle in time because his life and theirs depended on it.
….
A computer screen blipped off as Dr. Claw sat in his big MAD office chair in his lair sipping white wine with his fat sidekick Mad Cat by his side laying on his desk evilly cat laughing as he finished the glass of wine slamming it on his desk shattering the glass everywhere as he laughed and MAD Cat mewed in terrified surprise jumping up in the air and landing on his feet once he came down back to the desk from his flight.  

He had a plan and this time it would work. He just needed to get the right people in the right places so that even that little girl would not suspect it was him pulling the strings until Metro City was his and he was the dictator.

He pulled a chip out of his desk he had been saving for such an event of opportunity, it was in his mind going to bring his evil corporation victory when he had one of his most clever henchmen implant the chip in Gadget’s brain while they did surgery on him so that he would be a vegetable until the chip stopped working at the press of a switch on his computer station. He stared at the chip as he held it in his sliver colored gloved claw as he pet his faithful companion Mad Cat’s head eliciting a loud purr from the fat feline.

He pressed a switch on his desk bringing up an intercom computer with a PA mic on it as he said:

“Send in Presto Change-o, I have a job for him.

The End, for now.      
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SwiftWindSpirit
Swift The Lion
Artist | Professional | Literature
United States
Approach Life With an open mind in words and in actions done by example, It is the lion way!

Current Residence: Spring, Texas
Favorite genre of music: Chill, New Age, Acoustic Guitar Rock
Favorite photographers: BigBadMatt, Eyepilot13
Skin of choice: Fire Red or Cobalt Blue
Favorite cartoon characters: Panthro, Tygra and Lion-o as brothers, Scooby Doo
Personal Quote: Draw A Line In The Sand And Let It Go
Interests
  • Drinking: Shiner Bohemian Black Lager
Character Meme Ala SwiftWindSpirit
Stole this from my good ol' buddy of mischief inkbunny.net/AllenRosten who also has an FA page under the name Devin and a DA page under Skippy2243 skippy2243.deviantart.com/&nbs…; Class is in session:

1. Hello, there! Please, introduce yourselves!

SWSP: They call me Swift, my real name is Andrew. I'm using my writer pen name I sign at the end of some of my messages to others.  

Swift: Your King is tight on time so make this quick or I will make sure you are fed to the scavenger Jackals!

SWSP: Don't worry Swift, I'll handle most of this if you wish.

Swift: Fine. However, the masses deserve to hear me speak!

2. Well, it's a pleasure to meet both of you - tell me, are you ready to begin?

SWSP: Ok, shoot!

Swift: You may proceed on my terms, got it?


3. Okay! First question: What do you guys think about each other?

SWSP: I think Swift is deep down what I think a lion should be.. Regal, leader by example, and one every beast alive respects for his high status and his lion like qualities.

Swift: I can tell this guy is a loyal follower to the death, I appreciate it!

SWSP: Thanks Your Majesty, I do create you well!


4. Ah, I see.... - tell me, SWSP, what inspired you to create Swift?

Swift the lion has always been a part of me since before I got into furry. I've always been a lion in my heart and I think Swift is the embodiment of what I have been inside of myself. His personality matches mine in many ways. His qualities are second to none when he lets you get to know him. Otherwise he is tough, curt at times, intimidating and will put you in your place.

Swift: Your King is flattered, tell me more dear Andrew ;)

SWSP: Oh I'm just getting warmed up Sire, you flirt ;)

Swift: You do know I will expect you to put me in something that satisfies me?

SWSP: Consider it done!

5. Swift? Do you feel that your creator ever abuses you?

Swift: I feel my creator has a deep personal connection deep within himself which connects with me somehow. There are times I appreciate the amount of respect i get from loyal followers who buy into what my creator has done with me.

SWSP: Couldn't have said it better myself Your Majesty, you are the embodiment of all I've made you!

Swift: *Bows, next question please.

6. What is the one thing that you most envy about each other?

SWSP: His leadership and his sexy situations he gets in.

Swift: My creator's willingness to make my character as pure as possible. He does not cut corners with me, I do humbly appreciate it.  



7. Oh, really? Then what would be the one thing that you would change about the other, if you could?

SWSP: Nothing

Swift: Agreed, this human has proven his worth to me and so I am satisfied with where my creator is going with me.

SWSP: It took me a long time to evolve you into the Leonine Presence you are so thank you very much!

8. Hmm... Interesting choice... Now, then, SWSP what is one thing that you've always wanted to see Swift, doing?

SWSP: Well to be honest, pretty much any type of situation I create is what I can picture myself through him possibly being in.

Swift: Before I answer, watch your tongue human or you will not have any of it left in your mouth after I rip it out!

SWSP: Easy there big lion, he's just a random question generating peasant, I really want to hear what you have to say.

Swift: *Deep breathe while staring a hole in the peasant's eyes hoping he shakes* I can tell when my creator has put me in something he really likes. I feel his passion and I also get to feel his deepest intimacy in his thoughts which at times get intense which really makes me go into bliss afterwards.

SWSP: Wow, you got a rise out of me on that comment, holy shit! <3

9. Would you ever do what your creator just said?

Swift: You must not be of the bright type of peasant, you disgust me, *Growls bearing teeth*

SWSP: I'm with him, what happened to your brain? Did it get shoved up in the tailpipe of a bus with your skull still attached when it went VROOOM VROOM and got you high on the fumes?

10. If the two of you could swap places, for a day, what do you think would happen?

SWSP: *Grins widely*

Swift: Bah, I wouldn't want his life, couldn't rule an entire realm or have peasants and loyal followers under me who either do my bidding or give me great sex. Some of which is intense though I do think my creator has my sexual orgasm capabilities when he's in the right mood..

SWSP: You know me too well Your Majesty, yes, I do have some of his sexual orgasm traits :D

11. SWSP, would you ever draw Swift doing something perverted?

SWSP: I don't draw, I am a writer by trait so the only way to get Swift into a situation like that is by story or commission which I do not have many of.

Swift: Try harder human, I expect only the best out of you.

SWSP: You know, I do RP write with you sometimes, not as much as I used to but it'll do in the place of art.


12. Swift, do you think your creator is perverted?

Swift: I think you are starting to annoy me with your stupid mundane questions.. Your King is not impressed.

SWSP: Easy big lion, do you think I am a pervert with you?

Swift: Define the term, I have yet to see what real perverted is out of you..

13. Through some weird kind of magic, Swift has become a real person!

Swift: Good,now I can kill you because you forgot to get rid of my lion traits *Lunges primal screaming*

SWSP: *Grabs Swift by the shoulder blades holding him back with all his strength* I think...we..need...to.. keep..him.. in *growl* my mind, thank you!


14. Swift, somebody just insulted your creator! What do you do?

SWSP: I think you just saw what happens when you put a real lion with a short temper into my body. You should be ashamed!

Swift: *Bearing teeth* Be lucky he was here to stop me or you would have been an afterthought of mangled up human trash!

SWSP: Only a few more questions to go Swift, you can do it!

Swift: Reluctantly purrs rubbing his mighty head on his creator's hand.

SWSP: *Feels Swift up getting more deep purrs from the lion*

15. If there was one thing that each of you could have that the other owns, what would it be?

SWSP: To be leader of all the beasts and to feel what fourteen inches of kitty cock felt like in my pants ;)

Swift: Humans, they are such a confusing breed.


16. SWSP, do you like to mess around with Swift when you draw him?

SWSP: All the time, I love especially writing about him in thongs, speedo, and any other type of intimate wear my little evil mind comes up with.

Swift: I actually do get personal enjoyment in him writing me into certain intimate things, it is a thrill!

17. Swift, would you ever mess with your creator, if you could? If so, then how?

Swift: Finally, a competent question! I'd love to put him in a situation where I could do all the things he puts me in and more!

SWSP: hehehe.. If you can handle me that is :D

Swift: Human, when I'm done with you you won't walk straight for a month!

SWSP: Bring it on Swift, I'll be the next Your King!!! :p

18. Swift, what is one thing that you've always wondered about SWSP?

Swift:  Why do you always say I'm Texicanized? I am nothing of the sort!

SWSP: Because I live in Texas Swift, I call you Texicanized because that is your true realm.

Swift: As long as it is mine, I will let it slide.. For now.

SWSP: You have no choice unless I your creator moves out of this state which ain't happening so as God as my witness!

19. SWSP, is there anything that you've always wanted to ask your character, if you could?

SWSP: The only real question I have for you Swift is how many total pride members do you have following you?

Swift: My followers are at least three hundred not counting the many travelers who pass through my realm for a look. Some I never get the chance to meet :( For a lion, it is hard to imagine since we though independent need followers around us even though we lead the way.

SWSP: You have me to thank for that Swift, I believed I had something there with you and took it to the bank and it has been paying off!

Swift: Yes human, Your King is very pleased with your creativity, he orders you to continue it forth with!

SWSP: Yes My King, I will not disappoint you!

20. You two would make a lovely couple...

SWSP: Hmm, maybe you got something there though Swift is more of family to me and I don't believe in polygamy or for that matter incestual marriage. To me he is like a brother deep down within me..I could never marry him.  

Swift: *Thinks for a moment* This human intrigues me at times and if he were another lion or other type of a fur, I might consider dating, but I am too caught up in my Royal Obligations to do such.

SWSP: *Blushes* I could remove the family part of this and then it is open season, My King <3

Swift: You stay in your own miserable world, I like mine here in my realm!

SWSP: Rats playing a fiddler on the roof!

21. *snickering* Sorry - I just had to say that! Can you forgive me?

Swift: *Growling furiously sharpening his claws on the wooden chair* Say that one more time you pathetic question giving fool and I will gladly take your smile down to your pants and shove it as far down your crotch as I can with your bone teeth showing where your smile used to be.

SWSP: This is one of the few times I'd let Swift do what he wants to you.. You've probably have never gotten it up for your grandma's pet pussy she hides in a tampon!

22. All right, I suppose I'll let you go, then - thank you for your time!

Swift: Good! Human, you may rise.. You are dismissed so orders Your King!

SWSP: Thank you My King *Bows*

Swift: Raises the human's chin and gives him a deep kiss before walking away back into his realm flashing his ass while raising his tail winking his pucker at the human.

SWSP: *Drools lost in loved filled lust* I'll get even with you and both of us are going to love it *Gropes and squeezes hardon in pants*

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Cicada-Media Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wanna drop by and thank you for approving (I know it may not have been you personally)
my deviations on ur groups :D
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eyepilot13 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Where ya been! Happy be-lated b-day!
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DDL-Photography Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Professional General Artist
Happy Birthday!!! birthday cake

Wishing you all the best today and always!
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