-And So It Begins-
Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup had just turned nine. All their friends were at the party, and there was singing and dancing and fun galore; truly a party to be remembered. The Powerpuff Girls always threw the best birthday bashes. Everyone in town came bearing gifts for their resident superheroes, even such villains as Him, Mojo Jojo, Fuzzy Lumpkins and Princess Morebucks. Their gift was the reformation of the criminal creation known as the Beat Alls.
The battle they fought was long and fierce, and left much of the city in ruins. Everyone was evacuated from town, and by ten o'clock that night, the two sides had fought each other to a standstill.
"Bloss, what now?" Buttercup asked, wiping a trickle of blood from the corner of her mouth. The three of them were hiding behind a wall, while the Beat Alls were doing the same on the other side of the street. Bubbles gave her brunette sister a worried look, "Are you sure you're okay, I've never seen you bleed before?"
Buttercup made an impatient growl as she wiped the blood off on her shirt, "Yeah yeah, I just bit my lip when Mojo landed that sucker punch, that's all can you see what they're doing?" she asked Blossom, who was floating above them. "They just seem to be sitting around, probably asking the same questions you are," she narrowed her eyes and used her X-ray vision, "Gah, I still can't see! It must be Him blocking us somehow!"
"I really don't like this, we've never had this much trouble from Him before!" Bubbles said, trying her own X-ray vision. "Look's like that wacko finally decided to fight seriously for once! Bout time too" Buttercup laughed. Blossom floated down between her two sisters, "Okay girls, we have to end this quickly, enough damage has been done! Him and Mojo are the big fish in that pond, but we'll probably have an easier time reeling Mojo in. Bubbles, I need you to take out Fuzzy; you should have no problem with your speed." Bubbles nodded, "Princess was never one for strategies, so I'll deal with her. Buttercup, this leaves Mojo to you. He's never been one for fisticuffs, so you'll have him out classed,"
Buttercup chuckled and cracked her knuckles, "Oh yeah! That monkey won't know what hit'em!"
"Now, the next bit is a little tricky, and the whole trick is that it's Him. Hopefully, without the others to cover his back, we'll be able to make a three-way attack and stop him for good!" Blossom finished. Just then a voice rang out from the silence; it was Princess. "Surrender now Power Poo-Poos! Make it easy for yourselves and come out now!"
"We're coming out all right," Buttercup shot back, "But the ones who'll be surrendering are you!"
The Beat Alls and the Powerpuff Girls leapt and flew into the street, the late sunset causing everything to be bathed in a bloody light.
"Well," Mojo began, smirking at the girls, "I am surprised that you decided to face us in a final showdown. That is to say a battle that will determine the outcome of our little skirmish, whether it be good or evil that triumphs, us being the evil and you the good. Of course-"
"Cut it out! We've had enough of your rants!" Buttercup interrupted, "Just say the word Red, and I'm all over him!" she whispered to Blossom.
"Where's Him?" Bubbles whispered. Blossom looked over her adversaries once again. Princess was standing in the center, with Fuzzy and Mojo standing to her left and right respectively. Him was nowhere in sight. "Looks like he chickened out at the last moment! All the better for us!" Buttercup whispered across to Bubbles. "Yes, this could be an advantage.." Blossom muttered.
Bubbles moved back a fraction, "It might be a trap though!"
"We don't have time to worry about Him now. The sooner we disband the band, the better for Townsville!" Blossom answered. "On the count of three we attack!"
Buttercup grinned rather evilly and Bubbles just stared straight ahead.
They shot forward at an incredible speed. Each of them was able to circumnavigate the earth in under twenty seconds, so a mere twenty feet of pavement was nothing. They were so fast that the Beat Alls still had their smirks firmly in place when the Powerpuff Girls struck.
But they didn't get a chance to land a single punch
The instant before they would have pounded the three Beat Alls into jelly, the girls were each trapped in what appeared to be a transparent bubble. Impacting on the inside of a seemingly indestructible barrier is never fun, but it was nothing compared to the jeering laughter of all four Beat Alls. Clutching his stomach with both claws, laughing himself silly, Him floated down in front of the girls.
"I see you've run into my trap! You find them amusing, yes?" Him asked in his ethereal voice, ringing with mockery. "No we don't! But if you want something to laugh about, then let me out!" Buttercup growled pummeling the bubble mercilessly. "Now why would I do that my dear, when I can have the pleasure of giving you PAIN!"
With a sweep of his claw, the bubble in which Buttercup was trapped in shot off for the heart of Townsville. It stopped and expanded down and outward until all of downtown Townsville was surrounded. The bubble then took on a slightly greenish tint. "What have you done with her?!" Bubbles demanded. "Oh, nothing, but you'll find out soon enough!" Him answered, sending Bubbles off towards Buttercup. Bubbles' bubble expanded and wrapped itself around Buttercup's, only this one was slightly blue. It stretched out over most of the suburban area of Townsville. Only Blossom was left. "We'll never let you get away with this! You better sleep with one eye open because when we get out, we're going to come looking for you!" she shouted, trying to push her way out of the bubble. Him lowered himself so he could stare Blossom in the eye, saying, "I don't think so, my dear. The gang and I were planning on destroying you, but I prefer to prolong suffering! I find it much more gratifying knowing that while we take over the world, you three are stuck here, helpless to stop us!"
Another flick of his claw and Blossom's bubble wrapped itself around her sisters' and settled over the outskirts of town, taking on a pinkish tint. The Powerpuffs now safely contained, the Beat Alls all rose above the barriers, Mojo and Princess using jetpacks while Him used his magic to levitate himself and Fuzzy.
"Hehe! You dun got yerselves caughted! Now ya'll know de tormentation of not being able to do nuthin!" Fuzzy called down. "Not able to do anything!" Blossom shouted back. "Oh, and before we forget," Princess added, "You won't be able to see or hear each other through those things! Just our little gift to you!"
The Beat Alls laughed as they flew away, ready to conquer the world.
Under their reign, it was hell on earth.
Finally, a prolog that doesn't sound like it was written by Mojo Jojo! And I even got in in by the deadline! I am rather pleased by that.
I'm probably only going to be able to post up a chapter a week though. I think that was my problem last time, I just kept spitting the chapters out without a thought of the content and what not. This time it'll be much better! And now that I have season 1 and 2 of Babylon 5 on DVD, I am happy to reintroduce the...
Random Ivanova Quote of the Day:
"And you can take this time to learn the Babylon 5 mantra: Ivanova is always right. I will listen to Ivanova. I will not ignore Ivanova's recommendations. Ivanova is God, and if this ever happens again, Ivanova will personally rip your lungs out!"