A certain pairing in this chapter was inspired by the episode "Aspirations".
Bubbles knew she was lost. For the last few hours, she and Octy followed the path, but they still haven't found Blossom. When they came to a clearing, Bubbles sat on a large rock and cried.
"Oh, Octy. We're never getting out of here!" Suddenly, her stomach rumbled. What she wouldn't give for some of Professor Utonium's banana pancakes. Then she heard the voice again.
"...and the momeraths outgrabe!" Him! "I couldn't help but hear you're crying. Why is that?"
"I just want to find my way home." Bubbles told him.
"Ah, but you have no way. All ways here are the queen's ways. That stupid little brat!... I mean... you should meet her!"
"How do I get to her?" Bubbles asked.
"Well, some go this way," he said, pointing in one direction. "And some go that way." he pointed in the opposite direction. "But as for me, myself, personally, I prefer the shortcut." He pulled down a branch and a large doorway appeared in the tree. Bubbles stepped through and followed the sound of music through a maze of hedges. There, she found the Amoeba Boys with paint.
"Painting the roses red, we're painting the roses red, we cannot stop or waste a drop, so let the painting spread. We're painting the roses red, we're painting the roses red!"
"Uh, hello?" Bubbles got their attention. "Why are you painting those roses red?" she asked.
"Well, the fact is, miss: we planted the white roses by mistake. And, the queen she likes them red. If she saw what we said, she'd raise her voice and each of us would quickly loose his head. Since this is the part we dread, we're painting the roses red!"
"Oh! Well why don't I help you?!" Bubbles grabbed a brush and started painting. Soon, they heard trumpets.
"The Queen!" The Amoeba Boys panicked, dropping their brushes and running into each other. They all ended up falling on their faces. Clones of the Amoeba Boys came up to them and formed an aisle. Princess Morbucks walked twords them.
"Princess? You're the Queen?" Bubbles asked.
"Psh! I wish! I'm only the Princess of Hearts." Princess answered.
"Then who's-." Before she could finish her question, Bubbles got her answer. Walking down the aisle was none other than Sedusa. Right behind her was Ace.
"All hail the Queen of Hearts!" she said, dramatically throwing her arms up. "What is this?" she asked, feeling the paint dripping off the rose petals. "Who's been painting my roses red? WHO'S BEEN PAINTING MY ROSES RED?!" she commanded. The guilty Amoeba Boys stammered, trying to explain, but they were quickly interupted. "Off with their heads!" she ordered. Amoeba Boy clones carried the condemned Amoeba Boys away. "Now who is this?" The "Royal Family" looked down on Bubbles.
"She looks like a lost little girl, dontcha think?" Ace asked.
"I'll ask your opinion when I want it!" Sedusa roared. "Now, what's your name, little girl?"
"I'm Bubbles and I'm trying to find my way home." she answered.
"Your way? All ways here are my ways!" Sedusa yelled.
"Sorry, well I-." Bubbles stopped. She saw that she had some red paint on her hands from when she was painting the roses red.
"So, I caught you red-handed! OFF WITH HER HEAD!" Bubbles ran. The Amoeba Boy clones and the "royal family" chased after her. When she looked back, she saw everyone she met up with that day chasing after her. Blossom, Buttercup, the two Billys, Him, hundreds of Amoeba Boy clones, Princess, Ace, and Sedusa were all chasing her. Soon, she came to Mayor/door.
"Mayor- I mean, door! Let me out! Let me out! Let me out!" Bubbles screamed as she pulled on the knob.
"But I'm still locked! Besides, you're already out. See?" He opened his keyhole mouth and Bubbles saw herself sound asleep in her bed.
"Wake up, Bubbles! Wake up!" Bubbles yelled. All the colors around her faded to gray and her voice changed until she heard Blossom and Buttercup telling her to wake up. Bubbles opened her eyes.
"Are you okay, Bubbles?" Blossom asked.
"Yeah! you must have had a nightmare because you started screaming." Buttercup added. Bubbles looked around her. Octy was in her arms, she was laying in bed, safe and sound, and she could smell banana pancakes cooking in the kitchen.
"Yes! We made it home, Octy!" Bubbles said happily.
"Girls! Breakfast is ready!" Professor Utonium said from downstairs. The Powerpuff girls flew down to eat breakfast.
Ah, don't you just love banana pancakes?
Amoeba Boys= cards
Princess= Princess of Hearts (or maybe just herself?)
Ace= King of Hearts
Sedusa= Queen of Hearts