Anna: awe, brother and sister reunite :)
Canard: for now... 0.0
Canard: what, adding dramatic affect...
Anna: well, that was pretty good considering it came from you so... good job Canard...
Canard: do I get a gold star?
Anna: 0.o no!
Canard sat on the couch. They had sat there for hours, catching up. All the ducks were smiling, finally reunited with their leader. Finally, once they had all filled him in on everything from the moment he was lost, he stood.
"Well, I don't know about you but I could use some shut eye." he said, standing up and yawning.
"You can use my bunk til we can get the guest area cleaned up to be your permanent residence." Wildwing offered. Canard smiled at his old friend. He rested a hand on Wildwing's shoulder, a look of gratitude on his face. They both then hugged, still not believing they were both in each other's presence. Canard then yawned, letting go and walking off towards Wildwing's room.
Duke looked towards Anna.
"You alright?" he asked. Tears were in her eyes.
"He's back." was all she said, standing up and heading for the galley. Wildwing looked worriedly after her before turning back to the rest.
"And we've gotta keep him back." he said, glancing around at his team.
"what do you mean?" Mal asked.
"The saurians obviously wanted him if they were using him to attack us. i think they think that we're weaker without Canard, especially as a leader..." he trailed off, directing the last comment at himself. Mal stood up, walking over to him.
"Don't say that. You've been a great leader. You've pulled us through thick and thin." she said, coming to stand by him. She rested a comforting hand on his shoulder. He pulled away from her, not looking at her.
"The point I was getting at..." he trailed off, glaring at no one. "We've gotta watch him. They may just steal him away again, maybe even use that mind wipe thing on him."
"anna pulled through it." Duke commented.
"Yeah, but who knows how Canard would handle it. We pulled Annie out as it was halfway through stealing her memories. What about Can? We might not get to him before it's too late."
"Yeah, I get it. He's back and we're all going to have to adjust." Dive said. They had forgotten he was even there.
"well what's that supposed to mean?" Wildwing snapped.
"What? Not my fault he was an asshole to me half the time." Dive muttered, walking out. Wildwing rolled his eyes, letting out a sigh.
"I'll be in the living room." he snapped, walking off in the opposite direction Dive had gone. Tanya, Grin, Mallory Duke, Jess and Jake all looked at each other awkwardly.
"Well, that could have gone better." Duke muttered. "I'll go check on Anna." he said, standing up.
"I'll go check on Wing." Mallory added, getting up.
"We'll go check up on Dive." Jake said, dragging his sister off. Tanya looked over at Grin.
"So, seen any good movies?" she asked, trying to make conversation.
"I'm meditating." he stated, not opening his eyes to look at her. She sighed, rolling her eyes and crossing her arms.
"Of course you are. I'm going to work on... something." she stated, standing up just to get out of that awkward zen area.
Canard was sound asleep in his bed when his com beeped at him. He had managed to keep it when he was still in limbo. Unfortunately, he had forgotten all about it when he got back to Earth so he hadn't even thought of using it to find his friends or family. Now it beeped at him.
"Canard." Dragaunus welcomed on the other side of the screen.
"Dragaunus! What do you want?" he asked.
"Oh, nothing. I just thought maybe you wanted dear sweet Lucretia back." he muttered, turning the screen to the figure of the female tied up behind him.
"Canard? What's going on here?" she asked. Canard's head clicked. He had completely forgotten about Lucretia. She wasn't all bad, and with the skills she had had back on puckworld from being evil, she could have been useful to the team as a good guy too. That and it was the right thing to do to save her.
"Let her go Dragaunus!" he growled into the com.
"You want her? Come and get her!" He said as he switched the screen off. Canard cursed under his breath, getting up. He snuck out. He could handle this alone and he didn't want to worry the team about Lucretia Decoy until he got her back so they would see she had changed. If he told them now he was going to rescue her they would have a fit about it.
"You okay Dive?" Jess asked, walking into his room with Jake.
"I don't know guys. I don't know if I even want Canard back." he muttered.
"Why?" Jess asked.
"He was always mean to me. A complete jackass. Back on Puckworld he almost didn't even let me be part of the resistance. He ignored me half the time I was living with them. He's just... he's not as nice as Anna has put him out to be." he muttered.
"Wait, you lived with Anna and Canard at some point? Why didn't you go out with her!" Jake asked bewildered.
"I should have. I was too chicken to ask though and by the time I got up the courage I got home to find she had a date with freaking Trenton IceFeather." he muttered, glaring at nothing in particular.
"You still love her?" Jess asked, feeling a part of her heart break.
"Well, I don't know anymore. I thought I did but..." Dive trailed off, looking at her. Jake caught the drift and let out a yawn as he stretched.
"Well, I'm starved. Catch you guys later." he quickly left.
"Dive?" Jessica asked, reaching over and placing a hand on his arm.
"Jess, I thought I still loved her. I thought I would always be infatuated with her but now..." he trailed off, standing up and walking over to a corner of the room leaving her sitting on the bed. She stood up, going over.
"Now what?" she asked. He turned to her.
"Now I think I fell for her best friend's sister." he said, not fully giving it away. Her eyes got shocked then softened. She pressed herself into his body and reached her beak up to his. the kiss was held for ten seconds before they both parted.
"What am I saying. I don't think. I know." he said, kissing her again.
"Wildwing?" mallory asked, walking in. He glared back at her before turning back to the tv.
"What?" he asked, switching it off. She came and sat by him.
"Are you alright?" she asked, letting her hard military stature fail.
"Mal I... I don't know. We all know we were at our best with Canard as our leader." he said.
"Mal, let me finish." he cut her off. "I know everyone thinks I am doing a good job. I give myself some credit for getting us this far without him. Now he's back, I'll give the mask back to him. Leadership goes back to him and I'll walk from that position forever. My only worry is loosing him again." he said. "And Nosedive."
"What's the matter with Nosedive?" she asked.
"Him and Canard never really got along. Our only fights were ever about Nosedive. He was too much of a child. He never wanted to go into the military or college which pissed Canard off even more. canard has never really liked him because he wasn't everything Canard thought my brother should be. I had good grades, hung out with respectful people. Dive always struggled with school and hung with a... punk crowd if you would put it that way." he explained.
"Things will be different. I promise." Mal said, resting an encouraging hand on his shoulder. He looked over, moving his hand over her shoulder as they turned toward each other.
"How do you know?" he asked, leaning toward her.
"I just know." she said matter o factly, leaning back toward him. She closed her eyes, preparing herself for the kiss, but it never came. Wildwing almost got there then looked down. She opened her eyes, confused.
"What?" she asked.
"This is wrong. you and I both know it. Relationships could jeopardize the team." he said, standing up and walking away. She sat on the couch, dumbfounded.
"Annie?" Duke asked, walking in. It was about five in the afternoon and she had steaks and potatoes going on the stove.
"Hey Duke." she said happily.
"What are you doing?" he asked, walking in further. Right now she was standing on a ladder, reaching up into the high cupboards for something.
She pulled out a container with sugar, some cocoa powder, baking soda and baking powder. With all of it in her arms, she fell off balance. Duke rushed forward when he saw she was loosing her balance and caught her. She smiled as he sat her down.
"Thanks." she said, setting the stuff down.
"What are you doing?" he asked again.
"Making a celebration dinner. Celebrating our long lost leader returned." she said excitedly. He smiled down at her.
"Sounds like a good idea. Mind if I help?" he asked.
"A thief in the kitchen?" she asked, "please, I got this." she said, turning around to the bowl she had left with a wooden spoon in it for mixing with. The spoon was now gone. She turned back to Duke who pulled the spoon out from behind his back.
"You can get the spoon back if you let me help." he said, smirking. she rolled her eyes at him playfully.
"Oh fine. Just don't burn my steaks!" she growled, grabbing the spoon from him.
Anna: well I feel accomplished with that chapter
Canard: Why? How? You didn't do anything?
Anna: I roused questions and that's enough for me :D
canard: Oh you're evil!
Anna: Well, I'm your sister so it must be your fault :D
Canard: Why are you grinning like an idiot? 0.o
Anna: :D I have absolutely no idea :D