That Friday night, the gang went to McHooligans for their outing, sitting at the same table they always sat at. Pops excitedly looked at the drink menu.
"Ooh~! They have ice cream sasparillas for half off!~"
Benson glanced at the menu. "Uhh...that's just cream soda, Pops."
"Ohh.." He was still optimistic. "That still sounds so futuristic and yummy!"
Soon, the waiter came over to their table. Everyone ordered a tall glass of cherry ale except for Skips, who just stuck to club soda.
The only ones that didn't order, however, were Rigby and Shake. They were looking at a drink menu together.
"Ooh, let's get that one." Shake told Rigby.
"Alright, sounds good."
"Are you two ready to order?" The waiter asked the duo.
"Oh they'll just have two glasses of water." Benson interrupted.
"WHAT?" They both said.
"Alright, I'll be back with your drinks." After the waiter left, Rigby glared at Benson.
"What the 'H' Benson? I don't want water!"
"Yeah, me either!" Shake added. "I want something with FLAVA! You follow me?"
Benson laughed. "Drinking isn't a good idea when you have extra work to do tonight."
"WHAT?" They said again.
"But I thought they didn't have to do overtime on the weekends." Mordecai said.
"They don't," Benson replied, then grinned. "But tonight's only Friday."
"AGH!" The duo said.
"Oh, and since tomorrow is the weekend, you guys are gonna work until the crack of dawn, you hear me?"
"B-but but but-"
"No, I don't wanna hear it! And if I find out you two are slacking off or you're passed out cold, I WILL have you do overtime this weekend! Is that clear?"
They sighed. "Yeah."
"Even though it SUCKS." Shake angrily replied.
Muscle Man shrugged. "Life sucks, bro. But hey, it was still an awesome prank!"
Some of the other guys agreed. Soon, their drinks came, and Rigby and Shake just pouted, not wanting any stupid water.
"Two more freakin' weeks...of soberness.." Shake told Rigby.
"I know!" Rigby replied, wiping his eyes. "That and I haven't gotten much sleep this week because of the stupid extra work!"
They both sleepily groaned as their heads hit the table, both taking a nap.
Later that night, after the gang went home and soon got to sleep, Rigby and Shake were in the men's restroom, cleaning it until it was 'completely spotless'.
"Hey, you know what?" Shake said, throwing the plunger down. "I can do this! I've stayed up all night tons of times!"
"Yeah! We'll totally prove Benson wrong!" Rigby said. "You heard him right? He's all like 'Oh, they'll never be able to go all night without passing out' but he's WRONG!"
"That's right!" Shake looked around. "But I don't know...this work is more dull than usual! If we're gonna be forced to do this crap, we gotta make it interesting!"
"Don't worry, man," Rigby assured. "I know just the thing."
It was now close to sunrise, and Shake and Rigby were just about dead, still panting while they 'raked the leaves'.
"I thought you said running around would keep me awake, man!" Shake tiredly said. "My eyes have been thirsty and hurting for like two hours!"
Rigby felt bad. "I know, I'm sorry! I just thought it'd work and we'd get blood in our brains or whatever..."
Soon, the sun rose, and Benson drove over in his golf cart. He genuinely smiled.
"Good work, guys. Hop in, I'll drop you guys off at the house so you can-"
Just then, they passed out onto the grass.
Around noon that day, Mordecai and Frylock went to the coffee shop and ordered some coffee. Mordecai had showed his friend around the town on the way.
"Not bad, right?" Mordecai asked, referring to the city.
"Yeah, it all seems so normal compared to my side of town."
"I wouldn't call it normal." Mordecai said, rubbing the back of his neck. "We still get those annoying monsters every so often, but..other then that, I guess it's okay."
They both took a sip of their coffees.
"Speaking of annoying things," Mordecai said. "I wonder how wrecked up our friends are today."
Frylock chuckled. "I'm not sure, it's hard enough getting Shake to do something, let alone work all night. I know I couldn't imagine doing our usual work overnight. I'd DEFINITELY be wrecked up."
"Me too." A shy voice said, filling their coffees.
"Oh hey Eileen." Mordecai said. "This is Frylock. Frylock, Eileen."
Frylock smiled. "Nice to meet you, Eileen."
She smiled. "Likewise, Frylock."
"Who wants some complimentary cookies?" The bright red bird said, coming out with a plate of fresh baked cookies.
"And this is Margaret, Frylock. She and Eileen are like, the best waitresses around, in my opinion."
Margaret giggled. "C'mon, stop teasing."
"We're not that good." Eileen said, smiling and half-joking.
"I agree with Mordecai," Frylock replied. "There's nothing better to me than service with sweet smiles."
Eileen blush-smiled. "Aww, that's so sweet."
"Oh yeah, I remember seeing you!" Margaret said, looking at Frylock. "You were at the movies with Mordecai the other night, right?"
"Yeah, I saw you there too. Quite the coincidence, huh?"
Margaret giggled. "Yeah, my boyfriend and I go to the movies three Fridays a month when his friend can get us in for free."
He widened his eyes, then slightly smiled. "Well, that's..thoughtful of him.."
"I know right? He fits in the 'boyfriend' definition perfectly."
Mordecai slightly cringed at the term 'boyfriend', assuming she was still dating that ugly looking lizard-head. He awkwardly giggled to hide his inner emotions.
"Yeah, that's.. pretty awesome, heh."
That moment, any more awkwardness was saved by the bell when Rigby and Shake sludged in the door, making the bell above it go DING! When they sat down at the stools next to Mordecai and Frylock, Margaret and Eileen walked over to them, concern on their faces.
"Rigby, you don't look so good." The shy but sweet mole said.
"Yeah, it looks like you guys didn't get any sleep!" Margaret said.
"Well, thanks a lot miss OBVIOUS," Shake nastily replied. "I never woulda realized that until you pointed it out!"
Frylock gave a glare to Shake, then turned back to Margaret. "Uh sorry about that, he's like that with everyone."
"Oh, no problem," She replied, seeming unaffected by the rude anthropomorph. "We'll get you two some coffee to help you wake up."
"I'll make your coffee with extra EXTRA sugar, Rigby." Eileen said somewhat seductively to her crush as the girls walked into the kitchen. Rigby seemed like he didn't hear her as he groaned and rubbed his eyes.
"Seriously, did you guys get ANY sleep? It's already noon." Mordecai said as he looked at the countless bags under their eyes.
"Barely! That stupid fat green guy was playing some freakin' death metal music right outside the hallway!" Shake said as he rubbed his eyes as well.
"Pops was playing his jazzy grandpa music again too. UGH!" Rigby then slammed his arm onto the table. "Atleast we have the weekend off."
"Hmm hmm, and after that there's a whole five days worth of overtime work." Mordecai said as he chuckled.
"HEY!" Rigby and Shake complained.
"Maybe it wouldn't be so bad if you guys caught up on sleep this weekend or something.." Frylock suggested.
"And miss out on epic parties where the hot women are? I don't think so! I gotta make myself known to the women around here, I want 'em to know that I have feelings, everlasting love, and a clean conscience." Shake said, then angrily looked towards the kitchen. "Hurry up with that coffee, toots! I don't have all day!"
"Yeah, hurry up!" Rigby replied.
"Sorry, here you are guys." Margaret said as she and Eileen gave them their coffees.
Meanwhile, Mordecai had been in thought, then a lightbulb appeared over his head.
"I got it! Rigby, remember when we were doing overtime to get money for those tickets?"
Rigby shrugged carelessly. "Yeah, so what?"
"You guys could just do what we did and drink tons of coffee to stay awake."
"No way!" Rigby protested. "I'm not gonna end up drinking that camel tea and pass out again!"
Frylock raised an eyebrow. "Camel tea...?"
"I told you our neck of the woods is freaky." Mordecai said.
"5 hour energy shots could work." Eileen suggested.
"They don't," Margaret replied. "I took two the night before my exams and I passed out after like 3 hours."
"We could clip our eyes open." Rigby suggested, pulling on his eyelids.
"Take hot showers.."
"Eat tons of carbs.."
Suggestions started rapidly spewing out of everyone, and it was becoming too much for Shake.
"Shut UP!" He said, slamming his yellow hands down and causing everyones' coffees to spill. "None of this crap is gonna work! I'll be fine without sleep, you'll see! I'm just gonna hang out around town and enjoy my weekend doing stuff..with chicks...and babes."
The others looked awkwardly at him.
"...Whatever, I'll be on the flipside if ya need me. Later, suckers!" Shake said as he left.
"Wait for me!" Rigby headed towards the door when Mordecai pulled him back.
"Hey wait, I was thinking maybe we could all go to the skating rink later. Drinks are free all night if we rent four pairs of skates. It'd be cool to have a bro night, ya know?"
"Dude, are you kidding me?" Rigby said. "My eyeballs feel like they're being pulled, I'll be falling all night if I go!"
"Then just put some drops in them or something!" Mordecai suggested.
"Nah, there's not much you can do for your eyes. They're lacking the edema fluid from being open more often than not, and all that can help is if you take a good long nap so the fluid can be properly replenished, and you can enjoy your day." Frylock said.
"No, that won't work! I'd rather deal with the burning eyes instead of sleeping my free weekend away. I'm an 'all play, some work' kinda guy!" He ran out the door. "Hey Shake, wait up!"
Mordecai and Frylock sighed. "He never listens.." They said simultaneously about their friends.
Rigby had finally caught up with Shake and now they were walking around town aimlessly.
"What's there to do around here besides the arcade and...anything costing money? Gumball head's been holding my check, so I'm broke." Shake asked.
"I am too, no checks until this stupid overtime thing is over." Rigby said, then saw a sign for the beach. 'Beach ahead in 2 miles. Swimsuits are highly recommended for young women'.
"Hey, I know! We can go to the beach. We don't have to pay for parking, so it's all free for us!"
Shake looked up and saw the sun in the clouds. "Eh, I won't be able to get a decent tan with the sun being a coward. We could uh...oh! We could throw our own party! Invite the hottest and coolest people!"
"Trust me, dude, that's not a good idea. Me and Mordecai tried throwing a huge party while we had overtime once. One of the dudes at the party prank called Benson and he gave us extra overtime plus he took away our computer privileges for the next four months."
They stopped, and Shake glared at him. "You're a buzzkill, you know that?"
"Sorry, man, I just don't want us going through the same thing. It sucked."
Shake now had a content face. "It's cool, but..I'm out of ideas. I'm dryer than a pickle, help me out here."
Rigby stood in thought. "Benson might not want us having a party at our house..." He grinned. "But he never said anything about us partying at someone else's house."
Shake blankly looked at him. "...I can't believe I didn't think of that sooner. Alright, let's do this thing!"
Later that day, the two had picked up a golf cart and drove it around town looking for parties to crash. Unfortunately, every time they tried to enter one, they'd be sent away by the 'bouncer' for one reason or the other.
After they attempted to enter 12 parties, they gave up. The worst part was that a couple of punks cart-jacked them in the worst part of town. Now they were randomly standing outside of a butcher shop next to an alley, unsure of what to do.
"My weekend! It's ruined!" Shake said dramatically.
"I know! We almost got into that one party with the sparkly masks too!" Rigby exclaimed.
Shake heavily sighed. "Our luck sucks...HARD. It's practically Sunday already! I don't wanna go to sleep and blow my life away!"
"Me either!" Rigby said. "I wish I could just stay up forever and ever!"
Suddenly, they heard loud chains rangling together, as well as what sounded like boots walking down the alley they were standing next to. They stood in awe as they saw the boots and chain links walk out...with no one wearing them.
"What the..." They said in shock.
At that moment, smoke appeared and cleared quick, revealing a somewhat pale woman with eerie violet eyes in a dark spandex dress pulled together with chains, making sounds as she walked. She had long strawberry blonde hair that reached her back. She faced the two.
"Well, what have we here..." She had somewhat of a low and sensually eerie voice, and it was intriguing enough for Shake to be interested.
"Well, hello yourself, baby!" He said as he walked a few steps towards her. "Let me introduce myself, I'm Master Shake, and that's my buddy Rigby there and lemme just say..." He smiled. "You're pretty hot for a pale chick."
"You're right about that, man." Rigby agreed. "She looks like she's close to death but she still looks pretty good!"
"Ah," She said as she sadly frowned. "You two look as though you are bound to die as well. No sleep, perhaps?"
"Yeah, we haven't slept in days cuz we're doing overtime work!" Rigby angrily said.
"We couldn't even get into any parties tonight!" Shake said. "Maybe it's that we're too good-looking or something. You would agree, wouldn't you, uh...what's your name, sweets?"
She eerily smiled. "Oh, handsome, my name is whatever you would like it to be~."
"I'll call you Elvira. I saw someone with that name once and you kinda look like her!" Rigby exclaimed.
"I'll just call her my girlfriend," Shake said with confidence. "Cuz I think I just found my perfect match!"
"You are correct, my dear cup." At that moment, he smiled with wide eyes. "But...right now, it's urgent that we discuss some serious matters and-"
"Is it about marriage?" Shake asked. "Look, I don't think that'll work at the moment I mean, we haven't gotten to second base yet also-"
"Follow me." She said with strict force. With that, the two quickly followed her down into the alley. She motioned for them to sit on a dark blue towel under an umbrella. By the looks of what surrounded them, it almost appeared as if she...lived there.
"You live here?" Rigby asked.
"Temporarily, yes. Now, be quiet dears, I must know...do you really wish to stay awake forever? I couldn't help but overhear you outside saying this." She had worry on her face. "It is not true, is it?"
"Yeah." They both said without hesitation.
She raised an eyebrow. "But...young strong men like you two need your sleep."
"What for?" Rigby asked, raising his arms. "I've got an awesome life ahead of me, I'll sleep when I'm dead!"
"Yes, yes you will, soon enough..." She said evilly, but quietly. Luckily, they hadn't heard her as Shake continued.
"Yeah, seriously, if I didn't need sleep, I'd stay up and do everything I ever dreamed of! Like...star in movies and be a food critic. That stuff takes energy!"
"Well, you boys are in luck."
"I'll get to take you home with me?" Shake asked with excitement.
She frowned. "I meant...I have something that may be able to help you two." She pulled out two tablets that gave off a certain gleaming light. They stared at them and 'whoa'd in harmony.
"Each tablet contains enough energy to keep you awake and alert for five days. No need for sleep, no need for energy bars and whatnot, nothing, just one swallow and your dreams will follow!"
"Whoa..." Rigby said with awe. "It looks so aweeesomee~"
"Wait a minute, lady," Shake said. "I'm gonna need more than one! I wanna stay up more than just five measly days!"
"Oh, five days is just enough...just enough..heheh.." She eerily said.
"What was that?" Rigby asked.
She realized what she'd just said and snapped back to reality. "I-I meant that..I will find you when five days is up..see, these are my last ones. I have to go and get more."
She gives the tablets to them.
"Are you gonna know where to find us?" Rigby asked.
"Oh, definitely," The woman said. "Those tablets give off strong energy, so I'll be able to find you anywhere you go."
With that, the boys clicked their tablets together, making a toast.
"To sleepless nights!"
"To sleepless nights, baby!"
After that, they slipped the tablets into their mouths and things were quiet for a second until they started seeing slight darkness.
"Dude, I'm starting to feel tired.." Rigby said to no one in particular, rocking back and forth.
"Yeah..." Shake replied. He struggled to find his 'girlfriend' through his glazed eyes. She simply stood there, smiling an innocent smile and watching the two react to the tablets.
Shake stumbled a bit. "H-hey babe, c-come over here and kiss me deeply..I know you...want it..." With that, he and Rigby fell to the floor, going into a deep sleep.
The woman pulled out a mirror, looking at herself.
"Five more days, Algerny, five more days..." She said, her voice now sounding a bit more raspy. She chuckled a bit.
The next morning, Frylock, Mordecai, Pops, Meatwad, Skips, Muscle Man and HFG came into the living room. Before anyone went anywhere, Frylock spoke up.
"Hang on, guys, I'll make some breakfast. How's that sound?"
Needless to say, everyone chattered happily. Meatwad looked at Pops.
"Okay, Pops, now Imma go help Frylock. You gonna be okay here by yourself?"
"Oh yes of course, Meaty Meat~! The more in the kitchen, the merrier~!"
Soon, Meatwad joined Frylock in the kitchen. It was quiet, so he was the first to speak up.
"You know what..this was a good idea to come to this dream house. I'm havin' the time of my life here. I gots lots of new friends here now."
Frylock smiled as he looked through the cabinets and then the fridge. "That's great, Meatwad. I'm proud of you. I just hope I-" He stopped in mid-sentence when he noticed there wasn't much in the fridge or the cabinets.
"That's a bad word." Meatwad innocently said.
"No no, I meant that there's not much here to cook with. I guess we need to go grocery shopping or go get breakfast somewhere-"
At that second, Rigby and Shake appeared in a flash.
"You won't need to!" Rigby said. He and Shake held a couple bags of groceries.
"We got all the groceries you need to cook for us, mom!" They set the bags into Frylock's fry-hands. Of course, Frylock was filled with cliche' questions.
He raised an eyebrow. "Uhh where-"
"No, no questions, just breakfast. I'll tell you stuff later, okay? My stomach requires food now!" Shake said.
He decided to give a glance to Rigby, seeing if he could get anything outta the rascal racoon.
"Dude, trust me, we're fine," Rigby reassured. "Atleast we took care of the whole grocery thing, right? That's all that matters."
Frylock knew they were hiding something, but decided to let it slide for the moment. "Well...if you say so.."
After everyone had eaten, they continued on with their day. Frylock and Mordecai walked outside of the house when they saw Rigby and Shake speed out from behind them, and they were right in front of the steps in less than a second.
"Woo!" Rigby cheered. "I feel like I could run 10 miles and still not get tired!"
"No, not that, that's too tiring!" Shake replied. "Now running 10 miles down a river, that sounds right up my alley! Walkin' on water, baby!"
"Yeah, and after that we could be like superheroes! Lots of stuff happens around here, so we'd be perfect for the job!"
"No need for costumes either, bro! We go so fast, no one'll see that we're naked!" Shake said as Frylock and Mordecai walked up.
"What do you mean by 'going fast'?" Frylock asked.
Rigby touched Frylock on the side. "Tag, you're it!"
"Yeah, you gotta catch us!"
"Wait, what-" It was too late. They'd gone away faster than the blink of an eye.
"Heh," Mordecai started. "I would say we should try and find them, but.."
"Yeah, true." Frylock raised an eyebrow. "I just can't help but wonder."
"I don't even think they came home last night, did they?"
"Nope, haven't seen them since we were at the coffee shop." Frylock sat down on the steps. "I knew it seemed different around here."
"And more quiet." Mordecai said, chuckling.
Frylock looked down. "I..should I be..?"
Frylock responded by looking Mordecai in the eyes.
"Well, atleast they're not complaining about being tired, you know? They must've gotten some good coffee or something so they'll be able to do their overtime work without Benson breathing down their necks."
"That's true.." Frylock got up. "I'll just give 'em the benefit of the doubt."
"That's the spirit." Mordecai said, smiling. "C'mon, let's see what we can do to kill time today."
Through the following days of the week, Rigby and Shake were still going strong, doing every bit of work they could do. They even helped Mordecai and Frylock so the four of them could have the rest of their days off. When it came time for overtime work, Benson was absolutely pleased with the duo after he saw the work they had done the whole night, and they barely looked tired. Things seemed to be going well for the two boys.
But on Wednesday, things were different. While they sat on the steps, they were beginning to have what looked like nervous twitches, which they tried not to notice. Once everyone had their assignments and attended to them, Benson came up to Rigby and Shake, smiling.
"I know I've been rough on you two the past couple weeks, but I want you to know that I appreciate the newfound effort you guys are putting into your work. It really means a lot, not only to me, but to everyone that comes to the park."
"T-thanks Ben.." Shake weakly said, shaking a bit.
"Thanks, B-benson.." Rigby said, shaking as well.
Benson took note of this quickly. "Are you guys alright? You've been shaking like this since last night, and it's not cold."
"We're fine, dude, trust m-m-me!" Rigby said.
"Yeah," Shake added. "We got this f-fine lady c-comin' over tomorrow to give us more stuff for our energy so we can...do our overtimey woork!"
Benson kept a blank face. He had newfound concern, but...
"Alright, but if you feel like you're gonna faint or something, press those red buttons on your walkie talkies and one of us will come and help you, got it?"
The two saluted and went to work. They weren't going as fast as usual, but still fast.
At the end of the day, when everything was done, Mordecai walked off and found Rigby by himself, fiercely scrubbing a water fountain. It was so clean, it was shining like the gleaming sunset.
"Dude, the water fountain's clean already." He still wouldn't stop scrubbing. He looked like a germaphobe who couldn't stand the thought of a single germ walking around on his skin, and just like skin, paint started to come off of the water fountain, causing Mordecai to pull his little buddy away from the fountain.
"Rigby, you're tearing the paint!"
"WHAT ARE YOU DOING? I WAS ALMOST DONE!" Rigby screamed.
"What are you talking about? That fountain's been clean since you cleaned it hours ago!"
"But there's tons and tons of germs around it, man! What then? You wanna get fired because a little kid gets his tongue stuck in the faucet? Think about THAT, Mordecai! THINK OF THE CHILDREN!"
Mordecai was not only taken aback, but deeply concerned for his friend, who was speaking a mile a minute.
"What happened to you and Shake, dude? You guys haven't been the same since Saturday!"
Rigby had raging red fury in his eyes."You know what, Mordecai? FINE! You can take my freedom! Idon'tcare! Justleavemealonecuzyou'rejustajerk! We'rejusttryingtobecoolandyou'regettinginthewayoft hat-"
Mordecai couldn't stand to hear his friend like this anymore, so with quick thinking, he picked up his rake and hit Rigby over the head with it, knocking him out. He got the idea from this classic TV show he and the rest of the park family watch every other TV night, The Three Sceeges. According to what he'd watched, he'd just given Rigby an 'anesthetic'.
Pops had reminded them over and over not to use the slapstick violence from the show in real life, but what else was Mordecai gonna do? The poor raccoon was bound to become rabid at any moment if he'd let him continue with his irrartional rant.
After Mordecai laid Rigby down on his bed, he came out and saw Frylock floating down the hallway.
"Everything alright with Shake?" He asked.
"Definitely not. All I did was ask him a question and he started speaking fast gibberish to me. I had to give him an anesthetic to stop him from going mad."
Mordecai widened his eyes with fright. "Oh no.."
Frylock raised an eyebrow. "Don't tell me Rigby's doin' the same thing.."
"We gotta do something about this, what if they get sick or something?"
"We could get them right into an emergency room, maybe?"
"No need," Mordecai smiled. "Lucky for us, there's already a doctor in the house."
Soon enough, the two were in front of Skips's doorstep, telling him the problem. After they were finished, the look on Skips's face was everything but content like it usually is.
"I...I heard she was gone..."
"What do you mean?" Frylock asked.
"They must've somehow came across Algerny Albeauneou on Saturday night, especially if they'd been gone until the following morning."
Mordecai looked confused. "Algerny Al-whatta?"
With that, Skips got into story mode.
"Algerny is a rare kind of ghoul that feeds on energy to stay alive and so that she can appear young for years to come. It's been said that she's the last living ghoul in the world. Hundreds of years ago, there were thousands of ghouls roaming around that ate the flesh of mortals to survive. It wasn't so easy, though. After the brutal murders of several victims, people began finding ways to kill the ghouls if they'd decide to strike again.
Algerny was the smartest ghoul of them all, figuring out that there was more than one way of killing someone for their flesh or energy besides eating them alive: convincing seduction. Beginning around the 19th century, she began to use the technique. She made several types of heavily-caffeinated white tablets which she claimed were used to give energy. Using her charm, she preyed on young working-class men and told them she could help them stay energized if they took the tablet. Soon enough, hundreds of men were mysteriously dying from heart attacks and strokes, and no one could solve the mystery, letting Algerny continue her hunt for the decades to come."
"You said she was gone though," Mordecai said.
"Plus, ghouls are usually hard to see. Maybe it was someone else?" Frylock asked.
"No, there's a chance she had to come back if she ran out of energy. Last time I remember her causing trouble was when 500 young men were mysteriously killed within a two week period in the early 40s. People blamed it on the war, but I already knew it was Algerny."
Frylock widened his eyes. "Then that means...Rigby and Shake are only the beginning. She'll stop at nothing to get energy!"
"What are we supposed to do?" Mordecai asked.
"I don't know. She's hard to stop, fellas. Before she disappeared, I tried to stop her after she took two of my friends away."
"So wait," Frylock was writing notes. "She can only take energy away from those that took the tablet, right?"
"Yeah, otherwise she'd be easily dead if she tried to take someone else's energy. If I'm hearin' this right, she should be coming tomorrow to absorb Rigby and Shake's energy. The only way you can stop her is if you can keep her away from those guys."
Frylock was in thought for a second. "I got it! I've read some books about ghouls before, and they say that it's difficult for them to pass through hard solid matter."
"That's true," Skips added. "But what's it make a difference?"
"Just follow my lead." Frylock said.
The next day after work, Rigby and Shake were dragged inside of a hard plastic dome Frylock had constructed(They were weaker because of the tablet's effects). With the little energy they had, they tried to get out.
"Let us...ouuuuttaa heree!" Shake weakly cried.
"Weeee neeeed eneeergyyyy!" Rigby weakly cried as well.
Meanwhile, Skips, Mordecai and Frylock were hiding by the house, waiting for Algerny to arrive.
"I hope this works." Mordecai said, trying to be optimistic.
"Don't worry, most of my inventions work...well, most times." Frylock said.
"There she is, fellas." Skips said with somber, pointing towards the beautiful orb in the distance. He looked at them. "Now just remember what I told you guys to say, and it might just kill her once and for all."
Soon enough, Algerny floated over to Rigby and Shake, who were inside of a dome in front of the park house.
"Oh my," She said with worry. "Why are you two in a bubble?"
The two saw her and weakly pounded on the dome.
"Energy, eneerrgyyyy!" Rigby cried.
"C'mere and gimmeeee a kissy, toots!" Shake said as he puckered his lips up.
"You two will have to come out of that dome first." She said, her voice sounding more irritated.
"Why don't you try and make them?" Mordecai said as he and Frylock walked up to her.
Needless to say, Rigby and Shake were surprised. "Mordecai? Frylock?"
She pointed at the two with anger. "You two...let them out or I will-"
"You'll what? Kill us so you can take our energy? And then prey on other innocent people?"
Algerny had a surprised look on her face. "What..what ever are you talking about-"
"Oh wait," Mordecai said with an evil look. "She can't do that, Frylock. She only had two tablets."
"Yeah," Frylock continued. "She can only absorb energy from those that take her tablets, otherwise she'll die from-"
"THAT'S ENOUGH!" With that, Algerny no longer looked like a stunning beauty like she did on Saturday night, but like an old ugly-looking lady with red fury in her eyes.
"I-I've been...dating an old l-aady this whole time? She lied to mee!" Shake cried.
"She did lie to you." Skips said as he walked out. "She lied to the both of ya, like she lied to us all.."
A short flashback shows Skips in the time of the Great Depression, mourning over his two friends he lost to Algerny, who was in the background smiling away and rubbing her belly as she absorbed the last bit of energy from his comrades. He glared back at her as she disappeared.
"You'll pay for this..."
Now it was present day, and Skips had just repeated this back to Algerny like he did over 70 years ago, in which she laughed.
"I can't wait for you to say that to me again when I demolish your two new friends here."
"Try and get to them then," Mordecai grinned with sarcasm. "You can pass through a solid matter dome, can't you?"
She seethed at him. "Watch your tongue, chicken broth!"
Frylock darkly grinned as well. "Well, they ain't comin' out, so I guess she's just gonna have to die of-"
"Oh you ignoramus," She said as she laughed. "Even if I cannot get to those two pinheads, it will take me months to die of no energy. In the meantime, I'll just make more tablets!"
"No need to." Skips said as he pulled out some sort of special gun.
She gasped. "W-what is that-"
"Stand back, fellas." With that, Mordecai and Frylock backed away, watching the show.
"This is for you guys." He said to his long-gone friends, and glared as he turned on the gun, and it sounded like a vaccuum as it was turned on.
Algerny was defenseless as the gun sucked and sucked. She screamed as she felt herself age and age more and more, begging the yeti for mercy. He would do no such thing.
Meanwhile, Frylock took some sort of contraption over to the dome and placed it on top, turning it on.
"NOO! NOO! !" After the last scream, Algerny, the ghoul who had caused reckless devastation for hundreds of years, was now nothing but dust and debris. Mordecai found a portable house vacuum and sucked the remains up and gave it to Skips.
"Now we can give her a proper burial."
"No problem." Skips said as he threw it into a nearby lake, where a random sea monster swallowed it whole before going back into the water.
Frylock had finished hooking things up on the contraption, which caused the two inside the dome to go from 'dead from energy' to 'seemingly back to normal'. They both got up and started breathing heavy.
"Man, I haven't felt this normal in days!" Rigby said.
Shake sighed. "Is it just me or was I not as energized on that stupid tablet?"
With that, Frylock opened the dome.
"Glad you guys are alright."
"Yeah, I know you are," Shake said. "But uh..what happen-"
"No, no questions." Frylock said as he smiled.
Rigby looked confused. "But what about the lady and-"
"You guys wanna go to the arcade with us?" Mordecai interrupted.
"Sure!" They both said excitedly.
"I still got tokens left over from last time!" Rigby said as he walked in the house.
"You're gonna be usin' them all up, brutha', cuz I'm gonna beat your ass SO HARD!" Shake said.
They both chattered excitedly as they entered the house. Frylock glanced over at Mordecai.
"You think they'll ever ask about what happened?"
"If they do, we'll just distract them with something. For now, let's just be grateful they're still here." They looked to where Skips was still by the lake, still mourning for his friends.