Geegaw Hackwrench felt strange from the moment he awoke. He felt like something was off. He placed a hand to his head and figured it out. His goggles were off, as was his hat. On his forehead was a damp cloth. "Ugh…"
"Mr. Hackwrench! Are you okay?" He turned his head towards the princess that had been his friend for the past few years. Standing behind her was another chipmunk who looked just like the ghost that had told him she would help him break out of the prison. He looked stunned, as though he saw a ghost as well. "Geegaw?"
"Heh, I'm alright, Cora. No worries. That owl didn't hurt you did it?"
"No, it didn't. My cousins took care of the owl! We actually ran into my cousins!" Cora was so happy that she was near crying. She hadn't expected to find them so quickly, or at all even, as she had assumed that they had survived on some other part of the world.
"Hehe, good for you." Geegaw sat up and checked himself for any long lasting damage. He was relieved to find that he was just find. "Nice to meet you, I'm Geegaw Hackwrench and…" *Thud* Dale had fainted. "Oh my! Is he alright?"
Just then, Monterey opened the door. "… and you're sure that you're recovered enough to help? I mean…!" Monterey froze where he was when he saw the mouse sitting up on the couch and the two chipmunks in the room. Dale shook his head as he started to snap out of his shock. "Tooraloo!" His voice now a whisper as he saw the tall lanky mouse. He backed out slowly, hoping he hadn't been seen yet. His eyes wide with shock and disbelief. "Gadget, love, what did you say happened to your father?"
"Dad? I said I lost him a few years ago, about a year and a half before we started the Rescue Rangers. I told you that… Why?"
"Uh-huh, but how did you lose him?"
"He just disappeared off the face of the earth. His plane crashed and he was never found, that's all. I tried to find him, but could never find anything in the coordinates I had. Actually, now that I think about it, his last known coordinates were actually close to somewhere around here."
"That's what I thought…" Monterey's ears drooped, as well as his mustache, as he scratched his head.
"What's wrong, Monterey?" Chip asked confused. Zipper took a peek through one of the windows, gasped and then whispered something to Monterey who just nodded.
"Gadget, why don't you take a look inside while I see if I can figure out why I'm seeing ghosts…"
"Ghosts?" Chip scratched his head in confusion.
"Yeah… ghosts…" Monterey grimaced while rubbing his head. "You know, like that time we went to London and met my ancestor?"
Gadget rolled her eyes as she opened the door. "Look, Monty, I'm sure whatever's in here isn't that bad…" Her jaw dropped and her eyes widened at the sight of the mouse who was in the house with the two chipmunks. "Dad?"
Geegaw turned towards the timid squeak of his daughter with his own shock. "Gadget?"
"Dad!" Gadget ran to her father and jumped into a hug as he held his hands out for the young lady.
"Gadget, honey, aren't you a sight for sore eyes!" He hugged his little girl tightly in his arms while Chip and Dale listened to their cousin's explanation on what had been going on in their city since the twins and their father had left. "How did you get here?"
"We flew in the Ranger plane! I'm part of the Rescue Rangers." She then pointed out the twin chipmunks. "These are my friends, Chip and Dale… Oh, and Monterey is outside with Zipper!"
"Monterey? Why I haven't seen that bloke since Zanzibar! Haha, well then, I better go out there and tell him hello." Geegaw smiled as his daughter led him outside. All in all, it was an interesting evening.