Chapter 2

"Was there anything that Jess dreamed about all of this?" David asked as he was pacing around looking for any sign of a clue that Wayne would have left for them.

"We don't know. All we know is that Wayne wanted us to come here. Though, I should talk to Jess and Amanda tomorrow to see if they have any information." Finn replied as he was checking the bushes while David was looking into the trash cans.

"So, you and Amanda are close to each other?" David asked, not looking at Finn as he kept on searching. Finn blushed by this question.

"What makes you think that?" He asked as he kept his eyes upon the bushes so he could focus on the task (and not show David that he was turning red.)

"Well, I've seen you two together a lot. I was only curious." David shrugged. "I shouldn't be asking anyways. It's not of my business."

"N-No, it's alright." Finn stuttered a bit. "I can understand. She is your friend, after all. I don't blame you for looking out for her."

"Oh, I'm not worry about that. I know Amanda is a very tough person. She can look out for herself. Believe me. If anyone messes with her, she'll beat them up." David shrugged.

Finn smiled by David's comment. "True to that." He stated as his hands ran through the branches. "Well, nothing here so far." He took a step back from the bushes to look over at David.

"So, what about you? Have anyone special on your mind?" He then asks the other Keeper.

David paused, being silent for a moment. "Well, there is one girl. But…I doubt that she's into me." He said as he pulled away from the trash can to move onto the next trash can close by.

Finn tilted his head at David with concern. "Why do you think that?"

"Because I'm a freak." David replied with a frown, hands pressed down on the trash can before him. "I mean…look at me. I'm the kid with lightning bolts in his hands. I fear that if anyone gets near me, I'll hurt them."

Finn approached David, gently placing a hand onto his shoulder. "Well, I'm touching you. You're not hurting me at all. Sure, you can cause the lightning bolt to hit me, but only you can control that. If you can do that, you can't hurt anyone. Besides, you're a great person, David. You're the most caring person I've ever met. Whoever this girl is, she'll see that and will like you for who you are. She won't care what you are, powers or no powers."

David turned to him, giving him a small smile. "Thanks. I just hope that she can see me like that. Though, I shouldn't get my hopes too high." He said before returning to his focus on finding the clue before Finn did the same.

…..

"Psst, Maybeck. Watch this." Nikki called to him in a whisper, having Maybeck turn to her. She showed him by playing around with the controls. Pressing the buttons to make some of the birds move their heads to turn from side to side.

"Hey, you managed to control the birds." Maybeck showed a small smile, little bit impressed by how Nikki was able to handle the controls. "So, we'll have to call you the Professor now?"

"Nah, that's Philby's nickname. It won't be fair to that that from him. He's more of a professor than I am. Just call me…the Tinker." Nikki smirked, folding her arms.

"As in…Tinkerbell?" Maybeck held his fist over his mouth to prevent him from laughing. Though he released a snort.

Nikki narrowed her eyes. "Ha ha! Very funny. Although…" She rubbed her chin. "We both do tinker with stuff."

Maybeck softly laughed, shaking his head before turning to look at the bird. Suddenly, his smiled disappeared as he noticed something with the birds.

"I think it has a good ring to it. The Tinker." Nikki continued on as she returned the birds back to their normal still states. She then turned around, frowning as she noticed Maybeck's face. "What is it?"

"That bird up there." He pointed upwards. Nikki followed his finger as it pointed to a certain bird. A red and blue parrot stood in the middle of the birds sitting on the beam.

"Isn't that bird from Aladdin?" Nikki asked curiously.

"Yeah. It's Jafar's sidekick. Iago." Maybeck narrowed his eyes upon him.

"He does." Nikki grew concerned as she stood up to get a better look at the bird. "I think he's supposed to be a part of the attraction. Since he's a parrot."

"Yes, though I have a very bad feeling about him. Along with these other birds." Maybeck turned to her.

"So do I. We should call Willa from her lookout and see if she could see anything outside. Then we should find Finn and David." Nikki suggested.

Maybeck nodded before approaching the control panel and picked up the phone to contact the tower close to the Tiki building. While he was on the phone, Nikki looked carefully at the cameras. Her eyes caught the sight of a familiar black raven standing on the pole outside on one of the camera. Her eyes widen in fear.

"Um…Maybeck?" He tried to get his attention. Before she could turn to face him, she felt something hard hit her on the head. She winced in pain, covering her head where she was hit.

"Nikki!" Maybeck knelt down to check on her. "You alright?"

"Something hit me." Nikki removed her hand, looking down to see blood on it. The sounds of squawking made Maybeck and Nikki turn their head quickly towards the birds as they flew down towards them.

"Take cover!" Maybeck yelled as he pulled Nikki downwards under the table. He picked up a chair to use as a shield to block the birds as they were striking them with their beaks.

"The Overtakers. They know we're here." Nikki said worriedly, looking over at Maybeck.

"That means Whitman and Chase are in trouble." He looked to her, worried as well.

"We have to warn them." Nikki pulled out a walkie-talkie that she managed to sneak into her pocket before she went to bed. Knowing David has one as well. They use it in case they get separated and get into danger.

"David? Come in, David!" She pressed the button and spoke into the phone.

…..

David almost jumped when he heard Nikki's voice coming from his walkie-talkie. He picked it up quickly to answer it.

"Nikki? What's going on?" He spoke to her with concern.

"The Overtaker! They know we're at the Magic Kingdom. We're being attacked by the birds." Finn quickly turned when she mentioned that, making him rush over to David.

"Nikki?" David grew even more worried, wanting to get back to Nikki.

"You both are in danger-" Suddenly a laser hits David's hand, making him cry out in pain and drop the walkie-talkie. Making it useless to hear the rest of Nikki's words.

"David!" Finn cried out as he made his way over to David, looking at his injured hand.

"There they are!" They both lifted their heads, seeing the pirates standing a few feet away from them.

"Run!" Finn pulled David along as both of the boys being to run away as the pirates were chasing them out of Adventureland. With his injured hand, David could only use his good hand to send electrical shocks to knock down a couple of the pirates.

"What about Nikki, Maybeck, and Willa?" David asked with a worried look. "We have to find them."

"We will. We just need a way to lose these pirates." Finn turned to him as they ran. "I have an idea to do just that. Follow me." He then led David towards the lake where the Liberty Bell boat ran in Frontierland.

"I know you hate this, but…jump into the lake!" Finn shouted before he cannonballed into the water. David released a gulp before he plunged himself into the cold waters. He felt himself falling deeper and deeper into the lake, surrounded by darkness. Suddenly, a hand grabbed his, pulling him back up onto the surface of the water. He felt Finn's arm then wrap around his back to get a grip on him as he coughed out the water.

"Did you forget that I can't swim?" David groaned as Finn pulled him along like he was a rag doll. He turned his head around behind him, seeing the pirate halting as they got close to the lake. Not daring to jump in.

"Why are they afraid to jump in?" David asked as he kept his eyes on them.

"They're afraid of the crocodile roaming around here." Finn explained as calmly as he could, though he too was afraid to be in the lake.

"Crocodile!" David's eyes widen.

"Don't worry. We're almost towards the boat." Finn replied as he felt swimming, having to use all of his strength to keep himself above the surface, and making sure he didn't lose David-

"AHHH-" David cried out as he was pulled underneath the water.

"DAVID!" Finn cried out as he dove into the water. Expecting to find a crocodile pulling David with him. But his eyes widen as he saw something worse than that