Hi! It's been a while. Sorry the chapter has to be short. Also, heads up, it's a bit dramatic.

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The moment Cree left, everything went quiet again.

Everything she had told Numbuh 2 finally began to sink in.

"No," he muttered, color draining from his face, "no it's not true!"

His other two friends watched as he rushed back to Numbuh 5's side.

"Abby," he cried, "Abby please, please wake up! Come on, you've just gotta wake up! Come on..."

His voice trailed off as he broke into tears. Numbuh 3 and Numbuh 4 exchanged a worried look.

"Numbuh 2?" Numbuh 4 asked quietly.

Numbuh 2 continued to weep, "I'm... I'm so s-s-sorry! This is all m-my fault!"

"Don't say that, of course it's not your fault."

Numbuh 3 wrapped her arms around Numbuh 2 and pulled him into a comforting hug.

"We'll find the antidote, Numbuh 2. Don't worry. We'll figure it out as a team and get things back to normal."

Numbuh 2 sniffed, "Are you sure?"

"Sure I'm sure. We always find a way."

"You're right," he said, a small smile forming, "we can't give up."

"I can't believe she did that to her own sister." Numbuh 4 commented, shaking his head, "I mean, what's the whole purpose of this anyway?"

"Cree wants to make Numbuh 5 a Teen Ninja like her, so she gave her something to make her sleep until she becomes a teenager." Numbuh 2 explained, "Cree said she was planning on taking Numbuh 5 to their hideout so that she could convince her to become one of them when she wakes up."

"But Numbuh 5 would never betray the Kids Next Door."

"I know, but Cree's determined to convince her to do it."

"Hey guys?" Numbuh 3 chimed in, "When Cree was fighting us, she got a call saying that the Teen Ninjas were under attack. If someone was attacking them, should we be worried?"

"I don't know. Maybe we should-"

They were interrupted by a knock at the door.

When they answered it, they were relieved that the med team had arrived, and explained everything that had just happened.

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I'm sorry I keep having to make you wait. I bet you're all on the edges of your seats.

Until next time.

No flames