Love makes us do crazy things

Claudia threw another vase at the wall. The vase smashed into pieces and scattered over the floor.

"That disgusting rodent!" she screamed looking around for something else to throw.

"Claudia, please half the country will hear" Klaus winced trying to block out her screaming. Sophie was on the floor pulling a cushion over her head in attempt to stop the noise, but it was failing.

"What are we going to do with that thing?" She screamed pointing down the hall to the cupboard storing Brittany.

"Why not just kill her and be done with it" Klaus asked sighing. Claudia turned to him and made two fists with her hands. They were clenched so tightly that her knuckles were turning white.

"No we can't just kill her! After everything she has put us through! That would be too easy! She humiliated us! We need to finish her off in a humiliating way to have our revenge!" She howled taking a step towards him. Klaus shuddered and stepped back. Sophie didn't like Klaus in any way, but she knew that this time, he had the right idea. The small dog started to back out of the room too.

"Well what do you suggest we do then?" Klaus asked nervously as he backed up into a wall.

"Why am I always the one to come up with everything!" she screeched turning away from him and stalking back towards the center of the room. When she wasn't looking, Klaus let out a sigh of relief. Claudia stood around steaming for a moment, then suddenly she calmed down and turned back to Klaus with a malevolent smile.

"I noticed earlier in the cellar, the little brat seemed to like the ocean. Well why don't we let her out there for a swim" she said in a normal voice, her expression unwavering.

"A-a swim? How will that help?" Klaus asked stunned at Claudia's suggestion.

"Well, I know she seems to enjoy fashion, so why don't we give her the latest trend for her little swim. A nice pair of cement shoes!" Claudia started to cackle and her evil laughter filled the room. Klaus pretended to laugh, but he was still scared that any second Claudia could snap back to an angry demeanor. When the laughter died down, she turned back to Klaus with a serious expression on her face.

"Go get the girl. I'll get the boat prepared" she hissed and walked out of the room. Klaus hesitated for a moment then regained his posture and obediently went to fetch Brittany.

Brittany had heard everything. She was panicking.

"Oh god they're going to kill me!" her mind echoed. Her tears would not stop and she struggled as hard as she could against the bindings on her arms and legs. Klaus opened the cupboard with an evil smirk on his face.

"Come on girly, let's go for a nice swim" he laughed and grabbed the back of her dress. He dragged her squirming from the cupboard and pulled her along the floor. Suddenly a low sound could be heard appearing from outside. It started to get louder and louder and Klaus started to panic.

"Oh no!" he yelled as the police sirens filled the air.

"Claudia we have company!" he shouted and dashed outside with Brittany dangling behind him, screaming to be heard through her gag.

The police car skidded to a halt in front of the mansion. Two more followed and stopped as well.

"Quickly we need to find Brittany!" Alvin yelled and jumped from the car. Everyone followed his move and dashed towards the front doors. Inspector Jamal ran shoulder first into the door smashing it open. The four police officers with them all raised their guns as the doors flew open. No one was in sight. Alvin tried to sprint ahead but Jamal grabbed his shoulder.

"No, stay with us, this is too dangerous" he whispered loudly. The group quickly but quietly started to run through the mansion. They raced along a hallway until it split into two sections, a left path and a right path. They split into two teams. Inspector Jamal and two of the police officers went down a hallway to the right, followed by Miss Miller, Theodore and Eleanor, all three of which seemed to be scared out of their minds. The rest of the team went down the left down the path, not slowing down. Suddenly Alvin glimpsed movement through a window. He peered out and gasped when he saw Klaus and Claudia dragging Brittany to a boat.

"They're outside! We have to hurry!" Alvin shouted and ran down the hallway faster than he had ever run in his life. The two officers looked at each other then sprinted after him, Dave, Simon and Jeanette following behind.

Klaus dumped Brittany into the boat and turned back to grab the cement. The boat was resting next to a small dock at the back of the mansion. It was not a huge boat but it was larger than a dinghy.

"Quickly Klaus, they will get here any second now!" Claudia hissed angrily as she climbed into the boat.

"I know, I know!" he grumbled back and picked up the bag. He was just spinning around to return to the boat when Alvin and the two police officers burst through the back doors.

"Brittany!" Alvin shouted and ran towards her. Brittany's eyes widened and she tried to yell and struggle against her bindings.

"He did come for me!" she screamed in her head as she continued to try and break the ropes, but to no success. Claudia growled at the police officers then turned and hit the accelerator on the boat.

"Claudia wait!" Klaus cried and dropped the bag of cement. He tried to rush towards the boat but one of the officers tackled him to the ground.

"Stop!" the other officer yelled and began firing at the boat as it began to speed away. Claudia ducked down and the bullets harmlessly pinged off the hull of the vessel.

"BRITTANY!" Alvin screamed and he ran towards the boat as fast as he could. As the boat exited the dock it was in, Alvin leapt from the platform and made a grab for the back of the vessel.

"No you don't fur ball!" Claudia growled and reached up to the wheel and spun the boat to the left. Alvin's hand missed the back of the boat by centimeters. He plunged into the freezing water as the boat started to speed off into the night.

"Brittany NO!" he shouted and attempted to swim after the boat with his only moving hand, but he wasn't fast enough and within minutes the boat was gone. He heard a splash and felt strong arms grab around him and try to pull him towards the shore. He attempted to struggle free, but the arms were too powerful and he was pulled back ashore. Dave, Simon and Jeanette waited on the dock. Jeanette was crying and Simon was holding her fiercely, trying to hold back his own tears. They were too late. Claudia had Brittany and they had no idea where they were going to go.

The police officer gently placed Alvin down on the dock.

"No we need to save Brittany!" he cried and attempted to dive back into the water, but Dave raced forward and grabbed him. The other officer still had Klaus pinned to the ground struggling.

"Get off me you brute!" he growled and started to try and roll, the police officer held him down and placed a pair of hand cuffs on him.

"Klaus Vorstien you are under arrest for diamond smuggling, kidnapping, assault and evading the police" the police officer said sternly, getting to his feet and pulling the criminal up with him. The other team raced outside after they had heard the commotion.

"What happened, where is Claudia and Brittany?" Jamal asked looking around.

"Claudia escaped in a boat and sh-she t-t-t-took B-B-Brittany!"Jeannette wailed and continued to cry onto Simon who refused to let her go. Tears started to drip from Eleanor's eyes and she grabbed onto Theodore. He pulled her towards him and wrapped his arms around her.

"Where did Claudia take Brittany?" Alvin screamed from Dave's arms. Klaus just laughed faintly at the angry chipmunk.

"Why should I tell you anything?" He said finishing his laugh and gave an evil smirk. Suddenly Alvin broke free of Dave's grip and ran screaming at Klaus. He leapt up and tackled him to the ground, punching him in the face.

"Where is she?" he screamed again, tears starting to fall from his eyes. Klaus tried to knock Alvin away, but with his arms cuffed behind his back, he had no way to get the chipmunk off him. Alvin screamed the question again and again, mercilessly hitting Klaus in the face. Dave tried to pull him off, but Alvin knocked his arm away and kept hitting Klaus. Klaus groaned in pain as Alvin's fist connected with his nose and he felt it snap. Blood gushed out.

"Ok ok!" he yelled. He now had a black eye, a broken nose and bruises all over his face. Alvin jumped off him and glared at him angrily, tears still streaming down his face.

"She has taken Brittany out to the reef for a little 'deep sea diving'" he spat. Alvin shook his fist in rage and tried to jump at Klaus again, but this time Dave managed to get a decent grip on him and stopped him.

"Alright, I'll call in a helicopter and some police boats. Quick, we need to get back to the station before Claudia hurts Brittany!" Jamal shouted. The four police officers pushed Klaus onwards and locked him in one of the police cars, while the Jamal and the gang took a different car and took off for the station.

"Hang on Brittany I'm coming!" Alvin shouted in his head as the car sped off towards the station.

Claudia slowed the boat and came to a stop along a rocky cliff next to the reef. Without the cement she wasn't sure what to do next. Brittany continued to squirm and struggle in her binds.

"Stop moving you little rodent you're making the boat shake!" Claudia growled at the Chipette. Brittany started to cower. Claudia continued to ponder when she came up with an idea. She looked around the boat and grabbed some rope.

"I may not have any cement, but I have the next best thing" she laughed and grabbed the boats anchor. Brittany stared at it with eyes wide open. Tears started to pour from her eyes and she started to shake her head and try to plead through her gag. Claudia just watched her and laughed.

"You will regret ever messing with me you little rat!" she laughed evilly and tied the rope around Brittany's feet. Then she tied the other end to the anchor.

The police car pulled up in front of the station. The gang poured out and raced towards the doors.

"Wait here. I'll get the chopper ready and meet you there. When the other officers show up they will get the boats ready and take you to the reef" Jamal said as he reached the door. The group nodded. Moments later they heard the buzz of the helicopter blades from on top of the roof. The two other police cars showed up and the officers dragged Klaus from the car.

"You stupid rats will be too late. Claudia will kill your little friend before you can do anything to stop her" he growled. Before anyone could stop them, Jeanette and Eleanor raced over jumped at Klaus. The surprised officers let him go as he was tackled to the floor. Eleanor started punching Klaus in the chest while Jeanette was kicking him hard in the ribs.

"You hurt our sister you monster!" they screamed in unison and continued to beat him. Klaus howled in agony. Despite their size, the little chipmunks were really hurting him. He could still feel blood dripping from his nose from his earlier beating. Simon and Theodore rushed over and pulled them away.

"He's not worth it" Simon said sternly. Tears sprung from their eyes and the girls grabbed their counterparts and started to hug them.

One of the officers recovered from his shock and pulled the criminal to his feet and forced Klaus into the station. The other three officers turned to Dave and Miss Miller.

"Quick follow us. We'll get the boats going!" they shouted over the buzz of the helicopter blades which were now very loud. As the group proceeded to the back of the station, they watched as Jamal took off and starting flying towards the reef. Suddenly speakers on the helicopter blared.

"Alright, I'll meet you there!" he yelled and flew away. The gang walked down to a dock at the back of the station. Three boats were lined up. The gang all piled into them. Dave, Theodore and Eleanor were in the first boat, Miss Miller, Simon and Jeanette in the second and Alvin in the last. Each of the three officers jumped into a boat and started the sirens.

"Alright, hold on!" the first one shouted and the three boats roared to life and took off out into the open water. After a few minutes later they saw the reef. It was a large expanse of water with colorful coral below. The night sky hovered over them as they searched. Small rocky ledges jutted out from the sand and made a large maze out of the reef. As the boats looked around they suddenly heard Jamal in his helicopter shouting.

"Freeze Claudia you are under arrest!"

The gang sped around the coral outcroppings and headed towards the sound of Jamal's chopper. Everyone gasped when they saw what was going on.

Claudia finished tying the rope to the anchor and turned back to the crying Chipette.

"Well this is it. Any last words?" she sneered, ripping the gag from Brittany's mouth.

"Please don't do this! Don't kill me please!" Brittany begged. Claudia just let an evil grin cross her face.

"Well, let's hope you're a strong swimmer" she laughed and grabbed Brittany. She screamed and continued her pointless struggle against her bindings. Claudia just laughed. Suddenly a buzzing noise filled the air and large spotlight descended on them.

"Freeze Claudia you are under arrest!" she heard Jamal shout from the helicopter hovering over her.

"Say good bye to Brittany Jamal!" she shrieked and tossed Brittany into the freezing water. She coughed and sputtered trying to stay afloat without the use of her arms or legs. Suddenly the three police boats zoomed into action and charged towards Claudia's boat.

"Now she dies!" Claudia screamed and grabbed the anchor. She watched the horrified expressions on everyone's faces for a split second before plunging the anchor into the water.

"Alvin help me!" Brittany screamed before she was dragged under.

"BRITTANY!" Alvin yelled and before anyone could stop him. He dived into the freezing waters. Claudia watched the red clad chipmunk laughing then started the engine and began her escape. Jamal's helicopter sped after her, and the boat with no one aboard now but a lone police officer followed in pursuit. The two remaining boats circled over the area where Brittany was dropped.

"Oh god! Quickly we have to save her!" Dave shouted.

Alvin swam through the dark water as fast as he could. The freezing water pierced his skin, but he ignored it. He felt his right arm hurt as the sling around his neck snapped and the casted arms simply lay slack neck to him. His cap floated off his head moments after he had hit the water. He felt the pressure of the water squeezing him, forcing his claw wounds to reopen even after all the proper medical treatment. He ignored all the pain he was experiencing. All he thought about was getting to Brittany. He heard a thunk somewhere in the water in front of him and guessed that the anchor had hit the bottom. He continued swimming, using all the strength he had to force himself faster through the water. Then he saw her. The anchor was lodged precariously on the side of a coral outcropping. Below was a dark chasm, so dark he couldn't see the bottom. Brittany was struggling to keep her breath as she fought against the ropes holding her.

"Hold on Brittany, I'm coming!" Alvin wanted to scream, but instead he just prayed that he could reach her in time. As he approached her, Brittany's eyes widened. Alvin grabbed her and started to untie her hands as fast as he could. Once they were undone, Alvin moved to her legs and started to undo the rope around them. Suddenly Brittany started to convulse, struggling to keep her breath. She needed air. The anchor started to sway and slip from the coral. Alvin's eyes widened and he struggled to undo the rope faster. The anchor made one final sway then started to plummet down into the chasm. A split second before it fell, Alvin managed to undo the rope. As the rope was untied, Alvin shoved her up as hard as he could. She began to float upwards. He swam to her side and grabbed her arms with his. He kicked as hard as he could, feeling his lungs on the edge of bursting.

Dave and the others looked around at the water's surface. They had all piled into one boat. The police officers were about to dive into the water, when they saw a disturbance. Suddenly Alvin burst out of the water, an unconscious Brittany with him. The officer's dived into the water and pulled them out. Alvin was coughing and spluttering, but he moved to Brittany's side. She wasn't breathing. Before anyone else could move he started to perform CPR.

"Hold on Brittany, Hold on!" he shouted. He thrust his hands up and down on her chest. He then placed his mouth over hers and gave her air. He then repeated the process. He kept going and going, but nothing was happening. Brittany just lay still, not moving, not breathing. Tears were falling from Alvin's eyes.

"Come on Brittany breath! Please!" he shouted, not stopping. He kept going until he could not anymore.

"I'm sorry but it doesn't look like you made it in time" one of the officers said sadly. Everyone started to cry.

"No Brittany no! I love you! Don't die! I love you!" Alvin screamed. He laid his head on her chest crying. Dave was crying too, but he tried to move forward and hug his son.

"Wait I hear something!" Alvin suddenly shouted. He listened again. It was a weak noise, but it was a recognizable sound. It was the sound of a heartbeat.

"She's alive!" Alvin screamed. He tilted her head to the side and seconds later and she started to cough and splutter, spurting water from her mouth. Her eyes were only partly open, but she looked up at everyone and gave a weak smile.

"Hey… everyone… what happened?" she asked faintly, barely above a whisper. Tears of joy were streaming down everyone's faces. They all rushed over and hugged her.

"Oh Brittany thank god you're alright!" Jeanette almost screamed, as she grabbed a hold of her sister. She never wanted to let go. Eleanor was the same. They both had their older sister back again. She was never going to be gone again. Everyone was so preoccupied with Brittany they didn't notice Alvin's face start to go pale. Alvin lifted up his sweater and looked himself. His soaking wet fur was drenched in blood. The bandages around his body were soaking and ripping off, the claw wounds still spurting out his blood.

"Brittany I… he tried to say before falling over unconscious. Dave turned around and saw him.

"Alvin!" he screamed and rushed to his son. Everyone else gasped when they saw him.

"Alvin!" Brittany cried out weakly. She started crawling towards him.

"No Brittany, don't move you need to rest!" Jeanette said loudly trying to stop her. Brittany just shrugged her grasp away and crawled to her love. He had once again risked his life to save her.

"Alvin" she said faintly as she approached. She gently rubbed his face with the back of her hand before she started to feel dizzy. She lay down next to Alvin and put her arm around him before darkness engulfed her.

"Quickly, we need to get to a hospital!" Dave screamed. The two police officers jumped into action. One of them jumped into the second boat and started it up. Seconds later the two boats were tearing through the water, speeding to reach the shore.

Claudia continued to cackle laughing. Her boat skimmed across the water at incredible speed. Jamal's chopper flew above her, its sirens flashing and its spotlight following her every move. The police boat behind her was performing similar actions.

"I just killed that little brat!" she screeched to herself, continuing to laugh manically.

"Stop you are under arrest Claudia!" Jamal yelled into the speakers. Claudia turned to face him, still driving the boat.

"You can't stop me Jamal! You have tried but you will never succeed!" she screamed. She closed her eyes and continued to laugh, ignoring the sudden warning calls that Jamal and the officer were shouting. She opened her eyes and screamed but it was too late. The boat collided with a large rock and was engulfed in flames. The explosion was so great that the police officer felt the boat rocking and Jamal's helicopter was buffeted back by the expanding air. Jamal looked own and winced at the horrific scene. Pieces of metal were scattered all over the rock and bits were sinking into the sea. The flames continued to billow and shone violently in the dark night.

"Well at least now she can't hurt anyone else" Jamal sighed and turned the helicopter around.

Alvin slowly opened his eyes. He was in a hospital bed. The room was bright and it appeared to be very early morning. He looked down at himself. His claw wounds had been re stitched and bandaged and his right arm was back in a sling.

"Alvin?" said a voice from his left. He turned to see Brittany was in the bed next to him, staring at him.

"Brittany" he gasped and clambered out of the bed and walked towards her. He climbed onto her bed and sat next to her a worried expression on his face.

"Brittany are you alright?" he asked. Brittany smiled at him, her ice-blue eyes glistening.

"I'm alright thanks to you" she said. Alvin smiled.

"You saved my life Alvin" she said happily and hugged him fiercely, a move which he returned.

"I'm so glad you're alright. I was so worried about you" he said tears starting to bream behind his eyes.

"I was so scared Alvin, but one thing kept me going" she said looking straight into his eyes.

"What was it?" he asked, staring back into hers.

"That you would find me and we would be together again" she said. Before she could say another word, Alvin brought his lips to hers and they began to passionately kiss. The two of them sat there together for what seemed like hours. It was all over, no more dangerous jungle, no more aggressive natives, no more Klaus and Claudia. Just Alvin and Brittany, together again.

The door to the room opened and the others walked in quietly. Brittany and Alvin hadn't noticed them. Dave smiled as he watched his son. He had never seen him look so happy. As the two finally broke apart they saw the others and started to blush.

"We're glad to see you two finally woke up" Eleanor said giggling.

"How long were we out?" Alvin asked as his face returned to normal.

"Two days" Simon said, smiling. The group surrounded Alvin and Brittany's bed.

"So did they catch Claudia?" Alvin asked when they had settled down. Everyone looked a little unsure of what to say.

"Well no but…" Dave started before looking down.

"What do you mean?" Brittany asked.

"Well, her boat crashed and kind of um… exploded" Simon said quietly. The group remained silent for a moment.

"Oh" Brittany said after a while.

"Well at least it is all over now" Alvin said as he paced his arm around Brittany and gave her a reassuring squeeze.

"Well not quite" Dave said smiling at the two, "We still need to stay for Klaus's trial. But there is a positive to this"

"Other than that sleazebag going to jail?" Alvin asked raising an eyebrow.

"Yes. The trial isn't for a few more weeks, so we get to stay here on the sunny shores of Costa Rica, like a vacation!" Dave said excitedly.

"Really!" Brittany asked.

"Yep" Theodore said smiling. Brittany and Alvin looked at each then hugged each other in happiness. Inspector Jamal entered the room. He waited until the group had their happy moment together before he approached.

"Hello Alvin, Brittany. I hope you're feeling okay" he asked.

"We're okay" they said in unison before smiling at each other. The Inspector smiled before continuing.

"Despite what happened to Claudia… (He paused for a moment) we still managed to catch Klaus, and I have some good news. There was a reward for their capture" Brittany and Alvin stared at each other then back at the Inspector.

"Now, I know the race was all just a trick to get you to deliver the diamonds for Klaus and Claudia, but if you had managed to complete the task, one of you would win $100 000" he said still smiling. Everyone looked at each other then back to Jamal.

"Well, the reward for their capture was $100 000, so I'm awarding it to both of your groups. You get $50 000 each. Congratulations" Jamal laughed pulling out two checks from his pocket. He handed the checks to Alvin and Brittany, who had their eyes wide and their jaws hanging open. Finally Brittany let out a squeal of joy as she read the check addressed to her and her sisters.

"We got $50 000!" she leapt up and stood on the bed, pulling Alvin up with her, then the two started to dance around laughing, hand in hand. The rest of the group cheered and laughed with them.

"This calls for a celebration!" Alvin screamed and started to sing.

Yahoo! This is your celebration
Yahoo! This is your celebration

Celebrate good times, come on! (Let's celebrate)
Celebrate good times, come on! (Let's celebrate)

There's a party goin' on right here
A celebration to last throughout the years
So bring your good times, and your laughter too
We gonna celebrate your party with you

Come on now

Celebration
Let's all celebrate and have a good time
Celebration
We gonna celebrate and have a good time

It's time to come together
It's up to you, what's your pleasure

Everyone around the world
Come on!

Yahoo! It's a celebration
Yahoo!

Celebrate good times, come on!
It's a celebration
Celebrate good times, come on!
Let's celebrate

We're gonna have a good time tonight
Let's celebrate, it's all right
We're gonna have a good time tonight
Let's celebrate, it's all right

Baby...

We're gonna have a good time tonight (Ce-le-bra-tion)
Let's celebrate, it's all right
We're gonna have a good time tonight (Ce-le-bra-tion)
Let's celebrate, it's all right

Yahoo!
Yahoo!

Celebrate good times, come on! (Let's celebrate)
Celebrate good times, come on!
It's a celebration!
Celebrate good times, come on! (Let's celebrate)

Come on and celebrate, good times, tonight (Celebrate good times, come on!)
'Cause everything's gonna be all right
Let's celebrate (Celebrate good times, come on)
(Let's celebrate)..

As the song ended Alvin and Brittany moved together and started to kiss. Simon and Jeanette followed suit, then Eleanor and Theodore. After everything that they had all been through, all the pain and the heart ack, they could now finally be happy. Klaus was going to end up being thrown in prison, they had all $100 000 and they were going to be staying on the beaches of Costa Rica for the next few days, but the main thing that made all of them happy, was that they had each other, from now and forever.

Well everything turned out happy in the end. If you didn't know the song is Celebration by Kool & the Gang. I know I said earlier I wouldn't do another song, but honestly the scene called for it! There is one last chapter to update before the story finally comes to an end, so keep on reading!