(One more chapter left after this one, Hooray! I, Own, Nothing!)
The Eds looked everywhere in Paris but they could not find Sarousch, so they went to the palace of justice where Phoebus sent the rest of the guards to find Sarousch.
"Were have you boys been?" asked Phoebus.
"Give us some slack! We've looked all over this place trying to find Sarousch," snapped Eddy.
"So was I, but don't worry, he won't get away with a bell that size."
"I think that Sarousch might have more than just the bell, Phoebus," said Double D.
"What do you mean?"
"Phoebus!" cried a now arriving Esmeralda with Quasi.
"Zephyr has gone after Sarousch," said Quasi much to Phoebus's shock.
"I believe that is what Sock Head was trying to tell you about," said Eddy.
"I looked everywhere," said Esmeralda worrying.
"I've got guards all over the city. We'll find him," said Phoebus holding his wife.
"You're looking in all the wrong places," said Madellaine locked in a cell.
"Hi, Maddie!" said Ed.
"What do you mean in the wrong places?" asked Double D.
"Sarousch has made a living from illusion, but I can outthink him. It's the same as the disappearing elephant. There's always a tunnel under the stage."
"Wait! You mean there was a trap door underneath that stage?" asked Eddy. "I told you he was a fraud!"
"Eddy, we don't have time for this!" snapped Double D. "Now where has he taken the bell?"
"He's taking it underground," said Madellaine as Esmeralda realized what she meant.
"The catacombs," said Esmeralda. "He could be using the catacombs."
"Oh come on!" snapped Eddy. "That's just what she wants us to think."
"Eddy's right," said Phoebus. "We go underground and he slips right out of town. Can't you see?"
Esmeralda looked at Phoebus with pleading eyes. "Listen to me, your son's life is at stake. Maybe you should look again, like you did with me."
Phoebus looked back at her and then to Madellaine then he took out his keys.
"Oh you got to be kidding me, you're letting her go!" snapped Eddy.
"Yes, but she's coming along as a prisoner," said Phoebus opening the cell door and tying rope around her wrists and holding the end of the rope with his hands as he led her out the door.
"Should Ed feel sorry for Maddie, guys?" said Ed.
"I, sigh, I don't know what to think anymore, Ed," said Double D walking behind Phoebus with Esmeralda and Ed.
"Hey, Quasi, you're coming or what?" said Eddy snapping Quasi out of his thoughts and heading out with the others.
At the catacombs, Esmeralda led the way, holding the torch.
"Well, it's nice to know some thing's haven't changed," said Double D.
"Yea, the same old bones," said Eddy.
"This reminds me of The Liar of the Chimera from the pits of darkness!" said Ed freaking out Madellaine.
"Is he always like that?" asked Madellaine.
"Lady, I could tell you stories," said Eddy.
Then all of them stopped as they heard a sound coming from the pathway in front of them.
"What was that?" asked Quasi.
"It's the Chimera! It has come to devour our flesh!" shouted Ed.
"That's stupid," said Eddy, then the sound came closer causing Eddy to push Phoebus in front of the group. "But just in case why don't you be in front? After all you have a sword."
"Gee, thanks," Phoebus said sarcastically as the voice came nearer. Phoebus was about ready to attack when the source of the voice was none other then…
"Djali," said Esmeralda.
"What's the goat doing here," said Eddy as Djali just bleats.
"Djali knows where Zephyr is," said Ed causing everyone to look at him.
"How do you know that, Ed?" asked Double D.
"Rolf taught me how to speak goat."
"You had to ask," said Eddy.
"Hurry, Djali, take us to him," said Esmeralda as they followed Djali.
Meanwhile in another part of the catacombs, a boat carrying Sarousch and the bell, being rowed by his goons, was on its way out of Paris.
"Which would go with my eyes? Diamonds or sapphire?" said Sarousch.
"How about iron bars?" Eddy shouted, as Sarousch noticed he was surrounded by guards, Phoebus, Esmeralda, the Eds, Quasimodo and Madellaine.
"Bonjour, Capitaine," greeted Sarousch.
"Surrender now!" Phoebus used the roller, forcing the cage to drop in front of Sarousch, blocking his path. "You got no way out!"
"Oh really? I see things a bit differently."
Sarousch used a puff of smoke and held Zephyr in his hand.
"Mama, Popa!" Zephyr cried. Quasimodo wanted to save him but couldn't.
"Oh no, Zephyr!" cried Double D.
"Let him go!" Phoebus yelled, while Esmeralda gets worried.
"Let him go? I think not, Captain," said Sarousch. "He's my ticket out of here."
"You're not going anywhere, Sarousch," Phoebus got out his sword. "Now release the boy." Then the other guards got out their swords as well.
"Let me pass safely and you may see your precious little boy again," Sarousch ordered.
Madellaine touched Quasimodo's shoulder. "Quasimodo, he means it. He'll hurt Zephyr, but I know how we can save him. Please untie me,"
"Why, so you could escape with Sarousch?" said Quasi still mad, as Madellaine looked upset
"Yea, were not that stupid," said Ed.
"Don't test me, Captain!" yelled Sarousch.
"Papa!" Zephyr screamed. Phoebus did not want to let Sarousch get away but he did not want his son getting hurt so he had no choice. He soon opened the gate.
"Lovely," Sarousch grinned evilly.
"What'll we do, Eddy, what'll we do?" panicked Ed.
"I don't know? Sock head, think of something!" panicked Eddy.
"I-I don't know, I just don't know!" panicked Double D.
Quasi did know what to do. He felt like he failed everyone now. Then Madellaine touched his shoulder, making him look at her.
"Quasi, listen to me, I know I hurt you, I'm sorry. But I am someone you can trust."
"How can I? I've already made that mistake."
"Quasimodo, there's more to me," said Madellaine. Quasimodo stared at her with a surprised look. He looked at the Eds as they gave him a nod saying it's the only way. Quasi then looked back at Madellaine with a small smile and untied the ropes around her wrists. Madellaine took Quasi's hand and led him up the stairs with the Eds close behind.
They soon came to an edge where they could see Sarousch's boat about to come through.
"Ok, what's the plan?" said Eddy, as Quasimodo, who was carrying a rope, threw the end of it across the gap.
"Quasimodo holds the rope and I'll do the rest," said Madellaine as she was about to walk on the rope.
"You have done this before, haven't you?" asked Double D worried.
"I've been… practicing."
"Oh in that case, the kid's doomed," said Eddy but Quasi shushed him.
Madellaine began to walk, focusing on her balance, "The hush comes over the crowd as Madellaine begins her graceful trick," Madellaine began to lose balance, but she's still working on it, "I can do this, I can do this."
"She can do it, she can do it," said Double D shaking.
"She can't do this, she can't do this," said Eddy shaking as well.
"Maddie can do this, Maddie can do this," said Ed also shaking.
"I know you can," Quasi smiled.
Madellaine smiled and continued on, as Sarousch laughed, holding Zephyr.
Suddenly, Madellaine sat on the rope. Hanging on by her legs, she caught the boy out of Sarousch's hands.
Sarousch gasped when he saw Madellaine holding the boy, "What are you doing here?!"
"Just standing here, looking pretty," Madellaine replied as Quasi laughed.
Sarousch looked up to see Ed, Double D, and Eddy about to fall right on top of him. "Prepare to meet your maker!" shouted Ed.
"Not the face, not the face!" shouted Sarousch but not only did the Ed's jump him but they beat the crud out of him while the rest of Phoesbus's men arrested Sarousch's men.
Madellaine handed Zephyr over to Phoebus and Esmeralda as the two hugged their child, glad that he's safe.
"Captain, we've rounded up all of Sarousch's men. Now all that's left is Sarousch," said a guard pointing at The Eds still beating Sarousch up.
"Hey, Ed, look what I found," said Eddy holding up Sarousch's wig and putting it back on his head.
"Attack the wig!" shouted Ed now bitting Sarousch's head.
"GAAAAAAAAAAA!" shouted Sarosuch now being hit and biten.
"Do you think we should stop this?" asked another guard.
Quasimodo, Madellaine, Zephyr, Phoebus, and Esmeralda looked at each other. "Nah," they all said.
(With Sarousch caught, and Zephyr and the bell safe what happens now? Stay tuned for the conclusion.)