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dashed to her room and donned her battle suit. She felt it's reassuring
power as the bands on it glowed blue. She went downstairs, intending
to tell her Mom and Dad what was happening. But as she entered the kitchen,
she saw them hunched over the table, breathing heavily, each of them
with their hands on their heads as if they were in pain.
Dad?' she said. 'Are you all right?' 'Please let them be all right,'
she thought. 'They can't be sick, not now....' But they were
both straightening up and she saw uncharacteristic scowls in their eyes,
though they were both grinning.
better than all right, Kimberly Ann!' her Dad said. 'I've just come
to the realization that I have the means at my disposal to destroy my
enemies?' said Kim, baffled. 'You mean the cable guy?'
paused a moment. 'I was thinking of my co-workers,' he said, 'but now
that you mention it, he needs to go too! It'll be black holes! Black
holes for everyone!! Hahahahahahahaaaaaaaaaa!!!'
she said. 'Are you OK with this?'
said Dr. Possible, her voice high and tight. 'As long as he doesn't
get in the way of my plans! Those directors at the hospital have been
lording it around for too long! I think it's high time they had a taste
of their own medicine! Hahahahahahahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!'
She took one of the longer hypodermic needles from her medical bag and
threw back her head in wild laughter.
away slowly. 'O.... K.....' she said. 'Look, I need to be somewhere
for a while. Why don't you both....'
somewhere, Kim Possible?' came two voices behind her. Kim jumped. Jim
and Tim were walking up to her, both with identical grins on their faces.
Jim took out a remote and pushed a button on it with a high-pitched
zoomed from the living room into the kitchen. Kim gasped and dodged
it, knocking it in the side with a swift punch. The rocket spiraled
out of control. Kim flipped to the other side of the room, opened the
kitchen door and the rocket shot outdoors where it exploded in the back
is wrong with you, tweebs?' she said, staring at her brothers,
who were both glaring back at her.
stepped forwards. 'I am very disappointed in you, boys!' he said,
shaking his finger. 'If you're going to build a doomsday rocket, make
Dad.' they said.
standing with her mouth hanging open. Something was incredibly whacked
out, and she realized with a jolt that it must have something to do
with Ron. She looked down at her wrist, which had the bracelet Ron had
given her around it. The circuitry panel on it was emitting a soft glow.
up at her family and saw that all of them were advancing on her, grinning
wickedly. Then suddenly, they all reeled backwards, clutching their
foreheads again. Her dad raised his head.
he said weakly. 'What happened to us...?'
Then suddenly a sound of maniacal laughter echoed through the house.
Ron's voice at once. Somehow every radio in the house, and every TV
set had turned on. Kim and the others dashed into the living room to
see a blue-faced Ron staring out from their big screen TV, sporting
a savage grin.
of Earth!' he said, his voice rising to a megalomaniacal pitch. Then
suddenly he coughed, his tongue lolling out. 'I've got a hair in my
mouth, wait a minute!' He scraped his tongue with his fingers and cleared
his throat. 'There! Ahem - people of Earth! I am your new lord
and master! You have just noticed the effects of my evil machine. With
it I can reverse the law-abiding tendencies of every living being on
this planet! You may have thought the world was a troubled place with
just a few villains on the loose - but I'll show you what it's like
with a world full of super-villains!'
mouth fell open. She would not have believed it if she had not just
seen it for herself. Whatever Ron was doing, it had turned her own family
against her in no time flat. Had he really done it to the entire world,
or was he just bragging?
Jim and Tim seemed unable to decide if they thought this was cool or
not. Mrs. Possible stared in shock. 'Why is Ron on TV and why is he
blue?' she said.
are simple!' Ron continued. 'Surrender the world's supply of Nacos to
me unconditionally! Or watch as the orderly societies in which you live
crumble by your own hands! And while you're thinking it over - I'll
give you a few hours taste of what it will be like if you choose to
defy my will! Chao!' The TV blinked off, briefly flashing a large
red "Z" before fading to black.
had a few seconds to take in the shock of what she had heard before
her family was hunching over again - then straightening up.
Jim cried out, laughing evilly. Her Mom and Dad were also laughing.
Kim's bracelet glowed, and she knew - somehow it was protecting her
from the effects of whatever it was that Ron was using.
as her Dad made a lunge for her, rolling to the side as her mother and
brothers both made tries to seize her. 'Stop her!' yelled her Dad. 'She'll
ruin our plans for world domination...!'
up a fighting stance. She didn't have time to wait. If Ron wasn't exaggerating,
the whole world was in a similar state and the longer it went on the
more damage might be done. Her whole family was advancing on her again.
about this.' she said quietly, cracking her knuckles. 'Though I admit,
part of me thinks it's a dream come true.....'
two minutes later, she was checking the knots on the sets of four chairs
to which she had her parents and the twins securely tied. She had also
been obliged to gag them, as she got tired of hearing her own family
making canned super-villain threats to destroy her.
be back later to turn you loose.' she said. It had been the hardest
thing in the world for her to subdue and tie up her own family. Admittedly,
it hadn't been too hard for her to tie up her brothers, but it was still
not an experience she wanted to repeat.
she stepped out into the front lawn and took out her Kimmunicator. 'Wade,'
she said, 'What's the sitch? Can you tell me where Ron is now? If he
broadcast on world wide television, you must have been able to track
shiftily at her. 'Now why would I want to do that?' he said, his voice
low and grating. 'When I've got a world of my own to conquer!'
Kim felt as if her gut had bottomed out. 'No, Wade....' she said. 'Not
right, Kim Possible!' he said, holding a flashlight under his chin to
under light his face, casting eerie shadows. 'Once I take over the virtual
world of Everlot, all the account holders will be at my mercy! If they
want their accounts to stay open, over a million gamers will be forced
to surrender to me! And once they are at my command, the real world
will be next! Hahahahahahahaaaaaaaaaa!!!'
off her Kimmunicator. She thought of Monique, and though dreading what
she might hear, she could not stop herself from dialing. She needed
help - and if there was even the smallest chance....
came Monique's voice through her Kimmunicator.
it's me - Kim.' she said. 'I've got a sitch here....'
Monique's voice broke in, shrill and high. 'So you wanna bust up my
plan to gain control of the world through Club Banana's distribution
network! If you try it girl, I'll change you from heroine to zeroine....!'
off the Kimmunicator again. She stood on the sidewalk leading up to
her house. The neighborhood seemed eerily quiet, but in the distance,
she could hear the sound of sirens and commotion. She thought briefly
of taking the car, but if Wade was evil now, she didn't doubt that he
had all kinds of remote control links to it that would make using it
alone - more alone than she had ever felt in her life. There was no
one she could turn to for help. If Ron was telling the truth in his
broadcast, then everyone she knew and trusted was now against her. She
clenched a fist, glancing toward her house, where her family was tied
up and helpless. She had to stop Ron and Team Probable - but she couldn't
bring herself to leave her family like this. She sank down on the steps
to the porch and began to cry.
Kim!!' Kim suddenly looked up, fighting back her tears. She saw
Bonnie tearing down the street, her face pale. She dashed across the
yard and stopped in front of her, panting and looking exhausted.
Kim said. 'What are you doing here....?'
it's awful!' she said. 'It's like the whole city's gone nuts!
Everyone in the cheer squad is saying how they're going to use their
moves to take over the world, the chess club is making plans to put
the city in checkmate; and Mr. Barkin has taken over the school and
he's calling himself "Lord Barkorr"!'
at her. Bonnie's face was full of concern, and more - she seemed different
and not just afraid. 'Why did you come here?' she asked.
smiled brightly. 'Are you kidding?' she said. 'I figured if anyone would
know what to do, it would be you! You're the greatest!'
greatest?' Kim said, dumbstruck.
Bonnie said, her eyes practically shining with admiration. 'I wish I
could be as brave and talented as you!'
at her bracelet, which was still glowing, then back at Bonnie. The truth
dawned on her - Ron's machine hadn't just turned everyone in the world
evil. It had swapped their good and evil leanings so that everyone
who was normally good and law-abiding was now going all super-villain.
And those who had evil on their brains were now finding their good
tendencies on top. As strange as it seemed, even the normally subversive
and obnoxious Bonnie was now acting helpful and supportive.
that outfit looks so cool on you!' Bonnie was saying.
said Kim. The whole sitch was so ultra-mega weird she wasn't sure what
to say. 'Look Bonnie, I need to find Ron. If you want to help, could
you keep an eye on things here while I'm out?' The thought of a friend
looking after her family was a great relief to her, even if it was Bonnie.
'Just don't listen to my folks and don't untie them until I say so.'
for you Kim! You're my best friend!' Bonnie smiled, her face warm and
kind looking. Kim started off down the sidewalk and Bonnie called after
her. 'Good luck finding Ron! You two were always so cute together!'
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windows within the main monitor screen, Grimm and Rhonda watched as
chaos erupted in many major cities. Even the police were joining in
the looting, as it seemed like everyone was trying to build their own
doomsday machines, take over their businesses, neighborhoods or houses.
Ron turned and grinned. 'How's that for back-up?' he said with satisfaction.
'Now Kim Possible will have to fight her way through a whole city
to get to me!!'
stood dumbstruck. 'How did....?' she started, but Ron interrupted her.
idea I picked up from Dementor.' he said. 'The simple-minded fool didn't
realize what power he'd stumbled into! By hijacking the global satellite
network, I can broadcast the signal from my Mega Synaptic Transducer
across the entire planet! Oh, I'm so brilliant I even scare me!'
he took out a small mirror and looked into it. 'Aaaaah!' he screamed,
cringing as he looked at himself. He waved in Grimm's direction while
still admiring himself in the mirror. 'You can let Rufus go now, he's
cool.' he said.
stepped doubtfully to Rufus's cages, but unlocked them. Rufus scampered
out with slitted eyes and a mischievous grin. 'Ha haaaaaa!' he squeaked,
dashing towards Ron and scampering up his leg to perch on his forearm.
little buddy!' Ron said, holding out a finger, which Rufus slapped with
his paw in a 'high-five' gesture. 'Care to help me spread some evil?'
Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah!' Rufus chittered, rubbing his paws together.
Ron crooned, his voice going low and cutesy. 'Who's an evil little naked
mole rat? Who's an evil little naked mole rat?' He tickled Rufus' tummy
and Rufus laughed.
raised an eyebrow, but smiled all the same. Rhonda looked at Rueful,
who looked back at her as they both shared an expression of slight embarrassment.
Then suddenly Ron turned to them again.
people, we've still got work to do. The whole world may be against her
now, but somehow I doubt that Kim Possible will let that stop her! She'll
target the Mega Synaptic Transducer first. While I'm installing equipment
to protect it, you two will have to run interference!'
got it.' said Grimm. 'Any thoughts on what we should expect?'
grinned. 'Oh, knowing her like I do, I've got a few ideas.....' his
hand twitched around the hilt of the Lotus Blade.
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down the street, with no clear idea of what to do next. She began thinking
to herself - trying to think what Ron would do. As clear as a bell,
she heard him speaking in her head, when she herself had asked during
the Diablo menace, where they should start looking for the Diablo signal.
source of all things evil - Bueno Nacho!'
past houses, buildings and stores on her way into town, she heard bursts
of maniacal laughter from nearly everyone. She saw dozens of ramshackle
doomsday machines being built on rooftops, front lawns and driveways.
As she entered the city proper, she saw similar behavior. Luckily, everyone
seemed engrossed in their own pursuits and didn't pay much attention
to her. Her first instinct was to leap into action and stop each person
who looked like they were trying to take over the world.
on the prize, Kim.' she said to herself. She couldn't afford to
stop and fight each person she met. If she could find and stop Ron,
then they would all go back to normal. Finally, Bueno Nacho loomed before
in through the doors, ready for anything. But she saw only Ned, who
was grinning and mixing various ingredients. As Kim entered, he looked
he said in his nasally voice. 'You won't succeed in stopping my plans
for world domination! Once I formulate a mind-control serum, everyone
who eats at Bueno Nacho will be my slave...!'
have time for this!' Kim said. Barely a minute later, Ned was gagged
and tied up on the floor. 'Sorry, Ned.' she said, wondering how many
times this would happen before she found Ron. She searched the restaurant
from top to bottom, but found nothing.
down instinctively in the booth she and Ron had always shared, racking
her brain, trying to think like Ron again. She held her Kimmunicator,
fighting back the urge to try calling Wade again. It was her first instinct
to turn to him for information - and information was what she desperately
needed. But Wade was probably deep into his plan for taking over Everlot
the screen bleeped on, though she had not hit any buttons. She saw a
girl with an Asian complexion, with spiked hair that had multi-colored
streaks pulled into two pony-tails. 'Is this Kim Possible?' she said,
her voice slightly muffled speaking through a lollypop she had in her
you?' said Kim, baffled.
out her sucker, then smiled and waved. 'Heard my voice, but never met
formally! Name's Jade!'
she said. 'Grimm's hacker?'
flesh!' she chirped. 'Well, sort of....'
do you want?' she glared. 'If he sent you to gloat, then you can tell
amp it down Lady K!' Jade said, spreading out her hands and showing
her wrists. 'Grimm didn't send me. Fact is, he'll probably be a little
miffed that I called you. You see, your BF didn't mail me one of those
at the glowing band around her wrist. 'So you're....'
'Your new eye in the sky!' Jade smiled. 'I'll do stand-in for Wade -
unless you'd rather go it alone.' Kim bit her lip. Her doubt must have
showed, because Jade piped in again. 'Look, I don't have any way to
prove it, but I really want to help.'
a desperate resolve growing in her. It was time to take a chance. 'All
right.' she said. 'Sitch me, Jade.' she said.
and soon her fingers were dancing across several keyboards. 'Cliff Notes
version - your boy Ron made something called the Mega Synaptic Transducer
and it's reversed the good and evil tendencies of everyone on Earth.
Which is probably why I'm being so helpful now. I can't guarantee I
won't turn against you if you stop him, for which I apologize in advance.'
said Kim. 'The good and evil thing I've kinda noticed on my own. I have
to bust up his Mega-whatever, but I'm flying blind....'
it to the gal with the prism hair-do!' Jade grinned. 'Ron and the others
are holed up in a warehouse on the edge of town. Here's your Rand-McNally!'
Jade's face vanished and the Kimmunicator screen flashed up a street
map. In glowing, green lines and letters, she saw the intersection where
she was standing along with a blinking red arrow and the words "You
Are Here". Then it panned out, moving to the northwest of Middleton.
In the Industrial section of town, just near the edge of the city, she
saw a blinking red "Z" and the words "Ron is Here".
face reappeared. 'Don't expect a cake-walk inside.' she said. 'Ron's
been beefing up security big time. But there's an access drain that
leads right into the warehouse. I found it in the floor plans.' The
screen showed a diagram of the huge building, along with a blinking
set of lines showing where the access drain led in to the warehouse,
and where it led out. 'Once you're in, I won't be able to help you.
The whole place is loaded with jamming equipment, and once the Transducer
went on line, I got put on his 'banned' list.'
at her. 'How do I know I can trust you?' she said.
'Like I said, I can't prove it. But I don't think your BF forgot to
clue me in on his plan. I think he wanted me to tell you where
how Ron had anticipated her arrival when he'd had Drakken's evil, always
thinking several steps in advance. And she remembered his words in the
fake Bueno Nacho.
a villainous plot without a do-gooder trying to get in the way?'
to stop them Jade.' she said. 'All of them.'
regretful. 'I know.' she said. 'Just.... don't hurt them Kim. They're
my friends.' The screen flashed and went black.
towards the section of town where Jade had directed her and saw a distant
glow. 'Thanks, Jade.' she said softly. 'But I get the feeling your friends
don't feel the same way.'
out of Bueno Nacho, and her eye strayed to a scooter dealership down
the street. Outside was a sign that read "Free Test Drives".
She smiled and ran towards it.