Author: Tonifranz PM
FINISHED! Pokey Oakes elementary has an annual school dance for it's first graders. Sounds good. The catch is, the girls are the one who invite the boys, and the boys, according to school rules, can't refuse the girl who first asked them. What would the boys do?Rated: Fiction K - English - Humor - Brick & Blossom - Chapters: 11 - Words: 49,646 - Reviews: 198 - Favs: 38 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 01-03-05 - Published: 04-03-04 - Status: Complete - id: 1801086
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This fic happens after What is Buttercup's Plan. But reading that fic and my other fics is not necessary for understanding or enjoying this fic. There are references to my other fics, notably Allies and Rivals and Allies and Rivals II. However, the only thing that needs to be understood in this was that a certain Dr William Edwards was the one who recreated the Rowdyruff Boys, not Him, after they were first destroyed by the girls by being kissed, and under his guidance, they were not evil anymore. And they were in alliance with the girls, called the Ruff Puff Alliance, with Blossom as leader.
Short Summary: Pokey Oakes elementary has an annual school dance for its first graders. Sounds good. The catch is, the girls are the one who invite the boys, and the boys, according to school rules, can't refuse the girl who first asked them.
Long Summary: This is a story about a Sadie Hawkins Dance, where the girls ask the boys, and the boy has to take the first girl to ask him to the dance, or else! The boys conjure ways to get out from being asked, and going to the dance, while the girls, as a result of a combination of events, were left with only the Rowdyruffs to ask. Will the Rowdyruff Boys escape from the terrors of the dance? Or will the Powerpuff Girls manage to get the boys to the Dance? And what does Princess Morebucks have to do with all of this?
Announcement: This is the last chapter to the Dance. I hope you enjoyed this little ficlet of mine.
Disclaimer: I don't own the Powerpuff Girls or their characters. The Powerpuff Girls are owned by Craig McCracken and Cartoon Network. I only own my own characters, the most prominent of which is Dr Edwards.
The City of Townsville…
The end of the Dance was full of irony. The whole adventure began with the boys scared, or at least pretended to be scared, stiff by the prospect of the Dance. Which was strange because the boys didn't even know what exactly was a dance, and they usually weren't afraid of something unknown. Except if it involves girls forcing boys to do something they don't want to, and what groups of girls were more terrifying to the Rowdyruff Boys than the Powerpuff Girls? So off they went, doing their best not to go to something full of cooties and other "scary" stuff.
The adventure also began because the Powerpuff Girls, who really wasn't that enthusiastic about going to the Dance, was provoked to go by Princess for the wrong reasons. Of course, they only wanted to go to the Dance with the Rowdyruffs because they wanted them and the boys to have fun together. What was even funnier was that the Rowdyruff Boys, except of Bubbles and Boomer, weren't really the girls' first choice in the matter. They, the Rowdyruffs, were the last resort, literally, after all the available boys were taken because of Princess' scheme—even after they angered the girls when they didn't help fight monsters that morning because they disappeared from town. How much the girls value the boys' opinions in the matter was shown by the Powerpuff's ignoring the fact that the boys wanted to avoid the dance. And the opposite could be said of by the boys wanting to escape even after agreeing to go to the dance.
Depending on who you asked, the flight of the boys from Townsville and their effort to avoid going once asked was either a common sense approach to the evil attempts of the girls to torture the boys, a means of depriving the girls of their fun and their reputation at the dance, or a really silly matter that should have been dealt with by burning the Dance Hall.
In the end, the matter was resolved not of clearing up matters, but further complicating it. The Rowdyruff Boys, who had no idea what a Dance was at this point, mistook the buffet on the adjacent of the Dance Hall as the main course, figuratively speaking, of the Dance, and didn't really see those silly boys and girls make fools of themselves making funny movements and jumping up and down that everyone else calls dancing, and instead, only saw food.
Which was fortunate for the boys since they haven't eaten since lunch at that time. And so they declared they really enjoyed the Dance, which they meant was that they really enjoyed the food at the buffet which happened to be at the Dance, but to the boys, didn't, at that point, see the difference, only the difference to their stomachs the food made. The irony of the boys enjoying the Dance after trying to flee from the girls in dread horror of what torture a Dance might bring was only too clear.
Which was unfortunate for the girls. The chase of the boys through the countryside, and the effort to keep the boys from not going to the Dance made a simple Dance into another contest of supremacy, especially in Blossom's eyes, between the Powerpuff Girls and the Rowdyruff Boys. And of course, this was also a social contest between Princess and the Powerpuff Girls. They all thought that once the boys would be docile and come with the girls like good little puppies, er, boys, everything would be all right, and they can thumb their nose at Princess once again socially, as they always did physically. Then, they would have the boys accompany them in the Dance floor when the Dance proper begins, and flaunt to the rest of the school that they had the most powerful boys in town as their dates. It would make them the envy of an already envious student body, and more so to the two-thirds of the girls who had at least a crush on one of the Rowdyruff Boys.
Of course, everything was not all right even after the boys had been reduced to puppy dogs. They won over the boys at least, but any sense of victory, or triumph, faded when the boys didn't accompany them to the Dance floor, and instead, just started eating at the buffet. Socially, they considered this very humiliating, embarrassing, and most importantly, not fun at all. What would the others think of it? To them, not going with the boys, or not going at all, would be better than this. This made the girls very angry at the boys. They were the ones who desperately wanted the boys to the Dance, and who chased them half-way across the country to get what they wanted. In the end, they did not enjoy the dance. In fact, the appetite of the boys embarrassed them.
The boys, were as usual, clueless, since they know more about the endocrine system of a Cletinna Anillada, clause 38 subsection b of the Treaty of Wesphalia in 1648, than about girls their age and how to deal with them. So it was understandable that they felt outrage when Blossom told them her demand that they be slaves for a month in exchange for them not ratting out to their Dad.
And there, of course, was the matter of Princess.
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Brick stared wide-eyed at Blossom at her demand. And he was very very ticked-off. "Hey, that ain't fair! What did we do to deserve such treatment?" he protested.
"Yeah!" Boomer seconded. "You won! You forced us to go to this dance with you! And you wanted us to enjoy it! And we did! You got everything you wanted!"
"You won, got it? You chased us half way across the country, and busted all our efforts to avoid the dance!" Butch added. "What else do you want to punish us for?"
"Oh don't pretend to be ignorant," Blossom countered. "You will do what I demand or we will tell your Dad what lying brats you are!"
"You wouldn't! He'll kill us!" Boomer shot back, terrified at the prospect of his Dad getting angry.
"Why you ugly little worms! Especially Blossom, the queen of ugly little slithering slugs! You have no gratitude at all!" Brick replied.
"Why Brick, you slimy stupid toad! Yes, anybody who thinks Dances are about food are stupid!" Blossom replied.
"Why? Didn't this Dance prove that dancing is about eating?" asked Brick. "After all, that's what we did, and you didn't do anything else but watch us eat! You even joined us in the eating!"
Bubbles suddenly fell laughing on the floor.
"What's so funny?" asked Boomer.
But Blossom was not amused. "Ha, ha. Very funny, Brick. But no matter! I know what you were up to! You deliberately pigged out in order to embarrass us so you can get your revenge for us winning the contest!"
"We pigged out because there was a lot of food, and we were hungry, and any thought of embarrassing you is secondary!" Brick replied. "Besides, how could us eating all those food embarrass you?"
"You really don't get it? Or just pretending you don't get it?" Buttercup interjected.
"What am I suppose to 'get'?" asked Boomer. "We didn't do anything bad! Look, we did all that you want us to do, namely go to the Dance with you and stay here till it ended! What else do you want?"
"Oh this is going nowhere!" Blossom said. "I don't care why you think you should be punished for your perfidy, but you will do it or I will tell your Dad about it!"
"Look, I think you three are irrational, but what the hell. Couldn't you make it, let's say, easier for us?" asked Brick. "How about we just pay you each $10 for this?"
"No! You have no idea how you embarrassed and humiliated us, and giving your proper punishment is the only way we can get back!" Blossom shot back. "Now, I demand an answer! Will you accept it, or won't you? Being slaves to us for a month at least."
"Hm, this is very serious," said Brick. "Could you give us some time to think the answer over? Can you wait until at least tomorrow evening?"
"Well, Blossom, I think that's reasonable," said Bubbles. "It won't change anything, you know."
"Well, okay," said Blossom. "I'm giving you at least 24 hours to think about it. And one more thing. If you don't agree, and think you can get away with it, then by God, since I'm leader of the Ruff-Puff Alliance, I will make all three of you boys suffer and do all the work of the alliance and extremely punish you for any small offenses in doing your official duties. So don't try to get away. Or else!"
Brick gritted his teeth. "If only you weren't leader of the Alliance! If you actually carried out your threat, then by God! When I become leader of this alliance, I'll—"
"You'll what? That is, become leader? Oh no, that won't happen anytime soon, or ever! There's a reason, you know, why Dr. Edwards chose me, not you, as Alliance leader! I will never let you be leader over me, and of the Alliance!" Blossom shouted.
That remark infuriated the boys, but Brick held his temper, and but it didn't prevent him from saying a few choice words at Blossom. "We'll see, we'll see!" he finally said. "You're a pain in the ass as a leader, and you're not as brilliant as me!"
With that, he and his brothers flew as fast as they can towards home.
"And they didn't even walk us, or even fly us home!" Bubbles complained. For some reason, she wasn't as angry or mad at the boys than her sisters.
The girls then flew home.
Unknown to the six, there was a boy with blond hair with glasses, also six, their classmate, who happened to have his parents late in fetching him, who watched the entire scene.
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The next morning was Sunday, and the tempers of both sides cooled down considerably, though the girls were still angry at the boys, and the boys peeved at the girls.
At the Edwards household, the doctor himself, after a hearty breakfast, went to his hammock in his backyard with a book, while the boys went into the forest to explore, and at the same time to talk without any chance of their father catching.
"Brick, why the hell didn't you just say no?" asked Butch. "It would be a cold day in hell if I agree to be slaves to those girls! And you said you'd think about it? Are you crazy?"
"Look, Butch, I don't want Dad to find out!" Brick shouted back. "What I wanted to is to diffuse the situation, and saying no to their crazy idea would only make it more difficult for us."
"What do you mean more difficult?" asked Butch.
"Do you really want Blossom to go crazy as leader and order you to do what she likes as long as it has something to do with the Alliance?" asked Brick. "Pretty much the same. You'll end up her slave just the same."
"And you'll support her if she orders us to do whatever damn she wants?" asked Butch.
"Of course," said Brick. "It really would send a bad precedent if subordinates can just rebel against their leaders, and I don't want the girls having any bright ideas when I become leader."
"So you'd sacrifice us so you can become all-powerful leader? Oh typical of you Brick!" Butch replied.
"And would you oppose me or support me?" asked Brick.
"Well, you know I'd support you! Dang it, Brick, you'd know we'll never go against you even if you sell us down the river shovelling shit!" Butch replied. "But that doesn't mean I won't tell you that you and ideas sucks!"
Boomer, who had just been listening, asked the question. "So what do we do?"
"I'm thinking. I'd rather just tell Dad and let him punish us. It would certainly be better than those girls ordering us around, but doing so would only make us their slaves in another capacity," said Brick. "So we need a plan, but problem is, I don't have one."
"Hey boys, I think one of your friends wants to see you," said his father in their watch.
"Who is it?"
"Richard," said Dr. Edwards. "He said he want to play with you.
"Okay, okay, we'll come there," said Brick. "Come on. It's Hook. Maybe we can play for a while so we can take our minds off the girls."
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A minute later, the Rowdyruff Boys met with one of their close friends, Richard Hook. He was six years old, had blond hair, with think glasses, and five inches shorter than the Rowdyruff Boys.
"Nice to see you, Hook. Okay, let's go to the forest! I have found a great place where we can play, and—" Boomer began.
"That would be awesome! But guys, I think I can help you," said Hook. "Brick, Butch, Boomer, I know that you have a problem with the girls, and I have information that could help you."
"I think, we better talk in the forest besides the lake. I don't want anybody else to hear from us," said Brick. "Butch, carry him there so we can get there as fast as we can!"
Butch nodded, carried Hook, and they flew to the edge of the lake. "Okay, Hook, what do you know?"
"Well, for starters, I know that the girls are ticked off at you for not dancing with them at the Dance," said Hook. "My parents were late in fetching me, so I was there, but you didn't see me when you had your shouting match. I know that the girls wanted you to be your slaves for a month I think."
"Yeah, but that's old news. By the way, did you enjoy the Dance?" asked Boomer.
"Hardly. Jane keeps complaining that I dance like a stick, but hey, who's perfect? Anyway, get this. Princess was the one who's responsible for all those food. She told Mitch that she was the one responsible for all those food coming in for as long as the dance lasted, and if it hadn't been for her, then the food would have run out after an hour," Hook narrated.
"Really Hook? How'd you know this?" asked Brick.
"Well, I overheard her conversation with Mitch, so I went to the back of the buffet—the other entrance, not the door to the Dance Hall. I found this," said Hook. "It's the receipt for all the food. It's a carbon copy. The caterer dropped it by accident, and when I was roaming the premises waiting for Mom and Dad, I happened to pick it up!"
"Whoa! All those food caused $50,000?" Boomer exclaimed upon looking at the receipt.
"Yup! It was ordered from the most expensive caterer in the City, and the food you ate is the most expensive! And all billed to his father, Mr. Morebucks. And you know what? He originally only contributed about $2,000 worth of food!"
"How'd you know that?" asked Butch.
"Peter Hart, son of the Caterer, who happened to be one of my friends, told me just this morning," said Hook. "His father has a loose mouth."
"Anyway, another thing you might want to know. Remember the Powerpuff Girls saying they feel humiliated and embarrassed by what you did? And that they'd be a laughing stock in school? Well, to tell you the truth, all of the girls, except Princess, didn't really notice it, since they didn't see you pig-out, and they didn't actually care about it. So the girls really shouldn't be feeling down about anything at all. Besides, they didn't really know what happened to you and the girls. Most of the other kids, including me, were at the Dance Hall, remember?" Richard Hook said.
"Hook, did Princess tell anybody, you know, so she can discredit the girls?" asked Butch.
"Not that I know of. If she tried to spread the rumor, I'd have known about it now, and she didn't. But my best bet is, she'll spread it to embarrass the girls soon enough," Hook pointed out.
"Wow! You've got pretty extensive connections!" Brick remarked.
"And lots of friends with well known people," Boomer added.
"Wow! We better thank Princess for all those food!" Butch said.
"Wow! I guess we owe Princess one," said Boomer.
"Hey, since you know so much, how'd you like to be, say, a spy for us? You know, tell us all about all the kids in school so you know, we can dominate the student body?" asked Brick.
"It's an honor, Brick, Boomer, Butch!" said Hook. "I can get you any kind of information from everybody who's anybody in school! Of course, I need to remain anonymous. I don't anybody else to know that I'm working for you three. So don't tell anybody else."
"No problem. But can you do it? I mean, be a snitch and a tattle tale without anybody knowing it?" asked Brick.
"Hey, I'm an expert at it!" Hook countered. "If there's anything to know about anybody, I'm your man, or boy, or whatever!"
"Good. Now for our main problem. Hook, can you pass this information, along with this receipt, to the Powerpuff Girls without them knowing it was you?"
"Of course," said Hook. "Anything else you want me to do?"
"Oh yes! Tell them that, one of our classmates saw us leave, and told Dad about it," Brick instructed. "You know, ratted us out? And make them know that Dad was pretty mad at us, but make sure that they don't know it came from you. After all, they'll all know you as our friend!"
"Don't worry," said Hook, "I can arrange all of that."
"Thanks," said Brick.
The Rowdyrrufs then carried him back to his front yard, where Hook left, riding on his bicycle.
"Okay, Brick, what's your plan?" asked Butch.
"Yeah! Don't keep us in the dark!" Boomer said.
"Okay. The girls are mad at us for what happened, right? We needed to diffuse the situation without us caving it to their demands, right? So how do we do it? We need someone else to be the focus of their anger, and Princess, well, she suits the bill perfectly! With them getting their revenge on her, and punishing Princess instead, it would take a lot of steam of their fury off us! So in effect, we're seeking the Powerpuff Girls on Princess."
"But that's unfair! She provided food for us and made it the Dance fun!" Boomer protested.
"Yeah! But hey, it's convenient for us. Besides, I don't really like Princess. She's even worse than Blossom!" Brick replied. "Besides, she'd never know that we know that she was the one responsible for the food. Besides, if what we know about Mr. Morebucks is correct, then I think Princess would be in a bit of blackmail from Blossom, don't you think?"
"But why'd you want the girls to know someone ratted us?" asked Butch.
"Simple. If someone other than us spoiled her plans for us, and if we appear all innocent, then they can't possibly blame us," said Brick. "And if she knows that we know that Dad knows that we sneaked out, and she knows that it really isn't our fault that Dad found out about it, then we'd be off the hook! Of course, Princess wouldn't be too happy, but hey, that's life."
"But wouldn't they still be mad at us?" asked Boomer.
"They might, or might not be, but if my plan works out, then it won't matter at all," said Brick.
Two hours later…
The girls were in their room, sulking in their beds about what happened the previous night.
"So what do we do? They'll all laugh at us!" Blossom said.
"Well, at least I'm going to enjoy bossing the boys around," Buttercup said.
"Hm, well, I think it's not good to force someone to do something they don't really want to do," Bubbles said. "If you do, it'll backfire. We sure learned that lesson. Don't worry. I'm sure nobody would laugh at us at school."
Suddenly, the phone rang.
"Hello?" asked Blossom.
"Hi! This is Robyn! How was the Dance?"
"Don't ask," Blossom replied. "How about you, did you enjoy it?"
"Oh yes. Mike Believe was such a gentleman," said Robyn dreamily.
"Well lucky you," Blossom replied.
"But I bet not as much fun as you! Hey Blossom, did you know that Princess was tried to ruin it for you? Well, someone told me who knows somebody who knows somebody who heard it all, that the food would only last half an hour. The caterer should not have refilled the tables once the food was gone! However, Princess instructed the caterer to fill the table every time it was emptied of food so the food won't run out and the Rowdyruff Boys won't dance with you!"
"Why that little brat!" Blossom growled.
"But we all know that didn't happen!" said Robyn. "I mean, did it? I didn't see you at the main dance, but I assumed that you and the boys are having fun some place else? I mean, why else would you six disappear for most of the Dance? Aw! I'm jealous of you! The Dance, to tell you the truth, was kinda boring! Though Mike made up for it! I bet you had the more fun than us? Where'd you go and what did you do?"
"Huh? Didn't anybody go to the adjacent room with all those food?" asked Blossom.
"Why? The door was closed all this time, I think. Some tried, but it was locked from within," said Robyn. "Okay, you still haven't told me. Where did you and the Rowdyruffs go last night? What did you do for fun?"
"Well, um, sorry," said Blossom with bare concealed glee. "Ah, does anybody else know where we went last night?"
"Well, you disappeared twice I think? First long before the dance started, and second, just before the dance started. Ashley pretty much told everyone that all six of you left the building the first time, and after you disappeared the second time, everybody just assumed that you again left the building to have some fun some other place!"
"What else do you know?" asked Blossom, now definitely with a big smile in her face.
"Well, Peter Hart, the son the caterer, blabbed a few hours ago to anybody who cared to listen that that Mr. Morebucks didn't know that a lot of his money was pilfered by Princess. I think he only put about two-thousand dollars for the food, but Princess promised more money than Mr. Morebucks authorized."
"Oh thanks," said Blossom. "By the way, did Princess, or Mitch, say anything during the Dance?"
"Not really," said Robyn. "She kept on giggling, or was laughing evilly I think, while whispering something to Mitch. She had a devious and scary face, and kept saying that she will crush, and humiliate the Powerpuff Girls, but didn't say anything much at all."
"So what was that all about?" asked Bubbles when Blossom hung-up the phone.
Blossom told her sisters what Robyn had told her.
"Wow! So the others at school didn't know that the boys just pigged out on us? That meant that they won't laugh at us, and we weren't really humiliated, except at Princesses' eyes!"
"Well, I think that we better teach that spoiled little miss piggy a lesson," Bubbles said. "It was Princess's fault the boys ate! I mean, they haven't eaten yet, and we all know how much they can eat. So, if Princess didn't order the caterer to provide food till the Dance is over, then the food would have ran out after thirty minutes, and we would actually dance at the Dance. But hey, it didn't do any harm to our reputations!"
"Or at least we could have done what they thought we did, namely, sneak out. The boys wouldn't have objected, and we've proved our point to Princess, plus, we get to have more fun! But enough about that! Let's kick her butt!" Buttercup suggested, referring to Princess. "That little brat!"
Suddenly, the Professor opened the door and entered the room.
"Girls, you have mail!" he said, handing an envelop to Buttercup.
"Who's it from?" asked Bubbles.
"Well, it had no return address," said the Professor. "There was just the word, 'Powerpuff Girls,' on the cover."
"Thanks, Professor," said Blossom.
The Professor just nodded before leaving the room to give the girls their privacy.
The envelop was plain white. The word Powerpuff Girls was not written or typed, but cut out and pasted Newspaper clippings.
Bubbles opened the envelop, and there was a piece of paper with the words 'Morebucks Caterers on top and some numbers. Blossom looked at it.
"Well, well this is the receipt of the caterer's bill. And look! The bill is for $50,000!" Blossom gasped.
"But Robyn said that the money allocated by Mr. Morebucks for the food is only about, say, $2,000?" asked Buttercup.
"Looks like Princess has a lot of explaining to do!" said Blossom with a smile. "And if my hunch is right, we can have her at the tip of our fingertips!"
The boys were at their room. Butch was admiring his toy tanks, arranging it on the floor to prepare for an assault on the trenches. Brick was using the computer, while Boomer was reading a thick science book. Then, the phone rang.
Brick picked it up. "Hello! Oh it's you, Hook! So, how did it pan out?"
"Perfect. I got my sister to spread the gossip. Don't worry. She has a tight lip when it is needed," said Hook.
"What did you let them know?" asked Brick.
"Well, only about what Princess did about the food and the caterer," said Hook. "The rest really doesn't need telling, since they all knew all about it anyway."
"And who did you tell it to?" asked Brick.
"To the friends of Robyn Snyder. Who in turn would have told Robyn who would probably have told the Powerpuff Girls by now. Of course, Mr. Morebucks wouldn't have believed it anyway without proof, so I sent one of my boys, Ben Tiller, to put the receipt in an envelop with only the words 'Powerpuff Girls' in it, and put it in the Utonium mailbox! So now, the Powerpuff Girls can blackmail Princess if they wanted to!"
"Why you sneaky little devil! Thank God you're on our side!" said Brick. "Anyway, here's your second job. Hook, do the kids at school know that we sneaked out the first time into the city?"
"Yup! Ashley Dinkins pretty much told every kid in the Dance that you and the girls got out of the Dance Hall to have some fun!" said Hook.
"Okay. Now, here's the deal, Hook. Get someone you know who you know won't tell others, like Carter or Borden, and tell him to call my Dad, in say, three hours, and say to him that he saw us sneaking out to get away from the Dance. Then, somehow, get the girls to know that someone snitched on us and now, Dad knows about it!"
"Hey, won't that get you into trouble with your Dad?" asked Hook.
"Don't worry. It's better than the alternatives," said Brick. "Bye." And he hung up the phone.
"Well?" asked Butch.
"Everything went just fine!" Brick replied.
"But why the heck did you say that? I mean, you know, tell somebody to snitch on us?" asked Boomer.
"Well, the Powerpuff Girls would be very pissed at us, and I mean really pissed, if we tried to get away from being slaves by telling Dad. Now, if someone else told him, that means that they will be less angry with us because we did nothing to escape from their punishment. Of course, since Dad already knows about it, then they'd have nothing on us that could make us their slaves," said Brick.
"Well, but Dad would be even angrier if a snitch told him, instead of us just confessing," said Butch.
"That's why we go and confess now, so by the time the snitch called, it would already be old news to Dad," said Brick.
"Well, that's brilliant!" Butch congratulated.
"Well, let's do it now. We know how fast Hook can spread news, you know," Boomer added.
So the boys went to their father's room, where Dr. Edwards was reading a book.
They then confessed everything, except the part where the girls tried to blackmail them into becoming their slaves.
Their father was silent for a few seconds, then suddenly laughed and laughed and laughed.
"Boys, Dancing is not about eating!" he said when he finally regained his breath.
"Huh? Why not? That's what we did in the Dance. We ate, and did nothing else," said Brick.
"Oh, I'll explain it to you some other time," said Dr. Edwards. "But of course, you must be punished for sneaking out. You three are grounded for one week."
"Okay Dad," said the boys, trying to look contrite. In reality, they were relieved at the punishment, as it really wasn't as terrible as they imagined it to be, and certainly better than being slaves to the girls.
A couple of hours later, some anonymous caller told Dr. Edwards about the boys sneaking out, but Dr. Edwards simply thanked the caller and did nothing else.
"What are you doing here, you Powderpuff Girls? I didn't invite you here? You're trespassing! Guards!" Princess shouted when she entered her room in the Morebucks Mansion and found the Powerpuff Girls waiting for her.
"Before you do that, I just want you to know that I know what you did last night, with regards to the caterer and all those food!" said Buttercup.
Princess's expression turned from outrage to amusement. "Ah, so you found out, eh? Well, at least I proved what losers you are!"
"Yeah, but nobody else but us knows about it," said Blossom.
"Oh that will change. Tomorrow, Monday, I'll simply tell everyone about what happened last night, and your reputation will sink faster than a stone in water!" Princess laughed. "And you can't do anything to stop me!"
"Well, okay. But just so you'd know, we picked up this receipt for $50,000.00 bill for the caterer, and I think we better return it to your father," said Blossom, showing the receipt. "Oh I'm sure Mr. Morebucks would just be peachy when he learns that you've diverted $50,000 to the food instead of the $2,000 he instructed."
Princess's amused face morphed into a frown. "How did you get that?"
"Well, it's not that important! Since it apparently doesn't concern you, then I think you won't object," said Blossom. "After all, most of the money that was paid was diverted from your father's private account, not on your allowance or your own money, according to Mr. Hart's account. So you basically used his money without his permission, but since you're a spoilt brat, he wouldn't mind!"
Princess became frantic. "No please, don't!" Princess pleaded. "If he learns about it, Daddy will send me to boot camp, or military school, or the nunnery till I'm 18! Please don't tell Daddy!"
"Well, we could, but we might not, unless, you can offer us something," said Blossom.
"Anything! Just please, don't tell Daddy! I'll give loads of cash! A car even!"
"Well, first, don't tell anyone what you saw last night, you know, with the boys pigging out?"
"Okay, I won't!" said a desperate Princess.
"Second. You must refrain from doing any evil things!" Blossom demanded.
"And furthermore, to ensure you will learn your lesson, you will be our slave for one month, at least. That means that you would have to serve us, do whatever we say, and call us, Mistress."
"I would do no such thing!" Princess suddenly shouted. "That's too much!"
"Oh well, I'm sure you'd want to find out how Daddy Morebucks reacts when he sees this receipt, and how you swindled your own father," said Blossom.
"Okay! Okay! Just don't tell Daddy anything, please!"
"Okay. Now, what do you call each of us?" asked Buttercup.
"Mistress," Princess grumbled.
"Good. Now, I want you to come with us, and start your duties," Blossom said.
It was late afternoon, and the girls were doing the schoolwork that they should have done on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, but didn't because they chased after the Rowdyruff Boys.
The phone rang, and Blossom picked it up.
"Hello Angie! How are you! Another rumor? Well, do tell! What? You don't say! How did he know? Oh, Ashley told her. Oh I see. What! She told Dr. Edwards? What do you think about it? Well, I've still have some schoolwork to do, so bye," Blossom said, before hanging up.
"Well?" asked Buttercup.
"Some tattle-tale told Dr. Edwards what happened," said Blossom. "And now that he knows about the boys sneaking out, well, we can forget about getting the boys as slaves as well. Oh well, I'll just make up for it as leader of the Alliance."
Princess then entered the room. "Here's your juice," she said, grumbling, handing it over to Bubbles, "Mistress."
"Oh, yes," said Buttercup. "Make me some hot chocolate. And after that, clean our rooms and wash the dishes."
"What! That's too much! You can't order me—" Princess protested.
"Well, we can always tell your father about a certain piece of paper," Blossom casually said.
"Okay, you win! I'll do it!" Princess said, grumbling, and walked away from the room, infuriated, but completely powerless to do anything about it.
Instead of one month, the girls took pity on Princess and decided to keep Princess as their maid for only one week. Princess, of course, hated the Powerpuff Girls even more after that, but with the incriminating receipt at their hands, she couldn't do anything about it. Besides, nobody cared about what she thought anyway.
The anger of the Powerpuff Girls at the Rowdyruff Boys simply evaporated after a few days since the Powerpuff Girls weren't really embarrassed and humiliated as they thought they were by the boys' actions at the dance. Besides, much of their anger and pique at what happened was taken out on Princess Morebucks. By the time they had finished with Princess, they had largely got the emotional satisfaction of getting back at someone.
Blossom never carried out her threat to use her position as Alliance leader to make life very difficult fort the boys in their capacity as members of the alliance, simply because Blossom was clearheaded enough, after a few hours, to know that such an action would be a disaster for everyone involved. Besides, a few weeks later, Brick grabbed the position of Alliance leader from Blossom.
The Rowdyruff Boys themselves never figured out why the girls were angry at them.
There were no real winners in this episode. The Rowdyruff Boys were beaten by the girls when they tried to escape being asked, and were again beaten when they tried to avoid the Dance after being asked. They were outwitted several times by the girls, and had caused their Dad to be angry at them several times and in the end were grounded for a week for their actions. But they had gotten a nice meal out of it, and they successfully diverted the girls' anger from them to Princess Morebucks without anybody except Richard Hook knowing about it. And they showed their deviousness at how they shifted the blame to Princess from them. So it wasn't a total loss for the boys, though they did certainly lose the boy-girl competition overall.
The lesson the boys learned is not to run away from things that you don't know.
The Powerpuff Girls won several things. They won in this latest competition between Ruffs and Puffs. They successfully hunted down the boys when they left Townsville. They successfully defied Princess when she first made attempted to deprive the girls of any date. They defied all the cunning attempts of the Rowdyruff's to avoid the Dance. But they also lost in the Dance itself, ironically, when they found out they couldn't pull the boys from the food so they can dance with the others. And the girls felt that they were humiliated because of it. Though in the end though, they won because only Princess really cared at that point, and Princess was rapidly neutralized.
The lesson learned by the girls is not to force someone to do something that said person really doesn't want to do. Though it doesn't mean they won't do it again in the future if it was convenient.
Princess was a loser because she basically shot herself in the foot with the fiasco of the caterer and the receipt in her attempt to embarrass the girls further.
Overall, the Powerpuff Girls were the clear winners, while the Rowdyruff Boys, though they lost, didn't end up too badly overall. And Princess was a definite loser overall.
The relationship between the Rowdyruff Boys and the Powerpuff Girls worsened because of the incident, but not enough to break the alliance, and it healed enough in the following weeks for Brick to be accepted by the Powerpuff Girls as Alliance leader.
And that is the end of this fic.
This fic, along with The Date, and What is Buttercup's Plan? happens between Chapter 21 (The Triumph of the Ruff Puff Alliance), and Chapter 22 (Brick's Challenge) of this story, Allies and Rivals II: Commander and the Leader. The kids already had rescued Prof Utonium and Dr Edwards from Ckracknow's first island. Ckracknow himself escaped, got some financing from Mr Morebucks, and unknown to the kids, was creating the five clones that will attack Citiesville. Blossom's still the undisputed leader of the Ruff Puff Alliance, but Brick was plotting to grab it from the pink puff leader.
To The Ultramind, no, they didn't laugh. They just got angry and didn't say whether or not they would accept being slaves of the girls.
Yes, Princess did that, but the RRB nevertheless turned on her. Oh well!
To Tones, yup, they're naïve alright! I meant they just couldn't get why the girls are mad at them at the end of the Dance.
To Kezzer, yes, she's really calling for someone to get back at! Well, it worked out well for everyone except Princess, but who cares about her?
To Runa, well, the boys got out of it without angering the girls too much.
To potpourrigirl, well, this is the last chapter.
To Lil Fang, okay, here goes.
1. Unless that person holding your mouth clamped it really tight, and as a result, you can't really open your mouth, let alone bite it. Or if your hand is big enough that if the mouth is fully opened, it still covers it enough, and not if three or four people are covering your mouth as was Blossom's case in the previous chapter.
3. Kinda. It depends if you're the friend who's forcing him or her to slavery, not if you're the slave.
4. Hm, never tried that.
6. What are you talking about?
7. Yeah, definitely agree.
8. Yeah, it's like he's been electrocuted!
9. Why do you say that?
10. Okay, but it doesn't really have anything to do with the fic, since I'm talking about the Powerpuff Girls, and they definitely wear dresses even in fighting, and always wear them every time in the episodes, and wore them at the party in the episode 'Octi Gone', so why should they wear pants in parties in this fic, since they are only six years old?
To Kim, well, the girls never get the opportunity to humiliate the boys. Instead, they get the opportunity to humiliate Princess!
To BrYtt BRatt, yeah, I think Princess is the only one who cares, but trouble is, she can make others care about it.
Well, you got what you want! Princess, not the boys, is the one who suffered!
To Akum, well, only Princess.
To Scotty Boyo, yes, it was very expensive, and it caused Princess a lot of trouble.
Well, they did take her threat seriously, that they decided to make a elaborate plan just to get away from it.
To Hairy Gregory, well, it's their first Dance, they really didn't see the others dance, and all they did was eat. So what would they have thought? Besides, they really didn't know what a Dance is in the first place, only what Mitch told them.
Well, to repeat: If that person holding your mouth clamped it really tight, you can't really open your mouth, let alone bite it. Or if your hand is big enough that if the mouth is fully opened, it still covers it enough, and not if three or four people are covering your mouth as was Blossom's case in the previous chapter. It all depends how you hold one's mouth.
Well, the boys appetite is ridiculous, but so is having them have superpowers, them being made from snip, snails and a puppy dogs tail, and them exploding because they are kissed. Point is, physically, anything is possible, so having an infinite metabolism isn't really out of the realm of possibility of the PPG universe.
Yes, the girls got back—at Princess, not at the Rowdyruff boys actually.
To Shadowedstar213, better yet, Princess's face when she saw that receipt!
To Lynx Sarnage,well, they did choose having their Dad mad at them instead.
Well, I think you should have full Blessed them. Now she's in trouble because of it!
To Dooly,I think they cared enough about the threat that they actually implicated Princess. Well, their Dad wasn't particularly mad, though that didn't stop him from punishing them.