Author: the Klabautermann PM
Gru very suddenly decides to quit villainy. Girls are happy about the news, but soon after, a most despicable personality starts coming out form Gru. What has happened? And why did he quit villainy in first place?Rated: Fiction K - English - Family/Adventure - Chapters: 17 - Words: 25,786 - Reviews: 34 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 18 - Updated: 02-12-12 - Published: 08-05-10 - id: 6210895
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Three weeks have passed since Gru's famous and somewhat successful attempt to steal the Moon. He and the girls have settled down for a normal, peaceful family life... which, naturally, attracted unwanted attention of several persons around the world, including the one closest to him, dr. Nefario.
„Don't you care about your reputation at all, Gru?" he would ask in desperation, surrounded by a couple of minions who nervously waited for an answer. However, they weren't going to get a concrete one soon enough.
„Of course I do, but I have to take care of the gurlz, right?" Nefario would here usually proceed to het some head pills.
"Do not worry about anything, I already have everything planned out."
He would say those words with so much confidence, that both Gru's faithful minions and Nefario soon became assured Gru was planning on doing something big. Maybe even more scandalous than the Moon thing.
They had no idea that this evening they were going to get the answer, and not a pleasant one.
That afternoon, Gru was spending his time playing with the girls as usual. Today, they had fun learning origami from a book Agnes drew out of nowhere, it would appear. Not questioning the origins of a book, the four of them quickly started working on various shapes, only for Agnes being the first one to give up, mainly because her small fingers still weren't skilled enough.
„I want to play something else." She announced after twenty minutes, pouting.
„Don't be like dat! Didn't I teach you gurls to never give up on your goal?" Gru wisely replied, though with a spark of playfulness in his blue eyes – apparently, he enjoyed origami more than he expected he would. The same could be said for Margo, who rather quickly grasped the basics of origami. Edith, on the other hand, had lots of will and very thin nerves, so every other shape would end up squashed.
„But it is too hard~" Agnes whined. For a moment there, Gru got an urge to hold her tightly, that's how cute she was. But whether he was going to do it or not, he didn't have a chance to, as one of the minions suddenly rushed into the room, babbling in it's weird "language".
„What ees eet Jon?" Gru asked, his eyebrow cocked. The minion who apparently was named Jon jumped up and down in excitement, speaking fast in his undetectable language.
"Tokita dido! Dido arikimu oka!
"Tell him I'll be right there." Gru finally answered, and the minion disappeared as fast as he came.
"Sorry gurlz, but I have something to discuss with dr. Nefario. Now, now, I'll be back soon." He added in the end, making the saddened expressions of the girls quickly disappear. They all eagerly nodded their heads, and got back to work.
Gru headed down to his headquarters, soon finding dr. Nefario waiting for him with on a computer.
"Gru!" he called or him somewhat angrily." Have you forgotten what day it is today?"
Judging by the confused expression on his face, Nefario could easily answer that question by himself.
"The convention! You are supposed to be at the Super Villain convention in one hour! If you do remember, you're still one of the greatest villains of all time!" Nefario nervously blabbered out.
"What? Dat ees today?" Gru next addressed a bunch of his minions nearby who were listening.
"Prepare me dee transportation, fast!" the minions scattered around in a minute, informing others about the news and getting help. Gru on the other hand was going back up to get dressed, in process informing Nefario and minion Dave:
"Inform dee gurlz – tell them I'll be back by dee time for dinner."
In the matter of about twenty minutes, Gru was already in the air, in one of his flying ships, accompanied by Dave and Tim. He was constantly looking at his watch, worried he might not be there on time. It wouldn't be any disaster, but he had a reputation to take care of… although, that didn't matter anymore, he thought.
Finally, one of the minions excitedly attracted his attention, pointing somewhere in front of them. A small island was saw in the distance, and on first sight, there was nothing but forest surrounding the lake in the middle of it. But as he got closer, Gru merely had to press one of the buttons he installed on his ship – a huge tunnel opened on one of the cliffs, and Gru elegantly directed the ship inside. After a minute, he finally stopped, and him and the minion came out, finding themselves in a huge space. The ceiling and the walls were not taken care of, all of them remaining the stone they were, but the floor was covered with huge metal platforms, making it a perfect landing spot.
In a small distance to the left, metal door could be seen in the stone wall.
"You two stay here, and guard dee ship. Don't screw things up while I'm gone!" he warned in the end, making the two minions obediently stand still in front of the ships door.
As Gru came to the door, he checked out the time – he arrived exactly one minute earlier. Taking a deep breath, he elegantly pushed the door in front of him. What seemed like heavy door made of steel opened with ease, revealing a long and high chamber of white walls, black floor and ceiling. There was nothing but a big simple lamp above, and a long table in front of him. The table had places for thirteen people, out of which, at the moment, twelve were filled. One of the chairs, unlike the others that presented the villains place in the world, didn't have a number. In front of every person was a glass of unknown drink of poisonous green color, and a notbook.
All of the heads rose up as they heard Gru's footsteps.
"Gru. It was about the time you showed up." A familiar, young voice came from the seat number two – Vector was all well and healthy thanks to the help of his father, yet being stranded on the Moon for 3 days surely did have an impact on him – every time someone would mention the Moon, he would twitch in an odd manner, almost as if he's been stinged.
He was his usual self, yet his face showed no sign of welcome when he mentioned Gru's name.
Gru did not reply, but merely gave him a cocky smile, while taking a seat on his position as number 1, a title he finally got only a week ago, after long discussions and debates of the villains all over the world. A few heads of the people nodded in recognition, but aside from that, the rest of the people seemed a bit sour.
"Well, I guess we can begin now." An elderly voice came from the chair with no number. An old, tall man of thin figure and elegant posture was looking down at them with expression of impatience. He was called merely the Chairman – no one knew his real name, but he used to be known to the world as Nitroo, one of the greatest villains of all time, which gave him the privilege to lead these meetings. He gave up that name every since he was given the title of chairman five years ago.
"In fact, we couldn't have begun without you at all, Gru, since we're all eager to hear your plans for the future…" he finished the sentence in a questioning manner, wondering if Gru even had such plans.
"Actually, Mr. Chairman, I do have very big plans, dat I'm sure will surprise all of you." Gru again stood up again, attracting curios look of the people in the room.
"My dear fellow villains I will not bother you with many words or speeches, as what I have to say is rather simple." Gru made a pause though, only making the listeners more curious.
He finally announced, his sentence taking away breaths, and filling the room with gasps.
"I quit on my place as a villain forever."