Beware the Future
By Cassie Buttelman
"What is this is guy made of? Steel?" Cassie asked the Warners as an
evil man with a gun was chasing them.
" I still don't understand how he can live when I threw that
satellite at him!" Wakko said annoyed.
" Where did you even find that?" Cassie asked him with a weird face.
" Up there!" Wakko pointed up to the sky.
Cassie rolled her eyes. " I shoulda known…"
They kept running and the seemingly indestructible man was following
"This is insane! This guy must be a robot!" Cassie murmured.
" Yeah and it liked you a lot Cass!" Yakko commented.
" Yeah I know……and that's the third this month!" Cassie's voice
Cassie suddenly got an idea and stopped running. She turned and faced
the evil menace.
"Say bye bye!" Cassie yelled. The man stopped and looked at her with
a puzzled face. She grinned evilly then pulled out her crystal and
concentrated. Suddenly a flash of light erupted from the pink crystal and
hit the man turning him into dust.
"Buffy Summers eat your heart out…." Cassie said as she blew her
crystal to cool it. The warners looked on at her with open mouths. Cassie
turned and looked at them.
"Number 4 was destroyed sir." A man in a dark blue uniform said to
the man who sat drumming his hands on his desk. The room was dark and there
were many old covered books sprawled around the room. The man at the desk
wore a dark suit with a metallic silver tie.
" Such a shame." The other man said sighing. He stood up and walked
around. His face is covered with a dark mask.
" What should we do know sir?" The man in the dark blue uniform said.
" Send another…….."
"Yes sir…" The man in the dark blue uniform walked out.
The man wearing the dark suit sighed and sat down. " This girl needs
to be stopped…but how?"
"Oh c'mon you guys! Its not like I was trying to kill myself!" Cassie
huffed as she paced around the room. Yakko was nearby and Wakko and Dot
were sitting on the sofa watching.
" Hey remember before when you fainted like that? That was not good!"
Yakko shot back, equally as mad.
" Ohhhhh Yakko you sometimes make me so mad!" Cassie stormed.
" Oh its equal! Your so stubborn!" Yakko yelled.
"Well at least I'm not the only one!" Cassie retorted and ran off
into her room slamming the door behind her.
Yakko sighed an angry sigh. "Yeah well! Your too stubborn!" he
Cassie was in her room angry at how Yakko had treated her. " Ohhhh!!!
He's so!!! GRRR!!!" She threw a pillow across the room.
Finally when she had calmed down she sighed. " I shouldn't be so hard
on him….he only wants to look out for me." She stood up and sighed. " I'd
better go apologize." She walked to the door to her room and opened it.
Then she crept around until she heard some shouting. She slowly and
silently walked over and hid near the door. But even from there she could
hear the words clearly.
" OHH SHES SO STUBBORN!" Yakko's voice was angry.
"Yakko you must not blame her." Dot said.
" Yeah Yakko!" Wakko agreed.
" But….ohhh Grrrr….she can be so difficult especially when we try to
help! She's nearly gotten herself killed!"
"Yakko that isn't her fault. How was she supposed to know? I mean
jeez it isn't like she has a sixth sense or something!" Dot said matter-of-
As Cassie continued to listen she heard Yakkos voice grow more angry.
And that's when he said it….
" Its just! She's…….OH THINGS WERE A LOT EASIER BEFORE SHE CAME!"
Cassie's eyes widened and water filled them up. Her eyes quivered.
" Yakko! Suppose she heard you!" Dot said alarmed. Cassie had heard
enough. She turned around and started running.
She ran out of the tower and into the night…….
The man walked past a girl with pink hair and the look of pure pain on her
face. He suddenly realized who that was. He turned and saw her run past him
and out of the lot.
Cassie couldn't stop. She wished she wasn't here, she wished she never
came. But eventually she tripped and landed hard on her stomach. It hurt so
much and she started to sob a little. Yakko was right. Everything was fine
with them until I came along. She thought sadly.
She started to get up when a hand shot out in front of her face. She looked
up and saw a skinny pale man. With a gentle smile and a kind face. He wore
glasses that were shining in the moonlight. Cassie put her hand in his and
he helped her to her feet.
" I saw you running, are you okay miss?" He asked with a calm and deep
" I….I…..guess…." Cassie stuttered, unsure of what to tell the man.
He looked at her with concern. " are you sure Miss? You look pretty
"I….I am fine, I just had a argument with one of my friends." She sighed
and sat down.
" Oh…." The man answered sitting next to her. " Oh pardon my manners, my
name is Simon."
" My name is Cassie."
" What a pretty name." He smiled. Cassie's cheeks turned a nice shade of
" Now please…tell me." The man coaxed her gently. Cassie seemed resistant,
but she looked into his eyes, she couldn't resist.
She told him about the fight.
" I…just…feel that I shouldn't be with them anymore….that I was never with
them.." Cassie spoke those words hollowly. She could barely understand her
The man smiled at her gently. " Don't worry Cassie, but maybe your friend
is right." Cassie's head shot up and she looked at him.
" So…you believe him?" Cassie asked, her eyes quivering again.
" Listen dear, your in a tight spot…and your friend was only worried
about you. Maybe you should go back to where you belong."
Cassie looked down. She sighed. "Can you help me?"
Since Cassie was staring at the ground, she didn't see the evil grin
form on his face…….