|Not Good at Being Bad
Author: Panakeias PM
Set after both movies. On a vacation trip to Metro City Gru meets his old friend Megamind and discovers, the worst way, he's now a hero.Rated: Fiction K+ - English - Family/Adventure - Gru & Megamind - Chapters: 23 - Words: 41,910 - Reviews: 54 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 32 - Updated: 02-16-13 - Published: 07-14-11 - Status: Complete - id: 7179668
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Disclaimer: Despicable Me and Megamind belong to their respective creators. I'm not getting any money for making this.
Chapter Ten: Brain freeze
Roxanne's her jaw drop when she met her boyfriend in the entrance of the recently opened amusement park. The three girls were still there. Megamind confessed her; he felt guilt for having their father to get caught. He didn't want the children to go back to an orphanage and to get through adoption process again.
Margo explained the reporter why they knew everything about what was happening with their father. Roxanne couldn't believe how such nice girls would agree with Gru's evil acting, but she was no one to complain, after all the villain had adopted the three together, when most couples can only afford to maintain one child. Her boyfriend begged her to be gentle with the kids, they were very impressionable, he said.
The park, even when already inaugurated, was empty. Everybody was at the office or at school, and there shouldn't be an exception for Roxanne. She had come in her lunch hours, but there was no time for her to stay with the girls all day. Even so she had a trick under the sleeve. After some bargaining with her boss she accomplished to stay with the girls all day with the condition of doing a report about the amusement park on its first days running.
They had to wait some minutes for the camera man to arrive, and then the fun started.
The first thing the girls wanted to ride was the roller coaster; it gave them good memories about the second day with their new father, when he had taken them to the Super Fun Land. It had been the first time they could feel how warm the villain actually was. Slowly but steady, Roxanne started to change her impressions about Gru. The way those children saw their father was biased, but sweet.
In other side of the city, inside prison for the criminally gifted, an old man wearing dense green goggles and a lab coat arrived to the visit room. He presented himself as Gru's uncle.
After waiting half an hour, some guards brought Gru, bored to death, who after seeing his old friend and partner in crime Doctor Nefario couldn't avoid but smile brightfully. Even if he was still handcuffed, and the conversation was only possible through a thick glass using a phone, several guards kept an eye on him. Both villains were used that kind of paraphernalia, so they silently agreed to talk a way it could lift suspicions.
"I've come as soon as possible. May I know why you are in prison?" Nefario started with his deep dry tone. It had been a pain to go out of the house when he had so much to do in there.
"Eet ees a long ztory. Dhey think I stole some paintings."
"That's it? Whenever they find the culprit they can take you out."
Nefario followed easily the pattern of lies. Using his own code, he informed Gru that the paintings had arrived just in time, and that the buyer had already paid for them. He justified he hadn't brought any minion because all of them were left working in a new project Gru had in mind, and since Brandon and Sack were happy to wait for instructions whenever he could go out from prison, the old guy didn't find necessary more of them. And at last, reluctant to admit he felt something for the girls, he asked Gru about their location.
The villain's face changed, he sighted. His girls were left alone in the hotel, as far as he knew. He asked Nefario to pick them up, promising they'd meet in the house probably tomorrow morning.
"By dhe way. Did you bring something for me?"
Gru change the topic abruptly. He had asked for the cookie bots for escaping from prison. Megamind had improved the security system a lot, but he hadn't added alarm sensor in every wall. There was still a possibility of going out if Gru could find a blind spot in the surveillance, and make a hole there out to freedom.
"Ah, that's right Gru. I brought something for you."
Nefario caught the idea immediately, but if it weren't for the goggles Gru could had been able to see his worried looks. The old man took out a small chocolate box from his lab coat. The box was shaking uncontrollably.
The guards noticed the mysterious box in the guest hands and immediately asked Nefario to hand it over. Suddenly the box exploded.
It caught everyone off guard. Too bad the explosion wasn't big enough for breaking the glass. The guest room filled to the brim with black smoke. Soon after there was some struggle into the ethereal dark body, then sparks of gunfire. Gru barely could see behind the glass, he got scared.
"Doctor Nefario!" He shouted at the phone, the line was dead.
He started hitting the glass with the fist. Two guards hold him back; it wasn't their business what was happening in the guest room. The mad scientist's shape turned visible behind the glass. Doctor Nefario sat again on the chair covered with ash stains and coughing the rubbish out of his throat. He held the receiver and started talk not noticing the line was dead. Gru pushed the two guards like potato sacks and rushed to tap the glass with his index finger to trace some letters.
"R u ok?"
Nefario, still holding the receiver, gave his friend thumbs up. The smoke started to disperse revealing a bunch of small robots, the size of teddy bears, with huge heads and small limbs. They were destroying the place with lasers they shoot out of their red eyes. Some others were jumping on the guards, the rest were fighting each other. Gru couldn't give credit to his eyes.
Suddenly the line came back to live. The old man noticed it and pointed the receiver; Gru got the message and did the same.
"I was wondering for what you wanted the cooky robots we keep for massive destruction missions..." Nefario's voice was more husky than the usual; he coughed a couple of times.
Gru face disjointed, it wasn't the first time he cursed Nefario's deafness but indeed it was the strongest. Immediately his face changed to a deathly glare that made the old mad scientist to shiver. "Pick up the gurls and go back home. I'm on my own form now".
The guards pulled him inside the prison one more time.
"Then you don't have an army of 'minions'"
Margo stated doubtless while sucking a blueberry brain freeze smoothie. Agnes had pulled Roxanne to the carrousel to fulfill her dream of riding a unicorn; Edith wanted to go to the bathroom and Minion decided to accompany her. This left the eldest of the girls waiting in a cafeteria table with the local hero. Megamind found the question out of place, anyway he didn't know about the genetically altered corn kernel the sisters used to live with. People staring at the odd pair and the sucking of the girl were starting to make him feel uneasy.
"As I said Minion is one of a kind." The hero blushed, making his ears to take a fuchsia tone too.
Another pause, the annoying silence was broken with more annoying sucking. If he had know what that 'brain-frize' thing was he would never bought her one.
"Gru told me you're ad-upted." He changed the topic.
Margo took two more sips before answer.
"Yes, yes. We've been 'ad-upted'. A year since then." Margo mocked of his mispronunciation, even though he didn't notice since he didn't know he was saying it incorrectly. "We used to live in Miss Hattie's home for girls...Gr-dad picked the three of us. Something no other, not even a couple, would want to do."
Megamind shared some of the girl's sadness and sighed.
"You must have had a harsh childhood..."
"Yeah." Margo answered being completely honest. As it seemed for the girl, Megamind had had also problems when a little boy. It was far from her knowledge he had been raised in prison.
Edith arrived from the bathroom with Minion carrying her on his shoulders. When the eight year old blonde girl saw the brain freeze, she immediately demanded one. For Megamind dismay, he ended buying one for Agnes too.
"You could be a great parent" Roxanne flattered him when the girls headed, with their respective drink to the next game, Minion following them. Megamind flushed for the second time.
"You think so?" The spaceman answer back with a suave voice, and hold her girlfriend around his arms, hands on her hips. He was about to give her a gentle kiss when an 'icky!' interrupted. Edith was staring at them, tongue out, arms crossed; Agnes next to her started to giggle. Margo was far from the scene, she was trying to give Minion a taste of her brain freeze.
"This completely kills the mood" Roxanne laughed while releasing of her boyfriend hold. Then she kissed innocently the man's cheek and gave Agnes and Edith the hand. As he saw her leading the girls to their sister, Megamind smiled dreamily, Roxanne could be also a great mother.
After the amusement park the girls were exhausted. While riding the invisible car by the streets of Metro City, the three of them slept peacefully in the back seat. Agnes hunched in Roxanne's lap, Edith and Margo leaned over each other. Roxanne herself was starting to fall asleep with the girls on the back seat, there was no way she'd notice the sorrow in her boyfriend's face.
They had passed in front of the old Metro Man Museum Minion sighed, the place was a pile of mess. And even when the rest of Metro City was almost finished with its restorations, a couple of months after the Tighten's attack, that specific place were exactly how it was left after the so called death of the hero. It wasn't that the city didn't have enough funds for redoing it, or that the population wasn't grateful with what Metro Man had done for them. It was more like a sign of respect to the new hero, Megamind, since most of the work force for restoring the city had come from the little hench robots he owned, and probably the museum was the last thing he wanted to rebuild.
Minion could understand it, but seeing his boss's sad expression he wondered if it was really 'Music Man's fault that the mood had changed so suddenly just for passing by there.
"Is something wrong, sir?"
Megamind hunched against the window. He was re starting to feel that conflict of good versus evil. He had done right catching Gru at the museum, after all that man had stolen those important paintings. But while sharing the morning with his adorable daughters he was experimenting remorse.
All the usual banter he used to do with Metroman, which he hadn't use yet with any other villain (or hero) up to date, were all those words true? Megamind wondered if Metroman suffered, at least once, of doubt when sending someone to jail.
The rookie hero had live in prison enough to know the life story of most inmates. Some of them had family, a loving mother, a beloved wife or husband. He had grown seeing them as partners, even friends. All these people were already behind the bars when he had become hero, it hadn't been his making they were in there.
"What's justice, Minion?" He asked thoughtfully.
The fish was caught off guard, without anything to answer he just waited his boss to add more dialogue.
"Is it sending a thief to jail? It's not meaner to leave children without parents?"
"If you allow me sir, I don't think those girls could be that eased if they didn't trust their father is breaking out soon"
Megamind's green eyes shone with joy, a brilliant idea had come from his henchman's commentary. Minion could catch a glimpse of his boss smiling and could but add cautiously
"Sir I don't think that what you're thinking is a good idea" The car stopped in front of the Great Hotel of Metro City, the idea was to leave the girls waiting in their room for the person who Gru asked to pick them.
"My old friend, you and I know those girls are made to be in 'the business' just by heritage. Letting the things as they are would be a complete waste of talent."
"If we don't leave them in the hotel it would be like kidnapping them!"
"Come on Minion, who's the hero of Metrosity, eh? Do you honestly believe people will think I kit-naped them?"
"Huh, no. But Ms. Ritchie would."
He didn't like to admit his henchman was right. Roxanne was sharp as a pin; she'd never buy the foster lair thing he was thinking about. But he only had to use his amazing intellect for figuring how everything could come out perfectly without having to lie his girlfriend.
Author's note: Why hello again…it's been a while, shame on me. I got a new job and it is literally sucking my life and existence (welcome to the adults world ;_; ). I hadn't gotten the time to finish this anytime soon. Thank you for your support so far, specially to Andrea and Naturberd for making me pull this ^.^