|The PNuts Protectors!
Author: toonwriter PM
A gas leak has severely injured and even killed the students inside of Birchwood Junior High. But this substance apparently has the ability to change the DNA of the victim, giving them super abilities! Some have already decided to use them for evil! Good thing Charlie Brown and The Peanuts Gang just became heroes! Which side will you choose? SYOC! Submit an OC! Application inside!Rated: Fiction T - English - Adventure/Sci-Fi - Charlie Brown & Violet G. - Chapters: 9 - Words: 72,167 - Reviews: 134 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 03-29-13 - Published: 06-27-12 - id: 8262459
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HEY! Ya'll doin good?
Thanks for the additional apps, guys! You're all cool! :D
If you want to create Detective Morgan's other kid who was in the leak as well, go ahead! Who wants to?
And I still have room for four teachers! A good influenced one, an evil influenced one, a vigilante influenced one, and an unaffiliated one. Whether or not they have powers is up to you!
And for the guy who submitted Tobin, I need a few more pieces of info:
1. Did Tobin hide in the school as soon as the leak went off? And if he did, can you explain how he managed to not pass out or gain abilities due to the gas? (He doesn't have to have powers, but I just need an explanation as to how he managed to intake the gas and not pass out)
2. The cops entered the school once everyone was evacuated. They checked every nook and cranny of the school. And medics did the same looking for people in the school. How did no one find him?
3. Is he still hiding in the school even after the leak? And if he is, how is he not being caught?
4. His whole misanthrope demeanor means he'd hate all the characters; and him not being a native of Birchwood means that he wouldn't even be able to have relationships with the people, so you not filling out that part of the app was okay. But would you mind if at some point, JoGate contacted him? He seems like an excellent mercenary type guy.
And WWE-PG-HATER, as for Freddie...Jason...Leatherface...Chuckie...Michael Myers...
1. You like slasher movie characters, huh? XD
2. He's nine in the eighth grade? Eighth graders are 13-14. Or is he really in the Fourth Grade?
3. You forgot to put his relationship with each of the characters listed. Could you do that please?
I hope you guys answer these please. I would've sent these to ya'll in private messaging, but, well...you're both guests XD
Oh, and IvanDrago, I'll reserve the villain spot for you when you write out the app!
Well, we got another flashback! And afterwards, a nice surprise for you guys after the flashback!
So let's get started!
The professor continued to explain the origin of Peppermint Patty's and Marcie's new-found abilities. The originally skeptical Peppermint Patty became enthralled with the story of how the gas infused with their bodies, mutating their DNA and endowing them with super-human abilities. Linus, intrigued, asked more questions.
"So everyone exposed to the leak gained powers?" Linus asked.
"Well, no.." The professor replied. "But I can only estimate that a sizeable amount of the exposed gained powers."
"Hmm..." Charlie Brown thought. "So Peppermint Patty, you have Super Strength...and Marcie, you have some form of force-field projection." Charlie Brown thought more and thought about him with powers. The Little Red Haired Girl would love him if he was a superhero. "Wow...that'd be great." He fantasized. Linus, having a feeling of what Brown was imagining, rolled his eyes and patted his friend on his back.
The five looked around, in shock over the scream. Linus recognized the scream and told the group to follow him. They ran down the hall and opened the door to the van Pelt room. The five looked around in astonishment at the sight of Lucy surrounded in a thoroughly soaked room. The girl was drenched with water and, in the biggest surprise, had both of her arms surrounded by water. Linus stepped up and looked at Lucy with wide, stunned eyes.
"Lucy...what happened...the water...my blanket..." Linus stammered.
Lucy looked at Linus angrily. "Hey! Blockhead! I just soaked this room in water! There are BIGGER problems!" The girl shot water in the area around Linus's bed, angering the boy more.
"LUCY! MY BLANKET IS IN THAT BED!" Linus tried holding back his sister, who knocked him back and glared angrily at him.
"Idiot! Your blanket IS the problem!" Lucy screamed, shocking Linus. "Your stupid blanket tried attacking me!"
The group stared at the fussbudget, not sure what to think of what she said. Charlie Brown walked up and put his hand on her shoulder. "Lucy, remember years ago when you said Linus's blanket was alive? Well...are you still believing that? Maybe you're just imagining things again." That comment drove Lucy to the edge of anger. No longer was she mad...she drove herself to the edge of "pissed off". The girl looked back at Charlie Brown, rage fully displayed, and screamed at the top of her lungs as water shot out from the two sinks in the room and enveloped the room. Lucy looked at Brown as the now terrified Blockhead looked at the water slowly freeze into ice. The ice broke into multiple large pointed slivers of ice, each one aimed for Charlie Brown's enormous head.
"How DARE you say I was just 'seeing things'! You don't believe me? LUCY'S JUST CRACKED! WELL HOW ABOUT I CRACK YOUR HEAD OPEN!" Lucy involuntarily sent the ice slivers flying down towards Charlie Brown, who stood in shock at what was to become of him. Peppermint Patty screamed out for Lucy to stop, but the water girl tuned out everything trying to stop him. Charlie Brown cowered in fear of the slivers as he got on his knees and covered his head with his arms.
Charlie Brown looked up after he heard a "SNAP!" to see the ice slivers melted around him, and Lucy...ensnared in Linus's blanket! Charlie Brown, in total disbelief, looker over at Linus in order to say thank you. However, he realized when he looked over that Linus wasn't holding anything but a look of understandable shock on his face. CB looked over at Lucy to see that nothing was holding the blanket. But it still kept a tight bond around Lucy...
...as it were alive itself...
Linus walked over to his sister and grabbed a piece of his blanket. He tugged on it, but it kept a tight grip on his livid sister. Linus remarked "Let go, blanket!", which caused the blue cloth to loosen its grip on Lucy and slither onto Linus's arm. The boy looked at his blanket while Lucy coughed and gasped for air. She grabbed Linus by his shirt and held a fist in front of him.
"What the hell was THAT?" Lucy screamed. "You sending your blanket out to kill me? Is THAT it?" Professor Bean walked closer and questioned Lucy.
"Little girl...what were you doing when that blue cloth attacked you?" He asked, prompting a "Who the hell is this?" response from Lucy. Linus explained about Professor Bean, which confused the girl even more. Lucy just shook her head.
"Well gee, Bean...lets see...I was just done talking to Schroeder...walked into my room...got some water...I saw Linus's blanket on the bed...decided to throw it away and say it got lost in all of the commotion..."
"WHAT?" Linus screamed. Lucy glared at him, and Linus stuck his thumb in his mouth to shut him up.
"Baby...anyway, the blanket shot up at me and attacked me! I was feeling angry...and I guess I shot a bunch of water everywhere from the sink...and then you guys walked in..."
Lucy's story gave Professor Bean much more insight into the powers investigation. "Linus", Professor Bean said, "what emotion were you feeling when the blanket attacked?"
"A bit nervous...but mostly mad at Lucy for trying to be...well...Lucy..." He said. Professor Bean thought for a second and then had a brainstorm.
"I see...Linus...you have an ability...to bring life to inanimate objects...but...most of the time, this ability is shown to ONLY bring it to life. You were able to control your blanket..." As Professor Bean said this, Linus's blanket uncoiled itself from Linus's hand and stood up on it's...edges. The entire room, except for an intrigued Linus, stepped back. Linus, at first curious, was now entirely excited about this new prospect! The group stepped forward as Linus did a jig with his blanket. Lucy, upsetted by the fact that now the blanket is truly alive, banged her head on the wall while spouting "Why me? WHY ME?"
"Lucy seems to be able to control water and apparently all three of its states." Professor Bean concluded. "And it seems...the powers activate...when a person is feeling their most identifieble emotion!" Bean's conclusion gained everyone's attention as he explained. "Peppermint Patty's brash, confrontational feelings activated her super strength. Marcie, meek and normally non-confrontational, activated her powers when she was calmly trying to talk to an angered Patty. Lucy's powers turned on when she was exhibiting anger towards Linus's blanket. And Linus, angry about his sister and her anger, awakened his powers."
"Neat." Charlie Brown said. "What about me? I wonder what my most used emotion is..." He thought.
"Try being sad and pitiful all the time. It may activate your powers." Licy quipped. CB, visibly upset, sighed.
"That probably is true..." He said. However, feeling that he was sad, CB thought that his powers might've turned on! He stood tall an heroic, thinking that he had powers until-
"You're happy. Powers deactivated!" Lucy rolled on the floor laughing as Brown, now fully depressed, walked off. Peppermint Patty, visibly upset about Chuck, looked over at Lucy.
"Can you just STOP picking on him?" Peppermint said. "The boy doesn't need to take crap from you!"
"He needs to learn how to take a joke. Why should I not have fun just because he's depressed all day?" Lucy shrugged it off as she turned around. Patty's anger spiked and she charged at Lucy, tackling her through the hospital walls! Lucy stood up, clutching her head due to the crash. Patty ran out and charged at Lucy, who turned around and water whipped Peppermint Patty back into the hospital. Lucy summoned a whip of water around her arm and froze it into a spike. She stood over Patty's body and pointed the ice spike at PP's neck. She then said "Don't do that again!" before melting the ice over Patty's face. Lucy walked out the room, leaving behind a shattered and destroyed room. Peppermint Patty got up and shook her head off, trying to dry herself off. Linus, Marcie, and Professor Bean gulped at the tenacity of the short fight that went on and sheepishly looked over to see if Peppermint Patty was okay. She wiped some more water off of her face before saying-
Elsewhere, Brown was slowly strolling along the hallways, his head down and sighing as always. He suddenly bumped into something. He fell on his butt, and whatever he knocked into fell on their butt too. CB looked up while rubbing his head and found out he had knocked over Violet. The girl in the green blouse and green skirt rubbed her head and glared menacingly at Charlie Brown. Her friend in the beige blouse, yellow skirt, and blonde hair in a bob named Patty (Who didn't like it when Peppermint came to town) helped her up. Violet moved the black bangs from her eyes, and CB caught a glimpse of a small flame crackling in the girls eyes. He looked over at Patty, who had a similar effect in her eyes, but it seemed more like yellow lightning. CB got up and apologized, which for Violet fell on deaf ears. Violet got up and brushed her skirt before walking up to Brown.
"Watch where you're going." She said in a menacing tone, frightening Brown. The fire in Violet's eyes burned brilliantly as she delivered this "threat", almost as if it were going to burst out and engulf him. Brown nodded his head in agreement, and Violet and Patty walked off. Brown sighed in relief, glad he didn't get berated like how he usually was. He suddenly remembered the old times when he and Violet actually hung out. He even remembered the tiny crush he seemed to have on her, and it seemed she exhibited a bit of a crush as well. And Patty, a sort of "motherly" like girl, was also a friend of his before. However, they both grew meaner as the years went by. Lucy would psychologically hurt him, but Violet and Patty just flat-out hit him, especially Violet. He also remembered Shermy...he wondered what had happened to him. Shermy and Patty going out was the last piece of news he had heard about him...and that was four years ago.
Brown walked past his room, seeing what was yhe back of Damien Shaw's head as he was talking with his sister Sally. The girl was laughing as Damien was chuckling as well. Brown always trusted Shaw, even though he never did see him with any form of legal guardian. Charles walked up to Schroeder's room, where he could hear classical music. He never knew Schroeder even brought that piano with him. Schroeder switched to a baby grand piano when he turned eleven, but he brings his toy piano with him for portable playing. However, Lucy still finds a way to sit on Schroeder's chair or lay on his piano, angering the musician further.
Brown peeked into Schroeder's room to find the boy playing music...but with no piano in sight. Instead, Schroeder was fingering keys...in thin air. This shocked the bald boy, who opened Schroeder's door wide open and confronted him.
"Schroeder! You have powers too?" Brown shrieked as Schroeder's concentration was broken from his invisible music. "How are you..." Brown tried to say, but he was silenced by Schroeder, who began playing a soft piano melody.
"I don't know how..." Schroeder began, "but after Lucy chased me, I was pretty angry. But I managed to calm myself how I always do: music. I turned on the radio and listened to some Mozart. Then Beethoven played. I began mimicing the keys as the song played. Then, I began hearing double. I turned off my radio for a bit and began fingerng keys again...but this time, I heard only one song...MINE! I began to play songs from memory by pretending to play, and I did it!" As Schroeder continued to talk, he sped up the tempo of the song, creating a fast paced harmony that sped up even more as he continued. "I played more...and more...and MORE!" Schroeder stopped playing when he hit a high point in the song and began playing "Flight of the Valkeryies". "I guess I can create sounds. Pretty cool, huh?"
Charlie Brown was fascinated by Schroeder's new ability, and it seemed to fit him too. However, he really wanted to know why HE didn't get a power. All his friends were getting abilities, but not him. It stunk because they'd be having fun while Brown was stuck all by his lonesome. His thoughts meandered around this singular thought, all the while Schroeder tried to get his attention.
That last call snapped Brown out of his daze, making the boy shake his head in order to get the dumb thoughts out. "You said 'I have powers TOO'. So there are others besides me and Pig-Pen?" Schroeder asked, startling Brown once more.
"You said Pig-Pen?" CB asked. "Where is he?"
Schroeder pointed outside his window, where Pig-Pen was conjuring up dirt to swirl around him. Brown could easily conclude that Pen could control dirt. That was also fitting for him. "Are there more?" Schroeder asked.
Schroeder pointed outside his window, where Pig-Pen was conjuring up dirt to swirl around him. Brown could easily conclude that Pen could control dirt. That was also fitting for him. "Are there more?" Schroeder asked.
Charlie Brown told Schroeder about the group and their powers, and Lucy's ability to freeze things really sent shivers down his spine. Brown and Schroeder then saw Frieda skip into Schroeder's room, twirling her purple skirt around while brushing off her purple blouse.
"Hey, Frieda." Charlie Brown greeted.
"Hey guys, guess what!" She said excitedly.
"You and Linus are going out again?" Schroeder quipped. Frieda rolled her eyes.
"Ha ha..." She sarcastically replied. "Remember that scar I had on my leg from when I fell of my bike?"
"Yeah." Charlie Brown said. "You had to get stitches for it."
"Yeah! Well, earlier today I was looking at my beautiful naturally curly hair-"
"Being as vain as always..." Schroeder snidely remarked, earning him a slug in the right eye. Schroeder, now adorned with an ugly black eye, writhed in pain on the floor.
"Ass. Anyway, I looked down at my scar and rubbed it a bit, wishing that it would go away. And then when I lifted my hand...the scar was gone!" She showed him the leg where the scar was, and she was right. Charlie Brown could not see any sign of her scar and began to think. He remembered Frieda said that she was thinking about her curly hair, which is a common thing for her. He put two and two together and began to tell Frieda about her new healing powers and their origin. Frieda couldn't believe it, but tried to find out to see if it was true. She knelt down and touched Schroeder's black eye, and her hand began to glow blue. She lifted her hand up, and Schroeder's eye was healed. He got up and growled at Frieda, who blew a raspberry at him.
As the three talked more, Charlie Brown could barely believe that this was the same Frieda from the quartet of Patty, Violet, Lucy, and her. Lucy and Frieda left the group after the fifth grade, and Charlie Brown was more then relieved. Frieda is actually pretty nice, and sweet when she can be. She is a constant talker, and her vanity is a huge flaw, but Charlie Brown thought that he shouldn't be the one to rag on someone's flaws. Charlie Brown then thought about Pro-Wrestling. He thought that that old quartet was kind of like The WWE's Evolution. Violet was like The Leader, like Triple H. Patty was the original veteran girl in the area, like Ric Flair. Lucy was the muscle, like Batista. And Frieda was the chipper youngster, like Randy Orton. And just like Orton and Batista, Frieda left first and Lucy left afterwards. Charlie Brown had hoped that just like Triple H and Ric Flair, Violet and Patty split too. And then Charlie Brown thought, "Good grief, I watch too much pro-wrestling..."
"Charlie Brown!" Frieda snapped the boy out of his daze. "What powers do you have?" Charlie Brown sighed as Frieda and Schroeder simultaneously figured out what that meant.
"It's okay, Charlie Brown." Schroeder said. "They probably just haven't activated yet."
Frieda put her hand on Brown's shoulder. "Yeah. They'll come in one day!" Frieda said.
Professor Bean and the other kids, Pig-Pen included, walked over to Schroeder's room. Linus jumped up and walked over to Charlie Brown.
"Charlie Brown, guess what? Professor Bean's going to let us train at his compound!" Charlie Brown junped when he heard this piece of news. "He said he wanted to help us hone our skills."
Professor Bean shrugged his shoulders. "I figured I could help you guys advance your new abilities, as well as maybe even unlock even more of your abilities as well."
Lucy pranced out of the crowd and walked over to Schroeder. "Hey, Schroeder...what power you got?" Schroeder rolled his eyes as he backed up. Suddenly, a light bulb lit up in his brain.
"Wanna see it?" Schroeder evily grinned. Lucy smiled from cheek to cheek. She nodded her head happily as the musician raised his hand and crunched it into a fist. Lucy began to laugh...but sound would not come out her mouth. She desperately began to panic, but she wasn't making a sound! The group left as Lucy ran off in a panic. Charlie Brown walked in the opposite direction, while Linus walked over to him.
"Hey, Charlie Brown. Come with us!" Linus said. Charlie Brown sighed.
"I don't have a power, Linus. I can't join..." He depressingly said as he lowered his head.
"Charlie Brown, I'm sure you'll find it soon. Hey, you may find it when we go to the training area." Linus assured his friend, who cracked a smile. Linus always knew how to make him happy. Even on his worst bad days, Linus could somehow bring him out of a bad funk.
"WAIT! I'm going too!"
CB and Linus turned around to see Sally in her floral patterned blue sundress. "I have powers too!" The boys looked at each other, and Brown looked back at his sister.
"Well...I was talking to Damien about homework being banned so our brains could rest, and then..."
Sally flicked her wrist, sending a large vine crawling towards him. The plant grabbed his ankle and lifted him in th air. Sally skipped over to Linus, who blushed and walkee off. Sally follower him...while Brown hung over the ground.
"Help...anyone?" He called for help from anyone who would notice him...
...No one noticed the poor boy...
Except for two girls that is...
Violet and Patty, eavesdropping from behind a corner, walked away as Violet chuckled.
"So we all have powers, huh?" She said as she looked at her hand. She snappedb fingers, creating a small flame that danced around his finger. Patty, eager as well, snapped her fingrs, creating a tiny spark that traveled around her finger. The two girls looked at each other, and then Violet's phone rang. She looked at the caller ID and answered in an indignant tone.
"Hello...Agate...Wait, what?...You have pow-...come over your house?...Sure...Yeah, me and Patty will get Melody and Freddie...Alright cool...wait what?...NO, THIBAULT, I WILL NOT PLEASURE YOU, BLOCKHEAD!"
*Professor Bean's Compound*
The mostly beige compound was mansion-like in size. While not impressively attractive on the outside (or inside), it was good enough to Professor Bean's liking. In the basement was a training facility where the crew trained. Everyone trained, honing each of their skills to peak levels. Mostly everyone learned new skills with their powers, while every injury was healed by Frieda, so practice could go on.
However, Charlie Brown was still in sad state. The boy had been trying to figure out what his power was for the past hour. He couldn't fly, seeing as how the slingshot that blasted him in the air didn't help. He couldn't have super speed...the treadmill ran faster than him. And he definitely didn't have super durability...Lucy's punches still hurt. As he began thinking about he hopelessness of finding his power, his mind trailed off to think about The Little Red Headed Girl. What if she had powers? But then, would it matter? She never did notice him, and Heather wouldn't start thinking about him, especially if he didn't have powers.
Professor Bean sat next to Brown, trying to get inside his head. "Penny for your thoughts, Charlie?" He asked in a concerned tone.
"You can call me 'Charlie Brown'. I'm always referred to by my full name." He said. Professor Bean nodded in agreement and looked back at Brown.
"Don't worry, Charlie Brown." Professor Bean said. "I'm sure not everyone exposed to the leak has powers."
"Yeah, but they have something to fall back on. I'm still 'Charlie Brown'. No one important. Just a nobody who no one likes." Charlie Brown bemoaned. "Powers would've made me somebody."
"Charlie Brown, power doesn't make you a somebody." Professor Bean said. "You think the Head of State of The Comoros is important even though he has power?"
"Exactly!" Professor Bean said. "The power doesn't make you big...it's the way you use that power."
Charlie Brown dwelled on that philosophy for a minute, thinking about how true the professor's words were. He figured it may not be too bad to not have powers. Yeah! It can't be that bad! Plus, he can help support his friends! And also, trouble wouldn't find him if he didn't have powers! It would go to his friends! Yep, Charlie Brown felt better already!
"Alright, crew! Training was good! Time to go home! I promised your parents that you'd be home by six!" Professor Bean led the kids out and walked them each home. And this was the routine for the next week, as they all came over to practice new techniques, discover new abilities, or just hang out and talk. It was a lot of fun that week. But the school was cleared by the hazmat team, and school resumed on Monday.
The kids walked to the building, feeling quite saddened that they couldn't go to Professor Bean's house that day. As they walked up the steps, Marcie had stopped them midway.
"Remember everyone, we have to keeo these abilities a secret." She said.
"Yeah, Lucille. Don't go showing off your powers to people for attention." Peppermint Patty said as she looked over at the black haired girl, who looked over at Peppermint Patty and scoffed.
"Whatever. Just don't go punching holes in walls, Patricia..." Lucy sneered. The two still weren't on great terms since that fight at the hospital. The crew walked to the door, where they stopped.
"Remember, everything is back to normal." Linus said. "Let's just go in and pretend everything's alright."
The group opened the door to find Joe Agate, Thibault, Patty, and Violet in their path. The group stopped as Agate walked forward.
"Welcome." Joe said. "We've been expecting you. Y'see, I figured that it was high time we took over this school." This made the group tense up. "Y'see, due to that gas leak, me and my associates gained powers. And we decided to assert dominance over our school. And we got word that YOU guys have powers too. Well, I'll skip the bull and just say...roll with us or get rolled over."
The group stood still, not sure what to think. However, Joe's patience was waning. Thibault jumped in front of Agate and shouted "TIME'S UP!" The chauvinist pushed a MASSIVE wall of force, knocking the other group back into separate parts of the room. Joe, Patty, Violet shook their heads at the impatient kid. Thibault, however, looked at them as if THEY were crazy.
"What? They were taking too long." Thibault defended himself. Agate then stepped up.
"Well, he was right. You guys took too long. I guess you want to be rolled over." He said while shadows from throughout the room surround Joe as he rose in the air. The Peanuts Gang looked up in horror as Joe Agate summoned forth the power of the shadows. He towered over our heroes, creating a terrifying sight for The Gang. Joe just laughed and said-
"Now let's get to rolling."
This flashback kept going off whenever I was almost done, getting rid of most of my progress. It should've been here Friday. But nonetheless, here it is!
3 Hero slots left!
3 Villain slots left!
3 Vigilante Slots left!
4 Unaligned Slots left! (I counted Leatherface as unaligned. Tobin isn't part of The Birchwood Brotherhood, so I put him under unaligned as well.)
4 Teacher Spots (one good, one bad, one vigilante, and one unaligned) still available!
And Daniel Morgan's sibling/Detective Morgan's child can still be created by one of you! Who wants to create the kid?
And remember to use the application I put in chapter two! Don't make your own, please!
Now as for the surprise...
As you noticed, besides the Damien sighting, OCs haven't been seen recently. Reason: I'm giving the OCs their own story in the next chapter. The OCs will each get their own flashback, starting from when they wake up to when they get to the school and take part in the battle. And each backstory will have the character first discovering their powers! Excited, huh? This should take two chapters. So if you want your character to have a flashback, turn them in before July 25th! I'll be starting on the ones that were already turned in first!
Once again, thanks for reading! Please Review!