The skies of Eternia are burning and they are orange and then the LORD said:

MR. SEAVER!! MEDAMNIT HEY HEY LO LISTEN UNTO ME!!!

Mr. Seaver, sitting in a black leather chair in his study, was startled from his brooding ruminations about that night over thirty years ago when his parents were murdered. The light of GOD shone thru the window and the booming voice of GOD made the very windows rattle like the rattle of a tiny baby wet with the morninge dewe.

Mr. Seaver rose from his chair and slowly walked across the study to the window, the hair on the back of his neck standing erect. When he reached the window he saw the ruin that extended all the way to the dark Eternian horizon.

It had been just over a year since the loss of the GROWING PAINS THEMESONG had indirectly led to the invasion of the War-Hordes of Toxifrost Land. They had killed the Mom and burned Mr. Seaver's farmlands. The people were dying. And the children...the children were SCREAMING.

Mr. Seaver fished an errant piece of snake jerky out from between his molars and delicately considered it with his tongue.

MR. SEAVER, IT IS TIME TO COME OUT OF RETIREMENT FOR ONE LAST MISSION -- saith the LORD.

Mr. Seaver knew what this meant for him to do. He called to his son, Ben, through the two-way wrist TV.

"Ben son, it is time for us to rise again and fight the vile Toxifrostians. Ready the jet-boat."

"Right Pops," said Ben.

From somewhere in Heaven, Pikachu looked down with a warm smile. Then he called to Ben on the two-way wrist TV--

"I'm gettin' too old for this but nevertheless I feel that I am still a vital part of this TEAM, so I am going to also go on the mission."

"Suits me just fine," said Ben, his jet-boat goggles pinching his pitted and battle-scarred face. "But something tells me Mr. Dad Seaver will find something to say about it. If you know what I mean."

In his secret Tower underground, watching Ben and Pikachu and Mr. Seaver on his big TV screens, Dr. Robotnik said, "Excellent." Then he laughed and pet his cat, which purred, a hint of evil in its purr.