Author's Notes 07/05/04:
Hm, well as you can see, this chapter came out a little later than I had originally planned, by say oh three months. Sorry about the delay, but I hit a huge case of writer's block, then I didn't like the work I was producing, then I started working on Fox and Sloth and Lotus Blade. To be honest, I really wasn't able to make any good head way until this weekend. But, without further ado, here is Chapter 6.
One note: I am dedicating this chapter to kp2k4. Over the past three months, he has hounded me to get this up and I don't think that without his encouragement (or is it pestering? :-) ) this story would have continued until much later, if ever at all. So, to kp2k4, thanks.
I'm not going to do any personal reviews this time, but thank you to all who gave a shout out. It was appreciated. And I will no longer give out expected dates for the next update as it is too unpredictable. Tomorrow, I will start Chapter 6 of Lotus Blade so look for that one next.
Until next time, enjoy Chapter 6!
Author's Notes 03/23/04:
Warning: Spoilers ahead! Please read the chapter first!
Wow, this chapter kicked my butt. I knew exactly where I wanted it to end, but getting there proved to be harder than I though. Now that I've gotten a few chapters done, I realize that even though I have chapters planned out, as I write them I come up with more detail and add more scenes to the finished product. For example, the scene with Gannon on the roof was never going to be in the story until I was at my computer and out it came.
At the end of the last chapter, I didn't know if this installment would be big enough to warrant a separate chapter. Turns out, it's the largest chapter yet! So, there are now 30 chapters to the project. I have renamed Chapter 4 Decisions, Decision and Chapter 5 is Every Dog has Its Day.
I hope the motorcycles scene wasn't over the top; I'm beginning to wonder if my portrayal of the new Ron is too OOC. If it is, please let me know. Oh, and one other thing: Don't ride a motorcycle without a helmet. I know Ron does but, please, as a motorcyclist myself, its very dangerous. Now that my PSA is done :-), on to the reviewers:
Unknown6:Ah, I love your reviews. Its great to hear the praise, but having someone point out where I can make the story better is always welcome. I have gone back to Chapter 4 and fixed the mixed metaphor problem and in this chapter I have taken extra steps to make the dialogue clearer. I hope it works; if not, let me know. As for reviewing your works, I'm honored you asked. I will make yours the first ones (see below).
LogtarPantsonfire:The whole brunette thing comes down to the fact that I need another way of describing Shego other than villainess. I am glad that you liked Ron; one of my constant worries is that he doesn't get too OOC. And I always thought that when cornered, Shego would take charge to get them out of there.
Ellen, Mr. Elliot, Ace Lannigan:Thanks for the encouragement.
Jayv:I'd never let Kim get shot in this story. Or would I? :-)
Yamal:First, my friend, let me say how sorry I am about the incident in Madrid. My thoughts and prayers were and are with you. I don't know if you know, but this is BillW from over in TvTome and from the Yahoo Groups. Sorry I've been MIA lately, been working on this and another side project that I think can be unveiled soon. Anyway, I look forward to what you think of the next chapter.
Many thanks to you all! I have decided to step away from this story for a little bit so that I can go and review all the stories that I enjoy. It seems only fair that if I want to get reviews, I give them as well. Next update will be April 4th, but maybe sooner. In any case, I hope you have enjoyed this chapter.
Author's Notes 03/16/04:
I'm really sorry for the delay in this chapter. As I was writing it, the single chapter was becoming a little bit too long so I decided to cut it off at an appropriate place and create two chapters. The second part isn't finished yet, and I'm not sure how I'm going to incorporate it into the next chapter. I might just have to add a chapter 4a and be done with it but we'll see.
After reading this chapter, hopefully you've gotten a sense of the pace that I'm telling this story. I know that it's rather slow, but I promised myself when I started that I wouldn't rush the plot along and miss any details or little side scenes that give depth to the story. For example, in Chapter 3, I could have gotten Kim and Ron into the lab in about a paragraph or two, but where's the fun in that?
As always, my thanks go to my reviewers:
Unknown6: smiling No, I have no problem with 'FA'. Frederick Aloysius can be a mouthful. After your last review, I went back and took a careful look at Shego's eyes and you are correct, they are green. I had always assumed they were black, which is why I used onyx as the adjective. If you go back to Chapter 3, you'll notice that I changed it from onyx to jade. Many thanks for pointing that out.
Jayv:Stay tuned, the holographics are just about to become important.
LogtarPantsonfire:Sorry, I can't confirm or deny foreshadowing in Chapter 3; that would be too easy! But, I am glad that you liked the fight scene.
Parareru:I believe Ron said it best in 'A Can of Worms' "Good things come to those who wait." :-) I decided to start with a K/R from the beginning becase A) their getting together has been covered in a million fanfics already, B) I think that it might happen in the series so I don't want to contradict what happens, and C) I had way, way too many ideas on how it would happen to pick just one.
Like I said, I'm not sure how I'm going to work the next two chapters. Thus, I can't promise the next update until March 27. It might be sooner, but I doubt it. But hopefully, I'll post both then to make up for the delay. Now go enjoy Chapter 4!
Author's Notes, 03/07/04:
First, it occurs to me that the title of my work is misspelled. Sorry about that, I've correct it. Second, as always, I'd like to thank everyone for reviewing my work.
KPKrazy400 and Ellen: Thank you for your kind words.
Jayv: I promise that Mr. Dr. Possible will be back later on in the story
Unknown6: I can only hope to keep your interest up as you stories have kept mine. As for the claim that this will be a novel, I guess that I meant to convey that my story won't be a short story. I hope to get it to novel length, but as this is my first attempt at something this long, I'll just have to see how it goes.
LogtarPantsonfire: I'm not sure what it is about him, but I really hate Josh too. And he will also play a part later in the story.
Blackheart Syaoran: Don't worry, there will be quite a bit of Kim and Ron dodging the law, but we're not quite there yet.
I've posted chapter three. There's no fluff in this one as I had some in the last chapter. This installment is for those of you who like action and I hope that the fight sequences are not only realistic but detailed enough as well. The action continues with the next chapter, so for those of you who prefer fluff, hang in there, it'll be back later on. Also, if you have a suggestion as to where you want the story to go, let me know and I will try to incorporate it. Chapter 4 should be up by next Sunday night.
Author's Notes, 02/29/04:
Thanks to those who reviewed the first chapter. I hope the second one doesn't disappoint.
Well, I got the second chapter up. There isn't a whole lot of action in it, but don't worry, that's coming up in the next one. And I promise that the chapters will be longer than the first one, but probably not as long as this one. Please read and review. The more feedback I get, the better I can tailor the story to what you, the read, wants. Chapter 3 should be up by Sunday night.
Letter to the Reader:
First, I'd like to take this opportunity to thank you for choosing to read the story that follows. The choice of what to read in this incredibly fast world we live in is an ever more difficult choice given the amount of reading material and the utter lack of time in which to read it. And this endeavor is designed to be novel length.
I was inspired to write this story after reading several wonderful fan fictions. The concept for this story is complete and has been mapped from beginning to end. The only thing left to do is write it. :) I've decided to release this as a serial rather than waiting until it was all done and uploading it in one shot. I also want to hear what people think about the story and the direction they want it to go. Even though the plot is mapped, it is not set in stone and suggestions will be taken into consideration. Also, let me know if you don't like something. I'm not adverse to going back to a chapter and fixing something that people don't like.
Below is a table of contents so that you can see where we are and where we are going. Also, at the end of this foreword is a teaser for the book.
And, once again dear reader, thank you for reading my story.
It's been a busy year for Kim Possible. She's now a senior at Middleton High, captain of the varsity cheer squad, and one of the most popular girls in school. Oh, and after a nasty break-up with Josh, Kim has a new boyfriend. One her father is even unhappier about than he was with Josh.
Ron is also having a good year. After spending some time with Yori in Japan, he has honed his skills and is now Kim's partner, not sidekick. He's also got a spot on the Middleton baseball team and a brand new ride. Oh, and Ron's also got himself a girlfriend.
Life is good for our teen heroes until a break-in at a relatively obscure holographics plant comes to the attention of Team Possible. Suddenly, Kim and Ron are thrown into a conspiracy that reaches into the highest levels of law enforcement. And one of their own will be at the center of it.
Now, Kim and Ron are on the other side of the law. Not sure who is behind it or what their real motives are, they must piece together the plot against them before its too late. And, in the process, stop the most nefarious criminal they have ever faced.
Part I: Wrongfully Accused
Chapter 1: Good Morning Middleton
Chapter 2: Of Mondays, Mankeys, and Missions
Chapter 3: Mirage
Chapter 4: Decisions, Decision
Chapter 5: Every Dog Has His Day
Chapter 6: Damage Control
Chapter 7: The Best Laid Plans
Chapter 8: And the Cradle Will Fall
Chapter 9: Questions and Answers
Chapter 10: The Unusual Suspects
Chapter 11: Capture
Part II: On the Run
Chapter 12: Fallout
Chapter 13: Jail Break
Chapter 14: Infamous
Chapter 15: The Games Afoot
Chapter 16: Out of the Shadows
Chapter 17: The Bug and the Mole Rat
Chapter 18: Breadcrumbs
Chapter 19: Planning, Plotting, and Scheming
Chapter 20: A Piece of the Puzzle
Chapter 21: Course of Action
Part III: Redemption
Chapter 22: Settling Up
Chapter 23: Intelligence
Chapter 24: The Voice of Reason
Chapter 25: Laying In Wait
Chapter 26: Mousetrap
Chapter 27: The Man Behind the Curtain
Chapter 28: Operation 'Anything Is Possible'
Chapter 29: Clearing Their Good Name
Chapter 30: Aftermath