Hey, everyone, and welcome to the revised and updated Operation: Kill Cindy Vortex! It's been over a year since I've updated this story. However, I was looking back over it and decided to try and make it better! I don't know how well this is going to go, but I wanted to give it a shot anyway. Tell me what you think!
Disclaimer: No, I do not own Jimmy Neutron. But I wish I did!
Chapter 1: A Plan Develops
King Goobot racked his brain. There had to be some way to get rid of that annoying 11-year-old genius. But how? He had already failed on numerous occasions, no matter how hard he tried. But there must be something he hadn't thought of yet. After all, he couldn't let himself get bested by such a short little brat, now could he?
Down in Retroville, Texas, Cindy sat at a booth in the Candy Bar, eyeing her long-time crush and enemy, Jimmy Neutron.
"Cindy? Did you hear a word I just said?" her best friend, Libby Folfax, asked her.
"Huh?" Cindy looked back over at Libby, breaking from her daze.
Libby glanced over in the direction Cindy had been looking in, and then grinned. "Jimmy on your mind again?" she teased.
"What are you talking about?" Cindy asked exasperatedly.
"Come on, girl, everyone knows you like him. Will you just admit it already?" Libby often grew tired of Jimmy and Cindy's love-hate relationship. It would be so much easier if they would just get together and get it over with.
"That's so ridiculous, Libby," Cindy replied, rolling her eyes. Even still, she couldn't resist stealing one more glance at Jimmy—and was horrified to take note of who had just slipped in beside him. "Is that Betty Quinlan?" she asked, her voice suddenly filled with jealousy and rage.
Libby glanced over again. "Yep, that's her," she confirmed. "Looks like she just waltzed over and sat down, too. You know Betty. She can get away with everything."
Oh, Cindy knew too well.
As she watched Betty batting her long eyelashes at Jimmy and flirting, anger boiled deep down inside her. He definitely looked like he was enjoying all the attention. "I'm going to go talk to her," Cindy said suddenly, standing up.
"Wait, Cindy—," Libby started to protest, but Cindy wasn't listening. She had walked over to Jimmy's table and was now shooting his dark-haired female "friend" one of her evil glares.
"Hey, Betty Boring," Cindy scoffed, arms folded.
Betty and Jimmy looked up. "What's your problem now, Vortex?" Jimmy asked, annoyed. Why did she always have to ruin everything? This was one of the few times that Betty had chosen to pay him some attention on her own, and Cindy just had to come and spoil it.
"Oh, nothing," Cindy replied calmly. "I just felt like ruining your afternoon," She gave him a smug smile, both of them knowing that she was succeeding at the attempt.
"Whatever," Jimmy replied, rolling his eyes. He couldn't let her get to him, because that was exactly what she wanted.
"So, what are you doing here, Betty?" Cindy continued, her eyes narrowed.
"What does it look like? I'm talking to Jimmy," Betty replied matter-of-factly. She turned to him. "Sorry, Jimmy, but I think I'm gonna go now."
"What? Do you have to?" Jimmy whined (pathetically, Cindy would add).
"Yes, she does!" Cindy cut in, pleased that it hadn't taken too long to get rid of the freak.
"I didn't ask you, Vortex," Jimmy said angrily.
"Well, I answered, didn't I?" Cindy shot back.
"Would you just be quiet!" Jimmy demanded in frustration.
"I don't have to! In case you hadn't heard, there is a such thing as freedom of speech!" Cindy yelled back at him.
"No, ya think?" Jimmy said sarcastically, rolling his eyes. How lame was that comeback?
By this time Betty had left already, and Jimmy finally noticed her absence. "Now look what you've done! Betty's gone because of you!" Jimmy exclaimed.
"Hey, I didn't force your little girlfriend to leave!" Cindy reminded him, upset that he even cared she was gone.
Suddenly they were both face to face with Sam, who was just about to boil over. "I told you kids to keep it down!" he yelled. "You're scaring away my customers!"
"You...did?" Jimmy gulped.
"Get out!" was Sam's reply. "Yeah. Yeah!" And with that, he grabbed them by their shirt collars and shoved them out of the 3-star restuarant.
"Did you know he said that?" Jimmy asked in bewilderment.
Cindy shook her head, and Jimmy reached down and helped her to her feet. They both dusted themselves off.
"Well, I certainly don't think our argument was worth getting thrown out over," Cindy commented.
"I'm gonna have to agree with you on that one, Cindy," Jimmy nodded. "We'll be lucky if he ever lets us back in that place."
"Don't worry, I'm sure it will only be a matter of days before he forgets that ever happened," Cindy laughed.
"Yeah, I guess. Well, I'll be seeing you." Jimmy gave a small wave and headed off in the direction of his hover car. Cindy's eyes trailed after him. Why, oh, why did he have to fall for such a fool as Betty?
Little did they both know that deep in the recesses of space, King Goobot sat in his spaceship, watching their every move. "Yes, yes, this is perfect." He turned his new plan over and over in his head, making sure that there were no faults. And yet there was one problem—he needed more than just the regular villains that had aided him in times past. He needed someone completely different, and he thought he knew exactly where to find her.