Hello peeps. Im here with a 23/35 collab story with Fainted.Tears. I'm doing numbuh 23 or Virginia and she's doing numbuh 35 or Bartie so give credit to her. To get some of the stuff in here you have to check out our other collab stories on her account.

Disclaimer: No owny the KND

Chapter 1

I love you.

You know those three words are the hardest words anyone can say. I mean sure you can say I love you but to say it with meaning, that's the tricky part. Unfortunately people can't tell the difference between a platonic I love you and a meaningful I love you, so I tend to stay away from relationships. Even though all my friends seem to be in happy relationships, I'm not going to take any risks. Instead of chasing boys most girls do my age, I focus more on my school work, friends and family and of course the Teen's Next Door.

So I'm here in my lab at the TND HQ Saturday afternoon working on some chocolate bullet bomb. I'm trying to take it to the next level and instead of blowing apart objects, it's going to melt them.

"Hello?" Someone called from the other side of the door. "Are you decent?"

"Come in Bartie." I called back. I smiled as my best friend Numbuh 35 or Bartie walked through the door. Unfortunately for him, that was my I've-got-something-to-show-you smile.

"Uh-oh. I know that smile." He said nervously.

I grinned. "You're just in time Numbuh 35. I've got something to show you!"

I grabbed my bullets and his hand and dragged him all the way to the testing room. There behind a glass window stood and aircraft carrier. It was red. "Uh Numbuh 23…?" Bartie started, but couldn't finish because I already threw my bombs into the room. An explosion took place and like always I had my maniacal grin on.

"Yes!" I cried out.

"OH MY GOD!" Bartie screamed.


The smoke died away and there stood the aircraft carrier… melted. "Alright! A success!" I exclaimed as I punched my hand in the air.

"That… w-was… b-but it…" Bartie was stuttering.

"Bartie? Are you okay?" I asked.


I gasped as I put my hands over my mouth. "Oopsies." I squeaked while trying to pull the most innocent face I could. "I had to experiment with something…"

"Well why couldn't you use a spare one!"

"I thought it was a spare one…"

"It had '35-T' written all over it!"

"Oopsies." I said again.

Bartie looked like he was on the verge of a major meltdown. I've never really seen him this angry before and I've known him for half my life. He let out a groan and walked out, slamming the door hard. I winced at the loud bang and chased after him. "Bartie!" I called out. "I'm so sorry! I didn't know! I thought that-"

He turned around abruptly. "Yeah? Well you thought wrong. Maybe you should think about things next time." He snapped and with that turned on his heels and walked away.

"What was that about?" Numbuh 44 asked me.

"Yeah." Said his twin brother Numbuh 44. "That seemed a little suspicious to me."

"What are you talking about?" I asked getting confused.

"It almost sounded like…"

"You and 35 are…"

"Going out?" They said together.

"What!" I shrieked, though I could feel a blush on my cheeks. "That's stupid! We're just friends and the reason he's upset with me was because I melted his aircraft carrier!"

"Okay then, that makes sense."

"Soo… why is your face red?"

I frowned. "GO AWAY!" I screamed pointing somewhere away from me. They scrambled and ran in the direction I pointed. I sighed and headed back to my lab. I had to make it up to Bartie somehow…

But how?