Summary: After an invention accident, Calvin and Hobbes and their interdimensional counterparts get switched.


And now back to Calvin and Hobbes: The Series
Written by 321gniws and Eidodleifrag

Mirror rorriM

"HA HA!!!" Brainstorm screeched, jumping forward towards Calvin. "SURRENDER, CALVIN!!! YOU CAN NOT POSSIBLY DEFEAT ME!!!"

Calvin rolled his eyes.

"Frank, he's been beating you up for the last fifteen minutes," Jack said, who was leaning against Calvin's closet, drinking a Sprite.

"SHUT UP, JACK!!" Brainstorm spat. "AND MY NAME IS DR BRAINSTORM!!! BRAINSTORM, DANG IT!! BRAINSTORM!!"

Jack rolled his eyes.

Calvin and Dr Brainstorm were engaged in another battle for the world. Sort of. Brainstorm had supposedly invaded Calvin's house, while his parents weren't there, and was currently attempting to kill Calvin and Hobbes inside their bedroom, so that they would stop 'trying to overthrow him'.

So far, he had accomplished none of that.

"SERVANT RAY!! DEFEAT THEM!!!" Brainstorm screamed at the top of his lungs, whipping his Servant Ray out.

The gun remained silent.

Calvin heaved a deep sigh, and Hobbes, who was sitting on Calvin's bed, rolled his eyes.

Brainstorm blinked.

"OK, then, DO NOT defeat them!!" He shouted.

ZAAAAAAP!!

Calvin took one step to his right, and the blast hit the carpet, instead.

Brainstorm growled, and his eyes narrowed.

"WOULD YOU QUIT DOING THAT!!!!" He screamed. "JACK!! MAKE HIM STOP DOING THAT!!!!"

"Stop doing that." Jack said, not even looking up.

"RRRRRRRRGH!!!!" Brainstorm shouted, holding his head in frustration.

He turned back around, and prepared to shoot another blast at Calvin.

His eyes popped open.

They had vanished.

"They're gone!!" Brainstorm shouted.

"Uh huh." Jack said.

The mad scientist whirled around to Jack.

"QUICK!!! JACK!!! USE YOUR DNA TRACKING DEVICE TO LOCATE THEM!!! AND HURRY, FIRST CHANCE YOU GET!!!!!"

Jack placed the straw into his mouth, and took another sip.

He pointed at Calvin's door, without even looking at Brainstorm.

"EXCELLENT!!! PREPARE TO DIE SHARP HEADED CHILD!!!!"

Brainstorm then rushed out of Calvin's bedroom, laughing like a lunatic.

There was a pause.

Calvin crawled out from under his bed, followed shortly by Hobbes.

"Thanks, Jack." Calvin grinned.

"Mmm-hmm," Jack yawned, checking his watch. "Why don't you just go beat him, now? I have a show coming on in ten minutes."

"Can do." Hobbes nodded.

Calvin pulled his Transmogrifier Gun out of his pocket, and he and Hobbes rushed out of the bedroom.

Jack took another sip from his Sprite.

"This is the worst lemonade I've ever tasted in my life," He commented, looking at the cup.


Calvin and Hobbes looked over the balcony, by the stairs.

Brainstorm was in the living room, holding his Servant Ray out in front of him, and searching the place.

Oh, and he was screaming, too.

"COME OUT, CALVIN!! WHERE ARE YOU!!! GET OUT HERE SO I CAN DESTROY YOU!! THAT'S AN ORDER!!! WHERE ARE YOU?! I DEMAND TO KNOW!!!!!!"

"Oh, Fraaaaaaaaank!" Calvin shouted, waving his hand at the scientist.

Brainstorm looked up.

"THERE YOU ARE, WHAT ARE YOU DOING UP THERE?!" He shouted, angrily. "DOESN'T MATTER THOUGH, BECAUSE NOW YOU WILL BE DESTROYED!!! " There was a pause. "AND IT'S DOCTOR BRAINSTORM!!!!"

Calvin and Hobbes rolled their eyes.

Brainstorm took his Servant Ray, and pulled the trigger.

KA-BOOM!!!

Calvin and Hobbes jumped backwards as the blast hit the ceiling.

"STAY RIGHT THERE!" Brainstorm ordered. "I'll be right up. THEN YOU WILL DIEEEEEE!!!!"

He rushed over to stairs, and began running up them.

"OK," Calvin said, setting the Transmogrifier Gun to the laser setting. "I'll take care of Frank, here. You tell Jack to get the Brainstorm Rocket up here, and we'll blast these two back to Yellowstone."

"Gotchya!" Hobbes said, doing a solute.

He leaped to his feet, and ran towards Calvin's bedroom door.

At that moment, Brainstorm reached the top step.

"HEY!!" He screamed. "STAY WHERE YOU ARE!!! STOP!!! HALT!!!"

He held his Servant Ray up, and began firing wild shots at the tiger.

Hobbes dove into Calvin's bedroom, and the door slammed behind him.

Brainstorm growled, and turned to Calvin, who was still setting everything up on the Transmogrifier Gun.

"THERE YOU ARE!!!" He screamed, jabbing a finger at Calvin. "I'LL TEACH YOU TO TRY AND OVERTHROW ME!!!!"

Calvin rolled his eyes.

"Overthrow you from what?" He demanded.

Brainstorm ignored him, and whipped his Servant Ray up.

"SERVANT RAY!!! DO NOT DESTROY CALVIN!!!" He screeched.

A blast of electricity exploded from the tip of Brainstorm's gun, and shot for Calvin.

At the same time, Calvin leaped to his feet and pulled the trigger on his Transmogrifier Gun.

A burst of red exploded from the tip of the water pistol, and shot for Brainstorm.

The two blasts met each other.

BOOOOM!!!!

Calvin and Brainstorm were both blasted off their feet, as the two energy rays exploded outward.

The explosion however did more than just that.

The two blasts had mixed together, and were now heading in one direction.

The bathroom.

The blast shot right through the door, and collided with the mirror inside.

The mirror seemed to absorb the blast, and then suddenly, as if it been turned to water, it began rippling.

This caused a chain reaction.

Suddenly, all the mirrors in the bathroom began rippling.

Hobbes was standing at Calvin's window, watching Jack start the Brainstorm rocket up.

Suddenly, the mirror above Calvin's bed began shuddering ever so slightly.

Hobbes didn't notice, however.

Just then, Brainstorm burst out of Calvin's house.

He was covered in ash and soot, and his lab coat was ripped.

"JACK! OPEN UP THE ROCKET!!! THEY'RE FORCES ARE TOO POWERFUL!!!! WE HAVE TO BACK TO THE LAB AND DEVELOP A NEW PLAN OF ACTION!!!!" He shrieked, his arms flailing everywhere.

"Whatever." Jack said, pushing a button, and allowing the beat up scientist in.

There was a loud humming noise, and dust began going everywhere, and suddenly Brainstorm's rocket lifted off the ground, rose above Calvin's house, then blasted off at light speed towards Yellowstone.

Hobbes watched them go.

There was a pause.

Calvin walked inside.

"Nothing like a good Brainstorm battle to really get our day going." Calvin grinned, sitting down on his bed.

"Yeah, I don't know what we'd do without the guy." Hobbes nodded.

"Well, I don't know about you, but some of that dust got in my mouth from that fight." Calvin said, standing up. "So, I'm going to wash my mouth out in the bathroom."

"Very well." Hobbes yawned

Calvin walked out of his bedroom, slamming the door behind him.

Neither he nor Hobbes noticed that there was a face peeking out from Calvin's mirror.

Oops.


Calvin poured some alcohol-free Listerine into its bottle cap, and put the bottle down.

He poured the bottle cap into his mouth, threw his head back, and began gargling with it.

He did this for about twenty seconds.

Then, he spat the Listernine down the drain.

He stood up, and grinned at himself in the mirror.

"There," He said. "My substitute for brushing my teeth,"

Huh boy...

Calvin put the bottle away and prepared to leave when he noticed something odd.

Odd in fact that his reflection had wide, blood shot eyes.

Calvin put the bottle back, and examined his reflection up and down.

He squinted his eyes.

The reflection didn't.

Calvin held his hand up over his head.

The reflection didn't.

It just stood there in the mirror, motionless, staring at Calvin with its wide unblinking red eyes.

Calvin stared back at it.

Then, he chuckled.

"I get it." He said.

He turned around, as if he was going to leave.

Then, he quickly spun back around to it, and stuck his tongue out at it, and rolled one eye into the back of his head.

Then, he flung his arms over his head, and began waving them, frantically.

Then, he began hopping around in circles.

Then, he used his fingers to draw his eyelids back, and he grinned at the reflection.

Then, he placed his hands to his cheeks, and brought them downward, causing his eyelids to go over his eyes.

The reflection remained motionless.

Calvin glared at it.

"Well, your no fun," He growled.

The reflection stared at him.

Then, suddenly, it lunged forward.

It reached right through the mirror, and grabbed Calvin's head.

"AAAAAUGH!!!!" Calvin screamed, as he was yanked head first into the mirror.


Hobbes looked up from the comic book he was reading.

He was sitting on Calvin's bed, right under the mirror.

"Calvin?" He asked, putting the book down.

There was no reply.

"Calvin was that you?"

Nothing.

Hobbes cut his eyes from side to side.

Then, he jumped off the bed, and started towards the door.

He peeked into the hallway, and looked around.

Then, he stepped forward, and moved towards the bathroom.

Very slowly, he opened the door, and looked inside.

"Calvin...?" He asked, looking around.

There was nobody in the bathroom.

Hobbes scanned the room.

Suddenly, all the mirrors began rattling, wildly, and ripples spread out from them.

Hobbes stared at them in total shock.

Then, he started backing away.

He rushed out into the hallway, then back into Calvin's room.

He looked, around frantically, then dove into the bed.

There, he spun around, and faced Calvin's door.

The sound of footsteps reached Hobbes' ears.

Hobbes began backing up into the very back of the bed, and against the mirror above it.

Suddenly, a shadow loomed over the bedroom door, and the footsteps got louder.

Hobbes' eyes grew wider with every step.

Whatever it was that had attacked Calvin was now coming towards Hobbes.

Hobbes began shivering.

Suddenly, the footsteps stopped.

There was a long moment of silence.

Hobbes cut his eyes from side to side.

The shadow over Calvin's door had vanished.

Hobbes heaved a sigh of relief.

Suddenly, something orange with wide, unblinking red eyes burst from the mirror Hobbes was leaning against, and grabbed Hobbes' head.

Hobbes' eyes burst open. He opened his mouth to scream, but it just died in his throat.

The creature then retracted back inside the mirror.

Hobbes flipped over the bedframe, and fell inside with it.

"PLEASE DON'T EAT ME!!" Hobbes begged. He had slammed his eyes shut, and was currently curled up in a ball, shaking. "I'M VERY HIGH IN CHOLESTEROL!!!"

"Come on, I'm not going to eat you. That's disgusting. I hate meat!" Came a voice.

Slowly, Hobbes' eyes came open, and he looked around.

He was sitting in the exact same place he was at before on Calvin's bed. Except for two small differences. Everything in the room had been reversed. Whatever had been on the right side of the room before was now on the left side. It was really weird. AND, there was another Hobbes standing over the real Hobbes.

This new Hobbes had only one physical difference between him and the real Hobbes: He had bloodshot eyes.

Hobbes stared at him with wide eyes.

"Wh–who are you?" He squeaked, shaking.

"I am Sebboh." The red eyed tiger said, proudly. "I have brought you from your world to mine."

Hobbes stared at him.

"Why?" He asked.

"I'll get to that, later," Sebboh said, turning around, and jumping off the bed. "Nivlac, where are you?"

"I'm here," Came Calvin's voice.

Hobbes looked up.

"Well get in here! I got Hobbes!"

There was a moment of silence, then in walked two Calvins.

One of them had wide bloodshot eyes.

Calvin was still a little shaken from being yanked inside a mirror, but otherwise, looked fine.

"There you are." Sebboh said. "And you have the Calvin fellow with you?"

"Yes, as far as I can tell." Nivlac said, turning to Calvin.

"OK, I think an explanation is in order!" Calvin demanded, glaring at Nivlac and Sebboh. "Who the heck are you people and where are we?!"

Sebboh chuckled, evilly.

"You see, that's the difference between you and Nivlac." He said. "That dumb kid would never demand for that!"

Calvin and Hobbes exchanged glances.

"Since you asked so, ruthlessly, I suppose we can spare a couple minutes to explain." Sebboh pointed at the mirror before him. "That blast combined from you and that Brainstorm fellow hit your mirror in the bathroom, correct?"

Calvin blinked.

"Uh, well, I guess so. I didn't really pay much attention to it." He considered.

"Well, that's not all it did," Nivlac growled.

Calvin looked at his interdimensional counterpart, nervously.

"That blast forced a portal from our universe to yours open!" Sebboh said, dangerously.

Calvin turned to Sebboh.

"Uh, you guys aren't... evil, are you?" He asked, raising an eyebrow.

"Evil is such a strong word," Nivlac said, patting Calvin's shoulders. "We prefer the term dark."

Calvin and Hobbes stared at them.

"So, yes, then." Hobbes said.

Nivlac and Sebboh rolled their eyes.

Just then, the sound of a door opening and closing emitted from the mirror above Nivlac and Sebboh's bed.

"CALVIN, WE'RE HOME!" Mom called from the mirror. "COME HELP US WITH THE GROCERIES!!"

"Oops, there's our cue." Sebboh said, turning to the mirror.

"Wait a minute...," Calvin began. "What?"

"We're going to your world," Sebboh grinned, evilly.

"Why?" Hobbes asked. "What are you going to do?"

"We're evil, what do you think we're going to do?" Nivlac demanded, shrugging.

"Oh," Hobbes nodded.

There was a pause.

"So.." Calvin said. "Red eyes?"

Sebboh and Nivlac nodded.

"We got soap in them during our showers." Sebboh said.

"Ah," Calvin nodded.

"It's still burning," Nivlac whined, rubbing his eyes.

And with that, Sebboh turned and started for the mirror.

"Hold on a minute!" Calvin yelled, holding a hand out. "What about us?"

"You wait here." Sebboh said.

"Oh come on!" Calvin said, rolling his eyes. "If that mirror's been turned into a portal, then we're just going to crawl back through it when your in."

"How very untrue," Sebboh said, turning around, and facing Calvin. "You see, that blast wasn't powerful enough. This portal, as well in the one in the bathroom, are closing in twenty seconds."

Calvin and Hobbes exchanged nervous glances.

"Then... How are we supposed to get back?" Hobbes asked, nervously.

"Who says your getting back?" Sebboh laughed, evilly.

And with that, he dove through the mirror.

Nivlac stood by the mirror for a second.

Then, turned around, and began walking in the other direction.

Sebboh burst back inside, and grabbed Nivlac's shirt.

"Get in here." He growled.

"OK," Nivlac sighed.

He muttered to himself, then leaped through the mirror.

Just as the portal was closed up.

Calvin and Hobbes exchanged terrified glances.

Ho boy...


Nivlac and Sebboh observed their surroundings.

"It reminds me of home," Nivlac said.

Sebboh rolled his eyes.

"Well, this is our home now," he said. "We'll just have to get used to it."

"CALVIN! WE NEED HELP WITH THE GROCERIES!" Mom shouted.

There was a pause.

Sebboh nudged Nivlac.

"Oh! I'LL BE RIGHT THERE!" Nivlac shouted.

"Okay, while we wait for all that soap to get out of our eyes, we need to wear these to disguise them," Sebboh said, pulling out to small items.

"What are they?" asked Nivlac.

"Contact lenses, they'll reduce the swelling."

Nivlac took the contacts and carefully put them in his eyes.

Then he cautiously walked downstairs.

Mom and Dad were putting groceries away.

"There you are," Dad said. "We need you to get the remaining groceries out the car."

"Yes, Dad," Nivlac replied, and he quickly ran outside.

Mom and Dad were surprised.

"What, no argument?" Dad asked. "I was prepared to give the speech about building character."

Nivlac then reentered, carrying the groceries with no problem.

"Thank you, Calvin," Dad said. "You're really building character!"

Nivlac smiled.

"Ah, character is really good for me," he said.

Dad rolled his eyes.

"Oh sure, bombard me with sarcasm," Dad muttered.

"But I wasn't! I believe in taking the safe way and building character always helps that!"

Mom and Dad stared at him.

"Uh…sure," said Mom. "Now go do your homework."

"Right away, Mom!" Nivlac replied, and he ran upstairs.

There was an awkward pause in the kitchen.

"I'm going to get out the child psychology books," Mom said.

"Oh, sure, like those actually help," Dad replied.


Back in the mirror universe, Calvin and Hobbes were pacing around the room.

"We've gotta think of something!" Calvin complained. "Who knows what it's like over here?!"

"Actually, we should," Hobbes said. "Everyone and everything is backwards."

Calvin thought for a bit.

"Come on. We're going downstairs."

"Why?"

"Well, since our parents are essentially useless in our universe, the parents in this universe should be able to help us," Calvin explained.

"Sounds logical," said Hobbes.

Calvin and Hobbes quickly scurried downstairs.

They emerged in a backwards version of their living room.

Mom and Dad were sitting on the couch watching television. Dad was flicking through the channels.

"Man, this is boring!" he said. "There is nothing good on! I wish Nivlac would buy us a new TV!"

"I wonder what's for dinner," Mom added. "I'm going to try and steal some more cookies before Nivlac and Sebboh get back from their room."

Mom quietly tiptoed out of the living room.

Calvin and Hobbes stared.

"Well, that was weird," Hobbes said.

"Not in this universe," said Calvin.

Calvin quietly approached Dad.

"Excuse me, Dad?" he asked.

Dad looked down at him.

"Nivlac, we need a new TV!" he complained. "Why can't you buy us a new one?! And don't say because watching reruns builds character! It doesn't! It just builds up frustration!"

Calvin stared at him.

"Me buy a new TV?" he asked.

"Well, sure, you're the one with a job!"

Calvin looked back at Hobbes.

Hobbes motioned for him to continue.

Calvin looked back at Dad.

"Uh… Don't talk like that, Dad!" Calvin said, trying to imitate his father. "It's bad enough to have one TV! The Stone Age is a far more appropriate age to live in! You know why? Because cavemen were out there everyday, getting their own food and living off the land!"

Dad moaned.

"Let's not start this again, Nivlac! I'm sorry I even bothered with you," he said, sinking lower into the seat.

Calvin simply grinned at his handling of the situation.

"That's better. And sit up straight! You'll ruin your posture!"

And he walked away to find Hobbes.

Hobbes was in the kitchen, trying to see what they had to eat. It was all basically a mirror version of their kitchen. Everything was the same, just reversed.

Then he caught a glimpse of Mom eating a giant pile of cookies very sloppily.

Hobbes stared at her.

"Mirror Universe…," he reminded himself.

Hobbes approached her.

"BELCH!" Mom said, patting her belly.

Hobbes glared.

"Excuse me, but what do you think you're doing?" he demanded.

Mom jumped.

"Oh! Sebboh! I didn't hear you coming! I mean, I was just in here with Dad, and he said he wanted the cookies, so I had to stop him, and I—"

"Save it!" Hobbes said, holding a hand up. "I don't want those cookies eaten by anyone! They are there for display purposes only!"

"But Sebboh—"

"No buts!" Hobbes said, trying to get into character. "You go and wait for dinner! We're having eggplant casserole again!"

"Ew!" Mom gagged. "That stuff looks like compost!"

"Don't talk to me like that! Get out!" Hobbes said.

Mom rolled her eyes and left.

Hobbes watched her leave, and then began to clean up the mess just in case someone was watching.

"That little brat…," he muttered.

Calvin entered.

"What happened?" he asked.

"Apparently, our roles have been switched in this household," Hobbes said. "In this house, we're the parents, and they're a combination of you."

Calvin sighed.

"Hobbes, we can't stay here. We've got to find a way back into our universe!"

"How do we do that?"

"Well, we got in because of the Transmogrifier Gun and the Servant Ray, right?"

"Uh-huh."

"Well, it should work the same way here! We have the Transmogrifier Gun that Sebboh made in this universe. We just have to find Dr Brainstorm's opposite and get his Servant Ray!"

"How do we do that?"

Calvin immediately pulled out a map of the Mirror Earth he had found.

"We go to Krap Lanoitan Enotswolley," Calvin said. "Or, the Mirror Yellowstone National Park!"

"I see," Hobbes said.

They raced back upstairs to their room and immediately found the box.

"You know, the box works perfectly in our universe," Calvin commented. "I just hope it works in this one."

Hobbes immediately backed away from the box.

Calvin sighed.

"It's our only chance," he said. "We have to at least try."

Hobbes glanced at the box nervously, and then put his goggles on.

Once they were in the box, Calvin activated the engines, and flew the box out the window.

"So far, so good," Hobbes said, looking over the edge.


Nivlac was busily doing homework while Sebboh was working on Calvin's inventions.

"So, are you happy now?" Sebboh asked, fiddling with the Transmogrifier Gun.

"Oh, yes!" Nivlac said happily. "We finally have lives that suit us! I can finally go to school like a normal adult! I can have an easier life and go on more camping trips! It's so refreshing to have a father who likes the same things I do! I just feel so—"

"SHUT UP!" Sebboh shouted.

Nivlac gulped and sat down.

"Yes, sir," he muttered.

Sebboh leaned back tossed Calvin's inventions aside.

"This is the life," he sighed. "All the tuna in the world I can eat, a life of no responsibilities, no more making sure your parents behave themselves, and my plans to dominate a planet just got easier!"

Nivlac glanced at him.

"You're still gonna share your wealth with me, right?" he asked.

"Oh, sure, whatever," Sebboh said, waving him off.

Nivlac then returned to the homework.

Sebboh rolled his eyes.


Calvin and Hobbes landed the box in a field at Mirror Yellowstone.

"Okay," said Calvin. "This may prove to be an actual challenge. While the lab in our universe is easy to find, this one might be a bit more difficult."

"Uh, actually…," Hobbes said, tapping him on the shoulder.

"Huh?"

Calvin looked in the way he was looking.

It was the same lab that was poorly hidden, just reversed.

"Oh."

Calvin and Hobbes approached the lab door and carefully opened it. As they entered, they searched for Dr Brainstorm.

They were surprised at how easy it was.

They found him in an easy chair watching stuff on a giant TV. He was eating popcorn and drinking soda pop.

"Huh," he said, sipping his Sprite. "This is the worst tasting lemonade I've ever had."

Calvin and Hobbes exchanged glances.

"Uh…excuse me?" Calvin called.

Brainstorm looked up.

"Oh, hi," he said. "What are you guys doing here?"

"Actually, we're not Nivlac and Sebboh," said Hobbes.

Mirror Brainstorm stared at them for a while.

"Oh, I take it you would be mirror versions of them?"

Calvin was surprised.

"How'd you now that?" he asked.

"Well, it's something they've been trying to do for years now. I take it they finally cracked."

"Yeah, sure," Calvin snorted. "Actually, we cracked it, and they mooched off of us, and are now living in our universe living our lives!"

"I see," Mirror Brainstorm said. "Well, I suppose that introductions are in order. I'll go first. My name is Dr Mrotsniarb Kranf, and you?"

"We're Calvin and Hobbes," said Calvin, shaking his hand. "So, I take it this version of you is sane and not evil."

"Pretty much," said Mrotsniarb.

"So why were Nivlac and Sebboh always trying to get into our universe?" Calvin asked.

"They were tired of the responsibilities they had in this universe. They were constantly distracted from Sebboh's plans for world domination by the mundane everyday lives of normal people."

"So how did they get to be friends?" asked Calvin.

"Well, Sebboh needed a place to stay, so he scared the cowardly Nivlac into letting him live in his house where the authorities wouldn't find him. He agreed to give Nivlac access to power whenever Sebboh got around to actually taking over the world. That's why they're working together."

"Huh," said Calvin. "So, what do you do?"

"I work under my ruler, Kcaj."

There was a pause.

Calvin and Hobbes exchanged glances.

"…Kcaj?"

"Yeah, my evil robot ruler."

"YES I AM!" a voice shouted. "AND BY THE WAY, IT'S DR TOBOR!!!"

Calvin and Hobbes whipped around.

They saw Jack, or should I say Kcaj, wearing a lab coat and rather than his bored look, he had an angry look.

"…Jack?"

"DON'T SPEAK TO YOUR MORTAL ENEMY LIKE THAT!!" Kcaj said angrily. "I SHALL NOW DESTROY THE THREATS TO HUMANITY!"

Calvin and Hobbes exchanged glances.

"What's he talking about?" Hobbes whispered to Mrotsniarb.

"He's out to take over the world, but you two are always in the way," Mrotsniarb replied.

"Wow," said Calvin. "This is probably a bad time to say I didn't bring any inventions."

"Good," Hobbes replied.

Kcaj suddenly whipped out a familiar device.

"It's the Servant Ray!" Hobbes cried.

"Yeah, we need to borrow that!" Calvin added.

"Bah! You think I'd give up my most valuable invention?" Kcaj roared. "I think not!"

"Hobbes?"

"Sure."

Hobbes immediately pounced Kcaj to the ground, causing the Servant Ray to fly through the air and into Calvin's hands.

"Thanks!" Calvin said. "We'll return it when we're done with it!"

They waved goodbye to Mrotsniarb and hurried out and ran to the box again.


Back in our universe, Nivlac was just finishing the homework.

Mom stuck her head in.

"Calvin, it's time for your bath, and I don't want any trouble this time!" she said sternly.

"Why yes, Mom! Thanks for telling me!" Nivlac said, leaving for the bathroom.

Mom stared in horror.

"What is with him?!" she cried.

Sebboh watched from the bed in annoyance.

"Honestly, some people…," he muttered. "It's getting to the point where I can't tell if this world's worth taking over!"


Calvin and Hobbes landed the box back at the house.

"Okay, let's go," said Hobbes.

As they started running up the walk, they were stopped by the Mirror-Susie.

"Hi, Nivlac!" she said happily. "You look nice today!"

Calvin stopped to reply.

"Uh…thank you," he said, not wanting to pronounce her name. "…uh…Nusas."

Mirror-Susie giggled girlishly.

"Oh, you can just call me Eisus," she said, twirling her hair.

Calvin suddenly felt at unease.

"Uh, right," he said, backing away slowly. "I'll do that."

"You wanna do something later?" Eisus said flirtingly.

Hobbes tried very hard not to laugh.

Calvin suddenly found himself feeling very warm.

"Uh…I'm sorry, Eisus," he said nervously. "I, er, have something to with Sebboh tonight that we've been planning for a while, but…um…maybe…some other time?"

Eisus giggled again.

"Okay," she said.

And she skipped away.

Calvin watched her go.

Hobbes was covering his mouth and vibrating slightly.

Calvin glared at him.

"That…does not…leave this universe!" he said angrily.

"Oh, you little charmer, you!" Hobbes said, punching his shoulder. "Are you gonna keep this date?"

"SHUT UP!!" Calvin roared, pulling the Servant Ray out of his pocket. "We still have to get back to our universe and get Nivlac and Sebboh back here!"

"Yeah, yeah, sure, sure," Hobbes chuckled. "Still, I'm never gonna let you live this one down."

Calvin rolled his eyes and ran into the house.

However, when they got there, they saw Mom and Dad sprawled on the floor. They buried in candy wrappers, jars of peanut butter and DVDs. There was a DVD player as well. Mom and Dad had fallen asleep, apparently stuffed from junk food and bored from so many movies.

"This actually makes sense," Calvin said. "We'd probably do this exact same thing."

"Yup," said Hobbes.

They left Mom and Dad on the floor and ran up to the bathroom. When they got there, they immediately pulled out Sebboh's Transmogrifier Gun and Kcaj's Servant Ray. Calvin took the Gun, Hobbes took the Ray.

"Ready?" Calvin asked.

"Yeah, hold on," said Hobbes.

He held up the Servant Ray.

"Servant Ray, do not attack Calvin," he said.

Nothing happened.

"Mirror universe, Hobbes," said Calvin. "It actually works over here."

"Well, I'm sorry, but the logic in this universe is really sloppy!" Hobbes complained.

They aimed at each other.

"Servant Ray, attack Calvin!" Hobbes said.

BRZAP!

Calvin and Hobbes both fired at the exact same time.

BOOM!

They watched as the two blasts hit each other, mixed together, and fired at the mirror.

ZAP!

They waited for an intense moment.

"What if it doesn't work?" Hobbes asked.

"Hobbes, it's only natural that it will work," Calvin reassured him.

"How can you be sure?"

"Simple! Nivlac and Sebboh have been trying to reach our universe for years and always failed no matter how hard they tried. We weren't even trying and yet we still made it into the mirror universe. It's that kind of logic that proves it!"

Almost on cue, the mirror became a jiggling substance.

The same thing happened to all the mirrors.

"YES!" Calvin cheered.

They immediately dove through the mirror…


…and reappeared their own universe.

"YES!" Calvin cheered.

"Hey!" Nivlac shouted.

Calvin and Hobbes looked down.

Nivlac was in the middle of his bath.

"What are you guys doing here?!" Nivlac shouted. "Get back in there!"

Calvin and Hobbes exchanged glances, and then glared at Nivlac.

Nivlac gulped.

"Please…?" he asked hopefully.

They immediately grabbed him and hurled him back into his own universe.

"AAAAAAAAAAHHH!" he screamed.

And he was gone.

"That was easy," Calvin grinned.

"Let's hurry and get Sebboh!" said Hobbes. "We only have so much time!"

They quickly ran from the bathroom and into the bedroom.

They found Sebboh on the bed writing on something. He looked up and saw them.

"Aw, shoot," he muttered. "Ah well, this shouldn't be too hard. After all, I know exactly what you two are like."

"Oh, do you?" Calvin snorted, glaring at him.

"Why, yes I do," Sebboh growled. "I just have to take who Nivlac and I are and reverse it!"

"Well, do you know how to work any of my inventions?"

"Of course! I'm the one who made them in my universe!"

"Good! Then you should know how this works!"

Calvin tossed him the Servant Ray from the Mirror Universe.

Sebboh looked it over.

"It's from our universe," Calvin lied.

Sebboh grinned.

"You think you can fool me?" Sebboh snorted. "I know that the inventor is an idiot in this universe!"

Calvin acted fast. He quickly somersaulted over Sebboh and landed on the bed, facing the mirror. Sebboh jumped on the bed, facing away from the mirror.

"Take this!" Sebboh shouted. "Servant Ray, do not destroy Calvin!"

There was a pause.

Nothing happened.

Hobbes grinned as he watched the two.

Sebboh stood there, confused.

Then he glared at Calvin.

"Oh, that was—"

Calvin quickly fired the Transmogrifier Gun.

BRZAP!

"OUCH!" Sebboh screamed.

The force was so strong that it sent him hurtling through the mirror and into the mirror universe.

Calvin leaned his head into the mirror.

"Be sure to return the Servant Ray!" he called.

Then, Calvin fired the Transmogrifier Gun again at the mirror, and when the beam hit, all the rippling on the mirrors disappeared.

"YES!" Calvin cheered. "WE DID IT!"

"Whoo!" Hobbes whooped.

Just then, Mom entered.

"Calvin?! What are you doing here? You're supposed to be taking your bath!" she cried.

"Huh? But Mom, I don't wanna!" Calvin whined.

"Oh, so now you don't wanna take a bath?" Mom snorted. "That figures. You start to behave, and just when I'm getting used to the idea, you decide to change back to normal. Get in the tub!"

She grabbed Calvin and carried him out of the room.

Minutes later, Calvin was grumbling in the bathtub, and Hobbes was sitting at his side.

"Yeah, you need to get clean for your date with Susie tomorrow," Hobbes teased.

"SHUT UP!" Calvin yelled, splashing the laughing tiger.

Dne Eht

Voice Work:

Pamela Segall Adlon: Calvin / Nivlac
Tom Hanks: Hobbes / Sebboh
Bill Murray: Dad / Dad
Jennifer Love Hewitt: Mom / Mom
Dakota Fanning: Snikred Eisus
Neil Crone: Dr Brainstorm / Mrotsniarb Kranf
Michael Brandon: Jack / Dr Tobor T Kcaj


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