A/N: This story is part of the KPTV universe. It tells the story of Kim and Ron's first Hanukkah together as husband and wife.
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Remember Ran's Three R's: Read, Review, Responce. In that order.
Damn villains. Damn, stupid villains. It was always something. It always had to be something. He couldn't have just some time off at home with his wife. No, of course not, they had to go on a mission. They had to do their thing. They had to save the world. They had to step up when no one else was willing to do the job. Global Justice couldn't even do the job that they had been formed to do! That jackass Will Du was at the top of his "Hate them very much right now" list. Pompous as they come. He even called him and his wife a bunch of amateurs. And his wife, who was now almost four weeks pregnant with his child, was out here, risking her life, doing what she does best.
Ron Stoppable sighed. It was the first night of Hanukkah. He should be at home with his wife and parents playing with the same top he had used since he was a child, honoring the history of his people and celebrating the miracle Hanukkah. Lighting the first candle on the menorah and finally getting a chance to tell his parents that Kim was expecting a child.
Instead, here he was, trapped in a cave with Kim outside of Dementor's Alpine lair. It was just a simple mission. Go in, stop the bad guy, get out. They didn't even destroy the lair this time. But that gifts kiosk. They had forgotten about that gifts kiosk. And now, he rued the moment that he thought that it couldn't do any harm. He rued it hard. Ron even thought about how one could go about kicking themselves in the butt.
As he and Kim had been coming down the mountain side, the gift kiosk, for some unknown reason, blew up. And when things blow up in the Alps, no good comes from it. The gift kiosk explosion was no exception. It had started a rock slide down the face of the mountain. The two heroes ducked into a cave to avoid being crushed to death by the falling rocks. Ron even replayed the memory in his head, trying to figure out what they could have done.
"One villain stopped and one lair left in tact. I believe a 'boo-yah' is in order here, KP," Ron said as they walked away from the villain's lair.
Dementor had gotten away, but at the last moment, Kim had placed a tracking device on Dementor's escape pod, which GJ could follow and apprehend the yellow-skinned professor of all things evil. Right now, they had more important things to worry about, which Kim was currently taken care of.
"Wade, you're the only one that knows I'm pregnant, aside from Ron of course," Kim said, setting up future plans for the web site.
"That's pretty much a given Kim, seeing as how Ron had to be there as well," Wade joked to his boss.
"Laugh it up Wade, before to long, you and Joss will be in this same position," Ron told his friend. "Speaking of Joss, have you asked her yet?"
"No, I sure haven't. I'm waiting until New Years, roughly 12:01 AM. I figured it would be the best way to ring in the new year," Wade answered.
"Oh, that's so romantic. Just like when Ron proposed to me on national television," Kim said, remembering Ron getting down on one knee while they were on "The Price is Right."
As the heroes walked and talked, they had failed to notice the gift kiosk that they had passed on the way up to Dementor's lair. As they walked by it, a small timer rigged to roughly twenty pounds of C4 started counting down. With that amount of explosive, it was a sure bet that a rock slide would happen, and it would crush anything that got in its way.
A quarter of the way down the mountain face, the gift kiosk blew up. The explosion was heard all through the mountain chain, and the vibrations of the explosion started to shake lose very big rocks that could cause very much pain and suffering to those that were unlucky to be in front of them as they hurled down their path. Kim and Ron quickly turned around just in time to see the first of the boulders coming their way.
"Oh man, that would be so cool to see if it wasn't about to crush us!" were the first words out of Ron's mouth as the giant rocks rolled down.
"Come on Ron!" Kim shouted as she started running down the trail. Ron was soon hot on her heels.
They both looked around for what could be used as a shelter or a fail safe to keep from being ground into small parts suitable for fertilizer. Ron's eyes dashed back and forth as he ran. The trees wouldn't cut it, as they would be snapped in half like toothpicks under the force of the giant stone balls. They couldn't simply out run the rock slide, as the rocks were moving to fast.
"KP, how about the jetpacks?" Ron asked as he was quickly running out of ideas for what they could do.
"Not with a rock slide this big, the jet packs would run out of fuel before we were safe," Kim answered. She too was still trying to find a place to take shelter.
Eventually, they came across a cave, which they both darted into as fast as they could. The two heroes ran as far as they could from the cave entrance and then hit the ground, making themselves as small as targets as possible for whatever stones might happen to find their way in.
And now, here they were. Kim, still in mission mode, took an assessment of the sitch. She and Ron were trapped in a cave just a small sliver of a tree and ten feet of rock blocking the only way out. At least the tree could provide some firewood to keep warm with that night. It would probably be burnt by the morning though. Kim figured that they would have to burn it by the pile of rocks so that the smoke would be able to escape through the small holes that were made by the rocks not forming up exactly. She could even see the remains of the sunset through a couple of them. She pulled out her Kimmunicator and tapped the call button. Kim had long since given up the wrist mounted unit and was back to a pocket version. Though this version was slimmer and had a bigger screen.
"Wade, can you hear me?" She asked into the units microphone.
"Kim? I can barely get a read on you! Are you and Ron alright?"
"We're fine, so amp down there Load. We managed to dive into a cave, but the rock slide has us trapped. Any way you can send help?"
"I'll try, but I can't seem to get a solid read on your location. It must be the mineral make up of the rocks. I'm also having trouble on getting a signal from your tracking chips."
"Wait, what you do you mean, chips? As in plural."
"I, uh, hehe, I also have a chip in you as well Kim. Just incase you got separated from the Kimmunicator or something."
"We're going to have a talk about this when Ron and I get home, WADE!"
"Busted huh? Oh well, I'll keep working on it, but I wouldn't expect much, at least not for awhile. If you get hungry, you've both got some nutrition patches in your packs. Enough for two weeks. All you have to do is put them on, and they will provide enough nourishment for a day. They won't take away the hunger pains, but they will keep you alive."
"Thanks Wade, keep us informed." And with that, Kim closed the communications link and put her Kimmunicator away.
Ron stood in front of the pile of rocks blocking the exit. He dare not try to pull any of them aside, for fear that they would come crushing in on Kim and himself. Swinging his arms backwards, he clasped his hands together behind the small of his back, thinking about some way that they could escape from their stone prison. He was shaken from his thoughts when Kim spoke to him.
"Wade said he was going to try and get us rescued, but he doesn't know how long it will take…" the red-headed beauty said.
Ron nodded, never turned to face Kim, and let out a sigh. "Hanukkah oh Hanukkah, come light the menorah, lets have a party we'll all dance the hora," Ron sang dejectedly to himself while letting his arms hang down at his sides.
Kim stood up and walked over to her husband, wrapping his arms around his waist and laying her cheek on his shoulder blade. "Gather round the table we'll give you a treat. Dreidels to play with and latkes to eat." Kim sang, picking up where Ron left off.
Ron reached up and covered his wife's hands with his own, still looking at the stones. The sun had gone down, and the temperature with it.
"Ron, I know this isn't how you wanted to spend your first night of Hanukkah with me as your wife, but we'll pull through this. Together, we can do anything. You know that." Kim said as she pulled herself closer to him, trying to fight off the chill.
"I know, KP. I know. Doesn't mean it tanks any less," Ron said. "I love you. You know that right?"
"Yes Ron, I know that, and I love you too," Kim replied and then looked over at the tree sliver that had fallen into the cave with them. "Come on Ron, lets get a fire going and try to get some sleep. Tomorrow is another day."
With Ron's help, Kim was able to move the tree sliver over to the blocked off entrance to the cave. The smoke would have a place to vent, that way they wouldn't suffocate from carbon monoxide poisoning. Kim pulled out her laser lipstick and fired a blast at the wood, causing it to ignite. A few moments later, there was a healthy fire going to keep Kim and Ron warm, and the smell of burning pine wood floated into their nostrils.
They sat down in front of the fire and basked in its warmth, while huddling close together to help preserve body heat. Ron had an arm draped across Kim's shoulders, while Kim was holding on to Ron's waist. Before long, they had fallen asleep while the fire glowed in front of them. The first night of Hanukkah was finished.
Blessed are You, Lord our God, King of the Universe, Who sanctified us with his commandments and commanded us to kindle the Hanukkah lights.
Blessed are You, Lord our God, King of the Universe, Who performed wondrous deeds for our ancestors, in those days, at this moment.
Blessed are You, Lord our God, King of the Universe, Who has kept us in life, sustained us, and brought us to this moment.
-Hanukkah blessings of the first night.
A/N: I would like to stated right now that it is not my intent to insult those of the Jewish faith. I have great respect for the Jews and their history. Please bare this in mind while you read this story.