Chapter 1: Scrooge Expands Undersea
It was quite an average day in Bikini Bottom and a typical day at the Krusty Krabb for old Eugene Krabs as he was reading the newspaper, he decided to take a look at who was the next big shot in business as if he didn't care it was obviously going to be him.
"Let's see who's the big shot, as if I didn't already know" laughed Mr. Krabs, but as Mr. Krabs turned to that page on the newspaper, he spit out his coffee revealing that he wasn't number one.
"Squidward, Spongebob, Krusty Krab mandatory staff meeting!" he continued to roar.
As the two trusted employees came into his office, he showed them the page he was upset about.
"So what is it, you spilled coffee over your newspaper, you can always read the same stuff online" said Squidward.
"No, that's not the issue here Mr. Tentacles" continued Mr. Krabs as he then showed the photo of who was the new number one, "someone from the surface world is coming to take over my customers with his own restaurant business!"
"It says here, his name is Scrooge McDuck from DuckBurg" said Spongebob.
"You know that squirrel friend of yours?" asked Mr. Krabs to Spongebob.
"You mean Sandy?" asked Spongebob.
"Yeah, her, I want you to go up to the surface world and stop this Scrooge from stealing me loyal customers" continued Mr. Krabs.
"And what about me?" asked Squidward.
"You'll be joining him, and team up with any of the locals who'd want to ruin Scrooge's business" continued Mr. Krabs.
"Do we really have to?" sighed Squidward.
"If you don't do it, you're fired" replied Mr. Krabs, "now you two march, I'll be manning the fort."
As both Squidward and Spongebob were heading to Sandy's place, Spongebob felt odd that they were behaving a little bit like Plankton.
"Say, I know who else does this better than the both of us, Plankton!" laughed Spongebob.
"You're going to involve him too?" asked Squidward.
"Wait right here" replied Spongebob.
As Spongebob wondered off back to the Chum Bucket, Squidward decided it was the perfect time to nap on a bench nearby. While Squidward was doing that, Spongebob was back across the street from the Krusty Krab and knocking on Plankton's door.
"Can I help you, or are you just going to humiliate me?" asked Plankton.
"Oh no, we're not, you see Plankton, there is a new business rival in town that Mr. Krabs is very upset about, so we need your expert help to ruin other's dreams" continued Spongebob.
"Bah, it's bad enough I have Krabs stealing my customers, I have to deal with someone from the surface world" sighed Plankton, "sure, why not, I got time to kill anyway."
As Plankton followed Spongebob back to where Squidward was sleeping quite lazily, Squidward got up quite upset that Spongebob ruined his nap.
"Spongebob, how the heck can I sleep with you disrupting me?" asked Squidward.
"Plankton has agreed to help us in promoting destruction of this Scrooge McDuck" continued Spongebob.
"Well, as long as he does most of the work, I do not care" said Squidward as the trio went off.
About a few hours later, they were at Sandy's place where Sandy gave each one of them water helmets for them to go onto the surface world.
"I've done some research on these other land critters, you may want to check out the Beagle Boys, they should know how to help you stop Scrooge" said Sandy.
"Oh boy, we can go find real live beagles, what's a beagle?" asked Spongebob who didn't know what it was.
"It's a land mammal, of the dog species" said Sandy, "they'll be able to help you stop Scrooge."
As the trio got onto a rocket and headed off to the surface world, back on the surface world, Scrooge McDuck was quite excited he was getting into the restaurant business, Launchpad was there to help run the local business there as Gyro was getting prepared for the restaurant's maiden voyage.
"Oh boy, being in charge of my own restaurant, I've always wanted to be a chef" said Launchpad.
"I thought you were a pilot?" asked Scrooge.
"Hey, a guy can have many dreams, right?" continued Launchpad.
"Well, let's hope this one will work, I am paying a hefty price for this" replied Scrooge.
"Do you think those underwater critters will like your family's recipes?" asked Launchpad who wasn't sure it might work.
"Sure, I'm sure" continued Scrooge, "there is nothing on land that'll stop us."
But Scrooge couldn't be more wrong, just at that very moment, within the harbor of DuckBurg, the rocket which the trio were in popped right up to which scared off the locals.
"Looks like we probably scared them off" said Spongebob.
"Come on, we have to find where this Scrooge is going to launch his new underwater restaurant" said Plankton.
"You're right, but first we need to know where he'll be launching it" said Spongebob.
"Why not try that private pier that's with a load of local law enforcement?" asked Squidward.
"Hey, that does sound like where Scrooge would launch his underwater restaurant" replied Spongebob, "but we just can't barge in without a plan, we have to go find those Beagle Boys."s
"Leave that to me" said Plankton, "even though this is really land, I know every horrible place whatever scum would hang out."
"Good, then we'll follow you" continued Spongebob.
"Just when will this day will end" sighed Squidward as he followed the two.