A couple of months passed and life in LazyTown was slowly getting back to normal. Stephanie had been released from the hospital a few days after Sportacus had walked with his new legs. The two of them had been going to therapy appointments together and as she finished hers, she would come for support when he went to his.
Sportacus wasn't up to crime-fighting speed yet but with the therapy and Sam's help, he was making great strides in the process. Robbie continually fine-tuned the legs he'd given the hero and he kept his cleaning robot store open. No one with the exception of Pixel and Amanda knew about the little scanner.
Pixel and Amanda still had a few months before their baby was born but their excitement never dwindled and more often than not everyone knew to find them at the baby store buying adorable little toys and clothing for the baby. Stephanie warned them they wouldn't be getting a baby shower but the two promised they were ok with it. The renovations to their home kept them busy as well, especially when Pixel surprised Amanda with an adorable therapy dog, a Labrador by the name of Ransom.
Trixie and Stingy were all healed from their experience with the robot and the miser had proposed to her, as she suspected at his parent's house. Needless to say, his folks were dumbfounded as they had had no warning. However, they were glad that they would soon be adding a daughter to their family.
Sam received his pair of legs from Robbie and was an old pro at them in no time. He quit the job at the mall as the security guard and put in to take the civil servants test. Passing it with flying colors, he earned himself a spot on the LazyTown Police force. Chief Dooright was more than happy to have him there. He couldn't go out in the field but he was given the position of training officers for house to house combat. Granted things like that didn't happen very often in LazyTown but it was better to be prepared than unaware. The former instructor was glad to retire and the two became good friends. The men on the job respected Sam and his experience and for the first time in a long time he was happy with his life.
The Mayor was now fully recovered but order by his doctor's to reduce the stress in his life. He gave up being Mayor and promised that as soon as he was feeling better, he'd marry Bessie. The busybody began making plans and Stephanie was starting to get the impression that she'd never get any sleep as the woman was constantly bringing her ideas, even the ones she got in the middle of the night.
Ziggy, who had been covering for Sportacus, now entered Milford's house looking for the hero.
"You said you wanted to talk?" The candy-loving adult asked, finding the hero in the kitchen, helping Stephanie with the dinner dishes.
"Sorry Ziggy, lost track of time," he smiled.
"It's all right," he smiled back.
"Steph, I'm heading out with Ziggy. Be back soon," Sportacus leaned down and kissed her forehead.
"I can finish up here," she told him, her soapy hands in the sink water. The hero nodded and headed outside with Ziggy. They walked to the airship where Sportacus had him sit down on the bench that was nearby.
"Ziggy, you've been doing an admirable job these past few months and I really appreciate it. It looks like I'll still be out of commission for a while so there is something I want you to have," the above average hero reached into his pocket and pulled out a key.
"She's all yours," he said, handing him the key.
"You mean…" Ziggy trailed off and looked up.
"Yes I do. The computer can show you how to fly her and I've adjusted the voice commands so that they don't have to match my voice patterns. Take real good care of her, ok?" the hero smiled.
"Yes, sir!" Ziggy was as excited as a kid in a candy shop.
"All right. Any questions come to me and I'll do the best I can. You keep it up and maybe one of these days you will become the first person outside of my family to wear a number on your chest," Sportacus smiled and Ziggy practically passed out.
"I'll do my best," the young man promised.
"I know you will, now give her a go," the hero said. Quickly Ziggy called for the ladder and it swung down. He climbed it as fast as he could and Sportacus smiled.
Meanwhile in Robbie's Lair, Rottenella stood in a closet. Her systems shut down when she tried to beat Robbie up for behaving himself. Robbie had promised to fix her but he'd been putting it off. He crawled into his favorite chair and turned on the television. He couldn't help the feeling that he was being watched despite the fact he knew he couldn't be. Shrugging it off, he went back to watching his program. In the closet, Rottenella's eyes lit up. She would get her revenge even if it killed Robbie.
So that's the end of this one. I hope to have the next one up next week. Thanks for sticking with me! :)