Thank You, God, for everything.
DISCLAIMER: I do NOT own Phineas and Ferb, all 131 episodes, 3 seasons and goodness knows how many songs, alas! I don't.
Candace was wringing her fingers nervously outside the doctor's office. Ginger and Holly were taking messages on phones and Adyson was being a secretary. Candace bit her lip as she looked around.
'Why aren't I going to bust the boys? I mean, it's right here, I should call Mom. Wait, she's mad at me for breaking that dish. Oh, why do I have such a temper? I guess it's because I'm a redhead, but Phineas is a redhead and he has only gotten mad once or twice this summer. This is all so stu-'
"Candace, Phineas can see you now," Isabella called. Candace nervously followed the Fireside girl into the office.
"All right, Candace, sit down on this sofa," Phineas instructed as Candace settled down on the comfy seat and Isabella left the room, "and tell me what's bothering you."
Candace gave Phineas a weird look. He sat in a comfy chair and patiently clasped his hands together. Candace started looking about the room, sweating as she tugged on her collar. She finally burst, "Phineas! I can't tell you! You're my little brother, for Pete's sake!"
"Well, how about Ferb?" Phineas asked as he brought his brother in from the waiting room.
"If you haven't noticed, he's my little brother too!"
"He he he, this is going to be great!" Vanessa evilly giggled as she took the seat of the Self-Destructinator ray. She pulled a lever and pushed a button on a remote, and she starting aiming.
"First, for City Hall!"
"Wait, I thought you liked Roger!" Doofenshmirtz said. He then paused to contemplate what he had just said and waved his hand. "I homoglate!"
Vanessa turned to her father and gave him a weird look. "What does that even mean?"
"I, um, learned it in high school, I, um, don't remember, it just seemed to be the appropriate for the situation," Doofenshmirtz explained. "Carry on!"
Vanessa sighed and carefully looked through a target spotter and aimed carefully. Once she had it positioned perfectly, she clicked a button and a loud pow burst through the air as a red button flew through the air and landed on the roof of her uncle's workplace.
"Yes! I did it!" Vanessa cheered as she threw her hands up in the air. "Now for the tax office!"
"Oh, yeah! No more taxes!" Doofenshmirtz hopped around gleefully. "OW, MY FEET!"
Perry and Sylvester quickly came up with a plan. Sylvester glanced around at the robots and the Doofenshmirtzs and gave Perry a thumbs up. Perry pulled on the string inside his fedora and started the motor of the woodcutter's blade. Sylvester followed suit and they were able to cut through the rope mesh. They fell on the floor in a battle stance and they burst into action. Perry kicked Vanessa's legs making them fall out from under her. She dropped the remote causing it to fall and land on the floor, smashing the buttons and making the ray start hitting random things.
"What are you doing, Perry! You're Dad's nemesis!" Vanessa scolded as she cut off Perry's punches with her hands.
"Hey, don't drag me into this!" Doofenshmirtz yelled as he screamed and crawled under the table.
The ray hit multiple objects, including the supermarket, Paul Bunyan's (where food is good! But not too good, aye?), and several buildings and cars. The ray also hit all of Vanessa's robots. While Perry was fighting Vanessa with a math book and she with a hatbox, Sylvester spun a string of silk and fashioned it into a lasso. He spun it around and managed to rope two robots. He shoved them closer together, causing them each to press each other's self-destruct buttons and blow up.
Perry avoided a hit from Vanessa and did a neat back flip. He landed between two robots and smashed them together, jumping out of the way as he did so. Vanessa crawled over to the ray to avoid being hit and tried aiming it at the robot-destroying animals.
"Hold still, Perry the Platypus!" she yelled. Sylvester gave her a loud squeak and she aimed at him. "And you, Sylvester the Silkworm!"
"How did he get into our backyard?"
"You'd be surprised!" Irving grinned.
"NO!" Candace yelled as she fell back on the sofa and sighed.
"Candace, I didn't want to do this, but you leave me no choice, here's what I was hoping not to do," Phineas said ominiously, and he pulled out an object from behind the chair and set him on the chair in his place.
"DUCKY MOMO! YOU WENT IN MY ROOM?" Candace shrieked.
"Yes, but it's for the best, Candace," Phineas said as he opened the door to leave. "Maybe you can do it with him."
Candace stared at the plush duckie and sighed.
"Geez, Ducky Momo, I can't believe my brothers did this! They sucked you into their little plot, didn't they? Huh. Well, I guess the reason why I'm so mad is because, I haven't busted my brothers this summer. I don't know why I want to, but I do, and I haven't, and every time I don't, my temper grows shorter and shorter, and I think I might have snapped. At Stacy, and she didn't deserve to be snapped at. I'm going to go apologize to her," Candace said determinedly. She stood up and hugged her Ducky Momo plush. "Come on, buddy."
Phineas and Ferb and the gang were watching through a one-way window they had installed. The girls were wiping their eyes with their hankerchieves and Buford was blowing his nose on Baljeet's overalls.
"Wow, Ferb. That was really touching. Ferb, I know what else we're going to do today!"
The boys and the gang followed Candace outside.
"Hey, Candace, we heard that you wanted to bust us, so we're going to watch this therapist's office until Mom gets home! You know, to make you feel validated," Phineas explained to his sister.
"Oh, Phineas, that's so sweet!" Candace smiled. They all heard a car door shut. "MOM'S HOME!" Candace shrieked. She ran to the front and the gang (all but Ferb, who stayed to guard), ran after her.
"MOM! MOM! MOM! PHINEAS AND FERB BUILT A THERAPIST'S OFFICE!" Candace shrieked, still clutching her Ducky Momo plush. Her mom folded her arms and gave Candace a stern look.
"I'm sorry for breaking the plate and for being in such a bad mood today," Candace apologized.
Linda's expression softened and she said, amused, "Oh, I forgive you, Candace."
"Okay, come to the backyard and bust the boys then!" Candace said eagerly as she hopped up and down.
"Should we be concerned about her behavior?" whispered Isabella into Phineas' ear.
"Naww, she acts like that all the time," Phineas answered confidently. "She's fine."
What the small group was unaware of was the fact that when they went to retrieve Linda, a red button had been plastered onto the side of the office on a side Ferb was on the opposite of. The button started blinking when suddenly a butterfly landed on the button, causing the carefully constructed building to blow up. Ferb had been sitting against the house and was not harmed when the group of children and Linda finally came around to the backyard.
"Hurry, Mom!" Candace giggled. She was walking backwards and turned to see that it was gone. "Wait, wait, where'd it go? Ferb, what happened!"
The boy held up his hands in confusion and said, "It suddenly just blew up."
"OHH! The Mysterious Force is working against me! Why me? Why me!" Candace wailed as she kneeled down on her knees and bawled.
"Candace?" Stacy called over the fence. She quickly ran through the door of the fence and dropped down next to Candace.
"Candace, you were right, it was Lottie Belchham that wore the mustard colored dress at the dance, not Penny Bananaseed!" Stacy informed her friend.
Candace sniffed and looked up at her friend. "I was right?"
"Yes, you were, Candace!" Stacy sighed. "I'm sorry for yelling at you last night."
"I'm sorry too," Candace smiled as she and Stacy embraced. "Friends?" "Friends!"
"I will never understand girls," Buford informed Isabella who was standing next to him.
"I will never understand boys," Isabella answered him dryly. Buford thought about this for a moment and nodded. "Touche."
Vanessa was panting as she scanned her father's apartment in dismay. The two animals had wreaked havoc by destroying her robots. She had to carefully walk back over to the Self-Destructinator to avoid stepping on all the self destruct buttons that had been plastered all over the place.
Perry quickly plucked a metal bar from the floor and prepared to push one of the buttons. Sylvester snickered as Doofenshmirtz gasped.
"Hey, you can't do that, Perry Platypus! You're a good guy!" Doofenshmirtz shouted. Perry lowered the bar as if to say, "Am I?"
"Don't Perry the Platypus, or I'll hit the self-destruct button on the town hall!" Vanessa shouted. Her hand was hovering over the ray's buttons, Perry's hands were shaking as they carefully lowered the bar toward the button.
A large POW! resounded through the room as Vanessa and Perry looked around to see what made the sound. Sylvester and Doofenshmirtz had unplugged the machine that was in the wall, rendering every single button useless.
"Dad!" Vanessa yelled as she rose from the seat and ran to him. Perry gave the ray a big kick and the machine rolled off the ledge. It fell down several stories before it smashed into the ground.
"DAD! What was that for?" Vanessa said disappointedly.
"As much as I want the town hall blown up, I can't have my building blown up again, my insurance won't cover it," Dr. Doofenshmirtz explained.
"So your insurance pays for a hose inside your apartment and not for when your apartment blows up?"
"Huh. Oh man! Now Mom will never see it and you won't get blamed and busted!" Vanessa whined.
"Oh, don't worry, you'll always be evil to me!" Doofenshmirtz said as he gave his daughter a hug.
"How is that relevant to this conversation?" Vanessa asked as she gave her dad a quick squeeze.
"I don't know, it just seemed to be the thing to say!"
Perry and Sylvester smiled at the daughter-father bond and high fived. Perry lifted Sylvester onto his fedora and a jetpack burst out of nowhere and they flew out of the building.
"Well, who wants pie?" Linda asked the gang.
"ME!" a large show of hands and a few minutes later, the whole gang was sitting around the table eating pie.
"Well, I think we did what we wanted to do today, Ferb," Phineas was saying when out of the corner of his eye, he saw their pet. "Oh, there you are, Perry!"
"I wonder where he goes to every afternoon," Isabella wondered.
"He's probably off being a superhero and saving Danville," Phineas smiled as he nuzzled the little guy's head. Perry smiled to himself. If only they knew.
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