Author's Note: This is going to be my first story sent out in chapters (not the first I meant to be in chapters, but...).The idea for this story came to me after my English class finished reading Hamlet.

I do not own Phineas and Ferb.

It was another perfect summer day in Danville. The sun was shining, birds were chirping, and two stepbrothers were about to seize the day.

At least, that was the plan. Phineas, however, had had trouble sleeping last night, due to some recurring nightmare, and was having trouble staying awake.

"You know Ferb," he said with a yawn, "I wish I had something that could…"

He yawned again.

Ferb, who had slept soundly, was getting tired just listening to him. They were never going to seize the day if Phineas was on the verge of sleeping it away.

A small light bulb flashed in his head. He turned to tell Phineas his idea, but his stepbrother had finally lost the battle against his exhaustion.

With a small grin, Ferb quietly walked to the garage for his tools. As he reached for the toolbox, he realized something needed to be said. "Hey, where's Perry?"

Perry was sleeping on the couch when it flipped open and threw him into a tube.

Suddenly wide awake, Perry made a perfect landing as it deposited him in his lair. He grabbed his hat off its stand and placed it on his head as he sat in front of the large monitor the dominated one wall.

The monitor flickered on to show Carl.

"Uh, hello Agent P. Monogram is taking today off, after he was kept here until early this morning, so I'm filling in for the day."

Perry nodded, while at the same time trying to remember the last time Monogram had taken a day off.

"Anyway, Doofenshmirtz has ordered a large ray gun, a book on the subconscious and unconscious mind, a few hundred gallons of milk, and a handheld heat ray. That sounds like an evil combination. So, do what you do best."

Perry saluted (Carl may only be an unpaid intern, but he was his briefer for the day) and took off.

"Hey Phineas! Whatcha…" Isabella trailed off as she realized two things. First, Phineas was alone in the backyard and Ferb was nowhere to be seen. Second, Phineas was fast asleep.

She moved closer and sat down next to him. She smiled as she thought of how cute he looked at this moment.

An idea popped into her head. It was a little risky since she didn't know how deeply asleep Phineas was or when Ferb would return, but how many chances like this came along?

She glanced about to see if anyone was around. When she was satisfied that the coast was clear, she leaned over and kissed Phineas on the forehead.

She sighed dreamily as she straightened up. It may not have been a kiss from Phineas, but it was the next best thing.

She started to drift into Phineasland when a large crash sounded from the garage.

Perry grabbed the key Doof had given him and unlocked the door.

"Oh, hello Perry the Platypus." Doofenshmirtz smiled at his nemesis from the couch. "Thank you for using the key I gave you. If you could just wipe your feet…"

Perry rolled his eyes, but he moved to oblige. As he did, he felt something click under his heel. Before he knew it, he was trapped in a giant snow globe!

"Yeah, sorry about using the 'wipe your feet' thing again, I was in a hurry," Doof replied as he walked over to the snowglobe. "Anyway, I bet you're wondering what I'm doing today. Ahem, Flashback!"

(A scene of Heinz in his bed, tossing and turning appears)

It all started last week. I had a terrible nightmare, but I couldn't remember what it was. All I knew was that it scared me half to death.

I barely slept that night, but (a scene of Heinz at the table with 12 cups of steaming coffee appears) I figured that a couple extra cups of coffee could pull me through until the next night.

(The scene switches to one of Heinz tossing and turning again) Unfortunately, I had another nightmare the next night. (A scene of Heinz drifting off while working with an explosive device appears) I was exhausted and couldn't think. (He nods off and the device blows up in his face)

Luckily that was the last nightmare I had. But that's not the point! The point is that two nights of nightmares scared me half to death and I couldn't sleep either night.

(The scene of Heinz ranting to Perry returns)

"And so, Perry the Platypus, I figure that if two nightmares caused me so much trouble, think how much more trouble could be caused by endless nightmares!" He whipped a white sheet off his latest creation.

"Behold! The Nightmare-Inator! With this, I will put everyone in the Tri-State Area into a deep sleep filled with their deepest, darkest fears! By using the properties of warm milk, they will fall into this horrible sleep, never to wake up. But if they somehow do, they'll be too terrified to ever sleep again, making them just as helpless! With everyone defeated, I will finally take over the Tri-State Area!"

He let out a mad cackle and began warming up the machine (literally, as the milk needed to be warmed up).

Perry began to test the glass of the snow globe for weaknesses, hoping to get out before Doofenshmirtz had a chance to fire the machine.

So, what was that crash? Will Doofenshmirtz finally win? Proceed to the next chapter to find out...