You know, I'm a very happy soul right now. Five people have reviewed, and they've made me happy by doing so… You guys rock. :D
So, shout-out time!
TheBrainOfJayum: Aw, thanks! Bummer you don't support the pairing… he was totally crushin' on her in the movie. You could tell. :D Sorry, there'll be a bit (well, a lot) of the pairing in this story. Oh, come on! I don't think you're nuts… I used to, also. Matter of fact, I kinda still do. XD You'll get your wish, all right. And no biggie that you can't think of what might happen. That's why you're reading this!
NattyMc: Well, wonder no longer! And thanks!
RedHatMeg: Sorry about the shortness. And no, the necklace idea was not mine. I borrowed the concept from someone… I don't remember who, though. I claim no rights to the necklace idea! :D
WordNerb93: It was short, wasn't it? :C But anyway, glad you don't mind the pairing. It'll show up in this chapter. And he is quite intelligent, isn't he? He's really nice, too. And you know what? You've just received… DIGITAL BROWNIES! :D
Cuffy Meigs: This is true, but I've always thought that she'd want to stay, because, you know, they're her friends, and she dumped Derek on national TV (which I thought was pretty awesome). So, she'll be staying… but you do have a valid point. :D
Okay. Now, you wanna find out what happens to Dr. Cockroach? Of course you do. That's why you're reading this, right?
So, let's go onwards to the story. This chappie is just a bit longer than the last one, so sorry. I promise the next one will be fairly large! :D
He blinked. Blinked again. He blinked once more just to make sure that what he was seeing was real.
Slowly, Dr. Cockroach raised a trembling hand to his face. His face… As he touched it, he could feel the slightly soft texture of flesh. Skin. And on top of his head was a rather handsome cut of black hair. He still had his mustache, too. And he looked not a day older than twenty-five…
A grin formed on his face – his remarkably human face. "It worked!" Dr. Cockroach laughed, an insanely happy laugh that proved that he was still the same old mad scientist they knew.
Dr. Cockroach whirled around and beamed at the others. Every one of them was in the exact same position they were before. His grin faded a little. "What's the matter?" he asked.
B.O.B. was the first to break the silence. "Hey, where's the doctor? I only see this guy."
"I think," Link said, having regained control of his voice, "that this is the doctor."
"Oh my gosh…" said a small voice next to Dr. Cockroach. The doctor turned around to face Susan, who still had tears shining in her eyes. "Doc, I'm so proud of you…"
The doctor's heart swelled with pride. She was proud of him… Of him… But as Susan beamed up at him, looking into his amber eyes and he into her sky-blue ones, he couldn't help but notice a tear roll down her face.
Without thinking, Dr. Cockroach raised a hand and wiped it away. "My dear," he said softly, "why are you crying?"
"It's just… you aren't a monster anymore," she mumbled, looking away from him. "They'll make you leave…"
"Nonsense, my dear. I'm still as monster as ever. I can still climb walls, and I will still have an unusual appetite for the morning paper rather than the bacon." He smiled, and continued. "The only downside is that, if you were to step on me as Ginormica, there would be a me-sized smear on the ground."
Susan laughed, and he joined in. The room rang with her laughter. And then the doctor did something he thought he would never, ever do.
I'm quite positive that many of you have felt the emotion, in which you are so incredibly giddy, so pleased by your accomplishment, that you feel as though you might kiss someone, yes? This emotion is precisely what the doctor felt. Only… on a much greater scale. So great, in fact, that he acted on the urge.
It lasted 2.7 seconds. Then Dr. Cockroach's eyelids fluttered, and snapped open. His amber eyes went wide as he realized exactly what he was doing, and he swiftly stepped away from Susan, who was rooted to the spot. Dr. Cockroach had now turned a rather interesting shade of pink.
"Um…" He looked down and scratched the back of his neck embarrassedly. He was vividly aware of both Link and Susan staring at him.
Suddenly, Insectosaurus roared. Link's expression of astonishment turned to a sour one. "Ugh," he groaned. "Alright!" he told Insectosaurus, who had roared again. "I'll get your twenty bucks!"
Dr. Cockroach blinked at him, confused.
"Me and Insecto made a bet about whether or not you'd make a move," explained Link with boredom dripping in his voice. He still looked unhappy.
"Wha – What? Make a move?" sputtered the doctor, going red again.
"Well, duh," said Link, as though it were the most obvious thing in the world. "We know you've had a crush on Ginormica for ages."
"What? No, I haven't!"
Link rolled his eyes. "Dude, it was totally obvious."
"There was nothing to be obvious about!" Dr. Cockroach insisted. "I do not have a crush on Susan!"
"Oh, yeah? I can prove it. Susan, go kiss the Doc."
"What?" Dr. Cockroach gaped at Link. He was still blushing, he could tell – and he knew that Susan could see it, too. "R-really, Link, there's n-no n-need for that!"
Link smirked. "You see?" he said to Susan.
"There's nothing to see!" the doctor snapped. He turned around, his hands shoved in his pockets. "I'm going for a walk," he said shortly. Dr. Cockroach walked past Link and Susan, past B.O.B. (who had lost interest in their conversation a while ago, and was now using his eye as a bouncy ball), and out the door.
Ooh, coolness! What will happen? How will Susan feel? Why am I asking questions I obviously know the answer to? Find out next chapter!
Yeah, Link and Insectosaurus made a bet. I figured they might do something like that, though I've got no idea how Link's gonna get twenty bucks…
So, WordNerb93… you have received digital brownies! Congrats on being able to guess! *sets plate of brownies in front of WordNerb93*
Review! It makes me happy! As happy as a two… happy things… can be, I guess. :D