Hey, it's the last chapter for this part of the Perfect World series!
Wafflegirl0304: XD Thank you! :)
Friend of Fawful: ^^
Ha ha! XD
Hawk of the Cherrywood Vines: (First time) Ha ha, what makes you think he'll do something?
(Second time) Ha ha! Oops, How embarrassing! ^^; I'll be sure to go back and fix that soon. lol
I have a lot to reply to now. *Takes deep breath* Here we go:
It's true; he's a real troublemaker. XD
Very true. XD
Ha ha...wait; what did he do? ^^;
Wow, that was a lot to say. XP On to the chapter!
"Are you sure Baby Daisy's out here?" Fawful asked Dawn.
"Of course I'm sure!" she answered. "You saw the open door."
While frantically searching for the missing baby, Star noticed a door to the gardens was slightly ajar. They would probably never figure out just how Baby Daisy got it open.
Armed with flashlights, Dawn, Star, Fawful, and Dimentio went out to look around.
Mimi stayed inside with the other three toddlers.
"Someone's shining their flashlight in my eyes," Star complained.
"Dimentio, aim your flashlight at the ground," Dawn sighed. "We've had enough trouble from you this evening."
"Trouble from me?" Dimentio looked surprised. "It seems to me the babies are causing more trouble than I am."
"It's because of you Baby Daisy's missing!"
"That's not fair, Dawn. You never told me the door had to be closed at all times."
Dawn sighed again. "You're right, you're right. I should have told everyone about that; I'm sorry. But we really have to hurry this along."
"Dawn's right; this garden is huge." Star said. "What's the plan now, Dawn?"
From somewhere in the garden, they all heard barking and the dragging of a chain.
"What was that?" Fawful asked, looking startled.
"A Chain Chomp," Dawn said simply. "There are a few of them in the garden. They act like guards. They know me, but they might attack you guys, so everyone stay close to me."
With Dawn in the lead, the four started walking through the large garden.
They had been walking quietly for ten minutes when Dimentio broke the silence.
"You know, it would be much faster if we split up," he said.
"True, but it's just not safe with the Chain Chomps out there," Dawn pointed out. "We stay together."
Up ahead a large Chain Chomp seemed to be heading for them.
"Oh great," Star muttered. "I guess heard us and now it's coming to investigate." She turned to Dawn. "What should we do?"
"First of all—and I stress this—no one panic. What we have to do is—"
She stopped talking. The Chain Chomp was about two feet in front of them.
The four friends stopped moving.
"No. Sudden. Movements," Dawn warned them in a low voice. She turned to the Chain Chomp and started talking softly to it.
After a few minutes it barked at them then hopped away.
Star and Fawful both breathed a sigh of relief. Even Dimentio, who was usually so calm and fearless, looked thankful to watch it leave.
Only Dawn seemed unshaken.
"Well, let's continue looking for Baby Daisy, shall we?"
Before they could move, they heard another Chain Chomp coming from the right of them.
"Not another one," Fawful muttered.
But it hopped past them, not even taking notice of them.
"Okay then… Now we can go look for Baby Daisy."
"I don't think we have to…" Dimentio said, watching the Chain Chomp. "Was I the only one who heard that?"
"Heard what?" Star asked. "The sound of metal hitting the ground and the dragging of a long metal chain?" She rolled her eyes.
"I'm being serious. I swear I heard Baby Daisy giggling. Is it possible she could be riding on it, Dawn?"
"Hmm… It sounds crazy, but I guess it's not too farfetched."
"What are we waiting for then?" Star cried. "We have to catch that Chain Chomp!"
"Ahahaha! Easily done," Dimentio laughed. With a snap of his fingers, the foursome was teleported to the top of Chain Chomp they were after.
"What the heck?!" Fawful yelped.
"Oh, I'm sorry, Fawful," Dimentio smiled at him. "I forgot; I've never teleported with you before, have I?"
Fawful shot him a dirty look. "A little warning next time would be nice."
"Guys! Could we focus here? …Star, what are you doing?"
Star was laying down with an ear pressed to the Chain Chomp's back.
"Dawn, I hate to say this, but…I think Chompy here ate Baby Daisy."
"WHAT?!" Dawn, Fawful, and Dimentio cried out at the same time.
"I-I can hear her giggling in there. Good Grambi, we have to save her!"
Dawn suddenly burst out laughing.
Star looked shocked. "Dawn! How can you laugh at a time like this?!"
Fawful and Dimentio glanced at each other then they, too, started laughing.
"Goodness, Star," Dimentio said, trying to calm down. "Don't you ever pay attention in school? Chain Chomps are just big living balls of hallow metal. They don't eat to live."
"And since they don't have stomachs, it's not like Baby Daisy will be digested," Fawful added.
Dawn slid down to the ground and patted the Chain Chomp on the side a few times. "Alright, boy. Halt."
"Chompy", as Star called him, came to a stop and barked.
"Good boy. Now, open your mouth, please."
Chompy opened his large mouth and Dawn peeked inside.
There sat Baby Daisy, wondering why the Chain Chomp stopped moving. She had been having the time of her life, riding around inside the big metal thing!
Dimentio floated down to Dawn. "She's in there, I take it?"
"Yup." To Baby Daisy she said, "You're a naughty girl, Baby Daisy."
Baby Daisy only looked pleased with herself.
With a sigh, Dimentio went to get her.
"Come on you," he said while picking her up. "Your little adventure ends here."
Dawn laughed at Baby Daisy's face. It was obvious she didn't want the fun to end.
"Is she okay?" Star asked, jumping to the ground. Fawful soon followed her.
"She's fine," Dawn assured them. "We better go back to the castle; Mimi probably could use some help."
Star patted Chompy.
"As you were, Chompy. Thanks for taking care of Baby Daisy for us."
Chompy gave a friendly bark, then hopped away.
Star smiled then ran to catch up with her friends.
When they got back to the playroom, they found Mimi quietly reading to the other three babies.
Dawn cleared her throat. "Sorry to interrupt, but we found Baby Daisy.
Mimi looked up and smiled. "Awesome! Where was she?"
"In the garden."
"Whoa! How'd she get out there?"
Dawn shrugged. "Who knows? All that matters is we found her and she's not hurt."
"Well, I somehow got the other three to fall asleep, so we shouldn't have too much trouble for the rest of the night."
"Great! Thanks, Mimi!"
And fortunately, they didn't have any more trouble after that.
Once they finally got Baby Daisy to go to sleep, they sat around and talked about school and other stuff friends talk about.
At around a quarter to nine everyone had to go home.
"Thank you so much for helping me tonight," Dawn said as she saw her friends to the door. "I don't think I could have gotten along by myself."
"Aww, that's what friends are for," Star said, giving Dawn a hug. "And we would do it all again for you; right, guys?"
Fawful nodded and Mimi said, "You bet we would!"
"Dimentio, wouldn't you help out again if Dawn ever asked you to?" Star asked.
"Hmm, I guess."
Mimi jabbed him with her elbow.
"Ow! I mean, of course I would." He rubbed his side and gave Mimi an irritated look.
Dawn smiled. "Thanks, everyone. Your friendship means so much to me."
"See you all at school tomorrow!" Star called as she jogged home.
"See you tomorrow!"
"Bye, guys!" Dawn waved as she watched her friends disappear into the darkness of the night.
When Peach, Mario, Luigi, and Daisy came home half an hour later, Dawn was laying on the couch in the living room, reading a book and feeling half asleep.
"Hey, we're home," Peach said softly. "Why don't you go up to bed?"
"Did you and your friends have any problems with the babies?"
Dawn only smiled.
"Nope, everything went well."
*Shrugs* Alls well that ends all, right?
Things to Be Explained:
The garden is pretty much Peach's Garden in Mario Kart Wii. I think that's it...
Ah, yes. And the facts about Chain Chomps not having to eat to live and stuff I just made up. Not sure if it's true or not. XD
I hope you all enjoyed Babysitting Blues, and I hope you'll enjoy whatever I come up with next. :P
I think I have an idea already, though... ;)