[Where should we go?

Choose: Pedestal of the Formidable Chariot / Somewhere else

Pedestal of the Formidable Chariot.]

Mike led the way through the dark cavern, holding up a lit torch. Princess Zoey and Cameron followed close behind, while Brick brought up the rear. Eventually, the small passageway they were in opened up into a large, rock-walled room. And positioned in the exact center of the chamber was...

"The Pedestal of the Formidable Chariot!" exclaimed Mike.

They ran over to strange formation, which consisted of a marble pedestal inside an old Roman-style chariot. The pedestal itself had eight marble-sized recesses in it, in four rows of two. Mike handed the torch to Zoey and then reached into his pack to pull out their carrying case of Spirit Marbles, which was nearly full. As he did that, Cameron pulled out the scroll, which now had the translated words transcribed on it.

"Okay," he said. "'The Dumb Princess, the Geek, the Sweet Girl's Friend, the Surfer Girl, the Cool Guy, the Wannabe, the Party Guy and the Arch Villain. These are the keys to the revival of the lost ones. Place them in the recessed indentations at the Pedestal of the Formidable Chariot, and all we be saved.'"

Mike started placing marbles into the pedestal. From left to right, he inserted the marbles containing Lindsay, Cody, Katie, and Bridgette in the top row, and the ones that had Trent, Beth, Owen, and Alejandro in the bottom row. He then stepped back and waited for something to happen.

But nothing did.

[3, 5, 7, 11, 13, 17, 19, 23. 3, 5, 7, 11, 13, 17, 19, 23!]

"Huh?" Zoey questioned. "Dawn, is that the right order?"

[Yes. Oh, wait, no. That's the first eight odd prime numbers. This is the correct order: 5, 17, 15, 11, 10, 1, 19, 23.]

Brick turned all of the marbles so that they were all facing outward. He then examined them all.

"Mike, you put 14 in this slot instead of 15."

"Oh, is that all? Let me just get the right marble..."

He quickly checked all of the marbles in the case.

"Uh, guys? We don't have 15."

"WHAT?" the others yelled in surprise.

"We don't have 15," Mike repeated.

Suddenly, the cavern began to shake, as if there was an earthquake going on beneath the foursome's feet. The pedestal crumbled before their eyes, shattering the marbles as it did. Rocks and stalactites then began to fall from the ceiling. Princess Zoey, Brick, and Cameron spun around and bolted back for the entrance. Before they could get there, though, rocks fell into their path, blocking the only exit.

"WE'RE GONNA DIE!" screamed Cameron.

"Nonsense," Mike said, in a calm tone. "We'll get out of here!"

He looked up towards the ceiling, and saw the sharp end of a stalactite plummeting to his head.

"Uh oh."

SPLAT!

The screen faded to black. The credits then rolled across the screen. After giving 30 seconds to honor everyone who worked on the story, a voice filled the air.

[*Dawn*

End.

Bad End.]

[*Izzy*

You guys suck at this game!]

[*Dawn*

Izzy!]

[*Izzy*

Well, they do!]


Total Drama: That's the Spirit!
Story Written by Freedom Fighter

And now, the finale! Be prepared for the unexpected!

Note: This is the second episode that was uploaded this week! Please make sure you go back and read the previous chapter before starting on this one! Thanks!

Disclaimer: The characters of the 'Total Drama' series belong to Fresh TV, Inc., Teletoon, and Cartoon Network, not me. Any songs used are property of the respective owners and such, except when noted as parody.

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Total Drama: That's the Spirit!
Episode 13 [39]: Manitoba Time! (12.17.12)
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Following a hard reset to the previous save point...

[Where should we go?

Choose: Pedestal of the Formidable Chariot / Somewhere else

Somewhere else.]

"I have a feeling that we don't have all the Spirit Marbles we need yet," Mike thought aloud.

Princess Zoey pulled out her map, and all of the locations that they had been to appeared on it.

"Okay, where to?"

After looking at their various options, Mike chose a destination...


Before they knew it, the party had returned to the town of Quasar. Mike led a search of the townspeople, going around and around until they found who they were looking for.

"Huzzah!" greeted Mike.

They found themselves reuniting with Staci and Silent B.

"I knew you'd be back!" said Staci, with a snicker.

"Wow, really?"

"No. But it would be a hoot if I did, right?"

Princess Zoey stepped into the conversation.

"Do you still have Sadie on you? We really, really need her!"

Staci gasped with hope. "Just as much you need me?"

"Don't push your luck," deadpanned Zoey.

"What do you want for her?" asked Mike.

Before Staci could reply, B stepped forward. And that gave Mike an idea.

"I'll be right back!"

The group left.


After going to get something, the gang returned to talk to Staci and B once more.

"What do you want for her?" asked Mike.

Before Staci could reply, B stepped forward. And that gave Mike an idea. He pulled out a sandwich he had just bought from the local deli. B took it without question, and bit into the sandwich. After chewing the portion down, he gave Staci a nod of approval.

"You've got yourself a deal!"

Staci pulled out Sadie's Spirit Marble and handed it to Princess Zoey.

"Thank you very much!"

[Party received Marble 15 - Sadie!]

With that taken care of, Zoey was ready to get back on the road. But first, Mike had something else to talk to B about.

"I know it's been awhile, B, but how are my stocks doing?"

B looked at Mike's portfolio, then reached into his pocket and pulled out his checkbook. He scribbled an amount on the check, tore it out of the book, and kindly handed it to him. Mike could not believe what number was on it.

"This can't be right! Wait, you haven't taken out your commission, have you? What is it, 20 percent? 30?"

"It's 25," Staci answered for him. "And he always takes out the commission before writing the check."

"So this is POST?"

B nodded. Before anyone else could see the check, Mike reached for Zoey's arm and pulled her towards him.

"First stop, the bank! Second stop, the Emporium, to buy you the best armor money can buy!"


One hour later, the gang was in the Pepper Flats, where the Pedestal of the Formidable Chariot was located.

"THIS is the best armor money can buy?" groaned Zoey.

Zoey did not seem pleased to be dressed as Ahsoka Tano from 'Star Wars: The Clone Wars.' Furthering her unhappiness was the fact that the light saber attached to her belt was a fake.

"It's corporate synergy!" explained Mike. "Besides, it was that, or the Princess Leia bikini!"

Zoey had a quick change of heart.

"On second thought, I'll live with this."

"At least someone's happy..." remarked Cameron.

Mike glanced back at Cameron and Brick, who were dressed like Rigby and Mordecai from 'Regular Show.'

"How come you're not dressed up in the best armor, sir?" questioned Brick.

Mike grinned as he pointed at his shirt. "'Cause I already am!"

He pointed at his black T-shirt, which had a large 'Hello! I'm awesome!' nametag on it.

"I also didn't know you were into wrestling, sir?"

"What's wrestling? I JUST THINK I'M AWESOME! It even came with a free treat!"

Mike pulled out a white jelly bean, which he devoured without hesitation. Zoey shrugged her shoulders, not even mounting an effort to stop him.

"Why even try? He's still one alternate personality short of a full house."


They soon entered the Caverns of Pepper Flats. They knew they were racing against time to get to the Pedestal of the Formidable Chariot; they just did not know how much time they had left.

[You're getting close. It should be in the next room.]

"We're getting close," Mike told the others. "It should be in the next room."

[Hey!]

"Don't hey us! You're the one who didn't answer us last episode when Zoey tried to reach you!"

[Fair enough. But still, that wasn't nice!]

Before they could reach the final passageway before the room that the Pedestal of the Formidable Chariot was in, they heard a loud roar behind them. They spun around and were shocked to see a green-haired, orange-skinned monster staring them down.

"GROAAAAAR!" she yelled.

Zoey gasped. "I recognize that voice! It's..."

[That's Dakota!]

Zoey frowned as she looked up at the skies. "Finishing each other's sentences is only cute when it's between a boy and a girl, Dawn!"

"You're still going on about Dawn?" queried a dark, mysterious voice. "Dawn was so yesterday!"

Stepping into the chamber behind Dakota, or rather, Dakotazoid, was none other than Scott.

"Hello, agents of suckitude!"

"Scott!" Mike shouted. "I thought you would've given up after we freed Dawn from your evil clutches!"

"Hardly. Besides, considering I have Dakotazoid, a substantial upgrade from Dawn... it was an acceptable loss."

[Ooh! You're lucky I don't have a mean bone in my body, because, because... your aura reeks of shame and dishonor, and I'd gladly put my foot up your...]

Scott shook his head. "Dawn, Dawn, Dawn. I won't punish you for leaving, as long as you reveal where your pretty little head is hiding and come back to my side.

"Never in a million years!" shouted Zoey, vouching for her friend.

"Ah, so by speaking up, you're volunteering to take her place, Zoey? Nice outfit, by the way... but you'll probably look better with it off."

"Don't you talk about Zoey like that!" Mike jumped in. "Zoey's a sweet, wonderful girl that we selfishly dragged into this war, along with her planet! Whatever history you had with her, forget it, 'cause I'm not letting you take her! Dead or alive!"

"Mike!" cooed Zoey. "That's the sweetest thing anyone's ever said about me!"

Mike grinned, ready to see the princess fall head-over-heels into his arms. But something funny happened as he spun around...

"I'm ready to do the bouncity-bounce like the 'roos do, mate, but first, we got us some varmints to send to the Outback, if you catch my drift!"

Zoey was confused. "No, Mike, I'm afraid I don't. Of course, you're not Mike now, you're..."

"...Manitoba Smith," he answered in an Australian accent, as he put on a fedora.

"Ugh, ENOUGH!" grumbled Scott. "Time for the battle to end all battles!"

Dakotazoid stepped forward, roaring her approval to go into battle.


The battle began with Dakotazoid rushing forward, using her sharp claws to slash Cameron. He took heavy damage because of the hit, as a '45' appeared above his head.

"Ugh," he grunted. "So... weak..."

[Heliosomosamama]

Zoey unleashed her most powerful healing spell for the first time, using her powers to completely restore everyone's life points to the max.

"Thanks, Sheila!" Manitoba said afterwards.

He used his first turn to use a Spirit Marble.

[Accessing classical archives! Number 08, ready to summon!
Tyler, the Jock! He is a spirit! Do not die!]

"ALRIGHT!I made the cut!"

Excited to battle, Tyler went to work.

[Tyler's Attacks... Number 1! Hurry Up!]

Tyler cast a spell on Manitoba, which increased his speed temporarily. After giving Manitoba his power-up, Tyler left the battlefield.

Next up was Brick...

"This is for all the marbles!" Brick exclaimed, unintentionally punning in the process.

He, too, used a Spirit Marble.

[Accessing classical archives! Number 06, ready to summon!
Heather, the Queen Bee! She is a spirit! Do not die!]

"About time!" grumbled Heather. "Do you know how long I've been waiting for this moment? How much I've deserved this moment? Obviously, you don't, or you would've called me for a long time ago!"

Despite Heather's attitude, Brick issued her an order.

[Heather's Attacks... Number 1! L-O-S-E-R!]

Heather turned to Dakotazoid and started insulting her.

"Hey, you! Freak! Yeah, I'm talking to you! You're such a loser! L-O-S-E-R! Why don't you crawl back into the ugly hole you came out of?"

Dakotazoid roared back in anger.

[Dakotazoid's attack went up.
Dakotazoid's defense went up.
Dakotazoid may be confused.]

Heather stuck out her tongue at Dakotazoid, then took a spot in front of Brick, as a shield of sorts.

"Odd," Brick said, "but I'll take it, I guess?"

Cameron smiled. "My turn!"

He... you guessed it...

[Accessing classical archives! Number 13, ready to summon!
Leshawna, the Sister with 'Tude! She is a spirit! Show some respect, y'all!]

Leshawna emerged from the smoke, ready to battle.

"Nobody disrespects Leshawna, nuh uh, not in this house!"

"I know just what to do!" Cameron said aloud.

[Leshawna's Attacks... Number 1! The Smack Heard 'Round the World!]

Leshawna ran over to Dakotazoid and, with all her might, she gave the monster a very, very hard slap across the face. Dakotazoid took '42' points of damage as a result.

"That's right! Don't mess with Leshawna, or else you get sent crying home with your tail between your legs!"

Manitoba was ready to step in, but Leshawna decided to take another turn of her own volition after seeing Heather hanging about.

"HEATHER! Why's your scrawny ass here? Get out!"

"WHAT? I was here first, lard butt!"

"THAT'S IT! LESHAWNA'S GONNA GIVE YOU A WHOOPIN'!"

[Leshawna's Attacks... Number 2! Spinning Top of Doom!]

Leshawna grabbed Heather by the arm, spun her around and around and around, and then finally, after five revolutions, let go of her. Heather went spinning across the cavern and right into Dakotazoid. The latter was knocked to the ground, taking a whopping '77' points of damage, while the former disappeared shortly after impact.

"That was not nice!" barked Dakotazoid, as she got back up. "YOU WILL PAY!"

Leshawna left the battlefield of her own accord, allowing Manitoba to take his expedient turn.

"Alright, then! Manitoba Time!"

Manitoba rushed up to Dakotazoid. He pulled out his laser rifle, apparently intending to shoot her at point-blank range. But, at the very last instant, he spun it around and instead hit her with the butt of his weapon. Dakotazoid stumbled backwards as she was hit with a '64' point blow.

[Dakotazoid is confused.]

Dakotazoid make a beeline for Zoey, wanting to slice her to pieces. Before she could reach her, though, she tripped on her own two feet and fell to the ground, hitting the cavern floor face-first. A '13' materialized over her head.

An enraged Scott suddenly stepped in.

"WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? FINISH THEM SO WE CAN TAKE ALL OF THEIR SPIRIT MARBLES!"

Dakotazoid got up, and then nodded in compliance. She was trying to decide who to attack when, all of a sudden...

"DAKOTA!"

Everyone turned back towards the entrance. Standing there was Sam, holding a robotic Dakota head.

"I should've figured the Dakota I was hanging with wasn't the real one!"

"Sam? Oh, Sam, it's you!"

The two lovebirds ran towards each other in delight, with arms stretched wide open. Once they got to each other, they hugged in a loving embrace.

"WHAT ARE YOU DOING?" Scott yelled. "STOP MESSING AROUND WITH THAT FATSO AND GET RID OF THE PRINCESS AND THOSE HATCHET ARMY GOONS!"

Dakotazoid and Sam turned towards Scott, with angry, fiery glares on their faces.

"Go..."

Mike and the others heard Sam, but they were not sure if whom he was talking to. Seeing that, he turned to look at them.

"GO! NOW!"

Mike nodded, and the group headed for the Pedestal of the Formidable Chariot.

"WAIT! I'M NOT DONE WITH YOU!"

Scott attempted to chase after them, but Sam and Dakotazoid blocked his path. Dakotazoid growled at Scott, wanting to take her anger out on him. But Sam raised an arm to stop her.

"No. Allow me. I'm the weaker one. Besides, if I can't stop him..."

She put a hand on his shoulder in understanding. She then stepped back to block the path. Sam got out the last Spirit Marble he had on him and threw it out.

[Accessing classical archives! Number 07, ready to summon!
Duncan, the Delinquent! He is a spirit! Do not die!]

Scott smirked as he pulled out his final marble, and summoned the spirit within.

[Accessing classical archives! Number 04, ready to summon!
Geoff, the Funniest Guy Around! He is a spirit! Do not die!]

Duncan and Geoff appeared on their respective sides of the battlefield, and began staring each other down.


Mike led the way through the dark cavern, holding up a lit torch. Princess Zoey and Cameron followed close behind, while Brick brought up the rear. Eventually, the small passageway they were in opened up into a large, rock-walled room. And positioned in the exact center of the chamber was...

"The Pedestal of the Formidable Chariot!" exclaimed Mike.

They ran over to strange formation, which consisted of a marble pedestal inside an old Roman-style chariot. The pedestal itself had eight marble-sized recesses in it, in four rows of two. Mike handed the torch to Zoey and then reached into his pack to pull out their carrying case of Spirit Marbles, which was nearly full. As he did that, Cameron pulled out the scroll, which now had the translated words transcribed on it.

"Okay," he said. "'The Dumb Princess, the Geek, the Sweet Girl's Friend, the Surfer Girl, the Cool Guy, the Wannabe, the Party Guy and the Arch Villain. These are the keys to the revival of the lost ones. Place them in the recessed indentations at the Pedestal of the Formidable Chariot, and all we be saved.'"

Mike started placing marbles into the pedestal. From left to right, he inserted the marbles containing Lindsay, Cody, Sadie, and Bridgette in the top row, and the ones that had Trent, Beth, Owen, and Alejandro in the bottom row. He then stepped back and waited for something to happen.

Suddenly, the pedestal began to glow orange. Then, without warning, a blinding beam of white light exploded from it, blinding everyone in the cavern...


When the light finally subsided, Mike's eyes darted around the room, looking to see if anything had changed.

"Wha-what happened?"

His gaze darted towards the pedestal. All of the marbles were gone. He then looked at the case. It was also completely empty.

"Where did they all go?"

Suddenly, they heard someone applauding behind them. They expected to see Scott, predicting he had made quick work of Sam and Dakotazoid. But instead...

"Commander McLean! And... Commander Hatchet?"

Mike was surprised to see both of them at the same time. And side by side. And not killing each other.

"Well done," Chris said, as he ceased his applauding. "Looks like the war's over, boys! We got what we came for!"

Chef smiled. "Yep. And it only took a few maggots and an airheaded princess to bring peace. Heh heh."

"What are you talking about?" asked Zoey. "What's going on?"

"Well, you see," Chris explained, "this war we've been having? All about finding these marbles. Because in them are the spirits of the classic 'Total Drama' cast!"

"We kinda know that!" Mike exclaimed. "Get to the point!"

"Long story short... let's just say you just helped resign the entire cast to a lifetime contract. Mwa ha... mwa ha ha... MWA HA HA HA HA HA!"


In the city referred to as Toronto...

Cody reappeared right next to the open front door of Gwen's house. He was dressing in his wedding tuxedo.

"Wait, I'm back? What... WHAT AM I DOING BACK?"

He raised his arms to the sky and screamed in anguish.

"NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!"

[*Dawn*

End.

Good... End?]

Author's Notes:
And so, "That's the Spirit!" has come to an end. But you're probably asking, wait, what? What's with the cliffhanger ending? That can't be it! There must be more, right? Yes, yes there is. There are so many questions to be answered, one that has to wait until the entirety of the cast is back in the flesh.

But all I can say for now is... "Virtual Reality Final" and Summer 2013. See you... then!