Yeah, so I decided to rewrite the Bonus Story. The original was atrocious and it just kept mocking me. I don't know how much of an improvement this is from the original, but I feel any way of rewriting it was better. So here you go.
Vladimir Masters/ Plasmius, once on top of the world, now considered by many to be a fruit loop. His previous plans had done much damage to reality and now as punishment he was trapped in another dimension. Plasmius looked back at the events leading to his downfall, from being exiled from earth to striking a deal with the government to return only to be defeated by a fourth halfa known as Eddie/ Shady to his quest to alter reality. Although he placed blame on Danny Phantom, his sole contempt was focused on his partner Shady. Had his spirit not informed the Elementals of his scheme, they wouldnt've sealed him in this alternate dimension in the first place. During his time in the mysterious realm, Vlad began plotting his revenge against the mute halfa. He knew his one true weakness and he planned to use it or rather her against him. Thanks to a spare elemental gem, Plasmius managed to escape his dimensional prison.
A few weeks later.
The team split up to patrol all of Amity Park. Danny and Sam got uptown, Eddie and Kenzie got downtown, Danielle and Jazz got west side, and Tucker and Valerie got east side. Today was a slow day with few ghost attacks and very little crime.
Eddie and Kenzie were finishing their sweep of downtown, unaware of the madman watching them. Vlad chuckled to himself. The couple actually reminded him a little bit of when he and Maddie were a couple. Shame one of them had to suffer.
"You find anything?" Kenzie asked.
Shady shook his head. A sudden ecto blast knocked him off his feet. Eddie's head bounced off the concrete, leaving him incredibly dazed. McKenzie turned around and saw Vlad floating in midair.
"You?" She stated, shocked.
"Nice to see you to" Vlad laughed.
McKenzie reached for her cell phone to call the others, but Vlad blasted it out of her hands.
"Shouldn't you be away in an alternate dimension?" Kenzie said, mocking the fruit loop.
"Should be, no thanks to that amoral pyschopath you call your boyfriend" Vlad snarled, briefly losing his temper. He then pulled out the left over elemental gem he used to escape. "This was all I needed to escape and now that I'm back I'd say it's time for some well deserved revenge"
"Revenge for what? Revenge for stopping your plan to steal ancient gems and use them to alter reality? You're an insane narcissistic fruit loop!" Kenzie said.
"It was my destiny to rule over the universe! You and your friends interfered and ruined that. Because of Cipriani, I spent six months emprisoned in an alternate dimension! Now I'm going to take my revenge by taking away the one thing he cherishes the most!" Vlad said, grabbing McKenzie by her arm.
Kenzie kicked him in the shin and connected with a straight right punch to Vlad's face. She tried to get away but Vlad grabbed her by her waist.
"Come now, Ms. Scott" Vlad taunted her efforts. "If you think you're strong enough to break my grip, you've learned nothing from our past encounters"
Kenzie opened her mouth to scream but Vlad placed his hand over her mouth. Eddie, regained consciousness and saw Vlad holding her struggling form. Eddie, still too dazed, staggered to his feet and lunged at Vlad. Vlad smiled evilly and disappeared with McKenzie. After he teleported away, his voice echoed in the air.
"Find us Cipriani, if you can; the clock's running out. Tick tock"
Shady slowly regained his composure from Plasmius' sneak attack. He knew he couldn't panic. That would only make things worse. If he wanted to find Kenzie, he'd need the help of his friends. So he hurried back to Danny's house.
"Oh, there you are Eddie; what happened to you and where's Kenzie?" Asked Danny.
"She's been kidnapped by Plasmius" Eddie signed. "You've gotta help me find her"
Despite his calm demeanor, his friends could tell he was scared and nervous.
"Don't worry man, we'll find her; I promise" Danny assured him.
McKenzie was strapped down to a medical table. She struggled a bit but the straps were too tight.
"Quit your struggling girl, it's quite futile" Vlad snickered.
"So, exactly why have you kidnapped me?" Kenzie asked.
"I've told you, you play a vital role in my revenge" Vlad said.
"I'm not too scared, any minute now my friends will be here to save me" McKenzie said confidently.
"I wouldn't count on it; this place is so hidden, and so off the map that they'll never find me in a million years" Plasmius gloated, grabbing Kenzie by her chin and looking her straight in the eyes.
Kenzie took advantage and head butted him. Vlad shouted and grabbed his nose as Kenzie smiled slyly.
"So what exactly is going to happen here? Are you going to hold me for ransom, torture me, kill me, or do all three?" Kenzie asked.
"Ransom, no; and kill you, not a chance, you're too important for me to get rid of" Plasmius stated, grabbing a scapel. "Torture, on the other hand sounds delightful"
Two days later
Team Phantom had searched all of Vlad's hideouts but failed to find a trace of Plasmius or McKenzie. Shady, of course, was more worried than any of his friends for Kenzie's wellbeing. Right now, he had to face that there was nothing he could do. And if there was one thing Shady hated, it was feeling helpless. He was sitting in Danny's basement, waiting for the madman to contact the team to mock them and to possibly give them a clue to his whereabouts. Suddenly Team Phantom felt an intense pain in their heads.
"What's going on?" Valerie asked, dropping to her knees from the pain.
"I had six months to learn and practice new abilities such as sending visions" Vlad's voice rang out.
The vision showed Plasmius standing in the middle of a laboratory. McKenzie was in the background, tied down and unconscious. A few scars were visible on her.
"I must say I'm disappointed in you. I expected you all to have found me by now, especially you Cipriani" Vlad taunted. "You're not really going to let your friend down, are you? If you fail to find me soon, Ms. Scott will be "reborn"."
Vlad laughed as the vision faded. The seven teenagers quickly regained their composure from the mental attack. Sam was the first one to speak.
"We've got to find Kenzie and fast" Sam said. "If we don't who knows what Vlad could do to her"
"But where do we even begin to look?" Tucker asked.
"In the vision I noticed a logo etched on the wall but it was too small to make out" Jazz said.
Shady, surprisingly, made no attempt of communication and instead tried to determine the location Vlad was hiding out.
One week later
Scars covered her body, but she refused to let him break her spirit. Multiple incisions had been made. The cuts hurt like hell and Kenzie fought back tears.
Still, she managed to say "I-Is that all you've got?"
Vlad laughed. He admired her fortitude but sooner or later she had to crack. He had plans for her, but the torture was just for fun. After all, it was all part of his revenge. No worries, Vlad had plenty of time to break her.
Vlad hit Kenzie in the face, dazing her. He undid the restraints and tossed her to the floor. He removed her clothes and pulled out a special whip made of barbed wire. Vlad whipped her across the back. Kenzie yelped in pain as the whip lashed at her flesh.
Vlad continued whipping her. Kenzie couldn't hold it back anymore and burst into tears from the pain. Blood began to ooze from the cuts inflicted by the whip. Vlad kept going, sadistically watching the girl try to jump out of the way. He kept whipping Kenzie until she finally passed out from the pain. This was just the start of things to come.
"It's been a week and we're still no closer to finding McKenzie" Danielle said.
"She's not dead, I know that much; you see I have a sort of telekinetic bond with each of you, if either of you were to die, I'd know so" Eddie signed.
"What?! Couldn't you just use said telekinetic bond to find Kenzie?" Sam asked.
"No, it doesn't really work like that and even if it did, it'd still be difficult finding out where she is" Shady explained
Suddenly the team felt another vision. Vlad was in the same labortory as before. This time however McKenzie was nowhere to be found.
"Tsk tsk; How can you children expect to save the world when you can't even save your friend. The longer you wait the more McKenzie suffers" Vlad stated before the vision dissipated.
"Jesus Christ, would it kill him to just pop up on a big screen rather than assault our minds" Tucker said.
"I think I've deciphered the logo for the lab" Valerie said.
"Really? What is it?" Danny asked.
"It's the Star Labs logo, don't know how much help that is, Star Labs like to keep their locations top secret" Valerie said.
"It's a good start" Shady signed.
McKenzie had been heavily sedated. When she wasn't unconscious, she was unaware of what was going on or where she was. Vlad took several notes, as if she was nothing more than a guinea pig. Having taken enough notes, he grabbed a syringe and filled it with ectoplasm. He then grabbed McKenzie's arm and injected the ectoplasm into her bloodstream. The ectoplasm would either fuse with her DNA or it would kill her. Plasmius conducted many experiments on McKenzie. He had forced her into an unactivated ghost portal and turned it on with her inside. McKenzie shrieked in pain and agony. One would think this would be enough revenge for one person, but now Vlad planned to throw the final blow. He would use the elemental gem he'd used to escape. The energy would either transform her into one of the most powerful beings of all time or it would be too much for her body to handle and kill her slowly and painfully. Either one would be excrutiating for the girl. Vlad placed the gem in the machine and pulled the lever.
Shady was starting to lose hope. If he didn't get Kenzie back soon, he'd lose it. Currently, he was with Tucker and Danny trying to find every abandoned Star Labs buildings in the vicinity. In the middle of searching, they were bombarded by a sudden vision. Neither of them could believe what they saw.
Kenzie was crucified on a six foot cross in an obvious mockery of Jesus Christ. A crown of razor wire and broken glass sat atop her head, blood seeping profusely from the lacerations. Nails had been driven through her hands and feet to keep her in place. And just in case, her legs had been broken. Kenzie faded in and out of consciousness and struggled for breath. A lot more cuts were visible and Kenzie's eyes seemed devoid of hope.
"I know you're all praying right now but that won't do you any good. Your friend has been nailed to the cross just like the Lord's son. You are all Judases, betraying your friend by failing to save her. It's too late now for she has already been reborn just as your savior." Vlad laughed.
With that, the vision ended. Danny's cell phone rang as he received a call from Sam.
"Did you Vlad project a vision to you to?" Sam asked.
"Yeah, that fruit loop is one sick man" Danny said. "If he wasn't a monster before, he sure is now"
"With God as my witness, even if it's the last thing I do, I will kill Vlad Masters" Shady vowed.
Shady had known Vlad was a psychopath. The man had already taken his brother away from him and now he was torturing the one girl he loved more than anything. If Kenzie died he'd never forgive himself. He remembered when he first got his ghost powers and he avoided her out of fear of her reaction. Maybe it would've been better if he had pushed both Pete and McKenzie away, this wouldn't be happening.
Kenzie felt like crap. She could barely move. Pain wracked her entire body. Still, she refused to give in. No matter what Plasmius dished out, Kenzie refused to give up even though right now she wished he would allow her to enjoy the luxary of death. Vlad kneeled down in front of her and smirked.
"I'll admit, you're a lot tougher than you look" said Vlad. "But sooner or later, your resilency has to run out."
McKenzie looked up at Vlad and spat in his face. She smiled weakly, indicating she was ready for the next round of torture. Vlad didn't appreciate that. Not one bit. Rather than project a vision of this, Vlad was going to videotape it. He grabbed a knife and stabbed it into McKenzie's arm.
Kenzie screamed. Vlad dragged the knife down and began peeling away the flesh. It suddenly dawned on Kenzie what he planned on doing. He was going to skin her alive. The flaying continued as Vlad cut away with sadastic glee. Blood dripped from the knife from the brutal torture. Soon the only skin left on McKenzie was her face. Vlad proceded to cut that off as well. The worst part, Vlad had injected Kenzie with a powerful stimulant to keep her from blacking out, meaning she felt every excrutiating cut.
"So, what do you think?" Vlad mocked, holding a mirror in front of McKenzie. Kenzie screamed upon seeing her new grotesque appearance. "Don't worry, with your new regenerative healing factor, your skin'll grow back in no time"
Two days later.
Vlad was telling the truth. Thanks to her new healing factor, she survived and her skin grew back. Unfortunately this meant she had to put up with more torture. And despite her healing factor, she still felt the effects of her torment. She wondered what the madman had in store for her today. She was about to receive her answer.
Without even the usual mocking banter, Vlad initiated the torture session for today. His hand glowed and he shot out a white hot miniature ecto beam. Kenzie tried to keep from crying but the tears flowed freely from her eyes. The beam caused her skin to boil, blister, and melt. Plasmius laughed at her attempts to stop crying.
To Vlad, this was no big deal. He'd killed people before and even though this was his first time torturing someone, this didn't phase him in the least. Why didn't he torture Eddie, the one he blamed for getting him sent to an alternate dimension?
Because Eddie was a high functioning sociopath. He wouldn't care if Plasmius tortured him. He'd probably even give Plasmius advice on how to torment him. If Plasmius was to target someone close to Eddie however, he'd become a desperate man. This was the ultimate revenge against Eddie. Plasmius was basically telling Eddie that he had his girl, that he was torturing her, and that he couldn't do a damn thing to end her suffering.
Plasmius watched the girl struggled in her restraints, trying to avoid the ecto beam to stop the pain even if just for a moment. Plasmius showed no mercy. He was going to put Kenzie through all seven stages of Hell. Payback was a bitch, for her.
"Still think your friends are going to rescue you?" Vlad taunted. "Give it up, it's been weeks and they still haven't deciphered my location. Do you really think that they're just going to magically come out of nowhere and save the day? Face it, I'm going to torture you until I get bored and there's not a single person who can stop it."
Plasmius stopped burning her after a few minutes and grabbed a power drill. He put a gag in Kenzie's mouth to muffle her screaming. The drill whirred to life. Plasmius slowly brought the drill closer and closer to her left eye until...
The next day.
Kenzie's body was broken, battered, and bloody. Plasmius was right. Her friends would never find her. Plasmius would torture her, stop so her healing factor could prevent her from dying, and torture her again.
At just that moment, Vlad came in with a crowbar. He began beating Kenzie with. Kenzie heard bones breaking from the blunt force and was knocked after a blow to the head.
The next day
Kenzie was once again strapped down to a examining table. She was gagged. Vlad grabbed a scapel and sliced down her chest and torso. Vlad slowly stuck his hand in and grabbed one of Kenzie's kidneys. He held it in front of Kenzie's place before tossing it away. Plasmius then reach in, grabbed her intestines and pulled them out. This continued for several agonizing minutes. Vlad pulled out Kenzie's liver, her other kidney, her stomach, her left lung, then her heart.
McKenzie died, but with her regenerative healing abilities her organs would grow back within the next 24 hours, bringing her back to life. She'd be back to being Plasmius' chew toy the next day.
Vlad had been recording his torture of McKenzie the entire time. Some of the events that unfolded weren't shown in the visions he showed to Team Phantom. Even those visions weren't uncut. This video showed every painful procedure, every sick thing he'd put her through.
Vlad uploaded the video onto a computer and sent it to the ghost fighters.
Back at Team Phantom's HQ, the team received the video. Sitting on the sofa, they began watching Plasmius' sick home video. The video began playing, showing the interior of what looked like a dungeon and a laboratory. The camera swung around to a close up on Plasmius. He wore a sick, sadistic smile.
"Hello there; if you're watching this then obviously you couldn't find me and rescue your friend" Plasmius taunted before the camera turned to show McKenzie tied down tightly. "Too bad your friend had to suffer for your incompetence. Do you want to know why I'm doing this? Because a psychotic mute sociopath wouldn't stay dead and came back from the dead just to antagonize me. This is your fault Cipriani."
With that, he plunged a blade into Kenzie's arm. The brutality continued as the film progressed, a seemingly endless assortment of painful tortures and procedures. There was, however, one constant feature. Audible the whole time- over the screams of pain and the whimpers of fear, over the whine of drills and the roar of power tools. The sound of flesh burning and blistering. They saw Vlad beat Kenzie, continually electrocute her, cut her, flay her, crucify her, burn her with his ghost ray. They saw and heard Kenzie's bloodcurdling agonizing screams. It was a lot more graphic than the visions Vlad had sent them.
By the end, the team realized just how bad their friend had suffered and was probably still suffering. Danny's eyes were wide in shock. Sam buried her face in Danny's chest to avoid having to witness the carnage. Valerie looked away and shook her head. Danielle felt light headed. Jazz needed some air. Tucker was kneeled over a trash can vomiting, feeling sick to his stomach from what he saw. Eddie's eyes have a clear indication that he was desperate and in anguish; he wanted to be there to help Kenzie. To get her out of the hands of that fruit loop.
Finally after a few minutes, Tucker finally spoke.
"I think I know how we can find Kenzie" Tucker said.
A few hours later, Danny, Danielle, and Eddie came across small building in the forest on the edge of town. The three halfas wasted no time going intangible and flying straight through the building. Vlad and Kenzie were nowhere to be found.
"Come out, Plasmius! The jig is up!" Danny demanded.
In another room, Vlad heard their arrival.
"Hmm, looks like your friends found you after all" Vlad said. "Wish I could stay around but I've got to go"
With that the fruit loop teleported away, satisfied. Eddie ran in shortly afterwards and untied McKenzie. Kenzie fell to the ground, too weak to pick herself up. She was covered in scars, blood, burns, and bruises. Eddie grabbed her and dragged her in for a tight hug. Kenzie sobbed hysterically on Eddie's shoulder.
Then something happened that neither of the three halfas saw coming. Two red rings formed at McKenzie's waist and travelled up and down her body. Kenzie's attire changed to a tight black leather jumpsuit with purple streaks down the middle. Her eyes changed from brown to blood red. It became clear what Vlad's meant when he said Kenzie was reborn. She was now a halfa. Then Danny's cell phone rang.
"Did you find Kenzie?" Jazz asked.
"Yeah… but we're too late; Vlad's transformed her into a halfa" Danny informed her.
"I don't know I just know he did it"
"Is she OK?"
Eddie continued comforting Kenzie. This was all his fault. He should've broke up with her a long time ago. He shouldn't have gotten so close to her. Plasmius had a problem with him. McKenzie was essentially an innocent bystander. Eddie had spared Plasmius when the fruit loop killed his brother. But this time Plasmius had gone too far.
Danny, Dani, Eddie and Kenzie returned to Amity Park. One's psyche however was broken beyond repair.