A/N: Hi everyone! Hope you enjoyed chapter 1! Here's Chapter 2 for your viewing pleasure. If you get a chance, check out my other fanfics as well!
It seemed like an eternity before Charlie reached the Salt mansion. Of course, this was mostly due to the distinct lack of hospitality in Mr. Salt's limousine, specifically the repeated glares he endured from one Mr. Salt. If looks could kill, thought Charlie to himself, I'd be dead by now. Thankfully, they reached the mansion within the hour and Charlie was dragged out of the limo and, before he knew it, thrust into the Salt's living room-and right into a group of armed and dangerous Oompa Loompas.
"Welcome to the Willy Wonka Conspiracy Task Force," said one of the Oompa Loompas. "You've got a lot to catch up on." Mr. Salt lead Charlie to one of the couches, where he was greeted by none other than Mr. Slugworth, Willy Wonka's number one competitor, and four very, very familiar faces.
"Well, get a move on you," snapped Mr. Salt. "Slugworth doesn't have all day you know." Charlie sat down, more due to shock than anything else.
"Well, if it isn't the famous Charlie Bucket," sneered Veruca Salt. It was at that moment that Charlie finally got a good look at the other four, unfortunate contestants of Wonka's contest. The last three years had been, interesting, for the children, who were now all about fifteen or sixteen years of age. Veruca smelled just as bad as her father and by the looks of the sneer on her face, she knew it. Violet, although no longer round, was still just as bright blue as a blueberry. Mike Teavee held an iPod in one hand, a cell phone in the other, and was balancing a laptop as well, Dark sunglasses obscured his face, headphones covered his hair, and a look of glee spread across his face when he saw Charlie.
"How have you been, Bucket?" he asked. "I hope you've enjoyed working for that fraud, Wonka." Charlie wanted to defend Wonka, to tell Mike to stop it, but he just didn't have the heart; poor Mike was as long and skinny as a string bean now and Charlie just couldn't pick on him. In fact, the only one out of the group that looked good was, surprisingly, Augustus Gloop. In the corner, Augustus was sitting with an energy bar in one hand and a weight in the other. Aparently he had been working out, since all of his fat was replaced by muscle. Charlie was about to ask Augustus why he had changed his appearance so much, but before he could get a word out, Slugworth chimed in.
"Hello, Charlie," said Slugworth. "How have you been? I hope you and Wonka have had fun, turning the nation's orphans into chocolate. After all, what could possibly taste better than gelatin made out of children's bones? Or cherry-flavored Laffy Taffy made with blood?" he sneered.
"That's a lie and you know it!" cried Charlie. "Wonka would never do such a thing!" Slugworth merely rolled his eyes.
"Is that what he's been telling you all these years, dear boy?" he droned. "Let me let you in on a little secret, Charlie. Your precious Wonka isn't the saint you make him out to be." Slugworth snapped his fingers and several Oompa Loompas stepped forward. "Why don't you let these find boys tell you what Wonka is really like," he said. But, just as the first Oompa Loompa opened his mouth to speak, the entire room began to shake. And then the unthinkable happened.
TO BE CONTINUED…
A/N: That's it for chapter two! Please keep reading for Chapter 3 and to find out what happens next! It will get more exciting, I promise!