"Well let's go," Grace said, starting to walk down the stairs.
"No," he stopped her. "I go. You stay here!"
"I can help," she protested.
"Then help out side," Theodore announced. "If they ever found out I told someone about this secret passageway...then I'll be..be in the biggest trouble..in the world...I can't explain how awful it would be if my mother found out that I let you go down there with me."
"Oh come on," she begged. "I'll help you find whatever you're looking for..but then I'll hide when you go and do your thing."
"That doesn't even make sense," Theodore replied, with a really confused look on his face.
"I know, but I really, really want to go!"
"...Okay," he agreed. "But before we go down the secret passageway, you need to know why I'm going down." Grace nodded her head. "I am the prince of these worlds. After my mother, who is the Supreme One by the way, passes away I will be the next Supreme One. I am the Successor."
"..Mhm," she said, crossing her arms.
"And this secret entrance leads to our lab where we create those robots who are flying in the air currently," Theodore confessed. "So are you still willing to help me?"
"Yes," she replied. "And maybe while we're down there, you can tell my why you're really down there."
"Brilliant," Theodore cheered, not paying attention to a word Grace said, after yes.
They headed down the steps and into the darkness of underground. Theodore took his flashlight out of his backpack and turned it on.
"Where is this secret place anyway," Grace asked.
"Well," he started, looking at his map. "It should be around here somewhere. I suggest we follow the map."
The two teenagers walked for an hour, walking around snakes and rats. The cave was cold and dark. There was no light, except for the flashlight to guide them. And they were pretty sure they heard some bats from the distance.
"How much more time are we gonna be walking for," she complained. "We've walked for hours!"
"Hour," he corrected. "And it should be just around this corner."
They began walking, but the earth began to shake and rocks began to fall.
"What's happening," Grace asked, screaming so Theodore could hear her over the rocks falling.
"I have no idea," he answered back.
A giant rock broke from the ceiling and landed in between the two, forcing them to separate. Theodore on the right and Grace on the left side. More rocks came down, blocking them from one another. Eventually the rocks stopped coming down, but they were both separated.
"Are you alright," Theodore asked, wiping the dust out of the air.
"Yeah," she answered. "I'm fine. You?"
"I'm good," he replied.
"Do you want me to go get help," she asked.
"No. I'm afraid this is where we part," he explained. "I'll get one of the inventors to make me a device to get me out of here after I deliver the message."
"Are you sure?"
"Yes," he replied. "Now go before the ground starts shaking again."
"Okay, Bye." She started running out of the underground cave.
He took a deep breath and turned to start walking to the lab room.
"Ahh," he screamed, falling to the ground. An old man with a beard was standing in front of him. "Are you one of the inventors?"
The old man shook his head.
"Then who...who are you?"
"I came here to warn you," the man explained.
Theodore looked closely at the man and realized he had his mother's Time Monkey.
"Listen," Theodore got up off the ground. "I don't know who you are, but that Time Monkey is not yours."
"Ah but it is," the old man replied. "And its yours and our mothers."
"Yes Theodore," the man answered. "Long ago I got a hold of this Time Monkey. I had inherited it from my mother who had died. I became ruler of the earth. I was in my young twenties and was in love with a woman, who my mother disapproved of, so we were never able to do anything about it until she died. She was part of the Resisters and many thought she was a spy, but she was nothing of the sort."
"I'm sorry, I'm confused."
"You will understand in a moment," the man explained. "We had gotten married anyway. Little did I know how dangerous it was. People became furious over my actions. A few years later someone had murdered her and our three daughters."
"In the heat of my anger I killed anyone who disrupted me. Soon everyone hated me. I had ruined my mother's world in my stupid actions. When my citizens started protesting about my ruling, I gave up my throne and hid away from the world. Everyone thought I was dead. Little did they know that I was very much alive and trying to find the person who created the Time Monkey, so I could destroy him and the Time Monkey."
"Why do you want to destroy the Time Monkey," Theodore asked, confused.
"Because the Time Monkey has caused us nothing but trouble. It was made for evil."
"Did you ever find who..who did made it?"
"No," he said. "So I decided to go back in time and encourage people to start standing up to the Supreme One. You see I come from a world where there wasn't as many resisters as there is now. So I started protesting people to keep fighting. I helped them invent a time wrist watch to bring Kim Possible back. So she can destroy the Time Monkey once and for all."
"Why are you telling me this," Theodore asked confused. "I have a message to deliver." He pushed the old man out of his way.
"I'm telling you this because I succeed," he answered. "I went further into the future and a man named Ronald Stoppable destroys the Time Monkey. I came back in time before the loop-hole took me in. You don't understand Theodore." He stopped Theodore. "In twenty minutes or less we will cease to exist."
"Huh," Theodore turned to the old man. "But the Time Monkey won't be a big deal. I'll still-"
"No Theodore," he interrupted. "We won't. We won't even be a memory. We will never have existed. None of this will have happened. The Supreme One, our mother, won't be the Supreme One. Which won't make her scared about needing an heir. Which won't make us exist. No one will remember this."
"Not even a memory?"
"No," the man explained, sadly.
"But how is this possible?"
"Well destroying the Time Monkey," the old man answered. "Means destroying all the time memories. It will no longer have been taken out of its cave and been used. And it will no longer exist, like the rest of the world. It would be like this never have happened."
"How much time do we have now," Theodore asked.
"Less than ten minutes."
"Are..are you me?"
"Yes," the man answered.
"How did you know where to find me?"
"Well this is our first big adventure outside our home," he smiled, but quickly frowned. "I'm sorry its our last."
"...In..in your world..did we ever know who our father was," Theodore asked. If he was gonna not exist anymore, he wanted to at least know the truth.
"I'm afraid that, that was kept a secret," the old man announced. "But I must admit that their secret love affair all through my childhood did give me a hint on who it was. Plus mother told me on her death-bed."
"Mother didn't have a love affair with anyone," Theodore said.
"Not in your time," he explained. "I'm afraid mother was a bit scared in this time. That's the only thing I regret ever-changing, is her happiness. But you have to take risks in life."
"Well who is our father then?"
"A blue man with a scar on his face, ring any bells?"
"Dr. Drakken," Theodore asked, surprised. The old man nodded his head.
"A minute left," the man said, staring at his watch. "It was good seeing you, me."
"Wait," he interrupted. "Dr. Drakken explained that he knew her before all this." The old man nodded. "Then there's a chance that we could still exist, right?"
A big flashing light appeared over them.
"Only time will tell," the old man replied. "Only time will tell."
They were sucked into the vortex of time, along with the rest of the world.
A giant blur flashed through everyone's eyes and people felt different for a moment.
"What was that," Shego asked, lowering her magazine.
"Who knows," Drakken answered, re-wiring his freeze ray. "It's probably nothing."
"Yeah," she said, going back to her magazine.
"Stop reading, Shego," Drakken commanded. "We have work to be done. My plans for world domination are full proof."
"That's what you always say," she reminded, getting up out of her seat.
"Ah but this time, I will succeed," he cheered.
"Yeah, yeah," she rolled her eyes. She smiled at him ever so slightly and walked over to her ranting boss.
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