Thanks so much for the reviews, guys! It really means a lot :) I'm going to have to apologise in advance for the probability of slow updates. I've got my Junior Cert this year, so I won't have that much time to write... The joy :/ Anyway, here's chapter 2! Reviews would be nice ;)
The path to Kim's is a short one, and we reach her house quickly. Once inside, it's clear from the lack of noise that her brothers aren't there.
"Oh, that rare peace," Kim says happily. We walk into the living room and seat ourselves on the couch.
"So..." I say.
"Movie?" Rufus asks from my pocket.
"Sure," Kim replies, standing up to go and get a DVD.
Another, more familiar beep sounds from her pocket. She pulls the Kimmunicator out and answers it, and I'm by her side immediately.
"What up, Wade?"
"We've got trouble," Wade replies. Kim grimaces.
"A series of robberies along the East Coast. They weren't connected at first, but now it seems someone's up to something. They've stolen stuff from loads of different labs. All sorts of microchips and even motherboards... Tech-y stuff," Wade explains.
"So somebody's building something?" I ask.
"Looks like it."
"Any leads?" Kim questions, looking thoughtful.
"Well, whoever it is either has no idea how technology works, or is making some sort of mad machine that's never been attempted before. I don't know, the stolen items just don't seem to be worthy of creating something... Maybe that's just me."
"Says the ten-year-old super genius!" I exclaim. "If that's what you say, my bet is that this person doesn't know what they're doing. Any security footage or anything?"
"Not yet," Wade answers. "But they're bound to slip up at some point. I'll let you know if I find anything out."
"Thanks, Wade," Kim says. She puts the Kimmunicator back in her pocket.
"I think we're destined never to have a quiet night in," I sigh.
"We get nights in! Well, sometimes..." she trails off, grinning slightly. "That's what we get for saving the world, I guess!"
"Rest," Rufus mutters. I chuckle.
"Yeah, a little rest would be nice," I agree.
I've barely returned to the couch when the Kimmunicator beeps again. I groan and stay seated while Kim answers it.
"What's the sitch?"
"Got that security tape quicker than expected. Check this out." I hear Kim sigh.
"What? Who is it?" I ask.
"Shego," she replies grimly.