DAY 4 (STILL):
Well, it’s been four days. The time is now. Can Jack and Craw take out this mysterious kidnapper? Let’s join them again as their adventure nears its end.
CHAPTER 14: ARRIVING IN POSHLEY HEIGHTS
Al and the passengers are arriving in Poshley Heights.
Al: Last stop! Everybody off!
Engineer: What?! You’re still hovering!
Al: I don’t want to attract attention by landing. What do YOU think people will say if they see a—
Engineer: I get it!
Al: Then jump!
Engineer: Okay okay!
The Engineer jumps off Al.
The rest (except for Craw and Ghost T.) jump off Al.
Ghost T. flies down to the ground. Craw is still sitting on Al’s beak. Craw’s tail feathers are rubbing against Al’s nostrils.
Al: Ah… ah…
Craw: Al… What’s the matter?
Al: Ah… ah…
Craw: Oh no. No! NO!!!
Craw goes flying away.
On the ground…
Pennington: I’m intact.
Pennington: Are you okay?
Jack: Not to worry. I only landed on my head.
Doopliss: I’m not okay…
Jack: Why not?
Doopliss: Heff T. landed on my back.
Heff T: What back?
Heff T. rolls off Doopliss (he can’t stand up).
Jack: Listen. As mush as I want you thrown in jail, Il wanna make a deal. You help us get my partner, and I WON’T have you arrested.
Doopliss: No way!
Jack: How ‘bout this! You help, and I WON’T punch you in the face!
Doopliss: Make me!
Pennington: You help, and I won’t pin you to the ground, hold my magnifying glass above you in the sun, and set you on fire!
Doopliss: Eep! Okay! I’ll help!
Jack: Hmmm… Why didn’t I think of that? Oh well, where’s Craw?
Meanwhile, Craw is lying on the front porch of the Poshley Heights Sanctum. The door is boarded up.
Craw: Ow… Note to self, never sit on Al’s beak with my tail facing Al’s nose… Oh… I’m at the Poshley Heights Sanctum. Perfect landing!
Jack, Pennington, and Doopliss run up.
Jack: Hey, how’d you get here so fast?
Craw: Never mind me! We have to get inside… Hey, what’s that tablecloth doing here?! I’ll fix him!
Craw holds up his spear.
Doopliss: EEP!!! SAVE ME!!!
Jack: Easy, Craw! He’s on our side now!
Craw: How do YOU know that?
Pennington: Look. Nobody likes getting burnt with a magnifying glass.
Craw: Um… What?
Pennington: Never mind.
Jack: How do we get in? The door’s all boarded up.
Craw: Quick! Start ripping the boards off!
They start ripping the boards off.
Craw: *groan* This is harder than it looks!
Pennington: Whew! I haven’t had a workout like this in years!
Doopliss: Ow! I got a splinter in my hand!
Craw: What hand?
Doopliss: That’s really getting old…
Jack: SHUT UP AND PULL!!!
Inside the Sanctum…
Boss: The time is almost now, Junior! Just two more minutes!
Junior: C’mon! You know you could get the book thrown at you for killing a little kid!
Boss: Anybody who tries to throw the book at ME will get squashed like a bug!
Boss: I mean that! I really do!
Boss: What the—
Junior: He made it!
Boss: Who cares? They’ll never get in! We boarded up the doors! One more minute! Hehe!
Junior: C’mon, Jack! You don’t have much time!
Doopliss: This stinks! We’ve only pulled off two boards out of nine!
Jack: JUST KEEP PULLIN’!!! IF THOSE GUYS DID ANYTHING TO MY PAL, I’LL RIP THEIR SKIN RIGHT OFF!!!
Craw: You could’ve just said you’ll skin them alive…
Boss: Three… two… one… HA!!! Time’s up!
Bomb Bomb: So, Boss, what’re ya gonna do to dis guy?
The floor sinks
under Boss and Junior. They both go down.
CHAPTER 15: THE FINAL FIGHT
Jack, Craw, Pennington, and Doopliss are still trying to get the boards off the door.
Pennington: Confound it! We’ll NEVER get through! Whoever nailed these boards on nailed them in pretty deep!
Jack: HEY!!! DON’T SAY THAT!!! DON’T EVER SAY THAT!!! RRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!
Jack starts punching the boards hard with his metal fist. He has stress in his eyes.
Craw: Jack… Calm down…
Jack: *pant, pant, pant, pant*
Pennington: Wow… It seems that in his anger, he broke all the boards.
Craw: Yes, but now there’s that lock on the door.
They look at the lock.
Pennington: Not to worry. I have the key under my hat!
Pennington takes his hat off.
Doopliss: What key?
Pennington: … Copycat!
Doopliss: No! I mean that! What key?
Pennington feels around the top of his head.
Pennington: Unbelievable! I lost the key!
Craw: Calm yourself! We’ll get in somehow! Now how do we do it?
Doopliss: How about the broken window?
Craw: … Broken window?
Doopliss: Yeah. I saw it when we found you lying on the porch.
Pennington: With all due respect…
Pennington: -but… wouldn’t it have been easier just to tell us that from the start?
Doopliss: … Now that you mention it, yes, it would’ve…
All but Doopliss: @_@
Boss: Hehe! I did it! Now to suck his power into my body!
Bomb Bomb: Hey Boss! Can we have some‘a dat?
Bomb Bomb: Aw man…
Jack, Craw, Pennington, and Doopliss jump through the broken window.
Jack: AHA!!! SO YOU’RE THE ONE WHO KIDNAPPED MY PAL!!!
Pennington: AND BROKE INTO MY HOUSE!!!
Jack: Eh… That too…
Craw: Hey! I recognize him! GRUBBA!!!
Grubba: Yep! It’s me!
Jack: (So THIS is that Grubba guy King K mentioned back on the first page of this FF!)
Craw: Things have been a lot different since you got kicked out!
Grubba: I know! Jolene took my job, and NOW I hear my goodie-woodie brother’s running the show!
Craw: You’re… Krubba’s… BROTHER?!
Jack: WHAT DID YOU DO WITH MY PAL?! AND WHY?!
Grubba: Your pal’s long gone! I sucked all his power out as revenge for when he helped the Great Gonzales defeat me the first time!
Grubba: I would’ve got Gonzales himself, too, but he don’t live anywhere near here.
Craw: You haven’t changed one bit, have you?
Grubba: Nope, and I’m… wait… DOOPLISS, WHY ARE YOU HELPING THESE GUYS?!
Doopliss: I don’t wanna get burned!
Jack: I WANT MY PAL BACK!!! RRRRRRRRRRRR!!!
Craw: GET HIM!!!
They all charge at him, but the Boom Booms block them.
Grubba: Now watch this!
The floor sinks around Grubba. Grubba goes down. A big, cage-like machine comes up.
Craw: This can’t be good…
Grubba: You bet it ain’t good! POWER UP!!!
Grubba powers up to Macho Grubba!
Craw: This definitely can’t be good…
Pennington: I second the motion…
Doopliss: I third and fourth it…
Macho Grubba: And now, I’m gonna suck YOU up! GET ‘EM, BOOM BOOMS!!!
Boom Booms: YEAH!!!
They charge at them from opposite directions. Jack, Craw, Pennington, and Doopliss just step out of the way. The Boom Booms slam into each other head on. They are knocked out.
Craw: Well, that was stupid…
Macho Grubba: Looks like I’ll just have to take care of you myself!
Craw: Go ahead! Try us!
Jack: How’s about THIS!
Jack punches Grubba in the face with his metal fist.
Macho Grubba: OW!!! YOU LITTLE RUNT!!!
Macho Grubba punches Jack backwards about ten feet.
Craw: YOU FOOL!!! I’M AFRAID I CAN’T LET YOU TREAT MY FRIEND LIKE THAT!!!
Jack: Did you say… friend?
Macho Grubba knocks Craw out.
Pennington: Rrrr! You need to learn some manners! Take THIS!!!
Pennington throws his magnifying glass at Macho Grubba.
Macho Grubba: What… was that?
Pennington: Oh dear…
Pennington throws his hat and coat at Macho Grubba.
Pennington: AAH!!! I’M NAKED!!!
Macho Grubba knocks out Pennington.
Macho Grubba: Who’s next?! How ‘bout YOU, ya little traitor?!
Doopliss: Do not underestimate me! Watch THIS!!!
Doopliss morphs into the form of Macho Grubba.
Doopliss: Whadaya think of THIS?! HUH?!
Macho Grubba: …
Macho Grubba knocks out Doopliss, who morphs back into his normal form.
Macho Grubba: Looks like you’re the only one left!
Jack looks around. Craw, Pennington, and Doopliss are all out.
Jack: Uh oh…
Macho Grubba throws Craw, Pennington, Doopliss, and the Boom Booms into the machine, which starts draining their power.
Jack: You do realize you just power-sucked your own henchmen…
Macho Grubba: The more power, the better!
Jack: Then why don’t you just suck up MY power?! HUH?!
Macho Grubba: I want to finish you off myself! It’ll be more fun…
Macho Grubba picks up Jack and throws him into the wall. He steps into the machine and starts to power up.
Jack: *groan* Oh no you don’t!
Jack runs at Macho Grubba and shoves him off the machine. Jack jumps into the machine.
Jack: I’m sorry, Junior, but this is the only way… POWER UP!!!
Jack starts to grow. He is now three quarters the size of Macho Grubba, with bigger muscles; even his metal arm is bigger. He also has an orange shell and helmet.
Macho Grubba: Copycat!
Macho Jack: All right, Grubba! Let’s DO this!
Macho Grubba: Bring it!
Macho Jack: Hey! I was supposed to say that, not you!
Macho Grubba: Whatever…
Grubba charges at Jack and tries to slide-kick him. Jack jumps and lands on Grubba’s belly. Grubba yelps. Jack throws a giant hammer at Grubba’s face.
Macho Grubba: OW!!! MY FACE!!! RRRRRRRRRR!!!
Grubba grabs Jack by the neck. Jack kicks him in the stomach again. Jack tries to punch Grubba in the face, but Grubba dodges. Grubba picks up Jack and bodyslams him.
Macho Jack: Ugh… ow… RRRRRR! YOU’LL PAY FOR THAT!!!
Jack charges at Grubba, metal arm first. Grubba leans to his right and misses the metal fist, but is hit by the other fist.
Macho Grubba: OW!!! Very clever…
Macho Jack: You ain’t seen nothing yet, you little grub!
Macho Grubba: … Grub? GRUB?! I’LL SHOW YOU WHO’S A GRUB!!!
Grubba tries to bash Jack in the head with his fists, but hits Jack’s helmet.
Macho Grubba: OWIE!!!
Macho Jack: That was stupid…
Jack punches Grubba in the stomach with his metal fist and throws a hammer. Grubba catches it and throws it back at Jack. It hits him in the face. Jack yelps and covers his face. Grubba tackles Jack, who kicks him off. Grubba flies onto his back.
Macho Jack: C’mon! Is that all you got?!
Macho Grubba: Simply put, NO!!!
Grubba jumps up, dodges a hammer, and punches Jack in the face.
Macho Jack: OW!!! Ugh… TAKE THIS!!!
Jack punches Grubba in the face with his metal fist.
Macho Grubba: OW!!!
Macho Jack: C’MON!!! Hit me with your BEST shot!
Macho Grubba: Okay…
Grubba punches Jack low.
Macho Jack: OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHH!!!
Jack falls on his knees.
Macho Grubba: HAHAHAHA!!! YOU’RE DEAD!!!
Grubba headlocks Jack.
Macho Jack: *cough, gack, wheeze*
Macho Grubba: Face it! You’re dead! Just like your old pal Gonzales Junior!
Macho Jack: *wheeze* RRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!
Jack gets really mad. He forces Grubba’s arm off. He throws Grubba into the wall.
Macho Grubba: OW!!! WHAT THE—
*WHACK* Grubba is hit in the head by a giant hammer. He’s out cold.
Macho Jack: *pant, pant* … HA! Now to fix this…
Jack picks up Grubba and tosses him in the machine. Jack puts the machine in reverse. Grubba reverts back to his normal self and Craw, Bling Bling, and Gonzales Junior fly out of the machine.
Craw: Ugh… What happened?
Bling Bling: I don’t feel good…
Gonzales Junior stands up and sees Macho Jack.
Junior: WOAH!!! Jack, is that you?!
Macho Jack: Yeah, it’s me.
Junior: And it only took you four days…
Macho Jack: Uh… Hang on a second.
Jack gets in the machine and puts it in reverse. Jack reverts back to his normal self and Doopliss, Pennington, Bomb Bomb, and Prince Mush fly out.
Doopliss: That was weird.
Bomb Bomb: My head hurts…
Prince Mush: Ugh… What’s going on here?!
Craw: Oh my gosh! It’s THE Prince Mush!
Jack is sitting on the floor panting. Junior walks over to him.
Junior: You okay?
Jack: I’m fine…
Junior: Thanks, pal!
Jack: No prob…
Junior: What’s Craw doing here?
Jack: Oh… He helped…
Junior: I don’t believe it. He almost killed you a few days ago and he still helped you?!
Craw: He hooked me into this.
Junior: That sounds more reasonable…
The door bursts open. The Shy Guy guards from chapter 5 are pointing guns at them!
Guard: HANDS UP!
They all hold
their hands up.
CHAPTER 16: I WANT BAIL
They are all in the Rogueport jail.
Jack: How did we get back here so fast, anyway?
Junior: Pipes leading from Poshley Heights to Rogueport Sewers.
Jack: WHAT?! You mean we didn’t have to… AAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRGHHHH!!!
Jack starts banging his head against the cell. Craw does the same thing.
The Chief comes up.
Chief: You’re in luck. There’s someone who wants to bail you out.
Krubba comes up.
Krubba: Now what are you guys in for?
Craw: Stealing train tickets. Junior had nothing to do with it.
Krubba: You stole train tickets?
Jack: I had no choice. I didn’t have fifty coins under my shell. Besides, THEY’RE the real crooks here!
Jack points to Grubba and the Boom Booms.
Krubba: Grubba, my no good brother!
Krubba: And why is Prince Mush locked up?!
Chief: … The first Glitz Pit Champ… And I had him locked up?!
Jack: And while you’re at it, go ahead and unlock the Penguin and the walking bedsheet.
Doopliss: STOP CALLING ME THAT!!!
Chief: I guess
The Chief unlocks all but Grubba and the Boom Booms.
Boom Booms: WE WANT OUT!!! WE WANT OUT!!! WE—
Everyone Else: SHUT UP!!!
Jack: I guess that ends this crazy adventure.
Junior: Yeah… Let’s go.
They walk out of the jail.
Jack: You called me a… well…
Craw: Well… uh… Look… I decided you’re not so bad after all… but don’t let it go to your head!
Jack: Yeah, yeah,
whatever… (That’s not what you wanted to say…)
The Unstoppable KO’ers were back after a crazy adventure. They told the other fighters about it. Some didn’t believe it (yes, Rawk Hawk was one of them). Not only that, but was Craw really beginning to see a friend in Jack? No one knew for sure…
Grubba and the Boom Booms were sentenced to two years in jail.
And so ends this weird adventure.
At Riverside Station…
Boomer: When’s the next train home?
Voshi: How should I know?
Voshi: I know you’re hungry.
Boomer: Why are you looking at us like that? …Uh oh…
The Real End
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