This story is set in the Wreck-It Ralph universe after the end of the movie. I do not own any of the characters.
Chapter 1: Vanellope's New Life
Vanellope couldn't believe it. Just 24 hours ago, she was being taunted and bullied by all the racers of Sugar Rush. She was told she was a "glitch", an error, and that she was never meant to exist. But here she was, chatting and laughing with all her previous tormentors. Except Taffyta.
Taffyta Muttonfudge was one of the best racers in the game, and as a result, she had a proud and mean streak in her. After Turbo/King Candy had reprogrammed Sugar Rush, she had seen Vanellope as an easy target and led the rest of the racers in bullying Vanellope.
But after Wreck-It Ralph had crash-landed in Sugar Rush, Vanellope had bonded with the intimidating but good-hearted wrecker and Ralph and his colleague Fix-It Felix had helped Vanellope finish and win her first race since Turbo hijacked her game. Vanellope was restored to her rightful position as Princess of Sugar Rush, Turbo was destroyed, and all seemed well again.
But Vanellope just couldn't forget the past. Even though Taffyta had been apologizing and doing her best to make up for bullying Vanellope in the past, Vanellope still couldn't let go of the hurt and pain that Taffyta had inflicted on her.
Ralph and Felix had noticed her snubbing Taffyta during Felix's wedding and had tried to talk to her about it, but Vanellope just brushed their concerns aside with a cute smile and a few witty remarks. Ralph had told her, "Kid, you gotta let it go. Taffyta was wrong, but now you and your game are back to the way it's supposed to be. She would make a great friend for you."
Vanellope had responded, "Yeah, like the friend you were when you smashed up our cart?"
Ralph had given her a knowing smile and a wink, and left to perform his duties as best man, but Vanellope was unusually silent on the train ride back.
Suddenly her thoughts were interrupted by Taffyta. "Hey Van, do you wanna go check out the track? I could show you a few shortcuts I thought of!
"No thanks Taffyta. I've gotta get out of this stifling dress. Whew, I don't know what possessed the game creators to give me such a costume!"
"Oh, alright. Hey, Rancis and I are heading over to Tapper's. You wanna-"
Vanellope cut her off brusquely. "Listen girl, not now, okay? I've got a few things to take care of before the Random Roster Race." Vanellope quickly glitched away before Taffyta could continue.
Taffyta just stared after her with a wistful expression. "I wish she could just forgive me. I really am sorry...", she thought.
Something stirred beneath Sugar Rush. It was small, but hungry...