"TRY TO KEEP UP CASKETT!" Tron yelled back at Roll across the parking lot.
Not only did Tron have a head start on Roll, but she was also in her regular clothes, while Roll was chasing her in a dress.
"I, AM GOING TO TEAR YOU APART TRON!" Roll said, as the downpour completely soaked her.
YOU ALWAYS THOUGHT YOU WERE BETTER THAN ME DIDN'T YOU TRON?!
YOU THOUGHT YOU WERE THE BETTER MECHANIC!
YOU THOUGHT YOU WERE THE BETTER SOCCER PLAYER!
YOU THOUGHT YOU WERE THE BETTER STUDENT!
YOU THOUGHT YOU WERE BETTER AT ME THAN EVERYTHING,
AND YOU JUST HAD TO PROVE IT!
I AM GOING,
Roll slipped on the wet ground and crashed into the pavement.
"Stupid... heels..." She muttered, taking them off.
Meanwhile, Tron had easily jumped over the school's chain link fence. "HEY CASKETT! OVER HERE!
As Roll climbed over the fence, the tips of the fence snagged her dress, and she was caught suspended over the ground. "OOOF! Man, that hurt..."
"C'MON CASKETT! GET UP! LET'S FINISH THIS HERE AND NOW!"
As Roll got back to her feet, Tron was already bearing down on her, clubbing her back and dropping Roll back down to one knee.
Roll dove at Tron's knees, taking Tron down to the ground. Roll tried to get Tron in a headlock, but she slipped out from under Roll's arm with the rainwater.
Tron back-kicked Roll, making Roll double over. Tron followed up with an elbow, SMASHING right into Roll's face.
Roll wobbled a few steps back, holding her mouth while Tron screamed at her.
"YOU THINK YOUR BETTER THAN ME, JUST BECAUSE YOUR GRANDPA HELPS OUT TEISEL?! THAT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH YOU ROLL, YOU'RE NOTHING!
I REFUSE TO GO AROUND BEING YOUR SHADOW! YOUR DIET SODA! ESPECIALLY WHEN I KNOW IM BETTER!
AND I AM GOING TO PROVE THAT ONCE AND FOR ALL! RIIIIIIIGHT NOOOOOOOW!"
Roll lunged, punching Tron in the mouth, then tackled her to the ground again. Roll pinned her arms down to the ground. "YOU LOSE AGAIN TRON!"
The two girls locked eyes, neither saying a word as the storm danced around them.
"heh" Tron started laughing, blood streaming down her lip.
"What? What's the matter with you? Why are you laughing?" Roll asked.
She slammed Tron's head into the dirt. "ANSWER ME BONNE! WHAT'S GOING ON?!"
"Oh Caskett, you still don't get it do you? You've really think you won, don't you?
All you have managed to do,
is exactly what i wanted."
"What are you talking abo-"
A red dot appeared on the ground just a few feet in front of Roll. Roll watched as the dot started creeping on the ground towards her.
"Wha-what is it that?" Se said, paralyzed.
The dot finally came to rest on Roll's forehead. She looked up to see a beam of light in front of her. Laser sight...
Two more dots appeared on Roll's head, coming from the sides.
vroom vroom vroom vroom,
vroom vroom vroom vroom,
vroom! vroom! vroom! vroom!
VROOM VROOM VROOM VROOM!
"After the Robot Masters attacked, the government went to Teisel, and asked him to start designing and building war machines. But I created these beauties myself." Tron said, winking.
"And they're only prototypes."
Tron's machine finally came intro view. They were 3 7 foot tall, cylinder shaped tanks. Their two arms had pincer claws. Each were a different color: red, blue, and yellow.
meet the Blumebears!
With sudden horror, Roll realized that she had been completely set up right from the get-go. I'm gonna be target practice for these things! I'll be ripped to shreds."
Roll, not taking her eyes off the Blumebears, slowly got back to a vertical basis. They're moving too slow, I can reach the fence!
"Stop!" Tron ordered at the advancing Blumebears, about 10 feet away.
"Really Tron? Blumebears is the name you come up with?" Roll asked, slowly backing away. "Yeah, 'Bumblebears,' that's gonna strike fear in the hearts of my enemies."
"Well, its working on you isnt it Caskett? That's a start." Tron responded, walking behind the Blumebears.
"We have visual on the target Miss Tron!" A servbot yelled from inside a Bumblebear. "What are your orders?"
"Capture her my minions!" Tron said.
The three Blumebears shot out their arms at Roll, who tried to make a break for the fence.
I'M GONNA MAKE IT! She thought, dashing to the fence.
I'M GONNA MAKE IT! She thought, frantically climbing over.
I'M GONNA MAKE IT! She thought, falling over the fence and scrambling away
The Bumblebear grabbed her by the back of her dress, and hoisted her back over the fence, and squashing her into the ground.
The servbot dropped his prize at his master's feet. "Caught her Miss Tron!"
"Good job #3!" Tron said, beaming with pride. "Now as for you Caskett...
GET UP!" She barked, kicking Roll in the stomach.
Rolling over from the kick, Roll slowly managed to wobble back to her feet. What part of her that wasn't soaked in that paint was drenched with mud.
Roll tried to throw a punch, but Tron easily sidestepped it and
smacked her in the face.
Roll stumbled over, slipping in the wet ground.
She started coughing, and a bubbly red came from out of her mouth.
Coughing up blood... I think that means my ribs are broken.
"Blue! Yellow! Switch to cannon mode."
what did she say?
I didn't know those things had cannons-
The red Blumebear snatched Roll, hanging her upside down.
She watched as the other two Blumebears' claws retracted,
and 3 barrel mini guns came out.
"Don't worry Caskett, these are only paint rounds...
but they're gonne hurt like hell Caskett,
THROW HER UP!"
The servbot flung Roll up high into the air. She could barley make out their dots in her blurred vision.
Then she realized that the laser sight dots where on her stomach.
Those are really gonna hurt.
PEW! PEW! PEW! PEW! PEW! PEW! PEW! PEW! PEW! PEW! PEW! PEW! PEW! PEW!
"Get ready to catch her coming down #3." Tron said, gazing up.
"Miss Tron! Miss Tron! Our shots missed!" The servbots said panicking.
"What? How did they miss? Are those things malfun-"
Tron peered into the night side.
Something was slowly descending to the ground
That's not Casket...
long enough." Roll said weakly.
"Sorry Roll." Mega Man said. "I would have stepped in sooner, but I was analyzing those machines, and then I realized that Tron can't know that I know you and-"
"My hero." Roll starting coughing up blood again.
"Roll, stay down." Rock said, gently laying her on the wet grass. "I'll take care of this."
"Don't worry, wasn't planning on getting up. Ugh.
you sure you don't want to think of some clever line before you go over there?"
"Oh, you think I should? Anyone you want to say to her that I can tell her?"
Roll started to chuckle. "Hehehehe. COUGH ! COUGH! Oh its hurts to laugh.
You see, I would hit you if it wasn't for two things.
I cannot feel my arms right now.
And I know your being sincere.
Just go kick her ass you idiot.
I'll be over here trying not to have
"Roll!" Rock could feel his stomach tighten with guilt. "I'm sorry..."
"HEY! WHAT ARE YOU DOING HERE?!" Tron yelled.
Mega Man looked at her, guilt flashing to anger. "What are you doing attacking this girl with 3 robots? Who is this anyway?"
"Its none of your business! Now get out of here!"
Mega Man looked at the Blumebears. "Wait, that symbol.
That's the logo for Bonne Industries."
"Yep! Tron Bonne here, reporting for duty!"
"Look, you are going to take your robots and get out of here."
Now that I think about it, I need to get Roll out of here. She'll be upset that I didn't get Tron, but I can deal with her later.
"I'm taking this girl to the hospital. And don't even think about going back into that school."
"Your not going anywhere! Servbots! Fire!"
PEW! PEW! PEW! PEW! PEW! PEW! PEW! PEW! PEW! PEW! PEW! PEW! PEW! PEW! PEW! PEW! PEW! PEW! PEW! PEW! PEW! PEW! PEW! PEW! PEW! PEW! PEW! PEW!
He can't even dodge them! Tron thought, smiling with pride. I never even thought about him. To think! My Blumebears, tearing Mega Man to shreds!
He's just standing there, absorbing all those shots!
paint round shots,
that won't hurt him one bit...
Our beloved Blue Bomber had become the Blue, Yellow, and Red Bomber, soaking in paint.
Wiping the paint off his face, Mega Man's hand slowly started morphing into his buster.
"You are going to pay for that."
"Nooooooo! He's going to blow us up!" The servebots cried out. "Miss Tron! Miss Tron! What are we going to do?!"
"Um, Um, Um, Uh Switch back to claw mode!" Tron said.
Mega Man waited patiently as the robots changed. These things shouldn't be too hard to destroy. And I guess I could use the practice.
Mega Man braced himself as the claws came shooting towards him.
Noticing the red claws were coming in faster, Mega Man darted to his right, then made a hard cut straight ahead, firing his buster at the blue and yellow Blumebears. Please let this work.
With the blue and yellow claws coming directly in front of him, Mega Man juked back left.
"I got 'em!" Servbot 3 said as his red claws almost reaching Mega Man.
"No, I got 'em!" Servbot 2 said, as Mega Man looked around, realizing he was trapped.
Mega Man had somersaulted over the claws, tangling the robots up.
Servbot 1 climbed out of his hatch.
"JUST WHAT DO YOU THINK YOUR DOING NUMBER 2? YOU MESSED ME ALL UP! NOW OUR CLAWS ARE INTERLOCKED! LET GO!"
"OH WHAT I'M DOING?" Servbot 2 shouted back. "HE WAS RIGHT THERE! I HAD HIM! WHY DON'T YOU LET GO?"
"MY BLUMEBEAR WAS BUILT FOR ATTACKING! YOUR SUPPOSED TO BE FOLLOWING MY LEAD!"
"DOESN'T MEAN YOU CAN USE YOUR BLUMEBEAR BETTER THAN I CAN!"
"OH, DO YOU WANT TO TAKE THIS TO THE AIRSHIP?"
BOTH OF YOU!" Tron yelled. "YOU ARE BOTH GETTING PUNISHED WHEN WE GET HOME, YOU UNDERSTAND ME?"
Miss Tron! Its his fault!"
"No, its his fault!"
"No, ITS YOUR FAULT!"
"Don't worry Miss Tron! I still got em!" Servbot 1 said, his claws lunging at Mega Man.
Okay, so I got-
SNAP! He had just dodged a lung, and was bobbing and weaving between the claws.
Those two tangle u-
Now all I have to do
get this one
SNAP! SNAP! SNAP!
wrapped up too.
Better do it fast, their about to regroup!
Mega Man flew back, under the claws of the still-arguing serbots, the last pair of claws in hot pursuit.
"Oh no you don't!" Servbot 1 said, running Mega down.
Mega Man veered to the side, then diving under the outstretched arms of the Blumebears. First the red one, then the blue one.
Tron realized what he was doing. "Sevrbot 1, stop pursuit! He's tricking you! Servbots 2 & 3, both of you detach NOW!"
"I can't retract, I can't retract! #1! Stop!" The other 2 servbots cried.
"No no no no no! I almost got 'em see?" The claws were shining red as they were inches away from Mega's rocket boots.
Let's finish this.
Mega man managed to zip between the middle interlock again. The claws followed him through it.
Mega man dropped to the ground.
The claws reached, with the servbot grinning ear to ear with anticipation...
The claw fell on the ground.
"What? What's go on? Move! Move!"
"You IDIOT!" Tron screamed at him. "Look at what you've done!"
All three Blumebears were tied together in a hug knot.
"Now we can't get loose!" The servbots said, struggling with their machines.
"And now that you wasted my time when I could have been getting that little girl help..." Mega Man started turning green. "I'm taking these machines apart!
HYPER BOMB MODE!"
"No! Noonononononononon oh this is bad!" Tron said, looking on as Mega Man got his bombs on.
"From scanning the density of these machines...
the blue one goes first."
Servbot 2 gulped. "Uh oh."
Mega Man threw 4 bombs as Servbot 2 scrambled out of the top.
The Blumebear scattered everywhere, the flames lighting up the night sky.
"WHOA!" Mega Man jumped back as the explosions traveled up the arms, causing the other two Blumebears damage.
"NUMBER 2! NUMBER TWO! ARE YOU OKAY?" Tron, tears in her eyes, ran over to her servbot, picking it up. The servbot has sustained burns, scorching its yellow body grey.
YOU'LL PAY FOR THAT!"
Mega Man had to pay attention to the other Blumebears, who were now free.
Take out the red one next.
"C'mere!" Servbot 3 said, snapping his claws.
"SUPER ARM MODE!" Mega Man went orange.
If I can knock the red one on its side, I might be able to blow it up next to the yellow one, and take both out at once.
POOM! POOM! POOM! POOM! POOM!
The red bot managed to demolish all of Mega Man's blocks, bashing them out of the air.
Dang it... oh well, at least the yellow one's claws can't move that fast. Mega Man started peppering the other bot.
Taking his eye off the red one was a mistake.
SKIITCH! The bot's swipe caught Mega Man across the chin, sending him flying.
"THERE WE GO GUYS!" Tron said. "NOW, FINISH HIM OFF!"
Mega Man was barely back on his feet when the yellow's claws were bearing down on him.
"WOAH!" Mega fired two rounds of block, stuffing the claws as he rolled away.
Back to bomb mode. BACK TO BOMB MODE.
Mega reequipped his bombs as the red claws came shooting for him.
After lighting the fuses, Mega hurled 2 bombs at the claws...
The claws dove under and scooped Mega Man up in their grasps!
"Gotchu now!" The Servbots said. laughing with glee.
"Check again." Mega Man pointed at the bombs,
that were landing on the arms of the bots.
The red Blumebear's arms were blown open, and the servbot could no longer control the claws!
"NOOOOOOOOO! HE DISABLED MY ARMS!" #3 cried out.
Mega pried open the now useless claws. "Its over."
He summoned another bomb when
THWAP! Mega Man went sailing into the air
"Did you forget about me?" Servbot 1 said.
Mega Man landed with a hard thud on the ground. Its fine Mega, that one wont be hard to be, its just gonna take you awhile.
He go back to one knee. Let me just get my bombs and-
It was then he noticed his last bomb was right next to him,
fuse going into the hole.
Mega Man exploded into the air, consumed in smoke.
AUTO CHANGE BACK TO BUSTER MODE.
The change in his body woke up his mind.
Great. He thought, now I cant even use my bombs. Ow.
Wait. He turned his rockets back on.
I'll just fly around up here and blast that thing. Its not gonna hit-
Mega Man was sent careening into to the ground.
Then he looked up, and saw what hit him, spiraling on the ground several yards away.
A red claw.
No... Mega turned around, half furious, half exasperated.
Mega dove away to be avoided being crushed by the other claw.
The blue Blumebot was swinging around the other red claw. "I'm gonna swat you like a fly!"
"SHUT UP!" Mega started firing bullets furiously. PEW! PEW! PEW! PEW! PEW! PEW! PEW! PEW! PEW! PEW! PEW!
Despite all Mega's attack,
the yellow Blumebot stood firm!
I'm barely ripping holes in it at all!
The servbot threw the claw at Mega, who managed to jump over,
SPMAAACK! And the claw from the other blue arm crashed into Mega from behind, planting him into the ground.
The servbot hoisted up his limp body.
CRUSH HIM!" Tron commanded.
The Blumebot started squeeeeeeeeezing the life out of Mega Man.
Rocket feet! GO!
Using a combination of his rockets to burn the claws, a few blasts from his buster, and simply banging on it, Mega Man managed to free himself.
The other claw immediately pinned Mega into the ground.
"OFF WITH HIS HEAD!" Tron yelled. "I WANT TO SEE WHAT HE'S MADE OF!"
Mega Man started charging his buster. "STAY BACK!"
The servbot hesitated. "Wha-wha-what should I do? That looks kinda scary..."
Tron laughed it off. "Your armor's too tough #1! You can take whatever he's got!" By now she was holding both Servbots 2 & 3.
"You can do it! Take him out!"
"You're #1! You're #1!" The two cheered.
My helmet's already cracked, it won't be able to take that kind of pressure! Mega thought. This thing has to to have a weak spot! It just has to!
As the claw gripped his head, Mega tried desperately to push an end off with his free hand. Gotta get this thing up to full power! I'm only gonna get one shot at this!
The claw started pulling Mega's head. 85% maximum charge.
90 % maximum charge.
95% maximum charge.
100% full charge
The shot came rocketing towards the Blumebear,
and missed, sailing just right of him!
"HA!" Tron laughed. "YOUR ONE SHOT,
AND HE MISSED!"
The servbots' eyes followed the shot. "MISS TRON! LOOK!"
"What are you two on about now. Like I said, he missed-"
A fireball appeared out of nowhere, the blast knocking all 3 to the ground.
"WHAT WAS THAT?!" Tron, now terrified, screamed. "WHAT DID HE HIT?! I THOUGHT HE MISSED! I KNOW IT! I SAW HIM!
She stared at the now blazing target, and gasped.
"He wasn't aiming at the yellow one..."
The red Blumebear had been obliterated. The force of the blast so strong the entire thing had fell over before finally combusting into a cloud of fire, smoke, and gas. Its many pieces of debris were scattered across the ground, each charred and burned in its own way.
"NUMBER ONE, THAT EXPLOSION DIDN'T HURT YOU AT ALL DID IT!?" Tron yelled. "NUMBER ONE! DAMAGE REPORT!"
I think we have a problem."
The yellow Blumebot turned,
and a hunk of red metal had impaled it from the side, ran through on both sides.
Tron put her hands to her mouth. "Oh, my, God.
NUMBER ONE! ARE YOU HURT AT ALL?!"
But it is alot less roomy in here."
"Get that thing out of you RIGHT NOW!"
The servbot gingerly guided his claws to remove the shrapnel, making sure to not cause any further damages.
"Are there any leaks or punctures in it?" Tron asked.
"I'm checking, I don't see anything. I think I'm good to go. Wow! It must be my lucky day!"
"I wouldn't quite say that." A familiar voice said.
"Mega Man! Where are you?" The servbot looked around on his screen, not seeing him anywhere.
"Where did you go? I know your here somewhere..."
"Wait, your on the roof!" The servbot turned his head upward, shaking his fist.
"Get off there! Do you have any idea how much this thing-"
SHIKIRAAAAASHINK! Mega Man ripped off the hatch, tossing it to the ground.
Mega Man reached down, grabbing the horrified servbot with one hand, and lifted it back up.
"HERE!" Mega Man threw the servbot at Tron Bonne.
Hitting her right in the face.
Turning his attention back to the Blumebear, Mega Man rose into the air, charging his buster, full view of the cockpit.
100% full charge
The last Blumebear had been destroyed, leaving only a metal firestorm as proof of its existence.
Mega Man descended next to Tron Bonne, who was shielding her servbots away from the blast.
Mega Man stared her down, eyes full of rage.
"You are going to take your servbots and go home. You are not going to bother anyone else ever again. Your not even going to build any more combat machines. And if I catch you bothering anyone else EVER again, I will personally destroy ever last servbot you have. Now go."
Walking away, he saw that Tron hadn't moved.
Trembling, Tron gather her servbots and scampered off into the night.
Mega Man fell down, exhausted. "Ugh, my head..."
It was then he realized he was forgetting something.
"That's right! Roll!"
Floating over to her, he was relieved that see had not been harmed at all.
"Are you okay Roll?"
"Y-Y-Y-Yeah." She said weakly. "Did you bite her head off?"
"No, but I felt like it. Oh my God I have a migraine."
"I'll trade you the cracked ribs for it." Roll said, smiling.
"Jokes on you, I have both." Rock said, picking her up.
"You know, we are supposed to be at a dance."
"Yeah, your right?" Roll looked over her torn, muddy dress. "Think I look good for the ballroom?"
"Eh, its an improvement from when you walked in."
"If you hadn't have just defeated my worst enemy, I would be so mad at that."
"Don't mention it. Hey, I'll give you a ride back over to your house, it shouldn't take too long."
"Thanks for the lift." It was when Roll realized something.
"Don't! Glyde and Grandad will freak out if they found out what happened. Can't I just stay at Maylu's place for the night?"
"Fair enough. At least let me get your somewhere where its dry. I'll ask Mayl-"
WARNING! WARNING! WARNING! WARNING! WARNING! WARNING!
"Hold on, something's wrong. Let me check my scanners...
OH MY GOD!"
Dropping Roll, Rock started tearing for the school.