Chapter 1: Where's Perry and Ferb?
Our alarm went off at seven, but I didn't hear Perry's waking chatter. (He must have had an early mission.) I thought sitting up and rubbing my sleepy eyes. "Good morning, Ferb." I muttered. There was no response, but that was to be expected. Ferb didn't talk much. I got up, not bothering to look at Ferb's bed, and went to the bathroom then came back and found his bed empty. "He must be down stairs." I said walking down the stairs and into the kitchen. Candace, mom, and dad were all at the table eating. I looked for Ferb so we could start discussing what we would do today, but didn't see him. "Good morning, Phineas." said mom. I looked at her "Mom, where's Perry and Ferb?" I asked. I added Perry so I could keep up the illusion I was unaware of his secret. "Who and who?" asked dad. I blinked in shock. "Perry and Ferb, our pet and my brother." I said a bit confused as to why I had to say that. Didn't they remember their own son and pet? "Phineas," said Candace looking worried "we don't have a pet or brother. It's just you, me, mom, and dad." I blinked as fear consumed me. They forgot about Ferb and Perry? What was going on?
I ran back up to Ferb and I's room and threw open the door and went in. I turned locked the door before getting on my hands and knees and getting under Ferb's bed. I pulled out the box of pictures and treasures we hid there. I opened it and sighed in relief. Everything was there. I ran back down the steps, but then stopped when I heard voices in the kitchen "You said he wouldn't remember them. He was suppose to forget all about them and lead a regular life." came mom's voice. The voice of a stranger came forward "There were complications with the machine. His love for them was too strong and that can never be erased. But, over time he will forget. As long as there is nothing to remind him they are out there. No pictures, nothing that has anything to do with them." dad spoke up "We have will get rid of everything and there will not be any sign of a pet of another son." I backed up the stairs and ran back to my room, again locking the door and pushing the dresser in front of it. Then, I went into my closet and opened the door to Perry's lair. I went down the slide and tumbled into it.
I turned on the monitor and looked at the film from the night before. I watched as some men crept into our room and took the sleeping Ferb and Perry. Then, one of them pointed a ray at me and fired. Was that what they were talking about? I shivered was about to turn off the computer when Monogram appeared on the screen. I quickly hid under the desk before he saw me. I listened as he spoke "The lair is empty, sir." he said "Good, destroy it." said the voice of the stranger from before.
Before I could react the entire lair was consumed in an explosion. The only reason I survived was because I was under the desk. I was hurt with a few burns and a broken arm. I ran out of that place and into the back yard coughing. I turned and saw my family trying to get into my room. I felt betrayed, they took the two people I loved the most. I turned and ran away from there and went to the first place I could think of at the moment, and, honestly, I could have thought of a better place if I was thinking strait.
I was standing in front of Doofenshmirtz evil incorporated. My eyes were red from crying as I knocked on the evil man's door with my good arm. He opened the door and looked down at me "What do you want, kid? If it's Perry, he's not here. In fact he's late." My eyes filled with tears again "He's not coming. Someone took him and Ferb." I sobbed clutching my broken arm. The man turn and watched me as I cried. There are many things Doofenshmirtz is, but hardhearted is not one of those things. He sighed "Come on in." he said stepping to the side so I could enter.
I awoke to being shaken by Perry. He looked at me urgently and turned on his communicator. "Ferb, we aren't at home and I can't find Phineas!" he cried looking scared. I sat bolt up right and looked around. We were in a forest area that was clearly nowhere near the city. The trees were too vibrant, too healthy. My heart pounded. Where were we and where was Phineas?
I stood and walked around. Then, a voice spoke from behind me. "So, who's suppose to forget you two?" it asked. I turned and saw a young teenage girl sitting on a branch of a tree and letting her foot dangle. "Huh?" she rolled her eyes "People only come here so that someone else will forget them. That's why it's call The place of the forgotten." I gulped in fear. The girl went on "Often, people send others, but from time to time we have someone who wants to be forgotten. So, which are you?" she asked "We were sent." said Perry. The girl looked sorry for us "Well then, the person who is meant to forget you is in hell right now. Whether he sent you or not." my heart stopped at these words. "W-what?" I said shaking. She jumped down and looked me in the eye "I'm just gonna give it to you strait. Forgetting like this is painful both physically and emotionally. How they do it is they take everything that has to do with the forgotten from the forgeter, then, they take to forgotten. As long as the forgeter has nothing to remind him he will permanently forget the forgotten. They use this ray gun that makes it possible. Once you are shot with it, the memories of the people slip away slowly till nothing is left and those memories will never come back.
Doofenshmirtz wrapped my arm then asked for some answers. I told him what I heard and saw, what mom and dad and Candace had done. "Man, I'm evil and I would never do something like that. That is so evil it's demonic." he said shaking his head and handing me some aloe for my burns. I rubbed to cool liquid on and sat on the coach numbly. I was still clutching Ferb and I's treasure box. I opened it and pulled out a picture of Ferb, Perry, and I taking a nap under our tree. We all looked so peaceful and happy. "When this is over, we'll be like this again." I muttered tucking the photo safely into my pocket. Doofenshmirtz's phone rang and he answered it "Hello?" "Yes." "Oh?" "Well, I just. . ." "Understood." "No, he's right here." my heart froze as Doofenshmirtz looked at me sadly and shook his head again "Yes, sir, I will take him back."
I quickly leaped off of the coach and made a break for the door. I heard Doofenshmirtz call after me, but didn't respond. I kept running until I was downtown. I panted as I leaned against a tree. I looked around and saw a bus. (I need to get out of the city.) I thought. I they were going to take them they wouldn't hide them somewhere close. They would want it to be as far from the city as possible. I ran to the bus and struggled with the change in my pocket. "Where you headed?" asked the bus driver. "As far away from the city as you can get me." I said going to my seat.
I got off that bus and onto another at noon, and by night I was out of the tri-state area all together. I went into an ally way and sat on the ground. I hugged the box and spent the whole night remembering Ferb and Perry just so I wouldn't forget.
The girl was call Krean. We told her about Phineas and after a while she asked us something "Ferb, is Phineas pure of heart?" I blinked "As pure as a new born baby." she bit her lip. "That's bad, if he's that pure, then this process of forgetting could kill him. Literally." she stood "You both need to leave now. If you do, then Phineas might have a chance. He needs you as much as, if not more then, you do." she spread her arms and closed her eyes. A portal opened and lead back to our house. She spoke to us "Your family, excluding Phineas, sent you hear. Avoid them and stay away from Doofenshmirtz. He's in on it, too." we nodded and ran into the portal. (Hold on, Phinny. We're coming.)