Double Triangle Trouble
A Disney Duck Fanfic:
Instead of being purely based on one entity, this story takes background from Classic Donald Duck cartoons, Ducktales, and Darkwing Duck.
Stef With a F
Nightw2 (aka comickook)
Disclaimers: Disney owns most of these characters. Dumbella Duck's past as Bella Widgeon is mine, as are the characters of Melanie Widgeon, Ronnie and Lisa Mallard, and whomever else I mention in the future.
Author Notes: This story is a sequel to the stories "Back to the Nest" and "Extended Wings". Reading those stories prior this one would help; though you most likely could understand this story regardless.
Chapter 1 : Radio Contest
Stef with an F
Launchpad opened the front door, and started to walk into the living room when some luggage almost hit him on the head.
"Whoa there!" Launchpad shouted.
Drake ran down the stairs. "Oh, I'm sorry. Didn't mean to hit you there."
Launchpad moved the luggage aside, and made through the juggle of luggage in the front room. It seemed that a lot has happened the two days he spent visiting his good friend Fenton Crackshell, even though the Fearsome Five…err Fearsome Four has been quiet for weeks now. Megavolt has been presumed dead since the bridge explosion over a month ago.
"No harm done DW, so what is up with all the baggage?" Launchpad asked.
"Won a radio contest. We are all going to Brazil! Won four adult tickets. So, want to come?" Drake offered.
"Oh you bet! I better go call Bella!" Launchpad exclaimed.
"Yeah…but, I'm sorry, she can't come. I already called the airline and they are going to count Gosalyn as an adult. But I was able to get Ronnie and Lisa tickets for a reduced price."
"Oh!" Launchpad replied. "Well, that makes sense, she is sixteen. Well, I better call Bella anyway. Any way I could buy her a ticket?"
Drake glanced as his watch.
"No time. Though, maybe she can take a later flight? But hurry we have to get the airport in less than an hour!" Drake informed.
"Could you not have informed me of this trip earlier?" Launchpad asked on the way to the phone.
Drake shrugged his shoulders.
"I forgot Fenton's phone number. Gosalyn! Get a move on it young lady!"
Launchpad shook his head as he dialed Bella's number. After a few rings, an answering machine answered the phone call.
"Hey Bella! It's me Launchpad. Sorry that I missed you. I'm calling because I have been invited to on a trip! Would you like to come? Well, we don't have any more extra tickets, but I was thinking that maybe you could take a later flight? I have to go in a few minutes, so I hope you get this message. I will call when we land. Love you!"
Launchpad placed the phone on the counter, and then hurried upstairs to quickly pack a few things.
Meanwhile, at the home of the Ducks, Bella opened her front door as well, holding bag of groceries; she had a few more next to her on the porch.
"Oh let me help you with that," Daisy said grabbing one of the bags.
"However did you bring all those over her on you bike!"
Bella laughed as she placed her bag on the counter and went to grab another. "I had a co-worker go with me today," she revealed.
"Oh! I see!" Daisy said.
Melanie dug into one of the bags and pulled out the stuff toy her mother bought her.
"Are you going to Rio with us?" Daisy asked.
"Rio?" Bella responded. "When are you going to Rio?"
Daisy rolled her eyes.
"Donald really did not tell you?" Well, his good friend Jose Carioca invited us for a visit. He's bringing down his private jet. I'm sure he wouldn't mind if you bring Launchpad?" Daisy informed.
"Jose Carioca, eh?" Bella said with a smile. "I haven't seen him in…oh my…since I was 15 years old! During Donald's college graduation! Wow…"
"Did you used to have a crush on him?"
Bella covered her blushing face with her hands.
"Yes! I wonder if he noticed. But, I was just a kid back then. He moved back to Brazil and I met the boys' father not much later. Oh that was so long ago. It would be nice to see him again. Though, I better call Launchpad and see if he wants to come. He might get jealous, you know."
"Why? It was only a school girl crush, wasn't it? Do you really think that if you saw Jose again it would threaten what you and Launchpad have? I mean you two have gotten mighty close the last few months."
"Six months now. Been a while since I have been in a relationship for that long."
Daisy put her hand on Bella's shoulder.
"Remember when you first came into that front door about seven months ago?"
Bella glanced over to the front door.
Flash back to seven months ago.
"Oh My God!" the voice at the door shouted. "I can’t believe it! Daisy! You and Donald finally hooked up?"
Daisy plastered on a fake smile. Dumbella was being too cheerful.
"Is great to see you again too…Where’s Gregory?" asked Daisy.
Bella frowned. She turned around for a moment. She knew Daisy was only trying to be nice. She could tell, Daisy really thought quite little of her. And of what did think of her, it was not kindness. She disgusted Daisy.
Bella turned around, and sighed.
"I don’t know how much Donald told you, but Gregory left me," Bella answered.
"Oh, how terrible," Daisy said insincerely.
End of Flashback
Bella nodded. "Yes, I remember. I know you didn't like me."
Daisy made a half smile.
"Well...yeah, that's true. But, I can almost call you a friend now."
"Thanks, I think. Well, I better call. You probably got some packing to do."
Daisy ran upstairs to finish backing. Bella reached for the wall phone when she noticed that there was a message. She played it and realized that Launchpad too was going on a trip, but he neglected to mention where. So she dialed his number. And instead of ringing. She received a busy signal.
"That's strange," Bella said to herself, since she knew the Mallards had call waiting. "Maybe they are an important phone call?"
Then Bella remembered. He mentioned that he had to leave in a matter of minutes. She glanced down to her watch. If the time clock on Donald's machine was correct, it was nearly 30 minutes since the phone call. Could he have already left? But then would she not get the answering machine? So, he couldn't have left.
"Are you ready to go?" Drake Mallard asked anxiously, "We are due at the airport NOW!"
Launchpad placed his suitcase in the truck of Drake's Caravan. He glanced over at the house.
"I'm going to call Bella one more time he informed," he began to walk back to the house.
Drake shook his head. He placed his arm around Launchpad's shoulder.
"I'm sorry LP, but we are all ready late. I understand you wanted to inform your girlfriend, but we really do have to go. You left a message, right? Call her when we land, unless you don't want to go."
"No, I do want to come. Let's go."
"Great!" Drake exclaimed. And with that The Mallards and Launchpad left for the airport.
A few hours later…
The Duck family was at the airport, boarding Jose's private yet.
"Did you manage to get a hold of Launchpad?" Daisy asked Bella.
Bella shook her head.
"No, something appears to wrong with his phone. I don't think I should go."
Daisy shook her head.
"Nonsense. When we you ever get an opportunity to visit Rio again?"
Bella bit her lip.
"Yeah, you're right. And we are all here already."
"Exactly!" Donald said.
"Come one Bella, it will be fun!"
"Yes Mommy!" Melanie called. "I never been to another country!"
Bella kissed her daughter on the cheek.
"Yes I know," Bella said.
"Are you excited?" Louie asked. "Huey, Dewey and I have been all over the world!"
"Wow!" Melanie shouted, jumping up and down.
Dewey nodded. "We did a whole lot of exciting things to boot as well!"
"Some even dangerous!" Huey added.
"Oh no dangerous?" Melanie shouted holding onto their mother's jeans.
Bella hugged her daughter.
"It will be okay, I promise. Hey Huey, did you happen to get a hold of Gosalyn?"
"Today?" he asked.
"Yes, I called Launchpad and never was able to get through," Bella explained.
Huey shrugged his shoulders.
"Maybe something is wrong with the phone?"
"I guess so," Bella said.
Flashback mentioned takes place in Chapter 2 (part 3) of Back to the Nest.
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