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 13: Going into the Twightlight
"I don't like this," Donald said pacing back and forth.
"Oh Donald," Daisy said rolling her eyes, and slightly shaking her head. "They are teenagers. Maybe they found some girls or something. Besides, it's not that late."
Donald looked at his watch, and shook his head. It was just after 8PM, and though it was true, that it was not very late, it was dark, since the last bit of twilight light was about an hour ago.
"Yeah, it's not that late," he agreed. "But...they know they should check in."
"You know, maybe we should have let them have cell phones after all?" she added.
Donald glanced over to Daisy for a moment.
"Maybe," he said quickly before returning his attention to the closed hotel door.
"Come on," she called. "Watch this movie with Melanie and me."
"Okay," Donald said as he got onto one of the Double beds, with Daisy and Melanie. "What are we watching?"
"Duck Before Time!" Melanie shouted.
Donald turned to Daisy, "In English?"
Daisy looked perplexed for a second.
"Good question," she agreed, she looked at the brochure on the end table.
Daisy nodded. "There is an option for English... if we pay for one these pay per view options."
"How much!" Donald asked. He didn't want to watch something in Portuguese yet he wasn't going to pay an arm and a leg for something he could easily rent in a few more months.
Daisy looked at the brochure once again which had currency conversion charts on it.
"Only $5," she answered. "We can't really watch anything on TV, the only thing in English is CNN."
Donald made a face. "I'm not in a mood to watch that, and that's not good for Melanie to watch either."
Donald mumbled something under his breath. He was planning to go out tonight. He loved spending time with his niece, but he didn't plan on being a sitter tonight. Didn't she have a boyfriend? Why was she spending so much time with his old college buddy?
Bella wiped her mouth with a napkin and looked up into Jose's eyes.
"It's getting late," she said, getting up from her seat and made her way toward the railing near by, "I should be heading back to the hotel."
"So soon?" Jose said. "The night is still young, I thought we could go dancing."
Bella looked at the near full moon. It was a pretty August night. The cool breeze felt heavenly across her bare shoulders. It was 72 degrees, this late winter night. And Bella stopped to dream how it might be if she would take Jose's offer and dance the night away. She imagined his hand on her hip, pulling her closer to him as they danced. How special it made her feel to have a man caress her skin so gently. She stared at the moon, quietly, not saying a word. Just allowing the feeling to penetrate into her soul.
"Bella?" Jose asked behind her, placing a palm on her shoulder.
"Are you alright? I am sorry if I made you uncomfortable. If you want to go home...I'll take you home."
"No," Bella whispered under her breath, her back still to Jose, her thoughts mixed with confusion and lust.
"I'm sorry?" Jose said. "Please..." he continued, gently gesturing her too look at him, "Pardon, what did you say?"
"I'm a mother," she cried, not too convincingly, "I'm needed at home...I mean... at the hotel."
"Donald and Daisy can care for them for the night," Jose insisted," Você dançará com mim?"
Bella considered that for a moment. A few hours ago, her and Melanie were walking in the garden, when Jose approached her and invited her to an evening out. He asked Donald if he would mind watching Melanie for a few hours. A couple more hours won't hurt, right?
He offered Bella his hand and asked again, "Please Bella, will you dance with me?"
Bella eyed Jose's hand, internally thinking the manner over in her mind. Her heart stopped, the moment her shaking hand reached out for Jose's offered hand.
"Okay," she declared. "I will dance with you."
Satisfied that his new Cyber-Eggmen were ready for their second attempt to relieve the conference of its treasures, Steelbeak moved toward step two of his plan. He picked up his favorite gun and made it toward the room where he was keeping his hostages.
"Good Evening," he announced to his captures. "I hope that youse are enjoying your stay at Chez-Moi. The military might have thought they saw the last of my Cyber-Eggman and me but dey would be gravely mistaken. The Cyber-Eggmen are on their way back to the conference. Dis time with a note. Youse see, if the military don't gives me what I want. Well, I might have to take matters in my own hands and elimination youse one at the time. And maybe after a few of youse bit the big one the government will more persuasive to demands."
"The Brazilian Army will never surrender to the likes of evil!" one of the captured guards vowed.
"The likes of evil, I'm honored," Steelbeak declared with a bow and a laugh before he regain his posture and continued.
"The army will soon find dat cooperating will be in the best interest of the city and country. F.O.W.L. can and will make the citizens of Rio pay if our demands are not met," Steelbeak promised.
"Gag them," Steelbeak ordered before exiting.
Elsewhere, Gosalyn, Huey, Dewey, and Louie were considering their options.
"Gos, do you think the Fearsome Five will return to the scene of the crime tonight?" Huey asked.
"Depends on if they were able to escape from prison already. Knowing Negaduck, it is very possible that he freed them by now," Gosalyn answered.
"Then maybe we should stake out the museum tonight. Your ankle alright?"
"It's fine. There are worse things to worry about, like making up a good excuse for being out tonight. Dad is on that case with Steelbeak and ol' tin grin's formidable enough that dad's probably going to be out AT LEAST all night, but Morg IS back at the hotel and she'll be worried sick about me if I'm gone all night without an explanation. "
"Right..." Huey agreed.
"Uncle Donald won't take us being out all night either," Dewey agreed.
Louie laughed, shaking his head.
"Not all. We need an excuse. Put that helmet back on!" Louie suggested.
"Yeah, Dewey put the helmet on," Huey agreed.
Dewey nodded, and started to put the helmet on and then stopped.
"Hey, what about this? We tell them that we found some girls, and that we are hanging out at the beach and will be home before 11?" Dewey suggested. "I mean we are teenagers. I mean, if I wasn't helping you and Gosalyn that is exactly where I would be right now!"
Huey and Louie looked at each other and nodded.
"That's true!" they said in unison.
"Unfortunately, Webby would kill me if she thought I was stepping out on her while in Rio." Louie pointed out.
"Also, it still doesn't solve my problem Dewey," Gosalyn informed, she then turned her attention to Huey, "And you very well how my father is."
"Right...That I do," Huey said quickly. "Dewey put the helmet back on!"
Morgana walked back and forth.
"What a vacation this turned out to be!" she said to herself.
She looked at her two children that were sleeping near by. It was lucky that they were safely in the bathroom earlier when Bulba paid his visit. She was able to conquer him and put him in a deep freeze. Though the question remained in her mind what to do if he somehow broke free. Some how he knew the exact hotel and the exact hotel room she and her family were staying.
"Where are you Dark?" Morgana whispered under her breath. "And Gosalyn, where are you?"
She closed her eyes quickly, mentally ordering any ill thoughts to exit her mind, commanding herself to cease thinking the worse. She glared at the phone. A simple phone call would work wonders to her psyche right now. It wasn't that late, not yet 9:00. Yet, with the appearance of Bulba, tonight was not a normal night. Morgana was well aware how frightened Gosalyn was of Bulba, and that even at sixteen she would still be very vulnerable if he ever met up with her. She read the letter Drake left for her and Gosalyn, so she knew about her husband's impromptu SHUSH mission. Still, this only increased her worry and her hope that he was all right.
Morgana ran to the phone and picked it up.
"Hello?" Morgana called.
"Morgana?" Gosalyn replied, somewhat relieved.
"Where are you?" Morgana asked.
Gosalyn bit her lip.
"Somewhere just outside the city. Dad home?"
Morgana shook her head. "No. I'm afraid not. Are you heading home?"
Gosalyn shook her head. She twiddled her thumbs, debating how much she should tell her stepmother.
"Can you keep a secret?" Gosalyn asked.
The color momentarily drained from Morgana's cheeks.
"What type of secret?" she responded.
"Quiverwing business." she informed uneasily. "Come on Morg, you know I'm ready. I fought the Fearsome Five before. Not without dad, LP and you, admittedly, but I've still fought them and I've been constantly improving my Quack-Fu and archery skills as well as updating my trick arrows and costume since the last time we had to fight all of them."
"The Fearsome Five?" Morgana questioned. "All of them?"
Gosalyn nodded, "Yes all of them. You had to know it was too good to be true that Sparky blew his fuse for good."
"By yourself?" Morgana added.
Though she was glad that Gosalyn wasn't trying to tackle Bulba, she still wasn't too uncomfortable with the idea of Gosalyn trying her luck, even her skill, against the likes of five of Darkwing's most ruthless villains.
"What don't you wait until Darkwing can help you?" Morgana suggested.
"No time, and besides he has enough trouble on his own with Steelbeak. He will probably be gone all night as well" Gosalyn revealed, just in case Morgana didn't get a chance to read the letter Drake left for them both.
Morgana nodded and said "Yes, that's very likely true. Still, I don't want you pursuing them alone. If I didn't have the children to worry about, I would go help you."
"Don't worry, I'm not alone. The Speed Prince, Major Mind, Kid Quackles, together with the Quiverwing Quack we are the Foursome of Fury, pretty cool, huh?"
Morgana laughed. "Yeah, do be careful. I'm glad you called."
"I will, Thanks Morgana," Gosalyn said, before hanging up the phone.
"Well that was actually easy," Gosalyn said turning to Huey.
Huey nodded. "Yeah, though, I doubt Uncle Donald will be as easy."
"I'll handle it," Major Mind said, grabbing the phone.
Author Notes: Hey all! To clear any confusion, if you do not already know. It is winter in Brazil in August. I based temperature and twilight data off Wunderground Dot Com, using August 8, 2003 as reference.
Copyright (c) 1999-2006 Stefanie "Stef With an F" Dinino, Disney characters copyrighted by Disney, used in a non-profit matter