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
Disney owns most of these characters. Dumbella's past as Bella Widgeon is mine, as are the characters of Melanie Widgeon, Cindy Ganderquack, Jeffery Ruddy, Ronnie and Lisa Mallard, and whomever else I mention in the future.
This story is sequel of sorts to the story Back to the Nest. You should be able to catch the bulk of the story without reading Back to the Nest, but it would give you more background on Bella Widgeon. Though, if you plan on reading Back to the Nest, this story reveals a major spoiler or two. Besides, I would love to know what you think.
To Jenn and Nana for their help with prescreening and editing this story.
This story is rated PG-13 for adult themes, but nothing really major.
Drake entered the front room through the secret entrance, putting faith in Gosalyn that she wasn't having a party of any sort that would danger his secret identity.
He was right, for the house was quite quiet.
"Morg?" Drake called. "Are you home?"
There was no answer.
Drake was just about to go upstairs to check on Gosalyn when he noticed the answering machine message counter flashing.
Drake played the message.
Hey, Gosalyn!? Mmm, must be hiding in your room. Okay Hey, Dark, I was hoping you were home, I hope everything is okay. I was just calling to inform you that I met up with Launchpad and the zoo, and he and his girlfriend, and her daughter are all heading to the movies, and they invited the kids and I to join them. We are at the Star and should be back around 10pm. Talk to you soon? Love You.
"Okay," Drake said to himself. "Well that explains where those three are. Hey!!"
Drake paused for a moment; Morgana got to meet the girlfriend before him, the supposed best friend?
Drake sighed; he would settle this with Launchpad later. Gosalyn was confined all day, and maybe she would appreciate a small reprieve, and would like to go to the movies for a few hours.
He walked up the stairs and shouted for Gosalyn, but there was no answer. Drake wasn't alarmed, since it was quite common for Gosalyn to resort to the silent treatment. Undaunted, he made his way upstairs and then to the door of her room. Once there, he knocked on the door.
"Gosalyn!?" he shouted. "It's me, can I come in?"
There was no answer. It was barely 8pm, and there was no way Gosalyn would be asleep at this early hour.
He knocked again. Once again there was no answer. This time he opened the door since Gosalyn had lots of forewarning.
She was not there, her open magazine was still on the bed, but there was no note.
Honker was over earlier Maybe she's at the Muddlefoots'?
Testing his theory, Drake began to dial the Muddlefoot's home phone number, hoping Honker would answer. Drake was barely in the mood to tackle a conversation with Herb or Binkie.
After ringing two times, the phone is picked up.
"Drakester!" a cheerful duck exclaims. "How you doing!? I'm so glad you called!"
"Hello Herb," Drake sighs.
Glad he called indeed! At least Drake had the decency to call before showing up unannounced and uninvited!
"Why the gloom?" Herb inquires. "Burn your favorite set of Quakerware? I can order you some more!"
Drake quickly shakes his head.
"No!" he shouts a little too harshly.
"Hey! I was just asking!" Herb replies defensively.
"I'm sorry Herb that I snapped at you. Is Gosalyn over there?" he asked.
Herb shrugs, knowing that Drake can not see his answer, he later replies, "I don't think so. Let me ask Binkie."
"Binkie, is Gosalyn here?"
"No, he went over to Gosalyn's some time ago," Binkie answered, while busy washing up some dishes.
Herb relayed Binkie's message to Drake.
"Herb, if the kids were over here, why would I call you to ask where my daughter is?"
Herb pondered the thought for a moment.
"Good point," he agreed.
Tank entered the kitchen and raided the fridge.
"Tank, do you know where your brother is?" Herb asked.
Tank drank out of the Orange Juice carton.
"He and Gosalyn left her house some time ago," Tank stated.
Tank then returned the now empty orange juice carton in fridge and closed it. Then proceeded to the freezer where he took out a grape Popsicle.
"Left? Where did they go?" Binkie asked.
Tank shook his head.
"I don't know, I'm not my brother's keeper. But my guess would be that they went to meet up with Gosalyn's boyfriend." Tank suggested.
He licked his Popsicle and then left the room.
A huge smile emerged from Herb's face.
"Ooh Eee! Drake! You didn't tell me that Gosalyn had a boyfriend! Our kids are really growing up!" Herb shouted into the phone.
"Oh so she's with him!" Drake assumed. "Thanks Herb."
"Any time Drakester!" Herb replied.
Drake pressed the hang-up button, and then dialed another number.
Melanie jumped up and down.
"Let's watch Duck Before Time!" Melanie shouted. "How about you Lisa and Ronnie? Do you want to watch Duck Before Time?"
"Yes!" shouted Lisa.
"Yay!" Melanie cheered. "My Uncle Scrooge told me that he made that movie!"
"Really? You're uncle made a movie?" Ronnie asked.
Morgana looked at Bella questioningly. Scrooge was not a common name.
"I'm Scrooge McDuck's niece," she answered the unasked question. "One of Uncle Scrooge's companies did produce this film."
"I'll go get the tickets," Launchpad stated. He went to the ticket booth and bought three adult tickets, and three child tickets.
He looked up at the movie poster and smiled when he recognized a now teenaged Bubba the Cave Duck.
"I wonder what Bubba is doing now. He was one sweet kid. He used to live outside the mansion years back," Launchpad explained.
Just then a cell phone rang.
"Launchpad? Would you mind taking the kids in with you while I go answer this call?" Morgana asked.
Launchpad nodded. He, Bella, Melanie, Ronnie, and Lisa entered screen 2.
Morgana answered her phone.
"Morg?" Drake asked in a frantic tone.
"Drake? Honey, are you all right?" Morgana asked, noting the tone of concern in her husband's voice.
"Gosalyn took off with that boyfriend of hers! Where's Launchpad? Are you still at the movies!?"
"Calm down Yes, we are all still at the movies. How do you know she is with her boyfriend?"
"Tank Muddlefoot said he saw her leave with him!" Drake shouted.
"Okay," Morgana said, nodding her head. She was trying her best to calm her husband. Also, she made care not to bring attention to herself and the phone call. "Do you know his name?"
Drake shook his head frantically. "I know his first name but not his last name. Who knows how many Huey's there are out there!?"
Morgana nodded. "Okay take a deep breath and meet me at the movies. I'll be waiting for you in the lobby, okay. Launchpad and the kids are in screen 2. See you soon, okay. We will find her."
Drake hung up the phone. Now, donned in his Darkwing costume, he drives off in the Ratcatcher toward the Movie Theater.
After a few minutes go by, Ronnie tugged on Launchpad's shirt.
"Why is mommy not back yet?" the child asked.
"Must have been an important phone call. I'm sure she will be here soon," Launchpad answered.
He turned and looked back at the entrance, wondering what could be keeping Morgana.
Bella glanced over and whispered in Launchpad's ear.
"What is it?"
"I wonder what is keeping Morg," Launchpad explained. "I hope everything is okay. Maybe I should go see what is wrong?"
"Shh take your conversation to the lobby!" snapped a man seating next to them.
Darkwing parked his Ratcatcher in a near by alley and then he approached the movie theater. He tried his best to mask his fear, but his concern for his daughter was strong.
When would she learn!" DW wondered. "When will she learn that his rules were for her protection?"
Darkwing shook his head. None of that mattered now, all that mattered now, was the location of his daughter. As much as the thought scared him, his best hope was that she was in fact with Huey, doing whatever. It was a much better thought than being in the clutches of one of the many local villains.
He walked into the door, and was revealed to see Morgana in the lobby.
"Morg!" he shouted. "Go get Launchpad we need to find Gosalyn."
Morgana nodded quickly, "Okay," she said, then returned to the movie.
"Gosalyn?" a male voice said from behind.
Morgan found her seat and sat down.
Gosalyn was really in trouble this time. Morgana just met Launchpad's girlfriend Bella, and she was disappointed that the group outing was going to be canceled. Morgana didn't even know Launchpad had a girlfriend! Though, it would explain why Launchpad has been spending less and less time at the house. What was important now was finding Gosalyn. Bella said she had kids, Morgana was almost sure she would understand.
The question was what to do with the kids. They were all hyped up on seeing the movie, and though they were young, they were not too young to know if something was wrong. She could ask Bella to watch the kids, but that would be a big favor to ask some she just met. The obvious choice would to let Launchpad to stay with his date, and for her to help her husband alone. Though, she knew Drake could use the reassurance of his best friend.
Darkwing turns around quickly.
"What do you know about Gosalyn?" he demanded.
Looking closer at the teen duck, his eyes go cold. Darkwing notices that the teen duck is holding hands with a young teen duck. He clenches his fist, not only does he seduce his daughter in the middle of the night, he is two timing her.
"You! How dare you take advantage of Gosalyn and then two time her!" Darkwing shouted.
"Sir, I'm not two timing Gosalyn I"
"Gosalyn Mallard?" the teen's date wondered out loud.
Darkwing directs his attention to her.
"Yes, did you know that your date was a snake?"
The young female duck looked over to her date with huge smile on her face laughing softly.
Darkwing tightened his shoulders; he did not find this situation funny. He could only imagine his teen daughter was out somewhere crying.
"I hope you are proud of yourself Huey whatever your last name is, you messed with the wrong girl," Darkwing informed.
"No, you have it all wrong Sir "
Darkwing ignored the denial of guilt.
"Where's my da Gosalyn, did she see you with her? Is she somewhere all upset?"
The teen shook his head and sighed.
Bella glanced over to Morgana for a moment. Acknowledging the fact that the phone call was most likely no business of hers, she quickly turned away. She gently placed her hand on Launchpad's lap.
"Launchpad," she whispered. "What's wrong? Do you know?"
Bella bit her lip. She knew the matter was not her concern, yet the curiosity was fierce. Something deep inside of her was telling her to find out what's going on.
He too glanced over to Morgana, looking for answers.
She gestured to the lobby.
Bella squeezed her eyes shut, and then opened them again.
"I'll go with you," she told Launchpad, as she started to get up.
Morgana glared at Bella. She was not direct, yet it was almost certain that Morgana was strongly hinting for her to stay.
"Melanie, do you want to get something to eat?" Bella asked.
When Melanie hesitated, Bella gentle grasped her daughter's hand.
"We'll be right back," she informed.
Launchpad nodded to Morgana, and with that, Launchpad, Bella, and Melanie left screen 2.
"Sir?" the teen tried once again
"You have me mistaken with someone else. I am not Huey Duck, I'm his brother."
"Don't tell me that," Darkwing shouted.
"I'm telling the truth "
"DW?" Launchpad shouted.
Bella and Melanie were not too far behind Launchpad, watching the scene the best they could. Darkwing's outburst brought the attention of half the people in the lobby.
Darkwing looked up.
"LP " he said, momentarily easing on the teenager. "Come on, we have to go."
"Go where?" Launchpad asked.
Darkwing sighed. Now, already half the town of knew his business. He gestured for Launchpad to follow him outside.
"Launchpad?" the teen said looking up at Launchpad.
Surprise filled Launchpad.
"Hey!" Launchpad shouted. "How you been?"
Before the teen answer, Darkwing turned to Launchpad.
"Wait! You know this kid?" he asked.
Bella eased her way, closer to Darkwing and Launchpad, in order to see with whom they were talking.
"Louie?" she called out. "What's going on?"
Hi all! This chapter is a long one! LOL! I hope you enjoyed it. Did I surprise anyone? LOL, now that the chapter is over do you remember that Louie and Webby were heading to the movies? Before this chapter you were all expecting Huey and Gosalyn, weren't you? LOL! Please review and tell me what you think!
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