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
Disclaimers: 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, Ashley 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.
"Hey," Gosalyn called. She took a sip of her Coo-Coo Cola. "Are you going to introduce me?"
Huey, startled by the voice of his girlfriend, looked up to Gosalyn.
"Hey Gos!" he exclaimed. "How did you get here, I thought you were grounded. I called over and no one answered the phone."
Huey slid over in the booth seat he was sitting in.
"Come sit down. Gosalyn this is Dewey, Dewey this is Gosalyn."
"Nice to meet you," Dewey said.
"You too," Gosalyn added. "It was not easy getting here."
"Well if you took my call. I would have picked you up," Huey replied.
Gosalyn bit her lip. "Umm…well if you called around 8, I was already out of the house."
"I called you earlier too. I was guessing your dad wasn't letting you take any calls. So, I am very surprised he let you come to the Moon Beam."
Gosalyn laughed nervously.
"Well, Dad doesn't exactly know I am here…"
"Gosalyn!" Huey shouted. But he did not continue. He was ecstatic that Gosalyn would risk her father's wrath to spend time with him.
He kissed her on the lips.
"I love you babe," he stated.
"I love you too. Though, I am afraid Dad is going to kill us both when he finds out."
"What's going on!" Donald shouted again.
"I will tell you what is going on," Darkwing began. "Your nephew is taking advantage of my daughter!"
Donald stormed out of his car.
"My nephew!" he shouted.
"Huey!" Darkwing continued. "The other night, I came home. It was after midnight and I saw my daughter and your nephew sleeping on the couch! Of course I am sure! I don't know how you raise your children. And frankly I don't care, but when it comes to my daughter."
"Wait! Wait…Earlier this week?" Donald asked, eyeing Bella.
Louie had this look of Oops! on his face.
"My nephew was out late earlier this week, but…he told me that he was out with his mother," Donald stated.
Darkwing shook his head.
"But no instead he was taking advantage of my daughter!"
Donald shouted incoherently.
"Stop it!" Bella and Launchpad shouted.
Donald and Darkwing momentarily ceased their arguing.
"We don't know the whole story," Bella shouted. "True our children should have not sneaked behind our backs. But killing each other is not going to solve anything."
"The important thing is that we are here now. That we have found the kids," Launchpad added.
"That is if they are here…" Louie stated.
Darkwing stared at Louie.
Bella blocked Louie from Darkwing. "I am sure they are. You said they were heading here, right? If they are not here, and I am sure they are. We will cross that bridge when we get to it."
Darkwing threw his hands into the air.
"I'm going to go get my little girl," he announced, and he started to make his way to the entrance.
Launchpad ran to meet up with him.
"Hold on, if you go charging in there, and make a scene. Aren't you at all concerned that people are going to figure out your secret identity?"
Darkwing stared at Launchpad. He didn't really care at the moment. He could you a cover up excuse. Though, in the emotion of the upcoming events…
"I'll get them," Bella announced.
"I will go with you," Launchpad added. "Gosalyn wouldn't recognize you."
"All right," Darkwing ultimately agreed. "But when Gosalyn gets in the parking lot, she will have some explaining to do. And if she thought she was grounded before. She doesn't know what grounded is!"
Donald nodded in agreement.
"Huey lied to me!" he shouted. "He is going to be in big trouble."
Bella and Launchpad walk up to the bar entrance. The doorman looked up from his clipboard.
"Hello, May I see your ID miss?" he asked Bella.
Bella nodded; pleasantly pleased that there were times in which she was still carded. She dug into her pocket and flipped her through wallet and searched for her license.
"Here you go," she said, handing her ID to the guard.
The doorman glanced at the ID and noticed that Bella was 33.
"Thank you miss," he stated. "It's just that if I thought you were under 27, I had to check."
Bella smiled. "No problem. By the way, speaking of underage. This is a teen bar as well, right? I mean, earlier in the evening?"
The doorman nodded. "Yes, but they must leave at nine."
Bella nodded. "Okay, could you tell me if, you saw this boy tonight?"
Bella handed the doorman a picture. Launchpad dug into his pocket, and handed the doorman another picture.
"Or this young woman?" he added.
The doorman studied the two pictures.
"Are you their ride?" he asked.
"Sure, well, I'm the boy's mother," Bella revealed.
"The young woman came in here a few minutes ago asking to use the phone. The young man, he's inside with his brother," the doorman answered.
"Thank you," Bella replied.
Bella and Launchpad walked into the bar and started to look for Gosalyn, and Huey. The bar was fairly occupied so it took a while maneuver around all the building. But atlas, Bella made it through the dense crowd to a medium sized booth on the right side of the establishment.
"There you are," Bella called to her two boys, and to whom she assumed was Gosalyn.
Gosalyn turned and saw Bella disapprovingly stare at her boyfriend.
"Launchpad," Bella shouted. "I found them."
Gosalyn stared at Bella: was this the mysterious woman in which Launchpad was dating?
"Launchpad?" Dewey wondered out loud. After looking over the crowd, he in fact so saw Launchpad. Was he the person his mother was dating?
"Launchpad?" Gosalyn called. "What is going on? Oh man! Don't tell me Dad's here?"
Launchpad shrugged. "Okay I won't tell you."
Gosalyn covered her face with her hands.
"I'm in big trouble!" she announced. "Huey, I better go."
Bella stared, in a stern voice, she added, "Yes, you better. Huey, you too. Your Uncle Donald is waiting for you as well."
Huey stood up. "Mom," he began. "We didn't do anything. I was here watching Dewey's show. We didn't come together. Gosalyn surprised me. This is not fair. Can't you do anything?"
Bella closed her eyes momentarily become she continued.
"You might be telling the truth. You will get your chance to clear everything up, but I warn you, Donald knows you lied about the other night. He knows you were not with me."
Huey stared at Bella.
Dewey stood there silent, not knowing for sure what he should do.
"You told him!" Huey screamed. "Why! I thought we had an understanding!"
"Shh…" Bella warned. "I did not tell him. Though, I dread our conversation later, because Donald now knows I was lying when I told him I was with you."
"If you didn't tell him, then how did he…." Huey began.
"It was Dad," Gosalyn realized. "He told your uncle about how he found us on the couch together."
Dewey glanced over to Huey, with the words, I warned you all over his face.
Bella turned to Dewey and made a half smile.
"Hi Honey, sorry I missed your show, I will have to make an effort to see it one time," she stated.
"That sounds great Mom," he replied.
"Sorry Mom," Huey said at last. "Sorry that I jumped to conclusions. It is just that I love Gosalyn."
"And when Dad told me that I could never see him again. I freaked out. I just wanted to see him, " Gosalyn added, now looking at Launchpad. "Please…help Dad understand that!"
Launchpad shrugged his shoulders. "You shouldn't have ran away. You wouldn't have been grounded forever."
Launchpad laughed. "You know you usually have him wrapped around your little finger."
Gosalyn sighed. "I know, but you didn't see Dad that night. You were still out. You didn't see how angry he was. He told me that he would never let me see Huey again. I was not going to let that happen! I love him!"
Launchpad grabbed Bella's hand, and turned around and glanced at her. He was almost forty years old, and it wasn't until recently that he felt what he truly believed was true love. Sure he had girlfriends before. There was Feather Galore, though she was really in love with his look alike Bruno Von Beak. Sen-Sen, though she was truly from another time. And there was Tia, but she was from another planet. Still through out the years there were a few others, though; their relations never went past a handful of dates. It was until Bella that he found someone that he felt was his soul mate. She had beauty and a unique style that never kept him bored.
"I bet you do," Launchpad stated. "Your Dad will turn around eventually."
"You really think so?" Gosalyn inquired. "Dad likes to treat me like a baby."
"It's what parents do," Bella replied. "We only have children for so long. We like to embrace it for as long as we can. Because at time goes by, our babies are no longer babies. And sooner or later they will be adults themselves and move away and have children themselves. And then us parents will forever look back and think about the days we spent with our children. And not help but wonder if we were the best parents we could be, that we did all we could. There is no turning back; we only have the time we are given. And we have made the best of it. Accepting this fact is not easy for the parent or the child. So go home. It will work out."
Gosalyn looked at Bella for a moment, not sure how she should respond. She then turned to Dewey and said, "Nice meeting you."
Dewey nodded. "You too."
Gosalyn smiled and got up from the booth. Huey followed her and gave her a small peck on the lips.
"Goodnight Gos," Huey said.
"Goodnight Huey," Gosalyn said back.
"I'll walk you out," Launchpad offered. He kissed Bella and told her goodnight.
"Goodnight," Bella said back. "I'll call you tomorrow. Rain check on the movie?"
"Of course," Launchpad replied.
Gosalyn waved. "Nice missing you Ms. Duck."
Bella nodded, deciding not to correct her at this time. In fact she was considering changing her last name back.
"You too Gosalyn".
Hello! I hope you enjoyed this chapter. The story is starting to wide up and is near its end. There is only a chapter or two to go. Please tell me what you think!
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