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.
This story is rated PG-13 for adult themes, but nothing really major.
"Thank you for inviting Melanie and me," Bella said, as she placed her purse on the coat rack.
"You are welcome," Morgana said. "You're Launchpad's friend. Of course you are welcome. And besides my little girl has been talking about your Melanie all morning. Ronnie too. They had such fun with her at the zoo."
Bella made a half smile.
Yes, it was fun at the zoo. And at the movies…before all the craziness happened.
"Where should I put Ronnie's gift?" Bella asked.
"Let me take that from you. Would you like something to drink? We have Orange and Cherry Coo-Coo Cola," she offered.
"Cherry please," Bella answered.
Morgana nodded. "Feel free to sit anywhere."
Morgana vanished into the kitchen.
Lisa was on the floor drawing on a piece of construction paper. Ronnie was playing with a toy police car.
Melanie sat down next to Lisa.
"Could I draw with you?" she asked Lisa.
Lisa nodded and gave Melanie a piece of paper.
Melanie took the paper and thanked Lisa, and began drawing with her.
"What are you drawing?" she asked Lisa.
Lisa put down the purple crayon she was using.
"Well, you see this is Darkwing Duck…" Lisa pointed to a purple duck stick figure. "And over here is an evil doer!"
"Uh oh!" Melanie shouted.
"Yup! So Darkwing is off to save the day. So, me…" Lisa points to another duck stick figure with a red ribbon. "Can bring this big birthday cake home. For my brother's birthday party."
"Wow!" Melanie exclaimed.
"Yup!" Lisa said back. She hands Melanie another picture.
"You have to give this back…This is a picture of big brother for his birthday!"
"Wow! It's nice," Melanie said.
"Thanks!" Lisa said. "He is five!"
Lisa puts up five fingers.
"Mommy says that we can go see Duck Before Time again for my birthday. Which is next week. Because we had to miss it last time. I will be four!" Lisa says putting up four fingers.
"I'll ask my mom if I can go too."
"Yay!" Lisa shouted.
Bella watched the two girls and smiled.
"Hey Morgana, where are Drake and Launchpad?" she asked.
Morgana came back from the kitchen and handed Bella her drink.
"They had to make an errand. They should be back soon though," Morgana revealed.
"Oh okay," Bella responded.
"What a long night last night was," Bella continued.
"Sure was. Drake grounded Gosalyn for two weeks. She went out with my father Moloculo for a few minutes. They should be back soon as well."
Launchpad didn't tell her much about her crime fighting past. But after the incident at the Moon Beam, Launchpad decided to come clean about his real job of the last seven years. Bella understood that it was a security issue that prevented him to tell her the truth. That if it wasn't for Drake Mallard's intense concern for his daughter that caused the breach in security, Bella would still not have yet known about her love's career. True, she would have found out eventually. Since, even though Darkwing had a secret identity, Launchpad fought crime as himself. Either way she would be destined to worry.
She glanced over to Morgana. How did she do it? How was she able to function knowing elf. Either way she would be destined to worry.
She glanced over to Morgana. How did she do it? How was she able to function knowing that each night when he husband left to fight a crime that it could be his last? The answer was that she had to. That she had to… And for that she had great strength.
"Suck gas Sparky!" Darkwing showed, extending his gas gun.
Megavolt picked up a hair dryer and turned it on full blast, sending Darkwing's gas back at him. The gas over powered Darkwing and started to cough violently.
"Don't call me Sparky!" Megavolt whined. "And if you come after me again I'll zap you!"
Darkwing continued to cough. "Fun…" he weakly managed.
"DW!" Launchpad yelled. "Are you all right! He's getting away."
Darkwing nodded. "I just need some water."
Launchpad rushed to the Ratcatcher and grabbed his water bottle. He handed it to Darkwing.
"Added something special to the gas this time, eh, DW?"
Darkwing nodded. He drank from the water bottle, and then returned it to its carrier.
He jumped onto the Ratcatcher, turned to Launchpad and said, "Come on LP, we have a villain to catch."
"You got it DW!" Launchpad shouted as he jumped into the Ratcatcher as well.
Not too far in the distance, Megavolt was on a motor vehicle of his own, driving at high speeds. Darkwing tried his best to keep up with him, though, amazingly Megavolt steadily kept the lead, as traffic interruption after traffic interruption prevented Darkwing from getting any where near the insidious member of the Fearsome Five. Megavolt turned sharp turn after sharp turn, making it even more difficult for Darkwing to catch up.
The chase continued to the edge of town, onto the Audubon Bay Bridge.
"You are never going to get me!" Megavolt screamed. "I dare you to try and get me!"
Darkwing laughed. Who did Sparky think he was?
"I'm not afraid of you, SPARKY!" Darkwing shouted. "Let's get off of our bikes and finish this right now."
Megavolt smiled a wicked smile.
"You will be sorry."
Darkwing smiled cockily back. Megavolt alone would be a snatch to defeat. It was not like the rest of the Fearsome was here.
Launchpad eyed Darkwing warningly. He knew far well what happened the last time Darkwing underestimated his enemy.
"Be careful DW," Launchpad pleaded.
Darkwing glanced over to Launchpad, giving a silent reply. He turned back to Megavolt, who to his surprise, revealed to be wired with multiple bombs.
Darkwing stared at Megavolt wide-eyed. Megavolt has always been nuts, but this latest scheme was just plain out wacky…
"You might want to be careful there Megs…someone might get hurt…" Darkwing nervously informed.
"Are you sure Ronald will enjoy this?" Moloculo asked.
Gosalyn nodded. "Oh sure. Pistachio Nut Ice Cream is Ronnie's favorite."
"But it's so…ordinary!" Moloculo stated.
Gosalyn shook her head. "Not really. Ordinary would be something like Vanilla, Strawberry or Chocolate."
Moloculo made a face. "What about Chocolate Grasshopper Crabapple!"
"Eww!" Gosalyn cried, as she reached into her pocket for her key.
She opened the door, allowing her step-grandfather to bring in the ice cream.
She saw Bella on the couch, and smiled.
"Hello Ms. Duck," she said.
"Hello Gosalyn," Bella greeted.
Gosalyn nodded in acknowledgement. "Did you come with Launchpad?"
Bella shook her head. "No, I came alone. Launchpad is out with your father."
Gosalyn eyed Bella for a minute, and then she looked toward Morgana, who was sitting next Bella.
"How long have they been gone?" Gosalyn eagerly asked.
Morgana glanced at her watch. "About an hour, but I wouldn't worry."
Though, the tone of her voice suggested that Morgana was in fact starting to worry. "Dad could you put the ice cream in the freezer? We are going to wait for Drake and Launchpad."
Moloculo nodded and took the ice cream into the kitchen.
Ronnie put down the toy he was playing with, and then squeezed a space between Morgana and Gosalyn on the couch and sat down.
"Mommy, where's Dad? I'm hungry and want to do 'Happy Birthday'!" he asked.
Morgana wrapped her arm around her son.
"He had to do something with Uncle Launchpad, but he'll be here soon."
"But Mommy, it's my birthday, not Uncle Launchpad's…I want him home now!" Ronnie shouted.
Morgana hugged her son.
"I know sweetie. He'll be home soon."
Ronnie pulled away from his mother's embrace, and got off the sofa.
"I said now!" Ronnie shouted, pounding his feet.
"I'm sorry…" she said, trying to calm Ronnie down.
Lisa grabbed Melanie's hand; Ronnie's outburst began to frighten her.
"Ronnie…you need to calm down. I wish your father was here too, but this is not going to help…" Morgana began.
"Daddy!" Lisa shouted.
Morgana turned around.
Behind Lisa stood Darkwing. It was like he appeared out of no where.
"Dark…Oh my God…how did you get here?"
Morgana made a double take to the secret entrance back to Darkwing and then back again.
Darkwing placed his hands on Morgana's shoulder.
"Morg? What is going on here? Two seconds ago, I was on the bridge…Megavolt was going to blow up the bridge."
Morgana glanced over to the secret entrance again.
"How? Did you come from the entrance? I didn't even see you come in…."
Darkwing shook his head. "I didn't come from the tower. Last time I remember, Launchpad and I were on the bridge with Megavolt…And now I am here."
Bella stood up from the couch.
"LAUNCHPAD!" Darkwing shouted, finishing Bella's thought. "He must still be on the bridge! I have to go back."
Gosalyn tugged on Darkwing's cape.
"Please be careful Dad," she pleaded.
Darkwing nodded. He started to make his way to the secret entrance when a distant explosion stopped him.
Everyone in the room became quiet; Gosalyn and the adults stared at each other, saying nothing for a moment.
"Where's Launchpad?" Melanie asked, realizing that something was wrong.
Bella closed her eyes closely not wanting to fear the worse.
Lisa, who was not yet four years old, didn't know what was going on, but could tell it was something bad, and started to cry.
"Mommy?" Melanie called.
Back at the bridge, Launchpad was fiercely diving off the bridge. Megavolt blew a huge hole into the bridge, though luckily, the whole bridge did not crumble. Launchpad watched in horrid as Megavolt was blown off the bridge. He himself had to quickly grasp one of the bridge railings, to prevent a similar fate. With no sight of Darkwing, he was forced to believe the same fate came to his friend.
"DW!" Launchpad shouted. He dived into the water desperately searching for Darkwing.
After several failed attempts, Launchpad had to come to the gruesome realization that Darkwing was most likely dead.
He sadly made his way onto the tower, and back to the house through the secret entrance.
"Launchpad!" Darkwing shouted!
"DW!" Launchpad shouted back.
He ran into Darkwing and hugged him tightly.
"After the bridge blew up and I didn't see you…I thought…that you were a goner!" Launchpad exclaimed, a tear coming from his eye.
Darkwing returned Launchpad's hug.
"I don't know what happened…. I was on the bridge, and then suddenly I was here!" Darkwing explained.
Morgana approached Darkwing and Launchpad, after hugging them both; she proposed an idea to the dilemma.
"I think Ronnie willed you here Dark," she suggested.
"What!" Darkwing requested.
Morgana bit her lip.
"You know that Ronald is part magical right? What if this is one of his powers? Maybe he can summon people? One of his powers were due to surface sooner or later." Morgana wondered out loud.
Darkwing looked over to Moloculo.
Moloculo pondered that idea for a minute.
"It is a rare gift, yet it has been known to happen," he revealed. "Ronald was extremely anxious in regard to you earlier. It is possible that this fact enhanced his gift, and he was able to will you here."
"Right in the knick of time it seems DW," Launchpad added.
Bella ran into Launchpad's arms.
"Launchpad?" she said weakly. "Launchpad? When we heard that bomb go off. We were so scared. We were so frighten. Launchpad?… I was so frighten."
Bella wept onto Launchpad's shoulders.
Launchpad hugged Bella, and then caressed her cheek.
"I'm okay, Bella. I'm okay," Launchpad ensured Bella.
He kissed her tenderly on the lips.
"Could you promise me one thing Launchpad?" Bella asked. "Please?"
Launchpad stared into Bella's eyes.
"Anything," he answered. He prayed that it was a promise he would be able to keep.
"Always be careful," she demanded. "Promise me that?"
Launchpad gently lifted Bella's chin.
So what did you all think? At last, "Extended Wings" is finished. Is Megavolt really gone forever? Mmm? Nightw2 has this great idea for a sequel, and as a fan of his work, I thought it was a great idea. (Though, even he did not know the ending of this story. What did you think? E-mail me later and we can start brain storming.) So, I hope you stay around and look for it in the future. Also, since I still love this fandom, I intend to write more stories in the long term. Thanks again for all the reviews and support for both this story and for Back to the Nest. I really appreciated them. But don't quit now. Please summit a review and tell me what you think! Thanks again!
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