The pleasant way
What can be stranger then having a toast, butter and some chocolate milk with people whom just a few moments ago intended to cruelly interrogate you?
Rose would have had a hard time telling the answer, since it was exactly what she was doing.
She was wearing some new warm cloths that Jhon bought her from a nearby shop and was now back in her human form, sitting with Jhon and the girls at a small table in the breakfast cafe.
She just ended telling them the whole story of how she got into that situation.
Jhon gave a sip to a huge cup of chocolate milk and said:
So, let me get this straight, your world is more advanced then ours in its timeline, yet we are more developed? Nice!
Blossom then spoke:
I wonder if you will have a local version in this world in a few more decades?
Rose never gave this a thought, she was about to answer when.
Well, its possible, but far from certain, I mean we know I probably dont even exist in Rose Marys world! And most certainly not working with you! Yet here we are! And only a few meters from the spot where we first met
Not exactly! noted Bubbles
Ohhh! Azvi shtuyot! (Read former chapter for translation)
Rose looked at Jhon and the girls and said:
I guess you would probably want to know how you turned up in my world? Well when you became a little older you
Became teenaged! Got dumb!
Started thinking of only boys and shopping!
.stopped saving the day, leaving the job to other infantile superheroes
And left a lot of mess behind for others to clean! Right?
Jhon smiled at a shocked Rose, it took her a while to speak again.
How did you?!
Lets just say it was taken care off already in here and leave that story, like the one of how I ended up with the girls, aside for now!
Jhon gave another large sip to his cup and Blossom asked Rose meanwhile:
So how are you going to take care of Dick? You have a plan?
Rose looked at Blossom and said:
Well, I thought of just doing my best against him! Beat the crude out of him fast and nice by the book! Even he wont be able to see all my moves! Hell try to cheat and hell fail like they all do! I mean, Im good hes evil! Good always wins!
Then I suggest youll hope your replacement is better then you! Because Dick is going wipe the floor with you! said Jhon
You bet! added Buttercup
Rose got annoyed and said:
Oh and why is that?
Because you clearly dont realize that this is not your little fairy land! You dont follow the basic rules, you dont survive many battles and especially against Dick! And you can trust me about that! He and I have some history!
Rose took another toast and said:
You must be one of those smart foes he mentioned!
I wouldnt be surprised if he was referring only to me! He doesnt know Im here, hes after me for years! Doing nothing else but searching! He probably postponed every other task he had in his mind, Im tormenting him just by sitting here with you!
Then you out of all people know that giving him my best shot is the right thing to do, its justice!
Jhon and the girls spitted their chocolate milks and started coughing, they then began to laugh until Jhon stopped them and said:
Thats what they said!
What do you mean? asked Rose
Do you have a justice league in your world? Rose? asked Blossom
Rose laughed and said:
Hell yeah! They are the greatest! Inspire everyone! You have one here too?
said Blossom in a sad voice
They were planing to deal with him at last, after Jhon sat on their backs for years! said Buttercup
Deal with who?
Dick! But he stroke first! said Jhon
They thought that if they will be willing to give their lives for what is just and right they will surely win! said Blossom in sad sarcasm
They got one thing they wanted out of it! said Bubbles in a little shaky voice and turned her head away as Buttercup did a slashing motion on her neck and made a cutting noise with her mouth.
Jhon finished a buttered bread and said to the trembling Rose:
In this world, those who get what they want, those who get to survive are not the strongest! Not the most powerful! Not those who know what is good and evil! Nor those who follow the law! But the wisest! Those who adjust! Those who know how to avoid trouble! And how to deal with them! Basically, those that understand the real rules of this world! And let me tell you one:
Blind justice promises no more then short life and fools glory here!
Rose couldnt believe what she heard, what a different place indeed, her grandfather wasnt joking.
So youre saying, that sacrifices mean nothing in here?! That heroes are idiots?
Jhon laid his cup and said
I never said that! But I do tell you that this world is not fair one! I worked hard to make sure the girls understand that, so that they will have a better future! It must be hard for you to chew this Rose Mary! But you have to accept that! At least for this week!
And live in constant fear?! No thanks!
Jhon said in a calmer voice then before.
You have a lot to learn about this place Rose Mary!
Rose was so outraged that she got up and left for the toilet.
She sat in there for a few minutes, trying to understand the situation, have she really got messed up with the worst villain of all times? Does she really have only one week left? Or Bell?
Small knocks were heard on the toilet window, Rose got up to check what was it.
Not rain again!
When she looked into the window she saw a pair of white eyes looking at her, Bell!
What are you doing here? asked Rose
I was flying around the block and I saw you enter this place, but I didnt want to come in by surprise so I came from around here!
But what were you doing here in the first place?
. I was looking for some guys that I need to give some beating to
Why? What guys?! You dont know anyone in here! You mean those you muttered about last night!
Rose now felt scared.
Did Bell mean the girls?
I was meant to destroy them! Thats why I exist silly! Hey! I see youre finished! Lets meet out at the front!
Rose hurried to the front, shell might get to warn Jhon and the girls at time! Why couldnt Bell be the bathroom talking kind of girl?
When she reached the front she saw that Jhon and the girls have already paid the bills and were waiting for her on the sidewalk.
Now it really started raining, the streets started to clear off and Rose hoped Jhon and the girls will just wave goodbye and leave.
She Run towards them and said
Quickly! You must leave!
But it was too late, Rose stood behind Jhon who was smiling with a pleasantly surprised look on his face.
Bell stood in a street corner and Blossom approached her while saying with a wide smile:
Hey! You must be the Powerpuff girl that came with Rose! Its so cool to meet you! Im Blossom! Whats youre name?
Rose quickly said to Jhon:
Keep them away from her! She wants them dead! I dont know why but she wants them dead! And I think shes stronger then the girls!
Jhon quickly pulled a sub-machine gun from under his vest and loaded a magazine into it while running.
Meanwhile Bell said to Blossom while smiling gently:
Hi! Im Bell! Nice to beat you!
Blossom gave her a strange look and said:
Ehhhh can you repeat that?
Bells smile suddenly became more sinister, her eyes filled with the same psychopathic madness they were full of before, in the palace and last night.
Bell said in a different voice then before:
I said! NICE TO BEAT YOU!
She gave Blossom a gigantic punch in the face, throwing her several meters backwards, straight into Jhons arms, he almost fell.
Rose saw him talking to Blossom and then she shouted to the other girls:
You and Jhon are on support! Ill take her in close combat! That psycho is mine!
Bell then stormed at Blossom and Jhon, who was still near her.
Jhon aimed his sub machine gun at Bell and she laughed while saying:
Jhon fired 6 shots straight in Bells face, but the bullets didnt bounce off like someone would have expected them to, they sticked to Bells face and eyes as well as thrown her backwards and caused her to trip.
Sticky with extra recoil, even with a skin as hard as steel, you feel it well! Jhon shouted, he then told Blossom:
Shes all yours sis.
OK! Back me up! Make sure no one gets hurt! said Blossom and charged towards Bell, who just managed to peel off the last bullet from her forehead.
Look at little baby Blossom asking her big bro. For help! Youre even more pathetic then your version of my world!
Rose was surprised, how could Bell get to know their worlds Blossom? She was old and long retired.
On that second, Blossom said:
Who are you to judge? Crybaby!
She charged at Bell in blinding speed and placed a strong kick between Bells legs that caused Bell to backflip.
Bell looked up at Blossom with a few tears dripping from her eyes and Blossom said:
If you were a boy, this battle would have been over this second! What happened? You want to cry?
How could you hit me like this?! You big bully!
Bell Jump kicked to her front and kept kicking fast while in the air, it was special move of hers that was unblockable.
She listened to the object she kicked as it dropped to the ground probably unconscious, but something sounded a little unnatural, a metallic bang.
Bell looked down and saw bellow her a metal garbage can, beaten up well and where she stood a moment ago, Blossom was still crouching and smiling.
Rose suddenly heard Jhon whispering from her side:
Blossom tries to tease her so that she will fight with anger, it makes her moves predictable and it seems to work!
Blossom then shouted to Bell:
I saw blind people aim better!
Bell was really mad.
But then she suddenly looked to her side and saw Bubbles flying around, she smiled again, now when she was wet from the rain she looked even more frightening then before, she said:
Lets see how fast your sister is!
Her eyes were becoming red, she was charging her heat vision.
Bubbles! Laser clash! shouted Jhon from bellow.
Bell fired her heat vision only to find it has indeed met Bubbless heat vision and they were power struggling.
Suddenly she felt another heat vision from bellow, it hit her and caused her to fall to the ground.
She got up to see Blossom in front of her.
Hey! One person at a time girl! One that expects you to attack! And youre calling me bully!
Arrrrrgh! Im gonna tear that mouth of yours!
She was about to give Blossom a heat vision as repayment when Blossom gave her a strong push to the face that not only blocked her mouth just when she was about to shout again, but also caused her to fall into a muddy puddle.
She was now dirty and angry, even rose could sense the madness in Bells look and smile.
Now! Im warmed up!
She quickly ran at Blossom and tried to make her trip by doing slide kick from the ground but Blossom floated to the air.
She kicked to her face but Blossom ducked, she did a long series of punches and kicks to the center of the body but they were all easily blocked.
Fight me you little squirt! Youre no fun!
Blossom smiled and said:
She aimed a powerful punch at Bells face and hit them straight, but before she could throw her hand back, Bell caught it, and started squeezing.
Blossom and Bell looked each other in the face, Bells nose was bleeding from the last punch and she looked as scary as ever but Blossom looked calm, she even smiled a little.
Now! Youre going to see why Im stronger, Im not going to let go until youre arm breaks and theres nothing you can do about it!
She tried punching with her other hand but Blossom used heat vision on her hand and caused her to retreat.
What game do you think youre playing girl? Bell shouted.
Blossom smiled and suddenly she held Bell with the very hand Bell was grabbing and said:
With a powerful surge of strength, Bell felt her self being lifted by her arm, she looked shocked at Blossom and said:
It cant be! Im stronger then you!
Yet she failed to pull herself from Blossoms grip, no matter how hard she tried.
Oh really? said Blossom with a raised eyebrow.
She started spinning Bell in the air and in the second they gained enough momentum after a few spins, Bell felt how Blossom turned their spinning into vertical with great strength and before she knew it BAM!
Bell was slammed to the ground, head first, creating a crack in the road that reached all the way to the edge of the street and caused nearby windows to crack as well.
Blossom left Bells hand, which dropped to the ground and remained motionless.
Rose, Jhon, Buttercup and Bubbles ran to the scene.
Jhon and Rose held each in one of Bells legs and pulled her out of the hole.
Jhon laid an ear on Bells chest and felt her neck for pulse.
Shes alive, but shell be out for at least a couple of hours, and Im not jealous of the extreme headache she is about to have!
But how could she be knocked out just from ramming the road? Ive been thrown head first into hundreds of meters of asphalt and didnt flinch! Shouted Buttercup.
Jhon looked at the hole that Bells head created and smiled, he thrown a piece of broken asphalt into it and a metallic sound was heard.
Look with you x-ray vision girls, we are under a subway station!
So? said Rose.
Blossom just thrown Bell on the top of a support beam, and ever since Townsville became a home to super heroes, it was decided in order to assure safety of people in the underground during superhero battles, the subway stations have support beams made of special reinforced titanium said Jhon
If you prepare yourself for getting hit by asphalt and get hit by one of these its a big OUCH! said Buttercup with a smile.
So, are we taking her to prison? asked Bubbles
Not if Rose promises to keep here away from us, I understand shes fine with anyone else! Blossom said and gave Rose a deep stare.
Bubbles, Jhon and Buttercup sneezed all at the same time after that.
I think we should better leave before everyone here gets a cold
Bubbles and Buttercup nodded said goodbye Rose and flew away, Jhon whispered something to Blossom and she nodded, he then said:
I hope this battle taught you something, I would have explained but you look intelligent enough to figure it out!
His cellphone then rang and he answered:
Yes Professor theyre on their way right now
. See you in a bit!
He closed his phone and gave his hand to Blossom, he waved goodbye and Blossom said:
Hope to see you again soon, just keep the psycho at home will you?
And with a powerful pink flash she lifted off, carrying Jhon with her, and disappeared between the raining clouds.
Rose turned around to look at Bell, she lifted her on her shoulder and started walking back home.
So many questions were now jumping inside her head, not letting go, but the most urgent one was:
Why does it feel like it happened before?