Dark Matter chuckled. Or,
rather, a subsection of Dark Matter chuckled. The one-eyed fiend
was looking at its prisoners huddled together in the dark room.
"Heh," the black orb chuckled, "an escape plan? They surely
realize that they are in a room with limitless boundaries! It is
physically impossible to escape!" Dark Ribbon floated up beside
"I wouldn’t be so sure, master… these creatures have been fairly
strong in the past. They were the ones who defeated O2,
"Ah, yes. So they did. Well, do you recall the ‘surprise’ I
mentioned earlier, when we were talking about what to do if they
Dark Matter continued. "Bring it here and release it inside the
dark room. The creatures will be too surprised, too shocked,
maybe even too DEAD, to escape!"
"Yes, master." Dark Ribbon flew off into the distance.
Meanwhile, in the dark room, Kirby, Waddle Dee, the king, and
Adeleine were huddled together, trying to form a plan. Note I
"Let’s wait until they feed us, then beat up the guard and rush
out the door!" King Dedede said.
"Who says they feed us through a door?" Adeleine responded.
"They could feed us through the ceiling… or worse, since they
hate us so much, they might just let us starve!"
"Let’s fake insanity, and when they check on us, we smack them
down and escape!" Waddle Dee seemed happy with his plan.
"You idiot, do you think they really care if we’re insane?"
Dedede growled. "And what about you, Kirby? Do you plan on
"I’m thinking—would you all please SHUT UP?" Kirby yelled.
Everyone immediately quieted. After a few moments of silence, he
spoke up again. "I have an idea. We’ll try and find the edges of
the room. Maybe then, we can start looking for an exit. I’ll
float to the ceiling. Waddle Dee, you go to the left. King, to
the right. Adeleine, paint an ally and have him go back that
way, while you go forward. Meet back here as soon as you found a
wall, or when you’ve been walking for about an hour." Thus, the
four allies and the painting all traveled off in their
Dark Matter chuckled again. The four creatures were hopelessly
trying to find a wall. Then a thought struck him. There WAS a
wall! Waddle Dee was heading right for it! His thoughts were
interrupted as Dark Ribbon floated up to him, pulling behind her
a very big box.
"Where should I put this, master?" she asked.
"Do you see where the small orange creature with no mouth is
"Put the surprise in his path."
Dark Ribbon flew inside the room. She scouted for Waddle Dee (a
safe distance above the allies, of course) and placed the box
about 200 feet in front of him. She flew out and went back to
Dark Matter’s side to watch the action.
Waddle Dee was tiring quickly. "I wonder if it’s been an hour
yet?" he muttered. Suddenly, a big box appeared in his field of
vision. He ran toward it, thinking it was food of some sort.
Just as Waddle Dee reached it, a shudder racked the box. Waddle
Dee tentatively poked it. A growl emanated from the depths of
the box. Waddle Dee shivered, and then, due to his intense
curiosity, opened the lid.
Kirby was floating up toward the nonexistent ceiling, when an
ear-piercing shriek came to him from Waddle Dee’s direction. "Oh
no! Waddle Dee!" Kirby deflated him self, fell to the ground,
and ran in Waddle Dee’s direction.
Dark Matter stared into the room. If he had a mouth, he would
have been grinning. "Ribbon?" he asked.
"All of the parts of the surprise are there, are they not?"
"Yes, master. They came from all over the galaxy. Some parts
came from Ripple Star itself. And, of course, they were more
than happy to serve you in order for… regeneration."
Kirby reached Waddle Dee, only to find him surrounded by enemies
from all over the galaxy. Whispy Woods, Lololo and Lalala,
Kracko, Kaboola, Magman, Pix, HR-H, Miracle Matter, even O2. "AAH!"
Kirby yelled. "I thought we defeated you all!"
"Dark Matter regenerated us," Magman said in a fiery hiss.
"We – want – revenge" HR-H said in a jerky mechanical voice.
"And this time…" Lololo began.
"…There is no escape!" Lalala finished.
Miracle Matter nodded in agreement. "Get your friends. We will
fight you. Then, when you are too exhausted to fight any longer,
we will KILL you! Get your allies NOW, or the Waddling One gets
"Please, Kirby… save me…" Waddle Dee whimpered.
Kirby glanced around at the various enemies. He hesitated, and
then nodded. "I guess… I have no choice." He walked off to find