back… and still un-owning of Kirby.
Kirby walked back towards the
center of the dark room. He couldn’t believe it—how could he
have been so easily tricked? It was so obvious that Dark Matter
was up to something! It had been so long since it had last
struck! Kirby smacked his hand against the ground in
frustration. To his surprise, a small crack appeared.
"Hmm… this black room must not
be very well reinforced," Kirby thought to himself. "Ah! No time
for that now! I have to find Adeleine, Gooey, and the king fast,
or Waddle Dee may be killed! Maybe this crack will be useful
Dark Matter watched as Kirby
ran past the crack in the floor. It let out a sigh of relief as
it muttered to itself, "Whew. Good thing Kirby didn’t examine
that further. That… is to wait when all four of them are there!"
Dark Matter chuckled, then turned to Dark Ribbon. "You are
certain that the… gift is there?"
"Yes, sir," Dark Ribbon
replied. She thought for a moment and said, ‘Sir? May I be
pardoned for a few minutes? I have to… take care of some
"Ah, why not? I don’t think
I’ll need you for a bit," Dark Matter responded. Dark Ribbon
rushed past Dark Matter, through an empty hallway, past a
wandering Spark-I, and into a small broom closet. She slid to
the floor and sighed.
"Keeping control of Ribbon is
harder than I thought," Dark Ribbon mumbled. "She’s too GOOD!
Her ‘nice thoughts and happy wishes’ outlook on life make it
hard to stick to our whole ‘evil’ thing! But I can’t risk
letting her go—she would prove too helpful to Kirby…" Dark
Ribbon shut her eyes. A few moments later, she re-opened them.
"Hmm… the Dark Matter
controlling me seems to be getting exhausted! I got it this
tired, and I can control my eyes and mouth! Maybe… If I exhaust
it further—" This sentence was cut off as the Dark Matter took
back the control. Ribbon, now Dark again, exited the closet and
calmly walked back to her post.
Kirby found his way back to the
center of the room. It had been about an hour, so all of the
allies were returning. Upon their arrival, they were told of the
emergency at hand and started planning.
"Now, Adeleine, I need you to
paint as many powerful helpers you can. King, you whack whatever
you can with that mallet and don’t hesitate to body slam any of
the enemies. Gooey? Do you still have that power I got you?"
Gooey nodded and Kirby continued. "Shoot missiles at anything
that tries to hurt you. I’ll summon some more aid."
Kirby opened his mouth and a
loud cry shot across the cosmos. "NAAAGGGOOO! PIIITTTCCHH!
COOOOO! RIIIICCCCKKKK! KIIINNNEEE! CHHHUUUCCCHHHUUU! WE NEED
YOU!" All across Dreamland, the six animal helpers began to feel
their body turn to stone, a particular surprise to Rick, as he
was on some thin ice at the time.
Suddenly, there were six loud
pops in the dark room. Six animal aids fell onto the ground.
Kirby briefed them on the situation, and discussed strategy.
Having finished, Kirby ran off in the direction of Waddle Dee,
followed by Adeleine, Gooey, King Dedede (who was carrying Kine),
Nago, Pitch, Rick, Coo, and finally, ChuChu.
Kirby passed the crack he had
made earlier, but paid it no attention. No one else did either,
except for ChuChu. As she was hopping at the back of the group,
she landed straight on the crack, making it wider. She glanced
at it, and then decided to move on. No one heard the loud growl
emanating from the depths of the abyss.