Disclaimer: Seriously, if I owned this awesome show, would I be here? Probably, because I’d ask you guys for ideas. But, sadly, I cannot, because I do not own this show.
All right, here’s the summary I promised you guys:
Just as Skipper and the team are getting over the events of Operation: Heartbreaker (my first Penguins story; if you wanna know more let me know), another new penguin is introduced to the zoo. And yes, it is a female. Of course Skipper doesn’t trust this new arrival for anything, and it turns out that the penguin, Ravena, isn’t feeling so trustworthy either. Meanwhile, Dr. Blowhole is getting ready for another attempt to take down the penguins, and he thinks he has a foolproof plan: by taking them down one by one, starting with Kowalski. Unfortunately for Blowhole, this author’s not about to let him get away with anything like that, and the results of his latest operation give a cruel meaning to the phrase “It’s always the smart ones.” Trust me, if you value your lives, you won’t try to invoke the fury of a genius.
I am eternally grateful to those who reviewed and story alerted this, it really made my day. It’s thanks to you that I am trying my hardest to put new chapters up every week. Don’t worry I’m not pushing myself too hard; this is what I love to do. Without further ado I give you Operation: Mad Genius!! ^^
Chapter 1: Same Song…New Lyrics?
Skipper’s eye twitched as he stared at the crate in front of him
He couldn’t believe this was happening again.
Especially so soon after Melody. The humans probably weren’t sure exactly what had happened; all they knew was that Melody had suddenly been transferred back to her old zoo.
Of course Skipper, Kowalski, Private, and Rico knew what had happened. And of course no one was ever going to know. But Skipper couldn’t believe that the humans had come up with a replacement so easily.
And yet here it was, the large wooden crate that was stirring up all these emotions inside of him. A few feet away, his team was watching him carefully.
“He’s been staring at that crate for an awful long time now,” whispered Private to Kowalski, who nodded.
Rico seemed to be thinking hard, then said, “Song…bird.” Then he sighed.
“Right”, Kowalski said. “After the whole incident with Melody…I too would be wary of our new occupant.”
Private waddled over to Skipper cautiously. “Um…Skippah?” he asked hesitantly. “Shouldn’t we…open the crate now?”
Hearing Private’s voice suddenly brought him back to reality. Skipper nearly jumped. “What? Oh…right. Rico! Crowbar!”
Immediately Rico hacked up a crowbar, and tossed it to Skipper, who stuck it into the side of the crate and forced it open.
At first, all you could see was darkness. Then, very slowly the penguins saw a figure shift its position and open its eyes, which stood out gleaming in the dark: an odd color for a penguin, purple. An odd color for most animals, actually.
The penguin inside the crate made a sudden flinching movement, as if they were adjusting to the bright light. The penguins watched as the figure straightened up, then slowly made its way out of the crate.
The new penguin was slightly taller than Rico, but not as tall as Kowalski. They had unnaturally shiny black feathers, which grew over the top of the left side of their head and a little over one eye. They were slim, but not skinny.
And again, (wonder of wonders) it was a girl.
The penguin rubbed her eyes, then blinked. “Sweet stargazing,” she muttered to herself. “No one told me there’d be four penguins…”
Then she became aware that Skipper, Rico, Private and Kowalski were still watching her.
“Oh, um…sorry,” she said. “My name’s Ravena. Nice to, um, meet you guys.”
“Right,” Skipper said eyeing her. “I’m Skipper. This is Private, that’s Kowalski, and that’s Rico,” he finished, pointing to each of them.
Ravena looked a little surprised at his tone, but she ignored it. “O-kay…you’re Skipper, you’re Private, you’re Rico..and did you say his name was Kowalski?”
“Yeah.” Again, he sounded less than friendly, and Ravena took notice of it this time.
Ravena stared at the intellectual penguin for a moment. “Kowalski…Uh-huh…” she said slowly . “Got it.”
“Good, now can you tell us exactly where you came from and how you got here?” Skipper asked.
Private and Kowalski glanced at each other, thinking, He’s not wasting any time with her…
Ravena frowned. “You know, you’ve sounded pretty hostile so far, Skipper. Is something wrong?” Private thought she sounded genuinely concerned.
Skipper frowned right back at her. “Oh it’s nothing. Just that the last penguin that was transferred here turned out to be a spy working for my mad dolphin nemesis Dr. Blowhole, who’s been after me and my team for the longest time. So I’m sorry if I don’t trust you.”
Kowalski felt sorry for Ravena. He thought Skipper was being hard on her for something he suspected had nothing to do with her. He also took note of the way Ravena’s eyes seemed to flash when Skipper had mentioned Blowhole.
He expected Ravena to look shocked or offended. Instead she let out a sigh, and to everyone’s surprise, looked down on Skipper with a strangely fierce expression.
“You know, you have every right not to trust me. To be perfectly clear, I really didn’t trust you guys either. I mean, I just met you guys, I’m not about to spill my heart about to you. But I swear to you right now, I am not, “ she put so much emphasis on the word that Private winced, ‘nor will I ever be a spy for anyone, especially not Dr. Blowhole.”
“You know him?” Skipper asked, temporarily dropping his harsh tone.
Ravena looked away, closed her eyes, and sighed again. “Yes, I do,” she said after a while, her voice constricted with emotion. “ What Dr. Blowhole has put me through is the reason I’m here.”
..Yeah..For everyone who wants to set venomous vipers on me for leaving the chapter hanging like that, please hold your fire. I wanna explain some things.
First off, my character’s name. One might wonder why one would choose an original name like Ravena.(If you are confused look at my username.) Well, since my real name is nowhere near Ravena [it’s actually Brittany, but I’m thinking of changing it], it didn’t really bother me too much.
Also, the whole ‘Sweet stargazing’ thing. Ever since I watched “Cat’s Cradle”, that part when Skipper said “Sweet science of boxing!” I knew that I wanted my OC to have her own weird sayings, so you’re gonna be seeing some more of that.
Also, I’ve been trying to renounce my spoiler ways, but I still suffer from frequent attacks of spoiler-ism, so if anyone wants to know about the latest and upcoming PoM episodes and stuff, just PM me and I’ll tell you what I have.
All right, because I’m lazy and don’t want to have to do this later, here is a summary for Chapter 2:
Ravena gives the penguins the full story of how she arrived at the Central Park Zoo. A little while longer, when getting acquainted, Kowalski finds out that he and Ravena have a lot of things in common. Of course, though, it wouldn’t be a Penguins fanfiction without Marlene and King Julien, would it? [ Julien: Of course not! How daring of you!] And what exactly made Ravena stare at Kowalski like that? Was it recognition? Was it love? Oh, the tales….the friendships…the revelations…the sucker punch? Not to worry, my readers…all will be made clear soon.
Remember: Reviews, candy, inner Kowalski, pure happiness. Okay?