Kowalski, Ivy, and Private ran frantically into the lab. Kowalski ran and locked all possible exits. Johnson, Rico, Skipper, and Ru didn't even bother trying to get in. They were ready to fight.
Ivy flopped down on the floor, gasping for breath. Private held her flipper and asked her what was wrong. Ivy just moaned.
The penguins watched as the lab door slammed shut and locked. Rica slowly walked forward, still bouncing the bat.
"Just wait till she finally get's a piece of us," Skipper said, getting into the fighting position.
Rico and Johnson did the same without the talking. Ru slinked back. She hated fights, and always did everything she could to avoid them.
Rica jumped forward and swung the bat, but missed as Rico and Skipper dived away. Ru tried to sneak up behind Rica and use Urka's strategy of calming her. Ru raised her flipper, but Rica turned around and knocked her sister unconscious.
Rico gasped. He 'cracked his knuckles' and walked at Rica. She swung at him, but missed and hit the wall. Johnson, trying to sneak out, just ducked her blow.