Part 2 - Otter Duties
When we last left the story, Leah, who was revealed to be 005, Dr. Blowhole's Apprentice, was about to have a conversation with her boss. Leah was just a costume, and she revealed her true form.
It was a lot like the disguise, but she had a purple scar going across your left eye, and had some weaponry around the utility belt that was on her waist.
Blowhole: "What kept you so long, 005? I was worried that those four pen-gu-ins had gotten you already."
005: "You didn't need to worry about me, Blowhole."
Blowhole: "So, what's this all important intel you have?"
005: "Well, you know that I am disguising myself as the King Otter's loyal messenger, Leah, right?!"
005: "And that he had been looking for his lost wife for years now."
Blowhole: "Go on."
005: "Well, you didn't exactly find her, but, apparently, she bore him a daughter." Blowhole: "So, how's this important to the mission at all?"
005: "His daughter just so happens to live at the Central Park Zoo."
Blowhole: (spits water he was drinking) "Are you serious?!"
005: "Yes and her name is Marlene." Blowhole: "How interesting. Maybe we could use her as bait so I could finally defeat those pen-go-ins once and for all." (Laughs with a dolphin voice).
005: "If I remember correctly, you did that last time with that King "What's his face" Lemur, and that failed miserably."
Blowhole: "True. I'll never forget that day. Ergh!"
005: "No need to worry. I have a better plan this time."
Blowhole: "What's this "better" plan of yours, 005?"
005: "There's a rule down in the kingdom that says that the throne must be passed down to the next generation of the ruling family. However, there is one flaw. If that proceeder lost to someone in a duel, then that creature will obtain their throne."
Blowhole: "I see where you're going with this. Sounds elaborate and well-thought-out. But, what about the pen-gu-ins and the jewel I mentioned to you before?"
005: "I'll figure out something to do with those four, and, about the jewel ... I still haven't got any info. for you on it, but, tomorrow, when we go back to the kingdom, I might have answers for you then."
Blowhole: "All right, but, remember, I have to know what that thing does. Understand?!"
005: "I won't disappoint you master. 005 out." The next day, at the Penguin's Zoo Habitat... Marlene: "Morning guys!"
Skipper: "Marlene, what could you possibly want to tell us this early in the morning?" Marlene: "Guess what I found out yesterday." Private: "Hooray! Those special fishes are finally coming!"
Rico: (in a little squeaky voice) "Fish! Fish!" Marlene: "Sorry guys, no fish."
Private and Rico moaned.
Marlene: "Anywho, I found out that I am a princess of an otter kingdom. Isn't that great or what?!"
Skipper: "Marlene, how could you possibly be associated with royalty? I mean you're just an ordinary otter, who's lived here their whole life long."
Leah: (coming into the room) "Actually, it's all true."
Kowalski: "Um, Marlene, who is this?" Marlene: "Guys, I like you to meet Leah, my father, the King Otter's, loyal messenger." Leah: "Hi everybody."
Private/Rico/Kowalski: "Hi Leah!"
Skipper: "What is she doing here?"
Leah: "Your name is Skipper right?! (pointing to the others) You're Private. Rico. And Kowalski. (talking to Kowalski) I hear from Marlene that you're a science whiz. I like the science kind. It's a pleasure to meet you all. Marlene's told me all about you four."
Kowalski: "Finally. Someone who understands me!" Skipper: "At Ease, Kowalski. (turning back to Marlene and Leah) Marlene, what did you tell about us?"
Marlene: "Nothing too important Skipper. I know you. Don't worry."
Leah: "Does he always do this when someone comes in here?"
Skipper: "We do it for security purposes. Something you will never understand." Leah: "Anyways, I came to tell that you Skipper are invited to come with us back to the castle." Private: "What about us?!"
Leah: (sighs) "I'm afraid Skipper has to go alone. When we told the king about him, he told us to invite him because of all his leadership and "special" abilities."
Private, Rico, and Kowalski sighed. Skipper: "Don't worry, men. I'm sure I won't be gone long."
Leah: "Agreed. If everything runs smoothly, you should only be gone for about a week." Skipper: "You boys can handle it on your own here, right?!"
Private: "Aye-aye, Skipper!"
Skipper: "Good, then the three of us will leave immediately."
As they were leaving, the Lemurs watched their exit.
Julien: "I can't believe what I am seeing! Marlene... a princess!"
Mort: "Hooray! A princess!"
Maurice: "Good for her."
Julien: "No, not good at all Maurice. Don't you see what's going to happen?! She'll think she can become a better ruler than me, and I cannot allow that."
Maurice: "So... what's so bad about that?!" Julian: "You wouldn't understand Maurice. I have to find a way to stop this."
As the King Otter and the others headed through Central Park, a mysterious voice called to them. Voice: (in a Spanish accent) "Wait, slow down! What's the big rush?"
Marlene stepped out of the carriage. Marlene: "Hey, what's the big-?" (gasps)
There, before her, stood a male otter, taller than her.
Marlene: (cutely) "And who are you?"
Male Otter: "I am Antonio. And might I say what a beautiful otter you are. Who am I in the presence of?"
Marlene: (blushes) "My name is Marlene." Antonio: "Aw, Marlene, what a beautiful name for a beautiful face."
Marlene blushed again, and Skipper just rolled his eyes.
Leah: (slaps Skipper) "Skipper."
Marlene; "Would you like to come with us?" Antonio: "It'll be my honor, the beautiful Marlene. I even brought my Spanish Guitar." Marlene: "Oh, wow! I've always wanted to hear that."
Antonio: "It never disappoints my dear." Skipper: "Augh!"
The five then set off back to the Kingdom, where they arrived the next day.
King Otter: "Marlene, everybody, welcome to my Kingdom!"
Marlene: "Whoa! It's beautiful."
King Otter: "Come!" (they head inside) "Squire, since my long-lost daughter is with me now, I think it's time we showed her the "you-know what!'"
Squire: "Yes, your majesty!"
As they walked towards a secret room in the dungeons, Skipper whispered to Leah. Skipper: "You know, Leah. Now that I think about I'm actually starting to really like you." Leah: "Really?!"
Skipper: "Come on. Look at the facts. You're smart, pretty, and wonderful."
Leah: "Oh." Skipper: "Maybe we could-"
King Otter: "Here we are!"
A door opened to the secret room, where a large, round green-blue sphere stood a stand in the center.
Marlene: "What is that thing father?"
King Otter: "This, everyone, is my kingdom's greatest treasure. The Ocean Jewel." Skipper: "Does it do anything?"
King Otter: "This jewel protects this place from any kind of chaos. If it got into the wrong hands, I can't even describe what would happen. Therefore, no one is allowed to remove it from where it now stands."
Everyone else nodded.
Leah: (moves away from the group a littler and thinks to herself): "So, that's what it is and how it works. How very interesting. Blowhole will surely want to hear this. Now, that I got Skipper alone, I have to figure out how to get him out of the way. (Thinks for a minute) Wait, I got it. Oh, this is going to be good! Skipper won't get himself out of this one." (Laughs)
To be Continued...