As soon as they emerged from the lab they found Robin and Mike sitting on the couch, watching wide-eyed
at the TV.
"What's wrong, children?" Sandy asked worriedly.
"We were watching cartoons..." Mike said, sounding a little scared.
"...when this news suddenly came on..." Robin said, with a funny look on her face. Without another
word both the kids pointed straight at the TV screen. The adults looked, and did a double take.
On the TV screen they could see the huge, disgusting-looking slimy monster that looked like a fat earthworm
wriggling through the city and demolishing a good number of buildings. The disheveled-looking reporter popped into sight.
"This is Stanley Whitfield reporting live right here from the Townsville! As you can see, we have a serious situation here.
Mayor had already called in military forces to deal with it. Let's see how they are doing, and if they can succeed in destroying
it," As he spoke, the camera cut to the scene of fighter jets roaring across the sky, ground-based missile launchers
locking into firing position, and tanks rolling through the streets. They all started firing away at the wormlike monster,
the missiles from the jets and shells from the tanks and the launchers. They, however, proved useless against the monster
that did not even flinch at all. Instead, it raised its head and blasted the jets and the tanks to oblivion with the deadly
beams from two tiny eyes.
The camera cut back to Stanley Whitfield who grimaced and went on, "Well, I guess they did not succeed
in destroying it. Therefore, we will now turn to our new Powerpuff Girl to see if she can help. Let's see what she has
"New Powerpuff Girl?!" Professor shouted in surprise. "But who...?"
He soon got the answer. The camera quickly cut to Princess Morbucks herself, standing outside the City
Hall. She wore the usual yellow Powerpuff-style costume with black gloves belt, and boots plus a jet thrusters strapped
to her back. She was looking both bored and annoyed, however. "Would I help get rid of the monster, you asked
me?" She yawned loudly and flapped her hand rather carelessly, "Pffft. Maybe later. I must go home and watch my favorite
TV show - I don't want to miss it! And I need my beauty sleep, too. Ta-ta!" With that, she flew off and out of
"Princess Morbucks...of all people!" Professor shook his head in disbelief and disgust. "Come
to think of it, she's one of your students, isn't it Sandy?"
"Used to be, but not anymore, Sandy said with a sigh. "Last time I heard, she's being tutored at home
instead. But for her to take on as a Powerpuff Girl...what was she thinking???"
Stanley Whitfield came on screen once again, looking even more unhappy than before. "Oh, no. If she
can't or won't help out, then Townsville is doomed! What can we do?!" While he was yet speaking, still facing the camera,
a familiar-looking giant robot with a glass dome for a head lumbered into view far in distance behind the reporter and stopped
before the monster. The wormlike creature paid no attention to the newcomer and went on to break off yet another tall building.
Nevertheless, a cannon came out of the robot's torso, and blinding white laser beams sliced into the repulsive monster's slick
body. The reporter jumped and nearly dropped his microphone when the monster's hideous shriek shattered the sky.
"What the heck is that...holy cow!" Stanley exclaimed, "Where did this robot came from? Wait a minute, have I
seen this before...?"
The cannon blasted several times into the writhing monster, each time reducing it inches by inches
until it was finally fried to a crisp and dropped out of sight, too small now to be a menace anymore. The cannon receded
back into the body and the robot straightened up and folded its long, flexible arms across the chest triumphantly. The glass
dome flipped open and a small hairy figure popped up. It wore purple cape, navy armored suit and a glass turban on top
of his head. His green simian face grinned in direction of the camera. "Heh, heh, heh."
"MOJO JOJO!" Stanley Whitfield yelped.
"MOJO JOJO!" Professor and Sandy shouted. Robin and Mike, having only heard about him but never saw
him in person before, simply gaped at the sight of the strange chimpanzee.
"Yes, it is I, Mojo Jojo!" The simian villain crowed, speaking into his own microphone so his voice
could be heard clearly across the city from his built-in loudspeaker. "For weeks I've watched those maundering monsters
came and go, destroying everything in their way and finally I, Mojo Jojo, got fed up with them. Since Powerpuff Girls
are no longer around (snicker) to protect Townsville anymore, and that spoiled brat Princess Morbucks did such poor job masquerading
as the so-called fourth Powerpuff Girl..."
Somewhere in the city a young voice shouted shrilly, "Hey! I resent that!"
The chimpanzee flapped his hand dismissively in her direction. "Therefore I, Mojo Jojo, spent
many long days constructing my most powerful Robo-Jojo to date, in order to deal with those monsters myself. And I have succeeded
in defeating this unnatural worm! For if I have not defeated the worm it will reduce Townsville to rubbish!"
The unlikely savior preened himself, looking quite pleased with himself. "And seeing as how I have saved Townsville
from total destruction, I will give you two choices!" Here he held up one fingers. "First of all, I would suggest
that you accept me as your ruler without question. Obey me, make obeisance to me, and pledge allegiance and loyalty to me
for the rest of your lives! I will be merciful to those who will be devoted to me, and should the monsters come again
I shall remove them as soon I can. This is your first choice, and this is my promise!"
"Can he do that?" Robin asked, staring saucer-eyed at the TV.
"If he has his way it is very likely he would, Professor said with a grimace.
Mojo Jojo went on. "Indeed, I shall be your ruler so you must bow to the great Mojo Jojo such
as I. Unless you refuse swear devotion to me and accept me as your ruler ..., here he put up another finger, and his
face took on more threatening scowl. "Then I, Mojo Jojo, will give you a second choice. Simply put, you will face more unpleasant
life ahead of you, for I will bestow no such mercy on people who would not welcome me as the rightful ruler of Townsville!
And should the monsters come, I will simply do nothing to protect your precious city from them. And there's nothing you can
do about it!"
He was greeted with a collective gasp from the onlookers below. He grinned again. "Ha!
Now that Powerpuff Girls are gone, and I'm extremely happy they are indeed and without doubt disappeared never to be seen
again, therefore nobody can stop me, Mojo Jojo, from taking over Townsville! Buwah hah hah hah hah hah!"
"Uh-oh," Stanley Whitfield said, looking shaken, "This is not very good, not very good at all!"
Meanwhile, in the living room Professor, Sandy and the children just stared at TV, stunned by the unexpected
"What are we going to do, John?" Sandy asked after a moment.
"I...I don't know, Sandy..." Professor said. He turned the TV off, ran his hand through his hair
nervously and glanced at Sandy who was hugging the anxious children and murmuring soothingly to them to calm their anxiety.
"But we'll just have to sit tight and wait and see. As long as we lay low, we'll be fine...I think!"
"I think I want to go home, Mike said after a moment and fidgeted a little, looking a bit worried.
"Me, too," Robin said, glancing up at the clock on the wall above the TV, "And besides,
my babysitter's probably looking for me right now, so I better go back home!
"Wait!" Sandy exclaimed. "It is getting late, and it's not really safe for you two to go home
alone. Would you like a ride home?"
Mike looked relieved. "Yes, please, Miss Keane!"
"It's okay, I live next door," Robin hugged Sandy again, "Bye, Miss Keane, bye, Professor!"
and ran home as fast as she could.
"Well, then, we'll take you home, Mike. I need to go home, too...John?" Sandy looked
expectedly at Professor, "Since my car is in shop right now, would you be willing to give us a ride home?"
"Uh, but..." Professor began to argue. Sandy shook her head firmly and he sighed, his shoulders sagging.
"Very well, I'll give you two a ride home, then."
After they dropped Mike off at his house and on way to Sandy's house Professor gripped the steering
wheel firmly and tried again. "Sandy, are you sure you can manage all by yourself? I mean, with the babies coming and
Mojo Jojo taking over Townsville, it just doesn't seem like a good idea for you to be alone..."
Sandy glanced at Professor. Noticing the worry on his face she said gently, "John, I'll be fine.
If I ever need anything, I can always call on you."
"That'll be great, Professor said. He slowed to a stop at the red light and drummed his fingers on
the wheel impatiently, trying desperately to think of something. He wanted to be near to the Powerpuff Girls - after all,
they were his daughters once - and he would do anything to have Sandy live at his house so he can monitor the babies for their
health's sake. So why did he have to make such a big deal over one miserable cat? Professor sighed, accelerating
as soon as the light turned green. "Sandy...I-I-I'm really sorry I'm being such a jerk when it comes to cats.
It's just that..." he trailed off, feeling gloomy.
Sandy looked down, biting her lips. John was a really good friend and she knew he meant well.
She probably should not have gotten defensive when it came to cats. "John, I have to apologize, too. I should not gotten upset
at you. I know you don't like cats, but I just can't give up Valentino..." she clasped her hands to her chest and turned toward
her friend, "I'll have you know this: when I first saw Valentino two years ago, he was real tiny and badly abused, tossed
into the gutter to die. It just about broke my heart to see a poor kitten in such a horrible condition! I took him to the
vet right away, and after that I nursed him at home back to health. Ever since he always trusts me and would come to me, but
he is fearful of other people and run off to hide if I have company over my house." She sighed. "So...you see, John,
that's why I cannot give him away to other people. He needs me. That's all I can say..."
"Oh...", Professor didn't know what to say. They drove in silence for a couple of minutes. He has been
to Sandy's house before once or twice in the past, so as soon as they turned into a side street Professor spotted it right
away. "Ah, there it is - your house, Sandy!"
"Great," Sandy murmured. Suddenly she blinked
and sat up to take a better look. "Wait a minute...something is not right..."
Puzzled, Professor looked at her. "Eh? What's not right, Sandy?"
"Oh my god...!" Sandy gasped, "Someone broke into my house!"