Things I will Risk For You c17Base 41 Agents noticed the helicopter and came to investigate, but upon seeing their superior, the Head of the entire OWCA, they immediately dropped their weapons and stood to attention. Major Monogram said nothing nor did anything but helped get Phineas loaded into the transport. The one thing he did say to the agents was to let their boss know that he had seen the man's work and was not the least bit pleased.
The boys and Perry were immediately transported to the medical wing of the OWCA's Headquarters. There, they were each taken to different areas, depending on the severity of their injuries. Ferb's shoulder was stitched up and so was Phineas' leg; the doctor caring for him wrapped up his ankle and gave him some crutches to use while his leg healed. As for the gas he had inhaled, Phineas was reassured that it was nothing serious, only meant to distract people. The smell was to discourage intruders from pressing onthe doctor suspected that the present of gas as well as its sme
Things I will Risk For You c16"He's sick again."
"Yeah threw up his food all over the bed Honestly, sometimes I think he's as bad as Perry is."
Perry opened an eye and looked up from his cushioned bed on the floor outside his owner's room. When the little boy was sick, Perry had to be booted out in order not to catch the same illness. He hated sleeping in the hallway or even in Candace's bedroom; it smelled too pretty, like a bunch of flowers and honey. Perry loved the smell, but he found it too tempting; he always wanted to chew on something when he was in the girl's bedroom.
So his only other option was the hallway. And unfortunately, he could hear every conversation from there.
"Looks like we got ourselves another platypup," the father chuckled.
"Francis, that's not funny," his wife responded.
Perry opened the other eye. Another platypup? You mean he'd have to share Phineas with someone else? Perry did not like this idea at all.
"He's been sick for the past few days, already," the woman w
Things I will Risk For You c15" Okay, now I'm feeling the fever "
"You're getting hotter?"
"In a bad way, yes "
"If not for our situation, I would be laughing about that comment."
" and I'm starving."
"Next time we go on an adventure, remind me to make you eat a full meal before leaving."
Phineas coughed and stared up at the moon and stars peaking through the treetops. The mud was cold and made his leg ache because of the open wound; his ankle was swollen and hurt every time he attempted to move it; and it was around now that he was feeling the fever Ferb had spoken of earlier. Lying in the mud was not the most comfortable place to lay in when one was ill, but unable to move his leg because of the pain, it was all Phineas was able to do.
Ferb had removed his leather jacket earlier and had wrapped it around Phineas' right leg in order to stop the bleeding as much as he could. He then tore a piece off of his blouse and tied it around his shoulder to cover his own injury. But the darker the sky b
Things I will Risk For You c14The minutes ticked by until nearly half-an-hour had been wasted. Perry did what he could to keep his emotions masked, although it was becoming more and more of a challenge. He wanted out of the cage to give them a piece of his mind, as well as go and rescue his owners.
None of the agents that had left earlier to search for the boys returned, which meant that they were still outside hunting them. That could only mean that they were still alive or else injured and hiding. Perry prayed it was the former, but whichever it was, they were still alive.
All he had to wait for now was for someone to open his cage.
"Have they been taken care of yet?" the bald man asked one of his men.
There was a momentary pause before Perry heard a reply. "Not yet, Sir," a man spoke up. "Apparently, the boys sent them on a wild goosechase."
"Just make sure they don't leave this base," the one in charge ordered. "I want them both dead before morning."
"But what about Major Monogra!"
"Major Monogram doesn't
Things I will Risk For You c13An owl hooted in a tree nearby as the full moon peeked through the foliage. Crickets sang and a wolf howled in the distance. Everything seemed peaceful, like any other midsummer night.
Ferb only wished he felt the same peacefulness as the world around him did. His heart was heavy, weighed down by sorrow. He felt like he was trapped in a cage he could no longer escape. He suspected this to be the memories of a past he was now forced to forget. The only encouragement he had was that he knew that eventually, he would be able to escape them and learn to move on.
But not Phineas. The red-head dragged his feet slowly through the grass and dead leaves on the forest floor, almost as though reluctant to go any further without his beloved platypus. Perry had always been an important part of his familyhis biological father had rescued the pup shortly before Christmas and had brought him home for his son to have as a pet. Phineas had always taken care of Perry, as did Ferb once he became par
Things I will Risk For You c12Phineas and Ferb turned their eyes away when the room filled with bright light. Silence followed afterwards, causing their curiosity and fear to arise once more. With caution, they opened their eyes and stared at the steel cage in the center of the room.
The machine powered down and the Head of Base 41 let out a sigh. "Another job done," he said with a satisfied smile. Looking over his shoulders at the horror struck teenagers, he nodded his head. "Let them go; they can't do anything now," he instructed the agents that were holding them.
The ropes around Phineas and Ferb's hands were cut, setting them free. Without hesitation, they ran to the cage as quickly as they could. Phineas grabbed the bars and peered into the container as his heart raced. "P-Perry?" he said meekly. " Are you okay?"
The platypus was still lying in the cage where he had been before, but he was not staring directly at the red-head. His eyes were facing separate directions, just as they normally did when he wa
Things I will Risk For You c11Phineas and Ferb groaned as the bags came off of their heads. The red-head blinked as he looked about and tried to familiarize himself with his surroundings; when he noticed a giant machine nearby, along with several Base 41 agents pointing tasers at them, worry settled in his mind. "Uh, Ferb," he said, catching his brother's attention, "I think my plan just backfired."
The leader chuckled as he walked over to them. "Phineas Flynn and Ferb Fletcher, I presume," he said as a clipboard was handed to him. He read it over as the boys sat down on the floor before him. "It says here that you two have IQs higher than other boys your age. Aside from the fact that you are trespassing on governmental property, you two made it through every security obstacle you faced here. You've even built skyscrapers, rollercoasters and a plane that flew you around the world in one day. Impressive."
"Not that I'm flattered that you think that way about our ideas," Phineas said as politely as he could while fro
Things I will Risk For You c10"Your move."
Perry rubbed his chin thoughtfully while drumming his fingers from the other hand against the table. He stared at the red and black chequered board for several seconds before a possible move came to mind. With a sly grin, Perry moved his black knight and knocked over the white pawn before crossing his arms and looking at his opponent.
Ferb wrinkled his nose. "Drat; my last strategy doesn't work then," he mumbled. After a moment of thought, the boy reached over and moved his bishop diagonally across the board.
Perry enjoyed playing a quiet game of chess with Ferb on occasion. Like today, it was raining, which meant that the boys were forced to remain indoors while their parents and Candace were out for the day to work. The OWCA had gotten flooded because of the constant rain they had been having for a week already, and because of an inator that was supposedly supposed to run on solar powerDoofenshmirtz had not seen the weather reports that day againstop
Things I will Risk For You c.9"Whoa!" Ferb exclaimed as he leaped out of the way of a spout of fire that had shot out from the wall. He flailed his arms in order to keep his balance before running after his brother. "First arrows, now fire? They've got fire for traps! Aside from the fact that they're all set up as though Egyptians or ancient tribes had built them, where do they get this stuff?"
"From a pawn shop, I couldn't care less," Phineas replied as he leaped passed the next fire spout and peered around the corner for any signs of cameras. "I only care about the one that will erase Perry's memories."
"We need to get there alive in order to stop it, Phin."
"I'm still alive."
"Would you stop being so cynical? We're almost there, Ferb."
They darted in zigzags in the corridors, avoiding cameras, traps and even other agents. Once they had arrived on the floor they had to be on, they noticed that security seemed to get thicker. It became trickier to avoid being seen. Twice alr