Ch. 21- I Think あなた Have… Graduated
Though they have already been caught, the siren that started with the fence being turned off continued to ring. Cruella, from her bedroom, opened up the door slightly for Horace and Jasper. They entered, and she exclaimed to them, “It’s time for あなた to go to the post office and seize my weapon.”
“Why can’t あなた go?” Horace asked.
“Yeah, if あなた don’t like the way we do it,” Jasper added.
“I have to watch the puppies, あなた idiots!” Cruella declared. “You two mess up all the time with that task, so I have to watch them myself! Don’t mess up with this, either!”
“Right, Madame,” Horace told her.
Horace and Jasper shuffled out of the room, and Cruella shut the door, looking to make sure that the 子犬 were still in the room. With them still being here, Cruella grinned, tucking herself in her bed.
The 子犬 looked stood in the center of the room, huddled together closely and watching Cruella fearfully. “So what do we do now?” Penny asked nervously.
“I want to watch TV,” Lucky added.
“We can’t do anything yet,” エンジェル answered. “Not with Cruella in the room with us.”
Cruella meanwhile, was utterly relaxed, smoking her pipe as she sat in her bed, leering over her ベッド at the 子犬 from time to make sure they were in the room. “I’ll get my コート によって the end of the night!” she told herself from time to time, looking over at the puppies.
“We’re in trouble now,” Penny whispered. “I wonder if there is any way…”
Then abruptly, the doorbell rang. Cruella got out of her bed, and she enthusiastically exclaimed, “It must be the weapon!”
Hurriedly, Cruella shuffled out of the room, taking great care to lock the door, and then the 子犬 heard her footsteps going to the front door.
“Let me peek outside to see what’s going on,” Patch explained as he made his way to Cruella’s 机, デスク and then jumped onto the window ledge sitting によって it, and then peered down into the front yard.
“Let’s see... Horace and Jasper are down there, but they’re not carrying anything,” he explained.
“Oh that’s good, no weapon,” Scamp stated.
“I suppose there’s no need for an impulsive getaway then,” Penny told them, pacing. “We can get out with a strategy.”
“But we already have turned off the fence,” Patch argued, sitting on the desk. “All of our work would be worthless によって the time she turns it on again.”
“It’s still not worth the risk,” Penny told him firmly. “We can turn off the fence again right before we leave… but we must think of a quick escape route before Cruella manages to turn it on again.”
However, before Patch could argue, he groaned, and then we stated, “We have no choice… we must leave now.”
Penny could detect a change of tone in Patch’s voice, so she didn’t argue. “What happened?” Scamp asked.
“My parents are here,” Patch declared crossly. “They’re following Jasper and Horace into the house. I can see… there’s another woman 次 to Dad…”
“What does she look like?” Scamp inquired, as he stood up.
“Small and brown,” Patch answered.
“Aw shucks,” Scamp stated impatiently. “That’s Mom… Pop’s probably here too.”
“I don’t want to look at those disgusting creeps,” エンジェル stated disdainfully, shaking her head in disgust. “How come Horace and Jasper are letting them in, anyway?”
“They probably want to see us killed,” Lucky stated excitedly. “I saw something like that on…”
“You’ve been watching too much television,” Patch told Lucky.
“I have not!” Lucky told Patch indignantly.
“You have too,” Patch responded.
“I have not!” Lucky argued back.
“What should we do?” Penny asked. “How should we get away?”
“Hmm…” Patch whispered. “Hey,” he muttered. “We already turned off the fence… and it must be breakable. They wouldn’t have gotten in otherwise.”
“Good thinking!” エンジェル whispered. “Hey, listen up. When those horrible, uh, adults, get into the house, let’s break the window.”
“I’ll keep watch to make sure Cruella doesn’t enter,” Lucky whispered.
“But… shouldn’t we wait?” Penny asked fearfully. She had a hint of disapproval in her eyes. “This is dangerous.”
“Anything we might do might be dangerous, including waiting,” Patch told Penny.
“I’ll break it,” Scamp quickly volunteered, as he jumped onto the 机, デスク and joined Patch.
“All right then,” Lucky disinterestedly commented. He yawned, “May I ask, where are we going?”
“Far away from the parents,” Patch whispered. “And Cruella.”
“But is there a テレビ where we are going?” Lucky asked. “I’ve never gone so long without one.”
“Television can wait,” Patch answered. “Running away can’t.”
“No,” Lucky simply stated. “I would miss so many episodes…”
“Let’s do it,” Scamp interrupted.
“Come on Penny, do あなた want to help?” Patch asked.
“Oh, but…” Penny began, but then she closed her eyes and stated, “All right then.”
Patch and Penny walked up to the window, and prepared to lunge at it… but a huge crashing noise occurred.
“Oh no, we’re in trouble,” Penny groaned.
Downstairs, Cruella screamed at Horace and Japser. “Why did あなた waste my time…I need to go upstairs and make sure everything is how it should be… and if they get away, I’ll get the police and I’ll turn あなた in. And they don’t know who I really am, I’m supposedly an obese, red-haired woman named Shirley Smith. Now let me check to make sure…!”
The 子犬 gasped, before エンジェル declared, “Let’s break it now…she’s coming up here this instant.”
Patch and Penny nodded, and at once, took a few steps back and lunged at the window.
Fortunately, the glass broke quietly. All perching on the ledge, the five 子犬 looked at each other for one final time.
“Ready for this?” エンジェル asked.
The others nodded, and then they jumped altogether off the window and took a huge fall toward the grass. Scamp toppled over as he fell, and エンジェル was the only one to land on all four of her paws. But as the Dalmatians got up and Scamp flipped himself over, Scamp declared, “Wahoo! We’re free.”
“Yes,” エンジェル whispered. “Now let’s get out of here.”
The five 子犬 took glances at each other, before they took a lunge at the fence….
But then, from behind the fence, came four large barks.
“Who were those from?” Scamp asked.
The other 子犬 nervously gasped, but Penny asked… “Do あなた think it could be… your parents?”
“It might be that lying Tramp,” エンジェル gasped, horrified. “Oh, I hope he didn’t trick us! Did あなた see Tramp coming in?” she asked Patch.
“Uh-oh… I didn’t,” Patch explained.
But then, rounding the corner…
“Aha! あなた think あなた can get away from me!” Cruella shrieked. “I think あなた need to think again.”
And then, Cruella put them into another cage. “You can’t get out of this one!” she exclaimed.
Cruella carted the cage up to her bedroom. Horace and Jasper put up a piece of cardboard to stand in as a window. She then left, saying, “Horace and Jasper… are going to have to deal with my wrath.”
エンジェル muttered, “It’s tough, but this cage is not unsolvable… we can get ourselves out,” she told them.
But as soon as Cruella shut the door…
“Scamp! Angel! I’m so glad you’re back!”
The 子犬 gasped as a small, brown-haired dog excitedly meandered toward them from under Cruella’s bed.
“Oh no, it’s Mom,” Scamp pouted.
The other 子犬 groaned.
“Scamp! Angel! Why… and あなた must be Pongo and Perdita’s puppies,” Lady stated. “We’ve been looking all over for you! I’m so glad… now we can be together and go ホーム again.”
Patch, however, glared at her. “None of あなた are taking us home,” Patch told them.
“Yeah,” Scamp stated, angrily shaking in the cage. “I don’t want to go ホーム with a band of liars. Your husband is the biggest liar I ever met. And you… あなた want us all to act like you! To have perfect manners just like あなた all the time… that’s what あなた want, isn’t it?”
“Why, yes, that would be wonderful,” Lady began, but Patch interrupted.
“And then あなた sent the Tramp after us to trap us again!” he exclaimed.
“Huh?” Lady stated, confusedly. “He…he’s inside with us.”
“You’re lying, あなた all always do!” エンジェル exclaimed.
“No... あなた misunderstand,” Lady stated.
“I don’t want to look at you, you’re all so horrid!” エンジェル gasped, and then, abruptly… “I got it!” she gasped.
“Great, let’s go!” Patch stated excitedly.
The 子犬 got out of the cage and stood on the desk.
“Tramp! They’re here!” Lady cried excitedly.
“No, we aren’t,” エンジェル told Lady.
“Of course あなた are,” Lady insisted.
“Well, not anymore,” エンジェル stated. “We can get out of here all によって ourselves. Ready?”
“But, no!!!” Penny told her. “I want to go home!”
“Penny, how could you?” Patch asked. “I thought あなた wanted to run away with us…”
“I only went out for your sake,” Penny explained to Patch. “I really didn’t want to run away myself.”
“Me neither! I want to watch TV!” Lucky declared.
Patch looked sadly at his siblings abandoning him, he looked down, and then he recommended, “Well, let’s leave without them,”, and Scamp nodded. Patch, Scamp, and エンジェル jumped onto the window ledge 次 to the cardboard.
“I don’t understand…” Lady stated slowly.
“It’s such a pity,” エンジェル stated sarcastically, “That… there isn’t a window here anymore.”
And taking a lunge, she, Scamp and Patch broke throw the cardboard standing in as a window and returned to the ground quickly.
“Let’s hurry,” Scamp stated. “Dad can get here pretty fast,” he warned.
“We’re nearly there,” Patch whispered, but just as they got to the fence, Cruella exited the house. She gasped, “You are trying to escape! Jasper! Horace! The fen…”
But it was too late. Scamp, Patch, and エンジェル broke through the fence, and they were now out of Cruella’s house.
“Yes!” Patch declared happily. “Let’s go find a place to live on our own now!”
“Great job, tenderfoot!” エンジェル told him. “I think あなた have… graduated.”
The three 子犬 laughed as they escaped with triumph.