Hello, RavenFeathers here. I've finally gotten started on Chapter 3!! *does victory dance* All right, like I promised, the explanations for Chapter 2.
Warning: The following explanations might make this chapter seem longer than it actually is.
….Okay, to start, for those who are interested in Ravena's personal story, there's a possibility that it might not be revealed until Operation: Matchmaker. [If anyone's giving the screen a 'what the hell is that?' look, one, it's offending your computer screen, and two, just read my プロフィール for the summary of that story.] The reason is that I wanted this story to be mostly Kowalski-centric, and I'm afraid of deviating from the original plot. But, who knows. Enough reviews from Ravena ファン demanding to know her life's story might just change that. Besides, I have a feeling this'll be a very long story.
Also, あなた might be wondering what caused Ravena to lose her temper with Julien so fast. [Then again, あなた might not. あなた might understand completely.] Well, Ravena's got a serious problem with people who are convinced that they are superior to others, and Julien is no exception. [Actually, I've got the same issue.] And for those who applaud Ravena for doing what they've always wanted to do [or at least what I've wanted to do], I'm with あなた all the way.
And for the people who are dying to know the connection between Ravena and Kowalski, if あなた can't wait until later on in this chapter to find out, あなた can go to my プロフィール again and read Ravena's character description. If あなた can wait, forget I wrote this. Erase this from your memory. [*waves arms like Skipper* あなた didn't see anything…]
Lastly, to everyone who reviewed Chapter 2, thanks a bunch. 9 reviews in total is a new record considering this is the 2nd story I've 投稿されました online, and my first story only has…wow, 9 reviews. Well, considering that my 1st story has about 4 chapters and this one only has 2 and I've already got 9 reviews for it, and they're all good ones, it's still sort of a record. So thanks anyway. Double thanks to the people who 発言しました they like my character, I like her too. ^^
…Oh, wait, one もっと見る thing. Is anyone else suspicious about the fact that all the new 動物 are coming from the Hoboken Zoo? Smells like conspiracy to me, what do あなた guys think?
Disclaimer: …Honestly, how many times do I have to say it? I do not own this show. Nickelodeon and DreamWorks and whoever else owns this show, okay? That is not to say that I'm not deviously planning to overthrow the owners and take over myself. I didn't say that at all…
Okay, hope あなた like Chapter 3! 落花生, ピーナッツ バター winkies, dudes!!! ^^
*********Chapter 3: Psych Screening Again***********
Kowalski held up two colored sheets of paper. "Red または blue?"
Ravena thought for a second. "…Red."
Kowalski scribbled down something on his clipboard. Then he held up two もっと見る sheets of paper. "Green または purple?"
"Purple," Ravena 発言しました without hesitating.
Kowalski nodded, and then scribbled some もっと見る things down on his clipboard.
[…Okay, if you're confused, here's how Kowalski's psych screening goes. He asks a bunch of seemingly pointless questions, and from your 回答 he can figure out your temperament, your intelligence, your best qualities and your worst qualities, and your attention span. No one's psych screening is the same. Does that help?]
Ravena and Kowalski were sitting in a corner in the HQ. Skipper and Private were playing Stomp the Wombat [does that sound like a fun game または what?] and Rico was watching a documentary on the development of bombs.
"Okay," Kowalski said," what is your お気に入り number?"
"56," Ravena answered. "56 is the best number in the world."
He wrote that down too. "…What's your least お気に入り number?"
"Any number that repeats itself, like 33 または 77."
"All right…what came first, the chicken または the egg?"
Ravena thought hard. " Um…let's see…A サークル, 円 has no beginning."
Kowalski paused in his writing.
"Wow. Good answer," Kowalski complimented, a smile spreading across his face as he resumed his scribbling. "What are your hobbies?'
"Well, I like to draw, and work on inventions, as あなた already know, and I really like to read. Also I like practicing karate." Ravena stopped, frowning. Kowalski was staring at her again. "What?"
"You know how to read?"
"Yeah! Why, あなた don't?" When he shook his head, Ravena shrugged. "…Well, if あなた want, maybe I can teach あなた one of these days."
"Really?" Kowalski looked hopeful. Seeing as Phil was the only animal who could read, it was one of the penguins' few weaknesses.
"Sure, it's not a problem. Just don't ask me how I know how to read. A girl's gotta have her secrets, あなた know." She shrugged. "All right, let's get on with this psych screening thing."
But Kowalski's mind was now on other things. Something Ravena 発言しました had stirred something in his memory. It was strange, she seemed so familiar...almost like he knew her from somewhere….And slowly, very slowly, it started to come to him.
*-------Ha ha ha, flashback time! --------*
, Kowalski was sitting down at a 表, テーブル in the mess hall when he was approached によって a female ペンギン with bright purple eyes and shiny black feathers that hung over one eye. "Hey, there, I'm Ravena! I'm in your squad. Pretty cool finally getting to take on missions as a team, isn't it?"
Kowalski looked at her for a second. "Hello, I'm Kowalski…yeah, it is cool, I guess."
Ravena sat down 次 to him. "Come on, あなた should sound happier than that! At least a while from now you'll be out there on the front lines taking out enemy soldiers left and right. For some reason every body seems to think that a girl can't handle all that hardcore commando action."
"Well, it has been discovered that the female skeleton is less dense and もっと見る prone to breakage than the male skeleton," Kowalski pointed out. "It would be もっと見る difficult for a girl to withstand certain positions, say, being a combat pilot."
"Oh, really?" Ravena asked, raising her brow. She got up and re-sat herself so that she was facing Kowalski. She held out a flipper. "Arm wrestle me. Right now."
"What?" Kowalski blinked at her.
"You heard me! Come on, try me!" She smirked at him. "I'll 表示する あなた how 'prone to breakage' my skeleton is!"
Kowalski eyed her for a few もっと見る seconds, and then after realizing that she was dead set on this, he sighed. "Fine," he relented. He grabbed her flipper and the two engaged in what was soon to become an epic arm wrestling battle to end all others, and had everyone in the mess hall watching. 20 分 later, they were still at it. Both of them were tired and neither of them wanted to back down. The score was tied at six wins each.
"…So, あなた still think a girl can't handle the tough stuff?" Ravena said, grinning. "Ready to give up?"
"Actually, what we're doing right now is virtually irrelevant, as I doubt we would be arm-wrestling our enemies. And no, I'm not ready to give up."
He couldn't figure out why he had agreed to arm-wrestle her in the first place; if it had been anyone else he would have refused.
A few もっと見る 分 passed, and finally Ravena sighed. "I just thought of something. We're gonna tire ourselves out doing this all day. Why don't we just stop and continue this tomorrow? Besides, I've gotta go practice before lights out."
"Practice what?" Kowalski asked, relaxing his grip on her flipper.
Ravena smirked and slammed his flipper down on the table. "That's classified, soldier. A girl's gotta have her secrets. See あなた in the AM, Kowalski!" She waved, laughing, as she walked off in the opposite direction.
Kowalski stared after her, and then shook his head. "…I can only wonder what kind of missions we'll be having." He thought for a moment, and then yelled after her, "And that didn't count!" He smirked when he got another laugh in response.
*--------Okay, end of flashback--------*
Ravena cleared her throat. "…Um…Kowalski? あなた still there?"
He had been staring wide eyed at a point above her head for at least 30 seconds.
She sighed and waved her flipper in his face. "Hello? Earth to Kowalski?"
Suddenly he smirked at her. "…It still doesn't count," was all he said.
Ravena frowned at him. "What are あなた talking a…" Her eyes widened, and then she let out a scream of joy, "You finally remembered!!" And then proceeded to tackle him in a hug.
Skipper, Private and Rico turned around, confused. "What in the name of candied yams is going on, soldiers? I thought あなた guys were just doing a psych screening." Skipper said, glaring.
"Sorry, Skipper," Ravena apologized, still giggling. "It's just that Kowalski and I go way back, and it took him until just now to remember me." She let go of Kowalski, who sat up, grinning.
Skipper raised his eyebrow to Kowalski, who cleared his throat. "Me and Ravena were in the same squad a while before I got assigned to this one," he explained. "Ravena got assigned to a mission outside the U.S. and we hadn't seen each other since…well, up until now."
"You never told us あなた were in the military before," Private 発言しました to Ravena.
She shrugged. "I guess it never came up. Sorry for not telling あなた guys before."
She rubbed the back of her head. "Um, anyways…let's get on with that psych screening already!"
"Oh…" Kowalski looked down at his clipboard. "We're done, actually."
"Really? That was short," Ravena remarked.
"All right," Skipper said. "Let's just see what kind of recruit we've got here."
"Okay…So far I can tell that Ravena is a very mixed kind of penguin, she has a short temper, she is もっと見る likely to get angry than get sad, and she is not prone to jealousy as much as most people are. She is a very independent kind of girl, but she can work in a team as long as she isn't surrounded によって the same type of people, she likes to make up for what people in her team lack. Her best qualities are that she's a hard worker, she has a good sense of humor and strong morals, she isn't easily corrupted, and she has a very high threshold for pain."
Kowalski looked at his board again. "Her not-so-good qualities are that she is very temperamental, has superiority and authority problems, and she tends to have violent mood swings. Oh, yeah, I forgot to mention that her IQ is…183."
Ravena was wide-eyed. "Wow. He read me like a children's book."
"…I thought I told あなた I can't read," Kowalski said, confused. Ravena rolled her eyes playfully. "Just an expression, stupid. I meant あなた totally got me."
"Well, I suppose knowing あなた for quite some time helps, too," Kowalski 発言しました with a half-smirk.
Ravena turned to Skipper. "I would like to add that I 愛 イチゴ soda, and kickin' some serious butt. Plus I can be a little bit….random sometimes. But it's usually not a problem."
"Well, my friend, I think you'd fit right in. Welcome to the team, soldier," Skipper said, holding his flipper out. Ravena's face lit up. She grabbed it, saying, "Thanks, Skipper! I won't disappoint you!"
"Just so あなた know, training is first thing in the AM."
"Don't worry, I haven't forgotten about the military way. And speaking of the military…"She eyed Kowalski, who was mixing some chemicals at the table, mischievously. "Hey, let's finish that arm-wrestling thing now!"
Private waddled up to Skipper just in time to see Ravena tackle Kowalski once again.
"…Skippah, is she all right?" Private asked.
Skipper looked at Private, then back at Kowalski, who was now glaring at Ravena.
He couldn't help but laugh at the two of them. "Actually Private, I'm もっと見る worried about Kowalski."
**Later that night**
It was time for lights out, and Skipper was doing a quick roll call when he realized that Ravena was missing.
"Kowalski!" he said. "Where did Ravena go?"
Kowalski thought for a minute, and frowned. He remembered Ravena saying she was tired, but instead of climbing into her bunk, she had gone up the ladder.
"Perhaps she wanted to finish looking around the zoo," he offered. "Well, she could have 与えられた us a warning before she disappears without a trace," Skipper said, scowling. "We're gonna have to do something about that. あなた three wait here, watch the base."
He climbed up the ladder and walked about five steps before tripping over something fairly large, black, and white. Something with purple eyes…?
Sitting up, he blinked, "Ravena?" he asked, surprised. "What are あなた doing up here?"
Ravena sat up, too, rubbing her eyes. "..Sleeping, Skipper," she replied tiredly.
"Why are あなた sleeping up here? We have a bunk for you, あなた know."
"Yeah, but…" Ravena avoided his eyes, then smiled. "Never mind." She stood up and stretched. "All right, I'm coming. Sorry about that."
Skipper eyed her. "Just don't do that again. Going AWOL on your 秒 日 here isn't the best way to start out."
Ravena laughed. "Okay, I won't do it again, I promise."
She walked over to the ladder and jumped down.
Skipper stared at the entrance. "Note to self: Keep an eye on Ravena," he 発言しました to himself, and jumped down the ladder too.
All right, I know it's taken me sooooo long to update, but like I said, I'm 書く this in school, and the computers have been down for a while. Big thanks to Littlebirdy and Monsy38, it's thanks to あなた that I haven't ロスト my mind, plus your stories are just too cool, あなた deserve all the praise I'm sure あなた get.
Okay, the 次 chapter is gonna be in Dr. Blowhole's lair. I fancied a change of scenery, plus this chapter would probably clear some things up, while at the same time adding something else for あなた to think about. I think it's time for me to go now, and please review like あなた guys have been doing. I'm wondering what あなた guys think of this chapter. I'm gonna dedicate every chapter to my フレンズ and お気に入り authors now, cause I just 愛 あなた guys so much!! See ya 次 time! ^^