The Super Babies - Part 3

The S.M.S.B. is back, but now they're all a lot older. In this era of peace, Baby Intelligence, now going by Master Intelligence, continues to train the group. Among them is a new member named Red X, whose powers could be more than meets the eye. And at Bast Castle, a past enemy is planning to return from the dead and seek revenge. And if the NoHeads return to power, chaos will follow.


5. Hell Burnbottom Returns

Finally, the plates were successfully complete. Master Intelligence told Telekinibabe to fetch Lindsay from her room. Telekinibabe nodded and headed down there to find Lindsay reading.

"Lindsay?" said Telekinibabe.

"Come in."

Telekinibabe opened the door. "The plates and surprise supper are complete!"

Lindsay lowered her book and looked up. "OK. I'm coming." She stood up and followed Telekinibabe to the kitchen.

There, Master Intelligence was waiting. He was wearing an apron. Lindsay walked over and stood next to Red X.

"Your plates turned out great!" said Master Intelligence. "And now for supper!"

With that, Master Intelligence disappeared behind a door. When he returned, he was carrying a pot, a kettle, and a plate of steaks. The other members headed to the long table. They had already fetched their cups. Master Intelligence laid down a steak on everyone's plate, then called everyone over to get macaroni and cheese and peas from the pot and kettle. Everyone came excitedly.

When all the plates were assembled, everyone began to eat. For Sebiscuits, the food had been mashed so he could suck it past his vocabulator.

Lindsay looked over, then down at her steak. It was covered in blood. She sat there for the longest time, watching everyone else eat.

Finally, she spoke up. "Master? Excuse--" As she spoke, she put her elbow on her plate.

With that, the plate jerked upward, bringing Lindsay along with it. She felt her feet leave the ground; the plate was pulling her away in a howl of wind and color. She screamed in terror, unable to see anything except a volley of pink light in front of her. And then, the light disappeared and she saw the ground coming down hard. She hit the grassy floor hard; her hand let go of the plate at last. Startled, she stood up and looked around. Behind her, the plate landed and broke.

She had obviously been transported for dozens of miles, maybe even hundreds. She was standing instead in a large graveyard. Her mind reeled as she attempted to process her thoughts. A graveyard...the one from my dream! This is Lioness graveyard, and the plate's a transport!

She pulled out her sword, but kept the blade detracted. Lindsay kept looking around her. She still had the strange feeling she was being watched.

Suddenly, she saw Whammo Fireball stepping out of a house nearby, steadily making for her. At first, she could not make out what he was carrying. But a second look, and she saw, in his arms, Hell Burnbottom's head, which Whammo was holding like a baby. Lindsay screamed in terror. Was this a trap all along? More than ever, she wanted to be back at her home, assuring everyone she was all right, and had only left for a little while...

And then she felt a surge in the dark side, and was then lifted off her feet. Lindsay felt herself slam into a metal board; dazed, she was only peripherally aware that her arms had been chained. After checking the cords were in place, Whammo then turned to a large cauldron containing a near-finished dark potion. Lindsay looked around her, and saw the broken plate lying some 25 feet away from her. Looking down, she saw a nine-foot-snake, and quickly realized it was Nagatha. Suddenly, there were crackling flames, and ahead she saw Whammo putting out the fire.

Suddenly, a shrill, cold voice said, "Do it! Hurry!"

Whammo stepped up to the rim of the cauldron and then dumped Burnbottom's head inside; Lindsay heard it land at the bottom with a soft thud. From what Lindsay could tell, the potion was black and flat.

Whammo performed another surge, and seemed to focus on the night. "Bone of the vulture..." A large bone rose from the corpse of a vulture and fell into the cauldron. After drawing up the bone, he turned to a nearby tree. Another dark surge lifted an egg from a nest. "And egg of the crow..."

What is he doing? Lindsay thought. In front of her, the potion turned from a poisonous-looking blue to burning red; the tint shone through Lindsay's eyes.

Not until Lindsay heard deep breathing did she realize that Whammo was standing right in front of her restrained form. Lindsay paled as he drew a pair of scissors, but Whammo brought it up to her hair. "And hair, of the hero." He cut off a few hairs and seized them in his hand. He walked back over to the pot and then employed the last ingredient in the Dark potion to restore Burnbottom's corporeal form. "The NoHeads will rise again!" he said.

"NOOOO!!!" Lindsay screamed.

The potion was complete. Once the final ingredient was added, the potion turned blinding white, sending out bright sparks as it simmered before dying down and a thick white steamed the process now completed. Lindsay saw with an icy stare of terror the cold, sinister figure of Hell Burnbottom regaining his physical body and emerging slowly from the cauldron. He then stepped onto the grass and called on a pair of robes, which appeared in thin air and clothed him.

As Lindsay continued to scream, the reborn Dark Lord took some time examining his body and getting reaccustomed to it. His fingers were unusually long; he no longer had any hair. He had a hook nose and two marks of darkness on the top of his head. She looked into the face of the man who had haunted her for years...Hell Burnbottom was alive again.

The son of Mr. Stupid NoHead walked forward on his new boots and chuckled. Whammo looked up.

"My sword, please," said Burnbottom. "The one you recovered from

Whammo held out his old weapon, and Burnbottom took it abruptly. He then turned his head upward, calling the Lunch Money Bandit to him.

The criminal landed in a cloud of smoke, and moved slowly and cautiously, as if he could not believe his eyes. Hell Burnbottom turned and addressed him.

"Sorry I'm late," said the Lunch Money Bandit.

"Welcome my friends," said Hell Burnbottom. "Both of you...are officially NoHeads."

"I am honored," said the Lunch Money Bandit.

"What he said," seconded Whammo.

Hell Burnbottom also swore he would teach them how to use the powers they possessed. If they were Muggles, why were they so talented? He also swore vengeance on Master Intelligence. The Dark Lord then turned to Lindsay. He was about to speak when she disappeared. He turned and looked around. "Come out and face me!"

Lindsay was nowhere to be seen.

"What are you trying to accomplish, Limdsay?" he taunted. "Cowardice will get you nowhere in this fight. If you want to achieve something, you will face me and fight like a man."

Lindsay's face twisted as she reappeared in front of him. She sealed the distance and ignited her sword, pointing it toward Burnbottom's red eyes. Burnbottom drew his own sword and lit his cloak on fire. The battle began.

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