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The Search for the Peanut Gallery, Part 3: Conglomerate

Previously on The Search for the Peanut Gallery: The Peanut Gallery, the Studio’s resident mad scientist, vanished under mysterious circumstancesIt appears he’s on the run!  After activating Epsilon Protocol, Cloud found a trace that indicates that he’s taken refuge in her closet!  Storm offers to help them look!

As the three reach the second floor, Cloud pauses.

Cloud: Just a moment. . . something doesn’t seem right. . . .

River: What’s wrong?

Cloud: This way!

River and Storm follow as Cloud heads deeper into the Closet.  Soon, they come across a smoking hole in the floor.

Cloud: . . . The floor? Really? The floor?

River: Peanut. . . .

Storm: *deadpan* He’s ruined the carpet pattern. Want me to kill him for you?

Cloud: No!

Storm: Alright, alright, I was just asking.  So what do you wanna do?

River: *sigh* Well, there’s no help for it.  We’re going to have to. . . jump.

Cloud stares down the hole.

Cloud: . . . I’ll go get the parachutes.

* * *

River: *shouting over the wind noise* SO HOW FAR DOWN DO YOU THINK THIS GOES?

Cloud: Er, guys?

Storm: WELL, IF I WERE TO DO SOMETHING LIKE THIS, IT’D GO ALL THE WAY TO SUB-BASEMENT 47.  . . . NOT THAT YOU HAVE A SUB-BASEMENT 47, OR THAT I KNOW ABOUT IT, OR THAT I’VE BEEN STASHING MY EQUIPMENT THERE OR ANYTHING. . . .

Cloud: Excuse me!

River: *ignores* WAIT–IS THAT THE FLOOR?

Cloud: RIVER, STORM! NOT TO INTERRUPT, BUT I REALLY THINK WE SHOULD PULL OPEN THE PARACHUTES NOW!

Whoosh! The three pull open the parachutes, and gently float down for a few floors.  They land on the blue carpet of a floor some several-hundred-feet below their starting point.  As the girls unstrap themselves from the parachutes, something–something that looks eerily like a person with two heads–approaches the group.

River: Well, that was exciting.  Now, Storm, what were you saying about  stashing your equipment in Sub-Basement 47. . . ?

Storm: Oh look!  There is something in the distance!  I wonder what it could be?

River: . . . Okay, that’s a valid subject change, but acting like Cloud is not going to get you out of this. . . .

Cloud: *gasps*  Wait a minute. . . is that. . . Conscience and Evil Side?!  Th-they look kind of strange. . . .

River: What happened to you?

Conglomerate-Conscience: *mournfully* Got separated from Peanut. Apparently…this…happens if we’re alone together for too long.

Conglomerate-Evil-Side: Opposites attract, ‘n all that.

River: . . . Is it reversible?

Conglomerate shrugs eloquently.

Cloud: I see…well, want to come with us? Peanut made you guys, he should be able to put you to rights, right?

Conglomerate-Conscience: I’d love to!

Conglomerate-Evil-Side: Well, don’t have anything better to do, I s’pose…

Will Conscience and Evil-Side ever return to normal? Will Peanut escape before the girls can catch up? Find out next time, on Chibi Chronicles!

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