SRMTHFG: Susceptible Ch. 3Deep within the space-residing Citadel of Bone, an undead, self-proclaimed King sat in his throne. In watching the battle go down on Shuggazoom, his eyes burned red with hatred of the triumphing Monkey Team and especially of the boy they held so dear.SRMTHFG: Susceptible Ch. 3 by SonicTailsBros4ever
Then, just when he was about to turn away from the battle in pure disgust, he witnessed his greatest adversary's blunder.
"This is grand!" he cried, throwing his head back as he cackled gleefully. "The Chosen One nearly brings down his own Hyperforce!"
A wicked smile graced his lips.
This was the chance he'd been waiting for!
He only absently observed the remainder of the battle as his mind formed various infringement strategies. To use such a vital advantage in this war effectively, this plan would have to be flawless
Hours later, when his army had been utterly wiped out, he was not as enraged as he normally would be. Instead, he smirked as he watched Nova, Antauri, and Sprx return to the Robot, laughed mockin
SRMTHFG: Weakness Ch. 7The Super Robot's internal sensory circuits give a jolt in the night.SRMTHFG: Weakness Ch. 7 by SonicTailsBros4ever
It's been one week since Mandarin used Valina's powers to pit its resolve against its soul.
The machine had always felt indebted to Chiro.
The child was the Chosen One they'd all been waiting for, the one to wake it from its long sleep, the one to send the warming electric currents through its machinery at long last.
The boy had reunited it with its beloved Monkey Team, the friends it had missed since that dark day when all had been shut down.
And as Chiro was integrated into the Team, the Super Robot, though not able to express it, grew to love the child all the more.
The fourteen-year-old was kind, protective, loving, strongeverything the machine had ever dreamed the prophesied Chosen One to be and so much more.
And that was why, on that terrible night when the King of All Evil's loyal servant had infiltrated its system and brought its precious Team's greatest fears to life
it hadn't been able to do a th
SRMTHFG: Weakness Ch. 6Otto wakes from his nightmare.SRMTHFG: Weakness Ch. 6 by SonicTailsBros4ever
It's been one week since Mandarin used Valina's powers to conjure one of his most hated memories.
At the time, he'd felt guilty.
Everybody else had practical fearsthings that should and offered more-than-worthy reason to be fearedbut he was afraid of
well, in Chiro's words, "Clams with
But the root of this fear was deeper and not so bizarre as all that.
Otto's imagination ran wild naturally. It always had.
And so it was no surprise when, some years before Mandarin turned traitor, it got the better of him once more.
The Team had sat down to Gibson's seafood meal after a hard day.
Otto decided to play with his clams prior to eating them, and he was just getting into the scene he was creating when a bowl of the shellfish flew to hit him square on the head.
Snapping up, he looked to his brothers and sister.
Nova, Sprx, Gibson, and Antauri had stopped eating and were averting their eyes, but Mandarin
SRMTHFG: Susceptible Ch. 5Chiro was standing on the Super Robot's shoulder, going through his plan in his head once more.SRMTHFG: Susceptible Ch. 5 by SonicTailsBros4ever
Reaching down, he tapped his communicator.
"Ready for this, Monkey Team?"
"Ready when you are, kid!" Sprx replied.
"Remember, if this gets bad, the Super Robot can take over the Torso Tank." Chiro smiled confidently, reaching over to lay a gentle hand on said giant body of artificial intelligence. "There's only one way this is gonna work, so we have to get this right!"
"No worries, Chiro! We're gonna kick this Formless' butt so hard Skeleton King'll feel it!" Nova swore, and there were cheers of enthusiastic agreement in the background.
Chiro smiled, amused despite their situation. "All right, then! Wish me luck!"
"Always," Antauri assured. "And Chiro," his voice went soft, warm and speaking utmost truth in its vitality, "know that we love you always."
Chiro beamed, choked up. Looking down at his Hyperforce-insignia communicator, it was as if he could feel
SRMTHFG: Susceptible Ch. 6Within the Super Robot, the monkeys gasped collectively. They had their bodies back.SRMTHFG: Susceptible Ch. 6 by SonicTailsBros4ever
"Antauri," Nova was the first to speak, her tone and visage pressing, "Chiro's gonna be okay, isn't he?"
Her eldest brother flashed her and the rest a sure, relieved smile. "Yes, my friends. Skeleton King's grasp on his mind is no more."
They sighed in relief as one. There was no measuring their joy in even this small fact, that their darling boy would livefullyto see another day.
"Monkey Team, do you read?"
The monkeys started at the voice, beams breaking out on their faces. "Chiro!"
"Chiro, are you all right?" Antauri enquired immediately.
A weary breath escaped the boy before he answered, "Fine. Thanks to you."
"Kid," Sprx started, "what can we?"
But Sprx was cut off as a brilliant green glow emitted from within the Mega Formless.
"You have to trust me, Monkey Team! We have to end this once and for all!"
The siblings smirked, noddi
SRMTHFG: Susceptible Ch. 7Two weeks passed.SRMTHFG: Susceptible Ch. 7 by SonicTailsBros4ever
Almost nothing changed.
Chiro remained in his fever-induced coma, fluctuating between getting better and getting worse all the time.
Skeleton King had gone quiet as well, and Gibson could only heatedly deduce that this was what the wretched ruler of the undead had been aiming for all along. Just another reason to hate him so close to his very core (for his true core was the man he had been, the kindhearted Alchemist, and they could never hate him).
The monkeys, for their part, had hardly left Chiro's side at all. Jinmay patrolled the city periodically, enlisting the help of Glenny, B.T., and any other eager and willing townsfolk as inside sources who were to immediately report anything even remotely suspicious.
As per their new ritual, the Shuggazoomians sat outside the Super Robot every day at sunset, waiting for Antauri's daily status report on Chiro's condition. So far, things were looking borderline disastrous at best, but the silver monkey encouraged them