A Misfit Should Be...
Chapter Ten: Conclusion
"It's hopeless! There's no sign of them
been to all the usual places." Kimber sighed, putting her hands behind
head with a frown. "They've vanished, we'll never find them!"
"We have to. Odds are that they know
is." Aja responded, not taking her eyes off the road. "Stop
You know as well as I do that our only hope of rescuing her is to find
Misfits. They're tangled up in this somehow." She shot her companion a
glance. "Maybe this would be a good time to tell me anything else you
"I can't, Aja. I promised Stormer." Kimber shook
"And what about Dierdra?" Aja asked. "Maybe it'd
"I..." Kimber sighed. "All right. But if I tell
then you mustn't tell Stormer I told you, okay? She'd never forgive me.
you can't tell anyone else what I'm gonna say, not even Craig. Okay?"
"I think Stormer would understand in the
circumstances, but I promise." Aja turned off into a sideroad, then
indicated right, to head
into the seedier part of town. "I won't even tell Jerrica or Shana or
So what is it?"
"That guy, the one who has Dierdra...he's
Kimber admitted. "Only she and Stormer told me that they'd help - well,
of. Jetta gave me the photo you have. Stormer said that he was
"Her brother?" Aja's eyes widened. "And
you didn't stop to think that maybe she and he could be working
together on this?"
"I did think it, but Stormer seemed to believe
her and...and she sounded sincere." Kimber faltered.
"Jetta is a professional where lying is
concerned, Kimber." Aja pointed out. "Pathological, even. I wouldn't
believe a word she
"Well, I believe Stormer, and she
"Stormer wants to believe the best in people,
because she has a good heart." Aja interrupted her. "Heaven only knows
what we're mixed up in here, but I'd lay odds that Jetta's in for a cut
of Dierdra's ransom money."
"Maybe." Kimber frowned. "But that doesn't
explain why the whole band has suddenly vanished from the planet."
"They have to be around somewhere." Aja replied.
just have to keep looking."
Back at the old factory, Jeremy had regained his wits, dodging away
from the advancing Misfits and out of the door of the room into the
rooms and corridors that lay beyond.
"He's getting away!" Roxy exclaimed.
"He can't go far." Jetta shook her head. "We botched up his van for 'im
we came in. He's a caged animal, that's all. He can't run forever."
"We'll get him." Pizzazz's eyes narrowed. "Noone screws up one of our
and gets away with it." she glanced at Stormer. "Stormer, you stay here
the kid. This could get messy."
"All right." Stormer nodded her head, taking a seat beside the anxious
The other Misfits disappeared out of the room to pursue their quarry,
the teenager turned frightened eyes on the youngest Misfit.
"Will we get out of here?" she asked uncertainly.
"Of course we will." Stormer nodded her head, though her heart was
"Pizzazz and the others will take care of him."
"I'm scared, now." Dierdra admitted. "Everything's happening so
fast...and I just want to go home. He scares me. He's so angry..."
"Scares me, too." Stormer shivered. "I hope he doesn't come back up
"You think he will?" Dierdra's eyes widened. Stormer shook her head
"No." She said carefully. "No. I think the other Misfits will find him
scare me too." Dierdra responded. "Will...what will they
with me? I mean, you all won't just leave me here, will you?"
"Of course not." Stormer shook her head. "We'll make sure you get home
I promise. Don't worry."
"He told me that he wanted money from Jerrica - he has a boat leaving
the sixteenth." Dierdra remembered.
"I wish I could talk to Kimber, let her know what's happened." Stormer
"Jetta and Kimber and Aja and I were all set up to get you out of here
"Jetta wanted to help out too? But he's her brother! Why?" Dierdra was
"Even a Misfit has her limits." Stormer said quietly. "Now, don't
right? Everything will be fine."
"Why don't we split up? We can cover more ground that way." In the
winding corridors of the factory the other Misfits had had little luck
finding their prey, and it was Roxy who voiced the suggestion. "He
run forever, and we'll flush him out quicker that way."
"She's got a point." Jetta nodded. "Pizzazz?"
"Works for me." Pizzazz nodded, realising that her role of leader had
more than restored to her in the crisis situation. "Roxy, you take the
Jetta, go left...and I'll check out the downstairs." she indicated.
if you find him. None of us want to miss out on the fun."
"Right." With a nod of agreement, the three girls separated, each going
different directions. Pizzazz headed back the way they'd come in,
found herself exploring a network of tiny rooms and Roxy soon met a
end. With a muttered curse she turned on her heel, intending to rejoin
of her companions and play her part in the hunt. She was badly wanting
revenge on her kidnapper, be he Jetta's brother or not.
"Well, well, this is nice."
Jetta jumped, swinging around and frowning as she met her brother's
"Just you and me now, eh, Sheila? Burns versus Burns. Think you can
"Burns versus Misfit
." Jetta scowled. "I'll knock your block
you come in here and try and ruin my life because you
so pleased with your own? How dare you
"I dare because I can, Sheila." Jeremy smirked. "I think you've gone
on me, you know. The Sheila I know wouldn't have gotten herself mixed
in things like this. Why did you come here tonight? I don't understand
What do you
have to gain by it? You know full well what the
is for sheilding a fugitive."
"Well, maybe I'll get good behaviour." Jetta spat back. "I came because
wanted to, that's all. Blood don't mean nothing to me, Jeremy, but my
"I can ruin your career, Sheila, in days." Jeremy told her. "You know
He smiled slightly. "But I'll give you another chance to see sense. You
'elp me take care of your friends, and then nothing more will be said
it...or else I'll blacken your name as 'ard as I ever can. You'll be in
beyond your nightmares when I get done."
"You're forgetting, Jeremy, that me name is Jetta, and you can't get
than that." Jetta told him coldly. "You got a nerve, tryin' to
me now. If you want me out of your way you're going to have to do it
because I ain't protecting a weasel like you from what you deserve."
"Silly words." Jeremy told her. "I can outmanoeuvre you and I'm
you'll ever be. I can hurt
you, Sheila...do you really want to
yourself in that position?"
"Go ahead and try." Jetta retorted. "I'll show you
"We'll see about that." Jeremy's eyes narrowed, and he lunged for his
who dodged out of his way, her eyes never leaving him. She knew that
could not afford to let her guard down for a second. Her only chance of
him was to play him at his own game - dodge the blows and use her
size to her advantage.
But Jeremy was the teacher and Jeremy was too quick for her. He grabbed
tightly by the arm, pushing her up against the wall and putting his
around her throat.
"Not so tough now, eh, love?" he asked her, his tone falsely genial.
determined to play the shrew? Bad idea, Sheila."
is the bad idea, creep!"
A fresh voice cut across Jeremy's triumphant gloating, and he seemed to
back, releasing his grasp on his sister as he did so and toppling to
Roxy stood over him, a makeshift weapon - more of the piping - clasped
in her hand and a self-satisfied look on her face. "That'll teach you
meddle with the Misfits!"
Jetta put her hand to her throat. For a split-second she had wondered
her brother intended to kill her, and for the first time in her life
had been truly afraid of him. Though she knew that she could never
thank Roxy for her intervention, she sent a silent thought of gratitude
the bass player's direction.
"Is he out?" was all she said, however, and Roxy nodded.
"Sleeping like a baby." She joked. "Come on. Let's get this loser tied
someplace, then we can get outta here. This place gives me the creeps."
Jetta hesitated for a moment, and Roxy sent her a warning look.
"You gonna wimp out on me?" she demanded. "I thought that blood meant
to you, Jetta."
"All right, I'm coming. Quit fussing, will you?" Jetta retorted. "'Elp
lift 'im, will you? He's 'eavy. Where are we going to take him?"
"I say we take him up to the little room he had the kid and me in, tie
up nice and tight and then leave him." Roxy replied. "We can send the
to pay him a visit and
pick up the reward, too."
"I don't want the money." Jetta shook her head as, between them they
the still Jeremy back to the room where Stormer and Dierdra were
?" Roxy stared, almost dropping her burden in her
"No. I mean, he is
my brother." Jetta replied. "I want him back
'e belongs, and out of my hair, but I can't take any money for it."
can." Roxy shrugged. "They can give me
if you don't want it!" She paused, as they reached the top of the
"Hey, Pizzazz! We got ourselves a playmate!"
"What?" Pizzazz emerged from the darkness. Then, "What did you do
"Roxy clocked him with a pipe, he's out cold." Jetta responded. "We're
to tie him up and leave 'im for the cops."
"You guys had all the fun! I thought I told you to yell!" Pizzazz
grumbled as she came to join them. Roxy shrugged.
"There kinda wasn't much time for yelling." she said dismissively. "We
have the reward money to think of, though. Come on, let's get this
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"Wait a minute! Aja, back up, I saw something!"
Kimber put her hand on her friend's shoulder, her eyes big with
excitement. "I think it was the Misfit van!"
"Their van? Where?" Aja put the roadster in reverse with little
attention to the rules of the road, her eyes scanning their
surroundings. "Where? I don't see anything."
"There!" Kimber pointed. "Look!"
"Okay, I got it." Aja nodded, screeching to a stop. "Let's walk from
go surprise them."
"We don't know what's going on there...it could be dangerous." Kimber
"Think Dierdra." Aja responded, pushing open the car door. "Come on."
"Remind me never to get myself paired with you again when we're on a
Kimber grumbled, nevertheless obeying the command. "Hey, wait a
"I spy Misfits." Aja said grimly. "I want to give them a piece of my
make no mistake."
"Wait a minute! They're not alone...Dierdra's with them!" Kimber's eyes
"Come on, Aja, quicken up, will you? Who knows where they'll take her!"
"Don't need to tell me twice." Aja replied, as the two girls rounded
"Kimber! Aja!" Dierdra's quick eyes had spotted the two Holograms and,
expression one of joy and relief she had broken away from Stormer's
grasp, hurrying to fling herself on her guardians. "Oh, have you come
take me home?"
"Of course we have." Aja hugged her tightly. "We've been so worried,
you all right?"
"I'm fine, thanks to those guys." Dierdra indicated the Misfits. "They
"The Misfits did?" Kimber's eyes almost dropped out of her
"What are you Holograms doing here?" Pizzazz interrupted the reunion, a
and suspicious look on her face.
"Looking for something that belongs to us." Aja responded calmly. "And
we've found her."
"What about the jewel thief?" Kimber added.
"We took care of him." Roxy added her bit. "Don't think you can horn in
the reward, either. That money's ours, you hear?"
"We don't want it, Roxy." Aja assured her. She paused. "Wait a minute,
You guys hared off from your concert...why?"
"Like it's any of your business." Jetta responded darkly.
"Yeah, what do you wimps care what we do?" Pizzazz demanded.
"That guy kidnapped Roxy too...they came to get her out and get me
Dierdra said, not loosing her grip on Aja. "They were really brave,
be mad at them."
"Going soft in your old age, Pizzazz?" Kimber teased. Pizzazz's eyes
"I'll give you soft, you little wimp." she retorted. "Take your brat
get lost, huh? We've stuff to do."
"With pleasure." Aja smiled. "By the way, Riot's on the look out for
wouldn't want to face him in the mood he's in at the moment. He doesn't
being stood up, apparently."
"Who cares?" Pizzazz shrugged. "I'll do what I want, and noone's
otherwise. Not even Riot." She turned on her heel. "Come on, girls,
leave these losers. We've got our own business to see to."
"We're right behind you." Jetta assured her, casting the silent Stormer
glance. "Stormer? You with us?"
"Yeah, I'm with you." Stormer nodded, turning and sending Kimber a
then following her bandmates towards the van.
As they watched the Misfits drive away, Aja frowned.
"Maybe we misjudged them." she mused. "Maybe Jetta was telling
truth, after all."
"I told you Stormer wouldn't lie." Kimber replied. "We ought to get
home too, you know. Jerrica and the others will want to see Dierdra's
"Okay, I'm with that plan." Aja nodded. "Come on, Dierdra, let's get
"You know, there is something which still concerns me." Kimber observed
the three Starlight girls clambered into the roadster.
"What's that?" Aja asked.
"Just what did those Misfits do to Jetta's brother?"
"Dierdra, do you know?" Aja glanced at their companion, who grinned.
"Maybe." she said with a wink. "Who wants to know?"
Chapter One: The Fight
Chapter Two: Starlight
Chapter Three: Jeremy
Chapter Four: The Reward
Chapter Five: Where Is
Chapter Six: At The Concert
Chapter Eight: Kimber's Plan
Chapter Nine: Jetta Of The
(The Misfits and Holograms and other animated Jem
characters are copyrighted to Hasbro Inc. All characters who do not
appear in Jem episodes
are my own creation. This story is copyrighted to E.A Woolley (2001)