Chapter Three


Peter and Reno rushed into the ballroom a few seconds later.

"Stop there!" Reno shouted. The two blondes looked at him and grinned.

"No thanks." Hoebag winked "We got what we needed." The Gruesome Twosome had their own grappling hooks and launched them up toward the broken dome.

"Come on!" Reno told his sidekick, as he gave chase. Reno and Peter followed them with their grappling hooks, but when they got up on the roof the Gruesome Twosome was gone.

"Damnit!" Reno swore "We lost them!"

"You made me drop my sandwich for this?"

"Shut up!" They lapsed into silence for a moment

"It was a really good sandwich too."

"SHUT UP!!!" More silence

"So . . . what do we do now?" Peter questioned. Reno shrugged.

"I dunno."

"You boys look a little down." A familiar voice stated. A woman hovered above their heads. She wore a black dress with a magenta lightning bolt on it. She also wore a magenta belt and magenta knee high boots. A black mask covered her eyes, and the wind whipped through her red hair

"AUDREY?!!?" Both Reno and Peter exclaimed. Audrey landed softly on the roof.

"In the flesh."

"How? When? Where? Why?" Asked Reno astonished.

"I don't know. But look what I can do!" A fireball appeared in Audrey's hand and she launched it at a pile of wood planks. Peter grinned.


"Audrey! How did you get these powers?!" Reno demanded shaking his friend's shoulders.

"I told you I don't know! Stop shaking me!" Audrey pulled away "And when I wear this costume I'm not Audrey, I'm Oracle!"

"Oracle?" Reno asked

"I like it!" Peter announced

"Why Oracle?" Reno wanted to know. Audrey shrugged.

"Because it's cool."

"Mmm-Hmm." Peter agreed.

"Right." Reno said dryly.

"Hey shouldn't we go look for the bad guys?" Audrey asked.

"Yeah. Did you see which way they went?" Audrey grinned at Reno and nodded.

"You bet I did. Can you follow me from the ground?" Reno nodded. "Okay then! Let's jam!"

"Peter is she still toward the west side?" Reno asked his sidekick as he steered the drag-mobile. Peter was sitting in the sidecar looking through a pair of binoculars.

"Uh-huh. Wait no! She turned north." Reno sighed as the drag-mobile grumbled in protest of another sharp turn.

"She has no clue where she's going." Reno muttered. Suddenly one of Audrey's fireballs came flying down from the sky, and landed in front of them. Reno slammed on the brakes.

"Do you think she heard you?" Peter asked. Reno shook his head.

No, look." The Gruesome Twosome was in the process of robbing a jewelry store.

"Audrey's gone." Stated Peter setting down the binoculars. Reno parked the drag-mobile.

"No time to waste, we gotta go." The two hopped out of the drag-mobile and headed toward the jewelry store. "You two! Stop right there!" The Incredible Mess smirked.

"Look who we have here. The Queen of Drags and his cute little sidekick." Peter gasped.

"You think I'm cute?" He regained his composer. "Hey baby, how's it shakin'?"

"Oh, please." The Incredible Mess rolled her eyes.

"Peter, now isn't the time." Reno told his partner before turning his attention to the bad guys. "Give up or prepare to be defeated!" Hoebag laughed.

"Don't think so." She then aimed her gun and shot at the duo. They quickly found shelter behind a bread truck.

"Oh, that's no fun boys." The Incredible Mess teased, a ray broke the widow. "Come out and play." That's when Reno heard a whooshing sound and the sound of heels clicking on the ground. Reno peaked through the driver's side window.

"Audrey." He whispered.

"Are you picking on my boys?" She asked walking toward the Gruesome Twosome.

"Who are you?" Demanded Hoebag.

"Oracle. You may not me, but you will. So you wanna play? Let's play." Hoebag shot her ray gun at her. Oracle calmly raised her hand, and the ray was engulfed in a twisted tunnel of fire. The Incredible Mess gasped in awe. Oracle smiled.

"My turn." She rocketed a fireball in their direction, only to have it miss and start the jewelry store un-fire. "Whoops."

"You're supposed to hit the bad guy, not the store!" Reno yelled from behind the truck. Audrey spun around to face him.

"Shut up, you bastard! I just got these powers! I'd like to see you try!" Reno rolled his eyes

"Great! They've escaped – again!" Audrey turned back around.