Evil Phineas Trilogy: Book 1: Dark Rising @thecartoonfanatic01
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A/N: I'm sorry this took a while for me to post. I decided to occupy all of my spare time on fics that I knew desperately needed to be updated. Fortunately, a brief dry spell of motivation and a period of unexplained fatigue gave me the time and drive I needed to go through the salvaged chapter, remove all of the unnecessary coding, and add the new Author's Notes for your reading pleasure. Now it's ready for y'all!

Alright, enough pointless excuses! On with the chapter. ENJOY!

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Ferb didn't know what kept Phineas. The moment they stopped by this DEI building, Phineas had said that he needed to go back to Blueprint Heaven and retrieve some blueprints he accidentally left behind, while Ferb would go ahead. The British boy obliged and returned to the backyard, where he found a crowd waiting for him. But hours have passed by with the wind and Phineas still hasn't returned. Which is why Ferb decided to go ahead with the construction of all the Big Ideas, which proved to be a slight difficulty without Phineas's supervision and experience with blueprints, but the constructions were eventually a success. The British boy looked up at the inventions as they towered over the backyard proudly.

"Hey, Ferb?" a voice asked, and Ferb twirled around to see that it was Adyson. "Did Phineas tell you when he would come back?"

Ferb shook his head, just as a blur of red rushed out of the house, accompanied by an insane giggling.

"PHINEAS AND FERB!" Candace shrieked, catching everyone's attention. "YOU JUST CAN'T SPARE A LAUGH, CAN'T YOU! YOU DECIDE TO HUMILIATE ME FURTHER BY RECONSTRUCTING EVERY THINGAMAJIG YOU MADE THE PAST SUMMER AND WAITING TILL THE MYSTERIOUS FORCE TAKES IT AWAY WHILE I GET MOM HERE! IT DOESN'T MATTER, YOU GUYS ARE SSSSSOOOOO BUSTED ANYWAY! WHO KNOWS? MAYBE I'LL FINALLY SUCCEED WITH- JEREMY!"

Candace's boyfriend Jeremy Johnson had entered the backyard, accompanied by his friends Coltrane and the guy whose name I don't know-

"HEY!" the teenage boy shouted at me. "I DO HAVE A NAME!"

Yes, yes you do. Anyway, the trio were carrying along their instruments and gaped in awe at the inventions that stood on the backyard.

"Wow!" exclaimed Jeremy. "Phineas and Ferb have recreated all the inventions they made during the summer? Super-awesome!" He then saw Candace walk towards him and greeted her with a kiss on the cheek. "Isn't this awesome, Candace? Summer's ending and they decide to put everything to a close with a blast by doing this!"

"Uh, yeah," Candace lied, trying to maintain her ground, "super-awesome..." She immediately whipped out her cell phone while Jeremy and his friends went over to the crowd and quickly dialed Linda's number, which immediately went to voice-mail.

"You've reached Linda Flynn. I am unavailable for the time being, so please leave your rant about Phineas and Ferb after the beep. Beep!"

Candace growled at the voice-mail before saying, "MOM! Phineas and Ferb have recreated everything I told you about during the past summer in the backyard! Come home, quick!"

"Don't you think that after all of these attempts to bust your brothers," Stacy said, approaching Candace, "this one won't succeed? I mean, I sense a pattern here, Candace. Just enjoy what you've got before this Mysterious Force-" She air-quoted those last two words to emphasize her disbelief in the concept. "-takes it all away."

"NO!" shrieked Candace. "I'D LOVE TO ENJOY 'EM, BUT THIS IS MY GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY TO TELL MOM THAT I'VE BEEN RIGHT THIS WHOLE SUMMER!"

"Okay. Prepare to fail. Again."

"Oh, I am not failing this time. I mean, how can no one notice all of these contraptions in one spot?"

"Your parents weren't able to notice that army of Norm Bots attacking Danville even if they were in front of 'em," Katie replied, appearing out of nowhere. Candace and Stacy looked at her as if she were insane.

"Since when did Phineas and Ferb create a robot army that attacked the city?" asked Candace suspiciously.

Katie's eyes widened as she said, "Oh, sorry! I misspoke! I meant, uh, I, uh...see ya!"

The Fireside Girl ran off into the crowd, with Candace and Stacy watching her, puzzled.

"Uh...what just happened?" Candace asked.


As Candace's rants progressed, Ferb bit his lower lip gently in concern as he entered the house and paced around near the house's front door, his worry for Phineas increasing readily by the minute. Phineas would never miss out on an unforgettable event such as this! The green-haired engineer wondered what exactly was keeping Phineas back... The doorbell suddenly rang and Ferb immediately unlocked the door, swinging it open. His heart immediately stopped.

It was the beautiful Vanessa Doofenshmirtz, her sleek brown hair flowing nicely down to her shoulders, her all-black clothing still a perfect fit on her. Ferb's jaw dropped open.

"Oh, Ferb!" Vanessa said, surprised. "What're you doing here?"

Ferb closed his mouth, cleared his throat, and quickly straightened his shirt before replying, "This is my home."

"Oh, I never knew you lived in the same place as my mom's cooking-class partner..."

Vanessa stepped inside the house, followed by Charlene, Roger, and Mr. and Mrs. Doofenshmirtz.

"Ferb," said Vanessa, "this is my family." She beckoned to each family member as she introduced them. "My mother Charlene, my Uncle Roger, and my grandparents. Everyone, this is my friend, Ferb Fletcher."

"Ah, so you're the one Vanessa's been talking about," Charlene replied, shaking Ferb's hand. Ferb blushed, obviously relishing in the fact that Vanessa talked about him.

"Yeah, I remember you," said Roger as he shook Ferb's hand. "You and your stepbrother built all of those one-time inventions that took Danville by storm. I never got the chance to properly congratulate you for making Danville's summers enjoyable. Remind me to schedule something, young sir, when you have the chance."

"I will," Ferb replied. "What brings you all here to Maple Drive?"

"Our car broke down outside," explained Charlene, "and we coincidentally stopped in front of your house. We tried calling a mechanic, but when we picked him up, we heard snoring. Since I already know this house, for your mother is my cooking-class partner, we thought that she could help us out with the car. Speaking of which, is she home?"

"No. She and my father left to get groceries. You all make yourselves comfortable while you wait."

"Ah, such a fine gentlemen," Mrs. Doofenshmirtz said, ruffling Ferb's hair. "Just like Roger."

"And unlike Heinz," snarled Mr. Doofenshmirtz disapprovingly, just as he and the other Doofenshmirtzes spotted the inventions on the backyard. "What is that?"

"If my assumptions are correct, Father," Roger replied, "those are all the inventions Phineas and Ferb have made, the ones I've been telling you about."

"We rebuilt them to commemorate the end of the summer," explained Ferb. "You'd all be free to use them as you wish if my brother weren't so late..." The doorbell rang again, to which Ferb and Vanessa walked toward the front door. "Ah, speak of the devil. Can't wait to find out what kept Phineas... Look at me! I'm speaking nonstop!"

"Quite an achievement, Ferb," replied Vanessa. "Good job."

Ferb blushed and reached for the doorknob, but Candace rushed into the scene and swung the door open for him, revealing Linda and Lawrence.

"MOM! DAD!" the redhead screeched. "YOU'RE HERE! AND JUST IN TIME! HEH HEH HEH HEH HEH!"

"I'm really surprised, Candace," replied Linda. "No phone calls about Phineas and Ferb doing anything-"

"I sent you a voice message, but it doesn't matter anymore! Come on, come on, I'll PROVE it to you that I've been right about my brothers the entire summer! Come on, come on, come on!"

To Candace's dismay, Charlene spotted Linda. "Linda!" she called.

"Charlene!" Linda cried, hugging her cooking-class partner. "What brings you here?"

"Our car broke down in front of your house. We came here to ask for any assistance on the car."

"What happened to calling the mechanic?"

"I tried that, but I got snoring on the other end."

"OH, NO!" screamed Candace. "MOM, THERE'S NO TIME FOR THIS MEET-AND-GREET! YOU-"

"Yeesh, your daughter's very rude," Charlene noted. "Just like mine..."

"HEY!" Vanessa cried, outraged.

"I know, right?" said Linda. "Remember the time we got phone calls from them at the same time during class?"

"Yeah, and Chef Guilbaud yelled at us for using cell phones?"

"Ah, that was funny..."

"Hello?" called Candace. "Mom, come to the backyard, PLEASE!"

Linda sighed. "Very well. Sorry, Charlene, I need to do this."

"No problemo."

Candace immediately half-dragged Linda towards the backyard, giggling insanely all the while. Everyone else looked after them, to which Vanessa looked at Ferb.

"Is your sister always like this?" she asked.

"Pretty much."


Candace giggled maniacally as she continued to forcibly escort Linda to the backyard. This was it, she continuously thought. The Mysterious Force has yet to work out its magic, and her mother was nearing the inventions. Finally would Phineas and Ferb be busted... Candace fell on her knees dramatically and let out an inhuman roar of triumph as she shoved Linda into the backyard, which was miraculously still housing every invention from the summer, not a single one missing.

"What?" asked Linda, puzzled as she looked at the inventions. "What's all of this?"

"The things I've been telling you for the entire freakin' summer!" Candace replied, giggling hysterically. "I was RIGHT, Mom! Phineas and Ferb were building all of those things, and I am NOT crazy! AHAHAHAHAHA! I WIN! PHINEAS AND FERB, YOU'RE GONNA GET IT NOW!"

"I-I-I can't believe this!" chided Linda, looking at all of the children. "You children should be ashamed of yourselves! What're you doing, endangering yourselves by building all of this? Into the house, everyone! I'm gonna have Mr. Flynn-Fletcher call all your parents to pick you up!"

"But Mom-" began Phineas, who stepped into the backyard with Ferb.

"No buts! Phineas Flynn, Ferb Fletcher, I can't believe you both carelessly tossed away your lives to build these things! Into your bedrooms, the two of you! YOU TWO ARE SO BUSTED!"

"Yes!" shrieked Candace as Phineas and Ferb walked into the house with the other children, downcast. "FINALLY! AHAHAHAHAHA!"

"Candace?"

Isabella's voice pulled Candace back into reality, and she found herself in the backyard, the inventions still in Linda's full view. Candace smiled devilishly, not caring if she imagined things; the busting was gonna happen anyway.

"Wow!" exclaimed Linda.

"I know, right?"

"So, kids-" Linda looked at the crowd of children, smiling, to Candace's surprise. "-you decided to have someone build all of this to celebrate the end of summer. How lovely! Who's the manufacturer? I think a payment to them is in order..."

"Actually, we made all of those ourselves," replied Django.

"Oh, such active imaginations," Linda said, smiling.

"WHAT?" screamed Candace. "NNNNNOOOOO! MOM, THAT'S TRUE! THEY MADE THOSE THINGS THEMSELVES!"

"Oh really, Candace? Do you honestly expect me to believe that children can make all of this?"

"I do," replied Vanessa, stepping into the backyard followed by Ferb, Lawrence, and the Doofenshmirtzes.

"Me, too," Roger said. "I've seen it myself. As mayor of Danville, I can vouch for that."

"Wait a minute," said Linda, "are you telling me that children actually did this?"

"Yep."

"Actually," said Ferb, "Phineas and I did most of the work-"

"WHAT?" screeched Linda, causing Candace to giggle. "FERB FLETCHER, YOU AND PHINEAS ACTUALLY DID ALL OF THIS?"

"Yeah!" Candace cried. "See Mom! I WAS telling the truth! Phineas and Ferb HAVE been making all of these in-"

"NOT ANOTHER WORD FROM YOU, YOUNG LADY!" Linda scolded, looking at Candace now.

"What? Why are you yelling at ME now? You should be yelling at Ferb."

"I can't believe it. Candace, I've left you in charge of your brothers, but you just stood by and let them become endangered while they made all of this!"

"I tried to stop them, Mom, I swear!"

"No, you didn't. All you did was keep calling me!"

"To bust the boys!"

"I don't care. You didn't do anything better, Candace! You should've just evacuated your brothers!"

"I-" Candace began, but she sunk herself into thought. Maybe she should've just evacuated her brothers.

"I thought so. Candace Gertrude Flynn, you are BUSTED for not protecting your brothers right. As for you-" Linda looked at Ferb. "-Frank Lawrence Fletcher, you are BUSTED for making all of these! Get Phineas! I need to bust him too!"

"I would, Mum," replied Ferb, "but Phineas hasn't been here for most of the day."

"WHAT?" Linda shrieked, outraged. "WHERE IS HE?"

"He said he needed to go the Blueprint Heaven."

Linda procured her cell phone and prepared to dial a number. "Not anymore..."

"Uh, honey?" asked Lawrence. "Don't you think it's a bit harsh to punish the kids? They haven't been hurt by those things yet."

Linda's response was cold. "That's right, honey. Yet. And why are you so protective of them? ...You didn't participate in those inventions, didn't you?"

Lawrence gulped. "Actually, I did participate in a select few-"

"LAWRENCE ANTHONY FLETCHER! I CAN'T BELIEVE YOU! YOU LET OUR CHILDREN BE ENDANGERED! YOU ARE BUSTED FOR BEING A TERRIBLE PARENT IN OUR FAMILY!"

"Uh, Linda-" began Charlene.

"Back off, Charlene!" cut off Linda menacingly. "This is a Flynn-Fletcher family matter. No need for you to butt in!"

"Now, now, Mrs. Flynn-Fletcher-" Roger said kindly.

"You too!"

For once in his life, Roger felt himself become smaller as he stepped back towards his parents. In fact, everyone except the members of the Flynn-Fletcher family became fearful and took a step backward to avoid getting embroiled into the conflict. Linda was staring daggers at her family, rage burning in her eyes. Candace started to wish that the Mysterious Force would've acted earlier...

"We're ALL gonna have a talk tonight," Linda snarled as she dialed Phineas's number and put it to her ear.

To everyone's surprise, a ringing was heard in earshot. Everyone looked up to see Phineas perched on the Flynn-Fletcher roof, Doofenshmirtz and Norm by his side. His green eyes burned with triumph as his lips curved into an evil smile.


Original A/N: Gosh, it was intense, writing down the second part of the chapter. I hope Linda wasn't OOC, yelling up that storm. I didn't know exactly how she'd react on the show if Candace was finally able to bust Phineas and Ferb, but judging by clues, I figured it'd be a nasty scene. Hope it wasn't over-the-top nastiness, though.

And the Shadow reveals himself! Let the epicness begin!

My, wasn't the chapter's title greatly appropriate or WHAT?

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Well, hope you enjoyed this chapter! TheCartoonFanatic01 is out. PEACE!

...

FINALLY! Candace didn't invade the Author's Notes at all!

Candace: You were saying?

Oh, dear God...

New A/N: I gotta say, this is not really my proudest moment here. I feel like I made Linda a little too OOC for her own good. Even if we don't really know how she'd react if Candace succeeded in "busting" her brothers, I feel like it wouldn't be too over-the-top. If anything, I feel like she would be lukewarm with Phineas and Ferb.

Other than that, there isn't really much else to comment on here, especially given this is a pretty short chapter. I will say I'm a bit surprised I got the entire extended Doofenshmirtz family involved (including ROGER, for Pete's sake), but I am not too piqued about it right now. We'll see what they have to offer in the future.

Now, I'd like to thank the following for reviewing:

-Maeph93:

1) How exactly was the last chapter different from what you remembered?

2) Yeah, Lawrence is still the leader of LOVEMUFFIN. It was all based on an episode whose title I've now forgotten, silly me. :P

3) I was SO close. SO CLOSE! XP

Well, hope you enjoyed this chapter! TheCartoonFanatic01 is out. PEACE!

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