By Gemini "Nightmare" Red
Top: Ahhhh, what a beauuuutiful day!
Needle: He's delirious!
Gauntlet: It looks like all the other team members are too...I wonder why...
Gauntlet: Do you know why?
Needle: Well see, seeing as how you always have parties and never invite us, we kinda threw a revenge party and it got really wild...I didn't attend, but Gemini Blue told me the gist of it...and now he's having timed moodswings in his room. Every first five minutes he giggles like a school girl, then every second five minutes he believes the government is spying on us! So I gave him a sick day...
Gauntlet: WHAT!!! YOU HAD A PARTY WITHOUT ME??!!
Snake: I'm the Queen of England, people!
Nightmare: I'm delirious. Hey, what a coincidence! SO AM I!!!
Spark: Heh...let's blow up the government...
Needle: Spark's normal at least!
Spark: No, harming people is wrong!
Gauntlet: Then again...
(Hard Chick comes down the stairs...)
Hard: Hey guys, what's up?
Needle: You didn't go to the party?
Hard: No, I was too busy with...um...homework! (Thinking) Yes, homework...that's what I was doing...(Speaking) Little do they know I was dressing up like LOIS LANE!!!...I mean...heh...heheh...
Gauntlet: Ugh, this story needs a plot...
Hard: Or a writer that doesn't insult himself...
Needle: Hey, I think they are starting to recover!!!
Magnet: Hey, what are we doing here?
Top: Yech, get me off of this dirty floor...
Spark: Heheheh...let's blow up the government...
Gauntlet: Yep, back to normal...
Nightmare: Duh, what's this crazy gun-looking thing on my hand? (KABLAMMO!!!) Heheheh, that hurt! -- I think?
Magnet: I wonder why he is acting so dumb still?
Top: Remember, we dared him to make a stupid potion and drink it?
Snake: Yeah...heheh...that was funny...
Spark: I guess it didn't wear off very quickly...
(Suddenly, the doorbell rings...)
Top: I'll get it...
Nightmare: Duh, don't trouble yourself...You go get it...
Top: Ugh, I can't decide which one's worse, him stupid or smart...
Gauntlet: Can we please open the door...maybe it will turn into a plot...
(Top opens the door to find the world's most hated man...a tax collector...)
Tax Collector: Greetings friends! I happened to notice your house, and I wanted to come in and see it! It looks so nice out there, only...I'm a little lost...can you tell me where I am?
Nightmare: Duh, you're here! Obviously!
Spark: Never mind him...you're at the Technodrome.
Tax Collector: Hmm...mmhmmm...AHA! You have been evading your taxes!
Nightmare: Duh-- he a gettin' 'way right now yuhuh!
Snake: Well, STOP HIM!!!
Nightmare: Well gee willickers mister, I aint done too proper sure how!
Top: Sigh...TOP SPIN!!!
Gauntlet: OWWWWWWWW! Alright fine, whaddaya want?
Spark: What did you do with the tax money WE gave YOU to send to the IRS???
Gauntlet: Um...well, first I went to the movies...bought some popcorn and a drink...oh and one of those candy bags you fill yourself! Then after the movie I went shopping and picked up...
Nightmare: Yur borin'!
Top: Yeah, thanks a lot Gauntlet...
Tax Collector: According to my calculations, you owe...2 billion dollars...
Top: THAT'S ALL THE MONEY WE HAVE!
Snake: Yeah, but I guess we can't fight the law...any more...
Spark: We could blow up the government...?
Needle: A-heh. He's delirious! Fine, take the money...
(Needle hands the tax collector all the Maniacs' money.)
Tax Collector: I'm so sorry miss, but if you had paid your taxes on time they wouldn't have had an increase like this...
(The tax collector leaves...)
Hard: Now we're poor!
Gauntlet: No we're not! Not with my...COUNTERFEIT MONEY MACHINE!!! I cleverly switched the cash before you gave it to him!!!
Snake: Well, I guess everything turned out alright...
Tax Collector: I heard that! Now please give me the REAL money...
Top: Damn you Gauntlet!! Wait until he's out of earshot to brag!
Gauntlet: My bad...
Tax Collector: Thank you and good day!
Hard: Now we're poor again! AGAIN!
(The doorbell rings...)
Top: (Sighs) Come in...
Jonathan: Hey! What's up boys and girls?
Gauntlet: Hey, Clownman!
Nightmare: D-uh, he's sure funny lookin yu-huh!
Jonathan: What's with him?
Snake: Stupid potion...
Jonathan: Number 13?
Spark: You betcha!
Jonathan: Say, why was King just coming out of your driveway?
Jonathan: Yeah, you know! The villain from that "Rockman & Forte" game!
Hard: HE WASN'T A TAX COLLECTOR!?!
Top: HE STOLE OUR MONEY!!!
Snake: WE HAVE TO GET IT BACK!!!
Spark: FOLLOW THAT ROBOT!!!
Gauntlet: So, Clownman, what's up with you?
Needle: Gauntlet, get over here!
Nightmare: Gosh, my name ain't Gauntlet, silly!
Gauntlet: What about him?
Hard: He can't stay here, he'll break something!
Top: Fine, bring him with us! But we can't let him fight, he'll kill us all!!!!
Nightmare: Gawrsh mister, that ain't purdy darned nice!
Spark: Shut up and follow us!
King: So, you found out that I am really King!
Hard: Give us back our money!
King: I think not!
(King hits everyone with his axe except Gemini Red, and they all fall, including Gemini Red.)
King: Why did you fall, I didn't even hit you!
Nightmare: Well gawrsh, everyone is doin' it!
Everyone Else: Ugh...
King: Hah! I don't even need to hit YOU hard, I'll just punch you and you'll be through!
(King socks Nightmare on the head.)
Nightmare: Hey, how did I get here?
Magnet: King knocked the smarts back into him!
Gauntlet: Well, duh!
Nightmare: Hey, isn't that our money with King?
Nightmare: GEMINI LASER!!! FULL POWER!
Needle: Now you're in for it...when there's money involved, he takes NO chances!
Nightmare: Nightmare Laser, fire NOW!!!!
(The laser hits King and goes right through his stomach.)
Everyone Else: Ouch!
Nightmare: I'll take that money now!
(Nightmare reaches over to the badly hurt King and takes the sack of cash.)
King: I'm not through yet! I'll be back!
Nightmare: Ah, go and bug an R&F team!
King: Farewell for now!
Snake: Well, I guess everything turned out alright in the end.
Magnet: I guess.
Needle: And we learned something too.
Gauntlet: When do we NOT?
Needle: Shut up. We learned that...WE REALLY NEED TO BRUSH UP ON OUR MEGA MAN KNOWLEDGE IF WE DIDN'T RECOGNIZE KING!!
Spark: Actually, I recognized him, but I thought the editor was just repurposing his sprite since there aren't any "tax collector" images on hand. Like how those UN delegates were all Planeteers...
Top: Well, until Nightmare TRULY becomes smart...
Top: We are, the MECHANICAL MANIACS!
Nightmare: Yay! A whole epilogue without one remark on...well, you know!
Top: Correction. We are, the MECHANICAL MANIACS AND A GUY IN TIGHTS!
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