“It looks creepy,” Mirror Dorkpool said.
He and Dorkpool were squatting and staring at a plush Ruby Rose toy on a shelf in Mirror’s quarters. The toy seemed rather plump, and honestly did have a creepy look about it.
“Yeah, yeah it is,” Dorkpool said. He got up, and added, “Well, enjoy your gift,”
“Wait, where are you going?” Mirror asked.
“My quarters. Why?”
“Well, um, don’t you want to, er, stay a bit longer?”
Dorkpool thought for a second. “Indo’s in my quarters right now so no, not really.”
“But what if the plush is possessed or something?” Mirror blurted.
Dorkpool just stared at him. “Are you aware of how stupid that sounds? I mean, when have plush toys ever been evil?”
Dorkpool was silent, yet his judgement was obvious.
“Ok, yeah, that’s stupid,” Mirror said.
“Listen, it’s just a toy. It’s not going to hurt you. And if it does, hurt it back. We’ve gotten through worse,” Dorkpool said.
“Yeah. Yeah, you’re right,” Mirror said, sounding a bit more confident.
“Good night,” Dorkpool said, and exited Mirror’s quarters.
“Yeah, good night,”
Mirror stood in his quarters.
Just him and the plush. And the other RWBY merchandise. And sonic screwdrivers, phasers, lightsabers, bat’lethmey, and all kinds of weaponry.
“Yeah, I’m good,” Mirror told himself, and went to bed.
Mirror’s dreams that night were…disturbing.
The Cheese Doodle had crashed and was burning. Dorkpool, Indo, and Mirror Poison were all dead. The flag of his empire was burning.
All of his comics and RWBY merchandise and everything he owned was destroyed.
And standing atop it all, looking down upon it like a malevolent god was the Ruby plush.
“JUSTICE WILL BE PAINFUL,” it growled in a voice that sounded like it came from the very depths of Hell.
Mirror woke up in a cold sweat.
“Lights!” he yelled, activating the lights in his quarters.
He looked around. Everything seemed normal; then again, why wouldn’t it be? He just had a bad dream. It’s not like it was caused by anything in his quarters. Right?
He was sure if he took a look at the shelf with the plush, he’d see it sitting right where it…was…supposed…to…
It was gone.
Mirror had no recollection of moving it.
Ok, this was starting to get really creepy. But it’s not like it could get any worse, right?
“Justice will be swift! Justice will be painful! It will be DELICIOUS!” an adorable female voice said rather close to Mirror.
Mirror turned around to see the Ruby plush.
In his bed.
Right next to him.
And if that weren’t creepy enough, it also repeated the quote from his dream (well, the complete quote), and these plushes weren’t supposed to talk.
Mirror took all of this in, and the only logical thing:
He ran out of his quarters yelling, “NOPE! NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE!” When he was out of breath, he put his hand against a wall, and stopped.
“Well…hopefully that thing…isn’t following me…anymore,” he panted.
He thought for a second, then looked right next to him. The damn thing was floating right there.
“I’m honestly not surprised,” Mirror said. And then bolted.
Meanwhile, in Dorkpool’s quarters, he and Indo were sitting on his bed, making out. Both were in the nude, for the most part (both still wore their masks), and clearly enjoying each other’s presence.
Dorkpool pulled himself away for a second.
“So, what do you want to do now?” he asked.
“Well, we could always use the – ” she started answering, before being interrupted by a knock on the door.
“Just ignore it. It’ll go away,” Dorkpool said.
“You sure?” Indo asked.
“Def – ” Dorkpool started before being interrupted by a knock on the door.
“Guys? I got a problem,” Mirror said from behind the door.
“Could you go away? We’re kind of busy,” Dorkpool said.
“I could really use some help,” Mirror said.
Dorkpool looked at Indo.
“I’ll be back soon,” he said.
Indo just smiled.
Dorkpool got out of bed, put on a bathrobe, and exited his quarters.
“What is it?” he growled at Mirror.
Mirror took a look at Dorkpool’s clothing choice, and asked, “Wait, were you doing something?”
“Someone, actually, and yes, I was. Now what is it?”
Mirror just pointed to his right. Dorkpool turned and saw the floating plush.
“You came back!” the plush said.
“Ok, yeah, this could be a problem,” Dorkpool said, and tried grabbing the plush. The thing flew under him, and said, “Normal knees,”
“Rude,” Dorkpool muttered, and tried dropping on top of it. The plush flew above him, and Dorkpool just fell onto the ground.
Mirror tried grabbing it, but, once again, the plush floated away.
“We have to follow it!” Mirror said.
“Why, exactly?” Dorkpool asked.
“Who knows what it could if it isn’t stopped?”
Dorkpool stared at him, then asked, “Weren’t you the one that was afraid of it?”
“Yes, and I still am. But we need to stop it!”
“Well, if we are, we’re going to need weapons.”
“Don’t you have some in your quarters?” Mirror asked.
“Uh, yeah, let’s not check mine,” Dorkpool said quickly.
“Wh – oh, right. Well, I got some in mine,” Mirror said.
“Let’s go then,” Dorkpool declared, and they went.
A few minutes later, they exited Mirror’s quarters, holding all manners of weaponry.
“Alright, so we have a bunch of weapons and look badass. Now, where’s the plush?” Dorkpool asked.
“I…have no idea,” Mirror admitted.
Dorkpool sighed, and said, “Computer, where’s the evil plush?”
“Dorkpool’s quarters,” it answered.
“Hm. If we go in there guns blazing, Indo could get hurt,” Mirror noted.
“What do you mean ‘we?’” Dorkpool asked.
“Well, aren’t we going to destroy the thing?” Mirror asked.
“Sure. When it wasn’t in the same room as my girlfriend who might not be clothed,” Dorkpool said.
“Good point,” Mirror responded.
“Just let me handle it. You stay outside for support. If I don’t come back soon, assume the worst,” Dorkpool said, walking to his quarters. He opened the door, expecting the worst, and found…
Indo, wearing a shirt, sitting on his bed reading a book.
“Alright, where is it?” Dorkpool asked.
“Where’s what?” Indo asked in response.
“The evil plush toy,”
“Ohhh…you mean this,” Indo said, holding up a plush toy covered in cuts.
Dorkpool walked over and examined it. Yep, it was the Ruby one.
“What happened?” he asked.
“Well, I was waiting for you when this thing suddenly appeared floating right next to me, and said, ‘But why would I need friends if I have you?’ Then it started glowing, and I decided that it probably was a bad thing, so I took it and cut it up. Then it stopped glowing, and when I let go of it, it fell down,” Indo explained.
Quite a few questions were going through Dorkpool’s head at that moment, and he decided to voice one. “So how did you catch it?”
Indo shrugged. “Well, it didn’t put up much of a fight. Why, did you and Mirror have trouble with it?”
“Well, you could say that…” Dorkpool said. Then: “Oh, speaking of which…” He then poked his head out of his quarters, gave Mirror a “thumbs up,” and then went back inside his quarters.
“So…wanna pick up where we left off?” he asked seductively.
“No, I’d like to read my book, actually,” Indo replied.
“Seriously? I mean, I came back soon,”
“Yeah, but I never said I’d be in the mood when you came back.”
Dorkpool sighed. Indo read. And then a voice said, “Women,”
“Did you hear that?” Dorkpool inquired.
“Yeah,” Indo answered, putting her book down.
"That didn't come from Ruby," Dorkpool noted.
From behind the door, Mirror said, “Guys, I’m going to need some more help…”