Chapter One: Battlefield
The rifles fired and painted troops a beautiful rose-red as land mines detonated under their fleeing boots. Only one man managed to infiltrate the enemy territory.
His name was Flippy.
He ran into the opposing general's tent and set off two different nukes. The green bear was only fourteen, but he had mastered every form of arms and explosives possible. The nukes went off, and Flippy jumped out of the blast zone.
"Agh... Huh? Hey! What're you-" An arrow shot through Flippy's arm, exploding into a bloody mess.
Flippy screamed and sat up.
"Whoa.. Whoa..." He sighed, brutally reminded of his short time in the W.A.R. He splashed water on his face just as his doorbell rang. It was still dark, so he had to prod around to find the knob. Once he opened it, he found himself nose-to-nose with Lifty and Shifty. The twin raccoons looked at him, bearing sharp grinning canines.
"Hey. You guys... Need anything?" Flippy asked, crossing his arms impatiently.
"Nope! Disco Bear just wants to borrow... Uhh... Wha'das he wanna borrow...?" Lifty replied, bowing his head. Shifty whipped his fadora off and smacked the other with it.
"OW!!! Why you...!!!" Lifty jumped on his brother, starting a huge brawl. Flippy, growing drowsy and very irritated, slammed the door and tromped back up the stairs to his room. The green bear slipped under the covers and stared out of the window to watch the snow fall.
He jolted upright and stared at his window. He jumped back as a blue flying squirrel silently invaded his room.
"Splendid the Super Squirrel! To what do I owe the pleasure?" Flippy growled. Splendid rolled his eyes, snapped his fingers, and Flippy stood at attention, just as he had in the war.
"No mischief, soldier? No.." Splendid teased. "Murderous antics?"
Flippy's teeth clenched and his paws tightened into fists. "Nobody will ever understand..." The bear sobbed. "I can't control myself when he's inside of me..."
The rodent knew very well that what he was doing was terribly wrong, so he pushed Flippy to the bed and threw the covers over him. Splendid sat at the end of the bed.
"Is your therapy working?"
"Yeah, Fliqpy seems to be quiet, for now."
Splendid made a confused little sound. "Fliqpy?"
Flippy nodded. "My name for..." He gulped. "Him."
"O-oh..." Splendid mused. "I see."
Complete silence enveloped them and drowsyness became a deadly disease.