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Darla Meets Xena: Warrior Princess

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"This must be what it feels like to be She-Ra." Darla smiled as she wore her hair down while riding in the sky with her very own pegasus that Drell got for her after sending Atticus to meet a different Hercules from the one he and Cherry knew a very long time ago.

"Shall we go home now?" The pegasus asked her.

"It has to be lunch time by now, Sprinkles." Darla nodded as she then made the pegasus land in the Fudo backyard.

After they landed, Darla went inside. Sprinkles smiled to Darla and soon went to get some sleep as this was a long time together to wait until lunch.

"What's for lunch?" Darla asked as she took her Moon Staff and waved it to change back into her clothes since she was dressed like a warrior princess to fit in the mood with riding on her very own pegasus.

"I think we're going to have pizza bagels." Emily smiled.

"Great!" Darla beamed. "Um, where's Atticus?"

"He and the others are in the Netherworld right now, they had to meet someone there." Emily replied as she looked just as curious as the young girl.

In the Netherworld...

Enchantra was with Cassandra and there was a black-haired woman with a brown-haired man.

"Mom... Dad..." Cassandra whispered before going toward her parents.

"Now, dear, I'm sure that Drell was joking about his message." Elizabeth said to her husband.

"Yes, but to ruin his joke; I am going to crush this Atticus boy." Chris smirked.

Cassandra soon rushed to hug her parents. Elizabeth and Chris smiled as they hugged their daughter back.

"So glad you two could make it." Enchantra smiled to her sister and brother-in-law.

"No problem." Elizabeth said.

"So, I guess you heard about Drell's announcement?" Enchantra asked Chris with a small smirk.

"This has to be a prank, right?" Chris replied. "No one could be stronger than me."

"Oh, it's no prank." Enchantra smirked.

"What?!" Chris glared. "Lies!"

"I'm afraid you're going to meet your match soon." Enchantra told her brother-in-law while Cassandra was still hugging her mother as it had been too long since they last saw each other.

"It's a lie, I just know it!" Chris declared as he pounded his fist on the table that was in front of him, destroying it.

Soon enough, Drell came in with Atticus, Mo, Patch, and Cherry.

"Ladies and gentlemen, I give you, The Troublefields." Drell introduced the couple.

"Uh, it's nice to meet you both...I think." Mo said, unsure how to feel.

Chris soon started to make his way to the group.

"Hello, sir." Atticus said.

"This is the kid?" Chris asked.

"Chris, this is Atticus, he's Patrick's son." Drell told the brown-haired warlock.

"HA!" Chris laughed. "So, he's a Wiccan with muscles that are just for show?"

"He's stronger than he looks..." Drell warned.

"He's a show-off, Daddy!" Cassandra latched onto Chris. "He's always bragging and boasting about how strong he is!"

"Then it's time I get rid of him once and for all." Chris said as he cracked his knuckles.

"What the-?!" Atticus's eyes widened. "We just met, sir!"

"So sad it has to be short then." Chris smirked.

"Don't even think about it," Drell told Chris. "I promised Atticus I'd take him and his friends, and his adorable little sister to Mount Olympus for a visit."

"Fine, but we're coming with." Chris glared, referring to himself and his family.

"We are?" Elizabeth and Cassandra asked.

"Yes, we are," Chris replied before he towered over Atticus. "You will learn to respect me once you are beaten. How strong are you?"

"He's met Hercules before and Zeus has rewarded him with wonderful strength." Drell bragged for Atticus.

"Stop telling lies." Chris glared at Drell.

"Excuse me?" Drell glared back before he soon got an idea on how to prove he was telling the truth.

"Can we go now?" Atticus asked Drell. "It's about lunch time back home."

"Yes, you can go." Drell allowed.

"Thanks, and thanks for letting us go to Mount Olympus." Atticus smiled before going back home with the others.

Drell smiled back before glaring at Chris. "I don't lie."

"Except for maybe about your age." Enchantra mocked.

"Aw, go kiss a toad." Drell rolled his eyes at the witch queen.

"I am going to crush him." Chris glared as he was about to go and crush Atticus.

"Calm yourself, Chris," Drell replied. "You haven't seen Cassandra since she left Witch Academy, wouldn't you rather bond with her and catch up since she's been in high school with Sabrina?"

"How dare you make my daughter share her education with that half-mortal!" Elizabeth scoffed in disgust.

"She had to experience in the mortal world." Drell said.

"Just make sure you have a better college for our little Cassandra!" Elizabeth scolded.

"Yes, ma'am." Drell rolled his eyes.

"Now, when do we leave?" Chris asked.

"Soon, let me assure you..." Drell told them before walking off. "Now, if you'll excuse me... I have to meet Skippy in the North Pole... Poor guy got his tongue stuck to the pole again thinking it was a giant candy cane. You think he would learn by now or before Christmas."

"Fine." Chris glared.

"Pain in the butt..." Drell muttered in annoyance about Chris. "And I thought Aku's daughter in the future was a brat."

Meanwhile, back with the Fudo family...

Lunch was being served as Atticus and Patch came back home and walked downstairs.

"Who wants pizza bagels?" Emily smiled to the boys.

"Me!" Atticus and Patch smiled back.

Emily giggled as she then gave them some helpings for their lunch. "So, what did Drell want?" she then asked.

"We asked him if we could visit Mount Olympus." Atticus replied before eating some pizza bagels.

"And he said yes." Patch added with a smile.

"Did you ask about me?" Darla asked her big brother.

"Yes, and you're set to come with us." Atticus smiled to her.

"Awesome, I get to visit Mount Olympus!" Darla cheered.

They soon finished their pizza bagels.

"So, what did you do before lunch?" Atticus asked his little sister.

"She was pretending to be a warrior princess and I was her steed." Sprinkles said.

"Sprinkles!" Darla gasped at her pegasus.

"What? You were." Sprinkles told her.

"Okay, I was." Darla smiled sheepishly to her big brother.

"Hm..." Atticus smirked. "Well, it'll be good practice for when you visit Mount Olympus with us."

"Yay!" Darla smiled.

"I'm glad you're excited, it's such an honor, like being an honored guest to Canterlot." Atticus smiled back.

"Sure sounds like it." Darla said.

"I'm excited to go," Patch agreed. "I just wonder who else besides Hercules we'll see?"

"Who knows?" Atticus shrugged.

"Are there any dog gods and goddesses?" Patch asked. "Cherry told me about Anubis from Egyptian mythology."

"Hmm... I'm not sure if there are any dog gods or dog goddesses in Greek mythology." Atticus shrugged.

"Aw..." Patch pouted.

"Sorry, I just know Anubis..." Cherry shrugged to Patch herself. "Egyptian mythology is more my niche than Grecian."

"I understand." Patch said.

"I'm sure you'll have fun either way, Patch, we sure did when we visited Mount Olympus." Cherry told the dog.

"Yeah." Atticus nodded.

"I'd like to meet the goddesses, they sound exotic," Darla replied. "Especially Aphrodite."

"You mean the Goddess of Love?" Mo asked.

"She sounds so beautiful." Darla nodded.

"I think you'd like her," Atticus smiled. "She's a bit of a fashionista in her own way, mostly around love, well, she is the mother of Cupid."

"Oh, yes, very much so." Mo nodded in agreement.

Darla smiled as she felt very excited to visit Mount Olympus with the others.

"So, what was with that warrior princess thing earlier?" Sprinkles asked.

"Oh, I was just pretending to be Xena," Darla replied. "Nora Thunderman was talking about her."

"She used to be a great warrior." Atticus said.

"You know about her?" Darla gasped to her big brother.

"I've done my research." Atticus said.

"She sounds amazing," Darla replied. "I'd love to meet her."

"Maybe we'll meet her." Atticus said.

Darla smiled back before hugging him.

Later that night, everyone was going to do their own thing for dinner until they would soon leave for Mount Olympus as promised by Drell. Enchantra had a special dinner for her sister and brother-in-law visiting and they decided to use their magic to make the house like in Ancient China and even wore kimonos and spoke in Chinese with each other, though Chris was more anxious to face Atticus than reconnecting with his family.

"So, um, I got straight A's in school." Cassandra told her parents.

"That's wonderful." Elizabeth smiled.

"Except for this F." Chris said.

"F?!" Cassandra's face paled.

Chris took out the report card to show the F by Cassandra's name, but it was about gender.

"Uh, that just means 'female', Dad." Cassandra replied.

"Genders aren't any excuse to get F's in school." Elizabeth sighed.

Cassandra frowned a bit in concern to her parents' response to her report cards in both regular classes and Magic Training Classes in the school boiler room with Ms. Magrooney and Mr. Snipe.

"Your father was always the competitive type." Enchantra told her niece.

"It's true." Chris said.

"Remind me not to tangle with him." Mephista commented as he was given a carrot since he was a rabbit and all.

"I'll remind you." Cassandra said.

"So, tell me more about this joke that Drell's mentioned about a Wiccan named Atticus Fudo." Chris asked his sister-in-law.

"It's not a joke, Dad..." Cassandra muttered.

"What?" Chris asked his daughter. "What do you mean, Cassandra?"

"It's a long story, but Atticus is usually on top of gym classes and anything in physical fitness," Cassandra explained. "He's the best athlete in school."

"He's also the star quarterback player on the football team." Mephista added.

"That too." Cassandra nodded.

"There's no way a mere high school Wiccan can be stronger than me though!" Chris slammed his fists on the dinner table which nearly broke it in half. "And I'll prove it when I crush him with my bare hands."

"Oh, Chris." Elizabeth replied.

"Of course, Daddy." Cassandra nodded as she ate her egg roll.

"Oh, boy, I'm glad I'm not facing your dad." Mephista said.

"You lucked out for once, Bunny Boy." Cassandra smirked to her familiar.

"I sure did." Mephista said.

They soon finished dinner together.

"My patience grows thin," Chris glared to his sister-in-law. "Enchantra, tell Drell I wish to face this Atticus tomorrow and I'm not taking no for an answer!"

"Okay, but he won't be happy with your demand." Enchantra said.

"I don't care!" Chris replied.

Enchantra sighed as she then went to see Drell as he was just about to have dinner himself with his family as Skippy served like a servant, though of course he would get to eat with them since he was an honorary family member due to being friends with Drell for hundreds and hundreds of years despite the bullying at times.

"Drell, I have a message for you from Chris." Enchantra told him.

"Must you interrupt me whilst I dine?" Drell asked as Skippy served a rich and royal chicken dinner.

"I'm sorry, Drell, but Chris is really anxious to go up against Atticus, Mount Olympus or no Mount Olympus." Enchantra told the warlock.

"He was always impatient." Drell groaned.

Skippy hid a small smirk.

"Shut up, don't you say a word!" Drell glared at him as he soon finished his meal off before leaving.

Skippy waved as Drell went off.

"Forgive me, forgive me, forgive me." Drell prayed as he came to get the kids to make them visit Mount Olympus sooner since Cassandra's father was anxious to face Atticus.

"Forgive you for what?" Atticus asked as Drell had arrived.

"Atticus, I'm sorry, but change of plans," Drell told him. "Chris wants to face you tomorrow, no questions asked. I suggest you get a nice big dinner, take a shower, and go straight to bed."

"With how impatient he is, I'll do just that." Atticus said.

"That's my advice, like a boxer or wrestler before the big match." Drell nodded.

Atticus nodded, taking Drell's advice.

"Have a good night now, I hope you win." Drell comforted Atticus like the son he never had.

"How can I not?" Atticus asked.

"Well, before you were born, Chris was the strongest." Drell replied.

"Oh, so he's jealous." Atticus said.

"Very much so, worse than the green-eyed monster." Drell nodded.

"Was he stronger than you?" Atticus asked.

"Maybe a little bit?" Drell replied nervously, not wanting to be honest with that question.

"A little bit?" Atticus asked, unconvinced.

"Okay, he was stronger than me and still was." Drell confessed.

"He must be and you were stronger than me when we first met." Atticus replied.

"True." Drell nodded.

"I'll be fine, Drell, I'll see you around." Atticus said.

"Okay, good night, I'll see you later." Drell replied as he then took his leave.

Atticus soon went to have dinner.

Emily smiled as she served some steak with plenty of vegetables.

"Looks great, Mom." Atticus smiled back.

"I do my best." Emily smiled.

"And you succeed." Atticus smiled back.

Everyone then began to eat their dinner together as it was a good night, but tomorrow would be a big day for Atticus tomorrow.

After dinner, Atticus went to bed.

"Going to bed so early, kiddo?" Patrick asked.

"I have to face someone tomorrow." Atticus replied with a yawn since he had a very full stomach now.

"Chris?" Patrick guessed.

"Yeah..." Atticus nodded. "We'll talk later."

"Get some rest, son." Patrick allowed.

Atticus nodded again and went into his bedroom with Patch, and where once he went to sleep, Patch went to sleep next.

"Should've seen this coming..." Patrick sighed. "Chris Troublefield..."

"Do I wanna know?" Darla asked as she was in her pajamas and ready for bed herself.

"Let's just say before your big brother Chris was the strongest man in the world." Patrick said.

"Oh?" Darla replied.

"Come on, sweetheart, it's time for bed." Emily said as she took Darla upstairs.

"Can't you at least tell me about it?" Darla asked on the way to her bedroom.

"If I tell you, will you go to sleep?" Patrick asked.

"Yes." Darla promised.

"All right..." Patrick replied. "Brush your teeth, wash your face, and I'll meet you in your bed."

Darla nodded and then went to do everything to get ready for sleep.

After a few moments passed, Darla was soon in her bedroom.

"Okay, Darla, you all snuggled in?" Patrick asked.

"Yes," Darla smiled. "Now, tell me about this guy Chris. Is he like the merman Christopher that Jessica met during our summer vacation in Atlantica with Aunt Athena and Uncle Triton?"

"Not exactly." Patrick said.

"That's why you were nervous," Darla replied. "Christopher seems much too nice."

"Yeah, he's a good guy and perfect for your sister," Patrick nodded. "Now, Chris was a bit of a show-off, especially back in school at the Worcestershire School, I could never tell who was worse: Him or Lancelot."

"How strong is he?" Darla asked.

"Well, before Atticus, much stronger," Patrick replied. "He was on every sports team back in school, so he was a bit of a jock and bullied nearly everyone, but would often try to woo the girls. Especially Guinevere, but Arthur liked her."

"Whoa," Darla said. "Was he even stronger than Uncle Sportacus?"

"Could've been very likely, though I don't think anyone could be more fit and athletic like Uncle Sportacus." Patrick replied. "He always bossed people around with his strength. You could say he's as rotten as Robbie though."

"Whoa," Darla said again out of shock. "When did you first see him use his strength?"

"At school," Patrick replied as it was now time for a flashback. "Drell, Arthur, and I saw him trying out for weight-lifting which was as popular as jousting, of course, Artie only had the strength to uncover Excalibur and his dog found The Bone of Scone."

We are shown the Middle Ages of when Patrick was in high school.

"That Lancelot's a real jerk," Patrick told Drell as they were in their passing period. "You'd swear he's gonna be King of the Bullies someday."

"Well, at least it can't get any worse." Drell said.

"Sometimes I feel like it can..." Patrick sighed. "I sometimes have dreams that a void or something dark will take my sister away."

"Ah, Patty, don't be ridiculous," Drell replied. "Nothing's gonna happen to Delilah."

"Move over, chumps!" A voice called out.

"I have a feeling it just got worse." Drell said.

The two soon turned to see a brown-haired boy who seemed a bit bigger than them in strength.

"So, you weenies on any sports teams?" The boy asked.

"Oh, my mother told me about you," Drell groaned. "You're a transfer student, Christian Troublefield."

"It's Chris and don't you forget it!" The boy warned.

"So, are you really as strong as my mother tells me you are or is that just a rumor?" Drell smirked.

"I bet I'm stronger than you, Tubby!" Chris glared.

"What did you call me?!" Drell glared back.

"Drell, calm down." Patrick said.

"No, Patrick, let him talk!" Drell glared.

"Tubby..." Chris mocked the warlock, attempting to shove him back like a typical school bully and which was successful.

"I'LL KILL YOU!" Drell soon chased after Chris.

Chris ran, though he had a plan in mind for this. He soon tripped Arthur to make him fall in the mud with a smirk.

"Artie!" Patrick cried out for his friend.

"I'm alright." Arthur groaned.

Chris kept running and even ruined a game that the nerds were playing which frustrated them.

"GET OVER HERE SO I CAN KILL YOU!" Drell snapped as he chased after Chris.

Soon enough, Drell ended up in the gym and looked all around for Chris who seemed to disappear as soon as he came into the school gym which was now empty.

"Where did he go?" Drell asked.

Chris soon appeared right behind Drell and tackled him down to the floor.

"Oof!" Drell groaned.

Chris smirked as he then began to pummel Drell.

"HEEEELP!" Drell cried out as not even he was strong enough to take on Chris.

Patrick soon came into the gym. "Hey, leave him alone!"

"Or what?" Chris scoffed. "I hear you're just a Wiccan and not even a real warlock or wizard."

"I might not be a warlock, but-" Patrick started before getting grabbed by Chris.

"But nuthin'!" Chris smirked. "You're weaker than Drell is and you'll never be anything!"

"You better cut it out!" Patrick glared. "I'm not a warlock, but I'm taking magic lessons from Mr. Merlin!"

"So?" Chris scoffed.

"Chris, you stop it now!" Drell glared. "I'm gonna tell my mother and she'll have you turned into a familiar for 100 years!"

"Fine." Chris glared.

He then got off before kicking Drell in the stomach.

"I like your style." A wavy black-haired boy smirked.

"Yeah?" Chris replied. "Who wants to know?"

"I'm Lancelot." The boy gave his name.

"Oh, I was afraid of this." Drell groaned.

"Since then, besides the gods of Mount Olympus, Chris has been the strongest," Patrick narrated to Darla about his school days back in the Middle Ages. "He's worse than Drell with a hernia."

"Atticus said that Zazu said the same thing about Mufasa." Darla smiled.

"Oh, did he now?" Patrick replied.

"Yeah, only mad as a hippo with a hernia." Darla clarified.

"Same difference if you ask me." Patrick whispered with a small smirk.

This caused Darla to giggle quietly.

"All right, Darla, it's time for bed," Patrick said. "Atticus has a big day and you have a big adventure ahead of you."

"I know, Daddy..." Darla smiled before yawning. "Good night."

"Good night." Patrick replied before kissing her good night and turned out her light while leaving so she could sleep, and where this seemed to do the trick.

It was mostly a good night for everyone, though Chris felt very sure of himself and determined to beat Atticus no matter what it would take. It was clear where Cassandra got her competitive side from, and where he even was going to try and get the Titans on his side.