Kim groaned as she slid open her window and leaped out of it to the ground, hitting it with a roll to end up on her feet facing a furious Shego. “Shego, please don’t do this, I don’t want to fight you.”
“That’s too bad Kimmie… see, you took something from me, and I want her back,” Shego growled stalking closer, “Give me Nemmy back.”
“I can’t do that Shego,” Kim whispered with defeat in her voice. ‘God do I wish I could Shego.’
Shego growled fiercely her eyes glowing with rage as she drew nearer to Kim. “I won’t tell you again Possible. Where’s my cat?”
“She’s gone Shego, I can’t get her back!” Kim shouted briefly before ducking the first swipe of Shego’s claws. “Don’t do this Shego!”
Leaping away Kim felt the heat off of Shego’s claws as they passed within inches of her back. ‘She’s not holding back… I can still get her to stop. I can do anything!’
Dropping down to the ground Kim watched as Shego charged forward once again, slashing and clawing away like a madwoman. Waiting for just the right moment Kim leaped through the air, to land on Shego’s shoulders, knocking the older woman back as she somersaulted off. Flipping through the air, Kim added a twist so that she was facing Shego who was already charging at her again.
Ducking under the first strike, Kim slammed her fist into Shego’s solar plexus as hard as she could, in an attempt to buy some time to come up with a plan. Shego’s roar of rage changed to a gasp within an instant allowing Kim to fall back. Gritting her teeth Kim watched Shego nervously as she tried to think of a way to get through to the irate villainess. Gulping against the bulge in her throat and the tightness of the choker, Kim knew that this fight was not going to be easy.
“Look Shego,” Kim pleaded quietly, “Let’s stop this and I’ll tell you why I can’t give you Nemmy back. Please, just calm down.”
Shego got her breath back while Kim was talking, though she still faked being winded, hoping to draw her opponent closer. “Good hit Kimmie… maybe… with that sneaking… you did… earlier you could… be a theif…”
Kim winced hearing pain in Shego’s voice, stepping closer to the wounded woman. “Please Shego, just listen to me and we can talk this over.”
Shego watched as Kim’s feet drew closer, waiting for the moment to strike. “I want Nemmy back you bitch, and you stole her from me. She was my only friend,” Shego growled out, trying to keep her breathing labored.
“I…” Kim started with a hurt tone before looking down at her feet, “I had no choice Shego, and I didn’t want to hurt you. Please just let’s talk about this and I’ll tell you why I can’t bring you Nemesis. Please SheeeeeEEE!” Kim cut herself off as a flaming claw raked up her front side, barely missing her.
Flipping back Kim gulped as Shego advanced on her again. Ducking under one claw strike she barely had time to see the lower one before it took her across the back, tearing into her shirt across the shoulder blades and burning the skin underneath. As she felt the scorching pain and smelt the burning flesh Kim let out a shriek, and rolled away.
Shego wasn’t letting up though. Kim had to block one downward strike only to have Shego’s boots meet with her ribs a second later, cracking a few and sending her sprawling. Shaking her head to clear it from the pain dizziness she felt, she never saw Shego approaching.
Shego bent down and picked Kim up by the hair, raising the younger girl up to stare directly into her face. “Possible. You will tell me where Nemmy is, or you will regret it for the rest of your life.”
Wincing in pain at being held up by her hair Kim tried to speak, but her pained ribs and heaving breath wouldn’t allow her to. Moving her mouth to speak, Kim tried to communicate where Nemmy was, but just couldn’t seem to form any words. Shego grew angrier with each failed attempt until finally she just threw the girl into a tree, causing her to grunt as she slid down the bark.
Looking up at Shego’s looming forms drawing nearer, Kim’s shaky hand dragged itself along her form to do the only thing she could think of. Grabbing the shirt’s collar she pulled it down to reveal the tight choker about her neck as she wheezed out, “Nemmy… here…”
Shego froze as she saw the glint of metal from the plate of the choker. She also knew that Kim couldn’t have removed it from Nemmy without breaking it, as she had burnt the ends closed just small enough that the cat’s head wouldn’t fit through.
Kneeling down next to Kim she gulped and stroked the collar with a trembling hand. “N… no… y… you can’t be…”
Shego’s eyes drifted to Kim’s, she stared into the olive orbs that were so familiar to her, searching for an answer. Shego’s mind found it in something Kim had said moments earlier, she had never told anyone the name Nemesis, only Nemmy and Shego knew it. Shego pulled her hand back as though burned when she saw Kim’s eyes glaze over with pain they slid shut, and Kim passed out.
Kim was Nemmy all along. Kim had been the one to be her friend, and she just beat her into unconsciousness. Curling herself into a ball next to Kim she watched the teen just laying there, barely breathing. After a moment her ears heard the sound of approaching sirens, but she didn’t care, her Nemmy needed her. Reaching out and stroking Kim’s hair Shego whispered, “I’m sorry I didn’t listen to you Princess, please don’t die… I need you to keep me sharp.”
Kim’s eyes fluttered open and slowly focused on Shego’s form as she smiled tiredly, the words, “Shego… Run…” barely escaped her lips before darkness consumed her world again, leaving her in a state of painless unconsciousness.
Shego gulped at Kim’s words. She had told Shego to run, to escape the cops for what she did. Kim still cared, and Shego needed to be free to find out more about why. Standing up Shego dusted off her cat suit and ran towards where she had left the hover pod. “We’ll talk again Nemmy, I promise.”
The next thing Kim knew when she woke up, was finding her parents slouched over the chairs at the end of her hospital bed, while the Tweebs napped on the longer couch near the window. Breathing in the rich Oxygen that they were pumping into her, Kim sighed as she felt something nuzzling her neck gently.
Looking down she saw a dark green cat, sitting on her bed staring at her with accusing eyes. “Sh… Shego?” Kim asked with great strain. The strange cat walked stood up on its hind quarters and walked up next to Kim’s head. Lifting one paw, the feline rested it on Kim’s lips lightly as its eye closed in a wink. Turning away from Kim’s head the cat nimbly leapt over the tubes and wires running into Kim heading down. With a final glance at Kim’s body, the silent cat walked gently onto Kim’s belly and curled up, her eyes looking at Kim’s sadly.
‘Oh boy, what do they have me on?’ Kim pondered as her eyes locked with the nearly black cat using her as a bed.