Shego stared at Kim, eyes wide in disbelief, after she slapped her. “Don't you ever touch me again,” Kim hissed.
Shego stood, unmoving and uncertain what to do after Kim's rebuff. Kim, on the other hand, had no wish to fight in the buff and turned and sprinted back into the bathroom. She slammed the door shut and pulled the mission clothes she'd just taken off out of the hamper. She worried she was too sore to fight, but she wasn't about to let Shego invade her home and fondle her in her own room.
Ron stared at Kim, eyes wide in disbelief, after she slapped him. “Don't you ever touch me again,” Kim hissed.
Ron stood, unmoving and uncertain as Kim stepped back, closed her eyes, and took a deep breath. “Look, Ron,” she apologized. “I'm sorry, I overreacted. You're my best friend and that's not going to change, but something happened on today's mission. It's going to be hard for you to accept, and I'm sorry, but… Look, we'll talk in a minute. I have to check on something.
Her words ran through his mind, ‘You're my best friend and that's not going to change, but something happened on today's mission…’ “She'd dumping me,” Ron realized. “She's dumping me.”
Kim reached her room to find Shego at the open window. “It took you longer to get in than I thought it would,” she teased.
“What are you talking about?” Shego demanded, wondering how Kim had gotten dressed so quickly.
“It looks like you just got here.”
“Just got here? I'm leaving. You just came in from the shower and slapped me!”
“What are you talking about?”
“What are you talking about?”
They stared at each other in amazement. “Look, the chemicals must have affected the perceptions on one of us--”
“Obviously you,” Shego thought.
“…but I know this. I love you and want to be with you.” The two threw their arms around each other and kissed.
Kim dressed as quickly as she could, expecting Shego's plasma bursts to break in the door at any moment. She needed rest and was in no condition to fight. What she had to do was warn her family and get them safely out of the house. It would be too dangerous to try and go back through her room, so Kim opened the window and dropped down to the ground below. She went around the house and found a depressed Ron in the front hall when she opened the door.
“Ron, thank goodness you're here! Shego's upstairs. She put some moves on me and I slapped her.”
Ron stared at her. “Kim, you just came in. I gave you a hug and you slapped me.”
“What are you talking about? I dropped out of the bathroom window and just got here. I haven't seen you today.”
“What are you talking about? Wait a minute, in today's fight, did you take any blows to the head?”
“Well, yeah, a couple. Hey! What are you suggesting?”
“I'm just saying you told me we were breaking up, and now you're talking like nothing wrong has gone on.”
“Ron, I love you. I'd never break up with you.”
“All I know, KP, is that you--”
She shut him up by pulling him close and kissing him. When the kiss ended she asked softly, “Was that the kiss of a woman breaking up with you?”
“Huh? Wha?” a dazed Ron stammered.
“Darn,” Kim thought to herself, “I was too busy kissing Ron to remember I've got to warn people that Shego is here.”
“Just sit down for a minute,” Kim told Shego. “I need to go see mom and dad, let them know I got home from the mission okay and drop a few hints to prepare them for the news.”
“Okay, Princess, but I don't appreciate that slappy thingie.”
Kim shook her head as she headed downstairs. Shego was having hallucinations of some sort.
She found her parents in the kitchen. Her father was reading the sports section of The Examiner while her mom worked on supper.
“How was the mission, Kimmie-cub?” he asked, not looking up from the paper.
“Great dad, but, um, can I invite someone special for dinner tonight?”
“You don't have to ask if Ron can eat here,” her mother smiled, “he's almost family.”
“It's not Ron,” Kim blushed. “There's this girl… A woman really. I've known her… You've met her, but--”
“That's fine dear,” her mother said, “invite her for supper.”
Kim shook her head, wishing her parents would pay more attention. “Can I have a snack before supper?”
“The bananas are very good,” her father suggested, still not looking up from the paper.
Kim sighed and pulled a banana off the bunch, parents could be difficult. She went back to find out if Shego was still having the hallucinations.
Kim came skidding into the kitchen, “Mom! Dad! You have to get out of the house!”
“Why, dear,” her father asked, not looking up from the paper.
“Shego! She's upstairs in my room.”
“Is she the woman you asked if you could invite to supper,” her mother asked, pausing from peeling vegetables.
“Shego? The woman I wanted to invite to dinner?”
“Yes dear, you asked just now.”
Perhaps Professor Dementor had hit her parents with an insanity ray, or maybe Drakken… Drakken, yes, that would explain Shego being in her room. She needed to question the green woman and find out what was happening. But first, she was starving. “Can I have a snack before supper?”
“The bananas are still very good,” her father suggested, still not looking up from the paper. “I thought you just had one.”
“Don't eat too many,” her mother warned her, “you'll ruin your appetite.”
Kim sighed and pulled a banana off the bunch; her parents were insane. She went back to interrogate Shego.
“Did Kim seem odd to you?” Jean asked.
“I didn't notice anything unusual.”
Ron had recovered enough from Kim's kiss to throw his arms around her as she came through on her way to see Shego. “You are wonderful! I thought you were breaking up with me! I get so insecure--”
She pushed him away as he tried to kiss her. “Ron, I told you. Stop that. Look, I really do like you. And I'm sorry this is going to hurt you so much. But after what happened today I do need to break up with you.”
His shriek of “NOOOOOO!” could be heard as far as north Lowerton. He dropped to the floor and curled up in a fetal position.
“We'll talk more, I'll try and explain. But right now I've really got to make a pit stop. Here, hold this for me.” She handed him the banana peel, which he accepted numbly, and she headed for the bathroom.
Ron's cry detoured Kim from her way upstairs to find out what was wrong. She feared Shego had attacked him. She found him curled up in pain on the floor and dropped to her knees beside him. “Are you all right? What's wrong?”
“My heart,” he gasped. “It's breaking.”
She took his head gently between her hands and turned his face toward hers. “What are you talking about?”
“You told me it was over between us!”
“We just had that conversation, Ron. I'm not dumping you, remember?”
“But just now-- You--”
“Hush, Ron, I love you. Nothing can change that.”
She kissed him. Much as he loved her kiss Ron realized Kim had definitely taken one too many blows to the head in today's fight. She was wildly delusional. Of course, as long as she kept kissing him when she was in her right mind… “No, get thought out of head. Must talk with her mother.”
“Feeling better now?” she whispered.
“Much,” he answered honestly.
“Good, I've got to see if Shego is still in my room. Here, hold this.” She handed him a banana peel and headed for her bedroom.
She wondered why he was holding another banana peel. He wondered why Kim was eating so many bananas, and if Shego really was in Kim's room.
Kim found Shego sitting where Kim had left her. The villainess rose to her feet and headed for the redhead with a smile as soon as she walked in the door, “Hey, sweetness, how did your mom and dad take the news about us?”
Kim put out her arm to keep Shego from hugging her. Apparently the insanity ray had affected Shego as well. Fear flashed through Kim's mind -- perhaps she also had been hit with the insanity ray, but she dismissed the idea. She was thinking rationally, it was everyone around her who was acting out of character.
“Do you know anything about an insanity ray Drakken was working on?” Kim demanded.
“No kisses. We hate each other, remember?”
“Don't tease me like this.”
“Okay, Shego is completely around the bend.” “When did this happen?”
Shego looked at her, puzzled, “During our fight at Bortel's lab, of course.”
Kim knew there had been no fight at Bortel's lab. Warmonga's transporter ray had beamed her to the alien's ship just as the fight started. “Look, Shego, something happened to you--”
“I know,” she smiled, “isn't it weird and wonderful? Who'd have thunk it, the two us.”
“There is no us,” Kim hissed. “You're insane. We need to get you cured so you can hate me again like I hate you!”
It was a defensive move Kim had never experienced before from Shego. The older woman started crying, “But I love you!” The strategy worked. Kim went into retreat mode and fled the room. Obviously Shego was in no position to help find the source of the craziness.
Kim emerged from the bathroom and headed upstairs to the woman she loved. She found Shego curled up on her bed. And while that, as a general statement, sounded wonderful to Kim the older woman was crying. “What's wrong,” Kim asked, sitting down beside her.
“You hate me!”
“I don't hate you, I love you.”
“You just said you hated me.”
Kim wondered if the chemicals had manipulated Shego's mind as well as their emotions. “I told you to wait here while I asked if you could stay for dinner. Mom said it was fine to invite you… Well, I didn't actually say it was you. I said a special woman. That's you.”
“But just now--”
Kim shut her up with a kiss. Shego worried Kim was losing her mind. It didn't matter. She loved the younger woman and would stick with her through whatever happened.”
As the kiss ended Kim sighed. “I just feel sorry for Ron.”
“Yeah, he's a great guy. But he's not going to take breaking up well.”
Shego thought for moment. “This is weird. But I can empathize with the sidekick. I know it was a chemical reaction that brought us together, but now it would hurt like hell to lose you.”
Kim smiled, “I'm not going to lose you.”
Eventually the kiss ended, “Come on,” Kim whispered, “time to meet the folks.”
They walked downstairs, hand-in-hand.
Shego and Kim froze as they reached the kitchen doorway. Ron and Kim were already seated at the table. Startled, Kim's mom dropped the platter holding the roast beef, which shattered loudly as it hit the floor.
Kims’ right hands shot out, pointing at Kim. “CLONE!” she screamed at herself.