We went into the barn for shelter and so we'd have time to think of a plan. I feel like my life is flashing before my eyes. There are so many things I haven’t even done with my life. But I promise that I’m not going to let anything bad happen to these kids even if it kills me.
"Chris, if there's a spell you know that would help save us, now would be a good time to use it!" said Angel.
"There's one, but there's a problem. It requires four wizards and I'm the only wizard here that can help us." I said.
"Maybe we can do it." said Patch.
"No, it's too dangerous! The spell is so powerful; only four fully trained wizards can do this, even if I let you do it with me it won't work. Becoming a fully trained wizard takes years of training." I said.
"But Cruella and Buster haven't had training and they're doing really powerful magic." said Angel
"That's different. Cruella isn't fully trained, so the spells she's done won't last for a long time. The magic her and Buster are doing right now is black magic. Anyone can use it, but it causes them to go insane and mad with power. This makes it even worse for us because the more insane they are, the more dangerous they become." I said.
"All the more reason that we have to do it." said Scamp.
"We don't really have much of a choice right now. We have to at least try." said Angel.
"We maybe just three puppies inside the bodies of 12 year old little kids, but we're stronger than we look." said Patch.
"We can do this! Just believe in us!" said Scamp.
"Okay, let's give it a try, it's not like we've got anything to lose. The spell has to do with the four elements: water, earth, fire, and air. However, I don't know for sure if we can do this because Cruella and Buster are really powerful. We were lucky to have made it here for shelter." I said.
"There must be a reason they're so powerful. Maybe it's the way they're feeling or thinking." said Patch
"You're right, Patch! They're thinking about hate and revenge. Buster is thinking about revenge on Tramp and Scamp, Cruella is thinking about revenge on Patch, they're both thinking about the way they hate the four of us. You know what this means?" said Angel.
"Yeah that means we gotta think about love! We gotta think about our family, our friends, everyone we care about." said Scamp.
"Think about all the fun times the four of us had together!" said Patch.
"Guys, that plan is so crazy that it just might work” I said.
“I know it will! But how will we know what element we’re supposed to be?” said Patch.
“The one whose personality suits the element the strongest is the one who’s right for it. For me it’s fire because I’m hot-headed, determined, and will stop at nothing to win and defend the three of you; Patch you’re earth honest, loyal, responsible, trustful, stubborn, and strong; Angel you’re water smart, resourceful, sly, wise, tricky, calm, full of life, and steady; Scamp you’re air active, dynamic, wild, spirited, go wherever your heart takes you, and brave. Now, when we do the spell here's what we do: the four of us join hands with each other but not in a circle. Next you chant, "With the combined powers of four, I call on the power of..." and you name your element." I explained.
"We just need to focus on the ones we love and hope for the best. Let's go!" said Patch.
"Wait! I have something to say! Angel, in case we don't make it through this, I want you to know I -" started Scamp, but Angel put her hand on his mouth.
"Don't tell me yet. I know we're going to make it through this. Don't tell me until this is all over because then I'll know for sure that we'll see each other again." said Angel.
"But Angel I -" started Scamp until Angel hit him in the arm hard. "Ouch! Angel, what was that for?" asked Scamp.
Angel than grabbed him, kissed him and said, "That'll hold ya til this is all over!"
"Enough you two love birds! We've gotta go!" I said.
We went outside of the barn ready to fight, but we were all scared. However, we didn't show it. I can't believe I'm actually going to let these kids do this. If anything bad happens to them, I'll never forgive myself. Cruella and Buster had been looking for us, and the more they looked the angrier they got. When we revealed ourselves to them, they were both angry and satisfied; they're truly insane. "There you are! I've had just about enough of you four little brats! Especially that little dalmatian pest! You've been a thorn in my side since the day you saved your brothers and sisters! Also you, wizard! I know you had something to do with this! You couldn't just turn these brats away! You could’ve had your life go back to normal but no you had to help them! Well, guess what? Nobody will be here to save them or you!" said Cruella.
"We don't need anybody to save us! We can rescue ourselves!" said Scamp.
"Just like you did before when Daddy had to save you! But unfortunately, Daddy is too weak to save you! I'm going to get you and your little pest of a girlfriend once and for all!” said Buster.
"Guys, when I say go, say the incantation I told you to say in the barn. We need to say it at the same time." I whispered.
"I'll kill the dalmatian brat and the wizard!" said Cruella.
"Fine by me! Tramp, old buddy, say goodbye to your precious little boy and his pretty little girlfriend too. Say bye-bye Wizard, Patchy, Angel cakes, and Scampster" said Buster with a grin.
The mothers looked away as they were helpless and couldn’t bare the sight of their children dying. Tramp and Pongo tried to comfort them and couldn’t help but get one last glimpse of their children. They blamed themselves because they were too hard on them and promised they’d do whatever it takes to be better parents if they lived. Cruella and Buster fired powerful black magic right at us. Then when I said, "Now!" we all said the incantation and our elements at the same time. It's hard but I know we can do it. The power of love, friendship, and family is stronger than Cruella and Buster's hate and revenge. We kept thinking of people we love and care about. It overcame Cruella and Buster's powers and we defeated them. We fell flat on the ground, but we were all right, just breathing heavily.
However suddenly Cruella got up and went insane; it was like she wasn’t even the same person. She had a nervous breakdown and ended up accidentally falling into the pool of lava and everything magic she had done came undone, except for the animals being human. Just when we thought we were safe, Buster got up while we weren't looking. He grabbed his knife and ran straight to Scamp to kill him, but Scamp jumped out of the way. It was a very close shave, but Buster fell into the pool of lave just as it was closing. Scamp reached out his hand to try to save him but it was too late. Both of them couldn’t let their revenge and hatred go and decanted into madness which eventually caused their destruction.
Patch's parents ran to him and hug him, Lady ran to Angel to hug her, and Scamp runs to Tramp.
"Oh Patch, thank goodness you're safe! We were so worried about you! I was afraid I would never see you again! Are you hurt?" said Perdita hugging Patch while crying a little.
"Mother, I'm fine" said Patch.
"Son..." started Pongo.
Patch knew he was going to be in trouble so he took a deep breath. He was ready to just accept his punishment and get it over with. "Yes, Dad?"
Pongo than gives his son a big hug and says "I'm glad you're safe. I was afraid I was going to lose you" said Pongo.
"Dad, I'm sorry I ran away from home, but I was afraid because..." said Patch.
“Because of what?” asked Pongo.
“Because… I thought you were going to get rid of me” said Patch slightly nervous.
“Why on Earth would you think that?” asked Perdita.
“Because of me” said Lucky who came out from behind his parents. “I told him you guys were thinking about getting rid of him because he was so much trouble. I was trying to get him to run away from home because I was jealous of him. I wanted everyone to stop treating me like I’m helpless, this was all my fault” admitted Lucky.
“It wasn’t all his fault, I shouldn’t have ran away in the first place. I thought it was true and I should’ve been smarter than that. I only believed him because you love him more than me, he’s the favorite of the pups” said Patch.
“That’s not true, we love all of you equally” said Perdita.
“Then why do does he never get into trouble when he does bad things? Why does he get such special treatment?” asked Patch.
“I think it’s time we shared something with you boys. The night you were born for a moment Lucky was dead. He was weak and Rodger saved his life. I was so devastated to see one of my pups dead. We give him special treatment because we were lucky that he survived, that’s why we call him Lucky” explained Pongo
“Really?” asked both of the boys in shock.
“Yes” said Perdita in sadness.
“I hate being treated different I just want to be like everyone else. I did something bad here so I should be punished” said Lucky.
“You’re right, we shouldn’t be afraid to discipline you so you’re grounded for a month” said Pongo.
“But still dad I should’ve just came home, I was part of the reason this happened” said Patch.
"No it's my fault son. I shouldn't have been so hard on you. It's just I can't bear the thought of seeing you or any of my kids hurt." said Pongo.
"Well, I'm not like any of them. I kind of do dangerous things because it makes me different. I want to be able to stand out and not just be part of a matched set." said Patch.
"I understand. It's hard having ninety-eight brothers and sisters. I wish I didn't make you afraid to come home, but I promise to be more understanding." said Pongo.
"Really? I'd really like that, Dad." said Patch as the family join into a group hug.
Lady starts searching every part of Angel's body. "Oh Angel, I was so worried about you! Are you hurt? Is anything broken? Any scratches?"
"Lady I'm fine I...Did you just say you are worried about me?" asked Angel.
"Yes I did. I was worried you were hurt or even killed!" said Lady.
"But I'm not your daughter. Shouldn't you be with Tramp making sure Scamp is okay?" said Angel.
"I wanted to make sure you were all right. You may not be my daughter, but I love you as if you were my daughter. You're family to us and we love you like your family if you'll let us. I know we haven’t had much time to help you adjust but I promise we will. I don’t know much about being a street dog but I can still try to understand" said Lady.
"I love you all like family. In, fact I was afraid I was going to lose all of you." said Angel.
Lady smiles as she stoked Angel's hair and said, "You couldn't lose us even if you tried. You might not be my daughter, but I hope to have you as my daughter-in-law. You saved my son's life."
"Of course I did, he's more than just my best friend; I love him." said Angel.
"I know you'll take good care of my little boy just like he'll take care of you." said Lady as she hugged Angel.
"Dad, are you okay?" asked Scamp in concern.
"Yes, I'm fine, but more importantly are you alright" answered Tramp.
"Yes, but you're the one who's hurt!" said Scamp.
"You almost died and I wasn't there to protect you." said Tramp.
Scamp starts crying while he talks. "It's all my fault! I shouldn't have run away! I'm sorry for everything; I'm sorry for always being a bad son, I'm sorry for almost getting you killed! Thank you for always protecting me and making sure nothing bad ever happened to me!" said Scamp.
Tramp wipes his son's face and strokes Scamp's hair as he says "You're not a bad son; you're all I ever wanted. I wouldn't change a thing about you. You, your mother, and your sisters are my entire world. Besides, it's my fault because I made you afraid to come home. I don't want you to be afraid of me. I know how it feels to be afraid" said Tramp.
"You use to be afraid? But your not scared of anything!" said Scamp.
"Don't be so sure of that. I've been afraid before. In fact, I was afraid for the past two months. I was afraid of you being lost and that I would never see you again. I was especially afraid today. I was afraid of you getting hurt or possibly dying. I don't know what I'd do if you did." said Tramp.
"I was afraid to come back home because I heard you say you were thinking about getting rid of me. But, I was afraid of you losing your life. More than when I was lost in the woods, attacked, and sprained my arm, more than when I ran away into the woods. During all of these I kept wishing that you'd come find me and take me home." said Scamp.
"I'm sorry. I didn't mean that. I was just upset. But, that's no excuse for me to have even thought about it. I kept wanting to find you and I know it's my fault. However, from now on I want you to know that no matter what trouble you're in, you can always come home to me for anything." said Tramp.
I’m glad everyone made up with their families. As the sun goes down, all of them turned back into dogs except for Scamp, Angel, and Patch because Cruella wasn't powerful enough in magic to make it last longer, even the cats turned back. I grabbed a piece of all the kids hair put them in the potions and they turned their colors.
“Okay kids just take these potions and you’ll turn back into puppies” I said.
“Well this is what we’ve been waiting for” said Angel slightly awkward.
“Yeah it’s weird that it’s finally happening” said Patch.
“It’s going to feel weird not being humans anymore” said Scamp.
“I know guys but it’s for the best, try to be strong. We’ll still see each other it’s just going to be a little different. Now it won’t take effect until the full moon comes into the sky and shines on you, which should be soon so drink up” I said. I gave them the potions. Then I turned and walked away so no one would see me cry, after a few moments I got myself together and put on a straight face. I know I’m doing the right things but it’s really hard to let go, they’re my best friends. But it’s for the best, they belong with their families.
The moon began to rise and we all waited for it to shine. The closer it got the more my heart got to breaking but I knew I was doing the right thing. The moon was high up in the air and it shine on the kids but nothing happened.
“Why didn’t they change back?” asked Lady.
“I don’t know. But it could be possible that the potion that turned them into humans before was too powerful to be broken” I said.
I was feeling really happy that they were saying human. However I looked at their parents and I started to feel bad. I couldn’t stand to see the tears in Lady and Perdita’s eyes. Then suddenly the kids started to glow, white sparkles started to come around them, then misty clouds that glowed started to surround them. Slowly it vanished and it revealed that Scamp, Angel, and Patch had turned back into puppies. Their families rejoiced. But our story isn’t over yet.