Chapter 25—The Attack
The road curved a few più times, and Cruella looked carefully on either side of her to check for the puppies. Horace and Jasper followed her, their truck swerving backward and inoltrare, avanti uncontrollably and making lots of little noises. Fortunately though, neither of them succeeded in seeing the puppies, and the coast was clear for them to come out.
“So,” Scamp asked. “How do we get home?”
“Oh, that’s easy,” Tramp stated. “We’ve been there ourselves to catch you… follow us home.”
“Okay,” Patch stated, but then, all of a sudden, a voice came from the bushes.
“A-ha, I found you! All of te nasty things!”
“Oh no,” Lady cried. “It’s…”
“Buster,” Tramp stated annoyed. “What do te want?”
“Revenge,” Buster stated simply. “I don’t take too kindly to being sent to the pound da kids, especially traitors.”
“Sent to the pound?” Perdita asked.
“Yes,” Buster scathingly added. “They betrayed me, even my girl,” he indicated toward Angel.
“Did te really?” Peg asked Angel, impressed. “Why, that’s…”
“And who’s this?” Buster asked menacingly, and then he drawled, “Ha ha… it’s Scruffs’s old girlfriend. And why are te here?”
But then he paused… “Oh, ho, ho, I should’ve known…that suaveness… that blonde fluffy coat… that puffy tail… those bright blue eyes…I should’ve known te were related.”
Peg nodded proudly. “Angel’s not your girl, Buster, she’s mine,” Peg stated boldly. “Now why don’t te leave us alone…”
“I will,” Buster stated, “Once I get your daughter and the rest of those nasty brats.”
“No,” Peg stated simply. “Don’t even think about it.”
“Too bad,” Buster stated. “Well, maybe if te were to be my girl…you don’t have a guy, do you…Scruffs is dead. Nobody else will ever Amore you.”
“No thank you,” Peg drawled, glaring at Buster. “Now get lost.”
“Buster, however, instead, prepared to swipe at the group. “Ah well, I know exactly what will happen to you…” And then abruptly, Buster barked as loud as he could.
“I don’t understand…” Lady asked. “You can…”
“I’m trying to get te twits in trouble,” Buster added. “Look, I know that Cruella is after your furs… I barked while those little runts were trying to escape to alert Cruella. I’ve got nothing to fear, I have no cappotto to lose. But once she sees te all, you’ll be sorry. In the mean time though, I can attack my preferito targets.”
Then, Buster lunged abruptly at Angel, who gasped.
“Come on,” Scamp whispered. “Hurry…”
The two of them ran far and fast, Buster missing narrowly, before he growled, “We’re not done yet!”
“Do te think we should follow them?” Lady asked worriedly.
Tramp shook his head, “We can’t…. I don’t know where they’ve got to.”
“And besides, we need to protect our puppies,” Perdita added. “They’re the ones who are in the most danger from Cruella… she likes to get to the Dalmatians most”
Meanwhile, a few hundred yards away, Scamp and Angel were hiding in a pair of bushes while Buster was loudly yelling, “I know you’re here somewhere! te can’t hide!”
“What should we do?” Scamp whispered to Angel, worried.
“Hmm…” Angel whispered.
Then, the honking car horn caused Scamp and Angel to flinch. “Oh no!” Scamp stated.
“Cruella!” Angel gasped.
“Aha!” Buster declared. “I got you!”
“Oh no,” Scamp gasped. “We have to run!”
Then, all of a sudden, Scamp saw a little wooden bridge over a small river. He whispered to Angel, “Hey, we can attraversare, croce this… and he might not be able to.”
Angel smiled. “Good thinking, tenderfoot,” she whispered. “I’ll have some fun with him… te look for the others.”
Scamp and Angel then slowly walked toward the bridge, confusing Buster.
“Why aren’t te running away? You’re not scared yet?” Buster stated threateningly. “No need to be,” Scamp stated indifferently.
“Oh, why would I be scared of you,” Angel stated. “You’re such a sweetheart.”
“Oh,” Buster stated, with a thoroughly confused tone in his voice. “But…you’re saying…” Buster asked.
“I don’t know… maybe I want to be your girl after all,” Angel smiled deviously at Buster. “You’re awfully handsome…”
Scamp, meanwhile, was crossing the little bridge, which rocked with great tension under his weight. He smiled as it did so, and made his way onto the other side. He gave Angel a triumphant look, and Angel smirked.
“I don’t know,” Angel drawled. “Maybe I want to unisciti te again… I have contact with all of the other junkyard Cani and can reassemble our gang quickly.”
“Can te really?” Buster asked. “I’d get power…power!!!”
“Oh yes,” Angel stated. “You’ll have lots of power. Follow me,” she stated as she hurriedly trotted across the bridge, taking great care not to make it rock. “And I might as well kill this traitor before we assemble.” She then proceeded to tackle Scamp and pin him to the ground.
“Angel, what are te doing?” Scamp asked.
“Killing you, of course,” Angel aggressively stated.
“But… our parents! And Peg?” Scamp asked.
Buster looked delighted. “That’s it, baby,” Buster stated. “Let me finish the work.”
But as Buster began to attraversare, croce the bridge…
“Aah! What’s this!” Buster screamed.
“Fooled ya!” Angel stated delightedly.
“Wahoo! Goodbye!” Scamp stated happily.
Then, a rustling came from the bushes. “Scamp, Angel, you’re back!” Lady stated excitedly.
“Yeah, we took care of Buster,” Scamp told them.
“Why, you’re amazing,” Lady stated delightedly. “I shouldn’t have worried about te so much! Guess who we found,” Lady added in a tone of delight.
“Who?” Scamp asked.
“Follow me,” Lady stated, with a large smile as she made her way through the bushes. Scamp and Angel followed, and the three of them found themselves on a large hill. And there, in the forest was…
“Oh Scamp, Angel, welcome back,” Patch stated delightedly. “These are my pets.”
Penny, standing nearby, whispered, “That’s my master Roger. His wife is here too, her name’s Anita.”
The four of them were standing outside of a large car. In the back half of the car already stood Lucky, Pongo, Perdita, and Tramp. They looked pleased with Lady’s return with Scamp and Angel. Patch and Penny then jumped into the car, signaling to Roger and Anita it was time to leave.
“Well, I guess Roger’s right,” Anita stated. “I can’t believe we found them… after all this time.”
But just as they got into the back of the car, there came a wild honking.
“Oh no!” Perdita whispered. “Cruella.”
“Should we leave?” asked Anita.
“Yes,” Roger stated, but just as he started the car, Angel prevented the tronco from getting closed.
“Angel, what is it?” Scamp asked.
“We can’t leave yet,” she stated firmly, and then she jumped out of the car. Peg was sleeping da the rocks.
“Hey,” Angel whispered. “Mom, let’s get going.”
“But… I’m a strada, via dog,” Peg stated confusedly. “I don’t have a home.”
“You’re one of the family,” Angel told her firmly. “Come with us.”
“Well,” Peg drawled, but then she nodded. Angel and Peg jumped into the back, but just as they did so, a louder honk than ever pervaded the scene. Cruella stuck her head out of the window, and declared, “There te are!”