The millipedes charged and all hell broke loose.
James fired at the first millipede, the bullet harmlessly glancing off. He cursed and fired again and again, the shots continuing to bounce off harmlessly.
"Looks like you should have brought a bigger gun," said Stean.
"Noted Sherlock," said James, running off as the millipede charged right for him.
Stean turned towards another giant one, pointing his palm at the beast. A bright green laser beam scorched the creatures face, leave a large circular burn mark. It charged at Stean.
On the other side of the field, Vankous thrust out his hands and the purple light engulfed another millipede, this one slowing down to a stop quickly as Vankous closed his eyes and concentrated harder.
Harry was left to deal with the remaining one. He gripped the chips tightly in his left hand and waited. As the monster charged, the air around him crackled as the lightning around him intensified. Then he remembered that chips would not do too well with lightning around it and sidestepped at the last second, leaping aside and letting the monster thunder past him.
He whirled around to face it.
Behind him, Vankous was yelling something at the monster as the purple light began to rise into the sky, taking the monster with it.
Stean was firing low powered laser beams constantly, dodging and weaving around the monster and slowly wearing it down as it was peppered with burn marks.
James was nearly at the edge of the lake, firing his gun uselessly at the creature.
"I could really use some help guys!" he shouted from the other end.
"Coming," shouted Harry. He ran towards James, the millipede that he'd dodged turning around and following him.
He tossed the chips towards James as he slid to a stop.
"Catch," he yelled and whirled to face both monsters. James fumbled but he managed to grab the packet and retreat behind Harry.
Harry raised his hands to fire off a bolt of lightning when his wristwatch beeped, indicating an incoming call.
"Oh come on, right now, Rose?" he said, swiping across to answer the call. He turned on his wireless earbuds.
"Hi!" he said as he jumped to the side again, dragging James with him and allowing both millipedes to charge past.
"Heyy Harry, how's the day going?" asked Rose on the phone.
"Wonderfully, isn't that so James?" replied Harry, looking at James. James nodded vigorously in the negative. Harry snuck a glance at the other two.
Vankous was slowly letting fire leach into his cocoon of purple light, the monster starting to get incinerated. On the other side, Stean was continuing to soften up the monster with laser beams.
"What's everyone up to?" asked Rose.
"Oh not much," said Harry, smiling, "James is contemplating a bag of potato chips, Vankous is...uhh barbecuing and Stean is doing...umm competitive ice dancing."
"Since when does Stean do ice dancing?" asked Rose.
"I know right. It was a complete surprise. It looks like the dude has definitely figure skated before."
As he said this, Stean performed a 360, dodging another attack by the millipede and fired off a laser beam, creating scorch mark number 400 on the monster's face.
"What's that sizzling sound I hear?" asked Rose.
"Totally just barbeque," said Harry.
"Well looks like it's burning," she remarked.
"Umm...yaa you're right. I should let Vankous know," he said.
"Ha...he probably got distracted by something," she said.
"Yeah. He might be distracted," said Harry, eyes widening as he saw that the two millipedes had finally managed to stop and turn and were now heading right for James and Harry. James tapped Harry's shoulder furiously and waved his arms at the millipedes.
"I know," mouthed Harry before speaking into the communicator," So how was your day with Shania and Tapu?"
"Uhh fine," she said, a little too quickly, "they're umm...practicing martial arts."
"I see," said Harry, putting a finger to his mouth as James started to whisper that they should do something.
"Anyways, what are you upto?" asked Rose, "just sitting on the sofa and chilling?"
"Yes," said Harry, quickly, "I'm watching this movie where they fight these monsters and one guy shoots lightning. Look you can even hear it."
He pointed his free hand towards the charging millipedes and sent a bolt of lightning at the creatures, sending both of them flying backwards.
"Wow the sound quality on that is amazing. Did you upgrade it?" asked Rose.
"I'm just closer to the T.V. than usual," replied Harry, "just walking around as I talk ya know."
"Ahh...that makes more sense," said Rose.
Harry gave James a look and pointed at the ground. James nodded. Assuming that he had got the message to stay put, Harry ran after the monsters, looking towards the other two again. Vankous was almost done roasting the creature, with only a few random legs remaining to be incinerated. Stean was still doing his ice dance except the creature was now moving much slower. Harry almost felt sorry for the creature seeing how much damage it had taken.
"Harry, are you still there?" asked Rose.
"Yup," said Harry, "sorry phased out for a bit. Got distracted by Stean's ice dancing. He's really good at it. I wonder how long he's been doing it."
"Ahh...anyways, when are y'all planning on getting back?" asked Rose, "That's what I wanted to ask in the first place." She let out a laugh. "Totally forgot about that."
"Crazy how that happens isn't it," said Harry, sliding to a stop a few feet from the monsters that were struggling to get back on their feet.
"Yaa, its been a crazy day today," she said, "I mean its been very normal and the fact that its so normal has made it crazy."
"Of course, pretty much the exact same over here," said Harry, nodding vigorously as if she could see him through the phone, "and to answer your question, we'll probably be back in around three hours or so."
"Earth hours?" asked Rose.
"Yup," said Harry, "we're all using that time system 'cause otherwise James would loose his mind."
She laughed again. "Okay, you guys have fun. See you in a bit Harry. Tell everyone else I said hello."
"Will do sis. Love you. You guys get back safely too."
"Love you too. Bye!"
"Bye," said Harry and the line cut off. He let out a sigh of relief and looked at the monsters that had regained their footing. Behind him, Vankous had just finished off the creature he'd been fighting. The one that Stean was fighting toppled to the ground as he watched, too exhausted to continue to fight. He turned back to the two he'd been fighting.
"Okay time for you two to join your friends." Harry jumped into the air, arm extended.