~ For those of you just tuning in, this story is about
what happens when Daria gets kidnapped. Just to clear up one thing, my characters are
Jared (21, blonde hair, Mystik Spiral drummer), his sister Billie (17, red hair) and their
psychotic wolf hybrid dog Theo (like a wolf incarnate, white with gray patches,
silver-plated teeth), and are all part of the Darian crew. Also, the title
reefers to the beginning of summer, and they are still in school. People with weak
stomachs or who are not to fond of cursing should go find a nice, calm, romantic Daria and
Trent story to read. Everyone else, enjoy the show! ~
Daria's Cruel Summer
It had been a dark, overcast, gloomy day, raining now and
then, and the sun hadnt been out at all. The lonely, howling winds brushed through
the trees, and everyone was safe in their homes. Everyone, accept the students of Lawndale
High. The mood around school had been particularly eerie, the lights not as bright casting
shadows throughout the hallways, Mr. ONeil wasnt as peppy as usual, everyone
wanting to be left alone. But the world was only this way through the eyes of young Daria
Morgindorffer. Only her view-sharing friend Jane Lane seemed herself today. As the school
bell rang, and students poured out onto the streets, Daria and Jane walked side-by-side
towards Howard Drive, Janes home street. They didnt speak much, and as
lightning broke through the sky with an ear-braking crash, they to run. *Some summer*
thought Daria. With the rain beating down upon them, they were grateful to finally reach
the shelter of Janes front porch. Standing in the doorway, they breathed a sigh of
relief, and Daria looked at the muddy path shed have to take home.
(Jane)"Damn, today has been weird! (Counting on her
fingers) The rain, everyone at school
(Daria) "Today was like that for you too?"
"Yeah. It was like return of the undead highschoolers
or something. (Lightning crashes, Thunder claps) Sounds like this thunderstorm is gonna
kick our asses. (Lightning hits) Hard. Perfect subject for a painting."
"Especially if youre the one running home in
"You wanna see if sleeping beauty can take you
" You mean Trent? No, hell fall asleep at the
wheel and well careen off the freeway to our muddy doom."
" Are you sure?" (Thunder claps, rain gets
"Yeah, its okay. See ya." (Walks out into
the storm, pulls her blazer over her head)
Daria ran as fast as she could, until pausing for a breath
at the corner of Rowe and Third. Her blazer, along with everything else, was soaked to the
bone, and she was getting cold. She decided to take her shortcut home- run down Dega
Street. She was getting kind of afraid now, all alone, soaked and cold, her boots ridden
with mud, and on top of all that, her ears were playing tricks on her. Every few moments
she stopped and searched around frantically, swearing she had heard footsteps behind her.
This block was always up to its neck in crime, gangs, and crack dealers, but today it
seemed completely deserted. As a huge lightning strike sent her splashing on her way, she
knew why nobody would want to be out on a day like this. She could see her street sign
from here.. she was almost home, thank God. She spun around, that sound again, but now
only closer. As she ran past the alleyway entrance between some 70s store and
Axles piercing parlor, something strong burst from the shadows and hit her painfully
hard in the side of the head. She struggled to maintain her balance as the world spun
around her and her glassed fell into a deepening mud pool at her feet. The rain stung like
hell against the gash in her temple, as a pair of strong arms wrapped around her. Knocking
the wind out of her, they pressed a cloth over her mouth. She felt another surge of blind
pain before the chloroform took effect, and she blacked out in a sea of blood and rain.
(The plot thickens, dun dun da)
Jane walked home in silence, all by herself, because Daria
hadnt been in school today. The ground was still muddy and slightly wet, but the sun
had dried up most of the puddles. *No point in going to the pizza parlor* she thought as
she turned the corner and approached her driveway *Ill call Daria and see
whats up. * Jane opened the door, dropped her bookbag, and ran up the stairs. Trying
to ignore the loud banging sound of Metallica coming from Trents room, she dialed
Darias number. All she got was her sarcastic greeting of Youve reached
the Sick Sad world of Daria Morgindorffer. Im not here, so dont bother calling
Jane (thinking): Well, then. Well have to wait
another time to answer the question, Where the hell is Daria.
For three more days, Daria had not showed up, and she
would not answer her phone line. Jane decided to see for herself how deep of a coma Daria
was in, and she was going to bring her friends. First thing to do was to call the guys and
(Jane picks up the phone, dial tone, punching buttons)
"Jesse, its Jane."
" Oh. Hey sweetie."
"Come over to my house in a hurry, were going
to see Daria."
" Ill explain on the way. Bye."
"Bye."(Hangs up on Jesse, dials again)
(Muffled breathing sound)
"Theo get the phone out of your mouth and go get
(Short pause) "Hello?"
"Billie? Its Jane, gather Jared and Theo and
get over here. Were going to see Daria"
" Why? Whats wrong?"
"Ill explain later
"Well, Jareds sleeping
"Then wake him up!!
(Hangs up and walks into Trents room)
Jane: Trent! (Shuts off the radio, shakes her brother)
Trent! (Trent jolts up)
"I swear I wasnt going a mile over 35!! Oh,
Janey what do you want?"
"Freshen up, Romeo, were all going to see
(Yawns, rubs his eyes) " Why?"
"Because she hasnt been in school all week and
I want to see why. Now GET UP!!!!!!"
(sits up) "Why do we all have to go? Youre her
best friend." (Flops back down)
(Doorbell rings) " And youre her wannabe. Now
get up young man!" (Trent refuses to move, doorbell rings again)
"Fine. Stay there. Ill send Theo up after
(Voice is muffled by pillow) "Oh, Lord, not that
(Jane rushes downstairs, opens the door and is tackled by
Theo, who licks her face and yips happily)
(Theo sits up and re-joins Jared and Billie)
(Billie) "Theo attacked him again. Hes waiting
for you to tell him its safe to come out."
(Jane steps out the door and yells, and a frightened Jesse
slithers out of the Tank as Jared and Billie hold Theo)
(Jared) "Is Trent coming?"
" He wont get up
Send Theo up after his
(Billie slyly) "Youd think him of all people
would get up just at Darias beckoning."
(Jared) "Theo! Go find Uncle Trent!"
(Theo dashes upstairs, followed by barking, yelling, a
loud thump as Trent is dragged to the floor, and shouting as Trent races down the stairs
struggling to put his shoes on)
"Good Boy!" (Pats a flustered Trent on the back)
"If I have to get up you do."
(Jane) "And were off!"
(The group piles in the Tank, with Jesse on Billies
motorcycle as to avoid being eaten by Theo, and off they go to the Morgindorffers)
(5 minutes later, the Darians are struggling to converse
(Jane rings the doorbell, Helen answers)
(Helen) "Hello there Jenny. What can I do for
and were here to see
"Listen, Janet, I dont know where Daria is and
now Im to busy to worry about it."(Helens cell phone rings, they all
exchange puzzled looks).
"Dammit Eric told you Id be in the office in 15
minutes so just hold your breath!!!!"(Hangs up)
"Umm, its Jane, and Daria hasnt been at
(Interrupting) "Jackie, Daria is a big girl and
Im sure shell be home before to long now Im late for two, no, now THREE
conference calls and Im afraid I just cant talk any longer." (Slams the
(Jane) "Soo, Daria isnt home
(Jared) "And she isnt with
(Everyones face is pale as the situation dawns on
them. On the verge of tears Trent jumps in the slow conversation.) "Then, Janey,
where IS she?"
Jane draws in a frightened gasp as small tears trickle
down her cheeks and she falls to her knees, her face in her hands.
I dont know."
(Ooh, now it starts getting good)
Daria opened one eye, slowly, because even the simple act
of breathing caused her tremendous pain. She wasnt able to move, and even if she
could she would be too afraid to. Her left eye stung, and was swollen shut, and the other
one couldnt see very well without her glasses. Her eye was watering, or crying, she
couldnt decide which, and she was too confused to even think. Since she was
nearsighted, all she could see was her tattered hair, wild and messy, hanging in front of
her face, a small red river trailing down one of the locks. Looking down, all she had on
was her yellow undershirt, which was torn and saturated, and half of her black skirt. She
was bound with layers of thick rope, and her legs and what she could see of her arms were
covered in long scattered cuts, they werent very deep, but whoever did this sure did
enjoy giving them to her, because everywhere she looked they were there. Damn, those
little things hurt. Her mouth was full of fluid, blood she suspected, yet she could not
rid herself of it because of the duct tape over her mouth. She could feel her hands bound
together, one provided incredible pain and was paralyzed, and the other was tied so
tightly she couldnt move it.
"Well, well, well," a terrifying male voice
said, a sense of pride in his words. "If it isnt the little fairy
princess." She winced in pain as he grabbed tight hold of her hair and pushed her
head up. He laughed cruelly, and she could see the light reflect off the rusty blade he
pulled from his coat pocket. " How are you today, my little sex kitten?" He
coughed as he sat in her lap and ran the razor-sharp edge down the side of her face,
slowly as to let the blood coat the blade. " There now." He threw the dagger to
the Doberman on the floor, who licked the blade clean. "Feel better?"
Daria could see the terrible man clearly, but it would be
sin to even describe him. He frowned, slapped her face, and yelled at her. " Answer
me you bleeding slut!" He ripped the duct tape off of her so forcefully he could have
taken the first 3 layers of skin with him. She cocked her head backwards and spit a
mouthful of blood and saliva onto his Offspring shirt. " G**dammit!!" He cried,
reaching for the torn rag on the workbench next to him. " What kind of answer were
you hoping for?" She asked through clenched teeth, being as cynical as possible
despite her situation.
He laughed coldly, turning away from the bench. " So
the little girl can talk." He knelt down beside her, and gripped her face in his
hand. " And shes got a mouth on her. (Chuckles) All the better. The bitchier
they are, (Plants a hard kiss on her, despite her struggles) the more fun I have.
Especially when theyre on their backs. Youre smart enough to know what
Im talking about, arent you?" He turns his back to the badly beaten girl,
to take something long and thin off the table.
" What have you done to me, you bastard? And what the
hell is that?" She protested, wincing from her eye.
"You want to know? Fine. Ill be glad to torture
you a little more."
Jane, Jesse, Jared, and Theo had taken the Tank home, with
Billie on her cycle, all the Darians in agreement to search the city for Daria come
tomorrow morning. Trent decided to walk home, via Dega Street, to gather his thoughts. He
tread heavily on the ground, hands jammed in his pockets, and his head hanging low. A
spectrum of thoughts went through his mind
mostly about Daria. Okay..ALL about Daria.
He thought about where she was, who had taken her there, how hard he would kick their
asses if one hair was out of place on her, and if he would ever see her again. He had to
admit to himself he cared deeply for Daria, as a best friend, and maybe something more.
Terrible pictures of how she would look when, or if he ever found her flashed through his
mind. As he passed Axles place, he stepped off a curb and CRUNCH!, into a mud
(Trent thinking) *Wait a sec
Trent moved his left foot out of the way, and picked up
the large bumpy thing he just smashed. Using the tail of his shirt, he wiped off the mud.
His heart came close to stopping, and a gasp came from his throat in terror.
It was a pair of glasses.
A few feet to his left he spotted a white rag, and a few
inches away from that was a small red spot dried on the concrete. Blood.
*Oh my God* He couldnt take it. His eyes grew red in
a furious rage, and he bolted into Axles to use the phone.
(Trent picks up the phone. Dial tone, punching
"Janey? Its Trent
slow down, geez what the hell is wrong
"Ill tell you what the hells wrong!! I
just found Darias glasses and a pool of blood!!"
" Oh my God!"
Just what I said!!"
"Where are you?"
"Axles on Dega
" Should I bring Theo?"
"Yes!! Bring that damn mutt!" *click*
(Trent) *I just hope were not too late
In less that five minutes the Tank came to a screeching
halt in front of Axles, with four concerned friends and a dog spilling out. Jane
walked up to Trent, her eyes wide with terror for her friend. She held out a shaking hand.
(Jane) Give them to me.(Trent gently places the smashed
gasses in her palm, Billie gasps)
(Billie, her eyes welling with tears, and her face so
twisted with hatred it was awful to see her)
"Whoever did this
. And I swear by my very
they will die by my hands."
(She chuckles madly as she breathes through clenched
"Slowly, painfully, (yelling) THE JUSTICE HERE IS TO
GOOD FOR THEM!"
(She digs her fingernails into her palms and small streams
of blood run down her arms)
"WHATEVER THIS MAN HAS DONE TO DARIA, I SWEAR SHE
WILL BE AVENGED!!! TIMES 10 IF NESSISARY!!!"
(Jared turns and smacks his mad sister upside the head,
and she comes out of it)
"Sorry, got a little carried away."
(Jared shakes his head) "Like a bloodthirsty wolf or
Janes eyes suddenly get bright and she smiles a
100-watt smile. "IVE GOT IT!!"
(Everyone) "What?" " Weve got a wolf
(Everyone looks at Theo, then back to Jane) "Yeah?
"Wolves track prey, right??"
(still clueless) "Uh huh
" (Jesse picks up
(Jesse) "So youre saying, we use Theo to track
Darias kidnapper back to wherever she is?"
(Jane leaps up) "YES!!"
(Trents face lights up) "Lets go!!"
The five Darians and the dog walk over to the curb, and
lead Theo to the dry pool of Darias blood.
(Jane) "Now, Theo, get the scent of auntie Daria and
(Theo barks, sniffs the red concrete and howls as he races
off into the alley)
(Jesse) "Thata boy Theo!!"
(The Darians chase the dog into the dark alley)
(This next part is a combo of Darias kidnapper
telling her every sick, twisted detail of what hes done to her, as Theo leads our
heroes to every spot on the trail leading to Darias prison.)
Part 271/2 (actually, part 5)
(Daria) "So? Tell me this time line youre so
damn proud of. If youre gonna kill me, I at least have a right to know how you
(Man) "First things first."
(Chuckles, running his fingertips up and down the twisted
rod in his hand)
"You asked what the hell this was, right? Well, we
madmen know it as The Wire. It is a simple wire hanger, twisted just so that
it provides the victim with
(Slurps through clenched teeth)
(Whips the wire across her face, causing her to scream
bloody murder as it tears the flesh of her cheek)
"But I took the liberty of adding a little barbed
wire to the Bloody Daria mix." (Laughs).
The man grips her hair tightly as he wraps some new tape
over her mouth.
"Wouldnt want any caped crusaders ruining our
fun, now would we? Now, on with the show. After I grabbed you and gingerly knocked you
senseless, I dragged your pathetic little body to my car on the other side of the alley.
Taking care to make sure your left hand got caught in the door, I drove off
Theo leads our gang out of the alley, where he comes to an
abrupt halt in front of some tire tracks dried in the mud.
(Jared) What is it boy? Wheres Daria?
(Theo howls and takes off down the street, with the
Darians following close behind)
(Man) "I drove for about twenty minutes, until my car
broke down behind that Mellinum Mall. The rain was beating down pretty hard, and my heater
(Daria thinking, eyes wide) *Oh, Lord. He, He
"So, hehe, I climbed into the backseat with you. You
were just waking up, so I took special care to deck you a few times and knock you out
again. Then I undid the tape I had put around your feet, and after ripping off your
pathetic little blazer and part of your skirt
I warmed us all
. Shall I go into details?"
Daria shakes her head.
(Billie panting) "I cant run anymore!"
(She collapses and Jesse catches her)
(Jared) How long have we been chasing him?
(Trent looks at his watch) "About 20 minutes!"
(They exit yet another alleyway, and come upon the Mall of
the Mellinum, which was closed for the day. Parked in the fire lane was a really beat up,
rusty old BMW.)
(Jesse) Can we rest here? Billie isnt light
(Billie coming to) "I heard that!"
(Theo stops to sniff the ground around the car, while the
crew stops to rest on the curb. Jesse and a pissed Billie are engulfed in an argument,
while Jared, Trent and Jane talk. Suddenly Theo erupts, barking, growling and scratching
furiously at the car door.)
(Jane) What is it Theo??
(Everyone rushes to look in the window. Jane is first, and
she immediately bursts into tears and runs to Trent.)
(Trent peering in the car) "My God
. What has
this bastard done?"
(Jareds jaw hits the floor) "Poor
(Jesse) "Did this guy do what it looks like he
(Billie tearing up) "I dont even wanna
The backseat interior of the car was ridden with blood,
some of it wasnt even Darias. This guy was a collector. The once tan seats
were a dried reddish-purple, from whomever this bastard had tortured before, and the newly
added red stains were undoubtedly Darias. On the floor was a rusted switchblade, the
blade covered in newly shedded blood. Next to it was the slashed remnants of Darias
green blazer, and the other half of her black skirt.
As they stood, staring at the appalling scene, Theo howled
and ran off into across the parking lot. With the Darians at his heels, he dove under the
hole in the fence, and took off into the underbrush.
Meanwhile yet again
Daria felt so dirty, so violated she new she could vomit.
She prayed her friends would find her, but she feared she would die before they got there.
Daria hung her head and tried with all her might to stay conscious, but she knew she
couldnt do it for very long. Yet the man rambled on
"Then I hung you over my shoulder, carried you across
the parking lot, under the hole in the fence, through the forest, and back to this little
condemned shack that is cut off from all humanity. I tied you to a chair, and gave you
what you deserved: 40 lashings. Mwhahaha!!"
(The Doberman howls along with his psychopathic master)
Part 257 ( I know, I know, its just part 6.
Thats an attention getter! So, pay attention!)
Little does the cruel slavedriver know, the Darians are
right outside his window, listening to his every word. Every one of them are out for
blood, Janes eyes are a ferocious red, Jared has whipped a skin-divers-knife out
from the leather holster bound to his leg, Billies fingernails were piercing
her palms again, Jesse was grinding his teeth, Theo was foaming at the mouth, and Trent
looked as if he would blow at any moment. But to their surprise, their emotion hurricane
was halted by a voice from behind them.
Voice: Like, what are you people doing here?
Voice #2: Yeah.. this is our meeting spot.
Trent and Jesse lunge at the source of the voices, pinning
two figures to the ground. When they look into the faces of their prisoners, it was none
other than Quinn and Sandi, the two annoying fashion fiends from school.
Sandi (angry): Like- (Trent slaps his hand over her
(Trent has obviously has lost it) "What are WE doing
(Jesse and Trent haul the two well-dressed intruders over
to the window) "THATS what were doing here!!"
(Quinn and Sandis eyes grow wide as they see the
black-and-blue girl, tied to a chair, bleeding from too many places to count, being yelled
at and beaten before their very eyes.)
(Trent whispering) "Now you little fashion brats are
gonna help us rescue her. Quinn, go over into the bushes and be a lookout.(Quinn departs
without protest) Sandi, got a cell-phone?"
Sandi (holds up her phone proudly) "Like, never leave
home without it."
"Good. Go over with Quinn, and dial 911 when we tell
(Back in the cabin)
(Man) "By the way
I forgot to introduce you to
(He walks over to a pile of garbage and cobwebs, kicks
some stuff out of the way and lifts up another tortured teenager by the ropes shes
meet Trisha. Shell be youre
roommate from now on."
(The girl looks at Daria with dreary blue eyes. She is
also black and blue, and very pale. The man throws her to the ground at Darias
(Picks the dagger up off of the floor)
lets do something for your complexion, Trish
(Girl shuts her eyes)
Jared and Billie suddenly pop up, a determined glint in
(Jared, tightening his grip on the knife, he cries the
girls name as if he knows her) "TRISHA! DARIA!!!!"
(Billie) "Lets do it."
Without warning, Jared and Theo lunge through the glass,
going straight for the mans neck. He turns from Trisha, far too late, as the two
enraged males knock him to the ground. The man returns to his feet and thrusts the dagger
through Jareds shoulder, but he barley winces. Seemingly paralyzed from the stare of
utter hatred burning in Jareds eyes, he falls like a rock from a hard uppercut.
Kneeling over the man, they proceeded to beat the shit out of each other. Theo biting hard
and deep, Jared slugging with all his might. The man struggles, returning every punch
landed with seemingly equal force.
With yet another distracting crash, Trent kicks down the
door and the fellow Darians rush in. Just as the man is about to land the blade through
Jareds chest, Billie kicks it out of his hand. With a growl the Doberman pounces on
Theos back, drawing blood and throwing him to the ground. As the dogfight proceeds,
the black-eyed terrorist kicks Jared off him, grabs Trisha, draws a rifle and presses it
to her temple.
" NOBODY MOVE!!!!!!" The man shouts at the top
of his lungs as all the Darians freeze.
" HANDS BEHIND YOUR HEAD, NOW!!!" (They do as
they are told.)
He cocks the weapon and walks backward towards the broken
window. Turning to Billie he orders again.
" Get ahold of that mutt. (Billie pulls Theo off of
the Doberman and holds his muzzle shut, as the Doberman re-joins its master. A single tear
creeps down Trishas cheek, as she has obviously not seen her attempted rescuers.
please help me
will I ever see you
show him where I am
(Trent) " What do you want with them?"
" SHUT UP!!!"
The man is now backed up all the way against the wall, the
breeze blowing his ragged brown hair. His wicked smile fades as he meets the
youre gonna get it smiles of his five hostages.
" WHAT THE F*** ARE YOU SMILING AT???"
What the man doesnt see is that, right behind him,
Quinn and Sandi are holding their backpacks above their heads, ready to use them like
(Quinn) " Surprise!"
WHAM!!!!! The combine weight of all the cosmetics is their
miniature backpacks knock the man out cold. Trent pounces on the gun, rolls over and
shoots the attacking Doberman square in the forehead, its lifeless body falling onto the
shards of broken glass.
(Trent, to Sandi and Quinn) " Thanks guys."
(Sandi) "Like, dont mention it."
Part VII (Thats 7 in roman numerals!)
Jared has untied Trisha and is holding her close to him to
keep her warm. Using Jareds knife, Jane is sawing furiously at Darias ropes,
while Jesse, Billie and Trent try to undo the knots. Theo rushes to his owners aid,
gnawing at the ropes with his blood-spattered muzzle.
The rope splits in half, falling off Daria and leaving her
limp, bloody figure to fall helplessly into Trents arms.
(Trent, concerned and frightened) "Daria? Daria!!!
Shes not breathing guys!"
Jesse runs to the shattered window and tells to Sandi to
phone for help, while Jane peels off the tape from her mouth and checks her pulse.
(Jane) "Oooh, this isnt good."
(Jessie) "Was it ever good??"
"No, I mean she barley has a pulse!!"
(Billie unties Darias feet as Trent lays her on the
(Trent) Does anybody know CPR????
(Billie) "Stand back, this could get messy."
(Billie rolls up her sleeves, and gives Daria
mouth-to-mouth. It takes about ten minutes, but she gets Daria breathe, cough up blood,
and slink over into a corner)
(Daria, her voice scared and cracking) "Just kill me
(Starts to cry and curls up into a tight little ball, and
talks softly) "Ill never see them again
Jane puts a hand on her shoulder. (Softly) "Its
. Were here
Daria stops shuddering and lifts her head up.
(Trent) "Daria, were here to save you
Daria (pained) "I
I cant see you, Trent.
My eye is s..woll..en." (Blacks out again)
Trent scoops her back up as the sound of sirens can be
heard. A half dozen police and the EMS with two stretchers come up the hill. Sandi and
Quinn appear in the doorway.
Sandi (proudly): Like, here comes the Calvary. How, like,
Trisha raises her head as best she can and wraps herself
up even closer to Jared. Coughing, she speaks in a horse voice.
"Im conscious, *cough* hows
Daria?"(Wraps her arms around Jareds neck)
Jared strokes her hair softly as a man in a tan trenchcoat
comes in the door and presents his badge.
" Chief Luke Barnstien of the Lawndale Police force.
Two young ladies named Quinn and Sandi called and said you brave kids caught the notorious
Maryland Madman. Is this true?"
" Well, were here to bring him into custody.
Step aside please."
Chief Barnstien, joined by three other cops, haul the man
to his feet and handcuff him. The Darians and Quinn and Sandi walk out of the
buildings entrance, which was now being wrapped in Police line: Do not
cross tape. Jared and Trent gingerly lay the two girls on the stretchers, as they
pile into the ambulance and drive away
Parts 8-whatever coming soon! Stay tuned to read the
twisted, suprising, unbelievable climax (The story ending, perv) of (drumroll please)
Darias Cruel Summer!