Project Blackhawk (or The Blackhawk Experiment)
Jonathan’s Memory of Patrick is Strong
Dave lowered his hands from his face and looked at Andrew Shaw, Brandon Bollig and Patrick Sharp. “Pronger. Chris Pronger,” he snarled.
“Yeah! That’s the dude! He’s a cool guy actually!” Sharp exclaimed.
“Shut up Sharpie!” Dave snapped at him. “Yes, it’s Chris Pronger...great. Just fucking great.”
“The Philadelphia Flyers’ Captain?” Andrew questioned with a gasp. “You mean that guy who should be retired and working for the NHL’s disciplinary system? That guy?”
“Yeah. He used to be the captain of the Flyers, who was with them during the 2009-2010 season. The Blackhawks and Flyers met up together for the Stanley Cup Final and--” Dave began.
“Oh man...no, I know what happened. What happened is that Kaner shot the game-winning goal and the puck vanished. Everyone blamed Pronger for taking it,” Andrew growled.
“Or the ref,” Brandon added on, giving Andrew a light smack on the arm with the back of his hand.
“So, it seems like Pronger never got hurt and has remained with the Flyers, son of a bitch!” Dave spat. “How did he know about time travel though?”
“He must have followed us,” Brandon suggested.
Dave shook his head. “Can’t be. I was very vigilant and careful. And when did he discover us...no, no, no he must have come across a time pad of his own. But how...where? And when?”
“If there is more than one time pad or machine, then isn’t this getting kind of dangerous?” Andrew remarked.
Dave was pacing now. “It is. But we have to find Pronger, Jonathan and Patrick and set everything right. We never should have time traveled in the first place.”
“But Jonny hates Chicago?” Brandon stated.
“And Kaner’s missing!” Andrew added on.
“Remember?” both of them questioned in unison.
Dave nodded again, halting in his pacing. He remembered of course, but he had a good point to make. “I know, but if Jonny was once with Kaner...I don’t know, I’ve seen it in movies before. If two people are separated, depending on how strong their relationship is or was, they should be attracted to one another.”
“So you’re saying test out Jonny’s memory of Kaner?” Brandon inquired.
Dave nodded again. “Yes. If Kazer is strong, Jonathan will be concerned for Patrick and will want to find Patrick.”
“Okay, and if the ‘Kazer’ isn’t…?” Brandon pressed.
The Florida Panther shook his head. “There’s NO chance of that happening. If the Kazer was unbearable to you, Shawzy, before, it’s plenty strong enough...but the question is how strong?”
“Well, let’s get to Jonny then!” Andrew exclaimed.
“Alright. But be careful Shawzy and don’t piss Jonny off, you certainly remember that he almost attacked you right?” Dave stated.
“Shawzy, none of that!” Dave barked. “Now, let’s get to Jonny!”
They left the Blackhawks’ arena and journeyed to find Jonathan. It took a few hours, before they found themselves back in the Pepsi Center and staring at the ice, watching Jonathan and Gabriel Landeskog joking around on the ice. They were cross-checking one another, looking like Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin in Dallas in the actual reality. (In this alternate reality, who knew where Jamie was and Tyler...)
“This is so wrong,” Andrew whispered to himself.
“I agree Shawzy, but we have to set things right. We know that this is what the reality would look like without Kazer…” Dave stated.
“But we can all agree that we prefer the Kazer to this!” Brandon exclaimed with a look of disgust on his face.
Jonathan and Gabriel were laughing and playing around with a puck together. Jonathan kept stealing it from Gabriel, who attempted to keep it away from him, but was failing. They looked like they were having so much fun.
“Jonny did that with Kaner…” Andrew began to say, narrowing his eyes.
“We gotta stop this!” Brandon remarked. “That’s Kaner’s man and Gabe is NOT Jonny’s friend!”
“Damn right?” Andrew snarled.
“Back off, both of you, we have to figure out how to get Jonny alone,” Dave barked, as he thought long and hard about what they could do.
There were a few moments of silence, as they could clearly hear Jonathan chuckle loudly with, “Oh Landy, you’re the best friend I could ever have! I love you so much!”
“We could fake kidnap him again?” Brandon suggested.
“That’s our only option? Ugh, I guess we’re kidnapping Jonny then, come on!” Dave sighed heavily and led them back out of the rink and toward the locker rooms.
They journeyed down the tunnel and out to the benches. As Jonathan broke away from Gabriel, laughing and smiling, Dave, Brandon and Andrew ambushed him. Dave clamped his hand over Jonathan’s mouth, while they all worked to drag him back to the locker room. Again.
They let him go and Andrew closed the door, locking them in the room, so they could talk to Jonathan without having him run off.
“Really, you three again?? What the hell guys?” Jonathan snapped, rubbing his arms. “You just can’t keep your paws off of me, can you Blackhawk and Panther...and Shark?!”
“Listen we know the whole truth now,” Dave stated, raising his hands up in a “chill Jonathan” motion.
“What do you mean Panther?” Jonathan growled, looking at Andrew keenly.
Andrew made faces back at him.
“It’s Dave Bolland, Toews, and don’t make me mad, I will drop you...on your Avalanche symbol!”
“You wouldn’t dare!”
“I would. Now calm the fuck down and listen, you are a Blackhawk. You are not an Avalanche player. And Gabriel Fucking Landeskog is NOT your best friend!”
“Look I appreciate your attempts, but I really need to get back to practicing. I can’t kick that pathetic Chicago prankster’s ass tonight if I’m not warm and ready! Now, get the hell out of my locker room and leave me alone. And stop kidnapping me!” Jonathan snarled, shoving Andrew to the side.
It took all of his power not to lash out at his ex-captain. Jonathan unlocked the door and pushed it open. He was about to leave, when Dave suddenly spoke up again.
“Patrick’s missing. Pronger has him.”
“Sharp?” Jonathan spun around. “Cause if that’s your angle forget it. Sharpie is the last person, I’d--”
“Kane. Patrick Kane,” Dave calmly interrupted.
Jonathan hesitated for a second. “Kaner?” His eyes twitched and his hand dropped from the door handle.
“Yes, he needs your help. We need your help. Please Jonathan, you’ve got to save Kaner!”
“Kaner?” Jonathan repeated again.
Dave stepped forward and took Jonathan’s hand and moved it to his heart. “I know Kaner is in there. Kaner’s in your heart Jonny. You both are Blackhawks and you both are meant to be with one another. I know it! Lil Peekaboo...Peeks...”
“Peeksy?” Jonathan suddenly raced over to his stall in tears. He sat down and buried his head in his hands. “This is all my fault!!” he cried.
Dave walked up to him and put a hand on his shoulder. “No, no, don’t say such things Jonny...it’s not your fault. It’s Pronger’s. He did this.”
“What do you mean?” Jonathan looked up at him, his big chocolate eyes shiny with his tears.
“Pronger told Sharpie (and Bur) to prank you both. It was all set up and your may have hurt Kaner, but it wasn’t your fault.”
“But he’s missing because of me...if I hadn’t hurt him!” The Colorado player looked to the side.
“God, Jonny’s got some serious connection with Kaner, man,” Andrew whispered to Brandon, who nodded.
“It’s the Kazer, dude. Jonny loves Kaner too much,” Brandon whispered back.
Dave dropped down to one knee, like he was going to propose to Jonathan Toews. “It’s okay, you can make it up to him, you’ve got to save him.”
“But where is he?”
“We don’t know. All we know is that Pronger is behind this and chances are he has Patrick.”
Jonathan looked at Dave. “You know what I’m going to do to that Flyer if he hurts my Kaner?” There was a sly fireness that was burning in his brown eyes.
“THERE HE IS!!” Andrew screamed and darted forward. He flung his arms around Jonathan and squeezed him tightly. “You’re back buddy!”
“Shawzy, get off of me, you pest!” It wasn’t a dark, angry snarl, but more playful and familiar… it was almost friendly.
“Oh, Jonny!!” Andrew continued, not letting go.
“What the hell man?” Jonathan chuckled. “You never hug anyone like this!”
“EXCEPT FOR SAADER!!” Brandon sang out, teasingly.
“Shut up Bolls!” Andrew laughed.
“His memories of Patrick are strong and that has somehow snapped him out of his “charade”. Cool!” Brandon remarked.
Andrew finally released Jonathan, who looked at himself and then around the room. “Where am I? What’s going on?”
“This is ‘Pronger’s World’...that’s what we’ll call this. It’s a time where you and Patrick aren’t together or Blackhawks, where Phil Kessel is the Captain and John Tavares is the alternate captain and where Michal Therrien is the coach. It is a time when you are sharing a bromance with Gabriel Landeskog…” Dave started to explain.
“A bromance with Gabe...Landy?”
“Oh yeah,” Andrew exclaimed, teasingly, “You called him Dandy Landy or Landy Dandy and you were mooning over him…”
“More than Andrew moons over Brandon Saad!” Brandon Bollig laughed.
Andrew shot him a stern look. “Screw you Bolls.”
“You’d be cheating on Saader!”
“Shut up Bolls!”
“Guys, you gotta get me the hell out of here. Kaner’s the only bro, I’ll EVER have a bromance with! And Phil Kessel doesn’t deserve to rule my team!” Jonathan blurted out.
“And I really don’t have a thing with Saader, I swear!” Andrew tacked on.
“Alright, I’ll help you all find Kaner and save him. Where do we begin?” Jonathan exclaimed, jumping to his feet.
“Tracking down Chris Pronger,” Dave responded. “We find that dumbass, we find Kaner.”
“I’ll strangle him if he’s hurt my best friend! No one hurts Kaner and gets away with it!” Jonathan growled, cracking his neck and knuckles.
“Alright, tone it back a little bit, or will leave you with Gabe,” Andrew chuckled.
They walked out of the locker room together and headed away from the rink.
“Will they get mad about me leaving or disappearing?”
“Probably only Landy…” Brandon commented.
“Shut up Bollig!” Jonathan playfully retorted.
They all caught the next flight to Philadelphia and touched down within the next four hours. When they got out, the Philadelphia that all of them once knew had changed. As soon as they exited the airport, their eyes fell upon a horrible sight.
It wasn’t Philadelphia...it was Pronger-ville?
See, this is what happens when you play around with time. There's always villains who rise up and things go from bad, to worse.
"Jonny did that with Kaner" - Seriously other then possibly have a homosexual relationship with Kaner, what hasn't Jonny done with Kaner?
And I love the plan of "fake kidnapping" Jonny. XP
AWWWW!!!! XD Jonny cares about Kaner still!! I'm almost certain that they do have this unbreakable bond between them. They will always find each other and hang out. It's inevitable.
Next up: We have to go into Pronger-ville?