Story Notes: inspired by jrabbit’s fic “Racing to the Top” and a comment by cwolf on a TtH forum.
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Only minutes after leaving the Caring Hands Homeless Shelter the ambulance pulled into the Stable of Doom. The two ‘paramedics’ got out and pulled off their masks, revealing the evil countenances of Tie Die and Dead Bowie. The former opened up the back of the ambulance, then the latter entered and unzipped the body bag on the gurney.
“Thank Evil,” said Bad Penny as she sat up. "It was getting stuffy in there.”
“Bad Penny,” neighed the Thoroughbred of Sin, “I knew you’d turn up.”
“How long must I keep up this deception of being dead,” the red-headed villain asked the horse.
“Only until Dr. Horrible’s final acceptance into the Evil League of Evil,” whinnied the dark master. “Then you may reveal yourself to him. Dr. Horrible will forgive you in short order, and the League will benefit from your work.”
“I live to serve, Bad Horse.”
The Stallion of Satan nodded. “Thanks to you, the Evil League of Evil will gain a dastardly new member.”
“I do feel the tiniest bit dirty about pretending to be dead,” said Bad Penny as she climbed down from the ambulance.
“It isn’t your fault you play the helpless damsel so well, my dear. In fact, seducing both Captain Hammer and Dr. Horrible will have you on the cover of Evil Villainess Quarterly for certain.”
As the two bad villains walked deeper into the stable, Tie Die and Dead Bowie broke into song:
“It’s a brand new day
and you were told a lie.
Now we’re setting it straight:
Penny didn’t die!
It’s a brand new day,
Thanks to Penny’s deception
the Evil League is strong.
It’s a brand new day;
evil’s on the rise.
Because of Dr. H
Hammer’s cut down to size.”
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