“Why not?” Killer asked. They paused when they heard glass break inside the social room. “Aren’t the girls in there? What’s happening?”
“A squadron of Queen of Bavaria’s broke through the ranks and got in the castle.”
“What happened?” Jinx asked.
“We don’t know,” Seamus said. “We think they snuck in through some pipe or something. We heard a rucus in there and, well, here you have it.”
“It’s actually for your own protection that I suggest you let them, um,” Goofus said.
“Work it out,” Frankie finished.
“Work what out?” Zack asked, opening the door. He ducked as a Queen of Bavaria flipped over his head.
“Whoops!” Sweet Pea said. “Sorry, Zack. I didn’t expect the door to open,” she turned to grab another Queen of Bavaria and flipped it expertly through the air.
“What is this?” Killer asked, watching as Chloe, Sweet Pea, Lola, Sassy, Morty, and all the hens grabbed Queen of Bavaria’s splattered in muck, flipping them over and throwing them against walls. One Queen of Bavaria whined from where they hung in the chandelier, stuck in the fancy crystal beads. Killer’s feathers drooped. “And what’s that foul smell?”
“Everybody is Kung-Fu fighting!” Jinx said.
“Wait,” the Queen of Bavaria chained to Zack said, pointing to Chloe. “Is that who I think it is?”
Zack bobbed his head. “It is.”
“Oh no,” the Queen of Bavaria hung her head. “If I knew she was here, we would have never attacked. No wonder we were defeated so quickly!”
“What do you mean?” Goofus asked.
“Certainly, you can see. Chloe Conure is legendary in the conure community. She holds multiple black belts and was the most deadly bird in the aviary. Nobody wanted to be in a cage match with her!”
“I can see why nobody would want to be in a cage with her,” Killer said, watching wide eyed as Chloe grabbed a Queen of Bavaria by the tail and put her in a whirling spin before releasing her into the chandelier with her friend. Stinky muck dripped off both birds stuck in the chandelier, leaving splotches on the floor.
Zack cackled. “Chloe wanted to keep it a secret. She’s a mixed martial arts master and world champion. She trained all of the girls here. She believes it’s good for self discipline and building confidence. She says beauty starts from within and a confident bird is a beautiful bird.”
“Is that what they really do in her beauty parlor all morning?” Jinx ducking as Sassy and Morty flung a Queen of Bavaria over his head .
“Sorry, Jinx!” Sassy said, blushing.
Jinx fluffed. “It’s alright. Carry on, ladies!”
“No, don’t!” the Queen of Bavaria chained to Zack shouted. “Stop! We surrendered! No more fighting.” She hung her head. “Goodness knows, we can’t afford to get beat up anymore.”
Chloe pecking the Queen of Bavaria she had pinned under her foot, looking up at the voice. “Queen Beak, is that you?”
“It’s me, Chloe. We surrender. We ask for your mercy.”
The girls cheered as the boys released a sigh of relief.