Pinky's mind was filled with thoughts of freedom and elation as he ran - yes, ran! Somehow, he must have made it out of the cage, and without Brain's help, too. His feet propelled him ever forward, as if he were outside on a field. His muscles, though beginning to show signs of exhaustion, rejoiced in being used again after such imprisonment. He tried to imitate his friend's diabolical laughter, but the only sound he managed to produce was "narf!"
"Stop playing with that running weel," Brain snapped at him. "We have work to do, Pinky."
Pinky stumbled and the wheel, still in motion, made him do some painful circles on his head before finally coming to a halt.
"Why, Brain, what are we going to do today?"
"We are going to do the same thing we do every night, Pinky. We are going to take over the world!"
"Ooooh!" Pinky said, his eyes growing wide. "I love it when you talk about your big dreams, Brain"
"Not dreams, Pinky. Tonight, like every night, I have a plan!" Brain pointed his finger into the air and struck a self-important pose. Pinky admired his friend's stature.
"What kind of plan do you have, Brain?" Pinky had forgotten all about his fall by now and began running around the cage again, bumping into things.
"It is brilliant, Pinky, and this time, nothing can go wrong! The world will tremble before the might of my sardonic transinducer!" What followed was Brain's trademark laughter. "Narf!" Pinky tried to imitate him.
Pinky watched as brain used a magnet he must have hidden under the food bowl to attract the keys lying ever so close to their cage. Brain picked them up nonchalantly and opened the door without comment.
"I didn't know you could do magic, Brain," Pinky said, his eyes wide.
"It's not magic, Pinky, you ludicrous imbecilic excuse for a pampelmousse."
"Oooh!" Pinky said. "Narf!" He had always known Pinky could do amazing things with that giant brain of this, but he had never suspected him to be able to move things with his mind. He tried to touch Brain's bulbous head, but stumbled and fell down the table and onto his chin. Brain ignored him.
"Unlike on all the other nights, we can find all the components for the sardonic transinducer inside this laboratory!" Brain said. Diabolical laughter. A "narf!" from Pinky, who had managed to climb the table again.
"Hey, Brain," Pinky said after some deliberation, "if this sardinic tomato mousser is so great, why haven't you made one before?"
Brain stared at him for a moment. "I simply - I simply hadn't thought of it, Pinky." Brain seemed quite shocked.
"It sounds like some lame story plotline cooked up by an amateur fan fiction writer to me," said Pinky.
"It does indeed, Pinky, it does indeed."
"Narf!" Pinky said. He almost fainted. "Brain, are you really agreeing with me?"
"Yes, I am, Pinky."
"Oh joyous day!" Pinky said. "Narf! This is the first time you ever agreed with me, Brain! I shall always treasure this moment! Oh! Brain!"
"No hugs," Brain said, sidestepping the charging Pinky who fell flat on his face.
A few hours later, Brain had finished building his sardonic transinducer.
"Now step into this chamber, Pinky!" He gestured towards a soft drink can he had repurposed into something that looked like a miniature doomsday device.
"Why is that, Brain? Narf!"
"You'll see," Brain said. His usually confident voice trembled.
"Okay Brain. I trust you!"
"Oh Pinky - Pinky, Pinky," Brain said, burying his face in his hands. "I just can't do this!"
"Can't do what, Brain?"
"Use you like this. If it were anyone else, but, Pinky, if it's you... I just can't do it!"
"Don't worry, Brain, you can use me like you always do."
"Not this time. Pinky, the sardonic transinducer, it would kill you! It would turn your body into an energy source that would power a mind control machine. I don't want you to die, Pinky!"
"Narf!" Pinky said, tears running down his face. "That's the nicest thing you ever said to me, Brain!"
"I don't want you to die!" Brain repeated. Was that a tear on his face? "I don't want you to die!" His eyes went wide, as if he hadn't known this simple truth himself.
"Oh Brain! Brain!" Pinky said, running towards his friend again with open arms. This time, Brain didn't sidestep.
He ran towards Pinky himself, to embrace his friend.
"I always knew you loved me, Brain! That's why I've stayed with you for all those years!"
"Oh, and I do, Pinky, I do!"
"I have never seen a mouse as beautiful as you, Brain!"
"Pinky, in my wildest dreams I've always held you close to me!"
"Oh! Brain! Narf!"
And they held each other tight, until finally, they kissed each other with abandon.
"What are we going to do tomorrow night?"
"What we will be doing every night from now on, Pinky, what we will be doing every night from now on."
"Oh Brain," Pinky snickered. "Narf!"