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The sky was filled with stars that night. The clouds that had rolled in the same morning and brought rain were gone by evening and by the time the children were tucked in and sound asleep, the stars and the moon had come out again, casting the city of Hearttropolis in a peaceful silver dreamscape. Most lights in the downtown area had been put out, allowing the suburbs to be soaked in the beauty of one of the summer's last nights.

And just as they normally did on a night such as this after a busy day, Alvin, Simon and Theodore climbed up onto the roof of their home and lay down, staring up at the infinite void above them.

"So, that's it?" Theodore said after Alvin had explained to them how the events of that day. "They never caught the guy?"

"We caught him, but a little too late," Alvin replied. "Dictator had already gotten to him by the time we arrived."

Simon looked at his brother as he hugged his waist. "And he never said anything?" he said softly.

Alvin sighed. "He… grabbed my shirt collar," he whispered, "Pulled me towards him, and before he died he whispered in my ear… They're alive. They are waiting where time does not move." He closed his eyes. "That's the last thing he said to me. But those words were nothing but riddles to the FBI or to Hearttropolis Police, so we were forced to… close the case again."

Simon noticed how heavy Alvin's voice was when he spoke those last words. Pity weighed down over his heart; he knew how much the case had meant to his brother.

"I was this close, Simon," Alvin added through the lump in his throat. He held up his fingers and measured the air. "This close. So close to finding out what happened to the Chipettes. After so many years… I could have solved the case and brought the girls home. Brittany, Eleanor… maybe even Jeanette. I could have given Claire, David and AJ their moms. Maybe Theodore and Eleanor could finally settle down and start a family of their own. But not even my gift could be of any help this week." Alvin sighed heavily and placed his hands down over his chest. "Our lives as single dads would be over and we'd be a family again… like we were before they disappeared. But Dictator destroyed our only lead, our only key to knowing what happened to our wives. And now the case has gone cold again, and the only thing I'm left with is another riddle." Tears filled his eyes as he stared past the stars. "I just want to hold her again. As much as we fought and were at each other's throats, I would never ask to marry another girl. Brittany was mine; we had everything going for us, for our kids… for the whole family."

Theodore hugged himself and let out a shaky breath, and Simon looked up at him as he let out a soft whimper. "What I'd give, just to hold Eleanor again," he said. "To hear her voice encouraging me to be who I am because that's who she loved. To sing with her while we cooked… If the Chipettes were here again, we'd be one… big happy family…"

They fell silent for sometime after that. Simon looked at his little brother for a moment longer and then looked at his elder brother. Within a week, he had watched them both grow hopeful that the case would be solved. The days went by and Alvin remained optimistic. He was sure he would solve the case and bring home their wives. Never had he seen Alvin that determined to solve a mystery—not since their childhood.

And then that day had arrived, and just when Alvin had uncovered the one person who witnessed seeing Brittany and Eleanor appear and disappear into thin air again, he lost it all; all because of a gunshot by the city's enemy. Had he perhaps been a few seconds earlier, he could have built a shield strong enough to protect the turtle.

Now they were back to square one, with no leads, no evidence… only a riddle that left them even more confused than before.

Simon stared at his hands as the ocean breeze blew through his hair. He knew how it felt to lose his wife, to feel like the world was coming to an end. For years as children, he had been the responsible brother, the one in control of the situation and the one whom Theodore, and even Alvin, would turn to for support, backup, and comfort. Whether his answers were wrong or right, Simon had a voice that could reassure both his younger and older brother, no matter the situation. When he had been the one to feel lost, hopeless, alone when he lost Jeanette, it had been Alvin and Theodore who held out their arms for comfort. Even after a few months of depression and mood swings, of no singing or working, Simon had never once lost the support of his brothers. They reminded him of the good times he had had with Jeanette, of the good times they had all had together, and the good times they could still have. They reminded him that he had a five-year-old son at the time—who was now eight, pressing onto nine—someone worth living for. They had brought him back out of the darkness and brightened up his life again.

And now, here they were, at the end of a suspenseful week of waiting for Alvin to come back from the police station with positive news, day after day… and ending with nothing. Empty handed. Alvin had given his whole to solve this case, to find their wives, but it was not meant to be. What they had all hoped would be a happy ending to a treacherous story only took a horrible turn at the very end.

If there was ever a time his brothers needed to hear him say something, it was now.

Simon took a deep breath and let it out in a sigh. "There's still hope, guys," he said, as Alvin and Theodore looked at him. Simon did not return the stare and continued to study the stars. "There's still a chance. He said that they were still alive. That means that they're still out there." He paused for a moment before continuing: "I don't… I don't know about Jeanette, but I'm more than positive that Brittany and Eleanor are still alive. We just have to stay positive." He looked at Alvin and grinned pitifully. "You did your best, Alvin. That's all that matters. You can't expect to solve every case like that. You did what you could, and that's what counts. You're just a chipmunk; not a miracle worker."

Alvin stared back in silence before looking at his hands.

"Just because you're the most popular cartoon singer on Earth, you're a cop and a race car driver, and the leader of the Guardians of Unity, it doesn't mean you can do everything." Simon looked away and chuckled. "Remember when we were kids, how you used to wake me up and sometimes Theo, in the middle of the night, just to blab about your crazy ideas and who was next in our neighbourhood to be deemed a werewolf or a vampire? They were crazy deductions and theories, yet you set out to prove me wrong. Most of the time, you succeeded. But even when you didn't, you never got discouraged. You'd have another shot at being the troublemaker." Simon closed his eyes and smiled. "Think of this case as one of those theories you couldn't prove. Think of the case going cold as if Dave was grounding you again. If you keep that in mind, you'll be back to your old self tomorrow morning." He looked at Alvin again. "That's what Brittany would want," he added in a whisper.

Alvin bit his lip.

"And Theodore, keep your chin up," Simon went on, looking at his little brother this time. "You always got scared of the silliest things. You were afraid to be sucked down the drain when we'd let the water out of the bathtub. Your innocence is as much a burden as it is a blessing. Don't let your fears of not seeing Eleanor again hold you back. Keep hoping, keep praying. We'll find them again soon." He raised his hand and held it out over his head. "As for a family, that's what we are, guys; ever since Mom had to give us up and dropped us off on Dave's doorstep. We've been brothers since birth. Despite getting on each other's nerves—or Alvin getting on ours—we've always stuck together, through thick or thin. God only knows how lost I would be if I didn't have brothers like you. That makes us a family. With or without our wives. And we'll be a family until the very end of time. We're the Chipmunks. Alvin, Simon and Theodore Seville. And nothing in this world or the next can ever change that."

Alvin and Theodore looked at each other for a moment before finally, after what felt like hours, they smiled. They both held out their hands and placed them in Simon's, grasping each other's as tightly as they could.

"We're the Chipmunks," Theodore sang softly, soon accompanied by his brothers; "Comin' up stronger than ever before; we're the Chipmunks…" He looked at the one in red. "Alvin…"

"… Simon…" Alvin added, looking at the one in blue.

Simon smiled back and then looked at the one in green. "Theodore," he finished.

"I don't think I'd want it any other way," Theodore whispered. "I'd still love it if our girls were here, but I don't think our family would be complete if we weren't together."

"All for one and three for all, right Theo?" Alvin said with a grin.

"Hehe; always!"

They let each other's hands go and folded them behind their heads instead. "You'll see, guys," Simon whispered as a falling star shot across the sky; "we'll see them again."
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That was the main focus of the series I started writing years ago. The Chipmunks' adventures were side stories and continuation of the second KICS series. So yeah, these take place in the crossovers I've done.

For those who don't recall, Hearttropolis was the name of the Capital City of Earth. This story plot will be the base for three other characters I created a while back. Gifts... People who watched me way back will know what I'm talking about.

I won't tell you what happened to the Chipettes.


Simon's gone through rough times where his brothers had been there to support him. So when Alvin and Theodore need support, he reaches out to them.

And yes, Alvin is older than Simon. It doesn't seem that way but it is. Simon was the middle child.

Their mother, Vinny, is featured in one of the TV show's episodes. She gave the boys up because winter was harsh and they wouldn't have survived without more help.


characters (c) Bagdasarian Sr.
art, story (c) KicsterAsh
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SillyCharmSeer Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Student Artist
You are the best I have ever seen on deviantart... :))
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KicsterAsh Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Professional Filmographer
:blushes: Thank ya
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therandomguyzs Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013
lol you're the best art maker! lol :P XD
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mikitha-kathitha Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
I loved your story very good congratulations
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SketchedImperfection Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
GAH!!! I WANT TO FIND THE FULL STORY AND READ IT PROPERLY!!
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KicsterAsh Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Professional Filmographer
There is no full story. It's just this.
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SketchedImperfection Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No, I mean as in the whole Guardians of Unity thingy...
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KicsterAsh Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Well that has never been put online, nor will it ever be online.
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SketchedImperfection Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well that just sucks... Oh well...
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Dancrew2010 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
That is so sad. :(

I didn't know they're married and have kids. That's amazing.

I was a little afraid that world might end...So...I think it won't. :(

Touching story, Dude.
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LeeleeTheHedgehog Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I cant stop looking at your drawings
they're so amazing
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KitKat27 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow. Such a beautiful story!
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Davecreator14 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
draw that
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KicsterAsh Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Professional Filmographer
what?
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Davecreator14 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
your awesome at art
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KicsterAsh Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Professional Filmographer
thank ya
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Davecreator14 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
how the heck did you do that
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KicsterAsh Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Professional Filmographer
do what?
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Roazell Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
oh my gosh, this is killing me... i wish i could know what happened to the chipettes....
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pugsrme Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
this made me cry
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peachfan7 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
I really like your writing style and I liked how you made some references to the show. This was beautiful. <3
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kameron45 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
that was beautiful... ;)(
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Spectral-Ninja Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I lied. I read it tonight. Couldn't stand it's mockery. :1

Man, all this childhood feelings are attacking me one by one, your gallery being full of them. I know I don't get to comment and favorite as much as usual but I really like the stuff you've been posting lately. They always make the inner child feel giddy on the inside, whether angsty or happy.

Anyways, loved this story. It's not exactly perfect but I gives a good feeling inside, you know? :)

Also wondering what's Alvin's special power, if I read that right. :?
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KicsterAsh Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Professional Filmographer
XDD

thank ya:3

Alvin, SImon and theodore each have a special gift. I mentioned it briefly in the old 2008 sketchdump I posted a few days ago, as it's written in the picture, but I will be bringing it back up now and again. I don't mention it much nowadays because I've given those gifts to the original characters that will be taking their place when I can publish the KICS series.
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Spectral-Ninja Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem. X3

Oh, kk. I understand now. Ugh, I wish I read it but aukfgekhwaehf.
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Moonstone27 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012   General Artist
I've always wondered about the Chipmunks and Chipettes. I mean we do know of their mother, but she never said what happened to their father. And the Chipettes know nothing of their parents either.
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Nintenchick Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Student General Artist
Mai feels, you has hurted them ;w;
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Cimorine90 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012
awwwwww. that's so sad! :(
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BluVenus14 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I simply adore how you can crush all my hopes and dreams with one sentence highlighted in bold. And no, I'm not being sarcastic in any way, shape, or form.
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KicsterAsh Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Professional Filmographer
um, okaaaayy... sorry if I crushed all of your hopes and dreams.
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BluVenus14 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
*giggles* My head tingles with the possibilities of what happened to the Chipettes. And you're not telling. I bet you're not sorry, either, you're giggling on the inside at all the little ducklings who will never know.
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AmyNChan Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow. I always thought Simon was oldest. huh, *reads comment below* that makes much more sense. poor guys.... :hug:
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TAN1771 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
Interesting. I have always thought Alvin was the middle child, and Simon was the eldest among the siblings. If it is so, where did you find information that confirms it?

By the way, neat story. Both your images and fanfictions always amazes me. :jawdrop:
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KicsterAsh Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Professional Filmographer
In an interview on the 2007 film's DVD (or on one of my chipmunk DVDs). Janice Karman stated that during the series, they got tons of fanmail for Alvin and THeodore, but hardly any for Simon. She said, and I quote: "I felt like a horrible mother because the middle child wasn't getting any attention." Also, in the episode "Grounded Chipmunk", Alvin states that he had never been alone save for the first five minutes before Simon was born. :shrug: I don't know how it is with the CGI film, since apparently Ross Jr. And Janice felt like switching things up, but according to the TV series Alvin was the oldest of all three. Considering I grew up with that, I believe it. I can't force people to believe it, but it's always been something natural to me since childhood.
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TAN1771 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
And I don't mean to change your opinion on that at all, nor anyone else. But if it's true and Alvin IS the eldest and Simon comes after, I have to admit, I was fooled. But it just goes to prove how much you pay attention to these sorts of things. I normally focus about 74 percent of the time, depending on the situation. :ashamed:

Anywho, thanks for the response. :D
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KicsterAsh Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Well, to be honest, it is confusing. Usually the oldest child wouldn't be as energetic as Alvin, but in certain cases they can be, nevermind cartoons can act however X3=P I just like keeping my facts straight because it makes writing stories more fun. Of course, like I said, I have no clue how it is with the 2007 film and its sequels, so whatever goes, I suppose XD

yeppers. And thank you for commenting (I forgot to thank you in the last one ^^; mah bad XD)
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TAN1771 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
Yeah, that's true. It can be confusing. Sometimes the characters personalities alone can explain what age they are, and I think that's what I was relying on. And also true, cartoons are cartoons, what the creators want, their characters deliver. :giggle: That's what makes it fun.

Ahh pfffff, that's fine. I'm cool with that. But, your welcome. :)
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Torosiken-II Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This... Is luff. :heart: I hope the Chipettes are okay. But I'm sure the Chipmunks gonna make this 83

is AJ stands for Alvin Jr.? XD

btw, didn't they arrive at Dave's house ay accident? .3.

Sweet and great story as always,... Sis. :huggle:
rest well, get well soon.

...you have no idea how much I wanted to talk with you again. I am sorry to be a bad talk opener... Always bad ;u;"
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KicsterAsh Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Professional Filmographer
thank you^^

that was explained in my gallery before I removed the pictures, but yes.

No they didn't. Like I said, there was an episode about that. Their mother Vinny explained it to them.
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Torosiken-II Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I forgot if I've seen it /forgetful mode actived

^^; guess the series and movie kinda different? I haven't watch the series at all xD

at least Ian is turned good now :giggle: or not? XD
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KicsterAsh Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Ian has nothing to do with the series. He was only a character in the movie. I don't follow the movie storyline, I only follow the TV show storyline.
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Torosiken-II Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh ok~
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i-haz-a-doodle-plex Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
It's so intriguing, this story! Why you torture us so? :noes: [I can see you maniacally laughing, watching us all chase after these enticing figments you keep giving us like kittens swatting at one of those cat toys with feathers tired to the end.]
But yes, another sad, mysterious, but wonderfully hopeful piece. A pleasure to read :3
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reddog158 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012
Who are Claire, David, and AJ? I'm guessing their the kids of Alvin and Simon but which one's are Alvins and which is Simons?
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KicsterAsh Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Please go look in my gallery.
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shieldmaiden5678 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
A very nice story and well written. Definitely makes me miss that trio. Nice work.
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GurkleSoundEffects Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Student Filmographer
Yay!!!!!!
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autumnsky66 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
aww :aww:
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KittyCatAddict Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's so sad to hear about the Chipettes, but the brotherlyness of Alvin, Simon, and Theodore is really amazing <3 You wrote this very well ^^
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OmniTilly Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
Oh, I nearly cried! Beautifully done!
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