This Brickubbles submission, as part of BrickercupMasterX3’s Brickubbles month, is dedicated to a phenomenal DeviantArtist who celebrated his birthday yesterday, a fine and awesome gentleman by the name of Leonidafremov (Leonid Afremov). So, Mr. Afremov, I hope you had a magnificent birthday and I hope you enjoy this piece of fan art and this story that I made.
Today’s Brickubbles Flashback shows the time when Brick and Bubbles were in the seventh grade and there was a mathematics problem to be dealt with.
Mathematics. Whether one likes it, loves it or hates it, this subject is very much part of everyone’s life. One can use it when going to the grocery store, telling time, balancing one’s checkbook, and a plethora of other activities. I bet you recall the time you can’t stand math and try to avoid it as much as you can. However, there was that one person who was really good in this subject who actually inspired you at least tolerate it. I guess that person is worth being grateful for. Submitted for the approval of The Brickubbles Flashbacks, I call this story, Problem Solved.
Brick: Thanks for that usually dramatic intro, man.
Me: No problem, Brick. Now, let’s get this show on the row.
(Bubbles is rummaging through some old paraphernalia and finds a golden makeshift trophy with a plus sign.)
Bubbles: Hey, Brick. Do you remember this little trophy I gave to you?
(Brick takes time to look at the trophy and sees the inscription “Best Math Tutor Ever!”)
Brick: Yeah, I think I do. I still can’t believe it was like what twelve or thirteen years ago.
Bubbles: I believe you helped me with this ratio and proportion I had when we were in the seventh grade.
Brick: Ah, the seventh grade. That was something.
(Flashback to the autumn of 2005 begins. Brick was thirteen and Bubbles was eleven. The entire action takes place in Team Xtreme headquarters’ study hall. Bubbles is sitting alone on her desk and looks slightly flustered at the paper with a ratio and proportion problem. She is trying to find what N is but is still confused.)
Bubbles (thinking): Two-hundred by three-hundred is equal to N by six. What does this mean? Perhaps I should ask Brick he’s good at math.
(Brick is just walking through the hallways. Bubbles stands up from her chair and spots him.)
Brick: Yeah, Bubs.
Bubbles: Can you please help me with this math problem?
Brick: Sure thing.
(Brick enters the study hall, as Bubbles sits down on her desk. He then looks at the paper and he has a confident smile on his face.)
Brick: Well, Bubs. It’s really simple. All you gotta do is first turn these into fractions. Don’t forget that two-hundred and N are the nominators and three-hundred and six are the denominators.
(Bubbles does what he tells him.)
Brick: Now that you’ve turned them into fractions, you have to cross multiply. What’s six times two-hundred?
(Bubbles observes where the six is and where the two-hundred is.)
Bubbles: One thousand two-hundred.
Brick: Correct! Now divide that by 300 and you get your N.
(Bubbles does the equation and is beaming with confidence. To her joy, she finally got the answer.)
Bubbles: N is four. So that means, two-hundred by three-hundred is equal to four by six.
Brick: Bingo, Bubs!
(Bubbles excitedly writes down the solution and the answer.)
Bubbles: Yes, I got it! Oh, thank you so much, Brickie!
Brick (nervously): Hehe. Hey, I was really happy to help.
(Bubbles hugs Brick and he reciprocates by hugging her back.)
Bubbles: You are definitely an awesome math tutor. I owe you one!
Brick: Aw, shucks, Bubs.
(The following morning is a Saturday. Bubbles is hiding something, as Brick is eating his breakfast.)
Bubbles: Good morning, Brick.
Brick: Morning, Bubs.
Bubbles: I made you something. First, you gotta close your eyes and hold out your hands.
(Brick closes his and holds out his palms. Bubbles give him his gift.)
Bubbles: Now you can open your eyes now.
(Brick opens his eyes and to his delight and surprise it is a makeshift golden trophy with a plus and an inscription, “Best Math Tutor Ever!”)
Brick: Bubs, thanks so much. I’m so honored. I don’t know what to say.
Bubbles: You’re very welcome, Brick. I carved it out some old gold items I found in the dump and I did all the fine-tuning. It took hours to do this. You truly deserve it, Brick. You really helped me. Now, I’m more motivated to do great in math and I’m not afraid of it anymore thanks to you.
Brick: I’m so happy to hear it, Bubs.
Bubbles: I will definitely remember this moment.
The now 24-year-old Bubbles: And I still do.
The now 26-year-old Brick: To this very day.
Brick and Bubbles: The End.
I declare this meeting of The Brickubbles Flashback closed. See you in the next flashback where our main protagonists look back at their high school years. This is something I am very excited about.
One has to leave it up to someone like Mr. Green to be the great father and teacher he is for the Rowdyruff Boys. He certainly raised them well and everything he taught them was especially absorbed by Brick. Let’s also give credit to Miss Bellum, known at that time as Mrs. Bellum-Green, who ensured that her sons have a more stable home life than what has been offered by HIM and Mojo Jojo. It’s quite amazing that someone like him can turn out to be so well-rounded. First proving that he can do the right thing, then showing his artistic talents, and now proving himself to be quite the math genius. The question remains with Brick’s and Bubbles’ ever-growing friendship, how did they fare in their teen years? Was their love in the air? Tune in next time for another Brickubbles Flashback. See you then.
Brick and Bubbles from The Powerpuff Girls belong to Craig McCracken and Cartoon Network.