Chapter 2: Meeting Delta
Edd slowly regains his consciousness and open his eyes. He coughs as he chokes on some water. He gets up and look around. He finds himself in a not too dark place, his visions are very blurry, so he rubbed his eyes and saw Eddy. Edd quickly goes to where he is lying and wake him up.
"Eddy! Are you alright?" Edd ask as Eddy slowly wakes up.
"Ugh..." Eddy groans while Edd get him back up on his feet. "I am fine, Double D. Where are we anyway?"
"I don't really know, Eddy." Edd said. "But we have to find a light source. It's too dark for us to see anything."
Edd looks around to find a light source. He saw a flashlight on a seat, he picks it up and turn it on. However, the flashlight's light are off, so Edd knocks it a few times. The flashlight's light are on.
"Alright, the flashlight should be working now." Edd said. The two Eds start looking at their surrounding: The place they are in seem to be a ruins of a resort. There's a large swimming pool with a little water in it, a fallen pillar, and a large amount of underwater vegetation amassed the ruins.
"Wow...looks like this place has been abandoned for a while." Eddy comments.
"Maybe we should call for someone to help us, Eddy." Edd said as Eddy nods. "They could help us get out of here."
Edd uses a nearby phone and start dialing a number to call for help. However, no one responds. Edd tries many times, but get the same results. Edd put the phone down and sigh. Eddy uses a shortwave radio and attempt to call for help as well.
"Hello? Anybody home?" Eddy said through the radio. "We are trapped in some random place and we could really use some help."
However, no one responds to the radio, there are only static coming from the radio.
"Man. What's wrong with this thing?" Eddy asks.
"Eddy, the shortwave radio won't work unless we restore the power back to this place." Edd said.
Suddenly, a man in bloody apron with a bloody butcher knife is passing by. When he saw the duo, he runs at them with the butcher knife in his hand.
"Aha! More fresh meats for my shop!" The man said madly, ready to butcher them.
"What's wrong with this guy?" Eddy asks.
"I don't know!" Edd answers. "But we better find a way to get rid of him!"
The insane man swing his butcher knife at them. Edd and Eddy dodges his attacks. Eddy looks around to find a weapon, he picks up a lead pipe and attack the man. The man dodges and pins him down. Before Eddy is brutally butchered by the man, someone grab him and pulls him off Eddy, and then it proceed to impale the man through his chest with a drill. Killing him.
The thing that killed the insane man drop the corpse of the man onto the ground. The two Eds look at their savior: Their savior is a man who's about 7-feet tall. He is wearing a diving suit and he is wielding a drill on his right hand. His diving suit has an oxygen tank on the back, there are two red tubes on his back. One is filled with red liquid, while the other one are filled with blue liquid. Edd and Eddy are shocked and afraid at the same time.
"Thank you for saving us, mister." Edd said. "If you didn't arrive, my friend here would be killed by that insane man."
"Edd. Should we trust this guy who saved me?" Eddy asks Edd while getting back up on his feet.
"I don't really know, Eddy." Edd answers Eddy's question. And then he turn to the man who rescued them. "What's your name, mister?"
The man, instead of speaking. He emits a sound that familiar to a whale call, he's trying to say something.
"What does that suppose to mean?" Eddy asks the man.
"Eddy. Allow me to talk to him." Edd said as he approaches him. "Can you speak?"
The man shook his head, saying no. Edd asks him again. "Can you write to make us understand what are you saying?"
The man shook his head, saying no again. Edd felt sad that the man is unable to speak or write. But he's still determine to find out what's the man name. Edd saw a white triangle on one of the man's gloves. When the saw the white triangle symbol, he recognize it was the Greek letter of Delta. Delta would be a good name for him.
"I've got an idea." Edd said. "Delta will be a perfect name for the man."
"Good idea, Sockhead." Eddy said. "The word sounds cool."
The man, now named Delta, fire a electric bolt from his left hand at a generator near the duo. The power are restored to the place as the generator start working. The windows open and they can see the water and seaweeds outside.
"Oh my goodness." Edd said, he is amazed when Delta fires a bolt of electricity from his palm.
"Holy cow! How did you do that, Delta?" Eddy asks Delta. But Delta ignores answering his question.
"Ah..At last two signals!" A woman voice said through the radios, the trio didn't recognize who it was. "Your, who are bringing this dead city back to the life, my name's Brigid Tenenbaum. And I have much need of your helps, please. Meet me at the Atlantic Express train station."
"Wait! We need you to tell us what's going here." Edd said, but he is too late. Tenenbaum already turn the radio off.
"Looks like we're going to meet that Tenenbaum woman." Eddy said. "Whoever she is, I got some questions for her."
Suddenly, they heard a scream. They recognize the scream belong to Nazz.
"Quick! We've got to help Nazz!" Edd yells fiercely.
The trio quickly runs to the room where the screams is coming from. The room has a bridge along with a pool of water in it. There are two peoples in the pool, one man and one woman. The man is wearing a bloody and ruined black and white tuxedo, he wields a wrench. The woman is wearing a nurse outfit and wields a scalpel. Nazz is in the middle of the pool, surrounded by these two peoples.
"Get away from me, dudes." Nazz pleads with the two. "You will regret if you don't, I am a karate expert."
"Come here, you little brat! You must get your booster shot now!" The insane woman said to Nazz.
"Delta! Do something!" Eddy said to Delta, Delta raises his left hand and is about to fire a bolt of electricity from it.
"Nazz! Get out of the water now!" Edd yelled to Nazz. Nazz is afraid and don't know what will happen next. She does what Edd told her to do and quickly get out of the water. Delta fires a bolt of electricity at the water, electrifiying the man and woman and killing them.
"Phew..." Nazz sighs in relief. "Thanks for saving me, guys. Those wierdos could have do something with me if you guys didn't arrive."
"Don't worry, Nazz. You're safe now." Edd said, before introducing her to Delta. "And this is Delta. And Delta, this is Nazz, one of our friend."
"Nice to meet you, Delta." Nazz said as Delta greets her with a moan. Nazz wonders what's wrong with Delta. "Um...are you sick or something? Why are you moaning instead of saying something to me?"
"Nazz. We don't know if Delta is alright or not." Edd said. "We just met him here. We have to find the other and get out of here."
"I agree with that." Nazz said. "Let's get going."
The group continue their travel. Along the way, Delta removes a Rivet Gun that was stuck to a gate and some Rivets. He picks it up and put it on his back, using it as his ranged weapon. After a while, they reached the Grand Foyer. They saw a little girl sticking a needle into a corpse. She has pale skin tone, glowing yellow eyes and dirty dress. She holds a needle made out of a large nozzle, a large needle and a baby bottle. Suddenly, a loud female shriek is heard.
"Big Sister doesn't want me to play with you." The little girl before running off. A large armoured female figure appear.
"Holy moly! What in the world is that thing!?" Nazz exclaims upon seeing the figure.
"Run! I don't think it's friendly!" Edd yells fearfully. Before the group can flee, the figure short-circuit the door they came from. The door closes, preventing them from getting away.
Delta rushes and hit her with his drill, sending her flying to a wall. Eddy runs at her, attempt to bludgeon her to death with his pipe. She quickly recovers and pounces on Eddy. Eddy struggles to get her off him before she stabs him with her needle. Delta helps him and fire a bolt from his hand, electrified her. Delta grabs her by her neck and lift her up in the air. Before he is able to finish her, she breaks free and emits a loud shriek which stuns the group. She quickly runs to a door before they could kill her.
"C'mon! We have to go after her and find out where she went to!" Nazz yells fiercely.
The group chase after the armoured figure they fought earlier. They run after the figure and enter a two-story dinning area. Delta jumps off the balcony to the lower floor while Edd, Eddy and Nazz comes down using the stairs. The figure proceed to run across the window on the stage while slicing it with her needle before running off. The pressure of the water is too much for the window to handle. The water comes in and flood the area. The group were getting spin by the water. They regain their balance and start swimming their way to the train station. They receive another radio broadcast from Tenenbaum.
"Even you in that suit the ocean cannot harm you." Tenenbaum said through the radios. "But Rapture is the deaths of many great men, alone. Your will not last long, your all can still reach me at the train station, find me there."
Delta quickly acknowledge that Edd, Eddy and Nazz are not wearing a diving suit nor having any breathing equipments, and they will die of drowning if they don't find any fresh air. Delta gives them three oxygen masks that allow them to breathe underwater. Edd, Eddy and Nazz put them on and take a deep breath of fresh air. The oxygen masks has a recycle filter, this filter will recycle the air they breathed out and turn them into fresh oxygen again.
"That's better." Edd said. "Now we should keep going."
The group pass through a coral cave. When they emerge from the coral cave, they saw a billboard read ""Welcome to Rapture, Your Beautiful City." along with a city big as a size of Manhattan, New York.
"Wow! Look at the size of that city!" Nazz said, admiring the view of the city.
"Rapture? What kind of name is that?" Eddy thought to himself.
The group continue swimming until the reached the train station. They enter the gate that is left open. Delta flips the flood control switch. The gate behind them close as the water are drained out of the chamber they are in. The group lie down and get some rest before continuing their journey.