Walda, with an indignant "Hrmpf!" crossed her arms and pouted momentarily, but acquiesced to her older sister's request. She and her baby friends soon became immersed in a game, swiftly forgetting their previous disagreements.
Meanwhile, Ella tried to think about how to best address the situation. Her previous dealing with The Sweet Toothed Bandits had certainly left her disappointed, but now they had gone too far. She couldn't let them get away with messing with her little sister, despite Walda's tendency to drive her crazy.
Luckily the lair of the Sweet Toothed Bandits was not all that inconspicuous. Their treehouse, painted a screaming Ummagine purple in an attempt to echo the dread of the Darigan citadel, could be seen from Ella's backyard. She could almost see the two Grundos inhaling the stolen sweets.
And then, Ella had it.
"I'll be right back, guys," she called. "Play nicely, now."
Ella hoofed toward the treehouse, a large sack dragging behind her. Once she was within hearing distance, she dropped the bag and stretched dramatically.
"Phew!" she said loudly, wiping her brow theatrically. "This bag of Sloth gummies sure is heavy! My sister and her friends better enjoy these, after I went to all this trouble to get these for them! I better get a glass of water inside, first." She walked toward her Neohome, abandoning the bag.
The Bandits perked up from their sticky, candied feast at the exact same time. They locked eyes, identical grins spreading across their faces. They leapt up and bounded down the ladder toward the bag on the ground.
"SWEET! Even more candy for us! Those babies won't know what hit em!!" they cackled, greedily swarming the sack.
It was then that they opened the bag of mouldy leftovers Ella had swiped from behind the Fruit Machine.
"Yeeeeuuuuuck!!!" the Boss screeched as a rotting Bagguss tumbled across his foot.
"Ugh!!!" his crony howled, grimacing at the melting Tchea fruit in his hand.
Ella, Walda, and her baby friends watched from behind a nearby shrub. As they relished the gummies Ella had bought for them, Walda leaned into her sister affectionately. Ella smiled. Sweet, sweet revenge!