"Crikey, Dale," Monterrey gasped. "Don't remember anything last night?"
Dale stopped eating, and started to think. There wasn't any headache or nausea this time there was no need to stop. "I remember..." Dale started. "remember Abe, The Warehouse, Fat Cat, The Cage..."
"Uh, what did happen up there," Naked Mole Rat asked, taking a slice for herself.
"Oh, well," Dale said, trying recall. "It's still kinda a fuzzy, so I'll need a minute. Chip and Monty told me everything else but you're the only one who knows what happened."
"It's okay, Dale," Naked Mole Rat smiled. "I'm just curious."
"Okay," Dale started. "Well, it was just after I had opened the cages. Nimnul got upset and threw me in the cage. I spent the first few minutes trying to calm down the mice in there. When I told them I was with the Rescue Rangers, I met Abe's Parents. Then I called Zipper to get Monterrey and waited for a few. Th-that's pretty much it."
"Anything else," Dale, Naked Mole Rat asked, gently. Dale paused, for a bit before answering.
"No- wait. Yes," Dale started slowly. "It was before Chip and Monterrey got up there. Nimnul pointed this weird remote at the cage and his machine grabbed me. It lifted me up and took me out the cage. And then... And then..."
Dale suddenly paused, turning pale, before putting the utensils down and pushing away from the table to get up.
"E- excuse me," Dale said, weakly. "I- I s-suddenly need to go to the b-b-bathroom."
The Rangers just sat there while the distraught chipmunk walked over to the bathroom, and shut the door. Naked Mole Rat got up, herself and walked over to the closed bathroom door. She knew Dale was in for a shock and she'd be the only one who'd be able to help. She was proven right when Dale finally looked in the mirror. The face looking back was obviously Dale, but with big green feminine eyes, a smaller red nose and closer set, and smaller, buckteeth. Suddenly Dale patted the chest area, the hips and rear, and finally between the legs, each area served to confirm the idea, more so than the last. Then the realization finally hit, Dale jumped back screaming, loosing balance in the processes. The next thing Dale knew, Naked Mole Rat was there to catch the chipmunk. Crying, scared and confused, Dale looked up at Naked Mole Rat, and continued to sob, and only managed out a single sentence.
"I-I'm a girl!"
Dale sat there, on the bathroom floor, clinging to Naked Mole Rat for dear life. It was real, the pain, the fear, the cold, empty darkness, she fell into- it was all real. And there she was, on the floor in Naked Mole Rat's arms, crying her eyes out. Through her sobbing, Dale could feel the warm gentle sensation of a hand stroking her back. A soft voice whispered in her ear.
"Hush. Shh", it cooed. "It's okay. It's going to be okay."
Dale looked up at Naked Mole Rat, and shook her head.
"No. No," she protested, her voice still quivering. "It all happened. It was real- all of it. I- I was so scared, Naked Mole Rat I felt like I was gonna... Gonna... D-d-duh..." She suddenly resumed sobbing into Naked Mole Rat's arms and chest. Naked Mole Rat finally saw how much this had shaken her. She'd act the same If the same happened to her.