In the hospital room of Alley-Kat-Abra — who had been badly bruised by the mind-controlled Rubberduck — the sorcerous tabby was already having a telepathic chat with Wanda as the wand bathed Abra in a healing ray.
Wanda: “Look, I really am sorry I let myself get distracted by the Belle’s promises. If I would have stayed more focused, we could have taken her. I never meant for you to get hurt.”
Abra: “Well, if wasn’t for the opening that was provided by the distraction, Rova wouldn’t have had the chance to take her down, so it did work out for the best. Still, we only make a good team when we can actually work as a team. Therefore, if you promise never to let temptation get in the way of duty again, I’ll promise never to take you for granted.”
Wanda: “Well, I can only promise to try to never let temptation get in the way of duty again, but I can and do promise that I’ll try very hard.”
Abra: “That’s all I can realistically ask, old friend. Just try as hard as you possibly can, and I’ll do the same.”
Wanda: “Deal, partner.”
Abra: “Welcome back, friend.”
Twenty-four hours later:
Samantha Drake quietly stayed deep in thought. Her powers had since worn off, and she wasn’t going to get ahold of her special helmet and throat spray to recharge those powers anytime soon. She ended up getting captured in the first place because she had succumbed to the temptation to use her powers for criminal purposes. Sure, she placed two members of the Zoo Crew under her spell and came very close to defeating two other members, but trying to be a super-villainess still got her caught and meant she would be spending at least the next ten years behind bars (unless she were to get time off for model behavior).
Well, Samantha had learned her lesson. She would resolve to be a model prisoner throughout her entire incarceration and, once she got out, she would forever more straighten up and fly right. No super-villain’s fantasies about getting revenge on Yankee Poodle and Alley-Kat-Abra for putting her away. Once she got out of prison, she would not do anything to risk going back. In fact, if she were to find a (legal) way to get her powers back after she got out, she would become a super-heroine to honor the two who had captured her. But the odds of that happening were one in a billion.