This story is about the iCarly gang fighting to keep their place online. Competing against another webshow. (This is not a shipping story, but their are some Creddie/Seddie/Cam parts.) This will probably be rated T for Teens.
Chapter 1: iFind Out
(Carly and Freddie are in the iCarly studio)
Carly: Where's Sam?
Freddie: I don't know!
Carly: I'm gonna call her.
(Carly takes out her phone and dials Sam's number)
Carly: (mumbling) She better pick up...
Sam: (on the phone) Hello?
Carly: Sam! Where are you?!
Sam: At the Seattle Beat building.
Sam: You're not gonna believe what I just found out.
Freddie: What happened?
Carly: (shushes Freddie) Shhh!
Sam: Someone's competing against us.
Carly: Huh? For what?
Sam: Against our webshow. Here, listen.
(Sam puts her phone on speaker)
Host #1: Yes, that's right. The iCarlies have some competition! A new webshow that was JUST discovered two nights ago is already getting half the viewers iCarly has been getting. Just listen to those fans!
Fan #1: I love Random Ricky!
Fan #2: Random Ricky is my new screensaver!
Fan: #3: Ricky's HOT!
Host #2: So, little boy, what do you think of iCarly?
Fan #1: iCarly?
Host #1: Seems like people are already forgetting what iCarly is!
(Sam takes her phone off speaker)
(Carly turns to Freddie)
Carly: (to Freddie) Bring up our fan count for the past two days, and the ones for the past week.
(Freddie goes over to his laptop and brings up the fan count)
Freddie: Oh my God! Our fan count dropped 1/4th since last week! What's going on?
Carly: Apparently, there's a NEW webshow called Random Ricky. It just started two days ago and it already has HALF the fans WE have!
Freddie: That's not good...
Carly: I know it's not good!
(Carly goes back to Sam)
Carly: Get over here fast, Sam. We need to figure out what to do.
Sam: Alright. I'm hungry, though.
Carly: Now isn't the time to be thinking about food, Sam!
Sam: Ok, ok. I'll be over soon.
(Carly hangs up her cellphone and thinks about what to do)
Freddie: So, now what?
Carly: Can't you see I'm thinking!
Carly: We've been doing iCarly for four years. Now someone decides to come and take OUR fans?!
Freddie: Calm down, Carly.
Carly: I can't! What if we lose iCarly?!
Freddie: Awww. Who needs a hug?
(Carly and Freddie hug. Freddie refuses to let go)
Freddie: (distracted) Yes?
Carly: You can let go now.
Freddie: Oh! Sorry.
(Spencer comes in)
Freddie: Hey, Spence.
Spencer: Why the long face kiddo?
Carly: 'Cause we just found out about this new webshow competing against us.
Spencer: Is it about that new webshow Random Ricky?
Carly: How'd you know?
Spencer: I saw the first episode. It's hilarious! Ricky took this dog collar and-
(Spencer cuts himself off at the sight of Carly and Freddie's face)
Freddie: What're we gonna do?
Carly: I don't know.
Spencer: Why not talk to that Ricky kid?
Carly: Yeah! Freddie, take out the video thingy.
Freddie: It's called a Wireless Video-
(Carly cuts Freddie off)
Carly: I don't care!
(Freddie rolls his eyes and takes out the screen and sets up the Video Chat)
Freddie: There. It's all set up.
Carly: How do we contact him? We don't know his email, his address, or his number.
Spencer: Why not just go to his website?
Carly: You've been to his website?!
Freddie: What's the website?
(Freddie types in the website and writes down the information)
Freddie: Got it.
(Freddie types in the video address and waits)
Freddie: He accepted it! He's coming online!
(Ricky appears on the iCarly TV screen)
Ricky: (with an English accent) Ahhh...what do we have here? The iCarly gang.
Carly: How do you know us?
Ricky: Don't be stupid, Carly! I've seen your webshow. Nothing but a bunch of bloody rubbish!
Carly: (mocking Ricky's accent) Well I don't think your show is any better!
Ricky: Stay out of this Freddie! Where's...oh what's his name...Jibby! Where's Jibby?
Carly: His name is Gibby.
Spencer: I'm gonna leave right now...
(Spencer leaves as Sam walks in)
Ricky: Hello, Sam.
Sam: Who the chiz are you?
Ricky: I'm Ricky.
Sam: You're the dude who's been stealing our fans?!
Ricky: I wouldn't say stealing...
Carly: I would.
Ricky: How about...borrowing?
Freddie: What did we ever do to you?
Ricky: Oh nothing!
Carly: Then what do you want from us?
Ricky: I don't want anything from ALL of you. Just Carly.
Carly: What did I do to you? What do you want?
Ricky: A date...from you, Carly Shay.
(Carly looks at Freddie and Freddie recoils)
Carly: I'm not goin' on a date with you.
Ricky: Oh, Carly. You don't know what you're missing out on, do you?
Carly: I'm not missing out on anything. I don't date jerks.
Ricky: I resent that.
Carly: I don't.
Freddie: Just leave Carly alone and give us our fans!
Sam: Dude...I swear...
(Sam sighs and looks menacingly at the screen)
Ricky: Oooh! I'm so scared!
Sam: You should be.
Carly: Just leave us alone.
Ricky: Fine. But you're gonna wish you'd never turned me down, Carly Shay.
(Ricky disappears from the screen. An eerie silence fills the room)
Carly: So now what?
Freddie: We're gonna fight for our fans! We had them first!
Sam: Yeah! Now that english speaking piece of chiz got them. What are we gonna do? Get our fans back only to lose them again?
Carly: Sam's right. We've got to do this without fighting. At least, until it's necessary.
Freddie: Whatever. I'm going home. See ya tomorrow.
Carly: See ya.
Chapter 2: iTalk To Ricky
(It's the next morning. Carly is sitting on her couch watching Girly Cow)
Spencer: (calling from his room) Hey, Carly?
(Spencer comes out of his room)
Spencer: I’m going to hang out with Socko. Will you be ok by yourself?
Carly: When have I not?
Spencer: Touché. See ya.
(Sam shows up 10 minutes later, followed slowly by Freddie)
Sam: (comes in) Hey, Carls.
Freddie: (runs to catch the door) No, don’t close the-
(Sam slams the door in Freddie’s face)
(Carly rolls her eyes and opens the door)
Freddie: Thanks. Have you thought about what to do with Ricky?
Sam: Well, we have to do something!
Carly: I know!
(Freddie takes a deep breath)
Freddie: Maybe you should go on a date with Ricky.
Carly: There are SOO many things wrong with that!
Sam: Like what?
Carly: Number 1: I don’t like him, number 2: he’s not cute, and number 3: he’s a jerk
Sam: Oh, please.
Carly: Can I talk to you for a minute, Sam?
(Carly grabs Sam’s arm and drags her into the kitchen)
Carly: Have you lost your meat filled mind?! I don’t want to date him!
Sam: Don’t worry, Carls. It’ll be over before you know it.
(Carly starts to argue again, but changes her mind)
(Carly and Sam go back into the living room)
Carly: I’ll do it. Let’s go upstairs and talk to him.
(Carly, Sam and Freddie head upstairs to the iCarly Studio)
Freddie: I’ll set it up.
(Freddie starts up the Video Chat. Ricky appears on the screen)
Ricky: Back again, are you?
Carly: I’ve thought about what you said and, yes. I’ll go on a date with you.
Ricky: Ah ha! Finally seeing it my way. What time?
Carly: Tonight at 8:00?
Ricky: That’ll do. See you then. And get ready for a date with a real boy. Unlike Freddie over there.
(Ricky disappears. The room is quiet)
Sam: Isn’t that almost the exact same thing Nevel said to you?
Freddie: You should…uh…go get ready.
Carly: Ok. We’ll meet in my living room before Ricky comes.
(They all go downstairs. Sam and Freddie go home for 2 hours. Now Carly is getting ready for her ‘date’ with Ricky)
Carly: (thinking) I hope I can get through this. Sam and Freddie are so dead when this is over.
(Spencer comes upstairs and knocks on Carly’s door)
Carly: Come in!
Spencer: Sam and Freddie are here.
(Carly goes downstairs. Sam and Freddie are waiting)
Freddie: Wow…you look…
(Carly and Sam stare at Freddie)
Carly: Thanks. I guess.
Sam: Can we just get this over with?!
Freddie: Fine. All you have to do is-
Sam: All you have to do is…
Freddie: Don’t start with me Sam!
Sam: Oh yeah? And what are you gonna do
Freddie: You don’t even want to KNOW what I’ll do…
Sam: Try me!
(Carly interrupts Sam and Freddie’s argument)
Carly: Guys! Now is not the time to be arguing!
Carly: Let Freddie finish.
Freddie: Thank you, Carly. As I was saying, all you have to do is ask Ricky to give up our fans at the right moment. If you ask at the wrong time, he might get suspicious.
Carly: Ok. But what do I do if-
(Carly is interrupted by the doorbell. She screams)
Carly: Oh no! It’s him!