“Power her up!” Zimmerhalf cried.
“Now or never.” Professor McDougley muttered.
Flash of light.
Pfleeg was standing in an abandoned building with no idea how he got there. No, not abandoned, because ahead was a large metal door with light stretching from underneath it. He walked tentatively towards the door.
“On my signal…” Instructed Zimmerhalf at exactly the same moment that Professor McDougley got a lock on Kim and yanked the Spatio-relocater into overdrive.
Flash of light.
“Where the hell am I?”
Professor McDougley spun at the voice, losing her grip on the relocater dial.
Dr. Heffleton Pfleeg stood behind her in the open doorway to her top secret lab holding a banana and a tuna sandwich.
“Who the hell are you?”
“Damnit!” Swore Zimmerhalf. “What the hell happened? Where did she go?”
The assistants dashed this way and that, checking readings, twisting dials, printing reports, but no one was able to tell him. Kim had simply disappeared.
“You fool!” Professor McDougley spat furiously, checking and double checking her own readings. “I’ve lost her! Oh my god, what have I done…?”
Pfeeg sat down grumpily and ate his banana.
That morning, the luna rise over Tunaxy was spreading purpley-blue light across the deck of Zimmerhalf’s star ship when he sat down in front of his Holoscreen and demanded wearily,
“The man and the woman have not come in this morning, sir.”
“Pfleeg is also missing?”
Zimmerhalf scratched his ear thoughtfully. “Interesting. Stand by Agent.”
Zimmerhalf turned back to his exhausted-looking assistants. “It is as we feared: We have another player in the field.”
“There’s been a leak?” One of the assistant’s clarified nervously.
“It seems so. The humans have successfully tapped into Dimensionary Physics.”
A low hiss spread around the room. The assistant’s tails flicked restlessly.
“What should we do sir?”
“We must find out how the leak occurred and we must plug it. The human’s cannot be allowed to progress across dimensions. We will have to go on the offensive. Order all agents to be on high alert. They must be vigilant against any signs of promising Inter-Dimensionary research.”
“Some humans are already becoming suspicious sir…”
“Then get the propaganda department on it. I want the Transcendanet flooded with agents hiding in boxes, jumping at cucumbers and falling off things. Make it happen.”