Meanwhile, in distant Winters…
We see the area around the metal lab building, including some of Stone Hedge. It's summer, so there's no snow; just evergreen trees and grass and the nearby hills.
We go inside to see Dr. Andonuts on a super computer.
Incredible! I've just detected a time-space anomaly in Fiveton! It must be a big one, too.
We pan over and see a caveboy in a labcoat, and a gray mouse on his shoulder. Quick close up on the mouse whispering something to the caveboy's ear.
Er… That where son is.
Pish posh! The sun is millions of miles away! Now I can't listen to your theories right now; I'm studying.
No. That where Jeff is.
Jeff you say? Oh, yes Jeff! Dear me, he could be in a great deal of danger! I'm afraid I must act
He runs over to the Sky Runner Mark V and throws on a coat.
I may be heading into great danger myself, so if anything should happen to me, then please take good
care of the lab in my absence. You've been such good assistants. Farewell, now! Hoo boy, I do hope
this one doesn't get shot down by the air force…
The sky runner blasts off. The caveboy and mouse look at one another.
What do now?
The mouse shrugs.
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And over in Dalaam…
A quick beauty shot of Dalaam, its massive temple visible. Inside, we see King Poo and his hot wife concentrating deeply on and near the throne.
Yes… Yes, I feel it too. Some of these energies… are similar… Eagleland… That's where they're
Should we investigate? Help, perhaps?
If I could lend the smallest of aid to my friends, I would, but given our country's current troubles, I fear
that my place must remain here…
Then send me to help 'em!
Kang, dear, you're barely out of your first lessons…
We see Kang, looking stubborn.
C'mon! It's not like the world's in big danger, right? Dad was only twice my age when he helped Ness
and his friends save the world. So doesn't that mean I should be old enough to just see what's going
on over there?
Not this again, Kang… When will you learn to respect the wishes of your parents?
Hm, well, I guess that's it. I'll just get back to my training.
kang leaves. We then see him steal the displayed sword of kings in Poo's room. He slings it over on his back and crosses his arms.
Sorry dad, but I'm not going to get any better just stuck in the safety of the temple!
We see a palace guard outside the room hear a lot whirring noise.
He opens the door. Papers and stuff are still blowing in a vortex pattern. The display is empty.
Oh, no! Not again!
The guard runs up to the parents.
Your majesty! Prince Kang has teleported away again! And he's taken the Sword of Kings!
What? Darn it…
Poo (final panel, facepalm)
And he takes the only sword in the entire kingdom…
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Meanwhile, back in Jeff's office. Jeff is behind the desk talking with the others and is also on his computer. The Mr. Saturn doll is on the desk.
So, you say you're from the future…
Yes. Hundreds of years ahead of your time. I was time traveling with my father, when this machine of
some sort attacked us. Right in the time tunnel! I've never seen anything like it!
A machine attacked you in what I assume is the place you traverse time in?
Yeah. It attacked us, and we got separated. I think we both entered the same time period, though. So
it's hopefully just a matter of space and not time. He's gotta be somewhere.
I must say, that is quite spectacular…
So what's with the time tear?
I'm not sure. Normally they just disappear right away. Daddy has the device, so until I find him, I'm
What a fascinating story! Did you know that my son and Jeff here went back in time once?
Yes… that… was an interesting experience. Anyway, most of the students have already gone home,
but the school's putting the ones that have stayed in the safety of the cafeteria until this mess is over.
Oh, I bet they're hungry! I know what, I'll go over there and make them all some nice steak, or maybe
That'd be very generous. I'm sure they'll like your cooking as much as I do. Heh.
Ahhh! It's alive! Run!
Now what was that?
It came from outside.
Let's check it out.
The two run outside.
Once outside, they see the dumpster from the creamery bouncing around on the road, chasing people with its enormous mouth. The skies are a bit overcast, too.
What the heck? Wasn't that dumpster outside the Happy Cow?
And now it's come to life?! Wait a minute, Ness told me about this…
A thought panel for Tracy, with some examples of inanimate objects from the previous journey. These can include the Records, Guitars, Traffic Signs, Mad Taxi, Coffee Cups, or whatever else I missed.
He fought several inanimate objects on his journeys… Only, they were a lot more… animated. And
possessed. And… evil.
It's just a stupid dumpster, and it's harassing people! Come on, I bet we can beat it up!
Picky runs off with Tracy following.
Fools… just rushing into battle like that.
Tracy starts bashing it with her broom while Picky distracts it.
It doesn't look like Duster's having much affect!
Huh? You gave your weapon a name?
Yeah, why not? Do you even have anything on you?
A swiss army knife…
Picky takes it out and starts stabbing the dumpster's metal body.
Yeah, yeah! Not so tough now are you? I'll teach you to bounce around terrifying people!
The dumpster just stares at Picky for a moment before extending its nasty garbage-laden tongue and swallowing Picky whole.
The dumpster turns to face Tracy. She hides the broom behind her back.
Ah, hehe… Hi there. I was just… cleaning you up a bit.
The dumpster glowers and approaches. Suddenly, a ray of energy pierces through its body and blows a giant hole all the way through to the other end. The dumpster groans, and then falls over with X's in its eyes. Its top opens and garbage pours out, including Picky, covered in trash. His hair is a bit on fire. Tracy beats his hair with the broom.
Um… yeah, thanks…
Picky gets up and picks garbage off of him.
Where'd that come from, anyway?
Lydia has come up to them, smoking ray gun in one hand.
Lydia?! You had some kind of blaster on you?
Lydia twists the setting nob on the side.
Yeah, I might've had the power up a little much though. It's just a basic self defense pistol my daddy
gave to me.
Self defense pistol? That thing?
Yeah. I mean, time traveling can be dangerous, you know.
Poor dumpster monster…
It was right near the time tear. I think it was probably the first thing to be affect by it.
So there could be more of these things? Great, what else could get possessed?
Police sirens blare, and a bunch of cop cars come. The three watch as they surround the time tear, take out barricades, and surround the area. The captain gets out and goes on a bullhorn.
Attention! We have identified this area as highly dangerous, and are denying access to it until further
notice! I repeat: Do not approach this area!
Nice response time…
Yeah, and the whole barricading thing. Must be Onett transfers.
What are we going to do? We're kind of stuck in this town that could be overtaken by mutant garbage
receptacles. We could be looking at another Onett invasion!
Well, there is someone we could call… It's been awhile since he's used any PSI, but even if his
batting strength is anything like it used to be, he could—
Tracy falls to her knees all of a sudden and covers her head with her hands.
Are you okay?
It's another one of my headaches… They're getting worse.
End with a larger scene of the current situation, the darkening clouds easily noticeable.
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