By Tim Sevenhuysen
Posted March 30, 2012
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Milly jabbed a button to release the docking connection between Pelly and Mak Overard’s ship.
“Hold on a minute!” protested Overard. He moved to stop Milly, but Tic tackled him.
Milly grabbed the box containing the Adam Astrobot. “Pelly, get us out of here!” She tore the box open and pulled out the action figure. It was about ten inches tall, sealed inside a clear plastic cube.
“What are you doing?” yelled Overard. “Thieves! Kidnappers!”
“Shut up,” said Tic. “Pelly, project a viewscreen on the rear hatch.” An image of Overard’s ship flickered onto the flat surface. Beyond it was an enormous red-and-silver cruiser.
“Is that Libden?” said Milly.
Tic nodded. “Pelly, if she hails us, don’t respond!” His PAI buzzed. As he pulled it out of his pocket, he accidentally thumbed the Answer button. Libden’s face appeared on the screen.
“WHERE’S MY ADAM ASTROBOT, BOLTER!?”
“On the other ship,” said Tic.
“Hang up!” hissed Milly.
“I CAN TELL YOU’RE LYING,” shouted Libden. “I CAN SEE IT IN YOUR EYES!”
“How do I turn off the video on this thing?” muttered Tic. He twisted the PAI around, looking for the right button.
“AH HA!!” crowed Libden, as the camera panned across Milly holding the action figure. A bevy of bright-coloured lasers lanced out from Libden’s ship and raked across Overard’s abandoned vessel. It disintegrated.
“Did she just…?!” said Overard.
“Yep,” said Tic, hanging up his PAI.
“Is she going to…?”
“Shoot at her! Jump away!”
“Our Origami Engine is dead, and those shields are way too strong…” said Tic.
The Galactic Pelican shuddered as it was gripped by a powerful tractor beam.
Where do they hide the Adam Astrobot?
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