Junior Earplug Adventures: The Grand Tour (Part Eight)


No one who lived within the city that lay beneath the ice would ever have expected that an inhabitant could commit an act of sabotage; consequently all doors to public facilities remained unlocked throughout both the day and the night: and it was during the hours of the latter that Marnus Stenchnee allowed himself to enter the power generation control room…

Naturally he found it all fine and dandy. Read-outs gave the best-possible news. Automatic controls systems were all working perfectly. Everything was as it should be, which suited Marnus just fine. So, without further ado, he made his way to the null-space generator (which had been built using blueprints supplied by the Museum of Future Technology on Earth)…

From there he dropped to a lower level – where he conducted an experiment…

…using the contents of his bladder. He smirked inwardly as the corrosive fluid crept across the floor – its acrid fumes causing the generator to cough menacingly. Then he was away…

…into the deepest bowels of the generator, where he searched out the perfect place…

…to hide a small device that he’d quickly constructed en route, out of a cell phone, a fizzy cola bottle, and some bits and pieces that he’d picked up in various locations. Then, having successfully stashed the aforementioned in a barely detectable cubby hole, Stenchnee  returned to the control room…

…where he was delighted to discover the read-outs in utter turmoil.

“Yes!” He bellowed in triumph – before dashing back along the subterranean tunnel…

“Gosh.” He added. “I hope I get there before things get critical.”

Then, as he burst into the open air once more, he paused for a moment – to look across the plaza – towards his ultimate destination…

The snow-covered Royal Palace: home of Marnus Pongfinger…

…the ruler of the Ice Planet.

© Paul Trevor Nolan 2018

 

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