The Time Tamperer (part 31)


With an element of urgency now driving them, the four T.W.I.T agents first looked one way…

…then the other…

But wherever they peered, only emptiness greeted their young eyes. Understanding, in an instant, Pixie realised that she had been utterly mistaken in her belief that their mission was a test of their abilities. That they had, truly, travelled into the past. So, instead of looking all over the place, they chose to visit the one place in which they felt comfortable: Swottan Hetty’s control room…

Not unexpectedly they found it unoccupied. After Chickweed had relieved himself, Pixie suggested that they form two teams and keep in contact via their T.W.I.T walkie-talkies. So, without dissent from the others, she chose to team up with…

…Neville Scroat. With no definite plan, they decided to use an elevator that stood at the end of a brief tunnel…

It was an artistic tunnel that, under better circumstances, they might have appreciated its architectural splendour. But, even with their minds in semi-turmoil, the elevator itself impressed them greatly…

…because it used beams of futuristic light to transport them to the next level – where the shadows and high ceilings, they found there, did slightly intimidate them…

Then inspiration struck. “Of course.” Pixie squealed. “The Cafe Puke…

…It must be coffee break time. We’ll probably find everyone there!”

But,of course…

…they didn’t. In fact they didn’t find any furniture either.

“Bum!” Said Neville. “I’m getting really nervous about this. I’m seriously considering handing in my notice of resignation.”

Jeremy Farton and Chickweed Gubbins weren’t enjoying any success either…

In fact Chickweed was showing signs of frustration. “Holy heck.” He snapped. “This is so frustrating.”

So Jeremy suggested visiting the go-cart park…

…which was a very popular place for gang members and social miscreants to hang out and smoke dodgy substances. But when they arrived…

…it too was deserted to the Nth degree. So it was back to Swottan Hetty for a confidence boost…

…and some serious thinking.

© Paul Trevor Nolan 2018

 

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