Subject: Travelation

Date: 26 Dec 1997 00:00:00 GMT

From: nospamum@radix.net (MegaLiz)

Organization: MotPU: Where Binary Moodswings are ALWAYS on the Menu

Newsgroups: alt.foot.fat-free, alt.slack

 

 

 

 

 

It was a lovely party, made infinitely more lovely by getting out of

doors and away from all that jolliness and cranberries. I stood on the

balcony and enjoyed the sudden muffling of all that cackling as the

door whooshed closed behind us.

 

Looking out over the neighboring rooftops, my attention was

immediately snagged by the sight of an ancient blue Buick backing

rapidly toward the edge of the building across the street. With no

hesitation, it roared backwards over the edge of the roof, fell

gracefully, and generated a respectable flame ball before

extinguishing itself with its own force of imploding impact in the

street.

 

"Wow," I said.

 

The blase, elfin Jesus at my elbow said, "That damned P-Lil just keeps

giving suicide a bad name."

 

"Are you sure that was P-LIL!?" I asked, alarmed.

 

"Yep. Who did you think we were having ANOTHER farewell party for?

ME?"

 

"Shit," I smacked him, just because, and emoted briefly before racing

down to the street.

 

Fortunately, the car had crumpled itself into a cartoon suitcase

shape, which would be very convenient. I needed to get her mDNA and

whatever remained of her brain to the lab as a prophylactic measure,

since I couldn't recall if she had been downloaded recently. No tissue

was visible, but she had helpfully canned herself in steel and I would

just dare to hope that this could work properly.

 

I hauled P-Lil in her jaws-of-life-defying package to the helicopter.

Already late, I praised the clear weather that would allow me to

rendezvous with the carrier without delay.

 

You should never, ever rush, I reminded myself, too late. I had

forgotten to check the machine over properly and it was making

alarming grinding noises almost immediately. The idiot lights began to

flash: YOU, IDIOT! LAND ME, IDIOT!

 

We barely made an emergency island landing. As I grunted and strained

to remove P-Lil's carcophagus, we were surrounded by the native

retards. The all sported too many coats, runny noses and bad haircuts.

 

"Mewwy Chwwistmahs! Hab sum EGG NOGG!" they chanted. Rather than kill

them outright, I promised them frop nog and encouraged them onto an

historic tall ship where they could crew for me and poor P-Lil.

 

I didn't dare nap, since the crewtins were liable to land us on the

horn of Africa if I did. Awake and self-hypnotised for three days, I

had the most horrifying and surreal daydreams. Feeding the idiots and

maintaining our course was the only thing that kept me connected with

my present reality. I enjoyed such diversions as announcing that the

menu would feature a lovely botulism, just to see the workers beam

with delight.

 

On the fourth day as I was just beginning to fear for the frop nog and

tissue supply, the hulking shape of the seabase came into view.

Lillith The Car looked exactly the same, but I couldn't be sure that

she wasn't too thoroughly blended with the Buick for recloning

without, um, CHROME and all that.

 

Charlie was very reassuring, but I figured he was lying.

 

"Nice of you to send your warmest Christmas retards," he said, just

before I shot him.

 

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Spunky: "Lookit all the foot prints! Lotsa people were here!"

Sparky: "OR it was ONE THING with a jillion feet."

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