It was a gloomy October Morning, the sun had yet to come out and Jeff, and his friend Ben felt the weight of monotony hang over them as they plugged through there various tasks for the day. A few hours past when Jeff finally stuck his head up and inquired to his partner Ben. "Ben, Where did the script for this project go?" Ben looked at him confused. Being a designer he rarely ventured into the land of scripting and would certainly never take or delete one.
"I most certainly have no idea where the script could have gone!" Ben replied, "I suggest we ask Batman, he should be able to help us find it."
"That's not a bad idea!" Jeff replied "But I have no idea where he might be.. Where would such information be kept?"
"Well, I have Robin's cell number somewhere." said Ben, "let's give him a call."
Ben pulled out his cell phone and began dialing the number. Meanwhile Jeff looked at him skeptically. "YOU HAVE A CELL PHONE?" to which Ben replied, "I have the number of a super hero, and you're first concern is that I now own a cell.." He replied snidely "While yeah, you've been living off the metaphorical grid for longer then I've even known you." As they chatted a voice came over the phone.. "Hello" it said in a monotonous tone "Yeah hey Robin, I know it's been a while but I was wondering if you could get me Batman, we seem to have a missing script and we were hoping he would help" Ben said quickly "OH Wow, a missing script? Anything for you Ben" And with that Robin hung up the phone. "While" Ben said, "He's on his way".
"Oh yes the script" said Ben, returning to the present. "So robin, would you be able to help us find the missing script? It's very important to our continued existence."
"Hmm," Robin rubbed his chin, pretending to have a beard, "I suppose I could help you out. I know just the place to start our search! Hop in!" He vaulted gracefully back in to his tiny yellow Fiat, bumping his head on the top of the door frame.
Jeff and Ben squeezed in to the car as well, and Robin stomped on the gas. "So where are we going?" Ben asked.
"You'll find out soon enough!" Robin replied with a grin.
A few minutes later, they pulled up outside a bar with two neon 'male' symbols above the door. Robin hopped out of the car, twirling the keys on his finger. "I'm beginning to suspect Robin isn't particularly interested in finding the script" Ben said to Jeff, while Robin was distracted.
"Are you sure he didn't hear strip?" replied Jeff sarcastically
Ben just rolled his eyes and followed Robin into the bar.
"So.. What's the plan here Robin?" Ben asked...
Just then a rather buff man walked over to robin and ran his hand down his back, giving his bottom a slap.
"Robin! Haven't seen you here in a while.. getting your usual?"
"OooOOooh! Bruno!" chirped Robin, hitting a pitch most men have trouble hearing, let alone making, "Why yes, of course! Do you think you could find some company for my friends here as well?"
Bruno whistled and waved at a couple more equally buff and scantily clad men across the bar, and they started to make their way over. He looked at Jeff and Ben with a bleached-white grin, and a wink, then gave Robin's bum a solid pinch (which got another good squeal out of him) and the two disappeared around the corner.
Now Ben was not usually a religious man, but desperate times call for desperate measures. He clasped his hands, closed his eyes and prayed, "Oh glorious and almighty Exceljeebrus, if you have any mercy in your heart this day, I really need to get the hell out of here!"
And behold, within mere seconds, his prayer was answered! An enormous battle axe fell trough the ceiling, slicing the entire bar clean in two, with Jeff and Ben standing in the lobby, and two very shocked male strippers on the other side of the rift, and before anyone could compose themselves enough to react the this dramatic turn of events, the sound of splitting wood and crumbling concrete came from under the lobby, and the whole section of the building began to lift away, taking a somewhat stunned but very relieved Jeff and Ben with it.
"So i guess that means Robin won't be helping us then?" Said Jeff with a nervous chuckle
"uhh... I guess not? What the hell is going -" Ben started but could not finish for there came a gigantic thud and more concrete, and wood fell around. They coughed violently and tried to figure out where they were it was difficult to see through the dust, but it looked to be a forest.
They made there way out of the rubble and into the dark forest. It was a crisp night and the sounds of the forest slowly returned as the creatures within slowly got over the shock of there violent entrance.
"Now What?" Said Jeff angrily,
"We don't know where we are, it's dark, and we still don't know where the script is."
He looked over at Ben who was staring transfixed into the bush
"What?" Asked jeff
"SHH!!!" Ben replied
He was pointing at a gap in some bushes that an eerie blue glow emanated from. They both stepped closer to peek through, and saw something neither of them could have anticipated.
Sitting in a clearing maybe 50 yards away was chrome sphere about the size of a large house, resting on skinny legs. Twinkling blue lights ran in circles around the side, like stripes on an Easter egg, and from the side facing them, a section was opened out in to a ramp. It was mostly dark inside, with faint blue twinkling, similar to the lights on the outside, reflecting off indistinguishable forms.
"Well that's interesting," said Jeff "should we check it out?"
"Definitely." said Ben.
They slowly approached the strange object but as they got within a few feet of it, they felt searing heat emanating from it.
"Hello?" Jeff called at the space craft, but no response came forward.
"Well what do we do now?" asked ben
"We wait". Replied Jeff
"Umm.. for what" Ben asked
"For the chance to take over the world!.. No I'm just kidding, no we wait until it cools enough that we can go in!" Replied jeff
They waited for several hours, but strangely the heat didn't dissipate
"This is getting ridiculous, " Ben said flatly getting bored and getting up
"I'm going to try to find my way back to civilization"
As he turned around he found himself face to face with .... himself but not quiet himself it almost looked like a mirror image but had one critical difference
Created: January 20, 2015
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