Team Flux episode 1: A TUFF Escape Chapter 2
In the alley outside Kitty’s apartment building, Kitty and Marty walk up to the half damaged Delorean. Marty opens the winged door to reveal the interior of the Time Machine.
Kitty: “So this friend of yours designed all this from scratch?”
Marty: “Yep. Time travel has been Doc’s dream ever since he came up with this little baby.”
Marty points at a box behind the seats which includes glowing wiring in the shape of a “Y”.
Kitty: “What is it?”
Marty: “The Flux Capacitor. The very thing that allows this car to transport through time. Only Doc knows how it works.”
Kitty: “How did he come up with that?”
Marty: “A while ago, He was hanging a clock in his bathroom and he slipped off a toilet and knocks his head on a sink.”
Kitty: (Astonished) “You’re kidding me, right.”
Marty tries to fix some wiring on the driver console.
Marty: “No, it’s true. I saw the bruise on his head when I went back to the day he got it.”
Kitty: (Confused) “Right.”
Marty finishes fixing a screen.
Marty: “There, that should do it. Let’s see if I can contact him.”
Marty turns a dial to adjust a communication level.
Marty: “Doc? Doc, it’s Marty! Can you hear me?”
The screen picture distorts for a few seconds but and older voice replies to
Doc: “Marty! I can hear you. Just one sec. See if I can-aha!”
The screen becomes clears as it reveals the face of an elderly scientist with messy long white hair and wearing a lab coat.
Doc: “Marty! Thank god you’re molecular structure is still formed in one complete mass! Are you ok?”
Marty: “Yeah, I fine Doc. That cross dimensional displacement thingy of yours worked, and I think I’m in some kind of world that’s filled by human like animals.”
Doc: “Perfect! Then the test is complete. According to my calculations, you should be in in the city of Petropolis in a dimension where the population is inhabited by anthromorphic animals. Did you manage to find Agent Kitty Katswell?”
Marty: “Well why don’t you ask her yourself.”
Marty brings in Kitty.
Marty: “Doc, this is Kitty, Kitty this is Doc.”
Kitty (confused): “Uhhh…Hi, nice to me! You must be Marty’s friend.”
Doc: “Holy Bovine! An anthromorphic Felis catus life form! And she talks too! Amazing! In all my years, I never thought there’d be intelligent life beyond our region of the universe-- Oh sorry where are my manners. Ahem! I’m Doctor Emmett Brown, noted scientist, inventor and time travel specialist. Tell me, are you familiar with cross dimensional and temporal displacement?”
Kitty: “Well…the closest I’ve seen was a Time Travel stop watch made by the scientist from the agency I used to work for. But of course a certain somebody tried to used it to time travel back 2 minutes to get a doughnut from the snack room before it got eaten.”
Doc: “Well….That’s close enough. Some of the people you mention sound as if they don’t take time travel seriously.”
Kitty (looking back angrily at the TUFF HQ in the business): “Believe me, that’s not the only thing they never take seriously. Wait, why were you looking for me?”
Doc: “It’s a long story, but I’ll explain once you and Marty make it back to the Institute.”
Kitty: “The institute?”
Marty; “Don’t worry, It’s not what you think. Doc here owns a scientific research facility called “The Institute of Future Technology.” It’s a place that specialises in the creation of technologies used to advance mankind’s future living.”
Kitty: “Wow, sounds fascinating. But ME going to YOUR Dimension? I don’t know, it’s seems kinda sudden. What would happen if people found out I was gone?”
Doc: “Don’t worry, our time machine can take you back to any last departed time and dimension instantaneously. Once you return, it will be like you never left.”
Kitty: “Okay, but what if some people were to miss me?”
Kitty looks across the street at a muffin stand.
Customer: “AH! Nothing like a muffin for lunch. They don’t call it “Comfort Food” for nothing ya know.”
Stall keeper: “Yeah, between you and me, I needed that kinda comfort when that Katswell chick blew up our muffins Snaptrap gave us. Sheesh what a schmuck she is.”
Customer: “Yeah, thinkin’ she’s smarter than all of Petropolis put together. I wouldn’t miss her if she went in a time machine and disappeared.”
This make Kitty a little agitated.
Kitty: “Count me in! (Mutters) I wouldn’t miss these ungrateful hypocrites either.”
Doc: “That’s great! We’ll rendezvous in my lab.”
Marty: “Well that might be a problem Doc. The Mr Fusion chamber got ruined when I crash after landing. I guess for now, there’s no way I can use trash to power this baby up anymore.”
Doc: “Great Scott! Without the necessary 1.21 Giggawatt electronic energy, you’ll be stranded in that dimension, confronted by god knows what!”
Marty: (resisting the urge to panic) “Uh.…Okay, how about some good news.”
Doc: “Hold on let me think.”
Doc check’s a computer system which specialises in graphically demonstrating past present and future events depending on the location, time and dimensional where and when abouts of Marty’s Delorean. He observes future weather conditions of the Petropolis area.
Doc: “AHA! That’s it! According to your Delorean’s temporal and cross dimensional environmental terrain scanner, there should be a lightning storm coming to Petropolis. Remember your departure from 1955? Well you could try to harness the lightning in order to recharge the Flux Capacitor and transport back home. The trouble is, is that the lightning will strike the highest antenna in the city in exactly 12 o’clock midnight.”
Marty: “Well there’s a Cinderella story for ya.”
Kitty: “Are you sure? The weather reports from here said it would be clear skies tonight.”
Marty: “Hey, since when can weather men predict the weather? Let alone the future.”
Kitty: “Good point.”
Marty: “But Doc, where the hell am I gonna find an antenna big that’s enough?”
Kitty then realises that Petropolis’s tallest antenna was on TUFF HQ itself. This provided Kitty an idea.
Kitty: “That’s it!”
Marty: “What’s it”
Kitty: “The TUFF HQ building has a radio transmission antenna and it’s practically the largest one in Petropolis.”
Doc: “Of Course! That could work! Marty, you’ll need an extensive electro wire for the setup, not to mention an attachable hook to absorb the bolt’s energy. And if you can harness the lightning using hook while accelerating to 88 mph towards the side of the building, you’ll be instantaneously transported back to Hill Valley.”
Marty: “10-4, Doc! I’ll get right to it.”
Doc: “Good. Now hurry, you don’t have much time! Good luck, and be careful.”
Marty; “Don’t worry, Doc. I’ll be home soon. Marty out.”
Marty switches off the communication system. Kitty and Marty are unaware that someone is eavesdropping on them while hiding in a trashcan in the ally. It was Lizzy McDinga, an Australian huntress Dingo.
Lizzy: (talking sinisterly through a cell phone) “I’ve found ‘em, mate. I’ll see to it that their little trip will be cancelled.”
GASP! A SPY!? Will Marty and Kitty make it in time for the midnight lightning bolt in order to get back to Hill Valley? Or will this Mysterious Lizzie make her mark? Stay tuned Team Flux Fans!