THE NULL SOLUTION = Episode 122
…”Alley Oop – Betty Boop – puppy poop, it’s all the same to me,” Stanley & Gus have agreed to sneak inside the Harmonia…
A new plan of attack was hatched…
Not only is Solution hermetically sealed from the vacuum of space, it makes a dandy submarine, except it will use its wheels for propulsion. The thrusters would kick up too much red mud.
“Now there are birds?” That would be show stopping news, would it not? They will need to settle for a pristine source of water flowing into Harmonia. “Have you noticed that the creek goes in, but it doesn’t come out?”
“Here’s another riddle for ya, ‘What goes in, but doesn’t come out?’”
“Good question. I believe I want to find the answer to that.”
Gus guides Solution into moving water, several hundred yards upstream for good measure. As they approach what is expected to be a thwarting thud, they slow the manned rover to a crawl. No need inflicting another blemish, like the boo-boo on the bumper when they unsuccessfully drove in the first time. The one constant about invisibility, is that it’ is hard to see.
“Well, here we go. What the hell!” he screams while holding his breath. “Are we in? We’re in… we’re in Roy!”
Galveston Launch is awash in high-fives. It turns out that hunches still have their place.
“Rather than swim with the fishes, I’m choosing popping out before we can’t get out.”
“Me and Ricko are the only fish in these waters. Here we go… alley-oop!”
“Did you know that Alley Oop was a comic strip in the 20th Century; a time-traveling caveman.”
“That describes our Gus for sure!” Rick lets slip.
“Oh yeah! Crip is old enough to remember when newspapers were made of paper.”
“Alley Oop – Betty Boop – puppy poop, it’s all the same to me. I’m taking us to the front door.”
Water has barely stopped dripping from Solution, when they pull up to what is referred to as Harmonia. An ant at the foot of NYC’s Freedom Tower would be ratio-based comparison. Neither man has ever not been able to see the top of any object – that is until now. It is a daunting edifice, no matter whatever its purpose is.