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M.B.D. – Episode 51

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Warning! The following may contain bad spelling, grammar, punctuation, cardboard characters, cheesy plots, offensive NSFW material, and / or puns. Reader discretion is advised.

Back in our dimension….

In a dark warehouse in a seedy section of town, Dr. Hartmann and his assistant, Erlenmeyer, were busy working out the kinks on their latest experiment.

A large bank of controls sat along one wall. In the center of the working space was a large machine. Cables ran along the floor and plugged into the bottom layer of the device. A set of steps led to a platform. A large square shaped frame set on top. Electrodes stuck out of the top of the frame, while mist from the supercooling fluid rolled down the sides of the frame.

“Erlenmeyer! Connect the auxiliary power cables to the device.” Dr. Hartmann was busy at the control panel. He had a clipboard and was checking the gauges and switches, then marking them against a list.

“Yes, Doctor Hatrmann.” Erlenmeyer grabbed one of the cables and a large wrench. He carried them to the platform and proceeded to attach the cable to the device.

“Tonight we shall finally prove beyond the shadow of a doubt that not only do parallel dimensions exist, but that it is possible to move between them.”

“It will be an amazing leap forward for science, Doctor Hartmann.”

“Indeed. Tonight will be history in the making. All of the corporate lackeys that were too stupid to fund my work will come crawling to me, begging me to accept their offers. They’ll all want a piece of this. Whoever makes the highest bid will win, of course.”

Erlenmeyer finished connecting the cable and went to get the second one. “Hindsight is always twenty twenty. I’m sure they’ll regret not getting in one the ground floor when they had the chance.” He dragged the second cable back to the base of the device.

“Most assuredly.” Dr. Hartmann finished his checklist. “Everything seems to be in order. How are those cables coming along?”

“Almost finished, Doctor.”

“Quickly then. Be sure to put on your safety goggles.”

Dr. Hartmann went to the control panels and started flipping switches. Generators whined as they spun up, while lights flashed all along the control panel.

Erlenmeyer finished connecting the cable and joined Dr. Hartmann at the control panel.

“And now, we stand on the threshold of a new era in science.” Dr. Hartmann keyed in a command on the computer keyboard.

A deep thrumming noise came from the device, rising in volume. When it reached its peak, sparks of lightning crackled along the inside of the square frame. A bar of light slid from the top of the frame to the bottom. When it finished its descent, the two men could see a forest through the frame.

“Eureka! We’ve done it!”

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