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On an early wonderful sunny morning Mystery was sleeping in her room at GamersHood Hotel, when suddenly the phone rang. She opened her eyes, tried to grab the phone, but pushed it accidently on the floor. She was too tired to see well, but finally managed to answer: "Yeeees?". A whispering voice replied: "Mystery, it's me, Darknight. Sorry to wake you up, but... We got a problem here." The alien got very alerted, since her Perfect Friend's voice was so strange: "What problem?", she asked, but the voice just said: "I can't tell about it by phone, you have to come to me, you know where I am, right?" "Yes, you are in the..." "Ssshhhht, don't say anything. Come and knock three times the sequence for S.O.S.", and the bat hung up.
Mystery quickly took a shower, dressed in a black suit to match the secrecy in Darknights voice, and sneaked down to the door of the Secret Basement. She knocked at the door ...---... ...---... ...---..., then suddenly the door opened very slightly, a hand grabbed her, and she was pulled inside. The door was quickly closed again. The basement was dark, only some torches were burning. Mystery stared at Darknight: "Is this the appropriate welcome for your Perfect Friend?", she asked. Darknight explained: "No, usually not. But we have an emergency. I was flying around a bit as every morning before sunrise, and when I came back, an envelope was nailed to the entrance door of the hotel. I took it, came down here and read it. And... it's not good news." He took a letter out of the envelope, and handed it to the alien. Mystery read the lines, frowned, and glanced at her Perfect Friend: "Oh, that's... OMB!", she then dropped the letter on the floor, which contained the following message:
<<This is a first and last warning! Your cat friend has peeped on us at a very unfavorable moment. Do not search for her, she won't return to you. And if anybody dares to continue spying, you will have to face worse consequences! Keep out Slurp Spider Island! The Slurp Spider King.>>
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"Do you have any plan yet?", Mystery asked, but Darknight shook his head. "No, not yet. We must save BatCat, that is clear. But I don't know yet how. I think that I will fly above Slurp Spider Island first and see if I can detect something that might help us." The alien agreed but wanted to know if they should share the bad news with the other loonies. However, Darknight was not fond of the idea to tell the others about it. "No, you know them. They are so... let's say chaotic, and this is now a really serious case. If they knew about it, we would have a mess, and I'm afraid that BatCat's life would be in danger even more. If... she.... is still... alive.", the bat wiped his eyes, but braced himself. The alien asked: "Okay, you will do first a general operation from above. And then? What can I do?", and Darknight answered: "We will see. You can help me to make a logical plan as soon as we know more. And maybe some of your devices can be useful to save her." Having said that, Darknight left Mystery in the Secret Basement, left the hotel, and lifted up to the air.
Slurp Spider Island was some distance away, but the hero was driven by anxiety, and so he arrived to the island within a short while. He looked down, and saw a fortress in the middle of the island on a hill, covered with a thick spider web. On the eastern part, the ground looked red, while on the southern part some very strange objects stood side by side. The western part was covered by a big forest, and the northern area seemed to be the commercial center, and also the harbor was to see there. The fortress looked quiet, but Darknight didn't dare to get too close to the island, and so he wasn't able to see details. He took some pictures from above, and decided to fly back to GamersHood Planet.
Meanwhile Mystery got very hungry, and entered the bar, where Doglover, Adventure, Lilliputt, lili, and Themepark were already eating breakfast according to their individual taste. Doglover enjoyed fried chicken, Adventure ate a nectar soup, Lilliputt of course was having some carrots, lili - in her strange habit for flowers - ate cinammon rolls, and Sir Theme was enjoying rice pudding with some drops of oil. Suddenly everybunny stared at Mystery, who was looking very strange in that black suit. Usually the alien preferred more joyful colors. Mystery joined the group and ordered, like many times since she had stopped eating cats, scrambled eggs with toast, and a huge cup of coffee with much cat hair. Then she looked around, and greeted her kids and friends. She tried to look happy while she felt very worried about BatCat. Her breakfast arrived, but when she saw the cat hair on top of her coffee, she almost started to cry. She quickly stood up and ran up to her room.
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Last edited by Mistery; 12-09-2006 at 10:17 PM.
The small group at the bar was very vonfused. Mystery had never been seen in a black suit, and it was not her habit to run away before even starting her breakfast. What was going on, they asked themselves. Since they didn't understand this behavior at all, they decided to go up to Mystery's room, and see if she was okay. They took the elevator, and soon they were knocking at the door of the aliens room.
Mystery froze when she realised that the others had followed her, and had to think about a plan, since she was not in the state to meet them at that moment. She quickly beamed down one of her clones, and checked if it had not yet updated itself with the bad news. Fortunately its memory didn't contain the latest developments, so Mystery took off her black suit and told the clone to put it on. She quickly dressed in her pyjama, and hid in a closet.
Outside, the group was yelling already: "Myyyyysteryyyy, ooooopen the dooooor!!!" The clone opened the door and asked: "Sorry, I had to answer a message from my hubby. How can I help you?" Just at that moment, Slimy Jim rushed into the room and seemed to be very alerted: "Stay away from Mystery!!! Grandma, what's wrong? Why is everybody trying to break your door?", and pulled out his handgun. The group immediately lay down on the floor to avoid the gun, but Sir Theme looked at his son very vonfused. "Dear son, how often have I told you that a gun is not a toy? Don't swing it around when you are among your friends." Slimy Jim blushed and put the gun back. The clone turned to Slimy Jim and explained: "They had been knocking at my door, but since I was answering a message from grandpa, I wasn't able to open the door immediately. And our friends were thinking that I didn't hear them. Don't worry, everything is all right."
Doglover, Adventure, Lilliputt and lili were still in a shock, but managed to get up very slowly. They had still troubles breathing, and so Sir Theme got an air tank and oxygen masks for the four loonies. As soon as everybunny seemed to be okay, the clone asked again: "So, how can I help you?" Doglover immediately pointed the important question to the clone: "Mystery, why are you wearing a black suit?", and the clone answered: "Oh, yes. Well, Darknight is teaching me some batish culture, and he promised me to show me how to hide in the shadow. But he told me that I had to wear something dark for this occasion. So I went to the shop here, and bought the suit. And I was just trying it on.", and the clone smiled. But Doglover was not content with the answer: "But trying it on, or walking around in it, are different things. Why did you come to the bar in that suit? Spilling coffee on a new suit... Pffffft!!!" And Lilliputt asked: "And why have you run away just when your breakfast arrived?" The clone had to think about an answer, since it had no knowledge about the things that had happened before it was beamed down. "Well, I tried it on, then got very hungry, and I wanted to see if it still fitted after an enormous meal. But then I was notified that an important message arrived." The loonies found this a rather strange argumentation, but they were already used to such alienish explanations.
At this moment, Darknight rushed into the room, and whispered to the clone: "Mystery, I got some information.", and pulled it out of the room. The loonies wanted to follow them, but the hero told them, that it was just some information about batish culture for Mystery. Adventure decided to make herself fresh, the lillies were up to go outside to enjoy the sun and blossom together, Doglover planned to look for her sister, and Sir Theme wanted to talk with his son about this embarrassing incident once more.
Mystery - still in the closet - had heard everything that had happened. And she froze at the thought that it was her clone who was on its way to the Secret Basement with Darknight.
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Mystery had to find a way to take the clone's place. She thought about a plan, and contacted Lilliputt, who was still blossoming with lili in the garden next to the hotel.
"Yes?", asked Lilliputt.
"Hi Lilli, I need your help.", the alien replied.
"What? Da alien needs the help of the illogical Carrot Islander? How strange, hahaha."
"Lilli, there is no time for such childish behavior. I'm in Darknights room, and he has just gone to the restroom, so he can be back in any moment. Okay, listen. We have been talking about batish culture. He told me that in his culture, it is common to stare at the wall on Mondays. But he also said that he found it very boring. Well, it's Monday, and he seemed to be very frustrated. And so I had the idea of beaming down some heroish pictures of him, and decorate the wall. I try to make the ritual of staring at the wall on Mondays a little more enjoyable for him. But I need somebunny who can get him out of here, and keep him busy for 5 minutes. Can you please do me this favor?", Mystery explained.
Lilliputt thought about it for a moment and then she answered: "Ah, a surprise for our hero? Of course, no problem. Don't worry, I'll keep him busy." The Carrot Islander then called Darknight. The hero just arrived in his Secret Basement, and picked up the phone. "Hi dear hero, can you come to the bar, please?", Lilliputt asked. But an impatient voice answered: "Lilli, this is not the right moment." "I know.", Lilliputt answered, "I can wait two minutes, no problem. Take your time, dear hero. But I need your advice, it is very urgent. I'll wait in the bar, see you in two minutes.", and she hung up.
Darknight didn't want to be impolite, so he decided to go quickly to the bar, give Lilliputt the advice that she needed, and to return to his batcave in a short while. So he entered the bar, where the Carrot Islander was waiting, and sat down.
"How can I help you?", he asked.
"Well, you know, my daughters have been behaving like cat and dog towards each other lately. Maybe you could talk to Escape, and ask her to be more lenient towards her sister. I mean she is the older one, so she should be more tolerant.", Lilliputt explained.
"Oh, sure, I will talk to Escape as soon as possible.", Darknight tried to speak in his usual voice, and give the impression of being unconcerned. But it was not easy for him to look into Lilliputts eyes when he pronounced the cats name.
Meanwhile, Mystery entered the Secret Basement, changed clothes, and tried to beam up the clone. Unfortunately the cave was shielded, and her device didn't work. She decided to send the clone into her room, and the clone ran upstairs.
Darknight returned to his room after a short while, and Mystery smiled at him: "What were we talking about?"
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Doglover was standing in front of Mystery's room, when the clone arrived in pyjamas. The dog stared at it and exclaimed: "Have you gone completely crazy today?!? First you walk around in a black suit, and now made it even worse with your pyjama. What is wrong with you? Pyjamas at almost noon, pfffffffft!"
The clone was so shocked that its short term memory was deleted within a few seconds. It forgot about the words of Mystery to go into her room, and not to open the door. It smiled at Doglover and asked: "Would you like to eat lunch with me? I'll quickly change my suit, and then we could go down to the bar.", and the dog agreed.
Darknight showed the pictures of Slurp Spider Island to Mystery, and reported her what he had observed. "Unfortunately I couldn't go too near, and so I wasn't able to see the details. But I think that BatCat could be somewhere in the fortress.", he explained, and Mystery nodded: "Yes, this is very probable. Hmmm... we could fly with my spaceship to the island and beam down to the fortress. But, unfortunately we have no idea how it looks inside. I'm not sure if we can handle this problem alone. I would suggest to inform the other loonies about the situation, and discuss with them possible plans."
"No! No way! They will only cause troubles! You know them!", Darknight yelled, but Mystery made a strange grimace and replied: "Dear Perfect Friend. Remember when you tried to help us, and came back with a barrel, and then fell into the river? We had to save you. Don't tell me that you don't cause trouble sometimes.", and the hero blushed, and looked at the floor. The alien asked: "Do you agree to gather together here, and discuss the problem?", but Darknight still wasn't happy about this idea. So Mystery told him to think it over, and call her again when he had made a decision. She went up to her room, and changed clothes. She felt hungry, so she decided to go to the bar and eat lunch there. But first she wanted to meditate for a short while to be able to meet her friends without making the impression of being nervous. When she felt strong enough to face the loonies at the bar, she walked down the stairs. Suddenly she stopped, turned around, and ran back to her room. "OMB, where is my clone?!?", she thought. She looked everywhere in the room, but wasn't able to find it. She asked her hubby if he had beamed it up, but the answer was no. The alien felt that she needed a Tmani Juice.
Darknight sighed, and was unable to make a decision. He knew that all his friends were ready to put their lives in danger to save BatCat. He also knew, that the group had made a very good job in many dangerous situations so far. However, he also remembered how much chaos the loonies could cause, when they were on a mission. He was very worried about BatCat, and he wanted to do the best. He finally decided to visit Lilliputt and Mystery first. And he also needed a drink. He left the bat cave and entered the bar. He ordered a carrot whiskey, looked around, and saw Mystery and Lilliputt. He observed that Mystery was discussing about bikes with Doglover, and Lilliputt was talking with Becky, OneBun, and Murph. He quickly emptied his glass, and said to the group: "Hi my friends. I have to talk with Lilliputt and Mystery for a short while. We could go over to the library.", and he walked out of the bar, followed by the two loonies.
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When Mystery entered the bar, her friends stared at her with eyes open wide. Murph asked: "How did you do that?!?" Mystery ran some data to figure out what this question might be pointed to, and came to the result, that the most probable explanation would be, that her clone had been here just before her. So she replied: "Ah, you mean the change of clothes? Well, that's just a matter of beaming. Nothing special." The tiger seemed to be amazed and wanted to know: "Oh, then you have shown this trick to Darknight and Lilli?", and Mystery nodded, and thought to herself: <<Okay, it seems that Darknight has been here, and went away with Lilli and my clone. All I have to figure out now is where they are. But first I need something to eat and a Tmani Juice. However, I can't risk that they come back, and I'm still here>> "Can I have some popcorn and a Tmani Juice, please?", she turned to Ana and then continued: "Well, I need to go back again, you know where you can find me if you need me.", and the group nodded. "Just to make sure that your memory is working fine: Where can you find me?", Mystery asked, and felt very intelligent. Doglover said with a bright smile: "At the library!", and the alien replied: "Very good, Doglover, you have an excellent memory." The dog felt very proud of herself, and smiled at her friends. Mystery took her popcorn and her Tmani Juice, and went up to her room, while quickly eating some popcorn.
When she arrived in her room, she contacted her hubby and asked him to beam up the clone, and gave the coordinates of the library for a better localization. After he confirmed that the clone had arrived on the spaceship, she walked down into the library and entered. Lilliputt and Darknight stared at her, but Mystery told them what she had prepared to say: "I'm sorry, we had an emergency on the ship. Hyper sat on the head of one of the clones, and it got very scared and started to run around in circles. Hyper becames also very scared and started to yell and scream. By this, the clone was so shocked that it ran even faster and started to shake its head. Things have escalated, and so hubby beamed me up to help him to stop this madness. I'm really sorry. But don't worry, Everything is under control now. I just had to change clothes due to the incident."
Darknight smiled at the alien and explained: "Well, as I told you before, I needed some information about both decision taking processes, the Eenie Meenie one, and the probability analysis one. While you have been away, Lilliputt explained me her way, and now I would like to know more about probability calculation." Lilliputt suddenly felt the urge to leave the library, since she had no nerves to listen to all the computer gibberish that would follow now. So she apologized, and told that she had some very important work thingy to do. She hugged the hero and the alien, and felt very relieved when she left the library, and went back to the bar.
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