Sunday, February 26, 2012

In Suspension

They took their respective seats in the flight. Clob, looking at a sleeping Fischer gave them
one final briefing: "Once we are inside Fischers dream we need to be careful not to lose our
way. Only Saito here knows the map of the lab and he must be protected. Make sure that
no one gets killed in the dream or prepare yourself for a long limbo."
Saito, Arthur and Ariadne nods in agreement. They take the position and falls into a deep sleep
thanks to the heavy sedatives. All of 'em lands inside a laboratory.
Clob: Mr. Saito, lead the way please.
Saito: (remembering) The passage to the left leads to Dr.Fischer's private room, let's go.
Arthur: He lives in the toilet?
Saito: (blushes) Sorry, it must be the next one.
They see a man screaming in front of the lavatory: ""*%^^#%$ ... Open up! you have been in
for nearly 2 hours now!"
(a voice is heard from the inside)"Sorry ... would've been just 5 minutes up there. It's all
too slow in here, you know!"
Clob: Never thought of that. That means we should get out fast. I ate too much up there.
Arthur: They must be Fischer's friends .. anyway, let's go!
Saito: In there?
Clob gives him a stare.
As they move on they find a hidden door. Inside they find all kinds of funnels and chemical
equipments. Right in the middle of the lab someone is playing a video game in his laptop.
He's so involved that he is swaying left and right with the game.
"Take that you dumb headed aliens .. and that ...."
Clob: Who are you?
Saito: I know you ... you are that pilot! What are you doing in here? Who's running the plane???
Pilot: Oops ... must've dozed off Sir ... bye! (and he vanishes)
They look at each other. Ariadne suddenly takes 3-4 pills from her pocket and swallows them.
Clob: (puzzled) What was that for?
Ariadne: I was checking if I am indeed in a dream. These are sleeping pills. My totem. I cannot sleep in
here 'again' ...(yawns) ca..aan I?  (dozes off)
Clob: There goes one to limbo ... guys, please be careful. Don't do anything stupid.
Saito: . (picking up a glass beaker) His dream is filled with idiots. Look at this. They have labeled this
colorless liquid as colorfoam. It smells good too ..
Arthur: Stop! It's chloroform!
Saito faints before he can sneeze...
Clob: God! the guy can't read properly and he was showing us the way. He too must be in limbo now!
Arthur: Now what? We lost the dumb head ... I mean the architect and the guide.
Clob: I need to go after them. I've a plan. You wait here till we come back.
Arthur: (thinks) Great! What a place to stay back and wait for someone!
Clob intentionally smells the chloroform and dozes off. He enters limboland and finds Saito
and Ariadne waiting there.
Ariadne: . Hi there, Clob. We knew you would come for us
Saito: How do we get back?
Clob: I need the kick ... Ow!! Not that one! the other kick. I'm going to shoot myself in the foot.
He takes the gun and shoots himself in the foot. Nothing happens.
Ariadne: The bullet will take at least a day to come out of the gun in a limbo!
Clob: Oh, I never thought of that too. Now what shall we do? How can I get a kick?
Saito: Will this do? (Plonk!)
Clob falls over. Saito is shivering with an iron pipe in his hands ...
Saito: Is ... he ... dead? I didn't mean to hit that hard.
Ariadne: K.O.
Saito :( :(  (in Japanese)


Ariadne:
Wow!  a limbo within a limbo. That will be at least 200 years before he'll be back. LOL by
that time he'll be dead twice up there and in here. Let's try and find a way out ourselves.
Arthur: (a level up, tearing off pages from a book) They will come back ... They will not ... They will
come back ... They will not...
Meanwhile on the flight, Fischer smiles in his sleep.
The End.

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