|Hmmm... I think I'll take the scenic route instead|
|That's a strange looking newt.|
|Yikes! That moved quicker than I expected.|
|Oh, no. Now what's this?|
Meanwhile, over the Cusp...
You mean that wasn't?
I don't know what was going on up there, but it definitely wasn't over the Cusp.
This is, though.
What? Over the Cusp, or peculiar?
Shhhhh! It's started!
Norma-D2 switched the Chameleon Circuit on and, around them, the HVMS Infomaniac transformed into a greenhouse. Albeit a greenhouse with row upon row of black, shiny push-buttons lining the glass walls and ceiling, each one with an accompanying label to its right. C3-Peenee was incredulous.
"What the fu-"
"Beep boop!" admonished Norma-D2 as she continued to press buttons with her extendable probulator.
"I mean" said C3-Peenee flashing his eye lights in an attempt to approximate an eye-roll, "Well, really! Was that better? Hmm? And stop fiddling with things - You have no idea what they do."
Norma-D2 ignored him and mithered a button rather larger than the others until it clicked into place. "Beep boop" she crowed triumphantly.
Vworp Vworp Vworp
"Hang on" said C3-Peenee as the courtyard outside the greenhouse disappeared and was replaced with a brightly coloured village green-like setting. "Is this a... Are we in a TARDIS?"
Norma-D2 somehow managed to look smug. Quite a feat for little more than a dustbin on wheels.
"That's not the Mistress, Infomaniac, is it?" C3-Peenee asked pointing a golden finger at a pair of legs sticking out from underneath a rather precariously parked car across the green.
"Well, just look at those stripy tights! Oh, now I can't see with all those people milling around." Obscuring the two droids' vision was a small crowd of even smaller people. Well, most of them were small, but there were two or three who towered above them. In fact, only one actually towered, the others just loomed slightly.
Then the crowd parted giving C3-Peenee and Norma-D2 an unimpeded view across the green and up between the stripy tights-clad legs.
"Urgh! Right up the chocolate chute."
To be continued...