Razor woke up around 6 o’clock at night. He had been in and out of sleep, working with the Doctor when awake. The Doctor had shown him what and how to use certain instruments that could be helpful. And, he had started to fix up something that had possibilities before he fell asleep… He looked around for the Doctor and noticed a small piece of paper beside him on the desk.
It read… “Razor, I have gone for something to eat, be back later,” signed Dr. Zyme.
After he read the note, he noticed he was quite hungry himself. He rolled over to the fridge in the laboratory to see what was available to snack on. (The fridge for Kats, with actual food in it, not the fridge used for experiments) When he opened the door, he was amazed to see a huge amount of food.
“Wow, these scientists eat great,” he said to himself.
Taking one of the already made sub sandwiches, he closed the door, and rolled back over to the table to eat. Right before he took his first bite, he looked back at the fridge, then to the sandwich again.
“I wonder why Dr. Zyme went out for something to eat, when he has all this food here.”
After he thought about it again, then dismissed the thought and started to eat his sandwich.
(Flying over MegaKat City.) ‘Okay, Razor… I’ve been out here for 6 hours. I just refueled back at the garage, and still… nothing… Where am I supposed to check now?’ T-bone thought to himself. ‘Hey’ he thought, ‘Maybe I can use the x-ray scope to locate that monster… but I would need to recalibrate it to search for acid deposits….’ …
“Ah, Crud, who am I kidding. I’m not Razor, I don’t know how to do something like that,” he said in frustration. …”I wish he was here.” …
Then, over the 911 radio band came a distress call from a resident, “Hello! Help! We need help! I live in PurrKat Homes on the corner of 127th and 15th street. There is something down here that is capturing everyone. I am locked in my room, but I think it’s coming up the stairs. Help!… Hello?”
An enforcer came on the other line and tried to calm down the citizen. “It’s okay, madam, the enforcers are on their way…”
T-bone turned down the radio, and pushed up to full throttle toward PurrKat. ‘Hang on Lady, I’m on my way,’ he thought, ‘Just hope I’m not too late’.
When he arrived at the home complex, he landed on the roof and headed down the stairs as fast as he could, Glovatrix ready. He heard screams from the first floor he reached. Jumping off the stairs, he ran down the hall. He ran to the room where he heard the screams and, once he got his head in the door, he saw the creature closing in on an old lady crouched down in the corner (holding a phone to her ear).
“Close your eyes and cover your mouth!” yelled T-bone to the old lady.
Suddenly noticing him, she complied.
He launched a mini gas grenade right at the beast as it turned to notice him. When it hit, the creature shrieked and tightened up. T-bone, with his visor engaged, ran past the dazed creature and picked up the old lady and ran her out of the smoky room, and back down the hall. As he was running down the hall, he could here the yell of the monster regaining its composure.
When he reached the end of the hall, he noticed he had gone the wrong way. The smoke had made him lose his sense of direction and, instead of a stairway to his right, there was a wall. But, noticing a elevator to his left, he frantically pushed the button to open the elevator. After he stopped pushing the button, he looked back at the smoke, and the creature appeared from out of the cloud.
T-bone, scared for his life, dropped the old lady behind him and faced the monster, glovatrix ready.
The creature paused, noticing that T-bone had him locked on.
Looking deep at the creature, T-bone suddenly had a weird feeling of familiarity. It was the creature’s eyes.
‘Those eyes. I know those eyes, they are much darker, but I know I have seen those eyes before… but… Where?’ he thought to himself.
Knowing that the device was a threat, the creature suddenly charged full speed at T- bone. Coming closer and closer with every leap…
Suddenly, the elevator door opened.
T-bone turned and tossed the old lady inside, then turned back and fired a mini missile at the feet of the monster. With a hole blown in the floor, the monster slipped and caught its foot. T-bone jumped into the elevator and hit the roof button as fast as he could. The door closed, and the elevator headed up while the creature screamed out for retribution below.
The old lady told T-bone that she didn’t see much, but she did see one person on her floor get attacked. She said it put this “liquid stuff” on him, then threw him down the laundry chute.
“They all went down the chute.”
The lady, still in shock would not say much more.
After dropping her off at Enforcer Headquarters, T-bone called Razor on the radio.
“Razor, come in, we’ve had another attack,” called T-bone.
Razor was asleep when T-bone called over the radio. He woke up, startled, and switched on the radio in his hand. “T-bone?” he answered.
“Razor, you there?”
“Affirmative. What’s up?” asked Razor.
“We’ve had another attack. This time it took place in the western residential part of the city. I managed to save one old lady, but I didn’t get there in time for the rest. She said something about it possibly taking all of its victims back to its lair. She said they all went down the laundry chute, but the enforcers checked that out and no one was there. So, I don’t know where to go next. Do have any idea where a thing like that could hide?” T-bone said.
“I don’t know,” answered Razor.
“What about the Doc?” asked T-bone.
“The Doc’s not here.”
“Where is he?”
“He went out for dinner. I have a note from him saying he’ll be back soon.”
“Okay.” There was puzzlement in T-bone’s voice. Then, it changed back to concern, “What about you? You alright?”
“Yeah, I’m alright. I have been going in and out of consciousness, but, while awake, I managed to come up with a highly basic protein enzyme that, I think, will help me regain some muscle control. It should counteract the acid. But it’s a 12 on the pH scale, so my body can only take a little amount at a time. I injected a small dose into my shoulder. With some time, and luck, it hopefully will work to rebuild my nervous system. But, at best, the chances of it working are 18%,” answered Razor.
“Well, when the Doctor gets back, have him take a look at it. Maybe he can improve those odds.” said T-bone solemnly. “Hey, buddy, I’m on my way back to you right now. I need your help to recalibrate the X-ray scope. So, I should be there within 5 minutes. See you then.”
“Affirmative. See you then, buddy,” answered Razor.
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