SpaceDog keeps mumbling something
about needing crew members for the journey that is about
to take place and decides to call on his Godchild. A week earlier, he had
placed an ad for a job knowing that she was getting restless and the
time of awakening was coming. She is not aware of who he is
but he has been watching over her since before she was born. Feeling
the time was right, he parks the QETS in orbit over London Earth and gets
on the telecommunications device and calls her.
Lindsey Smith is
cleverly portrayed as weak with no ability to defend
herself, but in
reality possesses a very lionize power in a very unsuspecting
way. Her light brown hair is incandescent and catches
everyone's eye, but she like to ware boots, leather pants with black
stripes down the sides, and her smart black leather
jacket trimmed with red lapels. It dominants and makes
her stand out in a crowd.
Captain Smith. This is Commander SpaceDog calling you from Geo-sync
orbit over North 30°30'19.3" x West 84°13'55.6" I read just
now that you are looking for a job as an interpreter and have some
skills as a negotiator, is this correct?"
"Yes, you are correct. I am
looking for work but not like the boring desk job I have now. I'm looking
to do some traveling. What do you have to offer?"
I get excited at the prospect of getting out of town.
[SpaceDog] "Tell me Captain
Smith, where did you get the title of captain? Have you been in
service of a boat or airship? Are you a pilot? What are your navigational skills? Ever fire a plasma rifle in the 100 kilo Jewel range or used a quantum
entanglement device? You DO know about quantum entanglement, right?
OK, go look it up, I'll wait."
Quickly I look up quantum
entanglement on my work computer and read how, '23 Corgi's explain
"Dad gave me the title of captain the first time sailing. Been
on many boats and yes, I'm a
licensed pilot so I can navigate. Never fired a, what did you call
it a plasma rifle? No to quantum entanglement, whatever that is, but looking it
was fast, I'm impressed. Your hired!"
I hear a knock on
my office door and before I can hang up the phone or get out of
my chair, the door opens and a man in an old wool tuxedo enters holding
out his hand.
[SpaceDog] "Greetings Lindsey Smith, I'm Commander SpaceDog."
Taking on a Stray
A QETS portal materializes in the lobby of a hotel where a
Japanese anime convention is being held. SpaceDog opens one of the
portals just as a young woman around the age of 25 walks in holding
a ticket to the event, a box of doughnuts and 2 cups of coffee. She
dressed in a scruffy sweater, jeans and a cat ear headband.
"How did you? Where did you come from? Are you the one who disabled
the quasi-dimensional portal lock? Well I never thought it possible.
First Lady Robin finds her way into my time ship and now you...
Wait! Why are you looking so wide eyed? I know, it's smaller on the
outside then the inside. What did you expect? Did Sidrat call you?
She is one fickle time machine A.I., is that fresh
I stand in a hexagon shaped room with twin doors on
every other wall and an octagon shaped center. There are
lots of blinking lights and a large crystalline ball... The ceiling is
nothing but stars and the floor is missing... Oh My God, I think looking down about 100 meters into an Olympic size pool.
Adjusting to the dim light, I notice a bald headed man in
a black tuxedo standing next to a stylish shoulder length
redhead in a semi short
skirt, fishnet stockings and a radiant glowing blouse.
you bring donuts? Oh and you brought coffee! I can smell it from
across the room!"
The woman runs over to me and
snatches the box of freshly baked doughnuts out of my hand...
I'm Robin and that's SpaceDog. SpaceDog is a Star Lord and
Commander of this vessel. Are you here just to make a delivery
or are you looking for an adventure?"
a small gold coin in my hand. I'm thinking 'this is not the
virtual game convention I imagined, but... this feels really
I pinch myself and feel the pain…
I look at the coin, up at the woman
and the man before my eyes
around the room. I am a bit shock thinking they went all out for this
convention. I notice a long couch
with a dozen different sized dachshunds sitting upright,
their eyes glowing as they look at me....
a bit bewildered in my
heavy Scottish accent,
Amanda-Marie, but I've never... What exhibit is this? How did
you do all this? Is this virtual reality?"
After Robin finishes munching on
a second doughnut, she licks her fingers, carefully
scrutinizes me, then grabs my hand and pulls me
toward a door.
Robin] "It's not an exhibit, it's a portable time ship
contraption. We'll let the
Lord have his coffee and you can come with me! It’s NOT virtual.
It’s REAL. This place is better and bigger than Meadow-hall shopping mall
She hands a coffee to the man and pulls me across the room.
Robin] "SpaceDog, we're
off to the EMO wardrobe to get some new duds for this clueless lady
that smells like she just came from an anime convention in a 3 star
As I'm pushed
into one of the doors, SpaceDog
"You are in my
magnificent Quantum Entanglement Time Ship and you're in good
hands. It's a quasi-dimensional machine...."
SpaceDog's voice is silenced as the door closes and the lift goes up
12 levels instantly and soundlessly.
I hear something by my feet and notice one of the dogs. In my
head I hear,
making sure Robin does not lead you astray.'
Robin] "As if I will get
lost with you following us. I do have a map, Trix!"
her phone in the air. The dog then speaks in English as Robin looks
at her phone,
mistress, that is correct. My name is Trixie and if you have any
questions, feel free to ask."
Robin turns to me.
Robin] "Don't mind
the dog. I'll explain later. I'm new to all this entanglement traveling stuff,
but this big box has 32 levels, 540 doors and I'm taking you to one
of the many wardrobes where there are... well you'll see. Here we
turn left and third door, no wait it's the double doors on the left and..."
We both stop. A sign on the doors say [EMO 2050]. Robin
opens the two huge doors and I see racks of dresses, skirts, blouses,
shorts, underwear, pants, jackets, shawls, sweaters, hats, shoes,
corsets of silk and leather with chokers, kitty, dog, and bunny
ears, maid outfits, school uniforms, chests full of jewelry and I
think 'Is this a Joke? Did I win the lottery? Is this an anime
lovers dream come true or what?’
I get lost in the excitement of seeing these fabulous clothes.
Robin and I spend a long time looking for the right thing for me to wear that
matches my personality. I am trying
on things but begin to get a bit nervous. It takes time adjusting
to this new situation. I finally exchange my scruffy sweater and jeans for a
one piece jumpsuit I swear I’ve seen it in the anime
series, 'Asobi ni Ikuyo' aka Cat Planet
Cuties. When I button the sleeves it clings to my body like that of a slinky looking
gamer. I’m looking in a mirror and feel Robin’s eyes gawking at my
figure as she picks up a gauntlet.
Robin] "Wow! Don't you
look fab? Try this on."
She is about to hands over the
Robin] "Wait, look over
She points to a table. I notice a large cat bell
on a collar. I'm not sure how, but we both know it’s
for changing my appearance. After putting it on my neck, I
Kitty] "Make me a human cat."
me a Cat Alien."
Slowly a feeling comes over me as my body
transforms. I sprout furry cat ears and suddenly feel I’ve got a tail.
Robin shouts] "Oh My Goddess! You have a
tail and the marking on the fur make you look like a panda!"
around to look in the mirror on the wall, I don't recognize the
cat-woman with panda markings standing with a huge grin from cat
ear to cat ear in the reflection. Robin giggles and strokes my tail. The dog, Trixie is about to bark and seizes up, shaking
her snout, then
heads back to the lift. I decide this is the
look I've always wanted. Trixie mumbles,
you do look like a skinny panda cat."
"The big question Miss Amanda-Marie or
should I call you Panda Kitti now that you are a cat woman... what
are you going to do with that gold coin? Where would you like
to go? An adventure with us? The adventure is not virtual and more
importantly, when in time would you like to go? After all, Commander
SpaceDog did say he can go to anyplace at any time in the universe
in this ship."
I ponder the question for a few moments and think.
Kitty telepath] 'Oh, My God! I
want to see...or maybe...'
Kitty] "Could we
possibly go to Alfheim? It is a land of elves, fairies and magic."
Kitty excited] "Or maybe feudal Japan?
Bursting with excitement as my
new tail swishes and my ears twitch with the endless list of
possibilities whilst walking back to in the lift. As we descend, Robin tells
me about her first encounter with the commander. In my head, I
begin to hear her thoughts before she speaks them. When the lift
door opens SpaceDog is standing there waiting…
"Meow. Could we possibly go to Alfheim? It is
a land of fairy’s and magic…Meow or
I say bursting with excitement as my new tail
swishes, ears twitch with the endless list of... In a firm voice shaking his head
[SpaceDog] “The Bell! Ta'als Bell. Where did you learn
how to use it?”
Kitty excited] “Meow? Did I do something wrong? Meow!”
did you know we are going to Ljosalfheim?”
“It’s her tail, master! She
became THAT type of a Cat and now she can read our minds just like
you, me and Sidrat can.
She somehow found Ta'als Cat Bell Multifunction Organizer in the
wardrobe on level 12 and used it.”
Trixie goes over to the couch and jumps
up on it between to Rosemary-chan Bon and AC/DC and whispers to
[Trixie whispers] “I hope she can control that
damn bell better than the last owner, otherwise, the cats out of the
SpaceDog walks around me several times and grabs my tail
electric shock goes up my spine and I almost faint while all my fur
stands straight out on end.
Robin] “What did you do
[SpaceDog] “I just
adjusted her telepathic abilities till we can teach her to
control her tail. Cat Ta'als are very curious about
everything and that could get us into trouble if she doesn’t get a
grip. The term ‘Get a Grip’ is Cat Ta'als in origin and is taught to
kit's early in life? Sidrat!”
“We need to get to the Cardiff Time Rift
at North 50°28’29.92” x West 3°10’30.28” elevation 24ft, Time 00:00.01 on Earth
date 24th of December 1621 EAD with an immediate quantum entanglement to Ljosalfheim
00001.04022 x 1.2^666 x 3”
'Sorry Commander. We can go to the time rift but you will need to
adjust the Minds Eye to the 3rd realm to go to Alfheim'
SpaceDog shakes his head and goes to the iris in the floor next to
the control station.
“Robin, could you
keep our guest out of trouble and read up on how to ‘Get a Grip’
from that Information Station. This is going to take me a few minutes, but
I will be next to the Minds Eye which controls the singularity
that powers this portable rainbow bridge. It may be a few days, OK?”
[Lady Robin] “Aye aye captain.”
strokes my tail.
[Lady Robin] “Should we have
some fun or get some food first? This place has a huge galley with
everything you could imagine to eat..."
My stomach growls and I blush.
Kitti] "Meow can
we eat? I’m so hungry meow! What happened to the donuts, meow?"
[Lady Robin] "SpaceDog ate them and I think he gave
some to the hounds."
The hounds sit with large grins on their faces. Robin
takes me to the galley.
I stare in awe at all the different food. Suddenly my nose starts
to twitch and I follow a delightful aroma to a pot of Kedgeree.
I smile look up at Robin and swish my tail. A smell
overtakes my senses
from the Kedgeree... a dish based on
"Meow, who's cooked this delicious
smelling traditional English breakfast dish? Meow. The aroma of smoked
white fish, rice and eggs smells divine. Meow."
would be my doing mistress or should I call you Panda Kitti? Sidrat thought this recipe would appeal to your cat nature and
something for Mistress Robin to try. I'm Patty Smith."
I step back and almost crash into a
row of pots and pans when I see a 20kg, full size dachshund with
mostly short black fur. Her head has long white fur.
She's standing over the big pot sprinkling herbs into it. One
of her ears is shredded and there is a mechanical device implanted
into her paw that makes it easy for holding the large spoon she's
using to prepare the Kedgeree.
only going to be another moment till it's ready. Get a bowl
and make yourselves comfortable. There is almond, soy, flax, goat and cows
milk in the rotaregirfer over there."
She points to a tall
round container suspended from the ceiling with what looks like cow
udders on the bottom. Robin looks at
me and then at the milk jugs, shakes her head.
[Lady Robin] "That,
has got to be the strangest dispenser I've ever seen. Is
SpaceDog a pervert or what?"
Patty Smith quickly
Smith] "I designed that container and
its 100% efficient as a dispenser of liquid refreshments for me and
the crew. I put a lot of thought into its design. Not all of us can reach up
onto high shelves or open heavy doors mistress."
kedgeree, milk and dog, my feline senses go wild. I can't
decide what to do. Suddenly, I pounce on a little mouse I see
out the corner of my eye. I catch the mouse and let it go then re-catch it. I amuse myself with this as I wait for the scrumptious
this is the first time I've ever seen a cat pass up
The cyborg dachshund takes the pot off the
Smith] "Ok Panda Kitti. Yes, that's your name from now on. Would you please stop playing with
Timothy Little. I'm sure he was just cleaning up any rice or
crumbs I may have spilled while making your tea."
refuse to put
the mouse down and Robin tries to hand me a large lightweight bowl.
scoops up a portion of kedgeree, sniffs it and turns to
[Lady Robin] "Did you put catnip in
The bitch looks away and tries to hide the
spice she used when I notice a container that is labeled Nepeta
cataria : catnip.
Suddenly a woman
appears at the end of the table.
"Is that Kedgeree?"
Captain Lindsey Smith looks back over her shoulder wondering what just
Just before he vanished,
I remember Commander SpaceDog asking to see my smart
phone and replaced the battery with a glowing chip,
"That's a 'special chip' and never needs recharging because it runs off quantum
entanglement. You will soon get a call from Sidrat, but for now..."
I look back at the office building I just came from and it's
facade has changed... My phone
begins to chirp with a sound that I've never heard. When I look at
the screen, an octagon with a spinning hexagon icon begins to
blink and the name Sidrat appears below it. I press the icon and
I hear a sweet female voice.
"I'll tell you, the
QETS lets you understand the language of any creature; human,
alien, animal, but not plants or insects... Wish it could teach a
thing or three to some tree huggers and a groot we've come across. SpaceDog thinks you
will be a fine addition to our gang of misfit travelers and will be a
great companion. The position is yours if you're interested and we
know you are. I can
sense that you have negotiation skills and that will come in handy
with the Light Elves we meet. What they say is one
thing, but what they mean is completely something else. Still
Before thinking, I hear
[LeeZee thinking] 'that is enough I am on'
[LeeZee] "When do we leave? Wait,
did you say Light Elves?"
Sidrat's voice clearly inside my head.
[Sidrat telepath] 'Yes,
Light Elves. Now close your eyes and tap your
heels together three times and say the words "I am on" and get ready for quantum entanglement.
You are hungry?'
I go through the motions like in the Wizard of Oz,
“I am on, I
am on, I am on”
I feel a bit disoriented, smell the aroma of smoked white fish, rice and eggs and
"Is that Kedgeree?"
When I open my eyes, I am next to a table in a huge kitchen with a pot on a stove, a
redhead in a radiant glowing blouse and dark skirt, a female human cat
with fuzzy ears and a tail is holding a mouse by its tail while a
large dachshund with a mechanical paw is putting a container of catnip, on a shelf.
The smartly dressed woman pours a
portion of the contents from the pot into a bowl.
hear the same sweet female voice coming from everywhere.
'Everyone this is Captain
Lindsey Smith. I will let you all introduce yourselves.'
you have a nickname?"
The dog closes the
"Oh yes. You can call me LeeZee. I come from Philly and ready
for this journey. Sidrat told me something about Light Elves and
I will be equipped with a special capability of reading their minds
and ignore whatever they are saying. Wait, did that bitch just talk to me?"
"Yes mistress LeeZee! I am Patty Smith, a canine bitch. I am also a hybrid and the QETS does give us the power to
understand or speak any language after passing through one of
the portals or entangling into the time ship."
The woman with her nose nearest the pot looks at me
and admires my compact physique.
"I love your
outfit. I'm Robin."
I walk up to the alien cat woman holding
a mouse by it's tail and casually stroke her
[LeeZee] "And who or what are you?"
meow! I'm Panda Kitti meow! This collar and bell on my neck turned
me into an alien cat when I asked it to, meow! Just be careful. If you touch the tail
I'll hear everything you are thinking, meow!"
Patty? Any vegetarian dishes here?"
Smith] "Well the dishes are not
organic, they are opherinite, but I do have a non-meat product chocolate cake
if you're interested in sustenance mistress LeeZee. Would that do?"
that would do nicely and thank you."
Under my breath
think, 'What have I gotten myself into this time? Talking dogs
and cat alienss, this is unbelievable' In
my head I hear Sidrat.
'This is going to be the best
adventure you've ever had, or at least the most interesting and I
need to tell you something about yourself but that can wait till
The Power Source Controls
2 arns earlier: Time 13:44hrs
SpaceDog shakes his head and goes to the open Iris in the floor next to
the control station.
“Robin, could you
keep our guest out of trouble and read up on how to ‘Get a Grip’
from that information station. This is going to take me a few moments.
Since I will be next to the Minds Eye (which controls the singularity
that powers this ship), it may be a few days here, Okay?”
[Lady Robin] “Aye aye captain.”
Putting his thumb on a pad,
SpaceDog enters his print code that allows him onto level
zero where the Minds Eye A.I. controls the power to travel
through both time and space. The lift passes straight through
the saltwater Olympic size pool, down into the darkness
below the water, past the matter/energy converter and
finally stops at a sealed door with a sign that reads,
CAUTION: DARK MATTER
COMPONENTS PAST THIS DOOR
Open the door code Emit104022.4474"
voice and DNAt confirmed Star Lord Freyr"
A very large and heavy vault
like door opens into a chamber. When the first door closes, a second
door opens into a round room.
Eye A.I.] "For
your safety, first remove the 9 locking pillars before changing the
SpaceDog goes over to each
1 meter tall pillar and points the arrow away from the dark matter
container. After the 9th pillar is turned, he opens a panel to the
Minds Eye A.I. using the falknut key around his neck.
Inside the panel there are 5 large rods like buttons, the first and third are pushed in
all the way. He pulls those rods out and a loud bell begins to chime.
Eye A.I.] "Realm reset complete"
He pushes the first and second rods in at the same time and the
Eye A.I.] "3rd realm set. You may
now open the eye."
commander wipes the sweat off his brow
and closes the panel. He walks up to the first pillar and turns
the arrow back toward the center. When the last pillar is
turned, the lights in the room dim momentarily and then return to
[SpaceDog] "Minds Eye! Any problems?"
Eye A.I.] "No commander. The Eye is now set to take us to
the third realm and the coordinates entered. Shall I initiate the
Space & Time jump?"
"Wait till I'm back in the
control room and let Sidrat take control."
around the room and then locks the door on his way out. Once he
starts the lift back to the primary control center he says,
I get back to control, tell me the elapsed time from descent to ascent. You
Star Lord Freyr!"
05:20hrs, 2 arns
after entering the shaft
SpaceDog watches the iris open on the last part of the journey
between the primary control center and level zero.
hours and 24 milliarns have elapsed commander. Shall I gather the
"Not now. Have Patty make me a sushi roll, fatty tuna and flebber and tell her to use Fornax
black rice. I'm starving and have not eaten since we were on Fornax
SpaceDog walks to one of the walls, opens a
small door and pulls out a cobalt bottle, opens it and drinks
the contents in one go, followed by a loud burp before he sits on
the couch where 2 of the dachshunds are waiting patiently for his