Thursday, September 04, 2008

Xavier part 7

the 4:15 turned out to be a large vehicle, guided by a track into a seemingly endless tunnel "but wont anybody notice? "inquired Xavier "no." replied Samuel "no one uses the train any more, the people around here just drive usually, i think even the city forgot about it, thats why she stays running, would have fallen apart years ago if i hadn`t found her, i do repairs every once in awhile, but not very often, doesn't really need it." with that he climbed into a door on the side and yelled "AAAALLLABOOAARRD! next stop sector 15!" Xavier followed Samuel into the train, once inside Xavier looked around, there were a few chairs and a sofa, bolted into the floor with what appeared to be belts coming up from between the cushions, suddenly there was a tremendous screech and a jolt which nearly knocked Xavier to the floor, the floor was moving! this caused Xavier to yell "Samuel! were moving!" "well of course!" replied Samuel "how else did you think we were going to get to sector 15?"
Xavier hadn`t been sure, but he suspected Teleportation was involved. as the went on Xavier saw platform after platform pass by, all empty, it would appear that this method of transportation was truly forgotten. the trip seemed to Xavier to be taking awhile, so he decided to take Zim out of the bag and test him, he did so, zim unfurled, squeaked, shot sparks, and turned off 'looks like he over heated' thought Xavier as he readjusted Zims internal heating core, once he was done he turned Zim on, this time Zim unfurled and beeped, saying "WELCOME NICE DAY HOW ARE YOU NICE DAY , X= THE SQUARE ROOT OF THE THIRD INTEGER, THE ROSE RED HYPERBOLIC SPHERE 41/2 BILLION SONGS/POEMS WRITTEN ABOUT STARTING WITH SHAKESPEARE ..." and so on citing the entire works of Shakespeare in less than a minute, this caused Samuel to come out of the cabin "what`s all this?" he said over the garbled literary works, Xavier replied "i turned zim on, looks like the memory i salvaged from that Ubook had the entire works of Shakespeare on it." " all the worlds a stage and all the men and women merely players," continued Zim "PLAY PLAY PLAY! WOULD YOU LIKE TO PLAY A GAME? how about chess!? KNIGHT TO E4..." Zim the proceeded to list all possible chess moves,"CHECK MATE CHECK MATE! I WIN HA HA HA HAND! most people have five digits, i have none why is that Xavier?" Xavier was shocked, "you know my name? " "why of course! you made me and managed to ingrain some of yourself into me, ME!ME ME ME METAL! carbon based zinc copper...." he then Continued to list all the metals, while he was doing this Samuel asked Xavier "Xavier, why is he so loud?" "glitch, i`ll fix it when he`s done" this took longer than Xavier initially thought, as there are over 100 different metals, he still wasn`t done when Samuel came out of the cabin and said "were there." Xavier got out of the train, Samuel followed close behind, the platform they got out onto was exactly like the one in sector 9, right down to the lack of people, "this way" said Samuel taking the lead, he led them into a huge area, and when Xavier looked up the sky was blue and he saw clouds! "samuel,"said Xavier, "i thought we were underground?""we are." replied Samuel "then what's with the blue sky and clouds?" "paint, and a Faulty air purification system." "oh." Said Xavier. and they moved on. as they walked down the street Xavier noticed that all the houses were the same,when he remarked on this samuel said "this is one of the earliest housing developments, built when we first got down here, the people were nostalgic." after fifteen minutes of walking down rows of identical houses Xavier consulted the map again," we're looking for a door, just set in the side of the wall," they looked for another 20 minutes, following the wall all the way around the cavern, but found nothing. there was one section of wall that they couldn't get to because a house was in the way, it looked abandoned to Xavier, but he decided to send Zim in to check. "now are you sure you have all the bugs out of him?"asked Samuel worriedly "of course" replied Xavier "watch." with that he turned zim on, he unfurled and beeped but all he said was "hi." "zim," Xavier said do you feel the need to tell us every thing in your memory banks?" "of course not, but if you want me to..."
"NO!, please don`t, now Zim," said Xavier "we need you to go inside that house to see if there are any people in there. can you do that?" "right away!" with that samuel picked Zim up and thew him through an open second story window. "why`d you do that!?"cried Xavier "you could have missed! or he could have shattered on impact! he`s very fragile and he`s our only scout!" Samuel was about to stammer out an answer when the door slid open "negative for humans Xavier." said Zim from the doorway "shall we proceed?" asked Samuel "hmph. " replied Xavier. as they went into the house Xavier saw that it was much nicer than his room, which he now saw as a cell, there was wallpaper with pictures of cats, but it was peeling, and there was a ceiling fan, but it looked as if hadn`t been used in years. "looks abandoned." observed Samuel. "all the better, we won`t be disturbed." Xavier said checking his map, "the tunnel we`re looking for was probably covered up when they built the house." there were three doors leading off from the main room, "samuel you take that door" Xavier said indicating the far left door "Zim, the far right, i`ll take this one." as they all headed off to they're respective doors Xavier found himself in a bathroom, he as about to investigate when he heard Samuel calling from the other room, when Xavier got to Samuel`s room he was in a kitchen, "looks like some one got here before us." Samuel said, and it was true, because in the side of the wall, where once had been cabinets, was gaping hole.