TUNE - Chapter 18

TUNE - Chapter 18
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CHAPTER 18

         "Hold tight!" Andy heard Mo cry out.

         Suddenly he felt himself tilting backward so he clasped onto Yumi's torso like a barnacle. Soon the sounds of blaster fire grew faint and Andy felt the night wind push harder against his face. The whole world grew quiet.

         "Oh, my God!" he heard Yumi belt out excitedly into the air.

         Andy finally cracked his eyes open and found himself surrounded by stars. He looked behind him and saw more of the same. Then he spotted the C.I.S. Zoo far below them, growing smaller with every second. And just in front of his dangling legs, giant white wings flapped powerfully on either side of Mo's torso. Mo had taken the form of a Pegasus, soaring up through the air!

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TUNE - Chapter 17

TUNE - Chapter 17
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CHAPTER 17

         Yumi shot Andy an impatient glance over her shoulder and waved him forward.

         "Come on! Hurry up, Andy!" she hissed. "D86 won't forget us for long. He'll probably be racing back to hunt us down any minute now!"

         "Okay, okay!" Andy whispered back. "I just want to make sure no one else is following us!"

         After taking one last look behind him, Andy scuttled forward and caught up to Yumi at the intersection. The corridor they were currently scurrying through came to a halt against a larger, perpendicular hallway. They could hear noises of a scuffle somewhere close by, and they guessed it was around this corner. They had been sneaking around in the corridors for a few minutes and thus far gone undetected. But although Andy was finally out of his cage, he didn't feel any sense of freedom. They could still run into a Praxian at any moment and be tossed right back into their habitat. Luckily for them, all the Praxians seemed to have been diverted to the Kyderons wrecking havoc inside the zoo at the moment. The hallways were deserted, and so were the various rooms and offices they had crept by. Andy assumed Mo was still running free from the sounds of all the pandemonium around them. The intruder alarm continued to blare.

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TUNE - Chapter 16

TUNE - Chapter 16
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CHAPTER 16

         "Oh god... What have I done?" Andy moaned for the hundredth time. He lay sagging across the living room couch, head draped over the arm rest.

         "Andy, would you relax?" Yumi pleaded. "You didn't do anything wrong. It's not like you forced her to draw that stuff and leave it with you."

         She was nestled in the love seat beside Andy, typing feverishly into her laptop. She had a lot to catch up on since their startling experience in the holding cell half an hour ago. Shortly after the Praxians had abandoned the cell, the alarm ceased and the exhibits were all ordered back to their respective habitats.

         "But-- But-- She entrusted me with those drawings!" Andy protested. "I should have been more careful hiding them!"

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TUNE - Chapter 15

TUNE - Chapter 15
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CHAPTER 15

         Mo paid Andy and Yumi another visit later that evening, a couple of hours after the zoo had closed. They had agreed to reconvene after the shape-shifter had done a little investigating around the zoo as a fly. He buzzed in through the vent and morphed into his disgustingly dashing form inside Andy’s bedroom. Then he followed Andy and Yumi’s voices downstairs. Thinking it would fun to surprised them, he silently padded down the stairs. Hearing Andy and Yumi’s voices trailing from the kitchen, he sidled up to the livingroom wall like a shadow and crept closer. All he had was their voices to guide him as neither party could see each other until Mo jumped past the archway of the kitchen to surprise them. But he halted and perked up when he made out Andy and Yumi’s conversation. He clapped a hand over his mouth and stifled a laugh, his eyes bulging with puckish disbelief.

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TUNE - Chapter 14

TUNE - Chapter 14
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CHAPTER 14

         "Are you going sometime this century?" Yumi asked, staring wearily at Andy through the grid of circles punched out in the yellow plastic rack.

         "I'm thinking, I'm thinking," Andy said. Finally, he picked up one of his red checkers and dropped it into the middle slot.

         "Finally," Yumi exhaled. Then she promptly picked up one of her black checkers and dropped it into a different slot.

         The first couple of hours following Mo’s departure were incredibly frustrating. Andy's head was swimming from all the madness in the morning -- from the alarm incident and the revelation of Mo, to the mysterious pact between the obnoxious Kyderon and Yumi. Andy was dying to discuss it all with her, but Yumi immediately retreated into her writing again. If she was into her writing before, now she was on fire. There was so much to record. Her typing could not keep pace with the turbulent sea of speculation and questions churning inside her.

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