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flung from the road by a spotty pubescent paperboy on his rounds and had developed amnesia but as this fact plays no vital role in the plot or conclusion of this story it will not be mentioned again. As Steven turned the corner to go into the lab he was met by the smell of soldier being applied to circuitry. This again sparked in Steven the fear that soon he would be contributing to atmospheric anomalies throughout the cosmos but he was relived to find the good Doctor sitting at the back of his lab trying to mend the TV. "Vie is it?" said Simons in a German accent, "that I have concurred ze gatevay between time and space and still can’t get this ruddy contraption to vurk". Steven walked over to the television set looked at the doctor and hit the top of the

plastic box with surprising force. Instantly the top of the box caved in and smoke streamed out of the back, the Doctor glared at Steven who just smiled and shrugged. "It always works in the movies" was all he could find to cover the situation. A few minuets later Steven was receiving his briefing from several important members of the military, secret service men and (of course) Doctor Simons. A general, Steven couldn’t quite remember his name, said "Now then Williams" (Williams was Steven’s surname) "you know what your mission is don’t you boy?" Steven had a great dislike of being called BOY, he found it so degrading that at the age of 35 people were still addressing him as some kind of infantile sprog whose name people couldn’t or just

didn’t try to recall, the only reason he tolerated it now was the fact that this man could throw him off the mission and Steven couldn’t allow that even if it did mean him facing danger and peril at every turn. The rest of the meeting went smoothly in a werling haze of gadgets, statistics and protocols most of which went completely over Steven’s head but he was sure that he had heard them all before, or quite sure at least. Susan Fitzpatrick was an advertising agent in the latter stages of the twenty first century. Nothing seemed to bad for her at the moment, she felt like there was nothing that she couldn’t handle, except maybe a naked man from the future falling from the sky and landing on the roof of her car. At that moment she heard a loud thud on the carpeted ceiling

of her beige Volvo estate hover car. She got out and gorked at the naked man curled up in the small nest like dent that he had made himself in the roof of her car. Fifteen minutes later a now fully clothed Steven was sitting talking to a red faced, angry and somewhat confused Susan and trying to explain what the hell was happening. The security around the base, this was the base that Steven dad to get into if he was to stand any chance of stopping the war and completing his mission. The reason that Steven had to get into the base was this, in approximately 35 minutes and 17 seconds a fully armed and very dangerous thermo nuclear device would be launched from this facility and crash into an alien ship flying through that system. The aliens would then retaliate by destroying New LA

on mars and the war would have begun. So Steven and Susan, who never misted out on anything weird or confusing, were now faced with the seemingly impossible task of getting into a maximum security military facility unnoticed and proceed to disarm a nuclear missile in what was now under 33 minuets. "Great" sighed Susan, but Steven wasn’t listening. They managed to get past the perimeter under the guise of a security inspection team which was lucky as Steven didn’t think that Susan’s idea of dressing up as pizza delivery people would have worked but it might have been fun to try. So there they were sitting in a ventilation shaft waiting for the guard that they could see beneath them to get off the loo so that they could get down and into the main complex itself.

Eventually the guard finished doing his business below them and it was safe for them to emerge from their safe, if rather pungent, hiding place and roam the complex in search of the main control room. "Stop!" said the guard outside the main control room. Steven knew it was the main control room because during his briefing he had been given a map of this entire facility. "Don’t you know who I am?" Steven said. It was all in the attitude Steven knew act like you had the power and people believed you. The guard looked at him a little taken aback by this comment, "no sir I don’t believe I do" "well you should" said Steven and whisked past the man into the main control room with Susan in close pursuit. "Wait!" protested the guard