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2 EARTHLINGS IN NOOTRA
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Zach, Ryan, Alan and Noah secretly embarked on a risky journey aboard the shuttle RM XIX that left Earth and their home city Aven and took them to space. Once in space, they were glad to live one of their biggest dreams. But an accident occurred on the way and they were thrown out of the shuttle to outer space. Thanks to their faith, they were transported to a world where they met Denver,1 the Last Dinosaur, and his companions, Wally, Shades, Jeremy and Mario. These lived in a city called Nootra.
After having accepted to help them, Denver and his friends were in a strait. They did not know how to get the Earthlings into the city without them being noticed as extra-Nootrans. That was when Wally suggested that the Earthlings be disguised as four teenaged football players of Nootra. Noah was thus cloned as Benjamin, Zach as Cesare, Alan as Yann and Ryan as Papan.
The Earthlings led by Denver, Mario, Wally, Shades and Jeremy advanced towards the west gates of the city of Nootra. As they approached the city, they saw the shadow of the Dark Knight who, surprisingly, was guarding the city in the daytime. The Earthlings could not contain their excitement when they recognized Batman from afar. He looked serious, quiet and meditative.
Zach: “So the bat you were referring to was Batman? Guys, this is really the world of cartoons.”
Ryan: “If only his designers could see this! They never knew they would give life to someone when they conceived him.”
Noah: “He is big and sturdy. The real Batman is even more imperial than he has been presented on Earth.”
Alan: “It looks like he still has that flaw of his. I had hoped he would be less sinister in another world.”
Ryan: “Always as cold and distant as we know him.”
Zach: “Not as we know him Ryan. What is he doing here in broad daylight at the sight of everybody? Batman used to appear only at night like all bats do.”
Wally: “Hey, Batman is making a lot of efforts there. He is trying to win the trust of the people. They used to doubt him because of his ways some call weird. He chose to work during the day in order to get acquainted with the citizens. People can now talk with him without fear.”
Jeremy: “He’ll need time to get accustomed to this new life. He still remains mysterious to many though he’s doing his best to please everybody.”
Alan: “Don’t tell me about it. I can feel a coldness coming from him even at this distance. If I had the chance, I would tell him one or two things that will erase that proud look from his face. That guy thinks he knows everything and doesn’t want to fellowship with his friends.”
Shades: “Calm down dude. What’s the big deal? Why are you so restless because of him?”
Mario: “Hahahahaha. Like the other big guy, you too have a bone to pick with him, right?”
Zach: “Batman is a favourite of Alan but he can’t stand his behaviour.”
Alan: “Zach, number one, he isn’t my favourite and number two, you didn’t have to say that in front of everybody.”
Mario: “Now we’re getting close. Try not to look at him.”
Noah: “I meet Batman and you tell me not to look at him? Im-pos-si-ble.”
Jeremy: “You must behave like the characters you’re wearing. Some have nothing you could call tender in them. If you act otherwise, you will be unmasked by Batman and shall be arrested.”
Shades: “Nice work Jeremy. Of all the people in Nootra, you had to choose the images of those hot-tempered guys to clone the aliens with.”
Jeremy: “Shades, it’s because they are the only ones out of town at this hour and these guys just have the same shape and size like them. I wanted to do something credible not just anything that will be uncovered by the Dark Knight from afar. Remember that he is also a detective.”
Wally: “It’ll work Shades. Earthlings, just try to be normal if you can’t mimic the players. I think they’ll be no problem since Batman himself doesn’t want any clash with citizens.”
Batman was standing on top of the gates with his arms folded and he looked intently at the nine children as they approached. Fixing his gaze on them, he lifted up a hand and greeted them with a wave from afar. He opened the gates and turned his white eyes towards the sky. He was admiring some birds that had first rested on his shoulders but that flew away when he shook. See the previous chapter for recurring characters.
Excerpt from Another Dimension: The Ultimate Amalgam. The book is available on Paperback at http://ar.gy/58tJ
© Margaret Newmeli
1. See the previous chapter for recurring characters.