Chapter Six - Epilogue
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||The trio went back to their usual
The mad scientist had Frank patched up and
they were soon once more frightening the local children and
sourcing material from the cemetary.
The ninja was back on
patrol, but also dropped in on the other pair from time to
time. The bonds forged in combat are not soon broken.
explosion was put down to an experimental disaster, and Doctor
Steve managed to score a bunch of the surviving equipment at
seriously good prices. The house and grounds were left in
ruin, as they were found to be a touch on the radioactive
The government ensured public safety by eventually
putting up a warning sign. Kids ocassionally dared each other
to run through the yard, but after a few found their hair
falling out by the handful, even they heeded the warnings. The
delighful blue glow of Cherenkov radiation became a tourist
attraction of sorts, and many a Friday evening found young
families parked in the street watching sparrows ignite as they
flew overhead to roost.
But eventually even the animals
knew to avoid the place and interest waned.
If people had stayed, however, someone
may have noticed a brief red glow amongst the blue. They may
have heard masonry shifting, or the sound of scraping metal.
And if the wind was blowing the right way, and little Derek
wasn't making farty noises with his armpit, maybe someone
would have heard the rasping, tortured voice.