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That Cold Sinking Feeling – Part 3: The Cure

It was Friday evening, the plague wasnt as rampant as folks first thought it would have been, or maybe it was due to some folks who would have become brain eating shambling zombies turning into zombie dinosaurs instead that caused it.

Either way many folks simply locked themselves inside their homes hoping out out stay the length of the plague effectivness, little realising that the plague itself was airborne.  Many peole succumbed to the virus in the safety of their own home during Thursday evening going into Friday morning.

Rab the undead raptor had mutated fully by the time Friday evening rolled on, running around chasing down small animals to eat or generally scareing people out of their wits by running past and making loud dinosaur like noises.  In all the reports of Rab being seen in public though, not one report of the actual raptor attacking anyone, although that might be due to folks hiding away in their homes or running away at the first sign’s of the raptor appearing.

Mornington had worked most of the weekend on finding a cure, by altering the cure for the plague last year he finally managed to synthesise one which isolated this plage and the previous incarnation of the plague and kill it off without causing too many of the side effects that last years plague caused.  Early on Saturday morning he tested the cure of Rab the Raptor who was standing in the museum, within a few hours tab was back to his usual feathered self and resting on the exhibit stand. 

Mornington landed his old TARDIS and packed Rab inside, then sent him off for a well rested holiday back in the upper Barremian stage of the early Cretaceous period.  The cure worked.

The rest of the morning of Saturday Mornington worked on a strange contraption outside the dinosaur museum where this had all started for a second time.  The contraption spewed out a stange blue-green gas which had a pungent odour of wiggyfish, because this time around wiggyfish oil was needed to combat the effects of the dinosaur mutagen in the plague, and wiggyfish being the closest ancestor to marine dinosaurs in the city Vic used them as the genetic template for the cure.

By the late afternoon the signs of the plague had all but vanished.  Elleon had also vanished, having left a note saying she was off to visit relatives far away from New Babbage to rest and recuperate after the trials of the plagues return.  Other folks looked at Mornington more suspiciously, it was now the second year running that he was involved in a plague which had swept through the city, this last plague having dubious circumstances which led to extinct dinosaurs roaming around the city for a day or so.

It left folks wondering just what Mornington was up to in the days he wasnt in New Babbage.  It also left folks wondering just how safe the old Dinosaur Museum, now ran by Miss Bergamasco, really was?

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  1. Junie Ginsburg Junie Ginsburg October 10, 2011

    *calls in a sing-song voice as she cracks her knuckles*

    Oh, Victooorrr….

    • Victor1st Mornington Victor1st Mornington October 10, 2011

      Ohhhhh, maybe i’ll umm, take a vacation as well…far, far away from New Babbage…

      • Sky Melnik Sky Melnik October 10, 2011

        *sidesteps to stand in the doorway of the Mushy Gherkin, trying to block Vic’s exit*

        Now now, it’s not polite to avoid a lady when she wants a word with you.

        Come to think of it, Scottie and I have a few things we’d like to discuss with you as well. Brother Lapis requested an audience too…

        *nods to the other door way of the bar, cuing the gents*

        • Brother Lapis Brother Lapis October 10, 2011

          *steps through the other door*

          Going somewhere, Brother?

          • Avariel Falcon Avariel Falcon October 10, 2011

            *an aetheric portal opens in the middle of the room*

            This way Mr Mornington!

            Although I am also somewhat put out by the recent events I am compelled by my programming to reduce the death toll. Best if we get you somewhere safe until the mob cools off…


          • Scottie Melnik Scottie Melnik October 10, 2011

            *steps up next to Lapis and raises his shotgun, aiming for Vic’s furry backside*

            Don’t worry, it’s just rocksalt. Be a good boy and take your medicine…

  2. Avariel Falcon Avariel Falcon October 10, 2011

    Yay! The playful dinosaur is ok!

    And its really good that no one was attacked by the dinosaur. *nods*

    • Orpheus Angkarn Orpheus Angkarn October 10, 2011

      Hey, I WAS attacked by the dinosaur…. if that’s being playful, I don’t want to know what its ferocious mode is like… hahahaha

      • Avariel Falcon Avariel Falcon October 10, 2011

        The dinosaur was playful originally, but grew less so as the disease took hold.

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