The hideout was mostly deserted. The clockworks watching the device planted nearby had made it difficult to sneak above unnoticed and there were other hideouts that weren’t so closely watched. Arnold and Tepic were able to work on his letters to Dr. Dinosaur alone, after the fox shared some news about his good fortunes.
His first attempt and ideas hadn’t gone as well as he’d hoped, but the young urchin was full of good advice on how to get a ‘tyrants’ attention in this city. In the end he had produced two very different letters…
To the Dinosaur who claims to be a Doctor
I have avoided and defeated all of your traps and minions, and I have thwarted you time and again and will continue to work against your diabolical plans. I have opened the device and soon will send out signals which will stop you. You will never find me, no matter how hard you try, and at this point I would suggest you simply surrender.
Be warned, I am watching you. I see you. And if you have had trouble with horses and your minions talking of them, that was my doing as well.
Signed, your heroic nemesis, Arnold
It felt disingenious to the cat, who knew he was no hero, but the second one was worse…
Your attempts to destroy me have been amusing but my patience has run thin! Your device is in my hands now and soon I shall use it on the unwashed masses for my own purposes! Mwahahahha!
I shall be stalking you Dr. Dinosaur! I have already seen where you sleep from the shadows and one day, while you are sleeping perhaps, I shall take my vengeance! Before this is over I shall leave you beaten and bleeding, my advesary!
Signed, your villianous nemesis, Arnold
He had only just learned about Doctor Obolensky’s demise from Tepic, and he had certaintly had a way of getting someone’s attention…which was why it had come up at all.
The fox was concerned that sending two letters like this would confuse the dinosaur and he would simply discount them. His own concern came from writing in the laugh, but Tepic had assured him that wasn’t the problem. He would have narrowed it down to one for anyone else, but from what Arnold had been told about Dr. Dinosaur it could be he’d take them seriously either way. Heliotrope certaintly seemed to think so at least.
They discussed it for a time, and then the cat decided to add some weight to his argument by adding a piece of the device as proof. “Make sure whoever you give this to adds, ‘He said he simply doesn’t need it anymore.'”