Labaguette perches on Captain Sunblast’s shoulder and examines the printed note.
“This bird sitting on my Captain’s hat looks like me, a very close resemblance but…. You painted that?”
“It is you Labaguette.”
In the air around them, an invisible, powerful gasp of surprise is expressed and felt. Captain Traumatic and Labaguette look at each other, confused for the first second, knowingly for the last two.
“What do you want from us? Why are we your prisoners?” the Captain asks.
“We’ve come in peace. We’ve been searching for you for many centuries. We come from planet Earth, your planet, our planet, to save you. You hold a key, that of timelessness. You’ve achieved the impossible. I repeat, we come in peace. We will show you the way back to Earth and to where you came from exactly.”
“I am not who you say I am. Release us and pass your way.”
“You are who you are whom you say you are not. You’re the one, the one who fell from Earth, the only one. You created flexibility out of a fixed and rigid mathematical rule.”
“I fell…” the Captain says, frowning, “Indeed I fell. I fell with Labaguette and the Insatiable Princess but you are mistaken. How could you possibly know about it? You come disguised. In truth, you’re pirates after my rum.”
“We travel through time. We can look into past and in future by calculating the exact parallel upon which one was or will be travelling and find every information to retrace one such road or pathway or parallel. What is more, the Insatiable Princess’ real name is the Insatiable Mermaid, why—”
To be continued…