Rick slowly swished the mop back and forth at his after-school job. His eyes alternated between the door and the glass globe filled with coruscating light in the middle of the lab.
“Something wrong, Rick?”
Rick jumped, whirling around to see a short, older woman in a lab coat. “No, Dr. Wren. Just waiting for my ride.”
“Well, just remember the rules of the lab. I’m off for some supper.”
His best friend, Terry, walked in just after Dr. Wren exited. “Dude! Look what I got!” A plastic baggie filled with Mary Jane flapped in his hands.
Terry’s attention turned to the glass globe. “What’s that?”
“Don’t touch that!”
Terry sneered at him. “Or what?”
His hand inched ever closer to the globe and Rick scurried over, grabbing his hand. The two wrestled for a bit, and Rick’s heart sank when he heard Dr. Wren’s voice. “I forgot my keys.”
Terry took advantage of the distraction to touch the globe while holding Rick’s arm. A bright flash filled the room and the two boys disappeared.
Dr. Wren grabbed her phone and dialed her boss. “General? Two idiots just touched the Dimensional Transporter. We’re going to have to move again.”
Word Count: 199
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