By Buffy Bolivar
Now, the Muskrat admits, things are getting out of hand. The nanites that Professor Stratosphere infused into the Quinton School’s buildings have been continually building new structures ever since the Pop Man attack from two weeks ago. They’re threatening to overrun the school’s property line and spread out towards the town of Carterson.
“We are working on a solution right now,” said the Muskrat in a written statement. “We will do whatever is necessary to slow down the nanites before they reach the school’s property line. Professor Stratosphere is working with ATOM Labs and Dr. Amazing around the clock to alleviate this situation. In the meantime, both the faculty and students are working diligently to destroy any new buildings in hopes of forcing the nanites to rebuild them and stay on campus.”
Indeed, residents of Carterson can hear the explosions from the Quinton School for Young Superheroes. “Every few minutes you can just hear a large thud or kapow,” said Randy Scobel. “I was just reading the paper this morning when I started hearing the explosions, and I spilled my coffee all over the place. I could even feel my house shake on one of the really big ones.”
Carterson mayor, Laura McKinley, has expressed deep concerns over the explosions and the nanites. She said she objected to the nanites when Professor Stratosphere first told her about them, but since the school is outside the city limits, there wasn’t much she could do.
“I told him these weren’t a good idea,” said McKinley. “Obviously, I’m not a scientist, but there’s just something off about little machines. I asked what would happen if they went rogue, and he assured me that everything would be fine. I tried to look him straight in the face to get a reassurance, but his globe helmet makes it difficult to do that.”
For now Mayor McKinley is urging residents to remain vigilant and ready to evacuate if they start to see gargoyle statues suddenly appear on their houses.