By Muffy Borgeron
The three scientists stuck in the adhesive, KR-1078, for the past several months have finally been freed thanks to Dr. Amazing and an alternate dimension.
Scientists Carl Michaelson, Denise Detroit, and Margo Doll were caught in an experiment gone wrong several months ago while testing out the new adhesive designated KR-1078. While being stuck in the adhesive, in awkward, uncomfortable positions, they’ve been cared for by service robots, and they’ve even continued their work, albeit without the use of their hands by and large. ATOM Labs has been looking for a solution to no success.
But dealing with the Breach in Los Angeles gave Dr. Amazing an idea. “Portals,” he said. “I’ve been having portals to other dimensions on my mind for a while now, and it just clicked. When I got home from LA, I went right to work on a new gizmo.”
That gizmo is a handheld device that opens and closes a portal to a pocket dimension with the flip of a switch. Using this “interdimensional chipper,”Dr. Amazing was able to chip away the adhesive bit by bit. The only downside is that the process took ten days.
“It takes an incredible amount of power to open a portal, even of a small size as the chipper,” said Dr. Amazing. “Add into that opening and closing it over and over again, and I think we’ve used more power in ten days than ATOM Labs uses in a year, and that’s saying something.”
Regardless, the scientists were grateful to regain partial mobility over the ten days. Professors Detroit and Doll were able to sit upright finally, and Professor Michaelson was able to use the toilet all by himself again. While the chipper was able to get the big chunks of the adhesive off, the small chunks could not be removed with any sort of precision. Since those were on the scientists’ clothes, they were able to simply undress.
“I’m just so grateful to be able to walk on my own two feet,” said Detroit. “I’ve never realized how much I could miss walking.”
“I can’t believe how good it feels to feed myself,” said Doll. “The robots mean well, but they don’t really understand that chewing takes time.”
“I’ve never thought I could ever miss toilets in my life, yet here I am,” said Michaelson.
ATOM Labs has the remnants of KR-1078 is stasis fields as it’s still incredibly sticky. The floor has been torn up to remove the portions still stuck on the floor, and the rest in the pocket dimension are being closely monitored. In the meantime, the three scientists have been given the next month off to recuperate.