Fry-Aaronson-Research Base, Anoia Planita, Mars
The ship landed inside the docking bay. Stephen, Eli, Yeardley and Leroy got out.
A voice came over an intercom 'This is a restricted area, who are you?' a smile came over Leroy's face.
'Tobias Anderson is that you?' he asked. The voice sounded bermused 'Leroy Quicksilver? What are you doing here?'
'We need your help. Open the doors and let us in.'
The control centre was large. There was a huge console in the middle of the room.
Sat in the largest chair was Tobias Anderson. 'Greetings,' Tobias said 'Tobias Anderson, Chief of Security here at Fry-Aaronson. I recognise your friends, Marlowe Farnsworth, Eli MortonStephen Baker but who is this other woman? She isnt a
journalist is she?'
'No, this is Yeardley Smith. She is the reason why we are here.' said Leroy 'You know what kind of experiments we were doing
in Nevada right?'
'I had a feeling. Something to do with time travel correct?'
'Correct and poor Yeardley here was transported here from 2007.''I see but I dont understand why you have
Leroy told Tobias what Yeardley had told him on the way to Cape Idlewild. The colour drained from
Tobias's face finally he
said 'If that is true then you must
get her as far away from Earth as possible. I could contact Ulrich
Wernstrom over on Jupiter Base
maybe he can-' 'Dont you get it?'Leroy
snapped 'She wont be safe on any planet, not in her current state we
have to de-age her.'
'Oh ho! So THATS why you came here!
You wanted to use our Chrono Gun. Well, I'm sorry but it is highly
unstable it could-' 'Excuse me,
but dont I get a say in this?' asked
Yeardley 'I want to know what this Chrono-Gun is and why you want to
use it for.'
Tobias turned to Yeardley as though
remembering that she was there. 'My dear lady, forgive my
Chrono-Gun is a device that could
reverse the aging process. It zaps you with anti-chronotons that
de-age you to a
certain point. At full power it can
turn a grown man into a newborn infant in about a minute.' 'You think
that the Chrono-Gun
can reverse the effects?' Yeardley
asked 'It might, but like I said, it is unstable. And besides, it
will only delay the effects, not
cure you of them.' 'I dont care, if
I'm putting the Earth in danger in my currunt state, and the only way
to stop the threat is to de-age me
then so be it.'
Yeardley was screaming 'OH GOD IT HURTS!!!! THE PAIN!!!!!! OH LORD MAKE IT STOP!!!!! ARRRRRRRRGGGGG!!!!!!!!'
'Errr...Yeardley,' said Tobias 'I haven't turned it on yet.'
Yeardley was lying on a table. The
Chrono-Gun towered over her. Leroy and the rest (I'm not writing all
those name's again) were standing behind a see through sheet of
Tobias was stood at the controls,
reading a booklet. 'Whats that your reading?' Yeardley asked. 'The
instruction manuel.' Tobias replied. 'Oh, *thats* reassuring.'
'Hey, this thing is very sensitive, you
dont want to end up a zygote do you?' 'I guess not.' 'OK then.
Commencing De-Ageification.' Tobias pressed a button.
Yeardley started to glow red there were
no visible effects but Tobias was reading of the age moniter. 'Age,
Yeardley started to shrink slightly
Yeardley's clothes started to slacken, as though the
person wearing them was getting smaller
Yeardley was now substantialy smaller now. Two dull thuds came as
Yeardley's slippers, now loose on her shrinking feet, fell to the
floor. '9.....8.....7.....6.....5.....4.....3.....2.....1 And we are
done. So, Yeardley, what do you think of your new found youth?' The
1 year old girl sat up on the table and fixed Tobias with a glare.
Tobias chuckled and turned to the rest standing behind the glass.
He motioned for the others to come from
behind the glass.
They were all seated in the Control
Room. Leroy was holding baby Yeardley, who was staring as though
'So,' Tobias said 'Now we must hide her
away. If what you say is true, Leroy, then Mr Burns will turn the
Solar System upside down to look for her.'
'I'd take her.' Eli said 'But my
girlfriend is allergic to baby powder. Sorry, Yeardley.' 'Me and
Laura are too old to take care of any baby.' Stephen said.
'I can bearly button my shirt up in the
morning without breaking a finger, rhumitisim being what it is.'
'My apartment landlord wont let me keep a hamster let alone a baby.'
Marlowe said. 'I'll take her.' Leroy said. 'Me and Cissy have been
trying for a baby but she couldn't get pregnant and neither could I.
I'd be happy to take her.' 'Very well,'
said Tobias 'You will adopt Yeardley and give her a new name and we
will fend this off at least for another 30 years.'
Leroy smiled 'Till 2094, then.' he
looked down at baby Yeardley. 'How does the name Lena sound to you?'
Baby Yeardley gave a non-commital shrug.
'OK, then, welcome to the family, Lena
DUN DUN DUUUUUUN!!