...hip has earned an agonizing,
searing death!" Dexter lets go of the laser suddenly and
Mandark quickly slips it behind his back, trying to look innocent.
"To demonstrate how pathetic any attempt at defense will
be, we will now destroy the closest facility we have detected
capable of any retaliation." The image shifts to become Mandark's
home and surrounding lab; a flash of light and small mushroom
cloud suddenly replaces it."My laboratory!" Mandark
wails.The image returns to the alien
leader. "You now have 30 of your earth minutes until we destroy
the rest of your pathetic world!" The image fades away to
nothing as pandemonium takes over in the cafeteria.Mandark stops crying and turns
a haughty look toward Dexter, "At least this should demonstrate
whose laboratory is superior.""Yes, of course it is obviously
mine. I had the intelligence to conceal my laboratory.""You fool! Mine is... err...
was."Dee Dee breaks into their argument.
"Dexter, what are we going to do?"Dexter looks thoughtful for a
moment. "We should head over to my lab and see what we can
do to stop the aliens before the world is destroyed."Dee Dee looks confused, "What
aliens? I meant what are we going to do about my soda?"Dexter rolls his eyes a moment,
then strikes a dramatic pose. "To the lab!"That's it for chapter 1; see you next time as Dexter and all
our other would-be heroes...