Alternate Alley Oop Chapter 23 “Alley Oop Space Rebel” 812) 12/8/2019 Sunday
“You both will be under surveillance as far as we can.” Violet said, she had showed them the 2 areas where their scanners for arcane energy and the other an orgonoscope for their life signature would be on them and around them.
The power conduit between them is flexible and of sufficient length that either one of them could move 360° around the other. Though the awkwardness is there. They both know it. The Ecto-Plasmic Defense Shield is paramount to keeping them alive.
Gofrette has familiarized himself with the operational controls.The “gun” can widen or narrow its effects. Gofrette has an idea of how it can be used. But he says nothing at this time since their communication is also being monitored by their guardians.
Samuel has been around and found a solid trail leading right into that other life forest. The talking dog Alley calls “Purina” had done so for them before. Then robotic sniffer was dispatched to keep the trail going.
“There the stand of red to purple giant flexula ferns, past which is into the xicarr.” Pointed Ellie. The “xicarr” are the other genera plant-animals in their striking dark colors-shades of black to lavender. A dark contrast to the general red and yellow of the other type. The type that seems closer to Terran life.
“Next stop, the other side.” Gofrette said then started walking, Ellie walked with him side-by-side.
Haterakans from “Retief & the War Lords” created by John Keith Laumer. Quoppina by John Keith Laumer for the novel, “Retief’s War”. Also the Lumbagans from “Retief’s Ransom”. All among his best Retief novels.