Is it Dark in Here or is it Just Me…
Hey, what's going on? Who turned out the lights? If I've been kidnapped again, I'm never gonna hear the end of it.
Jim! Is that you?
I ran in to something. I can't believe how dark it is in here. Are you okay Chief?
I'm fine. What do you mean, you can't see either? Have you tried turning up the dials?
Yes (eye roll) I've tried turning up the dials. It didn't work. I can't see a blasted thing in here.
Umm, what about sound? Can you hear anything?
Hmm… yes. Yes, I do hear something. It sounds like it’s coming from that direction.
Jim, blind here, man. What direction is that exactly?
Oh… right. Here, grab my belt and we'll head that direction together.
Ouch! I hit my foot on something. What the… it's a table?!?
Hey! Hairboy, is that you?
Glad you could make it. We're about to get a poker game started. Hope you brought lots of money.
Rafe?!? What's going on? Where are we? And how do you expect to play poker in the dark?
Jim, glad you could make it. I told everyone that it was only a matter of time before the two of you showed up.
Simon?!? You're here too?
Yes, Jim, all the gang is here.
You want a snack or something?
It was pretty boring here for a while, but we complained loud and long until she let us put in a few comforts from home. It was only fair. Do you know how much time we spend here?
Where is here?
Her muse's black hole. It's the place we end up when we're not being used. Some of us, who shall remain nameless…
Jim and Hairboy.
I said they shall remain nameless.
Any way, where was I… oh, yes… Remaining nameless. Some of us have never been here before, until now.
Hey Cap, can we turn on the lights now? My favorite soap is coming on soon.
(eye roll) Yes. I think we have proven our point.
But Simon, I'm confused. I thought you guys were at your homes or at the station. How'd you end up here?
She likes you. (folds arms in a huff)
You heard me. She likes you. She keeps the two of you so busy, you've never ended up here before.
This is the place you end up when you are not being used for a story.
Forget the esoteric stuff, Chief. Why are we here now and how do we get back home… all of us.
We need to kick her muse back in gear. She's got a whole bunch of stories just sitting there waiting to be written, but she hasn't finished any of them.
But… aren’t dues due soon?
JUDY'S BIRTHDAY!!!! Oh no! I always end up nude or in the shower for those stories.
Get a life. At least she let you get married. So what if you get shot and stuff in other stories. I never get a life.
Maybe she'll give you a life if you ask really nicely.
I guess it couldn't hurt. Maybe we can all ask. On the count of three.
WE WANT A REAL LIFE.
TBC… maybe J
Feedback, as always, is welcome. Cheryl