As our heroes were stepping up to undertake an never in the lifetime voyage, the weather in the beautiful city of Miami just got terrible, it was around 7:30 P.M in the evening. The sky just got darker and darker. Wind started blowing at high speeds accompanied by severe thunder and lightening. It was the commencement of a horrible thunderstorm.
There was an instance of a short power-cut . It probably might be due to the fact that one of the power cables from the city power-station broke off . Fortunately, the back-up system was utilized to power up the Techno-Base.
"It is dangerous for both of you to commence your journey now, the journey time is approx 35 minutes to anything goes wrong with the back up power supply,I fear you would be stuck in the Gallian elevator midway in the oceans", uttered Victor.
Victor showed signs of concern for the young men.
Jason quoted,"Already,we are late. It seems the time we have before midnight is going to go waste. Stupid weather!!!"
"I think what Victor said is right",said Edwards. He further added that it was not worth taking more risks and that they should start in the morning.
Meanwhile, Victor happily arranged something for dinner for the two men.
He brought roasted lamb, king crabs, prawns and large bottles of alcoholic drinks.
Jason looked upset, more so because it has delayed his meeting with Jane, and not much because of Articus.
Jason looked like he was going to consume all alcohol in agony.
Edwards and Victor started tasting the lambs,crabs and prawns.
Jason was sipping glasses of beer and rum, one after the other.
"Stop it Jason,you will ruin your health", uttered Victor.
Edwards said that Victor was perhaps right.
Edwards yelled,"Don't behave like a spoiled brat,Jason. Eat something,buddy. Do not consume too much of those hard drinks. You have no idea what are you doing,friend".
Jason looked drunk and Victor advised him to go to sleep in the resting chamber at the Techno-Base. Jason started yelling dirty slang words to both men.
Then,he looked sleepy and before going to take a nap, he recited a stupid poetry which expressed his feelings more than anything.
We are in the wonderful city of Miami,
Everything is so pleasant and nothing seems uncanny.
We made so far cruising through in the Exosphere vessel,
The folks here are so kind and friendly,and none so stupid to wrestle.
We are at Techno-Base,no wonder this is the hub of technology,
Its wonderful to imagine how much we advanced in scientific chronology.
Oh! for sure I loved the city girls with glossy lips,
I fell head over heels for those with admirable slender hips.
One day I shall definitely travel to mars,
But right now, I shall enjoy my rides on flying cars.
I was a musician with my favorite instrument as Guitar,
I wished someday I could be a star,
But now I am cool and calm, filled my mouth with a Cigar.
It was then when I was in New york,
I drank a lot and feasted on roasted pork.
I was energetic, raced away with my vehicles at high gears,
Enjoyed the city music which soothed my ears.
Traveling underwater should be a whole lot of fun,
What has been done cannot be undone.
We walked through the heat of the sun and forgot to take our gun,
When we put in our underwater gear and boots on, we are ready to run.
We are in a world which evolved tremendously after invention of Abacus,
Henceforth, we are in a mission and should not lose our focus,
Lets cheers buddy, finally we are traveling to Articus.
Then, Jason fell asleep. Victor and Edwards helped him to the resting chamber.
Soon after that Edwards too felt asleep. The temperature inside the room was perfectly conditioned such that the two men slept peacefully.
Victor said,"Good Night, Sweet Dreams."
We are waiting for the next day to see if our heroes can really undertake their journey without any more glitches.