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If the top scientists at the Xevatron 3 had any hesitations about calling us in to the laboratory, one of them was because of “Mystery Boy.” Although we were there only a few days on our first visit, Pete’s long interview with our old friend shed light on some things…
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Can science change bad memories into good memories? Story
We’ve been hearing about some breakthroughs concerning the brain recently. As far as some scientists were concerned, they just as soon replace any of our memory of the Xevatron 3 project with no memory of it at all.
When we started to break some investigations, Higgenbottom and his elite team gave us praise and adulation.
Higgenbottom got up and pulled out a bottle of champagne, pulled the cork, and we all got a shot. We didn’t feel like celebrating, but what the heck, it was a rare occasion for detectives like us. Higgenbottom raised his glass and said, “A toast to our famous detectives. Bottoms up.”
We waitedfor our accolades to stop and proceeded with the meeting. We were both happy to drink coffee and hear somebody sing a few praises of our accomplishments, considering we so often stay under the radar (150 meters under on this project).
But others were nervous. We solved a few issues quickly and brought other issues into light where the elite team just as soon stay in the dark. Higgenbottom kept many people in the dark, including the Agent-in-Charge of security. After our praises were sung out, the bickering started –
Higgenbottom interjected now, defusing any misunderstanding. “I’ve asked our illustrious detective team to inspect every inch of our laboratory, Jen. I know this takes time, and we’re all now convinced what these two can do in a short time.” I was happy that Higgenbottom said that, even though I had nothing more on our plate other than what Jen was going to tell us about a saboteur and mystery boy.
How can anyone enter an elevator requiring both a top secret pass key card and take an eye scan? Take the long ride down and enter this very secretive laboratory and walk around in a gray-brown uniform unchallenged? He sets himself among scientists and engineers at the super collider and wanders around. Finally, someone notices him without a badge and calls security. Better, he’s detained and questioned and locked in a room. When security comes back to interview him again, he’s gone!
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The Next Act
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