OUR STORY SO FAR: Toydust was taken from his home by two government agents who claimed his life was in danger. See last week’s July 23 post for more details.
“Why are we stopping here?” I asked. “Out of gas?”
Agent Smith steered into the parking garage. “More like out of time.”
“According to our scanners,” said Agent Jones, “they’ve found us quicker than expected. We’ll distract them and hold them off on a lower level. You need to get to the elevator and go to the top level. There’s another agent there with a helicopter waiting.”
I pulled at my cape. “But what about the Dallas Vintage Toys shopping spree you promised me?”
Agent Smith banged his head on the steering wheel. “Are you serious!? We’re trying to save your life, Toydust! We’ll do the shopping spree later, okay?”
Moments later, I jumped from the car and ran toward the elevator.
After entering the elevator I heard explosions and screams.
The elevator screeched to a stop and I ran out, now on the top level.
A guy with red bushy hair and beard started the engine of a tiny helicopter. “Only room for one, I’m afraid!” he said. “But there’s a rope you can use, lad.”
The chopper rose into the air. I ran and grabbed the rope, which smelled like mint flavored dental floss.
The chopper climbed high above the parking garage. I looked down, hoping that Agents Smith and Jones were okay.
I also hoped their Dallas Vintage Toys gift card was okay.
“Woooo!” said the bearded guy. “These helicopter blades are a wee bit close, but that’s okay, I need a haircut anyway.”
TO BE CONTINUED… SOMETIME NEXT WEEK…
TOMORROW WE GET A BEAUTIFUL, POETIC POST ABOUT A TONKA TRACTOR.
*Toys used in the “Back To Nature” story so far include Men In Black figures “J” and “K,” a Playmobil helicopter and taxi, and GI Joe figure Outback. To achieve the trademark Toydust look, the Ice Viper figure and blue Wild Bill hat from the GI Joe line are used along with a cape from a Darth Vader figure. Also the good old Fisher Price house and parking garage/gas pump from I believe the 1970s were used. By the way, the parking garage had a cameo in Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story 3. So cool!