“Yo, Have you heard anything from Alfred?
“Well, his daughter just graduated from school and was accepted to Action Figure Law School.”
“That’s not exactly what I meant. Has he found Xena?”
“Yes and No”
“Hmm, that question usually results in a a Yes or No answer. Perhaps I am confused on the concept of finding someone.”
“He has located the building that she is being held in,” replied Yo.
“Great. I sense a but that you’re not sitting on though, out with it.”
“Well, you know that big house on Loman’s Hill.”
“The one that creaks in the wind and always seems to be bathed in darkness?”
“Yes, that’’s where Alfred has tracked her down to .”
“We know nothing regarding the who, what or why of the building.”
“So the bottom line is that we don’t know what were getting into. Does that about sum it up?”
“You are correct Larry.”
“And that is different from our usual exploits how?”
“Um, well, um…..I sense that we have now come to the point that you are trying to make.”
“You are correct Yo. We have visited this kind of chapter several times in our life stories and what do we usually do?”
“We buck up and blindly charge into the abyss?”
“That’s an interesting way to put it Yo but yes that is what we usually do. Gather up the gang Yo. We need to strategize.”
“What about the blind charging part?”
“Hey I am all for the bucking up and charging but I would like to like to avoid stumbling over the furniture on the way to the abyss.”
So on that fateful evening in December Larry stood before Yo, Batman, The Polish Boxing Twins , Major Mat Mason and Steve.”
“Who’s the Slinky asked Yo”
“Thats Steve replied Larry. He’s kind of like a red shirted Star Trek crewman.”
“Oh, please don’t tell me that,” replied Yo.
“Ok I won’t,” replied Larry before turning to address the crew.
“People” announced Larry.
“Our goal tonight is to rescue Xena. We don’t know what danger lies ahead and what will become of us,” said Larry trying not to look at Steve.
“But I have confidence in each and every one of you. We will be taking both the BatMobile and the Major’s Moon Rover to the dark house on Loman’s hill. Jan and Stosh can only remove their heads so many times before it starts to cause permanent damage. Batman, using his various bat thingies on his utility belt will pave a way to the roof for the rest of us to follow. From there we will drop in to the fortress from the skylight. Once in we will spread out and locate Xena.”
“Then what,” asked Steve.
“Well, then we do what we always do, replied Larry ”
“We wing it?” asked the Major..
“Thats right, we wing it,” replied Larry. “To the BatMobile gang!”
“…and the MoonRover?, asked Yo.
“Yea, but I was going for a dramatic segue-way.
“Oh. To the Dark House On The Hill!”