Previously in Temporal Pests, our trepid canine heroine was about to enter the Time Vortex, our other heroine got squashed by a giant robot, and a large section of our supporting cast is trapped in a control room ...
BOOM bang thump BOOM
the door was vibrating and starting to crack and that was the last thing Sassy saw before she was swept into the Vortex between worlds and realms, swirling away on the winds that are time, caught in temporal currents, and hopefully being swept along to the exit point for her destination.
While many of our supporting cast were were getting ready to fight when the door collapsed or dissolved one of them was franticly typing commands at a terminal and another was outside and hadn't entered at all.
The Clown Prince of Crime had never entered the control room at all but had discovered a gardener's shed and a chainsaw.
He sauntered and strutted back towards the assembled villanry and then checked stopped, posed inspiringly for artists, fired up the chainsaw and shrieked,
"OKAY WHO STARTED THE PARTY WITHOUT ME!"
and then quietly added , " ... and without inviting moi?"
A lot of people started running. More importantly most of them stopped attacking the door and turned their weapons towards him.
Somewhere beyond time and space as we know it a rock floats and on it is nothing about a door. All you have to do to open that door is to knock on it and think or say where you want to go.
Sassy landed on that rock.
To be continued!