…among other things
Well, folks, I reckon that a 5 to 1 vote for keeping Violet and her mates together is good enough for me:)
On The Road With Violet: Into The Wild With Gun And Gamera
(Directors Note: The part of Captain Fox will be played by Errol Flynn at age 40)
Upon hearing Hercules give the emergency escape warning, Nigel and Violet run into the parlor/control room. Upon seeing them, Lavender gives forth a happy squeal.
“Find a chair and sit tight”, Nigel says to Violet. “Things are going to move fast in just a moment.” With that, he seats himself in a large chair near a viewing mirror.
Within seconds, the turtles head begins to retract pack into the main body. Violet can hear machinery clanking, gears turning and steam hissing. From outside, she can hear the faint sounds of the road pirates once again attacking the turtle.
Meanwile, atop the turtles head, Sir Rupert is pretty sure his side is only scratched a bit from the pirates blade. When he hears the warning from Hercules, he steps on a small panel 3 times. This causes a trap door to slide open.
From across road, Captain Fox, shouts “Ahoy, Sir Rupert! I’ll stay here, if you please, but I’ll make a place for you and your crew as my guests, once my brother’s skyship has hauled that great beast in.”
As the trap door finishes opening, a pole extends upward from the parlor floor. Grabbing it, Sir Rupert laughs and shouts back “Not today, Captain” and slides down the pole.
As soon as she sees Sir Rupert, Violet notices that he has been wounded. Leaping to her feet, she runs to him and helps him onto a sofa.
“Nigel, I need a first aid kit”, she shouts. Nigel points her towards a cupboard, where she finds not only the kit she needs, but a large bottle of what looks like gin. She grabs them both and returns to the Professor.
Meanwhile, the head has retracted all the way in to the very center of the turtle. A large metal plate slides into place and covers the neck hole. The turtles legs all extend a bit and turn to the side. In his pilots chair, Hercules begins a countdown.
“Violet, my dear, there’s no need for…”
“Do shut up, Professor, and let me tend to this wound.”
“As you say, my nurse. Might I have a bit of that gin?”
“Certainly, but do save a bit for me.”
“0…Perfesser, I hope that Cavor feller was on the up an’ up”
At this point, while tending to Sir Rupert, Violet notices several things happen very quickly. First, there is the sound of small doors opening on the underside of the turtle. Next comes a loud wooshing noise that drowns out all other sound. As that takes place, she sees that the turtles shell is beginning to rotate, although the parlor seems to be remaining stationary. Finally, she can feel the entire turle rapidly rising into the air.
Within moments, the turtle is spinning rapidly and flying through the air. It narrowly misses the skyship, on which the crew is now hurriedly jumping out of the way of the flying chains that were meant to secure the turtle.
Seconds later, they are a mile away from the skyship and travelling fast.
“We’re away!”, says Nigel triumphantly, “Fifteen minutes until the steam jets shut off, then you can guide us to a landing, Hercules.”