It is, of course, traditional, when ending a previous chapter on a major cliffhanger, to begin the next chapter on a scene of no immediate relevance to said cliffhanger. Case in point, we now return back to the vampire mansion where Johnny Zest was pacing anxiously…
Johnny was surprised to hear Elliot’s name, but upon pressing Lexi for further information, he learned of how the crafty vampire had cured and re-turned one of his own in order to force a tie for some ridiculous competition. Well, now Johnny would use the disgusting leech’s knowledge against him. They would probably need to gather ingredients, of course. But, really, how hard could that be?
And now we shall take the story back to Sixam, where Allie and Caleb just stepped out of the portal. The planet was odd, Caleb had to admit. Although being so far from the solar system, it was warmer than many other locations he had visited in his long lifetime. He imagined even a mortal could walk around here comfortably.
But they weren’t here to find strolling mortals. They were here to find strolling aliens and ask for their help. Luckily for them, an alien happened to be going for a stroll in this exact location at this exact moment.