Intricate's spider robot hits a Shaker field and a Striker fist at the same time and everything goes white and red.
When the dust clears, only a Pugilist Brute and a Grey Gang Changer are alive, let alone standing, and also six square meters of another world have been switched in for some of the storefront of a Dunkin' Donuts and a bit of parking lot.
"The travel's the only inconvenient part and I already did that."
"Dunno. Maybe on the roof some place where that's allowed. Stars are neat."
"Nah, Valinor's bright all the time. Sometimes gold and sometimes silver."
"It's all right but I like stars. They're more aesthetically appropriate. Places we can someday go, and all."
"Six and a half minutes," says Rete.
"Okay." He sings.
He works on artifact blocks.
A bot nips in with more green stuff and breakfast for her.
He finishes his block. It takes another hour. "Hi. Meant to ask - you said you usually take your helmet off to sleep, it's not going to hurt your neck or anything?"
"Okay. I'm doing a memory necklace, it was originally for Dragon before, uh, we learned she has a Thinker power so it won't work for her, do you know anyone who'd want it?"
"I can put up an ad." He starts working on that.
"That had not occurred to me and I was going to offer it to Jack Slash."
"Well, then, that settles it.
- I could probably do artifacts with safeties, come to think of it, but it'd be a little dubious."