Well! Bonnie thought. That was a stroke of luck! She ignored something down deep inside her when it replied, Oh, really? You think so?
She bent her legs to absorb her impact with the hovercar and it was with all of her customary grace that she landed there, straightened, and told the hovercar's pilot "I'll be taking your ship, now. You're welcome to leave."
Mister Deering looked at his watch. "Oh!' he said. "Yes, I see!" And Bonnie saw him jump off the deck and land on the rooftop below. He scuttled away.
That was unusual. Not the jumping and scuttling, of course, but the way he'd seemed to be expecting her. The way he'd said....
Her heart sinking, Bonnie looked over the controls. The hovercar's power cell was already in the red and, she knew, would give out at any moment. It looked like the man had been right. She was just about on time.
Bonnie threw her head back and screamed "You will be so sorry you did this!" just as the power cell gave out and the hovercar dropped like a lone brick toward the roof belo