So this is the last one is it?
That’s right. This slab of rock is the last one. All we got to do is to tow it into position and then we’re done.
Cool. Should be easy.
Check the tractor beam.
The tow truck driver flips a switch and the tractor beams latches onto the moon.
Check. She’s holding.
Cool. We’re out of here.
The driver eases the monstrosity out of the docking bay and begins to pick up speed. The moon being caught up in the omnidirectional tractor beam follows behind it like a little puppy dog.
They pick up speed and jet across the skies.
They stop at an outpost to gas up and grab some grub.
They switch places and the driver sinks into the passenger seat and goes to sleep.
When he awakens they’re at a standstill near the Earth.
What happened he asks. Why aren’t we moving?
I was just tired comes the reply.
Thought I’d just pull off and watch the Earth and try to stay awake.
Need me to take over the passenger asks.
Sure. Go ahead.
They switch places and the original driver lets out the brakes and eases onto the gas peddle.
He tried again and still nothing happens.
Finally he hits the GalaxyStar button.
GalaxyStar – how may I help you a voice answers.
Well GalaxyStar we need to move a hunk of rock to Uranus and we seem to be stuck near the Earth and can’t move. Can you help us out?
Sure thing. Let me take a look.
Well, you have plenty of gas, and looking at the receipts from your last stop you should have enough grub to last you as well. Hmmmm.
Come on GalaxyStar we need to get a move on. Right after we dump this thing then I’ll finally have enough money to start my own towing service and then the money’s going to be all mine and no one else’s.
Hang on. I’m still checking.
Ahhh. Found it.
Great GalaxyStar. What happened?
Their credit card charge was rejected.
What! That can’t be. We thought we had been paid and now we’re out gas and grub money and we got this big chunk of rock behind us. What should we do?
Well. Looking at the file here it says that they went bankrupt about ten minutes ago.
Great. Just Great.
What are we gonna do asks the passenger.
Well. If they can’t pay their bill they ain’t gonna get their rock now are they?
Yup. I’m releasing the tractor beam.
He flips a switch.
That’s it. We’re out of here.