"Thank goodness!" a voice called out through the bright light, "Mission Control must have received my distress call". "What is going on up there?" he asked with a mix of inquisition and worry.
Gorix looked at Cylara confused. "Well we know what's going on up there but you have to fill us in with what is going on down here." She shouted through the light. "A meteor struck the surface and opened a chasm down here."
There was a short pause before the voice continued, "My name is Farlan X I am the engineer tasked with maintaining the generator in this sector of the tunnels under Kreludor. The generator is overheating if we don't shut it down then, well........." the voice shouted.
Gorix cut the voice off, "What can we do to help?"
"You have to use the access panel. I can't reach it, it is on the other side of the generator." he stammered. It should be on the south wall. Gorix started scanning the cave walls to see that Cylara had already opened the panel to reveal a series of wires and buttons.
"I found it, what do we do?" she said scratching her brow. But as soon as she finished a robotic computerized voice came through the display in front of her, "Generator failure imminent, evacuate immediately, core meltdown in 1 minute!".
"What do we do?" Cylara repeated, this time with a sense of urgency.
"You have to rewire the power coupler to bypass the cooling coils and connect it to the release vents." Farlan X cried.
Cylara and Gorix looked at each other with blank stares. The computer cut in again, "Generator failure imminent, evacuate immediately, core meltdown in 30 seconds!".
Cylara started typing madly at the computer, Gorix put his hand on her shoulder gently. "You have this my friend." he said gently, "Just like the time on Virtupets Space Station."
She continued to type fervently. Again the computer cut in, "Generator failure imminent, evacuate immediately, core meltdown in 10...9....8...7."
Gorix put his other hand to his mouth knowing there was nothing he could do but trust his dear friend.
Nothing happened. Cylara turned and looked back at Gorix. Both paused unsure what happened. They turned and stared and the bright light which was dimming slowly but surely.
Farlan X ran towards them from around the now visible generator.
"You did it!" he exclaimed with a smile beaming across his face. Gorix and Cylara let out a collective sigh of relief.
Cylara smiled and turned to Gorix. "Just like last time Virtupets Space Station!" she said patting him on the back.
Cylara and Gorix looked up through the chasm into the stars twinkling in the night sky. Without saying anything they both knew that their next adventure was waiting out there.