“Alice is gone from cyberspace. I think she heard my call.”
“To the Great Beyond.”
“Isn’t she already there?”
“Yes, but as I understand it, the Alice that is already there cannot go to the non-sentient part. I hope she will be able to come back.”
Just then—In the Great Beyond… Karma sensed a presence, a presence not of this part of the Great Beyond. She thought it must be Snowflake and wheeled around and began a rapid dive—a dive reserved for the war-eagle’s lethal strike.
Down—down–down she dove, picking up speed—Karma was totally focused on destroying her target…
Season 8—Chapter 7—Traders—Episode 7:
We rejoin our story—as Karma is in mid-dive… As she continued her dive, drawing ever-closer to her quarry, she realized it wasn’t Snowflake—it was Alice! And Alice was barely visible even to her eagle-eyes.
She pulled-up and landed, “How can you be here, and in cyberspace? This is not possible.”
“Hi Karma,” Alice arfed—tail a-wag, “I don’t know, exactly. I heard my Alpha-Susan call my name and the next thing I knew, I was here—at least part of me is here. I can’t seem to materialize.”
“This IS a puzzlement,” Karma understated.
Meanwhile—on the Mountain trail… Alice didn’t disappear completely—she was still partially visible to her friends, “What’s happening, Alice?”
“I’m not sure, Pepper. I can see you and I can see Karma. I think part of me is in the Great Beyond.”
“Wait—isn’t there another you in the Great Beyond?”
“Yes, Buttons, and that’s probably why I am still here and there and can’t solidify in either place.”
“What is happening?” Benji asked.
“I can’t talk now, I need to concentrate on talking to Karma.”
It was then—the canines were joined by their humans… “Alice! What’s happening to you?” Susan was terrified of losing her Cyber-Alice, “Talk to me!”
“She can’t reply, People-Dog Susan,” Daisy bayed, “She must concentrate on talking with Karma. She is in good talons.”
“I hope you’re right.”
To be Continued…