Chapter Description: Alice wants to take advantage of her predicament.
“Thirty-eight,” said Henry between bites of a chocolate bar.
“So she wants to take advantage of the situation, does she?” said the technician on his way back to the transporter, “Let’s see how she likes this.” He entered a new program into the teleport and hit a button.
Alice materialized as a 26-year-old. Her dress was still the same size as a 10-year-old’s and was bursting at the seams.
“You can get your costume altered over at that clothing dispenser.” the technician pointed at a clothing dispenser unit. Alice went over and keyed in her preferences, got a new Alice costume, and went to the bathroom to change.
“I thought you were gonna punish her?” asked Henry.
“Oh, she’s being punished all right. She just doesn’t know it yet.” said the technician with a mischievous grin.
Alice walked out, resplendent in her new costume, and went to leave for the party. “Can you watch Henry while I’m out? He should stay here rather than waiting downstairs in the transport room.”
“Sure thing!” said the technician.
Henry said “See you soon!” as she walked out the apartment door.