Peggy: Can we start with the hoverboards? I have been dying to ride one of these for two years. TWO YEARS, I tell you!
Elana: Let's do it!
Peggy: Look what I can do! I'm almost as good as Jag! I can--- Oh, oh. I think I'm going to fall!
Elana: Dude, knock it off! You're nowhere near as good as Jag. He played ball with his brothers waaay more than we've practiced on these things! Now just put your arms out like this, and try to stand more straight.
Peggy: Check me out! I can do tricks!
Elana: Cut it out, Eddleman! You're going to knock me off!
Peggy: Okay, maybe it's time to go on to the next thing. Ooo! I know! Let's check out the transporter ring!
Elana: Oh, this old thing? [puts it on] It takes me anywhere I want.
Elana: Ba-bam! Once I went to England just for fish & chips! I bet Jag would've really loved that. Ha!
Peggy: You wouldn't mind if I borrowed that for a week or two, right?
Elana: [slips ring into pocket] Hey! Check out this distraction!
Peggy: [in reverenced awe] Oooh, is that a food generator?! We can make anything we want with that, right? What should we make?
Elana: What Zenn would order -- toast! In SURRENDER and ABANDON, all Zenn eats is toast. He loves being on the traveling team simply so he can use the food generating cube.
Peggy: Dude, I would join the Resistance and be on the traveling team just so I could use this, too.
Elana and Peggy: Mmmm. Tooooast.
Peggy: After all that toast, I think I'm ready for a mission of my own.
Elana: Come on. I think it's right around this corner... Wait. Enforcement Officers ahead.
Peggy: Are you sure we're at the right Rise?
Elana: Yes, this is Twelve. The Resistance is expecting us.
Peggy: And after a mission, the Resistance always heads back to their cave, right?
Elana: Yep! But this cave is way better than the one the Resistance has to hole up in.
Peggy: Heck yeah it is! I think we should live here. Unless those stalactites stab us in the night... That wouldn't be so cool.
Elana: I can feel the energy in this just like Vi can! Just a little further... Peggy, a little further. Peggy?
Peggy: I'm feeling a little dazed. I think I may have had enough tech for one day. I'm not quite sure I can make it home anymore. Oh, hey-- how about I borrow that transporter ring?
I'll take an awesome book that just hit shelves a week ago instead.
Think the tech in this post is awesome? The book is a million times more so. Elana has an incredible imagination, and she poured it into ABANDON. Trust me: you really want to read this. It's beyond awesome.
A special thanks to Erin Summerill Photography for the fun pictures and SamuraiCatJB (via photopin cc) for the cave image.