While Steve was working, Larry had to deal with his father.
“Well, this living room looks pretty clean,” Frank said. “That can only mean one thing, Martha did all the cleaning.”
“Watch your mouth, Dad,” Larry said.
“I’m your father. You show me respect, Buddy Boy. And get a shave. You look like a terrorist.”
Frank told Larry to get a shave, even though Larry didn’t have a single strand a facial hair, while Frank has a long thick beard.”
“I’m 38 years old, Dad!” Larry said. “Quit telling me what to do!”
“What’s going on here?” Martha asked as she walked downstairs.
“Your husband won’t listen to me,” Frank said.
Suddenly, there was a knock on the door.
“I’ll get it,” Martha said. When Martha answered the door, there was Monica.
“Hello, Sis!” Monica said.
“Monica, what are you doing here?” Martha asked.
“I just want to talk. You put me in the mental hospital.”
“I had no choice. You needed help.”
Some time ago, Monica came over to Martha’s house for a visit.
“When are you and John getting married?” Martha asked.
“Will you stop asking me that?” Monica asked.
“Well, here’s a question, how have you’ve been able to afford to travel the world for all of these years?”
“John’s into the stock market. Anyway, I have something to tell you. It turns out that I was right. Oberon is a real planet, and we’re from there. John is from there as well. He told me years ago, and I’ve kept it a secret, ever since.”
“Why are you telling me this now?”
“I don’t know. I guess I’ve been feeling guilty.”
“Planet Oberon doesn’t exist and you still think it does. I had no choice.”
“That’s funny. Our mental hospitals will turn away people who are suicidal, but they’ll evaluate somebody who’s from another planet. I don’t know how you did it, but I don’t care.”
Monica slowly walked toward Martha with a crazed look in her eyes.
“Larry, help me!” Martha yelled.”
“Well, excuse me, Princess,” Larry said. “It’s not my fault we live in a society where men can’t hit women under any circumstances.”
Monica had her hands on Martha’s throat. But before she could cause any serious injuries, Frank snuck up behind Monica and he knocked her out with a karate chop to the back of the head.
“Frank, you saved my life,” Martha said. “Thank you.”
Steve interrupted the conversation when he busted into the house.
“Mom, Dad,” Steve said. “Aunt Monica escaped from the mental hospital!”
Steve then noticed Monica on the floor.
“Uh, what happened?” Steve asked.
“I saved your parents’ lives,” Frank said. “Well, I’m moving out.”
“Are you sure?” Larry asked.
“Yes. You have kids of your own. It’s about you stop depending on me. I’ll be out of here in a couple of weeks. Anyway, I’m going for a walk.”
A short while later, Glacier contacted John through an intergalactic communicator. John was sitting in the living room of his apartment. He placed his communicator on the coffee table and it emitted a hologram of Glacier.
“How could you trust that woman?” John asked.
“According to our Intel, she or her sister knows where the reality engine is,” Glacier said.
“But she’s more occupied on petty revenge. I broke her out of the mental hospital to help us, and she tried to kill her sister. Now she’s back in the mental hospital.”
“In that case, we’ll have to wait for her to get out on her own. She’s our best chance we got to find the reality engine. Besides, you’ve known her for years and you still don’t trust her?”
“Not anymore, I don’t.”
“That’s fair. But why do you think you wanted her help for so many years?”
John didn’t answer.
“Is it because you like her?” Glacier asked.
“No,” John said. “We’re just friends.”
“Friends with benefits?”
“No! What’s with these personal questions?”
“I’m just curious. Anyway, I have another plan.”