The votes are in and the winner is Option C, so let’s see how those baby scumworlders are going to cope without mum (you cruel voters, you!)…
The Adventures of Boz Part 3
Boz shuffled the ant entrails around with his foot. “They’re all yours,” he read out slowly. Was this Mrs Boz’s way of sending him some lunch? If so, he really didn’t like the look of it.
“Congratulations.” Slimey Sorg put an oozing hand on his shoulder. “You’re a dad, three thousand times over.”
“But I’ve missed the birth!” Boz cried, his heart sinking. “Is… is she angry with me?”
“You could say that. Come on, old chap.”
Sort guided Boz to the rickety wooden lift and they were pulled up to the surface by a team of slow-witted apes, or ‘Rooneys’ as they were known.
Boz climbed out into the bright daylight. The rocky world of Scumworld Six was harsh and featureless – apart from a giant basket of baby Scumworlders right in front of him. Boz’s eyes filled with tears of emotion as he peered into the basket at his spectacularly ugly children, pushing and shoving each other and wailing horribly. Then he saw the note.
I have just given birth 3,000 times. I’m rather tired. So now let’s see how you manage. I’m off to the Slimey Spa.
“Well, I suppose it could be worse,” Boz said, trying to look on the bright side. “There’s only about 500 here, I reckon.”
“Yes,” nodded Sorg sagely. “And another 500 over there, and another 500 over there, and…”
Boz spun round wildly. Sorg was right. Unattended, the babies had been escaping. They grew fast in the slime-enriched climate of Scumworld Six and were already crawling in every direction.
“Well, at least there are 500 left,” he said, glancing nervously at Sorg.
“Boz….” Sorg said warningly. “Are you a dad, or aren’t you? Come on, take some responsibility! And this air gun. With a few good shots you can pick off that lot on the horizon.”
“No!” protested Boz, waving Sorg’s gun away. “I’m going to do this properly. I’m going to be a father and prove myself to Mrs Boz!”
Rolling up his slime-stained sleeves, Boz prepared to leap into action. But which babies should he rescue first? There were thousands of them!