When Professor Hughes accidentally vaporised the University of Birmingham School of Materials Science, and couldn't be found afterwards, his students thought the only consequence would be the cancellation of his notoriously hard end-of-year exams. However, for Eradani, it was just the start of a fantastic (and seemingly preposterous) science fiction caper that she didn't really want to be a part of.
Professor Hughes stood on top of the School of Metallurgy and Materials Science and gazed up at the starry heavens. It was a perfect night. The moon was full, the winds were still and the night sky was clear.
A long time he’d been waiting for this night.
A very, very long time indeed.
His disciples gathered around him. Fellow Whirlpool pulled his cowl as far over his head as it would go and let the sleeves of his robe...