Ellie was under the gun! In thirty days, she had an interview with the admissions committee at the University of Indianapolis and make no mistake the idea of admitting a teddy bear to such a prestigious university had stiff opposition. To add a bit more stress to her life, Ellie had to get to Canso to find Butsey and Beersey before INSECT agents put the grab on them and to add a bit MORE stress, the extent of her current sentientism was tick/tocking away.
With winter coming, Ellie grabbed her parka, enlisted the help of twenty-six porcupines to transport her to Moncton, New Brunswick where she was to meet up with Mutt Jefferson who would drive her to Canso. Mutt was high-balling down Hwy. 104, approaching the 16 when he realized INSECT had set up road blocks at the intersection. Mutt pushed on to the 344 and let Ellie out…she’d be on her own from there.
Ellie found Butsey and Beersey stuffed into a black velvet bag, thrown onto the floor of cell # 2 in the lock-up in Guysborough. Ellie materialized into the cell, the bag had no goat chin hair sewn into it…that was a problem, Butsey and Beersey were not sentient…that was a problem, the thick jailhouse walls made telekinesing out unpredictable…that was a problem.
Ellie overheard the guards saying the teddy bears were to be transported out of Nova Scotia within the hour, so she had little time to formulate a plan. Whipping out her customized black velvet bag, Ellie performed a telekinesis transfusion on Butsey and Beersey, the all three teddy bears climbed into the bag and waited.
Johnson had the guard unlock the cell door and Williams grabbed the bag of teddy bears, pretending he had a basketball, dribbling all the way to the open trunk of their car, slamming the teddy bears inside, acting like he just scored a basket at the last sound of the buzzer. Ruffled a tad and ego bruised a bit, Ellie, Butsey and Beersey wiggled out of the bag and waited until they were passing the truck stop in Moncton before telekinesing to where Mutt was going to pick them up and drive them over the US border.