The Hirsch Phenomenon (part 38/final chapter)Once the light had faded, Alex and Mirra found themselves in the middle of a busy street. They screamed as a semi truck roared towards them and they sprinted to opposite sides of the road. They looked at each other from across the street and laughed. They were back in the real world. Well, the "real" world anyway.
"I'll just cross the street." Mirra called over to Alex. He gave her a thumbs up. She crossed at the intersection and both of them noticed the street sign almost immediately.
"Sonora Avenue!" Mirra exclaimed.
"Perfect." Alex replied. "I think my office is just a few blocks that way." He pointed towards the mountains.
Needless to say, everyone was wondering where Alex had been. A small news team had gathered, there evidently wasn't anything else exciting happening in Glendale. They almost knocked Mirra over trying to ask Alex questions. He answered most of them sarcastically until a couple of security guards shoed the reporters away. A few people wh
The Hirsch Phenomenon (part 37)Once Alex and Dipper got up on the roof, they spotted the girls in the hangout spot. The sun shone low in the sky, casting an orange glow. Mirra was looking at woodpeckers through a pair of binoculars.
"It's amazing what you can see when you look at all the details." Mirra mused. "Woodpeckers having conversations, lizards fighting. There's so much going on that we never see."
"Can I take a look?" Alex asked. Mirra handed him the binoculars. A few moments later they heard an engine in the distance, coming up the road. The Shack was closed for the day. Alex scrutinized the car through the binoculars as it came into view.
"Who is that?" Mirra asked. Alex frowned and handed the binoculars back. He started heading for the ladder.
"Gideon!" He replied.
Once they were downstairs, they went to the window.
"We gotta do something!" Alex said. "Who knows what he's planning!"
"We can't just leave though." Mirra pointed out. "He could still go after Stan."
"True." Alex agreed. He looked
The Hirsch Phenomenon (part 36)"What just happened?" Alex asked as he stood up. Mirra and the twins looked at him, equally confused. Mirra shrugged.
"On the bright side," Mirra began sarcastically. "We're right where we started!" Alex facepalmed.
"So we go back to the Shack?" Dipper offered. Mirra and Alex shrugged.
"I guess we might as well." Alex said.
When they got back to the Shack, Stan was watching an old horror movie. Currently, a giant ant was ripping the roof off of a car while women screamed at it. Mirra glanced at the movie before going to the vending machine in the gift shop to buy snacks. She handed Alex a pitt soda and sat down at the table with a box of chipackers. Mabel joined her and they started chatting about something. Alex sighed and grabbed a chair to sit down next to Stan. Dipper walked over and sat on the ground next to him.
"Ugh, you again." Stan muttered upon noticing Alex. Alex ignored him.
"Sorry about all this." Alex said to Dipper. "It must suck to know."
"It does." D
The Hirsch Phenomenon (part 35)"Well well well, looks like the timeline's finally caught up." Bill said, looking at the group. He floated over to where they were still regrouping. Mabel had woken up and was kneeling next to Alex and Dipper.
"You!" Mirra glared. "You little!" She got up and tried to confront Bill but collapsed due to exhaustion. Bill laughed.
"OH GOD I love this!" Bill said. "I mean, first I figure out a way into your world," He pointed towards Alex. "And then after making one of your fans insane and getting her to do my bidding... well, now you're here!" Bill laughed again. "The entire fandom is going nutso right now 'cause of you!"
"They know I'm here?" Alex asked. Bill scoffed.
"Oh, of course not." Bill replied. "But they do know you're missing."
"Bill you're so dead!" Mirra made another attempt to attack Bill, but her arm simply went through him. She glared at him as he stared down at her.
"Remeber FR1DAY?" Bill asked. "That was probably the funnest thing I ever did to you."