It did not take the gentleman scientist long to repair the controls of the temporal relocation machine. After the clockmaker ran through a routine diagnostic check the travelers embarked on their homeward journey through the four-dimensional continuum between the skein of events.
"Don't wait up for Daddy?" Darrell asked with an approving look.
"You made it weird," Tallah and the outside the box professor said in unison.
Suddenly some copper fittings burst on the elaborate vessel emitting an umbrella-like torrent of sparks buffeted by the interplanetary magnetic field within the solar-wind plasma at enormous velocity like golden particles of a slipstream following a comet.