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What Could Go Wrong? Chapter 5
“First up on our tour is the Gentle Giants Petting Zoo,” Claire announced as the three got into a Jeep. “You're welcome to get out and pet the dinosaurs, but there’s so much more to see, so I think we should just drive by and let you take a look,” she decided.
Alan nodded, “Is there anything else I’ll be doing while here?”
Addison was about to speak when Claire began once more. “We would be honored if you would introduce our hybrid dinosaur to the world. We know that you had nothing to do with it, but dinosaur lovers would enjoy you more than anyone else because they associate you with this magical place,” she offered, her voice excited, but Addy watched Alan’s expression turn into a frown.
“We’ll discuss it and let you know,” Addison quickly interjected as they pulled up by the ‘petting zoo.'
Alan didn’t have any comments about children gathering around and feeding dinosaurs but he knew these breeds were all harmless. “May I ask: what is the hybrid?” Alan asked, as Claire put the Jeep back in drive.
Claire smiled at his interest, “Dr. Grant, we call it the D-Rex, and it’s been engineered to be larger than the T-Rex with human-like brain power. It can problem solve beyond even the raptors' capabilities.”
Addison sat back in her seat, suddenly feeling lightheaded. Alan shook his head, “You thought that was a good idea? You gave a predator the skills to problem solve and think! It’ll be 10x more dangerous if it ever escaped than the T-Rex ever could hope to be. I don’t want any part in that unveiling,” he declared, still shaking his head in disappointment that these people still hadn’t learned from John Hammond’s mistakes.
Addison spoke up again, “What was the problem you were having with the D-Rex earlier today?”
Claire didn’t answer immediately. “She was simply testing our security, but it’s nothing to worry about. Now, I know, Dr. Grant, that you’ve already met the T-Rex, so we may hit that area up later. But, first, I’m going to drop you off at the Cretaceous Cruise. You’ll get to kayak down a river while the dinosaurs visit you from the sides. I’ll be at the end to pick you up and take you to one of our biggest attractions. Here’s a walkie talkie in case you need to get a hold of me or Owen.”
She let them out by a boating station, where they picked up lifejackets and paddles and were, then, guided down to the river’s edge to get into their kayak.
“Why did you talk me into this?” Alan said, his tone defeated as they began the ride.
Addison took a deep breath. She had to be the publicist right now and not the woman concerned for this man. “Because you need the money, and this was the only way. Nothing bad has happened, and I really think you need to lighten up and enjoy the creatures around us,” she said, as a stegosaurus showed up at the bank’s edge.
Addison looked over in awe of this creature she’d only seen in books. “I’d forgotten you’d never seen these creatures like this. Would you like me to play the tour guide?” Alan offered, some of her excitement rubbing off on him.
The actual tour guide overheard him and stopped his kayak. “Yes, Dr. Grant! Please row up to the front of the group, and you can give our guests this tour. It would be a great honor.”
Addison was a little disappointed she wouldn’t get her own personal tour but smiled encouragingly to Alan. "Go ahead," she said with a grin. "It could be fun!"
Alan got to the front of the group and began talking about the stegosaurus. “Did you all know that the stegosaurus to our right only had a brain the size of a dog? That would make him a loyal but slightly dense companion.”
The tour was amazing, as it meandered along the beautiful river. They came in contact with a variety of dinosaurs, and Alan taught them all the facts he knew on each one. Even the tour guide was enthralled in the show.
Once they got out of the boat, they looked for Claire but couldn’t find her anywhere. “Claire? Owen?” Addison spoke into the walkie talkie but got no response.
“You did a great job with that, Alan,” Addison said with a smile. “What do you want to go see? I can’t get a hold of anyone,” she shrugged.
Alan took a look at the visitor’s map to find something he hadn’t seen before in his times with the dinosaurs. “How about the Mosasaurus feeding show?”
Addison nodded, and they headed in that direction. Just before they’d reached the next event, Owen’s voice came over the walkie. “All employees, please execute a code red. We need to evacuate the park.”
Alan and Addison shared a glance of worry before Addison grabbed the walkie to respond.
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