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ACT 1: "A big surprise"
Part 1 of 2

It all started as a fairly typical day in the Twin Cities for late April, it was in the mid 60's, with mostly sunny skies and the Minnesota Twins were playing at the dome* that night.  After each Twins game, I would take my bike and head down to the dome to work, because of the damn bus strike that had been going on for weeks now.  Before leaving for work, I had checked the latest forecast on one of the local TV stations, and there was a chance of thunderstorms that night.  After getting a second opinion from the National Weather Service/Chanhassen** website, it appeared that the storms might hold off until after I returned home.  But I figured that if it did start raining before I left, I could hang out at the dome for a little bit until the storms passed.  So, I hopped on my bike, and left to go to work.
 
While I worked, I began to notice flashes of lightning from outside of the ticket office windows.  By this time, I was nearly finished with the work for the night and I just had to hope that the storm would pass before I left.  About a half-hour later, the lightning and rain had stopped, and the skies were beginning to clear.  I had just finished my duties for the night and was ready to go home.  Although the skies looked to be clearing, I was cautious about leaving so soon.  Since I was about 5 years old, I have been interested in meteorology.  I knew that people should wait at least a half-hour after the storm passes to venture outside***.  The only problem was, I didn't know when the storm had ended because I was finishing up with my work.  I ended up waiting at the dome for about 15 minutes, just to be on the safe side.  After the 15 minutes, I looked out the front doors of the ticket office to see that the skies were clear and the moon was shining.  I figured that it was safe to go home now...or so I thought.
 
While I was riding home, a new thunderstorm had developed a little bit southwest of where I was.  If I were at the dome or at home, I could see the storm coming via doppler radar.  But I was on the way home, and I didn't have my weather radio with me.  Otherwise, I could have pulled over and waited until the storm passed.  By the time I noticed the lightning, it had a strange orange glow to it.  By now, I was only six blocks from home, and I figured I could beat the storm home.  I drove my 15-speed mountain bike to the limit until I was just a few yards from home.  And then, there was a flash of orange light, and then darkness.
 
A short time later, I awoke in a open field laying besides what was left of my bike.  I immediately knew that I had been struck by lightning and figured that I had died and gone to heaven.  But then I felt a mosquito bite, and I slapped the living daylights out of it.  That's when I realized that I was still alive but was in a place that I had never seen before in my life.  The first thing out of my mouth was "I don't think I'm in Minnesota anymore".  And my hunch was confirmed when I looked off in the distance and saw a vixen walking through the field.  But she wasn't a normal vixen, she was a Two-tailed vixen, like the ones I have drawn in the past.  I was so surprised that I almost pulled a "Tex Avery" take and fell backwards.
 
While I lay unconscious in the middle of the field, the vixen saw me fall down and rushed over to help.  Within a matter of moments, an ambulance had arrived on the scene and took me to a local hospital for immediate treatment.
 
End of Act 1

Go to ACT 2.

NOTE: Some of what you have just read is true, I've tried to keep the story as generic as possible, without mentioning any names or specific places (unless necessary).
 
*: In case you are not familiar with Minneapolis, it is the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome.
**: Chanhassen is a "outer-ring" suburb (more like a non-suburban city).
***: Thunderstorms can produce lightning bolts as far as 10 miles from the parent storm.  Even if the sky is clear, you can get struck by lightning.  The best thing to do is (if you can put if off) wait 30 minutes after the last flash of lightning to venture outside.