A tragic romantic ballad of a high school physics teacher whose experiment goes awry as he teleports to random locations frozen in time.

He doesn’t realize that his emotions and flashbacks trigger these teleportations and fails to rendezvous with the stripper he met the night before.  She waits at a beach, posing with a tree to veil her anguish.

The trip escalates as he transports outside the solar system to an alien settlement.  His lament drives him to forgo first contact and suffer the ravages of the vacuum of space.