A community of Atoms in a subterranean cave receives a sudden influx of carbon dioxide (COO) immigration, sequestered due to global warming. Noble Gases who presume to be in charge fear disruption of equilibrium down in Atomburg. Entrepreneurial Hal (a halogen) seizes the opportunity to build a battery business involving the easygoing COOs.
Miss Oxygen, local dance instructor and reaction matchmaker,bonds Hal's friend Carbon to Neon(a bored-with-inertia Noble) in an unprecedented reaction. This reaction is explained by professor Atoms Fermium, Nobelium, and Madame Curium as representing a new fuel emission discovered by Humans. Humans, they elaborate, are swarms of Atoms who might be perfectly reasonable as individuals, but as a human society behave irrationally.
Sodium is a kind generous protege of Miss Oxy who takes exception to Hal's exploitation of he COOs. Her attempts to free them (whether they like it or not) touch off a cascade of unintended consequences.
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