"Because he's missing." replies Acorn, briefly. "You see, there's this inventor - he made this thing that he shot Geegaw with, and me, and it seemed to have sent us both to different alternate worlds. I got back... and he hasn't, yet, so now I'm looking for him." Acorn sighs. "The only problem is, a world is a big place to search, and I'm not even sure I've go the right one, but it seems that this one has a lot of dimensional travellers, so maybe I'll be able to find some rumour of him somewhere to track down."