The creepy Kookith quickly grabs Mercutio and runs straight into the laboratory. Since you and hfj1143316262254 are too big to follow, you poke your head in the door to witness the fate of the little Petpet.
The Kookith begins wildly pushing buttons on the console, which looks to be made of cardboard and... Achyfi cans?! This can't be right! You begin formulating a plan to rescue your Petpet and run far, far away, but it's too late. The ray has already been fired...
But... nothing happens. It makes a kind of 'zzrrrppptttt' sound before shutting down completely. The creepy Kookith shoos you away and appears quite angry, so you hightail it out of there before he shoots some miniature laser beam at you or something.
Looks like you'll have to come back tomorrow.