The Tour

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Science Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic
Set in the future when commercial time travel exists, a group of people go on a tour of the past.

Submitted: November 18, 2019

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"We are now phasing into the year 2001 where we will observe the attack on the Twin Towers. It is now safe to release your harness and move over to the viewing window."

"If you look to the right you can see the first plane coming right by us. The 9/11 attacks are still considered to be the single deadliest terrorist attack in the history of the United States."

The group consisting of a dozen people watches as the first plane collides into the side of the North Tower, erupting into a ball of fire followed by a large plume of smoke and dust.

"Approximately 15 minutes from now the second hijacked plane will impact the southern facade of the South Tower" the guide calmly informs the group.

A young girl watches with wide eyes, turning to her mother she asks with a concerned tone: "Why did people back then hate each other so much?"

Before her mother can answer a man standing on the edge of the group pulls out something resembling a gun which appears to be made entirely of a plastic-type material.

"Ok everybody just remain calm, I'm taking control of this craft!" the man says with a stern but unsure tone. "Tell the pilot if he even thinks of phasing everyone dies!"

"Sir please, just lower your weapon and we can discuss your concerns rationally" the guide begs while trying to maintain her composure.

"How can you people just stand there and watch this? We can easily stop the next plane before anyone else dies and that's exactly what we're going to do!" the man demands.

"Nothing we do here will change anything in our time line, you will simply create a new time line where the attack didn't happen" the guide explains to the hijacker.

"I don't care, that's good enough for me, those are still real people out there and I'm going to do something to help them!" the man shouts hysterically.

"So it's ok to put our lives at risk in order to save them? Please... this will not end well for anyone, just stop before anyone gets hurt."

"I am trying to stop anyone else getting hurt, I'm not the one who gets off on watching this crap, just-" the man is interrupted as another passenger tackles him to the ground.

A scuffle ensues as other passengers attempt to pry the weapon from the hands of the hijacker. "Initiate forward phase now!" the guide screams towards the pilots cockpit.

The pilot makes some adjustments on a touch screen control panel and hits a switch. A low humming noise gets louder and passengers watch as events outside the window begin to speed up.

The second plane flies into the South Tower as if in fast forward. Suddenly a loud explosion echoes through the craft, the weapon misfires as passengers struggle to confiscate it.

The bullet ricochets off the smooth metallic ceiling of the craft and penetrates the control panel in the cockpit, missing the pilot by no more than a few inches.

The pilot furiously swipes and taps the control panel but quickly realizes his efforts are futile. "Everybody into the emergency escape pod, we're going down!" yells the pilot.

"More breaking news now, reports of a third attack are coming in. Terrorists have targeted the Pentagon building in yet another attack, at this time details are still limited."

"Sources are reporting a fast moving object, possibly another plane or missile, has impacted the West side of the building, we'll keep you updated as we get more information."


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