Time??

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Science Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic
A man gets a pocket watch and travels through time

Submitted: March 23, 2012

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Time??

Well where should I start this story the beginning or the end? Well let’s start at the beginning of the end. It was raining and I was on my way home from work when a man approached me screaming for help. I casually walked over to him and he told me to take his pocket watch and to run in the other direction that he was going. Right before he left he told me to never open it and to tell no one that I had this pocket watch. I did as he asked until that day it fell out of my pocket it sort of opened. I could not help myself, but to open it even more. I should have shut it as fast as I saw the time wasn’t right. Soon enough the world seemed to spin and I got knocked out. I woke up startled from a roar in the background. I looked to see where I was, but could not figure it out. I must be still asleep I thought. Well that can’t be right because I felt the bump on my head. Well that was the start of my horrible nightmare. I was a doctor assistant and I knew the difference. 

My world just seemed to be flipped from that point on.  I found out soon enough that I had traveled into the Dinosaur era. It seemed warm almost everywhere I went and I didn’t seem to run into any trouble. Until, I found a raptor nesting ground and I was fascinated by the eggs and how large they seemed. I grabbed one and why did I knew it would be the end if I did. Soon enough almost a dozen raptors surrounded me and were screeching and growling towards each other. I had the egg in hand with my other hand slowly reaching into my pocket. I grabbed the watch and quickly opened it without hesitating.

Soon enough I found myself on a field with the egg still in hand. I did not mean to take the egg away, but I suppose it was for the best because if his memory served me right they were all killed by the meteorite.  My luck seemed to have disappeared right where I left it with the raptors because I was soon enough captured by a couple of soldiers. I did not know where I was or even when I was. I soon enough figured it out because the soldiers were Yankees. They made fun of my clothing and said that I was a Rebel. I tried to tell them that I was no Rebel. They did not listen to me and threw me into their holding cell. They then questioned me about the war which I knew very little about. The camp was soon enough by Confederate soldiers and they let me go. They asked me if I was a Yankee or a rebel. I told them I was a Rebel just so I wouldn’t be killed. I grabbed a few of the dead soldiers’ rifles and a large rifle bag. I also re-confiscated my raptor egg. I dropped the egg more than a couple times to find that it was more than durable to take a few beatings. A couple of Yankees tried to crack it open by smashing up against a rock, but had no luck in doing so. Once I grabbed the rifles and the egg I grabbed my pocket watch once again to move through the time stream.

I was once again in my own time line and I traveled to my house and set down my supplies that I had gathered through the time stream. The egg was still in perfect condition and the guns seemed to be just as good. I had no idea why the old man did not try to explain more about traveling, but he liked it more and more. He found out how the watch worked he had to think of the time he wanted to travel right before and he believed that the watch will take the traveler wherever the watch wishes to go if no desired time is chosen. I later found out that why the old man told me to never to open it.  I was being chased by some people that called themselves the Time Protectors. The Time Protectors chased me through whatever time zone I went. I had a few close encounters where they almost killed me, but I would manage to open a time gate before they could catch me. However many times after that they had managed to chase me right where I would have landed.

The raptor egg hatched soon after one of my close encounters and I managed to control the young raptor. I then named the raptor Rex and I thought the name suited him. Rex and I became fond of each other and many times he would fight the Time Protectors. I traveled into the distant future where the technology was almost too advanced for anyone’s safety. This time I encountered a Time Protector who seemed to be new at his job because he hesitated in capturing me. This however was his mistake because I overpowered the young youthful Time Protector; once he was unconscious I grabbed his uniform and gear. I wondered how they were able to travel through time, but found no idea on how they did. Once I had the uniform I was no longer considered a threat and gained access to new technology. I looked up a mechanic who was able to make cloaking devices for Rex. This however did not work well in my favor because the technology cost a fortune.

I fought and killed many of the Time Protectors and they even changed their uniforms a couple of times due to the fact that I tried to blend into them so I wouldn’t get caught. Unfortunately as we went through the time zones as fast as we would arrive I was bound to create an event that would cause the world to cease at any moment that I ran into another one of myself. This is known to happen eventually and as I aged soon after I found out why the Time Protectors wanted to stop me. I came into contact with myself only once when I was almost fifty years old. I remembered looking like that as I did on that rainy day only through the eyes of a younger version of myself. I gave that younger version of the watch and told myself to run and to never look back. I gave myself the watch so that I could keep the memories that I have of all the people I met on my journey. I thought soon after that I no longer had the watch that the Time Protectors would find me and kill me for all the events that I created over the mass of time that I had the watch. I also thought that if I had ever met myself that it would cause the space time continuum to discontinue. However time just seems to keep moving and I cannot change what has happened.


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