The Origin Of Barton

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Science Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic
Began a board ramble again, then revised a large portion of it.

Submitted: April 15, 2014

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The Origin of Barton

Barton was an unordinary boy that had an extraordinary mind. He had a love for adventure, and enough courage and talent to do the unthinkable. Adventure was something he was always seeking. He decided in order to ensure a lifetime of fun and excitement he would perfect a method for time travel, after all if he could travel through time, you could go on every adventure he could ever imagine and then some. However simply traveling into the past and future was too boring for Barton, no he wanted to live in a land where adventures from all times and places coexist in one place, in one world. He named this ideal land of his, Terra Eternia. Of course, people mocked Barton and his dream, claiming that it was impossible and he was a delirious fool, but it never bothered Barton, not even for an instant. He knew that no matter what anyone else said it was possible, and he would be the first one ever to visit a land where the future and the past collide in a boundless paradise of adventure. Eventually after years of research and experimentation he achieved the alleged impossible and designed a dream machine to travel into his time/space utopia, but soon after a tragic realization struck him. He had no energy source powerful enough to activate the device, much less maintain it for long enough to do what he intends for it to. He gave up and went into a deep depression. After years of hopelessness and despair, he went to do a lecture at a university (which was where all his income came from now that the entire scientific community knew him only as a failure) which is where he met a young female grad student that shared his passion for adventure and was pursuing the same path he was. They quickly became friends, and stayed fairly close for a few months. She would occasionally bring up the device but Barton always changed the topic. Although, it was inevitable that she would run out of patience and one day she decided to focus on the topic and wouldn't let up. It took a lot of persuading, but she eventually managed to convince him to field test the device with her. She apparently knew the perfect place. So he traveled to the area the girl  (whose name was Christa) had insisted on. It was a large abandoned nuclear reactor. “Is this place really operational” wondered Barton upon seeing it from a distance.  As soon as they arrived at the place where Christa had them led to, Barton was greeted with a gun to his head, held by a man in tattered overalls who looked more like he belonged on the side of road than in front of a nuclear reactor.”It’s ok Pete” Christa said, in a reassuring tone “This is Barton.”  A look of astonishment suddenly covered Pete's face. "My Apologies” said Pete as he lowered his weapon. He then went and sat in an old wooden chair next to the door of the reactor without saying another word. Barton was understandably confused. "What exactly have I gotten myself into" He thought to himself. Christa proceeded into the reactor. "You coming?" she said to Barton upon seeing how befuddled he was. Barton nodded after a second and then followed her inside. After entering the building the pair had to walk around what seemed like thousands of stairs. But the long walk was definitely worth the wait for what Barton saw that day would change his life. It was a huge Tree shaped metal contraption with cords coming out of almost every part of it, except a narrow passageway that leads to what appears to be a control panel. “What is this thing?” questioned Barton. A prideful smirk crossed Christa’s face. “This is my matter-energy conversion machine” she proclaimed with immense confidence. Barton couldn’t believe what he was hearing. “I’m sorry, I didn’t quite catch that” Barton asked. “I said.. this is my matter-energy conversation machine.” repeated Christa. Barton couldn’t believe what he was hearing. He had only heard of such devices in science fiction novels he read in his spare time. There was no way one one could actually be real. “Surely you’re joking.” asked Barton looking for reassurance. “Oh” Crista said amused “You don’t believe me? And I went through all the trouble of making just to power your machine.” Barton froze. What did she mean just for him? Could it be?Was his dream finally going to come true? Had his hard work finally paid off? If Barton wasn’t as smart and opened minded as he is, there would be no way he could handle all this sudden information so well. But even with all his ability it still startled him a little bit. After a few seconds he calmed down, and asked how the strange contraption works. “Well it would take a while to explain all the mechanics, but basically it can turn anything into an energy source.” Barton was intrigued.  “I’m assuming you know this already, but my machine would take an enormous amount of energy. Where exactly is all the matter coming from?” “The ocean” responded Christa “About half of the cords connected to my invention are actually pipes that use gravity to funnel ocean water into the machine. This gives us a practically endless matter source. Now that's enough talking, Lets get to the fun part. Hand me the device.” Barton pulled out a small box from the brown backpack he was wearing, and gave it to Christa. Christa then proceeded to go through the narrow passage way between the cords toward the apparent control panel. She took only a few minutes to hook up Barton's device to her own, it was clear that it was custom tailored for exactly this purpose. After finishing Christa looked back at Barton. “Are you ready?” she warned. Barton just smiled and nodded. Christa smiled back, then turned to activate the Device. A distinct, and very loud high pitched noise filled the room. While most would find the sound unbelievably irritating. To the two of them it was a symphony more beautiful that Beethoven. As predicted by Barton's calculations, his machine took about 5 minutes to charge. It was an extremely long and suspenseful 5 minutes for the pair, and they would remember it for the rest of there lives. Barton quickly rushed over and gave Christa a small spherical object. “This will protect you from the effects” said Barton. As soon as the 5 minutes were over the time/space device appeared to explode and a pulsating violent light emanated across the room. But it didn’t stop there it expanded at speeds many times faster than normal light until it covered the planet, than the solar system, than the galaxy, and eventually it shined across the whole universe. Everything this light encompassed, the entire universe, was shattered and rearranged. Although this light could not be contained by one time. It defied all reasoning and shone over all events that have ever happened and ever will happen. There were all one instance. They were all simply light. Everything that could ever happen was equalized, and then everything sort of imploded to one central point. Inside this central point. Since the device activated from a point in the universe, everything appeared in pretty much the same place in the universe. This forced everything in the universe to grow almost infinitely times there original size. This caused the shape of all continents on earth to change shapes, seeing as how all times cant exist in the same place. The device Barton gave Christa protected them from the effects, and put the two to sleep because he knew, as seeing the recreation of space and time would drive anyone insane. The pair woke up in the middle of what looked to be an ancient forest, and this is where there life of adventure would begin.

 

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