“Chapter 9: Checkpoint”

Mahao Bay was a quiet place, despite the many tourists wandering about. The smell of the salty sea, combined with the alluring aroma of the flowers made the air intoxicating. On the sandy beach, various locals were performing with flaming torches, doing some dangerous and daring tricks. Emilia and Max were walking among the crowd, … Continue reading “Chapter 9: Checkpoint”

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“Chapter 8: An unlikely cooperation”

Emilia was reluctantly sipping her coffee. She and Max had stopped near the Forest of Benjamin, a small patch of green between Valedorn and their next stop. Max had been driving for a few hours now, avoiding the highways, as well as the roads with most traffic. Emilia had been silent since she'd waken up. Beneath … Continue reading “Chapter 8: An unlikely cooperation”

“Chapter 7: On The Run “

"You are fucking crazy, you know that? Kill myself!" Emilia protested and stood up. "You don't understand. You have to kill your counterpart, the Emilia of this timeline" Max replied calmly. "So I have to murder myself! How very reassuring!" "Two Emilias in this timeline will create a disturbance in Time itself. You are a stranger … Continue reading “Chapter 7: On The Run “

“Chapter 6: Second Chance”

"How did you know... about this?" she asked, as Petersteel was sitting comfortably on her bed, his grin etched onto his face. She couldn't help but think he looked annoying. He took a deep breath, looked her in the eye, and started his narration. "As I explain in the letter, Hugh was hiding some things … Continue reading “Chapter 6: Second Chance”

“Chapter 5: The Second Break-In”

Emilia slowly stood up, using the back of a chair to support her weight. She was still feeling nauseated. Aru was still by her side, wagging his tail happily as always. She reached for the switch and light filled the small hall. Her movements were sluggish, her vision blurry. She kept taking deep breaths. "I... … Continue reading “Chapter 5: The Second Break-In”

“Chapter 4: A day back for Emilia Day”

Emilia was now pacing up and down the room, with the vigilant eyes of Aru watching her every step. A cocktail of emotions was rushing inside her, sending various vibes all over her body. Thrill, excitement, fear, curiosity, all blended together inside her head. "A time machine... Hugh and Petersteel discovered this... the Government discovered … Continue reading “Chapter 4: A day back for Emilia Day”

“Chapter 3: A Stubborn Watch”

Emilia finished reading the letter. She sat on the chair, breathing heavily. Tears were running down her eyes, yet it was not sadness that she felt. It was something inexplicable, something unknown to her. Hugh and Max Petersteel knew each other. They had discovered something together. And she never knew. He kept secrets from her. … Continue reading “Chapter 3: A Stubborn Watch”

“The Order’s Goal”

"It all began during the False God years" said Laura, still keeping Mericus at gunpoint. "It was the year 2021, by their calendar. The year of the Third World War. Unpreceeded chaos, violence and billions of deaths occured for the first time. Billions, Mericus. Do you realise the magnitude of the losses?" "Am I here … Continue reading “The Order’s Goal”

“Chapter 2: The Convict’s Gift”

The next morning found Emilia still lying on the couch. When she finally woke up, she noticed that Aru had left. She yawned and got up, streched her arms and grabbed the remote. As she was about to turn the TV off, she caught a glimpse of the news. As the man kept on saying … Continue reading “Chapter 2: The Convict’s Gift”

“Laura”

Mericus woke up, feeling disoriented. His thoughts were hazy, his human eye still unable to see properly. He rose from the bed and checked his unfamiliar surroundings. He was in a dimly lit bedroom, a woman's bedroom as he could tell from the abundance of female garments hastily thrown on the chair right across the … Continue reading “Laura”