Guardian core Chronicles Timescape
Life as usual
250 years until dooms day Guardian year 5644 Earth year 1644 Etan age 224
Nineteen years after heart of darkness mission
Etan's normal day
In between major catastrophes, life as a Guardian isn't bad. I mean, who wants to spend everyday expecting some
galactic conquest, or thinking that today you might have to see a guy split in half. Well, I know one guy who would.
But any modestly sane person, certainly wouldn't. O ver all though, while there are always minor natural disasters to
deal with, for the most part day to day activities for Guardians aren't bad. O f course no one wants to hear those
stories. Stories like how I survived a six hour protocol ordeal from a race that brings new meaning to the term Ocd,
all that just to get them to agree to attend a peace meeting. The meeting itself was another matter. I'm glad Reaper
wasn't there for that. Sometimes I envy him in his constant adventures.
I stated all that to say, when we are needed for major events, things can be more exciting than you want, and that,
after awhile you look forward to some down time. I look forward to the calm, dull, boring times when the galaxy is
not falling apart. The first fifty years after the elemental mission was such a time. Today for example, I had a slight
annoyance to deal with but other wise it was just a normal, day like any other. After last school year, Master Leo
decided to step down from teaching. He wanted to enjoy some retirement time. He said he always wanted to do
planetary research. Going on one of the pioneering teams that search new planets and discover what potential they
have. He could go along, work at his own pace and enjoy new sights. I wish I could go with him. But for now I was
filling in for him.
The annoyance I mentioned was a guy from GNN, the Galactic news network. He followed me around all day. I tried
to explain what I was doing was not exciting right now. If he wanted e xciting there were other Guardians working on
bigger projects. Even my three yo ung silvers were doing something kind of neat this week. They were about to make
a split in a mountain range so that the ocean rich air on the other side would pass through the opening and finally
bring water to the nearby desert. The land was fertile but was to dry to grow much. "So tell me Etan, what it like
being a Guardian?” the news reported asked. I told him the truth. “It’s kind of like being a parent at times. Parents
look out for the welfare of thier kids, work to provide for them, and get onto them when they do something they
shouldn't. Though often times they just take you for granted and rebel." The reporter looked bored. This was not the
answer he was hoping for. “Look, you asked." I said “I told you the other day when you called me I'm not doing
anything exciting right now. I'm filling in teaching at the school until a suitable replacement can be found."
Reporter Odel's view
Well, exciting or not I had a job to do. We had taken a poll of what Guardian most people wanted to know about. Our
audience wanted to know about a Guardians personal life, daily routine and such. This guy was one of the ones
chosen. I've heard of Etan of course. But he's old news now. He hasn't done anything big in years. Now that Reaper
guy, he would make the headlines. To be honest I was hoping to run into him soon. So how do I take this dullard and
make him exciting. I mean so far this guy is about as exciting as the gardening telecast, my grandmother watches.