Guardian Core Chronicles Time after Time HTML version

We landed out of sight and at Etan's suggestion, transformed the pod into a convertible corvette. The weather was a
balmy 80 degrees and sunny. Clear skies as far as you could see. It was a nice change from the barren landscape that
surrounded the school grounds back home. Eventually the planet would be Terraformed to a paradise but for now it was
still bleak.
Reaper was jumping out of his seat the moment we drove into town. Many young people walked around with sp iked
hair, chains on thier pants and piercings over their bodies. The first thing Reaper wanted to do was to go shopping for a
new wardrobe. We arrived at a local mall. The first shop we walked in people came running up to reaper screaming
“Bon jovi, Bon jovi. Later I found out he was a famous musician of some on earth. So that was the look he changed
too, that figures. Etan hadn't recognized at first who his new look was, I guess he wasn't a big music buff either. Reaper
signed autographs and several store keepers gave him the VIP treatment, shortly thereafter the police arrived to control
the crowds. We must have been in the mall for eight hours that first day. Most of that time Reaper trying on new
clothes. Etan called him a diva.
Etan and I opted for Hawaiian shirts and blue jeans, and tried not to be noticed at all. Each meal that week Etan
showed us various popular human foods. Italian turned out to be my favorite, and Mexican was Reapers choice. Etan
had a good laugh when he introduced Reaper to hot peppers and dared him not to drink water for five minutes
thereafter. He was sweating and obviously in pain, but he made it. After which he drank plenty of water then went back
for more peppers.
Usually the only emotions Reaper showed were anger or agitation. But now he was like a kid on his birthday. By the
third day, the pod was full of his clothes and stocked with junk food. Reaper bought six dozen doughnuts to bring back
home. We even visited a zoo. Reaper was bored until got to the reptile area. We showed him the poisonous snakes, he
perked up after that. Out last stop was a wrestling competition. We showed up, got our seats and Etan left to go get
popcorn and drinks for us. I specifically asked Reaper to keep a low profile. Unfortunately, the place made an
announcement that they were inviting anyone from the audience to try to make it two whole minutes with the local
champion. Reaper was the first in line to fight the champ. I'm sure he intimidated his way to the front of the line
By the time Etan got back, Reaper had not only made the two minutes, but was back in his seat holding the trophy and
prize money. He gave away the prize money to a child close by, but held the trophy as if it were made of gold. Etan
walked back in looked at Reaper and asked "And who did you steal that from?" Reaper smiled and said “I didn't steal
it; I won it by pinning the local champ. Are there any other competitions, I can dominate?" The champ stomped out of
the arena, either out of anger or embarrassment. Etan had just spent thirty dollars on the popcorn and drinks, and
Reaper ruins the whole show. Reaper had a look of reflection “Your planets had thousands of years of constant wars.
You got ninja's, samurais, knights, wrestlers, and Chuck Norris So how did you get to be such a pacifist?" Etan grinned
and said “I’m not a pacifist; I'm a Guardian in training." "Aahhh, same thing" Reaper said back. In spite of Reaper
taking center stage at the match we had a great week. It was good to have real friends again. The last time I had called
someone a real friend, he rejected everything I taught him and started an empire. Master Selar signaled us he would
pick us up when we were ready. As we secured everything in the pod Reaper was planning our next trip. “Next time,
let’s go the medieval times. And also there's this guy named Attila the Hun, I bet I can take him." I shook my head at
him and told Etan “It seems Reaper has had too much sugar."
Time for a change
Etans view
Reaper hopped in the pilot seat and readied the pod to go. Suddenly, there was a jolt to the pod. We had been hit. I
peered outside see what was going on, as another blast hit the pod. Floating in front of us was a small space fighter
blasting away at us. We got hit by third blast as Argyle activated the time field. When we materialized, the landscape
had changed, before us lay a barren land of rock and ash. "How far back did you take us too?" Argyle looked very
confused " I jumped us just a few years ahead of where we were, just enough to get away from the fighter." Reaper
confirmed “We were in 1985, now we are in 1989."