Guardian Core Chronicles Time after Time HTML version
I was horrified could we have changed time? â€œDid we do this?" I asked." Don't blame me" Reaper commented " All I
did was kick some guys butt, I don't see how that could destroy a whole city, though if it did that would be cool."
Argyle explained â€œItâ€™s not just this one city; the whole planet had been wiped out. Look here on the monitor and see for
yourself." The whole earth was a barren landscape of rock and ash. Even the oceans were go ne. I asked again â€œCould
we have done something to cause this?â€ â€œNoâ€ Argyle said â€œI don't think so.â€
Matt reminded me of a few things Master Selar had taught us. It was about the true nature of time. Everything in the
universe has checks and balances, even time. You might think that by going back in time and doing a specific action
you are changing time. But time is like a rubber band it stretches and then pulls back. It's like dipping an object in a
bowl of water. While the object is submerged the water changes volume and shape slightly, but when the object is
taken out, then it returns to its former state.
It takes a lot to actually change time permanently. Itâ€™s possible but difficult. With most things whatever you do when
you leave goes back to the way it was before you came. But a fe w things can be integrated into history itself. So you
become part of what was supposed to happen anyway. So either you are bounced out of the fabric of history or you
become part of the thread. For any action to permanently change history was difficult to achieve. It answers the well
known grandfather paradox. You go back in time and kill your grandfather, before you were born. When you return
home to the future, the past you created never happened and you never actually killed him. Even to take me out of my
time, Master Selar had to essentially kill me, pull me out of the fabric of my time and integrate me into the fabric of his
time. When he made me young again I did n't realize he had done all that. The whole thing gave me a headache but
somehow Master Selar seemed to understand it.
If this system of checks and balances did not exist someone would eventually do something st upid and mess up the
whole timeline for everyone. We can exist because time keeps itself in balance. We didn't know what was going on, but
it was obviously something big. Argyle tried signaling Master Selar but there was no response. â€œI suggest" Argyle
began â€œWe go back to 1985, five minutes before we got fired upon and wait while cloaked. See who our attacker was
and if they had anything to do with this. " We did just that. When we arrived it looked identical to the future, it was just
a barren landscape. â€œWe left this a few minutes ago, why is it different?" Reaper asked. â€œIâ€™m not sure." I told him. Matt
was silent for the moment. We began taking small jumps back in time a few years at a time until we reached the critical
place where the disaster struck.
We had made our way back to year 1521 on earth which is current time at school. We flew the pod high into the
atmosphere so we could see what was going on. All the super volcanoes and nearly every normal sized volcano were
erupting at once. There were around 1500 regular volcanoes on earth and 8 known super volcanoes. Just one super
volcano could cause world wide disaster, much less all of them. Argyle and Reaper stared at me, and shook thier heads.
â€œDonâ€™t say it, just don't say it." I moaned. But Reaper said it anyway â€œWhat is it with you and volcanoes. I canâ€™t even
take you on vacation without a disaster." "This is obviously a created disaster." Argyle said. O nce again we tried to
contact Master Selar but had no response. We took the pod and headed back toward the school, it took six hours, so we
had plenty of time to contemplate. "How come the Guardians didn't prevent this?" I asked out loud. Argyle looked
thoughtful but didn't respond. I could only think of one likely possibility, but hoped it wasn't the case.
When we approached Selar's planet, which was now named Selon we were in for another shock. Master Selar's palace
ship and the school weren't there. â€œWhere could they have gone too?" Reaper asked. Even Argyle looked confused
â€œNot only is the ship gone, but there's no evidence of all the Teraforming on the planet. The mining project was almost
finished. With in the next few years the filling of the ocean, would begin, but its not there anymore. In fact the planet
no longer has any atmosphere. That was one of the earliest projects he did.
After some discussion we decided to check out a few other planets. Planetary guardian Neru was just a short distance
away. After a day of surprises, we got yet another one. The planet was being controlled by a militarist empire. This
planet used to be mostly agricultural. And the Monitor didn't pick up any Guardian energy in the area. There was a
deep space communications relay station just a short distance from our location. We tied in and pulled up a diagram
showing all the Guardian protected planets. If the information was right, there were no Guardians left in this galaxy. I
asked my matrix if it could sense if one of the prime matrix's still existed. If there was one left it wasn't close enough to
sense. After a second round of discussion we decided to go back to earth and see if we can set things right.