THE RETURN TRIP – Episode 255
…the McKinney boys thought that they had just nodded off a bit…
“Wait a minute Gussy… I think we are leaving out something in all this. Forget about seeing our long dead/gone/whatever parents on this bizarre planet. I seem to remember thinking that we were phasing in and out of reality right after we lit the SOL fuse.”
“That’s right! I was trying to engage the emergency decelerator and my hand could not reach the console,” Gus recounts his frustration.
“At the time I was thinking we had had it, lab-rat hell, how about you?”
…they reach across and bump their fists; someone had to do it and this is what we signed up for…
“It did not look good did it bro?”
“And that’s about where we stepped in,” Celeste inserts the current time-stem into their recollection of events.
“Are you telling us that we died and you changed history? That is a bit bizarre?” Deke is coming to grips.
That is when Cerella needed to add the perspective of the time-space angle, #You did expire, right after the point when your molecules destabilized#
“Shit Deke, I told you this was a dream!”
#But we noticed that your presence in the 2051.025 timestem was no longer and after consulting with the High Counsel, we decided to save your lives, for the sake of your mother and father#
“I’m a big fan of the space-time continuum, but I’m pretty sure you have messed with Earth history.”
#We have not Gus McKinney. Earth has continued on its path, steeped in the knowledge that you expired in space aboard your version of the Explorer#
#Yes, the other ship named Explorer, Sammy Mac has called it NEWFOUNDLANDER, is in the berth next to yours#
It isn’t long before Deke notices that Gus is discussing time-travel with a very different looking girl.