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The wind whooshed through my hair and clothes as I fell, and I spun mid-air to look at him. He stared at me from his vantage point far away, as I tumbled to embrace the sweet, sweet concrete…
Oh. Somewhere along the way, my fall was broken by something that I never felt, and everything turned dark. Feeling like an overpaid Matthew McConaughey from Interstellar, I floated aimlessly in pitch-black nothingness. A sliver of light emerged from the far side. I swam towards it. My other version was nowhere to be seen. The light grew brighter, more colorful.
As I reached the light, I began to orient myself, and soon realized that I was in some kind of viewing area, and the entities to be viewed were beneath me. Like a reverse planetarium, where I was part of the stars.
Below, a scene materialized. The Pacific ocean, as though a live-feed via a drone. The view focused on an island deep within the tangle of landmass. For maybe 10 seconds, the ocean rippled naturally. Then, a resounding boom shook the area and a shaft of blinding light shot down from the heavens onto an isolated island. This bright column of light pulsated for more than half a minute, and then disappeared back to where it had come from. The scene below remained unchanged. However, where once it was calm, the live picture now shimmered, alternating with another picture of the same spot. It was horrible. Through the stuttering montage of both pictures I saw how the ocean turned ugly and how all the surrounding islands lost their foliage in what seemed like a reverse timelapse.
And then poof! It was all gone, and I was at a restaurant. The same restaurant that I was at before I was thrown out by-
MeTwo. He just sat there like the smug prick we both are, alert for signs of trouble. Noticing my frown, he leaned forward. “That thing you just saw, it was an attack.”
“No one knows. But that one pulse of energy was enough to disrupt the entire continuum. Well, not entire, but a good chunk of it.”
“So what now?”
“Now we stop it from happening.”
“I don’t get it.”
“Of course not. The person who is rumored to have done this is at large in an older timeline.”
“Why are you basing your manhunt on a rumor?”
“I never said that. I know where he is right now.”
“Yeah, what are you, deaf or something?”
And then he was shot in the head.