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CHAPTER 10: 4,000 YEARS LATER


RICKY'S PERSONAL LOG: ORGINE: 29876 DANKI: 93

TODAY EMINE A. ARMINGTON FOUND AN ODD LOOKING ANDROID IN
THE VICINITY OF THE RUINS AT GRANDE LE HOFFE. ALL OF HIS TESTS
SHOW IT IS MADE OF SOME SORT OF UNKNOWN MATERIAL, IT MAY
STILL WORK!


DANKI 94

TODAY, TESTING OF THE ADROID. RUMORS OF ATTEMPTS TO TURN
IT ON ARE CIRCULATING, THE TIME IS NEAR.

END LOG



    "We've found Micah. He disappeared only because he couldn't bear the loss of his friend."

    "His friend might still be alive out there among the stars!"

    "He's an unknown. We don't even know what will happen when its turned on!"

    "True, but we must chance it and find out!"

    "I won't allow it, the odds aren't in our favor! I WON'T ALLOW IT!!"

    Secretly, the two scientists disobey orders and go about working on the android.
Carefully replacing the old rusted wiring, they begin turning on the inside motors.



CHAPTER 11: OFF IN SPACE. SOMEWHERE?

    "Here goes Eugene, I hope this doesn't kill us!"

    "I agree, I hope its a friend and not a foe. We might be done for!"

    "Contact."

    "Contact."

    As Micah was turned on, a humming sound fills the room. After a moment, he sits up
and stares around.

    "I seem to have gone from one bad dream to another. Could you tell me where I am right now?"

    "You're on Tedland in the year 24206. We need your help."

    "If I'm on Tedland, where is Ted?"

    "If Ted is alive, he'd be over a million years old and be one of those old magicians."

    "Yes he is, or was."

    "It might lead us to that spacial anomaly."

    "What anomaly?"

    "Yes, there's a strange anomaly in the far reaches of our galaxy. It seems to be drawing
closer. Who are you?"

    "My name is Micah. I used to be alive until... well its a long story. The anomaly is being
caused by Ted, who is stuck inside it, I think."

    "So you and Ted are not myths after all. Ted by this time would be what, trillions of years old now?"

    "We must try and save Ted, my life depends on it." A groaning noise erupts from the empty space
next to Micah, and Ted's tall blue time machine materializes beside him.

    "Hello! Micah!! Lets go eat, I'm starving. It was going fine until I hit that asteroid about seven light
years out, and every system started going berserk. Thank god I put the life support systems on a
different power grid. The main power grid took a beating and it took a long time to fix. I would have
been home sooner, but I got stuck in a black hole. I think I got all the bugs worked out though."

    The two companions said farewell to Gustav and Eugene, hopped in Ted Tardais and dematerialized
into time itself. A sudden electrical surge blows one of the console panels off, and all the lights go off.

    "Oops!"

    "I don't like that. What did you do?"



CHAPTER 12: TIME WARP

    "Ted. We've lost force-shields, E.M.C, P.D.S, R.M.S, S.D.A, and the DIMENSIONAL STABILIZERS.
They're all malfunctioning from the stress, we won't be able to survive."

    "Micah I'm attempting to dematerialize."

    As Ted was doing so, the time machine began a series of groans as it dematerialized through space.
As the pair and the time machine landed with a gigantic thud on some unknown planet, the Tardais control
panels stop sparking and go dead.

    "Micah, I'll see where we are. Stay here and try to fix some of these controls. They're essential to
getting home."

     Several hours passed. Micah is inside working on the controls, and Ted stands on a ledge outside
contemplating where they are.

    "This is perfect. The whole system needs repairs, and this time indicator is still nonfunctional.
No wonder, the wires are hooked in backwards, and I'll give this a turn."

    "Ted, get in here!"

    "What Micah? I'm still not through sampling the area. I have to find out where we are."

    "Ted you don't have to, I know where we are. We're on Aaermos."

    "Oh god," mutters Ted under his breath. "I'm coming Micah. Ready for take-off
immediately, we're leaving!"

    "I'm not finished with the repairs."

    "I'll help, but we have got to leave!"



CHAPTER 13: INTO THE BEYOND

    After several minutes of strenuous work, the time machine began to slowly dematerialize
back into space.

    "Micah, we're going too far back in time. I just hope I can steer this thing correctly and land
before we go too far!"

    "Ted we're going in the wrong direction. We're headed straight for Crom. If we don't alter
course now, we'll be crashing into the surface!"

    "If we alter course, we'll go too far back. We have to materialize, now!"

    Ted's emergency landing throws them to the floor, knocking both unconscious for an
unknown amount of time. The panels explode with on pouring clouds of smoke and Ted's Tardais
falls from the sky and lands on some unknown planet. High cliffs surround the Tardais. Coming
around, they find themselves in a large room lined with control panels. In the center of the room,
a small black suit of armor hangs in midair. Ted stops, pulls a small piece of equipment out of the
bank he is standing near and stashes it in his coat pocket. A shadow looms over them both.
Ted pulls Micah into the Tardais, raises the shields and dematerializes.

    "Ted that was close, but what was that?"

    "I don't know. We're in uncharted space, and I haven't seen anything like it."

    "Ted what's that?"

    "Their landing circuit."

    "Ted what's happening?"

    "Something is materializing around us."

    "If one of us doesn't stand down, we'll both explode. Unfortunately we can't stand down, all
our controls are fried. Throw this outside when I count to three. ONE!! TWO!! THREE, NOW!"

    As soon as he does, the doors close and Ted's Tardais is blown back into space. The
shimmering planet becomes solid for a moment, then implodes. The fragments disappear, and
a large white void remains.



CHAPTER 14: TIME TUNNEL

    "Ted look behind us, what is that?"

    "Our escape has ruptured time itself. The question of closing it...."

     Ted adjusts the controls, stabilizes his ancient podium and the ancient magic spell book
upon it. The Tardais shudders a moment, and abruptly lands.

    "Micah we've landed. Welcome to E-Space."

    "There's something out there. The readout shows that the air is breathable, and the area
we're in is slowly shrinking."

    "Ted, what's out there?"

    "Shall we find out?"

    Ted and Micah head toward the Tardais door and begin to walk out. Micah holds onto the door
while Ted tests the white, and is surprised that it is solid. They begin walking to the thing that the
scanner had picked up. It appeared to be an old castle front with missing sides. The facing wall
had a pair of double doors set in the center, which reminded Ted of his castle in Tedland. The two
walk up to the doors and push them open. An old library covered in cobwebs lies within. Books
line the shelves, stop and continue on a second level above. A secret panel from a bookcase slides
away revealing a secret passage. Farther back in its darkness, a wizened, white bearded, blazing
golden-eyed figure floats out.

    "Hello... Ted, I've been waiting on you."

    "Micah, this is my father Ikor Jhan. Ikor, this is Micah."

    "Shall we pack my stuff and go?"

    "How will you get all of this back with us Ikor?"

    "Simple Micah. As I leave, this whole library returns to the castle on Tedland."

    "Did you build TedCastle?"

    "No, but I did create this E-Space that we're in."

    They leave the library with Ikor. The Tardais is closer than it had been earlier. Ted, Micah, and
Ikor enter the Tardais. They dematerialize, and the small ruin disappears. Time slows, jumps, and
then reality shatters...