|< Back| |Chapter 16| |Chapter 17| |Chapter 18| |Chapter 19| |Next >|


CHAPTER 15: THE ICEBERG


    Our current situation is that of strange proportions. I watch on as Ted and Ikor are trapped
within a time loop. For some reason I am unaffected. Under current conditions, our time machine
has stopped in Z-Space. I don't know how long we will remain here. I hope that we are soon able
to leave. The effects of Z-Space are taking their toll. I am unable to change the course of the
Tardais. In some strange way, it is also trapped within the time loop. The situation increased until
the Tardais controls explode in a showering cloud of smoke. The Tardais dematerializes back into
space, and rockets onward. The Tardais crashes to an abrupt halt. The control panels are badly
damaged, and Ikor begins repairing them. Ted and Micah leave the Tardais to determine where they are.


**********************************************************************************
*PRESENT LOCATION IN TIME:
*
* DATE: MARCH 1, 1912
* PLACE: SOUTHAMPTON ON SHIP TITANIC
**********************************************************************************
FOR MORE INFORMATION REFER TO (SPTIF): TITANIC
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
SPECIAL TOPIC OF INTEREST FILE: TITANIC

TITANIC - SISTER SHIP OF "OLYMPIC". THIS FAMOUS SHIP LEFT SOUTHAMPTON
ON MAIDEN VOYAGE TO NEW YORK. CREW AND SOME PASSENGERS SAVED BY
SHIP CARPATHIA. TITANIC SANK ON APRIL 15, 1912. A LOSS OF 1,513 LIVES.

SHIP DIMENSIONS:

WEIGHT- 46,328 GROSS TONS
LENGTH- 88.25 FT. LONG
WIDTH - 92.5 FT.
60.5 FT. FROM WATERLINE TO BOAT DECK
SPEED- 24-25 KNOTS
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~END (SPTIF)~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

MICAH'S LOG: ON TITANIC 2377.2

DAY 1 (March 1, 1912)

    The Tardais has brought us to the famous ship Titanic. As a safety precaution, we'll use false
names while we are here. Ted loads the Tardais on a luggage cart, pushes it up the ramp into
the Titanic, and converses briefly with the steward standing nearby.

    "Steward. Hello, I am Thomas Andrews and my assistant Theodore Aviere."

    "Mr. Andrews right this way."

    Extra note: The real Mr. Andrews and his assistant had gone into hiding after a previous mishap
with another ship. We could safely assume their identities. Both he and his assistant die on the
ship when it sinks.


DAY 41 (April 10, 1912)

    Sailing day. Other workers arrive and Titanic casts off at noon. A near collision with the Newyork.
Titanic sails to Queenstown Ireland. The first few days of our voyage in the Titanic are the most
peaceful days of relaxation. Ted has noted that the weather is getting colder. Moving closer to the
northern ice fields.


DAY 42-44 (April 11-13, 1912)

    Titanic leaves Queenstown Ireland, and begins journey to New York. Later that evening, we travel
further and further into the northern ice fields. The cold moon shines down on the gray-flecked velvet
sea. The warm moist air soon gives way to bitter cold air that chills our fingers.


DAY 45 & 46 (April 14 & 15, 1912)

    A slight jar of the ship awakens me at 10:30 PM. The band playing in the main dining hall stops
when the sounds of a panicky crowd erupt from the deck below in 3rd class. The ship bells begin
ringing, other passengers run from their rooms toward the boat deck. Ted desperately pushes through
the crowd to our room. At this time, I can feel the ship tipping under.

"WE HAVE STRUCK AN ICEBERG, CQD POSITION 41.46N 40.14W."

END LOG

    "Ted come on!"

    "Micah, I'll be ready in a minute."

    Ted rushes off with a box and an odd looking tool. He bolts the box to a nearby Titanic hull, and
rushes back to the Tardais. He goes in and helps prepare for take off.

    "Off we go Micah. Arrivederci Titanic!"

    "Ted dematerialize!"

    "Micah I'm trying, but it won't work!"

    "Ted hurry, the ship is sinking. We have to go!"

    "I think I've got it."

    "HURRY TED!!!"

    "Here we go."

    The Titanic sinks completely, but the Tardais bobs to the surface. It slowly dematerializes back into
time/space after a close call with death. The Tardais falters and crashes onto the deck of the Carpathia.



CHAPTER 16: THE RELAXATION


MICAH'S LOG: 2377.3

A SUSPICIOUS CHARACTER LURKING AROUND THE TARDAIS, QUESTIONING LATER.

END LOG


    "Who are you?" Asks Micah.

    "Who am I, who am I!" Says Ricky in anger. "I am Ricky. If proof is needed, this may be
of some importance!"

    He pulls out an old yellowed parchment, and begins reading its contents.

    "I sit here and wonder will anyone find me from my earthen grave, in hopes that some day
someone will read this message I have left... Does it sound familiar?"

    "My god! That's the letter I wrote!"

    "Oh my!" Ted mutters, slightly off-guard.

    "Now I know who it is. It is Ricky!"

    "Micah, do you think we could further discuss this in the Tardais? We can catch up on what's
been happening, besides, we seem to be attracting attention."

    As the three went go, Ikor is already closing some of the fixed circuits. He circles around to the
other side of the console. Bending down behind it, he resumes fixing the controls.

    "Ricky, you already know me and Ted, but you're probably wondering who he is."

    "He's Ikor Jhan."



CHAPTER 17: THE FINAL ANSWER?

    Suddenly the Tardais dematerializes and rematerializes on some unknown planet. This unknown
planet happens to be Aaermos, the planet on which they had encountered the evil shadow several
years previous.

    "Uh oh Ted, I think we've been here before!"

    "Micah I think you're right, but I hope not."

    Suddenly an angry voice springs out of the cliffs surrounding them.

    "Do you remember the planet Crom, from which your journey began? Ted, do you remember when
your beloved Bigbunny died and Micah disappeared? I Zrohos caused it all, even the planet you are on.
Because of you, I am trapped here on Aaermos."

    "Micah this thing was part of you when I found you years ago during the end of the River of Blood.
I thought it would die. The life force, your life force was still alive on my ship. I thought the fire would've
destroyed such an evil planet, where many died at my hands... at my hands Micah. I was still very young
after my father disappeared. I fought the battle to save my life and my family. The fires of war continued to
burn long after the dead were carried away. I have seen the beginning of destruction with death flowing
behind. That which began this shall now end."

    Ted pulled the door lever, and ran with a cry of anger toward the evil lurking in the cave. I watched with
sorrow as the whole landscape around us collapsed in. I had hoped that Ted would've made it back.
We returned to TedCastle and slept off the sorrow of that day. Ted appeared from the dream and spoke
through the echo of time.

(    Micah, go to the hidden garden of Night. Find the green book in the library. Pull it out. Keep this
     garden a secret from all. Remember... the evil... is still out there...)

    The dream faded and Micah became aware of a dream that is far too real. This is not an illusion, far from
it. An evil equal to Micah's goodness... His arch nemesis...

(    Hahahaha. Do you remember me Zhermos? I remember when you and I were once one. Now I will
     combine ourselves again to create the ultimate evil!)

    Ted appeared from the mists and forced the shadow off the edge of the cliff. He hit the water, and lightning
flew out of the lake below. As Micah stood stunned, Ted appeared at the edge of the cliff, smiled broadly and
melted away.

    "Thank you old friend."



CHAPTER 18: THE SANDS OF TIME

    Ted's words echo back through time.

(    Father I am still below the depths of time that have swept me away from this
    place long ago. I am far away in another time and place, not here today.)


MICAH'S LOG: 2377.6

I LEAVE TO SEARCH OUT THE LIGHT FROM THE GLOOM OF THIS MYSTERY. I QUESTION
THE EXISTENCE OF TED AFTER HE RETURNED FROM THE ANOMALY IN 24206, AND THAT
OF MY OWN.

END LOG



    I enter the Tardais, finish the repairs, and install the Time Dampers. I then ready for take-off.
This was going to take plenty of patience. Not only did I have to get the space-time field correct, I
also had to be very careful where I stepped from here. One wrong move could end both of our lives.


MICAH'S LOG: 2377.7

TIME DAMPERS:

A NUMBER OF MACHINES IN A BOX OR CIRCULAR LINK FOR TIME MACHINES AND TARDAIS'ES
USED TO PREVENT TIME-STREAM-FLUX.

I LAND IN THE ANOMALY ONLY TO FIND THE INSIDE IS A WARPED WORLD WITH ODD SHADOWS
THAT CHANGE COLOR AND MOVE. PARTS OF TED'S TARDAIS FROM 24206 LITTER THE PLACE AS
IF THE WHOLE NIGHTMARISH PLACE WERE TED'S TARDAIS AND POSSIBLY TED HIMSELF.

END LOG


(    Ted, can you hear me? If you can, show yourself.)

(    Micah... I am everything you see and feel here, I am even the ground upon which you stand.)



CHAPTER 19 REBORN

    As Ted's cries ended, I became aware of another's. I ran toward the source of the cries and soon ran
into Dasto. He told me that somehow a strange swirling funnel had transported him here, and that his
home was millions of light-years away on the now destroyed planet Earth.

(    Micah, last human from Earth. He alone can help you save me, the Earth and yourself.)

    As Micah and Dasto walk back to the Tardais, Dasto tells him of the events leading to his arrival.

    "I had left my home to go on a badly needed vacation. I worked for a top-secret project that took you
from your time/space. At that point, you were turned into what you are now. We had a problem, actually
a meltdown, and you were returned to your planet incomplete. Ted, meanwhile, was caught in a beam that
was sending you back and turned into what he presently is. I had known my mistake and was unable to
stop the process. I was caught in an explosion that transported me along your return path. So as you
returned, I followed, but the being/planet that Ted is, changed orbit and cut off the return path. I became
trapped here. From there, I continued to walk around this place searching for anyone, but only found a voice
in my head saying that help would come and I trusted that I would find it. From there, you found me, but I
need to finish the job that I started. I shall help you and can only hope that you can help me as well."


DASTO'S LOG: 1.0

THE NEW ANDROID IS NEARLY COMPLETE, BUT I SHALL NEED MANY PARTS FROM MICAH TO
COMPLETE THE NEW MICAH. I SHALL DO MOST OF THE WORK THIS EVENING WHEN HE RECHARGES.
I HAVE FINISHED MY TASK AND READY FOR TRANSFER. I TAKE GREAT CARE IN WHAT I DO NEXT,
FOR IF I FAIL, MICAH WILL DIE AND I WON'T BE ABLE TO RETURN HOME.

END LOG



    I was no longer alive in any aspect. My thoughts and memories are the only things I have left to hold on to.
I viewed my surroundings and buried myself in my thoughts.

(    Micah come, I have so much to show you. We are in your thoughts, your existence depends on Dasto's
     task. I am the planet that you are on, but you may question how I was here and at the same time be in
     your company. I had converged in a time sill and killed your enemy.)

    I watch on as Ted leads me through time and space viewing all the events that had occurred. It was all blurry,
but I grasped what he was trying to get across to me and I knew what had to be done. We seemed to fly through
time as Ted began to take me back to the present.

    Meanwhile, Dasto carefully places Micah's memory block in the new android and waits to see if his work is
now done.

    Click...Click...Click...

    "Micah, wake up."

    "I'm awake Dasto, what's the matter?"

    "Look in the mirror and you'll see!"

    "Well I look a lot better. It's time our paths separate. Farewell..."

    At that, Dasto slowly fades away. He returns to the past to correct his mistake and help time continue
onward as it should've been.