By Simmons S. Gordon
It all started in the distant far future. A scientist had gone evil, invented the time machine for his own purposes. Criminal fugitives have disappeared into the past and 2 law enforcement officers, on a mission, must pursue them into the past, leaving a corrupt lawless time, to a simpler time than theirs. Now they’re among us.
A special breed of humans, advanced in every way possible, with superhuman like senses, both with 1 weapon and computers named V.I.C.E.S. (Virtual Image Computer Excellent re-Searcher) and R.I.C.K.S (Research Information Computer Knowledge Searcher). Together, they travel to our world, finding fugitives from their own and witness real past events that helped shape their world.
Both on a mission to find wanted criminals can’t go home until they found, round them all up, preserving the past and protecting our future. Their names are... Brian Ferguson and Farah Ramirez that tell their story from their own point of view.
In the year 2169, in the 22nd century, there was a city on earth called Serene City which used to be called Philadelphia in the U.S. of the past century, what was once known as. Serene was founded in 2100. It was like heaven on earth crime-free, people well mannered, happy, friendly, and alongside with A.I. (robot civilians). But one scientist who will turn bad destroys this earthbound urban paradise with high rise buildings dotting every street corner with little vacant land.
His name was Dr. Stone hart, a graduate of quantum physics and molecular transportation in the U.S. at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) in 2138 and also a millionaire that travelled the world promoting his discoveries, his invention, the time machine which came to reality in 2168 through his funding. He created a time machine in S.C. (Serene City) where people can go back in time when it’s peaceful but it was supposed to be experimental.
He had conceived the idea from before at MIT but others say that human teleportation was too risky by not sending the entire human body though safely and was outlawed. He had a rough life, his mom died in his teens, the father was drunkard by taking cyber drug implants in his brain staying high until it killed him eventually, leaving Stone Heart without a family into adulthood.
But one hero, a man will stop him named Brian Ferguson who was from in New Scarborough ON, United States of Appalachia, District 8, a borough, part of the city of Toronto and was born through IVF (In Vitro Fertilization), a process where a woman's embryo or egg, is combined with male sperm outside of the body in a glass tube. His real parents, an interracial couple, the mom 100% black and bi-racial dad want this procedure done because it a better solution, but he sees himself as a black person.
They split up when he was 4 when the adopted dad disappears not saying his whereabouts, but all will be explained later on in his life. His mom died of heatstroke and bad health. So he went to foster homes or shelters in downtown Toronto to live as he grew older.
He didn’t want to acknowledge his African-Canadian, Caribbean background because of an embarrassment of black people in the past through criminal acts, harsh treatment in the early-mid 20th century in North America, but happy to learn about a black president in the U.S. in 2008 and about the legendary Afro-American civil rights leader, the late Martin Luther King, Jr. of the 20th century who fought for equality. Also a South Asian PM in the old Canada from 2072 and a Hispanic president in the old U.S. from the later part of the 21st century, every 4 yrs.
Racism was eradicated worldwide in 2042 that change the cultural face of the world. Brian did homeschooling in virtual reality format with the teacher being a hologram and straight a student.
He grew up going to elementary school, junior high school, and high school, also made some male friends, even though they're a lot of robot hall monitors in all schools since 2030. Religions of the world such as Western Christianity was soon outlawed in 2078 mainly in Europe, North America, eventually, the whole world by an anti-Christian group with the exception of Muslim Islam faith, atheism and that the anti-Christian group were sons and daughters also grandchildren of terrorists were devout followers of Islam.
Very soon Islam and other religions were eliminated. Science, AI and VR technology have increased rapidly.
If any person caught worshiping any Christian faiths and reading the e-bible in the open, they are fined $75,000 or 14 years of imprisonment, which is a very cruel punishment. So the Christian West went to war against the terrorists. But they had powerful nuclear weapons that vaporized their jets and soldiers. They no choice but to surrender to them. 85% of the earth became non-Christian/religious in 2082, so faithful Christians worship in secret, in small groups underground and eventually Christianity disappeared on earth forever by 2100.
The conditions on earth were scarce, extreme heat, low resources, overpopulation and climate change cause people to travel to other planets in space such as Mars and with 500,000 people living on the red planet with good clean water resources and good climate conditions through terraforming.
Highly intelligent with an IQ of 170, super hearing, sight, sharp clear memory, and accurate reading skills also can stop time and jump very high.
He nicknamed himself “Streak” because of his speed. He excelled in some sports such as boxing, running, hockey, basketball, and baseball to keep him occupied. He loved his home and native land which was Canada, and special advanced law enforcement, the RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police), also he loved the U.S.A. of that past century, now known as the United States of Appalachia in the former eastern North America, broke up into districts and zones. But Jeremiah found Brian on the streets of Toronto Megalopolis (City of the North) as some will say and took him to Serene with him, being his mentor.
Still unsure of his future at 18 when he graduated high school, but he quickly knew he wanted to help people, protect them, so he decided to be a law enforcement office at Northeast Sector zone 14 in Serene’s law enforcement academy and learn about fugitive retrieval by the U.S. Marshals of the past century the police-style. Vancouver Megaplex city in Western Northern Lands known as the Cascadian Republic, consisting of the former U.S. northwest and the Canadian province of B.C. in the mix, is where Heather was born and grew up with her adoptive parents.
Her real parents abandoned at birth and she lives by her memories that keep her sane. She was part of the White race which is now a minority in the 22nd century since the trend started in the 2040s. When she said she wanted to be a journalist when she grew up as a teen, her adoptive father who was drunk at the time beat her for going to the library to study journalism and physics also not coming in from her curfew.
So at 18, she ran away from home and went to Serene City in the south for better opportunities. Improvements in weapon technology like laser technology by Dr. Wise-man real name Jack Stewart, P.L.L.T. invention (pellet laser launch tube) that shoots out pellet laser capsules from a portable object to stun a target like a person for 30 minutes and is a powerful force field was being patented in 2147.
It came to reality for police only use in 2153, in a form of an old school Taser gun, but it fell in the wrong hands years later by Dr. Stone heart obtaining the copy of PLLT blueprints. He had a real feelings for an attractive female news reporter named Heather Wassermann, a platinum blond. They had strong real feelings for each other when she first interviewed him on his 1st police assignment when he and his team took down some criminals.
By the summer of '67(2167), the once peaceful Serene City became hell on earth and was in peril with gangs on the rise in a vicious street war with looting, robberies, and violence with armed robot android police, human ones in automated self-driving armoured vehicles at the core with Brian leading them as Captain. Anyway, Brian went into law enforcement school at Serene City Protective Agency in the area of Serene City to become a cop through rigorous training, laser target practice, and drilling.
By then, Dr. Stone hart went evil, by siding with convicted criminal fugitives up to 200 in total, naming themselves the Outcast rebels, escaping the law that lives in Lower Serene, an underground city where people who don‘t keep up with the fast-paced 22nd-century technology and still think they live in the early 21st century are treated like cavemen, which called themselves Outlaw Rebel group society. But they escaped and went to the surface with Stone Heart‘s help, causing trouble by killing a few citizens with advanced weaponry like super laser cannons and guns. There was also a great war of 2112 which was a virtual one across the earth.
Brian had stopped them, arrested them, and sent them packing. But he had help from a Serene City female cop/detective Farah Ramirez, an attractive brunette officer with long hair tied in a ponytail he met at the same S.C.P.A. law enforcement academy to train, the same place Brian trained also. She too was tracking down some fugitives that escaped from jail and on the run in Serene. Stone's heart was furious that his bad boys and girls are in jail that he recruited to cause destruction in the city.
“What fools!” “Must I do everything myself around here?” Stone heart said. So he freed them and sent them back to 2009 to run wild and rampant in causing destruction, also hide in, by giving them Time Jump cards in envelopes laced with ARS as they lick the moist opening causing them to teleport. They quickly figure out that Dr. Stone Heart is responsible for the disappearance of a lot of wanted fugitives to the past through his invention at his laboratory with hidden cameras in his lab recording the events.
So Brian and Farah both went to his lab and caught him before he escaped. "Freeze Stone heart," Brian said. "My, my Capt. Ferguson and the beautiful Ramirez, how can I help you today?" he said. "Quit the humour," Farah said. "So you were responsible for the convicts escape?" "Why yes, Ms. Ramirez." Stone heart replied. "Well you're charged for aiding dangerous criminals to escape from justice by them obtaining Time Jump cards you secretly put into envelopes laced with ARS," Brian said.
"I would love to stay and chat, but I have a date with the past" Stone heart said and dashed towards Heather holding the beautiful blond hostage. "Let her go, you jerk! Leave her out of this" Brian said. "No way, she's my sacrifice if she defies me," Stone heart said and walked towards the time machine with her. "Don't shoot!” Brian said. "If you want to sacrifice someone, sacrifice yourself," he said. "You know I have taken an anti-radiation serum (ARS) to protect me from the deadly bright lights, my body paralyzes for a while until I reach my destination, as for her".
“Why don’t you take a little trip with me by going back in time? “He said. “No way you bastard. I rather die than travel with you” she replied. “So be it,” Stone heart said. He then had a needle and injects her right side of her neck with deadly king cobra venom. He pushed her into Brian’s arms, causing her heart to beat rapidly until a fatal heart attack, killing her. "NO!" Brian said. "Brian, stop!" Wiseman said.” It’s too risky, the power zone is still on, can't go in there unprotected without ARS, you share the same fate as Heather." “Listen to him, Brian,” Farah said. The scientist got away in his time machine by going back in time. He planned to kill them too if they stand in his way.