Timeline : 3086 , Location : Garden State
Fate. A word meaning that something is bound to happen. Or that you're bonded to someone. It seems like a little thing to some, but I know that it is a very big deal. Fate is a person’s destiny, and whether one likes it or not, Fate will never change. Fate is not just some made-up story. Also, it is not a wish come true. In some cases, that four letter word can be a very, very bad thing. A disaster.
A disaster that no one, nothing, not even time can stop.
My name is Heat, and I am going to tell you about my experience with Fate....
Timeline : 3086, Location : Garden State
I’m on edge here. Literally.
The hair on the back of my neck sticking up shows how scared I am. It makes no sense to be scared. I’ve done this before. Looking down, I gasp at the height I’m at. I take as much air into my cheeks as possible, and jump.
Fear. It is something that haunts me everyday. I still don’t know why, but heights terrify me. Even though I’ve jumped from cliffs dozens of times. I guess it’s a fear that I’ll never conquer.
Eyes shut, I bend my knees, press a button on my shoes, and called out the command “Rocket!”. My eyes flew open, and in an instant, I am flying. I am soaring free. I am...I am...
“Too high up! Too high up! Augh!” I can be such a coward sometimes.
“Oi, Heat! What’re you yelling for?” My friend, and boss, shouted through my earpiece.
“How high am I supposed to go?” My eyes were squeezed shut again.
“Don’t worry, you’re almost there.”
“You didn’t answer my question.”
“You’re going pretty high, about 30,000 feet left.”
“SNAAAAAAKE!” I yelled into his ear.
“I know, I know. You don’t like heights. But don’t worry. Just hang on tight, ‘kay? You’ll be fine.”
‘No, I won’t.” I thought, sighing to myself. I forced myself not to look down. Pretty soon, I could see a floating platform. “Am I supposed to land on that?”
“Uh-huh” As soon my feet touched the solid, metal platform, I sighed out of relief. I absolutely HATED flying, but it was part of my job.
“So, what am I looking for?”
“Just wait for it.” I waited for it. And it came.
“Woah!” I jumped back, startled. A girl appeared before me. But not just any girl. “Moon, what are you doing here?”
Moon was a thirteen-year-old girl with white hair, light blue eyes, and skin so pale you could only call it white. The girl blinked up at me, smiling.
“Hello, Mr. Heat Ray!” I frowned.
“You’re saying it wrong again. It’s Heatwave.” It’s funny, actually. Heat is my first name, and Heatwave is my nickname, tho it sounds like it should be the other way around. “You didn’t answer my question.”
“I’m gonna be your partner for your new mission!” I raised my eyebrow and spoke into my earpiece.
“Snake, why are you sending this kid on a mission?”
“I’m not a kid, I’m thirteen years old!” I ignored her.
“I don’t think she’s ready for a mission, especially one of mine.”
“I am ready for a mission!” The white-haired girl pouted, crossing her arms. “Look, I may be small, but what I lack in size, I can make up with speed! Also, because of my size, I can crawl through vents and small tunnels, and I can quickly make my way out of an attack!”
“I know that, Moon, but you’re still training.”
“I’ll have you know I’m almost done with my training!”
“Wait, what? But you just started last year!” I exclaimed.
“Girl’s a fast learner.” Snake commented through the communicator.
‘Since when? Whenever I try to teach her anything, her mind stays blank!’ Boss must have read my mind, because he started started laughing.
“You must be a bad teacher, huh, Heatwave?”
“He sure is! I couldn’t learn nothin’ from him!” I decided to change the subject.
“By the way, Snake, what is our mission?”
“Your mission is to save a girl named Rain.”
“Rain Puddle?” Moon and I exclaimed at once.
“What’s wrong with a name like that?”
“Oh, nothing. Nothing at all.” Moon gaped at me.
“Nothing! What do you mean, nothing? Her name is Rain Puddle! Rain. Puddle.”
“Well, you’re name is Moon Crystal.” I pointed out.
“Well, your name is-!”
“Would you two stop arguing and get back to business?” Snake commanded.
“Alright, alright, fine. Let me look at the girl’s Profile.” I opened my Pad. As soon as I took it out, Moon squealed.
“Oh my gosh, you have an Air Pad?! When did you get one? How did you get one? They’re so expensive!” Once again, I raised an eyebrow at the girl who was currently hovering around me.
“You know I’m rich, right?”
“Can I play a game on it? Do you have Soul Chasers? Download it, download it!”
“Um, hello? I’m working here?”
“Oh. Right,” Moon giggled. “Can I use your Pad when we’re done?” I let out an exasperated sigh. “You can use my Pad later. Just stop bothering me.” The thirteen-year-old let out a scream of delight and leaped into the air. She flew around in circles yelling in a happy manner. What a child.
And, before you ask, yes, Moon can fly. Literally. I did say she was hovering around, didn’t I? Flying is just one of the abilities the kid was born with. And teleporting. Remember when Moon appeared out of nowhere? Well, now you know how.
Now you’re probably wondering what I’m talking about. You might be thinking, “Abilities? What do you mean by that? I haven’t an inkling of what this man is telling me!” Well, I’ll explain.
Most people in this time era are born with what the people of your time would call “super powers”. Oh, you know what I’m talking about. Things like flying and mind reading. Mind control, and super strength. I for one am able to control the minds of anyone, and can get them to say or do anything I please. Perfect for blackmailing.
But that’s not the only thing I can do. I have a few more abilities, but my most powerful ability - the one that people refer to as my “true power”- is, well, why don’t you guess? It’s not that hard, just think of my name. You finished guessing? My most powerful ability is controlling fire.
I’m sure you guessed right. If you guessed wrong, well. I’m not sure what to say to that. My nickname isn’t Heatwave for nothing!
Now that you know about abilities, I should probably continue my story.
“Hey, Moon. You should take a look at this.” I moved my fingers along the surface of the A-Pad, scrolling through Puddle’s Profile. “According to her Profile, the girl was kidnapped, then murdered.”
You guys must be even more confused. I know what you’re thinking. “How can you save someone who’s already dead?” Well, it’s just what I do. Wanna know what my job is?
I’m a Time Police.
I go back in time to save those that died in horrible ways, such as murder. We also save those that cause some kind of disturbance in the Ripple of Time. What’s that? You want to know what the Ripple of Time is? We’ll get to that later.
Oh, and before you ask, Time Police don’t go as far back as your time. You’re not really supposed to know that time travel exists - or, at least in your case, will exist.
Showing more stuff on Puddle’s Profile to Moon, I continued to talk. “We’re going to have to get there before the kidnapping happened. If we don’t-”
“We would have to deal with the kidnappers, I know.” Moon rolled her blue orbs at me. They’re so stun - I mean, it’s so annoying when she does that. Seriously, it’s like she thinks she’s older than me! Jeez.
“Don’t roll your eyes at me, little girl.”
“Hey! I’m not little! Stop calling me that!”
“I’ll stop calling you little when aliens invade our planet.” I closed the A-Pad. “Alright! Let’s get to base!” I stared down at Moon. She stared back.
“What? What’re you staring for?”
“Why should I teleport you? You can fly.”
“Are you serious?” I shook my head. “I am not flying. Don’t you see how high this platform is?” I pointed downwards. “It’s higher than the cliff I jumped earlier!” The thirteen-year-old stared at me. She rolled her eyes.
And then she pushed me off the platform.
Fear. I swear sometimes, it’s my worse enemy.
I’m not sure, but I think I started crying.
You know what happened next? One minute, I’m free-falling thousands of feet from the sky, and the next Moon is grabbing my hands and telling me to pull myself together, stop crying, stop being such a baby. I can barely hear her words, what with my screaming and all.
I’m grabbing Moon, and I’m hyperventilating. I’m grabbing at her arms, her face, her head, her everything -
Wait, no, That…
...Too wrong for my liking
Anyway, I’m grabbing at Moon’s arms and head, and I’m yelling at her. Telling her off for pushing me off the stupid platform.
“The heck is wrong with you? The heck is wrong with you? Why’d you push me? Why are you so cruel?”
“Because.” Moon answered. As if that answers everything.
In case you were wondering, Moon and I are still floating. I’m clutching this girl as if she’s my last hope of survival - and she kind of is.
“Uhh...Are you going to teleport us anytime soon? To a place where my feet can touch the ground?” My voice was cracking. I couldn’t help it - I was desperately trying not to look down. Moon rolled her eyes at me again.
“You are such a cliffhanger.” I blushed, knowing that it’s true. “Cliffhanger” is just a rude word used to describe someone who’s afraid of heights. And that’s what I am.
“You don’t have to say that. I know what I’m afraid of.”With that, Moon teleported the two of us away.