{{ contest.story_page_sticky_bar_text }} Be the first to recommend this story.
Get Free Copy

100 free copies left

This novel is limited to 100 free copies due to its part in Inkitt’s Novel Contest.

0
Free copy left
You can read our best books
odnarb1986 would love your feedback! Got a few minutes to write a review?
Write a Review

When Are We? A David Wilcox Adventure

By odnarb1986 All Rights Reserved ©

Adventure / Scifi

Chapter 1

Date: The Distant Future

Location: Classified

They were running out of time. A man and woman were running down a dimly lit hall while explosions rang out around them. Their uniforms were as dark as night, almost illuminating the blood that seeped from recent wounds. They had been attacked out of nowhere, their agency crippled with no defenses. The ceiling was crashing down as missiles slammed into the side of the mountain which held their private facilities.

“Go! Into the chamber!” A voice bellowed behind them. Then a loud roar careened down the hall after them as another missile crashed into the mountain. With each passing moment they knew that time truly was of the essence. But this wasn’t supposed to happen. When they had learned of the one crucial piece that completed the puzzle of impending destruction it was already too late. At last, the couple reached the chamber that would take them away from all of this.

“Come on! Get in!” The man yelled as he ran towards the opening door of a large silver pod in the center of the room. The woman stopped when she was just a few feet from the opening. There was a look of distraught etched across her bruised, yet beautiful face.

“What? Let’s go!” He ordered. Even though his face was wrought with agony, anyone could tell by his eyes that his priority was the woman he loved. Nothing was going to separate them; not now, not ever.

“I’m sorry.” She said abruptly, then shoved him into the pod and took a step back. The door began to close as he yelled.

“What are you doing!? We can do this together!”

“The plan would fail! It was the one thing the Commissioner didn’t tell you! You have to do it alone.” She began to tear up as she realized that her time drew near. She brushed aside her dirty brown hair and gazed into his eyes.

The man was torn apart inside. What seemed like betrayal was actually logical to him; it had to be done if things were to be changed. Even though he could still drag her into the pod with him he didn’t. Her sacrifice would give him the chance to correct what had gone wrong. The door had almost closed, creating a claustrophobic feeling around him.

Tears filled his eyes and blurred his vision as he spoke. “I’ll never forget us.”

“You will…but you won’t.” A faint smile crept across her face as the door sealed shut. Immediately, the metallic chamber began to spin. Nothing could stop him now, for in just a few moments he would be gone. His mission was clear, but the question remained whether or not he could change things. Just then, a missile crashed into the room. The woman screamed.

The entirety of his body and soul cried out. And then he was gone.

Continue Reading Next Chapter
Chapters
1. Chapter 1
Further Recommendations

dd1226: I love reading about other countries and I think this story about Cambodia after Polpot creates awareness of the tragedy that happened there and the actions of the U.N. to hold elections. The heroine of the story is easy to relate to, a modern, middleaged woman looking for an adventure, wanting t...

Hali McGowan: when will the third book be done? I am absolutely hooked. I red the first two books within less than a week. I'm itching for the third one. The plotline is absolutely wonderful. I've never been much for sci-fi ish books. but you've got me hooked on this series

Lydia Walters: I really enjoyed this novel. It gives us a view of what could be if we really tried.Also that there's nothing wrong with loving our LORD and our fellow humans. couldn't wait to get to each new chapter (mission). Thanks, Joe!

Roy Jenner: I was pleased to join the action where this B-17 was limping back across the English Channel defying all odds. Obviously written by a person more than familiar with the interior of the Flying Fortresses that were familiar in the skies of Southern England during World War 2. Plenty of action here ...

carla1234: I couldn't stop reading this book once I started! it was brilliant! I loved it and I would love to buy it. Although if you could make a more eye-catching synopsis, I would suggest you please do.I loved how everything came together in this novel. everyone, even people not involved in the main stor...

Dru83: This is the second or third time I've read this one and I just love it. It has just about everything you could ever want packed into one scifi story. It still has some parts that are a little rough in terms of grammar, punctuation, and word usage, but it's still an awesome story. I love how detai...

CookieMonster911: The story overall was an adventure that is appealing to any age. The way the characters develop adds a more human characteristic to the novel. The writing style itself is amazing because you can learn every character's thoughts and emotions. The awkward love triangle and jerk moments adds to the ...

Olivia N J Hamel: I want this book. I love it so much. It is so enjoyable to read and to have a copy of this always, I would be very happy, to always be able to come back and look at it again.

JWalker: I loved this story from start to finish! It flows at a really nice pace and the story world feels so real. The fight sequences are a treat especially when Isanfyre is training to become a warrior. I found the names really cool and thankfully easy to pronounce. Personally I have always struggled w...

More Recommendations

spooky jedi: Love your story!I really hope more people read this story!Its amazing!! The plot is very unique and different, which is very good to have in a world full of stories. You have very complex and intellectual plot line, with your many loveable character and that hint of 'will they, won't they' is ju...

snowview03: This is the first book I have read on this app and I loved it! When I read the title I thought about the hunger games, but this novel is so much more. Some book have a comparison between other books that fallow like premises so i will do my own: Arena has the compellingly emotional stresses and t...

Meri Amber: The plot is creative, fun and addictive! The writing is superb and the characters are really well put together. Definitely highly recommeded!

Chevonne Prinsloo: I loved this book.. I didn't want to stop reading it! just my kind of book... I really love how the plot of the story carries along. I hope there are more books to follow after this one! I like the way she describes how Rogue is feeling and the way she shows the emotions going through Rogu. I als...

Erin Crowley: The concept here is really strong, but the execution is definitely lacking. Tenses, grammar, etc are all off, with at least one or more errors per 'Page' on my phone. The writing style is almost broken- sentences move into each other awkwardly, and are filled with an excess of "filler words", lik...

About Us:

Inkitt is the world’s first reader-powered book publisher, offering an online community for talented authors and book lovers. Write captivating stories, read enchanting novels, and we’ll publish the books you love the most based on crowd wisdom.