Sometimes your only available transportation is a leap of faith (part 1)
“Ok honey, I will see you in the evening” said Roger to his wife Rachel
“Drive carefully honey, the news said it’s going to be a stormy day today” she said
“It’s clear right now, the news channel are not always right. But for your sake I will be careful, ok?”
“Yes, see you soon” she said and kissed him bye
As he was driving down to work the weather started to change, suddenly there were high winds; the trees were swinging from left to right, slow at first, then really fast. The trees were starting to fall down everywhere; he tried to dodge them and he did once but he didn’t see the tree branch ahead of him and banged into it. He had a nasty crash, the cars behind him also banged into each other, a total chaos on the roadside and he was knocked out.
When he woke up a few minutes later, he felt fine but something was wrong, everything was backwards here. The cars were going backwards instead of going forward. He shook his head, maybe it was a dream but nothing happened they were still moving backwards. He got down from his car and looked out for a pedestrian.
“Excuse me, can you please help me?” he asked a passerby.
“Yes tell me” he said
“Why is everyone moving backwards?”
“Huh? I don’t understand you” he said and left
“Hey, why is everybody moving backwards?” he asked another passerby
“What, we are moving forward only, are you okay?” he said
He was confused and didn’t know what to do. His world was the same but at the same time it was totally changed. He had no clue how to tackle the situation. He got his car towed and went home but there also his wife was doing everything backwards, it was as if people were not ageing but were getting younger.
They were doing everything same as before but the days were going night evening afternoon and then morning. His head was actually spinning and he slept it off as much as he could. His wife was concerned about him and advised him to go see a doctor.
“No darling, I’m alright. I just need to sleep properly then I will be okay” he said
“Okay if you say so” she said
Next day and the few days after that Roger just kept thinking about how to get back to his own “time”. He researched about it, talked to people but to no avail, he got no answers.
“Rachel, Rachel” he called out
“Yes what happened, why are you panicking?”
“You have to help me, this is not right, this is not our time baby, we need to get back to our own time. I know you don’t understand but it’s true, just go with me” he pleaded
“I don’t understand what you are talking about but I will surely help you. Tell me what you want” she said
“We need to go to the library for that” he said
“Ok let’s go” she said and they stepped out of the house.
As soon as they were on their porch the whole town was outside and ready to hurt Roger for creating a mess and talking rubbish to everybody.
“He’s a menace to society, he should be punished” somebody shouted
“Step outside right now”
Hearing this both of them quickly ran inside and bolted the door and all the windows.
“Phew, what was that?” asked Rachel
“They want to hurt me, nobody understands. They think I want to hurt you guys but I don’t I just want to go back to the time I came from” he said
Rachel didn’t say anything; she was also thinking the same thing. Roger was not making any sense but as his wife she had to support him.
They decided they will sneak out at night when nobody is looking.
As the clock struck 10, they both got out of the house and looked around, nobody was there. They swiftly got into their car and went to the library.
“Honey, you stay here I will climb the gate and then let you in” said Roger
“Ok, I’ll wait”
Roger went out and tried to climb the library gates without being seen. He tried a couple of times and finally managed to jump to the other side. He rapidly opened the short gate and let Rachel in. both of them were looking for an open window to get inside.
“Hey Roger, I found one” said Rachel.
They went inside and closed the window. They opened their torches and started searching for a book which might give them some information.
After looking for an hour they found a book – ‘Sail through time’.
“Would this help?” asked Rachel
“Maybe honey, let’s have a look at it” said Roger
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