Chapter 11 of my Wednesday briefs story, Love Across Time is now up. You can read it by clicking here.
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Here is a sneak peek at what you'll find in chapter 11:
Liam knocked on Duncan’s office door. “Got a minute?”
Duncan sighed and looked up from his computer screen. “Sure. What’s up?”
Liam shuffled through some of the papers he was carrying and selected one, laying on Duncan’s desk. “Since Ryan’s tribunal, I’ve been pouring over the timeline logs to see if there was something -anything- there that could help him. I found something very curious. Look at this log chart. The current timeline skew started back in the 1980s and has been skewing continuously.”
“Why didn’t our equipment pick it up?”
“Our equipment can only sense radical skews in the timeline. This skew has been gradual up until recently when we finally detected it.”
“Explain that one more time,” Duncan said, puzzled as he looked over the charts.
Liam tapped the chart, tracing the red line which gradually move upwards as it traveled across the page. Black vertical lines indicated the years as they were passed. “I have no clue what’s causing this, but if I were to hazard a guess I’d say we have a temporal causality loop on our hands.”
“Unfortunately, because the effect precedes the cause, they’re hard to pinpoint, let alone prove. This could possibly help Ryan. Find out everything you can about this and let me know as soon as you have something.”
Just then Duncan’s secretary burst into the room visibly upset. “I just got a call from the prison warden.”
“Oh jeez, now what?”
“It’s Ryan. He’s been raped, stabbed several times and beaten. He’s in critical condition.”