by Carla Girtman
youve really messed things up. This is
going to take a while to fixif we can fix
it at all, Ralph, my bossnow my ex-boss
of Well Get You Back In Time travel
Rob. You messed up royally, Alph,
Ralphs second head, echoed.
Ralph said. Whoever said two heads were
better than one, didnt have two heads.
up, Alph retorted.
to lock you up until this is fixed, Rob.
understand. Let me know if I can help, I
youve helped enough, Ralph sighed and
locked the cell.
All I wanted
was to tweak time just a little bit, to erase
that one little incident, to keep myself from
asking that witch to marry me. Except her brother
got in the way. Thats when it went wrong.
Somehow he got vaporized. Apparently he was the
one who fathered the scientist who figured how to
prevent the viral epidemic that altered DNA and
gave everyone two heads. And why I am sitting
here with two heads in a detention cell for
tampering with the time continuum.
not so bad, Bob, I started talking to my
second head. Maybe two heads wasnt such a
bad deal. It would be refreshing to be able to
have an intelligent conversation. Can
I call you Bob?
Bob is good.
were you trying to do? Bob asked.
back in time to keep from getting married.
didnt work. Bob said. She
divorced you last year. Dont you remember?
was back in time.
werent. If you had been, you might have
saved your marriage.
I was in the past. I dont have the memories
for your future.
everyone knows you cant travel into the
course you can. We temporal scientists do it all
believe that he didnt know what temporal
meant. After all he was part of me.
I said, it means of time.
Bob knitted his brow. So how can you have a
brother-in-law? Your ex-wife doesnt have
any brothers, not even dead ones.
to. I went back in time and accidently erased him.
work for this time agency?
come you remember stuff I cant?
time traveler jumps back into time, an event
bubble is created that keeps the travelers
memories outside of occurring time. This lets you
remember events that no longer exist in the new
time line. Unfortunately, it doesnt protect
you from the physical evolution of things like
developing two heads.
always had two heads.
do, yes. Bob was beginning to annoy me.
I didnt always have two heads.
course, you wouldnt notice. I stared
at Bob. In my original time line, humans
dont have two heads.
unfazed by this revelation. So were
scientists? he asked.
Oh God. Bob
was as stupid as my brother-in-law.