2nd to last post for the story, I hope you guys are enjoying it.
“The ship’s security card is over there.” She pointed to a building that we walked towards.
“How the hell are you doing this?”
“You remember asking about my Chrono Psionics? Well, even the most developed on the physical plane fall fairly flat with ours. Now that the time fracture is gone, all the various pathways in front of us are clear. I am just choosing, and telling you, the correct ones.”
“Isn’t that kind of powerful if you can see all the options time could take, and I am able to act on it?”
“Quite so.” She nodded turning around to look at me for a moment.
“A limitless actor, who is given perfect information…”
A guard had opened a door in the back of the building and turned away from us, propping the door open with his foot while he went to the bathroom.
Proud nodded to me. “It’s the red one with an orange stripe.” I slipped in behind the guy, hoping I could see the card easily, which I did, and grabbed it painfully in my mouth, slipping back out and around the corner.
“Unbelievable,” I said between closed teeth, shaking my head, holding the exact card she said I would find.
I was about to walk in front of the guard’s shack when she grabbed my arm, shaking her head. “He is going to see this regardless, and a lot of other paths are converging here. We just have to run now. The ship is the silver one with the red trim on its tail fin. I gave you enough energy that you should be able to manage it.”
I nodded and we started running. A bit later I heard yelling and a few shots exploded across the pad. Twice Proud physically pushed me to one side or another while a round hit exactly where I once was. I held the card up and the ship responded, then we both jumped in as the door closed. I was breathing hard, holding the ground, then lifted my body up and started laughing before she joined in on my jubilation.
“We did it!”
“Not yet,” she said coldly. I looked at her with worry. “Start the ship, then we will be okay!” She laughed at what was probably a joke to her.
“Right.” I nodded and went to the bridge, starting the ship with a few pushes of my chin and hitting a random coordinate in it. Suddenly the ship was taking off. The ruins of the ReCorp building were visible as we gained altitude. “Do time fractures happen often?”
She shook her head, frowning. “Unbelievably often. Just about every space faring race runs into this at least once through their various particle accelerators trying to ‘understand’ the universe. They never realize they will not understand anything that way. It only leads to destruction.”
“Thanks for coming to save me. Seriously.” My head went back and forth a bit, maybe trying to shake itself free of everything going on in it. “But now, is that it? You are off to stop another time fracture? Are you going to leave me?”
“Only if you want me to.”
“Hardly. I’d love you to stay with me. If I could be so selfish to request it.”
“Well, then I will!” she stated loudly, hugging me.
“Isn’t it your job to stop the fractures?”
“It was. Perhaps you do not understand. I was created to stop that fracture, and now it is stopped. So in a way, I am without a purpose. You felt purposeless, but I am much more so. You were born, in the physical sense, and I was born in a different sense, with my sole purpose being to pair with the most responsive physical element, that’s you, and stop this local time fracture. So now my purpose is complete. It is like the immune system of your body, the task is complete now I am adrift.”