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 Post subject: Time Travel (Trouble?) - Ambarsariya and CycloneKira
Post Posted: May 30th, '15, 15:40    


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Time Travel (Trouble?)


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Name: Radhika Chopra
Age: 22
Occupation: College student, part-time scientist (at her uncle's lab)

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 Post subject: Re: Time Travel (Trouble?) - Urban Myth and CycloneKira
Post Posted: Dec 20th, '15, 16:37    


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Occupation: EIC Employee, he's posted at Port Machlipatnam to oversee exports.

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People talk about bravery in these super dramatic terms like it only applies to soldiers going to war, but for all that I think true courage is found in the hard every day moments of social interaction and standing up for what you believe in even when it's not life-or-death, when it's instead a matter of approval-or-ostracization among people whose opinions you care about. That's harder, to my mind. That's an ongoing, you have to live with it forever thing, instead of one single moment that's the exception instead of the rule.

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 Post subject: Re: Time Travel (Trouble?) - Urban Myth and CycloneKira
Post Posted: Dec 23rd, '15, 07:21    


CycloneKira
Radhika was doing some calculations on paper for her uncle. But there was a frown on her face as she did this. Usually, she and her uncle figured things out together, but today, Bhardwaj Uncle had shut himself up in his basement, while his niece toiled at the top of the house, in his laboratory. And he was refusing to tell her what he was up to.

A knock on the door made Radhika look up. "Come in," she said, and Suchitra Aunty walked in.

"Radhi beta, where is Uncle?" she asked, but didn't wait for an answer. "Call him and you also come down for lunch. It's two o' clock." Radhika obeyed her aunt and went downstairs to the basement and knocked on the door.

"Uncle!" she called out. "Come out, it's lunch time!" But there was no answer. She knocked again, louder this time. She listened through the door. She could hear the sounds of her uncle working with something. Probably made out of metal.

"Uncle, please!" she called, and then she played her trump card. "Suchitra Aunty gussa ho jaayenge!"

At this, her uncle finally came out. He opened the door, as narrow as possible, and slipped through it, making sure that Radhika couldn't see anything. This annoyed her, but she didn't say anything. There would be enough time to question him later.

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 Post subject: Re: Time Travel (Trouble?) - Urban Myth and CycloneKira
Post Posted: Dec 23rd, '15, 10:14    


Mynah
Alistair hated his uniform at the moment. Sure, the cap shaded his face well from the sun, but he was sweating fit to melt under the thick, dark-coloured (and therefore sun-absorbing) coat and the tie felt like it was trying to choke him. The urge to just take everything off was barely resistible. He watched the workers loading crates of exports into the ship with jealousy, wishing he could lounge about in loins like them.

'Mr Fenn! Once you're done here move on to the Abigale. Indigo, nothing but. Make sure they tag it as such before it's loaded.'

'Yes, sir.' Alistair doffed his cap and continued watching the workers. After a while he wandered away and found the Abigale, already being loaded. 'Punny name for a ship.' He reflected that that was probably the most interesting thing that would happen to him all day. A pun. He wished his job wasn't so dashed boring.

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 Post subject: Re: Time Travel (Trouble?) - Urban Myth and CycloneKira
Post Posted: Dec 23rd, '15, 14:30    


CycloneKira
Suchitra Aunty set the table with Radhika's help, and everybody rat down to eat. Radhika and her uncle were done within fifteen minutes, both eager to get back to their respective projects. But as she was about to run upstairs, her uncle called her. On his request, she followed him into the basement, unable to conceal her excitement.

For all her imagination, Radhika would never have expected to see what lay beyond the basement door: a Range Rover. "Uncle," she said, in a low voice. "All this time, you were building..... a car?" But Bhardwaj Uncle merely grinned and said, "Acche se dekho beta, this is no ordinary car. Go inside and see for yourself."

Still skeptical, Radhika opened the door of the car and sat in the driver's seat. She saw three digital displays: Previous Time, Current Time and Destination Time.

"Allow me to introduce you," said Bhardwaj Uncle, "to the time machine."

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 Post subject: Re: Time Travel (Trouble?) - Ambarsariya and CycloneKira
Post Posted: Dec 23rd, '15, 15:44    


Mynah
Alistair was glad they'd agreed to switch him to paperwork. It was much more comfortable in the privacy of his 'office', the room with the single window, desk, two chairs, cupboard and safe. He could take off his shirt, loosen his tie, whatever. People would knock first if they wanted to come in, anyway, so he didn't think he'd be caught in his vest.

He worked away at the papers before him, calculating profits, losses, logistics, assigning the various amounts of goods to be dispatched. While comfortably monotonous, it was a lot more interesting and used more brain than port supervision.

His family had sent him abroad with the East India Company to 'make good' after he refused to make good back home. And he was on his way to making good, but somehow it didn't feel satisfactory. Maybe because he was doing what they wanted him to, not what he wanted- but then he didn't know what he wanted. That was the whole problem. Back home he'd skip from this to that and never make a go of anything. His family was smart, sending him to a place where there was only one job he could work because there was only one British company.

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 Post subject: Re: Time Travel (Trouble?) - Ambarsariya and CycloneKira
Post Posted: Dec 23rd, '15, 16:42    


CycloneKira
Radhika couldn't sleep. Her uncle's latest invention was way too incredible. The test run had gone perfectly, except for a few minor glitches, which Uncle had claimed could easily be fixed. Unable to resist the temptation, she put on her slippers and sneaked downstairs.

* * *

Bhardwaj decided to take a break. He was tired after working on the 'minor' glitches which had turned out to be major after all. He went out of the basement, not bothering to lock the door. What did it matter? Radhi was asleep. He went to the kitchen to fix himself some lime soda.

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Radhika went into the basement and took a good look at the time machine. The possibilities were endless. She could go to the future and see what her life would be like. Or she could go back in time and meet her late parents. Saving them was out of the question; Radhika strongly believed that those who had to die, would die at their destined time, regardless of the circumstances. But surely meeting them wouldn't make a difference? She would have given anything to have a chance to see them again, and here was such a chance, right in front of her. But first she wanted to test it out.

She turned on the machine. It turned on perfectly. She got into the driving seat and set the destination time for ten minutes into the future. Start small, Radhi, she told herself. She started the engine. And that was when things started going crazy.

The car was elevated, with no ground touching the wheels, so even if the wheels turned, the car wouldn't move. That wasn't the problem. The car was accelerating way too fast, without Radhika even touching the accelerator. The wheels were just spinning out of control. The numbers on the digital displays were going haywire. Electricity began to form around the Rover. Realizing that something had gone horribly wrong, she frantically started trying to get out of the car, but the bolts wouldn't open. She was trapped. Now positively panicked, she started banging her hands against the windows and crying for help. But to no avail. After a few seconds and a flash of light, the car vanished from the basement, taking Radhika along with it.

((Sorry!!! I got carried away, plus I really wanted her to go back in time quickly so that our characters could meet. I really overshot myself XP))

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 Post subject: Re: Time Travel (Trouble?) - Ambarsariya and CycloneKira
Post Posted: Dec 24th, '15, 07:54    


Mynah
((Nah, you didn't XD we never set any paragraph limits or anything anyway!))

Alistair was beginning to dislike his paperwork job. He thought dismally that it was in his nature to not have the patience to stick to a job and work his way up. He always got tired of it way too easily. What was even the problem? The work needed just the right amount of mental effort, without straining or boring him. His room was fine, there was a table fan he put facing him on full speed. His thoughts of being 'cooped up in an office' were fussy and irrational. He had to stop being so immature.

He stretched, relaxed and took a breath, but couldn't bring himself to get back to work. He decided he'd go for a walk, to remove the claustrophobic feeling and clear his thoughts. He went out onto the sidewalk and just kept walking, barely noticing the bustle of the town around him and the natives, walking until he had reached the outskirts, then slowed down because he liked it better here. Fields extending on all sides, with the odd floppy scarecrow or farmer bent over. He didn't take note of what was being grown because he didn't want to know.

He didn't want to know what the yield was, where it'd go to be bought, how it'd go there. He didn't.

He picked up his pace suddenly, his mood blackening again. He came to an abandoned field, the remains of the previous crop strewing it, and came to a stop. This was something he couldn't ignore. There was a car here, looking terribly damaged as from a serious accident, and there was a person inside it.

If the person was a corpse and a horribly mangled one, he didn't want to take the chance and see. He approached with dread, keeping his gaze averted, and said, 'Hello?' The glass of the window had shards missing, he knew they'd hear him, if they were conscious. 'Are you all right?'

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 Post subject: Re: Time Travel (Trouble?) - Ambarsariya and CycloneKira
Post Posted: Dec 24th, '15, 09:51    


CycloneKira
The car seemed to be travelling in nothingness for a long time. When the car finally landed on solid ground, Radhika couldn't do much to brace herself. So her body was hit by the full impact of the crash. The shock was enough to disorient her for a few moments. She was aware of the fact that she had nothing with her except for her pajamas. And that she was in pain. She looked at the site of the pain and say that she was bleeding. The interior of the car was unrecognizable. Any of those loose pieces of metal could have impaled her. But she willed herself to stay awake. She didn't have time to figure out what had impaled her. She was losing blood fast.

She tried the bolt and, to her relief, it unlocked. She opened the door and tumbled out. She had no energy to walk. There was too much blood on her clothes and hands. She tried getting up, but couldn't. She heard someone speak and looked up. Her vision wasn't clear, but she could make out colorful clothes and long white hair. "Help," she whispered, before the pain got the better of her and she passed out.

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 Post subject: Re: Time Travel (Trouble?) - Ambarsariya and CycloneKira
Post Posted: Dec 24th, '15, 13:09    


Mynah
Before his horrified eyes, the door of the car swung open, hanging off only one hinge, and a girl stumbled out and collapsed. She was copiously bleeding and managed a feeble 'help' before her eyes shut and she keeled over.

Dash it, this was rummy. Understatement. Alistair kneeled next to her. She was losing too much blood too fast. She needed immediate help. And he was here, miles from the town, no people visible around unless you counted the scarecrows. Damn. Blast.

Only one thing he could do. He could see some huts in the distance, he'd ask them if there was a hospital nearby. He picked her up in a princess lift. He thought wryly it was like a dashed romance novel, the ones his governess liked to sneakily read while he sat there trying to read Endymion. Except for all his heroics, this girl might die. Oh, and also, she was native. Now why did that come as an afterthought instead of being the first thing to come to his mind? He was supposed to classify his world's people as British and native. Superior and inferior. Even the native scarecrows were probably inferior to British scarecrows, just that it wasn't supposed to be something that you had to be told.

The lady in the nearest hut kept stood up from her work- separating corn from the husk- with quick dismay. He could understand how it must seem to her. A white man was bad news. A white man carrying the almost-corpse of a native girl? Calamity.

She told him what he had feared- that the nearest hospital was the one in town. Well, there was nothing for it. He turned townward as fast as his legs could carry him and the native girl. He resolved to influence the higher-ups in the EIC to establish some medical facilities in the rural areas. He imagined them in his predicament, travelling all the way to the town in a time of emergency. And the EIC was practically the government around here anyway.

He was lucky to catch his colleague halfway there in his Ford. His friend stopped, his face paling at the sight of the girl. Alistair got in and told him to go to the hospital. The fellow eyed the blood that was staining his precious car's backseat. 'She's a native.' he said like he expected Alistair to throw her out the window and let the vultures peck her.

Alistair gave him a glare that visibly quelled him. 'The hospital,' he repeated, practically growling the words out, and the fellow obeyed. They got there and the girl was put in the emergency ward. After a long half hour they called him in to ask him who she was and their relationship. 'We don't have a... relationship,' he said, blushing even though he knew it wasn't meant that way, but it sounded that way. They hadn't any means to identify her or contact her family. They went on to say she was alive, the wound had penetrated deep but it'd been taken care of. She musn't exert herself and stretch the new stitches in her side for at least a month, though. He could see her now if he wanted to.

He didn't know why he acquiesced. He went into the white room with its strong smell of cleaning chemicals. He felt pleased with himself. He had saved a life. This was the only Western medicinal practice in town. If not for him she'd have died. He hesitantly approached her where she lay bandaged in the white bed, her dark hair spread out on her pillow, wondering if she was conscious.

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