Thursday, June 20, 2013
Saturday, June 1, 2013
You wouldn't realize how hard it is to time travel, or be a Time Traveler.
First off, I am a type of type of Time Traveler known as a Time Warrior.
I am sent off into the past and/or future to help in a random war, battle or fight.
I've been to places and times that the history books don't tell about.
I've been in totally different dimensions.
My last mission, the one with poor Hugh, was a war.
Hugh's father was killed by rebels who took over the palace of Kilnna in Drached.
You've never even heard of that place or war, have you?
Well, I was sent to help the Draghs win.
They did win and then I was sent back to my home time in the 20th century.
The downfall of being a female Time Warrior is that many profess love.
I want to be married someday, but for now I would LOVE for that stuff not to happen to me.
I, as a teen in America in my normal time zone, am a usually happy person until some poor guy falls in love.
Then I end up breaking their hearts.
It's really not fun.
I hate hurting people.
The second thing:
You learn soooo much from being in different times!
I've only been to three recorded wars in my travels; one was with Alexander the Great, one was with the Israelites when they where surrounded on the walled city of Jerusalem and the last was the Civil War.
It was amusing to see the Roman technology. The Israeli war was a fierce thing to behold. The Civil War was terrifying.
I've been to 6 future wars that will be to hard for you to understand, so I'll save you the trouble of confusion. I'll just tell you that the weapons were VERY deadly, but the new inventions and technology were AWESOME.
So something more about my family,
I've got an older brother, Mike (24), his wife Leah (23), their son Roy (4) and one older cousin, Jeff (19).
The year Mike turned 18 my parents where killed in a car wreck. He had an apartment so he moved me in with him.
He met Leah in High School and they got married soon after they graduated.
They don't know about me. Time freezes for me so that nobody expects that there is something wrong with me. I don't really have friends. They think I'm a nerd because I get really high scores on history. That's the only thing I'm good at though.
It's my fate to be alone and prepared for the unexpected. Because believe me, you have to expect the unexpected in order to survive.
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
"Why do you cry?" A young child placed his hand on my knee.
"It's nothing sweet." I answered, quickly brushing the tears away.
He looked at me solemnly. "If it was nothing there would be no tears, dear auntie Eliza."
I smiled at little Roy. "You speak wisely for a young one."
"You taught me to, auntie." He smiled up at me.
I smiled to myself as I remembered my adorable nephew.
But enough. Focus on the present. Roy isn't even going to be born for another 1000 years.
"Why are you smiling like that?" A deep voice startled me out of my reverie.
"Just.. Thinking. That's all." I shrugged off the question.
Dread filled me. I knew why he was here and I knew what I had to do.
Hugh put his hand on top of mine and squeezed it.
I pulled away gently.
"Please don't. It could never work."
"Why?" He asked, his voice was gruff.
"I can't tell you. But you have to trust me. You are only 17, you've got a long life ahead of you."
"I won't. I want you to marry me!"
I shook my head. "Hugh, someday you will find the perfect girl. It's not me."
I hate this. I sobbed within myself. It's always like this...
"I can't marry you."
"Is there someone else?" His face was stricken with heartbreak.
"No." I swallowed hard.
"Then tell me why!" He begged.
"You won't believe me! You will not understand."
"How are you so sure I won't?!"he raised his voice.
"Do you understand time travel?!?"
He was confused.
"See! I told you you wouldn't understand!"
He opened his mouth to say something, then shut it again.
"What does it mean?" He finally whispered.
"It means that I have to leave this time. That I can never see you again. It's what I am, a time traveler. I can go to the past or future. Do you understand?" I reached to pat him on the arm but he pulled away.
"You can go to the past?" He asked unbelieving.
"And to the future." I whispered.
"Why do you have to go?" He bent his head and released a choking sob.
"My time here is up." A tear rolled down my cheek. I hated hurting him like this...
I can't do this anymore! I screamed at myself. I need to leave. Now!
"Why can you come back?" He grabbed me by the shoulders and made me face him.
"I'm done here, Hugh. My job is done. You won the battle. That's why I was sent here."
"You can never come back?"
"No I can't."
I started sobbing. "I'm sorry! I never wanted to hurt you. I know you will marry a wonderful person. You are going to meet her on you 18th birthday!"
Hugh pulled back as if I burned him.
"You know my future?"
"Yes. You will have a good long life! That's all I'm aloud to tell you."
He stared at me.
My head started to ache horridly. You need to leave now, Eliza!
"I need to go, Hugh. I'm going to miss you. Farewell."
He started to reach for me. "Wai-"
I winked out of sight.
Black surrounded me for a few seconds, then I found myself sitting cross legged on the bed in my room.
I stood up and turned on the bedroom light.
Now you know.
My name is Eliza Perris.
I am 16 years old.
I am a Time Traveler.