Back in Time: Part 5 (part one of the end)
You almost never sleep now, terrified to go back in time. Eric found out about you going back to his time and you weren’t sure how he was handling it. At first he just told you to fuck off and to stop playing with him. He couldn’t and wouldn’t understand. Even Dylan has been more distant with you. You found yourself always checking your emails and getting sad everytime you don’t see a new message.
You’re in school now. The wide hallways with glossy tiles. The desk put in perfect rows. You made it to the small english room and began to doze off to the sound of the male, monotone voice echoing in the room. You started to feel very heavy and realized you were about to go back in time. You jumped up trying to stay awake. You ended up banging your knee against the desk and had to be walked to the nurse. You told you to lay down for a bit while she iced and bandaged your leg. The overpowerful smell of latex and medicine made you even more sleepy. You couldn’t help but close your eyes and drift away. The feeling of heaviness once again washed over your body, but you were to tired to wake up again.
You were now in the parking lot, around lunch time. Your leg was now completely bandaged up. At first, you just thought you must have tripped off a bit, but then you saw the out-dated outfits and the even more out-dated cars. You threw down your good leg and let out a big sigh. You attempted to run but your leg wasn’t getting the message.
You slowed limped to the big building when you felt and pair of arms wrap around you. You saw Eric’s sharp face and a still small scowl.
“If your ass is going to be jumping through timelines, you could at least not be injured.”
His voice was harsh. Almost like he was scowling a small child. You turned away from his face and looked forward to see Dylan. He let out a smile wave and looked curious at Eric.
“Since when do you help people out?”
Dylan sounded goofy and joking while, Eric was cool and serious. Eric turned to you and analyzed you for a bit.
“Oh yea, sorry. Thank you Eric.”
He began to soften up and once again helped you to walk, leading both you and Dylan to the auditorium. All three of you sat on the stage with your feet hanging off. You were actually enjoying the quite when Dylan asked a question you never expected.
“If you know who we are, does that mean more people do as well?”
You looked to Eric, only to see the same curiosity in his face.
“Well, yeah I guess. There’s a fair amount of people who, uh, know about you two. As well as a few other people who are connected to you both ”
The air once again became quite and the space became dim and cold. This time Eric was the one to break it.
“Are we known because of what already happened or… What’s going to happen.”
You weren’t really sure what he meant in that question. He must of realized you didn’t know what he meant because he then rephrased it.
“Are we well known because we did what we planned?”
You began to feel nervous and shaky. You didn’t want to think about what they did and the monsters they will become. You didn’t want to face the truth, atleast not the harsh truth. You didn’t want monsters, you wanted Dylan and Eric.
Eric let out a deep sigh, realizing the answer when you took awhile to respond. You feel cold and empty. Dylan must have known how you felt because he actually put his arms around you and pulled you into a hug. You were shocked as you knew Dylan almost never did that with girls. His embrace was warm and caring, you looked to Eric and he just looked sad and almost defeated. He now realized that he lost. It was bigger than that though. He lost to himself.