Chase fiddled with the note in his pocket that he hadn’t put there. All week he had wondered what it meant. “It’s a time travel device. Don’t use.” The package on the table, which held a steel orb adorned with a button and a knob, was addressed in the same hand as the note.
As Chase examined the orb, a note was suddenly slipped under the door. Same handwriting, the words, “You must use that to save the world.” At that very moment a brick flew through the window, a note rubber banded to it. “DO NOT USE!” All the same hand. His hand. He looked at the orb, thinking.
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