In a Matter of Time PART-10 “Keep your friend close, enemies closer.”
The king accepts the choice which Tim has chosen, but something unexpected happened. The King asks Tom the same 3 choices, but Tim asked, “One answer was enough, right?” The king was not accepting what Tim just said and looks towards Tom, and unexpectedly Tom chose the third choice, and Tim was not expecting that the king was delighted to hear that answer. The king told one of his ministers, “Give these young fellows our best Rooms.” The minister asked, “The best ryokans?” The king got angry and said, “NO, There are plenty of Rooms in the castle give them one of them.”
The minister guides them to the room in the castle, and on the way, Tim asks Tom, “Why do you want to stay here? Come with me; we will see our parents once again.” Tom whispers to Tim, “No, I will not stay here because this king cannot be trusted.” Tim asks Tom, “Why?” Tom says, “Remember when he gave us 3 choices. The first and second choices are quite similar because he wants us to stay here or need us alive. The third choice was to die from the battle because I saw the lack of confidence in the king’s face about this war. He knew he would lose the war.” Tim asks, “I didn’t saw all of this or listen or understand any of these from the king. How did you understand these?” Tom said, “I observed.” Tim and Tom reached their room, and the minister said, “This is your room. And the dinner will be served with the king.” Tim closes the door and goes inside.
The king was talking with another of his minister;
“My Lord, why did you allow those imposters into this war? We cannot trust them. We don’t know who they are and where they are from. They say they are from the future. I don’t believe him.” The kings say, “I don’t trust them either because of the prophecy. Our elders wrote a prophecy that two young unnamed and unknown people would come to our kingdom and destroy it. We might need the help of some ally.” The minister says, “Ally? What about our long-time friend Griffinderians?” The king said, “What type of help we want from them?” The minister says, “We can frame a war, and we can try to kill both of them, and then we can take their suits.” The king said, “That is not possible because the second kid chose the third choice, which means we want to be with him. And we cannot get him to war.” The minister says, “If you allow me, my lord, I can deal with both of them.” The king approves what the minister said and tells him to kill them.
Meanwhile, Tom and Tim were in their room. It was so hot in their room. And Tom asks Tim to turn on the Air Conditioner, and Tim told there was no air conditioner in the past. Tim opened the window and saw a man who was looking like someone he knows.