In a Matter of Time PART-21 “HOME”
He reached where he wanted to reach. He was passed out. When he opened his eyes, his first sight was a man who is asking him, “Are you okay, buddy?” Tim was telling, “Yeah, I’m good.” Tim woke from his place, feeling very dizzy. When he looked at the time machine, it was damaged pretty much. He was standing, but he couldn’t stand for long. He fell a lot of times. A man came in and helped him up and said: “I asked you whether you were okay or not?” He took Tim to his home, and he kept him in his bed. Tim started to sleep. He slept for a long time.
When he woke up, he couldn’t understand where he was. He walked down the stairs and saw this man at the dining table. The man called him and asked him to eat with him. Tim sat down and asked him, “What year is it?” The man said, “It is 3040,” Tim asked, “Where am I?” The man said, “Well, you are in my house.” Tim asked, “Do you know how far 32-JK Street is?” The man said, “It’s only 4 blocks away.” Tim asked, “Oh, that’s a long way from here, isn’t it.” The man said, “I’ll drop you there?” Tim said, “Thank you, what is your name?” The man said, “Andrew, and what is yours?” Tim said, “Tim,” The man asked, “I saw you on the ground, what happened to you?” Tim said, “It’s a long story; if I tell you that story, you will not stop laughing.” Andrew says, “C’mon kid, I’ve heard a lot of scary stories and crazy stories in the army, and this is only a part of it.” Tim asked, “Wait, you are in the army.” Andrew said, “I was. I retired in the last year because they told me I could not fight anymore.” Tim said, “I don’t see anything special. And why did they tell you that?” Andrew said, “I was a sniper in the army. I could not see clearly, so they told me to go home and give me my money. My wife and my kid left me. I loved him very much, and when she took him, it was like she took a piece of my heart. And they also live in 32-JK Street.” Tim asks, “Do you have a photo of them?” Andrew shows a picture of his family. Tim looks at the kid’s face and says, “He looks just like you.” When he looked at his wife’s face, it was Delena. Tim asks, “So you are the father of Tom?” Andrew asks, “You know Thomas?”