A ripple in time
2320, 25th November 2001, Flight Deck, Timeship Tachyon, 100,000ft above Heathrow Airport, London, England, Earth, Dimension 36
"Is everyone in position?" asked The Darkness. He was at the controls of the massive ship.
He looked at the security camera feed of the airport on one of the many screens before him. He didn't see any of his agents. That was good. They'd picked good spots. The trackers on his agents showed their location on another screen.
"Lightning Storm in position."
"Captain Fusion in position."
"Hurricane Omega in position."
"Princess in position." As the four agents reported in one by one, he looked at the camera feed again. Nothing yet. He pressed transmit on his earpiece.
"Okay, as soon as I give the go ahead after acquiring targets, get in and get out," said The Darkness," Time window for each part of the mission is about 10miliseconds. We CAN….NOT mess this up. This is our one chance to try and fix this world so it doesn't become the mess that we saw it as." He kept one eye on the camera feed. Suddenly, he saw what he was looking for. He relayed the order.
"Lightning Storm, target 1, Remus Lupin, spotted. You are clear to engage." Faster than any human eye could see and a human brain could process, a blur of white lightning flashed, a figure ran out, circled Remus, then ran back out. Remus felt a tiny prick in his arm but he didn't really notice. The whole thing took only 8ms. A human brain must see an image for at least 13ms to be able to process it. No one in the airport saw a thing.
"Captain Fusion, target 2, Sirius Black, spotted. You are clear to engage." The Darkness relayed the second order. This time red lightning flashed and soon they had two samples.
"Hurricane Omega, target 3, Lily Potter, spotted. You are clear to engage," radioed The Darkness as he initiated the third part of the mission. A flash of green.
"Princess, target 4, James Potter, spotted. You are clear to engage," radioed The Darkness to the last agent waiting for orders. Pink lightning.
Just to confirm, The Darkness asked," Do you have all the samples required for the procedures?" He got positive responses from all four.
"Get back to the ship. Time for the next stage of the mission," he said. He turned towards the screens in front of him. He analyzed the clock that showed the mission time, the threat scanner that was currently empty and the message box to see if anyone had requested help. There was nothing. The Darkness turned to the largest screen at the center.
"Hydra, log out of the Heathrow Airport surveillance system and prep the ship for a time jump to October 15th 2002."
"Affirmative Captain Hardy," replied the ship's Authentic Intelligence system. The agents returned from the field and stood outside the location where they had left the ship.
"Darkness, we’ve arrived. Turn off the invisibility shield so we can get in," said Princess. The Darkness smirked. He took his time to get to the ship's weapon control area, just behind his seat. The shield was turned off and the four walked into the control room.
"Good job guys. That was perfectly done. That's the kind of surgical timeline editing I need to see happening. Right, all of you take a seat. We have to time jump soon and we need everyone to be on the flight deck. The next stage of the mission is about to start," said The Darkness, turning to one of the screens and pressing the intercom button.
"All agents report to the flight deck. We're time jumping in 30 seconds!" The team entered one by one, most of them running in and jumping into the seats like a bunch of six year olds about to leave on a field trip.
"Let's roll Hydra," said Captain Hardy and turned up the power from the engines. Sitting next to him, checking the ship's many instruments, was Princess. On his other side Temporal Navigator, Hurricane Omega, was double checking the date of the time jump. Behind them Engine Officer, The Reaper, was busy making sure nothing was malfunctioning. The ship shot forward.
The temporal delineator hummed with blue energy and in a flash of green light the ship punched straight through the dimensional barrier entering 4th dimensional space. They traveled for a bit before in another flash of green light they appeared in London 2002 October 15th. The Darkness turned the ship in the direction of Asia and the massive ship glided smoothly towards its destination. A few minutes later, they were hovering over Sri Lanka as the ship slowed down to normal speed.
"Okay, for this stage Giganto, Frost Giant and Dr. Cerebro stay behind along with Princess and Captain Fusion," ordered The Darkness. The others left. He then turned to the rest of them.
"Okay guys this will take some careful work," he began," Fusion, you're staying on the ship and giving the orders. Frost, you teleport the blood sample and Cerebro, you have to help connect the child to the magic of the country and charge up the magical core. Giganto, you have to open a portal to allow the dimensional energies to flow in. Princess and I will use the blood to create magical cores for each child and awaken their latent magical power. And that's it. Let's get going."
Frost grabbed Cerebro by the arm and disappeared. Giganto opened a swirling vortex of red energy and stepped through. Princess and The Darkness stepped through identical doors of swirling blue energy. They all appeared in a bedroom where a baby just a day old lay asleep next to his mother. Giganto opened a portal. Cerebro chanted in Sinhala. Princess and Darkness chanted softy in Ancient Hydranese. Slowly a small glow emanated from the child. Using the blood of Remus Lupin the child's latent magic was awoken, along with several other dormant powers. Vankous' spell allowed the newly created magical core to suck up energy from the ambient magic of Sri Lanka.
Chudnofsky radioed in," Area clear Darkness. Dr. Cerebro the magic in the area is getting sucked up quite fast. Try to slow the speed a little. Giganto, the dimensional energy flow rate is perfect. Keep it up." 10 minutes later the process was complete and the child was now the first wizard in Sri Lanka after the extinction of the magical population in 1943. They got back to the ship.
"Perfect everyone," said Captain Hardy," next place is on 27th January 2003."
Another time jump and then the same procedure repeated saw the number of magical beings increasing to three. Another had been born naturally on October 24th 2002. After this they traveled to 12th April 2003 and repeated the process on two others finishing their mission. As the final touches were applied to the final child, an acknowledging flash of lightning signified that the magic of Sri Lanka had accepted the four new wizards.
When they got back they saw that an anachronism had popped up in Nottinghamshire, England, 1st December 1182, Earth, Dimension 42.
"Okay," started Captain Hardy," we created the necessary ripple in the sea of time. Hopefully the eventual tsunami of change will end up changing history for the better and not worse. We'll check the direction of the timeline every now and then and of course nudge it occasionally. Right now let's go deal with...this problem. He pointed at the message on the threat scanner. Who's up for dancing with some knights?"
With that, the massive ship jumped dimensions, the interdimensional extrapolators on the side of the bow emitting a flash of electric blue light. The whole ship appeared in Earth 42, then, in a flash of bright green light from the temporal delineator, appeared in 1182 and proceeded to Britain.
Meanwhile, in Sri Lanka 2003, the sky flashed with green lightning and roared with thunder as midnight fell, signifying the start of the timeline change.
Only time would tell if this story had a happy ending…