Two beings stood atop a cliff. Behind them were miles upon miles of forest, shimmering with the faint blue light of the setting sun. In front of them the cliff face lead several hundred thousand feet straight down to a roaring ocean. But from their vantage point, you could see none of it, large white clouds obscuring everything that lay below.
One of them looked significantly older, neatly trimmed white hair framing a wrinkled face. He looked towards the younger of the two. The younger one stared out into the clouds, deep in thought.
"Harry, you know you're going to have to get back into the swing of things," said the man. Harry turned, dull blue eyes still focused on a time long past.
"Do you really think I can, Tos?" he asked.
"Of course you can," said Tos, "they don't call you the best for nothing."
"But that was countless millennia ago. Now The Darkness rests, he's not ready...I don't know if he ever will be."
"The Darkness is not who we need. We need the General of the Forces for Peace, we need the Captain of the Timeship Altroyon," said Sonotos, brilliant white eyes shining with memories of a time long past.
Harry cracked a smile. "What's a captain with no ship and with no crew. A captain that..."
"No Harry...you're not responsible for that. How many times must I tell you? There was no other path that you could have taken."
"But there was," said Harry, "my stupid design was not strong enough to travel along it."
"Mistakes are made so that we can learn from them Harry. Don't lose hope. This time we'll put a permanent end to this."
"Without me or the other two," said Harry.
"You know very well that is not possible. We have no idea what The Light will do. All we can tell for certain is that he will return and that dark cloud we all see in the future is more than likely because of him."
"You know as well as I do we will run into that problem once more," said Harry, "and as history is bound to do, it will repeat itself."
"But that is for those who are bound by the constraints of time," said Tos, looking pointedly at Harry.
"That will be a long and hard journey," said Harry.
"But a necessary one," said Tos.
"Correct," said Harry, "then I may not see you for a while. Hopefully I am not too late."
"We'll be fine. It'll be at least a couple of decades before things get really out of hand and an immediate response will have to be made."
"I suppose you expect me to lead that," said Harry.
"You know me," said Tos, "trust me Harry, you can do a lot more than you give yourself credit for. You know for somehow who's as old as you are you behave very much like the teenager that you're body remains as."
"Trust me, I'm 16 and I always will be 16," said Harry.
"That I can agree on," said Tos," so I presume you're going to be taking Rose and Ben with you?"
"Yup. Can't do it alone now, can I?"
"Yeah, this is not the sort of thing you want to do alone. Have a safe journey. I'll have the materials for a new ship waiting for you."
"We'll make an even better one," said Harry, "this time nothing will stop it."
"Indeed we will," said Tos, "the one piece that will make it perfect however..."
"I have to find," finished Harry," don't worry. I will."
Tos nodded. "After all, impossible itself simply means I'm possible."
"And that was supposed to be my line," said Harry, crossing his arms.
"You've said it enough times already," said Tos,
"That I have. Well, I'll see you seen enough," said Harry.
"Hopefully," said Sonotos, "try to be back before we're all dying."
"Will do," said Harry and jumped off the cliff face.