“An acquaintance?” Captain Clusterflame asks.
Now Labaguette is sitting on the Captain’s shoulder with the future’s capsule held in his claws. He carelessly drops it onto the Captain’s lap.
“Fancy a game?” the Captain asks before throwing it back high into the air for Labaguette to fetch.
“Careful!! Captain, careful. You can never anticipate what may come of the future if you play with it in this way. Have you lost your mind?”
“We’re in suspended time mode. What could become of the future if nothing changes?”
“It is said that suspended time is intense and acute, like alphabet letters forming this sentence compressed into one letter. The air in our lungs could be used and re-used without us noticing, without danger, but damaging a time capsule in this mode breaks all the rules.”
“Why is there a Law of Time?” the Captain insists, as his game of catch intensifies.
“All right, all right, all right. The Law of Time was built on the premise that Time is needed everywhere to extend life and evade Death and Decay. Since the universe is extending, time is extending. But when the universe stops growing and starts to shrink, so will time. In manipulating time and saving it, we can reversed this process and maintain the universe’s expansion. By revisiting the past, we can re-create a state of expansion to infinity and bring all future progress to the past to improve it in the present, a time loop of sorts. This requires strong rules, regulations and laws all devised and engineered by specialists in their field: time lawyers and time engineers.”
“How can you be so sure?”
“Who is Chloroph?”
To be continued…