Short Story: To Save a Life
~To Save a Life~
Just 5 hours. He would go back 5 hours, stop the experiment before it overloaded, and save his wife.
He reached for the time machine.
“You won’t remember even if you go back.”
His student stepped out from behind the shelf. He hurriedly pulled his hand back and combed his fingers through his hair.
“What are you talking about?” he asked.
“You’ve gone back at least twenty times to save your wife. You just don’t remember it. But I do. I can help.”
“You’re not going to stop me?” Meddling with time was taboo. Even first years knew that.
“Already tried. Didn’t work. If you can’t beat them, join them, right? So, tell me, how can I save your wife?”
He released a breath he didn’t realise he was holding. All the ‘should have’ and ‘if only’ that had hounded him since the accident jumped to the front of his mind.
“This is what you need to do.”