Dwight knew it was now or never! His heart pounded harder than a sledge hammer. He didn’t know was what he was in store for. He was entering the Pentagon as a normal Navy seal but little did he know he would walk out as one of the most important human alive. Dwight had no idea why he was called to the pentagon, he felt like a student being called up to the principal’s office. He knew either he was in big trouble or the pentagon had a new mission for him. But anyway when a person of his ranking is called to the pentagon it is not a good news. He wanted to hear bad news like he wanted to remove a bandage—quickly as possible. But little did he know he was going to have the opportunity of a life time to do something that had never been done before. But Dwight being the man he is , walked in the room with his game face on but inside he was as scared as dog during a thunderstorm. As soon as he entered the room a feeling of desperation overwhelmed like he was a kid in a haunted house. He wanted to get out as fast as he can. In the room was only one man.
“Take a seat Dwight!” said General Price.
“There have been rumours going around our new invention. I can now conform that it is true. Our team of scientists have invented the time machine.” Whispered General Price.
“What has this got to do with me?” enquired Dwight.
“We have a new assignment we would like you to complete. You must decide now whether you are in or not. If you say yes you can’t go back.” Said General Price in a helpful tone.
“What is the assignment?” asked Dwight in a nervous manner.
“I can only tell you if you chose to accept the mission. All I can tell you is that it involves time travel.” Said General Price patiently.
“I accept!” said Dwight.
“Very well, your mission is to travel back in time to assassinate Hitler. You will have the option to pick your own squad. Now you may leave.” said General Price with a hint of mystery in his voice.
Dwight exited the room excited but he knew that the stakes were high this time. If he completes the rewards were high but if he fails he will be responsible for the death of millions of people. In a way he will be nearly as bad as Hitler. This was like his grand finale, if he succeeds in completing the mammoth task his name will be cemented in the history books and he will right up there on the list of the greatest human to have lived ever.
First he needed to put together his team and most importantly the brain of the team, someone who knew their Nazi Germany like the back of their hand. But it could be just any person with a gun that knew how to use google or a proper historian that knew Hitler better than he knew himself. He had to choose between a trained professional or a historian. The obvious chose was a historian. But that person needed to be an asset to the team not a liability. Luckily Dwight knew just the person for the job. His name was Alan, he was a local historian at the library and he was also the patriotic kind which was just another reason to have him in his squad. The next person on his list would be the nervous system of the squad. A person that simply gets the job done. A technology guy who could quickly learn the technology and most importantly keep his cool in adverse situations and if required could lead his team back to safety in his absence. His name was Morpheus a former hacker who has worked with the government on numerous occasions. Morpheus was somewhat of a maverick and would only do this for something in return but Dwight knew, to win you have to take the biggest risks. Lastly he needed his point man, a person that was not afraid of getting his hands dirty. Some one that was good with guns and reckless enough to kill anyone that stood in their way. That person was Demarcus a missionary that would just do about anything. Dwight knew he had to be very careful as he was dealing with a double sided sword as Demarcus was a brave and skilled fighter but at the same time a possible gun happy maniac. Well everyone had their negatives thought Dwight. The only thought running through his mind was that 60 million lives were dependent on 4 people a navy seal, a historian, a tech guy and a trigger happy mercenary. If they succeed 60 million lives saved, no WW2 and more animosity between countries.
Finally day of the mission arose like the sun from the sky. The whole team was ready and entered the time machine. Dwight was feeling like a student on his exam day. He had done his homework now it was time for him to complete the mission.
“Are you boys ready?” asked Morpheus in a nervous tone.
“As ready as I’ll ever be!” remarked Demarcus in an assertive manner.
“Let’s hit it !” yelled Dwight.
Just with the push of a button they were in Nazi history. The time machine has given them the opportunity to rewrite their past. If they succeed this mission , not only they will be instant celebrities but also the first humans ever to re write history. With their advanced weapons , they were like advanced robots in a world of dinosaurs
“This is incredible” remarked Alan.
“It sure is. Let’s hurry up and finish the mission as fast we can. Anything we change can have a bad effect on the future. Every ant we kill or every fly we squash. Let’s kill Hitler and get out quick.” Said Dwight in an encouraging tone.
“I’ll stay near the time machine and guard it. You boys hurry up and do your thing.” Said Morpheus swiftly.
So then Dwight, Alan and Demarcus made their way to kill Hitler. During the journey they had the chance to awe at the marvellous views of past. But there were two things that troubled Dwight the first was about the mission. Should he kill someone before they have committed a crime? Every moral fibre in his body was screaming at him not to do it will is brain was saying otherwise. Should he follow his gut feeling or his brain? He kept those concerns to himself for now. The second was the blood thirst he could see in Demarcus’s eyes. Seemed like after coming to Germany Demarcus had the expressions of a maniac and was awfully twitchy. He was like a wolf waiting to pry on sheep. But what disturbed Dwight most was that Demarcus was excited at the prospect of taking human life. Hitler was now as good as sheep in the slaughter house. An evil grinned light up Demarcus’s face identical to that from the joker from the batman but his 10 times more menacing. They had just located Hitler’s house. On Demarcus’s eyes came a Sense of menace, like the purr of a puma feasting on an elk. Doubts about the mission also came in Alan’s mind. Dwight tried discussing strategy with Demarcus about how to complete to the task but it was like exchanging stares with a statue. Demarcus rushed in the room like the big bad wolf. He unloaded the bullet which would change the history for ever into Hitler. The bullet whizzed through the air like thunder and hit Hitler in head. The most evil man in the history had just been killed and countless lives saved. Or so they thought. The team should have been happy about the competition of the mission but instead they walked back to the time machine filled with a sea of grief. Something just didn’t feel right inside they felt they had done the wrong thing.
“Is the mission complete? “Asked Morpheus with a sense of urgency in his voice.
“Yes, let’s head back home!” said Dwight with his grief stricken voice.
When they got back in 2014 they say something that left them speech less.
The dream world had just been turned into a nightmare. The moment they entered 2014 something didn’t feel right, to conform their feeling they saw something that sent chills right through their spine. It was Nazi flag.
“Wait, is this 2014?” asked Dwight who looked like he saw a ghost.
“Unfortunately it is.” Said Morpheus with the faintest voice.
What they saw next made their eyes roll out of their head. There were concentration camps and just a feeling of gloom. It looked like something of a videogame but this unfortunately was a reality. Killing Hitler had set of a chain of events which made Nazi Germany even stronger resulting in them winning the war. The future of the world had just changed. When Hitler died, a leader even stronger and more ruthless than him emerged and led the Nazis to capture the free world.
Dwight was drowning in an ocean of guilt and sorrow. All of this has happened just because of his decision and actions. There was only one right thing to do now. He sneaked towards to the time machine.
“Set it back to the night when we killed Hitler!” said Dwight to the Morpheus.
As he landed back in Germany he was filled with misery thinking about what he has to do save the world. He waited until that moment when Demarcus entered the room and before he could shoot Hitler he fired in air alerting the guards and the team had to flee. He rushed back to time machine and travelled to the future in 2014. He was more anxious than student waiting his exam results. As he saw the world, a sense of relief over took them and the sea of grief disappeared. It was the world they had lived in. His team was waiting for him impatiently and cheered upon seeing him.
They were all back safely but the most important lesson that mankind learnt was to never interfere with the past. As simple as it is, History is just our past that shouldn’t ever be changed.