May 11th, 2552 The Fates
Test Pilot/ Part-time mechanic – Schroedinger’s Kat Reporting
Our hosts do not have a name for themselves and while the diplomats were trying to come up with something to call them, they explained that the old one (me) had named them ‘The Fates’ when they had visited me on Dancer’s Retreat (the older, now dead me)
They were confused by the fact that I did not remember them and then said something about us being linear like it was something sad and possibly shameful.
The brass was not happy and they were planning on writing me up for my future actions and breaking protocol and meeting with them before the first encounter team had met with them— until they realized it wasn’t the now me, it was the future me, which to The Fates, is all the same me.
It’s a little hard to understand, but they’re trying to help us— and one of the first things they wanted to do was make sure we knew that we had enemies out there.
The news was about a month late, but it was good to know it wasn’t just me.
How do you explain the concept of time to someone who has no need for it? And how do you explain that to someone who does?