When the classroom door opened, everybody went silent. Everyone looked at me when I entered. “Did I miss something?” I asked. My physics professor briefly explained to me what was going on. They were working on creating a hole in matter with a possibility to travel back in time. I had been participating in number of “astronomical nights” in our school but this one promised to be more exciting than ever. The teacher turned the generator on…
I dared to express my opinion that this experiment is science fiction and it surely will not work. I didn’t have to wait long for reply: “Such ignorants like you shouldn’t…”-it was Vanessa, the most beautiful girl in the school. She didn’t like me for some reason. She hasn’t finished, a high-frequency sound broke into our ears making us unable to do anything. A few seconds later everything went silent. In the middle of the classroom appeared a shadow in the shape of a hole, hovering above the floor. “Fortune favours the brave” I thought to myself approaching the hole. I heard a teacher’s voice warning me, but it was too late to step out.
I found myself on the stairs leading to an old building. I felt a déjà vu. Then I realised I was looking at my school. But it was different. An inscription on the door was “Antique Dealer”. “Nick, asking you to dress smartly for our date I didn’t mean such…original outfit”-I heard Vanessa’s laugh. I must have made a stupid face because she said that she hoped I hadn’t forgotten our appointment. I ensured her that definitely not. Suddenly I felt great happiness. “I’m in relationship with Vanessa”-I found myself repeating in my mind excited. Then I saw amazement on Vanessa’s face, looking behind me. I turned slowly and I stood face to face with myself. My “twin” was just as amazed as I was. I heard the loud sound again. I sighed. A parallel world I happened to appear in experienced an error. There was no chance for “the two of me” existing in the same world at the same time. “Take care of her” I told him, walking towards the dark hole.
I was lying on the floor surrounded by my classmates. They were asking me many questions but I was too tired to answer them. “Are you all right? I was worried about you”- Vanessa’s words brought me back to life. I smiled to her thinking “Maybe not everything is lost?”.