Guardian of Time
Some say the Guardians of Time created this door to drive men insane. But that’s a bunch of malarkey. This is a rumor spread by those who obsess about the past or the future, who want to alter an outcome in either way. They search for keys in hopes they will unlock the door to Time, never understanding that the improbable combination of handles and door pulls and knockers, were designed for their safety. Time is a dangerous animal, best left alone.
How do I know this? I am the last of the Guardians, the one who built this failsafe. But only after I tasted of the past. Changed just a piece of it. A birth. A birth that led to many deaths and the destruction of a nation. The burden is mine to carry until another comes along. One who will stumble across the combination in a fit of dumb luck. One who will repeat the same mistake I made. I’ve learned one thing for certain, that no matter how much time goes by, the mistakes of the past will repeat.
Unless…unless we do things differently, we learn from our failures. Is it possible? Or are these the ramblings of an old fool? Maybe both…
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