The Time Traveler's Handbook--Chapter 3

I'm too lazy to post anything else tonight, so here is the third and final chapter of The Time Traveler's Handbook.  I hope you enjoy it.

Once the weary time traveler has had his/her fill of the past it's time to come back to the present.  It is important that the time machine is put back in the same spot where it came to rest.  It cannot be stated enough, but coming home after the initial departure time is imperitive.  It is also critical that only approved souvenirs are brought back from the past.  These can be found in the back of the monthly TTA magazine.

Placing the time machine in the same spot where it came to rest in the past insures that it will return to the present in that very same spot.  Failure to do this could cause embedding in a wall.  Experienced time travelers know how much leeway they have in the room from which they left.  If the doors were locked prior to initial departure as discussed in Chapter 1, then the time machine will not come to rest on top of household pets or children.

Coming home after departure time is critical to survival and not ruining the vacation.  It would be inconvenient to land directly upon one's present self prior to leaving as it would ruin the trip and it is untested, but could also cause an implosion of the brain.  There is also that matter of possibly ripping a hole in the space-time continuum.  This would be very inconvenient for everybody.

The TTA has set up a list of approved items that one may bring back to the present.  There are somethings that are permanently banned such as people of the time, bugs, extinct animals and other creatures, diseases, germs, viruses and anything else that could affect the present world.  One must always get the proper vaccinations before going back in time and fully sanitize before coming back.

As with departing, location is everything when returning.  It is important to know where the time machine will come to rest in the present.  It's also helpful to not bring it to rest on any pets or kids, so make sure the door is locked.  As always, time is everything and returning early could cause some serious problems for both the time traveler and the whole universe.  Bring back only approved souvenirs so as not to affect the present and future.

There it is, the end of a project that stopped dead in its tracks.  It was fun writing these parts, but it never went anywhere.  I am working on another project which is going a lot better.  Have a good evening.