Displaced ch 1

#1
First off as the description says this is my first even fanfic so I need help making it good. It will be a SM bases fic though the first chapter will only have minor references to SM as it is setting up for the event in the title.

Let me give a little info on my dialog set up now,
Normal: "Man, what hit me a truck?"
Internal: Man, what hit me a truck?
Language (Other than English (or Japanese), or translated speech (magical or otherwise)): <Man, what hit me a truck?>
Translated (Via magic or a device, indicating that the people speaking do not speak the same language): (Man, what hit me a truck?)
Signs, all: [Man, what hit me a truck?]
Emphasis (on words, phrases, or sentences): "Man, what hit me a truck?"
Innuendo (on words or phrases with connotations other than above; i.e. sarcasm or other ): "Man, what hit me a toy truck?"
Typed (Anything typed like in a chat program or on something else that allows for typed conversations.): *Man, what was that? An earthquake?*

Summary: Sometime getting befriended leads to strange events, in this case a possessive doctor of theoretical sciences decides that someone has to be taught a lesson for being a friend. Yet someone else pays in ways even the 'good' doctor has no way of knowing. So Displaced in time can a young college grad make a new life and can he survive the changes yet to happen to him in the process?

This is updated with changes...
And now the first part of chapter one:
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Displaced
By: Slie Amos
This is a fanfiction story and as such any characters from existing works, such as Sailor Moon, Ranma, Robotech, BGC, etcà, are not mine but belong to the authors that created them or their agents.
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Billy Rhodes-Tenashi politely bows to the receptionist as he makes his way out of the office building and toward the hotel that the company, White Star Scientific Industries, provided for this trip and his interview with them. All in all, the interview had gone well White Star was one of the leading companies dealing with theoretical sciences and electronics among other things, and one of the few that seemed to be hiring new employees at all currently. White StarÆs Juuban office was a surprise in itself, set in a twelve story building where there was a very high level of security and a lot of activity whenever he was there. It was almost like they were working on projects there, but Billy figured that the projects were nothing more than advertising and other administrative. I mean why would anyone work on theoretical projects in the middle of a population center. ThatÆs just asking from trouble, what with the power sources some of the projects useà Still the upper management types he had seen so far seemed to have more brains than to do something like that.

The fact that he can speak Japanese almost as well as English was a big plus here in Japan. The hiring manager seemed to be happy that Billy was basically fluent in Japanese, written and spoken. Fresh out of college and with a very good prospect job wise, guess the GPA helps, but then a 3.85 out of a 4.0 is good, and as the interviewer said it shows I do other things besides just study. Well the æinterviewÆ is over and I should know one way or the other before I head back home next Tuesday. That gives me three days to relax and see some sights. Still what an interviewà

Man, for a first interview to be with a review board was intense and I hope I did not come off as too nervous in there. Still the way most of them where smiling at the end makes me think I have a very good chance at this position. Though that one doctor had a really annoying attitude. It was almost like he saw everyone else as being beneath him or something. Even strange to me is that he works in the theoretical physics department or something not in the theoretical electronics section. Though he could have been there as the two most likely work together. But yeesh, with that attitude I wonder how he got any level of seniority here or anywhere. Still surprising that one of the ladies I did that practical check with offered to show me around the local sights later with some friends, I wonder if she is seeing anyoneà Billy takes a look around the shopping district that he is passing through to get back to the hotel. All the little shops and eateries, it is almost like a mall turned inside out to him.

Still I want to go to the Hikawa Shrine myself before meeting up with the others later. I may as well change into something more suited sight seeing before going anywhere. I mean a suit and tie is not how a tourist normally dresses. Ah there is the Osa-P jewelry store I am not far from the hotel then. With that Billy walks the rest of the way back to the hotel where he is staying, Hotel Green. Not a bad place and fairly quiet the entire time he has been there so far. Hotel Green is a basically a nice hotel for business people and others that are not really tourist. Though it is cheaper than most of the normal ætouristÆ hotels here in Japan. And it is clean and quiet with nice rooms and even places with coin laundry on some of the floors besides the normal vending machines.

Going back over the interview in his head; Three days of questions and testing to see if they should give me the position, man they do not play around and just get right to the meat of the interview. Still it was a surprise to me, here I was thinking that this was going to be a normal second level interview. But man, questions about what is the best shielding for different types of radiation. How to adjust electronic circuits and devices so that can work properly with wildly fluctuating power and inputs. Lords I am just a grad student, I do not have a doctorates. A lot of what they asked I had no idea about, but some I had read about at least when I read ahead on some classes Ah there is the hotel, time to change to more comfortable clothing. Arriving at the hotel a few minutes later, Billy heads to his room after checking for messages and gets changed for some sight seeing. Time to relax and have some fun, then meet Aiko and her friends for more of the same.
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While Billy was heading back to his hotel to change and go out sight seeing, someone else was working in a fairly cramped room surrounded by many computer displays. These displays were showing all manner of data and information to the lone individual there. Dr. Katashi, or simply Katashi-sama to those that work under him, and everyone works for him as far as he is concerned. Is currently carefully entering commands and checking several displays after each command judging the information and any changes shown.

Dr. Nathain Lee, one of the several foreign researchers working with Dr. Katashi, or as many call it enduring the brilliant doctor of Temporal Physics and Dynamics, sticks his head into the cramped room.

ôAh, there you are Sir, Dr. Sato is looking for you. I think he wants your report on the new guy that was interviewed over the last few days.ö He waits for a response, after all the head of their department is looking for this guy so I should get some answer, shouldnÆt I? But knowing Katashi-Sama like I do Dr. Lee shutters thinking about how the temporal researcher preferred that title, HeÆll wait as long as he can to answer. And I canÆt just walk away till I know he heard that our department head wants him. After a couple minutes with no response from the working doctor, Dr. Lee leans in more to get a look at what the good doctor is so engrossed in.

ôI thought we werenÆt running the Temporal Piercing theories for at least another year so we can try working out any bugs in the testing systemà Or are you just checking you figures again

At this comment Dr. Katashi turns to Dr. Lee and blocks the screen from future view. ôWhat I am doing is nobody's concern but mine. Besides it is a smart move to recheck information several times before even running the main test sequences. As to the report on the candidate for the open theoretical electronics position I will turn that in when I finish here. Now, if you will excuse me I have work to do that is more important that standing around and talking about who wants what and when to some one that just rides around on my work and discoveries.ö With that he pushes Dr. Lee from the room, then closes and locks the door to the terminal room.

Dr. Lee just looks at the door before starting to walk away toward the offices, thinking. Man, he is a royal pain normally, but he has never pushed anyone back before for any reason in the 5 years I have been here. That and why does he need to run those equations and commands through the main Temporal computer via the secondary access terminals? I mean the systems in that room are directly connected to the main Temporal Systems that are still being inspected and checked over. I guess I better let Dr. Sato know about him using the TS secondary access terminals, as I doubt he got clearance again. More and more security is being instituted and more procedures to gain access to the Temporal System. But with what the Temporal Systems runs off of I can understand the need to be careful, one false step and half this city will be wiped off the face of the planet. Things are getting to the point where we have to pay more attention to procedure and security than doing our research now. Though Dr. Aiko Suki seems to have more of the temperamental doctorÆs attention then she, or anyone, likes. With that he heads off to find Dr. Sato and tell him where Dr. Katashi is and that he is acting more annoying than normal. Shaking his head over the fact that Katashi-sama is starting to get really hard to work with, especially if he keeps acting the way he is now.

Back in the now locked system access room, Dr. Katashi is working on the main terminal now and is entering what seems to be a program into the main system. If anyone was in the room with him they would wounder why he seems to be rather angry. No one takes my girls from me; no one unless I say the girls can see anyone else. I am sick of letting this slide so now I will make sure folks know I am the one that says who can do what and when. Work comes first, then my desires and wants, then others if I allow it. He looks over the program, equations and data he has entered carefully during the last few minutes before adding another section to the beginning of the program he just entered over the last 45 minutes. ôThis should work, and even if it does not I will at least get the information and data I need to make the adjustments for the final equations, but if it does I will be recognized world wide for the fact that I am the best in Temporal Dynamics. Now to make sure the recording systems are synced for this and set the timer to initiate the whole package once I am at the airport heading away on my planed vacation.ö He finishes his typing and moves to leave the room saying to himself, ôThe encrypted recording system I installed last year is finally going to get real use other than just my personal notes. Also the new lock out security is not due to be installed till the day after tomorrow so my backdoor here is good. I wonder what old saintly Dr. Sato and that short sighted Dr, Takado think about me knowing everything they want to keep secret. I will have my recognition and awards for this now. Not in 10 years when I am too old to really enjoy it.ö He smiles cockily as he opens the door, ôNo one will be able to break my encryption on the control program before the system goes to the final state and executes my program, then it will be too late and Lady Aiko will know my displeasure at my favorite ignoring me.ö

With that he leaves the room, never once noticing the new addition to the room in the form of two cameras in the ceiling. One of them facing the door and several of the secondary systems. The other one covering the main terminal, its keyboard and monitor as well as the chair he sat in for the time it took to enter the program. Both of which are active as the little red power active lights are on, but the housings around them make that hard to see at best.

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Reviews, comments, and suggest are welcome and needed to try and make this better. Thanks for any help folks.

Edit: I am sure this is easy to tell that this is going to be an AU of sorts and more details will come out as this progresses, I just hope to do well on this try at fan fiction.

Edit 2: Fixed some spelling and grammar issues.

36 views and no response, so either there is nothing wrong, or no-one feels the need to comment. Though in any case the next section should be up soon, even though I am moving to a new location in about a week I hope to have the next part of chapter one done soon... If I can that is with work and moving items as well.
 

marthf1

Well-Known Member
#2
For me, the reason why I didn't really want to comment is that, as you mentioned, this first part is OC-only. I would have waited until you added a part where the regular cast appears, but I want to try to partake in what the forum is for. Secondly, there is no summary. I am not sure what I am getting into. You have a Western-based character as our first OC, so that made be a bit wary. Thirdly, it's short. Most people don't want to jump into a snippet of a new story by someone new. Authors like Lord Raa seem to be an exception.

In general, writing in present tense comes across as a bit weird. I'm not sure if its just me, though. I know some authors avoid it. Naturally, there were a few typos here & there, such as yesh (yeesh?) & ad (and). Oh, when I mention flow, I mean how well it reads to me. Like if it could use punctuation, trimming, better structure, & things like that.

In the first paragraph (Billy) alone, you have numerous (to my eye, at least) puncuation, mainly commas, & a few grammar issues. It's an issue in some sentences throughout the snippet.

The second parargraph (thoughts) could just be how the character thinks, but it felt like the sentences were too long, run-ons, or missing puncuation.

The third paragraph seems to be lacking details. I think there could be more dealing with the actual walk back & a few details about the hotel & office building. I just have the impression that the details are not evenly balanced with the interview. I guess Billy is not noticing those detials or you might just be dropping the reader into the story flat out. Meh.

In all, the first three paragraphs' internal dialogue doesn't seem well structured. I usually don't see presented in this manner, so it could just be me being unfamiliar with it. But I thought it's strange when the last sentence of the first paragraph is internal dialogue, segues in to an internal-dialogue-only paragraph, then ends with a paragraph blended with regular sentences.


The four paragraph (post-break) was just bad, I think. It was mostly tell, not show, & had a super long second sentence to make up for only having two sentences. Dr. Katashi, gets two characterisation details & could use more or none-at-all. The actions were notably far too vague & said nothing.

The fifth paragraph (Nathain) had couple issues. Right after the spoken sentence (Ah, there you are Sir), which should be a new paragraph, the 'He waits for a response...' is out of place. Other than being a new paragraph, it looks to be more of an internal dialogue sentence than a regular sentence. Or I am not clear on how you define what counts as a regular sentence. Then you put 'After a couple minutes....' - is Nathain poking his head in for two minutes? I think 'the good doctor' should an internal dialogue sentence. It looks out of place, as is. Another new paragraph is needed for the last sentence.

The sixth paragraph (thoughts) could use a rewrite for the thoughts. I didn't think it flowed very well. The last two sentences need to be rethought. The former doesn't segue properly following internal thoughts & seems like it could do better rewritten to be part of the internal dialogue. The latter definitely could be more show regarding Katashi.

The seventh paragraph (Katashi): it's weird that the room suddenly gets a name when the earlier third-person sentences merely have vague details. The muttering is not so much muttering about as what he is actually muttering. The muttering doesn't flow very well either. The spoken sentences need work. I can try to rewrite them later in an attempt to explain it better. The last few sentence paint a two-dimensional character. The details about Katashi, especially using 'evilly', make him uninteresting & rather boring. I think it would be better if you tried to show that he is simply idiosyncratic to most other co-workers & build an image that this is a malicious person rather than just telling it to us.

The eighth paragraph (cameras): rewrite due to punctuation & sentence length. Oh, using 'this is easy to tell' isn't a good phrase to use outside of dialogue or thoughts.


I hope my comments are useful. I'm not too good at C&C yet, so they might be hard to read or wrong.
 
#3
Thanks marthf1, though I just made the comment about replies more out of nerves than anything.

Good point about a summary... Can't believe I forgot that. I will also edit the first post and add it there as well.

Summary: Sometime getting befriended leads to strange events, in this case a possessive doctor of theoretical sciences decides that someone has to be taught a lesson for being a friend. Yet someone else pays in ways even the 'good' doctor has no way of knowing. So Displaced in time can a young college grad make a new Life and can he survive the changes yet to happen to him in the process?

Sorry for the break but I wound up moving and getting a new job set up and that ate in to my free time for longer than I expected. I will try to have the next section up soon, and I will work on adjusting things for a bit better flow.

Again thanks marthf1, I will look into the items you mentioned.
 
#4
OK, Folks I need a little help here.

I need some info on locations in Juban (Azabu-Juban) that can be used in the story, mainly a few places like local temples and other sight seeing locations, preferably ones that the locals would know more about and may not be on a tour map.

I have mentioned the Atago Shrine (corrected to Hikawa Shrine) which from what I have read is what is called the Cherry Hill Shrine in the English version (Rei's temple/shrine) and in the rewrite of the first section I added a reference to the Osa-P jewelry store.

Now the only other main item I remember from the show/comics (I have not read all of them though) is the Crow Arcade.

I would like some ideas of places that 'Billy' and his 'escort' group may see while they go around the area. I know the area of Azabu-Juban has many restaurants and night clubs (or so the internet search I did says) but I need help with a few other locations.

Please, I am trying to make this a decent fic at the very least.

Here is a link to the map I am currently using for help, problem is most of the map is in Japanese and I can't translate it. :wacko: I also have some other information sites book marked for info for this chapter.

<a href='http://wiki.worldflicks.org/azabu-juban_area.html' target='_blank' rel='nofollow'>http://wiki.worldflicks.org/azabu-juban_area.html</a>

When the map comes up there is what looks like a ad pop up, it is not. Please just click the top right corner that says 'close'. That is the area of the map that is Azabu-Juban, each red square is a different location that might have either info one (like what is there for Juban at first) or links to other info (some links seem to be broken) and possible photo locations.

Thanks for any help folks.

I will also need help for names of the main cast once chapter 2 starts. I was thinking about using the character names from the Japanese versions (I never got into the renaming used in the English version) for the first names and then a different family name for them.

Well I need to get off to work and see what I can get done on this story with what I know now. Thanks again.
 

Seiya

Well-Known Member
#5
I have mentioned the Atago Shrine which from what I have read is what is called the Cherry Hill Shrine in the English version (Rei's temple/shrine) and in the rewrite of the first section I added a reference to the Osa-P jewelry store.
Rei's shrine is the Hikawa shrine.
 
#6
Please note that the first post has been updated with an edited version of the story start.

Seiya said:
I have mentioned the Atago Shrine which from what I have read is what is called the Cherry Hill Shrine in the English version (Rei's temple/shrine) and in the rewrite of the first section I added a reference to the Osa-P jewelry store.
Rei's shrine is the Hikawa shrine.
Thank you, I took the info off a Sailor Moon Wiki and I guess it was wrong.

Location has been corrected.


Slie Amos
 

Seiya

Well-Known Member
#7
Slie-Amos said:
Please note that the first post has been updated with an edited version of the story start.

Seiya said:
I have mentioned the Atago Shrine which from what I have read is what is called the Cherry Hill Shrine in the English version (Rei's temple/shrine) and in the rewrite of the first section I added a reference to the Osa-P jewelry store.
Rei's shrine is the Hikawa shrine.
Thank you, I took the info off a Sailor Moon Wiki and I guess it was wrong.

Location has been corrected.


Slie Amos
<a href='http://wikimoon.org/index.php?title=Main_Page' target='_blank' rel='nofollow'>Only Wiki you should trust</a>
 
#8
Please note that there are 2 smiles in the dialog but the board converts them to the images and does not leave them as the text versions.

Let me give a little info on my dialog set up now,
Normal: "Man, what hit me a truck?"
Internal: Man, what hit me a truck?
Language (Other than English (or Japanese), or translated speech (magical or otherwise)): <Man, what hit me a truck?>
Translated (Via magic or a device, indicating that the people speaking do not speak the same language): (Man, what hit me a truck?)
Signs, all: [Man, what hit me a truck?]
Emphasis (on words, phrases, or sentences): "Man, what hit me a truck?"
Innuendo (on words or phrases with connotations other than above; i.e. sarcasm or other ): "Man, what hit me a toy truck?"
Typed (Anything typed like in a chat program or on something else that allows for typed conversations.): *Man, what was that? An earthquake?*

Summary: Sometime getting befriended leads to strange events, in this case a possessive doctor of theoretical sciences decides that someone has to be taught a lesson for being a friend. Yet someone else pays in ways even the 'good' doctor has no way of knowing. So Displaced in time can a young college grad make a new life and can he survive the changes yet to happen to him in the process?

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Displaced
By: Slie Amos
This is a fanfiction story and as such any characters from existing works, such as Sailor Moon, Ranma, Robotech, BGC, etcà, are not mine but belong to the authors that created them or their agents.

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A little while later Billy is returning to his hotel after visiting Hikawa Shrine and finding a nice pendant necklace as a present for his younger sister. Man the Hikawa Shrine is really nice, even located where it is it's calm and peaceful. Also I was surprised to find a pendant like that, my sister will be happy. A star burst with different types of gem dust from blue, white, and green sapphires to malachite and green zircon to sugilite and amethyst rose quartz, ruby, and some smoky quartz with a little pyrite tossed in as well, for a nice rainbow like effect. Also it has a blue star sapphire with five different color moonstones around it, a white, blue, pink, yellow, and brown one. Good thing I had the money from my savings, it was a bit more expensive than I thought. But then I am having them express main it as a gift to my sister for her birthday next week, I hope she likes it. Billy lets the warmth of the late afternoon sun wash over him while thinking about his imouto, and her love of stars and planets. One day Emaka will be the singing star she wants to be. Ah looks like Aiko and her friends just arrivedà Waving to those that just got out of a small van like car Billy calls to them so they do not head into the hotel for him.

ôAiko-san! Hello, looks like I got back from the Hikawa Shrine just in time. So do you have any place special in mind to take me this afternoon?ö He waits to see what she or her friends have to say. With Suki Aiko are two more ladies and two guys all dressed in a relaxed manner ready to go out to a bar, night club, or just around the ward.

ôHello again, Billy-san. Actually I think we got here at just the right time actually. As to where we are going, me and my friends agreed to take you to a few of the local temples and shrines and a few other locations today. We can do more over the weekend before you fly back. Our first stop is the Arisugawanomiya Memorial Park; we figured you might want to see that with the sun up. Then we are going to go around to some of the temples and shrines in the area, and the last we hope is a surprise.ö She gives a friendly smile and indicates her friends. ôThese are some of my good friends; Yuka and her fiancÚ Namo, Miki, and Rando. DonÆt ask me why his parents named him that, even he has no idea why. Guys this is Billy Rhodes-Tenashi who is almost assured to be working at White Star beginning in a week or so, unless something happens between now and Monday that is. And no Billy, this is not a test to see how you act out of the office. Now shall we get going?ö

ôLetÆs, and itÆs nice to meet all of you. Be nice to know a few people before coming over here long term. Hope you all donÆt mind me taking pictures. I just love some of the landscaping around the parks and shrines here in Japan.ö Billy then gets in the small van followed by Aiko while Yuka and Namo join them in the back as well. While Miki gets in behind the wheel and Rando in the front passenger seat. With them all in, Miki heads off into traffic toward the park a few minutes drive away, with everyone chatting and getting a little better acquainted.

Meanwhile back at White Star, IncÆs offices, in a plush section of the offices used by the more senior staff and researchers there, Dr. Katashi is in his office and packing a few things getting ready to leave when someone knocks on his door and opens it not waiting for an answer. Dr. Katashi starts in on the person entering his office with out waiting to be invited in with out even looking up.

ôJust who do you think you are just walking into a senior staff office after a brief knock on the door, I should have you fired foràö Looking up finally to glare at the interloper he finds himself looking at his direct boss Dr. Sato Tsubasa , whom he had just start yelling at and trying to intimidate. ôAh, Dr. Sato, what can I do for you this afternoon, and sorry about that I have had several people barge in on me while working today.ö

ôI see, Dr. Katashi. But I am here to pick up the report you promised me on the possible new hire that we tested this week, you said you would have it on my desk 2 hours ago. And then I find that you accosted and told Dr. Lee that what you where doing in the Secondary Access Center was no-oneÆs business but yours. You know as well as anyone that access to that room is restricted unless you have permission to be there and I do not remember anyone recently requesting such in the last several weeks. So what you where doing there is very much my business and the business of my direct aid, Dr. Lee. Now I want the report you promised me now and I want to know why you where running the Temporal Piercing equations through, of all things, the main system via the Secondary Access Terminals? I believe as your direct supervisor I have the right to know why you where doing that, especially as all work on that project has been frozen for 6 months now.ö While Dr. Sato was talking very calmly and politely it is clear that he is upset and will be getting his answers and the report now and not later. Besides the look on his bosses face makes it clear someone is in a load of trouble and as heÆs the only one in the room currentlyà

ôLet me print the report for you now sir, I thought I said I would have it to you by the time I left today.ö He sits at his desk and quickly finishes typing out a report that he has only gotten half done thinking, I really hope that he suffers for this later I am sick of having to bow down to people that do not understand that to get results sacrifices have to be made and restrictions on access and such are to limiting to getting real results quickly. ôAs to why I was in the S.A.C. before I needed to check something to be sure that we had the right information on balancing the power requirements and safety measures being installed, just to be sure that we had not missed anything in the last check, I mean once the equipment and software are installed it will be painstakingly hard to adjust anything if we had the numbers wrong by more that plus or minus 2%.ö Lucky Dr, Katashi is a rather quick typist and finishes, prints and hand Dr. Sato the report on the possible new hire.

ôPersonally, I do not feel we need anyone new working here, but I understand that the committee wants to ensure that we have enough people to work the hardware side to make things easier all around. I found the candidate lacking in several areas I feel are truly needed for the position, but he did seem quite adaptable and willing to learn and thus should be able to grow into the position. As to hiring him, I am neutral to the idea. But I do hope that he realizes that he answers to the senior staff just like everyone else does.ö

Dr. Sato just watches the man that acts like he runs the entire company instead of being just one of many senior researchers, and a slow grin forms on his face as Dr. Katashi finishes the report and then prints it, so much for just printing it like he said he was going to do. Listening to the good doctor talk about why he was in the S.A.C. the grin gains a little power as the doctor basically admits to messing around with equations and information that has been sealed till the fail-safes are fully installed. The fail-safes are designed to be adjusted, you yourself called for that during the last meeting about them, that is why we are hiring new hardware techs, Dr. Katashi youÆre so full of yourself you forget the very things you wanted. Ah, so you donÆt really care who we hire as long as they bow to you and do what you want first. As Dr. Katashi hands the newly printed report to his boss he tries to smile like he just forgot to do what he said and not having forgotten to do it altogether.

As he takes the report, ôI find it interesting that you had to finish the report now, but other than that HR has decided that Mr. Rhodes-Tenashi will be starting here in two weeks, maybe sooner if he can get moved here sooner, though two weeks is a very short time to move to a new location for a long term job.ö He turns to leave and as he opens the door Dr. Sato looks over his shoulder and says, ôBy the way, security is reviewing the video of what you where doing in the S.A.C. earlier and we will have their report later this evening I believe. Security has already been increased in many areas, just the restricted access door locks are not installed yet. Oh, and have a nice trip, your flight leaves tomorrow morning, does it not?ö

ôYes, sir it does. At 10am in the morning as a matter of fact. So I will be gone for about 3 weeks after I leave tonight.ö

ôWell I hope you have a nice trip, you have not taken a single break in the entire time you have worked here before now. Also make sure that the company has you contact information in case there is a problem we need to contact you about. Good night.ö Dr. Sato finally leaves the office and can be seen with a grin on his face, if security returns what I think they are going to return on the report about the good doctorÆs actions in the S.A.C. we may finally be able to at least demote him to a lower level here, if not outright get rid of the egomaniac and self styled company MASTER who sees others as his personal servants. If he was not so good at his job and with theoretical temporal science I would never have taken him on, even then he had a bad attitude. Sighing that it will most likely take someone basically getting maimed or killed to really do anything about Katashi in any final way now, Dr. Sato heads back to his office to finish his daily paperwork.

After Dr. Sato left his office Dr. Katashi just started smiling. ôLike I will believe that all the goodie-goodies in this company would actually post one schedule for upgrades and use a secret one for the actual work, nice try Takado-san.ö Chuckling while picking up his brief case and his company provided PDA he heads out of his office and toward the front entrance, smiling all the way. I run this company, with out me this company is nothing more than a wash of materials and money. Though soon they will realize that, once I get the last bit of data I need to publish my paper on theoretical temporal piercing and finally gain the fame I am due for all my work. I will not be one of the faceless that work their entire lives for nothing. I will have my rewards and vindication for putting up with all the insufferable and idiotic rules that only hinder progress. His smile gains intensity as he sees himself being given free rein over this company and all the girls that will be at his beck and call after thisà

While this little drama was playing out, Billy, Aiko, and her friends where at memorial park walking around and taking a few pictures of the landscape and with various members of their little group. After about an hour and a half at the park Miki mentions that it might be a good idea to drop by a couple temples or shrines in the area before dark, as there isnÆt any festivals currently happening and the shrines and such will be very bland at night. Agreeing with that they head off to the first temple, Billy letting them set the path for now.

ôDo you think we will be going to the Tokyo Tower today? While it is something I would like to see, the fact it is a major tourist attraction also means it will likely have several others there. But hopefully not to many, it is so hard to get decent pictures with a large crowd around.ö Billy asks the others as they head back to the cute little van that Miki has.

Namo answers for the rest, ôWell. I think we where going to be in that area tomorrow so we will wait till then to see how things are. The same with Shiba Park. Also if we can all get together early enough it may be nice to visit a few of the shopping districts nearby, though most likely by train as it will be easier than finding parking for a car.ö His fiancÚe just nods her head and the rest seem to be in agreement already, leaving Billy to think that they have already set up an itinerary for the weekend.

ôBy the way Billy-san, I know where you can find a nice apartment near by. I have the feeling that youÆre going to be hired so we may as well see about getting you a place to stay ready, or at least get the initial paper work done before you head home next Tuesday.ö Aiko mentions, with a friendly smile. ôI hope you do not mind doing that on Mondayàö

Billy returns the smile thinking, man I really think that Aiko is interested in me. It would be nice to find a smart girl to be with, and with Aiko also being very attractive is just a bonus for me. ôAiko-san, can we drop the formality, I mean if we are going to be working together it is one thing at the office but out here, it makes me feel as if I am still being looked at like they have been for the last three or four days. Also I do not mind finding a place now if it looks like I will be hired, the sooner the better actually. Though I think my motherÆs family, the Tenashies have a house or something in the Minato ward. Though IÆm not sure if it is near Azabu-Juban, I need to find out.ö

All of the others just grin as Aiko responds, ôNo problem with dropping the formality Billy. That was something we really wanted but were not sure if you wanted to just yet. As to you may be having a place through your motherÆs family that would be nice but unless you find out before Monday I think it would be a good idea to at least start the paper work on a place yourself to be sure. Now we are ready to go, I think the two temples Miki had in mind for this afternoon are the Zenpuku-ji, a Jodo Shinshu temple, and the Zojo-ji temple which is the great main temple of the Chinzai sect of Shingon Buddhism.ö

Billy just grins back at them all, ôHey, outside of work and such I am very informal and relaxed so no problems on dropping formality. As to the housing I am going to see if my mother is online before I head to bed later and see if she has any info on the familyÆs home in this area. And, yes, let's go see the temples. Do you think we could also stop by the Atago Shrine today or tomorrow?

ôThe Agato shrine is in the Atago district. While not that far I do not think we could get there before sundown, unless we went there first.ö Answers Yuki. ôSo I think it would be best to stop by there tomorrow on the way to the Tokyo Tower, or on the way back.ö During all this Miki has pulled out and is heading for the next stop on the æitineraryÆ for the afternoon.

ôOk, no problem doing it later. And I want to say thanks for setting up a personal tour of the area for me guys. Thanks a lot. Now where are you lot taking me later this evening?ö

Again everyone grins, and looks at each other before Aiko answers, ôNow now we told you that is a surprise. I think you will like it and have fun as well. Now how many more pictures can your camera hold? Or do you need a new memory card?ö

ôI have space for about six thousand more pictures at the current setting on my camera. Or about 25 minutes of video. Also I have a spare 4 gig memory card and a 2 gig memory card besides the 4 gig card in the camera. I think I have enough picture space for the weekend. Though I would love to fill it all up with picturesàö

ôWell I think we can at least try to find a way to fill all that up, if not there is always next time.ö Responds Rando. And with that the six of them went around to the two temples and a few local shrines before they all ended up at a very nice club that to get in you had to make a reservation well in advance. Or know somebody high up there. It turns out that Aiko is the sister of one of the owners, and decided to ætreatÆ her friends and Billy to a night at one of the newest, most high tech, and exclusive clubs in the region, The Crescent Moon.

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Later that night, around midnight, Aiko and her friends are dropping Billy off at his hotel. Miki was the only one sober, or at least the only one who had less than two drinks at the club all evening as she was the driver for the day. Seems they take turns as to who drives on æclubÆ nights.

ôNight, guys and thanks for the tour and the surprise, I wanted to see what that club was like sense I heard about last month. Aiko, thanks for being a friend. So I guess I will see you all around eight or nine in the morning, maybe later.ö He smirks like only someone well on the way to being totally blitzed can, tries to bow and almost does a header into the van. ôAh, best not try that nowà Oyasuminasai.ö

Aiko takes and gets out of the van and moves toward Billy, ôNo need to thank me, I wanted to make friends and it is always fun to go out and do things with friends. Now, before you get to bed, I have something for you to say good night.ö With that she takes and kisses him, while not a deep passionate kiss it is a long one and nowhere near chaste. She then climbs carefully back into the van never looking away from Billy, looking into his eyes. ôSee you in the morning.ö

Only now does Miki start to drive away, ôMan Aiko, do you want him as a friend or a boyfriend? With that kiss I would say the later.ö Miki can be heard saying as they pull away.

After a couple moments Billy heads into the hotel and checks in for the night. Heading up to his room with his laptop that he had left in the hotelÆs safe or at least managerÆs office, while he was out. He yawns but reminds himself that he has something that he has to do before going to bed, but after a quick shower. Getting to his room and taking a shower Billy hooks up the laptop to the hotelÆs network and checks his e-mail and checks to see if anyone in his family back home is on line, seeing that his mother is he sends her a message asking her how she is doing this morning her time.

*Fine, though I was really waiting to see if you would get on, so I can find out how the interview and all went.* She types back.

*It went better than I thought even if there were several questions I was not able to answer right off. I have a good feeling I have this position, and after one of the researchers that work there took me around with some friends on a tour of the local area and ending at the Crescent Moon Club I really think I have the job.*

*Well donÆt get your hopes up just yet, but if you do get it my grandfather reminded me yesterday when we chatted on the phone that the family does have a house in the Minato ward, and it is actually on the edge of the Azabu-Juban district there. He even said that if you get the job you can use the house as long as you pay the bills and upkeep while there.*

*I was going to ask you that but thanks to a few too many drinks I had all but forgotten about that. Aiko will be happy when I tell her tomorrow. SheÆs the one taking me around with some friends to see different places around here, and not all the normal tourist sites either, several local sites not in the tour guides.*

*Who is this Aiko exactly? Is she you new girlfriend or something?*

*Well I would like it if we did start going out, she is nice, smart, and attractive. Though she does work for White Star and we may end up in the same department so not sure if it is a good idea right now, mom.*

*Well let me know if things do develop between you and her, you know I want grandkids to spoil ;) but I can wait a few years so you can get use to your job and get settled with a nice girl. :p*

*Haha mom. Still I will let you know, but right now I need to get in bed before I pass out on the laptop. A long day and several mixed drinks will do that to you as I am sure you know.*

*Sleep well son, and be safe. Oyasuminasai aisoku.*

*Oyasuminasai okaasan.*

Billy smiles slightly as he logs out and puts the computer away. He places all his things next to the bed; he just has always had a habit of living out of his pack whenever he is off on a trip anywhere. I blame mom and dad for making it a habit to always keep my things packed and near me, because of all the summer and winter training trips they took me on over the years. Still when living in a tent for a month or so it is always nice to keep your things packed with very little space to use. Yawning and packing away the laptop for the night Billy starts to finally get ready for bed.

While he is chatting with his mother and checking his e-mails, back at White Star a system in the lower floors of the basement switches over from standby mode to power up. As it does this several things happen. First; in the Main and Secondary Control Centers an alert sounds and several systems activate indicating that the primary and secondary power systems are now in power up and charge modes, actively pulling power from both the generators in the facility and from the local power grid as well. Second; a message is sent to all of the department heads alerting them that the system has been activated via a timed program. And finally a system in a sealed section of the building's sub-basement goes active and display screens come on that no one is there to see.

This system, if the lights in the room were on and one could see it, does not look anything like the systems above. For one it has no keyboards that can be seen, nor any other type of input device. The lines of the system are mostly curves and some angles, not the boxy shape that many systems and other devices have for the most part. Also the bulk of the system seems to take up a room roughly 60 meters by 35 meters and is about 15 meters tall at the tallest points. Finally there is but one station here and it is centered on the one side facing a sealed and rather large door that looks more like a vaultÆs door or a door to a fallout shelter of some kind.

The screens that have come on are showing information in a strange language but the main graphs seem to represent the current power levels and charge rates. The lone chair here is facing the screens and a blank yet angled flat space about two meters wide by one meter deep.

In the Control Centers above the data charts show that full charge will be reached in about 185 minutes. There is also a flashing indicator on the screen that changes are locked out via command key over ride. The staff still on sight in the main control center, which also controls all major projects at this site, look at the screen and the manager on duty enters a code to shut the system off. But to her and everyoneÆs surprise the system returns a password error and keeps going. About this time some members of the staff start getting a little frantic and calling in the more senior staff members.

The security report about what Dr. Katashi was doing in the S.A.C. room before arrived on Dr. SatoÆs desk about an hour before the alert went off about the power systems coming on line and charging up. Dr. Sato had already left for the night about an hour before the report finally made it to his office.

All this is starting to happen as Billy finishes closing up his laptop and putting everything next to his bed and finally crawling into it for several hours sleep before meeting Aiko and crew again in the morning for another day of sightseeing and making friends. Unless they meet more around noon due to hangoversà

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Edit: Corrected some spelling and grammar mistakes.
 
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Ok, Before I post the next section. I noted some errors in spelling and grammar in the last two and will be making edits to them later. Corrections have been made.

Now on to the next section!

Let me give a little info on my dialog set up now,
Normal: "Man, what hit me a truck?"
Internal: Man, what hit me a truck?
Language (Other than English (or Japanese), or translated speech (magical or otherwise)): <Man, what hit me a truck?>
Translated (Via magic or a device, indicating that the people speaking do not speak the same language): (Man, what hit me a truck?)
Signs, all: [Man, what hit me a truck?]
Emphasis (on words, phrases, or sentences): "Man, what hit me a truck?"
Innuendo (on words or phrases with connotations other than above; i.e. sarcasm or other ): "Man, what hit me a toy truck?"
Typed (Anything typed like in a chat program or on something else that allows for typed conversations.): *Man, what was that? An earthquake?*

Summary: Sometime getting befriended leads to strange events, in this case a possessive doctor of theoretical sciences decides that someone has to be taught a lesson for being a friend. Yet someone else pays in ways even the 'good' doctor has no way of knowing. So Displaced in time can a young college grad make a new life and can he survive the changes yet to happen to him in the process?

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Displaced
By: Slie Amos
This is a fanfiction story and as such any characters from existing works, such as Sailor Moon, Ranma, Robotech, BGC, etcà, are not mine but belong to the authors that created them or their agents.

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About thirty minutes later at White Star Inc. most of the senior managers and upper management staff are on site, the only ones not there are either sick, out of the area or getting ready to leave on a vacation. Dr. Kenshin Takado is calling in everyone that can be reached, even canceling vacations that have not yet actually started. He wants everyone that can help on site yesterday.

ôDr. Sato, has Dr. Katashi responded to the calls about his vacation being canceled due to the emergency here? We need him here now, not in three weeks.ö Dr. Takado asks the head of the Temporal Research Department even as he again tries to enter his personal master override key to shut down the system. And once again getting an error about improper command input.

ôEither we have been hacked, which I doubt as these system that are active are not connected to any systems that can be reached from outside, or someone here has gone and broken all the regulations and procedures set in place for the public safety.ö With that he turns and looks at one of the two highest ranking members of the company waiting on his answer.

Sighing, Dr. Sato responds while holding a thin report folder in his hand, ôNo, Dr. Katashi has not answered or responded to any calls or messages to his home, cell phone, or even his PDA. Also I think that he is the one responsible for this emergency sir.ö He hand the short report over to the companyÆs head director, the one man that reports to the board and to the backers committee.

ôThis report is from security, it was delivered to my office shortly after I left earlier tonight and it is about what Dr. Katashi was doing in the S.A.C. earlier today. First off he accosted my direct aid and told he that what he was doing was no-oneÆs business but his. Second, he entered what security believes was a program into the main terminal in the S.A.C. He then proceeded to say several things that the camera mics picked up, there is a transcript in the report and I have the recording in my office as well. I just havenÆt had time to review it personally yet.ö He finishes he report and gives his boss time to review the report and the attached transcript.

Dr. Takado, scans the report and turns to the intercom and enters securityÆs prefix before speaking into it, ôThis is Dr. Takado Kenshino, and I am ordering a level one arrest of one Dr. Katashi Ako. He is wanted in relation to the emergency currently in progress and we need him to be brought in for both questioning and so we can hand him over to master security when this event is over.ö Once he finishes and releases the call button he turns back to Dr. Sato with a look that would most likely melt steel in his eyes.

ôThe good Doctor has set this in motion to get his data against the companyÆs policies and procedures. As well as against all laws and regulations of this country and our backers. As of this moment he no longer works for White Star and is to be arrested on sight, all his access rights and accounts are to be sealed under a level twelve seal and all his accounts here are to be gone over for any information we can use to stop this event from completing. We have until 3:05am before the system is at max power at the current rate, I want all power shunts activated to try and bleed off the power build up also to buy us more time. I believe we have until around nine or ten AM before the system goes into final activation mode, letÆs get this done folks now we do not have time to play anymore!ö He looks around at the rest of the staff many of which have dumbfounded looks on the faces even as they move to comply with the new orders.

Sitting down in the chair behind him Dr. Takado quietly informs Dr. Sato, ôYou know as well as I do that once the system is at full charge and the power systems are at full capacity the system will automatically go into final activation. Meaning we only have approximately two and a half hours to get thing under control.ö He sighs heavily and covers his eyes with a hand before giving his next order directly to Dr. Sato, ôUse whatever means you have to, but find the over ride key he used and do so quickly. We do not have time to play nice now thanks to Dr. Katashi-dono.ö

Mean while Billy has finally fallen into a deep sleep and seems to be having a decent dream as he is calm and smiling. While he sleeps an odd bluish green light appears silently on the night stand next to the bed, it hovers there for a moment before disappearing just as silently. The room stays quite dark other than the little light that was in the room for a few short moments. Billy sleeps on unaware that anything just happened.

Back at White Star, the security branch has finally tracked down Dr. KatashiÆs current location and it is not at his home. He is on a bus heading south; the bus is bound for the city of Fukuoka. Security has already alerted the Japanese National Police that there is someone on that bus is wanted for questioning about an incident in progress and have given the code indicating that their arrest is high priority also involving the United Nations.

When security report to Dr. Takado about all this, well he is anything but happy as it will take several hours just to get the doctor back on sight now, time they do not have. They now have about two more hours unless the power shutting starts to slow down the charge and power up cycles. Just having the main generators in a full power up cycle is worrisome and they have never been powered to above 50% before and it is unknown if they can actually handle a full charge, and if even one of them canÆt they will be writing off up to half of the city of Tokyo by early this morning. That includes this site as we will be ground zero for the blast. Dr. Takado places a call to Dr. Sato and his team working on Takashis-donoÆs office and lab systems, I hope they have good news we need it now.

ôDr. Sato, Please tell me you have something we can useà Security has located their target but it will take a few hours to even get him back here, and at the current build up rate we have about twenty minutes till the power systems hit 50%.ö He sits back and waits for a response and hopes it is want they need now.

A couple minutes later the intercom in Dr. TakadoÆs office comes to life, ôSorry for the delay sir, but Takashi-dono changed the encryption on all three of his systems, the one in his office has been cracked but has nothing on it about the incident, but lots of notes and images take of about 60% of the female staff from all over the building including the bathrooms and changing rooms. The one in his lab had only the normal project information on it and used the same encryption as the one in his office. But we found a hidden one in the lab, and the encryption on it is different, the techs have no idea how long it is going to take to crack. Also it was connected to the Temporal Systems in some sort of passive mode. We think it was recording everything that was happening to the Temporal System right now, but till we crack the encryption we have no idea.ö With that the intercom goes dead and Dr. Takado slumps in his chair.

The intercom activates again. It is his assistant, he will not call her a secretary as she does why too much for that, informing him that the police liaison has arrived and is on his way up. She also informs him that the JSDF and UN liaisons should be arriving in the next few minutes as well. He thanks her and tells her to have the brought to where ever he is at the time. Turning off the desk intercom and activation his portable one, Dr. Takado heads back to the Main Access Center to see what is going on with the shunting process.

The activity in the M.A.C. is rather frantic, but still controlled. Looking at the displays Dr. Takado can tell that the shunting process have so far bought them about 35 minutes, but it also shows that the power build up is happening much faster than the current shunts can bleed off safely. Any more power running through the shunt would endanger the civilians in the surrounding area.

ôDr. Yoshiero, is there any way to decrease the draw from the power grid? That would slow the process down more as then the system would have to use the generators for both. We need as much time as we can get right now.ö

Dr. Yosheiro Ayaka, a woman in her 50Æs though she looks much younger, looks at the read outs and nods, ôI am already working with the local power company about decreasing the power supplied to us just for that reason. Also as the building will be drawing power from the systems to maintain current operational levels we estimate a delay of about 40 to 45 minutes. Maybe more.ö Never once did she take her eyes off the displays or the terminals she is working on as she spoke. Being the head of R&D she is doing what she can to develop process to shunt power off safely on the fly and at the levels they are looking at many of the ideas could not be put into action as they would take too long to just get set up.

Shortly thereafter all three liaison offices are ushered into the Control Center to talk to Dr. Takado. He takes them into an adjoining meeting room and briefs them on the situation including who is responsible and where they are currently, the police liaison just nods and makes a call before smiling and indication that the culprit will be in custody in less than 10 minutes. And they will be flown back here via helicopter. The other liaisons offer what help they can at the time.

Dr. Sato comes into the Control Center quickly a few minutes later, ôSir, we have a partial crack on the last system in the Temporal labs, it was recording everything happening but there is a huge amount of notes and data that do not come from normal experiments as far as we can tell. But until a full crack is done of the encryption we do not know if any command codes or there.ö He then sighs and seems to wilt into a nearby chair. Mutter about how they could have missed Katashi doing all this over the last several months sense the temporal projects were stopped and locked down.

But before anyone can say anything else a systems tech that has been working in the S.A.C. enters and gives a report. The report boils down to the fact that they found three backdoors installed in the S.A.C. system all of which have tags indicating the same person installed them. Two of them have date flags that suggest they have been in the systems sense they were first installed in the S.A.C. two years ago. Also all three backdoors have been removed with no damage to the systems. The tech leaves once Dr. Takado indicates he can.

ôWell there is how he did all this while getting around the security we had in place at the time. And how he kept doing it even once the project was frozen for the security upgrades. This means that all projects are frozen till all security upgrades are finished now.ö He takes a breath and continues, ôOf course that means we have to deal with this crisis first ad hope the systems do not catastrophically overload in the process. What is the U.N. going to require of us now Mr. Sha Knore?ö

Ali Sha Knore looks at his notes, changing pages on his PDA twice before answering. ôWell as you do seem to be doing everything in your power to avert this incident, and are working to capture the one that instigated it. The U.N. will for now watch what happens and decide what action to take once the event is over, if anything. Of Course we are going to want access to Dr. Ako Katasji once he is captured, as we have questions for him and his action have breached several safety protocols and regulations put in place by the U.N. for public safety so most likely he will also be tried by the courts of the U.N. for crimes against the people at the very least.ö

All nod, before Ryou-san speaks, ôAs the liaison for the Japanese National Police Force I need to point out that Katashi Ako-dono is now wanted in Japan for crimes ranging from endangering the public to terrorism as the incident he started here has the potential to literally explode and take a rather large chunk of Tokyo with it. This is also why the police and several civilian groups here have repeatedly called for the systems in question to be moved to another more remote location.ö

Dr. Takado responds, ôYes, I know ad we have been working on a plan and method to do just that, it s one of the reasons that the system currently involved in this crisis where in a state of lock down till higher security was installed. Also I have a team working out just what would be needed to move the Temporal project systems to one of our more remote locations. The final report on that project is due early next month. Katashi Ako-dono has for a time now been chaffing at the restrictions in place for the public safety, we thought he did not have access to the systems in question but as you just heard there were backdoors install into the systems in the Secondary Access Center. As he was one of the ones that helped program the systems there, it would have been easy to install the backdoors at the same time.ö After saying this Dr. Takado takes a breath, ôKatashi Ako will be handed over to the authorities to be tried for his actions including several more that have come to light, the evidence and all related information will be given to the police and the U.N. so that proper charges can be filed. White Star Inc. will be filing every charge that we can legally in this case. No Gentlemen I need to go and check on progress of the various actions to prevent a disaster we have going currently.ö

As he leaves he indicates that should he be needed here that his assistant will be able to contact him directly. He then heads off the see how Dr. Sato and his team are doing on cracking that last system, if it has the override code then they can stop this, if not then they all may have to ride it out to the end. Whatever end that may be.

About twenty minutes later an alert is sounded to indicate that the power systems have both reached their half charge marks. And still the charge level indicators climb. Within a hour at 3am the system goes into final activation, but as the charge systems are not yet at 100% the system continues to charge, but now at a slightly faster rate as the shunts are suddenly being bypassed by the Temporal Systems themselves. The event causes everyone in the control centers to almost panic and Doctors Sato and Takado the look at each other before Dr. Takado head off to his office to make some calls to prepare for whatever is about to happen. Dr. Sato and he team are all but pulling out their hair trying to figure out the encryption on the final systemà

Everyone is at their stations or tasks and still working to try and shunt power or figure out a way to shut down the system safely, all of the liaisons officers have been making calls to get their respective groups ready for any emergency that may come about due to this crisis. About this time the police bring in Katashi Ako to the meeting room where the liaison officers are but all he says is that the process has to complete are the stored power will resonate with the power being generated and cause a full scale catastrophic resonance backlash that will set in motion the final release of all of the built up energy in an uncontrolled mass of super hot plasma. Or as Dr. TakadoÆs assistant says æan explosion big enough to remove over half of Tokyo from the map and leave a crater about a mile deep centered on this building.Æ

At this time in a hotel room where someone is sleeping with their bags next to the bed on the ground about a meter and a half beyond the foot of the bed bead of light appears and slowly starts to encircle the bed making a perfect circle around it. The circle follows the floor, left hand table, the small sofa on the right of the bed and wall at the head of the bed. The entire bed is encircled in a matter of about two minutes, including the bags next to the right side of the bed.

As soon as the circle completes a bluish-white dome starts to fade into place over and around the bed connecting to the circle. As the dome fades into place the person in the bed starts to sleep more and more fitfully and something seems to be bothering him. In his dreams Billy is slowly being drawn toward an odd looking structure, a huge arched double door someplace, he cannot tell as the area around it is shrouded in a thick fog like mist. In his dream he is trying to get back to where he was, with his new friends but he is drawn closer and closer to the structure. As he gets within five meters the doors start to open to an odd sight, whatever it is inside the doors is rippling and filled with shifting colors and bits of imagesà Nothing makes sense here, there is no floor that he can see and no walls or ceiling or anything that would indicate where he is. There is just a void of black and that thick fog like mist and the huge double doors that he is being drawn toward, and now into as they have opened before him.

Whatever the substance behind the doors is it has changed, now it looks like a dark room. A huge dark room beyond that he cannot see anything and he tries to resist the pull of the structure fighting with all his strength but all that does is slow him down some. Just before being pulled into the archway a gentle female voice intones, ôBe not afraid, I am trying to save your life. Please understand I am only doing what I can to help you.ö

The voice seems to be coming from everywhere, but he can see no one in sight as he looks around quickly. Then he is pulled into the archway and into the new room, but as he crosses the threshold everything goes black and his nerves feel like they had received a rather nasty jolt of electricity.

Inside the hotel room the dome is still there and the fire alarm starts to go off as arcs of power start to form between the dome and the walls, floor and ceiling. The person in the bed can still be seen, though the dome all but obscures their body. What can be seen as the dome swirls with power is a person that seems to have some electrical arcs crawling over parts of their body. Even now Billy is unconscious and seemingly unable to awaken even now.

Back at Dr. TakadoÆs office at White Star, a digital picture frame that holds several pictures of his family and grandchildren suddenly changes. The outer frame suddenly flashes red, blue, green, orange, dark green and then a rainbow pattern before a short 3 line message replaces the last picture of his wife. What the message is no one but Doctor Takado Kenshin knows as after no more than one minute the message vanishes and the pictures return. The picture frame also returns to its normal silver trim as the rainbow fades out.

Dr. Takado seems rather shaken at whatever the message was as he gets up and informs his assistant that he has to go and check something in the Master Control Zone, and he is not to be disturbed for anything short of the power systems going critical. He leaves his office heading toward the elevator bank, and going to one that has yellow caution stripes on the doors before entering a code. Once the doors open he steps in and states in a calm clear voice ôMaster Control, Code Millennium-Omega-three-nine-four-Satoö as the doors close.

Back in his office area his assistance is left dumbfounded, the last time he went to the Master Control Zone was just over six months ago just before they froze the Temporal Research projects for the new security measures. She was worried that something very bad was about to happen.
 
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Sorry all, my computer crashed and I had to wait to get it fixed.

I will hopefully have the next section up soon though I am a bit busy currently.
 
#11
Now on to the next section!

Let me give a little info on my dialog set up now,
Normal: "Man, what hit me a truck?"
Internal: Man, what hit me a truck?
Language (Other than English (or Japanese)): <Man, what hit me a truck?>
Translated (Via magic or a device, indicating that the people speaking do not speak the same language): (Man, what hit me a truck?)
Signs, all: [Man, what hit me a truck?]
Emphasis (on words, phrases, or sentences): "Man, what hit me a truck?"
Innuendo (on words or phrases with connotations other than above; i.e. sarcasm or other ): "Man, what hit me a toy truck?"
Typed (Anything typed like in a chat program or on something else that allows for typed conversations.): *Man, what was that? An earthquake?*

Summary: Sometime getting befriended leads to strange events, in this case a possessive doctor of theoretical sciences decides that someone has to be taught a lesson for being a friend. Yet someone else pays in ways even the 'good' doctor has no way of knowing. So Displaced in time can a young college grad make a new life and can he survive the changes yet to happen to him in the process?

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Displaced
By: Slie Amos
This is a fanfiction story and as such any characters from existing works, such as Sailor Moon, Ranma, Robotech, BGC, etcà, are not mine but belong to the authors that created them or their agents.

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Meanwhile back inside the bluish-white dome in a hotel room, the arcs of an unknown power start to form inside the dome. The arcs resemble static electricity arcs, but they are golden in color, though their tough seems to be painful as the figure in the bed starts whimpering as soon as the arcs start. As soon as one of them touches the body the person screams out in pain but remains unconscious throughout the event. The golden arcs are touching everything inside the dome; the bed, the person, the bags, the table, everything there.

Outside the dome the room is silent; there is no sound besides the fire alarm going off in the hotel. The scream coming from the person in the bed is unheard on the outside of the dome though anyone looking carefully enough at the dome can see them and that they are screaming. The entire room is filled with static arcs and the building power can be felt clearly inside the room. The rooms on either side are starting to show signs of the power build up as well, luckily they are empty this night. The night staff can be seen exiting the stairs and making sure the other quest are making for the stairs while they check for the fire, each of the five staff members have a fire extinguisher.

Back at the research center Dr. Sato is in the Control Center with almost the entire staff of the research department as they try to head off what looks like a disaster in the making. All overrides that have been entered have been denied or are not responding correctly, the indicators show that the power has reached the point where the system flashes æPower Levels: GreenÆ and a five minute time is brought up indicating the time remaining till final stages of preparation have been reached.

ôWhere is the Director? Has anyone seen Dr. Takado? He needs to be informed that time is running out on us here!ö Dr. Sato almost shouts to the others in the Control Center but mainly toward Dr. TakadoÆs assistant.

ôHe left for the Master Control Zone less than three minutes ago, I am sure he knows about events sir.ö The assistant responds, before going back to gathering data for whatever report her boss is going to have to write about this event now.

As the events play out in the Control Center Dr. Takado has exited the elevator and passed through three more high security doors and is now standing in front of rather solid looking door that is three meters across and about two meters high with heavy bars across it in both vertical and horizontal positions. The door looks like something that would be seen in Fort Knox. He stops at a yellow marking on the floor about seven feet from the door. At this point a panel activates on the door and a gentle female voice intonesà

ôSecurity access please.ö

Dr. Takado responds carefully, ôTakado-Apollo-thirteen-twelve-Luna-Assist-One.ö

ôAccess granted, welcome to the Master Control Zone Dr. Takado.ö Is the gentle feminine response as the door starts to open. The heavy bars can be seen retracting from their slots, and once they are retracted more can be heard moving though the sounds are muffled. The door splits down the center and both sides swing open showing more bars in both doors that extend in the opposite door when closed. As soon as he can fit between the thick doors (they are about a meter thick) Dr. Sato heads into the room and the doors stop opening and start closing.

He walks to the only lit screens in the entire room, there are no other lights in the room. Footsteps echo slightly as he draws near the terminal and touches the flat surface under the largest screen. A keyboard lights up but this key board is not in English or Japanese, still Dr. Takado seems to know the language as he types in a series of what seem to be commands, but gets an obvious error return as a large red hexagonal indicator flashes on the screen and his commands are erased. He then types in one more thing and reads the response that comes up and upon reading it he seems to slump and mutters something that would sound like a few curses if anyone was there to hear it.

A moment later a new message box opens with a new message and Dr. Takado seems shocked by whatever it says. Reaching up he taps the screen and section of the system next to the terminal screens pops out. When it is removed from its housing it is about the size of a modern briefcase with a handle on one side and what looks like a data pad and a circular cover on one of the large flat surfaces. Turning from the screens he sighs as he walks toward the door, and once he gets near it the doors opens the shuts behind him, all the various locking bars returning to their locked positions as Dr. Takado heads back to the elevator he took to get here.

Back at the hotel the dome is now humming rather loudly as the hotel staff has the door open and is trying to get to the rooms occupant but making no progress. He level of static in the room makes entering dangerous and the few that have tried to get to the bed are sitting in the hall with electrical burns on the arms, faces, and body. All are on obvious pain but one has more severe burns as they tried forcing their way past the dome itself. The two that stayed at the door are attempting to get the other three out of the hall and to safety realizing getting to the person on the bed is not something they can do as they are, maybe the fire department will have better luck.

All of a sudden the dome and static field in the room collapses in on itself and vanishes. All that is left to indicate where it was is a circle on the floor down to the concrete used to form the floors and on the wall studs and wiring there in, nothing that was inside the dome can be seen it is just gone, there is no ash or debris of any kind. Outside of the circle is burned and scorched but inside is clean with no signs of what just happened.

The staff able to look inside the room can only stare in disbelief for several moments. Before one of them makes for the nearest staff phone to ensure that the police are also on their way, not knowing anything else that they can do.

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Mean while back at the research center, while the events at the hotel are playing out, an alarm in the Control Center sounds and a message is displayed on the screen, ôPower Levels at Max and Stable, Final Stage Discharge Commencing in 30 secondsö under this message is a timer counting down from 30. At this point everyone in the Control Center can only sit and stare as the system finishes whatever started almost five hours ago.

At the ten second mark another alarm and a computerized voice indicate that æfinal stage is completing with discharge in 5, 4, 3, 2, 1à Discharge.Æ The staff in the room looks around and nothing seems to have happened, that is until data starts to flow across the main screen and several other terminals indicating that discharge was successful and target has been transferred to a preset destination.

Dr. Sato looks shocked, ôWhat in the hell does it mean ætarget has been transferredÆ? Someone get down to the generation room and the power storage chamber and check them for signs of damage NOW! I want answers about what just happened and I want then last year!ö He is reading his own terminal at the same time he is calling for action. ôI want someone to check out the test chamber, to see if anything was in there and if there are any recordings of what happenàedà Kami-sama, please noàö He pales at something that he just read on his screen.

Aiko Suki, a researcher in the temporal program stops what she is doing and turns to him asking, ôWhat happened, Sir?ö SheÆs nursing a major headache and hangover due to the drinks earlier but the sick feeling developing in the pit of her stomach has nothing to do with that, just the way Dr. Sato said that last part and the look on his face is enough to know it is not going to be good, whatever it is.

ôAs of this moment this building is in Lock Down! No one on or out till we get these events recorded and hopefully reversed. Someone get me Dr. Takado, this is a Class Omega Event and we need him here now?ö Is all that Dr. Sato says before turning to Dr. Suki.

ôI need you to remain with me till I say otherwise Aiko, I know what happened with you and your friends after work today.ö The tone of his voice is enough to set her on edge, that and he has never called her by her given name at work before. She just nods, not trusting herself to actually speak right now.

At this time Dr. Takado can be heard over the companyÆs address system, ôWill all department heads, main temporal researchers, and the U.N., JSDF, and police representatives report to meeting room 1 as soon as possible. We will be discussing the recent events in detail in twenty minutes. All employÆs please note that this facility is in full Lock Down until further notice.ö

Dr. Sato speaks softly after that, ôThis is bad, very bad.ö Then in a louder voice to everyone in the Control Center, ôAlright everyone, get your prelim data and prep an emergency report you have fifteen minutes to get it ready for the meeting.ö He turns and looks at the U.N., JSDF, and Police representatives and just nods to them before saying to Dr. Suki, ôPlease escort these gentlemen to meeting room 1 Dr. Suki when you have your prelim report ready.ö

ôYes, sir. It should only take about tem minutes to get ready sir, then I will make sure they get there.ö Aiko replies as she turns to get the prelim data for the report on the power and power transfer systems not sure what really just happened and also not sure she wants to know what just happened as there has never before been a full lock down ever before. No one can leave not even the lowest member of the mailroom or janitors, no one no matter what their level here, mor can anyone contact anyone outside the building all network and WiFi signals are stoped or blacked along with cell phone signals now.

In fifteen minutes almost all of the department heads and main temporal researchers as well as the three reps are waiting on Dr. Takado to enter the meeting room. One good thing that is noted is that security has informed those present that the national Japanese police have brought Dr. Katashi back and he is currently in a locked room located on Basement-2 until he can be æinterviewedÆ about what happened tonight. Everyone in the room looks tired and worn out, after five hours of an emergency state on top of being called in around midnight, no one is feeling energetic.

Dr. Takado opens the door and looks in, ôGood everyone is here so we can start now. First off everyone in this room either has security clearance or is directly involved in the events tonight. Second off, security has already handed me a report on what Dr. Katashi did yesterday in the Secondary Access Center, he basically entered in a program to activate the Temporal System in full transfer mode, not in the Piercing mode that was to be the primary test mode once everything was in place and secured. He also entered and encrypted override that will take another four hours to crack and security has already been working on that sense about 8pm yesterday.ö At this announcement many of the people present start to shout and get upset. Dr, Takado just calls for quiet as he takes his seat at the head of the table.

ôPlease everyone, let me finish so we can go over what happened tonight.ö He waits for the rest to quiet down before continuing, ôI know many of you want to know how he got away with this, what he did was use a backdoor that he snuck into the Temporal Control system and the fact that the S.A.C. did not have the new security doors installed yet. They are due to be installed on Monday of next week. He was caught on the security cameras that were installed last week in the S.A.C. so we know what he did and when. Now I know that the U.N. and JSDF reps more than likely have something they want to say so letÆs hear them out now before we do anything else. Gentlemen, pleaseàö

The U.N. representative stand and looks around, ôWell my first comment is that the United Nations will most likely be suspending any funding for this project at least until it can be shown that another event like this cannot happen again, even partly like this one. Also, why has the security not been updated before now? That is something that should have been done a long time ago. For now that statement and question is all I have, there may be more once I can contact my office.ö He returns to his seat.

Dr. Takado indicates that the JSDF reps should speak as well.

General Moresoto nods and just starts talking from his seat, ôLike the United Nations the Japanese Self Defense Force will be looking at suspending any finding and retracting any support for this project unless it can be proven without any doubt that security is increase to a point that such events will not happen in the future. Even then there will most likely be stricter requirements to be met if you want us to remain working with you on this project. Aside from that I cannot say anything else at this time till I am able to contact the JSDF project overview board later.ö

Dr. Takado nods to him then starts answering the comments and question presented, ôOk, first off as to the security upgrades, we had well established procedures that all of our backers accepted in place, but once a given doctor started to test programs and equation strings on the main and secondary system without getting permission first,àö He is interrupted here as several members of the temporal research group mutter Dr. KatashiÆs name, some with undisguised anger. ôYes, he is the one I am talking about. Now back on track, all aspects of the temporal research projects, yes all of them, where frozen a little over six months to install updated security and monitoring equipment. Somehow the good doctor had made a backdoor in the S.A.C. around this time that allowed him to still access the systems there, but until yesterday he never did so we did not realize it was there. Our I.T. department is already locating it and removing it, as well as any account that cannot be directly linked to a current and active employee at any level in the company. They are also going over his lab looking to see if he has a hidden server for his own use as the server that was listed in program is not one of the servers that exist anywhere in this company.ö He stops here to look at some papers before looking up and finishing.

ôAs of Monday the company will be closed and only security, department heads and a very small number of each department, plus the group installing the last of the security upgrades will be allowed into this building until all of the upgrades are finished. The only department that will be running near full manpower will be the I.T. group as they finish removing any and all accounts that cannot be verified as current and installing the computer security protocols as well. The building will remain closed until all updates are in place and working properly.ö He takes a breath and a drink of water from one of the glasses on the table, ôWill this satisfy you gentlemen? I know that after this event there will be issues that will have to be worked out with you and other backers and partners.ö

Both reps think about what was just said and just nod, the U.N. reps then speaking, ôYes, that should do. Though you are right there will be other things that will need to be done for the U.N. and I am sure most if not all of the other backers and partners.ö The Defense Force reps agrees here with nothing more to add.

Dr. Takado just nods and sighs, ôNow on to the prelim reports, all I basically need to know right now is there any danger to the systems that went into full power mode tonight and do we need to worry about any secondary events at this time.ö

Each department head or researcher in the meeting room basically states no about there being any current danger of a repeat event, and the power systems that have any power still in them are is being carefully discharged into the public power grid as per normal. After everyone else has reported Dr. Sato clears his throat before speaking.

ôI cannot give an answer to that question at this time as I have not had time to go and check the main Temporal System for any damage, but I can say that something was transferred tonight and not from the testing chamber.ö Everyone in the room goes completely quiet waiting for what is most likely going to be very bad news. ôThe target that was listed on my system was located at an outside location and about thirty meters above the ground, if I may use the projector I can show the location on a map of the surroundings.ö

Dr. Takado nods his head and Dr. Sato brings up the projector then a map of the surroundings centered on the White Star building, a red dot come ups on the location that was programmed into the system, the dot turns out to be over a hotel, the same hotel that the company normally uses when someone has been brought over for business or another reason by the company, like an interviewà

Dr. Suki just looks at the map for a minute before losing it, ôWhat did that bastard do? Does he really think that all the females here are his play things? Dr. Takado you have better pray that I never get my hands on him because I will kill himàö Those near her have moved away as her anger surges up and words start to fail her. As she tries to say something only a few words can be understood and they all indicate that she is ready to kill someone in very messy ways, that is before she passes out. One of the security personal who arrived due to her outburst, check her and confirm that she is ok but will need to be moved to the first aid center before removing her.

Sr. Barstone, the sub director of the temporal group watches as she is removed to the aid center before asking, ôWhat was that about? What set her off like that, I have never seen her get that worked up about anything before.ö

ôSimple,ö Comes the reply from Dr. Sato, ôMr. Rhodes-Tenashi was staying at that hotel and as Dr. Suki was being rather nice to him during and after the interviews one Dr. Katashi got mad at her for not fawning all over him or asking if she could ætalk to the new hireÆ and decided to take action to show everyone he was the one that everyone answered to. This information was on his PDA when he was returned her and I have reviewed it before this meeting. Everything that happened tonight was permeated to be a lesson to everyone, but especially Dr. Aiko Suki who was Katashi-donoÆs favorite

Dr. Bloom responds, ôGreat and she and some friends spent about 5 hours showing Mr. Rhodes-Tenashi around the around and having fun. By watching her over the last week I personally think she was falling for him, or just wanting to get him in private somewhere, now thisàö She covers her face with a hand before continuing, ôPlease tell me that this can be reversed, because if not I am not sure how she is going to take this.ö

At this point the police liaison, Tashi Ryou, speaks up, ôYou do realize what this means I hope. Depending on whether or not the victim can beàuhà pulled back I guess is the best right now, Katashi-dono will be facing either murder charges or attempted murder charges in civil court at the very least, as well as resisting arrest and leaving the scene of a crime. Beyond this I have no idea what happened or what can be done I am just a police officer.ö

ôTo answer Dr. BloomÆs question,ö Dr, Takado starts, ôI will need to bring in a specialist that can explain exactly what has happened here tonight.ö With this he reaches down and picks up the briefcase he brought in with him. All the while everyone in the Temporal Research Department is asking about who this expert is and why they have not already been introduced and work with them, especially tonight. He just places the briefcase on the table and does something on the data pad before just leaning back as the projector comes back on and a light starts forming on the top side of the briefcase as it lies flat on the table.

The overhead starts to display words as all attention turns to the briefcase as a bluish-green semi-transparent figure starts to rise from the glow. A figure of a youngish female with waist length hair and an odd looking outfit, almost like a leotard with a skirt and bows one her chest and lower back. Once she is at full height of about 30 centimeters she says in a pleasant voice, ôGood morning Doctors, Gentlemen, and ladies, I am called Temptress.ö Her right hand indicates the screen which now reads the following:

Te.M.P.Tr.E.S.S: Temporal and Multi-dimensional, Potentiality, Trial, Experimental System Set

ôI will try and answer your question, one thing I will say now is that I no longer have the ability to retrieve anything or one sent through my systems. That was damaged when I intervened to save the life of one Billy Rhodes-Tenashi. Right now I do not know if you will be able to repair my systems to allow me to recall him. So shall we begin discussing what happened and what can be done to reverse it? àö

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