by A Cassandra.
Bomb making by the pool
EXT:- VILLA SAPHO - POOL - MID MORNING
Villa Sapho had been fortified at some point, giving it a secure private feel. Around the pool are HARMONY #1 age 19. HARMONY #4 mid 40s. AMITA 29. Ann 67. ANN 32 and ANN 43 is sat at a table tinkering with a thermos flask and a few other bits. They are all dressed in swimwear from different eras 1950 - 2050.
(ANN 40 arrives with AMITA MISHRA in tow.)
What? Where? How? I mean....
I remember you as being more articulate than that
Welcome to what we lovingly call Villa Sapho. It is September nineteen hundred and ten.
(Ann 40 kisses Harmony #4 passionately and they head for the house.)
You have three tasks to complete before you get to be me. First you have to teach young Harmony everything she needs to know to seduce you, in the bar girl club.
Second you need to learn all of the science and history up to 2050.
2048 is when everything turns to shit, so we don't go beyond that point.
Third and most importantly you have to learn how to do time travel.
If you don't learn, they won't know.
But she's nearly a child.
My Harmony was a woman of twenty-six, with a little girl of her own
(MILLY comes around the side of the house, wearing a charcoal grey suit appropriate for a utilitarian widow of the 1910s)
So. This is the famous 27?
When there is a need to keep track of who said or did what, because you are all the one person names would not work so you use your age.
Normally only 27 to 31, and young Harmony would be here. The others are only here for a special occasion.
Forgive me for asking. But who are you?
Millicent Schapear. Widow to the late Rudolf Schapear one-eighth owner of Krupp armaments. And Germany's most effective spy in world war one.
We are helping an enemy spy? To prolong the war?
What would you have us do? Pick a side and make them the winner? Or perhaps prevent the war altogether?
We have to be careful not to do anything that might lead to us not being the people we need to be.
The way you explained it to me was. Time is a membrane, like a drum skin. Everywhere it wants to be at rest, at its local minimum energy state.
Making a change to history is like banging that drum and making it vibrate. If the extra energy of this vibration is greater than the local energy maximum, then the surface will settle into a different local minimum.
That sounds more like something that you might read in the ladybird book of time travel.
Not something I would say.
That book is yours to write
The point she is trying to make is, all of the things you think you know about time travel from Sci-fi are wrong. There are no paradoxes.
The Universe does not care about you or me, if we make a change that might cause a paradox time just switches to a timeline where the paradox can not or does not take place.
(AMITA 30 wearing a highly patterned body stocking and a tartan mini skirt. She hands Ann 43 a pack of film camera flashbulbs, kisses Milly affectionately takes off her skirt and settles down to sunbathe.)
Those are the right flashbulbs for your bomb.
And you sweety as she had a go at you for something you have not done yet.
She was not being disapproving, she is just a bit confused.
Wait until she learns how we have been teaching you how to wrap those sweet little English rosebuds around the tip of your evil tongue, to make them eagerly bring you all of their tidbits of gossip.
With the addition of a nineteen seventies flashbulb, the perfect detonators for a small hydrogen bomb
A minute ago we couldn't change anything.
Now you want to start blowing things up.
They didn't say we can not make changes, just that we need to be careful making changes that affect my past.
Meyaku ask us to do a favor. To put a stop to military standed catalyzed fusion power plants, they have left too much contaminated toxic waste.
Meyaku runs an onsen in New Tokyo, where you will spend a lot of time when your older.
I've never met him my self but he sounds like a nice guy.
The hot springs are good for my arthritis.
Meyaku is us from the twenty-second, twenty-third centuries. We try to fix things for him, what we failed to prevent our selves.
Catalysed fusion sounds like a good idea.
Sonnoluminesent in a liquid alloy of pure Bismuth 209 and lead 207 using only deuterium as the fuel. The reaction is Bi209 + D = Po211. Po211 decays to Pb207 + He. Pb207 + D = Bi209.
It is not a bad fit for small isolated uses.
The military pays top dollar for the cheapest quality they can get away with. In this case, they use any lead and hydrogen, and the core becomes a horrible toxic radiative mess.
(Ann 43 holds the flask above her head)
One small instantaneous detonation direct fusion hydrogen bomb, about 20 kilotons.
(Amita 29 takes the bomb and her and Ann 67 disappears)
(Harmony #4 rejoins them naked and happy, she kisses Ann 43 on the forehead)
Ok lover lets go and see our kids
(Ann 43 take Harmony #4 by the hand and they disappear)
Would you kill anyone without a very good reason.
well neither will they.
They are you after all.
INT:- 1970S NEW YORK GREENWICH APARTMENT - NIGHT
SAHARA SMITH is sat up waiting for her parents to get home. Ann43 and Harmony #4 appear. Harmony runs and throws up in the kitchen sink.