By: Ben H.
Mark was ecstatic. “I invented my own form of time travel?! That is awesome,” Mark exulted. As he started to squirm around, Mark’s older self was slowly moving towards him. “Hello? Future me, listen!” His copy kept moving towards him. “Hey! Stop! What- what are you doing?!” Mark’s heart started to beat faster and faster. His brain started racing through memories of his life. All of the times he spent playing video games. All of the tournaments he won and finally, Episilon. Mark’s brain continued to panic until suddenly, time and space itself seemed to slow down. The mini waterfalls froze over, and his future self stopped moving. Seeking a method of escape, Mark lethargically checked his pockets. They were empty.
Time eventually started to flow again, and Mark was left unarmed against a smarter, bigger, and surely better equipped copy of himself. Mark still wondered what those soft leather gloves did. “I must have upgraded them some how, but in what way?!” Mark thought. The gloves looked new and Mark saw no evidence of tampering or weaponization on the gloves. One feature, however, caught his eye.
Installed into the backhand-side of each glove was a circular glass window, similar to a lens in shape. But it was not the shape or the glass window that amazed Mark, it was the item inside of the gloves. As his future self continued to move towards him, objects around him were being attracted to the gloves. When that side of gloves became visible to Mark, there appeared to be nothing in or on the gloves. The area surrounding that part of gloves was blank; nothing was there.