A Paradoxical adventure (a story that i have written)

Year 2085, Mars. The Indians discovered life on Mars and started to inhabit it. Time travel was possible. I am Arul Susheel Kumar, known to colleagues as ASK and am a pilot for ISRO. I am sitting on the front porch of my house, looking at the atmosphere of the neighbourhood. A mission for me is long overdue. I am sitting there gazing at the horizon. At that moment, an old man walks by. He had a beard, a frail face, A twisted nose and a dehydrated body. He stared at me for a while. The next moment we found ourselves talking to each other, chit-chatting about different subjects like politics, general knowledge and physics. He seemed to have a surprising amount of knowledge. I stared at him for a moment in wonder. We continued talking for a while after i invited him for dinner. This is where it get’s exciting. He came home on time, We had dinner and sat on the same porch I met him on. He asked me if I wanted to know something and as any man’s curiosity would go, I said yes. He said, “listen to me carefully.” He started “In my world there is no life, that is because humans have moved to another planet, because of me. I warned them that something dangerous was going to happen, an asteroid was going to hit Mars, One of it’s moons.” His ‘something’ was to warn me about this asteroid impact and to tell me that i had to save the world. He went to sleep. When i woke up next morning I saw him lying on the floor breathless and he had no sign of pulse. He had died. 30 years passed, and I was a senior pilot in ISRO when the signs of the asteroid came. I knew what was going to happen. I went up to the chairman the next day and told him about what was going to happen. He thought I was a mad man and i was bluffing. 2 years later ISRO recorded the lowest pass of one of Mars’ moons, Phobos, over it’s surface. ISRO finally understood what was going to happen, Phobos would hit Mars in another year or so. They called me in and asked me for a solution. I didn’t remember what the old man spoke about the solution. Now, it was all upto the chairman and me to come up with a solution in 6 months. 6 months passed and we had come up with a solution. We decided we needed to leave Mars and the perfect place to go to was venus’ upper atmosphere. NASA and ISRO had come together and built a floating city in the upper atmosphere. The pressure conditions, Gravity and the oxygen level’s were perfect for human survival. we were about to leave mars when I fell sick and was hospitalised. The doctors told me that my condition was very bad and i would die very soon. Because of my work for ISRO, they offered me one last wish. I said I wanted to time travel. I went back in time and saw  someone sitting on the front porch of a house. I stared at him for a while. I sat down and we started speaking to each other……


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