RvB Drabble: Time Dilation


Wyoming wondered if his enhancement, his time dilation was intentional, some kind of cruel poetry at gaining a second chance at life without ever really offering a second chance at anything else that might matter. He wondered because of how the Director banned him from the recovery missions for CT, banned him but kept Wash, subtly moved him around so the others didn’t question, gave him conflicting missions at the same time on a completely different part of the planet, made it impossible for Wyoming to be in the same space as her again after she left.

He stopped wondering, his suspicions confirmed, when the Director cleared him for in-field enhancement use and added, quietly, “it can’t give you a second chance at past regrets.”