Generation 12.03

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Here is Riley after her makeover.  Isn’t she beautiful.

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She is a great mother to Michael.  She loves playing with him and snuggling with him.

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Now that Riley is real I can focus my time on my inventions.

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After a lot of trial and error I believe I have created a real working time machine.

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I decided to first visit the past.  I programmed in the year I wanted to visit.

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Opened the doors and stepped through.

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I was able to hop in and out of the time stream to visit different places and historical events.  I also came back with a new outfit.

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My next trip through I visited the future.  I ended up on board a space craft and came back with this new outfit.

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I went back to the past next and returned with yet another new outfit.  This time, while I was in the past I saved a local tribe from being attacked.  When I returned home I found out there was a new family in the neighborhood with that name and I have new memories of growing up and playing with their kids.  I will have to be careful when I visit the past not to do things that could change the future.   I think I will take a break from time traveling for awhile.

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While Riley and I both adore Michael we would also like to have a child together. Unfortunately, so far we have been unable to conceive.  But is sure has been fun trying.

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I think I have figured out a way to give Riley a child that is a part of her.  I recently took a DNA sample from her.

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I then ran the DNA through the science station.

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And created a clone of Riley.  I named her Marie after Marie Curie the only person to ever win a Nobel Prize for both physics and chemistry.

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I decided Marie should have a sibling (in addition to Michael), so I took a DNA sample from myself and created another clone.  My clone is named Murray after Murray Gell Mann one of the greatest and most influential physicists.

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I can’t believe I am now a father of three.

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Riley loves the babies.  I can tell it made her really happy.  I am still hopeful though that some day we will have a baby together.

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For Matthew’s first birthday I threw a party.  I invited Lily and her kids and several other members of my family.  My parents came back from Egypt to help celebrate.

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Matthew’s mother also came from her planet.  I think it is great that she wants to be a part of his life.  I think it will be important for him to learn more about where that side of his family comes from.

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Matthew has very alien features with his black eyes and pointy ears.  But I still think he is adorable.

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Even though he is not her biological child Riley is great with Matthew.  She has been teaching him to talk.

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And walk.

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She also plays with him and reads him stories.

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Being a father is wonderful and I love spending time will all three of my kids.

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But I am still a scientist at heart and I want to learn everything I can about the past and future.  For now I am focusing on the past.

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This time while visiting the past I stopped a couple from fighting.  I didn’t really get a good look at the couple but turns out the man I talked to was a different version of myself.  In that timeline I reconciled with the woman and we had a child together. When I returned home that child was with me.  It is amazing how one decision can change so much.

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The child’s name is Max.  I am assuming I named him/her after Max Born who was instrumental in the development of quantum mechanics.

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While I love Max, I decided that visiting the past is too dangerous.  I could end up changing the present to the point that I no longer exist.  So I decided to blow up the time machine.  I set a charge.

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Ran a safe distance away and covered my ears.

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Then watched the thing explode.

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I am working on a new version.  One that will only take me to the future.

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Later that night I read Max a bedtime story.

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And kissed him goodnight.  I feel like I have missed so much of his life.

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The next day the winter festival opened in town.  Riley was feeling a little stir crazy so she decided to take Max.  I have no idea who his mother is but Riley loves him just as much as she does all of our other children.  They spent the day ice skating.

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And built a snowman.

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They sent me a picture and I think it turned out really great.

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While they were at the festival I stayed home with Michael, Murray, and Marie.  I have been so caught up in all of my scientific pursuits that I don’t spend as much time with them as I should.

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A few months later we had another milestone birthday party for Michael, Marie and Murray.

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Mom and dad came back again from Egypt.   She made her famous Dim Sum, a recipe she learned in China.

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Lily came with her kids.  I can’t believe they are all now teenagers.  Michael’s mother also joined us.

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I noticed her and Riley arguing during the party but couldn’t make out what they were arguing about.

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I asked Riley about it.

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But she said it was no big deal and she didn’t want to talk about it.

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Michael is now five and will be starting school in the fall.

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Marie and Murray are now active toddlers.

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Riley has been teaching them their skills.

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I had so much fun camping with my dad as a child so I decided to take Michael and Max on a camping trip.  We went fishing.

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I made us all hotdogs.

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When it got dark we had a fire and roasted marshmallows.

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We ended the night with ghost stories.

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That fall the boys both headed off to school.  Even though he is several years older because of the timing of his arrival they are starting school together.

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After school they sit and work on homework together.

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And later play video games.  Even though Max is older the two have become best friends.

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I have started inventing again.

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I think I did it.  This is my new time machine.  I just need to step in the center to activate it.

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The time machine glowed blue and sparks flew.

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Then a man stepped out.

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He said his name is Emit Relevart and he guards the time machine in his time.

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He gave me a special device called “The Almanac of Time” and invited me to join him in the future.   I hate leaving Riley and the kids even for a short time but if I don’t do this I will always regret the missed opportunity.

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My mom and dad were still home as they had wanted to spend time with all of their grandkids.  She suggested that they stay with the kids and I bring Riley with me when I visit the future.   She thought we both deserved a vacation.

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Before we left we spent time with the kids.  We are going to miss them.

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Then we followed Emit into the time machine.  I can’t wait to see what the future is like.

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