By Packie Williams
Ever since the invention of time travel in 1976, people have been using it to give dire warnings of future events to the past. Today, another future version of the superhero Muskrat has shown up in Tompkins Square proclaiming doom and gloom for the future. It’s the 12th future Muskrat to date.
For some reason, Future Muskrat 12 had a braided beard flowing from under his mask and wore multiple necklaces and body armor. He appeared in a blaze of light in the middle of Tompkins Square and got into a scuffle with the NRPD. He fired laser guns at the officers and demanded to speak to his younger self.
While Present Muskrat was en route from The Quinton School for Young Superheroes, Titana dropped in from the sky to have a word with the time traveler. Apparently, this upset Future Muskrat 12. He began firing his laser guns at Titana. They fought for a couple minutes, throwing park benches and food carts at each other. Present Muskrat jumped from his private jet along with a couple of his students and landed in between the battle.
The Present and Future Muskrats had a conversation, though no word from the Peace Force or The Quinton School as to what was discussed. After a minute of talking, Titana grabbed both of the Muskrats and flew them back into the jet while the students stayed behind to help clean up the mess.
The Peace Force has a standard protocol they follow when a Future Visitor with Dire Warnings (a FVDW for short) comes to the present. The FVDW is taken to the Peace Force Headquarters for evaluation and authentication, and then the FVDW has to fill out several forms about the dire warning. The Peace Force is rumored to have a storage room dedicated to nothing but dire warnings. Once the FVDW is authenticated as being a true time traveler, and their dire warning notarized, they are allowed to stay no more than three contiguous days in the present. Then, they must head back to their present one way or another.
The Peace Force is not required to disclose the contents of the dire warnings due to the sensitivity of the information, but the President and select world leaders are notified of each FVDW.