Time Travel
Abby, Age 10, Rocklin, California

"Breaking news!" the TV roars. "Time travel is proven possible!"

"I don't know about that," Hannah says to her brother.

"Well, why not?" Steven asks. "I'm sure there is some way."

"Yeah right? Like going back into the past or future is possible. The only way time travel is really possible is when you come from another country and it was 4:00 pm there, and it's 12:00 pm here! You traveled into the past!" Hannah says.

"I think that scientists could create a ship to reach light speed someday. Who knows? Maybe the news is right for once," Steven says with hope.

Steven and Hannah settle down on the couch eating their lunch while they watch the news. Soon enough, they hear a knock at the door. To their delight, when they open the door they find a package labelled "H & S," which pretty much means it is for them. They rarely get packages – and it’s even more rare for them to get ones without addresses. Steven picks up the box and takes it to the kitchen table, where Hannah has already taken out scissors. She cuts open the box and lifts out a plastic karaoke machine.

"What the heck?" Hannah says.

"I don't know why we got it, but let’s play!" Steven says as they plug it in. "How about the Beatles song, ‘Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da’?" Steven asks.

"Sure!" Hannah says excitedly.

As soon as Steven presses play, wind shoots out from the machine, and swirls around. All of a sudden, Steven and Hannah hit a hard surface.

"Ouch, what happened?" Hannah says.

"I don't know," Steven answers. "Your clothes are weird," he says.

"So are yours," she says.

They get up, and see that they are no longer in their house, but in a diner, on the bathroom floor.

“Where are we?" Hannah says.

Steven doesn’t even bother to answer; he just gets up and starts to look around.
"Why does this sign say, ‘Records of the 60s!’? We aren't living in the 60s; it's 2014!"

"It's just a sign, Steven!" Hannah says to him.

They both walk out of the restroom and into the diner.
“What happened?” Steven says. “That was a weird machine we got. Do you think it transported us to the time that the ‘Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da’ song was released?!” Steven says.

“No, not even close,” Hannah says. “Although that song did come out in the 60s, and supposedly that’s where we are…but no! It just can’t be! There is just no evidence that supports that!” Hannah says practically having a fight with herself.

“You know, not everything needs evidence, sometimes you just have to believe…” Steven says.

“Ugh!” Hannah says.

They walked out of the diner. “Yep, we are definitely in the 60s,” Steven says.

“You don’t know that!” Hannah yells.

“Here let me show you!” Steven says as he walked over to a man. “Excuse me sir, what year is it?”

The man looked at Steven and says,” My boy, it’s ‘68!”

“Thank you,” Steven says. “See?”

“There has got to be a reasonable explanation for this!” Hannah says.

“Remember… believe,” Steven repeats.

Hannah paces and paces, trying to think about a way this is all possible. They walk and walk and walk until they find a local bus station.

Waiting for the bus, Steven says, “Do you believe now?”

“Maybe…but don’t just jump to conclusions!” she says to him.

When the bus arrives they find the last two seats. On the bus, they pass restaurants, shops, and hotels, but they biggest thing that they see is a billboard that reads, “Beatles Concert 11/7/68. Get your tickets now!”

“Wow! The Beatles are here!” Steven says. “We should go!”

“I don’t know. It could be fun,” Hannah says. “Alright, let’s get off at the next stop and buy the tickets.”

Soon, the bus comes to a stop and they get off.

Steven and Hannah walk into the nearest record store and ask where they can buy tickets, and the clerks says they sell them right there. Steven is surprised that the tickets are only $12.00 - in 2014, they would be $85.00. After purchasing the tickets, Steven and Hannah go to the concert.

“This is so cool!” Steven says.

“Ya, it is,” agrees Hannah.

The concert starts, and the Beatles walk on stage. The crowd goes wild. They start with a few slow songs, until they got to Steven’s favorite, “Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da.” All of a sudden, wind blows everywhere and they are back home.

“Awww! I was having fun!” Steven says.

“Isn’t it a little strange that we went back on the song we were singing to on the machine?” Hannah asks.

“No, not really, but it sure was amazing!”

“I know how to believe now, thanks to you, and to have fun,” Hannah says to Steven. “Thank you.”

“You're welcome. I love you,” he says.

“I love you too,” she says.

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