The Chase

James is a cop that finds himself in the future. Recruited into the Time Patrol Agency, James will not only have to get used to the future, but also learn how to deal with time travel and paradoxes.

I ran down the alleyway with my gun drawn.

"Freeze!" I yelled again, but the murderer just kept running. I cursed under my breath as I continued the chase. Of course, I couldn't shoot him, because as a cop, I wasn't allowed to fire my gun unless if someone's life was threatened.

It was only ten minutes ago when Edgar Brown, a local politician, was making his speech. I was one of the cops that was on duty; in front of the stage, but not on it. In the middle of the speech, a man suddenly appeared out of nowhere. I don't know where he came from, since I wasn't watching the stage. However, as I was scanning the crowd for any hostile activities, I heard a surprised shout from behind me and when I turned around, there he was, standing right next to Edgar Brown. Without missing a beat, the mysterious man shot Edgar Brown point blank in the head and ran.

We gave chase and somehow, after wading through the crowd, I ended up being the only one still on his tail in this alleyway. He turned a corner and suddenly, there was a bright light coming from where he had ran to.

I slowed down as I neared the corner and backed up against the wall. With my gun ready, I peered out.

To my surprise, there was a portal. It was one of those round, glowing, spinning circles of light in the middle of the air, not unlike those that you see in sci-fi movies. Next to portal was the killer, pressing some buttons on his glove.

Wasting no time, I leaped out of my cover and pointed my gun at him, shouting again, "Freeze!"

Of course, he jumped into the portal.

At this point, I had a choice. I recalled one time when we were kids, after we had finished watching some sci-fi movie, my older brother had said to me, "Well James, I guess the lesson here is to not jump through strange portals."

"Sorry, Jack," I half-heartedly apologized to my late brother. Unfortunately, I couldn't just let this guy get away with murder, so I ran and jumped into the portal as it was closing.

I landed on the other side, just as the portal disappeared behind me. I found myself now in the middle of an open field. Right in front of me was the murderer with his hands up. I looked around and saw that we were surrounded by the police and their... hovercrafts?!

The End

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