“Hello, my name is Aura Smith; we are here to take you back to your time. I do not exactly why you think killing, what was his name again… oh yes, Stalin was a great idea, but you can’t just go around fixing things like that. Without Stalin the world would have been a very different place, you see. I understand he was evil for whatever the historical context is, but we just can’t go altering all the bad things in history. The Fates do not like it. Not to mention it completely unravels time, so that there is no existence anymore. So it’s important that you do not try to do this again or I’ll be back to take you back to your time again.
“Why don’t you have a seat and I’ll make you a drink while I take you back to your time? I understand wanting to fix seemingly terrible events, and actually recently just tried to alter something minor myself. It wasn’t a historical figure or anything like that. They probably wouldn’t even have noticed, and I am not quite sure yet how they found out. I’m actually going to find out my punishment afternoon. I think I’ll have a drink as well.”
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