If Nathan hadn't been so worried he would have been bouncing up and down like a little puppy. Well, no he wouldn't, he was the head of Global Dynamic, so he decided that the bouncing could be done in his head. The mysterious Daniel Tempus now worked for Global Dynamic, not just until the mess was cleaned up, but a permanent job. That's when the Sheriff walked into his office, sans his normal uniform.
"What do you want Sheriff? I doubt that you can do anything to help the most recent problem. We're having the scientist who came up with the idea transferred here", he said before Jack could say anything. "I know", said the blond man bitterly. Nathan was confused and had to ask, "How do you know?" "It's good to meet you Dr. Stark. My name is Daniel Tempus", said Jack, holding out his hand to be shaken. "That's a really bad joke, you know", said Nathan, "And in bad taste too." "I'm guessing you didn't read the whole file. I'll be in the lab when you want to talk", he said, leaving a confused Director in his wake. Nathan practically dove for the file, flipping it open. He could feel a migraine coming on as he read it.
Witness protection program…….. US Marshal service……… 11 PhD's……… A picture of Carter…………
He felt faint, the same man he bickered with on a near daily basis was Dr. Daniel Tempus. He had repeatedly called one of the men he most looked up to an idiot. He felt like banging his head on a wall, then he did the next best thing, he called Fargo.
Jack picked up the box he had left outside Nathan's office and headed for his lab. It felt so nice to say that. His Lab. He hadn't had his own real lab since he was fifteen, and here he was working for Global Dynamic. He set the box down on his desk and pulled out the thing on top, his new lab coat, with his name, his real name, embroidered on it. Jack Tempus. He'd always liked his middle name better anyways.
The next lab over was where the failed experiment was so he decided to set something up so that he could get some accurate data to help him with a solution. "Jack? Why are you in here dressed like a GD scientist?", he heard Henry ask him. "It's an interesting story", he said, turning to face his best friend, "One that I've been wanting to tell you for a long time. My real name isn't Jack Carter. It's Daniel Tempus, I'm, or I was, a scientist." He rubbed the back of his neck nervously, and gave Henry a sheepish grin.
Henry blinked and raised an eyebrow. "So what am I suppose to call you now", he asked with a grin. "Even before this whole mess everyone called me Jack, it's my middle name", he said, relieved. "You know you won't be able to get out of helping me fix cars on the weekend now", teased Henry, "Now that you can't plead no knowledge of rocket science."
The Washer Lair
of Nano Knight and The Ninja
- Tempus-Chapter 3