The Two Questions
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The call sensor in Shibu's ear buzzed "see me in my cabin" came Dr. Anant's voice. "I need to go to Anant" Shibu and Saira both said to each other at the same time. They chuckled at hearing each other and said in a chorus "Let's go". They quickly gulped the fruit juices they were sipping and briskly walked up to Dr. Anant's cabin. "Do you think he found something in the mail?" Saira asked Shibu as they walked. "Take a guess!" Shibu said with a half-smile. "I am sure he found something in the mail." She replied and continued. "I am also sure; he will not tell us. He will give us a task. We will continue guessing."
By now they had reached Dr. Anant's cabin. Dr. Anant signaled them to take their seats. As Saira and Shibu seated themselves, Dr. Anant looked at both of them and spoke with a calm "Aditya Teja was a 21st-century author. His writings were futurist and he rose to fame as his writings came true with time. Shibu, I want you to analyze all his 15 titles for their psychological implications. Is there a core thought process that connects all his books?
Is there a sudden deviation in the flow indicating an external influence? Also make a separate examination of the writing flow, assuming he actually made time travel and is narrating what he has seen. Make a separate examination, assuming he had an alien tip-off, is there an asymmetry or diversion in the flow of the language of writing?" saying this he turned to Saira. "Saira, I want you to work on his last book 'The Hidden Path' which he did not complete. There is a collection of publications, written by different authors, that complete this book. I want you to analyze all these sequels for their patterns, theories of argument, and interconnectedness. How many of them have a predisposition to time travel or alien connection? What are the methods?"
"Tell me what do you want from me?" Aditya repeated himself, now sounding more demanding. This broke Saira's thoughts of recalling how she first heard of Aditya. She blinked and stared at Aditya. "Yes... I will tell you, just give me a moment" Saira said as she eased her posture and looked around to take a stock of her surroundings. With sudden alertness, she asked, "Did you travel in time before?" "No" replied Aditya carelessly. "Did you have an alien connection?" Saira asked with a frown. "No" Aditya replied rudely and asked "What's the point? What do you want from me?" "I want you to complete your book 'The Hidden Path'" Saira replied in a reaction. Aditya was completely baffled by hearing her. He felt more lost than before. "I... I don't get it" he exclaimed.
Saira now spoke with a calm "ok, let me explain. The writings of your books have all come true, not just with the nature of events but with the timeliness as well." "I am glad to know they have come true, but you know it because you have come from the future. I do not know it yet." Aditya exclaimed interrupting Saira. "How did you know, what was going to happen?" Saira asked. "If you think, think my writings have come true because I traveled in time, let me tell you, that is not true. If you, therefore, want to seek any knowledge from me on time travel, you have the wrong person." Aditya said, sharpening his gaze at Saira. Saira looked away, with frustration, not knowing how to take this conversation ahead. "As far as knowing aliens is concerned, yes I" Saira looked back at him, staring straight into his eyes and tilting towards him. Aditya was interrupted by this swift change in her posture. He locked his gaze with Saira and continued even louder "Yes I know, I know You!"