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Changing The Past
Chapter 3: Changes In The Future


Johnny Cage walked into the apartment complex, hiding his face behind a newspaper. He didn’t want to be seen by the mod of fans. Too late. They ran at him screaming. He raced into the elevator and pressed the button for the third floor anxiously. The doors shut not a moment to soon and he felt it going up. The doors parted on the third floor and he stepped out. He checked the flowers in his hand to make sure they weren’t damaged. Sunflowers, Sonya’s favorite. He knocked on the door labeled 35.

A man opened the door. He had black hair and dark green eyes. Johnny did not recognize him, but he seemed to recognize Johnny. "Johnny? What are you doing here?" he smiled and stared questionably at the flowers in Johnny’s hand. "My Johnny I barely know you!"

"Who are you? Where’s Sonya?" the name Sonya seemed to take the man out of his good mood.

"Johhny! It’s me, Eric, you know Sonya’s fiance. And you know that Sonya’s dead." He looked at the floor sadly.

"What do you mean ‘Sonya’s fiance’? and Sonya is not dead!!! Johnny Cage felt himself growing furious. Eric put his hand on Johnny’s shoulder.

"Look I know you blame yourself for her dying, but it’s not your fault. She was doomed the minute she was captured by Kano and the sold to Shang Tsung." Johnny gaped at him as though he were crazy.

"Can I use your phone?" he grabbed it before Eric could answer and punched in the numbers 555-6903. He tapped his foot on the floor impatiently.


"Liu! There’s some crazy guy over here who claims he’s Sonya’s fiance and that she’s dead!!!" If anyone could prove Eric wrong, Liu was the guy to do it.

"Johnny, I know you feel really bad about her dying. But you need to get over it already. It’s been three years." Johnny stared at the phone disbelief.

"Oh not you too!! Is everybody going crazy?" he slammed down the phone without an answer. The man named Eric walked into the the living room.

"Want a beer or a coke or something?" he asked, as though he had known Johnny for years. Why does everyone think Sonya is dead? he wondered to himself. What’s going on?

"Good question." Johnny turned around. Everything was frozen. The tv seemed to be paused, and Eric was frozen on the couch, a can of beer in his hands. Johnny turned again trying to find the source of the voice. "Johnny I’m right here." Somebody but his hands on Johnny’s shoulder. He spun around and was face-to-face with Rayden.

"Rayden, why is everyone so sure the Sonya is dead? What happened?"

"It seems as though Kano found a time machine and went back in time. He kidnapped Sonya and changed everything that happened."

"But why do I still remember what originally happened?" Johnny Cage asked, even though h already knew the answer.

"Because you love her so much. That’s why. Somehow you managed to keep your original memory. Unlike Liu, Kitana, or even Jax." He pointed at Eric. "This man is Sonya’s old fiance. He was supposed to be killed by Kano. But now that Kano’s changed everything, Eric is alive and Sonya isn’t."

"Is there anything I can do? I have to save her!!!" Johnny Cage looked at Rayden hopefully.

"I have s secret power. I can send one man back in time and bring him back. I’ll send you back to the day that Mortal Kombat started, this time with Sonya already a captive of Shang Tsung. You can go back and prevent her dying. I can do nothing else. Are you willing to do that?" Johnny Cage didn’t even have to consider it.

"Yes, I will do ANYTHING for Sonya." Rayden waved his arms in a circle until a small portal appeared.

"This will take you to pier 40, five minutes before you are supposed to get on the boat to the island. Good luck, Johnny Cage. Johnny nodded at him.

"Thanks Rayden, I owe you one. He handed Sonya’s flowers to him.

"Ahh Johnny, you shouldn’t have, I prefer daisies anyway." Johnny gave him an icy glare.

"I just wanted you to hold them for me." He waved at Rayden and then jumbed headfirst into the portal. Rayden winced.

"Ouch he’s gonna get one hell of a headache wheh he lands in the past."