Countdown Downtime

by: ReinaHW | Complete Story | Last updated Jan 2, 2022

Don't mess about with the countdown

Chapter 1
Countdown Downtime

Chapter Description: Don't mess about with the countdown



“You had to, didn't you?”

“I couldn't resist, it was so inviting and I thought why not, what could go wrong, right?”

“And that's when you tampered with the, uh, the clock settings?”

“Yep, it was pretty easy. I just thought what could the harm be by slowing the countdown for the New Year”

“But you didn't slow it down, did you?”

“No, I thought I had, it did go slow at first so I just kept adjusting it”

“You do realise what you've done, right?”

“Yes but it was just within a small area!”

“A small area, yes, with at least twenty people within that small area, correct?”

“Yes, I believe so”

“Twenty people, yourself being one of them, affected by your tampering with a very intricate clock based on still very unknown technology within a small area where your intention was to slow the countdown as a joke. Only it didn't go that way, did it? No, something else happened”

“I didn't mean to”

“It doesn't matter if you meant to or not, you still did it! Twenty people, think about it, twenty. Ranging from their late twenties to early fifties, no children thankfully. Well aside from what happened to those twenty people”

“So I got a little carried away with the adjustments, what's the harm?”

“What's the harm? Look at yourself and tell me what the harm was to you and the other nineteen who were affected”

“Do I have to?”

“Yes, you do, what happened? Tell me”

“Well I, uh, I ended up causing a localised reversal of time of a sort. No effect on the mind just the body”

“Go on”

“And in the process I caused myself and nineteen others to get younger physically”

“How young would you say?”

“Oh about, well...heh. Young enough for a good number of those twenty to wind up back in nappies and the others in childhood”

“Explain the effects this had on the body exactly”

“Loss of muscle control in everyone, shock and, uh, crying”

“All twenty are in nappies, those returned to childhood lost a considerable degree of muscle control and are undergoing training to restore that muscle control while you and at least eleven others are a tad young for that”

“We'll grow up again”

“You're about three years old or younger, I would say younger, and sitting there in a thick nappy with a very cute play dress on”

“Thank you! I picked it myself! Oh, wait, you're not complimenting my fashion choice”

“I am but I am also disappointed in your actions”

“I didn't mean to!”

“Tell that to those who are currently very young and those having to undergo toilet training”

“At least nappies are comfortable”

“I don't think it's the comfort that's bothering them, it's the fact they're having to wear them at all and may have to grow up again the slow way as they're not sure if they can undo what you did even once the clock's settings are restored”

“I guess one way of looking at it is that they don't have to worry about bills and going to work”

“You've screwed up their lives and yours”

“Well yeah when you put it that way”

“You screwed up”

“I...yeah, I did. Oops”

“Oops as in your sorry or you need a nappy change?”


“I'll go get a nurse to tend to you”

“Tell them I'm sorry about their kids”

“You can tell them yourself”

“Ooo yeah, I can. My bad”

“Yes, very much your bad”

“New year baby at least, a fair few of them”





End Chapter 1

Countdown Downtime

by: ReinaHW | Complete Story | Last updated Jan 2, 2022


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TheFurEffect · Jan 4, 2022

Short, sweet, and simple. It's nice to see some quicker, shorter reads pop up in-between the bigger series

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