I don't write all too often, and this type of story structure might be kind of confusing to follow at first. None the less, here's my attempt at creating content at SCoC.
Also please don't take this story seriously, because I'm sure not.
DENNIS SEIDENBERG'S TIME TRAVELING ADVENTURE
your team has just been eliminated from the Playoffs
by the Habs
god you hate them
you haven't been able to play in an actual game in what seems like forever
you're up on the ninth floor of the TD Garden
all you can do is muster a frown as the final buzzer sounds about the Garden
you get up from your seat and make way to the elevator
oh fuck almost forgot your coffee
you swiftly grab that as you retry your march to the elevator
you dreadfully approach the elevator hearing the Montreal faithful celebrate in your building
you shake your head and think to yourself that it shouldn't have ended like this
this was all too much for you
you press the button to go down and you resume thinking this thought
"Man, if there was a way to prevent this all from happening.."
all of a sudden an idea hits you
yeah, Rene! Rancourt has a time machine, you remember talking to him about it
he said something about using it to time travel with the Bear
you thought he was kidding, but the fierce look of seriousness in Rene's eyes proved otherwise
you also thought he was just really fucking wacko
well, might as well check in with Rancourt and see if he really is full of crap
you turn around and walk back towards your seat you were once occupying
as you approached your seat and looked out to the Garden, well, it wasn't so pretty right now
you couldn't tell whether the spilled beer and popcorn made it look ugly, or perhaps it was the rally towels scattering the ice
at this point the rink was empty and abandoned
this was the Garden's final hurrah of the season
no time to dwell, it's time to pay Rancourt a visit
you take a final swig of you coffee before it joins it's brethren down on the ice
it was a hassle to visit Rancourt, as you had to lean out of the press box and whistle the tune to "Potvin Sucks"
you prepare yourself as you begin the tune by stretching yourself far beyond the press box, making sure that anyone still remaining in the Garden was sure to hear you
as you eeked out the the first and the eventual final note, you hear some machinery noises just above you in the rafters
you look above and spot Andrew Raycroft coming down to meet you in a make-shift elevator
quite honestly you were surprised the elevator hadn't yet fallen due to the sheer mediocrity of it's construction
kind of reminds you of a certain goaltender's career, too
"Hey Seides. You rang, buddy?"
"Yeah, I want to see Rene. Is he here?"
"Of course he is, just hop on and I'll take you there."
Being you, you don't think twice and hop onto the sheet of metal that Raycraft used as an elevator
as you plopped on, the metal fell a couple feet
it fell enough to make you jump, and also to make Andrew laugh
as Raycroft pushed a button on an old walkie-talkie, the elevator started to make it's ascent to the rafters
you were eye-level with the Stanley Cup banners and Ray Bourque's number
such pride in being a Bruin
eventually you met your destination above the support beams and there you spot a carpet leading to safety
you didn't really enjoy dangling from sheet metal at the top of a sports arena, so you were over anxious to say the least
you left Raycroft with a firm handshake and made your way to the familiar gold carpet you've seen before
walking down a dark hallway, a couple of sharp turns later you're met face-to-face with a wooden door that reads
NHL Personnel Only
yeah, pretty sure you're one of those
you open the door with no hesitation and your eyes are greeted with Rancourt and Bear both sitting on the bottom of a bunk bed, staring aimlessly at an old tv
they both share dead, lifeless eyes
you look over to the tv, and the only thing there is the final score of the game you've been honored to witness
you glance back over to Rene and the Bear, who still stare at the TV
you snap your fingers at the two of them to get their collective attention
once again, albeit a little less respectful than previously, you start clapping and trying to get Rene's attention
slowly, and as deadpan as you've ever seen, Rene slowly turns his head and locks eyes with you
the bear hasn't yet moved
Rene eyes the score one final time before getting up to meet you as you remain standing in the doorway
he scuffles over to you, obviously he's not taking the loss well
deciding to make this affair less awkward you start walking to Rene to lesser his walking distance
the bear still has yet to move
Rene gives you a look of solemn, his head lowers to the floor before he can catch himself and meet your eyes once more
the eyes of Rene are lifeless and still, beyond these eyes lies no thoughts, no memories
but for now, only despair can be seen
fuck a handshake, you know only a hug will suffice right now
Rene has no reaction as you proceed to hug him
this is his time of need, he just needs a buddy
finishing your bear-hug, you speak the first words
"I'm sorry, Rene."
he looks astonished at you, as if he had never heard anyone else speak the English language before
for a moment you can see the old Rene returning, his eyes gleam
but not before the memories of Game 7 sink back in
Rene is now staring at the floor, and he slowly crouches down and places his left hand on the floor
"...my fist pumps...." is all he musters
"Rene, is everything.. okay?"
you knew it wasn't okay
"... I don't know Seides. I don't.. know.."
he takes his hand off the floor and examines it now
the bear still hasn't moved
"Hey, Rene, I know this isn't the best of times, but would you be willing to let me use your, uh, the time machine?"
Rene immediately disregards his hand and looks up at you
you almost sense the ol' Rancourt coming back
you're kinda creeped the fuck out about the whole scene that's gone down before you
Rene slowly stands back up and meets you at eye level
"... the time machine? Dennis, I thought you said I was 'full of shit'... when I brought it up.."
"Sure, but I'm willing to take it back. If it exists."
"... of course it does. F-follow me.."
Rene turns his back to you and starts to walk past the bear and into a bleak, dark hallway
fuck it, you're already locked up for a huge contract, might as well follow this sketchy dude into his sketchy hallway
What happens next?