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That September Day
“Where were you when the world stopped turning on that September Day?”
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September 10, 2001
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MacGyver trudged along the meandering, sand-sprinkled concrete walkway leading to his beachside cottage, a heavy duffle hefted over one shoulder. He was finally returning home after spending ten days working on an ecological study in the Sierra Madres and was anxious for a glass of cold milk and a soft bed.

“I’m getting too old for this kinda thing,” he grumbled under his breath but then quickly bit his tongue.

Several years earlier, he and Sam had returned to Los Angeles after touring the greater portion of the western United States on their motorcycles. While yearning for freedom and adventure at the outset, passing time and a growing relationship eventually had them considering long-term options. Shortly after arriving back in the City of Angels, the Phoenix Foundation had reached out to MacGyver and attempted to lure him back with a promotion to Director of Something-or-Other. As soon as Mac had hear the “D” word, he had tuned out. To him, the offensive letter stood for desk, dull, and dumb tie. He wanted no part of any of it, preferring to return to his former position of field operative under Pete Thornton who was now completely blind and relied on human aides as well as assistive technology to carry out his daily duties. When Pete had retired three years ago, MacGyver eagerly accepted an assignment to spearhead a long term ecological and geological study. Now, here he was, living steps away from a secluded beach while Sam, a crime beat reporter and photojournalist for the L.A. Times, had chosen to live in a downtown loft. Closer to the action, he had explained to his dad. Mac shook his head at that thought as he unlocked the door to his humble abode, dropping his duffle on a nearby bench. He decided to forego the milk and bed and instead crashed on the couch which was much closer and still exponentially softer than what he had been sleeping on for the past several days. Blissful slumber claimed him immediately.




September 11, 2001
Tuesday
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MacGyver awoke to the sound of rhythmic ocean waves crashing against the nearby beach. The room was shrouded in darkness, sunrise still about two hours away. He groaned and closed his eyes, planning on several more hours of sleep, but a soul-deep restlessness had him rolling off the couch and collecting ingredients for the protein shake that would be his breakfast. The digital clock on the microwave told him it was only a little past four-thirty in the morning. It was gonna be a long day.

Twenty minutes later, clad in grey sweatpants and a matching top with the sleeves cut off, MacGyver walked out his front door and did a few slow, lazy stretches before heading off on a long run. He loved this time of the day. Always had. A fresh start filled with new possibilities. The steady slap of his shoes against the pavement soothed him, allowing him to relish the calm peacefulness of the sleeping world around him. The air was cool but laden with moisture causing his hair to cling to his neck and his sweatsuit to adhere to his well-toned body by the time he returned home almost an hour later. Looking forward to a long hot shower that would wash away the sweaty stickiness of his skin and ease his tightened muscles, he frowned when he heard his telephone ringing as he stepped across the threshold. He glanced at his watch. It was five minutes before six o’clock.

“Hello?” he answered, still a bit breathless from his jog.

“MacGyver, are you watching the news?” Pete asked urgently.

“No, I just got back from a run,” he replied matter-of-factly.

“Well, then turn it on!” the older man ordered.

“Okay, okay. What channel?”

“It doesn’t matter!” Pete was clearly exasperated and MacGyver had no idea why.

Mac grabbed the TV remote and punched in the number for a network station. The camera was trained on a skyscraper with thick black smoke billowing from its windows.

“Isn’t that one of the towers of the World Trade Center in New York? Is it on fire or something?” he asked.

“That’s the North Tower,” Pete confirmed. “But you’re not gonna believe this--”

“Oh my God!” Mac exclaimed in horror, cutting off Pete’s reply. He stared at the television screen in utter disbelief as he watched a jumbo jet fly directly into the South Tower.

“Pete, what’s goin’ on here?!” MacGyver asked anxiously.

“No one really knows,” his friend replied. “A plane hit the North Tower about fifteen minutes ago and everyone assumed it was just a terrible accident due to some sort of miscalculation or malfunction. Now the announcer is saying it looks like this could be a coordinated attack using commercial airliners as weapons.”

“You mean a terrorist attack?”

“Yeah.”

“But how?”

“I don’t know,” Pete sighed heavily. “But I suggest you head on over to Phoenix Laboratories. We don’t know what’s going on and you need to make sure the place is secure.”

“You mean more than usual?” Mac asked incredulously. The site was known for its state-of-the-art security and underground labs.

“That’s exactly what I mean.”

Slowly coming to understand the gravity of the situation, MacGyver disconnected the call and headed to the bathroom, leaving the TV on. He quickly showered and dressed and was preparing to leave for the Foundation labs when he glanced at the television. The scene that played out before him was very different than the one before. He moved closer to make sure he understood what he was seeing.

“They hit the Pentagon,” he whispered to himself, barely able to process this new information.

With news reporters still not clear on the type or extent of the seemingly connected attacks, Mac headed to the laboratory. Upon arriving, he took the elevator down to the lowest level where he found the majority of scientists and civilian employees huddled around radios and television sets. He elbowed his way through one group to get a better view. His jaw fell as the one-hundred-ten story South Tower collapsed, crumpling to the ground spewing fire and ash. Before he could grasp the scope of what he’d just scene, an announcer broke into the video feed to report that yet another plane had just crashed in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. A plane that should not even have been in the air considering the government had grounded all flights and ordered emergency landings twenty minutes earlier.

All around him people reacted to the tragedies unfolding before their very eyes. Most were silent, in shock, watching the television screens with wide eyes. Some cried. Some prayed. But no one dared speak. There were literally no words to describe what was happening.

MacGyver gathered his wits and began a slow and deliberate assessment of each of the labs and their occupants. Thankfully, due to the early hour, many employees had not yet reported to work so it would be fairly easy to detect any intruders, but he found none. Everyone was where they belonged and all contents remained secured. He had just walked into the hydroponics lab when a collective gasp sounded from the scientists huddled around yet another portable television. Mac peeked over someone’s shoulder to witness the collapse of the North Tower. He glanced at his watch. How could it only have been an hour and a half since Pete’s call? It seemed like a lifetime ago. MacGyver squeezed his eyes shut tight, ignoring the moisture collecting behind the lids. He had a job to do. People were counting on him. In a daze, he quietly left the lab and proceeded to the next floor.

As Mac and others continued the intense security sweep, he kept an ear open for reports of any further attacks. There were none, thankfully. But hadn’t there already been too many? Satisfied that the Phoenix labs were as impenetrable as ever, MacGyver got back in his Jeep, nodded solemnly to the guard at the exit gate, and headed to Pete’s apartment, the streets of Los Angeles eerily empty for what was far from a typical morning commute.

“Hi Pete, it’s me,” Mac said as his friend opened the front door.

“MacGyver! What are you doing here?” The older man moved aside, allowing Mac to enter.

“I just finished my assessment of the labs and...well...I just didn’t want to go home.”

Mac walked into the living and took a seat on the couch facing the television. Pete settled next to him.

“From what the reporters are describing, I think this is one time I’m actually glad I can’t see,” Pete commented, though not in jest.

“It’s horrible Pete. Just horrible,” MacGyver confirmed. “It’s like a war zone, only worse. The victims here are civilians who didn’t do anything to deserve any of this!”

“I just can’t believe this actually happened here! In the United States!” Pete exclaimed, the emotions of the morning getting the better of him. “This is stuff you see on the evening news from halfway around the world! Not here!”

“I know, Pete,” Mac replied flatly. “I know.”

The two men spent the rest of the day gleaning as much information as they could from various news outlets. At first, MacGyver couldn’t get enough. He watched the television coverage for hours as smoke and soot covered one of the largest and most famous cities in the world. He watched as fire and police personnel ran toward the chaos as hundreds of civilians ran away from it. He listened as, over time, new light was shed on the unthinkable attacks. He listened to reporters repeat stories of people who had received cell phone calls from loved ones trapped in the towers, knowing they were going to die with no chance of rescue. Others received calls from airline passengers who had decided to take matters into their own hands and plot against hijackers to bring down a plane in the Pennsylvania countryside in order to prevent a larger disaster. Perhaps most heartbreaking of all were the pictures of individuals searching for friends and family members who were unaccounted for. The depth of both hope and despair was palpable. MacGyver’s mind drank in all the media had to offer, turning it over and over, trying to make it make sense. But it was a fruitless task. Mac knew that as long as he lived this day would never make sense. The images on the television suddenly became repulsive. The announcers’ voices grating. The speculation and explanations nauseating.

Finally, he had had enough. After listening to the President address and assure the nation, he headed back to his beach house. He walked the same pathway he had walked less than twenty-four hours earlier. He entered the same room, sat on the same couch, but nothing was the same anymore. Everything was different. MacGyver neither turned on a light nor the television. He stretched out on his couch and closed his eyes as images from the day too horrific for the human mind to comprehend assaulted him. He rolled over onto his side and allowed a stray tear to slide down his cheek. Tomorrow he would wake up and life would go on. But it would never be the same.





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Wow... just wow...



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QUOTE (Dragondog @ 9 September 2018 - 03:08 PM)
Wow... just wow...

Thanks! That's what I was going for!



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QUOTE (uniquelyjas @ 9 September 2018 - 06:14 PM)
QUOTE (Dragondog @ 9 September 2018 - 03:08 PM)
Wow... just wow...

Thanks! That's what I was going for!

Well, you succeeded there!

For a couple of minutes, I was afraid Sam was going to be one of the victims in the towers. Glad that didn't happen.



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I almost had Sam at least in NY. But I decided I wanted the story to be about the *day* and not the characters.



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QUOTE (uniquelyjas @ 9 September 2018 - 07:09 PM)
I almost had Sam at least in NY. But I decided I wanted the story to be about the *day* and not the characters.

It was pretty good wink.gif



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Great story! Major impact on the reader.



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QUOTE (Jediferret @ 9 September 2018 - 05:08 PM)
Great story! Major impact on the reader.

Thanks. It was kinda tough to write...brought back a lot of emotions.



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I can understand. The story was hard to read, but not in a bad way. Brought a lot of memories back for me as well.

Anyway, nice job. smile.gif



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I was only 1 when it happened, so I don't really have memories of it. But the story still felt like a punch to the gut (in a good way).



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I realized that some people reading this would be too young to remember. For those of us who were older, if I'm any indication, we've actually forgotten a lot. I had to do some research to make sure I got the timeline/sequence of events correct and I was surprised at how much I didn't remember! Although some things will be forever etched in my mind. I'm glad I was able to evoke emotions, even after 17 years. It still gets to me.



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Oh yeah, it still gets to me too! I remember watching as the towers fell and thinking... dear god, all those people...

I never saw anything so horrific in my life. One thing is for sure... that day shook our country to the core.



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I never saw anything so horrific in my life. One thing is for sure... that day shook our country to the core.

Absolutely!



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This is what my friend had to say about 9/11

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Very few of us are old enough to remember before that time when everyone's view of the world changed. War seemed so far away one day. The next, that feeling of security crumbled along with the towers. That sense of confidence crashed along with the planes.

Those old enough to remember say that everything changed that day, all the world over. They say that feeling of confidence shattered and they can never shake the feeling of fear with each new terrorist attack. But our generation will never understand that feeling of security they had before 9/11. We comprehend the danger that surrounds us. We grew up in it. It's nothing new, nothing different.

The generation before us felt secure, and they were indifferent to the danger because they didn't know it was there. The post-9/11 generation has a choice. We can take it as a lesson to always be prepared for disaster as long as terrorists walk the earth, or we can close our eyes in the indifference caused by the fact that this is normal for us.

Air presses down on us at all times. However, we are used to the pressure and it feels normal. Same with the fear of terrorism. Our generation has known nothing else. The threat, however, is still there and we must be vigilant, prepared, and resilient.

Vigilant for anything out of the ordinary, instead of being complacent when we're out in public.

Prepared for any adverse situation; ready to take action and respond.

Resilient so that even after anything happens, we spring back and show terrorists that we can neither be controlled by fear, nor be forced into complacency by the constant pressure.



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QUOTE (Dragondog @ 12 September 2018 - 06:10 PM)
This is what my friend had to say about 9/11

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Very few of us are old enough to remember before that time when everyone's view of the world changed. War seemed so far away one day. The next, that feeling of security crumbled along with the towers. That sense of confidence crashed along with the planes.

Those old enough to remember say that everything changed that day, all the world over. They say that feeling of confidence shattered and they can never shake the feeling of fear with each new terrorist attack. But our generation will never understand that feeling of security they had before 9/11. We comprehend the danger that surrounds us. We grew up in it. It's nothing new, nothing different.

The generation before us felt secure, and they were indifferent to the danger because they didn't know it was there. The post-9/11 generation has a choice. We can take it as a lesson to always be prepared for disaster as long as terrorists walk the earth, or we can close our eyes in the indifference caused by the fact that this is normal for us.

Air presses down on us at all times. However, we are used to the pressure and it feels normal. Same with the fear of terrorism. Our generation has known nothing else. The threat, however, is still there and we must be vigilant, prepared, and resilient.

Vigilant for anything out of the ordinary, instead of being complacent when we're out in public.

Prepared for any adverse situation; ready to take action and respond.

Resilient so that even after anything happens, we spring back and show terrorists that we can neither be controlled by fear, nor be forced into complacency by the constant pressure.

Wow! Sad and inspiring at the same time! It did change the world and I'm noticing it even more as I write my other MacGyver fan fics set in the '80's-'90's...it was such a different time and even the words we use have changed.



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Sounds logic. The 90's were the safest years since World War II. If you look at the doomsday clock after Cold War was over, the fall of the Soviet Union and the signing of the START treaty the clock was brought back to 17 minutes before midnight. The world has never been this safe since nor before the clock appeared. The clock shows the analogy of a possible global man-made catastrophe whether it's nuclear or another way. Currently the clock is set at two to midnight. The closest we've been since 1953.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doomsday_Clock

I was 15 when 9/11 happened. I came back from school when my mother was watching the news and she told she got a phone call from my grandfather who thought World War III had begun.

It felt weird how everything turned into a different perspective. Before that terrorism was a totally different issue. The film True Lies is in fact laughing at terrorism. It was like 9/11 was some sort of wake-up call after the Cold War was over. A decade passed, even though there were still terrible wars going on: the Yugoslavian wars, the Bosnian wars, Kosovo... it was like: "we're bored, we need to wake-up the world, let's fly some planes through a building." That was like one of the first and earliest examples, I came to realize how the world works. And it's not pretty and it only became worse. We're feeding of each others fears. And then it was Madrid and London and Zaventem.

I like to believe terrorism becomes a second degree problem again someday, like in the 90's. Everything rises and falls, look at the Nazis. Terrorism might fall again someday and everything becomes more peaceful again for a time until the next world changing event. But we need to shake off this sense of fear. I wonder if people felt like this during World War II. Maybe we're not oppressed this time but that living in constant fear must've been similar then. Maybe the only way to get rid of that fear is by taking them all out at the core like the Russians did in the Battle of Berlin and plant the flag. Take out the heart of the machine and defeat terrorism. But I guess something really bad has to happen first like another major war before that would happen.



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QUOTE (Jediferret @ 10 September 2018 - 11:53 PM)
I can understand. The story was hard to read, but not in a bad way. Brought a lot of memories back for me as well.

Anyway, nice job. smile.gif

Exactly. Nice job! I was in the last days of my Army time On my last field exercise when I had to brief my troops about this. The true horror didn't hit for us for another day, when we got back to the base.



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QUOTE (Barry Rowland @ 13 September 2018 - 06:11 PM)
QUOTE (Jediferret @ 10 September 2018 - 11:53 PM)
I can understand.  The story was hard to read, but not in a bad way.  Brought a lot of memories back for me as well.

Anyway, nice job. smile.gif

Exactly. Nice job! I was in the last days of my Army time On my last field exercise when I had to brief my troops about this. The true horror didn't hit for us for another day, when we got back to the base.

Wow! That must have been really tough on you! I think for a lot of people, including me, it took awhile to realize the scope of the devastation.



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It was something I never dreamed I'd have to do UniquelyJas. Like you said, I think it took awhile for all of us to realize what happened.



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