My Favorite Part From Dean Koontz's Seize The NightThis is where there is a time paradox and our heroes meet up with themselves BEFORE they save all the children and Bobby (the main guy's best friend) is shot. The main guy (Christopher) shoots the two guards that shot Bobby BEFORE they are actually able to shoot Bobby.
With a renewed sense of urgency, I asked Doogie to look in the elevator and see if Bobby was there.
"I'm here," said the living Bobby in the hall.
"IN there, you're a pile of dead meat," I told him.
I didn't know why, but I didn't think it would be a good idea to return upstairs to the hangar, beyond this zone of radically tangled time, with BOTH Bobbys, the live one and the dead one.
Still holding the door present-time Doogie stepped into the elevator, hesitated, then returned to the corridor. "There's no Bobby in there!"
"Where'd he go?" asked present-time Sasha.
"The kids say he just... went. They're all jazzed about it."
"The body's gone because he wasn't shot here, after all," I explained, which was about as illuminating as describing a thermonuclear reaction with the words 'it go boom'.
"You said I was dead meat," the past-time Bobby said.
"What's happening here?" the past time Doogie demanded.
"Paradox," I explained.
"What's that mean?"
"I read POETRY," I said with super-mondo frustration.
"Good work, son," said both Roosevelts in perfect harmony, and then looked at each other in surprise.
Yes, I know, it's awesome but confusing. Read the book and you will understand.