6th August 1945, Northern Mariana Islands, Tinian
Tau appeared in the rear of the hangar without any sound or anything else that would give away his arrival. The moment he was entirely out of the vortex, he activated his Chameleon Circuit and took on the appearance of a World War II officer in the Pacific theater. He appeared beyond the plane that will write history in a matter of hours. The Enola Gay, a B-29 Superfortress bomber that will deliver the first atomic strike in the history of mankind, only to be followed three days later by the second bombing. The event that played a crucial role in ending World War II and setting the stage for the Cold War, both events necessity to ensure the Continuum of time will not be disturbed, otherwise the consequences could be grave. Both events happened for a very good reason, and they had to happen. That´s when Tau stepped in, to make sure that the ending of the darkest chapter of the 20th century will happen as it has to happen. Upon looking around, he left the hangar, taking another long look at Enola Gay. After that, he contacted his operator. Routine thing, but important for them.
" This is Tau. Jump completed as planned, I am at Enola Gay. Requesting further intelligence. " he finished. Seconds later, his Operator, Kriil, responded. " The target will try and sabotage the Hiroshima bombing by unknown means. All we can provide is the image of the man you will need to look after. Kriil out. "
The image appeared in Tau´s mind. A man with mixed American - Japanese features. Kriil stated that the approximate time of his origin is somewhere in the late 21st century. That will save Tau some time, as he disliked being sent on a wild goose chases, despite the fact he completed all of them so far. The man could show up at any minute, but so could the crew of the bomber that will take of in less then an hour. And so it happened. A minute or two later, people started to appear and started the final preparations for the take off. The plane was being fueled for the flight and service crews checked every inch of the plane for anything that might cause trouble. " If I would be him, I place the bomb after they finish. " Tau told for himself and kept on watching the events around the plane. After forty minutes, the crews finished the checking of the plane, but one man remained near the wing section. " Too obvious. " Tau told to himself and started to walk towards him. He passed by the other personal without any suspicion, nodding them as short greetings. He did the same with the saboteur, asking him about the wing element he was inspecting. Upon careful look, he stated that the bomb was not placed yet, and it never will be placed. He patted the man´s shoulder as a gesture of approval and told him to follow him, pointing at the back of the plane. The man nervously walked with him, confirming Tau´s suspicion. As they were at the tail of the plane, out of everyone´s sight, Tau reached out with his hand and placed it on the insurgent´s mouth to prevent him from screaming, while his second hand, the TVM in it was on the back of the man. He then burned through his heart with his Sonic Laser.
Usually, he would have do that with his head, but not now. He needed the man´s brain intact to remove his memory implant and get an exact date. He looked around himself but saw nobody near. He then proceeded to retrieve the memory implant. A messy, yet important work. After two minutes of work, he find it, together with the information he was looking for. After carefully hiding the body, he started to analyze the data from the chip, placing it next to his TVM. The data was straight, but he was unable to point out the exact dates and places where he would have to eliminate the " Rising Sun " movement which tried to prevent the downfall of Japan in and following the World War II. Not that Tau would let them succeed. He prepared the coordinates for the new jump to the late 21st century. Looking back at Enolay Gay once more to confirm it is safe, he was about to disappear. As he was about to do that, Paul W. Tibbets, the man who will pilot the plane walked around him with the rest of the crew. He saluted them and immediately after he was out of sight again, he opened a vortex and headed back to the late 21st century.
21st March 2094, Japan, Hokkaido Prefecture, City of Obihiro
" Finally. "
These were Tau´s words as he left the vortex that brought him to his destination. The case turned out to be a goose chase as Tau suspected. It took him a week to figure out where he will have to strike to remove the beasts head, instead of struggling with every single arm. He decided to strike at a meeting where the three base members of the Rising Sun will meet for the first time, a meeting that will eventually lead to the creation of a group that achieved time travel by means unknown to Tau. But he guessed they had the money they needed to achieve that. Those three people were among the richest persons on Earth, so they had an enormous amount of wealth to spend. They will be meeting in one of the most expensive restaurants in Obihiro. The restaurant´s location was well suited to make it look like an accident, though accidents of this kind were a rarity in the late 21st century. Regardless, these men have to be removed. For the sake of the Continuum. The vortex he used this time placed him near the supporting pillars that held the restaurant on top of one of the city´s skyscrapers. An expensive restaurant, indeed. It will cause civilian casualties, that´s for sure, but to Tau, completing the mission was the top priority, that was before everything.
A few minutes later, he saw the elevator coming from the bottom of the tower into the restaurant. Through the glass floor of the restaurant, he confirmed the identities of his targets. He waited for them to take their seats, and after that, he reached for his TVM and pointed it at the restaurant. Using his Sonic Laser, he cut through the pillars would have been much more easier, but it would not look like an accident. So he instead activated his Gravity Manipulator and applied a stronger gravity of the field on the restaurant. A few seconds later, the supporting pillars were overwhelmed by the irresistible pull of the gravity created by Tau´s TVM. The steel gave up to the gravity with loud creaking, and the restaurant itself started it´s descend, damaging the side of the building, only to land another few seconds later with a loud bang, raising a cloud of dust. Panic erupted, and Tau decided to leave, once his work was done, but not before reporting.
" This is Tau. Mission completed, targets eliminated. Requesting further orders. " was his brief report. A few seconds later, Kriil´s voice responded. " Good work, Tau. Make the jump back to the Terminus Station. Kriil out. "
Tau looked at the accident once more. People started to gather around it and authorities started to arrive as well. Most likely, he will receive his next mission, regarding with covering up the accident. But that would be a cake walk. Thinking that to himself, he opened another vortex, heading back to the Terminus Station.