The Advancement of Mateo Matic (2015)

A man is only able to live for one day every year. Every 24 hours, he is sent forward in time exactly 365 days. This is the table of contents for volume 1. Click here to see the table of contents for 2016, and here for the table of contents for 2017.

Mateo Matic walked downstairs to find the living room packed full of people. Just about everyone he was still in contact with was there for his birthday, and a few old faces. It was completely ridiculous, and he loved it...

The time jump caused Mateo Matic to wake up. He heard footsteps running up the stairs. His father, Randall burst into the room...

While Mateo was slipping time for a year, the girl who had thrown up on him at the hospital managed to track him down. She arrived at his house with an apology casserole...

Mateo fell asleep again after catching up with his parents. A lot had happened over the course of the year...

Mateo gently removed his face from Leona’s. She gave him her best evil smile. Then she turned around and grabbed an infant from Carol’s arms. “Mateo Matic, say hello to your son, Theo...

Yesterday, Mateo called his parents and asked that they be in Las Vegas in one year’s time...

Mateo was devastated to find out that he had killed his father...

The woman at the train station ticket counter gave Mateo a hard time about his identification...

Amidst the blaring of the oncoming train, he could hear someone in the distance screaming, “Leona! Get off...

Everything changed. Mateo was no longer in the Snow White coffin. Instead, he found himself on a comfortable bed inside of a larger dome...

Mateo was under the impression that when he returned to his regular pattern, he would find himself back in the Snow White coffin; under automatic quarantine...

As soon as Mateo jumped back into the timestream, Leona was ready with a needle...

Mateo opened his eyes. He was on the side of a hill. The sky was swirling with beautiful shades of purple and orange. Lightning danced across the clouds...

The first thing Mateo felt was the air below him. The ground rushed up towards him and he crash landed onto a dirty mattress...

Leona ran up to him. “Is this what it feels like? Like nothing...

Mateo slept all the way across midnight. The sun was still not out when he found Leona sitting on the other side of the lawn, watching birds argue with each other in a nearby tree...

Aura (formerly known as Lauren) Gardner dove across the car and tackled her son...

Mateo spent a few minutes just staring at Leona sleeping next to him. He felt responsible for turning her into a salmon; for forcing her into this life...

Mateo woke up at a decent hour for the first time in a long time. Leona had already left to spend the day with her brother, Theo...

When Mateo awoke, he found himself being carried by The Doctor and his father, Mario...

Just before Mateo and Leona jumped to the future, The Delegator appeared and took Guard Number One away...

“How can we be sure that it worked? You could just be in the exact same position as you were before...

Thank God Leona’s mind processed information at the speed of light. With only seconds to think, she switched on both of their jet packs...

Leona nudged Mateo awake needlessly violently...

Death. Death was lingering in the air when they woke up on the morning of tax day...

Breakfast of 2040 was sent to them by machines. They did not encounter a human until Dave returned once more to retrieve them...

Yet another memorial service for a loved one. But this time Mateo was actually able to be there for the burial...

Harrison was assigned to remain with Mateo and Leona indefinitely, which he seemed to have no problem with...

“Towering more than a kilometer in the air,” Harrison explained as he manipulated a holographic image, “the Black Crook Suspended Rehabilitation Facility—nicknamed The Platform—was designed to simulate society, but in a controlled environment...

As Mateo was handing Reaver his wingsuit, Leona began to let down a pilot ladder...

Reaver had far more loyalists than Mateo thought he would. Once they jumped into 2045, a decently-sized security contingency overwhelmed them...

April 21, 2045 (Part II)
Unlike his regular timejumps, Mateo didn’t move physically. Instead, his mind was sent back to his younger body...

Mateo’s birth mother, Aura was waiting for them, along with her love interest, Samsonite, and Leona’s half-brother, Theo...

Harrison was not fired. In fact, he was called back in to work more closely with Ulinthra and Dave...

Aura asked Mateo and Leona to hand over the information regarding her daughter’s disappearance, and also for them to stay out of the investigation...

Two of Gilbert’s men instinctively grabbed Mateo and Leona to pull them ahead of the group and down the corridor towards safety...

“No,” Aura said, in no uncertain terms. They were standing in their present cabin in the parched scrubland of the Amazon; a place where there was once a lush rainforest...

Mateo pulled his phone back out of his pocket. “I should be able to track her.” But he couldn’t. The phone had no idea where Leona was...

Horace Reaver returned to Mateo’s cell a few hours past midnight and pulled up a chair...

After Reaver told his story, he seemed to be in a bit of a better mood. Mateo had the feeling that he hadn’t explained himself to anyone before, and that this was probably a heavy burden for him to carry for all these years...

Mr. Halifax merged his graveyard with Leona’s prison suite and swept her away to the garden inside of the hospital where she and Mateo had first met...

The Delegator returned Mateo and Leona to Topeka last year where they were finally reunited with their family...

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