I opened my eyes slowly. Where had I landed this time? I hung the watch around my neck.
I was on a beach. The waves crashed onto the shore, the sea spray lashed across my face. I could make out a grey ship in the distance. In front of it smaller boats were heading to land.
The beach was covered with barbed wire and large metal spikes. Beyond the beach the land sloped upwards. On the side of these slopes were small, man-made bunkers.
A panel slid aside on the front of one of these bunkers and a thin metal object poked through.
As the first of the landing boats reached the shore, the air was shredded apart by loud gunfire. I hit the ground instinctively as bullets flew over my head.
I saw the first soldier ripped to pieces, his dismembered body crumbled into the water.
I grabbed the watch and turned the crown at the top. I closed my eyes and held the watch tightly, willing it to take me away from here.
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