Look. Yes, it's risky. We don't know what will happen - Sullivan didn't know what will happen.
But we absolutely cannot do nothing.
Our actual, physical existence isn't really what we're afraid of losing. Be honest. You're afraid of losing this, but you also don't know what that means.
I was 3 years old in 1994. Some of us weren't even thought of yet. But I really don't think your actual life is what you're afraid of losing here.
Our generation of Mounties would not exist at it does now, that's true. But imagine a world where our current mission - and all the pain that brought us here (deaths, torture, memories wiped, Augernon's sacrifice) - didn't exist because it didn't have to.
Because we grew up with Magiq. Because our world's memory was restored. Because the Silver and their Storm weren't able to destroy another generation of Mountaineers.
Who is to say that our younger Mounties don't grow up learning about the Guilds, about Magiq, and about the history of Monarch's Mountain in this alternate timeline?
That's also assuming that we don't just create a time split entirely separate from our own. That we continue to live in this world devoid of magiq and threatened by The Storm, trying to figure out how to save ourselves and free our world while they are saved by us.
We're making a lot of assumptions.
And Sel is right. We've done all of this for others, for the Book, for the world. We've risked and sacrificed our own for this mission. We owe it to them to finish this.
If you have a better idea, I'm all ears. But I don't think you'll find one. And we are running out of time. We have maybe a few weeks, or more likely only days, until Augernon faces down the Storm on his own.
I'm not abandoning him to that fate without doing everything I can to help them. I don't know that we will be the same after we do this. I don't have answers for you - and for those of you who need them, I'm sorry that you're uncomfortable or afraid. I truly am. I'm scared of what this means, too.
But like I said.... this isn't about us. It was never about us. I love you all, you know that I do, and I'd do anything for you. But I also can't refuse to do this out of fear.