The Good Old Days

NIKITA: 

The summer of 2002... the good old days. 

If you haven't figured this out already, I can be quite reflective. Sometimes, you can catch me trapped in deep thought... 

My brother, on the other hand, had an energetic personality... He liked to use his brain to have fun, he convinced me to give it a try. 

At this point, summer 2002, Maya had been more involved in my life than ever before... And, well, my brother had some funny ideas.

JENNA: 

Funny ideas? Are we taking a break from the crimes stuff?

NIKITA: 

A little bit, but I'll also tell you about my first job... the chemistry internship.

JENNA: 

As you tell this story, I see that there were opportunities for you to have a normal life... and yet despite it all, you became a criminal mastermind.

NIKITA: 

A normal life... You'll see how even these good old days or my job... were anything but normal.

JENNA: 

Anything but normal? I shouldn't have expected anything less. I'm listening.

NIKITA: 

The chemistry internship was all thanks to Maya. She came across the position and told them she knew a really talented chemist... 

I had my interview and the employers were very impressed with my knowledge. But I lacked experience so they said after one year... I'd be moved up from intern to full-time.

Honestly, I was very happy to get the job. My brother and I had been living off of the money he earned from his criminal security job... which was going to run out. 

But anyway... I've got some funny stories from summer 2002, after I got my new job.

JENNA: 

Knowing you and your background, I wonder what you mean by funny...

NIKITA: 

I've always been fond of worlds and life in dimensions greater than our own three. I'll admit, I've spent way too long studying the fourth dimension... 

Fourth-dimensional objects can move in a direction we don't physically see... and thus, they can create true "magic".

JENNA: 

Where are you going with this?

NIKITA: 

With two of the same object, you can create almost any illusion... but it's easy to deduce what happened because two of the same object isn't uncommon. 

However... two of the same person is quite a bit more rare...

JENNA: 

Oh, boy... So you played tricks on Maya with your twin brother?

NIKITA: 

No... I'd say it was more of showing her what the fourth dimension was capable of. 

I told my brother I wanted to illustrate time travel, teleportation, and... physically being a fourth-dimensional life form.

JENNA: 

You're kidding, right? Time travel?

NIKITA: 

Oh, I'm not kidding, Jenna... 

Here's how the conversation went.