Mechanic of Time
(An early short scene about a few details of Traveler's time machine...)
Traveler's time machine kind of sucked in the fact that it could move in time but not in space. He had always meant to take it some place in time advanced enough to incorporate it into some kind of cool vehicle but there was problems with this.
One was the practical problem of building a machine around another machine that was really only there some of the time. Another was finding someone who could actually do it. For although Traveler was very, very clever and could comprehend things beyond the scope of normal beings, he refrained from fiddling around with his time machine because he didn't want to break it and strand himself in whatever when he was in at the moment.
He had no idea when or where the incredible thing had come from. He had found it in the hold of a spaceship that was more or less given to him by a stranger he'd met after discovering his cloaked ship in a field near a city he was living in at the beginnings of his wanderings through space and time.
The time machine looked like it had not been used in years and Traveler initial mistook it for an unused set of small rooms before realizing what it was. On the outside, it was a featureless, uninteresting, rectangular box made of dull, tarnished metal the color and texture of cast iron. Rust streaked it's pitted surface. It was about the size of a large shipping container and had two doors at either end of it.
Inside it was divided into three small but comfortable rooms. One was the control and habitation section the other contained bathing, emergency medical and toilet facilities. The final was outfitted as a sleeping compartment. It was luxuriously appointed in fashions that could easily be altered, added to or designed to suit the needs and tastes of the operator.
Traveler had spent many hours trying to figure out its systems in order to safely utilize its amazing capabilities. He taught himself how to replace certain filters, fluids and circuits that periodically required it but as far as how it actually ran and what powered it had yet to be discovered. Fortunately the machine was able to communicate with great precision and clarity to its pilot even over long distances. It kept its traveler abreast of its condition and status in detail. Which is really what you want when embarking on voyages containing the unique difficulties and challenges posed by traveling in time.