It felt like drowning, which was funny, since he'd never drowned before. He mused that this was probably what it felt like to die.
The boy hurtled through the milky darkness of space, moments flashing by in jumbled images past his eyes. Willing them to stay for longer than a second felt like holding onto sand as it trickled past one's fingers, and his were currently busy trying to hold on to the last thing that happened to him.
There was…a mistake. The girl made a mistake and she would pay dearly for it. Something stirred him to action that moment, and sent him running. The magic circle at her feet glowed an angry red, lines of violent energy arcing through the air. He leapt into the mystic maelstrom, and…he'd saved her. His leap sent her flying out of the circle before…before all this.
And now, he was nowhere. His memories flied around his head, causing effects and affecting causes, first dates and first kisses going the way of Marty McFly as they forced themselves to happen before he ever spoke his first word. Reason almost took a sick day then as his mind tried and tried again to make sense of time, until it was all he could do to latch onto a single idea: the suit. Use the suit.
He had no time to shout hokey catchphrases, especially since right now they were hovering near the first time he said I love you to his parents. Thoughts tried to run away from him, his memories of working his hands mingling with the time he tried punching a wall to see how it felt. A brief flash of pain hit his knuckles as his fingers fumbled to press the button on the belt, before being taken away and replaced by the sensation of burning his fingers while cooking.
It felt like forever and a second before the suit began to form around him, and it was in the blink of an eye and an eternity later that it finished. Suddenly, his thoughts were his again, slipping into the proper order as the suit blocked out whatever this place was. It spoke to him quietly, soothingly, that he'd been unmoored from time by the girl's spell, her mistaken runework dooming him to an eternity within…wherever this place was.