I'll get right to the point: My MC is kidnapped and taken to a post-apocalyptic future, where, through a rather suspect series of events, she ends up killing her evil-overlord future self. Makes a lot of sense, right? So I'm trying to find a way to make it seem... plausible. I know reading SF entails suspension of disbelief, but I'd rather not alienate any readers here. So, how might I go about this? One of my main problems would be explaining why Evil Overlord Future-Self didn't just disappear when MC popped out of time. My characters assume it's because somehow, some way, MC is going to end up going back to her native time, but even when MC makes an honest, earnest decision not to return, Evil Future Self doesn't disappear. So that's why she has to kill herself. (By the way, would that be considered homicide or suicide?) So... any thoughts as to why the kidnapping idea didn't work? And anyone know the plural of Paradox?