As I write my time travel story today, I’m reminded of a wonderful quote from Ridley Scott’s fine film Kindom of Heaven, written by William Monahan. Orlando Bloom plays Balian of Ibelin. Eva Green plays his love, Sybilla. There is a similar quote in The Kite Runner, but the sentiment is probably as old as human language.
The dialog comes at the very end of the film.
Sybilla: What becomes of us?
Balian of Ibelin: The world will decide. [Looking off.] The world always decides.