I had nowhere were else to put it. The day was bright and sunny with no signs of rain clouds to spoil it. Most of the town’s people were at a traveling circus called Len's Amazing World of Wonders that was visiting the town. The people were enjoying the many rides and side shows that the circus provided for entertainment. At the front entrance of the circus a hunched figure stood staring into the circus. It stood there for a moment before walking forward. Once inside it came across a small boy who was around 8 years old enjoying an ice cream cone. It went toward the boy and cast shadow over him. The boy looked up at the stranger when he saw the shadow. What he saw was a person who had huge metal arms and metal claws. It had three pairs of wing and three tails and wore a long blue shirt. Its legs were metal too and boxy. Its face was the strangest since it had what looked like a metal mask on its mouth with crises crossed bars. The boy stared at the strange thing as his ice cream fell off of it cone. The bars on its mouth parted in a flash and a large black tongue that double in two and curls at the tip caught the falling ice cream. It quickly withdrew its tongue and ate the Ice cream. After eating it brought its tongue again, grabbed the cone, and ate it. The boy just stared and started to tug on his mother's arm. "Yes, dear," The mother said not taked her eyes off of a nearby shop. "Mommy, there is a monster here and it ate my ice cream," the boy said. "A monster?" She repeated as she began to turn, "you have been wat......." She stopped when she saw the so called “monster”. She stared for moment and then screamed grabbing her son as she cried "Monster". The scream was heard by the other visitor and soon wide spread panic erupted in the circus. As the people ran the creature let out a sigh as it began to walk around the circus. Whenever it saw people it went over to them but every time they ran screaming the other way and so it around eating at al the food stand. "Well are you hungry," a voice said. It belonged to Len, a 28 year young man who was the ring leader of the circus. Behind him stood the circus strong man and Len's right hand man Zake. The creature did not respond to Len but kept on eating using its tongue to bring the food to its mouth. "Not a talkative one," Zake said. "Maybe he can't talk," Len said. Sirens can be heard in the distance and several officers approached Len. "We heard that there was a monster here," one officer said. "I think I found it," another officer said pointing at the still eating creature. "Alright we found the monster but now what," an officer said. "Why not leave him here with me," Len suggested, "We will take good care of him and he will fit perfectly here in my circus." "Well there is no problem of letting it stay here." The Chief of Police said, "Okay he can stay." And with that the officers left leaving the creature in the care of Len. When he turn he nearly had a heart attack for a foot away from his face was the creature. At first it just stared and then it made a sound as if it was happy and smiled or at least it tried with its metal grid. It then hugged Len in its huge metal arms and nuzzled its head into Len's chest. "I guess that's his way of saying thanks," Zake said. "I agree," Len said, "Alright big guy lets go," They went to a big tent where the actors and actress are. Zake and Len entered followed by their new found friend. "Well, look what the cat dragged in," A cat like women said. "Everybody let me introduce the newest member of the family," Len said. "What's his name?" a pair of conjured female twin asked at the same time. "That I don't know," Len said. "When he walks," a very small person began, "He sways like those tempo machines on the piano." "Like a tempo machine," Len said to himself, "That's it from here on out he will be known as Tempo." Such starts the story of Tempo and the road to unravel his dark, frightening, and mysterious past.