The Emperor Germanicus by Rik Hunik
Approx. 9,860 words.
Published on January 28, 2013.
Germanicus was groomed to be the leader of the Roman Empire but he died young. Far in the future, Marcus Geni, like many others, believed Germanicus could have and should have become emperor. He believed it so strongly he stole a time machine and made it happen. Sort of. He inserted himself into Germanicus's timeline and made himself emperor, which wasn't quite the same thing.