The thrumming Sphere sat in the center of the room. After so much time searching, they'd found it. Finding a way to use it could take...No, best not to think of that. Focus on the here and now, on what's in front of you. That they'd found it at all was enough. Even if it took another decade, or many, it would be worth it. Ah, but the pesky thought wouldn't stay hidden. It needed examination.
Helior covered his face with his hands. He sighed. "The chance that I see it used," he shook his head. "It isn't good."
"We knew that when we set out." Kolvetti slapped his friend on the back. "It isn't for us."
"I know." Helior said, then said it again, quiet, and to himself. "I know."
More than two thousand years ago humanity had been at the height of technological innovation. Then came The Fall. Humankind was brought to the brink of extinction. Now that they had found the Sphere. The hope was that they could use it to put an end to the star storms. Maybe then humanity could start rebuilding. But first they would have to learn how the Sphere worked--if it did.
Helior pursed his lips. No, the chance of him seeing his people--all people--crawl out of the depths was low, but at least they were starting to climb.