The halls are always quiet nowadays. Everyone heads off in their Quests and I get left behind… Odessa must think I still need some work before she has me head out into the field. I walked towards the curved wall of glass I’d come to love looking out of. I sighed as I muttered to myself, “I wonder if it’s dark or light on Earth right now…”
"Does it really matter?"
I turned to see a young man wearing a captain’s uniform walking towards me.
"I mean, we’re in space. Everything here is a literal black hole."
I smiled. I’ve never met this girl before, so I played it cool, hoping to maybe make a new friend. “There’s prettier planets than Earth here, though. And I hope you’re referring to human Earth, not any of the duplicate Earth’s we’ve found,”
"True enough, and I do mean the human Earth, I guess. Some of them didn’t used to be so pretty though… at least, that’s what Odessa said."
I shrugged and smiled a little. “You’re in Exploration, aren’t you?” His grin widened slightly.