Chapter 9: Rediscovering Home
 



May 28, 2101—Returning Home

Fortunately we all survived our hypothetical journey through the black hole in the center of our Milky Way galaxy. We’ve safely exited the other side of mystery and are now entering familiar territory.

There is no mistaking the welcoming hues of our home planet, slowly rotating outside CosmicSea’s window. Below us we can sense wondrous life thriving in the green, blue, brown and white undulating across Earth’s surface as if being painted before our eyes by the unseen hand of a great artist.

Much to our relief, JourneyStar soon dives through a layer of clouds and levels out for landing. There is a clear view of the runway on the desert below. A large crowd of people have gathered to welcome us back.

Safe on the ground, we exit JourneyStar to a hero’s welcome. With our first look around, we realize that the next part of our journey has only just begun.

We’re not the same people who left many months ago. We’re better because of our journey—but none of us could’ve imagined the changes that have happened here at home.

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