Yes, here she sits, the Worldship, she’s the size of a medium sized planet, inside her hulls lie 85 million beings in cryo-sleep.
In 60 hours she will float away from her mooring, rise above the planet, activate the time dilation field and be on her way to the destination we hope will be our home world…….Earth.
Over the eons since leaving Earth our race as spread among the stars, we have settled ( no, colonized) over 2 million worlds, not settled, for humanity as never really done that.
And not until the Great Awakening did we really know how to settle and grow, we were ever a warrior race, we knew how to kill…..everything, we were proud of that, but the Great Awakening brought home to our peoples a new understanding, a new purpose, a desire to build, to live in peace.
It took a war to finally bring us to our knees, a war we had never a hope of winning, although “war” may not be the term to use, we were defeated by the Mind, an entity from the deeps of space, from another when, no shots were ever fired, no beings died from this war, it was very one-sided, the Mind entered OUR minds, the mind of every living human every being with even a trace of human DNA.
It showed us that which we did not want to face, it showed us our end, our extermination, it showed us our not so distant future, it changed the way we thought, and it did this in a matter of seconds, and then it left.
We awoke to a new tomorrow, still knowing what we did before, but now with a new understanding and it took centuries to to become as one.
In time we thought of distant Earth, we felt a pull from deep in the Milky Way Galaxy, a galaxy far, far,away.
So we combined all our thinking and over a thousand years built the Worldship, we call her “Earth Seeker”, we have hope that she will succeed, having conquered time she will find the path………….and bring us home.