Chel shivered as she stood in front of a large viewing window that looked out over the Earth. Silently it hung against the backdrop of space, looking small from where Chel stood. It looked cold and foreign from this side of the atmosphere.
Home. It’s not going to be the same. Chel mused to herself. I get to go home to Earth, but I do not get to go to my room or my house, my town … my life as it was. The realization of just how much her life was going to change fully hit home. There was not going to be anything normal about life now.
Kalvin and Andrea had already been sent away to their grandparents country home in another state and Chel knew Andrea would be the first to blame her for taking her away from her friends. Kalvin might be a little angry, but he didn’t mind moving around as much as Andrea did. Chel was used to it.
But this? This was entirely new. For the first time in her life, she knew everything that was about to go on was more important than she wanted it to be. What had begun as an impulsive decision was now having life changing consequences for thousands of people, not just herself. She was going to be responsible for Lexx and to him. It was going to be a hard position to maintain.