A Novel – In One Page Per Day
Day 256, Thursday
September 13th, 2018
Chapter Four: Homecoming
The end of his journey was Earth.
The ancients who landed here had nowhere else to go.
Neither did the Observer once he found them.
They had journeyed farther and longer than any of the other explorers who had left the crèche of the Ancient world.
Eons had passed since their probes had discovered Earth, finding that it was a planet like no other.
They had exhausted all of their resources and found no other suitable destination.
They spent their fuel adjusting their course to take them there, knowing that generations would be born and die during the passage.
The reports from their probes informed them that they had found a planet teeming with life, successfully seeded by the ancient people in the forgotten ages, life that would be easy to assimilate to.
They hoped to reestablish themselves here, on a mineral rich world that would provide them with all of the resources they would need to prepare themselves for their next great adventure.
Some wanted to return to the world of their birth.
Some wanted to continue their exploration and traverse the distance between galaxies.
Some wanted to plant roots, and build a new civilization on the blue world they saw as their haven.
The group believed that all things were possible.
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