The night sky of Neton was a clear one. The deep blue,
almost a black but well illuminated by the bright full
moon, glistened with a pattern of twinkling stars. The
background light from Brisbane was almost nonexistent,
a pleasant change of atmosphere that was rarely appreciated
Except Jane. She loved the clear sky, the faint presence of
the Milky Way as it wrapped itself across the near-endless
plane that was the sky She stood out on the balcony, staring
into the azure. Was there life out there? she wondered. The
universe is so huge, why not? Besides, with all the strange
things that happen in the world you'd think that there might
as well be aliens to make the group whole.
A streak of light suddenly pierced the night's sky and left a
dazzling trail of cosmic dust behind it. Jane gasped in awe.
A falling star.
The brightest she had seen! She quickly closed
her eyes and made a wish, knowing that a wish from a falling star
had excellent chances of coming to pass. But the wish had to be
strongly formed in one's mind, or else it would dissipate with all
the other bits of wishful thinking that took place in the night.
She tried to form an image, . She almost had it. She slowly
opened her eyes and visualized... Max. Standing at the
door and was looking at her with an air of mild curiosity.
'HEY Jane' he yelled! ' What the hell are you doing ?'
Jane nearly fell backwards. He was no vision!
That idiot was once again eavesdropping on her!
'I WAS making a wish, you jerk!' she blurted out, 'You've
just ruined it, though!'
'Making wishes ? Don't bother. No amount of wishing
will make you a better...