Xavier woke up and walked to the bridge bypassing Tierra who was watching TV. Xavier
opened the bridge door closing it behind him. The sight of the wheel turning on its own made Xavier a little uneasy but turned to his father "We need to talk". Armando knew his son had questions but knew he had to have them "Fire away". Xavier says, "Whats going on?" Armando replies, "As l said to you we are going to my lab to show you the reactor". Xavier studied his father knowing there was more going on than he was being told. Armando changed the tone sensing a row was coming on and he didn't want to row with his son not after all this time of being time not now with so much going and he needed his son to help him "l hear you got an award the other day, congratulations, solar winds on the Earth's atmosphere". Xavier nodded "That's right it was a good night. l was surprised not even sure if many people knew of my work. t published my findings into how certain particles in the earth's atmosphere gave huge amounts of energy". On the other side of the door Tierra crept behind the door eavesdropping on the conversation.
Armando nodded knowing that his son's knowledge into those particles would be useful in
finishing his reactor, The conversation continued. On the other side of the door Tierra heard the conversation between Xavier and Armando knowing what lay ahead not wanting Xavier involved and had become an unwilling participant in something she regretted bringing him into.
The conversation ended and Tierra ran back to her sofa watching the TV pretending not to
have heard the conversation. Xavier walks back with the look of a man scratching his head
sighing heavily. Tierra looks to him "Everything OK" she said. Xavier turns round from looking at the TV "You know how when you go to talk someone all you want is a straight answer and leave the conversation more confused then when you went in". Tierra nodded agreeing knowing that she felt like that a lot especially after talking to her father, Devante had revealed his belonging to the Centauri group "! know how you feel. But your father means well. Give him time. You guys have just met each other after more than a decade apart and you have both changed in so many different ways but one that hasn't changed is that he loves you". Xavier's mood changed from confusion to one of agreement "l know; thanks for reminding me". Xavier looked out of the window and could see tights in the distance and could see they were arriving at their destination.
Armando looked to a screen and looked out of the window and could see that they were
approaching Douglas Marina. Fear and anticipation grew in Armando, as he knew he was
about reveal his life's work to his son. Armando returned the craft to manual control and
began to pilot the craft.
Below deck the stowaway looked to his weapon. He felt the boat stopping and could tell the craft was close. The stowaway primed his weapon, loading it with bullets.