The great day had come, Daniel had been awakened at three in the morning because he didn’t have to waste time, so, still somewhat asleep, followed the helper to the main room of the LIFE. Everyone there was stressed and the man couldn’t help wondering if this is how a birth would look like. His backpack had been prepared days before and a group of young people dressed him, making him feel very useless.
One of the attendants tried to take a necklace with a star sign that the young man always brought with him, which caused a brief discussion that ended up allowing him to travel with it, after threatening to cancel everything.
When he was ready, they sat him down to wait in a room for a couple of hours. That, gave him time to analyze what he was wearing. Above a complete suit of a strange material with a helmet and connection for oxygen and underneath a pair of boots resistant to extreme temperatures, a jacket and pants of the same condition with some hardened areas for protection. He didn’t finish reasoning why such care when the door opened and both, the head of the laboratory and the chancellor entered the room, next to a group of journalists with their small cameras and huge lenses.
–Landon! –Derian said, offering him a hug–. At last the day has come, nervous?
–Hahaha, there's no reason –He said almost in an attempt to make the entire Earth of Tomorrow to listen him–. You boy, you are the chosen one to save your people.
At the end he release a huge smile and posed with the other two men before an endless parade of flashes. Then they began to take Dan to the starting point, making his way through the crowd and his avalanche of questions. Finally they managed to access an isolated place, where reporters were still taking videos and photographs from the windows.
–Daniel, the time has come –Miguel said–. We already know where the light landed, you’ll be sent in a journey of two lustrums in a suspended animated state, once there, your capsule will open automatically and you’ll wake up, when you have located the light, you must make an analysis of its energy and send it to us, to know the state of the same and thus decide at what time to open the portal to bring them both back. It is understood? –He asked.
–Well, then go ahead.
The man withdrew, allowing Dan to enter his capsule. Attendants approached to finish preparing him, and in the last glance he could give around, he observed the chancellor's insensible smile, while he was shouting something about the real heroes and pointed him out, then, a prick and total darkness.
A sensation of suffocation forced Daniel to open his eyes, rising violently to fall again. Neither his mind nor his body knew what was happening. His head was spinning in unfamiliar surroundings and his body seemed not to respond. Finally he managed to get a hand out of the open capsule and take a look at the place and like in the mist of a dream could see hundreds of plants around. Then he felt how everything got erased in front of him and fell asleep again.