Daniel always thought quickly, once he had recovered from the bad news, headed back to the warehouse, calculating times and analyzing options.
–After this they will surely send for me soon, they don’t know about you and I want it to stay that way.
They entered the place, where the sound of falling water became stronger every time, and the stream had become a fairly long river.
–What happened here?
–As I imagine, when you touched the base of the light you generated such a strong flow of energy that the drinking water generators went back to work. Now we have as much as we need.
–Yeah, and that's not all, you caused all the services on the planet to light up.
Excited, they returned to the lab, where the main computer still waited for the new key. Dan searched the control marker of the reserve energy and found it full.
–It's amazing, with a single touch you recharged the entire backup system, this power will last for years here.
–That sounds good.
–It is, to our luck, the computers were turned off so many years, that the system was restarted, now it will work from the key that we enter.
They both approached the keyboard and gave the new password.
–Star, so we won’t forget it.
The computer started working along with all the other machines and soon they were ready to be used.
–Well, let's see, if I'm going to annihilate a whole society, at least I'll make sure of don’t leave any hope.
–Daniel, that's horrible.
–Look, if I don’t make sure to stop them altogether, they'll keep looking for you, maybe even going to your planet.
–Do you think so?
–Of course, they will come here first, but opening a portal requires a lot of power, they will waste about thirty years of reserve power and ten more to keep it open, the reserve will last about a hundred and if we consider that twenty years have already passed since it is functioning they would stay with another forty years of extra power.
–Msi’, with this machine, I can take us back home, but if we don't destroy all the chancellor's chances of finding you, he will be able to go there and attack the whole tribe.
–And how will we avoid it?
–Well, the percentages of reserve energy are for everyday use, but don’t take into account the need of people, we, individually, require a lightly part of that energy, but together becomes a much higher amount. That gives us a small advantage.
Dan started searching in the computer for the three planets involved and discovered that the Earth of Tomorrow was fifty lusters away from Terraria, which made it impossible to search with ships like his own.
–They will be forced to open a portal, I can entertain them, make them spend some energy, I don’t think Derian dares to open two, so I will search the entrance and try to destroy their command center, the portal will be lost and will be required time to repair the entire system, that will collapse, and so, they may not be able to spend more energy on another portal.
–And if they try?
–They don’t know you're still alive, maybe that help, but no matter what happen, you know I'll take care of you.
Daniel seemed determined to avoid they finding Msi’ but she was worried about everything that was happening, now all the people she cared about, were at risk.
Meanwhile, Miguel had finally managed to talk to the chancellor, who was trying to get everything in order.
–This is the last thing a needed! the members of the council are demanding answers of what happened with the light, the people of the suburbs is dying of thirst, the provinces are suffering for the food supply and now that moralist moron wants to provoke a genocide! –Derian vociferated, walking hurry along the palace corridors.
–Sir, frankly I think we should focus on the bigger problem.
–Oh, yes? Tell me which one, the revolt that is about to explode, or that those elders of the province take away all the support, because I allow myself to remind you that without their money, we won’t be able to make thru all this project!
–Sir, with all due respect, without the light, there will be no project to make.
–Look, Landon just wants to hear a condolence, wants a justification for all this, It won't be difficult to convince him, leave it to me, but for now the transcendental thing is to reassure the council, when everything is under control I'll look for you to talk with that imbecile.
The chancellor finished his speech and entered the boardroom, closing the door on the nose of Miguel, whose nerves were increasingly altered.
Daniel was stuck to the computer until the fatigue was unbearable, he had spent the day studying the systems of that planet, the operation of his machines and battle equipment. When he finally decided to sleep he lay next to Msi’ who immediately snuggled into him. Despite how exhausted was, he couldn’t rest, everything that happened during the day became a huge problem, fear and sadness overwhelmed him and the idea of what his sister could suffer was torturing.
Her sudden little voice startled him.
–No, I'm ok.
–You can lie to everyone Dani, but not to me.
–I'm terrified –He reply in a sigh.
–If it is any consolation, I do not think anything that happened is a coincidence.
–What do you mean?
–Is not strange that we came here? That the light went to my world? Maybe something or someone wanted it that way.
–Maybe Meltí 'ipá jalá showed you the truth, because he knew that you were the only one capable of doing whatever it takes to restore the natural order.
–It doesn’t matter if it's like this, it's still unfair, it's a responsibility that I don’t want to carry on my shoulders.
–I do not think it matters either if you want it or not, but if it really bothers you so much, then give it up.
Dan thought for a moment and had to admit annoyed that he wouldn’t step back. As much as he was disturbed by the idea, he still firmly believed that it was the right thing to do.