It was nighttime and I was on a roof with some people to watch the “eclipse of Venus.” Branden was there, perhaps Caitlyn, and after that I’m not really sure who else. The rooftop was in a city- tall buildings crowded in around us, some of them skyscrapers that reached up above. But, despite this, the night sky was very clear. I could see all the stars, the round face of the moon, and of course, the planets. Three planets lined up together under the moon together- I believe they were Mercury, Venus and Mars.
I thought that it was amazing to be able to see this from where I stood on earth. It felt as if I had the universe laid out before me, and it was beautiful. The planets moved very quickly- I sat there and I could see them shifting, the one on the leftmost side moving out from the others, growing larger. I exclaimed about this to the others and they thought I was just seeing things.
From the other side of the building, I could see this odd mark in the sky. It looked like a ragged tear, glowing in some parts and black in others. Someone told me it was from a spaceship crash that had occurred some days ago, and that “they hadn’t been able to get the stain out from the sky yet.” I had no particular reaction to this piece of information; I was more interested in seeing Venus as it grew larger and larger. It slipped downwards in the sky, towards the horizon, and I was suddenly afraid of being unable to see the eclipse.
I turned to look at the “stain” again and it fizzled with light and colour, then shot away across the sky. I still had very little reaction to this. Instead, I looked at the sky from another side of the building, staring between two skyscrapers, and I saw Venus growing there, from the size of a basketball to a mighty sphere of swirling bronze clouds that filled half the sky.
After this, I don’t know how I got there but I was inside, in a very narrow hall lined with rooms. I was Nevneni and Branden had become embodied by his character Hemlock, who wished to sleep. Nevneni/me told him that he could have her/my room, even though she/I knew that there’d be nowhere to sleep until the eclipse began.
Some people stood in the hall, talking. There was a tall, thick man with brown hair and a woman of average height, with glossy, straight hair. There was something romantic and dramatic happening but Nevneni/I didn’t really understand it. Nevneni/I was trying to stand in the hall, leaning against the wall, and write. She/I looked off into the distance in thought and the man got all offended cuz he thought that Nevneni/I had been staring at him. She/I apologised profusely and went away.
Outside, it was raining and cloudy. She/I was afraid that the rain would obscure the eclipse. We faded into darkness together. A piece of writing appeared in my mind, wherein Branden described the eclipse, saying that the planet had been reduced to “a rim of pale pink in the sky.”
I ran outside to greet the planet, dark and hovering close, with open arms.