And he realized when he looked at it that if even one of the UFOs ever managed to reach the surface, nothing would ever quite be the same again. The official story was that the UFOs were viral projections from an autonomous continuum that was somehow intersecting with Earth, but when he saw one of them up close he immediately saw that the truth was much elegant, that these objects were windows into an ecology of souls and that somehow he was getting a peek at the other side. Somehow he was finding out that thing that he had cheerfully assumed he couldn't. But it felt like he was finding out. And then he couldn't remember what it felt like because Keynote note interrupted him and said
"Don't think about it. Don't think about what they are. Focus on the mission and do it. Do it! Do it now!"