There are no walls surrounding the city; nothing is keeping us out except the nervous sensation creeping down my spine.
The city lays low in the valley and every road converges at the soaring tower. It seems that out here this place really is the center of the world.
Hayden is still slack-jawed and drooling back over in the car. For once, I would welcome a stupid joke to break up the nausea swirling in the pit of my stomach. I consider hopping back in the car and turning us around. We could stay lost in the desert and Hayden would never know! Except that won’t change what’s going to happen here eventually.
We’ll be back.
Titan will still be here.
My eyes are so consumed by the towering colossus that they never even notice the car approaching...
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