"It's amazing, you know," he told Rivi. "We just went all the way to Mars and back in something that is as big as a grain of corn."
Rivi looked at him. She took his right hand and turned it palm up. Placing the cube in his hand, she placed her hand flat under his. Dan looked from the cube lying in his hand back up to Rivi.
"Close your eyes, Dan," Rivi instructed calmly.
Dan did as Rivi asked and his mind was suddenly filled with all sorts of data he had never known before. Quantum physics, geometry, and maps of the elements making up the small cube in his hand all flashed before his mind's eye at such a speed that he couldn't understand it. It was all almost a blur. Dan held his breath as he watched the maps of the cube's elements deform and change in only a few seconds.
"Open your eyes, Dan," A quiet voice said.
Dan opened his eyes to see the cube in his hand levitating a few inches off the surface of his hand. Wide-eyed and thoroughly shocked, he looked at Rivi across from him.
"I'm not doing this, am I?" he asked.
"No," Rivi said with a sorrowful smile. "I can not teach you how to do this, but I did want to show you how it looks to me."
"Amazing," Dan said, looking again at the cube.
Rivi lowered it back down to his palm and removed her hand from under his. Dan handed the cube back to her with a slightly dazed expression.
"Thank you ..." Dan replied not knowing what else to say.
"I've never done that before," Rivi replied. "I'm just as surprised as you that it worked!"
Dan smiled, shaking his head.
"I'd better go inside; my foster parents will be wondering where I've been," Dan said, as he started for the back door of his foster parent's home.
"I don't know if they'll believe you," Rivi said, patting his shoulder with a laugh as he turned to go inside.
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