Ilenal unmounted and walked back into the stables. He looked at Tanos and thehis eyes locked with Emara's before he went into the stall that his horse had been in a moment befe He dug the pile of hay for a moment before he found what he was looking for. Something he had dropped. He put the small item onto a bag on his belt and got up again, just to see Emara and nothing else. It seemed odd to him to feel this way
"Our posturings, our imagined self-importance,
the delusion that we have some privileged position in the universe,
are challenged by this point of pale light.
Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark.
In our obscurity – in all this vastness – there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves."
- Carl Sagan